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Obama on Cruz: attention-seeker at fault in shutdown; Cruz says the president is “playing games”
The Dallas Morning News ^ | October5, 2013 | By Todd J. Gillman

Posted on 10/05/2013 5:08:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

FULL TITLE: Obama on Sen. Ted Cruz: attention-seeker at fault in government shutdown; Cruz says the president is “playing games”

The man with the biggest megaphone in Washington, President Barack Obama, has called out Texas’ junior senator as an attention-seeking upstart.

“When I came into the Senate, my attitude was I should just keep a pretty low profile in the Senate and just do the work,” he said, contrasting the early days of his own brief Senate career with the nine-month tenure of Sen. Ted Cruz. “I didn’t go around courting the media, and I certainly didn’t go around trying to shut down the government.”

update 4pm: Cruz responds by accusing Obama of “offering partisan jabs and playing games with the shutdown to maximize its painfulness.” (full statement below)

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; obamacare; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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Ted Cruz is the real deal. Thank you Texas!
1 posted on 10/05/2013 5:08:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
attention-seeker at fault in government shutdown

Hey, BO, step away from the mirror!

2 posted on 10/05/2013 5:10:44 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"When I came into the Senate, my attitude was I should just keep a pretty low profile in the Senate and just do the work,”

Low profile?

Is that what one calls beginning a Presidential Campaign 145 days after arriving at the Senate?

He wasn't in there long enough to find the bathroom.

3 posted on 10/05/2013 5:12:03 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OMG - zero just kept his head down and did the work. Like voting “present”? Like planning to run for POTUS? What work did this idiot EVER do in any job? As a state seator he got credit for other people’s work - in fact his mentor admitted that.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Bringing unwanted attention to the Constitution.

Not good for a faux Constitutional professor.

5 posted on 10/05/2013 5:13:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ted Cruz is awesome..he pisses off Obama THIS much it means he is winning..Hey Obama, if you want to look up attention seeking whore in the dictionary you will find your pic


6 posted on 10/05/2013 5:14:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cruz control!


7 posted on 10/05/2013 5:15:31 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“low profile in the Senate and just do the work”
Bwhahahahahaha! *gasp* hahahahahahahaha!


8 posted on 10/05/2013 5:15:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does Obozo really want to bring up his Senate record?


9 posted on 10/05/2013 5:15:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“When I came into the Senate, my attitude was I should just keep a pretty low profile in the Senate and just do the work, run for president.”
10 posted on 10/05/2013 5:16:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The president’s game is to cover his failure with the health care debacle


11 posted on 10/05/2013 5:17:26 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Viennacon

CRUZ CONTROL I just ordered a bumper sticker saying that


12 posted on 10/05/2013 5:17:44 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

BooHoo. MAKE DC LISTEN.
I’m with Cruz.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 5:18:16 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I didn’t go around courting the media, and I certainly didn’t go around trying to shut down the government.”

You Obama didn’t have you Obama to deal with. There was someone qualified to be our President in the WH at that time.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 5:18:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This IS from the Saturday Night Live sketch, right?

I hope so, because it just may be the funniest thing I have seen in a while.

15 posted on 10/05/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by Tupelo (Snatching Defeat from the jaws of Victory, an old Republican Tradition.)
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Obama calling Cruz "attention-seeker?

If that's not the pot calling the...ur...kettle...uh...

Nevermind

16 posted on 10/05/2013 5:20:03 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Clown wets his bed. He’s dysfunctional.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 5:21:48 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama might be playing a game, but he doesn’t have a full deck.


18 posted on 10/05/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ted Cruz BUMP!

0bama = Christmas goose.


19 posted on 10/05/2013 5:23:44 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Realize this is from the Dallas newspaper but read some of the comments anyway. Are there any Conservatives left up there or did they all move to Fort Worth? Dallas sounds as bad as Houston.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT 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: Oldeconomybuyer

0bama went around knowing he would be the next ‘President,’ and a fake one at that.

He talked of twiddling gum sticks and told Harry Reid that he had a gift. The gift was being half-black (but mostly Arab) and backed by the international communists


21 posted on 10/05/2013 5:26:27 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“When I came into the Senate, my attitude was I should just keep a pretty low profile in the Senate and just do the work”

This jackwagon was too lazy to even show up to vote most of the time. Barry is a mendacious, megalomaniacal, insecure, spoiled, fourth-rate politician who just happened to end up with the right handlers and a fawning leftist media.

Cruz is so far intellectually superior to Soetoro that he doesn't deserve having Soetoro in the same room to pollute his air.

22 posted on 10/05/2013 5:30:35 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: TBP
He didn't try to grand stand and shut down the government??? Maybe the stupid reporter would like to have Zero explain his speech in the Senate and subsequent vote not to raise the debt ceiling in 2006???

The media doesn't ever ask him to explain his alternate reality, even when the facts are known to all.

23 posted on 10/05/2013 5:31:24 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“.......Obama, has called out Texas’ junior senator as an attention-seeking upstart.”

Obama probably got those words from Traitor McCain.


24 posted on 10/05/2013 5:33:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“.......Obama, has called out Texas’ junior senator as an attention-seeking upstart.”

Obama probably got those words from Traitor McCain.


