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Rep. Peter King Would Run in 2016 Just to Prevent President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul
Mediaite ^ | 05/17/2014 | Matt Willstein

Posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio get thrown around a lot as possible GOP presidential candidates for 2016. One prominent Republican who does not get mentioned much in that context is Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination, if only to prevent those younger, more right-wing candidates from becoming president.

Asked by Blitzer about his 2016 plans, King said he’s “certainly looking at” the possibility, which will include a trip to New Hampshire next month. He said when he ran into Hillary Clinton yesterday he told her to “get ready.”

“I’m looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, and to me, I don’t want the Republican Party going in that direction,” King said. Whether it’s him or someone else, he said he would do what he can to make sure the “realistic foreign policy wing” or “national security wing” of the party “does not give in to the isolationists.”

Rep. King has clashed with the younger generation of Republicans repeatedly over the last several years, recently saying Sen. Paul would make a “disastrous president” and acting as the leading critic of the Sen. Cruz-led government shutdown last fall.

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1 posted on 05/17/2014 6:45:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!


2 posted on 05/17/2014 6:46:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m thinking Rep King would not go very far in the primary season. I used to like this guy but lately- well, he can just go to hell.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 6:47:37 PM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter King is so full of it, he deserves a TEA Party candidate.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 6:48:29 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t see him stealing even one vote from either Cruz or Paul.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 6:49:49 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: SeekAndFind

Snicker.

Yeah you go right on ahead and do that Petey.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 6:52:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think he is just potureing the truth is that he would help Paul or Cruz by running.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 6:53:20 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Pete King is another GOPe fossil that needs to be shown the door.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He won’t do it. Too much ego, then he would find out what and insignificant piece of trash he is.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: SeekAndFind

Run Peter run. It would actually help Cruz or Palin or Paul.
By taking away votes from other RINO’s like Bush and Christie.

Run Peter run and split the RINO voters.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 6:54:31 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: doc1019

Exactly.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 6:55:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: SeekAndFind
acting as the leading critic of the Sen. Cruz-led government shutdown last fall.

The Lie, repeated. Again.

The shutdown was solely and exclusively the fault of Baraq Obama and Harry Reid for not negotiating with the Constitutional budget-creating authority, the House of Representatives.

12 posted on 05/17/2014 6:57:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Outside of 25% of NY State, who would vote for the smarmy little weasel?

Self important IDIOT.


13 posted on 05/17/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: doc1019

You are correct. If anything, King running would really help Cruz since King would steal votes away from Jeb and Christie.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: SeekAndFind

F*ck you too, Pete.

The GOP has to go.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:04 PM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: SeekAndFind

He reminds me of a polymer based, nozzle tipped container filled with a mild vinegar solution.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:05 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rep. Peter King (R-NY). But during one of his frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Friday, King said he is seriously considering making a run at the nomination


17 posted on 05/17/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: SeekAndFind

- Rep. Peter King, of New York

Has a better chance at a Viking funeral than the GOP nomination.

Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/presidential-candidate-survivor-2016/#zQ3CfTsqsPwfqX0i.99


18 posted on 05/17/2014 7:06:11 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SeekAndFind

“he would do what he can to make sure the “realistic foreign policy wing” or “national security wing” of the party “does not give in to the isolationists.”

That part sounds good to me.
Unfortunately, ya gotta take the whole package.
I’m still waiting for someone who has the whole package.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Peter King could just KISS MY ASS!!!! Piece of Moderate Leftist $hit!

But might you consider him for V.P.?

.

(lol..sorry couldn't resist even though I share your opinion of the freekin meat-head..)

20 posted on 05/17/2014 7:09:06 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: MuttTheHoople

He would take votes away from NJ’s donut eating king. He won’t touch Cruz but Paul is becoming more of a leftist every day.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 7:11:15 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SeekAndFind

People like King are the reason America is getting its ass kicked right now by Barry and his extreme left wing of the ‘RAT party.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 7:11:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

He might need to protect Michael Grimm or Gerry Adams in prison.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they made a major error in the article, they identified King as a Republican, is there no accuracy in journalism? That’s Peter King, RINO-NY.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 7:13:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think they made a major error in the article, they identified King as a Republican, is there no accuracy in journalism? That’s Peter King, RINO-NY. Paul kersey, clean up NY.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 7:13:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

He and Huntsman can vie for the .01% vote


26 posted on 05/17/2014 7:13:58 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind

How exactly would this clown “prevent” Cruz or Paul from running or winning?

