GOP Senate Mob Leader goes after Ted Cruz and Mike Lee behind closed doors.
Things have come to a head between the grassroots and the GOP establishment behind the scenes. It was bound to occur. We have penetrated their bubble and they are feeling the pinch. Thanks to courageous Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and the steadfast patriotism of Sarah Palin, Rinos are being exposed for who they are: greedy sellouts who only care about themselves.
We finally know who was behind the vicious attacks at recent meetings on ObamaCare, at least we know who started them. Mike Lee mentioned it on Friday without naming names, but he said the truth would come out eventually.
“It was an all-out attack against Ted Cruz and me,” he continued. “It was unflattering. It was unfair. It was demeaning. It was demeaning to Sen. Cruz and me, but more than anything, it was demeaning to those who engaged in the attack.” Lee said a number of senators had risen to speak against him and Cruz — “enough that I lost count.”
It did today. And it is explosive! For those who voted for Kelly Ayotte in 2010, you are owed an apology. She agreed to stand on conservative principles and she has disappointed, to say the least. According to this account in the American Spectator, she was angry that he didn’t have a strategy. She was furious and demanding, asking Mr. Cruz to explain his strategy. (By the way, who died and made her leader of the Senate?)
And she was not alone. Guess who joined her in the criticism? Mr. Ron Johnson, Mr. Dan Coats and surprise, surprise, the snooty, sneaky snake, Senator Mitch McConnell whose comments I may cover in another article altogether. There is so much infection it’s hard to keep up with the disease of Rinoceritis.
This is what Mike Lee said on the Hugh Hewitt show on Friday: that the attacks were unwarrented and unfair, and that normally there is an unspoken rule that what goes on in these meetings is not leaked. He said, though, that they were leaked with wrong information so he was setting the record straight. (audio at the bottom of the article in references)
“[N]ormally, I don’t comment at all on closed-door meetings between Republican senators,” Lee said. “It’s a pretty strict rule we follow. But one exception I’ll make is circumstances like this, where contents of the meeting were leaked deliberately by several of my colleagues and leaked in a very one-sided way. I’m happy to tell you about it here.”
“I have to ask the question — why weren’t those who leaked this and leaked it in an unflattering and unfavorable way —why were they not willing to attach their names to those quotes?” he said. “You know, Ted Cruz and I spoke after the meeting and you know, we would both be fine with the American people seeing and hearing what we said in that meeting. Butwe’re pretty sure most of our colleagues would be very uncomfortable and downright embarrassed if their constituents saw the way they were behaving.”
The author of the article believes consultants have the money to persuade the GOP of a false notion that they have to appeal to Independent voters, so they come out and bash the base. It is unfortunate that Senators would not stick to principle instead, and try to help those who are trying to make a difference by standing on those very principles they promised to keep when they campaigned. Money seems to be at the root of all this, but no one who his following what is going on can deny that something really huge is happening in this country, and that this type of corruption in D.C. is becoming easier to see each day.
Let’s go back to good times when Kelly won a primary because of Sarah Palin’s endorsement.
While she narrowly beat a candidate who was seen as a Tea Party favorite, Ayotte herself campaigned as a conservative, and Sarah Palin happily endorsed Ayotte as a “Granite Grizzly” and a “true conservative.”
Sarah’s endorsements have raised awareness on the candidates she has chosen. They are scrutinized as they have a higher calling. At least that is so to us Conservatives. It is such a coveted title to add to your campaign. Who could think of betraying the confidence she so carefully and diligently place in you?
When Sarah called her out along with Marco Rubio, everyone took notice.
“Every politician should be held accountable for breaking their campaign promises,” Ms. Palin said, on Fox News radio. Mr. Rubio touted in his 2010 primary against Charlie Crist that “border security would come first,” and he would never vote for “legalization of illegal immigrants” and amnesty, Ms. Palin said. And Ms. Ayotte pledged on her campaign website in 2010 a “no excuses” mantra about border security — and also vowed to vote against amnesty.
Why then act differently once in office? The term “bipartisan” should also be a red flag to voters who want principled conservatives as leaders.
Both Palin and NR, made the case for abandonment of well-stated conservative principle on immigration in the name of “bipartisanship” — a word specifically cited by Buckley as “the most alarming single danger to the American political system.”
Ayotte announced her support for The Gang of Eight Immigration Bill on Face the Nation:
Senator Kelly Ayotte called it a “thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem.”
Her article in National Review expressed her new views. NR even pointed out she didn’t acknowledge the reasons given by the opposition for the bill. With Sarah Palin and NR both criticizing her, alarm bells rang.
The most alarming single danger to the American political system lies in the fact that an identifiable team of Fabian operators is bent on controlling both our major political parties (under the sanction of such fatuous and unreasoned slogans as “national unity”, “middle-of-the-road,” “progressivism,” and“bipartisanship.”)
Kelly Ayotte did attack Ted Cruz at the meeting and she did badmouth him over lunch with other Senators; but she also solicited his attendance at a New Hampshire fundraiser at one time. So how did she turn into “Senator Dearest”?
