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The First Cracks

By 10.28.13

Some Democrats are beginning to break their oath of silence as Obamacare crumbles.
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Ted Cruz Goes on Offense

By 10.25.13

Ted Cruz is unbowed.

The Texas Senator, speaking at The American Spectator’s annual Washington gala Wednesday evening, was nothing if not resolute in his attacks on the disaster that has become Obamacare.

“Should we have fought this fight?” he asked, his resounding yes coming by way of citing the differences between the way the disaster of Obamacare is perceived in Washington and out in the country. “If you get out of Washington there’s no ambiguity” on the question, Cruz said.

“This thing isn’t working. It is a disaster and a disaster that is hurting people right now…. On the merits Obamacare isn’t working.”

Cruz came out swinging against his GOP Establishment critics in the Senate and elsewhere, and was fearless in taking on his critics. Saying among things that when his opponents in the GOP said their disagreement with him was on “tactics” — and he asked for their tactics -- the response that came back was the sound of “crickets chirping.”

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Shutdown Swan Song

By 10.17.13

For serious Republicans, yesterday's agreement couldn't have turned out worse.
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America’s Political Seesaw

By 10.16.13

It affects both parties as they maneuver to balance their presidential and congressional prerogatives.
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Jersey Shores Up

By 10.14.13

Wednesday’s special election could signal big changes for New Jersey.

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Jersey Shores Up

By 10.14.13

Wednesday’s special election could signal big changes for New Jersey.
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Peter King’s Political Fraud

By 10.10.13

Senator Ted Cruz is a “fraud" and a "medicine man selling goods he knows are phony goods." -- New York Republican Congressman Peter King.

So.

Is New York Republican Congressman Peter King a political fraud?

What exactly is the endgame for GOP moderates?

What is the strategy for Ted Cruz’s GOP opponents when it comes to the age old GOP mantra of limited government?

Having raised the question repeatedly about Senator Cruz, (in the words of one brave anonymous GOP senator, “Cruz doesn’t have a strategy -– he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the endgame was”) it’s time to turn the tables and ask of the Cruz critics: What next in your supposed fight for limited government? What is your “endgame,” your “strategy”?

Or are the Cruz/Lee GOP critics themselves just selling “snake oil” (in the words of the anonymous senator again to the Republican/conservative base)? 

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