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Ted Cruz blasted by
angry GOP colleagues

Politico, by Manu Raju

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Posted By:congaree53, 10/2/2013 8:29:50 PM

Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it. At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown — or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said. Things


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/2/2013 8:37:12 PM     (No. 9547228)

Stay the course my friend, hopefully in the end the support of genuine American patriots will prove more meaningful than the stale GOP. The GOP has benefited far too long from being the lesser of two evils as their march to the left was simply slower than the Democrats.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/2/2013 8:44:14 PM     (No. 9547237)

Politico? Who´da thunk?

Manu Raju must´ve had drinks with McCain and Graham after the lunch.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/2/2013 8:53:23 PM     (No. 9547255)

Please call Cruz´s office and offer your support. He is standing tall in the face of a lot of pressure from a lot of powerful people.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/2/2013 8:54:32 PM     (No. 9547257)

As for government shutdown, republicans have all the time in the world. A great time to get out of DC and do some fishing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Deedo, 10/2/2013 8:54:37 PM     (No. 9547258)

I believe this account is fiction, plain and simple. Too convenient that Manu has a GOP senator that will spill his or her guts about a meeting such as this.

"Oh, I better take some good notes for Manu", says the senator? "Oh boy, Manu is going to love this."

Seriously, people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tren9, 10/2/2013 8:55:17 PM     (No. 9547260)

We need to keep a list of all those Pubs who are attacking Cruz...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 10/2/2013 8:58:20 PM     (No. 9547264)

FTA: The closed-door Wednesday meetings hosted by the Senate’s conservative Steering Committee are supposed to be private, so senators interviewed for this article asked not to be named.

And ---

“The entire effort has been totally disingenuous,” the senator said."

Here´s betting the senator doesn´t see the "total" irony in that statement, after asking ´not to be named´ for running to media with his "anonymous" comments.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 10/2/2013 8:58:34 PM     (No. 9547265)

Interesting, no names mentioned....typical Political ´spin´.

Sen. Cruz scares them!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/2/2013 9:02:41 PM     (No. 9547271)

If there were not so many incidents of Republicans smearing the good Senator on TV every day we might say that Politico could be fibbing. However, I have no doubt the likes of King, McCain, Riggell, etc. are all probably just as nasty to him off TV. #3 is right. He is deserving of and in need of our prayers, encouragement, emails, calls, etc.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trapper, 10/2/2013 9:03:37 PM     (No. 9547272)

Hang in there, Ted. You´ve made a LOT of friends out here. Just point out the senators who are angry with you, and we´ll do the rest on election day. Oh, and "hi" to your dad.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/2/2013 9:27:19 PM     (No. 9547316)

Hey Ted, you are doing something right if all of the good ole boys in the GOP are up in arms, it has been a heck of a long time since any of the rest of them has owned a spine!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: eoddad, 10/2/2013 9:27:19 PM     (No. 9547313)

Cruz=Control is working.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Penney, 10/2/2013 9:30:07 PM     (No. 9547321)

Courage! ...Stay the Constitutional course!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: strike3, 10/2/2013 9:37:17 PM     (No. 9547332)

Back in 2009 when Obama thought he could run rampant through our treasury without passing a budget was when the old guard republicans should have shut the government down until a budget was passed. We wouldn´t be going through this nonsense today if we hadn´t let Harry Reid get away with breaking the law four years in a row.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/2/2013 9:44:21 PM     (No. 9547344)

They are too chicken to blast anyone, except possibly some little old ladies. Of course this is Politico, and the author is Manu Raju.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/2/2013 9:46:36 PM     (No. 9547349)

...a load of dung from another member of the administration´s loyal MSM propaganda machine...

...don´t you just love comments atributed to unnamed sources...

...listenintg to dem´s like Harry and knowing the actions taken by the WH with the memorials, with Republicans like Peter King having hissy fits, the time has come to break apart the DC culture living HIGH on the hog with OUR money...

...the game has gone on for years, but now is only MAGNIFIED by having the WORST president in monder times and perhaps the worst in OUR history. J think he would get the prize for doing the MOST damage...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Shells, 10/2/2013 9:51:35 PM     (No. 9547355)

I haven´t been able to get through to his offices by phone - always busy, a good sign, I hope, - but I did send him a supportive email.

Friends, please do what you can to let him know he is not alone in this fight.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: redink, 10/2/2013 9:52:44 PM     (No. 9547356)

"Ted Cruz blasted by soon-to-be-unemployed GOP colleagues"...fixed it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 10/2/2013 10:12:04 PM     (No. 9547381)

Good for them.
Cruz never had a viable or realistic plan to rid us of Obamacare.
The Cruz plan was to call fellow Republicans squishes, Rinos, cowards
and the Surrender Caucus.
His plan to defund Obamacare was as much smoke and mirrors as Obama´s promises about the ACA.
Cruz and Jim DeMint spent all summer and much money going after solid conservatives who did not support Obamacare.
He did not spend a dime or a second of time going after the 21 Senate Democrats
that would have been
needed to actually defund Obamacare.
Cruz was unable to explain why he did not do that ,
why he made promises he knew he could never keep or what his original plan was.
Leading town halls in chants of Defund It and calling Republicans names
was apparently all he had.
FTA- “It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn’t have a strategy – he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the end-game was,”
said one senator who attended the meeting."

