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Ted Cruz Is Making Life
Miserable For House Republicans

Business Insider, by Josh Barro

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 9/17/2013 2:30:47 PM

For the last few weeks, House Speaker John Boehner has been trying to find a way to convince his caucus to vote for a bill that keeps the government open after Sept. 30 without picking a fight over Obamacare. But a minority of his caucus has been insisting on defunding Obamacare, egged on by outside conservative groups and a handful of far-right Republican Senators, most importantly Ted Cruz (Texas). This has been pretty annoying for a lot of House Republican members and staff. Jonathan Strong and Andrew Stiles of National Review got an anecdote out of a closed Republican Study Committee

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/17/2013 2:37:43 PM     (No. 9524815)

They do not like it because they can not hide.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 9/17/2013 2:39:41 PM     (No. 9524823)

There are no House Republicans. There are Democ rats, wannabe democ rats who merely call themselves Republicans and the Tea Party.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/17/2013 2:44:03 PM     (No. 9524835)

Senator Kruz, keep up the good fight for justice and the American people!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Robert Ives, 9/17/2013 2:52:37 PM     (No. 9524856)

Good golly, Ted Cruz is irritating all of the right people.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lonestarlarry, 9/17/2013 2:52:58 PM     (No. 9524858)

Senator Cruz is doing just what we sent him up there to do.
Senator Cornyn, you better take notice of that. All you need to do is to mirror Senator Cruz´s votes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 9/17/2013 2:55:49 PM     (No. 9524865)

Po widdle house pubbies, they are annoyed.

Get used to it fellas, there´re more where they came from and we´re sending them next fall.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/17/2013 3:05:42 PM     (No. 9524884)

#5, Senator Cornyn was making his own decisions before Ted Cruz got into long pants. If I thought Cruz really believed in his mission, I might be more supportive of it, but Cruz is too smart to believe this effort will succeed. Cynic that I am (and yes, I voted for Cruz), I tend to think he is simply building his own reputation as a RINO challenger and he knows his fans will love him whether or not the government gets shut down and whether or not the shutdown is blamed on the GOP. It´s a win/win for Cruz.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Refried, 9/17/2013 3:09:02 PM     (No. 9524892)

Noticed on Rasmussens polls this AM that 51% want the Repubs. to defund Obamacare even if it shuts the gov. down.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: odinsacolyte, 9/17/2013 3:11:02 PM     (No. 9524896)

Yea Ted! You get them from that side and we can get them from this side and maybe they can start to represent us instead of U.S.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/17/2013 3:15:36 PM     (No. 9524902)

"Hey there people...What do you know?...If you´ve got team spirit...Than let it show!"

Annoying a lot of House Republican members and their staff? God Bless Senator Cruz!...Here´s hoping he exposes the name, rank and serial number of every cheese eating surrender monkey in Congress!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 9/17/2013 3:27:45 PM     (No. 9524920)

"egged on"? "outside" conservative groups? "far-right" Senators? "annoying"? "essentially irrelevant"?

Ya´ think this might be a hit piece?

The Establishment types are annoyed? We´ll show you "annoyed" in 2014 and 2016.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ben Around, 9/17/2013 3:36:06 PM     (No. 9524930)

#7 You believing the propaganda that obamanation care cannot be defunded? Anything can be undone, even something done by a messianic black president. Where in the Constitution does it say it is forbidden?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/17/2013 3:43:49 PM     (No. 9524943)

"Ted Cruz Is Making Life Miserable For House Republicans"

Gee, the headline makes is sound like that is a BAD thing.

No, that is a great thing to many of us. Someone needs to remind them that they are not Demon-RATS, even if they act like them most of the time...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: atexaslupine, 9/17/2013 3:47:40 PM     (No. 9524947)

Exactly why I voted for him--he´s a man of action and of his word. Some on this forum were for that smarmy Dewhurst character....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/17/2013 3:49:46 PM     (No. 9524951)

#7, it should be a win-win for Sen. Cruz...

And... "Not that there´s anything wrong with that!"

Cruz is smart, he´s good, and he´s taking the right positions.
Probably a better and more mainstream nominee than, say, Rand Paul would be.

Go Cruz, Go!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/17/2013 3:53:01 PM     (No. 9524957)

Of course it can be defunded, but it will not be successfully accomplished in this way and Ted Cruz is plenty smart enough to realize that. Did you read the article? If Ted Cruz is truly going into districts (John Culberson is a cousin) and claiming defunding Obamacare will be "easy", he is not being honest and sincere. He´s posturing.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Kerryman, 9/17/2013 3:53:51 PM     (No. 9524959)

Remember during the Carter Administration that they said the Government was too big for one man and they tried to have Reagan take Ford as his Vice(Co)President? Well, Cruz has been a game changer when added to Lee, Paul and to a lesser extent Rubio. DeMint´s addition to Heritage has given him more heft as an ally. These guys that don´t want to fight have a big pblem. Expect a fight over the Hastert Rule.

Culbertson is a Gas Bag from DeLay´s old seat. In the Establishment inside the Beltway but acts like he´s Ted Cruz Jr. on local radio.

They are hitting Ted and the rest with all they have to no result. This reminds me of a quote from Tarawa. "Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning." Colonel David M. Shoup.

