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Sen. Cruz Places Hold on Obama Nominee
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/17/13 | Gautham Nagesh

Posted on 10/17/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by barmag25

The shutdown may be over, but Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) isn’t done making trouble for the Obama administration.

A spokesman for Mr. Cruz said Thursday that he has placed a hold on the nomination of former telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission until Mr. Wheeler pledges not to require more disclosures from the sponsors of political ads.

Cruz spokesman Sean Rushton said by email that Mr. Wheeler has “expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions.” The FCC declined to comment.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cruz

1 posted on 10/17/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Keep up the good work Sen. Cruz!


2 posted on 10/17/2013 2:27:28 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: barmag25

Respectfully, can someone explain to me why disclosing the funding behind political ads is a bad thing?

Thanks in advance


3 posted on 10/17/2013 2:28:58 PM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: RedStateRocker

Good question.

Disclosing to whom?

Does the IRS act on disclosures? Or will SEIU encourage busloads of demonstrators to show up at sponsors’ homes? Or is disclosure limited to the organization level?

I have questions, too.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 2:31:17 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: RedStateRocker

Because your spouse doesn’t share your politics on abortion.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 2:32:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RedStateRocker

Ask all the Romney donors who were give proctology exams by the IRS.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 2:37:57 PM PDT by pgkdan
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To: RedStateRocker
If Republicans and their supporters played the PR game as well as the Democrats, there would be no problem. The problem is with the media we have, along with the very effective radical Dem activists who will “Koch” every single company or individual who creates the ads which causes them not to want to donate or support Republican causes they believe in. Cowardly, I know, but if we could do Alinsky the way the Dems do... I'd be totally for it. I would volunteer in a heartbeat to Alinsky the left with the voracity of the left, but our side wants to play nice and always caves or apologizes when they do stand up for anything. Company's can't take the financial hit and bad PR. It's hard to stand steady with the media being on the other side along with the left’s radical acolytes AND Reps always backing down. No one wants to be the loser or ridiculed.

That's my take anyway...

7 posted on 10/17/2013 2:42:43 PM PDT by Cruiser1962 (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: barmag25

I am loving it. Keep on Cruzin.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 2:42:55 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: RedStateRocker

If Republicans and their supporters played the PR game as well as the Democrats, there would be no problem. The problem is with the media we have, along with the very effective radical Dem activists who will “Koch” every single company or individual who creates the ads which causes them not to want to donate or support Republican causes they believe in. Cowardly, I know, but if we could do Alinsky the way the Dems do... I’d be totally for it. I would volunteer in a heartbeat to Alinsky the left with the voracity of the left, but our side wants to play nice and always caves or apologizes when they do stand up for anything. Company’s can’t take the financial hit and bad PR. It’s hard to stand steady with the media being on the other side along with the left’s radical acolytes AND Reps always backing down. No one wants to be the loser or ridiculed.

That’s my take anyway...


9 posted on 10/17/2013 2:43:47 PM PDT by Cruiser1962 (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: RedStateRocker

I am reminded of the IRS effectively shutting down dozens if not hundreds of groups by demanding more disclosure.

Someone who had the power and ability to somehow hold up campaign ads (due to demanding more disclosures, follow a branch to a tree of details...) could have a similar impact.

But this is just MHO, off the top of my head.


10 posted on 10/17/2013 2:44:33 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: barmag25
Errrr! ...That's Not How We Do Things On The Hill! ...Errrrr!


11 posted on 10/17/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: barmag25
Keep it up Ted.

Make Obama and his friends in the GOP squeal.

12 posted on 10/17/2013 2:50:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: barmag25; Republicanprofessor; chicagolady; nurse-rn; ConservativeDude; Kennard; Luircin; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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

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


13 posted on 10/17/2013 2:52:38 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TexasCajun

No kidding! I am betting the heads of 28 RINOS in the senate just exploded!

McCain crapped himself and didn’t know it until Graham passed out.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 2:54:37 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: barmag25

LOL..gotta love this guy!


15 posted on 10/17/2013 2:55:41 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: barmag25

Give em the W treatment!


16 posted on 10/17/2013 3:03:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: barmag25

YOU GO SENATOR CRUZ !!!! You are the man.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 3:35:53 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: skeeter

Cruz has more enemies in the GOP than in the democrats.


18 posted on 10/17/2013 3:43:56 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: mtnwmn

Good. They are socialists. Cruz is not. Clearly.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RedStateRocker

I agree...why is it a bad thing to know who is behind a political campaign? Why shouldn’t it be easy to look up who donated to a PAC? If we’re going to say you can accept/give unlimited sums of money...we (the public) should have a right to know who is supporting/advocating/against a candidate and/or a bill.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: barmag25

good

make life as inconvient as possible for Obama


21 posted on 10/17/2013 5:19:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: RedStateRocker
Respectfully, can someone explain to me why disclosing the funding behind political ads is a bad thing?

