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GOP Senator Ted Cruz Isnít A Hypocrite, But Itís Time For Him To Become A Legislator
Mediaite via Hotair ^ | 04/21/2013 | Evan McMurray

Posted on 04/22/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT by izzatzo

It’s time for Ted Cruz to become a Senator.

The mini-McCarthy has made much use of his title in the few months he’s had it, linking Chuck Hagel to Iran, misleading on gun control, punching out of his league with Diane Feinstein, and generally acting like a petulant teenager rather than a crafter of legislation. That’s because he’s largely avoided crafting legislation at all—unless you count amendments to repeal Obamacare or spitting in the general direction the United Nations

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cruz; hypocrit; legislate; senate; tedcruz
No, hang being a legislator, Senator Ted Cruz is doing just fine as he is. Who needs another legislator in the democrat/RINO controlled Senate? What is needed is a good set of brakes, and Senator Ted is doing fine, he's a heavy duty set of brakes. Also, note the reference to McCarthy and how that name is commonly mentioned with reference to Senator Cruz in the progressives' efforts to discredit the Honorable Ted Cruz, Senator from the Great State of Texas.
1 posted on 04/22/2013 5:37:40 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

Legislate this, Evan McMurray.


2 posted on 04/22/2013 5:39:22 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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SIUYA, McMurray, your boy petulance isn’t Cruz.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 5:39:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: izzatzo

We have too much legislation as it is.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 5:41:50 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: izzatzo

If Cruz is a petulant teenager. Obama is a petulant 5 year old.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 5:42:48 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: izzatzo

Conservative legislators should focus 100% of the time repealing legislation rather than passing new laws.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 5:42:52 PM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: Gene Eric

Who the heck is Evan McMurray? Nobody even knows his name here in Oklahoma. We don’t care, either.

Oldplayer


7 posted on 04/22/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: izzatzo
I like him! I'd be happy to trade both of our 'rat Senators for just one Ted Cruz!
8 posted on 04/22/2013 5:42:59 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: izzatzo

That empty suit Secretary of State, John F’n Kerry was a MA Senator for 28 years. Can anyone send a list of all the legislation that he crafted during those years. Thank you.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 5:44:01 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: izzatzo; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj
The mini-McCarthy

Cruz should take that as a compliment.

10 posted on 04/22/2013 5:45:00 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: izzatzo
Evan McMurry is the founding editor of the blog A Flea In The Fur Of The Beast, a contributing reviewer for Bookslut and the former political editor for Ology. He writes about politics, culture, law, literature, film, music and sports. He received his MFA from Texas State University-San Marcos.
11 posted on 04/22/2013 5:47:08 PM PDT by stanne
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To: izzatzo
punching out of his league with Diane Feinstein

LOL!!! How'd that work out for Di Fi Evan?

12 posted on 04/22/2013 5:48:22 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: izzatzo
Funny, isn't it? The Left keeps telling the world how “out of touch”, “irrelevant”, “extreme” Conservatives are and that they no longer represent “main stream America”. Yet all of their most virulent attacks come against the very people they keep publicly bleating about their irrelevancy. If these people were so irrelevant then why are piece like this popping up everywhere?? Why are they STILL attacking Sarah Palin - AFTER 4 YEARS of being out of political office??

The very fact more and more of these pieces proves only one thing: they're losing. And they know it. The Rand Paul Filibuster. Ted Cruz's uncompromising defense of the 2nd Amendment. And they won. The small band of Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives are winning the day. Which is good news for us.

13 posted on 04/22/2013 5:49:16 PM PDT by antonico
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To: izzatzo
spitting in the general direction the United Nations...

Noble work.

14 posted on 04/22/2013 5:49:34 PM PDT by stormhill (Guns Save Lives!)
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To: izzatzo

This guy Evan, is dreaming.
I watched the Senate gun control hearings.
Cruz perplexed and angered Fienstien.
He was professional and polite but he got to her, and she made Herself look like a fool.


15 posted on 04/22/2013 5:52:03 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: izzatzo
"In short, Ted Cruz needs to show that he can do more than vote nay; he needs to demonstrate that he can craft legislation he himself would vote for." -Evan McMurray

Evan McMurray couldn't be more wrong, and Ted Cruz should ignore his political enemy's insincere "advice." America is suffocating under an accumulated excess of laws, and more of the same is exactly what we don't need. The everyday role of the Senate is advice and consent, and it would suit me just fine if it never passed another bill. Today's legislative heroes are the ones who stand against all but the most necessary new laws. Viva Cruz!

