Skip to comments.Everybody hates Ted Cruz: The most unpopular man in Congress!
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 ones 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 dont like that idea, and so a few GOP politicians are asking what Cruzs endgame is. And when Cruz said he knew Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wouldnt 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. Wisconsins 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 theyre saying were not going to fight, and back at you, were not going to fight but forget about what we said earlier? Yeah, theres a bit of frustration.
We all believe the same thing, we all want to achieve the same goal, and so we shouldnt be questioning each others conservatism over tactical disagreements.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...
Used to have my Great Uncle’s jacket. Wish I hadn’t worn it out as a kid.
Ted Cruz, Hold up the mantle. America has your back.
100 senators, 435 congressmen, and 6 delegates to the House of Representatives.
Estimated U.S. Population 310+ Millions!
Us nobodies just admire Ted Cruz to the hilt!
He speaks convincingly, effortlessly and without a TelePrompTer.
The retarded Joan Walsh again. LOL! What a ditz.
Whena a communist skank like Joan Walsh starts writing simple drivel like this, you know the good guys are doing something right.
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?
“We all believe the same thing, we all want to achieve the same goal, and so we shouldnt be questioning each others 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.
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 pursethat 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.”
Salon is squealing, Cruz must have them by their two back feet.
Exactly, all they need do is turn to zero and state, “We won.”
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.
Joan Walsh is a MEAN GIRL HACK. Ted Cruz is FABULOUS!!
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
GREAT COMMENT JIM!!!
I couldn’t agree more with you!!!
Cruz is great, we are blessed to have him defending for us.
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
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.