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Ted Cruz: Obama Administration Is ‘Lawless’
News One ^ | Jan 12, 2014 | News One Staff

Posted on 01/15/2014 12:19:58 PM PST by SoConPubbie

During an interview Sunday on FOX News, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, accused President Barack Obama of flouting the law during his time in the White House, reports The Hill.

“The pattern we’ve seen under President Obama, disregarding the law, is really one of the most troubling aspects of this presidency,” Cruz said. “When he disagrees with the law…he simply refuses to comply with it.”

Read more from The Hill:

Cruz’s remarks came as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case Monday challenging a trio of contentious recess appointments the president made to the National Labor Relations Board. Lower courts have deemed them unconstitutional, and Senate Republicans have asked the high court to overturn them.

The recess appointments have been challenged because Obama became the first president to install nominees without a confirmation vote when the Senate was holding brief “pro forma” sessions explicitly intended to block recess appointments.

Cruz contended Democrats made the move to “pack” courts with the president’s nominees who will “rubber-stamp the president’s lawlessness.”

“Democrats are very concerned about courts holding this administration accountable for their lawlessness,” Cruz continued.

Read more at The Hill.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Cruz urged conservative voters to hold Republicans “accountable” for caving and derailing efforts to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

RELATED: Sen. John McCain To Fox News: GOP To Blame For Gov’t Shutdown [VIDEO]

During an interview with National Review’s Robert Costa, Cruz lamented the “significant number” of Senate Republicans, led by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky),  who “actively, aggressively, and vocally led the effort to defeat House Republicans.”

“Once Senate Republicans did that, it crippled the chances of this effort, and it caused the lousy deal.” he told Costa.

Continuing on his “fool’s errand,” Cruz sent a sublimal shot to McCain, insinuating that his statement in opposition of holding the government ransom to defund Obamacare would never work:

“As with every decision elected officials make, the consequences of those decisions are up to the American people,” Cruz said. “But I will say this: from day one in office, I’ve urged the American people to hold every elected official accountable, and far too many elected officials are not listening to the American people… when you’ve got 10 to 20 Senate Republicans going on television, day after day after day, saying, ‘we cannot win, this is a fool’s errand, we will lose, nothing will happen, we will surrender,’ and blaming Republicans every step of the way, it eliminates the ability to get a positive outcome.”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/15/2014 12:19:58 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Finny; kitkat; super7man; Battle Axe; Rodamala; Fiddlstix; petercooper; firebrand; ...

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 01/15/2014 12:21:06 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Lawless...

Understatement of the year, but nonetheless still spot on...


3 posted on 01/15/2014 12:22:38 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz: Obama Administration Is ‘Lawless’


Well Duh!....................


4 posted on 01/15/2014 12:25:21 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SoConPubbie

Only CRAZY PEOPLE and nutjobs would challenge the Imperial Edicts of the Emperor Obama. My TV says so...


5 posted on 01/15/2014 12:27:10 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: SoConPubbie

He is a right. That makes Obama a lawless criminal who needs to be prosecuted.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 12:28:01 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: hosepipe

Hey... He’s the ONLY ONE SAYING IT!


7 posted on 01/15/2014 12:29:50 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: ZULU

We now need to move on from the “stating the obvious” part.


8 posted on 01/15/2014 12:30:29 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: SoConPubbie
Lawless, silent coup, president Obama should be Impeached.
9 posted on 01/15/2014 12:34:31 PM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Almost nothing can be done now. King Obama is America's first closet dictator. As a communist with black background and Muslim connections he has transformed America and I fear will never come back to a land governed by the Constitution. By the way, miss Romney yet? Some Americans put us in this dilemma and for petty reasons shot Romney down and got King Obama. Happy now?
10 posted on 01/15/2014 12:34:57 PM PST by Logical me
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To: SoConPubbie

2 Thessalonians 2:3 NIV

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 12:34:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SoConPubbie
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12 posted on 01/15/2014 12:35:43 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Everybody here already knows what McCain will say about this.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 12:36:49 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Logical me
I too, am pretty upset with those same independents and republicans who were so principled that they couldn't stoop to voting for Romney. I wonder how many of them regret it now.
14 posted on 01/15/2014 12:39:11 PM PST by Ditter
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To: SoConPubbie
Worse than lawless.

Traitors, domestic and foreign.

15 posted on 01/15/2014 12:39:49 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: All

Glad to hear that Ted came around to my point of view(8


16 posted on 01/15/2014 12:41:03 PM PST by veracious
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To: Ditter
We may not have been happy with everything Romney would have done domestically, but in foreign affairs we would not be in the mess we are in.

