Skip to comments.Cruz promises Republican victory in shutdown fight
Posted on 10/05/2013 10:45:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, blamed by Democrats and some of his fellow Republicans as a chief architect of the ongoing government shutdown, struck back on Saturday, faulting President Obama and Senate Democrats for the political stalemate.
Let me be very clear, I dont think we should be in a shutdown, Cruz said in a speech to conservatives in the Virginia state capital. Throughout the course of it, I have said we should not shut down the government. But sadly this is Harry Reids and President Obama's shutdown.
The government shutdown began Tuesday when the president refused to give in to Republican demands that he delay or change the Affordable Care Act, the signature achievement of his first term that began enrolling patients on October 1, in exchange for passing a routine spending bill.
In the run-up to the shutdown, Cruz - whose profile has risen considerably among conservatives since taking office this year - had lobbied Republicans in the House and Senate not to relent, even as the president was promising not to sign any bill that would alter "Obamacare."
Cruz reminded the audience that House Republicans have passed multiple narrowly targeted continuing resolutions to fund parts of the government as negotiations continue, but he criticized Democrats for refusing to pass them.....
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That’s a mighty big promise to extract from a party of cowards.
Hold the line Ted!
Americans need someone to represent them on Capitol Hill. If the Republicans can’t or won’t do it, we’ll find somebody who can.
Ted has made it clear that the only way to win is for the people to lean on the weasels.
The headline said promise, not Cruz. He said how we can win.
How do we win? he asked. If you trust the media, if you trust the voices in Washington, if you even trust, god forbid, some of the elected Republicans in Washington, they say we cant win this fight. The only way to win this fight is the way we won every other fight throughout the history of the republic, which is solutions dont come from Washington, D.C., they come from the people.
“The only way to win this fight is the way we won every other fight throughout the history of the republic, which is solutions dont come from Washington, D.C., they come from the people.
His message has never wavered.
Sadly the people are complacent at best.
Hold the line Ted, let them feel the promise of Obamacare in their wallet.
Give ‘em both barrels Senator Cruz.
Has Boehner seen this?
Until five years ago, the government was funded through the appropriations process, called Regular Order (piecemeal). Around a dozen separate appropriations bills, each covering one or two federal agencies, made their way through Congress. Some passed through Congress easily. Others took much longer and witnessed more sustained and impassioned debate, and sometimes a government shutdown, as occurred 7 or 8 times when Tip O'Neil was Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The partial government shutdown of 1995 was another example where piecemeal appropriations bills were passed by both houses.
Do you suppose that Reid can justify why he does not follow the normal protocol? Why is he insisting on an Omnibus bill when that is not the normal way to do business? Why is not the main stream media on this egregious error by the Senate Democrats?
The headline is misleading, and intended to put Cruz in a negative light.
We should be pressuring the oppositional congress members, supporting those taking a stand, AND calling out the media for their bias all at once. Send emails, letters, make phone calls. Then do it again.
This is INDEED Obama Reid ALL DEMOCRAT SHITDOWN!! BARRYCADES have been put up BY DEMOCRATS!!!
Call your Congressman and Senators...both Democrat and Republican, but call their LOCAL OFFICES ALSO!!! They ALL have LOCAL OFFICES....CALL THEM ,and CALL OFTEN!!
Get ‘em Ted.
He sure looks and sounds like a great leader in the making to me. I observe him getting better and better - a one hour, no notes, extemporaneous speech. Wow! No handlers needed, writing and controlling through teleprompter his every words. He may even rival Reagan before it’s over. He is fully engaged in the good fight to the end while espousing encouragement along the way to his followers, he is out campaigning and speaking in glowing terms of fellow Conservatives even when those Conservatives do not have the guts to fully embrace him. He is a man who knows who he is, a man of the people and not Washington.
What more can we ask from the next Republican presidential nominee? It's the Collaborators against the Good Guys.
Bring it on!
“The headline is misleading, and intended to put Cruz in a negative light.”
It’s the Clinton News Network. And you expected...?
I know. The only way to win is to go around the media and take the message straight to the people.
“I know. The only way to win is to go around the media and take the message straight to the people.”
I find it ironic that most breaking news on FR is from lamestream media sources.
I would guess that you meant to type “SHUTDOWN,” but what came out was actually a fitting term for what’s going on in Washington.
