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Cruz: Verdict On McConnell ‘Is Ultimately A Decision For The Voters In Kentucky’
Washington CBS Local ^ | February 13, 2014 8:52 AM

Posted on 02/13/2014 11:09:08 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Edited on 02/13/2014 11:10:36 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.

Legislation to raise the nation’s borrowing authority with no strings attached was short of the 60 votes it needed to advance — a threshold Cruz demanded — and without a few conversions, Republicans would be blamed for its failure. The stock market was watching.


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"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
 
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"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 11:09:08 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s not just McConnell, either. There are several others that need to be dealt with. Lindsey Graham and John Wayne McCornyn to name a couple of the most obvious.


2 posted on 02/13/2014 11:11:25 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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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!


3 posted on 02/13/2014 11:11:57 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Once again Ted Cruz has done the Lord’s Work in exposing the RINOs of the Republic. Now it is up to the People to see what they have elected to serve them.


4 posted on 02/13/2014 11:12:19 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Howie66

Trap. Set. Boom!!

Go Sen Cruz!!


5 posted on 02/13/2014 11:14:33 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

You can bet the lapdog traitors are pizzed at Cruz, and looking for a way to make him pay. We need to keep that in mind when phoney scandals start breaking.


6 posted on 02/13/2014 11:17:26 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoConPubbie

If we spent half the energy and emotion on defeating Democrats that we spend on punishing less than pure Republicans we wouldn’t have the current abominations in the White House and Senate.

Reagan also said, The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.”


7 posted on 02/13/2014 11:21:40 AM PST by Bayan
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To: Howie66
It’s not just McConnell, either. There are several others that need to be dealt with. Lindsey Graham and John Wayne McCornyn to name a couple of the most obvious.

Cornyn took a big hit Yesterday. I suspect so did Little Bitchy McConnell. They just don't know it. Go take a peek at Cornyn's Facebook Page. The comments are priceless!

8 posted on 02/13/2014 11:23:53 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: mrsmel

They should rename John Cornyn to.

John Kerry Cornyn.

He was for it before he was against it...


9 posted on 02/13/2014 11:24:53 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes it is. And I am very much savoring this experience. :)


10 posted on 02/13/2014 11:25:25 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SoConPubbie
...Republicans would be blamed for its failure.

"blamed"?

No, there's no spin at the alphabet networks.....
/S

11 posted on 02/13/2014 11:26:08 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Bayan

You’re quotes are great and your point is good.

Except, I’m not sure the issue is one of agreeing.

There seems to always be 99% agreement.


12 posted on 02/13/2014 11:26:14 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Bayan
Reagan also said, The person who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is a friend and an ally – not a 20 percent traitor.”

That is only half the story where Reagan is concerned, and I think you know it.

Reagan was adamantly opposed, and publically stated it, to moderates being in charge of the leadership of the GOP.

“Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pastels, but bold colors, which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people?” - Ronald Reagan Speech to CPAC, March 1, 1975
13 posted on 02/13/2014 11:26:18 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: VRWCarea51

They know it. And they will slash/burn/salt the earth on the way out just to have their revenge.

Of course some will say we need to reelect them “No matter what”.


14 posted on 02/13/2014 11:27:14 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: cuban leaf

In what way?


15 posted on 02/13/2014 11:28:25 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Bayan
"■I don’t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party” – when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the difference between ourselves and our opponents" - Ronald Reagan Speech to CPAC, March 1, 1975
16 posted on 02/13/2014 11:30:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Bayan
Is that what you call statist Republicans, "less than pure"? Republicans who would slit your throat and kill this nation just so they can get a chance to hold the reins of a powerful centralized Federal government? Republicans who have thoroughly trampled every one of Reagan's principles and sold their souls to the powers in Washington DC? These are "less than pure"? These statists do NOT want to return us to a constitutional government.

Sure, keep on voting for these Repubicans and enjoy your incremental slide into America's death. "Less than pure" - I could throw up.

17 posted on 02/13/2014 11:30:26 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Bayan

So you are cool with McConnell’s brand of leadership and his complete capitation to Obama’s agenda?


18 posted on 02/13/2014 11:32:32 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: COBOL2Java

Sure, keep on losing. See how that works out for you.


