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Ted Cruz Suspends Work to Help Elect Republican Senators, Inadvertently Helps Democrats
burntorangereport.com ^ | 7/15/14 | Joseph Vogas

Posted on 07/16/2014 5:52:42 AM PDT by cotton1706

Texans know Ted Cruz has a tendency to not play nice with others. There was a hope among establishment Republicans the Junior Senator form Texas was going to start acting as more of a team player in Washington and with the larger Republican Party when he accepted the role of vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). The NRSC is the official arm of Senate Republicans designed to elect Republicans to the US Senate. Cruz served without controversy in his leadership position for several months until incumbent Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi was pushed into a runoff with TEA Party fueled challenger, State Sen. Chris McDaniel. Cruz, who is a product of a TEA Party uprising in Texas, had a natural inclination to make sure McDaniel was at least on equal footing with the long-time incumbent.

But after Cochran's victory with an assist from the NRSC, Ted Cruz is causing problems with his fellow Senators; problems which may, again, cost Republicans a chance at control of the US Senate in November. After the jump, learn what new problems Ted Cruz is causing for the Republican Party in the name "true conservatism" now.

(Excerpt) Read more at burntorangereport.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
"In 2010 and 2012, The national Republican Party was in position to win control of the US Senate. However, conservative activists closely aligned with the TEA Party ended up flooding the market with adds, and in several states nominated candidates for US Senate who were unelectable to the general electorate. The NRSC has evolved from a policy of having a preferred candidate in most primary races to one of supporting only incumbents in priamries."

This whole article is such disingenuous nonsense. And note that they leave out Carly Fiorina, Pete Hoekstra, George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Eric Berg, Denny Rehberg, and Connie Mack, all Establishment losers in 2010 and 2012.

They're pissed that Cruz is not helping the NRSC to fundraise and eventually defeat conservatives.

The NRSC exists to get moderate or Establishment types elected, and then to keep them there. They've had to spend millions this year and their coffers are not being replenished because we know the game and are not giving them money. I hope they're bled dry, just for their support of Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist alone!

1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:52:42 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

First things first. It would be nice to get the Senate this year, but purging RINO’s is actually a higher priority. Getting the senate with a bunch of McCains and McConnels is no victory.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:54:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cotton1706

Never give a penny to alphabet RINO PACs. Contribute directly to candidates that you support. The RINO PACs will use your money against them.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:55:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: cotton1706

I’m fine with Cruz aiding the best candidate, party be damned.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:55:25 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: cuban leaf

That’s exactly right!


5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:55:31 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cuban leaf
First things first. It would be nice to get the Senate this year

Don't sweat it.. 3 or 4 is all the GOP will gain anyway.

6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:56:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: cotton1706
Dude….why post from this source?

Burnt Orange Report, or BOR for short, is Texas' largest political blog, written from a progressive/liberal/Democratic standpoint.

7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:56:35 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: cotton1706

The GOP and Team Romney DARE to attack Sen Cruz.

Is this not what we saw with sen. Thompson?

Is this not what we saw with Gov. Palin?

Is this not what we saw with the Speaker?

Conservatives must swear to remove all support
from these phony backstabbers.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:57:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cuban leaf

A RINO led Republican majority is a Democrat Lite Obama Lite majority.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:57:07 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: cotton1706
Screw your 'team players' Joe.

The nation circles the drain under this administration, and the GOPe has proven itself utterly worthless and unwilling to represent the people who've supported it.

Cruz is one of the few of its members worth a damn.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cuban leaf
First things first. It would be nice to get the Senate this year, but purging RINO’s is actually a higher priority. Getting the senate with a bunch of McCains and McConnels is no victory.

A Senate where RINOs hold the balance of power, will mean that Democrats will be able to pass what they want, block what they don't, and blame Republicans for everything.

Better to not "control" the Senate, in that case.

11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:58:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m fine with Cruz aiding the best candidate, party be damned.

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This is one of the reasons I like Ted Cruz so much!


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:58:47 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t know what they are. I post stories that I find interesting or that provide insight.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 6:00:53 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cuban leaf
First things first. It would be nice to get the Senate this year, but purging RINO’s is actually a higher priority. Getting the senate with a bunch of McCains and McConnels is no victory

You Sir, have illustrated things perfectly! Thank you.

14 posted on 07/16/2014 6:01:01 AM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: cotton1706
This whole article is such disingenuous nonsense. And note that they leave out Carly Fiorina, Pete Hoekstra, George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Eric Berg, Denny Rehberg, and Connie Mack, all Establishment losers in 2010 and 2012.

