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(CNN)   Ted Cruz refuses to STFU   (cnn.com) divider line 91
    More: Asinine, Senator Ted Cruz, STFU, Dana Bash, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Party leaders of the United States Senate  
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2013-09-24 04:38:26 PM  
5 votes:
"I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand," he said. "All across this country Americans are suffering because of Obamacare. Obamacare isn't working."

Has anyone told him it hasn't been fully implemented yet? I'm pretty sure the (R)'s know the affordable care act is not going to be nearly as bad as they have been saying. In fact it might even work. They have sunk 4 years into telling us it's the end of our nation as we know it. Comments like these reek of desperation.
2013-09-24 03:51:42 PM  
5 votes:
Nothing says "I'm a serious politician" than staging a mock filibuster that hurts your image nationally, hurts the image of your party, has no real chance of succeeding, and, even if miraculously successful, would not achieve the stated effect you desire, all the while potentially harming the entirety of the US economy.
2013-09-24 07:36:11 PM  
4 votes:

gunga galunga: Corvus: Antimatter: The thing is, everyone knows this bill is dead, but the TP is convinced that they can somehow get this passed and Obama will fold. I'm not sure where in their psychosis they get that idea from, but that's their mindset.

Actually I don't even think that is true. They just what the US to go to hell during Obama's watch and don't give a shiat even if it's the Republicans doing. You know how many think we should not pass the debt ceiling increase under ANY circumstance?

They are just throwing a fit because they lost an election. That's really it. They are children throwing a 5 year tantrum.

Not just that. It's also because they have been unable to repeal Obamacare and gay marriage is now socially acceptable.


It doesn't matter what it is though. The Stimulus was the largest Tax cut in history. "Obamacare" is a Republican plan. It's not about what it is, it's just that a Democrat is being successful.
2013-09-25 02:09:56 AM  
3 votes:
Dude wants to talk all night to an empty house? Knock yourself out kid. Its not like they were going to vote on a CR @ 2:00 am 6 days out anyway.
2013-09-25 12:38:25 AM  
3 votes:

noheadphones: Being that the ACA is basically Republican in nature, you should be against it.


You say that like the past 20 years never happened. Many, many Dems today, including myself, were once moderate Republicans whom their own party kicked to the curb. Obama himself is a center-right political figure. But that reality doesn't help Republicans get votes, so they've invented the socialism narrative by convincing people that a Republican healthcare plan from the 1990s is America-killing communism. It's yet another example of how only extremists and people not paying attention are still diehard Republicans.
2013-09-24 09:54:57 PM  
3 votes:

noheadphones: raerae1980: noheadphones: I'm simplifying, everyone has to pay for it

I don't think that is the definition of monopoly.

In, a  government-granted monopoly (also called a "de jure monopoly") is a form of by which a government grants exclusive privilege to a private individual or firm to be the sole provider of a good or service; potential competitors are excluded from the market by,, or other mechanisms of government enforcement. As a form of, government-granted monopoly is contrasted with a  non-coercive monopoly or anefficiency monopoly, where there is no competition but it is not forcibly excluded.


Yes, yes. We all know what a monopoly is, whether organic or mandated. How in the world do you get that from ANY aspect of ACA? If health care was a mandated monopoly, run by the government on a non profit basis you would have a system like Canada's which provides generally better care with better outcomes on a universal basis. Countries that have implemented this type of system pay a fraction of the US for better care. You guys aren't there yet. If you made the incredibly stupid move to make a private, for profit monopoly of health care, you're argument would make sense.
2013-09-24 08:23:39 PM  
3 votes:

noheadphones: I'm not talking about patient care via a doctor's office per se, but with pharmaceuticals.


Right look at the other countries that do similar things:
www.rxrights.org
Oh wait actual facts show you are full of shiat. They show the system we had was actually the worst system for costs.

Don't let a little thing like reality get in you way with your talking points.
2013-09-24 08:14:45 PM  
3 votes:

noheadphones: It's like with the defense industry--if you can only go to one place to get something, or if you have a multi-billion dollar contract with some entity, or corporation, you can only buy those goods and services from one place. Any price can be set for that service.


Obamacare doesn't work that way at all. People will actually have more options and more competition through the exchanges. How do you think more competition will make it so you can only go to "one place"?

You really seem to have no clue what you are talking about.
2013-09-24 08:13:16 PM  
3 votes:
The vote is tomorrow - He is just playing the teatards for the idiots they are.


