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RNC chairman backs Cruz in party-splitting Obamacare battle
The Daily Caller ^ | 24 Sep 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by mandaladon

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruz’s anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday, possibly sending a message to senior GOP leaders who are criticizing Cruz’s tactics in defunding Obamacare.

Cruz is speaking against Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 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 doesn’t want the vote to happen until Obamacare is definitively defunded — without Reid’s 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 Cruz’s attempt to block a vote on the House bill, which Cruz is pushing for because of Reid’s expected changes to it. Republican Sens. John Cornyn and Lindsey Graham have also come out in opposition to Cruz’s effort to block a vote on the bill.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Nevada; US: South Carolina; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cloture; cornyn; cornyn4obamacare; cruz; gop; gope; harryreid; johncornyn; kentucky; lindseygraham; mcconnell; mcconnell4obamacare; mitchmcconnell; nevada; primarycornyn; primarymcconnell; reincepriebus; rnc; southcarolina; tedcruz; texas
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Good news for Ted Cruz
1 posted on 09/24/2013 5:25:32 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Maybe Preibus is getting an earful.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 5:27:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mandaladon

Holy Cow, I didn’t know they had perfected the spine implant yet. Only time will tell if complications set in though.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 5:27:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: mandaladon

There’s gotta be some good cop/bad cop stuff going on here in the GOP circles.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 5:29:00 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: mandaladon

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.


5 posted on 09/24/2013 5:29:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yep.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 5:29:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: mandaladon

I didn’t even know that the GOP was still in operation.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 5:30:10 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: skeeter

Thanks to all that emailed/called. Its working folks...tomorrow we start again!!!


8 posted on 09/24/2013 5:30:17 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: mandaladon

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.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 5:30:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: skeeter

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.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 5:30:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mandaladon
"party-splitting"?

Really?
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.
100%

11 posted on 09/24/2013 5:31:10 PM PDT by Amagi (God Save the Republic.)
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To: mandaladon
Is this satire?

-PJ

12 posted on 09/24/2013 5:32:05 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: mandaladon

Finger-in-wind Republicans are telling us which way the wind will be blowing in the 2014 primaries.


13 posted on 09/24/2013 5:35:07 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: DoughtyOne

Who can attempt to explain the opposition by Cornyn, McConnell, and Graham?

I really want to know.


14 posted on 09/24/2013 5:35:24 PM PDT by Principled
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To: mandaladon
Reince Priebus is responding to two things: 1) Pressure and 2)$

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.

15 posted on 09/24/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Principled

Charlie Rangel, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi...

Boxer is running hard to pass one of them...


16 posted on 09/24/2013 5:36:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: DoughtyOne

HOLY MOLY!!!!!! somebody pinch me.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: mandaladon

I just responded to an e-mail from NRCC Headquaerters asking for $5 because Cruz actions. Here’s what I said:

Dear NRCC,

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.


18 posted on 09/24/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: mandaladon

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..


19 posted on 09/24/2013 5:40:06 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: NELSON111

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.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 5:43:03 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: mandaladon

I don’t know what it is, but Reince and Repeat has been showing signs of actually having at least one testicle lately. I saw Greta interviewing him the other day, and he sounded more like a Freeper than a flack from Surrender Party HQ.

Could all be for show, except when did the GOP-e ever bother? Usually they just tell us how standing on principle won’t work in whatever the issue du jour is, and how they’re forced to cave yet again.


21 posted on 09/24/2013 5:43:04 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Cicero
There must be some reason he’s doing this...

It's in his fund-raiser e-mail. Says it all, as far as I'm concerned.

22 posted on 09/24/2013 5:43:41 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

Really? Surprising.


23 posted on 09/24/2013 5:44:47 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Lake Living
>>>We gave them an ear full all 4 times when they tried to hit us up for funding.

I did the same thing. They called and I first told the young man...."This is not aimed at you...but those who will hear your report."

Then I let him have it.

24 posted on 09/24/2013 5:44:59 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: C210N
It's in his fund-raiser e-mail. Says it all, as far as I'm concerned.

The definition of a good politician is one who, when he's getting run out of town on a rail, gets to the front and tells everyone he's actually leading a parade.

25 posted on 09/24/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: skeeter

Yeah, well I called Mitch (Harry’s Bitch) today. I am a KY resident, so I am entitled. Super pain to get through.

Firmly, but with no vulgarity, I ripped him to the person on the phone. Her words were polite, her tone of voice was NOT.

I told her to start looking for a new job, because even if he wins the primary, we aren’t voting for him. He will not be reelected. I told her that no matter how nasty the Democrat was, we were not voting for Mitch McConnell anymore.

It’s one thing when your enemies stab you in the back, but Mitch is supposed to be on our side? Et tu Mitch?

People on the right in the US need to start studying the East European dissident history. That will be us very soon. Assuming we even have the stones to do that.


26 posted on 09/24/2013 5:50:44 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I think it’s G. O. Pee-Wee’s big adventure.


27 posted on 09/24/2013 5:58:21 PM PDT by chickenlips (Is Reince Priebus really Pee-Wee Herman?)
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To: mandaladon
Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruz’s anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday

Absolutely no choice here if he wants to see party members get another dime from their base, and anyone who isn't 100% on board may as well plan for retirement from politics, they are done.

