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Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins
WSJ ^ | September 24, 2013 | Janet Hook

Posted on 09/24/2013 7:33:40 AM PDT by yoe

The Senate plunged into debate over legislation to fund the government while cutting of money for the new health-care law, with both sides accusing the other of threatening to bring about a government shutdown.

[snip] Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) the leading proponent of the bill, set a confrontational tone by quickly proposing two motions he knew would be rejected — one to pass the House bill by voice vote, and another to block any amendments that do not command a super-majority of 60 votes.

Both were blocked by Mr. Reid, and Mr. Cruz said that showed he “is willing to risk a government shutdown.. in order to insist that Obamacare is funded.’’

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz; obamacare
Ted Cruz is the uppity new comer to the Senate and isn't playing by the Old Boy's Rules.....HOW REFRESHING!!!! Senator Cruz is doing what he was sent to Washington for...doing what the people want...NO OBAMACARE for starters. Three Cheers for this man for standing up to the RINO's in his party and for standing up for all of us.

Call and show your support for this Senator.

Washington Office

Phone: (202) 224-5922

Austin Office:

Phone: (512) 916-5834

Houston Office

Phone: (713) 653-3456

1 posted on 09/24/2013 7:33:40 AM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Ted Cruz for Speaker of the House!


2 posted on 09/24/2013 7:35:03 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: yoe
What a dissappointment... and a putz... the WSJ turns out to be.

Correction:

Cruz Sets ConfrontationalConstitutional Tone as Senate Debate Begins

3 posted on 09/24/2013 7:36:23 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: yoe

Here are the other two times he set a confrontational tone:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3070369/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3070495/posts


4 posted on 09/24/2013 7:36:40 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: yoe

Sent him a thank you note yesterday. If the will of the people is followed Cruz may be sitting in the WH sooner than later. The Dem fatcats don’t seem to like him. That’s a good sign to me...: )


5 posted on 09/24/2013 7:39:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: yoe

Right now, Ted Cruz is the ONLY Republican I’d even think of voting for to replace the Excrement-in-Chief when its term ends.


6 posted on 09/24/2013 7:39:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: yoe

We can cave to Obama’s dictatorial style and give up the right to CONFRONT his anti-Constitutional agenda.

THAT’S WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR!!!!

TO CONFRONT!!!!


7 posted on 09/24/2013 7:40:14 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: yoe
Seems as though Reid is setting a confrontational tone as well.

But the WSJ is against the defund effort, so we should expect them to read from the Democrat/RINO script.

8 posted on 09/24/2013 7:40:33 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Da Coyote

And fortunately, he’s a Republican in name only, as he supports freedom and the constitution.

Calling the mainstream Republicans a “RINO” is a misnomer. They’re outside the traditional party.


9 posted on 09/24/2013 7:42:03 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: yoe
Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins

Good grief. Senator Cruz is attempting to have an honest dialogue about debt, deficits and spending responsibly as a government.

Reid: Defunding Obamacare ‘dead on arrival’ in Senate

Dead. Dead?! And who's "confrontational" again?!

10 posted on 09/24/2013 7:42:19 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: yoe

Of course the Dems are never confrontational.

Pray America is Waking up


11 posted on 09/24/2013 7:44:29 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Safrguns

Good. About damn time SOMEBODY set a confrontational tone.


12 posted on 09/24/2013 7:45:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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Senators of the 113th Congress

Republican National Committee:
310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-8500
Let them know how you feel about the treatment of Cruz by RINOS and his effort to defund Obamacare.

13 posted on 09/24/2013 7:53:49 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Safrguns
RE :”Ted Cruz for Speaker of the House!”

You are the first I have seen suggest that, joking I assume.

I always thought it suspicious that not one of those 40 or 50 House ‘conservatives, such as Lour Gomert TX, stepped up to challenge Bohner as House Speaker January 3 or 3rd.

So now the last ditch strategy if Cruz cant stop this in Senate is to depend on Bohner putting his finger in the Dike, meaning not putting up the Senate bill for a vote.

And if he does do that(pass it with Dems) there would be the ritual surprise and outrage and teeth gnashing over Boehners betrayal even though he did the same thing twice BEFORE he was re-elected speaker in January.

But its not over year. CR not passed yet.

14 posted on 09/24/2013 7:56:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The Democrats who refuse to compromise aren’t confrontational?


15 posted on 09/24/2013 7:56:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Safrguns

he’s in the Senate, not the house.


16 posted on 09/24/2013 7:58:49 AM PDT by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: sickoflibs

>>> You are the first I have seen suggest that, joking I assume.

Meant to say Majority Leader... my bad.


17 posted on 09/24/2013 8:01:15 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Safrguns

I need more coffee!!!

Minority Leader!!!.... McConnell’s job!