19 posted on 02/13/2014 11:35:09 AM PST by Bayan
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To: Bayan

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.” - Ronald Reagan Speech to CPAC, March 1, 1975


20 posted on 02/13/2014 11:35:41 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Bayan
Sure, keep on losing. See how that works out for you.

Look in the mirror.

21 posted on 02/13/2014 11:37:02 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Bayan
If we spent half the energy and emotion on defeating Democrats that we spend on punishing less than pure Republicans we wouldn’t have the current abominations in the White House and Senate.

Given Reagan's actual philosophy of governing, shown by the quotes I have posted, do you really think he would be supportive of the current crop of cowards leading the GOP being in charge of both the Senate and House?
22 posted on 02/13/2014 11:37:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: ilgipper

I don’t agree with everything he does but he has a 96% rating with the American Conservative Union and that’s way better than most.


23 posted on 02/13/2014 11:37:12 AM PST by Bayan
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To: Bayan
I don’t agree with everything he does but he has a 96% rating with the American Conservative Union and that’s way better than most.

Yeah, "conservative". He wants to "conserve" the status quo.

24 posted on 02/13/2014 11:38:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think he’d be supportive of winning instead of jacking off into the wind.


25 posted on 02/13/2014 11:38:39 AM PST by Bayan
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To: Bayan; COBOL2Java
Sure, keep on losing. See how that works out for you.

It is your attitude of acceptance of the mediocre and unprincipled GOP-E that has led us to the losing position we find ourselves in today.

You, and those that think like you, are primarily to blame.
26 posted on 02/13/2014 11:38:56 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Bayan; ilgipper; cotton1706
I don’t agree with everything he does but he has a 96% rating with the American Conservative Union and that’s way better than most.

Hey Cotton,

Can you provide the true conservative rating for McConnell, you know the one that leaves out the Fake ACU rating and averages the more trustworthy Conservative Ratings agencies?
27 posted on 02/13/2014 11:42:20 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Bayan
I think he’d be supportive of winning instead of jacking off into the wind.

Winning at all costs. Let's see, I seem to recall what that's called. Oh yes, moral relativism. No central moral core beliefs. Reagan would find that repulsive.

28 posted on 02/13/2014 11:42:43 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Let us hope they choose - WISELY. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)


29 posted on 02/13/2014 11:44:40 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Bayan

Says the poster giving a reacharound to the GOPe...


30 posted on 02/13/2014 11:47:30 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jane Long

I love this guy!

He gets it!


31 posted on 02/13/2014 11:48:52 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Bayan

If we spent half the energy and emotion on defeating Democrats that we spend on punishing less than pure Republicans we wouldn’t have the current abominations in the White House and Senate.

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Yes, but we need leadership, not compromise. We need to provide a clear difference between us and them.

Voters are attracted to leaders, not followers.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 11:50:31 AM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: Bayan

Yea!! That got us Arlen Spectre and Lisa Murkowski and enabled the democrats to get 60 votes to heave Obama care on us!!


33 posted on 02/13/2014 11:51:44 AM PST by ontap
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To: VRWCarea51

I don’t do FB. I will take your word for it, though. :-)

I just want to see Cornyn go down in flames.

Texas can and will do better.


34 posted on 02/13/2014 11:52:31 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Bayan

Winning exactly what?


35 posted on 02/13/2014 11:56:52 AM PST by Vindication
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To: SoConPubbie; Bayan

“Reagan was adamantly opposed, and publically stated it, to moderates being in charge of the leadership of the GOP”.

And rightly so, I think-while everyone is used to the saying, the enemy of my enemy is my friend-the opposite corollary, the friend of my enemy is my enemy is just as true, and deserves just as much consideration, especially when you have those we elected to stop/block the waste of OUR money agreeing to write a blank check instead...


36 posted on 02/13/2014 12:07:24 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Vindication

Republicans would be blamed for it’s failure. Isn’t that exactly what we wanted. McConnel looks like a little puppy dog caving into the alpha dogs wishes. Good riddance


37 posted on 02/13/2014 12:09:13 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: mrsmel

I moved here from Seattle, where my vote didn’t count. Here it does.


38 posted on 02/13/2014 12:11:56 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: Vindication
Winning exactly what?

Why, we're winning America's future! That's what the Democrats and their enablers, the GOP leadership, is leading us towards!

Of course, all the people who pull the lever for the "R" just because they're an "R" (and not a "D"), or who think that McConnell and Boehner are conservatives, are just as answerable for where we end up.

