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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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: markomalley
"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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To: ConservativeTeen

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“.....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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: duckman; All

Looks and sounds like P. King is kissing Obama’s ring.....


21 posted on 10/12/2013 3:39:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good chance he’s out in 2014.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 3:44:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Seattle Conservative

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.


23 posted on 10/12/2013 3:47:20 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 3:49:53 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ah, it’s the Sinn Fein nutter again. Go away, Petey, nobody is buying your garbage.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 3:49:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

King continued, describing Cruz and Paul as “isolationists” and “RINOs” who “don’t 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...


26 posted on 10/12/2013 3:49:54 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
King must've got his marching orders from "El Guapo" Obamas boss..


27 posted on 10/12/2013 4:09:37 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!


28 posted on 10/12/2013 4:09:50 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: stevie_d_64
......This hump may very well win another term, thanks to the political attention span of his constituency...

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.

29 posted on 10/12/2013 4:10:32 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Vendome

I like seeing the proper attitude to display when these traitors rear their evil heads! Thank you!


30 posted on 10/12/2013 4:11:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


31 posted on 10/12/2013 4:21:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think King’s animosity is absolutely personal—he is behaving childishly.


32 posted on 10/12/2013 4:25:37 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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33 posted on 10/12/2013 4:33:45 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 4:34:36 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 4:42:36 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 4:47:34 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

King is in the cabal


37 posted on 10/12/2013 4:49:13 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can’t upset the country club now can we Peter...........

How about this. Let us decided who stays or goes.

My vote you lose....


38 posted on 10/12/2013 4:49:56 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ConservativeTeen

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.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 4:51:18 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: txrefugee

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.


40 posted on 10/12/2013 4:54:39 AM PDT by cdpap
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The part he is kissing is not the ring. I might add the Muslim ring Obama wears.


41 posted on 10/12/2013 4:54:49 AM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


42 posted on 10/12/2013 4:57:56 AM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: Post5203

Republican= Big Government (Military & Corporate Welfare)
Democrat = BIGGER Government (Cronyism & Social Welfare to buy votes)!
Same Difference.....


43 posted on 10/12/2013 4:58:35 AM PDT by gumbie05
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To: Venturer
The part he is kissing is not the ring. ....

But it's round.

44 posted on 10/12/2013 5:02:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: cdpap

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.


45 posted on 10/12/2013 5:13:26 AM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: DeWalt

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.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 5:26:21 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 5:31:45 AM 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: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 5:33:11 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: ConservativeTeen

Peter King is History.


49 posted on 10/12/2013 5:34:15 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Looks like the NSA spy program has netted another Republican.


50 posted on 10/12/2013 5:36:25 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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