"Fun fact: Senator Cruz pre-negotiated the terms of his #fakefilibuster with Senator Reid yesterday. Not exactly a Mr. Smith moment," Adam Jentleson, the Communications Director for Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted more than two hours after Cruz took to the Senate floor.

"There is no filibuster today," Reid said. "We are going to vote tomorrow. Under the rules no one can stop that."


It's a charade.
2013-09-24 07:03:42 PM  
3 votes:
I said this in an earlier thread, but much more relevant here.

It's not altogether too dumb a move.  Teatards don't know and don't care about how government works, and they eat this kind of political theater up like it's puppy chow.  They'll flood him with cash come election time.
2013-09-24 11:00:05 PM  
2 votes:
Serious - can anyone explain what the point of this is? Is there literally any point other than "Ted Cruz wants attention"?
2013-09-24 07:27:05 PM  
2 votes:
I... I'm watching this thing and it's like some weird nihilistic performance art.
2013-09-24 07:11:58 PM  
2 votes:

Gilligann: I can't keep up. I thought Cruz decided not to filibuster the bill.

What happened?


My guess:

Cruz painted himself into a corner. He cried to Reid and promised he would be a good boy if he could just pretend to filibuster to save face. Reid said ok.
2013-09-24 06:56:04 PM  
2 votes:
It's cute he can do this high profile act and then slink away and let the bill go through to save face and the teatards will eat it up with a spoon.
2013-09-24 06:50:47 PM  
2 votes:
Republicans have "a rare opportunity to defund this law with a simple majority," McConnell added. "We should have that vote."

Umm how exactly? I love how Republicans can just out and out say something wrong and news won't point out that their full of shiat because they don't want to look "biased".
2013-09-24 06:30:58 PM  
2 votes:
Part of me worries he actually might become President someday - I can see the path. I don't think its likely, but possible.
2013-09-24 05:08:30 PM  
2 votes:
2013-09-24 04:44:39 PM  
2 votes:

MrBallou: Jebus. I was googling for facts to go with a comment about Cruz being a shameless self-promoter and came across this:

http://www.senate.gov/senators/113th_Congress/Cruz_Ted.htm

It makes my point far better than what I was going to say.

Disclaimer: Read it at your peril. I'm completely gobsmacked.


From your link:
Ted's father was born in Cuba, fought in the revolution, and was imprisoned and tortured...

Nothing about which side he fought for in the revolution.
Also nothing about where "Ted" was born.
2013-09-24 04:20:35 PM  
2 votes:
I'm really sorry guys.

If it wasn't for the Texas redistricting lawsuit, you wouldn't have to deal with this joker.

Granted, it would be a different joker, but probably a little less Tea Party-y.

Again. Sorry.
2013-09-24 03:52:21 PM  
2 votes:
It's grandstanding for the Tea Party.  This gives every TPer primarying a Republican ammo to use in the primaries, including against McConnell.  Remember, Cruz is the VP of the NRSC (which is there to re-elect Republican Senators) who is out raising money for groups that are trying to oust Republican Senators.  There is nothing this guy won't do for the Tea Party.
2013-09-24 03:31:36 PM  
2 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Maybe he'll have a heart attack


The only muscle he has that contracts on a regular basis is a sphincter.
2013-09-24 03:30:38 PM  
2 votes:

mediablitz: Has anyone told him ObamaCare is part of mandatory funding, and this will have little to no effect on its implementation?

No? Good! Let him find out the hard way.


He doesn't strike me as one who would let reality stand in the way of a truly meaningless gesture
2013-09-25 11:22:42 AM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: This is endlessly hilarious - he's literally just giving a long speech. That's it. it's not a filibuster, as C-SPAN helpfully explained:

[pbs.twimg.com image 599x326]


Good news is, if it's not a legitimate filibuster, there are ways to shut the whole thing down.
2013-09-25 11:11:23 AM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Yes SGE is you dumbass.From Bloomberg-Southern California Edison Company, a public utility


Hehe. No, dude. You don't know the difference between public as in government-owned and public as in "company stocks are available to the public for purchase," as opposed to privately owned corporations, whose stock you cannot buy on the market.

From Wikipedia: "Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX),  "

That "corp" part is your clue, the stock exchange abbreviation is the confirmation. It's "public" in the investment sort of way, not in the government-owned sort of way.

And finally, I LIVE IN LOS ANGELES. I know who the government utility is (DWP), and isn't (Edison). NO ONE was a fan of Edison during the crisis, and everyone biatched about how they never should have deregulated. And my mother (who was paying the damn bill at the time) confirms that no, the rate hikes during the crisis by the public company were NOT unreasonable, precisely because they were CAPPED by laws over how much they could increase at any one time.

