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Lee: Establishment GOP Waged 'All-Out Attack' Against Cruz, Myself
Brietbart.com ^ | 4 Oct 2013, 3:46 PM PDT | Larry O'Connor

Posted on 10/04/2013 4:43:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

In an interview on Salem Radio's Hugh Hewitt Show, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) revealed that in a conference meeting of Republican Senators earlier this week, a group of Republicans waged an "all-out attack" on himself and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX):

Hewitt: There was, allegedly, a Republican Senate conference earlier this week where your colleague Ted Cruz took a lot of slings and arrows. Were you there, Sen. Lee?

Lee: Yes, Yes! I was there and normally I don't comment at all on closed door meetings among Republican Senators. It's a pretty strict rule we follow. The one exception I'll make is in circumstances like this one where the contents of the meeting were leaked, deliberately, by several of my colleagues and leaked in a very one-sided way so I'm happy to tell you about it here.

Hewitt: Please do

Lee: It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me. It was unflattering, it was unfair, it was demeaning. It was demeaning to Senator Ted Cruz and to me, but more than anything it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attack.

Hewitt: How many Senators rose to speak against you guys?

Lee: Quite a few, enough that I lost count. And you know I have to ask the question, you know, why were those who leaked this, and leaked this in a very unflattering, unfavorable way, why were they not willing to attach their names to those quotes?

You know Ted Cruz and I spoke after the meeting and we both concluded we would both be fine with the American people hearing and seeing exactly what we said in that meeting. But we're pretty sure that most of our colleagues would be very uncomfortable, and downright embarrassed if their constituents saw the way they were


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; mccain4alqaeda; mikelee; obamacare; rinos4alqaeda; teammccain; teamromney; tedcruz; texas; utah; zerocare
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1 posted on 10/04/2013 4:43:30 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; ez; boxlunch; PoloSec; MeekMom; JPG; Guenevere; austinaero; afraidfortherepublic; ...

GOP-E Backstabbing Ted Cruz and Mike Lee Ping!

This is a Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 10/04/2013 4:44:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Gee, I wonder why Breitbart put this picture at the top of its post?


3 posted on 10/04/2013 4:46:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie

The RINOs in the House should be voted out regardless of the risk.


4 posted on 10/04/2013 4:47:07 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Despicable traitors.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 4:47:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Let me guess the leading chump. His last name starts with an “M” and end in an “n”.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: SoConPubbie

Maybe I’m crazy, but IMO the Establishment Republicans (ERs) and Obama are in this whole charade together. They have an end game we don’t see: maybe it’s single payer, maybe it’s another perk, maybe the ERs don’t want to lose their little kingdoms, or maybe the NSA/Obama have a 2-inch thick dossier on all of the Republicans. Who knows.

I am very thankful for Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and the other person who have been standing up for our rights. They are gutsy. Thank you to the Congresspersons helping the WWII vets into the memorial as well.

Glad that the evil people are showing their hands.


7 posted on 10/04/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SoConPubbie; b4its2late; mrsmel; ez; nhwingut; 1035rep; longfellow; SoFloFreeper; BeadCounter; ...

You were saying that the NY Times article was just an attempt at dividing Republicans, and insinuating that the report of the back-stabbing behavior of the Republicans was probably nonsense?

Well, here you go, from Senator Mike Lee’s own mouth about the treacherous, cowardly behavior of the GOP with regards to the efforts of Senator Cruz and Senator Lee to defund Obamacare.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 4:50:11 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: COBOL2Java

No doubt these two slug were obnoxious azzhats.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

THIS IS THE STUFF GOING ON WITHIN THE GOP I AM TRYING TO STOP!


10 posted on 10/04/2013 4:55:21 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hey Mike... we are big boys so lay it all out on the table. Let these vermin stand on their own words and actions. We have your backs and we will not let you down. Give ‘em hell Mike!

LLS


11 posted on 10/04/2013 4:55:26 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: COBOL2Java

A freak of nature... twin penis heads!


12 posted on 10/04/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoConPubbie

This kind of stuff from the RINOs is just not implausible enough to be doubted no matter the source. It’s the same garbage that they used in the primary last year to push Romney and slap down all the challengers.


13 posted on 10/04/2013 4:57:59 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: SoConPubbie

When an elected representative (House or Senate) feels his little fiefdom is more important than those who elected him, it’s time for him to start collecting unemployment.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 4:58:00 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SoConPubbie

I thought it might have been hyped but Cruz told Rush last week that this is how the old gurad acts in all of their meetings. We need names and quotes and then we need to see to it that these vermin are unemployed. We are at war with the gop/e and war is what we must wage!


