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David Brooks: GOP leadership will have to show Ted Cruz ‘who’s boss’
The Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/22/2013 5:42:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

New York Times columnist David Brooks took on Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for the second week in a row, saying he was “really unpopular” with a Republican leadership who will have to show him “who’s boss.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; senate; tedcruz
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Well, obviously winesipper Brooks doesn't think that it's the American people in general, and Cruz's Texas constituents in particular.
1 posted on 09/22/2013 5:42:31 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

It sounds like the mean high school girls are threatening to call him names and make him cry.


2 posted on 09/22/2013 5:44:09 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Timber Rattler

The GOP Elitists think they’re immune to being voted out on their Elitist rectums?


3 posted on 09/22/2013 5:46:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Timber Rattler

Maybe Ted Cruz should tell the GOP leadership that they are very unpopular with the American people...

Cruz is doing his job, the GOP leadership isn’t!


4 posted on 09/22/2013 5:48:40 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com -- OpenCarry.org -- http://defcad.org/)
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To: Timber Rattler

And the people should and I hope will, show the GOP who’s boss.... you go ted!


5 posted on 09/22/2013 5:48:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (What you get when you refuse to vet)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“They wanted to have this big thing, we’re going to defund Obamacare, or else shut we’re going to down the government.”

The editor must have had the week off.


6 posted on 09/22/2013 5:49:20 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Timber Rattler

David Brooks=ZERO!!! Hey, Mr. David Brooks........you should join POTUS Obama ranting & raving at the Socialist/Communist get together for the Congressional Black Caucus last evening!!! Americans, all.....forget the chatter & blogging act....Obama is destroying our nation. Are you going to stand by and let him destroy our culture and history....or are you going to take action to preserve our magnificent country for your family and families yet to come???

Want action.....the get on the internet right now and sirn/Endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition and join the millions of Americans, that have take positive action to have voice and feeling heard & heeded. Do it...RIGHT NOW...TODAY!!!! WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMCARE.COM

Once again......WWW.DONTFUNDOBAMACARE.COM


7 posted on 09/22/2013 5:52:58 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ted Cruz knows who the boss is because he’s listening to us.


8 posted on 09/22/2013 5:53:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Timber Rattler

I always thought “the boss” of our government was WE THE PEOPLE

Congress and the WH have gotten to be very uppity servants


9 posted on 09/22/2013 5:54:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Going to war without the French is like going hunting without an accordion.)
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GOP leadership will have to show Ted Cruz ‘who’s boss’

And exactly who is that, bich?

It appears "the boss" is AWOL.

10 posted on 09/22/2013 5:55:04 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: Timber Rattler
I especially liked this little online survey graphic they offered to readers:

So, I guess if you pick Ken, you're against science?

11 posted on 09/22/2013 5:55:38 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: billhilly
The editor must have had the week off.

They have editors?

12 posted on 09/22/2013 5:56:53 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: glorgau
It sounds like the mean high school girls are threatening to call him names and make him cry.

My thoughts exactly.

I don't think Ted cares. His dad came from Cuba.

13 posted on 09/22/2013 5:57:02 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: COBOL2Java

Is science running for governor? I’m confused.


14 posted on 09/22/2013 5:58:15 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Timber Rattler

Whatever, Bud. You have no idea what you’re talking about. A “cultural commentator” for the NY Slimes has no credibility.


15 posted on 09/22/2013 5:59:07 AM PDT by grimalkin (The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man. -G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Timber Rattler
In the words of Nelson Rockefeller's public relations head, Stuart Spencer, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."

Don't rile the RNC. The proper people are in charge and you're not.

16 posted on 09/22/2013 5:59:37 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Once again the lie is propagated.

The Reps ain’t voting to shutdown the government, everything is funded except Obamacare.

But the progressives know their audiance, low information, weak minded voting majority, that couldn’t think there way out of a wet paper bag.


17 posted on 09/22/2013 6:01:04 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: Timber Rattler
#tcot is trending
Results for #tcot
18 posted on 09/22/2013 6:02:38 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Timber Rattler

Ted Cruz is representing what a majority of the people want. David Brooks is irrelevant.


19 posted on 09/22/2013 6:04:01 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Timber Rattler

David Brooks you should be ashamed of yourself.

the American people are who is boss and the American people do not want this stinking obamacare


20 posted on 09/22/2013 6:04:59 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Is science running for governor? I’m confused.

Heh!

21 posted on 09/22/2013 6:07:59 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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But the progressives know their audiance, low information, weak minded voting majority, that couldn’t think there way out of a wet paper bag.

Brought to you by 60 years of NEA dominance of our education system.

22 posted on 09/22/2013 6:10:12 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: Timber Rattler

Another queer heard from. Bring it on, you pansy. Let’s put a debate between you and Sen. Cruz on pay-per-view, the proceeds going to the winner’s designated charity. I’d watch.


23 posted on 09/22/2013 6:15:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Timber Rattler

Good Ol’ Boys never like the new kids.


24 posted on 09/22/2013 6:17:49 AM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you donÂ’t need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Then the American People will have to show the GOP Leadership who the boss really is................


25 posted on 09/22/2013 6:21:22 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Timber Rattler
All of these type of articles are PROOF POSITIVE that Cruz is making significant headway.

Now is the time for "we the people" to RAISE our voices in support of Ted Cruz and Mike Webb.

26 posted on 09/22/2013 6:26:49 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Timber Rattler

David Brooks, the same fruitcake that supported Obama because of the crease in his pants, pay him no heed!


