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(Politico)   Ted Cruz (R-apidly losing steam): I'm gonna old fashioned fillibuster the debt ceiling vote because Rand can't outshine me and who else is gonna stand and talk all day? Christie? I mean C'mon   (politico.com) divider line 164
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2013-09-21 12:58:30 AM  
Sen. Ted Cruz  is Zaphod Beeblebrox without the charm
 
2013-09-21 08:23:10 AM  
What an asshole.
 
2013-09-21 08:41:40 AM  
I hope Don Cherry calls him out as a traitor to Canada eventually.

Ted Cruz is the worst the politician from Canada. He makes Rob Ford look like FDR.
 
2013-09-21 08:44:36 AM  
Rafael Cruz, a Cuban with Canadian citizenship who prefers to be called "Ted," is a douche.
 
2013-09-21 08:47:59 AM  
Fillabuster? Is the subby trying to mock Cruz's accent? Or is this simple spelling fail?
 
2013-09-21 08:51:39 AM  
And life goes on under the politics tab

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-21 08:54:15 AM  
Cruz needs 40 additional Republicans - out of 46 Republicans in the upper chamber - to stand with him.

I don't think Cruz could get 40 Republicans to agree on where to go to lunch at this point.
 
2013-09-21 08:56:53 AM  
Awww, Strom Thurmond would be proud.
 
2013-09-21 08:56:55 AM  
My favorited thing about this whole debacle is the rapid fall of Ted Cruz. Who are they going to run in 2016? Certainly ain't gonna be him.
 
2013-09-21 08:57:31 AM  
Why would Cruz worry about Rand Paul? Rand Paul isn't a threat to win the nomination. Sure, he'll run as a donor-funded book tour like his dad did a few times, but there is no reason to worry about Rand Paul.
 
2013-09-21 08:57:54 AM  
All hat, no cattle.

I'll admit, there are few Republicans who are as good as shearing the sheep as Tailgunner Ted.  Well, maybe Glenn Beck, but he's working primarily with an audience of retarded folk.  But presenting a Canadian, Harvard educated corporate lawyer and former Bush administration official as "Tea Party" is just an act of mass delusion.
 
2013-09-21 08:59:15 AM  

incendi: Awww, Strom Thurmond would be proud.


Why?  Is Cruz going to use ethnic slurs and grab female intern asses for 12 hours strait?
 
2013-09-21 09:00:53 AM  
Is this another example of Ted Cruz trying to pretend that he's running the Senate Republicans? FFS, he just ended his probationary period.
 
2013-09-21 09:05:03 AM  
"I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in," Cruz said in a statement on Friday. Later, on Fox News he doubled down, warning that "Harry Reid is going to try and play procedural games."

This quote is all you need to know about the Tea Parties understanding of representative democracy.

It's not a 'procedural game' when we do it.
 
2013-09-21 09:06:47 AM  
Ted Cruz is mentally ill.
 
2013-09-21 09:08:16 AM  

Troy McClure: Why would Cruz worry about Rand Paul? Rand Paul isn't a threat to win the nomination. Sure, he'll run as a donor-funded book tour like his dad did a few times, but there is no reason to worry about Rand Paul.


And when did Christie get elected senator? And trust me, somma dose Italian gasbags can talk a lot.
 
2013-09-21 09:08:26 AM  
Let him talk.  I would guarantee that letting him talk will result in more comedy gold on Fark.
 
2013-09-21 09:09:20 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Ted Cruz is mentally ill.


If he'd stayed in Canada, he could get free treatment for that.
 
2013-09-21 09:10:05 AM  
So, let me see if I've got this straight.

Cruz supported defunding the ACA using the current made-up budget crisis.

Then when the House tried to do it he basically said it was a sucker's game and wouldn't succeed.

Then after catching flack from his party he's announced his intent to filibuster that same bill so the ACA defunding language can't be removed.

And this guy thinks he has the character strength to be president? Does he even know what he's doing from one day to the next?
 
2013-09-21 09:10:24 AM  

incendi: Awww, Strom Thurmond would be proud.


