Skip to comments.A Very Junior Senatorís Bomb-Throwing Debut (Ted Cruz)
Posted on 02/15/2013 12:58:46 PM PST by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON As the Senate edged toward a nasty filibuster vote on Chuck Hagels 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. Cruzs 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 senators relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagels 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 Texans 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. McCarthys 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 Senates third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him
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The knives are out for Cruz. This is the second publication attacking him for extremism today.
Another ‘view from the extreme left’ editorial by the NYT.
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.
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.
How come the fake Indian snide Lizzy never gets labeled as such?
Cruz is going to be seriously targeted by the MSM. Interesting to see what happens.
Don’t worry. It’ll just make him that much more popular in Texas. Texans love a good fight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
“offered a biting label for the Texans 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.
Cruz had better tone it down. Barbara Boxer does not like his tactics. Cruz needs to reach across the aisle and make friends. /s
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.
It has been a Commie rag for a hundred years.
We need more bomb throwers.
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.
Keep it up Senator Cruz, because the ‘Eyes of TEXAS are upon you.’
Ted Cruz’s mother was a US citizen at the time of his birth.
Can't even really call it a "newspaper" anymore. It should be more aptly called a slander sheet.
So, searching for the truth and doing the right thing, is wrong? According to rats anyway.
Exchanging the truth for a lie.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
I already liked Cruz, if he PO’s the NY Slimes I like him even more. Oh, and F YOU, Babs, you Commie Butch.
ahhh, yes, he’s my Senator!
My kind of extremism. Go Ted, that’s zactly what we hired you for.
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.
Has McCain apologized for the “very junior senators” behavior yet?
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!!
TIME mag called Rubio the savior of the party, they mock Rubio, but the MSM is savaging Cruz now. He be too uppity.
It sounds like he takes his job seriously. Go, Cruz!
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.
Give us more of the same, Ted. Maybe even use real bombs.
Ted Cruz, doing the job nearly everybody in the Senate is afraid to do.
Go Senator Cruz!
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?!
dudgeon. Rhymes with curmudgeon, which is kinda cool.
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.