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If tea party firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz has his way, a Republican takeover of the Senate after Tuesday’s midterm elections would give rise to an aggressive new GOP, empowering the party to go on the offensive against President Barack Obama and ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Ted Cruz vows aggressive new direction if GOP takes Senate | MSNBC

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Should Republicans gain control of the Senate from Democrats after the elections on Tuesday, Cruz said the first task should be a series of hearings on Obama, “looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the regulatory abuse, the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration,” the Post reported. Senators, he added, should be as aggressive as their counterparts in the House in trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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Asked whether he would support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as Majority leader, Cruz declined to endorse the Kentucky Republican, which could signal a strategy to expand his influence in the Senate as he considers a campaign for president in 2016.
So they will try to impeach Obama, and Cruz will play the Eric Cantor roll. Interesting...


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Cruz’s larger ambitions were also on display last week, when he took a direct swing at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He implied Bush would lose if he decides to run for president in 2016. Cruz – who presents a radical alternative to more mainstream possibilities like Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – has implied that nominating a moderate GOP leader in the next presidential election would be dangerous for the party.

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Esquire magazine last month interviewed 90 members of the House and Senate and asked them to identify problems in Congress. Members on both sides of the aisle agreed that Cruz is an issue. When the U.S. Supreme Court in October declined to take up same-sex marriage cases in multiple states by putting the responsibility on lower courts, most of the GOP leadership remained silent. Cruz, in typical fashion, called the highest court’s choice “judicial activism at its worst.”

Sen. Ted Cruz vows aggressive new direction if GOP takes Senate | MSNBC

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People walk in front of moving cars every day. We can hope.
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WOW mikeyy I didn't think you could get any lower than you are, and here you are hoping for Cruz to die.

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don't cry. It was a joke/

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Obama announces his intention to bypass Congress in the SOTUS and orders millions of green cards printed for executive amnesty but Cruz announcing plans to rally Congress to repeal Obamacare is too extreme.

More moderate, mild mannered Republican nominees have lost to Democrat hard core ideologues in the last 2 presidential elections. It is easy to see the fear motivating the smear Cruz campaign already underway. As a Latino he ought to know his place on the Democrat plantation.
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In the last 12 months, the senate has passed virtually nothing. Since the Senate is controlled by the Democratic leadership, how is Ted Cruz a problem?

The new direction under the GOP would be to get some things passed.

Modification of Obamacare is on the long list. But energy and tax code change are on the short list. Once the economy is actually growing on it's own, and not from digital money from the Fed, then we can, as a nation, expect the Congress to address the issues of Obamacare. And the deficit, and foreign policy, and national security, and the military shortfalls resulting for 6 years of abuse by the White House.

President Erkel can write all the EO's he wants, spend forever at the SCOTUS trying to engineer his vision of what America should become, but without Reid blocking legislations to the contrary, the Congress will simple defund the president's efforts.

It will no longer be the GOP hoping for an audience with the Pope. His majesty will have to work with the Congress or nothing on his agenda will get done.

We currently find the administration bragging about 3.4% GDP ( an inflation the result of the Fed printing money) and unemployment of 5.9%. Both lackluster numbers for which GWB would have been tarred and feathered. Let us hope we can have a Congress, and perhaps a president, more concerned about the health and wealth of the nation as a whole and not the interests of their voting base.

Or their faculty lounge buddies.
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In the last 12 months, the senate has passed virtually nothing. Since the Senate is controlled by the Democratic leadership, how is Ted Cruz a problem?

The new direction under the GOP would be to get some things passed.

Modification of Obamacare is on the long list. But energy and tax code change are on the short list. Once the economy is actually growing on it's own, and not from digital money from the Fed, then we can, as a nation, expect the Congress to address the issues of Obamacare. And the deficit, and foreign policy, and national security, and the military shortfalls resulting for 6 years of abuse by the White House.

President Erkel can write all the EO's he wants, spend forever at the SCOTUS trying to engineer his vision of what America should become, but without Reid blocking legislations to the contrary, the Congress will simple defund the president's efforts.

It will no longer be the GOP hoping for an audience with the Pope. His majesty will have to work with the Congress or nothing on his agenda will get done.

We currently find the administration bragging about 3.4% GDP ( an inflation the result of the Fed printing money) and unemployment of 5.9%. Both lackluster numbers for which GWB would have been tarred and feathered. Let us hope we can have a Congress, and perhaps a president, more concerned about the health and wealth of the nation as a whole and not the interests of their voting base.

Or their faculty lounge buddies.
The President as shown by his inability and disinterest in dealing with the House will burrow deeper into rule by royal decree. Assuming Republicans control Congress it will be interesting to see if they send a series of bills to forcing Democrats to cast a vote for unpopular laws like Obamacare or they endorse creating an imperial Presidency.

Most likely establishment Republicans will simply opt for go along, get along policies not challenging the Democrats.
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