And, of course, the most "electable" of them all, Scott Brown of Massachusetts who lost to a fake Indian who had practiced law for years without a law license.

15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:02:36 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: cotton1706
They're pissed that Cruz is not helping the NRSC to fundraise and eventually defeat conservatives.

LOL! Yep, and they're hoping their bad-mouthing will dissuade voters from following him because of it.

What THEY don't get is that his running around flipping over Establishment applecarts is exactly why we sent him there in the first place!

16 posted on 07/16/2014 6:02:56 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: cotton1706

I understand that, and I appreciate the time you spend doing it. But without knowing what the source is all about, insight cannot possibly be achieved.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: cotton1706
This whole article is such disingenuous nonsense.

It's Burnt Orange. Don't expect anything else. That's what they do.

18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:10:24 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Dude….why post from this source?

To keep track of what the enemy is pushing this week?

19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:12:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: cotton1706

Some will resent articles from anti conservative sites. But in reality you can’t stick your
head in the sand and expect to gain ground. They exist and it’s important to know what they
are doing. Just understand what they are and what they are promoting. Take care.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 6:22:15 AM PDT by deport
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To: cotton1706

Don’t let a distractor or two stop you, for most of us it only takes a sentence or so to know what kind of publication this came from.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:53 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

“Don’t let a distractor or two stop you, for most of us it only takes a sentence or so to know what kind of publication this came from.”

Right, but then the question needs to be asked, if this is a leftist or progressive publication, why are they worrying about the NRSC and about the republicans not taking the senate? Because the NRSC is an Establishment tool used to reelect and protect those that advance liberalism and thwart and prevent the election of those that advance conservatism.

I’ve known this for some time and want to make as many others aware of it as possible.


22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:34:23 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

The question you asked is dead on, which is why I think seeing the articles on FR is important.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:39:10 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well, the question needs to be asked, then, why would a progressive publication be worried that the NRSC is losing funding or influence? And I believe the answer is that they are worried about losing one of their tools that elects and protects moderate senators...because moderate senators vote with democrats.

Arlen Specter, Charlie Crist, Lincoln Chafee, who the NRSC supported became democrats. Jim Jeffords, John Warner, and Richard Lugar, who the NRSC supported assisted democrats.


24 posted on 07/16/2014 6:39:41 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706
Know your source! A Radical Leftwing Propaganda Mouthpiece!

Here's the rest of the 10 most recent articles listed on the "burntorangereport.com" home page:

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Rick Perry Signed Reduced Budget On DPS Border Security, Wants GOP To Kill Bill Addressing Crisis

Texas Young Democrats Project: From Texas, With Love

74% Of Republicans Are Satisfied With Their Obamacare Health Plans

25 posted on 07/16/2014 6:42:45 AM PDT by drpix
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26 posted on 07/16/2014 6:48:31 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cotton1706

Well yes, but we already knew all that.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 6:58:54 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: cotton1706
Reagan's two landslides mean nothing to the Rockefeller Establishment types.

It is the backstabbing by people like John Cornyn who may cost the GOP a Senate Majority.

28 posted on 07/16/2014 7:34:44 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: cuban leaf
First things first. It would be nice to get the Senate this year, but purging RINO’s is actually a higher priority. Getting the senate with a bunch of McCains and McConnels is no victory.

True except the entire Republican Senate is not all RINOs. I fear we're tossing the baby out with the bath water. If a Republican is not our dream candidate but conservative enough to help stop the Democrat agenda, then yes we need them.

Stop McCain, McConnell, Graham any way we can for sure but don't poison the entire party or there will be no 2016 election to worry about.

29 posted on 07/16/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny

Yes. I’ll be voting for the most viable candidate against McConnel this November. For the first time in my life since 1972 I will be voting for the democrat.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 8:03:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: drpix; cotton1706
Know your source! A Radical Leftwing Propaganda Mouthpiece! Here's the rest of the 10 most recent articles listed on the "burntorangereport.com" home page:

A nice list of ridicule-worthy articles. What's the problem with posting something the other side writes in order to discuss its merits or lack thereof? I been around this board long enough to know that Cotton isn't endorsing this idea but introducing it for discussion. Isn't that the purpose of a discussion forum? When a pinko blog and the GOPe align against Cruz, doesn't that tell you something?

31 posted on 07/16/2014 8:29:46 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: skeeter

The Cruz detractors here act like rodents. They drag in crap from crappy sources and run away looking for more. It will get a lot uglier but they are never logical nor brave nor are their stories nor sources. You’ll never find truth in their little piles


32 posted on 07/16/2014 8:35:13 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cuban leaf
Yes. I’ll be voting for the most viable candidate against McConnel this November. For the first time in my life since 1972 I will be voting for the democrat.

