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(Townhall)   Bravo, Ted Cruz. And Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio. Press on. The country's in a bad place with a lost-in-space president. Ignore the sniping from the time-servers and the past-their-sell-date GOP. Reagan would be applauding   (townhall.com) divider line 128
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2013-09-20 08:49:51 AM
"House agrees to send #CR to Senate that defunds Obamacare. @SenTedCruz & @SenMikeLee refuse to fight. Wave white flag and surrender," Rep. Sean Duffy, a conservative sophomore Republican from Wisconsin, wrote on Twitter.

"So far Sen Rs are good at getting Facebook likes, and townhalls, not much else. Do something..." Rep Tim Griffin, R-Ark., tweeted.

 "(Sens) Cruz, Lee and Rubio are like the kids in high school who would yell fight, fight, fight, but have never thrown a punch in their entire life," a Senior GOP aide told NBC News after Cruz released his statement.

"I'm not surprised, but I'm not that impressed by those guys anyway," Rep Peter King, R-N.Y., told reporters.


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FTFA:   The K Street Republicans, however, are really and truly enraged that Cruz is trying to win the Senate back and really intends to get rid of Obamacare.

Talk is cheap, Hugh.

Cruz isn't even a bullly.  He's the little ugly pimpled kid who stands behind the bully and goads him yelling, "Yeah!  Yeah!  Get 'im!"
 
2013-09-20 08:57:30 AM

Diogenes: Cruz isn't even a bullly. He's the little ugly pimpled kid who stands behind the bully and goads him yelling, "Yeah! Yeah! Get 'im!"


He's this little toad:

www.achristmasstoryhouse.com
 
2013-09-20 09:21:24 AM
Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?
 
2013-09-20 09:34:04 AM

Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?


Cut only some of the taxes, grab only some of the guns, wage only some of the wars.
 
2013-09-20 09:48:31 AM

Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?


We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.
 
2013-09-20 10:02:11 AM

what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.


There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.
 
2013-09-20 10:05:32 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.


Seems like a complex form of "fallacy of insufficient options."  But I'd have to give that more thought.
 
2013-09-20 10:08:41 AM
Reagan would be labeled a RINO, idiot.
 
2013-09-20 10:10:27 AM

Blues_X: Reagan would be labeled a RINO, idiot.


Real Reagan doesn't count, silly.  We're talking idealized nostalgia Reagan here.
 
2013-09-20 10:17:37 AM

Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.

Seems like a complex form of "fallacy of insufficient options."  But I'd have to give that more thought.


I think it's argumentum ad temperantiam, or "Argument to moderation", although I'm rusty on my Logic.
 
2013-09-20 10:50:12 AM

Diogenes: "(Sens) Cruz, Lee and Rubio are like the kids in high school who would yell fight, fight, fight, but have never thrown a punch in their entire life," a Senior GOP aide told NBC News after Cruz released his statement.


It shows how pathetically moronic the GOP has become. To them, the fate of the country is nothing more than a school-yard scuffle.

Ted Cruz eats his own boogers.
 
2013-09-20 10:59:42 AM
Hail, hail, derp and bull
Of St. Reagan we are full
Far away, for the tea
Blessed Reagan come to me
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-20 11:51:59 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.


The marketing concept is extremity adversion.

"I'll have a 'regular' or 'medium'"
 
2013-09-20 11:52:29 AM
The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman

Aaaand that's when I stopped reading
 
2013-09-20 11:53:03 AM
"Republicans who sought a deal to avoid the unpleasantness of brinksmanship with the most incompetent president of modern times."

DIAF
 
2013-09-20 11:53:40 AM
I think you meant to say "Joe McCarthy would be applauding", subby.
 
2013-09-20 11:53:57 AM
Ah, Freeper Friday.  I missed you.
 
2013-09-20 11:55:22 AM
ya, ya, obamacare bad, hulk smash obamacare
 
2013-09-20 11:55:43 AM

lockers: The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman

Aaaand that's when I stopped reading


You clicked on another Townhall link? You're silly.
 
2013-09-20 11:56:08 AM

lockers: The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman


bwilson27: "Republicans who sought a deal to avoid the unpleasantness of brinksmanship with the most incompetent president of modern times."


www.escapeintolife.com
"And I thought I knew about pure imagination!"
 
2013-09-20 11:56:10 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hail, hail, derp and bull
Of St. Reagan we are full
Far away, for the tea
Blessed Reagan come to me
[i48.tinypic.com image 850x634]


F*ckin awesome. Bravo.
 
