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Thanks SoConPubbie.

As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3077997/posts

[snip] ...in the aftermath of Cruz’s fiery speech... The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who is working toward a compromise with the White House on the shutdown and debt ceiling that does not erode ObamaCare, made a short argument for his alternate plan in Friday afternoon video message to the group... Paul’s and Rubio’s dodges, and Ryan’s implicit rebuke, demonstrate that they are seeking to avoid being tainted by the fight’s fallout while avoiding any confrontation with the party’s base. Cruz used his speech to frame the debate over ObamaCare and the government shutdown in stark terms, painting it as a key battle in the larger war for individual freedom. [/snip]


9 posted on 10/12/2013 12:40:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Cruz is a leader without a following. The republicans are too concerned with their careers to take any risks.

If the electorate fails to respond now and in 2014, we deserve what we get.

If we take the senate and replace our trembling leaders:

Job one, defeat the Marxists.
Job two, retire the republican stooges.
Job three, return the federal government to it constitutional authority.

12 posted on 10/12/2013 1:02:39 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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