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(The Atlantic Wire)   In a rare moment of bi-partisan consensus, almost all Senators on both sides of the aisle in the US Senate have come to the same conclusion: freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a huge dick   (theatlanticwire.com ) divider line
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2013-03-20 02:02:13 PM  
 

DROxINxTHExWIND: You mean the "unwritten" rule that he wasn't supposed to express his opinion? How are these rules doing at giving us a functioning Congress? Last I heard, no one is compromising with anyone else so how has this helped anything?


so wait, your answer to "people are polarized in the senate and its hindering their ability to compromise" is "so they should be even less civil and more of a pack of a$$holes" to each other and surely that will mean compromise"? what planet do you live on?
 
2013-03-20 02:02:44 PM  
So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?
 
2013-03-20 02:03:37 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Fart_Machine: DROxINxTHExWIND: "Behind closed doors, some Republican senators report that Cruz, in his stone-cold serious prosecutorial style, speaks at length when it's far more common for freshmen to wait before asserting themselves - particularly ones who were just sworn in,"

Fark your fake-ass civility and your Old Boys Club rules about who can speak and when. He's supposed to wait to talk? Wait until what, exactly? The fark is he supposed to do everyday? He was elected to represent his constituents by trying to influence legislation that will benefit them, not to sit in a room deffering to old clowns.

The best way to get what your constituency wants is to be a flaming butthole to those who can help you pass legislation? Good luck with that.

I like how we're going to just accept that he's an asshole because John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and a chorus of other complete douchebags have said so. From the article, his biggest fault seems to be that he talks when thy think he should be shutting up.


When you've become a big enough douchebag to rival notorious hotheads like McCain it's time to turn it down a bit.
 
2013-03-20 02:04:00 PM  
It's true that some people from Canada are dicks, but until Sen. Ted blew into town, this guy was the most famous:

p.twimg.com
 
2013-03-20 02:04:30 PM  
When Lindsey Graham think your an a-hole it may be time to reevaluate your approach.
 
2013-03-20 02:04:38 PM  
"Jim DeMint without the charm." Or. as Oscar Wilde put it, a peacock in everything but beauty.
 
m00
2013-03-20 02:05:35 PM  

cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?


Not a birther, but (from wikipedia)

The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of  "naturalization" to become a US citizen.

So, yes. If his mother is American he is entitled to US citizenship at birth.
 
2013-03-20 02:06:35 PM  

Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.


No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.
 
2013-03-20 02:06:57 PM  

JerseyTim: Chris Hayes


Who the fark is Chris Hayes?
 
2013-03-20 02:08:07 PM  

ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.


Uh huh...
 
2013-03-20 02:11:26 PM  
Well, you are what you eat.
 
2013-03-20 02:12:09 PM  

Alphax: ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.

Uh huh...


So do you have anything other to add than "uh huh" and "foolish"?
 
2013-03-20 02:14:31 PM  

Frank N Stein: Alphax: ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.

Uh huh...

So do you have anything other to add than "uh huh" and "foolish"?


What, like the questions he asked with false premises that a grade school student could poke holes in?  Or his patronizing manor?
 
2013-03-20 02:14:40 PM  
This guy knows a thing or two about the effectiveness and influence that comes with being a freshman blowhard...

www.searchindia.com
 
2013-03-20 02:14:46 PM  

Frank N Stein: Alphax: ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.

Uh huh...

So do you have anything other to add than "uh huh" and "foolish"?


Well, Cruz was the one who wasn't aware that the first amendment isn't absolutely unrestricted, so I think "uh huh" and "foolish" was all that needed to be said.
 
2013-03-20 02:16:27 PM  

jigger: And why do you think that freshmen senators wouldn't know what they're doing? Maybe a few, but most of them are lawyers of some sort.


Because I'm watching the recent arrivals in there now. The bulk of the Tea Party is made up of recent arrivals.

Here is a seniority ranking of the 112th Congress, the one that left on January 3rd. (Nobody on Wikipedia's done the 113th yet.) Look at all the people who arrived on January 3, 2007- after the 2006 elections- or later.

Look at the chair assignments. Kevin McCarthy (entered January 3, 2007) was Republican Majority Whip. Other than that, nobody elected after 2003 had any chairmanship or ranking membership (chair of the minority party, basically) on any committee. You had to have been around at least eight years to have even the hope of running anything. That's natural. The plum seats generally go to people towards the tippy-top of the seniority scale. Again, that's natural. Boehner ranked 55th. Pelosi ranked 39th.
 
