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Ted Cruz’s Staff Seems Pretty Excited That Eric Cantor Lost
Buzzfeed ^ | June 10, 2014, at 6:10 p.m. | Katherine Miller

Posted on 06/10/2014 9:05:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in stunning fashion Tuesday night to tea party challenger Dave Brat.

And Sen. Ted Cruz’s staff appears to be pretty celebratory on Twitter in response. The senator and the majority leader have clashed before, most notably over Obamacare. Here are tweets from three top staffers.

Cruz’s speechwriter and senior communications adviser:

VA #MakesDCListen

Cruz’s chief of staff:

Is DC Listening yet? #MakeDCListen

Cruz’s press secretary, responding to a tweet from Erick Erickson on stories about the “Tea Party dying” in the mainstream media:

@

@EWErickson wackobird zombies



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brat; cantor; cruz; tedcruz; va2014
"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 06/10/2014 9:05:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
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 06/10/2014 9:06:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

NYT reports the Cantor campaign spent over $168K on steakhouses, while the Brat campaign spent $200K total.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 9:07:31 PM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good! I am pretty pleased about it too!


4 posted on 06/10/2014 9:07:33 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: SoConPubbie

On please, SoCon.


5 posted on 06/10/2014 9:07:37 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: SoConPubbie

* Close and seal the Southern US Border, all 2,000 + miles of it.

* Cancel NAFTA.

* Abolish all Federal, State and Local Welfare payments to non-citizens of the USA.

* Block all money transfers to Mexico, or other any Country South of our Southern Border.

* Have lunch.

* After lunch, pass and sign Federal Penalty law to anyone who hires an Illegal Alien Invader, with a fine of $1,000 per day per alien.

* String Concertina Wire Holding-Pen Stockades at 100 mile intervals for the gotta-ways.

* Be as hostile to Mexicans as the Mexicans have been to the US Marine held and tortured in Prison by the Mexican Guards for the last two months.

* Hire Greyhound Bus Company to transport Illegal Alien Invaders to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Chain Link Desert Spa near Phoenix, Arizona.

* Have supper.


6 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:25 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoConPubbie

As am I.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 9:08:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good news for voters who love this country and want to turn it around.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:16 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Mountain Mary

Whatttt?????

What did I do????

Really though, sometimes I have to think several times about posting an article because I am not sure how it is going to be taken dependent on your perspective.


9 posted on 06/10/2014 9:09:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Very pleased.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:27 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I think what happened tonight was the crack in the dam finally ocurring.


11 posted on 06/10/2014 9:13:32 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SoConPubbie

12 posted on 06/10/2014 9:16:36 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
while the Brat campaign spent $200K total.

Brat raised $200,000; he spent only $100,000 on this primary. Sounds like a guy I could trust to spend my money carefully.

13 posted on 06/10/2014 9:18:48 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: caww

PING!


14 posted on 06/10/2014 9:19:52 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kevao

Yes! These Washington types are used to printing money. Good factoid to spread around. On his interview with Hannity tonight, which was excellent, he asked for “funds.” Not afraid to ask for support. Good.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:02 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: headstamp 2
headstamp 2:" I think what happened tonight was the crack in the dam finally ocurring."

I disagree...
It is not a crack ..., it is the people saying "we don't give a dam about your candidate, the turncoat !"
He got into office as a Tea Party Conservative , and then turned his back on Conservative values,
It was the voters saying FUBO !!

16 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:21 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: headstamp 2; SoConPubbie

I worked the 5-2 am shift, came home, fell asleep and woke up to this wondrous news.

We in TX had to live with Cornyn because we didn’t target him with a viable conservative.... it was a horrible example to set and I’m overjoyed the rest of the Nation is waking up and ditching RINOs.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 9:21:37 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: headstamp 2
I think what happened tonight was the crack in the dam finally ocurring.

Only if the RINOs lose control of the House leadership. Cantor may have lost his seat, but nothing says Cantor can't be replaced by another RINO in his leadership post.

