Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Punches Back
Posted on 09/20/2013 3:37:47 AM PDT by nikos1121
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The Big Government Republicans hate Mike Lee and Ted Cruz even more than the Dhimms hate them. After all, the Dhimms don’t pretend to be “conservatives” and Lee and Cruz are forcing the Republican elites to now act conservative.
Lee and Cruz have put the establishment cockroaches in the hot seat and they resent it tremendously. Having finally put enough pressure on Boehner/Cantor to at least pretend that they are fighting ObummerCare, and Cruz having painted a realistic picture of what will likely happen in the Dhimm controlled Senate, now the Establishment Republicans are coming out of the woodwork to accuse Cruz of backpedaling.
It’s hilarious to see these Big Government Republicans attach Cruz for retreating when it took him and Mike Lee to drag their sorry tails to a point where they are having to fight.
I saw in an article this morning it was 8.
Beautifully stated and I agree with you 100%!
What site are you talking about NRO?
I now call myself a ‘Ted Cruz’ republican on Twitter. He has a lot more support from the grassroots than the elites think...lol.
Exactly. If they take such umbrage to Cruz' brashness, one would think they'd be proud to make themselves known so as to ingratiate themselves with the "media." These purported repubs are probably the usual suspects... McCain, Graham, Corker, Alexander and other "Get-along Gang" GOP-E types.
Screw those quisling bastards... we've played their game long enough, and to what end?? If defunding Obamacare results in a governmental shutdown and it mortally damages the GOP, then the inevitability of the establishment of a new conservative party moves forward on the calendar.
STFU, LAURA and the rest of you....go after the DEMOCRATS!!
We ALWAYS have a CIRCULAR FIRING SQUAD...ALWAYS....That's why we are in the shape we are in!!
Slow down there Hoss, it isn't DEM vs GOP it is Libs vs. Conservatives. The problem is there are a lot of Libs with a GOP label who are just as big a problem as Libs with a Democrat label.
Until you figure that out YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM
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On the other hand, the Republican establishment is fighting like the French - wavering, timid, falling back, divided, always looking for another hill to surrender and any excuse to retreat so they can survive to fight another day. They're not sure what their cause is except for their diminishing army to make it to their next payday - all the while chastising their few brave men who want to fight.
If America fought WWII like the GOP is fighting the Democrats, we would all be saying our Pledge of Allegiance with a "Sieg Heil!" today...
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"Any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare."
ALEXANDRIA, VA Today, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) called on Senate Republicans to oppose cloture on Harry Reid's attempt to fund Obamacare with a simple majority.
SCF Executive Director, Matt Hoskins, made the following statement:
"Americans won a major victory today when the House passed legislation to fund the government without funding Obamacare, but now the debate shifts to the Senate where Harry Reid and the Democrats will try to fund Obamacare. The Democrats have a plan to fund Obamacare, but Republicans can stop it if they stick together.
"Harry Reid needs 60 votes to approve his plan to fund Obamacare. If 41 Republicans stand strong and oppose cloture, they can defeat Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. However, if Republicans waffle and vote for cloture, it will grease the skids for Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. It's pretty simple any Republican who votes for cloture is voting to fund Obamacare.
"This is a critical test for Senate Republicans and especially for Mitch McConnell, the Republican Leader. It's time for Mitch McConnell to show some leadership and deliver the 41 votes needed to defeat cloture on Harry Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. Republicans like to say they are against Obamacare, but now is the time to prove it. Now is when it matters."
Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is an independent, grassroots organization that advocates for conservative policies in Washington and helps elect true conservative leaders to the United States Senate.
Run, Ted, run!
“The attack of the neo-con liberals from their Troskyite mouthpiece, the National Review.”
Backstabbers, who don’t want to be named and then face Ted, Sarah, the Tea Party and the rest of us who want to see Obozo Care buried.
Indeed. Thank you so much for sharing your insights, dear brother in Christ!
The majority of Americans WANT the government shutdown. There’s a generalized fear of Big Brother and it’s creeping into the minds of even the LIV’s. The NSA’s eavesdropping on Social Media has turned LIV’s heads.
“Activists love him, but leadership staffers and many of his colleagues cant stand him,,,,”
Leadership staffers? = Little Eichmans.
If Cruz doesnt help us in the Senate to pass a defunding bill, well end up having to pass a normal CR,
That’s was the plan all along. Pass one vote for show, then the CR funding Obamacare the way they planned all along.
If Cruz is an amateur, I hope we can vote in more of them. As far as making Republicans look weak, they can’t blame Cruz — they expose their weakness daily and have only their RINO ways to blame.
I expect that Senator Cruz LOVES THIS analogy and couldn't have come up with a better one himself! These Senators of the OLD party are so detached from "We The People" that they don't see how much a badge of honor they have just placed upon Senator Cruz. (and I would love to know which Senator said it!)
Viva Ted Cruz!