“He kept trying to change the subject because he never could answer the question,” the senator said.
“It’s pretty evident it’s never been about a strategy – it’s been about him.
That’s unfortunate.
I think he’s done our country a major disservice. I think he’s done Republicans a major disservice.”
When the Democrats control the Senate by 54 ( until Booker is sworn in , then it will be 55 ) and Republicans only temporarily have 46 seats until Booker is sworn in
( then it drops back to 45 )
Cruz needed 5 Democrats to pass the CR with defunding.
Plus , a total of 21 Democrats and all 45 Republicans to override Obama´s veto.
And yet, he spent all summer besmirching Republicans who were always against Obamacare.
Mind boggling. No wonder they´re angry.
Every conservative should be.
Cruz created this defunding shutdown disaster and now he´s trying to pretend it wasn´t his idea.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Verdantheart, 10/2/2013 10:19:19 PM     (No. 9547390)

Never realized how many scardy-cats inhabit the GOP. All declawed too. Anyone who would stand by helplessly while Big Brother enters your doctor´s office needs to go directly for a mental evaluation. The government could not get a special delivery package from Texas to its destination a few years ago despite all requirements met on my end. So now turn over your heart/liver/kidneys? The whole nation is off its rocker if this continues. Ted is right to take a stand!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 10/2/2013 10:25:06 PM     (No. 9547396)

Wait a minute here. You can´t "defund" something that´s never been funded.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 10/2/2013 11:48:29 PM     (No. 9547468)

Politico´s Manu Raju sets the stage for us in his opening sentence: "[At a private meeting] Ted Cruz...barrage of hostile questions...angry GOP senators...lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it [according to those angry Senators who boldly chose to remain anonymous]."

Manu, you oaf, Senator Cruz was not concerned with trying to end a government shutdown ´crisis.´ He spoke eloquently and long on how to avoid multiple crises in American health care, the economy, and Constitutional government if we funded Obamacare.

And as of this writing, 2,028,571 citizens who signed his DON´T FUND IT! petition agree with him. [That´s a fair chunk of the right tail of the bell curve for American cognitive ability.]

Manu, you and your "mean girl" tattletails can´t even manufacture a cogent criticism of a real man, Ted Cruz. Keep this up and he won´t invite you to his inauguration in January ´17.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/2/2013 11:54:10 PM     (No. 9547473)

Holy Cow! Not satisfied with just parroting WH propaganda... now Politico is taking creative license to write their own stories about unknown people making unknown comments that clearly mean Cruz is a bad boy.

This is the LSM on cusp of losing any sliver of remaining credibility. Perhaps future MSM awards will be based on who told the biggest whopper.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 10/2/2013 11:56:16 PM     (No. 9547475)

Cruz had a heck of a nerve putting establishment republicans in the position of having to take a stand on the right side of an issue !!!

/sarcasm off

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Reply 25 - Posted by: eden202, 10/3/2013 12:06:06 AM     (No. 9547484)

Cruz is the only guy with the guts to hold
pipsqueak Obama´s feet to the fire.

Go Ted, go. Obama is remaking the Country to suit his delusions, not to serve what the people want. He´s killing the Country with
fancy,lieing words.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: RPool, 10/3/2013 12:32:04 AM     (No. 9547504)

He´s my senator and is doing exactly what I elected him to do. #19, who´s yours? He/she making you happy?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: annie xango, 10/3/2013 12:34:10 AM     (No. 9547508)

HEY..pssst #19 how´s about you just head on back to your real home..on the left..and take those 6 (currently) with ya!!! SCAT!!!!!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: pickle1, 10/3/2013 1:42:44 AM     (No. 9547553)

Oh please.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/3/2013 2:14:45 AM     (No. 9547573)

Thank God for Cruz.
Cruz 2016.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: pensom2, 10/3/2013 2:42:15 AM     (No. 9547585)

Hell hath no fury like a RINO scorned.

Admittedly, even the RINOs voted against the original bill. Over the next two years, as more and more voters become infuriated with the innumerable frustrations inherent in Obamacare, they´ll ask, "Who stood up against this boondoggle?" They´ll think first of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, the last Senators to sound the alarm.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/3/2013 2:51:21 AM     (No. 9547592)

Angry GOP Senators = McLame, Grahamnesty, Snowe, etc., we know who they are. Fights on. Manu is a lying liar mouth piece for the White House issued talking points for their media lap dogs. I signed the donotfundit petition today. Felt good. Probably won´t do a thing, but I went on record. Now I can look for the letter from the IRS telling me I have been selected at random for an audit of my last 4 years of Federal tax returns.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/3/2013 2:53:44 AM     (No. 9547593)

The only end I can see would be for the Tea Partiers to call a demonstration in Washington. The Democrats will not give up unless they see huge public support for the Repulicans. The public needs to take a hand.

How would Barry react to this? Am I calling for something that will get these people arrested or beaten up? Easy for me, I will be 92 in Dec. and won´t be there. Still, there is a lot of talk about Patrick Henry and there may not be an easier way.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mikkins2, 10/3/2013 2:59:04 AM     (No. 9547596)

The kick-the-can-down-the-road Establishment Republican fan club really hates this Cruz upstart. Even advocate anonymous backstabbing using Politico as it´s avenue of cowardly attack.

Leads one to wonder who signs their paycheck doesn´t it?

Just sayin´...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 10/3/2013 4:29:11 AM     (No. 9547621)

democrats have probably planned this ever since the string of scandals came to light.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: judy, 10/3/2013 6:00:54 AM     (No. 9547648)

Stay the course Cruz, you have more friends than the liberals like McCain & Boehner. The far wing Politico will never report the truth. If Politico was so concerned they would list names.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/3/2013 9:52:47 AM     (No. 9548024)

Ah, but no names for those who "blasted" Cruz.

The closed-door Wednesday meetings hosted by the Senate’s conservative Steering Committee are supposed to be private, so senators interviewed for this article asked not to be named.

Let me guess. McCain? Graham? Who else?

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Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
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About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
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FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

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