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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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