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Attack on Ted Cruz: Can the GOP’s Capitol Hill “Leaders” Get Any Lower?

Conservatives are used to getting attacked by the GOP establishment; indeed it was a badge of honor to most conservative activists when back in 2013 John McCain called Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and Rep. Justin Amash “whacko birds” for standing up for conservative principles in opposition to confirming John Brennan as Obama’s CIA Director.

Sen. Ted CruzBut the latest attack on Senator Cruz by establishment Senators John Cornyn, Orrin Hatch and Lamar Alexander is a new low for the Republican establishment, because they are not attacking Cruz over a policy disagreement – they are attacking him for telling the truth.

On Friday, Senator Cruz in a dramatic and in some ways historic speech said of Senate Majority Leader McConnell “…We now know that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment that he is willing to say things that he knows are false…”

That’s right. Ted Cruz told the truth about Mitch McConnell’s lies about his corrupt deal with the Democrats to revive the Export-Import Bank – the corrupt remnant of the New Deal beloved by K Street lobbyists and major influence peddling corporations like Boeing and GE – so Cornyn, Hatch and Alexander attack him, not Mitch McConnell.

Frankly, we think Cruz put it all too delicately, but Senate “decorum” does not allow for calling another Senator a liar.

It does, however, protect lying, as many others have pointed out in the case of Senator Harry Reid and his self-acknowledged lie about Mitt Romney not paying any taxes for ten years.

But we think that the real reason Cornyn, Hatch and Alexander went after Cruz was not so much his calling out of McConnell for lying about reviving the Ex-Im Bank – it was about another bit of truth-telling that was buried in Cruz’s remarks.

Said Senator Cruz:

“We've had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for about six months. What has that majority done? First thing we did, in December, is we came back and passed a $1 trillion ‘cromnibus' plan filled with pork and corporate welfare. That was the very first thing we did. Then this Republican majority voted to fund Obamacare, voted to fund President Obama's unconstitutional executive amnesty. And then leadership rammed through the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Madam President, which of those decisions would be one iota different if Harry Reid were still majority leader? Not a one. Not a one. This Senate operates exactly the same -- the same priorities…”

“It's not that this majority doesn't get things done. It does get things done, but it listens to one and only one voice. That is the voice of the Washington Cartel, of the lobbyists on K Street, of the big money and big corporations…”

“This institution, the majority and minority leader, arm-in-arm again, should not team up against the American taxpayers. It's why our children are going bankrupt...”

What really got Ted Cruz in trouble was not calling Mitch McConnell a liar – everyone in Washington already knows McConnell is a liar – what got Cruz in trouble with DC’s inside operators was telling the truth about how Capitol Hill works.

And that it doesn’t make “one iota” of difference if Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell is Majority Leader, because the same players are going to be behind the scenes calling the shots and plundering the public fisc to enrich their multi-billion dollar corporate paymasters with “green energy” grants, Ex-Im Bank loans and other legalized corruption.

And yes, that is why our children are going bankrupt.

Lying to the American people is never acceptable, yet it has become so commonplace among Washington’s ruling elite that three prominent Members of the United States Senate, Senators Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander and John Cornyn, actually took to the Senate Floor to criticize Ted Cruz for being “uncivil” and violating the Senate rules of decorum.

Something is disastrously wrong in the Republican Party if its leaders lie to the American people, and three of its top-ranking Senators are willing to go to the Floor of the United States Senate and defend the liar. We urge you to join us in standing with Senator Ted Cruz against the lies – and the liars – that are enriching the Washington Cartel and destroying this country.

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Remember Representative Preston Brooks

What we need to understand now more than ever is that what Congressman Harold "Trey" Gowdy and Senator Rafael "Ted" Cruz have in common, besides (finally!) real conservative GOP brass cajones, is some prosecutorial teeth sharpened as state attorney & solicitor general’s respectively and their experience in dealing with the criminal class. A class that now predominates in Washington, DC to the point that it is no longer possible to distinguish Rhinos from Jack Asses as they collectively loot Main Street for K Street with the collusion of Wall Street. McConnell, Cornyn, Hatch and Alexander, and others of their slimy ilk, are merely masquerading as “leaders.” The entire senior GOP leadership in both houses supposedly running Congress are running plays according to the Obama playbook; and getting away with it time and time again. Perhaps a replay of the caning of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the US Congress by Representative Preston Brooks, which nearly killed Brooks, are exactly what senior leaders like McConnell, Cornyn, Hatch and Alexander should be getting rather than simply being exposed for what they are; slimy lying professional politicians beholden to special interests, money and self preservation. Sadly, Mark Twain’s 1906 comment that “To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government and the sure and gradual deterioration of the public morals,” today must be interpreted as the “one party” being today’s political criminal class whether they are Rhinos or Jack Asses.

What goes on behind closed doors?

A tiny clique of insiders hold a closed door meeting to keep out the reporters. They get used to all attendees obeying the secret rules. They EXPECT everyone in attendance to obey the rules. Anyone who ventures outside the rules is viewed as a traitor. They don't expect a purported insider to become a reporter. Karma? LOL.

Republican cat-fight in Senate

It should come as no surprise the House Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader are pathetic losers. They both have a long history of going along to get along and standing for nothing in particular. So, when Cruz calls his Leader out as a liar, he is only attempting to score political points and hiding the fact that he and every other Senate Republican voted for him knowing he lacked even an ounce of courage or conviction. The Stupid Party deserves the title.

Defending liars is not exactly civil

What is ironic is that Hatch is a practicing Mormon (as opposed to Harry Reid who claims to be a Mormon but doesn't practice). That religion teaches that a person's personal behavior determines their reward in the next life. Hatch is, by the standards of his own faith system, putting his very soul at risk by defending McConnell's lies.

And let's not forget that Hatch told some whoppers himself when he was soliciting Mark Levin's endorsement. Levin has never forgiven Hatch for lying to his face about his positions going into the last election cycle.

Thank you, Senator Cruz

It appears the majority leader and three senior senators have the arrogance of professor Jonathan Gruber. We are NOT stupid - We the People are NOT ignorant - what is becoming more obvious with each passing day is the fact that we are sick and tired of the Republican establishment ignoring us. I am ready to open my window and yell I WON'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! WE are what makes America great, it is NOT because of the elected officials in fact, WE are doing so IN SPITE of the elected officials in Washington! They throw roadblock after roadblock into the progress we could make just to prove to themselves how powerful they are. Any Republican in Congress who fails to step up for the Constitution and the values of our founding fathers needs to step aside IMMEDIATELY and allow others to guide this ship of state on a true course toward greatness once again.

My message is - STEP DOWN NOW if you can't listen to the American voters!

Whores at the Circus

You make some excellent points. Our pols, almost all, but not the handful of truth tellers truth-tellers including Cruz, are little more than paid political whores at the circus with an oval office ringmaster who lies as much if not more than the whores. Have we become something like Somalia, but with a flatscreen in every living room? Sometimes, considering the current players, it seems so.