15 posted on 10/04/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Sorry to disappoint you on your assumptions, no. Good we have first-hand information on this.

You say you want to trust Time and the New York Times for your news. Okay.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mike-lee-opens-up-about-demeaning-unfair-all-out-attack-on-him-and-ted-cruz-by-gop/


16 posted on 10/04/2013 5:00:33 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Gene Eric

The House Republicans defunded Obamacare just like the Senate did. Oh wait.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 5:01:18 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: madison10
the other person who have been standing up for our rights.

Don't want to say who that other person might be but I think his initials are Marco Rubio.

18 posted on 10/04/2013 5:01:59 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: COBOL2Java

No respect for Mccain. I don’t care for his “hero” status. Probably was indoctrinated while in prison.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 5:03:08 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stormhill

Think you are correct, it’s been a LONG week.


20 posted on 10/04/2013 5:03:25 PM PDT by madison10
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To: SoConPubbie

These establishment, big government, clubbish, Republican squishes, whose only conviction is to stay in office, are despicable. I hope we can pick each and every one of them off.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 5:04:15 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: BeadCounter
Sorry to disappoint you on your assumptions, no. Good we have first-hand information on this.

You say you want to trust Time and the New York Times for your news. Okay.


You are sounding more and more like the NY Times with that type of slander.

Reread my posts on the other thread.

I trust neither the NY Times or the GOP-E because of their past behavior/record.

You apparently, think that if the NY Times prints something, EVEN IF, something else independently absolutely confirms it, you have a pass to pass it off as propaganda towards the GOP.

The GOP-E is no more your friend as a conservative, than the NY Times.
22 posted on 10/04/2013 5:04:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“A freak of nature... twin penis heads!”

You are being much too kind!


23 posted on 10/04/2013 5:07:48 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Red Steel
Let me guess the leading chump. His last name starts with an “M” and end in an “n”.

Oh, I'm guessing his last name starts with an "M" and ends with an "l."

24 posted on 10/04/2013 5:11:51 PM PDT by BAW (My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance to idiots that needs work.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Where can we donate money so that it is only controlled by Ted Cruz?


25 posted on 10/04/2013 5:13:14 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Need health care? Dial 1-800-F***KYO to reach Obama's hotline)
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To: SoConPubbie


26 posted on 10/04/2013 5:13:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: COBOL2Java

27 posted on 10/04/2013 5:14:39 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: SoConPubbie
It's time to clean out the Party. It should be coordinated with the Tea Party so that each State could offer new candidates. The time to start is now to let the RINOs know their conduct is not accepted as Republicans. Start with McCain.
28 posted on 10/04/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Red Steel
It was actually Ayotte. What a disgrace she turned out to be after this:

Palin endorses Ayotte, hits rivals in Senate race

29 posted on 10/04/2013 5:18:30 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: austinaero

:-)


30 posted on 10/04/2013 5:18:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SoConPubbie
In a sane world, this would be easy to fix.

Primary every senator up for reelection unless they get a ringing endorsement from Cruz and Lee -- no exceptions.

Of course, this is not a sane world, but we need to start the housecleaning anyway..

31 posted on 10/04/2013 5:21:41 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: SoConPubbie

this meeting happened BEFORE Cruz’z filibuster, I believe

they are bring this out now to embarrass the GOP


32 posted on 10/04/2013 5:25:27 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SoConPubbie

F**k the GOP-e!


33 posted on 10/04/2013 5:26:20 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Gene Eric
The RINOs in the House should be voted out regardless of the risk.

A Senate minority led by Cruz and Lee with several more as energetic and articulate would be more effective than a Senate majority led by the likes of McConnell, McCain and McGrahamnesty.

34 posted on 10/04/2013 5:27:27 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: meadsjn

Believe me, living in Arizona, I KNOW that JOHN MCCAIN IS OUR BIGGEST LIABILITY. How I wish it had been him, instead of Jon Kyle that resigned...McCain needs to be prayed out (literally-by God loving people). He is past praying for redemption, but praying for release of his powers and his presence in the senate. How God chooses to help him out I’ll let him decide. Who’s praying with me? Prayer works only when God’s people are dedicated and we need LOTs and LOTS of prayers going forth RIGHT NOW for our NATION, OUR FREEDOMS (that are in the balance), and for GOD TO TURN BACK this HORRIBLE TIDE of ELITISM AND SOCIALISM in those who profess to “LEAD US”....


