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Someone was going to upset the apple cart

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POSTED: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 6:15pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:25pm

Oh, my goodness! The honorable Peter King has been insulted.

According to Politico and MSNBC, the New York Republican congressman has been getting what he called "vile" phone calls at his office from alleged Ted Cruz supporters.

King has called Cruz a fraud for his calls to defund "Obamacare."

"The vehemence of the phone calls coming into the office. I don't care, people can call me whatever they want, I haven't heard such vile, profane, obscene language," King said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," on Thursday.

He lives in New York City and he says he's never heard language like that?

King said while the majority of Cruz fans are "good people," he's concerned about what sentiments Cruz has preyed on. While he doesn't know if Republicans can reach Cruz, they should try to "heal tensions" with his supporters, he said.

I'm not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain.

Here is what it boils down to.

King wants to run for president. No one knows who he is and Cruz just stole the stage from him.

What you are seeing right now is the old guard of the republican in full meltdown.

Some say others are mad that Cruz doesn't show up at the weekly Senate meetings and be told what to do. I guess he doesn't want to hear things like lose and be graceful about it and always listen to political consultants who have not had a winning season in years. Stick to the playbook man and the media will love you and we can be the loyal minority. We can all hang on to our committee assignments.

If not Cruz, someone is going to upset the apple cart and they need to turn that town and all its "hangers-on" upside down.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Need to add something extremely local to the Tyler area...WHERE IS BIG-MOUTHED UN-AMERICAN JOANNE FLEMMING THESE DAYS? Seems that flap-jawed tea swiller leader has faded into nothingness...as said below, when the obituary is publish locally, please include Ms. Flemming's photo of shock along with the text...reason will win...the truth will win...and ALL Americans who have been wounded by the tea party swill will make their voices heard in the 2014-16 election cycles.

Thank God we've got a President who will not cave to extortion, liars, and ultra-right-of-right wingnuts who seek to destroy democracy...the tea swillers are on the ropes and are totally responsible and accountable for every single job lost, every single paycheck not delivered, every single mother who cannot feed her baby...the tea party may not be dead today, but the obituary is being written...bring the tar-and-feather punishment back for tea swillers and their supporters!

Hey, Katie...if you don't receive SS checks, Medicare or military/veterans benefits, you surely know people to do...be sure to tell them they should send your friend, teddy cruz, lots of "thank-you" cards and letters when these benefits stop cold, should the tea clowns succeed in crashing the full faith and credit of the US next Thursday...if the Treasury can't print and send out checks, NO ONE WILL GET SS CHECKS, MEDICARE COVERAGE, OR MILITARY/VET BENEFITS

you get distracted easy don't you joe? there are medications for persons that have an illness like that. Kinda like cruz , he reads green eggs and ham but does not comprehend what the story is about after reading it. I feel sorry for those with that kind of illness so if you ever need help with your reading comprehention or any other learning problems that you have, you can cll on me I will help all I can.

2014 is coming and as just reported on FOX 74% of Americans disapprove of the Republican government shut down and will blame republicans in the mid term elections. I could not believe what I was hearing when they said that...never in a million years did I expect to hear the truth come out of FOX. I even went out side to see if h3ll was freezing over.

2014 is coming! Mid-Terms and more Democrats to loose office than Republicans.

Expect the Senate to become Republican and this 'gridlock' will undo itself.

Why? Obama will be a real lame duck and the other Dems will dump him.

See sooner or later Obamacare will fall, only question is, how many Democrats will fall with it.

better check you facts deaf Republicans lost seats in both houses of congress in the last election.

I don't see any of the Dem. Reps or Senators on the stump promoting Obama Care with the passion Cruz has trying to kill it. 2014 will be here in a flash and many running for office want to stay as far away from this mess as possible. Those who want it should say so, and those who don't should say so. Those who are quietly hiding from it are running for themselves NOT America.

Let's take it slow, turk...Democrats don't need to stump to promote the Patient Protection & Affordable Healthcare Act...if you missed it turk, the House, Senate & the Supreme Court made & affirmed the Act as THE LAW OF THE LAND & the President signed it into law. Come on, turk...get your head out of the keg, sober up, & for God's sake, keep the lies that stir your blood to yourself...replace irrational thought with the truth!. Americans will remember this...2014 & 2016 = repub House cleaning!

they don't need to...it is already law

Idiot,

What are you smoking?

Cruz is doing just what he was elected to do, stop government spending.

Short leash for the Russians? Hahahaha... no, they are all playing Obama like a violin.

The Middle East now respects Russia, not the US. Syria just gave the Russians air bases. Iran now aligns themselves with Russia. Libya is descending into another Lebanon while Egypt is in the throws of a revolt. All because of this 'smart' diplomacy of Obama.

Hope and Change in 2014 (mid-term elections.)

Cruz is doing just what he was elected to do, stop government spending.

well if that is the case why is he still receiving government money and why is he not trying to cut waste in the military budget going to contractors?

"..Obama put the Russians on a short leash"

Really? Obama has done nothing but embarassed us in the eyes of the world, and he has done nothing to help the working people of the US. If you are a government leach, then he is definitely on your side, otherwise he is not interested. We need to get people back to work, and stop furthering the nanny state.

Away from the distractions of media, that theater of nonsensical and meaningless conversation, and deep within the machine of government exists an entity which only tolerates you. It no more cares about your health and safety than does the cannon's shell on any front line. We, the pawns of a globalist's desire for wealth, are considered too ignorant to be free, deserving victims of a pandering Washington. Our destiny is a factor of their debt and history defines absolutely, WE pay the price.

The people behind the scenes pulling the strings in both parties don't realize that things are about to change. People are tired of congress and government in general. The best thing that's come from the war in Iraq is the vets we now have serving in congress. Hopefully we'll see a real change in how business is conducted in D.C., and see more leaders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz.

I love Ted Cruz. The only Republican that has a true backbone and will defy the democrats and their sordid games they play. Trey Gowdy is another. He has dug in his heels concerning Benghazi and good for him. I want to know why the President went on to bed on the night of the Benghazi attack.

He panders to your anger with seemingly principled rhetoric knowing that it is meaningless. If he was truly sincere, media would ignore him like with Ron Paul.

What is Rep. King gonna do, cry?

Now we know Obama and Michelle have millions of fake tweet followers so one wonders how many of these 'calls' are fake to. Kind of like the dead, illegals, and double voters that seem to always vote for Democrats.

And one wonders why the vast majority of people distrust their government.

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