2013-03-20 02:16:34 PM  

The Name: m00: Yeah, Gosling I would agree with you if Congress was effective or had high approval ratings. But you have to understand people are electing loud-mouth agitators because they want Congress to be shaken up. That's all. And I can't say I disagree with that sentiment. I am sick of "business as usual." Ted Cruz may be a jerk, but I don't think he's a "business as usual" slimebag. But again, I haven't really researched him so maybe I'm wrong.

Oh jesus christ.  Spare me this mindless drivel about "business as usual" and "shaking things up."  People who vote out of such sentiments have no idea what they're talking about and are just resorting to subversive-sounding catch phrases to make it sound like they've got some substantive beef with the way Congress works.

The last time people voted on a "shaking things up" platform, you know what we got?  The Teabagger House.  And not a damn bit of business, usual or otherwise, has been gotten done since.


Really? I thought the Teabaggers have been pretty successful in pushing their agenda down America's throat. You're saying that the Tea Party hasn't had any effect...in the middle of the sequester? Spare me with the, "this is just how things are" bull. You all like to frame arguments as if there is no middle ground. No one is suggesting that every new Congressman should rush into the committee meetings, cutting people off when they talk and pounding on tables. But, if I win an election, I'm an elected official just like them. The fact that some other guy is in his 50th year in Congress shouldn't have shiat to do with my ability to communicate my vision to the rest of my colleagues.
 
2013-03-20 02:17:31 PM  

The Name: Well, Cruz was the one who wasn't aware that the first amendment isn't absolutely unrestricted, so I think "uh huh" and "foolish" was all that needed to be said.


He never said it was.
 
2013-03-20 02:18:44 PM  
The more tea party folks that are elected to the Senate, legislation will bog down even more.  And, given it's lightning fast rate of movement at this point, this will be troubling.  Being a senator gives the power of fillibustering to folks who actively don't want government to work at all - but want to contribute to the government not working.  If an intelligent man wants to be a difficult man, it's actually pretty easy; all you have to do is not believe in anything and not care what anyone thinks about you, and be paid to do it in a job from which you can't be fired.

He's got 6 years to irritate everyone in front of him.

Harry Reid was definitely a fool to not press for a more robust retooling of the Senate fillibuster.
 
2013-03-20 02:18:46 PM  

randomjsa: IE, he destroyed the liberal position on guns with a single question and made Feinstein look like a fool, so now you hate him.

There is nothing that quite so much angers a liberal than the knowledge that they've been proven wrong.


Correction: Nothing angers a liberal more than having to reiterate a truth to some idiot blabbering on with some inane falsehood.

Issues where the idiot (i.e., GOP) are wrong on:
* Evolution
* "Legitimate rape"
* The cost and constitutionality of Obamacare
* Tricke-down economics
* Defense spending
* Climate change
* Oil subsidies
* Social Security
* Education reform
* H1-B visa reform
* Immigration reform
* Abortion and family planning
* Voter Rights
* Civil Rights
* Stem Cell research
* Most NSF-granted research
* Science in general
* Technology in general
* Economic systems in general
* Medicine and health in general
* Gun control

Each and every one of these issues -- and more, the GOP have been on the wrong side and continue to make statements and stake positions that are patently wrong, unworkable, defeating, hypocritical, self-inconsistent, unfeasible, deliberately so in some cases; and continue to keep pushing those stupid points. That's what liberals are angered at.
 
2013-03-20 02:18:49 PM  

Alphax: Frank N Stein: Alphax: ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.

Uh huh...

So do you have anything other to add than "uh huh" and "foolish"?

What, like the questions he asked with false premises that a grade school student could poke holes in?  Or his patronizing manor?


What was the false premises?
 
2013-03-20 02:20:05 PM  

GoldSpider: This guy knows a thing or two about the effectiveness and influence that comes with being a freshman blowhard...

[www.searchindia.com image 318x245]


Actually he got kudos for doing that and was summarily targeted specifically during redistricting to try and get him out by the Florida GOP. He's back though and is on the Foreign Affairs and Science committee
 
2013-03-20 02:20:15 PM  
" Marcus says Cruz's relationship with fellow Texas Sen. John Cornyn is "frosty."   frothy"

 FTFM

 Carry on
 
2013-03-20 02:22:04 PM  

GoldSpider: So he's the Republican Senate version of Alan Grayson?


Apparently, the right is incapable of making apt analogies.
 
2013-03-20 02:22:06 PM  

m00: cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?

Not a birther, but (from wikipedia)

The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of  "naturalization" to become a US citizen.

