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Kim Strassel [WSJ]: Another Misguided Cruz Missile
The Wall Street Journal Online ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kim Strassel

Posted on 02/21/2014 9:58:52 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi

Ted Cruz is aiming for Mitch McConnell, but he may blow up the GOP's chances for a Senate majority in November.

A rump band of Beltway conservatives has seen the enemy and it is not Harry Reid. It is Mitch McConnell, whose scalp is apparently worth blowing yet another shot at a Republican Senate majority.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: cruz; senate; teaparty
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I'm not sure what happened to Ms Strassel. She's been pro TEA Party in prior articles.

Go Ted Cruz!

NOPe to GOPe

1 posted on 02/21/2014 9:58:52 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I wanted to post this before I go out to a doctors appointment so I won’t be back until late afternoon. And, yes, I’ve already showered.


2 posted on 02/21/2014 9:59:57 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The Republican Establishment must be getting worried. The should.


3 posted on 02/21/2014 10:01:16 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Must protect Yertle the Turtle. /s


4 posted on 02/21/2014 10:01:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The Mandarins beat their breasts in vain.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 10:01:48 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I’d rather spend our resources going after democrats.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 10:02:00 AM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Mitch declared war on the TEA Party


7 posted on 02/21/2014 10:03:09 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

You need to change your analytical lens-it’s not left vs right, conservative vs liberal, Democrat vs republican.

It’s inside the Beltway vs outside the Beltway.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 10:04:11 AM PST by almcbean
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I consider it a good trade.

Keep the House, for now.

Go after the GOPe in the Senate.

Total war.

Until we clean our own party, winning aint worth spit.

9 posted on 02/21/2014 10:04:42 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

With McAmnesty et al there is no GOP majority. Power sharing will be back in the Sin-ate.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 10:05:04 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

“I’m not sure what happened to Ms Strassel. She’s been pro TEA Party in prior articles....”
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She’s simply another cog in the wheel of this most recent ORCHESTRATED (Thomas Sowell and Ann Coulter are other orchestra member singing from the same songbook written by the GOPe) attack on Ted Cruz. From what I’ve seen, this ORCHESTRATED attack is being stunningly INEFFECTIVE. I’m sure the GOPe is scratching their heads but will, no doubt, continue their attacks.


11 posted on 02/21/2014 10:05:26 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

The Praetorian guard circle the wagons for the Establishment when it is THEM trashing our candidates in places like North Carolina.


12 posted on 02/21/2014 10:05:41 AM PST by Viennacon (M)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Ahhh, Another shot at Sen. Cruz. And this time (surprise!), its not from Thomas Sowell.

So, this gal is worried that Cruz may ruin McConnell’s chances at being Senate majority leader? And if Cruz keeps up, we may not even have a Senate majority?

Bull cheese. If Cruz is denied and Mitch is the majority leader; just how will things be different?

They will vote to raise the ceiling on the budget, vote for ObamaCare modifications, and generally cave in (as usual) to the dems.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 10:06:41 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Take back the party, Take back America !! ...from the out-of-control spending & Washington cronyism.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 10:07:08 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Kim, you are a RINO licker.

The hallucinogenic properties of the RINOs are distorting your judgement.

Dry out and try again.

15 posted on 02/21/2014 10:08:18 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
The transformation is practically complete, can't tell one from the other, McConnell & Reid, by looks & politics!


16 posted on 02/21/2014 10:10:35 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Why the hell should we allow frauds such as Mitch to skate to the nomination, when we have better candidates who understand that America is imperiled. Such as Matt Bevin! Bob


17 posted on 02/21/2014 10:10:43 AM PST by alstewartfan (The dawn is turning away The ghost of Charlotte Corday. Al Stewart)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Apparently this idiot thinks McConnell can win the general election when all indications are that he cannot.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 10:12:04 AM PST by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The very last one I expected to go Establishment on us was Sowell - I still can’t believe it - but it’s looking like the GOPe and their consorts are becoming very, very worried. I expect Peggy Noonan will be up next with a Cruz hit piece.


