Ted Cruz Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan Hackles

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Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, sat silent and satisfied in the corner of the chamber — his voice lost to laryngitis — as he absorbed what he had wrought in his mere seven weeks of Senate service.

Mr. Hagel, a former senator from Mr. Cruz’s own party, was about to be the victim of the first filibuster of a nominee to lead the Pentagon. The blockade was due in no small part to the very junior senator’s relentless pursuit of speeches, financial records or any other documents with Mr. Hagel’s name on them going back at least five years. Some Republicans praised the work of the brash newcomer, but others joined Democrats in saying that Mr. Cruz had gone too far.

Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.

 

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and maybe thats not a bad thing,,,most of the elected officials in this country are socialist/communists...that is not what this country is about..go get em i say..

 Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism. If it was McCarthyism, Boxer would be one of first on the commie list.

I would rather have McCarthyism than Obamaism!

I just wish that McCarthy had been able to finish what he started. 

Well, the media always thinks that if is not their way is the highway. I hate to break to them, but that is how the truth is brought to light. These senators have dirt on themselves.  The mayority are taking legal payola, so that they can perpetually continue on their seats. That is why it takes a new comer to ask deep probing questions. 

We need more Congressmen likeTed Cruz who have backbone, and won't cringe when a Barbra Boxer makes a fool of herself with name calling.  It strikes me that only the Texans seem to have strong leaders in Congress like Cruz and Stockman.  Also, cudos to Rand Paul of Kentuckey.  None of the wimp RINOS from the NE can even hold up thir own trousers.  What's up with that?

"They'll" get to this new senator and pay him off or threaten him and he'll fall into line just like the rest of the chicken s#*t GOP. We have an ILLEGAL running this Country into the ground and nobody in the government is doing a thing about it.

Sen's Rand Paul and  Ted Cruz are patriots!  Let's hope that they can handle the Heat when the illegal thug in the wh, Obutthead and his henchmen start applying pressure, Chicago-style.  We've already seen what they can do to the likes of Boehner, Issa and Justice Roberts.  We The People are going to be needing solid leadership to go along with our military constituents (Constitutional Patriots like Gen. Boykin, Gen Vallele, Lt. Col. West and North,etc.) when this civil war breaks out.

I will really laugh when Texas and a few other states that have the guts enough to seceed from this so called union now and start their own country based on the bill of rights and constitution and leave the liberals enough rope to hang themselves as a government

The republican astablishment is no better than the democrat astablishment they are both full of old scum bags who have been in office to long they don't care about the people or our country all they care about is themselves and holding on to there positions so they can continue to rape and steal from the American people the new congressman and senators who are conservative are our only chance no one should be able to stay longer than four years butt I think it's to late to much damage has been done now we need to start over and clean out the scum no republicans no democrats like our founding fathers warned us about just representatives for the people who they are supposed to represent

This is why we need more new people with a fresh ways of looking at things !!!

YES AND IF YOU REMEMBER MCCHARTY WAS THE ONLY ONE IN THE SENATE THAT WOULD STAND UP AND SAY HEY WE HAVE COMMUNISTS TRYING TO INFILTRATE AND TAKE OVER THE AMERICAN GOVT.THEY ALL SAID HE WAS CRAZY AND THREW HIM UNDER THE BUS.WELL WELL LOOK WHO HAS COME OUT OF HIDING AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!THE COMMUNISTS THAT WHERE HIDING IN THE CAPITAL UNTILL THEY COULD GET THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER THEIR CONTROL NOW DESTRUCTION IS IN THEIR SITES!

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Another Dem’s Sexual Harassment Settlement

(TeaParty.org) – Just as the American taxpayer was finished reeling from outrage after John Conyers Jr. settled his sexual harassment lawsuit using taxpayer money, another Democrat has been caught in the same dirty act.

Up next is Democratic Congressman Alcee Hastings, accused of harassment and the unwanted touching of Republican staffer Winsome Packer, who was on the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Hastings claims that he was not aware of the settlement and that he is outraged that taxpayer money was used to pay off the staffer.

“This matter was handled solely by the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. At no time was I consulted, nor did I know until after the fact that such a settlement was made,” he said,according to Roll Call. “I am outraged that any taxpayer dollars were needlessly paid to Ms. [Winsome] Packer.”

From Politico:

The lawsuit was filed in 2011 by Judicial Watch, a public interest group. In the lawsuit, a former staffer on the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Packer, alleges she was the victim of “unwelcome sexual advances” and “unwelcome touching” by then-chairman Hastings.

Packer also claimed retaliation by the congressman and his staff director, Fred Turner, who also was named in the suit. The conservative judicial watchdog charged that Packer was unfairly targeted because she was a Republican serving in a commission ruled by Democrats.

This wasn’t the first time that Hastings has had a run in with the law. He was formerly a federal judge in a district court in his home state of Florida. In 1988, he was impeached by the House for bribery and perjury, and was later removed from the bench by the Senate. He was only the sixth federal judge in the history of this country to be removed from the bench by the Senate.

The lawsuit against Hastings in 2011 was filed by Judicial Watch. At the time, Tom Fitton, who still heads Judicial Watch, said the following:

“The allegations against Alcee Hastings as detailed in this complaint are outrageous. For two years Hastings subjected Ms. Packer to a never-ending barrage of unwanted sexual advances. And when Ms. Packer tried, time and again, to put a stop to it, he resorted to threats and intimidation to force her compliance. Even after Hastings’ behavior caused Ms. Packer’s physical collapse, he would not relent. We look forward to holding Alcee Hastings and the other defendants accountable for their unlawful behavior in court.”

Ms. Packer says that she was sexually harassed by Hastings from 2008 to 2010 and that when she complained about it, Hastings and Commission Staff Director Fred Turner made threats against her, including termination.

The news about Hastings comes at the same time that sexual assault allegations have exploded in the Congress, leading to resignations by several of its members. In addition to Conyers’ scandal, Senator Al Franken was accused by several women of grabbing their breasts and butts. There is a picture of Franken cupping the breasts of a woman that had gone on a trip for the USO to entertain the troops. Taxpayers also paid out $84,000 for sexual harassment charges against Republican Blake Farenthold.

Both Conyers and Franken have resigned from the House and Senate respectively. All told, the taxpayers have footed $17 million out in settlements. Judicial Watch and others have filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits to get the complete list of all payouts made on behalf of congressmen and possibly women. What they find out could further shock and outrage Americans, and spark a fire for more reform.

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