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Ted Cruz vs the Senate?
Washington Post ^ | August 29 at 1:55 pm | Jackie Kucinich

Posted on 08/31/2013 7:37:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Edited on 08/31/2013 7:38:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ted Cruz is supposed to be the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s bridge to the Tea Party. Lately though, it seems like he’s setting that bridge on fire.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Officially, Cruz is the vice chairman of the NRSC but his involvement in recent TV ads by tea party- aligned groups like Senate Conservatives Fund, who have targeted Republicans over the summer, appears to put him at odds with the campaign committee’s practice of supporting incumbent Senators.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; jackiekucinich; randsconcerntrolls; tedcruz; texas; tpinos
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 08/31/2013 7:37:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; stephenjohnbanker; LUV W; Patty; itssme; BuckeyeTexan; Jane Long; CatherineofAragon; ..

Ted Cruz Ping!


2 posted on 08/31/2013 7:38:01 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is one of us...”We The People” and we are at odds with the Rino’s, and Cruz is doing what needs to be done, so sad he stands almost alone among his peers.


3 posted on 08/31/2013 7:42:31 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SoConPubbie

Out with the old in with the new. I’m not sure if any pre tea party Senators are worthy of keeping.


4 posted on 08/31/2013 7:44:14 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: SoConPubbie

Go Tedster...


5 posted on 08/31/2013 7:51:21 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I heard Ted Cruz on Rush the other day. He is articulate and, unlike his liberal counterparts, doesn’t use talking points, clichés and generalities when defending his positions. He’s a breath of fresh air in the stagnant environment of Washington politics.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz/Paul rally to end Obamacare in DC on September 10.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/cruz-paul-defund-obamacare/2013/08/26/id/522338


7 posted on 08/31/2013 8:12:34 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: SoConPubbie

Sage quotes. Thanks for posting.


8 posted on 08/31/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Russ

” “Ted Cruz is a tireless fighter and strong national voice for conservative ideas and we’re proud to have him fighting on behalf of the NRSC,” said Brad Dayspring, spokesman for the NRSC.”

This was clearly said through gritted teeth and with a shiv held along Brad’s thigh.


9 posted on 08/31/2013 8:13:54 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: SoConPubbie
Ted Cruz - 2016
10 posted on 08/31/2013 8:14:09 AM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food

Cruz/West 2016!!!!


11 posted on 08/31/2013 8:16:51 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Starboard
Sage quotes. Thanks for posting.

Words to live by!

np
12 posted on 08/31/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s the incumbants that are the problem in the first place.


13 posted on 08/31/2013 8:22:30 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is clearly right over the target.


14 posted on 08/31/2013 8:27:05 AM PDT by gopno1
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To: SoConPubbie
the campaign committee’s practice of supporting incumbent Senators

Since the committee IS the incumbent Senators...what other practice could there be?

15 posted on 08/31/2013 8:35:51 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Cruz/West 2016!!!!

I like it! a spaniard and an african american beats the ugly wife of a former president


16 posted on 08/31/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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Cruz Backing Incumbents Through His PAC

Despite a pledge to steer clear of endorsing incumbents, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has financially backed a handful of Senate Republicans through his PAC, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), whose campaign Cruz said that he would not endorse, the Washington Post reports.

Cruz's leadership PAC, Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund, "made only five donations in the first six months of its existence, and all of those dollars went to incumbents."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2013/08/26/cruz_backing_incumbents_through_his_pac.html

17 posted on 08/31/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SoConPubbie

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” — Barry Goldwater


18 posted on 08/31/2013 9:25:59 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Starboard

A Tuesday — I’ll be working, unfortunately.


19 posted on 08/31/2013 9:27:23 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SoConPubbie
appears to put him at odds with the campaign committee’s practice of supporting incumbent Senators.

Nobody should be treated like an incumbent and somehow deserving of another win, not after the con job the GOP incumbents have been running on us. Every election, incumbent Republicans should prove to Conservatives why they deserve our vote, instead of simply saying "but I'm the incumbent, vote for me!"
20 posted on 08/31/2013 10:37:44 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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Cruz's leadership PAC, Jobs Growth and Freedom Fund, "made only five donations in the first six months of its existence, and all of those dollars went to incumbents."

What's wrong, your guy Rand "Amnesty" Paul not getting any traction?
21 posted on 08/31/2013 11:00:59 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
When the Republican establishment was backing his 2012 primary opponent, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, the Senate Conservatives Fund and several other organizations like them put their money on Cruz.

Cruz doesn't owe the GOP-E anything.

However...


22 posted on 08/31/2013 12:33:47 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Senate Conservative Rep. Com., to my knowledge, have NOT been totally supportive of incumbents. That is the group Senator DeMint used to chair. I was on the mailing list for them and they did not support incumbents unless they were conservative ones. There are other groups int he Senate that sound similar, but the group DeMint lead was strictly for conservatives.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 3:19:28 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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Cruz is a divider?

Really?

John McCain divided the entire Republican Party and united the Democratic Party voting for Schumer and his Destroy America Amnesty.

THAT is the real truth


24 posted on 08/31/2013 5:50:14 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: SoConPubbie

Ted Cruz is the hope of the Republican Party. He can bring in a whole new generation of people, win them away from the cynicism and immorality of the Democrats.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 4:58:15 AM PDT by antiterrorist77
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To: Russ

You can always tell who the other side - and the pieces of sh*t RINOS on our side - hate by how quickly and how viciously they go after them.

For example, Sarah Palin - she drove them out of their minds - and still does - so they attack her relentlessly to drive down the opinion of her in the minds of those folks not aware of the what’s really going on.

Same with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, LtC Alan West, etc.

By their actions, they show us who they fear and consider a threat.

Guys like McCain, Graham, etc., are Useful Idiots, and do their assigned tasks dutifully; that’s why they’re not considered threats.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 7:26:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: SoConPubbie

It’s a draw bridge.


27 posted on 09/01/2013 2:30:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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I guess KBH is furious at all the attention Ted gets compared to her profile.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Shery

DeMint is a big backer of Lindsey Graham, or has he switched on that? That’s why I don’t pay much attention to DeMint.


29 posted on 09/01/2013 7:32:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: TBP

Did Goldwater later apologize for that statement? Most Republicans run away from strong stands.


30 posted on 09/01/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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