39 posted on 02/13/2014 12:19:09 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Bayan

It’s not “winning” when they do the same things as the enemies of the nation.


40 posted on 02/13/2014 12:20:39 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for asking for that, I was just remembering it but didn’t know where to find it.


41 posted on 02/13/2014 12:21:58 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: COBOL2Java

I know! Let’s keep doing the same ol’, same ol’, merely press that button with the “R” and, PRESTO!, you have an opposition party! It’s been working out so well for us dontchaknow? *Spit*

Third party? Hell, we need a second one.


42 posted on 02/13/2014 12:24:02 PM PST by Vindication
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To: Bayan; xzins
If we spent half the energy and emotion on defeating Democrats that we spend on punishing less than pure Republicans we wouldn’t have the current abominations in the White House and Senate.

In light of present realities, that is really a stupid statement. We have spent all our efforts in attempting to defeat democrats only to have our efforts thwarted by the likes of Boehner and McConnell.

Too many of these so-called Republicans are actually working to promote the same agenda as the Democrats, so we are not attempting to punish "less than pure Republicans", but we are trying to replace people who are actively undermining the very principles upon which the Republican party was built.

We can't fight a war with an army full of turncoat generals.

43 posted on 02/13/2014 12:30:36 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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No problem!

McConnell (KY) - 05/20/14 - 81% (Average) - 79% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 71% (FreedomWorks)

McConnell (KY) - 05/20/14 - 75% (Average) - 79% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 71% (FreedomWorks)

Note the difference in the average. Dropped six points when you leave out the ACU, whose rating of McConnell at 100% is laughable. The ACU also has the “lifetime rating” trick which politicians enthusiastically glom on to. They can have their conservative votes from 20 years ago give them cover for this year.

McConnell is not the conservative he claims. And even this average is misleading, for he carefully votes conservative to fool his constituents, while he undermines conservatives behind the scenes. But it’s as objective a rating as we can get, based on his votes, and 75% is piss poor!


44 posted on 02/13/2014 12:32:49 PM PST by cotton1706
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McConnell (KY) - 05/20/14 - 81% (Average) - 79% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 100% (ACU) - 71% (FreedomWorks)

McConnell (KY) - 05/20/14 - 75% (Average) - 79% (Heritage) - 74% (CFG) - 71% (FreedomWorks)


Thanks Cotton!
45 posted on 02/13/2014 12:34:00 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
It is your attitude of acceptance of the mediocre and unprincipled GOP-E that has led us to the losing position we find ourselves in today.

You, and those that think like you, are primarily to blame.

AMEN.

McConnell is worse than Obama and Reid. All traitors are. He violated his oath of office repeatedly in failing to defend the Constitution against it's usurpation - handing a blank check to the Executive, and allowing a dictator render Congress itself, irrelevant.

McConnell is currently carpet bombing ads here that tout he is the only true Conservative in the race. Citing his supposed standing against Obama and ObamaCare at every turn, opposing him on his war on coal, reined in deficit spending, while cleverly bashing Matt Bevin as a dangerous lying fraud.

I will not vote for the Turtle no matter the outcome of the Primary. I'll write in a true Conservative if I have to. McConnell is worse than any Democrat, because he wages war on his own base. Traitors we cannot abide. Period.

46 posted on 02/13/2014 12:35:55 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks. I saw something about how he votes wrong on things like cloture and procedural votes which allow the ‘rats the upper hand, to gain cover for voting right (until Cruz forced him out of the corner) after he’s allowed it to the floor.


47 posted on 02/13/2014 12:37:43 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: VRWCarea51
Or, John F'n Cornyn

For Flipflopping, of course ;p

48 posted on 02/13/2014 12:43:22 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: mrsmel
I saw something about how he votes wrong on things like cloture and procedural votes which allow the ‘rats the upper hand, to gain cover for voting right (until Cruz forced him out of the corner) after he’s allowed it to the floor.

Oldest trick in the GOPe playbook. Not a dimes worth of difference between the Establishment RINO's like Midge, McShamnesty, Linda Grahamnesty or McCornball and their Dim counterparts.

49 posted on 02/13/2014 12:45:58 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

Yes. I’ll say this, they’ve motivated me to become more familiar with those boring little details. It’s amazing how much they can get away with by using this sleight of hand.


50 posted on 02/13/2014 12:51:16 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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