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Cruz: Harry Reid thinks Koch brothers are the Grinch who stole Christmas
BizPac Review ^ | 3/14/2014 | Tom Tillison

Posted on 03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist

As the U.S. Senate took up a bill to provide financial aid to Ukraine, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to object to an IMF bailout Majority Leader Harry Reid attached to the legislation.

In the process he blasted Reid for repeatedly demonizing the billionaire Koch brothers - Reid tried to blame the Koch brothers for halting progress on the Ukraine bill.

"I'm beginning to think [the Koch brothers] are a character almost out of Dr. Seuss in the majority leader's mind, they are the grinch who stole Christmas in his telling," Cruz said.

Cruz accused Reid of "using his position of personal power" to target private citizens who "are subject to villification and personal attacks" because they stand up for what they believe in.

"Senate rules allow a member of this body if his or her integrity is impugned to raise an objection," he said. "What Senate rule allows a private citizen to raise an objection when his integrity is impugned by the majority leader?"

"That is not the job of the United States Senate to villify private citizens," he said.

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Let's see, after watching the O'Reilly factor when Dennis Kucinich was on, and after reading different articles from differing viewpoints on the net, did the U.S. have interests that were anti-Russian/anti-ex-Ukranian leader working for unrest in Ukraine?

If so, did Russia send in more troops into Crimea as a response - as some have also said?

Were there already Russian troops in Crimea?

If so, why is Kerry wanting Russia to use its troops (those new ones and old ones that were already in Crimea) to halt a Crimean referendum (and stop Crimean independence and put Ukranain territorial integrity first), if Kerry did not oppose Albanian desire for independence in Kosovo, and put that over Serbian desire for territorial integrity?

1 posted on 03/14/2014 8:05:11 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All

I thought that Harry Reid said that all Senate bills must be “clean” bills.

Why then does he want a bill now that isn’t “clean”?

More hypocrisy?


2 posted on 03/14/2014 8:07:45 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Good job Ted.
We can’t let the Dems convince the populace that all the money in politics goes to our side.

The fact is that between unions and hedge fund / tech billionaires, the Dems get most of the dough.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:09:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; All
Reid's minions/whores, are running a "wag-the-dog-op"..that's all
much more research needed on many other issues.
..as always, distract, distract and more distractions

4 posted on 03/14/2014 8:12:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

“must be “clean” bills.”

Weed,er Reid, was confused with the laundered money he is accused of accepting.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 8:13:05 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: nascarnation

Case in point on how the Democrats and various leftist groups will concentrate their fire - the recent 13th District Congressional race between Alex Sink (the Democrat) and David Jolly (the Republican).

The leftists poured about three times as much money into this race (one of the most expensive House Congressional races ever), all for a seat that will have to be voted on again in November.

I don’t believe the Koch Brothers were anywhere to be found on this one, or if they were, they kept a very low profile.


6 posted on 03/14/2014 8:15:54 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

In the manufactured war of words between Paul and Cruz, rand (who knows what side if the issue he’s on today) Paul attacks Cruz and Cruz goes after Reid and Obama.

Should tell us all we need to know


7 posted on 03/14/2014 8:17:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Hey Harry, let’s do a whale trade: Soros for the Koch Bros.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 8:18:55 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Harry Reid Koch obsessed? Who knew?


9 posted on 03/14/2014 8:19:41 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Someone pls shove that donors chart in front of the old goat and ask him about the multitude of big Democrat donors listed ahead of the Koch brothers.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 8:24:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Reid is upset that he isn’t getting any cash from the Koch Brothers to supplement his skimmings from the unions and the mob.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Reid is such a slime. How do I detest thee? Let me count the ways. But I don’t have all day.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 8:28:24 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Although I like Cruz politics, I wish he had not studied so much Dr. Suess as a kid in Calgary.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 8:33:50 AM PDT by Rainier1789 (My Constitution has a 2nd and 10th Amendment)
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To: cincinnati65

Obsessed? More like POSSESSED.

He is near the top of the list of Democrats Senators I would like to punch in the mouth.

1. Schumer
2. Durbin
3. Reid
4. Whitehouse
5. Harkin
6. Franken
7. Leahy
8. Boxer
9. McCain
10. Menendez


14 posted on 03/14/2014 8:42:19 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

16 posted on 03/14/2014 9:09:26 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

17 posted on 03/14/2014 9:11:01 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Sen Greed knows better, that is just to whip up the nut case base they have.


18 posted on 03/14/2014 9:15:52 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
The best response to Reid is to make him a figure of fun. He would explode! He is autocratic, sanctimonious, arrogant to the nth degree, and a soft spoken little troll, whispering drivel to be taken as truth.vaudine
19 posted on 03/14/2014 9:34:30 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

That is the beauty of Marxism. The marxists are never accountable for the expected failures of the policies they foist on the citizenry. They can always claim that utopia would have been reached if it had not been for those standing in opposition.

Of course, as marxism advances and the population begins to suffer, eventually the begin to clamor for the elimination of those standing in opposition! Hey, it’s only led to a hundred million deaths or so......

Hence the foresight of our Framers to provide us with the 2nd ammendment.


20 posted on 03/14/2014 9:51:07 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: alloysteel
I don’t believe the Koch Brothers were anywhere to be found in the bellwether Sink loss in Fla....

Right....Sink outspent the winner several times over, a third party was in the race peeling off 5% of the vote, Obama had won the district both times.....and still she lost.

21 posted on 03/15/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Harry Reid is the slimiest little weasel in a sea of slime.


22 posted on 03/22/2014 2:16:05 PM PDT by MostlyAnti-Lib
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