Well, as Joe Biden would say...."Four letters...."

I

R

S

22 posted on 10/17/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Didja hear the one about the 3 Senators who went to sign up for Obamacare? Yeah, me neither.)
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To: Biggirl

Our senate needs to be filled with more like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee!


23 posted on 10/17/2013 6:02:18 PM PDT by opres
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To: mtnwmn

Shh. There are still some people here that belive the GOP is still the answer. ;)


24 posted on 10/17/2013 6:16:25 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: mtnwmn; Pride in the USA
Cruz has more enemies in the GOP than in the democrats.

The GOP attacks Ted Cruz because they're racists who hate Hispanic people.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 6:21:55 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: barmag25

Obviously some political funders have been threatened....either by the IRS, or by Obama community worker thugs.


26 posted on 10/17/2013 7:22:01 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: barmag25

How can we not love this man?


27 posted on 10/17/2013 7:57:04 PM PDT by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: barmag25

Why don’t I trust this guy?


28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:00:45 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: conservaKate

WHY? Why not force everyone who posts on the internet to give their real names?


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MarMema

Heck yeah I’m in the (huge) minority in that I do not support Cruz on his fight against Obamacare.

But he’s gold.

Keep talking, and keep fighting Cruz. You’re wonderful to have on our side.


30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:03:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: mtnwmn

No he has ALL the Dems hating him.
Bur the majority of the Senate republicans have had a cushy scam running: they promise deals to 20 or so House RINOs to back increasing spending.
Jamming Boehner, blocking any reform.

Cruz is opposing them... one day maybe even exposing them.
They’ve good reason to fear him.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks barmag25.
...he has placed a hold on the nomination of former telecom lobbyist and venture capitalist Tom Wheeler to lead the Federal Communications Commission until Mr. Wheeler pledges not to require more disclosures from the sponsors of political ads.

32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: MotorCityBuck
The Gop isn't the answer, but taking it over is. I think that's Cruz’s long range plan even though up against the Established Gop...Cruz just showed them all what's coming like it or not.......This next election lets just hope more true conservatives will run.

As I see it currently we have Moderates, Rhino’s/Liberals and Conservatives all within the party as well as the Libertarian branch. Getting them to unify has and always will be an issue to contend with.....

But I am not sold on a third party....Conservatives have been talking third party for eons....every attempt has failed... and worse handed the elections over to the Democrats.

33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:45:22 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

The key is to make the GOP the third party.

How long have conservatives been trying to control the GOP, ‘88?


34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:48:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian
The GOP has always been split .....as I see it it depends on who is the leader. Clearly there were two attempting to lead this time..Cruz and Boehner. And neither hid the fact this was so. The Demorats had a field day pinning them against one another...and the Established Republicans showed they had no problem slamming their own side, which positioned them then in the Democrats park.

Nobody has done as much harm to the GOP then McCain, Graham and McConnell, along with their minions followers who have no backbone of their own.

These guys went on national television and slammed their own party members throughout the debate on this recent bill. In doing so Cruz actually exposed them all for who they are.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 9:52:26 PM PDT by caww
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To: barmag25

I hope he puts the HSA dog on hold.


36 posted on 10/17/2013 10:30:29 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: RedStateRocker

White Republican voters are apparently brainwashed by Superpacs to vote a certain way.

But Black high school dropouts from Phillie who helped Obama take the nomination from Hilary are smart enough to sort out the facts from fiction on NBC.

That is another angle on the Superpac disclosure. It is a swipe at Republican voters knowing the issues.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 11:10:43 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: PghBaldy

WHY? Why not force everyone who posts on the internet to give their real names?
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I’m not sure I see the correlation between internet posts and campaign donations. I’m fan of sunshine being the best disinfectant.

I really do try not to write something so snotty that I wouldn’t say it w/ my name attached. I believe that with rights...comes responsibilities and accountability.

This is one of my line in the sands issues...accountability for one’s actions.


38 posted on 10/18/2013 6:29:13 AM PDT by conservaKate (R got it wrong in 2012. We must get it right in 2014 & 2016.)
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To: barmag25

Full speed ahead Cruz!


39 posted on 10/18/2013 6:46:32 AM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Biggirl

Rep Peter King losing what little is left of his mind in 5...4...3...2...1...


40 posted on 10/18/2013 6:51:09 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: barmag25

What the hell good is a “pledge” from a minion who will do the bidding of a man who “swore” to uphold and defend The Constitution of The United States of America?


41 posted on 10/18/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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