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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.


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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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