The story is all too drearily familiar. A new senator or congressman with conservative credentials comes to Washington and, as the saying goes, “grows in office.” (Hat tip to Tom Bethell who began noting here in The American Spectator as far back as 1982 that when a conservative went bad the liberal media began saying they had “grown in office.”)
Kelly Ayotte has now officially “grown in office.” Once she wanted Ted Cruz in New Hampshire to star at a New Hampshire GOP fundraiser, an event at which Cruz praised her lavishly — as seen here.
So what are we to make of Ms. Ayotte? She was mad at Ted Cruz for all the attacks on her from Conservatives. I should know, I was one who spent two weeks tweeting Ms. Ayotte about her indecisions on Syria, her whiny questions and fears about a government shutdown and her vote on Amnesty.
This is not the thin-skinned type of candidates we want to send to Washington in 2014, so how can we tell WHO is right for the job? We get burnt so many times. It is not Sarah Palin’s fault they stray or falter.
Sarah has her vision and reasons for choosing supposed conservatives. Maybe there are really only a few good men, like they say. As politicians, they sure do know how to say the right things to win. I resent them for using Sarah to advance themselves, but I guess you have to elect them to know what’s in them.
You could read the rest of the article linked below, but it basically concludes that Kelly Ayotte is about Kelly Ayotte, and it gives us food for thought and a greater window of insight into what goes on in a RINO’s mind and why we eventually lose. Ayotte has officially represented the Me My Mine Establishment, and Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and those who have supported them, represent the We Our US America.
I believe in redemption, but to be able to redeem yourself you have to admit you have to identify your issue. If Ms. Ayotte agrees she is part of the problem in D.C., one that plagues us, and apologizes to the voters, Ted, and Mike, then we can start to reform our party. She and others must have the courage to confess publicly to make amends with actions to win voters again. If Ms. Ayotte prefers the attention of moderate-progressive-seeking, conservative-bashing consultants instead, then her fate will be sealed when she runs for re-election because voters will not forget. And the bed she makes will be hers to sleep in.
For days on Twitter she repeatedly said was afraid of a government shutdown, but never let on she was so vehemently against Ted Cruz’s efforts or the fight to defund ObamaCare. Now that I know what makes her tick, I cannot even believe the small mindedness of her concern.. the country can go to heck in a handbasket, who cares about the voters. She just wants to be “liked”. Go to 3:22 min for a trip down memory lane. (Maybe the insecure Kelly was watching that night):
By Jeffrey Lord on 10.8.13 @ 6:09AM
20 responses to “The Incredible Weakness of Senator Kelly Ayotte and the Apology She Owes Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.”
Good article, Isabel. Thank-you.
Thank you! And thanks for stopping by. It’s always great to see a familiar guest.
[Comment removed for excessive ignorance and stupidity ~ Ed]
Oct 2008: “You’ll never get elected and pass healthcare.”
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Jan 2009: “We’re gonna shout you down every time you try to pass healthcare.”
July 2009: “We’ll fight to death every attempt you make to pass healthcare.”
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Oct 2012: “We can’t wait to win the election and explode healthcare.”
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Feb 2013: “We’re still going to vote to obliterate healthcare.”
June 2013: “We can’t believe the Supreme Court just upheld healthcare.”
July 2013: “We’re going to vote like 35 more times to erase healthcare.”
Sept 2013: “We are going to leverage a government shutdown into defunding, destroying, obliterating, overturning, repealing, dismantling, erasing and ripping apart healthcare.”
Oct 2013: “WHY AREN’T YOU NEGOTIATING???”
You guys are hurting, aren’t you? You’re all out in force this week. Even in teams. Something must be making you nervous. ObamaCare is not “the law of the land” as many of you and like you would like to believe. Why don’t you read this and see for yourself.
Phyllis Shlafly: “The Democrats are chanting that Republicans must fully fund ObamaCare because it is the law of the land, passed by Congress, signed by the president and upheld by the Supreme Court. Therefore, they say, it must be obeyed and can’t be altered by Republicans who want to defund it.
That argument is both wrong and hypocritical. Any federal law can be changed, repealed, amended or defunded by our legislative branch of government, Congress.
The Republican House wants to deal with the controversial huge “continuing resolution” bill in separate pieces, giving the OK to worthwhile federal spending purposes while leaving others (like ObamaCare) without funds. Obama refuses to negotiate and demands a “clean” (blank-check) bill; his position is all or nothing-at-all.
Actually, the Supreme Court decision did not give a “clean” upholding of ObamaCare.
The court effectively rewrote the law by allowing states to opt out of Medicaid expansion, and other pieces of ObamaCare are still being litigated in federal courts, such as the mandate that employer-required insurance must include objectionable abortifacient drugs.”
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I’m confused…how does a bill become a law? How is ACA passed by two houses of congress, signed by the Prez, and upheld as a constitutional law by the Supremes yet still isn’t a law? Did somebody forget to sign something? The Supremes rewrote it?? But, if so, what’re you complaining about? Lack of Medicaid expansion is something you like, right? Fewer peeps insured is what you wanted, yes?
