Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Proves Why He’s Still the Most Hated Man in Congress
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 Boehnerand the rest of the Republican establishmentstill have a big Ted Cruz problem. And its 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 GOPs 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 Obamas 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.
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Good article ping.
Cruz is the only one holding the line.
Hated is good, when it’s the true haters doing the hating.
Liberals will always let you know who they fear most.
God bless Ted Cruz...a man in a country of sheep.
Prayers this vid will not be considered ... Out of Place ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfFa4vOcuQA
I’m guessing that Rand Paul was too busy courting LaRasa voters and denouncing Voter ID laws.
Only GOP guy with a spine.
Sessions is helping too.
SCALISE?? He used to be one of the good guys? WTH??
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.
Then how the hell did we get McCain and Romney in the last two elections? This writer is a brain dead idiot.
Yes, Ted Cruz is a fighter. Clone Ted Cruz!
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.
All writers for the TNR have that characteristic as a requirement. Nature of the beast.
Ted Cruz sporting two massive brass balls...
Waving them in the face of the congressional eunuchs..
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..
Good. Cruz didn’t do it by himself. There are still some conservatives in Congress and Cruz is uniting them.
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.