Skip to comments.Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm
Posted on 07/08/2014 10:03:40 PM PDT by lilyramone
GOP hopes of corralling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during the 2014 primary season are officially dead. The defiant Republicans brutal criticism of Sen. Thad Cochrans (R-Miss.) reelection campaign on Tuesday and the involvement of a group he is technically a vice chairman of, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is just the latest example of the Tea Party hero refusing to play nice. That brazen approach has exacerbated already fragile relations with establishment Republicans, who believe the freshman senator is intentionally undercutting them for no reason other than furthering his own political career. Meanwhile, his conservative base is rejoicing that hes refusing to be cowed.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Keep it up and I’ll raise a million or two for your presidential campaign.
“GOP strategist Ron Bonjean, a onetime leadership aide to former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.)”
This Ron Bonjean character is EXACTLY the kind of scum we need to run out of advisory roles in the GOP. Really, we need to start going after these people, digging up dirt on them.
Note they all talk about reaching out to blacks, but just remember they worked their asses off helping a pale establishmentarian defeat a black conservative in Oklahoma. The establishment are the filthy racists.
We can see that the NRSC vice chairman position they gave Cruz, was just a bribe. They had hoped it would pay off with him turning a blind eye to all the GOPe corruption going on around the country. Since he won’t play by their rules, now they have to sic the media on him.
Go Senator Cruz! America needs a cleansing.
“...the freshman senator (Cruz) is intentionally undercutting them for no reason other than furthering his own political career.”
No. He’s undercutting you—the GOP establishment—because you are completely out of touch with your own base. Many voters no longer see any difference whatsoever between the GOPe and Democrats. Whether I agree with that or not (as a GOP voter) is irrelevant.
What matters is that many Republicans now see the Republican Party as a big part of the problem in DC. That is not a recipe for success, EVEN IF the GOPe actually opposes most of what the Democrats are doing. If they ARE the opposition (to Democrats), they sure don’t seem to show it. It’s at least a PR failure of epic proportions.
I don’t even see a great deal of moderation from the so-called GOPe moderates. They especially seem aligned with Democrats on many (most?) issues. Why do our moderates push the Democrat’s immigration deal against most Republican voters? Is that moderation? No. That’s acting like Democrats in all but party affiliation, and again, that’s why Senator Cruz is doing everything possible to undercut the GOPe.
“....establishment Republicans, who believe the freshman senator is intentionally undercutting them for no reason other than furthering his own political career.”
Now that’s just rich!
Don’t you just love how they want Ted Cruz to be a good little RINO like the rest of the Republicans??
The position they gave Cruz was “outreach” - powerless in other words.
He should resign after it helped round up Dem votes in MS
The position they gave Cruz was “outreach” - powerless in other words.
He should resign from the NRSC after it helped round up Dem votes in MS
Ay Ay Yie!!
I would not let my ninth grade sweat hog students get away with this sloppy tea search, let alone allow this third rate propaganda piece based on untruths provable by the simplest google search
That, by the way, I’ve perfected in this situation from arguing the case with the virulent Ted Cruz detractors here, who are now squeaking-cricket-legs quiet all very suddenly
On March 11 he bowed out of his leadership position at the nrsc, handed him early on by the schmoozer/don himself, McC, a la Schumer ingratiating the silly Rubio at the amnesty palace with some kind of nobility position
He took a leave of abscence from the position
There are facts
Below is part of the Dallas M Ns account:
Even so, he wont resign as vice chairman at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Asked why, he said its because he still wants to see Republicans win in November he just doesnt agree with taking sides in contested primaries, even those involving incumbents.
I do let my auto speller get away with a lot, on the other hand
Tea search is research
Go Ted go! Take America back! Restore the country’s Biblical foundation! Seal the borders!
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Brett Farr backed Thad for Haley because Haley pardoned his brother at the last of his gov. term.
Haley hurt his political rep by pardoning a bunch of felons during his last months as gov. One has already committed murder since the pardon, according to MS sources.
So an end run would make Barbour senator without the expense and bother of a candidacy.
Anyone else hear this rumor? It just sounds so plausible.
Let ‘em have it Senator Cruz .. they’re just jealous because you’re getting more attention than they are.
Having committed Democrats vote for you in a primary purely for the purpose of keeping your opponent out of the running is not a good thing. Its dirty pool and the chances of those voters coming back to vote for you in the general election is nil. So there is no growing the party with this tactic and suggesting there is is pure dissembling.
African-Americans did not help Cockran win reelection. They helped him win the primary. They are not the same thing.
It is ill advised for the National Party to support one state candidate and pay for advertising that publicly berates an opposing candidate. Such tactics brings honesty of the party in to question.
Apparently the establishment Republicans are all for growing the party if they can recruit Liberals to the party but not so keen on recruiting Conservatives.
From the defensive comments made by Senate Republicans in this article they know they have been caught playing dirty and they are more than a little worried about it.
At least one Senator is speaking the truth!
Screw this “make nice” stuff. We’ve “made nice” for decades and where has it gotten us??? Time for a little truth! You go, Cruz!
There should be no ambiguity about it. What Cochran's campaign did, enabled by anyone who supported them, cannot be forgiven. Control of the US Senate?....forget it. It's such a mess with mostly despicable members except for Cruz and the handful who agree with him, let the dems have it!
We'll be better off with not getting a majority in the US Senate, but having more Cruz'n Senators and less RINO backstabbers.
I’ve read something similar, except it was Haley’s son who was getting the Senate appointment.
Ted Cruz is one of the few people who have made me happy I voted for them.
I do not wish my Senator to play nice.
As they say in the South “ He don’t play”
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