I think Ted Cruz will break Strom Thurmond's record filibuster. If Strom can speak non-stop for 24 hours, Ted Cruz can speak for more than several days non-stop. This will make Ted Cruz legendary and probably cement his spot in US Senate history. This filibuster will help Ted Cruz stay as a senator for decades to come.
 
2013-09-21 09:11:01 AM  

notto: "I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in," Cruz said in a statement on Friday. Later, on Fox News he doubled down, warning that "Harry Reid is going to try and play procedural games."

This quote is all you need to know about the Tea Parties understanding of representative democracy.

It's not a 'procedural game' when we do it.


Wow, that quote just might be the best summation of why the Tea Party is viewed as being nothing but a bunch of useful idiots...
 
2013-09-21 09:13:27 AM  

Funk Brothers: incendi: Awww, Strom Thurmond would be proud.

I think Ted Cruz will break Strom Thurmond's record filibuster. If Strom can speak non-stop for 24 hours, Ted Cruz can speak for more than several days non-stop. This will make Ted Cruz legendary and probably cement his spot in US Senate history. This filibuster will help Ted Cruz stay as a senator for decades to come.


Well, if they cement his spot in the Senate, I imagine he'd stay there for a while. I suggest they just cover him in cement.
 
2013-09-21 09:15:05 AM  

simplicimus: HotIgneous Intruder: Ted Cruz is mentally ill.

If he'd stayed in Canada, he could get free treatment for that.


That reminds me of a joke I once heard about the Canadian version of Breaking Bad....
 
2013-09-21 09:15:20 AM  

yeegrek: But presenting a Canadian, Harvard educated corporate lawyer and former Bush administration official as "Tea Party" is just an act of mass delusion.


Kinda like presenting a Harvard-educated lawyer who hires only the best and brightest of Wall Street to run his administration as a "socialist Commie", right?
 
2013-09-21 09:17:31 AM  

notto: "I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in," Cruz said in a statement on Friday. Later, on Fox News he doubled down, warning that "Harry Reid is going to try and play procedural games."

This quote is all you need to know about the Tea Parties understanding of representative democracy.

It's not a 'procedural game' when we do it.


And even if it's a procedural game, it's still a very real thing you should have planned for.  Failing to do so is your fault, not Harry Reid's.
 
2013-09-21 09:18:23 AM  
There's so very little Canadian in this douche. All of it David Frum type Canadian.
 
2013-09-21 09:21:41 AM  
Yes, truly a cunning plan.

Surely when the blame is laid for a government shutdown, it'll land squarely on the democrats.  Not the republicans who wouldn't allow them to even vote on whether or not to fund the government.

The central tenet of Republican philosophy since Nixon: government is broke - elect us and we'll prove it.
 
2013-09-21 09:22:47 AM  
We are on the brink of a worldwide chicken extinction event.
 
2013-09-21 09:23:08 AM  
Farking Canadians.
 
2013-09-21 09:24:14 AM  

Karac: Yes, truly a cunning plan.

Surely when the blame is laid for a government shutdown, it'll land squarely on the democrats.  Not the republicans who wouldn't allow them to even vote on whether or not to fund the government.

The central tenet of Republican philosophy since Nixon: government is broke - elect us and we'll prove it.


This is exactly what's going to happen. Obama is putting his legacy ahead of his country. It's truly selfish. Obama is basically Huey Long.
 
2013-09-21 09:24:52 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: My favorited thing about this whole debacle is the rapid fall of Ted Cruz. Who are they going to run in 2016? Certainly ain't gonna be him.


Tradition says it should be Santorum.
 
2013-09-21 09:24:59 AM  

blastoh: We are on the brink of a worldwide chicken extinction event.


Maybe they can move on to ducks. Ones they hunted in the cold morning swamps with their AR-15s.
 
2013-09-21 09:26:08 AM  
This is why I hate f'ing Canadians.
 
2013-09-21 09:26:29 AM  

Funk Brothers: Karac: Yes, truly a cunning plan.

Surely when the blame is laid for a government shutdown, it'll land squarely on the democrats.  Not the republicans who wouldn't allow them to even vote on whether or not to fund the government.

The central tenet of Republican philosophy since Nixon: government is broke - elect us and we'll prove it.

