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Cruz's brash tactics fracture Senate GOP

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 02:15

Never mind Democrats, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has his own party picking sides. His 21-hour ''faux''-libuster exhilarated conservatives, says Prof. John Sides, but he's alienating senior Republicans he needs to succeed in the Senate.

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I want a competitive marketplace where healthcare is accessible is affordable where and where people have jobs so they can get health insurance and obamacare. Is what's denying health insurance to millions of Americans. So what Pressman senator sometimes are advised to. Be quiet keep their head down work hard but crews just doesn't want. Do that I think he really wants to to -- faster push harder. His main allies obviously there are are conservatives. And particularly the younger. Conservatives this just -- Mr. rubio. Mr. Paul. Mr. Roberts. Yeah. Thus far. -- primary antagonists. Some of the more moderate or more senior members. The Republican senate office those are clearly people who have been here dictated by his behavior in a sense of publicly. Yeah. Mr. McCain. Mr. green. Mr. McConnell. Yeah mr. Corcoran Pacific cruise is a very tough place to be to get along in this and it needs to play by the rules and norms of the senate. Try to get along with colleagues who are not as conservative as he has but. He's always gonna face this pressure from the conservative faction of the party that helped elevated. -- -- Look at extraordinary. Opposition within the party anger within the party towards Barack Obama. It might seem like a moment to capitalize on that sentiment and try to become you know the best representation of that sentiment which of course would not mean playing -- between mean. Being willing to ruffle feathers that to me seems to be the strategic move he's trying to make -- he's positioning himself between sixteen I don't think that's enough. Again I think they're going to be concerns about whether. And substance you know goes too far represented something that at least some swing voters ultimately attack.

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Cruz's brash tactics fracture Senate GOP

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 02:15