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Ted Cruz Blames Democrats for Capitol Hill Gridlock
| Saturday, 26 Jul 2014
| Todd Beamon
Posted on 07/26/2014 5:29:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz slammed President Barack Obama and the Democrats for the gridlock that has paralyzed Congress.
"It should embarrass all of us, and it's the result of a deliberate partisan decision," the Texas Republican said in an interview to air on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
The tea party-backed freshman senator cited the stalemate over the border crisis as a recent example of Washington inaction.
Story continues below video.
Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency aid to address the thousands of illegal immigrant minors who have been arrested in South Texas, but Republicans and Democrats have slashed billions from his request in proposals expected to be voted on next week.
Congress begins its five-week summer recess on Aug. 1.
"The crisis on the border, unfortunately President Obama and Harry Reid have demonstrated no interest in solving it," Cruz said in the interview. "President Obama a couple of weeks ago was down in Texas. He went to Democratic party fundraisers, had plenty of time to pal around with fat cats in the Democratic party, and collect their checks for politics.
"But he had no time to go to the border," Cruz said. "He had no time to visit the Air Force bases where these children are being held, are suffering because of the failures of his immigration policy and his lawlessness."
Obama came under intense fire by Republicans and law-enforcement officials for not visiting the border while in the Lone Star State for two days' worth of fundraisers this month.
The president countered that he would not go because "I'm not interested in photo-ops."
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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 wouldnt 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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posted on 07/26/2014 5:29:46 PM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
Ted Cruz is not afraid to go into the “belly of the beast” (NBC News this time) and confront them on their own turf under THEIR conditions. And I suspect Cruz will hold his own.
Contrast Cruz’ courage with the cowardliness of the Regime head, Barack Obama.
posted on 07/26/2014 6:19:42 PM PDT
by House Atreides
(ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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