Ted Cruz Tells the Real Story about John Boehner and Washington, D.C.


By / 1 October 2015

“You don’t have to win every fight. You don’t have to fight every fight. But you do have to stand for something.”   — Ted Cruz

On Tuesday Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) suffered through a humbling set of events after speaking to his colleagues in the Senate. His fellow Republicans in the Senate joined with Democrats to stymie his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. See, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is currently working hard to fund the government without openly attacking Planned Parenthood…which sure makes it seem like he’s working for the opposition. So, on Tuesday Cruz tried to force the issue by calling for a vote on the matter… it’s at this point when his colleagues joined together to shout him down, denying him a vote. (Only Mike Lee (R-UT) sided with Cruz in the effort.) What’s odd is that such a measure is usually granted without a second thought as it is seen as a courtesy that the Senators should lend each other.

Why would the Senate join together against Senator Cruz’s effort? Because it would put them all on record as either having voted for or having voted against even trying to defund Planned Parenthood… and they couldn’t have that stain on their record.

More and more, it is beginning to seem that there are very few people in Washington, D.C. who actually care about what the voters want.

It’s against that backdrop that Senator Cruz delivered an epic speech explaining what is really happening in Washington, D.C. and giving Americans the truth about why John Boehner (R-OH) was resigning as Speaker of the House.

Let’s start with Boehner:

“The speaker of the House, John Boehner, announced he was going to resign. And there was a lot of speculation in the media why the speaker of the House resigned. … I’m going to tell you why…

In this instance, there were too many ‘Republicans lead the Democrats’ than lead the Republican party. I believe if Speaker Boehner had done that … that he would have lost his speakership. A member of the House had introduced a motion to vacate the chair. Because House Republicans were fed up with their leader not leading.

So Speaker Boehner faced a conundrum. If he does what he and [Senate] Leader [Mitch] McConnell promised, he would have lost his job. And so what did he do? He announced that he is resigning as speaker and resigning as a member of Congress. That is unsurprising. But it also telegraphs the deal he just cut. It’s a deal to surrender and join with the Democrats. Notice he said he’s going to stay a month. He’s going to stay a month in order to join with the Democrats and fund Barack Obama’s priorities.”

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ted-cruz-john-boehnerOh. Snap. His colleagues in Congress may not like him, but I LOVE Senator Cruz. It’s not just me either, if you poll grassroots conservatives what you’ll see is that Ted Cruz remains one of the most popular members of Congress. Isn’t that amazing? Congress is immensely unpopular and they hate Cruz. Cruz is very popular and he hates Congres…

Over at the Federalist Ben Domenech offers a similar assessment to the one that Cruz gave.

From the Federalist:

Let’s be clear about one thing: John Boehner quit because he was going to get fired. It’s all fine and dandy to describe the Speaker as an “institutionalist” – a word we have not heard so frequently used since the Beltwaysplaining of Chief John Roberts – but if Boehner is, he was an institutionalist about to be rejected by the institution (or by the slimmest of chances, sustained as Speaker only by the good graces of the opposing party). Under Boehner’s leadership, the institutional standing of the Republican Congress has crumbled to record lows. He departs as the least popular Speaker in three decades. The idea that this approach was one designed to appeal to some higher purpose is simply laughable. One does not fall on a sword when your head is already in the guillotine.

But Cruz didn’t stop with John Boehner; he went on to tell the “real story of what is happening in Washington.”

See the full transcript at Conservative HQ:

“Mr. President, there is a reason the American people are fed up with Washington. There is a reason the American people are frustrated. The frustration is not simply mild or passing or ephemeral. It is volcanic. Over and over again, the American people go to the ballot box, over and over again, the American people rise up and say the direction we’re going doesn’t make sense. We want change. Over and over again, the American people win elections. In 2010, a tidal wave election. In 2014, a tidal wave election. And yet, nothing changes in Washington.  

Mr. President, I’d like to share with you and the American people the real story of what is happening in Washington. Why is it that our leaders cannot stop bankrupting this country, cannot stop the assault on our constitutional rights, cannot stop America’s retreat from leadership in the world? It’s a very simple dynamic when you have two sides allegedly in a political battle. One side that is relentlessly, unshakably committed to its principles, and the other side that reflexively surrenders at the outset. The outcome is fore other detained.  

I will give President Obama and the Senate Democrats credit. They believe in principles of big government. They believe in this relentless assault on our constitutional rights, and they are willing to crawl over broken glass with a knife between their teeth to fight for those principles. Unfortunately, leadership on my side of the aisle does not demonstrate the same commitment to principles…” 

Check out this awesome exit quote…

“You don’t have to win every fight. You don’t have to fight every fight. But you do have to stand for something.”   — Ted Cruz

We need more Ted Cruz’s in Washington and fewer John Boehner’s and Mitch McConnell’s. Take heart Senator Cruz, even if your colleagues in Congress don’t like you, millions of conservatives across the country sure do. We stand with you, Senator Cruz. We will join you in this fight and we will help you bear the burdens that come from waging a war for liberty, morality, justice and common sense. Please, keep fighting for us.