27 posted on 09/22/2013 6:27:25 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Timber Rattler

Brooks has had his say, but I also understand that Jeb Bush has said that GOP members of Congress shouldn’t go “too far” as he puts it over Obamacare.

It looks like the GOPe is on a collision course with Cruz sooner or later.


28 posted on 09/22/2013 6:28:30 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: Timber Rattler

Dunno about you, but Republican “leadership“ is really unpopular with me.


29 posted on 09/22/2013 6:29:39 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Well, that the whole point---all of the libs and RINO pundits want the GOP-E to somehow "show Cruz who's boss" without understanding the simple fact that in so doing they will be alienating (even further) the very voters they need to stay in power.

Say that they do somehow shut Cruz, Lee, and Palin up, how do they expect that this win translate into election votes? It won't unless they're counting on lib crossovers, and we all know how that works.

30 posted on 09/22/2013 6:29:45 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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Cruz doesn't have a sharp enough pleat in his trousers to suit Brooks..

(Does that sound right? I know what I'm trying to say....but..)

31 posted on 09/22/2013 6:31:31 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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“All of these type of articles are PROOF POSITIVE that Cruz is making significant headway.”

Exactly. The progressive [march to communism] party are getting a bit frightened by the words and actions of a few who would stand in their way.


32 posted on 09/22/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT by FerociousRabbit
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To: Timber Rattler

I think we need to remind the author and the GOP leadership....Who the Boss Is.


33 posted on 09/22/2013 6:33:48 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: Timber Rattler

The American people will have to show the GOP leadership who is boss.


34 posted on 09/22/2013 6:39:50 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Timber Rattler

I’ll vote for Cruz, but will NOT vote for anyone supported by the senile decrepit pieces of Obamastuff vermin that constitute GOP leadership.

Die, die, die, GOP leadership and let some folks with measurable IQs run what’s left of the party you’ve done a superb job of destroying.


35 posted on 09/22/2013 6:40:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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We are going to show you and your ilk who is boss dickhead. IT IS RINO SEASON AND MILLIONS OF RINO HUNTERS ARE GOING TO RETIRE ALL OF YOUR BUTT BUDDIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOAD brooks!


36 posted on 09/22/2013 6:54:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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The GOP leadership better realize there is a new Boss in town.

If they want to continue to vote as Democrats they can be replaced with Conservatives. In fact the process is already in motion, Just ask Mitch McConnell.


37 posted on 09/22/2013 6:54:37 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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David Brooks?

Who/what is a David Brooks?

Oh - him. Never mind!

38 posted on 09/22/2013 6:58:37 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: Timber Rattler
Their are days I want to ( Metaphorically only ) go Soccer Hooligan on these pusillanimous apparatchiks that make up the GOP punditry class.

Note to Mr. Brooks, we don't want a "boss" we are looking for leadership, and Ted Cruz is actually displaying some of which we haven't seen in eons...

It was so un-PC this movie, "Eurotrip" but this clip of the Soccer Hooligans is probably how they view "us", if so, Good !"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUexzDFhWtM

Maybe we are the "liberty hooligans" or "tea-party hooligans", I'd have to think about a proper name :-)

39 posted on 09/22/2013 7:00:08 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: ken5050
Good morning. I hope you are doing well.

pleat=crease.

I figured I'd tell ya so it wouldn't bother you all day.

;^)

5.56mm

40 posted on 09/22/2013 7:01:30 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Timber Rattler

Typical Dim thinking - wanting someone else to do the job he thinks needs to be done...


41 posted on 09/22/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Timber Rattler; All

Of course, any GOPer who “shows Cruz who is the boss” will be a GOPer who supports ObamaCare

Right now...Cruz is showing who’s Boss...and GOPers are being exposed for being ObamaCare supporters


42 posted on 09/22/2013 7:41:19 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Supporting Communism is never Conservatism)
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To: Timber Rattler

What are they, the communist party or criminal mob bosses... and who the hell is this David Brooks??


43 posted on 09/22/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Timber Rattler

David Brooks may claim to be a conservative but he is also one of those namby-pamby conservatives keen on compromise. David Warren, who writes for the Ottawa Citizen, called him the sort of conservative that liberals like, someone who “engages” the liberal agenda, as opposed to a “real conservative” like Charles Krauthammer.


44 posted on 09/22/2013 8:01:08 AM PDT by OKCharles
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To: Timber Rattler

Isn’t it interesting that one man, with simple dignity and the personal integrity to stick by what he believes in, has the entire Washington establishment exploding in dramatic fits of hysteria?

Imagine if there were a dozen like him on Capitol Hill.


45 posted on 09/22/2013 8:02:11 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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so the GOP has to admit cruz is boss.

the gop is good at surrendering to everyone.


46 posted on 09/22/2013 8:03:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: King_Corey

I agree.

Go Ted Cruz.


47 posted on 09/22/2013 8:04:47 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Timber Rattler

The term Republican leadership is an oxymoron.


48 posted on 09/22/2013 8:27:00 AM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: longtermmemmory
so the GOP has to admit cruz is boss.

I think it's pretty obvious that he's the de facto leader of the Republican party now. He's leading the charge against the opposition, which automatically puts him in the driver's seat, titles notwithstanding.

Leading by example, he's proving how gutless the rest of them are.

49 posted on 09/22/2013 8:46:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Timber Rattler
David Brooks: GOP leadership will have to show Ted Cruz ‘who’s boss’

If that isn't an elitist statement to rally a revolution by the People.

50 posted on 09/22/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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