Skip to comments.RNC chairman backs Cruz in party-splitting Obamacare battle
Posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by mandaladon
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruzs anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday, possibly sending a message to senior GOP leaders who are criticizing Cruzs tactics in defunding Obamacare.
Cruz is speaking against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reids plans to hold a vote on a stopgap continuing budget resolution Wednesday, where Reid is expected to strip out language from the House version of the budget resolution that defunds Obamacare. Cruz doesnt want the vote to happen until Obamacare is definitively defunded without Reids expected changes.
In a fight between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz, I will stand with Ted Cruz any day, Priebus wrote in an email Tuesday headlined I stand with Ted. Today, Senator Cruz has taken the fight to defund ObamaCare to the Senate floor. I hope you will join me in standing with him in solidarity.
As Republicans, Priebus continued, we must remain true to our principles and fight to protect the American people from this reckless law.
Priebus endorsement of Cruz is especially notable, considering that Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he does not support Cruzs attempt to block a vote on the House bill, which Cruz is pushing for because of Reids expected changes to it. Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Lindsey Graham have also come out in opposition to Cruzs effort to block a vote on the bill.
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Maybe Preibus is getting an earful.
Holy Cow, I didn’t know they had perfected the spine implant yet. Only time will tell if complications set in though.
There’s gotta be some good cop/bad cop stuff going on here in the GOP circles.
Mitch McConnel, what can you way? Reminds me of Charlie McCarthy.
Wonder who has their hand up his back. One day we’re going to see it confirmed McConnel died fifteen years ago.
I didn’t even know that the GOP was still in operation.
Thanks to all that emailed/called. Its working folks...tomorrow we start again!!!
Wow. I don’t believe it. There must be some reason he’s doing this, but I can’t immediately figure out what it is, since it seems to undermine the RINO Senate leadership. And I’ve never seen Preibus do that before.
Yep, you know the whole GOPe is undermining Cruz privately—and half are doing it publicly too; so if Mr. GOPe is flapping his gums in support publicly he must really be hearing from the base.
The American people have been solidly against ObamaCare all along.
ObamaCare is bad law at a multitude of levels.
If the Republican party can not get unanimously behind the defund ObamaCare then those that don't are showing their true colors.
They are not patriots. They are not honest. They are traitors to We The People and the Republic.
Finger-in-wind Republicans are telling us which way the wind will be blowing in the 2014 primaries.
Who can attempt to explain the opposition by Cornyn, McConnell, and Graham?
I really want to know.
He wants to put forth a brave face because he thinks pressure means less money if he doesn't. He wants to be able to say "See what I did? Now give us $"
Sorry bud....I ain't falling for it.
Charlie Rangel, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi...
Boxer is running hard to pass one of them...
HOLY MOLY!!!!!! somebody pinch me.
I just responded to an e-mail from NRCC Headquaerters asking for $5 because Cruz actions. Here’s what I said:
I will gladly support Ted Cruz....NOT YOU! When I give money it will be direct to him. He supports me. Most Republicans obviously do not! You have lost your way.
Ah Hah so Ted has a “friend” following him in the republican social pecking order..
If Ted STARTS the BIG TALK bottleneck..
THEN.. Preibus can threaten to “UNFRIEND HIM”.. (you know UNLESS he stops)..
I think Ted has some BIG brass ones, and poor ol Priebus has very small brass ones..
and a small limpid friend hanging near them flaccid..
You are exactly right Nelson111. I remember reading a month or so ago that the RNC was w-a-y behind on fund raising. We gave them an ear full all 4 times when they tried to hit us up for funding.
Sorry Reince we want “blood” at this point.