So, yes. If his mother is American he is entitled to US citizenship at birth.


But rule this only applies to Republicans
 
2013-03-20 02:22:07 PM  

tlchwi02:  DROxINxTHExWIND: You mean the "unwritten" rule that he wasn't supposed to express his opinion? How are these rules doing at giving us a functioning Congress? Last I heard, no one is compromising with anyone else so how has this helped anything?

so wait, your answer to "people are polarized in the senate and its hindering their ability to compromise" is "so they should be even less civil and more of a pack of a$$holes" to each other and surely that will mean compromise"? what planet do you live on?



Smh. I'm challenging the notion that SPEAKING is "acting like an asshole". There's nothing about him being disrespectful to anyone. There's no mention of him cursing or shouting people down.

YOU ARE BASING YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT HES AN ASSHOLE ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN TO YOU BY A BUNCH OF OTHER ASSHOLES.

These are the same people who say Barack farking Obama doesn't care about four dead Americans in Benghazi to win a political point. McCain is the same guy who tried to hold up a nomination to Obama;s cabinet because of a personal beef from 13 years ago. Why the fark are their words being taken as the gospel on ANYTHING?
 
2013-03-20 02:22:13 PM  

m00: cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?

Not a birther, but (from wikipedia)

The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of  "naturalization" to become a US citizen.

So, yes. If his mother is American he is entitled to US citizenship at birth.


When is all that talk about birth going to be changed to conception?
 
2013-03-20 02:22:54 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Really? I thought the Teabaggers have been pretty successful in pushing their agenda down America's throat. You're saying that the Tea Party hasn't had any effect...in the middle of the sequester?


You're not helping your "it's a good idea to elect blowhards" argument.

DROxINxTHExWIND: The fact that some other guy is in his 50th year in Congress shouldn't have shiat to do with my ability to communicate my vision to the rest of my colleagues.


You can send an email.  But when you're dealing directly with your colleagues in formal settings like committee meetings, you sit the fark down and STFU, because your vision is much more likely than theirs to be complete and utter bull, because you don't know shiat about how the institution you just how the institution you just joined works.
 
2013-03-20 02:25:41 PM  

Frank N Stein: The Name: Well, Cruz was the one who wasn't aware that the first amendment isn't absolutely unrestricted, so I think "uh huh" and "foolish" was all that needed to be said.

He never said it was.


Yes, he pretty much did.

The Name: You can send an email. But when you're dealing directly with your colleagues in formal settings like committee meetings, you sit the fark down and STFU, because your vision is much more likely than theirs to be complete and utter bull, because you don't know shiat about how the institution you just how the institution you just joined works.


FTFM
 
2013-03-20 02:25:44 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Weaver95: DROxINxTHExWIND: "Behind closed doors, some Republican senators report that Cruz, in his stone-cold serious prosecutorial style, speaks at length when it's far more common for freshmen to wait before asserting themselves - particularly ones who were just sworn in,"

Fark your fake-ass civility and your Old Boys Club rules about who can speak and when. He's supposed to wait to talk? Wait until what, exactly? The fark is he supposed to do everyday? He was elected to represent his constituents by trying to influence legislation that will benefit them, not to sit in a room deffering to old clowns.

you wanna seat in the game you gotta learn to play by the rules.

You mean the "unwritten" rule that he wasn't supposed to express his opinion? How are these rules doing at giving us a functioning Congress? Last I heard, no one is compromising with anyone else so how has this helped anything?


Let's look at another freshman senator from the other side of the aisle, Elizabeth Warren. She's also making a lot of waves and being quite prominent and not willing to shut up. The difference? It's the content of what she is saying. She has the gravitas and knowledge and experience to talk down a Tim Geithner and a Jamie Dimon. She doesn't make false accusations of people. When she asks fed regulators how many people went to jail, she knows what the answer is and what the answer should be. She's not doing a Ted Cruz, "Hagel is not a patriot" hurr-durr-durr.

No one says that you can't make a big show in the Senate as a freshman senator. But, damn, you better be exactly spot on with what you're saying and not make a mockery of yourself, your party or the chamber.
 
m00
2013-03-20 02:26:47 PM  

The Name: m00: Yeah, Gosling I would agree with you if Congress was effective or had high approval ratings. But you have to understand people are electing loud-mouth agitators because they want Congress to be shaken up. That's all. And I can't say I disagree with that sentiment. I am sick of "business as usual." Ted Cruz may be a jerk, but I don't think he's a "business as usual" slimebag. But again, I haven't really researched him so maybe I'm wrong.