In respect to what Sen Cruz is talking about, Romney would have done the right thing.
17 posted on 01/15/2014 12:43:19 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Senator Cruz continues to tell "it like it is"...i.e., factually and honestly. He is not afraid to call Barack Obama what he is, a dangerous man. I will add to that and call Obama a deliberate disruptor, one who underestimates the enemy while diminishing the nations military, anti-American, anti-U.S.Constitution and clearly racist, like all little dictators...looting the nation of her wealth.......for aid to Muslim nations, both Obama and Holder break our laws and really don't care as long as it does not harm the American Negro.

Ted Cruz understands where we are headed...so listen to him....please.

18 posted on 01/15/2014 12:43:54 PM PST by yoe
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To: SoConPubbie

1) Ted Cruz is a RAAAACCCIST!!!!

2) Ted Cruz: white,Hispanic, EXTREMIST,Right winged Senator from Homophobic, anti-reproductive rights Texas

3) Ted Cruz has failed to embrace all GOOD that is can come from the Federal Government.

....just a few of the comments we can expect to hear from our ‘friends’ in the MSM...


19 posted on 01/15/2014 12:48:06 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Common Sense 101

Indeed.

The spineless GOP “leadership” thinks they can tiptoe around Obama’s law-breaking and into House and Senate majorities later this year. By not performing their Constitutional role, however, they are complicit in the whole mess.

I don’t see anything coming from the Republicans in Washington that motivates me to pull the lever for them in NOV.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 12:59:30 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: Logical me

Yeah, that nothing can be done about it attitude mixed with wel duh.

No republican would want to go up against the dems when this is what he gets from his own side.

Bill Bennett yesterday fighting a caller who said he was wrong to put down Cruz in September.

Bennett said, well, he was going to lose.

I’d like to see a Super Bowl forfeited that way, stupid lopsided game.

Oh, we’re going to lose. Forget it.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 12:59:35 PM PST by stanne
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To: BigEdLB
I did not especially like Romney either but after the primaries were over, we had 2 choices. Unfortunately the voters chose the wrong one.
22 posted on 01/15/2014 1:00:34 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Dick Bachert

Mama always says nothin’ good ever happens after midnight.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:02 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: stanne
Bennett said, well, he was going to lose.

Bennett never heard of losing the battle but winning the war.

24 posted on 01/15/2014 1:01:54 PM PST by AU72
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To: Logical me

Pretty stupid to come on a thread about Cruz railing on liberal republicans caving to Dems just to promote the most liberal republican to ever walk the earth.

Romney is the embodiment of what Cruz talks about. And it’s people that don’t get that who are the reason the rest of us have to waste time arguing with them over it. Time that would best be spent organizing more people against more of it.

But you just go right on with your delusion. The stupid burns.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 1:02:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoConPubbie

Fundemental transformation


26 posted on 01/15/2014 1:02:33 PM PST by RginTN
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To: 2001convSVT

Yesterday Mark Levin talked about this silent coup. A caller recommended a book, “And Not a Shot Was Fired”, by Jan Kozak. The book is about how in 1948 the Czechs voted themselves into slavery. The book was published in 1999. I plan on reading it.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 1:02:39 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: SoConPubbie

Ever seen the movie “Surrogates”. All the people walking around are beautiful, and they are also surrogates run by the “real people” laying in a bed or chair at home with a headset/controller, living their life vicariously through the Surrogate.

I think Cruz is a surrogate. I think the person in the chair at home is Sara Palin.

;-)


28 posted on 01/15/2014 1:04:39 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SoConPubbie

Has been from the day it took office. Should surprise only those who are stupid or don’t care. Or, on the ‘take’.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 1:15:18 PM PST by mulligan
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is right, again.


30 posted on 01/15/2014 1:15:27 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
"Understatement of the year"

Flout - schmout

Bammy and his entourage are Traitors, foreign and domestic.

31 posted on 01/15/2014 1:19:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Dick Bachert

New Moon, cloudy Midnight.


32 posted on 01/15/2014 1:21:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SoConPubbie

Usn`s here don git a posse togither,
chase them OUTLAWS ,
`n nab`em
`n have a necktie party,
`n string`em up from the nearest tree, Pardner!


33 posted on 01/15/2014 1:27:58 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: SoConPubbie
So if Obama's appointments to the Labor Relations Board are deemed unconstitutional by the SCOTUS, what would happen if Obama just thumbs his nose and refuses to let his appointees step down or continues to enforce decisions that were illegally made by his appointees? Aside from impeachment or holding him in contempt what can stop him? Clearly he will never be impeached...the GOP doesn't have the backbone and the Democrats and the media will rally to Obama's support no matter what. So he is found in contempt.. so what Obama could care less.

