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Ted Cruz Doesn’t Echo Sarah
Palin’s Impeachment Call

National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/10/2014 8:52:47 AM

Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas) chose not to echo Sarah Palin’s call for House Republicans to impeach President Obama, though he reiterated his belief in the “lawlessness” of the president. “That is a decision for the House of Representatives,” Cruz told National Review Online when asked if he agrees with Palin. ”I serve as the ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and, in that capacity, I have been working hard to describe in comprehensive detail the lawlessness of President Obama and the Obama administration. We’ve put out a series of reports about the consistent pattern of

I doubt Senator Cruz relishes the idea of being anyone´s "echo", much less Sarah Palin´s.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/10/2014 8:59:14 AM     (No. 9918092)

Whatever might be said about Obama, until the democrats complain, the are complicit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/10/2014 9:01:40 AM     (No. 9918101)

´much less Sarah Palin´s´

Suddenly the OP shows respect for Cruz because it looks like he dissed Palin? That´s pretty amusing to see.

It looks to me like she´s serving up the discussion of Obama´s lawlessness, and others, like Cruz, are following up. It also looks like it´s working given the rising number of articles and discussions on the topic.

Not a bad strategy, for someone who´s only interested in their ´brand´.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 7/10/2014 9:03:32 AM     (No. 9918105)

OP, as usual, you are misinterpreting a conservative.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/10/2014 9:04:23 AM     (No. 9918107)

Amerikans seem to prefer their leaders wear aprons and kiss boo boos.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/10/2014 9:21:06 AM     (No. 9918128)

Cruz is aware that you need 67 senators to convict, which would require 22 Democrats to vote against the president, and that´s not going to happen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Texastealady, 7/10/2014 9:21:39 AM     (No. 9918131)

NO...NO....NO! to impeachment!

You want a President Biden??
Next in line...President Pelosi??

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 7/10/2014 9:24:03 AM     (No. 9918137)

The most dangerous spot on earth to stand would be in front of OP and M-M when the the word ´Palin´ shows up on the wires.

Not being asked to the prom can cause derangement, I guess.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/10/2014 9:40:32 AM     (No. 9918160)

Doing your duty is always difficult and sometimes against the odds, but Obama has committed many impeachable offenses, and if the constitution is to mean anything, he should be impeached. If Congress cannot do its duty, then they should resign.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/10/2014 9:47:39 AM     (No. 9918174)

Oh, I understood when I refused to sign your dance card, you would be holding a grudge. But, FYI, I did a search. Since the first of this month, there have been 11 articles with "Palin" in the headline. These articles have been posted by eight (8) different L-Dotters.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/10/2014 9:50:36 AM     (No. 9918177)

There is no disagreement between Cruz and Palin. Nice try, Joel. Senator Cruz has nothing but the greatest respect for the former Governor. It was she who lent her considerable clout when many Texans did not know him from boo. Sarah can say things a sitting Senator cannot. Both Sarah and Senator Cruz hilly aware of this. The question was only asked to play cable news invent-a-conflict.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/10/2014 10:02:15 AM     (No. 9918194)

# 9 Did someone strike a nerve?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 7/10/2014 10:02:58 AM     (No. 9918196)

Sarah belongs to the Todd Beamer school of life: Let´s Roll! What are we waiting for? It´s called leadership. If not now, when?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: msjena, 7/10/2014 10:11:55 AM     (No. 9918207)

He doesn´t "echo" her because he says it´s a decision for the House of Representatives. But he doesn´t disagree with her, either. He says that "sadly" the Democrats would never go along with it. Maybe articles should be read before being posted with snarky comments.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 7/10/2014 10:15:31 AM     (No. 9918209)

Governor Palin seems to be the only one around with enough nads to do what needs to be done.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/10/2014 10:20:28 AM     (No. 9918220)

A testimonial as to how impotent we are and how eye opening into our weakness. The realization that help is not coming is finally dawning on most of us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/10/2014 10:30:05 AM     (No. 9918229)

Actually, #14, she´s asking other people to take all the risks on her behalf. She´s not doing a thing. It takes no courage for a private citizen to call for Obama´s impeachment. On the other hand, it´ll probably up donations to Sarahpac--a fact of which I´m sure she´s well aware.

