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Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Politics | 7 comments

Republicans go back to war against… who? this time? (Ted Cruz)

John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri

John Darkow, Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri

Republicans go back to war against… who? this time?

…Ted Cruz. One of their own.

Greg Sargent reports that Peter King, the Republican rep from New York, “predicts the Texas Senator will try do this all again in a few months, and crucially, he points out that it’s on the non-crazy Republicans to prevent this from happening”:

“He’s going to be coming back, rewriting history, saying, ‘We were on the verge of victory back in October, and we could have won if we’d just stayed in there another week.’ And he’s going to have phone calls being made, and he’s going to have town hall meetings. And he’s going to have all those support groups out there, threatening to downgrade people on their scorecards and all that stuff.” […]

“I think it’s important for people in the Republican Party around the country not to just come in at the end and say, ‘Congress was dysfunctional,’ or ‘Congress screwed up.’ That’s too easy to do,” King said. “Say who it was. Because it wasn’t Congress. it was one person who was able to steamroll Congress and unless we target him for what he is, he’s going to do it again. So I’m hoping other Republicans will join me and start going after this guy, and say we’re not going to let it happen again.” …WaPo

Greg Sargent thinks the Cruz problem will resurface. Maybe there aren’t enough “non-crazies” among elected Republicans to stop the Senator. For the Republicans, the sooner Cruz is reined in, the better.

But not for Democrats.

Cross-posted from Prairie Weather

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