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What We Just Saw
National Review Online, by Michael Walsh

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/25/2013 9:40:59 PM

In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations: After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/25/2013 9:46:04 PM     (No. 9537093)

Thursday must read?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Reddoggie, 9/25/2013 9:53:38 PM     (No. 9537101)

Ted did us proud and it feels so good. Suddenly, feeling very hopeful that the best is yet to come.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/25/2013 9:53:49 PM     (No. 9537102)

And after all that.. Cruz voted with every Senator for cloture.
It passed 100-0.
Something Cruz said he wouldn´t do on Sunday.
He´s a bigger flip flopper than Obama.
Must be a Harvard thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: victorfree, 9/25/2013 10:00:19 PM     (No. 9537105)

he didnt say that and if you dont get whst he is doing it would serve you well to find out before you speak.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sandbar, 9/25/2013 10:02:31 PM     (No. 9537108)

Wrong # 3 but this is confusing many and the talking heads are NOT going to explain it. The real cloture vote will probably happen Saturday. The vote today was just to continue the process.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/25/2013 10:03:52 PM     (No. 9537111)

More than a must read, a battle cry.
FTA:"To that end, conservatives understand that rather than form a third party, their only hope is to seize control of the corrupt, rotting hulk of the GOP, which they now can do with the help of a reinvigorated Tea Party — especially with Lois Lerner’s IRS off its back."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 9/25/2013 10:07:08 PM     (No. 9537113)

Sign me up! I am Vice President of the Ted Cruz Fan Club and Tea Party Auxiliary!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: redink, 9/25/2013 10:07:36 PM     (No. 9537114)

Got it #3...you don´t like Cruz. But I would caution less inaccuracy in your posts.
Cruz is doing everything he said he would to stop Obamacare. He is courageous.

...and thank you, Sarah Palin.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 9/25/2013 10:21:39 PM     (No. 9537124)

Had # 3 listened to Cruz they would have know the cloture vote will come most likely on Saturday. Cruz had requested Reid take into consideration of having the vote on Friday evening as opposed to Saturday for possibility of a greater audience to watch the procedure but Reid adamantly said "NO".

This is the first time in a long time NRO has a article with which I concur.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 9/25/2013 10:25:18 PM     (No. 9537128)

We finally have our conservative leader among the elected.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: lawdoc, 9/25/2013 10:30:06 PM     (No. 9537133)

from his mouth to G-d´s ear.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 9/25/2013 10:32:21 PM     (No. 9537137)

I certainly hope he´s right about the GOP leadership being overtaken. Walsh is right that we must primary these ´old guard´ dinosaur establishment ´go-along´ types, starting with McConnell.

The ironic thing is that if these establishment dinosaurs are replaced, the party will be saved and strengthened.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: quantumman, 9/25/2013 10:34:52 PM     (No. 9537143)

Things are happening quickly and we must help Cruz and Paul. They must not consume each other in their individual ambitions for the POTUS, though. Lois Lerner is becoming the John Dean of the Dem party and McPain is on the run. Call your senators and tell them to vote "no" on cloture. Help Cruz consolidate his power quickly - most coups happen this way.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/25/2013 10:56:03 PM     (No. 9537177)

If I may be allowed a second post, this speech by Sen. Cruz just might signal the end of the McCain/Lindseley hold. Or should I say, "paralysis?"!!

Loved it! More Cruz, please.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/25/2013 11:02:54 PM     (No. 9537183)

House needs either Louie Gohmert or Jeff Duncan as Speaker of the house.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: redgrains, 9/25/2013 11:16:53 PM     (No. 9537196)

Remarkable article.
The Revolution has begun.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: quantumman, 9/25/2013 11:52:04 PM     (No. 9537236)

#16 not a remarkable article (although it was) but a remarkable thing just happened - Cruz´s speech. It was historic and the beginning of something wonderful that should play out quickly to the chagrin of the entrenched and sclerotic powers that be.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 9/25/2013 11:54:48 PM     (No. 9537238)

Call to thank Senators Cruz, Lee, Rubio, Paul, Sessions, Grassley, Roberts, Inhofe

Call to exhort your own Senators, even when you are certain of what they´ll say.

