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Republican congressman goes ballistic on Ted Cruz - "We have to cut this guy off now"
Salon ^ | October 11, 2013 | Elias Isquith

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 MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, King called the ongoing government shutdown “the strategy of Ted Cruz” and wondered aloud “why more Republicans around the country didn’t 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 “don’t represent traditional Republican principles.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: govtshutdown; healthcare; newyork; obamacare; peterking; randpaul; rinoking; shutdown; tedcruz; texas
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Confusion spreads in GOP: ‘There’s plates spinning everywhere’

.....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 House’s 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......"

1 posted on 10/12/2013 2:49:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This guy is nuts. Please NY Republicans who live in his district do the right thing and take him out in the next primary.


2 posted on 10/12/2013 2:54:42 AM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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.


3 posted on 10/12/2013 2:58:19 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fu and shove it.

You SoB.

We get a chance to primary you, then it’s off with you.

Poosy.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 2:58:26 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What you wish for will come to you.


5 posted on 10/12/2013 3:03:08 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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I despise these phony sonsabitches so much. Anyone who teams up with bsnbc is a fraud.

Term limits now!

6 posted on 10/12/2013 3:03:27 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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“Appearing on MSNBC on Friday, Congressman Peter King continued his epic verbal assault on Ted Cruz...”

Sounded like King was on the campaign trail.


7 posted on 10/12/2013 3:07:07 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let him say what he wants.

The GOP is dead. Committed suicide.


8 posted on 10/12/2013 3:07:23 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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RINOS like King are our problem.
And of course the LSM, carrying their water.
9 posted on 10/12/2013 3:09:31 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come crumbling down ZERO. . . . . Oh Yes they will I promise! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You Freepers better back off if you know what's good for you!

10 posted on 10/12/2013 3:10:29 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats haven't destroyed your freedoms ... you can still visit them at the Smithsonian)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Hey Peatah, ESAD.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 3:10:51 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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"The GOP is dead. Committed suicide."

Sad but true. However it was assisted suicide, from the LSM.

12 posted on 10/12/2013 3:11:59 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The walls will come crumbling down ZERO. . . . . Oh Yes they will I promise! ! ! ! ! !)
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To: ConservativeTeen

Peter King is a MEAN MEAN GUY.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 3:12:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

From your lips to God’s ears.


14 posted on 10/12/2013 3:13:29 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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Cruz must be over the target cause he sure is taking a lot of flak


15 posted on 10/12/2013 3:14:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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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 House’s 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.


16 posted on 10/12/2013 3:15:56 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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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.


17 posted on 10/12/2013 3:23:01 AM PDT by txrefugee
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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


18 posted on 10/12/2013 3:29:16 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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Some Senate Republicans emerged from a lengthy meeting with President Obama on Friday arguing they should now be in the GOP driver's seat in talks with the president, particularly because they disagree with how House Republicans have handled the government shutdown.

Heh....too bad that the House controls the national purse and not the Senate.

19 posted on 10/12/2013 3:32:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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Speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, King called the ongoing government shutdown “the strategy of Ted Cruz” and wondered aloud “why more Republicans around the country didn’t 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 “don’t represent traditional Republican principles.”

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.

20 posted on 10/12/2013 3:38:56 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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