So yeah, just in case you're still here, please please stfu and go read a book so you can learn context before you look like an idiot again.
2013-09-25 09:34:03 AM  
1 votes:

birdmanesq: I mean, I think Obamacare has become a useful strawman on which conservatives can project all manner of domestic ills. Can't get a job? Obamacare. Boss cuts your hours? Obamacare. Falling behind in your mortgage payments? Obamacare. Economy sucks? Obamacare. People are working hard to subsidize folks who are milking the system? Obamacare. Health care costs increase? Obamacare.


This is exactly right. In my company our healthcare premiums went up quite a lot this year. Of course all the Fox News watching teatards in my office spent days biatching about how Obamacare is screwing them over, forcing them to pay more.

When I pointed out that Obamacare has zero effect on our company - we're a lot bigger than 50 people, we already disregard pre-existing conditions, and we're completely SELF INSURED, they quickly changed the subject to how we're all paying an extra 70 bucks per month to cover the additional costs of the exchanges that are being set up, though they couldn't explain who exactly we were paying this money to - exactly ZERO dollars of our premiums are given to the government by the company.

The next day,  the same retards were having the exact same biatch session with some retards from another department, with the same exact complaints, same exact pissing and moaning, same exact "Thanks, Obama" dumbassery.

FNC will be the death of our country.
2013-09-25 02:06:56 AM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: The point is that people are toeing party lines without looking at the facts of the bill, and what it does for corporations. Something that some supposed progressives would be typically against.


You definitely sound CONCERNED.
2013-09-25 01:38:35 AM  
1 votes:
If Bamster is a "right-leaning authoritarian", as some forgotten liar claims, why isn't every hick and redneck in FreeRepublic burning incense to him?
2013-09-25 01:31:33 AM  
1 votes:
[drags someone out behind the sauna, puts him out of our misery]
2013-09-25 01:08:56 AM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'

Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?


Cruz is a lightweight.  He'll only last a few hours.
2013-09-25 01:06:20 AM  
1 votes:
noheadphones: I like it. Maybe the one thing Ted Cruz has done that I agree with.

Obamacare is very bad--if you hated the health care industry before, it's now going to get massive, defense industry level.


noheadphones: Being that the ACA is basically Republican in nature, you should be against it.

noheadphones: I'm not making it a dem v republican argument, because it isn't one....Oh and Obama is a right leaning authoritarian

OK, you're a flat-out liar, then. Why should anyone listen to a liar?
2013-09-25 01:01:13 AM  
1 votes:

bwilson27: noheadphones: Kittypie070: List of cognitive biases

Being that the ACA is basically Republican in nature, you should be against it. Your reasoning and critical thinking has obviously been compromised by your party affiliation.

OK, that stinks of desperation.

No, it's true.

Noheadphones-


Awesome. But not representative of me, I'm afraid.

Try to come up with an original thought instead of playing with pictures.

Oh wait! Never mind.
2013-09-25 12:59:09 AM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: noheadphones: Being that the ACA is basically Republican in nature, you should be against it. Your reasoning and critical thinking has obviously been compromised by your party affiliation.

All right, before I drag you out, answer me why, if you're even minimally capable of giving a coherent answer without giggling inappropriately or drooling on yourself.


Just read about the roots of the ACA. Goes back to 1989. Look at Romney care. Oh and Obama is a right leaning authoritarian.

Nothing remotely progressive about him.
2013-09-25 12:38:42 AM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: Cruz's eyes look like he's about to fall asleep standing up.


And if he does, and smacks his head on a table on the way down, you may be assured that his healthcare insurance will see about patching him up.
If you fall over from fatigue thanks to juggling two 29.5 hour/wk jobs (no compensation for time spent commuting between the two!)...son, you're on your own.
2013-09-25 12:38:01 AM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: bwilson27: max_pooper: noheadphones: bwilson27: NeoCortex42:

If it wasn't for Fox News, we might honestly have a semi-functional Congress. The echo chamber has let guys like Cruz get away with way too much.
 No matter how much people deny this, or fight against it and say it's trivial, it's the honest truth. The asswipes at Fox News brought derision onto this country for nothing better than to improve ratings and of course push the agenda of the evil rich who control Fox News. Fox News invented the Teabagger movement as a way to enfranchise stupid bigots into voting against themselves... THIS is all an end result of that shiat. I'm all for free speech and all, but persuading the poor old confused to actively root against themselves should be illegal.

Hahaha!

Poor stupid people being tricked into voting for Republicans is pretty funny.

