Skip to comments.Republican congressman goes ballistic on Ted Cruz - "We have to cut this guy off now"
Posted on 10/12/2013 2:49:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Appearing on MSNBC on Friday, Congressman Peter King continued his epic verbal assault on Ted Cruz and, to a lesser extent, Rand Paul by describing the Texas Senator as a RINO (Republican in name only) and a fraud.
Speaking with MSNBCs Andrea Mitchell, King called the ongoing government shutdown the strategy of Ted Cruz and wondered aloud why more Republicans around the country didnt join me in denouncing Ted Cruz before the shutdown began. We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, King continued, describing Cruz and Paul as isolationists and RINOs who dont represent traditional Republican principles.
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.....The [White House] meeting also showed that Senate Republicans are not in the loop on what the House is negotiating, as they spent much of the time pressing Obama for details about the Houses plan.
House Republicans have put forward a plan to boost the debt limit, but are demanding fiscal negotiations with the president on ending the shutdown. The precise details of the plan are under wraps.
The uncertainty of the talks is frustrating Senate Republicans, who want the crisis resolved as soon as possible......"
This guy is nuts. Please NY Republicans who live in his district do the right thing and take him out in the next primary.
We cannot allow our party to be taken over by the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, King continued.
WE NEED THE PARTY RETAKEN BY CONSERVATIVES LIKE CRUZ. King is a pansy.
Fu and shove it.
We get a chance to primary you, then it’s off with you.
What you wish for will come to you.
Term limits now!
“Appearing on MSNBC on Friday, Congressman Peter King continued his epic verbal assault on Ted Cruz...”
Sounded like King was on the campaign trail.
Let him say what he wants.
The GOP is dead. Committed suicide.
You Freepers better back off if you know what's good for you!
Hey Peatah, ESAD.
Sad but true. However it was assisted suicide, from the LSM.
Peter King is a MEAN MEAN GUY.
From your lips to God’s ears.
Cruz must be over the target cause he sure is taking a lot of flak
“.....The [White House] meeting also showed that Senate Republicans are not in the loop on what the House is negotiating, as they spent much of the time pressing Obama for details about the Houses plan.”
If this is true (not saying it isn’t and wouldn’t surprise me if it is, but I take a lot of what I read from the LSM with a grain of salt), then heads should roll in the leadership in the Senate (are you listening McConnell???).
After the Pubbies in the House have been holding fairly firm (except for a few Dem/RINOS like King of NY) and Cruz, Lee and Paul have been fighting - why the heck isn’t the Pubbie leadership of both houses getting together to discuss a plan??? What kind of strategery is that?
“The uncertainty of the talks is frustrating Senate Republicans, who want the crisis resolved as soon as possible......”
I think they are generalizing on Republicans want this resolved - they should change that to RINOs want it resolved: McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Johnson, Corker, Cornyn, Flake, Collins - probably missing a few more.
I suspect that Cruz, Lee, Sessions (AL), and to a lesser extent Rubio and Paul wouldn’t mind continuing the fight. IIRC there were 14 Senate Republican patriots that voted No on cloture.
How many times has NY voted for the Republican presidential nominee, you dope? Those who haven’t seen their state in the GOP column in decades should have very little influence in the party.
One meeting with 0bama, and some players are running around like chickens with their head cut off.
GO BACK to NORMAL order, defund & Delay 0care, or at least compel 0bama and the WH staff to register in 0bama care.
Then go home and relax. If the US Defaults, better now than next year
Heh....too bad that the House controls the national purse and not the Senate.
Establishment Republicans sound more and more like Democrats, especially with his name calling and hysterical claims. I think that King is talking about himself when he says RINO.
Looks and sounds like P. King is kissing Obama’s ring.....
Good chance he’s out in 2014.
The elite don’t like it when rabble rousers come to town. It is between elections. This is supposed to be the time when the REAL RINOS get together with the Rats and do all their crappy deals while flyover watches American Idol. Except the Tea Party don’t watch American Idol. We are getting p’od from all the pissed on we been getting.
Peter King rose from the ranks of a Republican dominated Nassau County. Town of Hempstead to be specific. If you worked for the town back then you had to pledge your allegiance to the party before getting hired. Once you were hired you were required to buy tickets to every fund raiser they held. If you wanted to get ahead you had to volunteer to work on campaigns. There was a big scandal about this years ago. He escaped unscathed. ( I know I was there)
He is now testing the waters for a presidential run. He should probably primary against Hillary the way he acts.
