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Hmmm doesn't look like he is an embarrassment to anyone but the GOP establishment.

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Real republicans applaud Ted Cruz. We have few true republicans who vote with the platform of the party in mind or even the constitution they made an oath to protect as leaders right now. The real republicans know this and turn out for someone who does.

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My goodness, don't all these people realize that Ted Cruz was responsible for the government shutdown?   :shrug:
My goodness, don't all these people realize that Ted Cruz was credited with the government shutdown? 

 
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My goodness, don't all these people realize that Ted Cruz was responsible for the government shutdown?   :shrug:

Yep.  It's an instinctive reaction.

Drivers slow down for car wrecks, too.
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Yep.  It's an instinctive reaction.

Drivers slow down for car wrecks, too.

Wow..everyone is wrong about Cruz except for the Fab 3 or is that 4 here on TBR..

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Wow..everyone is wrong about Cruz except for the Fab 3 or is that 4 here on TBR..

I'm just joshin'.

Lots of Republicans love Cruz.  He's an important facet of the Republican Party.

I wish those who love Cruz thought the party was big enough to include people like John Cornyn and me.
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Wow..everyone is wrong about Cruz except for the Fab 3 or is that 4 here on TBR..

Ted Cruz and company have The Washington establishment REALLY worried for the first time in a LONG time!

And that includes those who post here!

And although I have no way to know it for sure I would be VERY surprised if they don't have some special interest in keeping things as they are in Washington.
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Ted Cruz and company have The Washington establishment REALLY worried for the first time in a LONG time!

And that includes those who post here!

Nobody's worried about Ted Cruz.  If he expects to have a national impact, he will have to learn how to get along with other members of the GOP. So far, he thinks he can lead without the consensus of other GOP politicians.
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I'm just joshin'.

Lots of Republicans love Cruz.  He's an important facet of the Republican Party.

I wish those who love Cruz thought the party was big enough to include people like John Cornyn and me.

I have no trouble with Cornyn other than the fact I wish he was more conservative...but I wish that on all Repubs..including you...lol

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I have no trouble with Cornyn other than the fact I wish he was more conservative...but I wish that on all Repubs..including you...lol

I think John Cornyn has been a senator long enough, Thank him for his service, and want him to come home now! Working very hard to arrange that!

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I'm just joshin'.

Lots of Republicans love Cruz.  He's an important facet of the Republican Party.

I wish those who love Cruz thought the party was big enough to include people like John Cornyn and me.

 :beer: 

Damned right there's room for you, Sink! 
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I'm just joshin'.

Lots of Republicans love Cruz.  He's an important facet of the Republican Party.

I wish those who love Cruz thought the party was big enough to include people like John Cornyn and me.

Former Rep. Steven LaTourette said Cruz should leave the party. I wonder how many agree with him? The party is big enough for everyone, but everyone is not welcome. Cruz comes to mind.

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Former Rep. Steven LaTourette said Cruz should leave the party. I wonder how many agree with him? The party is big enough for everyone, but everyone is not welcome. Cruz comes to mind.

You know....you have to remember that just today, John McCain came to the conclusion that Barack Obama is the most naive, inept POTUS on foreign policy since Jimmy Carter.

IOW...he STILL thinks Barack Obama loves his country and is as much a Patriot as you or I.

ERGO....it must follow that there are other 'gentlemen' of the rulling class in the GOP that don't see the destruction of the free market system and the systematic takeover of personal choice and freedom through the Affordable Care Act as a threat to the Constitutional form of government.

Mr. LaTourette certainly fits the definition.
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I think John Cornyn has been a senator long enough, Thank him for his service, and want him to come home now! Working very hard to arrange that!

See. Here ya go.  Cornyn doesn't toe the TP line (even though he votes 98% with the Tea Party), so he's too old to be a Senator, even though he's a solid conservative.

Let's replace him with a guy with no legislative experience who thinks it's cute to compare sitting Senators to turtles, or a lunatic who aspires to an office he barely campaigns for.

If Steve Stockman somehow drives the primary to a run-off, will he take the buck-ninety-eight he has in his campaign fund and run off to the Middle East again?
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I think John Cornyn has been a senator long enough, Thank him for his service, and want him to come home now! Working very hard to arrange that!

Yeah Bigun, the biggest problem with Cornyn, McConnell, McCain, etc - is that they've been there TOO LONG!  They are out of touch with ordinary Americans trying to survive in this "Great Recession" - the one that these career-for-life politicians have created over the decades they've been living high on the government teat! 

They may have had high ideals when we first sent them to Washington, but over the years they've just turned into big fat bloated ticks. 
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Former Rep. Steven LaTourette said Cruz should leave the party. I wonder how many agree with him? The party is big enough for everyone, but everyone is not welcome. Cruz comes to mind.

