Skip to comments.GOP complaint: Ted Cruz is no team player
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:56:09 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
To say that Cruz is not held in high regard by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill is an understatement.
...That lack of strategy certainly rankled one influential Republican member of Congress, who bemoaned President Obamas disinterest in rescuing the GOP from itself to a bunch of reporters last Thursday, speaking on the condition that he not be quoted by name:
[L]ook, Cruz and company lost a lot of influence in the House when he gave them exactly what they asked for and [Senate Republicans] couldnt produce what they promised. Most of us thought they never were going to be able to produce what they promised. But some people did. And if you remember, [what] dropped from the junior senators talking points pretty quickly was, if the House stands united, then therell be 41 Republicans standing strong. Well, there werent. There were 19. I mean, he couldnt even get a majority of his own conference. He couldnt get the majority of the minority in his own body. So, look, hes pretty gifted at positioning himself and hes a brilliant communicator. And I probably agree with him on 95 percent of the issues. But Ill tell you one thing: Hes never played team sports in his life.
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When the “team” is willfully scoring points for the opposition, it’s time to blow the roof off the farce.
Oh no! The Compost does not like Ted Cruz!
I’d say that’s a good point for Ted Cruz - he must be doing something right!
We obviously need a 24/7 open season on US RINOs.
This is the problem with the GOP elite/ruling class.
For us, the fact he’s not a team player is a tremendous positive.
Finally , a few true Republic-ans that will not participate in the D.C. circle jerk .
The people of the United States should descend on that place , pull them out of their offices and send them home with the order “ do not return “
per the team sports comment...
there are a lot of assholes on a team.
plus, politics is NOT sports. sports games in the grand scheme of things, don’t mean jack sh1t.
people in politics with real convictions they won’t cave on, now that’s what we’re looking for.
not someone who thinks an issue is about “politics” and out-maneuvering opponents just because they want to score a point, or be the ones in control of some oppressive new law.
Screw the gop/mcnutts.
Real leaders usually aren’t team players. They LEAD and coach the team players and by doing so, they form the team.
Cruz is actually looking out for America & Americans...unlike most of our other politicians (who are out for themselves).
I like Cruz, just fine.
Exactly whose team is he supposed to play on? The washed-up quasi-democrat RINO Obama-bootlickers? Or the team of those who elected him, and who supports what he is doing 100%?
Screw the bootlickers, and screw the comPost.
GOOD, if my team was that incompetent, I believe I'd start my own team, which he did, or quit, which he wouldn't, and made them look as bad as they are..
Give me a break....
Just Damn! Teds a Prima Donna?
If only he could be a Team player like McCain......
Ok I’ve had it. And just what is the goal of said “team”? Dear God, I wish McCain would retire and spend his golden years with his family. I don’t like the way I feel about him
I didn’t hire him to be a team player.
Nonsense. All you need to know about this article is its source: Washington Post. The content falls quickly into the gutter.
Speaks volumes that the place these ‘Republicans’ go to air their complaints is the Washington Post
Teds “team” is his constituency NOT the GOP or even the Senate. Too bad all Congressmen don’t think and behave like Ted Cruz. A truly great Patriot!
Sure he is.
You just don’t like that he isn’t on your team.
I’m going to bed.
To the GOP, go pound sand. Go take a long walk into the sea, and take a dump! (It’s better in Yiddish)
The Jews are sick of you, and they are a very small minority. But you are really just a money whore!
You know what Jonathan Capehart?
I never played team sports either.
Today team sports consist of every one having group hugs and everyone gets a prize.
Oh I know the value of a team.
But I reserve the right to go it alone.
We hired him to stir the old guard up.
He has been brilliant.
Yes. He is smoking out the hidden opposition.
The GOP can to go Hell. Ted is on our team.
WP is censoring conservative pro Cruz comments on this article. Just FYI. Flood it FReepers!
OMG. . .so many RINO's; so little time.
Ted Cruz represents his constituents. He has honor.
That comment smells of envy.
BTW, I know I am preaching to the choir here.. but the non-Conservs in the party need to go the way of the Whigs (whatever it takes).
Ted seems to be working just fine with Mike, Rand and Louie plus several others.....
McCain is just upset that he has been “exposed” as a “Establishment Toadie so called Maverick”
The question should be why aren’t the other GOP senators on Ted’s team?
“Oh no, Cruz is messing up our old boys club here for everyone, why won’t he get on board and feed at the trough like the rest of us, there’s more than enough taxpayer money to go around, but he’s putting the brakes on our gravy train! Plus, Pelosi crossed me off the guest list for her next boozer!”
“If Cruz doesn’t shut-up, the constituents are going to actually get the idea that we’re here to represent them!”
What’s the odds right now as to whether this is McCain, Graham, Boehner, or another of the usual suspects?
It’s so funny to hear this meme being pushed that Ted Cruz has ‘no plan’. Are they all daft?
I hit up that idiot Charlie Dent who pranced over to CNN to declare his frustration with Ted. Suggested he might want to shy away from dem talking points lest folks get the idea he is on the wrong TEAM. Oh, and the plan, for the sad sack, get me a waiver/exemption, stop spending, pretty simple plan.
What planet did I land on??!
Jonathan (left) & boyfriend, Nick
Capehart advised and wrote speeches for Michael Bloomberg during Bloomberg’s 2001 run for the mayoralty of New York City.
Cruz is doing what he was elected to do, the will of the people.
Who wants to play ball with quitters and losers? Not our future President, that’s for sure.
Huge problem: it sounds like no matter how great Cruz is, he is about to be Palined. The media will soon have republican and dem low infos hating him and thinking he is crazy.
It does us no good to sit on FR and adore Cruz. At least half the country has to feel that way. It has to be a morni g in America Reagan appeal or we get another Romney type. No way can a good person be conservative, really conservative, and be treated as less than stupid and crazy by the media.
Capehart is one of the Wash. Post’s character assassins, aka “hitmen”, along with Dana Milbank and E.J. Dionne, among others.
Just change the name of the paper to Pravda, Izvestia or Tass and is would read the same in Russian as it does in English, pure leftist bullshit.
Poor babies! Senator Cruz is making them look bad (Do they imagine that they didn’t *before* he spoke up?) & they don’t like it.
Like him or not, Senator Cruz & his fellow patriots seem to have roused Speaker Boehner from his reverie & that’s a VERY good thing!
The only “team” these wimps are on is losing.
Remember. Ron Paul was banned from the convention while Joe Lieberman was a featured speaker.
Neither were those pesky colonists...
So then what’s the answer? Since we aren’t the only ones who know what’s happening with the media and Cruz.....maybe it’s the media we should be going after before the election picks up steam.
<...”Cruz is doing what he was elected to do, the will of the people”....>
And the other “people” will go for Hillary as well as the media.....
Further they’ll do more then what we see now to Cruz before this over...and the Gop will be on it as well.
So no matter how you look at it there will be three fronts to battle. Which Cruz is doing already on his own pretty much.
The media is giving him press now because of the situation....along with the Reb’s and others....that will change as election rolls around....he’ll not get the press unless he has another plan to sidestep them or “play” in their game somehow.