This GOP Leader Wants Cruz To Leave Party

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The internal battle between establishment and conservative Republicans has gained intensity recently, especially as more and more frustrated Americans align themselves with Tea Party values like limited government and individual liberty. Desperate to retain power, many in the party’s left wing choose to focus their efforts on fellow Republicans rather than the corrupt Democrats currently in charge of D.C.

One of the latest examples of this disturbing trend came during a recent MSNBC segment featuring former Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette. Now the leader of a political action committee called “Defending Main Street,” the politico had some extremely harsh words for Tea Party hero Sen. Ted Cruz.

LaTourette, whose group receives much of its funding from sources decidedly to the left of Cruz, described Texas’ junior senator as “reprehensible” for his defense of fiscal responsibility. The recent debate over yet another hike in the debt ceiling was highlighted by Cruz’s insistence that his fellow Republicans be held accountable for their votes. Though the increase ultimately passed, it did so without a single Republican vote.

By endorsing a principled fiscal position and demanding others in the party do the same, LaTourette concluded that Cruz’s actions “cannibalize” the GOP. In reality, the outspoken conservative wing is merely attempting to stem the tide of big government waste that has largely overtaken the Republican Party.

Nevertheless, LaTourette appeared on the ultra-leftist news network to taunt Cruz and imply he is ruining the party he is trying to save.

“I don’t think he is a Republican,” LaTourette said in the recent interview. “I wish he would stop being a Republican and leave the party. That would be a nice thing.”

Millions of Tea Party loyalists and Cruz supporters would beg to differ. As long as America operates under the current two-party system, conservatives realize the only way to survive the constant assault on prosperity and freedom is by stacking the GOP with patriotic leaders.

LaTourette – along with other big government Republicans – must sense the continued rightward shift of the party’s base. In response, the only weapon left in their arsenal is the type of personal attack regularly levied against Cruz and others poised to become the new voice of the GOP.

–B. Christopher Agee

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  1. OR-Patriot says:

    LaTourette is the one that should leave the party! He doesn't represent the people – so he should shut his trap and put the mike down!

  2. If Mr. LaTourette is what it means to be a Republican, I no longer am.

  3. Wiseoldlady says:

    La turd ette you are nuts…the one of only a very few SANE persons in the cesspool called Washington IS the AWESOME Ted Cruz. Cruz IS outstanding…Cruz IS qualified…Cruz CARES about this country….Cruz has EARNED his paycheck.
    So Mr La Turd ette just shut up and go away. Your ignorant opinion shows your hostility and contempt for truth and justice and freedom. Only a piece of shit would ever request to have a fine man leave you sicko.

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    As Wiseoldlady says La turd ette should leave the party like Crist of Florida did Specter of Penn, and take King of NY.They're jealous of Cruz because people like him for acting like a true conservative republican.

  5. Seeks_the_truth says:

    "…featuring FORMER Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette."
    Now you know why.

  6. God Bless Ted Cruz and may the enemies of freedom, life & constitutional conservative values be scattered!

  7. Eventually all masks come off. It is now obvious that La Tourette needs to be voted out and removed from office. Go get'em Ted!!

  8. If the GOP leader wants Cruz to leave the Party, then that is EXACTLY why he should stay, and stay strong. La Tourette does not want Cruz around because he is a deterrent to what the GOP (along with the Democrat Party) is trying to accomplish.

  9. La Tourette, one of the biggest RINO`s in the Republican Party. No wonder he want`s Cruz out.

  10. MK McMillion says:

    La Toilette is another example of the split in the Republican Party. There are those of us that believe in the rule of law and that the Constitution is the law of the land and limited government(and limited spending) is its purpose. Its goal, to protect and promote Liberty.
    On the other hand, there are the likes of La Toilette who do not support the Constitution; do not believe in limited government nor limited, responsible spending; do not believe in Liberty!

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