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Hutchison blasts GOP ‘outliers’ who ‘hijacked’ deficit debate (Rove's RINOs on the attack...)
Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/16/13 | ROBERT WILONSKY and MICHAEL LINDENBERGER

Posted on 10/17/2013 5:48:54 AM PDT by jimbo123

Former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said Wednesday that Ted Cruz’s push to shut down the government over Obamacare was doomed from the start, a “kamikaze mission” that hurt efforts to resolve the country’s debt crisis.

“Lack of unanimity, even among the most conservative members of Congress, was a fatal flaw in this,” Hutchison said, her most critical comments yet about her successor, Cruz — a fellow Republican, tea party darling and vocal leader against the new health care law.

“Most Republicans wanted to negotiate on the issue of spending and the debt and the deficit,” she said in a Dallas interview. “A few people threw in an issue [Obamacare] that you could not win. It was absolutely clear you could not win it.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gopcaved; tedcruz

1 posted on 10/17/2013 5:48:54 AM PDT by jimbo123
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Thank God she’s gone. Remember when she quietly eliminated the funds for the Border Fence Act?? Insidious! Not a word she says should be listened to.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 5:52:29 AM PDT by cotton1706
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Nonsense.

I didn’t even support repealing Obamacare, and I supported the efforts of Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin 100%.

The Republican party is in a period of rebirth right now.

This was just a part of the process.

Now GOP you’ve got a situation.

Obamacare passed.

There is at least one GOP-care bill over in the House. Languishing.

What are you gonna do GOP?


3 posted on 10/17/2013 5:53:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: jimbo123
This blame Cruz game is a tempest in a teapot.

Clearly the GOP needs to have leaders who are more doctrinaire, like the 'Rats do. The main problem is that there is really NO leadership, just 'rat appeasers.

The strategery to elect more appeasers is doomed to failure, especially now that the results of this strategery over the last 25 years are clear.

4 posted on 10/17/2013 5:54:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jimbo123

Who yanked this former RINO senator and failed gubernatorial candidate out of retirement to offer advice and wisdom?


5 posted on 10/17/2013 5:54:40 AM PDT by Will88
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Good thing they got rid of her. They have no fight and totally resent anyone who doesn’t lay down to get run over.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 5:54:53 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: cotton1706

Why doesn’t she blame the RINOs for giving away the store and allow the spending and debt to continue? Why do we report and listen to her stupidity?

We have a bunch of cowards leading the inept Republican Party.

Time to clean house or start a new conservative party.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 5:57:49 AM PDT by ADSUM
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"Hutchison said voters in Texas and elsewhere are demanding strenuous opposition to the president’s agenda — and expect the kind of passion that Cruz has shown.

“If we pick the right issues to fight on, that is going to be a united effort,” she said. “The error was picking the wrong issue.”"

The GOPe has no real issue that differentiate it fromt eh 'rats.

That the McCain wing of the GOP dominates the GOP caucus in the Senate dooms all efforts to achieve ANY victory.

McCain and his ilk need to be pried out of their entrenched seats by any means necessary.

8 posted on 10/17/2013 5:58:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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“Most Republicans wanted to negotiate on the issue of spending and the debt and the deficit,” she said in a Dallas interview. “A few people threw in an issue [Obamacare] that you could not win. It was absolutely clear you could not win it.”

We did not win any issues, and we were never going to win any issues. We never will without strong leadership to unify the party. We have no leaders, we have no communicators to advance our message, we have no plan except to oppose the democrats.

9 posted on 10/17/2013 6:00:11 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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With people like Hutchinson, Boehner, Cornyn and McConnell this great nation would have never been formed. But they are complicit in the destruction now. John Cornyn will hopefully be on the speaking tour with Hutchinson instead of in the Senate after the 2014 elections.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 6:03:06 AM PDT by Jukeman (God help us for we are deeper in trouble.)
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“Most Republicans wanted to negotiate on the issue of spending and the debt and the deficit,” she said in a Dallas interview.

Kay Bailey Hutchinson CINO speak for: “Most Republicans wanted to SURRENDER on the issue of spending and the debt and the deficit because most Republicans are NOT CONSERVATIVES.”


