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Chamber: McConnell 'True Champion for Free Enterprise'
NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 12:04 PM

Posted on 02/13/2014 10:54:35 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Image: Chamber: McConnell 'True Champion for Free Enterprise'

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s vote yesterday to clear the way for Congress to lift the federal debt ceiling made the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s task of helping him win re-election a lot harder.

And, according to McConnell’s allies, one of their own is to blame: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

“Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who was an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. “And he certainly isn’t finding any new pals for this one.”

An intra-party tug of war playing out in six Republican Senate primary campaigns surfaced on the chamber’s floor when Cruz insisted on a 60-vote threshold to advance a bill lifting the nation’s borrowing cap. That meant at least five Republicans were needed to help the 55-member Democratic caucus move the bill forward.

Republicans struggled to round up the votes until McConnell and his top lieutenant, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, stepped forward to vote “yes.” Both men face primary election challenges this year from the small-government Tea Party movement that propelled Cruz to the Senate in the 2012 election.

Ten other Republicans joined McConnell and Cornyn in the 67-31 vote advancing the bill. Shortly afterward all 12 opposed final passage, which occurred on a 55-43 party-line vote that sent the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Several of Cruz’s Republican colleagues said they resented seeing their colleagues put in a tough position.

“McConnell and Cornyn voted in a responsible way under the circumstances,” Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said in an interview. He said he hoped others would realize that McConnell, in “the toughest Republican race in the country, had the courage to vote the way the vast majority ”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; mcconnell; tedcruz
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 02/13/2014 10:54:35 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; SunshinesStormySummerSon; Ditter; ...

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 02/13/2014 10:55:29 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Funny, a true champion does not wait 45 minutes into a vote to show he is a champion. Mitch spent 45 minutes trying to sucker some other RINO
into casting that 60th vote.

McConnell is finished. Either Bevin will take him out or Grimes will.


3 posted on 02/13/2014 10:58:37 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: tennmountainman

““Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who was an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. “And he certainly isn’t finding any new pals for this one.””

Good!


4 posted on 02/13/2014 10:59:50 AM PST by vette6387
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To: SoConPubbie

The turd-le is another Commie pink fag.


5 posted on 02/13/2014 11:02:39 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoConPubbie; All

” - - - “Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean, who was an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. - - - “

Yup, and that makes us TEXAS very proud, very proud indeed!

BTW, was Ron-Bon an aide to DEMOCRAT Senator Trent Lott before Trent jumped ship to become a born-again Republican?


6 posted on 02/13/2014 11:02:58 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie

There’s nothing so refreshing as the sound of RINOs whining and complaining about the Tea Party after the RINOs have been forcefully exposed yet again.

Keep it up Senator Cruz...I’m loving it.


7 posted on 02/13/2014 11:03:23 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: SoConPubbie
Chamber: McConnell 'True Champion for Free Enterprise'

COMPLETE BULL$HIT!

8 posted on 02/13/2014 11:03:54 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: SoConPubbie

BARF ALERT!!!


9 posted on 02/13/2014 11:05:18 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: tennmountainman
McConnell is finished. Either Bevin will take him out or Grimes will.

From your keyboard to God's ear. I've supported Bevin and pray he can take Midge out of that seat.

10 posted on 02/13/2014 11:05:22 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie
very funny/LOLRAOTFIMP!

11 posted on 02/13/2014 11:07:24 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean

“Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican Establishment team,” said Republican RINO strategist Ron Bonjean

Fixed it!

If Ron Bonjean is just figuring this out, he's not much of a strategist much less someone with a brain.

12 posted on 02/13/2014 11:09:09 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I am getting so tired of this narrative. Cruz isn’t responsible for McConnell’s lack of leadership. Cruz isn’t responsible for the fact McConnell, after three years, is too stupid to formulate a message to garner public support against unmitigated corruption (with substantial public sentiment against the Democrat agenda). Cruz isn’t responsible for the Rinos completely wasting the outcome of the 2010 mid-term elections. It is high time these idiots come to terms with the fact they are not qualified to do battle with the Democrats and should get out of the way so we can get people like Cruz in office that are, and will.


13 posted on 02/13/2014 11:13:06 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: tennmountainman

Funny, a true champion does not wait 45 minutes into a vote to show he is a champion. Mitch spent 45 minutes trying to sucker some other RINO
into casting that 60th vote.

McConnell is finished. Either Bevin will take him out or Grimes will.”
**********
To quote another FReeper “ The guy is Reid’s Bi*ch.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 11:18:45 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: SoConPubbie
If, by “free enterprise”, you mean using government to force markets you otherwise wouldn't have, to erect barriers to entry to your industry, to crush your competition with less than even-handed tax treatment and regulation, to work hand-in-glove with corrupt politicians, then, yes, Mitch is your champion.
15 posted on 02/13/2014 11:20:54 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s rich-Cruz is to blame for their voting with the ‘rats. If only they were as good at using these tactics on the real enemy.


16 posted on 02/13/2014 11:34:32 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: OrioleFan

Idiots, neither were they elected to be part of a corrupt “team”. They were elected to represent the people who voted for them, according to their own promises and platforms.


17 posted on 02/13/2014 11:36:08 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Yogafist

Amen


18 posted on 02/13/2014 11:53:20 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (Would Winston Churchill stand still for all this nonsense? Cruz our new Churchill?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Chamber of Commerce has turned into a gang of corrupt cronies. In fact, I’m afraid it’s been that for several decades now, at least.

Why work for money when you can bribe a politician to pass the pork?


19 posted on 02/13/2014 12:06:15 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

McConnell looks like an old granny. Cruz was trying to stop the rinos from shooting their toes off. It’s time for these rinos to go.


20 posted on 02/13/2014 12:14:44 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: vette6387

“Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,”

It’s about time someone joined the Senate to be on the team of Conservatism and common sense. How many members does that team have now? Lee, Cruz and?


21 posted on 02/13/2014 12:55:51 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Chamber of Commerce = AARP


22 posted on 02/13/2014 2:02:22 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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>> Free Enterprise

Smells like corporate cronyism, lobbying, “undocumented” labor.... but to Hell with the small business, proprietors, entrepreneurs.

McConnell is a DC player. Primary the RINO!


23 posted on 02/13/2014 2:19:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hope this bastard gets his! Good on Cruz for forcing the turkey-necked jerk to vote on that garbage!


24 posted on 02/14/2014 4:24:08 AM PST by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: SoConPubbie
“Ted Cruz did not join the Senate to be part of the Republican team,” said Republican strategist Ron Bonjean,...

Ronni, you slack-lipped mongoloid microcephalic drooling idiot; Mr. Cruze was elected to represent the people who elected him, not to team up with you bunch of corrupt inside-the-beltway criminals.

Eat [censored] and die.

(Someday, I'll tell you how I really feel.)
25 posted on 02/14/2014 6:00:39 AM PST by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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