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Cruz: GOP senators think they have 'foolish, gullible constituents'
thehill.com ^ | 2/14/14 | Peter Sullivan

Posted on 02/14/2014 6:08:22 AM PST by cotton1706

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) explained fellow Republican senators’ anger over his filibuster of the debt ceiling vote by saying that they hate being “forced to tell the truth.”

“In the 13 months I’ve been in the Senate it has become apparent to me the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they’re forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode,” Cruz told radio host Mark Levin Thursday.

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Cruz tried to filibuster a vote in the Senate to raise the debt ceiling Wednesday, forcing the approval of 60 senators instead of a simple majority. That required Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to take a politically risky vote in favor of the increase. “Make no mistake about it, this was their desired outcome,” Cruz said. “A lot of the Republicans wanted exactly what Barack Obama wanted, exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted, exactly what Harry Reid wanted, which is to raise the debt ceiling, but they wanted to be able to tell what they view as their foolish, gullible constituents back home they didn’t do it.”

Cruz pointed out that in the weeks before, Republican senators had been saying that they wanted concessions attached to the increase, not the “clean” bill that ended up passing.

“It’s like they think the American people are just a bunch of rubes, that we don’t remember what they say,” Cruz said.

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

1 posted on 02/14/2014 6:08:22 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
The proof will come over the course of the year. If Graham and McConnell and Alexander and Cornyn win their primaries then it will be evidence that they do have foolish, gullible constituents.
2 posted on 02/14/2014 6:10:16 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706

RNC committeeman Dave Agema has it right, the party platform is nothing but voter bait but doesn’t mean anything beyond that.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 6:12:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706

Cruz doesn’t just know the lyrics, he also has the tune down pat.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 6:12:09 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: cotton1706

Rush is convinced that 2014 will dwarf 2010. Of course, he was also convinced of a Romney win, but I digress.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 6:13:18 AM PST by albie
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To: cotton1706
Sen. Ted Cruz with Mark Levin
6 posted on 02/14/2014 6:14:00 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: cotton1706

Cruz has proven to m that he’s much more worthy of the title of president than the lying POC turban head we havd occupying the throne at the moment. Cruz hit the nail on the head with that comment. They really do think we are that stupid to take them at their word anymore.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 6:14:24 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: cotton1706
(from the title):" Cruz: GOP senators think they have 'foolish, gullible constituents'"

Constituents are either ill-informed by MSM, or illiterate !
or the Congress-critters dont answer their phone , or email !!
Snail-mail takes 7-10 days to reach their offices !
ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY !!

8 posted on 02/14/2014 6:14:31 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: cotton1706

Cruz is right again. GOP voters are duped all the time and the knaves they elect fully exploit this gullibility.

Elected officials should be expected to stand for things and be held accountable rather than being rewarded for continuously finding ways to cave in to the opposition.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 6:17:32 AM PST by Starboard
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To: cotton1706
..they GOP leadership sits on their thumbs for three years and now with all the scandals,Odingocare falling apart,...NOW,when the real push should start...SUBPOENA'S..SPECIAL PROSECUTORS....STRONG LEADERSHIP..CRUZ,LEE,GOWDY....we're foolish?...they just sat on another thumb and their beginning to like it....morons PURGE THE RINOS'
10 posted on 02/14/2014 6:19:27 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: cotton1706

True to some extent or we would not have so many corrupt and incompetent politicians in office.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 6:30:23 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: albie

I don’t recall Rush being convinced of a win in 2012. I think he was hopeful the country would reject Obama, and many of the traditional signs were there in the year leading up to it. But he hemmed and haa’ed all summer and through the convention about the Romney campaign tactics.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 6:35:29 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: cotton1706

Amazing statement.

This is as close as he can get to “anyone but Cornball” without saying just exactly that.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 6:36:12 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: ilgipper

I recall the day of the election Hannity predicting a fairly decisive Romney win.

Obviously we were all wishfully thinking.

I do think congressional elections are a very different animal.

That said, I’m not sure our side (speaking generally, including GOP types) has it in them to come out in droves.

I just don’t know.

But I sure like Cruz.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 6:38:27 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: cotton1706

Cruz exposed the RINO’s in a way we have never seen.

Thank you Ted Cruz.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 6:50:48 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706
That's a foolish, gullible statement, Teddy.

They are part of the elite, political class (as are you) and you are the jitterbug sent out to appease the masses.

I have zero faith in anything political ... you've all become comic book reading.

The serious ones are pounding at my door .... maybe not now ... but soon, I believe.

YOU'RE just appeasing me until it happens.

17 posted on 02/14/2014 6:53:15 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: tennmountainman

Yep...he stripped them nekkid, and they hate him for it. Be sure to vote your quisling out in the primaries. We will do our best to fire Cornyn in Texas.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:17 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Will vote as many times as I can for Joe Carr.
Alexander must go.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 7:00:47 AM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz’ motto should be (if it isn’t already):

“If it’s crazy but it works, it ain’t crazy!”

(I want to see a President Cruz so bad my bones ache.)


20 posted on 02/14/2014 7:03:24 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: cotton1706

Hallelujah: Cruz for President in 2016!


