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A Very Junior Senator’s Bomb-Throwing Debut (Ted Cruz)
New York Times ^ | February 15, 2013 | JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 02/15/2013 12:58:46 PM PST by reaganaut1

WASHINGTON — As the Senate edged toward a nasty filibuster vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber — his voice robbed by laryngitis — as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.

Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruz’s own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon. The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senator’s relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagel’s name on them going back at least five years. Some Republicans praised the work of the brash newcomer, but others joined Democrats in saying that Mr. Cruz had gone too far.

Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s bloody pursuit of communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”

In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, sandbagged the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: tedcruz
If the Times calls him a right-wing "bomb-thrower", he must be doing something right. Too bad he was born in Canada ...
1 posted on 02/15/2013 12:58:52 PM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

The knives are out for Cruz. This is the second publication attacking him for extremism today.


2 posted on 02/15/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: reaganaut1

Another ‘view from the extreme left’ editorial by the NYT.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 1:00:48 PM PST by skeeter
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To: reaganaut1

But when the internet flasher Anthony Weiner did it, he was just down with the struggle of the common man. The NYT is beneath contempt.


4 posted on 02/15/2013 1:02:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: reaganaut1

It’s too bad the NY Slimes never did an article on the “very junior” Senator from Illinois and his “bomb-throwing” first term as their bogus president. November 6th might have turned out a lot differently.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 1:03:43 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: reaganaut1
"Very junior, mere 7 weeks, etc..."

How come the fake Indian snide Lizzy never gets labeled as such?

6 posted on 02/15/2013 1:04:02 PM PST by Wyrd bið ful aræd (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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Cruz is going to be seriously targeted by the MSM. Interesting to see what happens.


7 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:16 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: ilgipper

Don’t worry. It’ll just make him that much more popular in Texas. Texans love a good fight.


8 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:25 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: reaganaut1
Slimes: "...very junior senator...

What's with this "very junior" nonsense from that liberal tabloid? Only to union goons (seniority) and liberal colleges (tenure) is the length of service important. C'mon Times, just go ahead and call him a n00b if you're going to do such a transparent hit piece.

It's a disgrace what's happened to Adolph Ochs' newspaper. It actually did have some semblance of integrity when the old man ran it decades and decades ago.

9 posted on 02/15/2013 1:05:32 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: reaganaut1

These articles demonstrate why both the republican and democrat parties do all they can to prevent real conservatives from getting into office. They prefer dullards like David Dewhurst and Mitch McConnell, who drone on like old politicians.

While Paul, Lee, DeMint, Rubio, etc. move people from their seats with excitement. They don’t care about “the way things are done,” they’re going to say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done.


10 posted on 02/15/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: reaganaut1

Using Alinsky tactics against the Borkers just really gets their goat. As usual, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target and doing damage.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 1:07:35 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: reaganaut1

ONCE AGAIN the NY Slimes have gone ahead and validated my tagline. Oh, how I wish I had a dollar for every time they did that. Oh well.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 1:07:44 PM PST by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: reaganaut1

A very junior newspaper named the New York Times is having a hissy fit because a real man and a real conservative Senator from Texas speaks his mind and is winning hearts and influencing people. That’s the real story.


13 posted on 02/15/2013 1:09:38 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: ilgipper

They are scared of a Republican that will finally stand up to them therefore, they must destroy. If Repbubs had always stood up to them, we wouldn’t have this problem. Cruz is right in what he is doing. All the spineless Repubs up there should be as persistant as he is. If so, the dems would not have gotten away with running all over them for years.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 1:10:40 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: reaganaut1

So far, I like his style! He wasn’t sent to the Senate to do the bidding of the GOP, McConnell, Harry Reid and certainly not the usurping bastard in the oval office! He was sent to do the bidding of the people of his state, Texas, and ALL members of congress should keep that in mind!


15 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:03 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: reaganaut1
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

The OLD grey fishwrap is in high dungeon! Hey nyt! Calling a hispanic a "bomb-thrower" is RACIST!

Well done Senator Cruz! You know you are directly over the target when you're taking a lot of flak!


16 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:03 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: D-fendr

The way the media (ie: the Democrats) are going after Rubio and Cruz indicates just how scared they are that these Latino Republicans could pick up some big followings.


17 posted on 02/15/2013 1:12:51 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: reaganaut1

“offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.”

