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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

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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beyond being a cipher of a VP candidate, Paul “Amnesty” Ryan has been completely exposed.


51 posted on 09/22/2013 2:35:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: DesertRhino
Flak,,, Target. Anyone have the B-17s over Germany pic?

The second pix was taken over Schweinfurt, where I was stationed in 59-60-61.


52 posted on 09/22/2013 4:04:45 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My, my how the liberals have such great concern for the welfare of the Republican Party. The only time this happens is when they are afraid of someone who they need to vilify. The tactic is as old as as their Alinsky play book.
53 posted on 09/22/2013 4:05:09 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’ hate Ted Cruz. I wish there were more like him In Congress. In fact, I would prefer him in the Whiter House over the current occupier.


54 posted on 09/22/2013 4:07:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, because he’s forcing them to stand up and fight, something that is complete anathema to them.


55 posted on 09/22/2013 4:28:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only the apples suffer when the apple cart gets turned, so to speak.


56 posted on 09/22/2013 4:30:27 AM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Alinksy Rule #13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”


57 posted on 09/22/2013 4:35:46 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The vermin left and Rockefeller Republicans said the same things about Ronald Reagan. They fear Cruz because he is connecting directly with the American people, and shattering DC cronyism.


58 posted on 09/22/2013 4:35:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Cruz seems to be absolutely unaffected by the criticism, which is only making the nuts, nuttier.

So far, so good.

59 posted on 09/22/2013 4:38:02 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Slyfox

Why so much hate for Senator Cruz? I thought liberals were against hate and hate groups. Anti-hatred is their religion, in place of worshipping God and Jesus.


60 posted on 09/22/2013 4:40:57 AM PDT by heye2monn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would be suspicious of any conservative (Tea Party) who is liked by the establishment RINO’s!

We ask our soldiers to take a stand and fight our enemies abroad, even if it means their very lives, yet, these RINO’s won't even stand and fight where their lives are NOT at risk, but, the future of this Nation is in the balance and all they can do is attack a fellow American who has the guts to stand and fight for the American people and this Country!!

The RINO’s refuse to learn from history, e.g. 2010 election and the latest Colorado recall elections that threw out two (2) socialist democrats. They continue to do the socialists bidding in an attempt to secure (moderate) votes, all the while losing the election.

Stand and fight for the de-funding of Obamascare NOW, or, in 2014, there will be numerous unemployed RINO politicians who can then switch party's from the GOP to the DNC after their defeat at the polls, instead of continuing to pretend they are Republican!

Let us all support Senator Ted Cruz, this is the time he will need our support, when all the RINO’s come out against him. Maybe a ten million American march on Washington might get the RINO’s attention and force the socialist in the Senate to at least vote in support of de-funding Obamascare?

61 posted on 09/22/2013 4:52:13 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am just asking, are you sure about this?

What if Obama waves his magic wand and by EO or EA orders his Secretary of the Treasury (who ever that may be) to start selling all of those bonds that have been purchased under QE3. This is not appropriated money, but money that the treasury has tied up in the stock market.

How many billions of dollars is this in fake phoney QE money ?????

I would not anything past this Mooslim goat humper who is trying to destroy America. Acomplish two things, crash the market and bring down the house.


62 posted on 09/22/2013 4:56:24 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Joan Walsh is an idiot. The people from Texas who sent Ted Cruz to Washington don’t hate him. They are the ones who Sen. Cruz is representing, not some so-called journalists from the Drive By Media.


63 posted on 09/22/2013 5:01:51 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fear of their lies exposed is strong.
Hit em hard Ted!


64 posted on 09/22/2013 5:06:55 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Paladin2
Cruz is hovering over the target.

May he survive.

It's not going to be easy...


65 posted on 09/22/2013 5:08:06 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Jim Robinson

So, the house passes a CR funding white house tours. It’s done, finished, complete. The money is there. If obama doesn’t want to spend it then he is blocking white house tours. That should be the first one they pass.

Or they could tie the CR funding the government to the outlawing of AR-15-shotguns and Fifty Round Single Shot Pistols.


66 posted on 09/22/2013 5:11:38 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican
Or they could tie the CR funding the government to the outlawing of AR-15-shotguns and Fifty Round Single Shot Pistols.

I like it. How about $50 million for a statue of our dear leader? It would be a small price to pay, to get him to sign on.

Plus, it could double as an outdoor toilet.


67 posted on 09/22/2013 5:18:55 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: freedom1st
"The people from Texas"

This article was written on Friday. Since then, and covered by the Texas media, is the critical letter to Cruz from the Texas GOP House delegation.

68 posted on 09/22/2013 5:27:32 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Ben Ficklin

Sorry, those who wrote the letter are NOT the PEOPLE of Texas who sent Ted Cruz to Washington.