This is exactly what's going to happen. Obama is putting his legacy ahead of his country. It's truly selfish. Obama is basically Huey Long.


Minus the corruption, Huey Long did a lot of good for Louisiana.
 
2013-09-21 09:27:30 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: This is why I hate f'ing Canadians.


You know what? I don't believe he's Canadian. Canadians are nice people. I'll have to see his birth certificate to believe that he's Canadian.
 
2013-09-21 09:27:47 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: This is why I hate f'ing Canadians.


Canadians are nice, but we shouldn't let them in Congress.
 
2013-09-21 09:28:11 AM  
Real questions with born_yesterday:

How long does the Senate have to react to this bill?  IE, are they going to reject it ASAP and send it back to the House, or sit on it?

Now that defunding the ACA has been included, what do experts think the chances are of having a CR passed before October 1st?

What are experts saying the odds are of a government shutdown?  Possible?  Likely?  Virtually unavoidable, given the current bill?

/I really don't want to go on a Gov't business trip on the 4th.
 
2013-09-21 09:28:14 AM  
Good for Cruz. Too bad he's not a natural born citizen so can't be president.
 
2013-09-21 09:29:02 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: cameroncrazy1984: My favorited thing about this whole debacle is the rapid fall of Ted Cruz. Who are they going to run in 2016? Certainly ain't gonna be him.

Tradition says it should be Santorum.


Oh god, there's just not enough popcorn.
 
2013-09-21 09:29:26 AM  

Funk Brothers: Karac: Yes, truly a cunning plan.

Surely when the blame is laid for a government shutdown, it'll land squarely on the democrats.  Not the republicans who wouldn't allow them to even vote on whether or not to fund the government.

The central tenet of Republican philosophy since Nixon: government is broke - elect us and we'll prove it.

This is exactly what's going to happen. Obama is putting his legacy ahead of his country. It's truly selfish. Obama is basically Huey Long.


I believe it was Republicans that insisted on calling the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act "Obamacare". Why do Republicans care more Obama's legacy than the country?
 
2013-09-21 09:30:18 AM  

Noam Chimpsky: Good for Cruz. Too bad he's not a natural born citizen so can't be president.


Why not, Obama's president and he was born in Kenya!
 
2013-09-21 09:30:36 AM  

incendi: Satanic_Hamster: This is why I hate f'ing Canadians.

You know what? I don't believe he's Canadian. Canadians are nice people. I'll have to see his birth certificate to believe that he's Canadian.


He was born in Calgary, Alberta, which I gather is the Canadian version of Texas.
 
2013-09-21 09:31:24 AM  
Someone should submit a bill that says that only natural-born American citizens are allowed to filibuster.
 
2013-09-21 09:39:48 AM  

max_pooper: I believe it was Republicans that insisted on calling the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act  the very bill they, themselves, designed"Obamacare". Why do Republicans care more Obama's legacy than the country?


FTFM
 
2013-09-21 09:40:48 AM  

Tarl3k: notto: "I hope that every Senate Republican will stand together and oppose cloture on the bill in order to keep the House bill intact and not let Harry Reid add Obamacare funding back in," Cruz said in a statement on Friday. Later, on Fox News he doubled down, warning that "Harry Reid is going to try and play procedural games."

This quote is all you need to know about the Tea Parties understanding of representative democracy.

It's not a 'procedural game' when we do it.

Wow, that quote just might be the best summation of why the Tea Party is viewed as being nothing but a bunch of useful idiots...



multimedia.billybrew.com
 
2013-09-21 09:40:59 AM  

blastoh: We are on the brink of a worldwide chicken extinction event.


LOL
 
2013-09-21 09:42:43 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Tradition says it should be Santorum.


That could get messy.
 
2013-09-21 09:42:45 AM  
I hope he gets to be president, you stunned farking americans deserve what you get.
 
2013-09-21 09:47:35 AM  
Do it, you farking clod.

Stand up and show the country what an ignorant asshole you are.

It's hilarious the GOP thinks they're going to win this "crisis" they manufactured to score political points.
 
2013-09-21 09:53:47 AM  
Shutting down the government for any reason is retarded.
 
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