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(Opposing Views)   Sen. Ted Cruz wants to shut down the U.S. government and then blame President Obama for shutting down the U.S. government   (opposingviews.com) divider line 186
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2013-08-05 05:20:32 PM  
has the GOP been doubling up on the stupid pills lately?  I mean...they know we can see thru this bullshiat, right?
 
2013-08-05 05:25:11 PM  
I am starting to think that Daddy Cruz might be a bit off on the whole " Ted's gifted above any man"and "God has destined Ted for greatness" thing.
 
2013-08-05 05:26:30 PM  
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-08-05 05:27:31 PM  
We call every Goddamned thing "terrorism" nowadays, even things that aren't remotely terrorism. But advocating shutting down the government to put down a bill someone doesn't like isn't terrorism?
 
2013-08-05 05:29:27 PM  

Mugato: We call every Goddamned thing "terrorism" nowadays, even things that aren't remotely terrorism. But advocating shutting down the government to put down a bill someone doesn't like isn't terrorism?


Oh no, it is terrorism. It is the terrorism that dare not speak its name.
 
2013-08-05 05:30:27 PM  

Mugato: We call every Goddamned thing "terrorism" nowadays, even things that aren't remotely terrorism. But advocating shutting down the government to put down a bill someone doesn't like isn't terrorism?


what he's doing is threatening to hurt the US economy if his political demands aren't met. that is terrorism, pure and simple. there is no other way to accurately describe it.
 
2013-08-05 05:31:53 PM  
And he's telling everyone, ahead of time, that this is his plan.
"I am going to actively lobby to shut down the government, and if successful, blame the President."
 
2013-08-05 05:33:54 PM  
Obvious tag broken?
 
2013-08-05 05:44:52 PM  
This just in: Ted Cruz is an enormous tool

/take your best shot, pinhead
 
2013-08-05 05:45:27 PM  
Pretty soon all the Teabaggers will have are this idiot, and Rhubarb Lady..
 
2013-08-05 05:49:24 PM  
Ask Newt how well that worked.
 
2013-08-05 05:50:33 PM  
Origin of TED

Middle English  tedden, from Old English  *teddan; akin to Middle Dutch  tedden to ted, Old Norse  tethja to manure,tath spread dung, Old High German  zetten to spread
 
2013-08-05 06:05:01 PM  
So, business as usual from the "Government can't do anything right... elect me and I'll prove it to you" crowd?
 
2013-08-05 06:10:08 PM  
Hasn't this been the modus operandi of the GOP for the last 30 years?
 
2013-08-05 06:10:22 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: So, business as usual from the "Government can't do anything right... elect me and I'll prove it to you" crowd?


well...mostly, yes.  I think the GOP is hitting new levels of cynical manipulation tho.  They aren't even bothering to hide their contempt for democracy anymore.
 
2013-08-05 06:35:22 PM  
Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.
 
2013-08-05 06:39:14 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.


No, I think that honor goes to the morons who think he's right and vote for him and the other wingnuts.
 
2013-08-05 06:43:42 PM  
What are the current odds on a Government shutdown?
 
2013-08-05 06:45:52 PM  

Mugato: We call every Goddamned thing "terrorism" nowadays, even things that aren't remotely terrorism. But advocating shutting down the government to put down a bill someone doesn't like isn't terrorism?


Well terrorism and pedophiles.  Can't forget the other scary word.
 
2013-08-05 06:48:25 PM  

bronyaur1: cameroncrazy1984: Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.

No, I think that honor goes to the morons who think he's right and vote for him and the other wingnuts.


Indeed. Oh, he might be dumb, but he is crafty enough to raise a lot of money and get a cushy gubmint jorb where he really doesnt do anything but say dumb things.
 
2013-08-05 06:49:23 PM  
The blame game is unique to this tool.
 
2013-08-05 06:49:45 PM  
It's all a cynical ploy to try and have that sort of influence on the government simply so he can say "Hey baby, I've got the government on Cruz control...Booyah"

Either way, he's a dick.
 
2013-08-05 06:50:19 PM  
Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.
 
2013-08-05 06:55:23 PM  

randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.


You sound sad. :(
 
2013-08-05 06:55:50 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.


What's his Fark handle?
 
2013-08-05 06:55:58 PM  
He is from Canada.
 
2013-08-05 06:56:15 PM  
This is one of your shining stars, eh Republicans?

Well, you have fun with that...
 
2013-08-05 06:56:17 PM  
Why am I just now plonking, randomjsa?
 
2013-08-05 06:57:04 PM  
Meh.. take the comma out from between plonking and random
 
2013-08-05 06:58:17 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.


On paper, the motherfarker looks positively brilliant.  Exceedingly well educated.  Ivy League debate champion.  Editor of the Harvard Law Review, like Obama was.  But, ever since he's gained notoriety there's not telling what kind of game he's playing.  I hesitate to call him stupid; I just think he honestly doesn't give a flying pygmy fark.
 
2013-08-05 06:59:03 PM  

randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.


