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.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Ted Cruz Ping!
If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.
Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
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."
Steven LaTourette, who?
Exactly. I have had it with the GOP Establishment, completely.
These people only care about their own personal power and what they can do to benefit themselves.
Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, McCornyn and that ilk do not give a Rat’s Arse about what is happening to our Country, our Liberty or our Future Generations ability to remain Free and Independent.
Each one of these pukes are Derelict in their Duty to uphold the Oath of Office that they swore to and that pisses me off more than anything. They are frauds, liars and worthy of all the scorn and contempt that we can heap upon them. I hope and pray that a huge number of these reprobates get tossed out of office in the coming Primaries.
I think Karl Roollover has a PAC to defeat the Tea Party and now FORMER LaTourette is starting one. The Tea Party is doing something right, is frightens the permanent DC members of the republican party.
Thanks for this thread.
To all Republicans In Name Only:
The Liberal Democrats are on the run due to their unanimous support of Obamacare, and are not currently effectively attacking us.
We will attack them after the Congressional RINO Leadership is subdued.
In 2010 we sent Republicans to Congress to abolish Obamacare.
For that historic grassroots effort we have been repaid by consistent Cave-Ins, betrayals and cheap verbal abuse from the RINO Leadership at the GOP Convention, in Congress and on TV.
Now the Congressional RINO Leadership has launched an an all out attack on us.
Fine! BRING IT! If you attack us, we will attack you back!
We will fight those who refuse to fight Obama, and we will fight those we chose to fight us.
RINOs fit both of those categories to a TEA.
BTW, the TEA Party is THE SILENT MAJORITY of old, with a voice, so prepare for a long battle.
Enjoy the long battle ahead, RINOs.
It is all about Obamacare, RINOs.
The RINOs have failed for 5 long years, and now it our turn to ABOLISH Obamacare in 2014.
Mr LaTourette had better be careful of what he wishes for.Cuomo The Lesser has openly demanded that Republicans leave New York and now LaTourette wants Cruz to leave the party.A message to Mr LaTourette...”Sir,I am so “Middle America” it would make your head spin.I’m neither brilliant nor stupid,rich nor poor,saintly nor utterly evil.But if Cruz leaves it’s likely that I’ll leave with him.Sounds like you’ve been making far too much of *my* hard earned money for far too long”.
I didn't leave the Party, they left me (and all of the limited government fiscal/social/strong defense conservative voters who form the BASE of the Republican Party).
Ya. Seems to be the same old story of declining civilizations. People forget what is important is not what free stuff and false promises but integrity.
I don’t blame the politicians. The problem is with us, the voter. The voter sets the standards and expectations that the politicians must follow.
Steve, I’m not going to be lectured by some asshole who cheats on his wife with his employees.
Ted Cruz SHOULD leave the GOP - and so should all patriots.
Agree. The GOP is more of a social club than a party with any kind of mission. It stands for nothing.
Think for a minute what would happen if Cruz did leave the party. (I believe he won’t, but humor me here.)
How does the GOP deal with the lose if the Conservative vote, because Conservatives will follow Cruz.
How does the GOP differ from the Democrats to the uninformed voter?
Anyway, looks like Kabuki theater to me.
Brilliant idea!! Let Cruz leave and take millions and millions of dollar donating, phone banking, enthusiastic conservatives with him! I’ve already left and would love the opportunity to join Cruz’s new party.
....”Sen. Ted Cruz should leave the Republican party”....
Oh that’s funny.....especially since Cruz said most people don’t realize how close we are to taking over the Republican Party, which is their real beef!
It’s both. Leadership is certainly important and expected. We are not all cut out to be politicians and lawmakers, so we hire those who are and we expect them to follow the law.
But the culture is certainly to blame.
“...Cruz said most people dont realize how close we are to taking over the Republican Party, which is their real beef!”
caww, you nailed it. That is WHY the GOPe is in such a fearful mood. We need to keep it up folks—at the national Congressional level as well as at the state and local level.
When Cruz wins, the author will try to say he meant Cruz should LEAD the party.......
This is not even a squishy moderate group of RINOs. LaTourette is not MainStreet but rather full on LeftWing. Big Time!
Sort of like our Facebook friend running millions of dollars of ads for “conservative” immigration reform.......
If the representatives are bad then it is up to the voter to replace them.
The voter sets the bar. There are many issues for why a voter doesn’t do their job. But the fault lies with us.
I remember well Cruz saying that during the Gov. shut down......He keeps trying to tell us without blowing the actual means and ways that he ,and the good guys, are going about accomplishing that.
Frankly all the old guys in congress just need to go, on both sides of the aisle. They’re so accustomed to their own deceptions they can’t “see” the truth any more.....nor do they want to.
They are getting scared.
Cruz should not leave until the GOP courpse is fully rotted and the full stench is exposed and all Americans see what the GOP establishment really is.
Now is not quite the time. Let the media at Ted Cruz, I think he can handle it.
Get as many TEA party candidates in at the mid terms see
what happens, then move on from there.
Even a senate majority is not going to reverse the scope of this government monster, at the best there will be a lame duck dictator and then in 2016 will be prime time for a true downsizing, new party or not.
I don’t hold being in the GOP against Cruz. On the contrary, it is poetic irony to watch him torment them so.
LaTourette has apparently already left the Republican party and has never been a Conservative. Why would he care what Senator Cruz does?
So, in other words, no one saw it. Good.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.