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Republican infighting on full display on U.S. Senate floor
Reuters ^ | September 26, 2013 | By Rachelle Younglai

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; rino
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I see no debate among the parasites in the democrat party. Just lock step radical anti-constitutional tyranny.
1 posted on 09/26/2013 7:28:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Put a cork in it!


2 posted on 09/26/2013 7:30:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 7:30:39 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Manchin is the only breakaway.

We have an entire safari of RINOS in the senate.


4 posted on 09/26/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon
Manchin is the only breakaway.

No doubt, because he's up for re-election in an otherwise RED state.

5 posted on 09/26/2013 7:32:18 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: freedom462
I don’t see anything to praise about the fact that traditional conservatives cannot get themselves united as militant leftists can.

We are. Bottom feeding trash like McCain and King are the ones who dropped to their knees to service the democrats.
6 posted on 09/26/2013 7:33:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: usconservative

“No doubt, because he’s up for re-election in an otherwise RED state.”

BINGO.


7 posted on 09/26/2013 7:34:11 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: freedom462

pick these bills off one by one


8 posted on 09/26/2013 7:34:13 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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 ———


9 posted on 09/26/2013 7:36:08 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Oh, Rueters...Nevermind, bye


10 posted on 09/26/2013 7:36:57 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: freedom462

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.


11 posted on 09/26/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by DeWalt
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You so-called “republicans” get your act together or go join the democratic party and show your TRUE colors.............


12 posted on 09/26/2013 7:37:25 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: DeWalt

I surely do hope this is what happens!!!!!!


13 posted on 09/26/2013 7:38:22 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: JW1949

They already did and we saw it.


14 posted on 09/26/2013 7:40:19 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: DeWalt

Yeah, But I mean ACTUALLY go!!!!! Declare themselves as democrats for elections....


15 posted on 09/26/2013 7:41:59 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: usconservative

well, he’s not up in 2014, but with the state trending so red, he is likely thinking toward 2016 already.


16 posted on 09/26/2013 7:42:37 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: JW1949

H*ll...It don’t matter...We just need to vote their sorry a$$e$ OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!


17 posted on 09/26/2013 7:43:13 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.

Refreshing.

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.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 7:45:02 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: DeWalt
Could very well be the long awaited turn in American politics.

At the very least, the light was shone upon many and their true colors revealed. The McCains, Cornyns, Grahams either protested too loudly or hid in the corner making nary a peep. Either way, they were exposed to be what they are: members of the Government Party. The democrats never kept their membership in that party secret, but these so-called Republicans did and their true loyalty has been uncovered.

Primary the lot of them! If they vote for cloture to end debate, they are voting to FUND OBAMACARE. They can twist themselves into pretzels trying to tell their constituents lies about why that isn't so, but they will dig their political graves deeper in trying.

The Tea Party is watching that vote and will not forget.
19 posted on 09/26/2013 7:46:24 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’ve had people ask if I’m republican or democrat...I look ‘em straight in the eyes and say, “I’m CONSERVATIVE!!!!!”


20 posted on 09/26/2013 7:48:02 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: JW1949

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.


21 posted on 09/26/2013 7:48:54 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


22 posted on 09/26/2013 7:49:27 PM PDT by madison10
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To: JW1949

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.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 7:50:57 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: madison10; All
(A BIG Hat Tip To Freeper Dogbert41 For the punchline!!)

"Following Obama out of the restroom,
McCain suddenly realized he missed a spot."


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24 posted on 09/26/2013 7:51:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DeWalt

Agreed...It may take a while, but I still think conservative principles will win out over the liberal socialists...


25 posted on 09/26/2013 7:52:04 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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!


26 posted on 09/26/2013 7:55:35 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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Please, please Americans...Don’t let this just be all talk!!! Take action...Stand up for OUR country....


27 posted on 09/26/2013 7:58:55 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: RS_Rider

Excellent


28 posted on 09/26/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: JW1949

Rest assured, conservatism and capitalism always win out over communism. Even in Russia and China.


29 posted on 09/26/2013 8:04:15 PM PDT by DeWalt
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I mean ACTUALLY go!!!!! Declare themselves as democrats for elections....

You mean like snarlin' Arlen...Link (the fag) Chaffee?

30 posted on 09/26/2013 8:05:39 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering FREAKS!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Like Crist is fixen to do. (One of Roves favorites )


31 posted on 09/26/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: DeWalt

Thanks,

Please stand for Ted Cruz and Mike Lee!


32 posted on 09/26/2013 8:08:21 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: DoughtyOne

Clap! Clap! Clap!

(Standing ovation)

I would wish the gop luck, but let’s face it: they wouldn’t know what to do with it.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 8:10:32 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They "have sent out emails around the world and turned this into a show possibly, and therefore they want people around the world to watch maybe them and others on the Senate floor," Corker said on the Senate floor.

That is "infighting?"

"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...

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34 posted on 09/26/2013 8:20:09 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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Agreed...It may take a while, but I still think conservative principles will win out over the liberal socialists...

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.

35 posted on 09/26/2013 8:23:24 PM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Will

Never

Vote

Republican

Again


36 posted on 09/26/2013 8:25:38 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: musicman
GO CRUZ!!!!
37 posted on 09/26/2013 8:40:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: freedom462
The "traditional conservatives," might not be so conservative after all, if they are so "insulted" by Cruz and the others, but definitely Cruz's stand against funding Obamacare.

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.

38 posted on 09/26/2013 8:44:24 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflowers)
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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.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 9:09:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: onyx

“CRUZADE”


40 posted on 09/26/2013 11:23:30 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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“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.


41 posted on 09/26/2013 11:28:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Java4Jay; onyx

"SENATOR TED AND THE LAST CRUZADE"


42 posted on 09/27/2013 12:01:37 AM PDT by JediJones (Impeach Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for Derelection of Duty)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s the future of the GOP trying to drag the past GOP along with it. And the future is winning!


43 posted on 09/27/2013 12:51:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Java4Jay

I love that!
You have a supreme mind!


44 posted on 09/27/2013 1:06:32 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: JediJones
BTTT!!!!
45 posted on 09/27/2013 1:08:15 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Let me amend that to TEXAS TED and the Last Cruz-ade. ;)


46 posted on 09/27/2013 6:24:50 AM PDT by JediJones (The Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE LAST CRUZ-ADE)
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OKay and how about the FIRST CRUZ-ade?
He’s going to champion many more!


47 posted on 09/27/2013 6:29:35 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Or...

TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE!


48 posted on 09/27/2013 6:35:19 AM PDT by JediJones (The Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

YES!
That’s perfect!


49 posted on 09/27/2013 6:40:49 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Java4Jay
Cruzade.

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!)

50 posted on 09/27/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by madison10
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