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During the primary season of 2012, Senator

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 50%

was expecting millions in establishment cash to propel Texas’ Lt. Governor David Dewhurst to the United States Senate. Dewhurst, in McConnell’s mind, would be another political asset for him, in his decades-long dream to become Senate Majority Leader. Dewhurst looked and acted the part. McConnell envisioned Dewhurst would become part of the establishment in the U.S. Senate and most importantly, someone who would never stand up to McConnell or confront the failed status quo.

But on July 31, 2012, conservative grassroots voters in Texas had a different idea. Those Texans were truly ahead of the curve; they already knew what millions now know so well – that Washington is broken and that Americans are being lied to by career politicians like Mitch McConnell. Those courageous voters listened to

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96%

Cruz’s message of speaking truth to power and sent him to the United States Senate. This was certainly a historic election for anti-establishment forces. However, no one could have foreseen just how critically important it would turn out to be.

Fast-forward to the summer of 2015. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz has made good on his core promise to be the voice that would hold the Washington cartel accountable. Cruz has become the one elected official in Washington who will reliably call out the establishment every time it breaks a promise or kicks our nation’s biggest problems down the road for another day. And Mitch McConnell is tired of it. In fact, McConnell is so tired of Cruz’s courage and honesty, he appears determined to use every parliamentary tactic available to deny Ted Cruz time on the Senate floor to debate the important issues facing our country.

McConnell’s personal vendetta against Cruz has taken center stage once again this week, and it’s clear that McConnell has abandoned standing up for conservative Republican values or fighting Obama’s leftwing agenda in order to destroy Ted Cruz.  The Republican Leader in the Senate should make President Obama defend those atrocious Planned Parenthood videos and force him to veto the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But Mitch McConnell thinks it’s a better idea to attack Ted Cruz. The Republican Congress should not pass any legislation that busts the budget caps. But Mitch McConnell will come up with a reason to bust the caps and attack Ted Cruz for standing on principle. The Republican Congress should make President Obama veto the repeal of Obamacare, border security, and countless other conservative policies the American people expect this Congress to deal with. Instead, Mitch McConnell and his leadership team appear poised to enact every letter of President Obama’s agenda just to spite Ted Cruz. Mitch McConnell is melting down.

McConnell has grown completely out of touch with the American people during his three decades in Washington. Even in the face of conservative grassroots activists driving House Speaker

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 35%

from power for losing touch with voters, McConnell’s cynical instincts tell him to dig in and reject the very ideals that made him majority leader.

Ted Cruz is running for President with a very clear message. He wants to be the President who will finally take on the Washington cartel that Mitch McConnell presides over. Cruz is well-positioned to go the distance in his bid for the Republican nomination. But, if Senator Cruz doesn’t find himself at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, he will be returning to the Senate as the most powerful conservative in America. Either way, Mitch McConnell is on notice – the days of honoring himself and his power will soon come to an end.

Bye, Bye Boehner. Hello, McCarthy?

Published on Oct 1, 2015

Rep. John Boehner is stepping down as Speaker of the House, and Rep Kevin McCarthy is expected to replace him. Will McCarthy be any better?

Why? Because it became clear that he was on board with – climate change (new religion) – Common Core – Universal Healthcare – along with “the establishment” the UN and ‘other’ world leaders.

Newt Gingrich wrote an excellent article in his newsletter explaining how and why Republicans are all RINOs because the leadership purchase their loyalty with fundraising, committee assignments and speaking engagements. Therefore, the greater majority of Repubs become RINOs because it is the RINOs who provide all the perks when elections roll around. My question then is any Republican, other than Ted Cruz, in any way loyal to the Conservative base or even the Constitution itself?

Boehner failed because he never took a risk. The only way to gain is to take risk. And he’s not a conservative to begin with.

Trey Gowdy for speaker! He’s done a great job keeping #HillaryForPrisoner over the heat with very little support.

GUTIERREZ: Obamacare for 11m illegals!

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By David Eldridge

Rep Luis V. Gutiérrez, one of Congress’ most outspoken advocates for immigrants, on Wednesday called for expanding the Affordable Care Act to cover all of the estimated 11 million undocumented migrants in the United States.

“The goal is to make integration and inclusion real for millions of families that are locked out under current law,” the Illinois Democrat said in a floor speech introducing his proposed legislation.

Gutierrez, D-Ill., speaks during a House Democrats' news conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to discuss plans to educate immigrant communities for the implementation of the executive actions on immigration announced by President Obama in November. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“As it stands right now, undocumented immigrants are not subject to the individual mandate and cannot buy into health insurance exchanges even if they use their own money.  My legislation will change that.  It says that we stand for inclusion.”

Citing last week’s papal address to Congress (the pope repeatedly urged U.S. lawmakers to follow “the Golden Rule”), Gutiérrez said: “Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you means moving forward with no restrictions on which brother and sister and neighbor we think of as ‘eligible’ or ‘deserving.’”

The Gutiérrez legislation faces long odds in the House, where proposals to overhaul immigration have been stymied by Republicans who insist the federal government must first address holes in border security.


Published on Sep 30, 2015

Washington (CNN) | Claiming to target ISIS, Russia conducted its first airstrikes in Syria, while U.S. officials expressed serious doubts Wednesday about what the true intentions behind the move may be.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, warplanes targeted eight ISIS positions, including arms, transportation, communications and control positions.