Semper Fi

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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/17/2013 3:58:47 PM     (No. 9524964)

#17, just a few corrections to your post. Tom DeLay´s district was the 22nd. John Culberson (there is no t) represents the 7th district, which was George H.W. Bush´s district. It´s a solid, long-time Republican district.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 9/17/2013 4:02:40 PM     (No. 9524969)

Gee #18 that was only one correction. You said you have others?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 9/17/2013 4:04:18 PM     (No. 9524971)

I´ll take Cruz over the bury heads in sand to avoid conflict big government moderates any day of the week.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/17/2013 4:16:19 PM     (No. 9524997)

Ted Cruz is MY HERO!!!!
He is fearless and WE DON´T CARE IF HE HAS THE VOTES because we want someone standing up for us, and a vote forces the rest of them to show their true colors!!!!
If we can get the ball rolling for a Constitutional amendment for a 12 year term limit in congress, the RINOs can be annoyed and miserable at their own house.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 9/17/2013 4:17:39 PM     (No. 9524999)

No, that was two. The District and the spelling of Congressman Culberson´s name.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/17/2013 4:18:27 PM     (No. 9525001)

Thank you, #22.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/17/2013 4:23:44 PM     (No. 9525009)

He may only have 30 or 40 house members on his side but he has 51% of the population, including Warren Buffet.

Go Ted. We love you!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Susannah, 9/17/2013 4:25:15 PM     (No. 9525010)

Okay, let me see if I get this straight. What Cruz is doing is pointless, and possibly destructive to conservatism, and won´t result in the repeal of Obamacare, and will just alienate more of the general public from the Tea Party, but that´s fine, because he´s standing up for your rights. Your right to what? Ensure Democratic rule?

Have a nice day.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Keekng, 9/17/2013 4:40:08 PM     (No. 9525045)

The Congress critters do not want to stop obamacare. After all, they got their exemption.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/17/2013 4:50:30 PM     (No. 9525056)

Cruz and co. at least have a strategy which is more than we can say for the R leadership of House or Senate. It is very telling when Cruz is criticized for being ambitious.
Senator Cornyn will continue to support Cruz if he is wise.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/17/2013 4:51:44 PM     (No. 9525057)

I guess #25 is right. Let´s do what Republicans always do and just surrender now and get it over with. We´ll play nice, while the Demon-RATS get exactly what they want and the public realizes, once again, that we have no spines.

Not just no, but HELL NO!!! If Ted Cruz had that defeatest attitude, he never would have even dreamed of running against Republican extablishment big dog David Dewhurst in the primary. Øvomitcare is about to get it´s tenticles into every aspect of our lives and destroy our healthcare system. We have one chance to slow it down, and that is exactly what Cruz and company are doing. If we don´t do something now, it´s over.

There already is little hope for the future of our nation. We need mavericks and pit bulls taking the lead. The establishment Republican lap dogs sure aren´t going to!!!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MissMolly, 9/17/2013 4:54:47 PM     (No. 9525061)

There is no strategy, #27, except to elevate Senator Cruz´s image as a fighter. Beyond that, there´s nothing. He won´t mind if destruction lies in the wake of those who fall in line with him. Not very many on this thread actually read the article, it appears.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sherlock, 9/17/2013 5:02:55 PM     (No. 9525071)

Hmmm.... is that tag team 21-22 family? or the same person?...just sayin`

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Reply 31 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 9/17/2013 5:15:21 PM     (No. 9525088)

FYI, #7 is well-known on this site as a Palin-hater too, so we know where he/she is coming from.

Ted Cruz is doing exactly what every republican in DC should be doing - it is the whole reason they won the house in 2010. If they chicken out now, they could lose everything.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 9/17/2013 5:31:40 PM     (No. 9525109)

Bummer dude. It sucks to be a RINO.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: oh-heck, 9/17/2013 5:51:38 PM     (No. 9525133)

You can´t keep your doctor, he´s retiring. The cost curve has been bent up not down. If you are young and healthy you need to help pay for the older and sicker. Surely you won´t mind if a couple of hundred thousand folk who are on Medicaid use the honor system to get a premium payment tax credit for a premium they don´t pay. Oh and by the way, our preexisting condition pool is running 4X the cost of past state run programs. Brought to you by Dems and Establishment GOP.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/17/2013 6:00:49 PM     (No. 9525149)

I stand with Ted !

Damn the torpedoes !

Full speed ahead !

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Reply 35 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 9/17/2013 7:39:37 PM     (No. 9525272)

Reading stuff like this thread can make one despair for the republic.

Trying to rally (‘scuse me: ANNOY) people into actually voting to defund 0-care is just about bolstering Ted Cruz’s image. Got it.

Those 41 symbolic repeal votes? GOP is all over it. Ask them to do something substantive, forget it – they might lose the next election, but I guess we’ll never know, will we? The ones putting up a spirited fight? Annoying. Why don’t you tea partiers just shut up and join with Sauron…

Obviously the only way to “win” so that we can reduce the size of gov’t is to not pass a budget, to borrow money, print money, raise the debt limit without conditions, fund the healthcare bill that Americans want repealed, agree to business-stifling regulation, etc ad infinitum.

When that is done, repeat.




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Reply 36 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/17/2013 7:44:47 PM     (No. 9525280)

Thank you #35. It is a but despairing as some days, if one is a Cruz supporter, you are merely someone who did not read the article.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 9/17/2013 11:35:59 PM     (No. 9525485)

Culberson´s my congresscritter & he usually gets it right, but I will be watching him more closely now.

Once I saw who was with my senator in the photo accompanying this article, I understood more clearly some of the sentiments expressed here.

As to the article itself, this gem sums up my reason for my opinion on the author´s thoughts: "more practical-minded Republicans, like Sen. John McCain."

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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one


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