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Cruz promises Republican victory in shutdown fight
CNN ^ | October 5, 2013 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 10/05/2013 10:45:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, blamed by Democrats and some of his fellow Republicans as a chief architect of the ongoing government shutdown, struck back on Saturday, faulting President Obama and Senate Democrats for the political stalemate.

“Let me be very clear, I don’t think we should be in a shutdown,” Cruz said in a speech to conservatives in the Virginia state capital. “Throughout the course of it, I have said we should not shut down the government. But sadly this is Harry Reid’s and President Obama's shutdown.”

The government shutdown began Tuesday when the president refused to give in to Republican demands that he delay or change the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of his first term that began enrolling patients on October 1, in exchange for passing a routine spending bill.

In the run-up to the shutdown, Cruz - whose profile has risen considerably among conservatives since taking office this year - had lobbied Republicans in the House and Senate not to relent, even as the president was promising not to sign any bill that would alter "Obamacare."

Cruz reminded the audience that House Republicans have passed multiple “narrowly targeted continuing resolutions” to fund parts of the government as negotiations continue, but he criticized Democrats for refusing to pass them.....

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; barrycades; cruz; cuccinelli; deathpanels; democrats; gop; obama; obamacare; shutdown; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He needs enough of the American public behind him to get what he wants done. I have no doubt that he has much more public support than any of the MSM want us to believe, but he may need more to get the likes of Boehner to stand with him instead of folding and crumpling.

41 posted on 10/07/2013 12:00:58 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: freedom462

The MSM and the democrats fear Cruz. The Republicans are holding the line and Cruz is leading the charge.

Cruz was very impressive today in the interview with Crowley and Boehner did real well in the interview with Stephanopoulos.

42 posted on 10/07/2013 12:24:34 AM PDT by 1035rep
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Dems are hallucinating, saying Cucinelli is tainted by Cruz coming to Va. Yeah, but wait'll the Clintons show up for their old buddy McAuliffe. Then we'll talk taint.


Billy Boy was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation....notwithstanding the bombshell news that Clinton had employed a Muzzie terrorist....and the Clinton Foundations were outed for shady dealings. Read on.

THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."

The "Holy Family."

The Clintons' 24/7 self-promotion--a familiar do-good liberal schtick: whining about "helping" the needy, and hoping to make a buck on it.

The Clintons' shady proclivities are unveiled in the recent NYT story. Corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism. The Clintons didn't have a pot to *** in in Arkansas---never even had a home to call their own. Now they're multi millionaires.......the connivers have perfected the scam WRT gaming the govt system for themselves.


There needs to be a thorough going-over of the three Clinton Foundations. We need to know who pays/funds the Clinton's lifestyle/political ambitions---- especially b/c Hillary is running for prez. It is important to know to whom the Clinton's are truly indebted.

NY POST EXCERPT ----The Bill Clinton Foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses — Bill Clinton’s foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofit’s tax forms reveal.....includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).


How many ways can the conniving Clintons use their name to launder money?

<><> The William J. Clinton Family Foundation......

<><> the Clinton Global Health Initiative......

<><> the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).

More importantly, what is the connection between Corzine's MF Global, Teneo (which paid Bill Clinton $50,000 per month), The Clintons multiple tax-exempt foundations, and Muslim money-Laundering?


The more cynical among us might wonder about : and the Clintons' Foundations are money laundering for the Muslim Brotherhood.

<><> Teneo Holdings---Clinton is Bd Chair---hirted out as strategic advisors,"

<><>Huma Abedin had “State Dept special status" while a private contractor for Teneo Holdings,

<><> Obama pal Jon Corzine and his failed investment company (MFG "misplaced" $1.4 Billion)

<><> Corzine hired Teneo and Bill Clinton @ $50,000 PER MONTH.


LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH BILL AND HILL As President, Bill Clinton made policies that raised hundreds of billions (if not trillions) of dollars for his obscenely-rich donor/pals.

His North American Free Trade initiative made it easy for, and even encouraged, corporations to outsource jobs and then import their products back into the U.S...... The repeal of Glass-Steagall on his watch sent Wall Street into the money-making frenzy that led to the Great Recession/Depression of 2008......and subsequent taxpayer bailouts.

