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#1 Wowed conservatives hail him as a hero, but even some Republican colleagues are growing publicly frustrated with a man who has taken the zeal of the prosecutor and applied it to the decorous quarters of the Senate.
No downside! Please continue.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-16 08:34||
#2 There is a new way of looking at the dichotomy in politics. Where once there was left & right it is now more apt to look at above the line and below the line.
Above the line is the self described and self empowered elite. Herein reside most of the pols, lobbyists and sychophantic media.
Ted Cruz is standing up for the below the line populace and the 'pubs who think he "goes to far" are the perfect example of the above the line cartel. Rhinocrats and Demopublicans need to be ridden out on a rail.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-16 10:56||
#3 There is a great need for elected representatives of the people to occasionally break glass in Washington rather than preserve their cherished institutions, lobbying and other cozy relationships, and jobs. The country suffers from too much of the latter. They forget there power comes from the electorate not the other way around. So Sen. Cruze, continue with what you are doing; it serves the people and plays well out here.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-16 10:56||
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Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-16 10:57||
#5 They forget their power comes from the electorate not the other way around
Does it still JQC? It seems like the only power that matters comes from the elite to the elite in the form of their ultimate gov't control of all the funny money.
Maybe I'm too cynical and despondent but I really don't see what's going to break the back of the elite. I know what COULD do it, but I don't see it happening.
Posted by Alanc 2013-02-16 11:53||
#6 It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,' and, of course, nothing was in the pocket So the words out that he hasnÂ't paid any taxes for ten yearsÂ...let him prove that he has paid taxesÂ...because he hasnÂ't.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-02-16 11:58||
#7 Cruze is feeding the left's tactics back to them and they do not like it one bit.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-16 13:54||
#8 Bingo, John!
Posted by Barbara 2013-02-16 14:20||
#9 No one favors a bully. But asking a good question is not being a bully. Ted, keep asking questions. A good question should bring a good answer. We need good answers these days.
Posted by whatadeal 2013-02-16 22:57||