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Ted Cruz Proves Why Hes Still the Most Hated Man in Congress
The New Republic ^ | 07/31/2014 | Danny Vinik

Posted on 07/31/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

You may not have heard much from Senator Ted Cruz lately, but on Thursday, he came back with a force in blowing up House Republicans’ bill to address the border crisis. Make no mistake, House Speaker John Boehner—and the rest of the Republican establishment—still have a big Ted Cruz problem. And it’s only going to get bigger as the 2016 presidential election approaches.

As it stands now, Cruz has successfully persuaded a block of House Republicans to vote against the House GOP’s border bill, forcing Boehner to pull the legislation from the docket. The situation is still fluid. The House GOP had an emergency meeting this afternoon and a few members have said that they'll stay in session until they vote on the bill. While the next steps are unclear at the moment, what is clear is that Cruz played an integral part in Thursday's events.

This was yet another embarrassing moment for Boehner, new Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and new Majority Whip Steve Scalise. The GOP leadership had tried everything to convince a core group of right wingers to vote for the bill. They reduced the additional funding in it from $1.5 billion to $659 million and added a separate vote to repeal Obama’s 2012 executive action that allowed young undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the U.S. legally, which is officially called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; gopestablishment; hatersgonnahate; liberalagenda; rabidliberals; tedcruz; tnr
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1 posted on 07/31/2014 1:25:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SoConPubbie

Good article ping.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: SeekAndFind

Cruz is the only one holding the line.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 1:27:07 PM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hated is good, when it’s the true haters doing the hating.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 1:27:16 PM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress"

Liberals will always let you know who they fear most.

5 posted on 07/31/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: SeekAndFind

God bless Ted Cruz...a man in a country of sheep.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 1:28:07 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

Prayers this vid will not be considered ... Out of Place ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfFa4vOcuQA


7 posted on 07/31/2014 1:29:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: exnavy

I’m guessing that Rand Paul was too busy courting LaRasa voters and denouncing Voter ID laws.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 1:29:31 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: exnavy

Only GOP guy with a spine.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:32 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: exnavy

Sessions is helping too.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 1:30:48 PM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: SeekAndFind

SCALISE?? He used to be one of the good guys? WTH??


11 posted on 07/31/2014 1:32:09 PM PDT by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE thatEARTH....Archimedes)
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To: SeekAndFind
He didn’t care that his antics damaged the [GOP]. They were good for Ted Cruz—and that’s what mattered.

Yeah, well, I really don't like what the GOP's doing pretending to be Republicans but doing everything they can to expand Big Government. Cruz at least has the stones to stand up and tell the GOP establishment what a bunch of us out here are pissed off about. Just once I'd like to see Washington forget about their own political futures and do what's right under the Constitution.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 1:33:43 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Such moves play well with the most conservative Republicans—the ones that are most likely to vote in presidential primaries.

Then how the hell did we get McCain and Romney in the last two elections? This writer is a brain dead idiot.

13 posted on 07/31/2014 1:34:13 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

Yes, Ted Cruz is a fighter. Clone Ted Cruz!


14 posted on 07/31/2014 1:34:43 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Lakeshark

Respectfully disagree that it’s a “good” article.

It’s propaganda...painting Senator Cruz and the House conservatives as extremists with unreasonable demands.

IOW, SOP for the MSM.


15 posted on 07/31/2014 1:35:20 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Starstruck

All writers for the TNR have that characteristic as a requirement. Nature of the beast.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

Ted Cruz sporting two massive brass balls...
Waving them in the face of the congressional eunuchs..

Taunting them.........................


17 posted on 07/31/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe

What it takes to PISS OFF a republican in Washington D.C. remains to be seen..

Except Ted.. the boy pisses on lame excuses for men..


18 posted on 07/31/2014 1:39:37 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. Cruz didn’t do it by himself. There are still some conservatives in Congress and Cruz is uniting them.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

One can tell the quality of a person by knowing who hates them.

Cruz is quality.

Those who hate him will be handled in a just manner following CW-II.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 1:42:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

He may be hated in Congress, but that just makes Conservatives love him even more.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 1:43:45 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: eeevil conservative

In May, Scalise passed the 6 year benchmark in Congress. It is my personal adage that after 6 years in DC, most of the good members start to spoil. Inevitably, those that get assimilated into the leadership spoil the fastest, if they were ever good to begin with.


22 posted on 07/31/2014 1:44:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: eeevil conservative

I thought so too. But he really gets only a c+ according to conservative websites. I called him about the illegal bill. I don’t know how he voted as yet. But he better vote with his constituents or he will be out a job with Mary Landrieu!!! That I can promise!


23 posted on 07/31/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: eeevil conservative

I thought so too. But he really gets only a c+ according to conservative websites. I called him about the illegal bill. I don’t know how he voted as yet. But he better vote with his constituents or he will be out a job with Mary Landrieu!!! That I can promise!


24 posted on 07/31/2014 1:44:34 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s Worse Than Most Know ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3QezVTQ20


25 posted on 07/31/2014 1:44:46 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SeekAndFind

Congress has an approval rating in the single digits, or so. Somewhere in the neighborhood of that of wild motorcycle gangs.

We all know to be on their bad list is the opposite.

It’s like a MOH of sorts.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

We’ll see what happens with that law suit and “standing”.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 1:48:55 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hated in congress or not, Cruz speaks for millions of americans no one one else in DC is paying any attention to.
28 posted on 07/31/2014 1:49:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

It is not Cruz but the Rep conservatives who refuse to sign a bad bill. The facts speak for themselves. Blaming or crediting Cruz misses the point.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 1:51:19 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

I say we ALL need to go over to that site and give Cruz some love and support!


