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Ted Cruz says hed never heard of Peter King
Politico ^ | 6/18/14 6:41 AM EDT | JONATHAN TOPAZ

Posted on 06/18/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

“I don’t know Mr. King,” Cruz, a Texas Republican, said on CNN on Tuesday evening. “I’ve never met him. To be honest, I don’t think I had ever heard of him until he started getting on television attacking me.”

Before the senator’s comments, host Erin Burnett played a clip from last week of King calling Cruz “a fraud” and saying that the October 2013 government shutdown that he championed was ineffective.

(Also on POLITICO: Rep. King fears Cruz, Paul stronger)

In his appearance Tuesday night, Cruz elected not to push back, saying instead that there is too much bickering in Washington on both sides.

“He’s welcome to express his opinions, and he is entitled to them,” Cruz said of King. “I think there are far too many politicians in Washington in both parties that spend their time attacking each other rather than focusing on the substance.”

King has been a harsh critic of Cruz since the government shutdown, which the congressman thinks was harmful to the Republican Party and the country. Last week, after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s defeat in his congressional primary to tea party opponent Dave Brat, King said he feared that the result would embolden that wing of the party.

“We can’t allow Eric’s defeat last night to allow the Ted Cruzes and the Rand Pauls to take over the party, or their disciples to take over the party,” King said on MSNBC. “Because this is not conservatism to me. Shutting down the government is not being conservative.”

(Also on POLITICO: Cruz celebrates Cantor loss)

King has leveled a long list of attacks on Cruz over the past year. He has likened the senator to a “kamikaze pilot” and suggested that many people “think he’s crazy,” said that Cruz was “hijacking the party” and that “no one has done more to strengthen Obamacare” than the Texas senator.


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

"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

 

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1 posted on 06/18/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Mountain Mary; MountainDad; aposiopetic; crazycatlady; killermosquito; tpmintx; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 06/18/2014 7:49:07 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Peter King is a statist toadie. GO TED!!


3 posted on 06/18/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SoConPubbie

HAHAHA! Right on, Cruz!


4 posted on 06/18/2014 7:50:25 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie

I think it’s funny myself. Minimize your opposition. Frankly, from what I know about PK is that he’s a RINO in a high Democrat district. He’s a goofball of no import in my opinion. I’ve never once thought anything he’s had to say has any importance.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SoConPubbie
We need fewer Kings and far more Cruzes.

Go Ted.

6 posted on 06/18/2014 7:52:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s got to hurt the ego.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hahaha. This is gonna piss off King even more!


8 posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:37 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Starstruck

Ted Cruz has something King will never have: Class.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:51 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: SoConPubbie

What a coincidence, neither have I.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 7:54:55 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: SoConPubbie

LOLOLOL! I wish that I’d never heard of Peter King too. He’s really an annoying fella’.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 7:56:21 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz played it smart. He did not respond to King’s personal attacks.

Cruz just said there is too much bickering and person attacking in DC. ie Peter King was reinforced as _the_ problem in DC.

Well played Senator Cruz, well played.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve never heard of Peter King, until I read this headline just now.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 8:08:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: SoConPubbie

Ooh, snap

Spoken like a Long Island high schooler, trendsetters of dissing King is familiar with


14 posted on 06/18/2014 8:11:06 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Principled

Brilliant!


15 posted on 06/18/2014 8:11:54 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: SoConPubbie

LOL slap


16 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Brilliant!
17 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:13 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Peter King is a motor-mouth, self-important northeast ultra RINO . . . F’ him and the pony he rode in on.


18 posted on 06/18/2014 8:14:52 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: SoConPubbie

LOL! You have to love this guy. He knows where to stick the knife.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: SoConPubbie

Almost the equivalent of saying “Bless his little heart”.


20 posted on 06/18/2014 8:16:36 AM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: Gaffer

There’s been lots of times that King was more than happy to stand up to Democrats. Don’t underestimate him.


21 posted on 06/18/2014 8:18:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: SoConPubbie

Peter King is the consummate compromiser. Rumor has it he is in talks with the Democrats to change his name to Peter Queen.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 8:20:50 AM PDT by kempster
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To: SoConPubbie

The quote from King about “shutting down the gov’t” just shows what today’s GOPe is about. They don’t want to reduce the size of gov’t.

They just want to be in control of the ever-expanding power of that gov’t.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 8:21:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SoConPubbie
King is more concerned about Cruz than he is about the usurpation of the republic by criminal IRS.

He'd rather attack a fellow republican than say a word against the regime.

What a useless collection of carbon.

24 posted on 06/18/2014 8:21:57 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: SoConPubbie

The rest of us just wish we hadn’t.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 8:30:35 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: MrB

I want to see “cut means cut”

Cut does NOT MEAN decreasing the ongoing increase.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add me. Thx.


27 posted on 06/18/2014 8:35:33 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Nice.


28 posted on 06/18/2014 8:37:04 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SoConPubbie

King barely qualifies to be Court Jester.


29 posted on 06/18/2014 8:38:38 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: SoConPubbie
King is another northeast arrogant, big-mouthed, Long Island RINO statist/fascist like his fellow resident, Bill O'Reilly....only with less sly finesse and less education than the Bloviator.

Leni

30 posted on 06/18/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Who in the hell votes for the likes of Lindsey Graham and Peter King?!!!

Those two look like a couple of tools. They have the look of shady car salesmen more than statesmen.
31 posted on 06/18/2014 8:42:21 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: SoConPubbie

Pete King is a just an irrelevant windbag political hack. He’s great for badmouthing fellow pubbies but nary a word against the Clintons, Schumer, Reid, Pelosi or Hussein Obama.


32 posted on 06/18/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: RitaOK

You’ve been added!


33 posted on 06/18/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Relax Ted, you haven’t missed anything.


34 posted on 06/18/2014 11:15:56 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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