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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 26
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2013-03-20 12:51:18 PM  
4 votes:
ct.fra.bz
2013-03-20 12:09:23 PM  
4 votes:
GAT_00:That's the baffling part.  I wasn't aware Demint had any measurable charm.  He's just Demint without the senority.

I'm pretty sure that's why it's funny. Saying he has less charm than someone generally regarded as completely charmless is like saying, "Slightly less svelte than Dom DeLuise."
2013-03-20 11:28:00 AM  
4 votes:

Mentat: "Jim Demint without the charm."

According to Robert's Rules of Order, that constitutes a burn.

Do I have a second?


I believe there is a motion to re-commit on the table vis-a-vis whether an "Oh SNAP" would be an appropriate determination at this point
2013-03-20 10:34:54 AM  
4 votes:
So you are saying that he represents his constituents well?
2013-03-20 11:34:14 AM  
3 votes:
When asked for comment his brother Pablo replied:
"Whatcha gonna do when she says goodbye
Whatcha gonna do when she is gone"
2013-03-20 11:19:33 AM  
3 votes:
"Jim Demint without the charm."

According to Robert's Rules of Order, that constitutes a burn.

Do I have a second?
2013-03-20 02:56:37 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Breeze: Basically it boils down to "STFU noob."


If that's the case, they just need to kill him and teabag the corpse until he respawns.
2013-03-20 01:20:32 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2013-03-20 01:00:08 PM  
2 votes:

Magorn: Mentat: "Jim Demint without the charm."

According to Robert's Rules of Order, that constitutes a burn.

Do I have a second?

I believe there is a motion to re-commit on the table vis-a-vis whether an "Oh SNAP" would be an appropriate determination at this point


I filibuster. Because Fartbama.
2013-03-20 11:58:52 AM  
2 votes:
Most of the Republicans later changed their minds, stating that Ted Cruz is a great guy, and that they mistakenly had droolingly agreed with what they had misheard as "Ted Cruz HAS a huge dick."
2013-03-20 11:29:33 AM  
2 votes:
"Jim DeMint without the charm."

Yeah, that is diplomatic speak for "complete asshole"
2013-03-20 11:21:34 AM  
2 votes:

Snarfangel: On a collision course
He is a satellite he's out of control
He is a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to
Oh oh oh oh oh explode


Is that why they call him Mr. Fahrenheit?
2013-03-20 10:57:07 AM  
2 votes:

Alphax: I heard some NPR reporter refer to Ted Cruz as a 'rising star' in the Senate.. funny, I thought he was a punchline already.


He's a rocket ship on his way to Mars
On a collision course
He is a satellite he's out of control
He is a sex machine ready to reload
Like an atom bomb about to
Oh oh oh oh oh explode
2013-03-20 03:23:11 PM  
1 votes:

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


Not me.  I've heard the guy talk.
2013-03-20 02:35:07 PM  
1 votes:
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 02:22:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:22:06 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:56:06 PM  
1 votes:

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.


In moderation, nothing wrong with that. But too many people sent shaker-uppers. If 535 people are all there to shake things up, you no longer have a deliberative body. You have an episode of Real Housewives of Capitol Hill.
2013-03-20 01:54:58 PM  
1 votes:
Hmm... Cruz sounds foreign. I live in his district and I have yet to see his long form.
2013-03-20 01:54:08 PM  
1 votes:

Gosling: 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?

It may be an unwritten rule, but the guys in the seats that matter most abide by it and can easily relegate anyone who violates it to the Subcommttee on Bowel Odor Comparisons.


This. No matter what side you are on there is a pecking order in Congress, especially the Senate. Piss off enough people and you'll be relegated to the committee who's meetings even cspan-3 doesn't cover.
2013-03-20 01:30:39 PM  
1 votes:
Well, if it weren't for these gerrymandered-to-hell congressional districts, we wouldn't have nutjob congressmen like . . .

Oh wait, he's a senator?  Yeah, fark Texas then.
2013-03-20 01:29:33 PM  
1 votes:

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.


If you put half as much effort that you put into being wrong into something like, say, digging a hole, you'd be five miles down by now.
2013-03-20 01:28:37 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Yeah, he made Feinstein look like a fool.  That's totally what happened.  And Romney really won the election!!

I think randombj is a closet liberal.  He sounds a lot like a fervently anti-gay preacher who snorts meth off a male prostitute's ass in a seedy motel when he thinks no one is watching.
2013-03-20 01:08:38 PM  
1 votes:
He's Ron Johnson without the Ron Johnson Ron Johnson.
2013-03-20 12:13:37 PM  
1 votes:
We need more people making waves in that stuffy institution. Ted Cruz is not one of those people.
2013-03-20 12:05:07 PM  
1 votes:

Lionel Mandrake: Shostie: GAT_00: Yeah, but Cruz wasn't the underdog.

Against Dewhurst he was. Once again, if it weren't for the gerrymandering, Cruz would have been knocked out in the primary.

How do you gerrymander a state?


Have you seen how weirdly Texas is shaped?

www.enchantedlearning.com

Conclusion: Deliberately gerrymandered!
 
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