30 posted on 07/31/2014 1:55:28 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Lakeshark; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
31 posted on 07/31/2014 1:55:32 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kabar

I think it shows the two party system.

Cruz and the Nation Destroyers.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 1:55:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: austinaero

You have to register at LyveFyre to comment, or like :(


33 posted on 07/31/2014 2:00:51 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: SeekAndFind
Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress

A Proud Distinction!

34 posted on 07/31/2014 2:04:37 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: stanne

Jeff Sessions is the real force on this issue. I am glad Cruz is joining him.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 2:05:08 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

Some House member, of course, has to be the force. It’s the House. Cruz certainly can’t get anything across to the Senate.

He shouldn’t have so much trouble in the republican House, but we all know it’s a one party system, or, now a two party system, Cruz and the Nation Destroyers.

Sessions, and that’s Jeff Sessions, Mike Lee, join him. As the others test the water, let’s pray it’s either fine, or that they just swim with expertise, and bring proper survival gear and use it appropriately.

Mixing metaphors, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 2:10:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

the Constitution does not forbid a sitting US Senator from being selected House Speaker.

Imagine a world in which Senator Cruz also runs the House?

Would be better than Ted being POTUS for us Conservatives


37 posted on 07/31/2014 2:10:56 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: stanne

Steve King is the rock in the House. He is the go to guy on immigration for conservatives.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 2:11:56 PM PDT by kabar
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To: eeevil conservative; fieldmarshaldj

Scalise should tread carefully. He goes full metal amnesty, we go full Dave Brat on his keister.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 2:13:43 PM PDT by Galactic Overlord-In-Chief (Our Joe Wilson can take the Dems' Joe Wilson any day of the week)
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To: kabar

Add to list. And not to be confused with Peter King.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 2:15:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: kabar

“Jeff Sessions is the real force on this issue. I am glad Cruz is joining him.”

I laugh as the supposed conservative from Alabama remains the guy who helped save Eric Holder’s assent to power as AG.
I do not trust someone who has such poor judgment of people.

“Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, for example, said he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.””

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03holder.html?hp&_r=0

You won’t find Senator Cruz being that naïve or stupid.


41 posted on 07/31/2014 2:15:52 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas
Jeff Sessions is the real deal. Read this, Becoming the Party of Work How the GOP can help struggling Americans, and itself. By Senator Jeff Sessions

Sessions has been very tough on Holder numerous times. Dredging up a meaningless confirmation vote that would have changed nothing is really irrelevant. Sessions is the real force behind the fight against the GOPe and has been for some time, long before Cruz came to the Senate. And Sessions is neither naive or stupid.

42 posted on 07/31/2014 2:39:41 PM PDT by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind
A couple of days ago, there was a report on Fox that gave poll results from some recent preference poll of potential Republican presidential candidates. Two or three had around 12% and then a couple had 9%. The name of each potential candidate was simply used, except for one at 9% who was:

Firebrand Ted Cruz

The only one where I heard any adjective before the name. But I think it is positive that Cruz is at 9% because he is still not very well known. I think he'd make a big leap in any initial Republican primary debates late next year.

43 posted on 07/31/2014 2:41:36 PM PDT by Will88
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To: exnavy


Cruz is the only one holding the line.


I AGREE !!!


Since "no one of stature" wants to lead the House Republicans ...

it doesn't matter to me if "Popeye the Sailor" played the role of "Tea Party Conservative House Whip" ...

and beat John Boehner and Eric Cantor to a bloody-pulp (politically).



I cannot recall a time in U.S. History when a Republican House Majority Leader was the "bitch whore in eternal heat" to a Democratic Socialist President.

What the HELL is going on here ?



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44 posted on 07/31/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Since Boehner and McCarthy are too ball-less to do their jobs, then Cruz is doing it for them.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 3:17:07 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler
Since Boehner and McCarthy are Pelosi is too ball-less to do their her jobs, then Cruz is doing it for them her.
46 posted on 07/31/2014 3:20:04 PM PDT by x
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To: SeekAndFind
In all of these situations, Cruz has been focused on his own political future, staking out a position as far to the right as he can. He didn’t care that his antics damaged the party. They were good for Ted Cruz—and that’s what mattered.

And it's also funny in how these lib pundits all think that they know what's in Cruz's mind...very similar to how they treat Palin, who they believe is only in it for the money.

47 posted on 07/31/2014 3:21:32 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kabar

“And Sessions is neither naive or stupid.”

Ok, give me an alternative for the quote praising Holder.

I am listening.


48 posted on 07/31/2014 3:56:50 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: bestintxas
What is your problem? Are you upset because I praised Jeff Sessions? How does that diminish Cruz?

I am part of a grassroots immigration group that lobbies on the Hill. After almost 8 years of doing this, I am very familiar with all the players on the issue as well as the groups on our side like NumbersUSA, FAIR, CIS, etc. Jeff Sessions and Steve King have been central to this fight for a long time including defeating the amnesty bills of 2006 and 2007. It is just a fact.

You can try to bash Jeff Sessions all you want. He is a great man and worthy of the respect of all conservatives. He is the one who has laid out the path for a new direction for the GOP. Both parties have abandoned the American worker.

49 posted on 07/31/2014 4:13:55 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

I see you did not answer the question as to why Sessions voted for Holder and took pains to ensure he praised him as well.

Now we are cursed with a AG still in office that is the first one under House contempt in our history.

As I said, no way would Cruz do something like that.


50 posted on 07/31/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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