"sign" DontFundIt.com

Never give up

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Reply 19 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 9/26/2013 12:29:29 AM     (No. 9537263)

What a historic 21 hours!

To have witnessed this courage, confidence, wisdom, knowledge, truth, and candor, mixed with humor and humility was a lesson I will not soon forget.

America is blessed to have Senator Cruz and his like-minded patriots in this House of Congress... to actually do what they said they would do!

May it be contagious.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: steveW, 9/26/2013 1:02:56 AM     (No. 9537277)

"This - is - Sparta!!!"

Cruz acted. At least he acted. I know voters who are so fed up with the "Get-along-with-those-nice-Democrats" GOP they´d vote third party now, just out of spite. But if Cruz et al can give that floundering ship a new rudder and sail, we´d gladly hop back on board.

I´m just waiting, though, for a thorough, unequivocal renunciation of Democrat Premise #1: "helping people". The GOP, to be at all credible again, must - must, must, must - expose and denounce "helping people" as the purpose and function of government. "Helping people" is the cornerstone of Socialism, and the very antithesis of the US Constitution. Free, strong people do not need "help" - dependent, weak people do - and that´s why creating weak dependents is so essential to Democrats and why Obama has been so busy doing just that. Republicans claiming they, too, want to "help people" only justifies the Democrats´ march toward their longed-for Socialist State. Until the GOP gets that - really, really gets it - the mush and capitulation will continue.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/26/2013 1:03:18 AM     (No. 9537278)

#8 I gave you a "Like" but in this case your comment deserves a strong verbal commendation. But we really do need that "Do not like" feature (many will know what I am referring to).


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Reply 22 - Posted by: TrustyTool, 9/26/2013 1:17:18 AM     (No. 9537283)

Cruz is showing us what Maverick truly is....McCain ought to just watch and be quiet.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/26/2013 3:35:28 AM     (No. 9537310)

We have all been praying for a strong, coherent and fearless conservative willing to take it to the dims. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the answer to our prayers. Ted Cruz is the leader we´ve been waiting for.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/26/2013 3:40:10 AM     (No. 9537312)

#3 listen and learn before putting foot in mouth again. McConnell, McCain, Lindsey, Boehnor and Karl Rove are embarrassing appendages to the political future of republicanism. The pols must be primaried if they don´t do the right thing and retire. Fox needs to cancel Karl Rove, McCain and Grahams contracts and give us interviews we can believe.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: beamer, 9/26/2013 3:41:30 AM     (No. 9537313)

Hooray for Ted Cruz! He has balls! Let´s retire McCain and Graham. Add McConnel to the list.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 9/26/2013 5:05:25 AM     (No. 9537341)

I hear the sound of millions of spoons clinking on the TEA cup.

TEA comes in many flavors and styles, all good. Iced, with cream, hot and savory, a dash of honey, or some sugar; any way you drink TEA it will leave a good taste in your mouth.

My brothers it´s TEA TIME!



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Reply 27 - Posted by: lana720, 9/26/2013 5:10:16 AM     (No. 9537343)

This was a clarion call to action.

I think we melted the switchboard lines yesterday, but do not give up. Make it your priority to call again today to register your disdain for McCain and your encouragement for Senator Cruz.

I made the mistake of turning on ABC news. They said it was all about Cruz promoting himself! They cannot understand the message so they demonize the person. Sickening!

Thanks to Michael Walsh for an excellent article and God bless those who stand up and confound the words of those in opposition.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/26/2013 5:17:04 AM     (No. 9537346)

A change in leadership indeed. The old bulls (McCain, Graham, McConnell) have been shown what a true leader and champion really looks like. And that is precisely why they hate him and gave been trying to wound him. It won´t work.