Our Founding Fathers made one mistake in their carefully fashioning the checks and balances in our Constitution. They assumed that there would be a majority of moral and honorable people serving in Congress and the courts. There is no possibility of our present Congress using impeachment as a means of checking a President who steps beyond his Constitutional powers. I believe Obama could suspend elections and declare himself dictator with just a whimper from the GOP and applause from Democrats and the media.

34 posted on 01/15/2014 1:28:12 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Norm Lenhart; Logical me
Pretty stupid to come on a thread about Cruz railing on liberal republicans caving to Dems just to promote the most liberal republican to ever walk the earth.

Romney is the embodiment of what Cruz talks about. And it’s people that don’t get that who are the reason the rest of us have to waste time arguing with them over it. Time that would best be spent organizing more people against more of it.


Amen!
35 posted on 01/15/2014 1:29:06 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Fortunately most of the people still riding the Romney was better bandwagon have either woken from their coma and realized they made a mistake. I see many of the names on threads now saying “Never again”. Warms my heart to see us vindicated.

But of course, there are still the ‘bitter clingers’ who will do everything they can to keep us Pining for more liberal republicans. With an election coming up soon they have to make sure we stay fighting each other so the GOP can retain power.


36 posted on 01/15/2014 1:36:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: SoConPubbie

Oops...Edit

“Fortunately most of the people WHO WERE riding the Romney...”


37 posted on 01/15/2014 1:37:21 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Dick Bachert

Yeah. The LAST DAY Ronald Reagan was in office!!!!

It was all downhill from there until we hil the CLIFF in 2008!!!


38 posted on 01/15/2014 1:42:33 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Logical me

If you don’t like the results, then don’t put up socialist R’s on our ticket. Tell the Establishment that.

We can twist arms the same as they can. Stand off.


39 posted on 01/15/2014 1:45:48 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The most lawless president in the history of the nation by far.


40 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Outright criminal. Which is the only way he cram his buddies into seats of power.
He needs to be stopped.


41 posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:08 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: ZULU

Yep!!


42 posted on 01/15/2014 2:18:02 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Logical me

Don’t you remember how Romney laid down for Obama at the last two elections and tried to just run out clock ln the final days before the election? You can’t blame anyone but Romney for that.


43 posted on 01/15/2014 2:19:14 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Paladin2; MestaMachine; LucyT; ExSoldier
Senate Releases Benghazi Massacre Report: "Preventable"

…The Senate panel report also dove extensively into what went wrong at the U.S. mission in Benghazi before the attack. The committee determined the attack was “preventable” and the administration failed to respond to “ample” warnings that security was deteriorating before Sept. 11, 2012.

The report faulted the State and Defense departments. It also cited the failure of the Obama administration to “bring the attackers to justice.”

44 posted on 01/15/2014 2:31:06 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Bullish

Let us not forget the man’s own son telling the world that Dad didn’t REALLY want to be President anyway.

I still have to wonder why people who bitch daily about RINOs and the damage they do continue to defend a guy more left wing than any RINO now in office.

As for the evils of Obama, it’s simple. The RINOs now in office who are more conservative by EVERY available metric than Romney, have the power to stop Obama in his tracks. They refuse to use it. Inn fact, when Cruz tried to, they fought and mocked him.

Putting a more lib idiot in power would solve that? It would have fixed that? Electing the guy who gave his own money to fund dead babies via planned barrenhood, said he would be better than Ted Kennedy for the gays, avoided military like the plague, invented Romney care....THAT GUY was gonna save us from Obama? He WAS Obama.

What really gets me is the religious people who still ride that horse. Lets see...”Please God, I am praying to you that you help the guy described above become leader of the christian world.”

Gee...wonder why their prayers were ignored.


45 posted on 01/15/2014 2:55:29 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart; Bullish
What really gets me is the religious people who still ride that horse. Lets see...”Please God, I am praying to you that you help the guy described above become leader of the christian world.”

Man Norm, you're on fire today!

Keep preaching the truth brother!
46 posted on 01/15/2014 3:38:48 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz just simply continues saying all the right things!!


47 posted on 01/15/2014 3:53:57 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: SoConPubbie

OK, so he’s “lawless”....
WTF are you going to do about it?
All I hear from the opposition are crickets.....yawn.


48 posted on 01/15/2014 4:00:26 PM PST by matginzac
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To: Arm_Bears

Absolutely right. ALL the Republicans should be screaming how lawless obama is. If they would just stick together they could shut his criminality down. He can’t audit them all. Or threaten them all. Or kill them all.


49 posted on 01/15/2014 4:00:48 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

I think they each just don’t want to be first on the hit List.

So they comfort themselves by making sure WE will be.


50 posted on 01/15/2014 4:06:48 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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