My oldest daughter works for the federal government and is supposedly non-essential. She is telling everyone that she will take one for the team. Anything to reign in this federal government.
yes...the only thing worse than known enemy is a forced ally.
Its surprising to see that the GOP lasted this long.
Hey RINO’s, primary time is coming:
Yes, very impressive this man Cruz...a one man Wrecking ball of the DemonRats :))
Because lamestream media sources sometimes get treated better here by some than say blog sources.
Sounds to me like some cultural re-assessments are needed.
Why? Reid plainly stated that if regular order were followed with each department being funded in its turn then he knew he would never get money for Obamuzziecare.-—(and you just can’t run death panels without big bucks in the slush fund.) And that’s the definition of a gutless bleephole that knows he’s backing a loser.
[In the “oom-pah” spirit of Oktoberfest, an old classic:]
“WHO CAUSED THE SHUTDOWN” POLKA
(Tune: ‘Who Stole The Kishka?’)
Someone caused the shutdown,
Someone caused the shutdown,
Who caused the shutdown,
And made the spending shop.
Who caused the shutdown?
Cruz caused the shutdown!
Cruz caused the shutdown,
Someone call a cop!
Fat with bloat & pork it’s packed
That’s the stash from ol’ Barack.
Someone caused the shutdown
When we turned our backs...
Cruz caused the shutdown!
Cruz caused the shutdown!
Cruz caused the shutdown-
Bring the spending back!
Reid loves Omnibus bills, just one vote and its over! Maybe this congress is not so malleable! We shall see!
The Democrats know that the Affordable Care Act is a loser. It's passage was contentious and characterized by coercion, bribes, threats, and promises to many Democrats. Few, if any, read or fully understood what was in the law. Now, as Pelosi, says it is opening like a flower so we can all see how the economy and health industry is being destroyed. President Obama has unilaterally delayed portions of the bill.
Yet, there is no acknowledgement that this is happening by the current Obama Administration or Harry Reid. The Main Stream Media have their heads in the sand. Administration officials are tight lipped about its "IPO" problems. Problems the administration has had three years to solve.
But, not to worry, the low information voters have their Obamaphones, as do the implementers of Obamacare!
This is a man even greater than Reagan. Reagan had 251 marines killed in Lebanon and did nothing!! Reagan signed the bill declaring king day a holiday? Reagan signed AMNESTY? ? Cruz is far beyond reagan !!! GO MAN GO!!
There’s only one way to reestablish backbone, and that’s one vertebra at a time. I’ll accept a belated assertion of cojones as better than none.
He needs enough of the American public behind him to get what he wants done. I have no doubt that he has much more public support than any of the MSM want us to believe, but he may need more to get the likes of Boehner to stand with him instead of folding and crumpling.
The MSM and the democrats fear Cruz. The Republicans are holding the line and Cruz is leading the charge.
Cruz was very impressive today in the interview with Crowley and Boehner did real well in the interview with Stephanopoulos.
Billy Boy was grinning like a simpering fool at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation....notwithstanding the bombshell news that Clinton had employed a Muzzie terrorist....and the Clinton Foundations were outed for shady dealings. Read on.
THE CLINTON FOUNDATIONS / MUSLIM TERRORISM CONNECTION --- The recent story that a Muslim terrorist was working at the Clinton Foundation AND conducting terrorist activities at the same time, explains why the Clintons just remade themselves into the hallowed "Clinton Family Foundation."
The "Holy Family."
The Clintons' 24/7 self-promotion--a familiar do-good liberal schtick: whining about "helping" the needy, and hoping to make a buck on it.
The Clintons' shady proclivities are unveiled in the recent NYT story. Corruption, greed, entitlement, nepotism, cronyism. The Clintons didn't have a pot to *** in in Arkansas---never even had a home to call their own. Now they're multi millionaires.......the connivers have perfected the scam WRT gaming the govt system for themselves.
There needs to be a thorough going-over of the three Clinton Foundations. We need to know who pays/funds the Clinton's lifestyle/political ambitions---- especially b/c Hillary is running for prez. It is important to know to whom the Clinton's are truly indebted.
NY POST EXCERPT ----The Bill Clinton Foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses Bill Clintons foundation has spent more than $50 million on travel expenses since 2003, an analysis of the nonprofits tax forms reveal.....includes $4.2 million in 2011 for the William J. Clinton Foundation (to which Hillary and Chelsea are attached); $730,000 for the Clinton Global Health Initiative; and $7.2 million for the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).