The Republican "go along to get along" model is finished. All the cautious, procedural positioning of the old guard has been shown to be tired, defeatist, and totally ineffectual. The time has come for a "Concord Bridge moment". Ted Cruz has fired the first shot. A true leader and champion of our founding principles has emerged. Now the rest of us must rush to the ramparts and lend our passion and action to the cause. We cannot let this moment pass.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: toodles3956, 9/26/2013 6:07:47 AM     (No. 9537367)

Watch the news media begin a blitz of nasty, untrue accusations against TC. I´m sure they will find at least a dozen children born out of wedlock, a couple lady friends (wink-wink). Gotta throw in some racial issues too, couldn´t do without that. You can count on it. Bammy has his people working on it and the press is up night and day making it up so they can report it as fact. Geez, I hate people!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 9/26/2013 7:23:17 AM     (No. 9537414)

I almost veered off the road in a rage listening to RINOs on talk radio discussing their strategy of waiting until they get in the majority to do anything about obamacare. Too late!!! We have already been warned by England to stop it, stop it now, stop it any way you can! Once 25% of your labor force works for the government health care business, you will never be able to root it out! And of course, our excellent health care system will have been gutted as good doctors retire and smart students stay out of medical school.

Not to mention that after this fine display of opposing Cruz, who bothered to stand up for the American people who want this stopped, RINOs themselves may not be reelected. We would not want anyone that they would campaign for either. They probably lost more republican voters than they can imagine on September 25, 2013. I honestly see absolutely no reason for Arizona voters to prefer McCain over a democrat in his next election.



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Reply 31 - Posted by: M2, 9/26/2013 7:29:37 AM     (No. 9537419)

Very optimistic.

...conservatives understand that rather than form a third party, their only hope is to seize control of the corrupt, rotting hulk of the GOP, which they now can do with the help of a reinvigorated Tea Party — especially with Lois Lerner’s IRS off its back.

Not so fast: The last I heard, even though Lerner is off the bench, the IRS is still doing to conservative groups what it was doing when she was in charge.

So unless the ACLJ and other groups get on the IRS´ case and actually get evidence that the IRS stopped targeting "tea party" groups and other conservative groups, the Right´s ability to raise money for candidates is still severely curtailed.

That said, I agree with the rest of the article. We MUST get rid of the kissy-face Republicans. It is they who propel the Leftist agenda forward by accepting their premises and then building on them, rather than just saying a flat "NO!" to them and proposing their own premises for the damn Left to build on.



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Reply 32 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/26/2013 7:36:02 AM     (No. 9537423)

What Cruz did is historic and I know the Framers would be very proud of him.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 9/26/2013 7:53:03 AM     (No. 9537441)

If I remember correctly, McCain was acting REAL conserative when he was running for his life in the last election that he almost lost. If it wasn´t for Sarah he would be a memory. Everyone pay attention, Graham, Alexander, McConnell and all the other old dogs running for office is no better than McCain. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!!!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Bohallx, 9/26/2013 7:56:21 AM     (No. 9537444)

#13 ~ yesterday morning Preibus signaled a new constellation, but he´s just trying to save his place.

We must decapitate the existing Republican National Committee structure and its appratchiks out in the various state committees. I don´t care if they have been big donors and party stalwarts since forever, they actually tried to GIVE AWAY the party´s 2010 gains by conniving in the nomination of a guaranteed looser in 2012.

If Preibus is serious about being a good Republican, he´ll accept the resignations of all the current national committeemen and the staff ~ then tender his own to Ted Cruz to accept on behalf of the principle of comity

Time for Sarah and her friends, and others, to step up and join Ted in accepting those resignations ~ and directing the state committees to REPLACE the members. That´s just in time for a Fall meeting eh.

Tell the folks that it´d be easier to start a new party than to take over the Republican party lock stock and barrel that they were full of beans.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: baldguy, 9/26/2013 8:09:33 AM     (No. 9537460)

http://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2013/09/25/the-turning-point/

Go to Pajamas Media for the same article only longer with more good stuff:

Only a child, a moron, or a Democrat could believe that you could take a system as complex as medical care/insurance, impose a collectivist solution to a non-existent problem upon it, and expect the markets to function as before, only this time cheaper.





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Reply 36 - Posted by: An Afternoon Walk, 9/26/2013 8:10:48 AM     (No. 9537463)

Courage!! What a beautiful thing to see in a Republican leader!!!

Go Ted Cruz and the others who stood with him. Thank you Michael Walsh. And thank you Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Rather Read, 9/26/2013 8:26:04 AM     (No. 9537495)

More Ted Cruz, more Rand Paul. We need someone to stand up to the establishment and say NO.

