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Ted Cruz’s Response about Gov’t Shutdown ‘Mistake’ Annoys Interviewer — But Senator Seems to Relish
The Blaze ^ | Dec. 29, 2013 11:25pm | Dave Urbanski

Posted on 01/06/2014 8:05:38 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gave an interview to ABC’s Jonathan Karl for “This Week” on Sunday. One of the more memorable exchanges came after Karl offered that now that he’s had some time to think about it, was Cruz prepared to finally admit that perhaps October’s government shutdown was a “mistake.”

Sen. Ted Cruz Spars with ABCs Jonathan Karl Over Govt Shutdown

Sen. Ted Cruz (Image source: ABC News via YouTube)

Cruz’s response likely will cause liberals to scream in anger and conservatives to smile in delight:

“I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.

An incredulous Karl jumped back into the discussion, sparring with Cruz before finally shaking his head and exclaiming, “Come on!” in thinly veiled frustration.

With that Cruz launched back into his philosophy regarding the Obamacare “train wreck” and peppered Karl with facts and anecdotes about the his positions he and other Republicans stood firmly on last fall.

Check out the clip here:

ABC's Jonathan Karl Literally Can't Believe What Ted Cruz is Telling

(H/T: Mediaite)



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abc; abortion; cruz; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; jonathankarl; memebuilding; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 01/06/2014 8:05:38 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Fiddlstix; petercooper; firebrand; sr4402; expat_panama; definitelynotaliberal; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 01/06/2014 8:06:23 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Complete Title:

Ted Cruz’s Response about Gov’t Shutdown ‘Mistake’ Annoys Interviewer — But Senator Seems to Relish the Friction


3 posted on 01/06/2014 8:06:47 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sorry the truth hurts, Rove.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 8:07:20 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SoConPubbie

Telling the unvarnished truth.

Crazy innit?


5 posted on 01/06/2014 8:07:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz has exactly what it takes to stand up to the DNC stenography pool a/k/a the mainstream media. This should be the #1 requirement of our candidate in 2016.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 8:10:30 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie

If only our normal ‘gop leaders’ were as mentally agile as Cruz ........


7 posted on 01/06/2014 8:12:20 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jsanders2001

^ Meant to say Karl. Karl Rove rolls off your tongue and fingertips because its so common around here...


8 posted on 01/06/2014 8:13:17 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: SoConPubbie
“I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.

Scoreboard !!

9 posted on 01/06/2014 8:13:24 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SoConPubbie

I guess the FACT that Senator Cruz was right escapes Karl.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 8:14:23 AM PST by RWGinger
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To: Sir Napsalot

>>> If only our normal ‘gop leaders’ were as mentally agile as Cruz ........

I should add “and not afraid to use it”

Seems like our normal ‘gop leaders’ cower every time an old lady says boo.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 8:14:35 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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If only our normal ‘gop leaders’ were as mentally agile as Cruz ........

First they would need to have some principles to stand on.

Instead, all we get is a group more concerned about where their campaign cash is coming from.
12 posted on 01/06/2014 8:15:04 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Its not even about being mentally agile.

All he did was tell the simple truth without the least bit of spin.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 8:21:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Saw this and laughed out loud! What was really hilarious was the Karl really thought that it was the Repubs that shut the fed. gov. down.
14 posted on 01/06/2014 8:24:45 AM PST by celmak
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To: SoConPubbie
“I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.

Excellent, Senator. And 100 percent correct.

15 posted on 01/06/2014 8:25:38 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: RWGinger

Worse, Obama’s Official Operating Organs, aka the “press”, do not understand the fundamental connection between proximate causes and resultant consequences ..... at least they lie about it.


16 posted on 01/06/2014 8:28:10 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: cripplecreek

Point taken.

But I stand by my comment about the gop leaders.


17 posted on 01/06/2014 8:31:58 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot
If only our normal ‘gop leaders’ were as mentally agile as Cruz ........
They're too busy trying to remember their focus group talking points.

Can't have actual facts and figures mucking up a consultant-approved sound bite.

18 posted on 01/06/2014 8:51:45 AM PST by Bratch
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz thinks it was Obama and Reid’s fault. Unfortunately the Dems and the media have spun it so that the majority of people blame Cruz. He’s not going to change that.


19 posted on 01/06/2014 8:58:15 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: SoConPubbie

bump


20 posted on 01/06/2014 9:02:44 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoConPubbie

““I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown,” he replied.”

And, during the heat of that battle, McConnell and Boehner were running around, wringing their hands, and crying about needing to do everything possible to prevent a “shut-down”, enforcing the LameStream Media theme that it would be the Republicans’ fault.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 9:54:37 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: DoodleDawg
Ted Cruz thinks it was Obama and Reid’s fault. Unfortunately the Dems and the media have spun it so that the majority of people blame Cruz. He’s not going to change that.

Sorry, but Ted Cruz was not making a statement of opinion, but an opinion of fact.

Now your position concerning the media is correct.

But your spinning Senator Cruz's statement.
22 posted on 01/06/2014 10:19:21 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
"I think it was absolutely a mistake for President Obama and Harry Reid to force a government shutdown," he replied.
Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks SoConPubbie.
23 posted on 01/06/2014 10:20:44 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SoConPubbie

This is the same thing he has been saying since Obama shut down the government.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 10:27:27 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: celmak

The mediatards know the truth and they seek to hide it


25 posted on 01/06/2014 10:28:49 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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