How many ways can the conniving Clintons use their name to launder money?
<><> The William J. Clinton Family Foundation......
<><> the Clinton Global Health Initiative......
<><> the Clinton Health Action Initiative (CHAI).
More importantly, what is the connection between Corzine's MF Global, Teneo (which paid Bill Clinton $50,000 per month), The Clintons multiple tax-exempt foundations, and Muslim money-Laundering?
The more cynical among us might wonder about : and the Clintons' Foundations are money laundering for the Muslim Brotherhood.
<><> Teneo Holdings---Clinton is Bd Chair---hirted out as strategic advisors,"
<><>Huma Abedin had State Dept special status" while a private contractor for Teneo Holdings,
<><> Obama pal Jon Corzine and his failed investment company (MFG "misplaced" $1.4 Billion)
<><> Corzine hired Teneo and Bill Clinton @ $50,000 PER MONTH.
LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE WITH BILL AND HILL As President, Bill Clinton made policies that raised hundreds of billions (if not trillions) of dollars for his obscenely-rich donor/pals.
His North American Free Trade initiative made it easy for, and even encouraged, corporations to outsource jobs and then import their products back into the U.S...... The repeal of Glass-Steagall on his watch sent Wall Street into the money-making frenzy that led to the Great Recession/Depression of 2008......and subsequent taxpayer bailouts.
In exchange for these obscene gifts of corporate welfare, at the expense of America's middle and working classes, you'd think the Clintons' rich friends would have no trouble coughing up a mere $250 million endowment for the foundation.
Now it seems, the captains of crony capitalism are begging off....they just don't feel they have enough money to help their old friends Bill and Hillary secure their so-called "legacy."
Sen Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is probing Hillary aides employment status, asking how Huma Abedin got a sweetheart deal as a private six-figure consultant while at the State Department. Abedin and hubby, disgraced sexter/loser ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner, hauled in some $350,000 in outside income on top of Abedins $135,000 govt salary.
Abedin held special government employee status, and worked a sideline---as a private contractor. One of her clients was Bill CLinton's Teneo Holdings, a consulting firm that calls itself the next chapter in strategic advisory.
HUMAN EVENTS: Last Dec, a former employee of bankrupt MF Global accused former president Clinton----chairman of Teneo's advisory board----of collecting $50,000 per month through his Teneo advisory firm in the months before MFG careened towards its Halloween filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as hundreds of millions of investor funds disappeared.
Teneo was hired by MF Globals former CEO Jon S. Corzine to improve his image and to enhance his connections with Clintons political family, said the employee, who asked that his name be withheld because he feared retribution, according to HE.
The Teneo contract with MF Global lasted at least five months, the souce said. The board cancelled it after Corzine resigned. The source, who is no longer associated with MF Global, said Teneo is a dual-track company with one side devoted to merchant and investment banking and the other side set up to provide image and strategy consulting services.
CAN YOU SAY MONEY LAUNDERING? The trustee for screwed MFG investors later sued JPMorgan bank for return of about $450M that MFG had transferred to the bank.
HOW MANY MONEY LAUNDERING SCAMS ARE THERE? LET US COUNT THE WAYS------Ponzi King Madoff screwed many but he also laundered money for tax-exempt foundations/groups that handed him millions of dollars.
When he went to jail, investigators found Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities. Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances.
But the purpose of this complex architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing/laundering money to Madoff in order to avoid federal scrutiny.
A deliberately untrue title by CNN.
Hang in there Ted. Most of America will sign on to you in future elections.
It’s working, Obama is responding.
Regardless of how hard it will be I think this statemet will upset the RINOs. You are not allowed to talk about winning.
Reid’s Freudian slip was a huge victory. You think the RNC is going to be able to stop every Superpac from pounding red state Dems who refused to condemn Reid?
Cruz understands what a monkey wrench can do to machinery, even if it’s only a fraction of the size. Let’s see what he can do.
The Senate operates a lot of times with “Unanimous Consent.” They usually enforce it by making backroom threats to a Senator’s personal projects. I always wondered what would happen if one Senator stood up and said, “I object!” Before he went turncoat on us, Jeff Flake could have done this. He blew his chance.