2013-09-20 11:56:16 AM
Is the headline some sort of reference I'm not getting? Otherwise it seems like <b>subby</b> is drunk
 
2013-09-20 11:56:34 AM
I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War. In times of challenge, we should fight when the government doesn't represent our needs and ignores our rights as citizens. From the ashes of default, we shall create a new nation one that removes government regulation of healthcare one that is derived from the forces capitalism and free markets.
 
2013-09-20 11:56:43 AM

bwilson27: "Republicans who sought a deal to avoid the unpleasantness of brinksmanship with the most incompetent president of modern times."

DIAF


Well, it's an improvement over saying that Obama is the most incompetent president ever. Their rhetoric is tempering somewhat. Maybe they'll start labeling him a benevolent dictator instead of a tyrant.
 
2013-09-20 11:57:25 AM
Affix your bayonets and charge that shutdown hill, noble patriots.
 
2013-09-20 11:58:37 AM

Funk Brothers: I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War. In times of challenge, we should fight when the government doesn't represent our needs and ignores our rights as citizens. From the ashes of default, we shall create a new nation one that removes government regulation of healthcare one that is derived from the forces capitalism and free markets.


OK now I KNOW you are a troll account!
 
2013-09-20 11:59:37 AM

Funk Brothers: I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War. In times of challenge, we should fight when the government doesn't represent our needs and ignores our rights as citizens. From the ashes of default, we shall create a new nation one that removes government regulation of healthcare one that is derived from the forces capitalism and free markets.


+1 would have been +2, but you spelled Fartbongocare wrong.
 
2013-09-20 11:59:40 AM

bwilson27: "Republicans who sought a deal to avoid the unpleasantness of brinksmanship with the most incompetent president of modern times."

DIAF


Brinksmanship is a high stakes poker game, if someone is incompetent they lose every time.   So if he's so incompetent, why can't they beat him?
 
2013-09-20 12:00:03 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War.

 3.bp.blogspot.com
*ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease*
 
2013-09-20 12:00:47 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.

Seems like a complex form of "fallacy of insufficient options."  But I'd have to give that more thought.

I think it's argumentum ad temperantiam, or "Argument to moderation", although I'm rusty on my Logic.


Wouldn't that be what would happen with an liberal party as derpy as the GOP? An argument to moderation doesn't mean much when there's not too much space between center-right and far-right; splitting the difference between "potato" and "golden-brown french fries" takes us to "french fries (minus the frying)".

// Diogenes Johnson is right!
 
2013-09-20 12:00:58 PM

PanicMan: bwilson27: "Republicans who sought a deal to avoid the unpleasantness of brinksmanship with the most incompetent president of modern times."

DIAF

Brinksmanship is a high stakes poker game, if someone is incompetent they lose every time.   So if he's so incompetent, why can't they beat him?


THIS time it will be different, duh.
 
2013-09-20 12:01:18 PM

lockers: The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman

Aaaand that's when I stopped reading


You should have kept going, then you'd have gotten to this gem:

Cruz and his fellow gifted rhetoricians Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio
 
2013-09-20 12:01:26 PM

Headso: ya, ya, obamacare bad, hulk smash obamacare


Not Reagan smash?
 
2013-09-20 12:01:58 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War. In times of challenge, we should fight when the government doesn't represent our needs and ignores our rights as citizens. From the ashes of default, we shall create a new nation one that removes government regulation of healthcare one that is derived from the forces capitalism and free markets.


www.sonofthesouth.net
Bring it on.
 
2013-09-20 12:01:59 PM

Funk Brothers: I'm glad that people do see that Obamacare needs to be repealed. We will win. If anything repealing Obamacare will save the Republican Party and this country from debt and default.

If we don't, we should fight like the Confederates did in the Civil War. In times of challenge, we should fight when the government doesn't represent our needs and ignores our rights as citizens. From the ashes of default, we shall create a new nation one that removes government regulation of healthcare one that is derived from the forces capitalism and free markets.


This is exactly right. Except for the part about Civil War.
 
2013-09-20 12:02:33 PM

Triple Oak: lockers: The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman

Aaaand that's when I stopped reading

You clicked on another Townhall link? You're silly.


I saw it and I still clicked it. I really have no one else to blame other than myself.
 
2013-09-20 12:02:45 PM

what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.