Joe McCarthy was right.
The communists, using Edward R. Morrow, ruined him in order to stop him.
Had we listened and supported him...our country would never have sunk to it’s current state.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 1:15:33 PM PST by RavenLooneyToon (Tail gunner Joe was right.)
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To: reaganaut1

Cruz had better tone it down. Barbara Boxer does not like his tactics. Cruz needs to reach across the aisle and make friends. /s


19 posted on 02/15/2013 1:16:20 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: reaganaut1

As someone who is well versed in the McCarthy era and the treatment of McCarthy, one can say the New York Times is nothing, if not consistent.

The language is the same. My rule of thumb is, if the NYT villifies someone, that person probably loves Freedom, Justice and The American Way. If the NYT loves someone, they are an enemy of this country.

Pretty simple, works 100% of the time.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 1:16:57 PM PST by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: re_nortex
It actually did have some semblance of integrity when the old man ran it decades and decades ago.

It has been a Commie rag for a hundred years.

21 posted on 02/15/2013 1:17:26 PM PST by itsahoot (MSM and Fox free since Nov 1st. If it doesnÂ’t happen here then it didn't happen.)
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To: forgotten man
Barbara Boxer does not like his tactics. Cruz needs to reach across the aisle and make friends.

And he should be sure to call her "Ma'am" when he does so.
22 posted on 02/15/2013 1:22:32 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: reaganaut1

We need more bomb throwers.


23 posted on 02/15/2013 1:22:46 PM PST by kabar
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To: reaganaut1
I continue to be pleasantly and enthusastially proud of my vote for Ted Cruz. Him and people like him will be the saviors of the republican party or if need be the replacements for!!!
24 posted on 02/15/2013 1:23:00 PM PST by ontap
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To: reaganaut1

Anyone on the right who gets the left’s panties in a knot has my wholehearted support and gratitude.

Thanks Senator Cruz, keep it up.


25 posted on 02/15/2013 1:24:33 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: reaganaut1

Keep it up Senator Cruz, because the ‘Eyes of TEXAS are upon you.’


26 posted on 02/15/2013 1:24:48 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Law s, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: reaganaut1

Ted Cruz’s mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth.


27 posted on 02/15/2013 1:27:31 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: re_nortex
It's a disgrace what's happened to Adolph Ochs' newspaper.

Can't even really call it a "newspaper" anymore. It should be more aptly called a slander sheet.

28 posted on 02/15/2013 1:28:01 PM PST by Bullish (This usurper is leaving one hell of a poop stain on our Constitution)
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To: reaganaut1

So, searching for the truth and doing the right thing, is wrong? According to rats anyway.
Exchanging the truth for a lie.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 1:28:56 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: RavenLooneyToon

“Joe McCarthy was right.”

Damn straight. McCarthy and Nixon were relentless commie hunters and they rooted out a bunch of them. There are way more of them infesting government today. Go get ‘em Cruz.


30 posted on 02/15/2013 1:29:35 PM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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If you are a freedom loving, hard working American the media is against you and would gladly see you stripped of all you have earned.

If your neighbors voted for Mr. Obama, the man the media created for the presidency, they too would gladly see you stripped of all you have earned.

If you have children in school, 90% of the teachers they spend their day with would gladly see you stripped of all you have earned and are educating them to feel the same way.

31 posted on 02/15/2013 1:36:17 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: re_nortex
It's a disgrace what's happened to Adolph Ochs' newspaper.

Um, Adolph was the publisher printing Walter Duranty's work...

The rot apparently started long before Pinch sped up the Slimes downward spiral.

Pity that the rest of the media decided not to learn from history and provide BHO the same cover that Ochs/Duranty provided Stalin.

32 posted on 02/15/2013 1:41:20 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: reaganaut1
A freshman senator! How dare he?!?!?!
33 posted on 02/15/2013 1:44:35 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: reaganaut1
“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s bloody pursuit of communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”

But what is this silly lady saying! Was not McCarthy correct in his identification of communists? Has not history shown that McCarthy was correct? How bad were the times when McCarthy was right; Democrats sure get stuck in first gear!

34 posted on 02/15/2013 1:52:11 PM PST by olezip
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To: reaganaut1

I already liked Cruz, if he PO’s the NY Slimes I like him even more. Oh, and F YOU, Babs, you Commie Butch.


35 posted on 02/15/2013 1:52:37 PM PST by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: reaganaut1

ahhh, yes, he’s my Senator!


36 posted on 02/15/2013 1:54:42 PM PST by native texan (I love Texas)
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To: ilgipper

My kind of extremism. Go Ted, that’s zactly what we hired you for.


37 posted on 02/15/2013 2:08:50 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Calvin Locke
The rot [NYT] apparently started long before Pinch sped up the Slimes downward spiral.

