Skip to comments.Cruz’s Call For Senate Vote on Debt Ceiling: Act of Integrity, Not Stunt
Posted on 02/17/2014 6:26:06 AM PST by cotton1706
I just read an article by Kathleen Hunter on Bloomberg.net entitled Cruz Senate Stunt Goes Unpunished as Old Tools Dont Work (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-14/cruz-senate-stunt-goes-unpunished-as-old-tools-don-t-work.html?cmpid=yhoo.inline), and sit in utter amazement at how her reporting can be so biased and just flat-out wrong.
Ms. Hunter states in the article: [Senator Mitch] McConnell had to vote yes on advancing the debt bill to bring along enough fellow Republicans
What? McConnell HAD to vote yes? Was someone putting a gun to his head? A national reporter should show a better understanding of the English language, including the phrase had to vote which indicates that he had NO other choice. Wrong. Every Senator had 3 choices: (i) vote yes if in favor; (ii) vote no if against; or (iii) abstain. McConnell voted yes, because he wanted to pass a clean debt-ceiling increase. Same thing for John McCain and the other Republicans that voted yes on that vote. Too many phony Senators make a political living from voting yes on the procedural votes where 60 votes are required, and then voting no on the same exact bill so they can go home and lie to their voters, campaigning that they were against the bill all along. Shame on them. And kudos to Senator Ted Cruz for shining a Texas-size spotlight on this dishonest practice. Dont blame the Republicans abysmal approval ratings on Ted Cruz blame them on a consistent lack of integrity in Republican Senators like McConnell and McCain, both of whom have been in the Senate so long that they are struggling to distinguish yes from no and more importantly, honesty from dishonesty.
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Think about it McConnell and McCain are angry because they wanted to lie to their voters, and Ted Cruz exposed them. Most Americans outside the beltway would not call that a stunt, they would call it an act of heroism. They would call it doing the right thing. They would call the Yes-Then-No votes of McConnell and McCain the real stunt. Should Ted Cruz not have forced them to make an honest vote because he is in the same party? That would be like me telling one of my kids, knowing another of my kids is about to steal something, that we all just need to look the other way because family comes before integrity. No, I want to raise a Ted Cruz, not a Mitch McConnell. Integrity matters. And until those serving in Congress understand that concept, they will continue to hover near single-digit approval ratings. Ted Cruz has integrity in abundance, and continues to show the courage to use it. Instead of attacking him, we should be thanking him. So, thank you Senator Cruz, for voting no when you mean no and yes when you mean yes. Wow, how bad is the Senate when I am thanking a Senator for doing something so basic?
Don't leave out #2 Rat, John McCornyn!
Then they had the audacity to ask the clerk to not read their votes out load in real time, as is standard practice.
Yes if you have intgegrity you vote your conscience not to keep from getting heat. Ted just wants to make sure everybody knows who’s who in the zoo.
Lord, we pray Thee, bless this nation in our time of need and give us President Cruz!
We need more like Cruz to keep poking holes in the Elite's boat.
I think it was a combination of the two (which is why I am no Cruz fan) BUT ... I am glad he forced the issue. I am tired of politicians claiming they voted against something and people believing they did when in fact it was just safe to vote against it as it was going to pass anyway.
I really don’t understand why Mc Cain hasn’t been at hospital dor treatment.
Not sure why you’re not a Cruz fan. Seems he is the only one with a set in DC. If you’ve been watching, the RINO’s and Dems have pretty much run us into the ground. Ted Cruz is trying to get our Country back... I’m a Ted Cruz fan. Jump on board.