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Reports: Cruz Angering GOP Establishment on Way to '16 Run
NewsMax ^ | Friday, 01 Aug 2014 06:02 PM | John Blosser

Posted on 08/02/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Sen. Ted Cruz has his eye fixed on the White House, and he plans to undercut the established Republican House leadership to help get him there, reports say.

Cruz's latest political target, according to Breitbart, is New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who he says "has voted lock-step with President Obama to prevent any efforts to finally secure our border." 

But while Shaheen's most likely opponent in the upcoming elections will be Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, Cruz's choice of key state New Hampshire to make an impression says more about the lofty aspirations of the junior Republican senator from Texas that it does his opposition to Shaheen.

Cruz, an avowed tea party supporter, currently is receiving a lot of the credit, or the blame, for the failure of the GOP border bill in the House, which would have provided $659 million in funding, less than the $1.5 billion of the bill's original price tag, cut back to placate conservatives, and a lot less than the $3.7 billion President Obama was seeking to deal with the crisis of over 50,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors who have flooded the Southwest border, according to the Christian Science Monitor. 

With last-minute wheedling, Cruz, who wants to cancel out Obama's 2012 executive action to defer deportation, which he has termed "amnesty," helped to persuade enough conservative legislators to defeat the House bill.

Combined with Cruz's elbowing his way in to the New Hampshire race, and planned visits to another key state, Iowa, his actions have caused the Washington Post to declare, "Ted Cruz is running for President." 

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1 posted on 08/02/2014 4:07:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; 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!
2 posted on 08/02/2014 4:07:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Angering the GOP establishment should be the top thing on his resume.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 4:09:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SoConPubbie
If Cruz runs on no amnesty and a serious border fence, he'll win in a landslide.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 4:11:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoConPubbie

Fk em.

Bitches all.

Cruz has my blessing to act in any manner he sees fit, so long as remains true to the constitution and republic.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 4:11:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SoConPubbie

Blosser must have gone to bed early because he missed the passage of the TEA Party immigration bill last night. Don’t publish old news.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 4:13:43 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SoConPubbie
Be THAT guy...


7 posted on 08/02/2014 4:15:20 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: SoConPubbie
I'm loving it..to Hell with GOP/E
(the Micah Republicans)
Man-up, ppl. the Republic needs you.

8 posted on 08/02/2014 4:15:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" 0'Reid? d8-)
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To: Travis McGee

I’m all for the fence as long as it includes a warning that intruders will be shot.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 4:16:11 PM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: SoConPubbie

So does this mean they are going to pour out the money in ads to call him “rayciss” e.t.c? The RNC money bags are going to open up vast amounts of cash to smear him?


10 posted on 08/02/2014 4:17:08 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: 4Liberty

That’s my boy! Rebel Rebel! Let the Lapdogs lap.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: 4Liberty

LOL, that is a fascinating picture, and speaks a lot.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 4:18:41 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: 4Liberty

Fab.

You.

Luss.

Thank you.

(BTW, I stole it, by accident.)


13 posted on 08/02/2014 4:22:09 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Travis McGee

You’re right Travis.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Resettozero
Go Ted!!


15 posted on 08/02/2014 4:24:28 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: Travis McGee

Exactly right and we can believe that Cruz will honor his commitment.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Moorings; lee martell

17 posted on 08/02/2014 4:35:34 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: SoConPubbie

I dont know how it will sell but the NH Dems are using Ayotte’s vote to “prove” the bill wasn’t amnesty.

One good thing, Scott Brown vs Shaheen; is Tea Party vs Ayotte in 2016. Identical issues.

Brown is actually probably more honest on his liberal views than Ayotte. Ayotte would sell out on any number of issues if she thought it would help her advance politically.

Steve King travels to NH a lot as well.

Iowa Radio Host Steve Deace has hosted Howie Carr’s Boston(His show reaches NH) radio show. He’s been good on calling out Rand flip flopping.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 4:36:09 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SoConPubbie
Let me see.

