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Senator Ted Cruz: Doing what he was sent to Washington to do

Rick Moran, American Thinker

And apparently, this is too much for some – especially liberal writers at the Washington Poste and New York Times.

Ruth Marcus at WaPo:

The traditional stance for a freshman senator is to hold back a bit. Being reticent and deferential are not qualities that come naturally to those who manage to win Senate seats, but most new senators choose, as much as it clashes with their instincts, to tamp down.

Not Cruz.

Since being sworn in fewer than two months ago, the 42-year-old tea party darling has:

●been one of three senators to vote against confirming fellow Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as secretary of state.

●expressed “deep concerns” with a bipartisan immigration-reform blueprint crafted by, among others, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla).

●introduced his first bill, to “repeal every last word of Obamacare.”

●tangled with Rahm Emanuel over the Chicago mayor’s “bullying campaign” to have the city’s pension funds divest their investments in gun manufacturers.

Most notably, Cruz – a Princeton debating champion, Harvard Law School graduate, law clerk to the late Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Texas solicitor general – trained his formidable rhetorical skills on two targets: gun-control proposals and President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary, former senator Chuck Hagel, a Republican.

Cruz has taken the wear-their-scorn-as-a-badge-of-honor approach with his liberal critics. As he told Glenn Beck last month, “I view all of that as a sign that maybe we’re doing something right.”

Behind the scenes, Cruz has rankled even Republican colleagues, who think he lectures too much at private party sessions – “pontificates” is one word used – and listens too little, especially for a newbie.

Oh dear…he expressed “deep concerns” about an issue. Better call the home folks and start a recall drive.

And I’m sorry, but when a big city mayor uses his considerable influence to ask banks not to extend credit to a private company because he disagrees with the products they sell, what other word besides “bullying” is apt?

And so it goes. The New York Times:

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» 19 Comments

  1. Abby Normal Dude

    February 16th, 2013

    Keep up the good work Ted

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  2. kvn

    February 16th, 2013

    The way Cruz has knotted MSM panties, you know he must be right for the Republic.

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  3. caroleigh

    February 16th, 2013

    Great report……………
    Senator Cruz: you are what the Republicans need. Keep ruffling, when chickens get old, they start losing their feathers ………………….

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  4. DaveVA

    February 16th, 2013

    Ruffle away Mr. Cruz

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  5. Moxie Man

    February 16th, 2013

    Ben & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – 2016

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  6. Joe Huffman

    February 16th, 2013

    We need about 400 or more people like him in office. Go Ted!!!

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  7. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 16th, 2013

    And those Republican senators that Cruz “has even rankled”, : Lindsey Graham and John McCain.

    Go, Cruz, Go!

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  8. persecutor

    February 16th, 2013

    Just like Sarah Palin, you get the most flak when you’re directly over the target!!

    Bombs away, Senator!

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  9. Lowell

    February 16th, 2013

    I have a Cat-O-Nine Tails I would happily forward if he’s interested. He might actually have the balls to apply it where it is most desperately needed. I’ll watch his six if he wants.

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  10. Dr. Tar

    February 16th, 2013

    We need to know what he drinks and send crates of it to about 45 other Republican Senators (Ron Paul and Ron Johnson don’t need it).

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  11. SPQR

    February 16th, 2013

    Lee, Rubio and Cruz are the new All Stars to watch

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  12. Left Coast Dan

    February 16th, 2013

    My guess is that Texas voters elected Cruz, hoping that he’d hang back a while and not ruffle any feathers for a while. No, probably not.

    Like Huffman said, we need 400 more like Cruz, Paul, Palin, Rubio, …

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  13. MER

    February 16th, 2013

    God Bless Texas!

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  14. joe

    February 16th, 2013

    Mark Levin said it well: “There are hundreds of thousands of us who are happy Mr. Cruz is there.” I am proud of you, sir! You’re the one we need in 2016.

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  15. ? everything

    February 16th, 2013

    well now it looks like we got ourselves a Senator doing exactly what he was elected to do, drain the swamp so to speak…..

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  16. on fire

    February 16th, 2013

    New Year’s Resolution: Put my $ where a good politician’s mouth is!

    In that spirit, I went to his site and donated. If these guys can take the time to be despised, then I can take time to reward them immediately – even if it is a small sum.

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  17. serfer62

    February 16th, 2013

    The New York Times…is that a zone or an affliction?

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  18. Dadof3

    February 16th, 2013

    That’s right bitch. I’m from Texas. Deal with it.

    - Cruz

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  19. Aunt Liz

    February 16th, 2013

    Ted Cruz reminds me of a racehorse that’s got the bit in his teeth and is just RUNNIN’!! He’s going to do as much as he possibly can to stop the ProgTrain and I say let HIM GO!!

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