19 posted on 02/21/2014 10:13:15 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Viennacon

“The Praetorian guard circle the wagons for the Establishment when it is THEM trashing our candidates in places like North Carolina.”
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Nicely put! The GOPe, its puppets and operatives are being incredibly (and unintentionally) TRANSPARENT in their attacks on the Tea Party.

They apparently listened to that old movie’s admonition “Be afraid, be very afraid”. Their fear is showing and is palpable.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 10:15:27 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

They attack the TEA Party and then complain that we don’t support their guys?


21 posted on 02/21/2014 10:16:10 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Tula Git
I’d rather spend our resources going after democrats.

I'm with you.

22 posted on 02/21/2014 10:16:14 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; P-Marlowe; SoConPubbie

Another blatant attack on Ted Cruz.

Their beef: Cruz is attacking McConnell and the Tea Party is attacking incumbents.

This author is out of sorts because the incumbents are leading, so leave them alone, you only make them vulnerable to their democrat opponents.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

If McConnel wins his primary we may lose the seat in Kentucky. I am in Texas and will never vote for Cornyn even in the general so I wonder how many tea party people in Kentucky feel the same way about Mitch. While the Senate seat in Texas is likely to go to the pubbies no matter what I understand that Yurtle is polling behind his democrat challenger in Kentucky.


24 posted on 02/21/2014 10:18:09 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: txhurl

I expect Peggy Noonan will be up next with a Cruz hit piece.

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lolol

Is she still around? Didn’t she used to be relevant?


25 posted on 02/21/2014 10:18:38 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

If we win the senate and McConnell is at the helm it won’t make any difference.

We have to get rid of him to as a badly needed message to the rest.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 10:19:06 AM PST by marron
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To: Tula Git
I’d rather spend our resources going after democrats.

Yes...and those who act like Dems....like Midge, Bonehead, McStain, McGrahamnesty and McCornyn. They do us as much good as the Dems do. Sen Cruz and conservatives know this.

27 posted on 02/21/2014 10:19:18 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She is still around but relevent?... eh.. not really


28 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:28 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Are the Dems funding a Libertarian in Kentucky?

I see a “Clintonian plurality” win in their future.


29 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:34 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hard to believe she was Reagan’s speechwriter.


30 posted on 02/21/2014 10:20:53 AM PST by txhurl
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Interesting and stupid. Voters have followed the GOP establishment for years and are once again ask to follow this stupid and ignorant group. And where has following them taken us? To the precipice of disaster. Why anyone would believe this time it would result in a new and better outcome is dumber than a rock and not near as useful. Wake-up Americans, the politicians (both groups) are taking us on a road to hell. A government too big, too expensive, too greedy, too corrupt, too invasive, too controlling, too many employees, too incompetent and thus too un-American.


31 posted on 02/21/2014 10:21:43 AM PST by mulligan (I)
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To: Mariner

What’s the point in “our side” winning a majority if the folks gaining the power don’t represent “our side”?

GOPe has to go as much as the Dems do.


32 posted on 02/21/2014 10:22:32 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: marron
We have to get rid of him to as a badly needed message to the rest.

Look at how well it worked with that old RINO Dick Lugar...

33 posted on 02/21/2014 10:22:39 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: xzins

“...This author is out of sorts because the incumbents are leading, so leave them alone, you only make them vulnerable to their democrat opponents.”
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Not true. Have you checked out the polls on Mitch McConnell and the Kentucky Senate race this year. The self-centered and self-deluded McConnell could well cost the Republicans a Senate seat this year if he prevails in the primary.


34 posted on 02/21/2014 10:22:42 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

It’s starting to look like there’s come collaboration going on with these hit pieces this week...Sowell, Coulter, and now Strassel.


35 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:04 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I'm not sure what happened to Ms Strassel. She's been pro TEA Party in prior articles.

It looks like the GOP-e are calling in all their markers - in panic, from the looks of it - to save the faux "conservatives" at the top of the Senate Septic Tank, and in doing so are outing some beltway journos that have been doing with their columns what McConnell and Cornyn (and Hatch, and...) have been doing with cloture. The camouflage just isn't as effective as it used to be.