Stand proud. Personally, nothing, no one, and no issue would ever make me vote for any Democrat at a time when they're dismantling the country.

But remember your vote when your Senator, Grimes I think, keeps rubber stamping all of Obama's agenda for the next two years. Remember that sweet taste of revenge when they get rid of your vote all together in the next two years.

Congrats on that!

33 posted on 07/16/2014 8:56:26 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny

Oh, and in case you try to interpret my post as a vote for McConnell, forget it. I say don’t vote at all or vote them out in the primary. But if you can’t win there, it doesn’t justify voting for the Dem.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 8:57:50 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Kenny

Thank you.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 9:21:54 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: stanne; skeeter

“The Cruz detractors here act like rodents. They drag in crap from crappy sources and run away looking for more. It will get a lot uglier but they are never logical nor brave nor are their stories nor sources. You’ll never find truth in their little piles”

Just so you know, I didn’t post this story to attack Cruz, I want people to be aware of what is going on. The Republican Establishment is upset that Cruz isn’t helping them fund their Anti-Conservative arm, that is the NRSC.

And the NRSC has helped democrats get elected by time and again putting forth worthless, bland, moderate, Establishment candidates. We hear all the time about Akin, O’Donnell, Angle, Buck, but they conveniently never mention Fiorina, Allen, Mack, Thompson, Berg, Rehberg, Wilson and Hoekstra.

And we’ll find out in November how many of their preferred candidates actually prevail.


36 posted on 07/16/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

I wish we didn’t have to smell what the progressives deposit, but you are right we need to be familiar with the kinds of crap they’re selling.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 10:19:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: CommerceComet; cotton1706

Was not meant against cotton1706, but as a consumer alert to all reading this thread.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 11:03:00 AM PDT by drpix
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To: skeeter

With the GOPE loyalty is a one way street. The GOPE trash know nothing of loyalty, honor or honesty only we will destroy anyone who gets in our way of the government $$$ feeding trough.

It’s a bit&h when you get the same loyalty you give right back at you, ah GOPE???


39 posted on 07/16/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: drpix; cotton1706
Was not meant against cotton1706, but as a consumer alert to all reading this thread.

Sorry, my mistake. I like it when people post articles from the loony tunes as these often lead to the most enjoyable discussions. It is more enjoyable when we all ridicule them rather than turn on each other.

40 posted on 07/16/2014 11:55:13 AM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: cotton1706

We have competitive races from Michigan on down. We could win nine net seats.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/democrats-are-in-a-perilous-position-in-2014-senate-races/


41 posted on 07/16/2014 1:17:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cotton1706

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42 posted on 07/16/2014 1:21:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: cotton1706

Oh, I know that, Cotton. I was responding to the previous post, certainly not the article you posted.

We need to have them, to know what’s being said.


43 posted on 07/16/2014 1:25:39 PM PDT by stanne
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To: sarge83
Mitch McConnell and Haley Barbour have done more to help Democrats than Ted Cruz ever could.

What Mitch and Haley did in MS was beyond the pale.

44 posted on 07/16/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706
There was a hope (that Cruz) was going to start acting as more of a team player in Washington and with the larger Republican Party when he accepted the role of vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC).

So.... Ted Cruz is NOT a political whore. Next point?
45 posted on 07/16/2014 2:31:17 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: cuban leaf

Sen. Cruz is turning out to be an unlikely likely ally to Democrats and may inadvertently help elect a few liberals to Washington this November.
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BULLS**T! You can blame Mitch McConnell, Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour along with every other RINO who hates the Conservative base and has pushed us to the point that they will NOT be able to count on our votes in November; even if it means the Democrats win. So..... HASTA LA VISTA BABY!


46 posted on 07/16/2014 3:27:43 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: ScottinVA

I’m fine with Cruz aiding the best candidate, party be damned.
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HEAR, HEAR!


47 posted on 07/16/2014 3:29:59 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: cuban leaf; All

For the first time in my life since 1972 I will be voting for the democrat (Grimes in KY)
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Good for you. And if Chris McDaniel is not on the ballot in MS, I hope everyone of of his 150,000+ supporters vote for the Democrat; Travis Childers who is Pro-life and Pro-2nd Amendment. Those votes with 100,000 +/- Dem votes it’s Bye Bye Thad.


48 posted on 07/16/2014 3:38:55 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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To: Kenny

it doesn’t justify voting for the Dem.

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Bulls**t! HE WHO DOES NOT LIKE REVENGE HAS NEVER TASTED IT!


49 posted on 07/16/2014 3:41:46 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept me from going insane.)
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