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Ted Cruz Suggests Democrats 'Can't Handle the Truth' on Benghazi
Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2014, 6:23 AM PDT | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 05/13/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested that Democrats could not handle the truth on Benghazi, quoting Jack Nicholson from the movie A Few Good Men during a floor debate with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).

“The response of the administration, and sadly the response of Senate Democrats, has been partisan stonewalling, rather than trying to get to the truth. In the immortal lines of Jack Nicholson, it makes one think perhaps they can’t handle the truth,” Cruz said.

Cruz requested a Senate vote to join the House select committee to investigate the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

“This body should join with the House of Representatives with a joint select committee to get to the bottom of what happened, why we didn’t protect Americans, why we didn’t stop this attack, and why we haven’t captured the terrorists who killed four Americans, including our Ambassador,” Cruz said on the floor.

Cruz’s motion was blocked by Menendez, who derided the effort as a “political trick” used by Republicans to “fire up their base.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz
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1 posted on 05/13/2014 9:40:47 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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2 posted on 05/13/2014 9:41:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Democrats 'Can't Handle the Truth' on Benghazi Much of Anything
3 posted on 05/13/2014 9:44:46 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SoConPubbie
LEAVE HILLARY ALONE !


4 posted on 05/13/2014 9:47:26 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: PapaNew

But Valerie Plame and Scooter Libby were like the biggest deal ever, for the RATS. How long did that go on? Two years?


5 posted on 05/13/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

And months of 24/7 coverage about college level hazing at a dorm called Abu Ghraib.


6 posted on 05/13/2014 9:52:41 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted is wrong, they can handle the truth, and apparently, they are unbothered by it. What they can’t handle is the electorate knowing the truth.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 9:53:01 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: SoConPubbie

He should have stopped at “truth”.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 9:53:26 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: PTBAA

You are right, and Ted is wrong.

they can most certainly handle it, and they doing exactly that by keeping it hidden.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 9:55:25 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: All

You can’t handle the truth!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:00:29 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Go Get ‘em, TED!


11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SoConPubbie

It is obvious that the Democrats know that their President and President-To-Be were up to no good in Libya. They also know that Obama provided weapons, funds, armored vehicles and night vision equipment to our enemy.....Al Qaeda. That is treason.
The thing that stings them the most is that the Conservatives warned the Democrats that Obama was too inexperienced for the job. We were right. Libya puts all of Obama’s bad qualities on display: Greed; Arrogance; Incompetence; Fear; Jealousy; Lying; Indecisiveness; Immaturity; Rage; Foolishness; Prejudice.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:18:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: txhurl

Yep. Plame/Scooter and all of the other *scandals* that the Dims used for “political tricks”. But, nah, Benghazi is just a big nothing burger.

NOT!


13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:21:51 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

So glad Ted Cruz speaks out for us.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:22:11 AM PDT by Katarina
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To: PTBAA

Ted is wrong, they can handle the truth, and apparently, they are unbothered by it. What they can’t handle is the electorate knowing the truth.

*********
Same diff.

Sen Cruz is spot on. The Dims cannot handle any part or parcel of the truth.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 10:23:37 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Grampa Dave

The best Jack Nicholson performance ever.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 10:23:37 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Jane Long

Where do you think all these RATS are gonna go after we tsunami them out in Nov?


17 posted on 05/13/2014 10:29:30 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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To: txhurl

I pray we DO tsunami them...they ALL likely have cushy lobbying jobs, CEO, Board positions waiting for them. :(


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:46:46 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Great quotes!


19 posted on 05/13/2014 11:02:10 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: txhurl
But Valerie Plame and Scooter Libby were like the biggest deal ever, for the RATS. How long did that go on? Two years?

And at the outset, investigators knew exactly who "leaked" Plame's CIA affiliation: Richard Armitrage. He had never been told her affiliation was "covert".

But yet, the investigation went on forever, and Libby was prosecuted only because something he said was later proven to be false.

20 posted on 05/13/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh no! The dastardly political trick! NOT THAT,ANYTHING BUT THAT!OH THE HUMANITY!


21 posted on 05/13/2014 11:21:04 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: for-q-clinton

Thx.

Too bad we don’t have very many leaders like we had back then.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 1:08:02 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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23 posted on 05/13/2014 1:09:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz with Mark Davis
24 posted on 05/14/2014 2:09:09 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SoConPubbie
▶ Sen. Ted Cruz Discusses Getting Answers on Benghazi with Sean Hannity - YouTube
25 posted on 05/14/2014 2:10:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Jane Long

I think Ted was very clever to use a well known line “you can’t handle the truth” to score an important point against the Democrats. Ted, along with Sarah Palin, seems to understand the importance of, and has mastered, the sound byte.

My point was not intended as a “knock” against Ted, who I respect tremendously. It was rather to point out how truly amoral the Democrats have become.

Let’s see if their is any true bipartisan outrage about the murder of our Vets.


26 posted on 05/16/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: PTBAA
My point was not intended as a “knock” against Ted, who I respect tremendously. It was rather to point out how truly amoral the Democrats have become.

Oh, you had me confused with your "Ted is wrong, they can handle the truth, and apparently, they are unbothered by it. What they can’t handle is the electorate knowing the truth" comment.

Again, I think Sen Cruz was spot on...they're running away from the truth so fast, their lies are meeting them head on.

And yes, the VA fall-out will also be interesting to watch play out...by pols on BOTH sides.

27 posted on 05/16/2014 10:00:44 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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