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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:44 AM

How Unpopular Is Ted Cruz Right Now?

Republican pushback against the junior senator from Texas is a thing to behold.

Watching the pushback against Senator Ted Cruz right now is like watching a group of kids who have been in thrall to a bully suddenly wake up to who he is and start working to cut him down to size. Republican members of Congress who were once his allies have begun to turn on a man who has become an outsize figure in their party since winning office less than one year ago.

“As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz,” Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said on his show. "Why are Republicans so angry at Ted Cruz?"

"You cannot build a congressional majority, in either party, for any kind of action, unless you are treating your colleagues with some certain amount of respect, and saying, ‘Hey, what do you think of my idea?’” Karl Rove told Wallace, speaking of Cruz and Utah Senator Mike Lee, who are together leading the Don't Fund Obamacare movement. “Instead they have dictated to their colleagues ... and not consulted them about this strategy at all.”


http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/how-unpopular-is-ted-cruz-right-now/279903/

The republican leadership can't control this monster created by the teabaggers.

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liberal N proud Sep 2013 OP
Motown_Johnny Sep 2013 #1
TexasTowelie Sep 2013 #2
dotymed Sep 2013 #3
malaise Sep 2013 #4
RoccoR5955 Sep 2013 #5
tanyev Sep 2013 #6
Cha Sep 2013 #15
1StrongBlackMan Sep 2013 #7
mgardener Sep 2013 #8
Jackpine Radical Sep 2013 #10
Not Sure Sep 2013 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2013 #11
riverbendviewgal Sep 2013 #12
oldandhappy Sep 2013 #13
Javaman Sep 2013 #14
Le Taz Hot Sep 2013 #16
Ellipsis Sep 2013 #17

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:49 AM

1. Wait until the government shuts down and everyone points at him.

That 1/ 3 of 1% of the population that signed his petition (assuming all the signatures were real) will love him. Other than that, not so much.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:50 AM

2. Cruz never had any allies on Capitol Hill.

The man never learned how to share his toys with anyone else so he doesn't understand how to work in that environment.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:37 AM

3. He is the epitome of greed and evil. eom

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:00 AM

4. Never forget that the Teabaggers are ReTHUGs

One and the same

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:18 AM

5. Teabaggers will be the final demise of the RepubliCON party. n/t

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:32 AM

6. Karl Rove frantically launches Operation Cruz Control.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:07 PM

15. good one.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:38 AM

7. After reading the article ...

cruz suddenly makes sense (to this armchair pyschologist) ... cruz is that outsider kid that no one likes because he/she is a brat; whose parents explain away his/her unpopularity by blaming the other kids.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:44 AM

8. Karl rove?

Isn't this exactly what karl rove did in his years of Texas politics and 8 years in the WH?
Is he pulling a mea culpa?

This is the result of Karl Rove's politics. he started this nasty types of politics. He courted these crazy RW evangelicals. he created/funded the tea party.

He is reaping what he sowed and he doesn't like it?
The most delicious part of all this is that he will have to clean up his own mess and destroy the republican party in the mean time.
if it does not destroy him first.

I do not feel sorry for karl Rove. I hope he gets exactly what he deserves.

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Response to mgardener (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:05 AM

10. Rove may not have started ratfuck politics

(I'd credit Lee Atwater with that honor), but he greatly advanced it. He was the Galileo of Hellworld politics to Atwater's Copernicus.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:58 AM

9. He is an embarrassment to Texans

He portrays himself as one of the "no more taxes" mouth breathers that elected him, but he's actually a corporate grifter who is using what he has in common with the tea pity-party thugs to exploit their mandate to do the bidding of his corporate masters. I am hopeful he is the one tea party leader egocentric and greedy enough to expose how stupid the movement is.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:02 AM

11. Republican leadership can't control their own masters: the Koch brothers and the conservative 1%

The republican leadership can't control this monster created by the teabaggers.


The creators of the teabaggers and the masters of the Republican party are the conservatives among the 1% (there are progressives and liberals among the 1% too). The Koch brothers and their ilk are pulling all the strings and McConnell and Boehner are well aware of it and not able to do much if anything about it.

There used to be talk about the "country club Republicans". They are sidelined almost as much as the working classes by the bubble boys of the 1% who have not had any empathy for real people for decades.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:03 AM

12. Perhaps he will end up like his look alike and sound alike

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:47 AM

13. he is building name recognition

He wants to be known, maybe doesn't care how but just to have his name out there. And he is raising money. I am not sure he will ever run for president, but right now he is making himself a household name and building the bank account. And being very very destructive to the country.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:13 AM

14. feeding frezy from his "friends".

I'm always amused when the repukes eat their own.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:11 PM

16. Apparently popular enough with the people of Texas

and that's all he needs. I'd give a snarky "thank you" to Texas voters if it wasn't for the fact that we Californians gave you Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon.

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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 09:17 PM

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