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GOP challenger Steve Stockman targets John Cornyn on debt ceiling vote ^

Posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:48 AM PST by cotton1706

The Senate vote to raise the debt ceiling has created a firestorm in the GOP. Ted Cruz pushed for a filibuster which raised the required votes needed to pass the bill from 51 to 60. This step created deeper division in the Republican Party and criticisms from Tea Party candidates, like Steve Stockman, towards establishment GOP members.

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As GOP strategist John Feehery pointed out, Democrats control 55 votes, so without Cruz’s maneuver, they would have been fully responsible, politically, for raising the debt ceiling. Instead, Cruz put GOP leadership on the spot.

John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell led the flip-flop to move the measure and now support Cruz with another example of “I voted against it after I voted for it” due to political gain.

Cornyn’s GOP challenger saw it differently.

“John Cornyn is treating Ted Cruz’s back like his own personal cutlery holder,” Stockman tweeted after the vote.

Cornyn focused on the fact that he voted against raising the debt ceiling, rather than on crucial procedural vote that cleared the way for the Senate majority to win the day.

“After five years of out-of-control White House spending, including a jobless, trillion-dollar stimulus, now is hardly the time to give the President carte blanche to continue his spending spree,” Cornyn said in a statement. “I voted against raising the debt ceiling because we need sensible reforms to cut down on spending and restrain Washington going forward.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 02/13/2014 5:46:49 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
If I had my way, the Republicans in Congress who agree with the Tea Party would change their affiliation to Independent or Green or anything but Replublican. That would give the Dims complete control. It seems that is what this country wants and especially Congress. So let them have it.

One of three things would happen.

First nothing would really change, the Dims would get what they want and the vast majority of the country will be happy with it. Second, the masses would get to riled up with the government they would do one of the following two things, either vote the idiots out or get rid of them the way we did back in 1776.

I also hope the people in the masses who are fed up with this stupidity will stop funding the party(s) and candidates, change their affiliation, and stop working to get the idiots elected.

2 posted on 02/13/2014 5:55:17 AM PST by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: cotton1706

Anything to this?

3 posted on 02/13/2014 6:18:47 AM PST by Bronzy
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To: cotton1706
Texas freepers take note (from here):  


Early voting period for the primary election.     February 18* thru 28, 2014
*First business day after Presidents' Day
Primary election.     March 4, 2014


 Not something we'd want to let slip by...


4 posted on 02/13/2014 6:39:09 AM PST by expat_panama (Arguing with those who have renounced reason is like giving medicine to the dead. --Thomas Paine)
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To: Bronzy
In 1977, a young man who would later serve in Congress was charged with possession of Valium in Madison Heights, Mich.

Oh give me a break. More recent than that our WH clown was doing COKE and Americans worship him. Valium?????????????
5 posted on 02/13/2014 6:44:02 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Simply asked if there was anything to it. Rules are different for a Republican. The knives are out.

6 posted on 02/13/2014 7:00:24 AM PST by Bronzy
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