Slavery was once a law too. So was Jim Crow. Funny, democrats used the same arguments you are using NOW to defend those evils. Democrats LOUDLY applauded the Court’s decision regarding Plessy v Ferguson. Democrats ALWAYS cheer-lead evil.
The Supreme Court convoluted the text of the law to deem it constitutional. It was a severe case of judicial malpractice. But if you want to get TECHNICAL, all the Court REALLY did was send it back to Congress, with instructions to further debate the law and change it as they saw fit.
ObamaCare was passed in the dead of the night, after Obama and his thugs handed out MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR BRIBES to certain democrat lawmakers. Remember the “Cornhusker Kickback” mand the “Louisiana Purchase”? WE do!
Not a single Republican voted for it, and the MAJORITY of the American People DID NOT WANT IT. The Majority has grown considerably larger since. What part of the fact America DOES NOT WANT THIS GODDAMNED JOB KILLING, CARE DESTROYING THING don’t you hate filled democrats not understand?
BTW, there is a NEW lawsuit about to be heard by the Court. You ask HOW bills become law. Well, any spending bill, OR tax bill MUST originate from the House of Representatives PER the United States Constitution. ObamaCare which has been ruled a TAX, and is a horrifically massive spending bill, originated in the Senate, which makes it unconstitutional on it’s face. It was also “passed” using parliamentarian tricks rather than the actual rules used to pass any other bill.
Oh, and ignorant troll, after TRILLIONS of DOLLARS in MORE spending MILLIONS of jobs ALREADY LOST, not only will 30-40 MILLION people STILL remain uninsured, the quality of care for the rest of us will actually DECLINE.
ObamaCare is THE most evil piece of legislation ever passed by any nation on earth.
Now go away, your stupidity and ignorance is BORING.
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Thanks for writing about this !
My pleasure! We have to somehow get her to know how we feel, that she needs to govern herself like a senator, not a bully behind closed doors. I’ve tweeted the information. I’ve posted it on her wall and asked others to do the same. It’s been like a brush fire. The response has been rapid and vast.
Thanks for coming by to leave a compliment.
Blah blah blah – MAJORITY of Americans ARE NOT conservatives, heck, the majority don’t even identify as Republicans. So guess what conservatives – y’all don’t get to be the boss! Kelly Ayotte’s support of bipartisan effort and the fact she chewed out the radical, idiotic, grandstanding, self promoting Ted Cruz and Mike Lee makes me respect her more!
Actually, moron, in EVERY poll for the last 50 years MOST Americans have self-identified as CONSERVATIVE. Usually 55-65%, depending on who’s doing the survey. Self identified liberals have stayed consistent at 20%. I figure it’s low because many are embarrassed to admit it to others they are indeed anti-American liberals.
BTW, Ayotte was supported by the Tea Party and Sarah Palin because she CLAIMED to be a CONSERVATIVE. She also promised to defeat ObamaCare “no matter what it took” SHE LIED.
On the other hand, Texans and not just happy with Ted Cruz, we are PROUD of him. So are all of his donors. You see Ted Cruz is doing EXACTLY what he promised voters he would do, unlike that useless Ayotte.
Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are honorable men who can be trusted. Ayotte is a liar and a loser. She is finished.
Now take your hate and ignorance somewhere else.
Guess you didn’t read the definition of “bipartisan”.
Did you …
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When people come here and act like humans, we welcome it. But if you come here to just spew hate and ignorance, we reserve the right to either delete your comments, edit them for our amusement, and of course, call you out.
Yes, that commenter is a moron. A hate filled democrat moron. I looked at it’s Twitter feed and the stupidity of it all BURNS.
If you losers wanna spew hate, I suggest you go to the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, or any number of well known democrat hate sites. This website is for Americans to read and comment on. Hate spewing democrats aren’t welcome.
Great article, Isabel.
It has gotten an amaaaazing response. Thanks Harry.
So basically, you’re just here for each other for a Tea Peep orgy, but not to share ideas or educate yourselves? Is that about right? I mean, how do you expect to learn anything if you choose to remain deaf, blind and dumb?
No we happily engage in honest debate and opinion. We’ve had quite lengthy debates with honest RESPECTFUL people with whom we simply disagree. But when hate filled loons show up to do nothing but spew insults and ignorance, they are shown the door.
Looking at the tone of YOUR comment, you are not here to engage in honest debate, just spew the typical hate and ignorance we see from democrats all day long. That sort of bullshit is a dime a dozen on the internet, from ignorant democrats. We don’t need or want it polluting our pages.
If you want to act like a human being and engage in spirited RESPECTFUL debate, you are more than welcome to stay. If your above comment represents your idea of debate though, then I suggest any number of known democrat party hate sites such as the Daily Kos, Huffington Post, or Slate, where those of low intelligence and a high hate for America are welcomed and nurchered.
As for being “deaf, blind and dumb” That’s pretty rich, coming from a democrat! The Irony Meter™ almost exploded as I read that stupid remark!
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