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Amid opposition by Sen. Ted Cruz, House GOP border funding bill stalls
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 31, 2014 | By LISA MASCARO

Posted on 07/31/2014 4:35:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible.

Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths.

And it worked. Amid disarray, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday's vote after it was clear they did not have the votes.

House GOP leaders bristled at the senator's interference on their turf. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Cruz had "hijacked" the Republican Party. Democrats jokingly referred to "Speaker Cruz."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boehner; border; borderbill; cruz; illegalaliens; invasion; tedcruz
Thank you Texas for Sen. Cruz.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 4:35:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It must not be much of a bill if one conservative senator from Texas
provides leadership on this bill.

God bless Cruz!


2 posted on 07/31/2014 4:38:12 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, thanks to Cruz! Peter King (R-N.Y.)is a turd.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 4:39:15 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
4 posted on 07/31/2014 4:42:29 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: tennmountainman

Seriously. Ted Cruz needs to be on every prayer list of every Christian in the country.

Cruz is fearless!


5 posted on 07/31/2014 4:43:58 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bttt


6 posted on 07/31/2014 4:44:48 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: austinaero

He’s on mine, as well as Senator Sessions


7 posted on 07/31/2014 4:45:43 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cruz and Sessions are responsible for getting the word out that this bill is really just a capitulation to Obama.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 4:45:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths.******************

Anybody who thinks this bill would in any way go toward securing the border is beyond hopeless. Not while this administration is scripting the collapse.

If it’s going to be done the states are going to have to step up to the plate. There’s a lot of anger out there, but I have my doubts as most of these governors are too cowardly.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 4:49:13 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Thank you Texas for Sen. Cruz.

+1

10 posted on 07/31/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: austinaero

Not just a prayer list. He needs to be President in 2016, even if we all have to write him in.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 5:03:57 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Time to end the rule of the RINOs.


12 posted on 07/31/2014 5:04:36 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good things can happen when you concentrate on your REAL country, Ted!


13 posted on 07/31/2014 5:10:52 PM PDT by CharleysPride (A accipitris volatu supra quinque vexillis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Bill O’Reilly just called the Congressmen who stalled the bill “pinheads.”


14 posted on 07/31/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yo Boner. Who’s your daddy???


15 posted on 07/31/2014 5:17:19 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An incredibly dishonest ‘report’.
Anuthing to ‘get’ Ted Cruz!

An informative report:
http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/immigration-news-new-border-funding-bill/?dcz=
“... The House GOP initially thought it would be voting on language identical to that contained in a pair of bills sponsored by Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee that would prevent the government from spending any more money on the DACA program. The text of Blackburn’s bill, however, was quietly changed on Wednesday night to only prohibit the government from issuing “guidance, memorandums, policies, or other similar instruments” relating to the initiative.

“It weakened it, it watered it down, and that became a problem,” said Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana.
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said the new language “seemed to legalize the president issuing work permits to illegal aliens.”
Those Republicans want the original Cruz version, or nothing...”


16 posted on 07/31/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I had the privilege of voting for him.

Everyone should send him a quick email to let him know we stand behind him.

17 posted on 07/31/2014 5:19:30 PM PDT by DeepInTheHeartOfTexas
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t it amazing how much one guy with a brain, some cahonies and leadership skills can get accomplished in that cesspool of sycophants (Republican and Democrat) known as Capitol Hill.


18 posted on 07/31/2014 5:21:43 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’ll add my thanks to Senator Cruz, a lion among weasels.


19 posted on 07/31/2014 5:26:46 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: Busko; 2ndDivisionVet; All

BUMP!

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” - - - House GOP leaders bristled at the senator’s interference on their turf. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Cruz had “hijacked” the Republican Party. Democrats jokingly referred to “Speaker Cruz.” - - - “

HOW SWEET IT IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 07/31/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Yo Boner. Who’s your daddy???”

Beautiful! ;-)


21 posted on 07/31/2014 5:29:55 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

:)


22 posted on 07/31/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: SoConPubbie
"Ted Cruz Ping! "

Please count me in.

23 posted on 07/31/2014 5:50:14 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: MV=PY; KC_Lion

Ted Cruz is rocking that boat!!


24 posted on 07/31/2014 5:51:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SoConPubbie
....."behind the scenes, it was Cruz, the Texas conservative with presidential aspirations, who appeared to be "pulling the strings"........House GOP leaders 'bristled at Cruz’s interference on their turf'......... Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Cruz had “hijacked” the Republican Party.......... Democrats jokingly referred to the senator as “Speaker Cruz.”


25 posted on 07/31/2014 6:23:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: House Atreides

That’s our guy!!!

When Cruz said a while back, after he pulled his all nighter, ...he said...”The American people don’t realize how close we are to taking over the party”....

I have never forgotten that....


26 posted on 07/31/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

That’s our guy!!!

When Cruz said a while back, after he pulled his all nighter, ...he said...”The American people don’t realize how close we are to taking over the party”....

I have never forgotten that....
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It was unforgettable. Unfortunately there are a small percentage of FReepers who seem to have forgotten how close we are and are willing to send up the white flag of surrender to the RINOs.


27 posted on 07/31/2014 6:33:48 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

Hey, I’ve been there at times....it’s pretty discouraging too...so I give people a break when they have their down moments regarding our politicians.

Besides Cruz and those with him are playing their cards below the MSM radar...and needs to be so as long as they can pull it off.......

.....We just have to “believe” without seeing a lot these days.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 6:40:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz - 2016!
29 posted on 07/31/2014 7:00:44 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Old sour Krauthammer also slammed the House conservatives on Brett’s show today. He is a GOPe supporter who really doesn’t know how disgusted conservatives are with Boehner, McConnell, and McCain...sell- outs all.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:17 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: tennmountainman; Oldeconomybuyer; b4its2late; SoConPubbie; austinaero; Guenevere; Georgia Girl 2; ..

31 posted on 07/31/2014 7:19:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for that!!!


32 posted on 07/31/2014 7:23:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bump


33 posted on 07/31/2014 7:25:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Fiji Hill
Bill O’Reilly just called the Congressmen who stalled the bill “pinheads.”

Yeah, Ted Baxter never misses an opportunity to be stupid.
34 posted on 07/31/2014 7:57:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I thank God for my Sen Cruz. May He bless and keep Sen Ted Cruz.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 8:00:07 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: MV=PY
Please count me in.

You've been added to the Ted Cruz Ping List!
36 posted on 07/31/2014 8:08:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It is reassuring to know we backed the best! Would have voted for him twice, like the good dems do, but there were enough of us to kick sorry David DoWorst to the curb.

Cruz is probably not making DC friends by politicking House members, but doing the right thing at the right time is what makes him great.

We all need to make sure he is headed to POTUS!


37 posted on 07/31/2014 8:14:32 PM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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