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It Is Time for Ted Cruz to Leave the National Republican Senatorial Committee
RedState ^ | May 18th, 2014 at 06:00 AM | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/18/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the Vice Chairman for Grassroots Outreach of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”). It is through that appointment that the NRSC hoped to patch up its differences with conservatives.

Instead, it is more and more clear the NRSC is both at war with those groups who support Ted Cruz and at war with those candidates most likely to assist Ted Cruz in the Senate.

From the relationship, the NRSC gets the veneer of working with conservatives and Ted Cruz gets beaten up at every opportunity by the NRSC and its staff and outside consultants.

Here for example, is an NRSC paid consultant subtly attacking Cruz. There have been plenty out in the open in the past. Likewise, the NRSC worked against Ben Sasse in Nebraska, going so far as to invite lobbyists over to their building to fund Shane Osborn’s campaign.

In Mississippi, the NRSC is on a witch hunt to tie Chris McDaniel’s campaign to some nut who overstepped the bounds of propriety. Now that McDaniel is ahead in most polls, the NRSC is attacking him savagely, the groups that support him, and relying on a handful of reporters who write negative stories about Cruz to write negative stories about McDaniel.

The goals Cruz supports are not supported by the NRSC. The candidates most likely to support Cruz are most likely to be opposed by the NRSC. There is no longer a justification for Cruz to be affiliated with the NRSC in a Vice Chairman’s position.

Frankly, if Cruz won’t go to Mississippi and endorse McDaniel, the least he could do for his own freaking side is publicly repudiate the NRSC.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz; texas

"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton

 

"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan

 

"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792

 

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams

 

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

 


1 posted on 05/18/2014 9:38:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; tpmintx; TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig; Caipirabob; Clump; ColdOne; Monterrosa-24; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 05/18/2014 9:39:18 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes


3 posted on 05/18/2014 9:40:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SoConPubbie
[Cruz's] is own freaking side

I guess we can add to the complaints against the other side that they certainly don't hesitate to criticize other Republicans--even in publicly vile terms--and they're content to break their commitments.

These facts show them to be unworthy.

HF

4 posted on 05/18/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT by holden
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To: holden

It’s because the GOPe are just liberals that don’t like paying taxes.


5 posted on 05/18/2014 9:58:05 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

The RNC is still trying to force committeeman Dave Agema to resign for telling the truth about gay marriage and worse yet, telling the truth about the GOP lying about the issue.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 10:05:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Its sad to see Ted Cruz on the sidelines in Kentucky and South Carolina when he should be in there to oppose McConnell and Graham.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 10:15:51 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: SoConPubbie
It is time for Ted Cruz to leave the NRSC

No --- it is time for more conservatives like Ted Cruz to join the NRSC and committees like it. It is time for conservatives like Cruz to stand and fight to take back the Republican Party, not run away.

8 posted on 05/18/2014 10:32:56 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

I agree but its hard to get conservatives to even consider getting out to state conventions and taking over the policy making wing of the party like the RNC.


9 posted on 05/18/2014 10:35:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Nextrush
Its sad to see Ted Cruz on the sidelines in Kentucky and South Carolina when he should be in there to oppose McConnell and Graham.
When your opposition has more resources and manpower, you need to pick your spots where you choose to do battle.

Matt Bevin has little or no chance against Senator McConnell and Lindsay Graham seems to be cruising toward re-nomination.

Better to expend energy in other places, where it will be more effective.

10 posted on 05/18/2014 10:47:04 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: SoConPubbie
Now that McDaniel is ahead in most polls

I can only find a single poll putting McDaniel ahead by one point, while others show Cochran up substantially - though all of these are well over a month old so there could be newer ones. I searched but cannot find what Erickson is talking about - if someone has a list of all of these multiple polls showing McDaniel ahead that Erickson is referencing please advise.