Isn´t it odd that the radicals of the 60s and 70s have become the establishment and it´s now the conservatives who are the agitators?

I like it!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: kafir091101, 9/26/2013 8:31:44 AM     (No. 9537500)

#3: It appears that you are making a habit of posting statements based on biased and erroneous info, probably from the mass-media and shallow minded opionators.

Is it because your understanding of congressional happenings and political tactics/strategy is simply too simplistic or are you an ´Anti-Conservative Plant´ with an assigned mission to pee on our parade?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: RedLegLeader68, 9/26/2013 8:34:21 AM     (No. 9537506)

FTA: "Any party that cannot successfully sell freedom and personal liberty doesn’t deserve power."

McPain, Miss Lindsay, Ole-Mitch-baby, etc: Go Home! You´re done.

This is a VERY GOOD article; so glad it´s a must read.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 9/26/2013 8:37:34 AM     (No. 9537508)

Cruz Derangement Syndrome is in full bloom. In lots of places. Some of them unexpected. We´ll see more of it before the dust settles, so I´m just going to buckle my seatbelt and try to keep my sharp tongue in check.

I´ve read the article twice and will probably read it at least once more before the day is over. It gives me hope. Something most of us have been short on for a long time.

I am so proud of Ted Cruz, and proud of the fact that he´s a "Naturalized Texan."

As the saying goes, I wasn´t born in Texas but I got here as quick as I could.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Nan, 9/26/2013 8:54:51 AM     (No. 9537546)

Excellent article. Posted it to Facebook.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Avogadra, 9/26/2013 8:57:06 AM     (No. 9537550)

Hard to believe, but Texas´s "other" Senator is not taking phone calls. I have tried for two days. Either the line is busy or the voice mailbox is full. I sent an e-mail and I sent a fax, but I suspect that John Cornyn´s fingers are in his ears and he is saying la la la, I can´t hear you.

May he go into early retirement to join another Texas RINO beloved by the establishment, Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/26/2013 8:59:51 AM     (No. 9537558)

We are witnessing the emergence of Gen-X into the Republican Party. Many of the old bulls are resentful. However, their youthful enthusiasm is winning converts in the younger crowd. Obamacare is providing a rallying cry. The Texan rode the bull for the full 8 and didn´t break a sweat. That was noticed.

The party will eventually shift toward a more Conservative/Libertarian bent but change is inevitable. At least that´s the way I see it.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/26/2013 9:08:42 AM     (No. 9537573)

#27´s excellent post reminds us that the "Cruz is just in it for himself" line has also been well represented on these threads in recent days. A small but persistent group of posters have been pushing this line on Cruz, which echoes eerily similar criticisms of Palin.

I point this out for three reasons: First, it is a criticism that is carefully calculated to appeal to conservatives. We are innately suspicious of politicians, and this line is designed to undermine our confidence in conservative alternatives. Second, it is a criticism that these posters only apply to certain politicians. They say Cruz and Palin are selfishly "in it for themselves" while McConnell and Boehner are presented as selflessly "doing the best they can in a difficult situation." I don´t know if these posters really believe that the GOP establishment is in it for us, but I do know hypocrisy when I see it.

Lastly, I don´t care why Ted Cruz is standing up for his conservative principles any more than I care why the GOP establishment is sitting on theirs. I care that someone is finally standing up and speaking for me.

I stand with them.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Marzipan, 9/26/2013 9:10:13 AM     (No. 9537578)

FTA ..." Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth." Standing on my chair clapping my fat little hands as fast as they will go. Beheading figuratively the Rep. party of it´s rinos is the goal. More tea please.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/26/2013 9:15:01 AM     (No. 9537592)

I think we all also need to remember that BIG MONEY drives many of the old bulls so we must not forget that just maybe their interests are directly opposed to ours!