Thomas Sowell has surprised and disappointed me this time around, although Ann Coulter has already proven to be chronically (and hopelessly) infatuated with all things RINO.

Mr. niteowl77

36 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:15 AM PST by niteowl77 ("Why do we go to Iowa? Because that's where the suckers are.")
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To: nascarnation

The defenders of the GOPe have appeared.


37 posted on 02/21/2014 10:23:27 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

I assumed he meant the race with the primary opponents, but you are correct about McConnell and Grimes. I think she’s now leading...at a minimum she’s drawn even with McConnell.


38 posted on 02/21/2014 10:24:13 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Ted Cruz is aiming for Mitch McConnell, but he may blow up the GOP's chances for a Senate majority in November.

I think that Ted Cruz is trying to prevent the Establishment Republicans from self destruction, with predictable consequences in November.

Ted Cruz represents what most Americans think, especially those who still can think. Every time a Republican decides to be a Democrat-lite he loses. To Democrats bi-partisanship is agreeing with them, with a meaningless token change thrown their way.

We are already traveling at warp speed toward totalitarianism.

39 posted on 02/21/2014 10:26:22 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I guess we’re supposed to sit and observe incoming round after incoming round.

Hey, Kim: We didn’t start this.


40 posted on 02/21/2014 10:27:10 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: colorado tanker; Tula Git

I’d rather spend our resources going after democrats.
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The Tea Party IS going after Democrats. They’re just starting with the Democrats who call themselves Republicans.


41 posted on 02/21/2014 10:28:36 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I live in Texas and I’m politically active, but, I must confess: I don’t even know who the candidates are for the Senate Race in Texas. Whoever the eventual Dem nominee is, he/she will get about 35% of the total vote.

(Psst.... That’s why we have to take John Cornhole out in the Primary.)


42 posted on 02/21/2014 10:33:17 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

The Tea Party endorsement for Senator has been awarded to Dwayne Stovall. There are other candidates worth investigating.


43 posted on 02/21/2014 10:39:56 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Will somebody please tell Kim Strassel that it is primary season when candidates of the same party run against each other.


44 posted on 02/21/2014 10:47:00 AM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Looks like the RINOs have gotten their marching orders.

How pathetic.


45 posted on 02/21/2014 10:54:12 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I DONT CARE about the GOPs chances for the Senate! or I care about as much as I care about the RATS chances. after all they are one and the same, the Uniparty.


46 posted on 02/21/2014 10:57:06 AM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: Tula Git

Tell that to the GOPe who is spending their time attacking the TEA Party, their Chamber of Amnesty vowed $50M to fight the TEA Party


47 posted on 02/21/2014 11:00:19 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
I wrote the following about Thomas Stoll but it works for Kim too

Boot Camp and training is suppose to weed out those unfit for combat. Unfortunately there is no similar weeding out process in politics so we often elect people lacking in either wisdom or courage and more that a few that are simply outright frauds.

What Thomas Sowell does not get (giving him the benefit of the doubt) is that Cruz knew the battle would be lost but would expose for all to see who was just talking that talk and who was willing to stand and fight. You are never going to win a war if your ranks are full of cowards and traitors. Which is why I called Cruz’s tactics brilliant. Now we know who not to send back to the Congress. Job well done Senator Cruz.

Now about that Thomas Sowell “not getting it” thing. Sowell is a very bright guy, smarter and more knowledgeable than I. So if I can figure things out surely he can too. One thing I do know is that Cruz scare the crab out of the professional elites. Anyone attacking Cruz is suspect of being an elite or employed by one. I think Thomas Sowell might have just outed himself.

48 posted on 02/21/2014 11:08:02 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

Exactly.

And LOL at the ‘scare the crab’ part.


49 posted on 02/21/2014 11:11:52 AM PST by txhurl
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To: jpsb

My question to all these idiots is as follows, and makes a great campaign slogan:

“Shouldn’t we have a second political party in Washington?”

Or

“No More Show Votes!”


50 posted on 02/21/2014 11:20:58 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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