In exchange for these obscene gifts of corporate welfare, at the expense of America's middle and working classes, you'd think the Clintons' rich friends would have no trouble coughing up a mere $250 million endowment for the foundation.

Now it seems, the captains of crony capitalism are begging off....they just don't feel they have enough money to help their old friends Bill and Hillary secure their so-called "legacy."


Sen Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is probing Hillary aide’s employment status, asking how Huma Abedin got a sweetheart deal as a private six-figure consultant while at the State Department. Abedin and hubby, disgraced sexter/loser ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, hauled in some $350,000 in outside income on top of Abedin’s $135,000 govt salary.

Abedin held “special government employee” status, and worked a sideline---as a private contractor. One of her clients was Bill CLinton's Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm that calls itself the “next chapter in strategic advisory.”


HUMAN EVENTS: Last Dec, a former employee of bankrupt MF Global accused former president Clinton----chairman of Teneo's advisory board----of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before MFG careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as hundreds of millions of investor funds disappeared.

Teneo was hired by MF Global’s former CEO Jon S. Corzine to improve his image and to enhance his connections with Clinton’s political family, said the employee, who asked that his name be withheld because he feared retribution, according to HE.

The Teneo contract with MF Global lasted at least five months, the souce said. The board cancelled it after Corzine resigned. The source, who is no longer associated with MF Global, said Teneo is a dual-track company with one side devoted to merchant and investment banking and the other side set up to provide image and strategy consulting services.

CAN YOU SAY MONEY LAUNDERING? The trustee for screwed MFG investors later sued JPMorgan bank for return of about $450M that MFG had transferred to the bank.


HOW MANY MONEY LAUNDERING SCAMS ARE THERE? LET US COUNT THE WAYS------Ponzi King Madoff screwed many but he also laundered money for tax-exempt foundations/groups that handed him millions of dollars.

When he went to jail, investigators found Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities. Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances.

But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing/laundering money to Madoff in order to avoid federal scrutiny.

43 posted on 10/07/2013 6:17:59 AM PDT by Liz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Read later

44 posted on 10/07/2013 9:28:04 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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45 posted on 10/07/2013 9:41:24 AM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: conservative98

A deliberately untrue title by CNN.

46 posted on 10/07/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ted Cruz is among the best in American history.

Hang in there Ted. Most of America will sign on to you in future elections.

47 posted on 10/07/2013 10:19:14 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are FINALLY getting out the message that it is the intrangegence of Obama/Reid that shut down government.

It’s working, Obama is responding.

48 posted on 10/07/2013 1:25:05 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Regardless of how hard it will be I think this statemet will upset the RINOs. You are not allowed to talk about winning.

Reid’s Freudian slip was a huge victory. You think the RNC is going to be able to stop every Superpac from pounding red state Dems who refused to condemn Reid?

49 posted on 10/07/2013 2:21:04 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cruz understands what a monkey wrench can do to machinery, even if it’s only a fraction of the size. Let’s see what he can do.

The Senate operates a lot of times with “Unanimous Consent.” They usually enforce it by making backroom threats to a Senator’s personal projects. I always wondered what would happen if one Senator stood up and said, “I object!” Before he went turncoat on us, Jeff Flake could have done this. He blew his chance.

50 posted on 10/07/2013 2:27:36 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: conservative98

The headline said promise, not Cruz.

Yes, I read this article when it first came out and no where does it reference Cruz saying this. It is a total BS misleading headline.

51 posted on 10/07/2013 9:34:20 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

“Generally, dereliction of duty refers to failure through negligence or obstinacy to perform one’s legal or moral duty to a reasonable expectation. In other words, it means willful or negligent failure to perform assigned duties or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner. Dereliction of duty is a specific offense in military law. “ (Quote from

Dereliction of duty is an Impeachable Offense, as stipulated in the US Constitution. Dereliction of duty is also a US Military offense subject to a Courts Martial.

Will our sorry Congressional RINOs do their usual kid gloves, “boys will be boys” approach to Obama’s numerous violations of the US Constitution, or will they FINALLY draw up The Articles of Impeachment for B. Hussein Obama?

52 posted on 10/09/2013 8:02:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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