Those darn silly Republicans and their unbridled humor!

Being that the ACA is basically Republican in nature, you should be against it. Your reasoning and critical thinking has obviously been compromised by your party affiliation. Ya poor Obama fetishist...


No, being Republican in nature, the REPUBLICANS should be FOR it. Anyone with an ounce of awareness wants healthcare reform. Assholes who just want the blah guy to FAIL are against it, no matter WHO invented it.
2013-09-24 11:43:26 PM  
1 votes:

max_pooper: NeoCortex42: So much more of the "filibuster" should have been Kaine, Durbin, and others laying Cruz out like this. Don't wait 8 hours to pounce.

It's better to wait. You let him tire himself out with hours of derp and when he's dizy and light headed you start pounding him with facts. You'll get him to respond with even crazier soundbites after his brain is fried.


Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake.
2013-09-24 11:41:04 PM  
1 votes:
NeoCortex42:

If it wasn't for Fox News, we might honestly have a semi-functional Congress. The echo chamber has let guys like Cruz get away with way too much.
 No matter how much people deny this, or fight against it and say it's trivial, it's the honest truth. The asswipes at Fox News brought derision onto this country for nothing better than to improve ratings and of course push the agenda of the evil rich who control Fox News. Fox News invented the Teabagger movement as a way to enfranchise stupid bigots into voting against themselves... THIS is all an end result of that shiat. I'm all for free speech and all, but persuading the poor old confused to actively root against themselves should be illegal.
2013-09-24 11:28:22 PM  
1 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2013-09-24 11:11:31 PM  
1 votes:

bwilson27: NeoCortex42: Holy crap, I think he's actually arguing in favor of denying coverage for preexisting conditions.

He's an evil republican, right? Then of course he is.


Even other republicans know better than to voice that opinion. He is just incapable of saying any part of Obamacare is good.


And now he is literally saying "if you can't get insurance, just get a better job". The longer he talks, the more footage he's just providing for future election opponents.
2013-09-24 10:13:42 PM  
1 votes:
cbswashington.files.wordpress.com

Why doesn't he just stand in front of a banner that says "fark the poor"?
2013-09-24 10:11:12 PM  
1 votes:

NeoCortex42: almandot: Woot!  We got a "Thanks Obama"

Well, "Thanks Obamacare".

I swear he also said "an Obamanation of a tax".

I mean, it was probably 'abomination', but I really can't be sure with this guy.


Probably just the Canadian accent.
2013-09-24 09:47:46 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Ha!  I'm claiming that prices for pharmies will skyrocket because of requirements to pay into the ACA, not as a result of competition (which drives prices down actually).  Similar to the California Energy Crisis--partly to do with overwhelming demand for limited energy, driving up prices.   Obamacare is not a monopoly either--it's a statute, which has, to a degree, consolidated healthcare coverage under the umbrella of the federal government.


www.screeninsults.com
2013-09-24 09:42:26 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: You're taking this personally. Take a breath and come up with something that adds to the argument.


i.imgur.com
2013-09-24 09:32:02 PM  
1 votes:
He looks like the kinda guy who would cloud up and cry instead of ducking if I threw a shoe at him.
2013-09-24 09:12:55 PM  
1 votes:

birdmanesq: noheadphones: Corvus: noheadphones: I'm not talking about patient care via a doctor's office per se, but with pharmaceuticals.

Right look at the other countries that do similar things:
[www.rxrights.org image 525x286]
Oh wait actual facts show you are full of shiat. They show the system we had was actually the worst system for costs.

Don't let a little thing like reality get in you way with your talking points.

Well this is along the lines I'm coming from--Obamacare maintains the status quo for the Healthcare Industry, so pharmies will not get cheaper by any means.  Especially if there is any semblance of competition that you claim there will be.

This makes less sense than Ted Cruz.

Obamacare is bad because it maintains the status quo. Except it doesn't because it may increase competition. Which will increase prices because that's what competition does. Because Obamacare created a monopoly.

Am I following this?


If you are, you're a braver soul than I. I... yea.
2013-09-24 08:51:11 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Certainly didn't make electricity cheaper for Californians did it?  And the fact Californians had no other energy option contributed to California Edison's meltdown.


Actually it did. The retail prices were capped. There were blackouts and all manner of inconvenience for sure, but the electricity actually was cheaper to the population.

This is literally a perfect counter example to your point. While the industry was properly regulated it worked well. When it got deregulated it went to shiat because speculators played games with the market. If it had stayed a public monopoly, there wouldn't have been any way for Enron to fark with it. And prices would have been maintained as lower than speculators would have wanted it.
2013-09-24 08:42:59 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: noheadphones: Corvus: kasmel: noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?

