Skip to comments.Dem Rep Slams GOP for Folding to 'Speaker Cruz' (Excellent Idea, Lib!)
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 thats why people around here are calling him Speaker Cruz today." He added, "It means when Speaker Boehner says hes going to get something done from now on, hed better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if hes gonna get the votes because clearly the new leadership team isnt up to the task.
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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.....
Has a nice ring to it!
I’m giddy beyond belief knowing that Ted Cruz is my Senator.
God that’s got to be burning his shorts!
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.
I’m sure Hitler was furious when “Normandy Beach Master” Eisenhower arrived as well.
“It was Senator Cruz calling the shots, and thats why people around here are calling him Speaker Cruz today.” He added, “It means when Speaker Boehner says hes going to get something done from now on, hed better be checking with Senator Cruz to see if hes gonna get the votes”
Sounds like the best plan I’ve heard in a long time!
It’s called leadership. If Boehner won’t do it, then Ted Cruz will.
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”.
Cruz ping! Cruz/Palin ‘16 Oh the joy of watching libtards and dimmocrats and RINOs scream in pain!
Love it,but would rather see him in the White House
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.
Make us proud Ted, make us proud.
Watching C-Span now.......LIVE. House speaking?.
...the Dems are obviously mad and scared of Ted Cruz
Can you imagine what we would in for if KBH was still in office.
“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
What’s wrong with PRESIDENT Cruz? Bob
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.
Someone tell the GOPe that if your political enemies hate what you’re doing it’s probably the right thing. If your political enemies love what you’re doing they are probably not your political enemies and your base will reject you.
If a lib is pissed off then once again Cruz made the right move...
“Whats wrong with PRESIDENT Cruz? Bob”
All for it, eventually.
Right now our biggest problems are not generated by Obama, but by the feckless Congress who are not reigning him in.
If Ted had control over both House as Speaker and Senate as a to-be-feared outspoken leader, I consider that has the better outcome.
Too many times we take a guy with good ideas and try to elevate him only to find out leadership is lacking(how about Goldwater on that
Good point, of course. It is the feckless non-leaders of the GOP whom I blame most. Bob
Yep! As far as I know, and please anyone correct me, you don’t even have to be a member of Congress to be Speaker.
Absolutely nothing! But, we have to wait 'til 2016. He can become Speaker now!