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Ted Cruz, hated by Senate Republicans, is winning
Examiner ^ | February 17, 2014 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 02/18/2014 6:03:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie

The current media narrative about Sen. Ted Cruz in the wake of the debt ceiling vote was captured neatly by a February 16, 2014 story in The Blaze in which ABC News’ Jonathon Karl was quoted as saying that Cruz is so hated by his fellow Republican senators that he will need a food taster at GOP Senate lunches.

That might be a slight exaggeration, but it is clear that the establishment wing of the GOP regards Cruz as a problem. And, if David Harsanyi, writing in The Federalist, is correct, some of Cruz’s fellow senators are right to hate him, as well as fear him. He is a threat to their power.

What Cruz did was to deny the Senate the opportunity to raise the debt ceiling by unanimous consent, a common ploy when it wants to pass something controversial without actually voting for it. Then he forced certain Republicans to vote for the debt ceiling bill by threatening a filibuster, thus creating a 60 vote margin.

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That in turn has made certain Republican senators vulnerable to more conservative, tea party supported candidates who are challenging them in the primaries. Cruz would likely not lose much sleep if senators like Mitch McConnell were to lose and be replaced by more conservative candidate, much like Cruz beat the establishment pick Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in his own senate race. If a Republican Senate is elected in November, 2014, it would be all to the good, from Cruz’s perspective, if it were also a little bit more right of center. Then Cruz can start to help make President Obama’s last two years in office a torment and, possibly, prepare the way to replace him in 2016.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz; win; winning

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1 posted on 02/18/2014 6:03:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz bump.


2 posted on 02/18/2014 6:04:51 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SoConPubbie

We are warming up the tar, Ted. Have plenty of feathers and rails.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 6:05:34 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m with CRUZ!

Proud supporter of Senate Conservatives Fund, and each recommended candidate separately.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 6:06:24 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: SoConPubbie; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; parthian shot; mrsmel; infool7; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


5 posted on 02/18/2014 6:06:44 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

The more they hate him the more I love him.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 6:17:52 AM PST by DManA
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To: SoConPubbie

GO Cruz! I ONLY support strong (fight-back) Conservatives for ANY candidacy. I no longer support Beltway Republicans. Cowards who will not throw down in any fight.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 6:18:03 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: SoConPubbie
I hope Cruz runs for and wins the Presidency in 2016. Cruz/Palin in 2016

we need help fast in stopping the growth of government and in stopping the massive invasion of illegal mexicans and Muslim immigrants overrunning the USA

give me liberty or give me death!

We in Louisiana are ready for the coming fight. fight for what you believe in even if you must die. what i believe in is freedom . those 2 principles are what this country was founded on. We will be faced with the question : can I go on? how bad do i want this , to be free? is it easier to give in and live on your knees kowtowing to some liberal government bureaucrat? I'd rather die on my feet than surrendering to these sick democrats and their media

8 posted on 02/18/2014 6:23:45 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: SoConPubbie
I hope Cruz runs for and wins the Presidency in 2016. Cruz/Palin in 2016

we need help fast in stopping the growth of government and in stopping the massive invasion of illegal mexicans and Muslim immigrants overrunning the USA

and what are we doing ? sitting on the couch instead of taking to the streets protesting this big eared socialist Obama , his Obamacare and his media that are enslaving us.

give me liberty or give me death!

We in Louisiana are ready for the coming fight. fight for what you believe in even if you must die. what i believe in is freedom . those 2 principles are what this country was founded on. We will be faced with the question : can I go on? how bad do i want this , to be free? is it easier to give in and live on your knees kowtowing to some liberal government bureaucrat? I'd rather die on my feet than surrendering to these sick democrats and their media

9 posted on 02/18/2014 6:26:13 AM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: SoConPubbie

Republican leadership!!!! Be afraid...be very afraid!!!


10 posted on 02/18/2014 6:31:00 AM PST by ontap
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To: SoConPubbie

WINNING!!!


11 posted on 02/18/2014 6:35:05 AM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare unsubsidized PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: Uncle Miltie

me too~~~~~


12 posted on 02/18/2014 6:39:03 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SoConPubbie

We would be wise to compare Mr. Cruz, I think, to his Senate counterpart.

Remember Paul Wellstone of Minnesota? He was a true believer liberal who excited the base....just as Cruz is a true believer conservative.

I do not RECALL the Democrat bosses hating Wellstone.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 6:39:42 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, there was a piece by some Beltway journalist (forget his name, most of them are the same) “warning” Republicans about the “damage” that Cruz was going to do. As Rush says, “they will always tell you who they fear,” and they clearly fear Cruz.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 6:41:29 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz, hated by Senate Republicans, is winning.

The GOP despised Reagan while he was going for the nomination too!


15 posted on 02/18/2014 6:46:36 AM PST by kenmcg
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To: SoConPubbie

A backbone and cajones.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 7:10:40 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SoConPubbie
but it is clear that the establishment wing of the GOP regards Cruz as a problem.

Note to Senator Cruz. Do all of your own hiring of aides and staffers. Take referrals ONLY from trusted CONSERVATIVE sources outside the Beltway. Do NOT take referrals from other Senators or their staffs. The GOPe will be working Triple Overtime to set you up with a scandal.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:20:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Democrat_media

As a LA voter, do you think Dr. Cassidy has the fire in the belly to pursue Landrieu?


18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:46:06 AM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Blue Turtle
The only question I'll ask a Republican who's in DC already is "did you stand by Ted Cruz?" The only question I'd ask a Republican running for office is "Do you stand by Ted Cruz?"

If we can win the Republican Party, we can win the nomination. If we win the nomination, we win the presidency with Cruz/RandPaul. It brings in a more libertarian constitutional element to replace the backstabbers.

19 posted on 02/18/2014 7:51:07 AM PST by grania
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To: ontap
Ted Cruz, Exposing Rino traitors (2014)
20 posted on 02/18/2014 7:58:24 AM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: SoConPubbie
"Cruz can start to help make President Obama’s last two years in office a torment and, possibly, prepare the way to replace him in 2016."

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21 posted on 02/18/2014 8:35:20 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: no-to-illegals
""We are warming up the tar, Ted. Have plenty of feathers and rails."


22 posted on 02/18/2014 8:40:33 AM PST by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Theodore R.

i hope this socialist/democrat witch landrie loses

it is her vote that passed Obamacare

all democrats voted for Obamacare

and this landrie witch lied and said she was a conservative democrat when there is no such thing

i’m in Louisiana

cassidy is leading in some polls


23 posted on 02/23/2014 4:59:03 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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