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Report: GOP Senators Became ‘Lynch Mob’ Against Cruz In Private Lunch
Time.com ^ | Oct. 04, 2013 | Laura Stampler

Posted on 10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Edited on 10/04/2013 12:28:16 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A small group of Republicans reportedly turned against Ted Cruz in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, attacking the outspoken Texas Senator for leading the charge against funding Obamacare which led to the government shutdown,  the New York Times reports.

Cruz apparently did not offer further shutdown strategy and allegedly implied his colleagues were defeatists.


(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ayotte; coats; cruz; johnson; mcconnell; nh; rinos; tedcruz
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1 posted on 10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Lies. The congressmen themselves have said that they’re more cohesive than they’ve been in years.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 12:27:37 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoConPubbie
"Senators Dan Coats of Indiana, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin "

I was surprised to find Johnson on The List of the 27 RINO Senators.

3 posted on 10/04/2013 12:28:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

In case you haven’t noticed lately, “Mad” magazine has more pages per issue than does “Time.”


4 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:23 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: SoConPubbie; ez; boxlunch; PoloSec; MeekMom; JPG; Guenevere; austinaero; afraidfortherepublic; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


5 posted on 10/04/2013 12:29:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: mrsmel

Yeah, I’d like to hear Cruz side. It’s the NYT that’s stirring the pot.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 12:30:33 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Call their offices. Let these senators know we’re watching and will hold them accountable.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 12:30:41 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: mrsmel
Lies. The congressmen themselves have said that they’re more cohesive than they’ve been in years.

Why would I believe them since until Senator Cruz flushed them out, they were happy to sit on the sidelines and just let Obamacare get implemented?
8 posted on 10/04/2013 12:30:58 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I guess Ayotte fooled everyone. She was a RINO all along. When is she up for reelection?


9 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:14 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: SoConPubbie; mrsmel
Why would I believe them since until Senator Cruz flushed them out, they were happy to sit on the sidelines and just let Obamacare get implemented?

In other words, give me one reason why I should trust these politicians and take them at their word?
10 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz is unflappable. He’d probably reply with something like, “well you’ve been here for thirty years and what have you accomplished?” This of course would send them into even further fits!


11 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:22 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SoConPubbie

Hey Roy, I’m a Missouri resident and voter... when I think of Cruz, I see a fighter, a man with backbone, a man on a mission... when I think of you, I see a squirrel faced Senator who never squeaks until there is a Cruz... God bless Ted Cruz and may you go work for the Carnahans when we kick your butt out of office.


12 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:32 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: SoConPubbie

So why is Boehner suddenly growing a spine?

Smells like propaganda to me.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:49 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please sign me up!


14 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:53 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Paladin2

If only the ‘Pubs would spend as much time out there articulating to the American people why this is important & remind everyone that it is Obama who is shutting it down, not them...oh wait...I forgot. Ted Cruz is right - RINOs are defeatists who just want to be part of the magic Oligarchy once the Nation crashes and burns.


15 posted on 10/04/2013 12:32:59 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: SoConPubbie

Hold the line Ted...your opponents are losing their legs, getting all confused and wobbly.


16 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:13 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’d believe them over the Slimes. This is about more than ObamaScare, it’s hitting at their own power in the House.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 12:34:43 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoConPubbie

What further strategy do they need him to offer? Stick with the plan. Pass additional stand alone bills. Then, offer a new budget with 5% real cuts across the board, with a debt increase big enough to pay for just that. Heck, start at 20%, and settle for 5%.


18 posted on 10/04/2013 12:35:51 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ll bet Ted told them in more certain language that they were all pu**ies.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 12:36:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: mrsmel
I’d believe them over the Slimes. This is about more than ObamaScare, it’s hitting at their own power in the House.

I trust neither.

Sorry, trust, once lost, is hard to be regained, and has to be earned.

The GOP, with a few notable exceptions, have proven themselves to be untrustworthy.

