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Untamed Cruz refuses to play nice with GOP campaign arm
The Hill ^ | July 8, 2014 | Cameron Joseph

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 Republican’s brutal criticism of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (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 he’s refusing to be cowed.

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1 posted on 07/08/2014 10:03:40 PM PDT by lilyramone
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To: lilyramone

Keep it up and I’ll raise a million or two for your presidential campaign.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 10:07:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: lilyramone

“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.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 10:16:49 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: lilyramone

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.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 10:18:14 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Waryone

Go Senator Cruz! America needs a cleansing.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 10:21:57 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: lilyramone

“...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.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 10:22:11 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.)
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To: lilyramone

“....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!


8 posted on 07/08/2014 10:36:49 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: lilyramone; KC_Lion

Don’t you just love how they want Ted Cruz to be a good little RINO like the rest of the Republicans??


9 posted on 07/08/2014 10:44:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Waryone

The position they gave Cruz was “outreach” - powerless in other words.

He should resign after it helped round up Dem votes in MS


10 posted on 07/08/2014 10:45:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Waryone

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


11 posted on 07/08/2014 10:45:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: lilyramone

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 won’t resign as vice chairman at the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Asked why, he said it’s because he still wants to see Republicans win in November – he just doesn’t agree with taking sides in contested primaries, even those involving incumbents.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 11:03:16 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I do let my auto speller get away with a lot, on the other hand

Tea search is research


13 posted on 07/08/2014 11:04:42 PM PDT by stanne
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To: ogen hal

Go Ted go! Take America back! Restore the country’s Biblical foundation! Seal the borders!


14 posted on 07/08/2014 11:05:50 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

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15 posted on 07/08/2014 11:14:59 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THE PLAN--according to Mississippians is Thad wins, serves 2 years, retires. Gov. appts Haley Barbour, whose PAC is big behind Thad.

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.

vaudine

16 posted on 07/08/2014 11:37:22 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: lilyramone

Let ‘em have it Senator Cruz .. they’re just jealous because you’re getting more attention than they are.

ROTFLOL!!!


17 posted on 07/08/2014 11:50:36 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: lilyramone
“I don’t know how you grow the vote among minorities if you don’t seek their vote,” he told The Hill. “If any Republican, particularly from the Deep South, can win reelection with the help of African-Americans, that is music to my ears. I hope to grow the vote among African-Americans in the general election. To say that’s a bad thing is really, I think, ill-advised.”

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.

18 posted on 07/09/2014 2:17:14 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: lilyramone

At least one Senator is speaking the truth!


19 posted on 07/09/2014 2:37:32 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: lilyramone

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!


20 posted on 07/09/2014 3:45:01 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Waryone
The problem with Cruz being on that committee is that it adds to the confusion. There are people donating to groups such as the NRSC and the "conservative" fund in Mississippi who are confusing it with the good guys (at least they try to get it right), the Senate Conservative Fund (not the exact name).

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.

21 posted on 07/09/2014 4:01:21 AM PDT by grania
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To: vaudine

I’ve read something similar, except it was Haley’s son who was getting the Senate appointment.

We’ll see.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 4:03:42 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: lilyramone

Ted Cruz is one of the few people who have made me happy I voted for them.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 4:32:23 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20; All
I wish we; the voters of KY, had a "Ted Cruz", in the Fed. Senate.. we're cursed,
we have "Rant" Paul AND "the *itch" McConnell.."do-nothings" GOP/e. *sigh*

24 posted on 07/09/2014 4:42:02 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: VerySadAmerican
“....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"
yeah, that is rich, taking out of both sides of their respective @$$e$.

25 posted on 07/09/2014 4:49:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: lilyramone

I do not wish my Senator to play nice.

As they say in the South “ He don’t play”


26 posted on 07/09/2014 5:13:31 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: lilyramone
Play Nice? What Liberties are we willing to trade away to appease the power hungry? God Bless Senator Cruz.
27 posted on 07/09/2014 5:44:01 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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