Cruz ...
...or the RINOs?
Cruz ...
...or the RINOs?
Cruz ...
...or the RINOs?
Cruz ...
...or the RINOs?
Cruz ...
...or the RINOs?


19 posted on 08/02/2014 4:41:16 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: 4Liberty

Would you happen to know who is the blondie between Cruz and McDumbo?


20 posted on 08/02/2014 4:42:55 PM PDT by Moorings
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21 posted on 08/02/2014 4:43:37 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Good...He’s got my vote...I’ll vote for Cruz regardless of which party he ends up in...


22 posted on 08/02/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: 4Liberty

I wish I could see that made up photo showing CruZ with TattooZ. Now that was Fine Art.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 4:46:11 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: SoConPubbie
"Ted Cruz is running for President."

I hope he runs and if he does I plan on voting for him. But I have to wonder, if he is elected then what does he plan on accomplishing? The GOPe will not be willing to work with him and the Democrats will filibuster and block everything he wants to do. I imagine it'll be very frustrating for him.

24 posted on 08/02/2014 4:46:46 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: RedMDer

And even better, it will put every living congress critter on the record as for or against an actual, all the way, effective border fence. Yea, or Nay, forever.

I’d love to see us separate the GOPe sellout RINOs from the GOP patriots.

An up or down fence bill would do the trick nicely.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 4:48:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz for Senate. 2018!


26 posted on 08/02/2014 4:49:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz is doing just fine....anything angers the GOP establishment especially a group of people (Tea Party) who want the United States Constitution to be obeyed however, it seems the establishment finds it too heavy to carry...Vote for those who want to carry that remarkable and weighty document! "Reports" can be mendacious...source them whenever they are posted.

Go Cruz!!

27 posted on 08/02/2014 4:50:31 PM PDT by yoe
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To: Travis McGee
If Cruz runs on no amnesty and a serious border fence, he'll win in a landslide.

Cruz is the first candidate since Reagan who comes across as a man with solid convictions and beliefs who knows what he stands for. He is the Reagan of the 21st century.
28 posted on 08/02/2014 4:50:46 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: DoodleDawg

Cruz could, like Reagan go directly to the American people and ignore the bashing by the Rats and their allied MSM.

And the issue to make a stand on would be:

“Build the Fence. Then we’ll talk.”


29 posted on 08/02/2014 4:51:22 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DoodleDawg

If Ted Cruz is elected and undoes everything by executive order that Obama did by executive order, that would be huge. Who could complain?


30 posted on 08/02/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT by grania
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To: Signalman

I agree.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 4:51:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Hey, didn’t ‘private contractors’ answer the call to bring these illegals north?


32 posted on 08/02/2014 4:53:37 PM PDT by yoe
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To: SoConPubbie

The establishment has done very little lately but eat money and poop losses. What I’m trying to say is...too bad, so sad.


33 posted on 08/02/2014 4:54:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Bravo for Cruz! Where is McConnell, senate Minority leader?
He has been AWOL on this amnesty debate.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 4:58:30 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Signalman
Cruz is the first candidate since Reagan who comes across as a man with solid convictions and beliefs who knows what he stands for. He is the Reagan of the 21st century.

Sexist, you.
35 posted on 08/02/2014 4:59:08 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Chainmail
I’m all for the fence as long as it includes a warning that intruders will be shot.

Agreed. And then put a bounty on the head of anyone successful in coming over the fence. Solves the foreign invasion problem and puts extra cash in the pockets of American citizens. A double good hit for the economy. A Win-Win.

36 posted on 08/02/2014 5:00:08 PM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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To: yoe

Your point?


37 posted on 08/02/2014 5:00:44 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: upsdriver
I’m all for the fence as long as it includes a warning that intruders will be shot. Agreed. And then put a bounty on the head of anyone successful in coming over the fence. Solves the foreign invasion problem and puts extra cash in the pockets of American citizens. A double good hit for the economy. A Win-Win.