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Reply 47 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/26/2013 9:18:24 AM     (No. 9537596)

The obamaphonez will be blowing up as Oct. 1 approaches in a huge get into the pool effort to try to take the wind out of Ted´s sails, so be prepared.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 9/26/2013 9:28:52 AM     (No. 9537615)

Obamacare´s Green Eggs and Ham
We will not eat it ´Bam I Am

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Reply 49 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/26/2013 9:36:18 AM     (No. 9537625)

Have to agree with #45 and other L-dotters. It appears as if the trolls, or perhaps they are just naysayers, have become more covert and have moderated their opposition to Conservates in order to sound reasonable and "cautious".

Now is not the time for caution, the fire has been lit, and it is the time to be bold. Faint heart will not win our country back from the hands of the far Left radicals Marxist communists who sprang to life in the 1960s and 70s.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: fritzilou, 9/26/2013 9:38:43 AM     (No. 9537630)

Republicans know how to destroy the good as exemplified in their trashing of Cruz. For the first time since Reagan, we have a fearless, articulate spokesman and crusader, who can actually speak in coherent sentences. Our pundits, politicians and political spokesmen spend their time picking at minutia instead of lending support to Cruz. In my humble opinion, you are not helping; you will ultimately turn off the base.

The one thing I most admire in Democrats is that they never give up and they always add full throated support to their people. Even the disfunctional Alan Grayson doesn´t get trashed by his own.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: EnsignO, 9/26/2013 9:52:40 AM     (No. 9537649)

Wonderful comments from most Ldotters. I agree with #21 that we should have a "Do not like" choice.

As a long-time WWII (German Theatre) reader of history, I often compare, in my mind, current events to those WWII events which changed the course of history. Today´s aftermath of the Cruz missile launch feels like D-Day and the invasion of Normandy by the Allies.

For far too long, I have felt as if I were living in Vichy, France, after the German invasion. Today in the aftermath of McCain´s attack on Ted Cruz, I would consider McCain the equivalent of Marshall Petain, the 84 year old WWI hero who headed the Vichy government and collaborated with the German occupiers.

Cruz´s speech could be compared to Churchill´s famous words: "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

The TEA Party knows history and the RINOS have forgotten or never knew.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: stryker714, 9/26/2013 10:02:09 AM     (No. 9537668)

McCain seems to be an overt mole-definitely not on the side of conservatives. He had a ridiculous response to Cruz after his speech. Reid could not wait to put him on the floor. McCAin took Cruz to task for daring to compare this fight to the Neville Chamberlain appeasement of the Nazis during WWII. Apples to orange-Cruz did not even mention those brave service men/women who fought in the war against the Nazis. It was a contrived, completely false outrage/theatrics. Nonetheless we get an ancestry.com play by play of McCAin´s father and grandfather serving; how dare Mr Cruz say what he said; yadda yadda yadda. Bottom line is McCain is a loser re 2012 and he needs to shutup and sit down. If you can´t help just go away. Let´s hope Arizona votes him into retirement once and for all. Enough is enough.

Local NBC news station anchors say what Cruz did re speech was embarrassing. Not true-it was a model/example for all.
Who is Chuck Schumer to criticise his green eggs n ham? After all, he isn´t taking a bite of the crap(ACA ) sandwich.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/26/2013 10:15:23 AM     (No. 9537687)

Mark My Words -

If the Evil which has encompassed both Parties ever thinks it really is going to lose power ...

... they will burn down EVERYTHING rather than bow to the Will of the People

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Reply 54 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 9/26/2013 10:46:31 AM     (No. 9537758)

THIS is the fight that should have been joined in the 2012 election. Granted, the scope of the BOCare collapse was carefully hidden until now, the scandals hadn´t fully surfaced, and BO´s complete haplessness at foreign policy hadn´t been vividly exposed. However, the basic failure of progressive policy was obvious to those who cared to look. The Republican party never made the effort to make people look, instead offering up Dem lite solutions that wouldn´t work either.

It´s time to take actions based on solid Conservative principles. Sure, we won´t always get everything that we want but if we don´t start there we get NOTHING of what we want. Winning, as Rove Republicans urge, with an empty cup is not really winning. Being in office but accomplishing nothing of principle is useless.

Conservatives have to make their case and Cruz has started the process. Finally!!

