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Ted Cruz: GOP leadership used
´trickery´ on debt limit vote

Washington Examiner, by Sean Lengell

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/21/2014 8:20:05 AM

Sen. Ted Cruz said he doesn´t regret bucking his Republican Party leaders while trying to block a vote last week to raise the nation´s borrowing limit, accusing leadership of "trickery" and caving to Democratic demands. In an interview with CNN´s Dana Bash that aired Thursday, the Texas Republican said leadership abandoned the party´s fiscal conservative principles when it agreed not to filibuster the Democrats´ debt limit bill to allow the measure to pass on a simple majority vote in the 100-member chamber. The deal would have allowed all 45 Republicans to vote against the measure while still ensuring its passage — a

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Senator Cruz points out why "conservative" rating scores or indexes are useless and anyone relying on them to prove his/her "conservative" credentials is a fraud.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/21/2014 8:27:08 AM     (No. 9740900)

And he is correct. McPain, mccornyn, mcconell and McBoehner all have played the game over and over again.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 2/21/2014 9:30:19 AM     (No. 9741018)

Ted just puts it out there for everybody to see. The dishonesty and corruption of the GOPe is astonishing. It is depressing how few of these presumed Republican senators are more than totally self-serving. It´s a little shocking, even to a hard-bitten constitutional conservative like myself, to see the corruption in the senate exposed so clearly on such an important issue.

GO TED!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 2/21/2014 9:37:59 AM     (No. 9741032)

He is a man with principles; a rare thing in politics today.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: brianod1, 2/21/2014 10:08:11 AM     (No. 9741077)

One answer to this issue of the character of our federal senators is the repeal of the 17th Amendment.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: drcopela, 2/21/2014 12:30:50 PM     (No. 9741290)

My wife and I were so happy to meet and have our picture taken with this great American Patriot at an event at Harvey Hall in Tyler, Texas.

Also at this event we had the great privilege of meeting and having our picture with another America hero who is fighting for us and who is hopefully the next speaker of the House, Louie Gohmert.


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