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No shortage of finger pointing over the partial government shut down some senate Republicans blame.
One of their own Texas senator Ted crews -- his refusal to ban on obamacare is a losing strategy but.
Last night senator Cruz told our own Greta Van Susteren that he -- more Republicans coming around to his way of thinking.
I think we're seeing momentum in the senate you know senate Republicans a couple of weeks ago were divided I think we're more and more becoming united.
Supporting the house Republicans.
-- Fox News polls finding a quarter of voters blame the shut down though on Republican leaders such as John Boehner.
Not the same number point the finger at President Obama.
Blame Tea Party Republicans such as Ted Cruz just 8% blamed democratic leaders such as Harry Reid.
And 20% think all of them -- -- responsible.
Our next -- says senator cruise pushed house Republicans into traffic.
And then wandered away governor Crist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform and he's my guess could -- it.
-- they -- -- -- I was shocked I have to say.
When I heard you come out against senator Ted Cruz because.
In my mind having interviewed you many times in the past it would seem to me that your line of thinking -- -- very similar to Ted -- why not.
Well well in terms.
Why we should have lower taxes less spending.
And get right of obamacare I think senator Cruz agrees with all the other Republicans in the house and senate.
Every Republican in the house and senate has voted more than once to abolish obamacare.
There's no difference among Republicans on let's get right of Obama -- as quickly as we can.
The challenge that senator crews -- and and my comment didn't and an article wise that he insisted he had a strategy.
To repeal it.
That if the house would vote to repeal it as part of the continuing resolution.
He would get all the Democrats in the -- are enough to pass it because there 46 Republicans.
To pass the bill.
-- five democratic senators.
As soon as the -- passed in the house cruise announced he had no capacity.
To do what he said he was going to get which was get that democratic senators.
The outside groups that said they were with crews were going to go get those democratic senators they got nothing.
And that's why the house Republicans I was just pointing out how angry house Republicans are that cruise told -- he was going to that he had a strategy.
Didn't -- and -- the house Republicans have walked away from Ted -- everything has to be repeal or nothing position.
They passed 23 other bills right -- senate Republicans are with the house Republicans.
I hope Ted Cruz.
That it out but they'll be supportive of what all the other Republican -- -- -- Isn't and your whole theory over the last 25 years of this anti taxes pledge.
That analogous to what Ted Cruz.
He's doing where you are you really don't want to give and take of government because you want people to stick to this pledge for life.
-- two very different things.
Never to be confused.
One as a principal.
Don't raise taxes.
That's a principal.
You should reform government so it costs less never raise taxes.
Almost every Republican in the house and senate has made a written commitment to their constituents.
Not signed a letter in back of an envelope.
A written commitment Ron I'm not office made that commitment cap that commitment -- what Ted -- dead which he had a cat -- Which is let's have this vote on this day.
Right but but yeah.
That's not a principle at saint saint tactic vs principled but there are some members of congress who don't -- -- be party your pledge anymore Tom Coburn for example.
Of Oklahoma he says this your -- is to uphold the constitution.
Litmus tests planned short term political interest.
If you don't do this we're going to do this to you in your next election that doesn't help it doesn't solve the problems of the country what it does is polarize.
Us so don't.
Do you see how some might see it -- similar.
That now completely different I've had long conversations with Coburn who has taken the pledge and Captain America -- He's yet impure thoughts.
About a tax increase as part of a budget deal in 2011.
As he told me at the time.
Grover I hope we can.
Pat said the debt ceiling with two and a half true and spending cuts but I think we may have to give the president tax increase right I short of that to give the president.
A tax increase you'll see no spending cuts.
And we got all spending cuts no tax increase so.
What Coburn feared it was not true.
Rich -- and said we're not raising taxes fun and we're able to cut.
Spend it right but the -- what crow's sad is this vote on this -- is the only way to get way to get.
I -- that wasn't true and here we are on day four or five -- shut down and -- -- resolved Robert thanks so much for your time today.
Good to be --
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