This.
 
2013-09-20 12:04:06 PM
Aristocles:

This is exactly right. Except for the part about Civil War.

Have we really descended into troll accounts trolling troll accounts?
 
2013-09-20 12:04:52 PM
Didn't Boehner say, "Don't let the media twist this, but this was a truly bipartisan vote." ?  I'm pretty sure he said something along those lines.  This counts as bipartisan?
 
2013-09-20 12:04:59 PM

Dr Dreidel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.

Seems like a complex form of "fallacy of insufficient options."  But I'd have to give that more thought.

I think it's argumentum ad temperantiam, or "Argument to moderation", although I'm rusty on my Logic.

Wouldn't that be what would happen with an liberal party as derpy as the GOP? An argument to moderation doesn't mean much when there's not too much space between center-right and far-right; splitting the difference between "potato" and "golden-brown french fries" takes us to "french fries (minus the frying)".

// Diogenes Johnson is right!


Dr Dreidel Johnson is right about Diogenes Johnson being right.
 
2013-09-20 12:05:04 PM

organizmx: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

This.


Madlibs?
 
2013-09-20 12:05:52 PM

amiable: Aristocles:

This is exactly right. Except for the part about Civil War.

Have we really descended into troll accounts trolling troll accounts?


About 10 years ago.
 
2013-09-20 12:06:01 PM
Instead of a "hero" tag this piece needs a "zero" tag.
 
2013-09-20 12:06:16 PM

Dr Dreidel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Diogenes: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: what_now: Carn: Can we have a true Centrist Party?  Please?

We have one. It's called the Democrats. I'd like a liberal party, please.

There is a logical fallacy in believing that because there are two sides presented on an issue, the correct answer must be somewhere in the center between the two.

Seems like a complex form of "fallacy of insufficient options."  But I'd have to give that more thought.

I think it's argumentum ad temperantiam, or "Argument to moderation", although I'm rusty on my Logic.

Wouldn't that be what would happen with an liberal party as derpy as the GOP? An argument to moderation doesn't mean much when there's not too much space between center-right and far-right; splitting the difference between "potato" and "golden-brown french fries" takes us to "french fries (minus the frying)".

// Diogenes Johnson is right!


Perhaps. The error is in assuming that the middle course of action is correct because it is the middle course between two extremes, rather than choosing an action based on how correct it actually is. In your example, a "moderate" position may be the correct choice, but because it is the correct choice not by it being "moderate".
 
2013-09-20 12:06:59 PM
It will require winning the Senate for the GOP in 2014 and the presidency in 2016 to repeal Obamacare.

Well then you guys are screwed. Not being partisan here, but I just don't see how they can do either. As far as I can tell they only hold the House due to gerrymandering. Their platform appeals to fewer and fewer people daily (because their base is dying out. Literally, old people die everyday.) and if they stray moderate they get challenged in the primary Tea Party conservatives.
 
2013-09-20 12:08:43 PM

amiable: Aristocles:

This is exactly right. Except for the part about Civil War.

Have we really descended into troll accounts trolling troll accounts?


Fark is now officially 4chan.
 
2013-09-20 12:08:44 PM

grumpfuff: lockers: The eloquent and passionate Texas freshman

Aaaand that's when I stopped reading

You should have kept going, then you'd have gotten to this gem:

Cruz and his fellow gifted rhetoricians Mike Lee, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio


I can't drink till later. It was a sanity survival instinct.
 
2013-09-20 12:09:18 PM
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told CNN, "When Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Mike Lee fail in the Senate next week, maybe finally we Republicans will have ended their influence," King said. "We as House Republicans should stop letting Ted Cruz set our agenda for us," King said. "If he can deliver on this, fine. If he can't, he should keep quiet from now on and we shouldn't listen to him."
 
2013-09-20 12:09:46 PM
"Hey, Karl Rove? I think I have a great candidate for you, but, he has a few red flags that we'll need to gloss over. Well, first off he used to be a registered Democrat. He also was a Labor Union President before being elected governor of California. He raised taxes a bunch of times and signed a bill into law to make safe abortions available on demand. Oh, and he divorced his wife to marry the Blowjob Queen of Hollywood. Hello? Karl? Hello?"
 
2013-09-20 12:10:03 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Hail, hail, derp and bull
Of St. Reagan we are full
Far away, for the tea
Blessed Reagan come to me
[i48.tinypic.com image 850x634]


+10
 
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