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    Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Ted Cruz will demand that the Senate come up with 60 votes to raise the debt ceiling, but indicated he won’t delay the vote as D.C. awaits a snowstorm.
    The GOP freshman senator from Texas told reporters Tuesday afternoon that he will not allow a clean bill to lift the debt ceiling through the Senate with a bare majority.

    “Under no circumstances will I agree to the Senate’s raising the debt ceiling with just 50 votes. I intend to object and force a 60-vote threshold,” Cruz said.


    Given that the entire 55-member Democratic caucus is expected to support the clean debt ceiling bill, that means five Republicans would need to join with Democrats to advance the bill to passage. Centrist-minded Republicans like Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine all said they were undecided on how they will vote.

    Cruz said his 60-vote threshold demand shouldn’t irk his Republican colleagues who may feel obligated to swallow a tough vote to vote in favor of a clean debt ceiling lift. Cruz said the GOP should simply hold together and block the legislation that cleared the House on Tuesday afternoon.



    Read more: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

    Seriously? Ted Cruz... Again? You are on the brink of irrelevancy... Luckily for the vast majority of the GOP they dont wanna be seen next to your side again because basically you are a toxic **** dumb....


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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Really Obama should just suspend Congress. It is treason to not give him anything he wants anyway.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Seriously? Ted Cruz... Again? You are on the brink of irrelevancy... Luckily for the vast majority of the GOP they dont wanna be seen next to your side again because basically you are a toxic **** dumb.... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Double down on stupid.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Really Obama should just suspend Congress. It is treason to not give him anything he wants anyway.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    If Cruz wants to create another shutdown then more power to him. That's what his constituents want.
    Trump Attacked A Syrian Airfield. Trump will be a one-term president.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    If Cruz wants to create another shutdown then more power to him. That's what his constituents want.
    Theres a limit how much you should be a delegate or trustee. Its common sense. Hes in a safe district anyways.
    This is on the brink of lunacy.


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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Really Obama should just suspend Congress. It is treason to not give him anything he wants anyway.
    What are you talking about? Obama's use of executive orders or what not?

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Theres a limit how much you should be a delegate or trustee. Its common sense. Hes in a safe district anyways.
    This is on the brink of lunacy.
    He's in a safe district known as "Texas."
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He's in a safe district known as "Texas."
    Even if Battleground Texas takes off i suspect Cruz to be perfectly safe.


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    Re: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Ted Cruz: 60 votes or else on debt ceiling - Burgess Everett - POLITICO.com

    Seriously? Ted Cruz... Again? You are on the brink of irrelevancy... Luckily for the vast majority of the GOP they dont wanna be seen next to your side again because basically you are a toxic **** dumb.... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    See, I told you the Republicans would find a way to blow their senate chances. Not to worry, the republicans are their own worst enemy.
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