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Dem Rep Slams GOP for Folding to 'Speaker Cruz' (Excellent Idea, Lib!)
breitbart ^ | 7/31/14 | breitbart tv

Posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:23 AM PDT by bestintxas

Thursday on MSNBC's "Now with Alex Warner," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) blasted Republican leadership for letting “Speaker Cruz” "call the shots," which caused a delay of the August recess, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) battled over the bills details.

Van Hollen said, “It was Senator Cruz calling the shots, and that’s why people around here are calling him ‘Speaker Cruz’ today." He added, "It means when Speaker Boehner says he’s going to get something done from now on, he’d better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if he’s gonna get the votes because clearly the new leadership team isn’t up to the task.”

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This lib has brought up an excellent idea.

The Constitution does not prevent a sitting US senator from becoming Speaker.

Imagine a world in which Ted runs the House as well as remaining in the Senate.....

1 posted on 08/01/2014 4:52:23 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas
“Speaker Cruz”

Has a nice ring to it!

2 posted on 08/01/2014 5:00:34 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bestintxas

I’m giddy beyond belief knowing that Ted Cruz is my Senator.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 5:14:31 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: bestintxas; All

God that’s got to be burning his shorts!


4 posted on 08/01/2014 5:14:54 AM PDT by j.argese (Not anymore!)
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To: Bushbacker1

yes, I proposed this yesterday, or maybe Wednesday, in a thread about Cruz.
I don’t think Van Hollen has any idea that this is legal, and might be embraced.


5 posted on 08/01/2014 5:16:13 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: bestintxas

I’m sure Hitler was furious when “Normandy Beach Master” Eisenhower arrived as well.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 5:20:27 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: bestintxas

““It was Senator Cruz calling the shots, and that’s why people around here are calling him ‘Speaker Cruz’ today.” He added, “It means when Speaker Boehner says he’s going to get something done from now on, he’d better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if he’s gonna get the votes”

Sounds like the best plan I’ve heard in a long time!


7 posted on 08/01/2014 5:21:03 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: bestintxas

It’s called leadership. If Boehner won’t do it, then Ted Cruz will.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 5:25:46 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: bestintxas
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) blasted Republican leadership for letting “Speaker Cruz” "call the shots," Funny thing Chris, the Press must have forgot to quote your anger at Chuckles (The Clown) Schumer when he preaches to the house about Legislation he wants them to pass? Whiney little bitch, take a Midol!
9 posted on 08/01/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT by VRWCarea51 (The original 1998 version)
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To: bestintxas

I remember in 1982 when then Senator Alan Simpson, “R”-WY chastising Senator Helms in the same way as was done here to Cruz. Helms had fought against some liberal agenda item, which I can’t recall, that prolonged a special session when it was time for the Christmas break. Simpson began calling Jesse “Grinch”.


10 posted on 08/01/2014 6:19:31 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: bestintxas

Cruz ping! Cruz/Palin ‘16 Oh the joy of watching libtards and dimmocrats and RINOs scream in pain!


11 posted on 08/01/2014 6:23:49 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: bestintxas

Love it,but would rather see him in the White House


12 posted on 08/01/2014 6:40:23 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: bestintxas; 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!
13 posted on 08/01/2014 6:51:40 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: VRWCarea51
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) blasted Republican leadership for letting “Speaker Cruz” "call the shots,"

Real leadership is a bitch for guys like Chris Van Hollen. It's also a bitch for the GOP elite.

Ted Cruz is showing them how it's done.

14 posted on 08/01/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: lormand

Make us proud Ted, make us proud.


15 posted on 08/01/2014 7:35:57 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Watching C-Span now.......LIVE. House speaking?.

...the Dems are obviously mad and scared of Ted Cruz


16 posted on 08/01/2014 7:36:50 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: lormand
I just get more and more impressed with Cruz daily.

Can you imagine what we would in for if KBH was still in office.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 8:37:59 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: ballplayer

“Love it,but would rather see him in the White House”

Well, sometimes effective leadership in Congress is too important as some know best how the sausages are made.

In any case I prefer Governors to be Potus as they have proven ability at leadership, whereas Senators are hired simply to offer a persuasive opinion only. See john McCain


18 posted on 08/01/2014 8:50:04 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: Bushbacker1

What’s wrong with PRESIDENT Cruz? Bob


19 posted on 08/01/2014 9:26:24 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("Movie queues diffuse into the Cinerama haze While libertines read pornizines in street cafes." Al S)
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To: catfish1957
KBH typified the 'go along, get along' politician. I'm so glad to be rid of her. Her legacy is zip, zero, nada, nothing!

Cruz has already established himself as this nation's leading statesman in the Senate. Cornyn on the other hand, an establishment RINO who must be defeated or ran out of Washington and Texas.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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