If you don’t see the difference, you have no hope of understanding the truth.


69 posted on 09/22/2013 5:46:23 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: blackdog

Even the unions are against it, it’s so bad - and so uniformly recognized as bad.

What we’ve got here, I believe, is the weinies in Congress showing us how much they fear the media. Or the NSA... Or the media fed by the NSA...

Somebody in the major media needs to just come right out and say it. Somebody needs to say that the DC cesspool is afraid the NSA will Petraeus them. The NSA is to shut up Congress; the IRS is to shut up patriots. The regime is so thuggish it’s even ticked off the unions. We all know it.


70 posted on 09/22/2013 5:46:48 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: txrangerette

The question you have to ask is did you vote one of those who signed the letter?


71 posted on 09/22/2013 5:52:02 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: Jim Robinson
I wonder if a table turning strategy like that has even occurred to the Republicans.
72 posted on 09/22/2013 6:01:10 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They start out with a lie. The lie:”...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....” The Government is still being funded. obamacare is all that is not being funded. But, one never or should never expect to hear the truth when dealing with the spawn of Satan.


73 posted on 09/22/2013 6:01:27 AM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s more than hate. Primarily, it’s envy of a Senator that shows the rest how it’s done. So many of our reps have forgotten how to fight, to lead, to innovate and have simply settled for the cushy existence of the Beltway model; raise campaign funds, be seen at the best cocktail parties, travel extravagantly at taxpayer expense, and etc.

Senator Cruz is a threat to that existence by cajoling others into taking a stand when not taking a stand is the usual and safe option.


74 posted on 09/22/2013 6:03:14 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (This nation is teats up.)
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I’m noting that your point was out of phase with Rush Limbaugh’s “Realville, USA”. Realville is where Rush claims to live, and I KNOW it’s where I live.

Ordinary citizens en masse sent Ted to Washington.

So the letter from some TX GOP office holders, who are a club of their own, is not germane to the point. Also TX media is notoriously not conservative. My paper is not, and I live in a town that voted for Ted Cruz, big time.

Ted is a man of the people. While having an amazing legal education, legal mind, and experience both in briefing high profile cases and arguing them before high courts.

It’s a great combination.

There is this truism stated about the House. It is called “the PEOPLE’S House”. It claims, “Here, the PEOPLE Rule”.

The problem is, that has ceased to be true. And a good example is this letter that violates the will of the PEOPLE.

I’m not saying it’s unimportant if my rep signed the letter. I’m only saying that isn’t what I commented on. Let’s say I’m trying to straighten things out, one item at a time.

My rep is Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock. I don’t live in Lubbock but am in his district. I don’t know yet if he signed, but if he did, woe be unto him...


75 posted on 09/22/2013 6:06:55 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: blackdog

The Establishment that is fighting so hard to get obamacare established know and understand that if they are able to get just this one Program in established in place, through it they can accomplish all their plans and goals. They understand that they have came to within one step of having it established. And that the final step is this funding.


76 posted on 09/22/2013 6:07:49 AM PDT by sport
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Clown car.” nails it.
77 posted on 09/22/2013 6:15:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
An article like this from Salon PROVES that Ted Cruz has the LIBERAL LOONS nervous and barking.

If Cruz is a TRUE LEADER he'll bury their A$$ while he moves on to the NEXT target.

We shall see. Time will tell.

78 posted on 09/22/2013 6:16:04 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: txrangerette
Generally speaking, we have a representative democracy form of government. You don't elect your representative because how he may or may not vote on any and all issues.

If you are displeased with your representative on this, then you might want to vote for a democrat, because he would likely be very supportive of Cruz's actions.

One thing of interest though, in the digital age and mass communication, can we do away with House members, senators, and even the president. Just let the citizens use their computers vote on everything.

79 posted on 09/22/2013 6:27:54 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Salon is still around? I thought they went away in the 90s.


80 posted on 09/22/2013 6:59:20 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bull$#!t article...who else did they poll....Nancy Polosi....Harry Reid??????


81 posted on 09/22/2013 7:03:05 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you love freedom and traditional American principles you love Cruz.
If you are a big government political elite, greedy for personal power, control, and wealth at the expense of We The People then surely you would hate Cruz.
82 posted on 09/22/2013 7:25:37 AM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, Ted Cruz, with the help of the TEA PARTY, other conservatives and even the libertarians et al, has thrown the gloves down It’s time to fight, and it’ll be a fight to the death. We will either have a conservative, constitutional REPUBLICAN PARTY or we won’t have a republican party at all. This fight reminds me of the fight they had in 1850, concerning the WHIG party. That was the birth of the REPUBLICAN PARTY. At that time, the WHIG party became the party of COMPROMISE & CONCILIATION, just as what we have with this republican party of today. If we don’t have that fight now, we’ll never get back our sanity.


