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Best evidence Ted Cruz is doing something right

Best evidence Ted Cruz is doing something right

The NY Times is concern trolling:

Cruz Breaks With Senate Tradition While Criticizing Colleagues (emphasis added):

In his short time at the Capitol, Senator Ted Cruz, a freshman Republican from Texas, has shown little regard for long-standing rules of decorum. But on Friday, he publicly discussed the closed-door dealings of the Senate Republican Conference — and trashed his colleagues in the process.

Stopping by a Texas meeting of the Tea Party-aligned group FreedomWorks, Mr. Cruz called many of his colleagues “squishes,” forced to stand on conservative principles by the uncompromising stands of a triumphant trio of Republican “constitutionalists”: himself and Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

All of the sudden the NY Times is so concerned with the “long-standing rules of decorum”?  It didn’t seem that concerned when John McCain called Rand Paul, Cruz and others “wacko birds.”

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Wa waa waaa… I love it!

After having been represented by the extreme left for twenty-two years I was liberated by moving back to SW Austin and am now represented by Cruz and Lamar Smith.

Every time that Cruz send a few barbs out there, I bristle with pride, pleasure and satisfaction. A little lurid maybe but damned if it doesn’t feel great…

I’m thinking their concern for decorum is about as genuine as their concern for objective journalism. I don’t recall the Times’ delicate sensibilities ever getting offended over Obama’s daily habit of slandering his political opponents.

Cruz is defining his role, and it’s not going to be “go along to get along”. He’s actually doing what he’s supposed to do, represent the people who voted for him.

Those who care about the NY Times’ opinion won’t like Ted Cruz regardless. Those who like Ted Cruz couldn’t care less about the NY Times’ opinion.

“Rules of decorum”? What kind of crap is that. Loyalty to politician cronies, not the people.

Decorum is important as it reminds the GOP that it has to roll over and play dead (because their “good friends” on both sides of the aisle expect it of them).[sarcasm off]

I’m glad that Cruz, et al. are rebelling against having crap sandwiches as part of their daily Senate diet.

Hey McRINO and Grahamnesty–decorum this!

One would think that “decorum” that is acceptable in a court of law would be recognized as similarly appropriate in a legislative body. Back room deal-churning should be abolished. Term limits would be nice too.

“[L]ong-standing rules of decorum”? For such things I care not a bit. Obedience to such devised foolishness is NOT part of the Article VI oath each Member of Congress is required to take, enacted as,
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3331
“that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic”

“the Constitution” is the only long-standing rule for which I care. The written one; not the one/s conjured in the minds of fevered liberals.

Cruz is proving himself to be a real leader. GO TED GO !

I couldn’t care less about “Long-standing rules of decorum”, the senator is shaking things up just as he promised the only group of people that politically matters to him–Texans. God Bless Ted Cruz.

shortwave8669 | April 30, 2013 at 10:59 am

I don’t think the NYTimes’ concern for decorum is anything new.

On the contrary, remember last Summer how they excoriated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for saying on the floor of the Senate “word is Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in over 10 years”?

I was really concerned the editors and columnists at The Newspaper of Record would literally have strokes, coronaries, and fatal cases of the vapors over that one. In fact by the 12th day of coverage in The Times I really thought they had gone overboard in carrying water for The Romney Campaign in their condemnations for the rumored pederast from Nevada.

Of course my memory isn’t what it used to be, what with the treatment available under Obamacare.

God bless that man!!

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | April 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

And on our side, one of the biggest jerks in conservative punditry, Jennifer Rubin, is advising Cruz not to be a jerk. Really.

Does it get any richer than that?

Excellent! Stand strong, Senator Cruz. You are both morally and factually right. Your opponents are wrong.

Americans should retain their spirit of Revolution, and perhaps we can avoid another revolution.

Dat Cruz Missile is da bomb!

An Hispanic conservative has libs all atwitter. Haven’t seen them this agitated since Sarah Palin was introduced on the national scene.

    n.n in reply to paulejb. | April 30, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I hope you are wrong. If he identifies himself as a “Hispanic” conservative, then he is not an American conservative. I do not identify myself as a Russian or Soviet conservative. While he may have a Hispanic heritage, America is now his tribe.

The NYT has very malleable principles for themselves. What is sauce for their gander is often not sauce for their goose.

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