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    Usually I figure the system takes care of problems like this and the voters finally wake up and ensure folks like this don't destroy process that works for us since 1788 (ratification of the Constitution)

    "A growing group of Ted Cruz's Republican Senate colleagues are infuriated with his tactics.

    So frustrated was Arizona Senator John McCain with the latest, forcing fellow Republicans to take a politically risky vote on lifting the debt ceiling, that yesterday he tweeted a Wall Street Journal editorial accusing the Texas lawmaker of instigating "needless drama that helps to explain why why Republicans remain a minority"

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-0...id=yhoo.inline'


    "Very few Americans know how close the country came to catastrophe this week.

    The final tally shows that the Senate voted by a wide margin Wednesday, 67 to 31, to break Sen. Ted Cruz’s filibuster of an increase in the debt limit, thus avoiding a default on the United States’ full faith and credit.

    But 15 minutes after the voting should have ended, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had apparently secured only two of the five Republican votes he needed to join all 55 members of the Democratic caucus to pass the measure. He raised three fingers in the air and worked his way among his members but was met with folded arms and shakes of the head. Looking queasy, he patted his thigh nervously and drummed his fingers. In the hubbub, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) knocked a full glass of water and coaster from McConnell’s desk to the floor.

    Democrats, watching the spectacle, took the extraordinary step of ordering the Senate clerk not to read aloud the ongoing vote tally to avoid setting off a market panic; because the House had already left on a two-week recess, a failure of this vote would have left little chance of avoiding default on Feb. 27, when the Treasury was to run out of funds.

    Watching the chaos from the side of the chamber was the man who caused it: Cruz, his hands in his pants pockets and a satisfied grin on his face. The Texas Republican strolled to the clerk’s table to check on the vote count and was met with a look of disgust from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). And the feeling was widespread: Moments after Cruz walked into the Republican cloakroom, four senators emerged from it and changed their votes to “aye.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...tml?tid=pm_pop

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    Cruz is a very dangerous man. We are only seeing the beginnings of what he's going to pull. He's a bad mix of zealot and egotist. He knows what is right for everybody else and he intends to impose it on them.

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    • #3
      Ted Cruz isn’t planning to be in the Senate for very long

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...for-very-long/

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      • #4
        I am willing to bet that if you polled 10 American on a city street, 9 of them would describe the Debt Ceiling not being raised as a victory in curbing new government spending.

        Ted Cruz pulls this because it keeps him front and center in the News sources. Cruz knows that in the end, he will have to lay out a pretty specific agenda infront of the American people about cutting spending and cutting taxes... that will involve huge gashes to Medicare and SS. He will not get the GOP nomination because you can't win on that agenda.

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        • #5
          What's funny is that TJ and others laughed at me when I said the procedural vote way back then would be brought up again by opponents.

          And now their hero Cruz and the candidates like him are using the most recent vote on cloture to attack him and other mainstream Republicans.

          Votes matter.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by B-Large View Post
            I am willing to bet that if you polled 10 American on a city street, 9 of them would describe the Debt Ceiling not being raised as a victory in curbing new government spending.

            Ted Cruz pulls this because it keeps him front and center in the News sources. Cruz knows that in the end, he will have to lay out a pretty specific agenda infront of the American people about cutting spending and cutting taxes... that will involve huge gashes to Medicare and SS. He will not get the GOP nomination because you can't win on that agenda.
            That's because cutting the social safety net in our present economic situation is the moral equivalent of pushing the elderly out on the ice. You would literally be choosing to kill people.

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            • #7
              The longer we wait to address the debt and the out-of-control spending of the US Federal Government, the more painful it will be to fix the problem.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Garcia Bronco View Post
                The longer we wait to address the debt and the out-of-control spending of the US Federal Government, the more painful it will be to fix the problem.
                Do you think defaulting on our obligations is in any way a smart move?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by B-Large View Post
                  I am willing to bet that if you polled 10 American on a city street, 9 of them would describe the Debt Ceiling not being raised as a victory in curbing new government spending.

                  Ted Cruz pulls this because it keeps him front and center in the News sources. Cruz knows that in the end, he will have to lay out a pretty specific agenda infront of the American people about cutting spending and cutting taxes... that will involve huge gashes to Medicare and SS. He will not get the GOP nomination because you can't win on that agenda.
                  He won't get the nom cause he's a nut job and you can't win on a agenda that doesn't work.

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                  • #10
                    Ha ha ha!

                    This idiot is so clueless re: the whole net neutrality thing that even his own team is turning on him...
                    Earlier this week President Obama gave an interview on a Sunday talk show where he talked again about his support for Net Neutrality. So naturally the crazy Conservatives immediately came out against it. Ted Cruz posted to his Twitter account saying that a neutral internet was the same thing as Obamacare for the web.

                    Senator Ted Cruz @SenTedCruz "Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.
                    He also quickly posted to his Facebook page a similar, and equally ignorant, comment. Honestly, the only thing that his posts really prove is that he doesn’t have a clue about what Net Neutrality really is….or Obamacare, for that matter.












                    Continues here...http://samuel-warde.com/2014/11/face...will-make-day/

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                    • #11
                      Some of these issues are so easy to decide where you stand. If Comcast is for it, I'm against it. If Monsanto is for it, I'm against it. If Goldman Sachs is for it, etc. See? Simple.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post
                        Ha ha ha!

                        This idiot is so clueless re: the whole net neutrality thing that even his own team is turning on him...
                        Wow, he really got taken behind the woodshed here. Good to see frauds like this exposed.

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