16 posted on 04/22/2013 5:53:51 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: mylife; All

It’s great to see this support for Senator Cruz, the longer he’s there, the more he’ll need it because I’ll guarantee there will be every effort made to destroy him, and some of that effort will come from the GOP.


17 posted on 04/22/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: Always A Marine

Viva Cruz, Semper Fi.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 5:57:34 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: izzatzo
I hope Sen. Cruz continues to hang tough. I've been so disappointed with pseudo conservatives like Toomey and Rubio. Those who are conservative soon get sucked into the usual Washington politics. Or they go “bi-partisan.” Bi-partisan is, in my view, collaboration with the enemy.
19 posted on 04/22/2013 5:57:35 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: izzatzo

He’s got them this worried and pissed off in just a few months.

5 1/2 years to go...


20 posted on 04/22/2013 5:57:44 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: izzatzo

They will do all they can to isolate and destroy Cruz and the VERY few conservatives left in the Senate who are decent enough to speak out, especially against this SHAMNESTY. Grover Norquist is already bragging that he has ‘marginalized’ Jeff Sessions.

Grover vs. ‘the Bitter Enders’(Grover trying to give Rubio political cover)

[snip] Grover Norquist is known as an anti-tax crusader, but in the coming weeks he will be just as much a pro-immigration crusader, combatting what he calls the “bitter enders” who oppose comprehensive immigration reform. Norquist says that he’s trying to counteract the effect of “a handful of radio talk-show hosts who talk loudly.” “The bitter-enders who are still responding to radio talk-show hosts from eight years ago haven’t noticed that the world has shifted from underneath them,” he says. “The people who need cover are the guys who are still voting like they were Pat Buchanan.”

[snip]”In an unlikely pairing, renowned anti-tax activist Grover Norquist stood alongside AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the leader of the nation’s largest labor coalition. Senators from both parties yukked it up with jokes throughout the hour-long affair.

After the conference ended, Norquist predicted the Gang of Eight would succeed, arguing that opponents like Sessions and Vitter, who sunk the last immigration bill in 2007, have been marginalized. Restrictionists, Norquist said, are people who merely “think of themselves as conservatives...If you’re a Republican, you look at the business community wants it, the religious community wants it,” he told reporters. “Who is the opposition? [snip]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006017/posts


21 posted on 04/22/2013 6:01:39 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Collaboration, exactly right.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 6:02:14 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: AuntB

Norquist has become a bid disappointment, used to have some respect for him, but losing it rapidly.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT by izzatzo (NO MORE BUSHES!)
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To: izzatzo
I could not agree with you more.

"Whacko Bird!!!"


24 posted on 04/22/2013 6:07:51 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1, Half Baked 50c)
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To: izzatzo

Sometimes we need em writing and sheperding legislation other times we need them as a stalwart standard bearer.

He’ll propose something in the fall...


25 posted on 04/22/2013 6:08:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mylife

Yep. That one was hi-larious.


26 posted on 04/22/2013 6:12:30 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: izzatzo
Evan McMurray is implicitly assuming that we need more government and more laws, and all Cruz has to do is accept his belief that America's problem is too little government control over our lives. The fact is that Cruz is right - the problem is too many unjust, unconstitutional, expensive, and overly intrusive laws. His role so far is inspired by the Hippocratic Oath, "first, do no harm."

If Cruz can take the next step and repeal even a few of the more onerous federal gun laws, take a major bite out of ObamaCare, and cut federal spending, not the exorbitant growth rate of spending but the actual number of dollars wasted per year, then I will consider him a major success. That prudence, a few good laws combined with real cuts in government meddling and government spending, would put Cruz in the top 1% of Senators in the past hundred years, well above leftists such as DiFi, Teddy Kennedy, and Reid, who have authored huge numbers of new, expensive, and almost universally harmful laws.

27 posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:00 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: izzatzo
...punching out of his league with Diane Feinstein...

Agreed. Cruz was the big leaguer; Feinstein the bush leaguer in that exchange.

28 posted on 04/22/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: izzatzo

Another liberal advocating decorum in the House of Lords.