Oh jesus christ.  Spare me this mindless drivel about "business as usual" and "shaking things up."  People who vote out of such sentiments have no idea what they're talking about and are just resorting to subversive-sounding catch phrases to make it sound like they've got some substantive beef with the way Congress works.

The last time people voted on a "shaking things up" platform, you know what we got?  The Teabagger House.  And not a damn bit of business, usual or otherwise, has been gotten done since.


I have a substantive beef with the way congress currently (doesn't) work. Don't you?
 
2013-03-20 02:26:49 PM  

m00: cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?

Not a birther, but (from wikipedia)

The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of  "naturalization" to become a US citizen.

So, yes. If his mother is American he is entitled to US citizenship at birth.


I'm well aware of that, I'm just saying if it works for Cruz, why doesn't it work with Obama? IOKIYAR?
 
2013-03-20 02:28:19 PM  

m00: I have a substantive beef with the way congress currently (doesn't) work. Don't you?


Really?  What is the substance of this beef?
 
2013-03-20 02:28:30 PM  

m00: cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?

Not a birther, but (from wikipedia)

The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term "natural born" citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship "by birth" or "at birth", either by being born "in" the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship "at birth". Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an "alien" required to go through the legal process of  "naturalization" to become a US citizen.

So, yes. If his mother is American he is entitled to US citizenship at birth.


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2013-03-20 02:29:02 PM  

Frank N Stein: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Alphax: ShadowKamui: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Does this have to do with him rustling old woman Feinstein's jimmies? Because if so, I support Cruz.

I suppose you think Cruz didn't look ridiculous in that exchange.

No that was one of the few times he didn't regardless of what kinda of crud Maddow tried to spin it as.  Feinstein was the one being a complete brat and throwing a temper tantrum on stage, she actually apologized for it.

Uh huh...

So do you have anything other to add than "uh huh" and "foolish"?

What, like the questions he asked with false premises that a grade school student could poke holes in?  Or his patronizing manor?

What was the false premises?


The one were you can't accept any limit at all on the 2nd amendment, just like you don't on the other amendments.. FALSE.

Child porn is an obvious exception to the 1st amendment.  The 4th amendment isn't particularly sturdy these days, either.
 
2013-03-20 02:31:41 PM  

dericwater: DROxINxTHExWIND: Weaver95: DROxINxTHExWIND: "Behind closed doors, some Republican senators report that Cruz, in his stone-cold serious prosecutorial style, speaks at length when it's far more common for freshmen to wait before asserting themselves - particularly ones who were just sworn in,"

Fark your fake-ass civility and your Old Boys Club rules about who can speak and when. He's supposed to wait to talk? Wait until what, exactly? The fark is he supposed to do everyday? He was elected to represent his constituents by trying to influence legislation that will benefit them, not to sit in a room deffering to old clowns.

you wanna seat in the game you gotta learn to play by the rules.

You mean the "unwritten" rule that he wasn't supposed to express his opinion? How are these rules doing at giving us a functioning Congress? Last I heard, no one is compromising with anyone else so how has this helped anything?

Let's look at another freshman senator from the other side of the aisle, Elizabeth Warren. She's also making a lot of waves and being quite prominent and not willing to shut up. The difference? It's the content of what she is saying. She has the gravitas and knowledge and experience to talk down a Tim Geithner and a Jamie Dimon. She doesn't make false accusations of people. When she asks fed regulators how many people went to jail, she knows what the answer is and what the answer should be. She's not doing a Ted Cruz, "Hagel is not a patriot" hurr-durr-durr.

No one says that you can't make a big show in the Senate as a freshman senator. But, damn, you better be exactly spot on with what you're saying and not make a mockery of yourself, your party or the chamber.


Well said. Sorry, drox, but Cruuuuz is a farking dickhead.
 
2013-03-20 02:32:42 PM  

Alphax: The one were you can't accept any limit at all on the 2nd amendment, just like you don't on the other amendments.. FALSE.


He never said that. He said the "same kinds" of limitations, which is different than "any" limitations. You're lying.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:09 PM  

dericwater: Let's look at another freshman senator from the other side of the aisle, Elizabeth Warren.


Liz Warren is now a senior senator.   It took John Kerry 24 years to become a senior senator. It took Warren 10 days.

Granted it had nothing to do with anything she personally did, but still it's kinda cool.
 
2013-03-20 02:33:25 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Smh. I'm challenging the notion that SPEAKING is "acting like an asshole". There's nothing about him being disrespectful to anyone. There's no mention of him cursing or shouting people down.