11 posted on 10/17/2013 6:07:51 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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Sorry Kay, the white flag GOP is no longer palatable for us.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 6:08:53 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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The left wing of the Republican party has effectively bought themselves a big chunk of Obamacare. The (small r) republicans shall hang that albatross on them every day from now until we can unseat them.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 6:08:54 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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they r just trying to demoralize us


14 posted on 10/17/2013 6:09:13 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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Trust the media to dig out this old fossil just for this.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 6:11:36 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians are Democrats.)
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To: Paladin2

16 posted on 10/17/2013 6:12:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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The ruling-class Brahmans are not happy.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 6:14:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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What Hutchinson means:

.......I don’t know? WTF does she mean?

These Republican clowns need to be challenged with question after question about SPECIFICS.

What are you doing to REALLY fight the Obama agenda?
Name ONE accomplishment in this effort?
What was the National Debt when you were elected?
What is the National Debt NOW?
Why should a CONSERVATIVE ever vote for you?

I have “held my nose” and voted for Spector, McCain, and Romney. I will not do it again.

For instance, I can guarantee 16 Conservatives who will sit home if that fat slob from NJ is the Republican nominee.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 6:15:47 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: jimbo123
Cruz's gambit could easily have won and thereby saved the nation the great harm to the quality of healthcare, harm to the economy, and the loss of individual freedom that ObamaCare will cause.
The RINOs don't care, just so long as their position as lapdogs to the liberal elites is not compromised.
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee remain heroes and true patriots.
Hutchison, McCain, Peter King, Chinless Wonder McConnell, el al, will remain self-serving, traitorous weasel scum.
19 posted on 10/17/2013 6:15:55 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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“kamikaze mission”

Some causes are worth dying for Komrade Hutchinson.

20 posted on 10/17/2013 6:19:30 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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I think the tea party should change their name to.....Never Vote for an Incumbent Party. That way people could remember who not to vote for.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by Ramonne
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I hope the Rino’s like all the donations drying up. If they offer no difference from spend spend spend why do they expect any votes?

bottom line, they are no different, they like their power and don’t want to give it up.

Why should anyone follow advice from people who lose elections? John McCain bent over backwards to act like a Dem. Did he win? He lost.


22 posted on 10/17/2013 6:29:54 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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RINO donations are down and the Tea Party groups are raising more money than Karl Rove.

Ann Coulter’s new book is a BIG FLOP.

That’s why they are attacking us.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 6:36:49 AM PDT by jimbo123
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“Lack of unanimity, even among the most conservative members of Congress, was a fatal flaw in this,” Hutchison said


And the outcome would have been different if we surrendered faster?

Why bother even token resistance; the Vichy Republicans and collaborateur should just admit they all want to be Democrats and switch parties and then the media can love them too.

24 posted on 10/17/2013 6:37:50 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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After we were able to get Ted Cruz elected, I have been mad as hell at realizing all those wasted years Kay Bailey was taking up our Senate seat.

She is gone, Thank God


25 posted on 10/17/2013 6:39:44 AM PDT by bestintxas (Anyone who votes for Obama after these 4 miserable years needs to take a mandatory citizenship test.)
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Gotta love the “We can’t do” crowd. If they can’t do, they need to stay home and SHUT UP.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by nomobs
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Karl Rove was a BIG loser. What did he have? 300 million to work with? All just a big payoff to the MSM for ads that didn’t work. As long as the MSM sets the agenda for the White House and who they interview, there is no chance. I had a talk with an Obama supporter a few hours ago. They love using the word “teabagging” to insult those who are opposed to Barry’s policies. I asked the guy why he couldn’t make his point without using vulgar name calling? Of course his response is another insult. Bottom line, he admitted he’s doing well from Obama because he’s employed at the Govt. teet and got a citation from Barry for his work. We are supposed to shut up because expressing our displeasure and disagreeing with the President is “hating” and “lying” and “deceitful”. I’m sure that he “supported” the Republican Presidents by not criticizing their policies he didn’t like.
(/s) He tells me his analysis is going over “my head”. The guy ended up using poor English skills and insisting that everyone support and respect the President no matter what he does and says. I think it’s hopeless after talking to dolts like that. Barry is a man. Not a God.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 6:48:09 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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Today I am changing my party affiliation in DE. I want nothing to do with the Do-Nothing Party (worse than the Whigs).


28 posted on 10/17/2013 7:02:07 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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Notice she does not offer a different strategy. Just disses the one conservatives had.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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