Saturday, July 25, 2015

ICONIC: Cruz EXPOSES McConnell LIES as 'Washington Cartel' of cronyism on the Senate floor! (ADDENDUMS)

"Like St. Peter, he repeated it three times. ... I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie. ... What we saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over again, was a simple lie. ... If the majority leader is willing to lie to 54 Republicans to their face, when is he willing to do so again?"
Keep calling these LIARS out, Ted, especially the leadership! On the Export-Import Bank, on TPA (which we finally get the scoop on what really went down there), on corporatists and cronyism, on the Iran deal, on Obamacare, on Planned Parenthood, on EVERY DAMN THING, Sen. Cruz ran through the litany of lies from the GOP leadership. And besides simply calling out McConnell for the liar that we've all come to know him as, Cruz blows the shady back-room dealing doors off of SO MUCH here...
"There is a profound disappointment among the American people, because we keep winning elections, and then we keep getting leaders who don't do ANYTHING they promised."
"There are a host of priorities that the voters who elected you and me...they want other things, they have other priorities, but those are not the priorities of Republican leadership. Sadly today, we have government of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist and for the lobbyist. That is not how the United States Senate is supposed to operate."
HELL YEAH! When they act as quislings enabling the statists (or worse, just like Democrats!), you gotta call them on it...and what's more perfect than doing it on the Senate floor!
AP: In a stunning attack on a leader of his own party, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him and said he couldn’t be trusted.

At issue are assurances Cruz claimed McConnell, R-Ky., had given that there was no deal to allow a vote to renew the federal Export-Import Bank – a little-known federal agency that has become a rallying cry for conservatives. Cruz rose to deliver his remarks moments after McConnell had lined up a vote on the Export-Import Bank for coming days.

“It saddens me to say this. I sat in my office, I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted based on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us,” Cruz said.

“What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie.”

A spokesman said McConnell would have no response. The majority leader was not on the Senate floor when Cruz issued his attack.
Of course he wasn't. And how could he respond? He flat-out LIED! Cruz is absolutely right, this Senate under McConnell operates exactly the same as under Reid, all under the direction of the corporate lobbyist of the crony capitalists. No damn different than left-wing special interests.

Sen. Cruz talked about this deceptive-led cronyism yesterday morning with Rush...

...and Friday evening with Levin...
On Friday’s Mark Levin Show: We’re facing perilous times in this country and don’t have any more time for intellectually and politically corrupt politicians like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. The ruling class in Washington attacks any person that dares to speak out and speak up, like Sen. Ted Cruz, a man with integrity surrounded by corruption. He is the only Senator willing to call out McConnell for lying to the Senate time after time and stand up to the Republican establishment. McConnell is doing everything he can to revive the Export-import bank after explicitly saying he wouldn’t. If a GOP-controlled Congress can’t get rid of an FDR relic like Ex-Im bank, what good are they? Mark is joined by Sen. Ted Cruz to expand on his comments against McConnell and the state of our Senate.

What other Senator, or ANY supposed representative of the people for that matter, has stood up to this crony leadership on behalf of We The People? NONE! Except THIS STATESMAN.


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ADDENDUM: A rare Sunday session of the Senate, not for anything particular, other than to castigate Cruz for daring to tell the truth!
TRS: Ted Cruz defended himself today in a special session against charges that he broke rule 19 of the Senate rules by calling Mitch McConnell a liar about what he promised to him personally...

Ted Cruz gave them a lecture on the rules, with a lot of “decorum”:

Politico: “Granting a sufficient second for a roll call vote is done customarily in the United States Senate,” Cruz told reporters. “Denying it is extraordinary, and it was done as a consequence of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell being afraid of this issue.”

He accused McConnell of scheming with Democratic leader Harry Reid.

“To see the so-called Republican leader whip against allowing a vote to defund Planned Parenthood … makes clear that the McConnell-Reid leadership is united in favor of big government,” Cruz charged.
Arm-in-arm, buddy. Of course, all of this falls on deaf ears of McConnell's lieutenants, who scolded him on Sunday...
TR: The rift between conservative and establishment Republicans in the Senate grew over the weekend after Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor Friday of telling fellow Republicans a "flat-out lie" about a "special deal." Three Republican Senators lined up in a rare Sunday session to rebuke Cruz for "squabbling and sanctimony."

Just after McConnell worked out a vote on renewing the hotly debated Export-Import Bank, which conservatives decry as promoting crony capitalism, Cruz took the Senate floor to condemn the Majority Leader for lying to fellow Senators:

"Not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie," Cruz said. "It saddens me to say this. I sat in my office, I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie."

Cruz expanded on the context of McConnell's "flat-out lie" on the Rush Limbaugh show Friday. "Back when we were having the fight over trade promotion authority, I asked Mitch McConnell directly if he had cut a deal to reauthorize this cronyism and corporate welfare in order to try to get the votes," Cruz said, "and he looked at me, he looked at all 54 Republican senators, and he said flat-out, 'There is no deal. There is no deal. There is no deal.'"

McConnell denied having had to work out a "special deal" to bring the Export-Import Bank to a vote, saying there was enough support for it to happen on its own despite his opposition.

Meanwhile in the session Sunday, three Republican Senators—Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and John Cornyn (Texas)—denounced Cruz for bringing "campaign trail" rhetoric to the Senate floor.

"Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated in other venues and perhaps on the campaign trail, but they have no place among colleagues in the United States Senate," said Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the Senate’s president pro tempore.

"The Senate floor has even become a place where senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them … and impugn their character in blatant disregard for Senate rules," said Hatch. "Such misuses of the Senate floor must not be tolerated."

Cruz responded to Hatch by saying that while he agreed that civility was important in Congress, "Speaking the truth about actions is entirely consistent with civility."
Folks, guys like Hatch, Alexander and Cornyn are the problem with the GOP. Statesmen like Cruz, which are far and few, are the solution.

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ADDENDUM II: In case there was any doubt that McConnell lied to Cruz, let this put it not at ease, but to rest...

PJMedia: Sean Hannity says that three senators confirmed Ted Cruz’s account of a conversation he had with Senate Majority Liar Leader Mitch McConnell about a possible deal with Democrats about the Export-Import Bank. You may recall that Cruz blasted McConnell on the Senate floor for saying there was no deal, while there clearly was one.

Although other Republicans have attacked Cruz for telling the truth — without denying his account of the conversation, by the way — a few have come out in support of him. Senator Mike Lee has been willing to go on record to confirm Cruz’s account.

Sadly, he’s the only one. Hannity says that two others confirmed the story, but they wish to remain anonymous. This is what he said when Cruz appeared on his radio show recently:
I got to be honest, I stood up and cheered when you did all this because I feel that the Republican Party in Congress, I think Republican governors have been far more bold, the Republican Congress has been weak, and timid and unwilling to fight on very key issues… Here’s the question that nobody in the media wants to ask but I’ve been asking and that is, did Mitch McConnell make you the promise that you said he made? Now, Mike Lee says he did, and two senators, two of your fellow senators told me privately that, in fact, yes they heard three times Mitch McConnell say that to you. That there was no deal made but they don’t want so say it publicly.
This leaves little doubt about the truth of Cruz’s statements. What’s more important, though, is the utter lack of courage from his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. Think about this: 50 senators don’t have the courage to speak out about this issue, and of the four (including Cruz) who do, two are so afraid of McConnell’s leadership team that they don’t dare do so publicly.

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