Erickson is also glossing over the fact that apparently the McDaniel campaign was making efforts to distance themselves from the arrest of the blogger who went into Mrs. Cochran's nursing home room and called the Cochran campaign to offer condolences before news of the reason for the arrest had even been made public. That doesn't mean the McDaniel campaign or McDaniel himself was involved, but that's at least a wee bit suspicious: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/17/melanie-sojourner-thad-cochran-wife-break-in/9215899 Just dismissing it out of hand like Erickson does in this piece doesn't explain those questions away. Things like this can be decisive factors in what determines the outcome of a race, so it is going to be a major issue, whether this is fair or not fair...and may be the curtain call on the McDaniel campaign.

11 posted on 05/18/2014 10:48:20 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: plain talk

The NRSC members are the sitting incumbent Republican Senators.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 10:49:42 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: SoConPubbie

Erick Erickson is such a fat self-consumed putz. As if he thinks he can tell Ted Cruz what to do.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Bratch

Bevin never had any real chance of winning and especially with the self-destruction he has engaged in. His campaign has been horribly run from the very start - a pretty embarrassing effort quite frankly. The cockfighting incident was just the capper.

Graham is the worst of the incumbents and is from a very conservative state. There is still time to oust Graham as that primary is not until June.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 10:54:20 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: smoothsailing

Right - there is no substance here and just sounds like pouting. It does not make logical sense for multiple reasons for Cruz to go out opposing his incumbent colleagues - both because he would just be creating more friction in the caucus and because these battles are much less likely to be won than the open seats - such as Nebraska, where an excellent candidate in Ben Sasse just won his primary - not only a good conservative but one with a good head on his shoulders that doesn’t have foot-in-mouth disease, the same in Oklahoma with T.W. Shannon. Those guys will be excellent editions to the Senate and excellent conservatives - and younger, fresh faces for the GOP. Those are huge successes.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 11:01:53 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: SoConPubbie

Is there any real reason that every Cruz thread has to start with a screen and a half, of useless spam?

We have seen those quotes enough times, couldn’t you just combine your ping list and the flag, into a smaller first postm if you need to personalize every thread?


16 posted on 05/18/2014 11:23:01 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

Cruz should do what CRUZ thinks is best for himself and not worry what others say or tell him to do. He is a leader and should make up his own mind.....


17 posted on 05/18/2014 4:01:55 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37

I think he will, Cruz is a bold and confidant guy.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 4:08:58 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: SoConPubbie

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 05/18/2014 6:02:13 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: SoConPubbie

The GOP is for sale and useless to America go-forward.

America needs a party which supports American industry.

Ted Cruz stand up, and take a stand for America.

The GOP and the Democrats are busy buying stuff from China.

Bring back jobs to America.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 6:05:01 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: ansel12
We have seen those quotes enough times, couldn’t you just combine your ping list and the flag, into a smaller first postm if you need to personalize every thread?

Ansel, You are the first person to complain about this and I have had many compliments on the quotes.

They are not spam, they are relevant to the discussion at hand.

They'll stay for right now, unless I am asked by the mods to remove them.
21 posted on 05/18/2014 7:49:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: headstamp 2
It’s because the GOPe are just liberals that don’t like paying taxes.

Bingo!
22 posted on 05/18/2014 7:50:15 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Finny
Thanks for the ping!

No Problem. :)
23 posted on 05/18/2014 7:50:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Republican Wildcat
That doesn't mean the McDaniel campaign or McDaniel himself was involved, but that's at least a wee bit suspicious: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/17/melanie-sojourner-thad-cochran-wife-break-in/9215899 Just dismissing it out of hand like Erickson does in this piece doesn't explain those questions away.

No, I'll tell you what is suspicious. It's you pretending that there is smoke there when there is absolutely no proof that McDaniels or his staff had anything to do with it.
24 posted on 05/18/2014 7:52:58 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

It seems a bit overly intrusive to make it a part of every thread on Cruz, that is an awful lot of screen real estate to have to scroll through hundreds, and eventually, thousands of times, to get to the actual comments.

A banner ad would be less annoying, and more profitable.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 7:54:19 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: ansel12

I would say it seems classy and makes a good point.

I’m all for it.

(just offering another opinion)


26 posted on 05/18/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s not a response to what I said.


27 posted on 05/19/2014 7:42:26 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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