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Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Work for the Party Bosses in Washington' (VIDEO)
blog.heritage.org ^ | 2/21/14 | Karen Jeffries

Posted on 02/21/2014 10:58:10 AM PST by cotton1706

In an interview with CNN, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained his opposition to last week’s debt ceiling vote and why he’s willing to take heat from members of his own party if it means standing on principle.

“I am not going to affirmatively consent to giving [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid the authority to do this because it’s irresponsible, it is selling our nation’s future down the road,” Cruz said. “I would like to see all 45 Republicans stand together and actually do what we tell our constituents.”

>>> Check Out This Video: Politicians Promise Every Year They Won’t Raise the Debt Ceiling, Then Do It Anyway

CNN’s Dana Bash referenced a Wall Street Journal story calling Cruz the “minority maker” for “forcing” Republicans to take tough votes that could hurt their stance for re-election. Cruz’s response: “I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington, I work for 26 million Texans.”

According to Heritage’s Romina Boccia, the Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, suspending the debt limit is essentially giving President Obama a “blank check” for the next year, further increasing the $17 trillion national debt.

Heritage’s chief economist Stephen Moore agrees:

Technically, this allows Congress to spend however much it wants over the next 13 months with no recourse against an election-year spending spree. So it’s Johnny bar the door on new spending in Washington. This is like suspending all the speed limits on the highways.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; tedcruz

1 posted on 02/21/2014 10:58:10 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

“I would like to see all 45 Republicans stand together and actually do what we tell our constituents.”

Yes the talking is boring. Results!!! How about some???


2 posted on 02/21/2014 11:02:33 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: cotton1706
http://www.usdebtclock.org/
3 posted on 02/21/2014 11:02:49 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: cotton1706

We need a lot more people like Ted Cruz in office


4 posted on 02/21/2014 11:06:26 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz is absolutely correct in his stance on the debt ceiling and his dismissing the RNC hierarchy is refreshing. I like this guy more with every passing week.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 11:06:52 AM PST by Jim Scott
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To: cotton1706

Cruz passes the test as far as I’m concerned.


6 posted on 02/21/2014 11:06:54 AM PST by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: cotton1706

The more I hear Cruz speak, the more I like him.

The more I hear Dems and GOPe trash Cruz, the more I like him.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 11:07:12 AM PST by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: cotton1706

What about the party bosses bosses in Wall St. and the City of London? I hope Cruz doesn’t work for them either.


8 posted on 02/21/2014 11:09:03 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: cotton1706

CRUZ/WEST or CRUZ/NORTH!!!


9 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:09 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: cotton1706

!


10 posted on 02/21/2014 11:14:34 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: reasonisfaith

I want to vote for him here on the west coast!

Thank you Sarah for promoting him!!!!


11 posted on 02/21/2014 11:15:43 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz Bump!


12 posted on 02/21/2014 11:17:33 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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13 posted on 02/21/2014 11:40:09 AM PST by RedMDer
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To: cotton1706

“I don’t work for the party bosses in Washington, I work for 26 million Texans.”
This concerns me. I don’t want more populism. I don’t want to have to worry about what the ‘26 million Texans’ want this week.
I want someone who adheres to the Constitution and will dutifully fulfill its obligations regardless what the whims of the majority are.


14 posted on 02/21/2014 11:45:47 AM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: cotton1706
Cruz needs to step up and DECLARE.

His support will scare the bejesus out of the GOP elites as well as the Liberals.

15 posted on 02/21/2014 11:49:12 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: cotton1706

That kook Alan Grayson is starting the attack on Ted Cruz’ citizenship status. I suspect he’s getting some GOPe help from the shadows too and you know they’re going to ratchet it up now. Good for Senator Cruz. He’s only doing what the vast majority of us want our party to do. Hold back excessive government spending, rollback government control of many of our institutions, and defending our personal freedoms as the founders wanted. For this, Ted Cruz, and many of us, are attacked as kooks, right-wing fanatics, etc. The left has so dumbed down the population that even defending the constitution is regarded as being extreme reactionary politics. We’re destroying our nation as we speak and only Ted Cruz plus a handful of others in Washington are trying to stop this implosion.


16 posted on 02/21/2014 11:51:26 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: griswold3
I don’t want to have to worry about what the ‘26 million Texans’ want this week. I want someone who adheres to the Constitution

The Constitution says he represents 26 million Texans.
17 posted on 02/21/2014 11:54:47 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: griswold3
"This concerns me. I don’t want more populism. I don’t want to have to worry about what the ‘26 million Texans’ want this week. I want someone who adheres to the Constitution and will dutifully fulfill its obligations regardless what the whims of the majority are."

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You are in luck! Conveniently the whim of the 26 million is to follow the Constitution.....and he is nearly alone in doing so among his peers.

18 posted on 02/21/2014 12:00:18 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: dowcaet
If I remember right, ~14 Republican senators voted with Cruz on the first closure vote. On the last closure vote, re the spending limit, more than double that voted with Cruz.

A majority of the Republican senators are with Cruz and not the establishment. It follows the McDonell and Cornyn will not be in charge next year.

19 posted on 02/21/2014 12:10:41 PM PST by duckln
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To: Manic_Episode

“Conveniently the whim of the 26 million is to follow the Constitution”

Don’t get all dreamy about Texas. It’s a hot spot for illegal foreigners who push their culture, it has a mayor, in San Antonio, who was the keynote speaker at the DNC convention, the Godless one, last year, and not for nothing, major lib major lib followers, Austin (no need to elaborate there), El Paso, which, I am told is no longer an English speaking region.

But the good senator does work for Texans not for any mob rule whims, but in keeping with the Constitution, as he always has.

He knows his job description, and it does NOT include following the party bosses. That’s unwritten below the table goings on that he rejects. That’s all.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 12:32:43 PM PST by stanne
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To: cotton1706

That’s why msnbc says you have to eat by yourself in the Senate cafeteria, Ted. The swell kids like McConnell, McCain, and Cornyn think you are mean to them when you make them look like the scabs they are.


21 posted on 02/21/2014 12:53:08 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: ohiobuckeye1997

[The more I hear Dems and GOPe trash Cruz, the more I like him.]

Absolutely, here too. The two latest to take verbal shots at Senator Cruz are two who I used to have a lot of respect for....used to. They are Thomas Sowell and super egotist, often afflicted with diarrhea of the mouth, Ann Coulter. Both have revealed themselves, at least to me, to be nothing but cocktail circuit GOPe elitists.
It is refreshing to hear a politician say that he is representing the folks back home instead of “special interests”......which include political parties.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 1:55:00 PM PST by Islander2
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