18 posted on 09/24/2013 8:02:47 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: yoe

Call the gutless McConnell and his girlfriend, Juan, or any other gutless wonder in DC at:

202-224-3121


19 posted on 09/24/2013 8:02:56 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Servant of the Cross

Senator Cruz, a real patriot, cannot do it alone. It takes 60 votes against cloture. Some of the stupid Republicans will vote with the Dems and will get the 60 votes.

Unless people can put extreme pressure on their senators, the Senate will throw out what the House passed and all is lost.

Too many people are too busy to call their senators and demand they stand with Cruz, Lee, etc.


20 posted on 09/24/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: jch10
There's enough people calling Cornyn that his Dallas office # is busy, and ALL of his mailboxes are full. That's right now, as of this minute.

/johnny

21 posted on 09/24/2013 8:20:16 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jch10

I think we need 41 Senators to vote against cloture in order to defund Obamacare. How many R’s do we have? Looks like 46. So no more than 5 R’s can vote for cloture.

If the phones aren’t being answered in DC maybe we need to congregate in numbers at our Senators’ local offices. Maybe we should do that anyway. Every R who hasn’t promised to vote against cloture needs to feel the heat. And by “heat” I mean the intensity. They need to know that we care enough to get off our duffers and make ourselves heard.

Any Nebraskans willing to show up with “Defund Obamacare” signs in Lincoln at Johanns’ office at 100 Centennial Mall N, and/or Deb Fischer’s office at 440 N 8th St Suite 120? Possibly tomorrow?


22 posted on 09/24/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: yoe

Home » IBD Editorials » Obama Care »
Obama Care

Defunding Strategy Could Spell GOP Victories In 2014
9 Comments

Posted 09/23/2013 07:10 PM ET

Congress: Let’s applaud the steadfast Republicans pushing the “defund ObamaCare” strategy. Forcing Democrats to vote yet again on this costly, job-killing health reform will help defeat them next year.

Critics of the “defunders” — and there are smart, principled minds within their number — warn that Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives are saving President Obama from his various failures and scandals.

That depends. Cruz is unfairly accused of having no endgame. Actually, he does, and he outlined it for RealClearPolitics.com. If Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid rejects the House bill, thus setting into motion “a government shutdown to force ObamaCare on every American,” then the House should respond not by approving another big bill funding the entire government, including ObamaCare, but by passing smaller government funding measures that withhold ObamaCare funding, “one at a time, starting with the military.”

The goal? “Dare Reid to keep voting to shut down the government.” And if “Senate Republicans unite, red-state Senate Democrats will be next. And that is how we win,” says Cruz.

As columnist Byron York points out, Cruz and his allies believe that if the Senate’s 46 Republicans stand together — as all GOP senators did on a toothless defunding measure in March — it will force Reid “to adopt a procedure that would require a 60-vote threshold to pass an amendment striking the defunding provision.” This “would allow Republicans, if they stay united, to stop Reid from taking out the ObamaCare provision.”

Despite Cruz’s cannibalistic savaging at the hands of fellow Republicans, this sharp former Texas solicitor general has two valuable things on his side. One is that in championing defunding of the (far from) Affordable Care Act, he is simply keeping a campaign promise his less courageous attackers also made...

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/092313-672197-gop-defund-strategy-keeps-focus-on-obamacare-flaws.htm


23 posted on 09/24/2013 9:35:50 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Call Senators at their LOCAL OFFICES....and DEC....but you cab get through to the LOCAL OFFICES MUSCH EASIER!!


24 posted on 09/24/2013 9:36:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KeyLargo

bump

Imagine that an opposition party that opposes and fights.


25 posted on 09/24/2013 9:37:58 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Safrguns
Ted Cruz for Speaker of the House!
This.. actually is a very interesting idea. I have been told that their are no requirements that the Speaker of the House even be a representative in the House, much less that they cant be serving as a senator. He has already shown an ability to motivate a large section (majority of the majority?) to pass the CR currently in the Senate. Could an attempt at that position succeed?
26 posted on 09/24/2013 9:44:10 AM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: HenryArmitage

I doubt it would be feasible... regardless of rules.

I WOULD like to know who Cruz considers to be his closest ally in the House... because THAT man needs to be speaker.


27 posted on 09/24/2013 9:47:14 AM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: Ann Archy

Senators like Boxer and Feinstein are like calling Eichmann and Goehring, IMO.


28 posted on 09/24/2013 9:49:37 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Servant of the Cross

In my opinion, Reid is the perfect example of sewer slime.


29 posted on 09/24/2013 9:52:14 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Safrguns
Ted Cruz for Speaker of the House!

Wrong chamber.

30 posted on 09/24/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Halls

And? One must not be elected to e Speaker, except by the members of the House of Representatives. You could be Speaker, if they elected you.


31 posted on 09/24/2013 11:44:47 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You don’t get a person or a voicemail box even for McConnell.

Gutless and lazy!


32 posted on 09/24/2013 11:46:34 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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