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Cruz's comments draw fire from Dole, McCain

Cruz's comments draw fire from Dole, McCain

POSTED: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 11:52am

UPDATED: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 3:01pm

 Former Republican presidential nominees Bob Dole and John McCain are pushing back against Sen. Ted Cruz for comments he made Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

As Cruz was talking about how the Republican Party had not been successful in recent campaigns and what it needed to do to win, he said if "you want to lose elections, stand for nothing."

Then noting in 2010 how Republicans had won the House back with its emphasis on opposition to Obamcare, the Texas Republican added "Of course, all of us remember President Dole and President McCain and President Romney. Now look those are good men, they're decent men. But when you don't stand and draw a clear distinction, when you don't stand for principle, Democrats celebrate."

Dole, the 1996 nominee, told CNN Friday that "Senator Cruz needs to check the record before passing judgment."

McCain, the 2008 nominee, told MSNBC Friday that he asked Cruz to apologize to Dole. "I talked to him on the floor. I talked to him on the floor, and I said exactly what I'm telling you I said."

"(Cruz) can say what he wants about me, and he can say anything he wants to," McCain continued. "But when he throws Bob Dole in there, I wonder if he thinks that Bob Dole stood for principle on that hilltop in Italy when he was so gravely wounded and left part of his body there fighting for country," McCain also said.

Cruz's spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, reacted to the calls for an apology.

"As he noted in his speech, the Senator greatly respects these men, particularly the heroic military service of Sens. Dole and McCain," she said in a statement. "Suggesting anything otherwise is just an unnecessary distraction. He will not hesitate to talk about substantive matters of conservative principle that are important to bringing Republicans to victory -- even if others may disagree." 

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I watched some of Ann Coulters comments on cspan. She's a good example of the Washington bubble. She's wearing a $500 dress , and $200 shoes while she screeches about how a minimum wage increase would wreck the economy. The cpac crowd is all for $8 billion a year in aid to Israel, but expanded Medicaid is an outrage! The ghost of Carl Rove still dominates their campaign strategy. Clueless buffoons!

I am not so much her fun, however, she went to college, paid for education, she works very hard writing her books, she spend her money, her hard labor money. Anyone can do that, or at least used to be in this country. That was the real American Dream! Now people are so resentful of what another American has or has built.
I don't care how much money she has, or how much money she spends, as long as is her hard working money not the government money(which is mine money) I have no problems.

She said the wife of the Boston bomber "should be jailed for wearing a hadjab", on Fox news. Sorry Aida she's a fascist. I deeply resent fascism.

Bombastic...bloviated narcissistic cretin...McCarthy it goes with fat-mouth little teddy cruz...add all the other anti-American rabble shouting at the cpac circus, and you have a right-of-right party that looks like it is going to eat it's own, then implode. Hope you didn't miss seeing slick rick enter a new decibel range with his unbelievable shout out to secessionists/gov't. overthrow enthusiasts, etc...he was topped only by turtle face mcconnell and his long gun.

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