21 posted on 02/14/2014 7:07:55 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: cotton1706

Folks, remember this when your fellow freepers tell you that we have to vote for lesser evils no matter what and then attack those that disagree. Because all they are is an extension of the GOPe if not outright working for them.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 7:09:21 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: cotton1706
John Wayne McCornyn is counting on it!

The guy buys ad time on KTRH 740-AM, running his lying ads on Michael Berry's radio program, only to be mocked, exposed, and laughed at by Berry's T.E.A. Party Conservatives.

23 posted on 02/14/2014 7:14:52 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706
Michael Berry Live - 8-11am, before Rush
24 posted on 02/14/2014 7:17:09 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706

If the people are so dumb and have such short memories then what are they afraid of?


25 posted on 02/14/2014 7:40:18 AM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Starboard

I find our two RINO senators only slightly less loathesome than the Dems. With a conservative rating of between 63% and 65% they might as well be Dems. That is why I am excited about voting for Dr. Paul Broun for Senator to replace Chambliss who put his finger in the wind and realized it was time to retire.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 7:40:23 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cotton1706

Lord, please let this man be our presidential candidate.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:52:51 AM PST by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the indian tribes)
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To: cotton1706

McCain has no reason to think otherwise

Reid has no reason to think otherwise

the list goes on and on.

the senate by DC for DC


28 posted on 02/14/2014 7:55:23 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: cotton1706

Here is the body of an email I just sent to Hatch. Course he will never respond.

“How disappointing you are. I knew you were lying when you tried to make Mark Levin believe you were conservative. And now because of your dishonesty you have lost one of Americas greatest patriots.

And this week you showed your true colors”


29 posted on 02/14/2014 7:58:16 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: cotton1706

You have to check out the comments on the website link. Morons. They have no clue as to his background - ethnically, the Canadian thing (non-issue), educationally (really impressive) or experience.

Cruz, to me, is a little like Gingrich. If you listen to Newt, he made perfect sense. But the press hated him so much, the low information folks never heard him. I fear this is what is happening to Cruz.

The guy is a genius and leader, but all the left (and establishment GOP) is saying is that he is the guy that shut the government down (like that is a bad thing). Notice, the same press corps (who were laid off) never really mentioned that all those poor federal workers ended up being paid in full (again) and a bunch even got unemployment payments (another story that died).

I hope he can break through the MSM filter. He is really terrific.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 8:00:12 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: cotton1706

The senators are right about foolish, gullible constituents look how many time the reelected them.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 8:18:32 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: cotton1706; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; SunshinesStormySummerSon; Ditter; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


32 posted on 02/14/2014 8:53:51 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: dan on the right; cotton1706
Cruz, to me, is a little like Gingrich. If you listen to Newt, he made perfect sense. But the press hated him so much, the low information folks never heard him. I fear this is what is happening to Cruz.

Bad analogy.

Gingrich hurt himself with his cheating on his wife and his dalliances with the Left's issues.

Better comparison/analogy would be to Reagan. Fidelity to conservative policies/principles and the Press hated him and did all they could to destroy him, and yet, because he was a fearless fighter and kept pressing his case and communicating conservative principles, he overcome.

Cruz will do the same.
33 posted on 02/14/2014 8:56:47 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: cotton1706
Cruz: GOP senators think they have 'foolish, gullible constituents'

Something that has always stuck with me was when my Congressman told me "When I visit my district, I hold town halls in order to keep my finger on the publics' pulse. When a Senator visits the state he represents, he only sees the Governor. That's the major difference between us."

34 posted on 02/14/2014 9:02:03 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: SoConPubbie; don-o

Cruz: GOP senators think they have ‘foolish, gullible constituents’
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and theyre right...

what else explains the constituents in TN returning Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander to Washington again and again..

Disclaimer: I moved to TN in 1986 so I never voted for Lamar for Gov of TN as the GOP nominee, and Ive never voted for him nor Corker for US Senate..


35 posted on 02/14/2014 9:12:32 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

Cruz: Senators think they have ‘foolish, gullible constituents’


AND THEY DO..... thats how they got elected....


36 posted on 02/14/2014 9:23:10 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Cruz doesn’t just know the lyrics, he also has the tune down pat.”
*******************************************************************

He is proving to be a MAESTRO at handling the RINOs, Democrats and other progressives.

He will be a GREAT PRESIDENT who has the courage and integrity to save the Republic.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 9:26:39 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: SoConPubbie

Good point on Reagan.

I’m talking about Gingrich years ago, right after the Republican Revolution. I think the book deal nonsense killed him first.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 9:45:05 AM PST by dan on the right
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To: cripplecreek
RNC committeeman Dave Agema has it right, the party platform is nothing but voter bait but doesn’t mean anything beyond that.

A good start to the reality of what the platform is becoming. I would add that it IS important to keep that platform, and equally important to make sure that the leaders and members strive to use it as a compass in their actions.

The sad part is, a lot of those with an (R) behind their names only pretend to support the platform. The interesting news is that there is no elected official anywhere who is conservative that doesn't have an (R) behind their name. It gives hope to the idea we could actually take the party back, it's the Reagan method. It's pretty clear that Cruz believes that as well.

39 posted on 02/14/2014 10:03:15 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: cotton1706

Amen and pass the ammunition.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 12:05:36 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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