Skip to comments.Ted Cruz: 'I Don't Work for the Party Bosses in Washington' (VIDEO)
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 weeks debt ceiling vote and why hes 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 its irresponsible, it is selling our nations future down the road, Cruz said. I would like to see all 45 Republicans stand together and actually do what we tell our constituents.
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CNNs 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. Cruzs response: I dont work for the party bosses in Washington, I work for 26 million Texans.
According to Heritages 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.
Heritages 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 its Johnny bar the door on new spending in Washington. This is like suspending all the speed limits on the highways.
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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???
We need a lot more people like Ted Cruz in office
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.
Cruz passes the test as far as I’m concerned.
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.
What about the party bosses bosses in Wall St. and the City of London? I hope Cruz doesn’t work for them either.
CRUZ/WEST or CRUZ/NORTH!!!
I want to vote for him here on the west coast!
Thank you Sarah for promoting him!!!!
Ted Cruz Bump!
I dont 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.
His support will scare the bejesus out of the GOP elites as well as the Liberals.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
[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.