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Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein (Video at Link)
Weekly Standard ^

Posted on 03/14/2013 8:51:03 AM PDT by Perdogg

Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today:

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To: GraceG

“Could Leahy have been any more condescending with his assinine remarks about books and the Texas board of education??

Then isn’t he ADMITTING that the SATES can do so but the federal government CANNOT.....”

Excellent point. Too bad Cruz didn’t seize on that.


51 posted on 03/14/2013 9:18:22 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Perdogg

for later


52 posted on 03/14/2013 9:19:34 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Perdogg

Every time I see Ted Cruz, I like him even more than I already did.


53 posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:22 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Perdogg

And, yes, DiFi, you DO need to be schooled in the constitution. You and all of your Marxist statist cohorts. RINOs, too.


54 posted on 03/14/2013 9:23:26 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Turban Durban must be thinking “fire in a crowded theater” first amendment concepts.

limited means you don’t swing a dead cat in a crowd, not peacefully carry the dead cat to the pet cemetary.

Think of how radical the SAFFERS of these evil people must be.

the staffers should be identified front and center.


55 posted on 03/14/2013 9:24:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dead Corpse
No. She’s a criminal. She knows it.

She (not-so-finestien)and her hubby Richard Blum are up to their necks in corruption from gun running with the Chinese (costco) to land land fraud schemes (the great gold heist and treasure island to name a couple) Feinstein and Blum , The Great Gold Heist, Desert Protection Act
56 posted on 03/14/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: Timber Rattler

That’s SENATOR old hag to you.


57 posted on 03/14/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Perdogg

I’m sure Lindsey Graham was offended that the qeustion was even asked!


58 posted on 03/14/2013 9:26:46 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Equally chilling is Turban Durbin’s statement that these rights ARE NOT absolute”

Needs to be sent to a re-education camp.


59 posted on 03/14/2013 9:28:03 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Perdogg

How dare this upstart newbie lecture a veteran Senator with 20 years experience in subverting the constitution? Throw the naive newbie bum out! That’s just not the way we do things in this deliberative body. Constitution? Get real.


60 posted on 03/14/2013 9:28:18 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Perdogg
"I'm not a 6th grader! ...I've been here 20 years!"


61 posted on 03/14/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

Durbin: “None of these rights are absolute.”

Thomas Jefferson would put a nasty ass-whuppin on this idiot. John Adams would look on in approval and not intervene.


62 posted on 03/14/2013 9:31:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: longtermmemmory

http://www.cspan.org

is carrying this live.

turbin durbin is attempting to counter the self defese stories put into the record with a chicago story of the police killing a deaf old man who did not drop an “assault weapon” (not specified)

the democrats are 100% douchebags at this feinstien kabuki show. nra.org should stream this.


63 posted on 03/14/2013 9:32:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ScottinVA

Diane Fineswine reminds me of the classical actress Margaret Dumont in the Marx Brothers movies. Dumont was the pretentious woman who was the butt of Groucho’s double entendres. When they were filming the movies Groucho made sure that she did not have the right script and she was shocked that Groucho and Chico had the nerve and audacity to not treat her like royalty. Fineswine is a rich itchbay.


64 posted on 03/14/2013 9:32:18 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: TexasCajun

“I’m not a 6th grader! ...I’ve been here 20 years!”

Reminds me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0CprVYsG0k

Senator Barbara Boxer: “Don’t Call Me Ma’am” - General Michael Walsh


65 posted on 03/14/2013 9:33:07 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Axenolith

Even better.


66 posted on 03/14/2013 9:33:24 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Perdogg

To Feinstein, the 1st and 4th Amendmant, the “right of the people”, can be interpreted.

Yet, the right of the people specified in the ^5th Amendment^ (ref AZSB 1070) for persons of olive complexion that speak with an accent (like...ummmm...Ted Cruz) is sacrosanct and will not be infringed (as long as they can verify they vote Dhimmicrat).


67 posted on 03/14/2013 9:37:45 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: forgotten man; All

Doesn’t Mrs. Feinstein look tired?


68 posted on 03/14/2013 9:38:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GraceG
“I’m not a 6th grader! ...I’ve been here 20 years!”

As though that gives her some special 'insight' not obvious to the masses into the meaning of the people's rights........Puhleeeeeeze. That monotone, uppity dishrag should be dragged from chambers by her ear and thrown to the very people whose rights she thinks so little of violating.

69 posted on 03/14/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: All

chuck shumer with his rictus smile is saying he supports the second amendmentment but OTHER supporters are not interpriting the constitution correctly.

IOW ructus shumer is saying all the first 9 amendments are about individual rights EXCEPT the second (and the supreme court was wrong in heller)


70 posted on 03/14/2013 9:40:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Perdogg

DiFi went to the Hillary Clinton School of Use Indignant Outrage If You Can’t Answer The Question.....


71 posted on 03/14/2013 9:40:54 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Perdogg
His line of questioning is outstanding, and I wish other Senators were on board with him. He has asked her in essence: Which other Amendments don't you like?

I hope he drops this on her too. You do realize Senator Feinstein, that after the 2nd Amendment is nullified, that the rest of the Amendments will promptly follow? So, after the 2nd Amendment is nullified, which other Amendment will you start to destroy?

72 posted on 03/14/2013 9:41:42 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: liberalh8ter

20 years there?, Mrs. Feinstein does look tired.


73 posted on 03/14/2013 9:41:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: petro45acp; Bender2

Ping to B2 for use of the tag-line.


74 posted on 03/14/2013 9:42:04 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: TexasCajun

she’s no 6th grader, she’s not smarter than a 5th grader either...


75 posted on 03/14/2013 9:42:10 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I liked how Cruz didn’t even flinch while she waxed indignent.


