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Peter King's new goal: Take down Ted Cruz
WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | OCTOBER 14, 2013 AT 12:15 PM | ASHE SCHOW

Posted on 10/15/2013 10:37:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is no fan of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

The New York congressman made it clear on Monday’s "Morning Joe" that he will work to stop Cruz and his allies in their tracks.

“I’ve been speaking out against Ted Cruz and this whole crazy movement since it started,” King told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski.

King also said he thought that “there’s no doubt that the Democrats are winning,” and that President Obama needed to play “a more aggressive role” in the negotiations to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling.

King also warned that Cruz and his allies would pick another fight soon.

“We as Republicans have to anticipate there’s going to be another one of these in six weeks or eight weeks or three months — whatever it is,” King said. “And we just can’t have national Republicans criticizing the system.”

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“We have to anticipate Ted Cruz is going to try to do this again,” King said. “Ted Cruz, and 30 or 40 people in the House — and we have to start going after him by name.”

King claimed that Cruz will try to “rewrite history” when his movement loses.

“What will happen is months from now, after this is resolved, he’s going to say, ‘Republicans were on the verge of winning, but they lost their nerve at the end and they caved in — this time it’s going to work.’” King said.

“And [Cruz] is going to rewrite history and we have to make sure he doesn’t do it,” King said. “It’s really time to speak out against him.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; deadinternjoe; destroyopposition; establishment; fireking; ira; joesdeadintern; morningjoe; msnbc; oneparty; quisling; rino; rulingelite; traitor; wethepeople
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To: SoConPubbie

That is what goads the inside-the-beltway Republicans. They like the system because it works for them, win or lose. They still get their turns at the money troughs. They still get the under-the-table lobbyist 'donations'. They still can play like they are opposition. And they can still have drinks with their friends from across the aisle after a hard day of partisanship.

Translation: Don't rock the boat! Cruz and the Tea Party are trying to rock the boat.
21 posted on 10/15/2013 10:52:41 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SoConPubbie

22 posted on 10/15/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hey little Peter, you’re going to lose.


23 posted on 10/15/2013 10:53:51 AM PDT by Gator113 (Ted Cruz is settled law.)
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To: MUDDOG

Would be quite hilarious to see what King owuld have to say id Ted Cruz was elected President.


24 posted on 10/15/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by CityCenter (The solution to all problems is spiritual.)
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To: CityCenter

Hopefully King would get swept out in the Cruz tidal wave.


25 posted on 10/15/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SoConPubbie
I have sent "missives" to Boehner and Cornyn. Just sent this to King:

Dear Mr. King, The stories that you think Ted Cruz is the enemy are troubling to say the least. It is that kind of circular firing squad mentality that has the Republican base in such disarray. Republicans are generally elected to champion conservative, Constitutional values and philosophies. You and many of your cohorts seem to think that your job is to kiss the rings of Harry Reid and Barrack Obama and to betray the faith and trust of the People at every turn. Your base is diminishing because you are so complicit in the Left's attempt to burn the Constitution and to subjugate the People. You make inane statements like, "ObamaCare is the law of the land" and exhort us to roll over for this monstrosity because you are too weak to oppose tyranny - who knows, maybe you consider yourself a moinor tyrant and feel superior to those who you swore to represent along with the Constitution. If something is "the law of the land" one can only trust those charged with enforcing it if they enforce ALL THE LAWS of the LAND. Why do you not care so much when Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder decide to enforce such laws selectively? The "Law of the Land" that is ObamaCare no longer resembles the law that was passed by trickery and obfuscation - the President has unilaterally modified it about 15 times and it is not the law that was passed. The "additions" to this "law", drafted by unelected "officials" dwarf the original monstrosity. Where is your sense of outrage about this? Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are what the Party and the People need - leaders who will stand tall against petty tyrants and work to the benefit of the People. When you get done sneering at a citizen's opinion, please reconsider your weaknesses and take the time to consider how you and other RINOs are betraying the People. I know it is a lot to ask, but, hey, that's what you are supposedly up "on high" to do. Sincerely, A Conservative citizen who wonders where the heck his country has gone.

26 posted on 10/15/2013 10:56:42 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I agree. Take him down. If not for McCain, this guy would be my number 1 target!


27 posted on 10/15/2013 10:57:26 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: SoConPubbie

King is such an assclown. I wish he would go ahead and officially join the democrat party.


28 posted on 10/15/2013 10:58:00 AM PDT by boycott
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To: SoConPubbie

Primary this SOB!


29 posted on 10/15/2013 10:58:47 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SoConPubbie

Petey needs to be primaried.


30 posted on 10/15/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Born in Buffalo. Left 20 years ago. This is why.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 11:00:28 AM PDT by FatherofFive (MIslam is evil and must be eradicate)
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To: SoConPubbie
For forty plus years we have referred to Democrat lite Republicans as “Rockefeller Republicans”. I propose we drop that and refer to Republicans like Peter King and John McCain as Obama Republicans.
32 posted on 10/15/2013 11:01:00 AM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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To: All

the funny thing is, the first half a dozen times I saw king on tv, I actually thought he was a democrat.


33 posted on 10/15/2013 11:02:03 AM PDT by willywill
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To: SoConPubbie

Time for you to change parties, Mr. King. You’re no more than NE liberal/progressive. FUPK! Quisling!


34 posted on 10/15/2013 11:03:29 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoConPubbie

Mr. King is a pauper in spirit and very possessed by evil envy.


35 posted on 10/15/2013 11:04:05 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Bushbacker1

If these RINOs spent 1/100th of the energy they spend fighting conservatives on Democrats, this country would be in much better shape.


36 posted on 10/15/2013 11:04:23 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: SoConPubbie

“And we just can’t have national Republicans criticizing the system.”

Says it all right there


37 posted on 10/15/2013 11:08:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie
Sorry King, you can't take Cruz out. We here in Texas sent him to disrupt business as usual, and to be a pain in the ass for liberals of both parties.

It's working. Cruz will be there for at least 5 more years. Get used to it.

/johnny

38 posted on 10/15/2013 11:09:44 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SoConPubbie

King takes slow and deliberate aim at his foot.


39 posted on 10/15/2013 11:10:17 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the Libs say we are.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Just switch parties vichy Republican.


40 posted on 10/15/2013 11:13:19 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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