Enlighten me, O wise master. Cruz is saying "if you do not give in to our demands exactly, we will shut down the government." Whatever happened to the real 'murikin mantra of don't negotiate with terrorists? Don't knuckledragger teahadists like you love that tough guy shiat?
 
2013-08-05 06:59:23 PM  
All Obama has to do to prevent this is repeal the abortion called Obamacare. Why won't he act "bipartisan" and do everything we want?
 
2013-08-05 06:59:54 PM  
Ted Cruz could personally flip a giant switch labeled GOVERNMENT from on to off on live television and the media would still let him claim that the President did it.
 
2013-08-05 07:00:26 PM  
What we get when most Americans get most of their education from a glowing box controlled by Zionists - crazy.
 
2013-08-05 07:01:37 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

Enlighten me, O wise master. Cruz is saying "if you do not give in to our demands exactly, we will shut down the government." Whatever happened to the real 'murikin mantra of don't negotiate with terrorists? Don't knuckledragger teahadists like you love that tough guy shiat?


But he's not a terrorist! He can't be a terrorist because he's a PATRIOT and of COURSE we don't negotiate with PATRIOTS, we do what they WANT because of REASONS and probably Jesus and furthermore comma
 
2013-08-05 07:04:26 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

Enlighten me, O wise master. Cruz is saying "if you do not give in to our demands exactly, we will shut down the government." Whatever happened to the real 'murikin mantra of don't negotiate with terrorists? Don't knuckledragger teahadists like you love that tough guy shiat?


Apologies for the post everyone. This is what happens when you post angry. You spew off a bunch of crap without making sense. What I meant to ask at the end was "why should Obama negotiate with these clowns, isn't that against the whole don't negotiate with terrorists thing, and why don't you have a hard-on for his position."

The moral of the story is don't post angry, and if you do, make sure to preview.
 
2013-08-05 07:07:18 PM  
You notice how his government shutdown isn't really a shutdown.  That's because Cruz is just another gutless wonder.  Really shut things down and see what happens. That will never happen.
 
2013-08-05 07:08:03 PM  
He sounds like a wife beater.
 
2013-08-05 07:08:42 PM  

bwilson27: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

You sound sad. :(


Do you mean sad as in unhappy, or sad as in pathetic? Because I can certainly agree that he's pathetic, but I don't give a shiat if he's unhappy.
 
2013-08-05 07:09:56 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: I'm an Egyptian!: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

Enlighten me, O wise master. Cruz is saying "if you do not give in to our demands exactly, we will shut down the government." Whatever happened to the real 'murikin mantra of don't negotiate with terrorists? Don't knuckledragger teahadists like you love that tough guy shiat?

Apologies for the post everyone. This is what happens when you post angry. You spew off a bunch of crap without making sense. What I meant to ask at the end was "why should Obama negotiate with these clowns, isn't that against the whole don't negotiate with terrorists thing, and why don't you have a hard-on for his position."

The moral of the story is don't post angry, and if you do, make sure to preview.


You walk funny, too
 
2013-08-05 07:10:09 PM  

Zerochance: On paper, the motherfarker looks positively brilliant.


Republicans love Paper Tigers...
 
2013-08-05 07:10:21 PM  
The government shutdown isn't going to happen but I'll gladly watch the teabaggers paint themselves and the GOP into the corner on this one.
 
2013-08-05 07:12:45 PM  
What if Cruz couldn't get back into Canada?

storage.canoe.ca
 
2013-08-05 07:12:47 PM  

randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.


In what world would Cruz shutting down the government be Obama's fault? Seriously. I'm not expecting you to answer, but I had to ask.
 
2013-08-05 07:14:07 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

In what world would Cruz shutting down the government be Obama's fault? Seriously. I'm not expecting you to answer, but I had to ask.


Let him have his whimsical fantasies, it's the only thing he's got left.
 
2013-08-05 07:14:35 PM  

Apik0r0s: What we get when most Americans get most of their education from a glowing box controlled by Zionists - crazy.


I love that you live in a world where an Australian-turned-American citizen is a Zionist. It's a crazy world where Muslims are Christians and Christians are Jews!
 
2013-08-05 07:18:25 PM  

randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.


I am sad for you.

Either you say things like this because you believe them, or you say them for attention of any kind, how lonely and sad your life must be.

However it could be even worse, you could just be a mouthpiece paid shill.

All those options cause me to fell sorrow for the choices in your life that have lead you the place your at now.
 
2013-08-05 07:21:42 PM  
Honestly for as smart as people claim Cruz is, he sure as hell "plays" the idiot like an expert.
 
2013-08-05 07:22:17 PM  

red5ish: cameroncrazy1984: Ted Cruz might be the dumbest human alive.

What's his Fark handle?


My guess is randomjsa.
 
2013-08-05 07:23:04 PM  

Raharu: randomjsa: Of course it won't be Obama's fault.

Nothing is ever Obama's fault unless he specifically says it is.

I am sad for you.

Either you say things like this because you believe them, or you say them for attention of any kind, how lonely and sad your life must be.

However it could be even worse, you could just be a mouthpiece paid shill.

All those options cause me to fell sorrow for the choices in your life that have lead you the place your at now.


I put him on ignore and never looked back.
 
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