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Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« on: October 20, 2013, 10:29:48 AM »

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Re: Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 10:30:09 AM »
Cruz slams fellow GOP senators
By KEVIN ROBILLARD |
10/20/13 10:16 AM EDT

Sen. Ted Cruz isn't trying to win a popularity contest in the Senate Republican Conference.

After the GOP failed to win any concessions from President Barack Obama during a government shutdown many blamed on Cruz, the Texas Republican blamed his fellow senators for the Republican loss.

"The reason this deal, the lousy deal was reached, is because unfortunately Senate Republicans made the choice not to support House Republicans," he said in an interview aired Sunday on ABC's "This Week," adding later: "I think that was unfortunate. I think it was unfortunate that you saw multiple members of the Senate Republicans going on television attacking House conservatives, attacking the effort to defund Obamacare, saying it can not win, it's a fools errand, we will lose, this must fail. That is a recipe for losing the fight, and it's a shame."

While other senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), have ruled out a second government shutdown, Cruz said he is willing to repeat the last three weeks.

"I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything I can to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare," Cruz said when asked about a shutdown replay. "What I intend to do is continue standing with the American people to work to stop Obamacare, because it isn't working, it's costing people's jobs, and it's taking away their healthcare."

Cruz said the Senate needs to learn from the House, where a majority of Republicans didn't vote for the deal to open the government and raise the debt limit.

"We didn't win this battle, but I am encouraged that we have demonstrated when the American people stand up, the House of Representatives will listen, and I hope in time the Senate will listen also," he said.

ABC reporter Jon Karl said his fellow Senators "despised" Cruz. Cruz said he didn't care.

"There's an old saying that 'Politics, it ain't beanbag,'" Cruz said. "And, you know, I'm not serving in office because I desperately needed 99 new friends in the U.S. Senate, Given the choice between being reviled in Washington, D.C., and appreciated in Texas, or reviled in Texas and appreciated in Washington, I would take the former 100 out of 100 times."

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Re: Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 10:35:58 AM »

I have a feeling that by this time next year the public will have had its fill of Obamacare.  People will remember who was for it and who was against it.
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Re: Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2013, 12:52:25 PM »
Said it before and will say it again!

Ted Cruz is one of those leaders that come along once in a lifetime and I than GOD for sending him along at this time!

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Re: Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 01:03:03 PM »
I find it interesting that everything that Cruz stands for that he is called a 'radical', 'extremist' or 'terrorist' now, were normal principles the Republicans stood and fought for in the 90s and even the Democrats would have considered normal in the 50s (economic wise at least).

Who is attributed to these quotes, Ted Cruz or JFK?

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"The present state of our economy is disturbing.... Insured unemployment is at the highest peak in our history. In short, the American economy is in trouble. The most resourceful industrialized country on earth ranks among the last in economic growth.

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How do we turn our nation around? ..You are not doing anyone a favor by creating dependency, destroying individual responsibility.

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"A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget.... As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance."

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The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works.

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Re: Cruz: I don't work for party bosses
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2013, 01:39:11 PM »
Said it before and will say it again!

Ted Cruz is one of those leaders that come along once in a lifetime and I than GOD for sending him along at this time!

Yes, me too.  Like the Tea Party, Crus is currently being Palinized--maligned beyond belief by liberals, the press and fellow GOPe'ers.  I pray he stands strong, and I think he will.

As soon as the Obamacare debacle moves forward and becomes more obvious, even to the LoFos, the Obama and the press are going to step up their efforts further to blame Republicans for it.  I hope some of these young whippersnapper strategists are preparing for that.


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