That's not me.  Cruz is a Republican I voted for.

But he's going to have to learn something 5-year olds get in Kindergarten:  how to play well with others.
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Yeah Bigun, the biggest problem with Cornyn, McConnell, McCain, etc - is that they've been there TOO LONG!  They are out of touch with ordinary Americans trying to survive in this "Great Recession" - the one that these career-for-life politicians have created over the decades they've been living high on the government teat! 

They may have had high ideals when we first sent them to Washington, but over the years they've just turned into big fat bloated ticks.

So Republicans should support raising the minimum wage? 

What policies do they not support that would help "ordinary Americans trying to survive in this "Great Recession"?  Are you aware that the recession ended FIVE YEARS AGO?

Are you aware that the great hero of the GOP--Ronald Reagan--raised taxes THREE TIMES in his presidency?  McConnell, Cornyn, even McCain--none of these Senators has voted to raise taxes on "ordinary Americans."
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See. Here ya go.  Cornyn doesn't toe the TP line (even though he votes 98% with the Tea Party), so he's too old to be a Senator, even though he's a solid conservative.

Let's replace him with a guy with no legislative experience who thinks it's cute to compare sitting Senators to turtles, or a lunatic who aspires to an office he barely campaigns for.

If Steve Stockman somehow drives the primary to a run-off, will he take the buck-ninety-eight he has in his campaign fund and run off to the Middle East again?

Sink, the problem is the "legislative experience".  That's all these guys know how to do - is create more and more laws, and how to play political tit-for-tat with the other side so they can all stay in Washington for life. 

And when do they ever UNDO any of these laws?  Never!  They don't enforce the ones they've got so they have to make a big show about making new laws.  It's like a snake eating it's own tail!

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[[ I think John Cornyn has been a senator long enough, Thank him for his service, and want him to come home now! Working very hard to arrange that! ]]

If I was advising one of Mr. Cornyn's primary opponents, I'd suggest they run a TV ad that said, "It's time for Mr. Cornyn to earn his FOURTH pension!"

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Sink, the problem is the "legislative experience".  That's all these guys know how to do - is create more and more laws, and how to play political tit-for-tat with the other side so they can all stay in Washington for life. 

And when do they ever UNDO any of these laws?  Never!  They don't enforce the ones they've got so they have to make a big show about making new laws.  It's like a snake eating it's own tail!

Congress makes laws; the Executive Branch enforces them.

By my reckoning, the GOP House tried FORTY TIMES to repeal Obamacare.  They couldn't do it because they didn't have the Senate or the Presidency.

Sometimes, I think some TPers live in a fantasy world in which simply desiring something strong enough will make it so.  Do you know how politics works?
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[[ I think John Cornyn has been a senator long enough, Thank him for his service, and want him to come home now! Working very hard to arrange that! ]]

If I was advising one of Mr. Cornyn's primary opponents, I'd suggest they run a TV ad that said, "It's time for Mr. Cornyn to earn his FOURTH pension!"

Cornyn's opponents don't have any money.  They can't run TV ads.
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So Republicans should support raising the minimum wage? 

What policies do they not support that would help "ordinary Americans trying to survive in this "Great Recession"?  Are you aware that the recession ended FIVE YEARS AGO?

Are you aware that the great hero of the GOP--Ronald Reagan--raised taxes THREE TIMES in his presidency?  McConnell, Cornyn, even McCain--none of these Senators has voted to raise taxes on "ordinary Americans."

No, they should not support raising the minimum wage - that will only make it worse.  Obamacare is a raise in taxes, and these old-timers aren't doing anything to try to stop it.  They're not FIGHTING anymore - Lord, they're not even trying to create a facade of fighting anymore.  They have become ineffective at keeping the promises they throw so loosely at us come re-election time...it's just lip-service and we can see right through it.

We don't want Republicans to smile and call each other "my friend across the aisle" and yield compromises that the Democrats never, never, never reciprocate to.  The Republican party seems to be content being the loser party. 

And how about that strategy of treating the guys that we send to Washington based on their promises of changing the way things are done - and when they try to do something - they are scorned, mocked and ridiculed even to the point of telling them they should leave the party?  How's that any way to treat a significant number of your base? 

We're mad at the empty promises, the out-of-control spending and the scorn.  The anger is palpable now. 
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Nobody's worried about Ted Cruz.  If he expects to have a national impact, he will have to learn how to get along with other members of the GOP. So far, he thinks he can lead without the consensus of other GOP politicians.

Considering the fact that the proceeds of this event with these 2K people are going to the Sarasota County GOP, it seems to me he is getting along with local grassroots GOPers just fine.  It's only the Washington Republicans like McCain who hold him in disdain, which the rest of us consider a badge of honor.   
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