They will now have to prove themselves.
20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:36:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Because they finally see that they will be irrelevant as a legislative body or as of substance of any kind if Hussein gets his dictatorial way on this.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 12:36:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: noprogs

Done!


22 posted on 10/04/2013 12:37:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

They are breaking out the lies and the “unnamed sources” now in their desperation. This is just as fake as last nights’ story that the Speaker told “unnamed R’s” that he would extend the debt limit.


23 posted on 10/04/2013 12:38:39 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: mrsmel
Because they finally see that they will be irrelevant as a legislative body or as of substance of any kind if Hussein gets his dictatorial way on this.

We will see...

Time will tell, however; since heavy constituent pressure seems to be the only thing that gets these turds to do the right thing and grow a back-bone, it behooves us to keep that pressure up and let them know we are watching their every move.
24 posted on 10/04/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: mrsmel
This is great. Now is the time for the winnowing and sifting. Now is the time to see just who will defend liberty and just who would... rather not.

We will either become slaves compelled through the force of government to buy something we choose not to (Obamacare), and fund murder via abortion, or we will live as free men. Free from the tyranny of Obama and the Democrats who seek to forever enslave us along with future generations.

25 posted on 10/04/2013 12:39:20 PM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Maybe they should tell the whole story. The are pissed at Cruz because he is fundraising off of this and he is going after both squish republicans and rats.

The squishes are concerned about their jobs. This has nothing to do with policy.


26 posted on 10/04/2013 12:39:54 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: SoConPubbie
He should have responded that 'the reason we are here is because a vote you all took last week that Gave Reid the authority to pass legislation with 51 Votes that The American Public does not want. Are you here representing the American People or your own self interests?'

Let the cheese eating surrender Monkeys stew on that.

27 posted on 10/04/2013 12:40:25 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: mrsmel

GOP thwarts Dem move to force vote on ‘clean’ spending bill

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3074957/posts


28 posted on 10/04/2013 12:40:41 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Paladin2

Who’s list? Time? Lol. Le Journolistas? Not buying it.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Time Magazine? Right.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: mrsmel

I agree.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Kevin in California

Ayotte voted against universal background checks, so she was on the right side of that vote.

She has been a disappointment ever since, however.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 12:45:53 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: 1035rep; Paladin2; ez; nhwingut; mrsmel
I agree.

What short memories you all have today.

If it wasn't for Senator's Cruz efforts to flush out those who hypocritically stated they were against Obamacare and yet did nothing to stop it, Obamacare, today, would be going full-steam ahead.

And you would have been bitching and complaining about.

Ted Cruz forced the situation, he stood up and was willing to take the flack and quite possibly, stop it.

Were any of those people mentioned in this article doing anything constructive to stop Obamacare until Senator Cruz forced their hand with his actions?
33 posted on 10/04/2013 12:49:04 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: ken5050

And more intelligent content than Time!


34 posted on 10/04/2013 12:49:16 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: SoConPubbie

Shutdown Blame - GoP Turns Against Senator Ted Cruz? - G Norquist - Real Story W Gretchen Carson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fSaiJhH3lU


35 posted on 10/04/2013 12:49:57 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: ez
The List of those who voted with Cruz to not vote for cloture vs those who voted with Dingy.

Johnson is closer to McCain than to Cruz and Lee.

36 posted on 10/04/2013 12:50:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

That is all true, but thanks to whatever-Cruz, the overreach by Hussein, their own jealousy of their own power-that’s not what’s happening right now.


37 posted on 10/04/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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"Were any of those people mentioned in this article doing anything constructive to stop Obamacare until Senator Cruz forced their hand with his actions? "

They haven't done anything constructive after either.

38 posted on 10/04/2013 12:52:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: mylife

Yes, I am suspicious of Boehner & Cantor. They have never had a core. In a fox hole with them is no comfort to me.

