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Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:02:44 PM »
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-cruz-60-vote-threshold-clean-debt-ceiling

DANIEL STRAUSS – FEBRUARY 11, 2014, 4:59 PM EST1399
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will push a 60-vote threshold, meaning he's threatening to filibuster, on a clean debt ceiling increase extension.

Cruz's office confirmed the Texas senator's plans to TPM on Tuesday afternoon.

Cruz's move means lawmakers will need to rally 60 votes in the chamber to pass the bill, and Democrats only control 55 votes.

The announcement came the same day that House Republicans dropped a previous debt ceiling increase proposal and embraced a clean hike instead.

That decision sparked outrage from tea party groups with Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin calling it a "complete capitulation."

The Senate vote on the clean debt ceiling bill is likely to come shortly after the House vote planned for Tuesday evening.

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Re: Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 06:16:32 PM »
Once again, Cruz will fall short. 
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Re: Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 08:14:41 PM »
Cruz could filibuster the creation of concentration camps for Republicans and sink would want him to fail.
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Re: Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 08:31:14 PM »
Cruz could filibuster the creation of concentration camps for Republicans and sink would want him to fail.

No.  Cruz picks fights he can't win. 

Never pick a fight you can't win. 

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Re: Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2014, 02:23:28 AM »
Cruz could filibuster the creation of concentration camps for Republicans and sink would want him to fail.

Ugh.  Surely you didn't meant this, right? 
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Re: Ted Cruz Threatens To Filibuster Clean Debt Limit Hike
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2014, 03:59:08 AM »
Cruz should absolutely do this and conservatives should demand he gives voice to those people who put him in office and donated $4.16 million dollars to him last year.

What will conservatives do to Cruz if he doesn't filibuster this?  Nothing.  Just like they didn't care last time Cruz gave up on stopping Obamacare.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/16/ted-cruz-government-shutdown-deal-filibuster/2994271/ Cruz could have delayed the deal that passed 81 to 18 in the Senate.

Do it Ted.  I want that cloture vote on record.
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