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Reply 55 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/26/2013 11:00:03 AM     (No. 9537777)

If you read other articles today, you are aware that people were calling Senators and their phones were mostly turned off or overwhelmed by call volume. The GOP response... Ted Cruz´s supporters were being nasty. If you want nasty, wait for the next election. This may be your Armageddon.

McAmnesty cared so much about Ted Cruz´s epic performance that he said he was going to watch a TV program he thought was good. Would you people in Arizona ditch him for good by recall so he can watch TV 24 hours a day and not screw up the country anymore.

The Republican leadership is worthless and so is the party as a whole. All I hear is excuses of why they can´t do anything, not any action or solutions to rid America of the Socialist disease. Vote Tea Party in the primaries.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/26/2013 11:10:11 AM     (No. 9537790)

#45 insight of the day. Be careful, you may be called a bully. If you respond to the naysayers with your perspective, its not considered a fair shout and you will be personally attacked, not your ideas, but you.


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Reply 57 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/26/2013 11:13:26 AM     (No. 9537795)

Ted Cruz changed the conversation in Washington. Now we are all talking about the Obamacare nightmare. Brilliant.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: steph_gray, 9/26/2013 11:17:27 AM     (No. 9537802)

So who are the primary opponents or potential for such against McCain, McConnell, and Boehner? I don´t have much money now but I do have overwhelming desire to send some to any who will get them out!

And by the way how _do_ the elections for Speaker etc work? Why can´t Boehner be challenged immediately within the House for that position?

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Reply 59 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/26/2013 11:27:52 AM     (No. 9537824)

Eyesore Socialist compromisers McCain, Graham and McConnell must be REMOVED from constant appearances on Fox TV News, NOW !
These cancerous old men are the RINO ROT of the GOP.
Cruz did something in a way that has not been done before, he auditioned for all those hours, auditioned, had a session with all the people who want to know him better.
Years ago, many great comedians literally got their one, single break on "Carson", as we used to call it, on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson! This 24 hours was the "Carson" of today, sit there and watch the way a guy really is as a person.
Not only can he revive the party, with full,
revitalized support from the fabulous and strong Tea Party, but he has defined "speak out behavior", and the rruly SICK MCCAINS
LINDSAYS and MCCONNELLS have to be banished.
Let´s hope Cruzcan stay on track while he has the lead at the clubhouse turn.


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Reply 60 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/26/2013 11:53:08 AM     (No. 9537865)

I read every line with hope, joy and relief that we finally have leaders most Republicans will be glad to rally behind. Getting control of the Republican Party is the way to go and starting a different party would have been a dead end. Now I can stop worrying that we will make that mistake. Cruz is not "in it for himself". He is in it for everyone who knows the ugly face of communism as he and his father do.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: nimby, 9/26/2013 12:35:54 PM     (No. 9537920)

And the other pathetic excuse for a senator s John Cornyn, the "other" senator from TX. He did not even have the courtesy of staying and supporting him.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Rafter, 9/26/2013 1:06:21 PM     (No. 9537966)

This is not only one of the best Must Reads of all time...
summarizing a crucial moment in our national history...
a moment we insist must become momentum toward a long-awaited turning point...
(remember what they called a "tipping point"?)...

It also is almost certain to continue as "Most Read" of the day...
And deservedly so.

Can´t help but laugh over the mistake posted early on, confusing the first cloture vote
with the one that will count forever...
And acting as though Cruz himself, the Hero of The Hour, The Day, and The Week...
had somehow already betrayed his own cause.

Sheesh!
We have some lofo´s posting here apparently.
May fresh enlightenment be yours soon.

Hooray for Ted Cruz!!!


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Reply 63 - Posted by: Gretchen, 9/26/2013 1:11:28 PM     (No. 9537974)

Some of the other posters here have noticed that there are those who claim to be with We The People, but are not. They have hidden within the GOP, have GOP cred, have looked and acted as if they are for us, but they are not. They have thoroughly corrupted the GOP.

A cleansing is occurring. It is imperative that these people be exposed. Many of them have come into the movement since 9/11. Some of them are pundits (Lee Stranahan comes to mind), and some of them are the so-called RINOs we see in office (those seduced by the Left such as McCain and Graham).

These people do not speak for us, they do not represent us nor the best interests of our Republic. We must not go down the ´rabbit´ hole of trying to reconcile their positions with their flawed ideology and actions.