YOU ARE BASING YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT HES AN ASSHOLE ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN TO YOU BY A BUNCH OF OTHER ASSHOLES.

These are the same people who say Barack farking Obama doesn't care about four dead Americans in Benghazi to win a political point. McCain is the same guy who tried to hold up a nomination to Obama;s cabinet because of a personal beef from 13 years ago. Why the fark are their words being taken as the gospel on ANYTHING?


In an open Senate session he accused the now current director of the CIA of being a paid agent of North Korea and Islamic terrorists.  But since assholes have talked about that, I guess it doesn't count?
 
2013-03-20 02:34:06 PM  
Frank N Stein: You're lying.

You're quibbling.
 
2013-03-20 02:34:58 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Smh. I'm challenging the notion that SPEAKING is "acting like an asshole". There's nothing about him being disrespectful to anyone. There's no mention of him cursing or shouting people down.

YOU ARE BASING YOUR ASSUMPTION THAT HES AN ASSHOLE ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN TO YOU BY A BUNCH OF OTHER ASSHOLES


i'm basing my assumption on watching how he treated hagel in his confirmation hearing. He came out and accused him (using great weasel language, so he didn't even have the strength of his own convictions when all was said and done) of being disloyal to america. Chuck Hagel, who is distinguished veteran and former senator- without any evidence at all, mind you. You may not like hagel or his politics, but what he did was flat out disgusting. You should maybe learn a little bit about a topic before you go "well, someone i don't like doesn't like him so he must be AWESOME."
 
2013-03-20 02:35:07 PM  
As a Texas resident, I knew this was going to happen. The choice in the Republican primary was between an asshole and a f*cking asshole.

Of COURSE Texans chose the f*cking asshole.
 
2013-03-20 02:35:13 PM  

Frank N Stein: Alphax: The one were you can't accept any limit at all on the 2nd amendment, just like you don't on the other amendments.. FALSE.

He never said that. He said the "same kinds" of limitations, which is different than "any" limitations. You're lying.


How do you claim it's different?
 
2013-03-20 02:35:56 PM  

Fart_Machine: The best way to get what your constituency wants is to be a flaming butthole to those who can help you pass legislation? Good luck with that.


Some constituency's don't care.  Bachmann has done exactly zero for her district and yet gets reelected every time.  Also see Ron Paul.

I always thought the Senate would be immuned to that sort of silliness but as we are seeing in the last couple of Senate elections that is no longer the case.
 
2013-03-20 02:37:25 PM  

cram_hole: So Cruz can't run for president, right? I mean he had an American mother and a foreign father and he wasn't born on American soil, so he's not eligible, right birthers?


The birthers are saying exactly that.  No one else is.  But they are.
 
2013-03-20 02:37:29 PM  

CorporatePerson: dericwater: Let's look at another freshman senator from the other side of the aisle, Elizabeth Warren.

Liz Warren is now a senior senator.   It took John Kerry 24 years to become a senior senator. It took Warren 10 days.

Granted it had nothing to do with anything she personally did, but still it's kinda cool.


She also happens to be a freshman senator with just as much time in the Senate as Cruz. But she's not getting the same flack because she's serious and everything she says and does is measured and cogent. Cruz is making waves to make waves.
 
2013-03-20 02:37:51 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: There's nothing about him being disrespectful to anyone.


How would you feel if some new-hire rube came into your workplace and challenged your knowledge of an extremely basic component of the job?  Would you feel disrespected?

Because that's exactly what he did to Feinstein.
 
2013-03-20 02:39:39 PM  
Would the Texas Tea Party have even given this yahoo a second look if he used his birth name? Rafael Cruz
 
2013-03-20 02:42:01 PM  

Alphax: Frank N Stein: Alphax: The one were you can't accept any limit at all on the 2nd amendment, just like you don't on the other amendments.. FALSE.

He never said that. He said the "same kinds" of limitations, which is different than "any" limitations. You're lying.

How do you claim it's different?


Because "same kinds" of limitation indicates that there are different types and degrees of limitations. Some which pass constitutional muster, and some that do not.
 
2013-03-20 02:46:27 PM  

Frank N Stein: Alphax: Frank N Stein: Alphax: The one were you can't accept any limit at all on the 2nd amendment, just like you don't on the other amendments.. FALSE.

He never said that. He said the "same kinds" of limitations, which is different than "any" limitations. You're lying.

How do you claim it's different?

Because "same kinds" of limitation indicates that there are different types and degrees of limitations. Some which pass constitutional muster, and some that do not.


That's a lot of nothing..
 
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