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Ted Cruz: Obama must triangulate
politico.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | KEVIN CIRILLI

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:40:38 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Ted Cruz, the newly elected Texas GOP senator, said Wednesday that he is willing to work with President Barack Obama during his second term — provided Obama follows former President Bill Clinton’s example.

“If he is willing to follow Bill Clinton’s model — he campaigned a lot with Bill Clinton — if President Obama will follow Bill Clinton’s model and work with Republicans, reduce spending, reduce taxes, reduce regulations, I will happily work with him and I think a lot of Republicans will,” Cruz said on CNN.

But Cruz, who was endorsed by the tea party, noted that he was wary the president wouldn’t move to the center, given how he governed following the 2010 midterm elections.

“If you look back two years ago, after President Obama faced a loss of the House of Representatives — an overwhelming election result in 2010 — President Obama didn’t do what Bill Clinton had done when the same thing happened to him, which is move to the center, work with Republicans in the House, have a balanced budget, reform welfare,” Cruz said. “Instead, President Obama two years ago doubled down and went even further left to more spending, more debt, more taxes.”

Cruz said he hoped that Obama governs the way he said he would during his victory speech Tuesday night following his clinching of a second term by defeating Mitt Romney.

“But if he doesn’t mean what he says, if that was simply what he says on the campaign trail, and he wants to go back to the path of the last four years: to more and more spending and debt and taxes and regulations that kill jobs, then I will do everything I can to work to stop us from continuing down that path,” Cruz said.


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1 posted on 11/07/2012 2:40:40 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I am tired of Republicans speaking positively of Clinton.

Clinton is an impeached rapist who, at least morally speaking, is far worse than Obama.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 2:43:17 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uhhh...why should he? To paraphrase what he said, “You lost. We won”.

He will have MORE flexibility after the election. And, it isn’t like he’s running again...

Damn it all.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 2:43:24 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Arthurio

“Clinton is an impeached rapist who, at least morally speaking, is far worse than Obama.”

I’m not seeing this. He only @#$@#$ a few women. Obama @#$@#$ and continues to #@$@#$ hundreds of millions of people.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 2:45:19 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“If he is willing to follow Bill Clinton’s model — he campaigned a lot with Bill Clinton — if President Obama will follow Bill Clinton’s model and work with Republicans, reduce spending, reduce taxes, reduce regulations, I will happily work with him and I think a lot of Republicans will,” Cruz said on CNN.

 

 

Ahhhhh... these naive newbie frosh Senators. So young, dumb and whatever.... Of course Obozo will do all these things. And more! His unicorn will poop rainbows too!

But seriesly. I voted for Cruz. I think he'll be fine.

5 posted on 11/07/2012 2:46:53 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Deadly Teddly.. I voted for him too.. The only positive thing I got out of this election. He best not fail me.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 2:49:02 PM PST by tje
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To: Responsibility2nd

I like your new Senator Cruz. This was a clearly, yet artfully drawn line in the sand.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 2:49:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Arthurio

This was simply a statement of fact, which carried neither a positive nor negative tone.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Arthurio

Clinton, Rubin and the banksters plotted the real estate market bubble. They did it because Republicans and Americans, in general, would not allow leftists to build low income housing projects anymore and they wanted racial quotas in home ownership. It was one of those public/private “partnerships” aka, fascism.

Bush and the GOP knew it was a mess but let it ride until it exploded like an bomb on the banks and left the (formor) middle class of America holding the bag.

Let’s not follow Clinton’s example.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 2:50:55 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It is absolutely amazing to me that these people STILL do not get it.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 2:51:47 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

This *!$& is not even sworn in and he’s already caving in. Meanwhile, half-dead Reid is making plans to shut down any and all dissent. Boy, we really know how to pick them.

I have had it with those who call themselves Republican and are nothing more than cowards masquerading as human beings. When the goodies dry up and the guillotine is put back into use, these are the first to go.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 2:54:54 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SaraJohnson

Bush pushed the “ownership society” pretty hard as well.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 2:55:42 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: NTHockey

I don’t think Cruz is caving he knows that Obama isn’t going to go the Clinton route, who in much of his second term was to the right of even W in terms of economics and debt and even removing regulation.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 2:57:29 PM PST by jbwbubba
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To: jbwbubba

“reduce spending, reduce taxes, reduce regulations”

He knows Obama isn’t going to do that, and if he does that is called winning


14 posted on 11/07/2012 3:01:41 PM PST by jbwbubba
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To: jbwbubba

agreed....


15 posted on 11/07/2012 3:06:25 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He has no need to triangulate.If not enuff rinos are available to vote for something, just issue an Executive Order.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 3:06:25 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bill who? We don’t need no steeking Clintons no more.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 3:10:23 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Cruz is dreaming. Or smoking something.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 3:11:24 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Hmm—I notice some here don’t quite see it that way.

I’m thrilled that Senator Cruz was elected. He is a good man (and a good fellow Texan)—and a good conservative. Even so, he’s aware that he will at times have to work with the other side to get things done.

That’s just the way it is.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Cruz is probably the most articulate man in the Senate, in either party. Not as eloquent as Rubio, but, then, he was born in Canada, and so is not going to be a presidential candidate. Met his father at a tea-party function. Father is preacher and as fluent, but has that accent.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 3:26:41 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Arthurio

But politically, Clinton was able to work with conservatives. So we got the welfare reform that Obama has now repealed by edict.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 3:29:07 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Arthurio

But politically, Clinton was able to work with conservatives. So we got the welfare reform that Obama has now repealed by edict.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 3:29:22 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Arthurio

Yes he did but later he addressed the little problem of the loans/debt bubble concerning Freddie and Fannie.

When he brought up the bubble and fear about it breaking the banks, Bawney Fwank, the head of the banking committee, stood up on his hind legs, shouted him down as a “wacist!” Bush shut up and slinked off and the media did not cover it. The GOP did not pursue it. They did not even condemn Clinton and Rubin for cooking up a real estate crash even though they knew it was coming. They were afraid of mentioning the truth and being blamed by the banksters for popping that bubble a few years early.

“Partisanship” - honesty or political incorrectness - is beneath the Bushies so he left the GOP holding the bag and then the bubble imploded on his watch. That makes me angry that he let the Dems walk away with such a big lie without saying a word. His flase sense of superiority and manners brought communists under Obama to power and leaves Americans thinking that Clinton was a “moderate” hero who “balanced” the budget.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 3:30:20 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Move to the center? Fat chance Cruz. He won, we lost, now obama has flexibility and doen’t care what congress wants, let alone a what minority party senator wants.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 3:46:14 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If nothing else, hopefully we will no longer be confronted by the voting games from the Cornyn-Hutchinson duo where one voted no, one voted yes. Cornyn is up for re-election in 2014 so we shall see what effect Cruz’ presence has on Cornyn’s record going forward.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 5:19:07 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Arthurio

Clinton, Rubin and the banksters plotted the real estate market bubble. They did it because Republicans and Americans, in general, would not allow leftists to build low income housing projects anymore and they wanted racial quotas in home ownership. It was one of those public/private “partnerships” aka, fascism.

Bush and the GOP knew it was a mess but let it ride until it exploded like an bomb on the banks and left the (former) middle class of America holding the bag.

Let’s not follow Clinton’s example.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 5:38:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama will side step the law.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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