Rand Paul: Ted Cruz ‘Pretty Much Done For’ in Senate

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Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday said fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted. Cruz is “done for” in the Senate.

“Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence, he can’t get anything done legislatively,” Paul told Fox News Radio. “He is pretty much done for and stifled and it’s really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem.”

Paul, a Kentucky Republican who has had the backing of his home-state senior senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite some tough policy differences, had been asked about Cruz’s inability to even muster the support of 11 senators to secure a roll call vote on a procedural motion designed to amend the continuing resolution to keep the government running.

The Senate’s set to vote on passage of that measure at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, the last day of the federal government’s 2015 fiscal year.

“I approach things a little different, I am still just as hardcore in saying what we are doing, I just chose not to call people liars on the Senate floor and it’s just a matter of different perspectives on how best to get to the end result,” Paul said in the interview.

Paul backed McConnell’s 2014 re-election bid. Cruz had accused McConnell of lying to him about the way forward for the revival of the Export-Import Bank in the Senate.

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26 Comments on Rand Paul: Ted Cruz ‘Pretty Much Done For’ in Senate

  1. Randy boy is the problem ..not Cruz……anything for Daddy Warbucks McConnell…. Paul is the poster child for inept Senators, and LOST CAUSES…for patronizing ball lickers. His comments prove the “good old boys club” in the GOP is still alive, regardless of the last election to whack those good old boys in their clackers….




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  2. Your close friend Mitch McConnell is the one who’s done. And once we toss his butt out of leadership, you won’t be able to cash in on the favors you have stored up with him. Hence your anger at Ted Cruz.




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  3. I am grateful that I never wasted an ounce of trust on Rand Paul or his father. Or McConnell. He’s showing his true colors now, and they are the colors of a loser.

    I trust Cruz enough to vote for him. But I’ll vote for Trump if he’s ahead, just to insure that we get a man who is on our side into the white house.




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  4. So, Paulie-boi, you choose to stand with those who choose party over principle. And stand AGAINST those of principle.
    No more disguises, no more hiding. The assholes, socialists, communists and DemonRats (I repeat myself) are coming out of the woodwork to stand naked with their deeds in the light.

    We need wonder no longer why this country is in the sorry state it’s in.




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  5. Cruz will be getting a positive response to his fund-raising emails from me to day. He is performing an invaluable service by flushing these bilious bastards out from the cover they have been hiding in for years now.

    And WTF is that on Paul’s head? It looks like Top Raman noodles.




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  6. Yeah, he’s just whining because of, well, 0%. The little weasel doesn’t have a chance. Like Linsey, however Linsey is a little snowflake, and rand is merely a lunatic.




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  7. How dare Cruz actually represent the voters who put him office! The establishment pukes will have none of that. Paul just proved himself to be part of the smarmy establishment and a servile boot licker.




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  8. What an asshole. A senator is done when the people of his state say so. The opinions of third parties are irrelevant.

    I bet Paul’s numbers in Texas are pathetic.




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