76 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:02 AM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: TexasCajun

Heh forgot to add this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixiYZ9DPk8o


77 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:05 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Perdogg

Just think for a moment where the “Gun Control Debate” would be if Senator Cruz wasn’t there.

The Republicans would be helping the Rats pick out which Gun looked the scariest to add to the Assault Gun Ban Listing.

God Bless the Voters in Texas for electing Senator Cruz.


78 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:56 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: All

Leaky Leahey just said he has been in the senate 38 years and tried to use that to insult newcomer Cruz.

really!

essentially leaky leahey said “this should pass because I SAID SO sonny boy”

Democrats have no substance. everyone looks like they know this is going nowhere and the democrats look like they are calculating to trick a floor pass.

REMEMBER 2014 starts NOW.


79 posted on 03/14/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: liberalh8ter; Perdogg; All

:: I’m not a 6th grader! ...I’ve been here 20 years!” ::

The proper response by Cruz: “I am open to correction by you and the full body but, when the Senate records votes, there is no “gravity of authority” difference between my vote and yours?


80 posted on 03/14/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Perdogg

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Who is for more background checks?

- Eric Cantor
- Paul Ryan

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81 posted on 03/14/2013 9:50:41 AM PDT by devolve ( -- -- God created men - Sam Colt made them equal --- Shoot low boys! - Skeeter is riding a pig! --)
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To: Perdogg
Finally, in response to Cruz's question, Feinstein likens so-called assault weapons to child pornography, which she suggests is a limit to the First Amendment and can legally be banned.

Defining child pornography is easy....defining "assault weapon" is not. Feinstein is just a gun grabber.... Equating gun ownership with porn is laughable.

82 posted on 03/14/2013 9:53:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

The rights are not absolute — yelling ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater, child porn, etc.

I like that Cruz is standing up to her but he probably won’t win the argument based on this line of reasoning.


83 posted on 03/14/2013 9:53:30 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: cld51860

8:13 am in stream or is it 58:31 minutes in the stream. Shummer is having a heated discussion on the side.

the D talking is begging for a split vote on the aw ban from the magazine ban. He thinks there is more than 60 on that.

NOBODY is discussing the fact that now a “cuomo” thirty round clip can be 3d printed ON YOUR DESKTOP 3d printer! (2,200 dollar printer)


84 posted on 03/14/2013 9:55:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GraceG

More like “Senator, I’m not as smart as a 6th-grader”.


85 posted on 03/14/2013 9:55:52 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Perdogg

BFL


86 posted on 03/14/2013 9:57:02 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Perdogg

This could have easily backfired on Cruz if Feinswine had the smarts to say “child porn books” on her first try instead of blustering and “making several points in response” (rather than answering his question)

In fact it may have given them their next talking point “We can all agree on banning CERTAIN books and we can all agree on banning certain guns”

But I am glad whe was not smart enough- she came off looking stupid


87 posted on 03/14/2013 9:57:31 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Gator113

Don’t worry, soon someone here in the name of conservatism will take him down for the RINO he is. /s ;-)


88 posted on 03/14/2013 10:01:39 AM PDT by CityCenter (No matter how good your PR is, you can't outsmart the truth.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“Equally chilling is Turban Durbin’s statement that these rights ARE NOT absolute.”

Since these rights are bestowed by God, perhaps Feinstein and Durban should talk to Him before making any comments.


89 posted on 03/14/2013 10:03:05 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

The proper response by Cruz:


Actually, his calm, quiet demeanor as she spun and twisted was perfect. Ask the unanswerable question, and let the witness be revealed for what she is.


90 posted on 03/14/2013 10:06:19 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Universal Background Check -> Registration -> Confiscation -> Oppression -> Extermination)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Defining child pornography is easy..

The problem is allowing the dems to frame the debate by dragging in the strawman of kiddie porn. He should make the filthy hag explain to explain that analogy - i.e. in what way is it okay for the military and the police exercise their right to keep and bear kiddie porn. If cops and soldiers can't stand around watching kiddie porn, then they can't be trusted to have even semi-autos like the AR-15 nor magazines over 7 rounds.

91 posted on 03/14/2013 10:09:46 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Mr. K

Okay, have it their way. We can ban all guns with child porn on them.


92 posted on 03/14/2013 10:12:49 AM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Perdogg

NO Feinstein I DO NOT respect your views! And do not lie and say you respect other views because you don’t!


93 posted on 03/14/2013 10:17:36 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Beelzebubba

Yes...for us that have a patriotic understanding of the BoR. it’s the “low-information voter” [TM, Rush Limbaugh] that actually understand it the other way.

Their limited union-based background leads them to understand that longevity leads to seniority and seniority to authority.


94 posted on 03/14/2013 10:28:49 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Mr. K

:: if Feinswine had the smarts to say “child porn books” ::

Actually, even that media is protected by DF and the Dhimmicrats. Go to the public library internet bank in your town and browse the cookie cache.


95 posted on 03/14/2013 10:31:25 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: longtermmemmory

Like Harriet Jones?


96 posted on 03/14/2013 10:34:14 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: cld51860
The Catechism of the Constitution

Thanks, gotta order this one.

97 posted on 03/14/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Gator113

Cruz is one of the few I donated $ to and didn’t regret it.


98 posted on 03/14/2013 10:39:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Perdogg
that Heller opinion of 'common use' is really going to turn out to be a bite in the ass soon...

whodathunkit ???

when is somebody going to insist we revisit Miller ???

99 posted on 03/14/2013 10:42:09 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Perdogg

Pat Leahy is mumbling and incoherent and tries to “save” Feinstein. Feinstein is senile old moonbat ...nice to see her buttons pushed


100 posted on 03/14/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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