Quite the opposite, with him and Jeb Bush out there - it would create even more appeal for Tea Party candidates.


27 posted on 05/17/2014 7:22:24 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Choke on a piece of pork....bloated pig...


28 posted on 05/17/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hellfar, boy. Drag around a Texas parking lot on the end of a chain hooked up to a F150. Shut that boy right up!


29 posted on 05/17/2014 7:33:06 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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"Rep. Peter King Would Run
in 2016 Just to Prevent
President Ted Cruz or Rand Paul"


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30 posted on 05/17/2014 7:36:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Peter is a dick.


31 posted on 05/17/2014 7:43:30 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Why is Jon Corzine a free man?)
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To: PGR88

“How exactly would this clown “prevent” Cruz or Paul from running or winning?”

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

I have a feeling he means he would run as a third party candidate.

Hillary (Democrat), Cruz (Republican), and King (Loser).

He would rather see Hillary as President than Cruz, Paul, or Palin, and he’d love to be in a debate moderated by his buddy Wolf Blitzer.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:04 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: SeekAndFind

What happened to Peter King? His principles used to be intact, as far as I could tell.

So the thinks that the likes of Ted Cruz is part of the problem? Time to retire Pete.


33 posted on 05/17/2014 7:53:39 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How is splitting the RINO vote going to hurt Cruz?


34 posted on 05/17/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a good thing.

I want many, many more RINO’s running in the primary for the republican nod.

The more the merrier.

Then we are assured a conservative will win the ticket and thus the Presidency.


35 posted on 05/17/2014 8:14:57 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: SeekAndFind
Peter King: 'Helping Republicans become Democrats since 1996.' Get lost you TURNCOAT.

Peter if you did run, you might split the RINO votes.

36 posted on 05/17/2014 8:26:43 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SeekAndFind

King wouldn’t be in it to win. He’d be in it to trash Cruz and Paul.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with him on Rand Paul. Rand had the WHITE HOUSE in the palm of his hand when he went after drones and government spying...but then gave it all back with his new priorities - giving felons the right to vote, opposing voter ID, and pushing for Amnesty.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 8:47:14 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Old Yeller

Puck Feter Klingon


39 posted on 05/17/2014 8:59:42 PM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Well said.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 9:02:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SeekAndFind
From Wiki (and incredibly)...King compared Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, the political wing of the Irish republican movement, to George Washington, and asserted that the "British government is a murder machine"

IRA supporter Mister King should be politely invited to find a new political party (something much farther left, one supposes).

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41 posted on 05/17/2014 9:15:38 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
King, what Klintoon/Bathhouse stooge, it's, expected he's from NY.

42 posted on 05/17/2014 9:22:21 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: Graewoulf

Thanks...it as needed to be said... Cruz/Walker or Cruz/Palin


43 posted on 05/17/2014 9:25:21 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Old Yeller

“Peter is a dick.

King’s “likeness” is in the dictionary next to the words “Worthless Prick.”


44 posted on 05/17/2014 9:28:18 PM PDT by vette6387 (n)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not sure how another member of the Republican left is going to hurt Cruz or Paul. Maybe he can take a few votes from Jeb, if the Republican left will allow it.


45 posted on 05/17/2014 9:32:08 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually, I hope he does run. So he can dilute the RINO vote with the obvious JBush-run even more.


46 posted on 05/17/2014 9:34:58 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: SeekAndFind

Who?


47 posted on 05/17/2014 9:43:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'I never said that you can keep your doctor . Republicans lie about me ')
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To: SeekAndFind

King is a prominant republican? Well, that’s the problem right there.

His ego is a big as Bill EgoRielly. He can single handedly stop someone else from being president just by running.


48 posted on 05/17/2014 10:17:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: cripplecreek

I’m trying to cut out sugar. Then I read your post and now I want a SNICKERS.


49 posted on 05/17/2014 10:18:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: SeekAndFind
"frequent interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer"

And right there Pete, you should see the root cause of your future failure in such an endeavor.

You should but you don't.

And that is why you are really a liberal democrat.

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50 posted on 05/17/2014 10:32:16 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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