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Ted Cruz Reveals that the Republican Establishment Despise Their Own Base
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 9-26-2013 | Karin McQuillan

Posted on 09/26/2013 1:54:08 AM PDT by servo1969

The Revolutionary War was a rebellion against Britain, but it first required a battle between Tories and Patriots. Ted Cruz is fighting for the honor of leading the conservative movement. The main goal is to give the American people a voice, defeat the Democrat Party, and take over Congress and the White House, so we can shrink our federal government back to constitutional limits.

The battleground of the moment is ObamaCare. But the first adversary that must be defeated is the Republican establishment. Is it any wonder that the Republican leadership is working to make sure the defunding effort fails?

Ted Cruz is pinning his ambitions to the big reality the Tea Party represents: conservatives really are fed up with both parties in Washington, D.C. The Republican base allowed Obama to be re-elected when an estimated five million of us stayed home in the 2012 election. It may not have been wise, but it happened for a very good reason: they didn't see the Republican Party representing them.

The D.C. establishment, and this includes both parties, is doing very well, thank you. The suburbs around Washington are the wealthiest in the nation. They and their families were untouched by the Obama economic meltdown. A huge government, spending a quarter of our nation's wealth, with almost half the populace dependent on their largesse, is good for them. It is not good for us.

The Republican leadership want to defeat ObamaCare, but mostly they want to use it as a campaign talking point to return to power. They are not willing to fight with all their hearts and minds to protect the American people from this disaster. That might be risky. That might not play well in this week's polls.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: base; cruz; gop; gopcivilwar; teaparty
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To: workerbee

How does the layman’s definition of insanity go, doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results?


51 posted on 09/26/2013 4:54:36 AM PDT by Jacquerie (An Article V amendment convention of the states is our only hope.)
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To: rrrod

They started voting for a third party in Canada in 1993 and it took 10-15 years for the old “Progressive Conservative” party to fade away with a new “Conservative Party of Canada” emerging and coming into power.


52 posted on 09/26/2013 4:55:08 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: Jacquerie

I seriously believe that over 90 percent of the Republicans we elect are fake and phony insiders who imitate conservatism.

In the Senate Lee, Paul and Cruz seem to be the only real outsiders.

And consider this, after Boehner cut the tax increase and debt increase deal with Obama at the beginning of the year, fewer than 16 House Republican members were willing to challenge his leadership.


53 posted on 09/26/2013 4:59:03 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: servo1969

Speaking of Tories and Patriots...we should all ask ourselves how much we actually support those who advocate our principles, and how much we actually support those who don’t. How much support does one give to the Tea Party, how much to the existing federal government?

Read the description of the loyalists here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalist_(American_Revolution)

and see if you recognize anyone.


54 posted on 09/26/2013 5:00:39 AM PDT by HomeAtLast (The original Tea Party entailed a willingness to do without some tea.)
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To: servo1969
There's nothing new here.. as the modern conservative movement expanded the Republican Party "establishment" tried desperately to destroy it.

1964: In the words of Nelson Rockefeller's public relations head, Stuart Spencer, "We had to destroy Barry Goldwater as a member of the human race."

Mitt's father George of Michigan, Scranton of Pennsylvania, the whole lot of the RNC establishment all joined the liberals to attack the "purveyors of hate" and the "KKK".

They tried to destroy Reagan but failed. Now it appears that their spite drives the effort to discredit Reagan. They play for keeps. They are the anointed ones along with the DNC.

BTW many of those liberals fled the Democratic Party and became Republicans as the Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats took over the Democratic Party in the 1970s.

55 posted on 09/26/2013 5:01:37 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: piytar
Oh, I can smell a Purge coming. The Viking Kitties will positively FEAST!

If another one does come, get ready for a 24/7/52 FReepathon.

56 posted on 09/26/2013 5:08:45 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN-a four letter word spelled with ten. Dealing with politicians IS the war on terror)
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To: Jacquerie

Agree. Focus on the state level, down ticket, assembly. Begin the process of State Amendment Conventions which will take several years. And further examine your state’s Secretary of State (SOS) as they manage election/voter oversight/rules. Read — Voter ID. Meeting with your local assembly reps is a good idea. The answer is not in DC.


57 posted on 09/26/2013 5:09:17 AM PDT by Ryn
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To: txrefugee

215 dead wood Republicans or more in the House since fewer than 16 were willing to challenge Boehner’s leadership after he made his debt ceiling increase-tax hike “imperfect deal” with Obama at the beginning of the year.

MY CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PERRY OF PENNSYLVANIA’S FOURTH DISTRICT IS PHONY CONSERVATIVE I WILL VOTE AGAINST EVERY TIME IN THE PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION.


58 posted on 09/26/2013 5:12:14 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Rand is apparently trying to run for president in 2016 and thinks the pathway is to endorse McConnell for re-election next year. NOT.

He has ruffled some feathers like McCain’s and Christie’s but his Sunday comments dissing Cruz’s effort by suggesting it may not succeed smells a bit.


