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Everybody hates Ted Cruz: The most unpopular man in Congress!
Salon ^ | September 20, 2013 | Joan Walsh

Posted on 09/21/2013 10:19:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The wheels are coming off the clown car that is the modern Republican Party. House and Senate GOP leaders are sniping at each other, on Twitter and, even more nastily, via their congressional aides. And no one’s been more vilified than the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Not even Barack Obama, for a change.

Cruz has defiantly led his party down the dead-end path of demanding that Democrats agree to defund Obamacare in exchange for Republicans’ voting to keep funding the government. Polls find even Republicans don’t like that idea, and so a few GOP politicians are asking what Cruz’s endgame is. And when Cruz said he knew Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wouldn’t let such a bill pass the Senate, and suggested it was all up to House Republicans, the knives came out.

Actual House Republicans attacked Cruz under their own names. Arkansas’ Tim Griffin tweeted, “so far Sen Rs are good at getting Facebook likes, and townhalls, not much else. Do something.” Wisconsin’s Sean Duffy likewise tweeted, “House agrees to send #CR to Senate that defunds Obamacare. @SenTedCruz & @SenMikeLee refuse to fight. Wave white flag and surrender.”

Rep. Paul Ryan told Politico in an interview, not via Twitter, that hostility to Cruz and other Senate GOP extremists is “pretty palpable in our conference, I would say. You mean about how they’re saying we’re not going to fight, and back at you, we’re not going to fight but forget about what we said earlier? Yeah, there’s a bit of frustration. … We all believe the same thing, we all want to achieve the same goal, and so we shouldn’t be questioning each other’s conservatism over tactical disagreements.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; cruz; obamacare; tedcruz
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He must be effective.
1 posted on 09/21/2013 10:19:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz is hovering over the target.

May he survive.

2 posted on 09/21/2013 10:20:23 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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Stew in your hate, Walsh. Cruz rocks!


3 posted on 09/21/2013 10:21:41 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Flak,,, Target. Anyone have the B-17s over Germany pic?


4 posted on 09/21/2013 10:23:03 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals know nothing but hate..hateful despicable little trolls that is what they are..GOD BLESS TED CRUZ..to me he is a hero God Bless him!!


5 posted on 09/21/2013 10:26:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Never-ever have I seen so much of the establishment fight so hard to force a law that nobody wants, nobody needed, and both parties agree is going to be bad both in regards to cost, service, and the economy?

Yet the high and sanctimonious media and political hacks insist of forcing it down our throats with a boot to the back of our necks.

6 posted on 09/21/2013 10:26:50 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
yah. he's the one that they're afraid of most apparently, which makes him my kind of guy.

Cruz/Gowdy my wet-dream team from hell for the liberals!

I'll tell them something for free. If the media pick this years nomination again, you know, the McCain's/Ryan's/Christie's etc, all these moderate squishy types, then I not only won't vote for them, I'll stay at home. I don't HAVE to vote which is something that GOP "leaders" seem to fail to take into their calculations.

7 posted on 09/21/2013 10:33:42 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Obama&Admin=An army of deer, led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do leftists really fool themselves into thinking that even Republicans don’t want to defund Obamacare? It’s so beloved....

lol


8 posted on 09/21/2013 10:35:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like Walsh hit a Saloon before writing this article.

IF she thinks that this GOP infighting is something, wait till we all unite and kick their red asses out of power.

The Demonrats have awoken a “sleeping giant” with many heads - Gun Rights, Education Reform, Pro-Coal energy, anti-Tax/IRS movement, anti-PC movement, Mens’ rights, Drill-Baby-Drill movement, anti-union movement, First Amendment Rights, anti-un-necessary surveillance movement, etc.

And they are all coming your way, Walsh, from now thru the 2016 elections, and will run over you like a Abrams tank over a trash bag.


9 posted on 09/21/2013 10:36:47 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

everyone? Cruz is just 1 vote


10 posted on 09/21/2013 10:41:07 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more he is hated in Congress, the more the rank and file Conservatives love him. Cruz has figured it out. He wasn’t sent to Washington DC to be popular.


11 posted on 09/21/2013 10:43:20 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How many people are in Congress?

And, how many people are there out here in the hinterlands?

12 posted on 09/21/2013 10:43:32 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Slyfox

100 senators, 435 congressmen, and 6 delegates to the House of Representatives.


13 posted on 09/21/2013 10:44:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: DesertRhino

14 posted on 09/21/2013 10:48:54 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Paladin2
"Cruz is hovering over the target."