35 posted on 10/04/2013 5:28:53 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: SoConPubbie

Collaborators. Pee be upon them.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 5:29:20 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: SoConPubbie
Lee: Quite a few, enough that I lost count.

We have much work to do before the senate is worth anything again.

Maybe 5 or 6 we can really count on, sad.

37 posted on 10/04/2013 5:33:45 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Lee sounded disappointed. And pissed ! You could hear it in his voice. Too many egos in the Senate. He said he got little support...probably from Paul and Rubio.

I don't think we're losing anything. I think we've got the Dems on the run. Their petulant attitudes, apologies, attempts to punish, etc. They are truly scum.

Dems portray and think of the T-Party as a modern day John Birch Society, so they think everybody loves the abuse they're laying on. Surprises coming...there's a lot of voters outside the Beltway. And that goes go R's as well.

38 posted on 10/04/2013 5:37:11 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: COBOL2Java

Dear John and Lindsey,

If the DNC didn’t have pictures of you two having sex with farm animals, maybe you would behave like Republicans?

Instead, you never miss an opportunity to assist Obama in the destruction of America.

In the U.S. Senate it is the better idea and not the older horse that should lead the way.

Sit down, shut up, and let the CONSERVATIVES LEAD!!!!


39 posted on 10/04/2013 5:40:11 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the fanatical leftists—Democrats—and their media publicists. That’s why they hate the Tea Party, because it is wholly owned by the American People. The two are at war with each other.


40 posted on 10/04/2013 5:40:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: SoConPubbie
Time to “leak” the names of the GOP Senators who savaged Senators Cruz and Lee. Voters should know who the enemy RINOs are.
41 posted on 10/04/2013 5:42:31 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Grampa Dave

McCain’s purse string is his rich wife. She will leave him in a heart beat if he is not in office.

$100 to FR if they are still married a year after he is out of office. That is what is called the under.


42 posted on 10/04/2013 5:43:51 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: madison10

“an end game we don’t see”

They want:
A. To run against Obamacare next year - for obvious reasons.
B. To keep up the high spending- which they think is good for the economy.
And, of course, C. Look good on TV.

Their end game is winning elections so they don’t see Cruz’s end game.

The real end game of dealing with entrenched Obamacare and crippling debt is not in their thoughts.


43 posted on 10/04/2013 5:50:16 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Hello? The Establishment GOP has been doing this for years. Remember what they did to Palin?

Are you guys blind, deaf and dumb?

Don’t expect to be treated any differently by the GOP


44 posted on 10/04/2013 5:57:22 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Pubbies want to vote to fund Obamacare and nuke the Republican party


45 posted on 10/04/2013 5:58:35 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Mr. K
this meeting happened BEFORE Cruz’z filibuster, I believe

they are bring this out now to embarrass the GOP


Whether it did or not, the interview between Hugh Hewitt and Mike Lee happened today.

I doubt Senator Lee, being the gentleman that he is, would have brought it up if things had materially improved in the GOP Senators group.
46 posted on 10/04/2013 6:01:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: COBOL2Java

we could have had Hayworth instead we have still got this.


47 posted on 10/04/2013 6:07:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: mrsmith

“an end game we don’t see”

They want:
A. To run against Obamacare next year - for obvious reasons.
B. To keep up the high spending- which they think is good for the economy.
And, of course, C. Look good on TV.

Their end game is winning elections so they don’t see Cruz’s end game.

The real end game of dealing with entrenched Obamacare and crippling debt is not in their thoughts
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I agree w/ all of your points. These Republican elite do not have the best interests of the country in mind w/ their actions/words. The only thing that matters to them is staying in power and using their ‘power and connections’ to make more money and stay in ‘power’. IMO...they live in this make believe land where if you have enough power...you can get whatever/whomever you want.

I say chuck them all to the side. Time for some new folks. I wish we had term limits...cuz then perhaps ...perhaps... elected officials would actually do what’s in the best interest of our nation.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 6:25:25 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I doubt Senator Lee, being the gentleman that he is, would have brought it up if things had materially improved in the GOP Senators group.
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Very good point. These harsh words said behind closed doors may well have not seen the light of day if attitudes/feelings had improved. My gosh I loathe McCain and his ‘very good friend’ Lindsey. Loathe.


49 posted on 10/04/2013 6:29:06 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: madison10
Maybe I’m crazy, but IMO the Establishment Republicans (ERs) and Obama are in this whole charade together.

Ever hear of good cop; bad cop? They been playing that game for decades.

50 posted on 10/04/2013 6:32:42 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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