Skip to comments.Ted Cruz's Ego Trip Carries a High Cost (obvious dem talking point has been issued)
Posted on 02/16/2014 3:06:09 PM PST by Reddy
Very few Americans know how close the country came to catastrophe this week.
The final tally shows that the Senate voted by a wide margin Wednesday, 67 to 31, to break Sen. Ted Cruzs filibuster of an increase in the debt limit, thus avoiding a default on the United States full faith and credit.
But 15 minutes after the voting should have ended, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell had apparently secured only two of the five Republican votes he needed to join all 55 members of the Democratic caucus to pass the measure. He raised three fingers in the air and worked his way among his members but was met with folded arms and shakes of the head. Looking queasy, he patted his thigh nervously and drummed his fingers. In the hubbub, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) knocked a full glass of water and coaster from McConnells desk to the floor.
Democrats, watching the spectacle, took the extraordinary step of ordering the Senate clerk not to read aloud the ongoing vote tally to avoid setting off a market panic; because the House had already left on a two-week recess, a failure of this vote would have left little chance of avoiding default on Feb. 27, when the Treasury was to run out of funds.
Watching the chaos from the side of the chamber was the man who caused it: Cruz, his hands in his pants pockets and a satisfied grin on his face. The Texas Republican strolled to the clerks table to check on the vote count and was met with a look of disgust from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). And the feeling was widespread: Moments after Cruz walked into the Republican cloakroom, four senators emerged and changed their votes to aye....
Cruzs ego trip had come at a high cost.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
I’ve seen the word “ego” used relentlessly against Cruz.
Repeat a lie often enough...
You keep such good company Old Retired Army Guy!
Yeah, Dana Milbank is so worried about the GOP and the damage Ted Cruz is doing. It wouldn’t surprise me if the GOPe is behind these attacks.
More RAT projection.
The simple fact of the matter is that Barak Hussein Obama’s EGO TRIP carries a terrible cost. Lives of our military, millions of Americans out of work, the economy is a shambles and our National Security is at risk like never before.
The question is simple. Can WE allow Obama and his Marixist Regime to continue, unabated or have we had enough of this junior grade Tyrant?
Go, Ted, GO!! Got the hun on the run.
Exactly! What Cruz is exhibiting is courageous leadership, it’s so frustrating that the low info voters are only getting misinformation from MSM/DEM talking points.
Yeah, Rove is probably feeding this to Milbank on behalf of the GOPe :(
The “catastrophe” has already happened, Milbank. It is named Obama. Why don’t you write about that?
One man with courage, Cruz, is trying to do something about the catastrophe and you worry about ego. Fool.
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Yep. This is now the talking points from all DC Elites.
Thank you Ted Cruz for once again exposing the RINO’s.
It was amazing to see and read what one brave conservative could do.
1) Cause the senate to change the voting rules, so that the voting was not transparent, done like a thief in the night.
2) Had the RINO’s in shear panic for 45 minutes trying to decide who the
sucker would be that cast that 60th vote.
3) Caused the RINO’s to lie about what they really voted for.
Amazing what one brave conservative did.
No Milbank, he's put himself before party members who've become little more than democrats.
That’s exactly what’s happening.... but the sycophants including Milbank will never admit that BO is a dangerous tyrannical narcissist.
The only cost was further exposing who Cruz wants the voters to get rid of, and replace with solid conservatives. We’re happy to oblige.
this vote would have left little chance of avoiding default on Feb. 27, when the Treasury was to run out of funds.
Dumb ass. The Treasury is already out of funds. We are over 17 TRILLION dollars in debt and and have been living on borrowed money for a very long time. Money we can never payback. Money that everyone in the world knows we can never pay back. Soon America will be done. We will be owned and run by others.
Anyone who takes a stand against deficit spending and/or debt is a target for smears and dehumanization by the nedia.
They’ve been pushing the ‘Cruz just a selfish egomaniac’ meme since October.
The media’s fiscal books cry out for that government supplied consumer spending.
...”and lower information voters will lap it up.
Yes, what he did is the definition of bravery! THANK YOU Senator Cruz for standing for the Constitution and liberty!