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Sen. Ted Cruz blocks confirmation of Tom Wheeler, nominee for FCC chairman
Washington Post ^ | 10/17/13 | Cecilia Kang

Posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT by Nachum

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) lost his battle against the new health-care law but he already has a new target in sight: the Federal Communications Commission. The tea party member late Wednesday blocked the confirmation of Tom Wheeler as chairman of the FCC, saying he wanted greater assurance from President Obama’s nominee that the agency wouldn’t require more funding disclosures for political TV ads. Cruz has said that such free speech should be protected. When asked about the issue in a June confirmation hearing, Wheeler demurred, saying he would study the issue.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blocks; cruz; fcc; tedcruz; texas; tomwheeler; wheeler
Ah, Cruz is making the GOP the 'fun' Party... :)
1 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:56 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:13 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

That darn trouble maker!!


3 posted on 10/17/2013 8:19:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Nachum

Lol, putting the fun in dysfunctional!


4 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Nachum

bttt


5 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Nachum

So he’s doing exactly what the GOP should be doing.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 8:20:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum

It’s time to stop “getting along” with fascists.

No compromise at all on anything. Fight every single issue to the bitter end, regardless of the odds.

We need to turn the government bureaucrat’s ability to accomplish anything into frozen sludge.


7 posted on 10/17/2013 8:21:28 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Go Ted.

:D


8 posted on 10/17/2013 8:23:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Nachum
All this is going to do is piss off the democrats and the rinos.

That's what I elected him to do. Go Cruz!

/johnny

9 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Bttt


10 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:34 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Nachum
It is starting to look like there is no quit in Cruz.
He reminds me more and more of one of my heroes.
David Crockett. His party leaders hated him also. “It you know you are right, go ahead.”

I like that. It makes me, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.

11 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:38 PM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Democrats or Republicans in Washington, just millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Nachum

He hasn’t even slowed.

KEEP ON TRUCKIN’, TED!


12 posted on 10/17/2013 8:26:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Nachum
I really like this guy - I just hope he can stand up to the torrent of excrement that will be hurled at him by the leftist bastards who are undoing this great Nation!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 10/17/2013 8:26:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

Exactly. Go Ted! You da man! If Obozo and his clowns are going to turn the economy and national debt into a circus, we might as well have some fun doing it.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 8:27:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hold on to your sombrero! Here comes amnesty! The GOP is on a roll!)
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To: Nachum

And the predictable, knee jerk reaction from the left will be “Cruz is a terrorist/wife abuser/hostage taker/racist/homophobe.”


15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Nachum

CRUZ for PRESIDENT


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:24 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Nachum

“.....Cruz is making the GOP the ‘fun’ Party... :) “

Yep... he sure is. I am so glad that we have him.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:28:33 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: cripplecreek

It’s refreshing...


18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:29:50 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: mylife

I wish they’d clone him X 50 just to see him drive the and 0 crazy.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:30:06 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tupelo

Doing it for the Country, not for the power trip like my Senator McShamnesty.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:30:37 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: cripplecreek
This may not seem very "Big" in the grand scheme of things.

But those Small things add up fast.

This is exactly what we should be doing!

21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:31:26 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

-— No compromise at all on anything. Fight every single issue to the bitter end, regardless of the odds.

We need to turn the government bureaucrat’s ability to accomplish anything into frozen sludge. ——

Amen. Who wouldn’t rather participate in a good fight, rather than have your nose rubbed in it every day?


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:32:28 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Nachum

Yay! Go Sen. Cruz. Thank you for representing We the People. We are looking for support to send to you in Congress. God Bless You.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:32:34 PM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Nachum

If Ted Cruz does not give a crap of what Obama, the Democrats, the MSM think and only cares what the people who voted him in and the rest of us think, then ? I am good with that..... as it should be.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Nachum

RUN CRUZ RUN ! FIGHT CRUZ FIGHT ! RIGHT ON RIGHT ON RIGHT ON BROTHA !


25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:34:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: KC_Lion

He knows how to stay in the papers.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:28 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

It’s more than stop being nice and “ Getting along “ with fascist, it’s more like putting them in their place and put the genie back in the bottle.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:35:39 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends

Senator Cruz RULES!




Final FReepathon of the Year!

PLEASE Make Your Donations!

28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Nachum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3080222/posts


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:37:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Nachum

Hey anyone can dream, how about Tom Delay as the new house speaker ? and Ted Cruz as the Senate majority leader....


30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:39:03 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Tupelo
To come out of a major battle, shift the focus nearly 180° and attack.

Yeah, that does remind me of a few people.

A very few.

.

31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:40:56 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Nachum

Good. The FCC has become pathetic, and this dope will make it even woese.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:43:11 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Tupelo

Davey Crockett was a feather-headed loon.

He was the first Obamaite to serve in congress, and was thrown out of office for trying to make gifts of the taxpayers’ money.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:43:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Nachum

‘Bout time a GOP BLOCKED something!!!!


34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:59:07 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Nachum

What kind of chaos would a successful conservative party with Cruz in it create in Congress with the plans of the Marxists?

Someday I hope the rotten GOP goes the way of the Dinosaur and we get a better party to fight the Dems.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 9:11:32 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: ZULU

Bttt


36 posted on 10/17/2013 9:33:01 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: American Constitutionalist

That’s a legal dream, right?


37 posted on 10/17/2013 9:43:54 PM PDT by des
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To: Nachum

I Cruz with Ted.


38 posted on 10/17/2013 9:44:43 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

OOOO Bedtime is nearing for me. Thank you for giving me that image. That is one I would strongly support. Now I can lay my head on the pillow and dream away and praying that I would wake up to that. Sigh......May God grant you your wish and ours too =)


39 posted on 10/17/2013 11:03:18 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: JRandomFreeper

I live in the People’s Republik of Illinoisistan. I have not a Senator to turn to here in the Parasite’s Paradise (Demorat Dicky Durbin and Rino Mark Kirk), so I sent a campaign donation to Cruz to continue his fight on my behalf.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 1:20:38 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: des

Who said that Tom Delay can’t be relected back to Congress ? or for some Godly miracle the GOP wins the Senate and Ted Cruz becomes the majority leader in the Senate ? we can only dream.


41 posted on 10/18/2013 7:34:39 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: kitkat

YES BUMP!!

Love this man!


42 posted on 10/18/2013 12:06:31 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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