Sarah Palin agrees:

EXCLUSIVE: Palin -- Bombs Away on Obamacare; Cruz Is over the Target (Breitbart)

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/21/palin-ted-cruz-defund-obamacare

15 posted on 09/21/2013 10:50:32 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just a Salon psy-op aimed at attempting to reverse the reality that he is actually quite popular.


16 posted on 09/21/2013 10:51:38 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
313.9 million people in America and at least 156.8 million of them could potentially vote for Cruz.

Versus 541 in Congress.

Yeah, well I guess Cruz must really be unpopular.

17 posted on 09/21/2013 10:52:24 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: DesertRhino

Used to have my Great Uncle’s jacket. Wish I hadn’t worn it out as a kid.


18 posted on 09/21/2013 11:01:14 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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More media shill meme-building.
19 posted on 09/21/2013 11:03:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Sounds like Walsh hit a Saloon before writing this article.

I doubt it, hard drugs are the liberals choice, soft drugs for an easy buzz after "work".

This leftist idiot must have missed another news story how Dingy Harry was the most despised politician. Maybe the dried up old skank just blanked out on that one.

20 posted on 09/21/2013 11:07:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: DesertRhino

Used to have my Great Uncle’s jacket. Wish I hadn’t worn it out as a kid.


21 posted on 09/21/2013 11:10:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz, Hold up the mantle. America has your back.


22 posted on 09/21/2013 11:14:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Slyfox

100 senators, 435 congressmen, and 6 delegates to the House of Representatives.

Estimated U.S. Population 310+ Millions!


23 posted on 09/21/2013 11:22:46 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Us nobodies just admire Ted Cruz to the hilt!


24 posted on 09/21/2013 11:23:52 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: pacpam
I hear you. He is quickly becoming a hero of mine. He is the real deal.

He speaks convincingly, effortlessly and without a TelePrompTer.

25 posted on 09/21/2013 11:25:25 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The retarded Joan Walsh again. LOL! What a ditz.


26 posted on 09/21/2013 11:26:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!!
Whena a communist skank like Joan Walsh starts writing simple drivel like this, you know the good guys are doing something right.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 11:27:18 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz on target.


28 posted on 09/21/2013 11:28:12 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ryan says they all want to achieve the dame goal. Then why did they try to sneak a phony “no” vote through that would allow the senate to fund obamacare?


29 posted on 09/21/2013 11:30:04 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“We all believe the same thing, we all want to achieve the same goal, and so we shouldn’t be questioning each other’s conservatism over tactical disagreements.”

I have a hard time with this argument. How does funding Obamacare now result in getting rid of it in any plausible future? Even if R’s take the Senate in 2014, repeal will never get past a filibuster nor a veto. Does he really think there’s a good chance conservatives we will get a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and the presidency in 2016?

Barring that, there’s no chance for repeal. Therefore, this is not about tactics regarding the best way to get rid of Obamacare, it is about whether Obamacare becomes permanent.

Conclusion: It is a strategic dispute within the Republican party (disguised as tactics) about whether Obamacare SHOULD be gotten rid of.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 11:30:50 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Ted, GO!!

Dear Republican Congress:

When Obama/Reid and the demonrats come to you begging for money to fund the government, say here it is and present your prepared budget — with zero funds for obamacare — and let them know straight up that there will also be NO debt limit increase and, throwing Obama’s own words back at them, there will be NO negotiations!!

If they say no or refuse to go along, reject what the senate demonrats send back to you and begin passing “clean” appropriation bills one by one per each essential department with no amendments allowed. Double dog dare them to deny funding to each department, one by one!!

Keep up the good work all the way to Nov 2014 if necessary. We the people have your backs!!

It’s your constitutional power and duty to control the runaway government. Do your duty!!

In The Federalist No. 58, James Madison described the centrality of the power of the purse’s role in the growth of representative government and its particular importance in the Constitution’s governmental structure:

“The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose the supplies requisite for the support of the government. They, in a word, hold the purse—that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.”

http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/1/essays/67/appropriations-clause


31 posted on 09/21/2013 11:31:45 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salon is squealing, Cruz must have them by their two back feet.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 11:32:59 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Jim Robinson

Exactly, all they need do is turn to zero and state, “We won.”


33 posted on 09/21/2013 11:34:23 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: ModelBreaker

See my post number 31 just after yours. The House of Representatives has the power to rein in an out of control government by denying them the funds. This is per James Madison aka the Father of the Constitution.


34 posted on 09/21/2013 11:39:08 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is a MEAN GIRL HACK. Ted Cruz is FABULOUS!!