Ah, it’s the Sinn Fein nutter again. Go away, Petey, nobody is buying your garbage.
King continued, describing Cruz and Paul as isolationists and RINOs who dont represent traditional Republican principles.
If what you stand for as republican principles, then you are more liberal than you think...
I hope the few republican “conservatives” in NY pay attention to this...But then again, I will not hold my breath...This hump may very well win another term, thanks to the political attention span of his constituency...
peter eater king... leave the party... we no longer tolerate fat, stupid northeast progressive whores. ALL of you liberals need to go home to the rat party. YOU NEVER WERE ONE OF US SO JUST LEAVE!
Like Lindsey Graham, he morphs himself at will for political survival and job security.
And speaking of Graham, his "good cop - bad cop" routine with John McCain is worn out and needs to go.
I like seeing the proper attitude to display when these traitors rear their evil heads! Thank you!
Team Romney turns its “guns” from the Speaker and Gov Palin
to Sen. Cruz.
Is it not enuf that Team Romney BEGAN both ObamaCARE
and gay marriage??? The GOP is disgusting.
I think King’s animosity is absolutely personal—he is behaving childishly.
Peter King exemplifies the Republican party. He, and his buddies (members of the good ole boy club) can’t stand the fact that the voters have “infested” the party with some actual conservative (and moral) representatives who actually represent the people...not the club.
They have been in office for so long that they think they actually OWN the Republican party and these young “upstarts” don’t pay the proper respect to “their betters” in the party.
When I worked in the government I remember many times that I was called a “boat rocker” or “you don’t row the boat with the rest of us” or simply “you are a troublemaker.”
The only reason I was disliked (or feared) was the fact if I saw something wrong, I pointed it out and refused to do it.
I was in management and after 8 years I quit and started my own business.
It is apparent that the Republican-E hates anyone who “rocks the boat” and who may actually threaten their standing with special interests and crony capitalists.
There is a massive disconnect between republican politicians and republican voters. Either get on the Cruz bus or get the heck out of the way.
We’ve tried the ‘taking back our party’ route, in the most recent 2 elections.
Upon the advice of so many SAGEs that third party is dead sentence etc etc.
For all intents and purposes, GOP is dead. Some may not realize it yet.
King is in the cabal
Can’t upset the country club now can we Peter...........
How about this. Let us decided who stays or goes.
My vote you lose....
No he isn’t nuts, he is working with his pal Chuck the Schmuck against the Republican party.
He is a Traitor to the party, not nuts.
I agree. I live in NY and I tell people all the time if you see republican and NY in a guys title the proper pronunciation is Democrat. The republicans from NY would be democrats in any sane state. NY is so far gone now we will be left of California soon.
The part he is kissing is not the ring. I might add the Muslim ring Obama wears.
If you remove the party affiliation from these news articles, you can’t tell which party they belong to. All are opposite sides of the same face.
Republican= Big Government (Military & Corporate Welfare)
Democrat = BIGGER Government (Cronyism & Social Welfare to buy votes)!
But it's round.
I agree. Any time a Republican comes out of the Northeast it will be a Rino. There are no little r republicans in the northeast. Romney same as Bush, yes Bush. He is from Connecticut, I don’t care how big a hat you put on him.
Thank God you mentioned that! I get so freaking tired of Bush getting away with being called a Texan!
He was a damn yankee playing cowboy to fool the low in formation voters.
Heck, he bought that ranch in Crawford less than 6 months before the presidential race.
Old line repubbies like King, McCain and Graham reserve their real hate for reform minded republicans, not democrats.
They fear men like Cruz because he proposes policies that will destroy the system that keeps these parasitic hogs, republican and democrat, fat and happy.
They treat themselves like royalty while they suck the lifeblood from the nation and the few taxpayers they haven’t already skinned alive.
The only problem republicans like King have with democrats is that they want to move democrats out of the way so they get first shot at the graft and loot.
But they hate Cruz because he wants to topple the entire corrupt Good-Old-Boy system.
If Senate Republicans wanted to have the power of the purse, then they should have run for a House seat.
Peter King is so much a Rino that he thinks that what republican is. Obviously, he’s forgotten Ronald Reagan.
He also doesn’t have a clue that the House is supposed to control out-of-control credit card spending. Apparently, Peter King just wants to let them spend until the nation falls.
Not only does he have a bad definition of “rino”, but he doesn’t understand the definition of “patriot” either.
Peter King is History.
Looks like the NSA spy program has netted another Republican.