Big Business and the liberals running the GOP still have a very vested interest in making things like amnesty happen, so I'd expect we will see a huge push for some kind of amnesty before any replacements take their place in the House.
18 posted on 06/10/2014 9:25:25 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: SoConPubbie

Love those quotes.


19 posted on 06/10/2014 9:25:26 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: kevao

Brat raised $200,000; he spent only $100,000 on this primary. Sounds like a guy I could trust to spend my money carefully.


This means the RATS haven’t figured out how to hack midterms with open primaries.


20 posted on 06/10/2014 9:25:55 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: SoConPubbie

And well they should be

I stand with Ted


21 posted on 06/10/2014 9:27:05 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Graewoulf

Sounds like a good start to President Cruz’s first day in office.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 11:08:35 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Graewoulf

Sounds like a good first day!!


23 posted on 06/10/2014 11:15:52 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: SoConPubbie

Here in Arizona we can expect “Weathervane McCain” to swing right.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 12:20:14 AM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: SoConPubbie
great ping/thanks.

25 posted on 06/11/2014 1:18:26 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Graewoulf
really like the dinner agenda @ the steakhouse, was
SotH Johnny "Walker/*HIC!*" Boehner invited.
Oh! No booze be served.

26 posted on 06/11/2014 1:24:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: txhurl
We in TX had to live with Cornyn because we didn’t target him with a viable conservative.... it was a horrible example to set and I’m overjoyed the rest of the Nation is waking up and ditching RINOs.

I agree. Coryn was beatable, and we missed a great opportunity. By 2020, we will be ready.

27 posted on 06/11/2014 1:38:13 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: WMarshal
Here in Arizona we can expect “Weathervane McCain” to swing right.

Well not at least until 2016. The RINO poster boy only got 56% in his 2010 primary. Just wait till next time. I hope you folks in AZ are already planning, and get a Cruz like candidate ready.

28 posted on 06/11/2014 1:43:03 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Graewoulf

...and for dessert?

How about some Susan Rice pudding?


29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:54:29 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: SoConPubbie
I echo their sentiments!!

#MakeDCListen !

30 posted on 06/11/2014 4:27:12 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Graewoulf

Your post reminds me of Harry Browne’s acceptance speech in 1996 after being nominated by the Libertarians for President.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 4:32:06 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I asked to be put “on” the Cruz ping list. Aren’t you the one to tell about that?


32 posted on 06/11/2014 10:59:30 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sorry about that Mountain Mary.

You’ve been added.


33 posted on 06/11/2014 11:17:27 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Graewoulf
Thanks for the ping....I watched the news all about Cantor's HISTORICAL LOSS this morning.....it was just what I needed to get up off the floor for the next election! Wah Hoo!!!!!
34 posted on 06/11/2014 11:34:13 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoConPubbie
Following is a statement from Sen. Cruz on last night’s Virginia election result:

“The results of last night’s election in Virginia are reverberating all through the nation’s Capitol.

Eric Cantor is a good man, but last night, voters in Virginia made D.C. listen loud and clear. This election should be a reminder to all in Congress – Republicans and Democrats alike – that the conservative base is alive and well, and the American people will hold us all accountable.... Each of us needs to do what we said we would do and tell the truth. ....Washington needs to listen to the people, stop spending money we don’t have, and stand up and defend the Constitution.

...I look forward to working with soon-to-be-elected Rep. Brat to help turn our nation around, to pull back from the fiscal and economic cliff we are facing, and to bring back jobs, growth, and freedom in America.”


35 posted on 06/11/2014 11:47:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Ted Cruz...a man 'who sees' not only the large needs but sees the simplest need and gets to it!


36 posted on 06/11/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: SoConPubbie

Alert! Alert!

Cantor to announce in next hour he will resign at end of July!!!!!


37 posted on 06/11/2014 12:01:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Alert! Alert!

Cantor now meeting behind closed doors as I write....expect him to announce he’ll be leaving very soon? July 31 seems to be the date.


38 posted on 06/11/2014 1:07:01 PM PDT by caww
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