Skip to comments.Republican infighting on full display on U.S. Senate floor
Posted on 09/26/2013 7:28:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Republican infighting took a nasty turn in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with Senator Bob Corker accusing fellow conservative Ted Cruz of using the looming fiscal deadline for self-promotion and to endear himself further with Tea Party groups.
While the unusual floor fight between senators from the same party focused on one temporary spending bill, it highlighted the intra-party fights raging among Republicans over everything from national security surveillance to immigration reform and how deeply to cut into government social safety-net programs.
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Put a cork in it!
Still doesn’t look good from the perspective of conservatives, indeed from the perspective of anyone who wants American liberties to survive. The statist leftists are doing backflips celebrating while watching this. I don’t see anything to praise about the fact that traditional conservatives cannot get themselves united as militant leftists can.
Manchin is the only breakaway.
We have an entire safari of RINOS in the senate.
No doubt, because he's up for re-election in an otherwise RED state.
“No doubt, because he’s up for re-election in an otherwise RED state.”
pick these bills off one by one
Proven Federal Fact: The only way to balance the US Federal Spending and Income within the next two years is to execute this two step process:
1.) DEFUND Obamacare in 2013; and
2.) ABOLISH Obamacare, Democratcare, and Republicancare in the first month of 2014.
BTW US Congress men and women, failure to do BOTH of these timely steps will insure that your replacements will gladly do it for you.
It is all about the money, stupid - - - OUR taxpayer money!
Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick
Oh, Rueters...Nevermind, bye
They may be excited about it, but it can turn into their worst nightmare when the old go alongs get booted and more Ted Cruzs get elected. Could very well be the long awaited turn in American politics.
You so-called “republicans” get your act together or go join the democratic party and show your TRUE colors.............
I surely do hope this is what happens!!!!!!
They already did and we saw it.
Yeah, But I mean ACTUALLY go!!!!! Declare themselves as democrats for elections....
well, he’s not up in 2014, but with the state trending so red, he is likely thinking toward 2016 already.
H*ll...It don’t matter...We just need to vote their sorry a$$e$ OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cruz is the only guy in years who has had the brass ones to do something as bold as what he did on the floor of the Senate.
It wasn’t a historic event, except that it was the first time in years that a Republican actually stood up and took a stand nobody could mischaracterize as really the Democrat position anyway.
It was bold. It was crystal clear. It focused light on the issue. I set him (and the Republican party too, if it would only grasp and accept and think him for it) apart. It said, this is what I think. This is what the right path is. My path is different, and I will stick to my guns.
So what do the Republitards do? (And I’m sorry folks, but I don’t know how else to address it. Some of you won’t like that term, but it expresses exactly what needs to be said here.) They fault Cruz on style, on posturing, on non conformance, on lack of cordiality.
Seriously? We’ve got the first chance at taking on the Democrats head on, and so the carping begins.
We have all the unity of 500 cats in a five by five foot room and six mice between them.
The Republican party is the party that couldn’t shoot straight. It should be played by Don Knotts. It’s theme song should be ‘the Old Gray Mare Ain’t What She Used to Be’. It’s symbol should be the pink submarine. It’s mascot should be a skunk. It’s embarrassing when folks ask me what party I’m in. They don’t even bother to debate it with you. They just laugh. And deep inside, you know they should be laughing.
We’ve run Dole, Bush, Bush, McCAin, and Romney. Hell, I’m laughing, when I’m not crying.
Cruz was brilliant. He was so brilliant the party knows not what to do. He has garnered the party tons of support, and the leadership is to fricken stupid to know what to do with it.
“Hey Lou, what do you do with all this support?” “Well Bill, we’ve lost the policy on that. Perhaps we’ll write a new one if we get around to it.”
They won’t. Count on it.
I’ve had people ask if I’m republican or democrat...I look ‘em straight in the eyes and say, “I’m CONSERVATIVE!!!!!”
Doesn’t matter. GOP already committed political suicide by attacking the only ones doing what the people want done. The Rinos showed there hand and we took note. No difference between the two. It’s time to start a second party.
Best thing about it—it has shown the light on the cockroaches that were voted in as Republicans, but are treacherous to the core.
McCain, that would mean you, especially.
Agreed. That’s my take too. I’m registered as a Republican, and I use that license to go after the leadership tooth and nail.
Agreed...It may take a while, but I still think conservative principles will win out over the liberal socialists...
Loose the RINO party! forget the politics and take this country back. If the past several weeks have not proven it true that conservatives need to distance themselves as far away from boehned, gobbler, mclame and his squeeze as we can get, I don’t know what will. Let the Tea Party arise!
Please, please Americans...Don’t let this just be all talk!!! Take action...Stand up for OUR country....
Rest assured, conservatism and capitalism always win out over communism. Even in Russia and China.
You mean like snarlin' Arlen...Link (the fag) Chaffee?
Like Crist is fixen to do. (One of Roves favorites )
Please stand for Ted Cruz and Mike Lee!
Clap! Clap! Clap!
I would wish the gop luck, but let’s face it: they wouldn’t know what to do with it.
"America will be watching closely which senators vote to allow Democrats to fully fund Obamacare, and the vote should be carried out in the open for all to see," Cruz's office said.
Ohhhh, now I get it.
That wasn't a fight, that is Sen. Cruz dishing out a spanking...
Nope, without another revolution, the USA will go the way of Rome, Greece, the Mayans, and any other form of human government that became God-less.
The Republic will not function with out core beliefs that there is a Supreme Being and all freedoms flow from God.
You can't have queer marriages, pedophiles leading the Scouts, 50% of the nation on the dole, most young people know who was the last Survivor but not knowing their congress critters or how many members of SCOTUS are on the bench.
Many of those "traditional conservatives" speak boldly about getting rid Obamacare but strongly resent being forced to either do so or being shown up as paper tigers.
These RINOS are starting to sound like children that are mad and stomping their feet because Cruz is showing them up. They are really childish in their reactions to Cruz.
“Ohhhh, now I get it.
That wasn’t a fight, that is Sen. Cruz dishing out a spanking...”
Tonite , David Letterman said, “Ya’all have heard of the crazy Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, right?”.
Tens of millions of sheeple saw that, only a few of million know what Cruz was doing, and why, and only a couple of million even know anything he said.
The “CRAZY TEA PARTIER!!!” meme is being set, and we haven’t anything to fight back with. We lost control of the language a long time ago.
It’s the future of the GOP trying to drag the past GOP along with it. And the future is winning!
I love that!
You have a supreme mind!
Let me amend that to TEXAS TED and the Last Cruz-ade. ;)
OKay and how about the FIRST CRUZ-ade?
He’s going to champion many more!
TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE!
Not so far off of "Crusade" as the root is from Spanish cruzada and Middle French croisade both meaning "cross."
(I know geeky and trivial, but it's great for a nickname!)