35 posted on 09/22/2013 12:07:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Gowdy is horrible on the illegal alien issue, sadly. It’s hard not to admire him on other issues, of course, but unfettered immigration is a republic killer. Bob


36 posted on 09/22/2013 12:10:46 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: Jim Robinson

GREAT COMMENT JIM!!!

I couldn’t agree more with you!!!


37 posted on 09/22/2013 12:11:56 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz is great, we are blessed to have him defending for us.


38 posted on 09/22/2013 12:14:11 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jonrick46

Let Gov. Palin’s comment be a lesson to the sharks on this site. Note, Juan McCain holds positions 180 degrees out of kilter with hers. She HAD to say absurd things as a VP nominee, thanks to McCain, Scmidt and Wallace. We can’t be so hard on those few who are kindred spirits. We’ve got to cut them some slack. Bob


39 posted on 09/22/2013 12:15:09 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Guardian angels, wherever you may be Reach down and keep my soul for me. Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As Machiavelli stated—the Truth will always be hated more than Lies. Marxists can’t stand the Truth. And Ted Cruz is an intellectual to boot and can easily express his ideas without a teleprompter like his dad. He is a real and present danger.

You can always tell who is telling the Truth by how much the left hates a person....llke a Palin, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz.

Look at how Tom DeLay was persecuted for 10 years using the legal system. McCarthy was destroyed and he was just telling the Truth. The Marxists are evil—they will destroy you and kill you if they can, and your family, if they get the chance. History proves how people with “Truth” get killed and exiled or demonized-—like W. Chambers, Breitbart/JFK/Reagan (attempt). The Marxists have to be able to kill the Truth, so children can be totally brainwashed with lies 24/7 .

We need to get our schools back from the Left—and MSM away from the Marxists/NWO sodomites.


40 posted on 09/22/2013 12:16:57 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If everyone hates him, why are they all on board with his plan?


41 posted on 09/22/2013 12:21:52 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: savagesusie

I don’t think McCain fihished THE PRINCE. His plan is to sit on the fence until he determines which way the crowd is going then jump off the fence and yell “Get the f&&K off my wife’s land!”


42 posted on 09/22/2013 12:46:03 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jim Robinson

To me this sounds like any agency can use whatever funds the house gives them. They don’t need obama’s signature. After all, he doesn’t actually write the checks. And what could he veto? A budget? There’s not one. Can he veto a CR?


43 posted on 09/22/2013 12:49:52 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: jonrick46

YUP....SARAH AND TED....AWESOME

AMERICAN

'EAGLES OF A FEATHER'

LUV EM BOTH....WHAT KIND OF A COUNTRY FIELDS LEADERS OF THEIR ILK...?

ANS: THE UNITED STATES OF BLESSED AMERICA

THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE PLANET.....

IT IS WHAT IT IS....!

44 posted on 09/22/2013 12:51:22 AM PDT by jimsin
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To: VerySadAmerican

To fund it, the bill would have to be passed by both houses and signed into law by the president. But if the house wants to deny funding, say for an unconstitutional runaway program like obamacare, they simply refuse to pass a bill funding it and there’s nothing the senate or the president can do about it. In other words, the House has the constitutional power to snap shut the purse. Just say no!

And it’s not like there’s any reason to negotiate or compromise. I can’t think of any bill the republicans should be wishing to pass at this time, other than bills repealing or cutting government.


45 posted on 09/22/2013 1:15:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Trueblackman

Is that B-2 over DNC headquarters?


46 posted on 09/22/2013 1:16:27 AM PDT by Mark17 (It is every liberal's job to destroy America, and every conservative's job to stop him.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The wheels are coming off the Democrat clown car too! A lot of Democrats are against Obamacare. Republicans love Ted Cruz. The only wheels coming off on the right are the GOPe wheels who will be replaced in 2014 and 2016.


47 posted on 09/22/2013 1:21:43 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (TEA baby! Let's roll!)
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To: Slyfox
And, how many people are there out here in the hinterlands?

Quite a few, and the vast majority have no idea who Ted Cruz is. But as the word gets out, gradually the awareness will grow, and people respond to honest, common sense conservative ideas, and they recoil from the standard line of BS that the political class has been feeding them for decades. Once they realize that Cruz is not just another self-serving political hack (and I pray that he's not), the tide will begin to turn.

48 posted on 09/22/2013 1:38:00 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

I reckon we can get one good term out of a good politician before they drink the Kool-Aid in DC and it starts changing them.


49 posted on 09/22/2013 1:43:41 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Everybody hates Ted Cruz

I think he's among the best of the best.

50 posted on 09/22/2013 1:44:05 AM PDT by stevem
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