What is this love some of you have for empty rhetoric and hollow, meaningless gestures?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: dman, 7/10/2014 10:49:13 AM     (No. 9918255)

Sometimes leaders must stand alone - until facts on the ground finally draw the crowd to their position.

Sarah is leading. Ted isn´t quite there yet.

He will be. Many others will be.

The facts will not change. The Emperor must be impeached. Boehner will toy with his lawsuit. That will take years, and any judgement will simply be ignored, if not already moot when delivered. Efforts to cut funding, even if "successful", will be ignored and circumvented by executive order. Who will stop the Emperor from writing his own checks or IOUs? In the end: only impeachment and removal - or extra Constitutional measures other nations have employed to remove dictators - will stop him. Let´s stay within the Constitution while we still can. Impeach - now.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/10/2014 10:52:25 AM     (No. 9918261)

Ok, #16. Every criticism you listed could apply to Mitt Romney. There is no "Romneypac" to my knowledge but he is at the beck and call of the GOP so he can feather the political nest for his son. Spread the money around and collect the chits later. With his limited governing experience, I would not call his comments all that important to the body politic either.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 7/10/2014 10:55:51 AM     (No. 9918265)

FTA: Cruz said, " Harry Reid is President Obama’s chief enabler by preventing the Senate from engaging in any meaningful oversight or holding the president accountable for his lawlessness."

Cruz focuses on what is really going on - Reid has hijacked the Senate and ended any and all oversight of the executive branch. Get rid of Reid (as Majority leader) and you may get some oversight. Spelling that out - he wants the Senate to flip.

Even Pat Buchanan ( a self-described ´paleo-conservative´) writes that the flames of impeachment are actually being fanned by the Democrats - who realize that such a folly by the GOP is about the only thing that can keep the Senate in Democratic hands - and also stop the PR hemorrhaging from the Obama administration. http://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/impeachment-a-bridge-too-far/

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Reply 20 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/10/2014 11:14:18 AM     (No. 9918294)

Apples and oranges, #18. Romney has zero connection to the posted article.

However, at least Romney is out and about, whether or not you like him. And so is Ted Cruz. Mrs. Palin works from behind her Facebook page.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/10/2014 11:17:43 AM     (No. 9918300)

#18, Romney isn´t asking anyone to commit professional or political suicide, which Palin is, at no cost to her. Cruz, on the other hand, understands that impeachment without conviction--which is what the situation would result in--endangers the future of conservatism.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/10/2014 11:49:39 AM     (No. 9918352)

Abortion Remorse. Rarely on the surface. More often than not, just under it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/10/2014 11:54:51 AM     (No. 9918364)

Meanwhile, the Idiot Twins Boehner/McConnell have publicly stated impeachment is off the table. Why do these two morons constantly tip their hand? Do they not understand if you give your opponent your game plan they will use it against you? This statement will only encourage Obama to be more lawless than he already is.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/10/2014 12:39:11 PM     (No. 9918435)

No need to impeach, just prove where he was born.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/10/2014 3:50:53 PM     (No. 9918676)

There is only so much that can be done. Ted and Sarah appear to have great respect for the other. He is aware that where he stands today is due in part to Sarah´s determination and influence. Impeachment would be the final result were we to have a functional congress. To begin now would only infuriate the obomba ignorant voters and inspire his base to turn out en mass and fraud in order to clear the the murky mulatto muslim. Sara has instinct. She will be awaiting the right sign and then make her move. Timing is everything. Ted and Sarah make one h´ll of a team.

Yes, Sarah and Ted are highly admired in this household.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 7/10/2014 5:33:34 PM     (No. 9918808)

I keep wondering why Palin doesn´t run for some political office and really show us what she can do. Is she afraid she wouldn´t win?
Cruz is out there putting his money where his mouth is and says what he wants as a senator. Good for him because that is more dangerous to his job than the talking heads´ jobs.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/10/2014 8:06:30 PM     (No. 9919013)

#20, It is not apples and oranges, in my opinion anyway.
Neither Mitt nor Sarah are elected officials. Romney uses his perch amongst the NE moneyed set in order to help the cause. Sarah has a different set of followers and she raised money, speaks out however she can to help the cause. We really don´t disagree about each important figure speaking out. We just disagree on which personality we like. I meant no offense. We really are all in this war together - against the Obamanation.

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