They deserve to be rooted out, exposed, and forsaken.

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Reply 64 - Posted by: weejun, 9/26/2013 2:10:24 PM     (No. 9538090)

probably redundant for Lucianne.com commentators, but make sure you email/phone your senators and ask them to vote "no" on cloture this week! we need to put big time pressure on these guys: they obviously are not listening to the American people, and it´s time to burst the "dome" (what a stupid show: I am ashamed to admit I watched it) over the nation´s capitol. While you´re at it, make sure you let them know you aren´t happy with the fact that they are exempting themselves from Obamacare provisions.

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Reply 65 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/26/2013 4:02:07 PM     (No. 9538267)

I have to agree with #52 that we have been living in Vichy, France, thanks to the GOP establishment. Hopefully, we are seeing a renaissance.

With respect to Obamacare in particular, as an in-the-trenches physician, I think Obamacare has already successfully nuked our medical system, funded or not. This isn’t going to be pretty.


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Reply 66 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 9/26/2013 4:09:55 PM     (No. 9538278)

Now if we can just get the “conservative” pundits who have been living in DC for way too long (and have adopted the same views as McCain and the other RINOs) to stop worrying about the “futility” of fighting against Obamacare (if I see or hear the phrase “will never happen as long as Democrats control the Senate and Obama is still President” one more time, I’m gonna scream) and to stop wallowing in their concerns that “if there’s a government shut-down, Republicans will be blamed.” Those are the liberals’ primary weapons. Put them down, walk away and grow a spine. No one said it would be easy to change course and put an end to the highway-to-hell joy ride that Obama and his band of misguided sycophants have had this once-great country on since taking control of the wheel in 2008.

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Reply 67 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/26/2013 5:44:32 PM     (No. 9538393)

Cruz, duly elected Cruz, did what no other of the so called good guys have yet done
HE STEPPED UP when nobody else got out there
...and took charge, even Rand Psul wants to
"comprimise" with lilly livered back steps.
So, bravo, Ted, everybody get the message
and speak out, annoy your dumbed down friends, speak out, be embarrasing if that´s
what it takes.
As Reply 10 Ella Bee, said above,
"We finally have our conservative leader among the elected." Thanks, Ella !





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Reply 68 - Posted by: Penney, 9/26/2013 6:03:00 PM     (No. 9538422)

Missouri now apparently seems to have TWO Sen. Clair McCaskills, YIKES!!!, as Sen. Blunt(R?) now votes like her on 0bamacare!s/ ...Disappointing.

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Reply 69 - Posted by: Sherlock, 9/26/2013 6:25:29 PM     (No. 9538449)

fta:The louder the Democrats squawk, the more they are wounded; the one thing they’ve long feared is a direct assault on their core beliefs as translated into actions.
Right on!!!
#35 Makes me laugh with its bunny comments about Tea Party "sitting on their hands".
Just exactly what does he/she thinks that the Yellow- Belly cowardly GOP pukes, have been doing?? they have been doing just that.

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Reply 70 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 9/26/2013 7:26:36 PM     (No. 9538526)

A few years ago, a Marine Corps Commandant, Chuck Krulak, used an ancient Chinese proverb that describes change as a dragon to highlight the Corps’ need to be flexible and proactive regarding change:

“If you ignore the Dragon hoping he will go away, he will eat you. If you try to control the Dragon and attempt to force him onto a path of your own choosing he will not go for he is very powerful and will ultimately knock you down and eat you.

"However, if you ride the Dragon of change, you can avoid his lethality. You can survive, you can even prosper.”

The old, inflexible RINOs of the Republican party (and their fans, like Carl Rove) are clearly of the first two categories. They are either ignor.ant or arrogant in their attempts to control change. And what of Ted Cruz?

CRUZ IS THE DRAGON

Climb aboard.


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Reply 71 - Posted by: dodge boy, 9/26/2013 7:30:04 PM     (No. 9538532)

Now we´re talking´. The forward-thinking and vision we have craved for years. Yes Cruz and yes to Paul. Who else? May the purge of the over the hill pubbie dead wood begin.

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