Skip to comments.Head of GOP Anti-Tea Party Group: Ted Cruz Should Leave Party
Posted on 02/21/2014 6:14:49 AM PST by SoConPubbie
Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is a member in the establishment's war on the Tea Party. His deceptively named "Defending Main Street" PAC is being financed primarily by Wall Street and labor unions, which have contributed at least 20% to the group's fundraising haul.
In an appearance on MSNBC's The Last Word on Tuesday, LaTourette said that Cruz was "reprehensible" for forcing Republicans to go on the record to advance a bill to raise the debt ceiling without reducing spending. Cruz forced those like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) to vote to move the bill to the floor. McConnell said he had to act to "protect the country" before then voting against final passage of the bill, which passed with no Republican support.
"I don't think he is a Republican, to tell you the truth," LaTourette said on MSNBC, dividing Republicans on a liberal outlet that has vilified Republicans to the point where RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had previously called for a boycott. "I wish he would stop being a Republican and leave the party. That would be a nice thing."
LaTourette continued to criticize Cruz and conservatives for trying to "cannibalize" and "criticize" the party without mentioning that conservatives have been frustrated that when Republicans--like LaTourette--finally got control of government during the 2000s they expanded it instead of shrinking it. Conservative voters have elected those like Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to make the GOP more reflective of its voters that have been trending more conservative the last 13 years since the "Boomtown" GOP crowd started controlling the federal government.
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LaTourette doesn’t have the man-quipment to admit that he’s a democrat.
LOL! Cruz is doing what Cruz was elected to do, and he'll be there for at least 7 more years. He's not going away, however much they wish for it.
Former Rep. Steven LaTourette is apparently a GOPe hack.
Just confirms what I had already known, the rhino’s are deathly afraid of Ted Cruz AND the Tea Party. People have been told that the Tea Party is “dead”, I don’t agree. The Tea Party made inroads at the last federal election and we will see CONSIDERABLY more of them next election day. At least there are some out there that want to take this country back.
I’m all for that.
I know, I know, just saying.
The longer we delay, the harder it will be.
Ted Cruz SHOULD leave the GOP - and so should all patriots.
My question: how will all of the bad get fixed if no one challenges the status quo? There is no motivation to fix the problems and plenty of reason not to — that is the establishment GOP and the political process.
Yes, I certainly understand being between a rock and a hard place, too. But new fresh ideas are what the GOP need. Otherwise, it will be impossible to distinguish between the Democrats and Republicans. And it will be a race to see who can give the most money and entitlements to their constituents while the country sinks further and further into debt.
Ted Cruz was elected as a republican. He enjoys support, as such, from Texans. There is not a group of Texans who say, as many democrats do toward Obama, that they regret having voted for him.
Let the imposters in the republican party leave the party. Even if they are the majority.
He's comfortable - and I do mean comfortable($$) - being a collaborator with the fascist State.
Fresh ideas? No.
That’s confusing. Fresh ideas are what are bringing us further into the mess.
Cruz is going by the old idea of the rule of law and basic governing principles and our founding principles and documents.
That, not fresh ideas, are what has brought him nine wins in the supreme court AND the ire of the sniveling class in congress.
Well, I’ve said for a year now that the REAL RINOs are the conservatives. The republican party is now the socialist party and the democrat party is the communist party.
Seems to me that the GOP Establishment Pukes are more closely aligned with the RAT Party than they are with real Americans. Not that this comes as any surprise to me at all.
LaTourette is a Democrat who had the luxury of having an “R” next to his name when the Obamacare bill came up for a vote in the House, so Pelosi couldn’t arm twist him to vote otherwise..
Another Big Government sell-out heard from. You would never get elected in a real state like Texas by whining like a little girl, you RINO.
This explains why we hear nothing out of the supposed party “leadership” about the IRS targeting conservative groups, the FCC wanting “monitors” in newsrooms, ongoing Administration scandals and the repeal of Obamacare among issue after issue they are mute. The only things I hear out of them are in opposition to what 90 percent of the party base stands for: 1) screwing the Tea Party and other Republicans; 2) loudly criticizing them, even on the television while they are mute about the socialist policies being rammed down our throats; 3) advocating, like Cantor, the US intervene in Syria which by one poll, 89 percent of Americans oppose.
Their slogan could be "We'll give you almost as much free stuff as the Democrats."
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