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!
It’s a good thing obama doesn’t have a big ego! Then we’d have real problems.
The Greatest Danger is from the Liberals and RINOs who are determined to take the whole country down the road to the Detroit destination.
When are the Republicans going to call the Democrats out on this lie? Even without an increase in the debt ceiling there is enough income for the Federal Government to service its debt. What would have to happen is that other spending would have to be reduced to match income.
Since paying our debts is Constitutionally mandated the President would be required to pay these first, then, absent any adjustments to the budget by Congress, would have to prioritize the remaining spending. This is no different than what every family must do from time to time: pay the mortgage first and then turn to the kids and say, "sorry, I know that I promised but you cannot go to summer camp this year".
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Live within our means. Don’t bankrupt our grandchildren. Adhere to the Constitution. Cut taxes and regulations to spur the economy and let people keep more of their own money. Yep, Cruz is definitely on an ego trip. /s
The Dems are clearly trying to stir up trouble setting Republicans against each other, hoping that will result in so much infighting, that the Dems will manage to keep the Senate.
From the article: “His actions suggest Cruz has put himself before his party and even the nations solvency. “
The nation’s solvency is not solved by debt any more than your household’s solvency is solved by a new loan from your Capitol One card or Guido in the alley.
And Cruz should put “his” PARTY first??? Cruz should, as he does, put his freaking CONSTITUTION first. The PARTY is nothing but a bunch of gelded power and money breastfeeders. The USA and his constituents are the only important things a congressperson needs to worry about. His party, sheesh.
Easy enough to do in a family setting where you know the kids aren't going to riot and burn out the heart of major Democrat cities. Cut off EBT cards, and all bets are off. ;)
No doubt about that.
Where does the Constitution say that?
I remember when bozo was elected a family member actually said to me, “I am glad he is president because he cares about me!”
I just laughed and said that I don’t care if the president of the United States cares personally for me, I just want him to uphold the US Constitution!!
Yea, but Ted Cruz is becoming a Hero to average American across this Country!
So when Obama voted against increase increasing the debt limit in 2006 that wasn’t ego???
WaPo = DNC propagandist
Exactly- just pointing out the talking points/marching orders that have been issued. I’m seeing the “ego” meme all over the internet. Of course WaPo will parrot it. The best way to deal with it is to acknowledge it and get out ahead of it. And to Alinsky them back.
The Constitution went out the window with a whole series of wars without a Congressional formal declaration of war with various workarounds. Also sodomy which was once a crime, is now a right under the Constitution. FUBAR.
When they come out with the cryptonite, they should know he is immune.
Because Superman is already taken, I've taken to calling Cruz The Mechanic, he is all about fixing things.
The Dims are utterly terrified of Cruz!
Why not say things like this? Who in a leadership position on the right would refute it? The WP spouts it, and it goes unchallenged in any highly visible meaningful way.
Exact same thought I had. Reince probably got a tingle up his leg reading it.
Be they Democrat or Republican.
Dana Mil bank is a partisan political hack and a 1st class assclown.
He is to be ignored.
We're constantly told by our betters in DC that any interruption in their ability to spend w/o limit would constitute a catasrophe & yet as demostrated by the shutdown in October the sky didn't fall, the poles didn't reverse & the sun continued to rise.
How many lies before those who issue them are labeled LIARS? McConnell, Boehner, McCain...”we’ll fight on the debt limit.”
What is wrong about that now when it was ok then? Nothing. They are just liars.
And what exactly is wrong with extracting a dollar’s worth of spending cuts for each dollar in new borrowing.
At some point you must stop borrowing. It is affecting us now. We are paying 300-400 billion a year in interest payments alone. That money does nothing but pay interest. Not a dime of principal. 300 Billion is half the non-afghan Pentagon budget.
Ah, yes. Raising are credit limit is all about maintaining the faith and credit of the nation. Sure. The S&P credit downgrade and other damage to our nation’s credit rating which happened for the first time under this administration happened because we were reluctant to keep borrowing ever more money that we will never repay. Sure, curbing spending increases to match inflation would be reckless. /s
Ted Cruz is a hero to this average American.
President Cruz...President Cruz...President Cruz...!
So much to wish for...Let’s make it happen! He’s as needed now as Ronald Reagan was thirty four years ago.
The “ego” talking point is not coming from Obama’s thugs...it’s coming from the GOP-E in general, and Senate Republicans in particular. Everyone needs to understand that we’re now fighting two equally ruthless enemies-—the Rats and the GOP-E.
Dana Miltbank. Not many Americans take him very seriously. He’s a clueless goof that only spews DemocRAT propaganda. A real non-thinker.
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