29 posted on 04/22/2013 6:17:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: glorgau
They're scared of Cruz. Rubio has just proven he can be turned, so now the media is desperate to marginalize Cruz. This author bitches that Cruz hasn't asked for emergency funding for West, Texas (and therefore can't be marginalized.)

I couldn't believe I was reading what I was reading from this idiot ! God help us.

30 posted on 04/22/2013 6:18:33 PM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: izzatzo

Speaking of the quisling Norquist, I just ran across this item. He’s going to lie about anyone he can to pass this monstrosity. That’s how he and Rubio’s chief of staff, Cesar Conda have screwed up every immigration reform for 3 decades, including prop. 187 in California. If there are two people responsible for the illegal alien/Visa/imported terrorist mess we’re in, it’s these two.

DeMint Defends Heritage’s Immigration Report

By David M. Drucker Posted at 6:28 p.m. on April 22

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, the former senator from South Carolina, is defending the conservative think tank’s research into the fiscal effects of an immigration overhaul.

Earlier this month, supporters of the Senate bill pre-emptively attacked Heritage Senior Research Fellow Robert Rector for what they contend was a “flawed” a 2007 study examining the cost of providing a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. The Cato Institute and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform have charged that Rector’s latest study on the subject, which has yet to be released, will probably be similarly flawed and does not represent conservatives.

Heritage opposes an immigration overhaul and DeMint, in a lengthy blog post published Monday, criticized the path to citizenship component of the Senate immigration bill written by the “gang of eight.” In the post, DeMint devoted a paragraph to defending Rector and the Heritage Foundation’s research.

“The Heritage Foundation is one of the only organizations looking at this cost to taxpayers. Our expert, Robert Rector, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on government social programs, and he is currently calculating what amnesty will cost taxpayers over the long term. It is based on a methodology also used by the National Academy of Sciences,” he wrote.

Rector’s previous study examining the cost of legalizing the millions of illegal residents is blamed by pro-reform forces for helping dissuade Republicans from supporting the failed 2007 effort to rewrite U.S. immigration law.

http://blogs.rollcall.com/goppers/demint-defends-heritages-immigration-report/


31 posted on 04/22/2013 6:24:34 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: izzatzo

That’s because he’s largely avoided crafting legislation at all

Oh brother. He has been their four months and is expected to understand the workings of Washington. It would be amazing if he could locate the cafeteria. Let the guy get a few years under his belt before demanding him to pass bills. He needs to understand the process first.


32 posted on 04/22/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: peyton randolph

Ditto that. To a liberal a good politician is someone who “does something”. To a conservative, it is someone who “puts on the brakes” as you said, or better yet, throws the machine into reverse. Downsize government - don’t grow it!
Go Cruz!


33 posted on 04/22/2013 6:51:13 PM PDT by boxlunch
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Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
LATimes.com | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3010596/posts


34 posted on 04/22/2013 7:23:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Impy

Wonder how many liberals know that McCarthy and Bobby Kennedy were close friends? And Joe Kennedy always defended McCarthy, even after his fall from grace. McCarthy’s problem was that he did not arrive on the scene until the government had already waked to the Communist danger, were trying to get rid of them while denying that they had deeply penetrated the Roosevelt administration.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 8:06:44 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: napscoordinator

Plus how does a Republican Senator get anything through Harry Reid’s senate? Reid is engaged in a holding action, to keep the Pubbies from opposing what the Obama people want to do. Then there is the reality that that ego-maniac McCain is trying to hog the lime-light.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 8:10:46 PM PDT by RobbyS
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To: izzatzo

Hey evan... read Clark Griswold’s rant against his boss in Christmas Vacation... multiply times 1000 and shove that up your progressive obama.

LLS


37 posted on 04/22/2013 8:49:55 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Third Person

It is a great relieve to know that there are still a few good men out there. Even if they fight among a crowd of theves


38 posted on 04/22/2013 9:23:56 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: izzatzo

wow.

They want him to be nice to leftists. lol


39 posted on 04/22/2013 9:26:46 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: RobbyS; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

McCarthy was totally vindicated. The press hasn’t gotten the memo.

I give a big “boo hoo who” to any lib actor who’s career suffered cause they wouldn’t rat on the commie pals that they ALL had. They were abetting treason, just like anyone who goes soft on the Jihadists today.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 5:10:46 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: izzatzo

41 posted on 04/23/2013 6:16:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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