59 posted on 09/26/2013 5:15:49 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
you basically forfeit the “right” to b*tch and complain about the outcome

Nope. 1st Amendment rights aren't based on whether someone votes or not. Sorry it's not all nice and neat for you, but you don't get to control what other people do.

/johnny

60 posted on 09/26/2013 5:18:24 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: vette6387
And I thought that the only “white flag” factory operating to day was in France.

 photo surrender-Copy.jpg

61 posted on 09/26/2013 5:18:25 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
If you stay home and not vote, you basically forfeit the “right” to b*tch and complain about the outcome

I used to agree with that. But now, I see not voting as a revolutionary act.

I voted for Romney in the last election. But now I see that doing so only plays into the GOPe's hands. We will never move the Republicans to the conservative side until even the GOP-e realizes that they cannot win without the conservative base.

If a conservative Republican is not available in an election, I'm staying home.

If that means another Democrat trifecta such as we had in 2008, so be it. As scary and devastating as that prospect might be, it is hardly any less so than having a useless "moderate" Republican majority in Congress, or a "moderate" Republican in the White House who continue push the progressive agenda.

We are out of time now. Our country is already probably too far gone to save. If the non-conservative Republicans get destroyed in 2014 and 2016, perhaps that will force the Republican Party to reconsider its present course. If not, who needs them.

How does it help us to keep putting the GOP-e back in power.

62 posted on 09/26/2013 5:20:15 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: servo1969

The reality is that politicians are rarely ideological. Most of the time, they will play whatever role gets them a comfy job with nice perks and good opportunities for graft.


63 posted on 09/26/2013 5:21:27 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Gaffer
RE :I wholly believe this, especially for my two Georgia Senators, Chambliss and Isakson.”

Didnt two of them vote for the Senate state internet sales tax enforcement bill, called Market-place-Fairness Act?

That one really peed me off.

64 posted on 09/26/2013 5:24:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: servo1969

The Pubbies are collectivists, too.

Collectivism only benefits the rich and the poor and the two party political system we have only represents them.

To the rest...BOHICA!

If people ever figure this out and also understand the horrors of collectivism they’ll never, ever vote for one again.

See my tag line.


65 posted on 09/26/2013 5:30:26 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: servo1969

66 posted on 09/26/2013 5:31:21 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: servo1969

That’s okay. I despise the people who despise me.And I vote, so I wont vote for anybody who is not a Christian and a Conservative and strict Constitutionalist.If that means third party. So be it. I won’t support the direction of the GOP-e.
Freegards
LEX


67 posted on 09/26/2013 5:32:20 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: JoeProBono

68 posted on 09/26/2013 5:35:44 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: sickoflibs

Yes, I think they did. They couched their vote because of ‘unfair competition’ with brick and mortar stores here by Amazon, etc. but the truth is they wanted the frigging tax money for the state. Taxes....money, power, control.

I buy a BUNCH on Amazon...about half of the stuff I buy comes from other ‘brick and mortar’ small stores all over the country. It evens out, but they just want the money.


69 posted on 09/26/2013 5:43:00 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
RE :”Yes, I think they did. They couched their vote because of ‘unfair competition’ with brick and mortar stores here by Amazon, etc. but the truth is they wanted the frigging tax money for the state. Taxes....money, power, control.
I buy a BUNCH on Amazon...about half of the stuff I buy comes from other ‘brick and mortar’ small stores all over the country. It evens out, but they just want the money.

I live in libs Maryland where Dems have complete control no competition, Martin O malley.

He raised state sales tax, alcohol and cigarette taxes,, income taxes, gas tax, even a rain tax because he can. (gay marriage and gun control too)

So those GA GOP Senators and McCain and Grahamnesty voting for that Reid bill to force Amazon and others to charge me sales taxes to give to O malley totally enraged me.

70 posted on 09/26/2013 5:51:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Gaffer

Neither danced with the ones that brought them. Saxby turned his back on those who sent him as soon as the votes were tallied.
Oh for the days of Coverdell and even Zell Miller.
Never liked Zell as Gov, but as Senator, he served us well.


71 posted on 09/26/2013 6:33:33 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I have a better term but not for prime time.

GOP = Grand Old Pussies


72 posted on 09/26/2013 6:41:40 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: servo1969

No one in the Republican Party is lower than John McCain — not even Karl Rove. McCain is the party’s very own Benedict Arnold.


73 posted on 09/26/2013 6:43:25 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: tacticalogic

To be called conservative would be much more correct for “me” than to be called a republican.

However, I will leave you to mop up my capitalization errors and I will help save the country. :) Hopefully, you still understood what I said which is way more important than being a grammar nazi.


74 posted on 09/26/2013 7:03:39 AM PDT by laffnatu
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To: Nextrush

I agree. Rand Paul is starting to show his true colors too.


75 posted on 09/26/2013 7:05:54 AM PDT by laffnatu
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To: servo1969
Ted Cruz Reveals that the Republican Establishment Despise Their Own Base

That's OK. We despise them as well.

