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A Very Junior Senatorís Bomb-Throwing Debut (Ted Cruz)
New York Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 02/15/2013 12:58:46 PM PST by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — As the Senate edged toward a nasty filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber — his voice robbed by laryngitis — as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.

Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruz’s own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon. The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senator’s relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagel’s name on them going back at least five years. Some Republicans praised the work of the brash newcomer, but others joined Democrats in saying that Mr. Cruz had gone too far.

Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s bloody pursuit of communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”

In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, sandbagged the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him

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If the Times calls him a right-wing "bomb-thrower", he must be doing something right. Too bad he was born in Canada ...
1 posted on 02/15/2013 12:58:52 PM PST by reaganaut1
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The knives are out for Cruz. This is the second publication attacking him for extremism today.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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Another ‘view from the extreme left’ editorial by the NYT.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by skeeter
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To: reaganaut1

But when the internet flasher Anthony Weiner did it, he was just down with the struggle of the common man. The NYT is beneath contempt.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 1:02:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: reaganaut1

It’s too bad the NY Slimes never did an article on the “very junior” Senator from Illinois and his “bomb-throwing” first term as their bogus president. November 6th might have turned out a lot differently.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 1:03:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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"Very junior, mere 7 weeks, etc..."

How come the fake Indian snide Lizzy never gets labeled as such?

6 posted on 02/15/2013 1:04:02 PM PST by Wyrd biū ful arśd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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Cruz is going to be seriously targeted by the MSM. Interesting to see what happens.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:16 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: ilgipper

Don’t worry. It’ll just make him that much more popular in Texas. Texans love a good fight.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:25 PM PST by SeeSharp
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Slimes: "...very junior senator...

What's with this "very junior" nonsense from that liberal tabloid? Only to union goons (seniority) and liberal colleges (tenure) is the length of service important. C'mon Times, just go ahead and call him a n00b if you're going to do such a transparent hit piece.

It's a disgrace what's happened to Adolph Ochs' newspaper. It actually did have some semblance of integrity when the old man ran it decades and decades ago.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:32 PM PST by re_nortex
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These articles demonstrate why both the republican and democrat parties do all they can to prevent real conservatives from getting into office. They prefer dullards like David Dewhurst and Mitch McConnell, who drone on like old politicians.

While Paul, Lee, DeMint, Rubio, etc. move people from their seats with excitement. They don’t care about “the way things are done,” they’re going to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by cotton1706
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Using Alinsky tactics against the Borkers just really gets their goat. As usual, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target and doing damage.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 1:07:35 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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ONCE AGAIN the NY Slimes have gone ahead and validated my tagline. Oh, how I wish I had a dollar for every time they did that. Oh well.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 1:07:44 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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A very junior newspaper named the New York Times is having a hissy fit because a real man and a real conservative Senator from Texas speaks his mind and is winning hearts and influencing people. That’s the real story.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 1:09:38 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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They are scared of a Republican that will finally stand up to them therefore, they must destroy. If Repbubs had always stood up to them, we wouldn’t have this problem. Cruz is right in what he is doing. All the spineless Repubs up there should be as persistant as he is. If so, the dems would not have gotten away with running all over them for years.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 1:10:40 PM PST by dandiegirl
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So far, I like his style! He wasn’t sent to the Senate to do the bidding of the GOP, McConnell, Harry Reid and certainly not the usurping bastard in the oval office! He was sent to do the bidding of the people of his state, Texas, and ALL members of congress should keep that in mind!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:03 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

The OLD grey fishwrap is in high dungeon! Hey nyt! Calling a hispanic a "bomb-thrower" is RACIST!

Well done Senator Cruz! You know you are directly over the target when you're taking a lot of flak!


16 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:03 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: D-fendr

The way the media (ie: the Democrats) are going after Rubio and Cruz indicates just how scared they are that these Latino Republicans could pick up some big followings.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:51 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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“offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.”

Joe McCarthy was right.
The communists, using Edward R. Morrow, ruined him in order to stop him.
Had we listened and supported him...our country would never have sunk to it’s current state.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 1:15:33 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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Cruz had better tone it down. Barbara Boxer does not like his tactics. Cruz needs to reach across the aisle and make friends. /s


19 posted on 02/15/2013 1:16:20 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: reaganaut1

As someone who is well versed in the McCarthy era and the treatment of McCarthy, one can say the New York Times is nothing, if not consistent.

The language is the same. My rule of thumb is, if the NYT villifies someone, that person probably loves Freedom, Justice and The American Way. If the NYT loves someone, they are an enemy of this country.

Pretty simple, works 100% of the time.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 1:16:57 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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