83 posted on 09/22/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by gingerbread
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz is leading. I know that is a strange concept among many GOP on the hill. They are also missing the point. What this offers is an opportunity to align themselves as defenders of the working class and the youth who are losing jobs/hours and benefits due to this bad health care law. If the GOP can’t find some of these victims of Obamacare and use them to make the case for the need for them to stand their ground against the funding of Obamacare then they are worthless.

Instead of this sniping by those who just want to quietly acquiesce to the reality of Obamacare in hopes that they may be able to “fix” it there should be a clear united message that Obamacare is bad and is hurting the economy and hurting real people in lost jobs and lost benefits. Even if some disagree with strategy they should be focused on damning Obamacare and driving its and the President’s negatives through the roof related to it. Win or lose this is an opportunity to make a statement and to whip up opposition to this bad law in preparation for this fall’s elections and 2014.

If I were Cruz I’d arrange a meeting with big union leadership and hit the President from his own territory.
Rank and file union members are angry about the changes Obamacare is forcing on them and now is the time to channel that anger. This whole debate is a good one and it is one that can be used to focus public attention and sabotage the msm planned endless propaganda that they will be spewing as Obamacare takes effect on OCT 1.


84 posted on 09/22/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Ted!


85 posted on 09/22/2013 7:45:26 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

What, is that what is left of mecca?

Sorry wishful thinking on my part.


86 posted on 09/22/2013 7:48:04 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has my support.


87 posted on 09/22/2013 7:48:51 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: 4rcane
everyone? Cruz is just 1 vote

Maybe so. But their bigger fear is he could become the next president. And THAT scares the sh!t out of them.

88 posted on 09/22/2013 8:14:25 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Ted!!

The argument that people should fold because votes may or may not be there, is pretty pathetic!

Only reason that Republicans have always been blamed for govt shut downs or possible shutdowns, is because the media says so.

Am afraid that the MSM still rules the minds of the majority, whatever they say seems to be taken as the truth by the mindless masses

Hey the mindless masses sit in front of their TV’s and watch whatever trashy Hollywood sitcom is put in front of them, there is not much hope


89 posted on 09/22/2013 8:16:40 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"...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.

Bravo, Stupid Party, Bravo. You've managed to fall into the exact distraction-trap that the Democrats designed for you: Instead of the country talking about the horrific Obamacare-rollout in less than weeks... everybody's fixated on the Republican "Civil War" (and golly, who could've seen that coming? It's not like the Dems and the MSM don't do this every single time...)

This is why you lose elections, you morons.

90 posted on 09/22/2013 8:17:29 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: heye2monn

Not really. There are approved hate groups like the NAACP and Move On and then there are unapproved hate groups, like the NRA, Tee Party and any other group that disagrees with the Dems.


91 posted on 09/22/2013 8:37:02 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: eartick

Two bills must be passed for the government to spend money, an appropriation bill and an authorization bill. Not completely sure how this would work in the case of selling bonds but it would seem that an authorization bill would be required or the funds would go to the Treasury, not to some specific program(s).


92 posted on 09/22/2013 8:44:05 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet


Defund Obamacare!

93 posted on 09/22/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: DesertRhino
"Flak,,, Target. Anyone have the B-17s over Germany pic?"


94 posted on 09/22/2013 8:55:30 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am so amused how the loony left is shooting at Cruz so early! His plan is genius..he is drawing them out of the woodwork. They have gone from hissy fit alert to Def-Con seizure mode! What is the left going to do after these hysterics? They’re pretty much using up their fireworks early in the game. The media attempts to slam and smear Sarah Palin worked in the MSM,,but I don’t think that tactic is going to be as effective as Cruz. He seems to rather enjoy it.


95 posted on 09/22/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: pacpam

Proud Whackobird here!


96 posted on 09/22/2013 9:24:49 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Ben Ficklin

“This article was written on Friday. Since then, and covered by the Texas media, is the critical letter to Cruz from the Texas GOP House delegation. “

Oh my. I must have a word with the Texas GOP House delegation. Do you have any more info on this letter?


97 posted on 09/22/2013 9:38:38 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stopped reading after the first line (of shiite).


98 posted on 09/22/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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Democrats agree to defund Obamacare in exchange for Republicans’ voting to keep funding the government

Not true again. The House has agreed to fund everything in government except ObamaCare. The democrats have to decide if they're going to close down the government.

99 posted on 09/22/2013 10:28:43 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: austinaero

I read about it at the Houston chronicle, this morn


100 posted on 09/22/2013 10:37:40 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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