We do seem to be causing an awakening though, thanks ONLY to Ted Cruz. But, Boehner has to go.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 12:53:30 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“GOP Senators Became ‘Lynch Mob’ Against Cruz In Private Lunch”

I’m sure the few gelded—but vocal—GOP-Ers among us will find this to be fascinating and welcome news.

For the rest, “DON’T TREAD ON US.”


40 posted on 10/04/2013 12:54:59 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: RitaOK

Boehner seems to be holding the line for now.

I think he is in it for the duration.


41 posted on 10/04/2013 12:55:23 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Missing my point. I don’t believe a thing written by TIME. It is a branch office of the DNC.

Do I believe that the Senators mentioned are on the squishy side? Yes. But the libstream media knows who are RINOs too, and is in business to create divisions. All of the quotes listed in the story were not from today. They were a bunch fo aggregated quotes to build a composite story.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 12:56:37 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: SoConPubbie

The upstart Cruz got between them and the TV cameras without asking “May I?” first.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 12:58:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (When a killer screams 'Allahu Akbar' you don't need to be mystified about a motive.)
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To: SoConPubbie; basil; txhurl; MEG33; LUV W

Dang, I am so glad Texans sent a Cruz missile to DC. Sorry, but we did not realize it was armed with a rino detector and atomic warhead.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 12:59:06 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SoConPubbie

THANK YOU!

Boehner, just in time for the train leaving the station, after trying to blow up the rails on its way in.

CRUZ, baby, all the way. HE is what all this is about.


45 posted on 10/04/2013 12:59:27 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: mrsmel
Yes. This is about the existence of the US House of Representatives.

And thus, the Constitution.

As I said earlier this week, and last year, someone wants himself his own October Revolution. ****************** Wikipedia:

"The October Revolution (Russian: Октя́брьская револю́ция, tr. Oktyabr'skaya revolyutsiya, IPA: [ɐkˈtʲæbrʲskəjə rʲɪvɐˈlʲʉtsɨjə]), officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution (Russian: Вели́кая Октя́брьская социалисти́ческая револю́ция, tr. Velikaya Oktyabr'skaya sotsialisticheskaya revolyutsiya), and commonly referred to as Red October, the October Uprising or the Bolshevik Revolution, was a seizure of state power instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd traditionally dated to 25 October 1917 (by the Julian or Old Style calendar, which corresponds to 7 November 1917 in the Gregorian or New Style calendar).

It followed and capitalized on the February Revolution of the same year. The October Revolution in Petrograd overthrew the Russian Provisional Government and gave the power to the local soviets dominated by Bolsheviks. This immediately initiated the establishment of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, the world's first self-proclaimed socialist state. As the revolution was not universally recognized outside of Petrograd there followed the struggles of the Russian Civil War (1917–1922) and the creation of the Soviet Union in 1922.

The revolution was led by the Bolsheviks, who used their influence in the Petrograd Soviet to organize the armed forces. Bolshevik Red Guards forces under the Military Revolutionary Committee began the takeover of government buildings on 24 October 1917 (O.S.). The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the Provisional government located in Petrograd, then capital of Russia), was captured."

46 posted on 10/04/2013 12:59:35 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: SoConPubbie

New York Times: Blah, blah, blah.....

Ted Cruz is going to be the next ‘real’ President of the United States.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 1:00:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: combat_boots

Exactly. It seems to take a lot, for them up there in their own little power bubble, to get it.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 1:02:36 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoConPubbie

” the New York Times reports.” Does it really?
What’s black and white and red all over, besides barack?


49 posted on 10/04/2013 1:05:02 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Paladin2

When Johnson was asked about the article on the radio here in Milwaukee this AM he stated it was a private lunch and he wouldn’t comment on what happened.

So its likely he did say what he had to say. I think now he’s learned that if he is at issue with Cruz on something he better handle it face to face only.


50 posted on 10/04/2013 1:05:11 PM PDT by MNlurker
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