You're quite right as I reflect upon it further. Even their touted coverage of RMS Titanic in 1912 has its share of factual errors and half-truths.

I suppose the last era of its integrity was when Henry Raymond (onetime RNC chair) still had the paper before its ruination by the Ochs-Dryfoos-Sulzberger clan.

38 posted on 02/15/2013 2:09:23 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: forgotten man

Has McCain apologized for the “very junior senators” behavior yet?


39 posted on 02/15/2013 2:11:27 PM PST by italianquaker
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To: reaganaut1
A Very Junior Senator’s Bomb-Throwing Debut

If Fox News had called him a "Bomb-Throwing" anything, the DBM would be all over them excoriating them for making a terrorist reference.

But, since the NYT is the crown jewel of the Lying Left, it's ok!

Sure glad America has freedom of speech for everyone!!

/sarc

40 posted on 02/15/2013 2:13:04 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: reaganaut1

TIME mag called Rubio the savior of the party, they mock Rubio, but the MSM is savaging Cruz now. He be too uppity.

lol


41 posted on 02/15/2013 2:16:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: reaganaut1
The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senator’s relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagel’s name on them going back at least five years.

It sounds like he takes his job seriously. Go, Cruz!

42 posted on 02/15/2013 2:16:28 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: FewsOrange

Since his father fled Cuba he probably was no longer a citizen of Cuba and do you know if simply being born in Canada makes you a Canadian citizen?

Very few if any countries other than the US make you a citizen simply because you are born there as far as I know.


43 posted on 02/15/2013 2:28:11 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: reaganaut1

Give us more of the same, Ted. Maybe even use real bombs.


44 posted on 02/15/2013 2:30:26 PM PST by DPMD
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To: reaganaut1
In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, sandbagged the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him

Ted Cruz, doing the job nearly everybody in the Senate is afraid to do.

Go Senator Cruz!

45 posted on 02/15/2013 3:19:58 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: reaganaut1
label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

McCarthy turned out to be much more right than wrong. Sen. Cruz, wear the label proudly sir and keep sticking to the shameful LIBERALS every chance you get.

Too bad he was born in Canada ...

So what, the worst liar in chief Obama was born in Indonesia and America didn't seem to care. Right?!

46 posted on 02/15/2013 5:19:29 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: Servant of the Cross

dudgeon. Rhymes with curmudgeon, which is kinda cool.


47 posted on 02/15/2013 6:37:45 PM PST by pluvmantelo
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To: X-spurt

I dare not keyboard what I am thinking might be needed to save the USA, as we once knew it.

I am sick, thinking about the next few years, and the trouble we are in as a nation, and how doomed we might be.

But, I remember the unusual tactics taken by the heroes in our early American revolution against the oppressive British, and then, the unique talents of an American hero, Chris Stevens (may he rest in peace).

Does there come a time when free men have to defeat the tyrannical enemies in their midst (even if elected), find a way to demoralize them, silence them, and make “redistributionists” fear conservatives?

The “redistributionalists/socialists/communists” are doing their best to convince the “mass body-politic” to fear conservatives and constitutionalists, making these out to be “justifiable” targets of state-sanctioned violence. Who doubts that will eventually lead to violence!

Violence is horrible, unless it is in self-defense. It is easy to understand the need to defend home and family, but how are we to defend our Republic and Constitution, preserve our rights and freedoms, when these are usurped and distorted by those who get elected by “selling to the illiterati” silly and unworkable notions of how society should operate?

Loyal Americans prefer the ballot box, of course. But... if a time comes when that fails, because of bribes, lobbying, selling of votes, promises and pandering to those who would take from the productive to give to the unproductive, then what do the productive do?

Unconventional warfare might be the only alternative, and it makes me so sad.

But, if it (violence) discourages those “elected” who have no loyalty to their oath to uphold and defend our Republic, who demand voting for a descent into socialism, then communism, might it be a horror we will have to endure, if our republic is to survive?

I have no answers, only worries, questions, and wondering. I never thought we would sink so low as we have in the past decade.

To think I was once shocked and disgusted by Clinton’s lying under oath. Since his disgusting time in office, we have deteriorated even farther, totally losing the culture we once knew, and now are dominated and taken over by the radical left, and the leftist media.

And now they join in with demand to take our guns away? Who will protect them, when they figure out this isn’t a game, and they have been used?

For the record, I am an old grandma, and have no guns, do not know how to shoot one, but totally support the right of others to protect me. I hope a neighbor of mine will come to my defense, if needed.


48 posted on 02/15/2013 10:05:32 PM PST by jacquej
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