Skip to comments.Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell and the power of Republican surrender
Posted on 09/26/2013 11:08:39 AM PDT by bestintxas
Texas Senator Ted Cruz took Washington by storm with his filibuster against Obamacare. Utah Senator Mike Lee, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and Florida Senator Marco Rubio helped out.
Unfortunately for both Cruz and America, Ted Cruzs filibuster was doomed before it started.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell along with Texas Senator John Cornyn, Arizona Senator John McCain and other members of the Republican Establishment had already moved to the position of preemptive Republican surrender. McConnell and Cornyn were whipping votes to vote for cloture or, in other words, stop Cruzs filibuster.
In baseball terms, it is the bottom of the ninth. The American people are trailing, there are two outs and our batter has two strikes. Ted Cruz at least wants to swing for the fences.
Because the conservative movement has been begging the Republican Party to stand and fight for four years.
Ted Cruz is standing and fighting. That is a position so unusual for Republicans that the establishment leadership may need treatment for hysterical shock.
Cruzs fight is revealing to the public the civil war that is now going on in the Republican Party and may split the party. The conservative wing of the party is sick and tired of the establishment wing.
Conservatives are tired of the Republican establishment being satisfied with symbolic votes that never achieve victory for the conservative cause.
When Rand Paul or Ted Cruz stands to fight, conservatives follow. That is because conservatives want to fight. Conservatives are tired of the Republican Party simply being the party of surrender.
The rift has grown to the point where conservative leaders are now rethinking their endorsements of Mitch McConnell for reelection.
There is a battle going on for the heart and soul of the Republican Party. Ted Cruz represents the future of the GOP.
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None accepted calls.
Cornyn is saying "Nyet" to his constituents.
I say it is time for us to say "Nyet" to him instead.
And McConnell, McCain and Cornyn don't even want him swing the bat, much less even bunt for a base hit. They are giving him the "take" sign.
At the very least, they could sign on to the George Will compromise. George Will, of course, is the token conservative for the Washington Post and New York Times. He is also the chief scribe for the surrender monkey caucus. Can't they even do this much?
From what my Texan insiders tell me Corney is as good as gone
I told Coryn that his ass would be primaries after the TARP vote. This stunt just ices the cake.
>>Cruzs fight is revealing to the public the civil war that is now going on in the Republican Party and may split the party. The conservative wing of the party is sick and tired of the establishment wing.<<
Say what you want about Glenn Beck, But I remember in an interview Glenn saying he was happy Obama was elected instead of McCain. Glenn was way ahead of the curve. At least, evil is right in front of us with Obama, and it is up to us to rally. With McCain, we would have had our “republican” president and also the ongoing status quo. I hope Ted Cruz’s agenda is a huge grassroots rally starter.
Primaried not primaries. Damn ios auto correct
A more apt description is that of Neville Chamberlain Surrendering Czech. to the Germans.
Or Pleading the mercy rule before the game actually started.
Which the MSM and the likes of McCain and Peter King are only too happy to help exploit.
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