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The Cruz Blues

Oct. 11, 2013

According to analysis by the Wall Street Journal, when Sen. Ted Cruz unwittingly derailed the conservative House CR strategy, he may have boosted his political capital, but the shutdown is taking a heavy toll on House Republicans. According to the Journal, the shutdown eclipsed Obama's IRS, Benghazi and Syrian scandals, enabled him to get back on the offensive, and has Republicans on the run. For example, in July, Republicans had a 12-point lead with independents. Now Demos lead by nine. And the GOP's favorability rating has dropped by 10 points to 28%. Additionally, Philip Klein in the conservative Washington Examiner, details how Cruz undermined the Republican negotiations. Read Thomas Sowell's assessment of Ted Cruz's failed tactics. Part one and Part Two.

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4 Comments

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, Ky said:

All this with thew Presidents approval rating at 37%. Yeah OK.

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 7:48 AM

Steve in SD (out in the great alone) said:

Why the Hell is a poll with UNKNOWN respondents of any import what so ever?

We are overrun with meaningless crap, touting spurious accuracy as fact.

Remember Benghazi! I will forever

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Jeffrey Allenby in CT said:

The article you linked to "how cruz undermined" doesn't even mention Cruz. Doesn't imply Cruz. Doesn't even mention the senate. Yet, PP automatically jumps to Cruz. Secondly, that same article blames republicans for being "uncompromising". Really? I think that's a misrepresentation of history and as such, I would think PP would not want to premise their commentary on erroneous historical record. The ONLY party willing to compromise was the republicans. They would have been much better off standing at funding all of government, an omnibus to start, but piecemeal if Dems refuse, and then make the case, AS A UNITED FRONT, that Obama and Reid are refusing to fund government. The reason Obama and Reid refused to budge is because they had saw the split in the republican party and knew that if they don't budge, that split would only increase. Shame on McCain, McConnell, and the other moderates, the real saboteurs of the House efforts, who have no idea how to negotiate.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Jeffrey Allenby in CT replied:

meant to say: "...better off standing at funding all of government EXCEPT OBAMACARE....

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM