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Amanda Carpenter Is Ted Cruz’s Twitter Torrent
Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Humberto Sanchez

Posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:50 AM PST by kristinn

Just as there was a glimmer of hope late last month that House Republican leaders would try to pass an immigration overhaul this year, Sen. Ted Cruz and his staff mobilized to extinguish it. It was a one-two punch that showcased the stature of one of the Texas Republican’s top aides.

While Cruz countered House leaders’ rollout of their immigration principles on conservative outlets like Breitbart News, Amanda Carpenter, who helps formulate and amplify Cruz’s message as his senior communications adviser and speechwriter, slung slices of red meat on Twitter.

“Maybe after offering up amnesty for Obama, the Establishment GOP will start working on a global warming cap-and-tax bill for Obama. #WhyNot,” Carpenter tweeted. She continued in rapid fire, tweeting: “Want to know why conservatives aren’t, supposedly, pushing happy ideas? bc we keep having to kill terrible ones the establishment pushes!” and “Hey, remember when they promised to keep the focus on Obamacare. Dontcha kinda think amnesty distracts from that?”

Soon after, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, began to express doubt that immigration reform could be done this year.

Carpenter’s acerbic wit has helped grow her Twitter presence to reach more than 50,000 people — far more followers than most congressional staffers and surpassing many of Cruz’s fellow senators.

Her unique position in the Twitterverse has provided another pipeline from Cruz to the conservative grass roots. And Carpenter doesn’t hold back — targeting the establishment and GOP leaders again and again, as well as President Barack Obama.

She said in an interview last week that pushing aggressively for change makes the establishment uncomfortable.

“Washington is resistant to change,” Carpenter told CQ Roll Call. “The rise of the grass roots and the influence they have been able to wield in terms of phone calls, letters, emails...

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: amandacarpenter; tedcruz

1 posted on 02/26/2014 5:56:50 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
She said in an interview last week that pushing aggressively for change makes the establishment uncomfortable.

Uncomfortable is good.

2 posted on 02/26/2014 5:59:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, Amanda Carpenter was one of the first accounts I “followed” at Twitter - she’s as aggressive as her boss at calling out the failure of the GOP establishment to keep their promises.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 5:59:56 AM PST by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: kristinn

I’ve always been impressed by Amanda Carpenter.

I miss her commentary on FNC. She was a regular there a few years ago.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 6:08:36 AM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: kristinn
Rules...


5 posted on 02/26/2014 6:21:27 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: rjsimmon

all I can say is...Bow Chicka Bow wow


6 posted on 02/26/2014 6:22:05 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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