Skip to comments.Sound Bites: Unbridled Hatred for Ted Cruz
Posted on 09/26/2013 5:51:25 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Now, we had a caller talking about media reaction to Ted Cruz's speech or filibuster and how it angered her. Let's listen to some of that because we have our share of it just as an illustration. This is yesterday, the Atlantic magazine had a Women of Washington forum series. Snerdley, don't you wish you'd been able to go to that? Women of Washington. I mean, how many testicle lockboxes do you think were at this forum? Washington women? Ha!
Anyway, The Atlantic put this thing on, and they got Karen Finney, who's a Democrat strategist and an MSNBC infobabe, interviewing Democrat Senator Patty Murray. Now, this is the Brit Hume talking point, which is the Republican Party's run completely on fear of me. And here's how this sound bite goes.
FINNEY: Their like, "Oh, we can't do that. We can't speak out against Rush." Right? "But he's not a leader in our party. But dont think that. Its not that. Its just we cant say anything." And similarly, you know, you hear that kind of conversation about the Tea Party people.
MURRAY: That's leading from a point of fear. And people don't support fear. They want, whether youre a CEO of a company or a whether you are a legislator, or you know, whatever role you have, they want to be confident in their leader. If youre confident in yourself people will be confident in you. And they need to take him on.
FINNEY: They do.
RUSH: Who are they talking about, me or Cruz? I don't know who they're talking about here, because my name, "Well, they can't do that. We can't speak out against Rush, right? He's not a leader, but don't think that, it's not that. We just can't say anything." They're talking about me! They need to take me on. This is the Brit Hume talking point. The Republican Party -- this is what they're saying -- Republican Party is run completely on fear of Rush Limbaugh.
I asked Cruz yesterday, you mighta heard, I said, "Senator, are you afraid of me?" Snerdley and everybody thought that's gonna be the pull quote of the interview. No, no, no, because Cruz laughed at it and swatted it away, so of course nobody in the Drive-Bys is mentioning that I asked Cruz that question. But this is what got me. This is a Democrat talking point, and here it is on Fox News, that all these Republicans are afraid of me, and that their fear of me is what's standing in the way of them doing the right thing. Brit Hume was on O'Reilly's show.
Okay, here's another one. This is The Situation Room on CNN with Jessica Yellin reporting about Ted Cruz's filibuster. Now, get this one.
YELLIN: Karl Rove called it an ill-conceived and self-defeating strategy. Guess what? Cruz loves the hate. He told Rush Limbaugh --
CRUZ: The single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here.
YELLIN: You know who else does? Conservatives in a crucial primary state, Iowa.
RUSH: I read the transcript here and I just listen to this, and I don't know what she's talking about, and she is an infobabe at CNN. Can I run this by you? Okay, I don't know the question, just her report. Karl Rove called what Cruz did, his filibuster, Karl Rove called it an ill-conceived and self-defeating strategy. And guess what? Cruz loves the hate. What? So Karl Rove hates Cruz is what this means and Cruz loves the fact that he's hated by the Republican Party. That's what she's saying here.
Cruz loves the hate? Did Cruz say anything about hate? These people have to use the word "hate" and associate it with conservatives every chance they get. The truth is they're the ones that hate us. It's the media that's afraid of me, not Ted Cruz. It's the Democrats who are afraid of me, not Ted Cruz. There may be some Republicans, but that's silly. And then, they quote Cruz, "the single biggest surprise on arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here." I thought that was huge news yesterday. Ted Cruz said at every luncheon of the Republican senators they never talk about how to win. He said they never talk about winning anything. He said, "Rush, if you had to attend one of these lunches, you'd be in therapy for a year."
Okay, so Cruz is quoted in this piece as saying, "The single biggest surprise in arriving at the Senate is the defeatist attitude here," and Jessica Yellin reacts to that by saying, "You know who else does? Conservatives in a crucial primary state, Iowa." What is that about? Cruz's single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the "defeatist attitude." "You know who else does? Conservatives in a crucial primary state." I guess she's saying that conservatives in Iowa have a defeatist attitude?
Is that what she's saying?
No. "The single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here." That's Cruz. Then she says, "You know who else does?" Who else "does" what? (interruption) Maybe it's they enjoy hate? Oh. Maybe she's saying that the conservatives in Iowa also enjoy the hate. It's impossible to decipher. I have no idea. This is a reporter for CNN, and we have no idea what she's saying. No idea. Well, I know the words. I don't know what the point she's making is.
Let's see. We have a Democrat hate montage here, calling Republicans arsonists, terrorists, rapists, hostage takers. You talk about who hates? Listen to this.
CHUCK SCHUMER: You can't have someone put a gun to your head.
MARK ZANDI: You can only put the gun to your head so many times.
HARRY REID: (whispering) We're not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists, Republican fanatics.
NANCY PELOSI: I call them "legislative arsonists."
KIRSTEN POWERS: The fringe of their party.
TAMARA HOLDER: They are raping the American people.
STENY HOYER: It is a blatant act of hostage taking.
PETER KING: Holding the entire Congress hostage.
MIKE VIQUEIRA: (background noise) Republicans hold the Affordable Care Act hostage!
BARBARA LEE: The Affordable Care Act would be held hostage.
ROBERT GIBBS: ...hold the running of government hostage
BILL PASCRELL: (rotunda noise) We are not going to be held hostage by Mr. Cruz.
BILL MAHER: The House Republicans are holding hostage...
CYNTHIA TUCKER: A bunch of terrorists, who will have taken the country hostage.
BARACK OBAMA: (godlike echo) Theyre holding the whole country hostage.
It’s getting hard to tell who hates Cruz more. The ObamaRATS or the GOOBers. There aren’t many politicians left who want America to be the great country that it once was.
Means Cruz is effective.
The GOOBers are doing the RATs’ job for them.
saying the Senate Republicans had a defeatist attitude means he loves the hate?
Finally some one with balls!
Yes he is. Hopefully all conservatives will have his back.
Well good. I have a lot of EXTREME, intense hostility for those who hate Cruz, so that makes us even.
Peter King was crying the blues today because his phone lines were burning up and people were saying “profane and vile” things to him. hee hee
Of course, him calling Cruz names is not vile. Hannity said he was shocked by King’s comments. Really.
USA Today took cheap shots against him.
these politicians and pundits are projecting again.
Well, F USA Today too.
”You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up forsomething, sometime in your life.” Winston Churchill
That simply means Cruz is effective, and is getting under their skins.
Kill the messenger.....
You have enemies? Good. That means youve stood up forsomething, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill”
I have been looking for that quote! Thank you for posting it. It certainly is appropriate for Senator Cruz!
If you think the RINOs are angry at him now, just wait until they start getting primaried next year over their votes today.
Primary every one of them old Rino’s.
They are relics from the past when Democrats beat them down for 40 years.
But please no stupid candidates like Akin or Mourdock.
We need more candidates like Ted Cruz, Rand & Marko.
They are political aces which translates into wins.
Ted & Rand won against establishment candidates in primaries and then prevailed in general.
Akin & Mourdock lost easy states in general...just awful.