Won't work. Might hit a Palestinian child trying to cross the border. Think something more efficient and less politically charged.

Think...using something surprising from Area 51, Warehouse 13...like a rumbledy low-frequency pin-point earthquake maker and a quantum cyclone machine stationed permanently all along the other side of the Large River.

Then, let 'em blame the weather.
38 posted on 08/02/2014 5:10:22 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Vigilanteman

The GOP-elites will quietly dispatch a half-dozen pseudo-conservatives to challenge in the primaries by splitting the conservative elements.

It worked in 2008. It worked again in 2012.

Several of the contenders in the 2008 and 2012 election cycles are already making noises about running again.

Even Romney — who lost to the guy who lost to Obama and who also lost to Obama — has been putting out trial balloons, too.

==


39 posted on 08/02/2014 5:15:20 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Travis McGee
I agree. No matter how hard the left and their media enablers try, they will not be able to beat such a simple and straightforward message that resonates with most Americans, regardless of their political affiliations.

The only problem is, our current crop of politicians defending this country from Obama and his marxist cohorts need to keep Amnesty from becoming a reality before the 2016 election.

40 posted on 08/02/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: lee martell

41 posted on 08/02/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SoConPubbie

As always the stupid GOPe doesn’t realize who it is that’s keeping this party afloat. Reagan beat back the establishment in 1980 and we need to help Cruz do the same thing two years from now.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 5:21:05 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: SoConPubbie

Good! The GOPe pisses me off too! They aren’t much better than the RATS!


43 posted on 08/02/2014 5:21:07 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: SoConPubbie

Raise your hand if you give a flying f* about what the GOP Establishment thinks. About anything.


44 posted on 08/02/2014 5:21:12 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: yoe
"Reports" can be mendacious...

Reminds me of Katie Couric's noxious "there are those who say ..." and "some say ..."
45 posted on 08/02/2014 5:23:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SoConPubbie

Good!


46 posted on 08/02/2014 5:25:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

That’s the poster!


47 posted on 08/02/2014 5:26:39 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Travis McGee

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/congress/11589/votingrecord#tabset-5

Senator Cruz demands 100% effective control of the Border before consideration of any measure to deal with people already here illegally.

Cruz does not demand a Border fence, of the type demanded by Senator Sessions. He voted against the Sessions fence demand amendment in 2013. The Alabama Senator’s amendment was a demand that an already authorized fence of double layers stretching 700 miles, be actually funded and constructed.

Cruz being honest as he is, since he has never supported such a fence, voted against it.

His voting record on other immigration and Border security measures besides this fence can also be read at the link.

I’m a born and raised Texan. I agree with Senator Cruz and Governor Perry that fencing needs to be used intelligently in certain places, but that much faster deployed and more effective measures need to be used intelligently where they are more appropriate than the Sessions fence.

I read that you along with some others appear to have a caveat in order to support Cruz. You post about it here as though Cruz either has your position on it or that at least he could be persuaded to it if enough people would demand a Border fence via a Cruz candidacy in 2016.

I simply say, look at his record. He is a very smart man. He is totally committed to Border security. He does not support the Sessions fence. He does support fencing “where appropriate” but has made clear the total fence idea is a non starter.

I totally agree with him. The same position is held by FR’s favorite attack target, Governor Perry, re: the Sessions fence. I totally agree with him on that specific issue.

In the past I was harshly attacked for it.

I’m certain I will be again, that is, if anybody cares to waste time and cause needless division by attacking me for it.

Whatever.

So be it.


48 posted on 08/02/2014 5:27:47 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the TRUTH; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: Chainmail

Really? So, your guiding philosophy is- “If you can be blamed, you’re responsible.” Good grief. Are you a pretender, on this conservative forum?


49 posted on 08/02/2014 5:27:55 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: yoe

No, it was not only private contractors.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 5:30:52 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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