AMEN!!!! There should be a barage of ads and news conferences saying exactly that.
go Ted Cruz. if you have a GOPe rep, you have a golden opportunity. now is the time. tell them to stand firm. no further funding for obamacare. period.
the rest of us can call boehner, again.
Which annoys the CRAP out of me.
WHY oh WHY can’t the Republidiots not make the case to the grifters that “when Obama causes our economy to fall by spending us into oblivion, your checks will STOP”????!!!!
Every Senator, members of their staff and sundry “government workers” will still get their Cadillac insurance plans whether this fight is won or lost. How DARE they accuse or vent at someone, a Senator, who is willing to be with the people who are left UNREPRESENTED so that the oligarchs can throw games and circuses for the masses.
These Senators will still have the best health care anywhere and made sure to carve out a slice of the pie solely for themselves and too bad for those who elected them!
I agree with you. I also think that in the end he will win them over.
Run Ted Run!!!!!!!!!! We’re all behind you!!!!!!!
obama wins both ways. If the government is shut down he’ll win the public oppinion war PLUS he will eventually get his way and the economy will collapse. If obamacare goes through now the economy will collapse a little sooner. In about a year we’ll be in the biggest depression we’ve ever seen. Thus he destroys America. GOPe and democrats know this and for some reason are all in.
What I love about it is Cruz is forcing the rinos to finally prove who’s side they’re own.
Your screenname is very appropriate ... methinks.
I think that the Republicans now need to develop a list of large wasteful-spending items to counter the inevitable attacks by the Dems about killing kids and Grandma (eg., no re SS payments, programs for children, et., etc.) by showing where money can be cut to pay for any “missing” dollars in popular programs. It should be a target-rich environment, given O’s boondoggles like green-energy, DHS spending on ammo and troop carriers, etc.
I say bring it on. Most Americans are complacent and brain dead. They need to feel some pain, some loss of freedom. They need to put the two together, that loss of jobs over the past five years is the result of Liberal theology in our gov’t.
Once people fee the inconvenience, pain, loss, financial hardship they will wake up, and realize that Ted Cruz was right.
This makes no sense to raise the debt ceiling, fund Obamacare when Congress and businesses are given an extension and people are penalized...
Run Ted Run!
Ted Cruz is expecting, and in fact everything rests on a grass roots uprising from Americans who will make their voice heard.
I think it would be cool, to send letters while Ted is filibustering, just like in the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
Do you happen to know the address, fax or email address for Ted Cruz in Washington?
I stand with Cruz. Those who are poo-pooing the defund Obamacare effort don’t understand the importance of fighting and making a stand. It is up to them if they want this to be a mere passion play or a stand your ground moment. Obamacare is right this minute directly responsible for literally thousands of people being laid off. It is directly responsible for huge increases in the cost of health care. It is responsible for people with great health plans having those plans dropped or modified to be a pale comparison to what they were. If the GOP can’t make a stand on this tell me exactly what they will make a stand on?
This is an issue that resonates with the people. Their real problem is that it doesn’t resonate with the people in Washington which is why many in the GOP leadership are so out of touch and incapable of taking advantage of Democrat vulnerability and weakness on this and other issues. Many of them don’t want to see Obamacare repealed they just want to modify it and make it their own. We need to identify these types and cut them out of the party otherwise we will always find ourselves being compromised by an enemy within who is just as happy about big govt and big spending as the Democrats with the only different being they believe they are better at managing it.
He’s right. I think Cruz needs to do all he can in the Senate including filibustering and being dragged off in handcuffs if necessary. But it’s really up to the House.
The stakes are very high. We’re not just talking about deathcare, we’re probably talking about national divorce.
If deathcare is implemented, the seceshers are going to start gathering supporters and momentum. I disagree with it intently, but that’s where I see this heading.
There’s a process. First there is denial. Then comes anger. Then there’s sadness. Hopefully someday things will turn around and the mourning will be over.
1) Workers in all three government branches are at risk of being furloughed.
2) Furloughed workers could receive pay retroactively. in every past instance where the government did shutdown, furloughed workers were given retroactive pay
3) Federal contractors will stop being paid
4) The court system would continue to operate, with judges, key staff memberincluding probation officersnot facing a furlough.
5) Social Security and Medicare payments will still go out, but experts say a shutdown could bring delays. During the last shutdown, CSR reports, the Social Security Administration kept fewer than 50,000 workers to help provide existing benefits.
6) Non-government workers might not even feel the effect of a closed government. [LOL]
7) National parks will close and the places people like to visit in Washington, D.C., will be unavailable.
8) Veterans could face holdups with receiving services regarding health and welfare and finance.
9) New passport applications could be delayed
10) travelers could face longer lines at customs when re-entering the country.
11) there are lots of non-profits and for-profits that are dependent on federal grants.
12) The countrys 368 national parks will shutter
13) The National Institution of Health will likely stop enrolling new patients