It's kinda funny when you think about it, because it's quite obvious that the democrat establishment despises their base as well.

76 posted on 09/26/2013 7:27:39 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: laffnatu
I don't consider it being a "grammar nazi".

To quote Rush "words mean things", and the words "Republican" and "republican" have come to mean very different things.

77 posted on 09/26/2013 7:36:33 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: rrrod
I recall there was an effort by some that would force Reps and Senators to spend more time in their districts/states. Vote electronically.

In 2013, there is little reason to have congress meet in DC. Everything should be done openly and electronically. With few exceptions, just about everything could be done remotely. Keep DC around for swearing in, SOTU, and other assorted ceremonies, but not much more than that.

Even a lot of stuff that is routinely done behind closed doors could be opened up. Secrecy is the bane of a Republic, and should be strictly limited to where it absolutely cannot be avoided. Every single document produced should be available immediately online without exception. THOMAS does a pretty good job of this, but much more needs to be done routinely.

78 posted on 09/26/2013 7:40:29 AM PDT by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: Navy Patriot

“We also have to admit that a traitor in our midst will always result in our defeat, and it is absolutely necessary to destroy the traitor before we can prevail.”

Very true! But it is sad that we have to eradicate a bunch of so-called “republican office holders” before we can devote our full attention to the RATs. That he “outed” this trash, is probably the single most important element to Cruz’ “filibuster,” and I’ll bet you it was on his “to do” list when he stood up and started speaking.


79 posted on 09/26/2013 8:56:25 AM PDT by vette6387 (o)
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To: laffnatu

” Luckily, we have a voice in Ted Cruz, Lee, Jan Brewer, West and we need to support and pump these guys up.”

Brewer? She’s long gone from my list. Hopefully there will be a better alternative for AZ voters next time.


80 posted on 09/26/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT by vette6387 (o)
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To: Nextrush

I would never cast a vote for him and I am glad that I do not have to make that decision.


81 posted on 09/26/2013 10:25:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Jacquerie

I voted for Romney, but it was the most unpleasant vote I have ever taken. At this point, I am completely done with the establishment Republicans.

We would be much better served by a smaller opposition party, made up of people like Cruz and Lee, than a bloated cesspool of hypocrisy and deceit. Next time I am asked to vote for one of these cockroaches, I will cheerfully decline. It is now blatantly obvious that they are every bit the enemy of liberty as the democrats are (with even less honesty).


82 posted on 09/26/2013 11:12:54 AM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: vette6387
That he “outed” this trash, is probably the single most important element to Cruz’ “filibuster,” and I’ll bet you it was on his “to do” list when he stood up and started speaking.

Agreed.

You would win that bet.

83 posted on 09/26/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: vette6387
“Yesterday, on Hannity’s radio program, Rand Paul suggested that we should not try to unseat republicans in congress, but focus on democrats.”

How soon they forget...had that been the rule of the day, Rand Paul wouldn't be a Senator today.

84 posted on 09/28/2013 6:26:21 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: Jacquerie

You need to support those who are fighting for you...otherwise, what’s the point?


85 posted on 09/28/2013 6:27:49 AM PDT by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: Moorings
Yesterday, on Hannity's radio program, Rand Paul suggested that we should not try to unseat republicans in congress, but focus on democrats.

I don't agree because you can't unseat active Enemies of the Republic with weak tools. It didn't matter how mad we were at the Japanese on December 8th, 1941, we didn't send the Marines off to fight them until they had the right men, the right equipment, and a well-defined mission. The Republicans in office today are largely the same ones who allowed the Democrats to freely enact Socialist legislation in the first place - just how are they supposed to be the ones to fight back, now?

Rand Paul's larger point is the same as Reagan's 11th Commandment - "Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill of Another Republican." There is a time and place for that principle, however, and had, for example, the Tories in England held to it in 1940, Neville Chamberlain would have remained Prime Minister - and Britain might well have been defeated and occupied.

86 posted on 09/28/2013 6:35:20 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: LibLieSlayer; 9YearLurker

Sorry FRiends, I did not get to respond to your replies. I went to work and did not get to it.


87 posted on 09/28/2013 11:14:04 AM PDT by Moorings
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To: Moorings

Rand at times sounds like more establishment GOP than American Patriot.

Voting for a RINO is betrayal of the most insidious kind.

The author states it may not have been wise for the 5 million who didn’t vote, but the jury is still out on that. I am inclined to think we have to have a little bit of hell to get to heaven.


88 posted on 09/28/2013 11:23:07 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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To: EnquiringMind

Uh...did you notice all those RINO’s in the Senate earlier this week? If the vote is between a democrat and a rino...no vote, there is no point for a cold, lazy, and cowardly rino to take up a republican senate seat and voting for them has gotten us what?


89 posted on 09/28/2013 11:28:09 AM PDT by EBH ( Freeman: A person not in slavery or serfdom.)
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