28 posted on 09/24/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Principled

McConRat and Grahamnesty are up for re-election. Core-none’s seniority nose is short and his arm is being twisted by McConRat.


29 posted on 09/24/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: katiedidit1

Now Katie..., don’t take advantage of us poor single guys out here. LOL

I know what you mean. Nearly had to pinch myself on this one.


30 posted on 09/24/2013 6:04:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: skeeter

Below is my response to Reince’s email—

“”Reince,
Sounds good. Now call off Juan McCain and the other Rino’s who are yipping at Cruz’s heels.””


31 posted on 09/24/2013 6:12:03 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: NELSON111
Ram Dight...Nelson..."responding to two things: 1) Pressure and 2)$..."...Thats our weapons...Money and Pressure....Fat Cats won't hear anything else....HoooRaaah
32 posted on 09/24/2013 6:12:45 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: skeeter
From me--hoiw about the rest of you?

I have told the various Repub Cmmtes. who called for my support to take my name off the call list as I could not support the GOPe, and I called to tell them I despise the actions of Priebus and would not be supporting them with him in charge.

vaudine

33 posted on 09/24/2013 6:23:51 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: mandaladon

Give credit where it os due


34 posted on 09/24/2013 6:24:55 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: mandaladon
Priebus is a degenerate scumbag who heads up the country club blue blood faction of the Washingtonians.

He is leader of the corporatist elites who are pushing for amnesty for illegal aliens and the importation of millions more to further depress wages of tax paying American citizens and fatten his cronies bottom line.

Believe nothing this twerp says, he's a liar and an arch criminal.

RNC=DNC-communists(Greedy pulled back wives)/Disgusting.

35 posted on 09/24/2013 6:25:34 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: mandaladon

This is an excellent opportunity to put RINO’s on record so they can be primaried in 2014.


36 posted on 09/24/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: DoughtyOne

McConnell makes the guy in the box at a wake look like a break dancer.


37 posted on 09/24/2013 6:27:18 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Rome2000

even Prince is scared of this issue


38 posted on 09/24/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: mandaladon

‘Priebus backs Cruz.’ That sounds about as sincere as ‘Lady GaGa at prayers.’


39 posted on 09/24/2013 6:28:26 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. Proud anarchist, 2013)
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To: Rome2000

LOL, this could go on all night if we’re not careful...

Good one.


40 posted on 09/24/2013 6:29:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Rome2000

You said it! I agree.

I have sent the RNC message every damn day, chastising them for their cowardly tactics. Siting that I will NEVER give another dime to the RNC with the way things are run now.

My emails have been harsh, but at this point, I truly just do not care. I’m sick of all of this spinning out of control and our side doing dick sh**


41 posted on 09/24/2013 6:48:50 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

In two weeks Ole France will be handing out funds to Graham, McConnell for reelection.

He’s a flim flam pee wee Herman

If they don’t vote with Cruz and Lee they ARE the enemy. Enough of the squishy moderates. You can’t win a war with the enemy in your own foxhole!


42 posted on 09/24/2013 7:16:36 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Cicero
There must be some reason he’s doing this, but I can’t immediately figure out what it is

follow the money....

43 posted on 09/24/2013 7:18:33 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: mandaladon

Notice how he qualified it: a choice between Harry Reid and Ted Cruz? Now if it comes down between Cruz and McConnell or Cruz and McCain then where will Priebus be?


44 posted on 09/24/2013 7:25:56 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Funny you say that because, though I am a long way from Kentucky, I dropped a letter in the mail to Mitch just today telling him that his latest action was despicable and his constituents, consisting of We the People, were going to fire him. I sent a nearly identical letter to my senator, Cornyn, notifying him that he’ll never get another vote from me and that I intend to spread the word.


45 posted on 09/24/2013 7:35:35 PM PDT by mom of young patriots
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To: uncitizen

Yes, that’s one possible reason. But frankly I wouldn’t give 2 cents to the RNC, and I doubt whether any other conservatives will, either, after their decades-long history of betrayals.


46 posted on 09/24/2013 7:36:27 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: VRWCarea51

I could just spit, I’m so disgusted with that little freaky rat. And btw, who the heck names their kid reince??!! He is weak and pathetic.


47 posted on 09/24/2013 7:36:59 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: mandaladon

Good move Preibus, maybe finding a set as you realize what this will do to the Party and fundraising? Whatever it takes, know that we are unhappy, really unhappy.


48 posted on 09/24/2013 7:37:01 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: mandaladon; novemberslady; Republicanprofessor; markomalley; All

” - - - “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.” - - - - “

Whoop-dee-do!

An email endorsement!

WOW!

What a Party Leader!

How did Reincey-Boy slip this on past Karl Rove?

The elected Old-Style Republicans must be shaking in their boots, well at least shaking from laughter - - - .


49 posted on 09/24/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: mandaladon; novemberslady; Republicanprofessor; markomalley; All

” - - - “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.” - - - - “

Whoop-dee-do!

An email endorsement!

WOW!

What a Party Leader!

How did Reincey-Boy slip this on past Karl Rove?

The elected Old-Style Republicans must be shaking in their boots, well at least shaking from laughter - - - .


50 posted on 09/24/2013 7:54:12 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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