25 posted on 10/05/2013 5:33:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The black calling the pot a kettle


26 posted on 10/05/2013 5:37:31 PM PDT by Palio di Siena (Obama loves the USA like OJ loved Nicole)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The pot calling the kettle back.... ohh the irony.

Folks ? just remember those evil people who tried to keep the Israelites who came back from captivity in Babylon when they were commanded from God to rebuild the temple in the book of Ezra.
They lied about the Israelites to the King of Persia and for a while the building of the temple was stopped.

Or those who tried to keep Nehemiah from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.


The creeps Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah, Ammonite forestalled Nehemiah from rebuilding the wall with lies, and more lies....

Don't listen to the lies from the son of Satan !
27 posted on 10/05/2013 5:39:26 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
PEOPLE DON'T LISTEN TO THE LIES OF OBAMA AND THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA !!
28 posted on 10/05/2013 5:41:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: stormhill
The pot calling the kettle BLACK ? yes, we shall say it.. and not afraid to say BLACK !


29 posted on 10/05/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Palio di Siena

Ha! I saw what you did there. ;-)


30 posted on 10/05/2013 5:44:12 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“When I came into the Senate, my attitude was I should just keep a pretty low profile in the Senate and just do the work

Votng "Present" is not doing the work.

31 posted on 10/05/2013 5:49:25 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Obama on Sen. Ted Cruz: attention-seeker at fault in government shutdown..."

Thank you Obama, for acknowledging that Ted Cruz has set up house in your head without paying a dime in rent.

You petty, petulant fool. You've just admitted that Ted Cruz is your master.

32 posted on 10/05/2013 5:53:45 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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"You petty, petulant fool. You've just admitted that Ted Cruz is your master."

And that, ladies and gentlemen, goes to the heart of the matter.

33 posted on 10/05/2013 5:59:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
*** Obama on Cruz: attention-seeker at fault in shutdown; Cruz says the president is “playing games”, ***



Isaiah:

13. For thou hast said in thine heart,
I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north:
14. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;


I will be like the most High.




The temple of Obama for his 2008 DNC acceptance speech.










34 posted on 10/05/2013 6:03:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: American Constitutionalist
Hey, AC...you still there?

...Hello?...

35 posted on 10/05/2013 6:05:10 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“I didn’t go around courting the media, and I certainly didn’t go around trying to shut down the government.”

Zero's so stupid that he's picking a fight with the Harvard Law and Princeton debate champ.

Go for it, Zippy! We need more televised interviews with Ted.

36 posted on 10/05/2013 6:07:53 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: stormhill

I am still here, and will be here until God’s purpose for my life is over..... I am under divine protection...


37 posted on 10/05/2013 6:08:58 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: CatherineofAragon

Can you imagine how the left would be reacting if there were even half a dozen like Ted Cruz in the Senate?


38 posted on 10/05/2013 6:11:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Heaven bless you! I love your spirit.

All kidding aside, Obama is beneath contempt.

39 posted on 10/05/2013 6:11:48 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: Palio di Siena

Well played!


40 posted on 10/05/2013 6:14:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: stormhill
Just remember ? the evil ones even tried to prevent Israel from rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, and rebuild the temple of God when God commanded them to do so when they came back from captivity in Babylon.
What God starts ? he finishes....
Don't listen to false reports of the enemy... REPUBLICANS ? HOLD THE LINE !
41 posted on 10/05/2013 6:18:09 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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You recall that during the building of the wall the workers held a tool in one hand and a weapon in the other?

Neh. 4:17

42 posted on 10/05/2013 6:22:19 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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Yes, but the battle belongs to the LORD !


43 posted on 10/05/2013 6:25:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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44 posted on 10/05/2013 6:25:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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" You recall that during the building of the wall the workers held a tool in one hand and a weapon in the other?

Neh. 4:17 "


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45 posted on 10/05/2013 6:26:47 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone needs to increase his meds. He’s still
Hearing voices.


46 posted on 10/05/2013 6:34:00 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: American Constitutionalist
Why didn’t he pose sanctions on Syria when he was about ready to go to war with Syria ?

Because it was all a lie....

47 posted on 10/05/2013 6:35:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: VRWCarea51
" Someone needs to increase his meds. He’s still Hearing voices. "


Palin, Cruz , voices, I hear voices..... what's worse than hearing voices is hearing echoes of those voices.


But, those aren't THE VOICE he get's his evil orders from, and walk lock step to, the father of lies is what he get's all him inspiration.
48 posted on 10/05/2013 6:39:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Grams A

Still can’t be as bad as Austin. I feel like my neighborhood is a lone outpost here. It’s the people who drive straight to downtown after their flight arrives from LA who are the problem. I get the feeling that a lot of them are a little leery of striking out across the open prairie of Texas ‘cause you just don’t know what you might find out there. It’s scary, you know, guns ‘n all.


49 posted on 10/05/2013 6:49:54 PM PDT by mom of young patriots
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is what happens when an intellectual lightweight like Obama, who claims to have graduated from Harvard Law School but can’t produce a diploma, goes up against a true heavyweight like Ted Cruz, who really did graduate from Harvard Law School and has a diploma stating ‘’Magna Cum Laude’’ to prove it.


50 posted on 10/05/2013 6:50:47 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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