Every public utility

+1

-1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_electricity_crisis

Yeah, you's trolling. I did laugh though when you slammed the Enron card down on the table like it was an ace.

There are plenty of other examples of utility corruption.  So yeah.  BOOOM!


Ok, so you're arguing that we take for-profit companies entirely out of the equation. I'm down with that.
2013-09-24 08:39:23 PM  
1 votes:
Lots of dumb people in east Texas, it seems.
2013-09-24 08:37:58 PM  
1 votes:
sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
2013-09-24 08:25:16 PM  
1 votes:

kasmel: noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?

Every public utility


+1
2013-09-24 08:24:25 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Corvus: noheadphones: It's like with the defense industry--if you can only go to one place to get something, or if you have a multi-billion dollar contract with some entity, or corporation, you can only buy those goods and services from one place. Any price can be set for that service.

Obamacare doesn't work that way at all. People will actually have more options and more competition through the exchanges. How do you think more competition will make it so you can only go to "one place"?

You really seem to have no clue what you are talking about.

Again, I'm not talking about "the doctor's office" but products--drugs, equipment etc.  But along the lines you're talking about, since we're all pooling our tax cash into one place, the costs for a family of 4 are slates to increase substantially.

It remains to be seen if these exchanges will actually bring more competition in a marketplace where everyone is mandated to participate.


People in the U.S. already pay way more for pharmaceuticals than most other countries. How can costs get any higher? Healthcare in this country is a scam and unless we have single payer, the middle men will continue to take their cut.
2013-09-24 08:24:20 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?


WHAT MONOPOLY??

There is no MONOPOLY. You have no idea what you are talking about.
2013-09-24 08:24:02 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: fark, I hope it leads to cheaper healthcare, but I honestly don't see how---is there an example of a giant monopoly making things cheaper after its consolidation?


Every public utility
2013-09-24 08:21:23 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: Corvus: noheadphones: It's like with the defense industry--if you can only go to one place to get something, or if you have a multi-billion dollar contract with some entity, or corporation, you can only buy those goods and services from one place. Any price can be set for that service.

Obamacare doesn't work that way at all. People will actually have more options and more competition through the exchanges. How do you think more competition will make it so you can only go to "one place"?

You really seem to have no clue what you are talking about.

Again, I'm not talking about "the doctor's office" but products--drugs, equipment etc.  But along the lines you're talking about, since we're all pooling our tax cash into one place, the costs for a family of 4 are slates to increase substantially.


That's not happening. That is untrue.


It remains to be seen if these exchanges will actually bring more competition in a marketplace where everyone is mandated to participate.


So you don't believe competition actually makes things cheaper and more efficient? How would more competition make things worse exactly?
2013-09-24 08:18:16 PM  
1 votes:

noheadphones: I'm not talking about patient care via a doctor's office per se, but with pharmaceuticals


Your aware that currently the US pays the most for pharmaceuticals in the WORLD. Much more than other governments that have systems like Obamacare or Single payer which under your explanation would mean they would pay much more.
2013-09-24 08:12:01 PM  
1 votes:

raerae1980: I like Green Eggs and Ham.   He needs to switch books pronto.  Have him read twilight!


50 Shades of Gray, perhaps? Because you'd have to be a friggin' masochist to listen to much more of this jive.
2013-09-24 08:10:35 PM  
1 votes:

wndertwin: Isn't the point of the story that you have to try something first?  Isn't it ironic that he's not trying Obamacare first?


Republicans don't really get themes. That's a little to deep for them.
2013-09-24 08:10:04 PM  
1 votes:
I like Green Eggs and Ham.   He needs to switch books pronto.  Have him read twilight!
2013-09-24 08:09:13 PM  
1 votes:

yanceylebeef: Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'

Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?

We need a Gillooly!


Now there's a word I haven't heard in ages. ;)


I hope Carnival Cruz drones on until he craps his drawers, in the loudest and messiest way possible, on live TV.
2013-09-24 08:08:52 PM  
1 votes:
Isn't the point of the story that you have to try something first?  Isn't it ironic that he's not trying Obamacare first?
2013-09-24 08:08:36 PM  
1 votes:
OMG, he is reading "Green Eggs and Ham". If nothing else, he has totally pegged the intellectual level of his supporters.
2013-09-24 07:55:54 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, is this happening now?

/busy officing
2013-09-24 07:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

Soup4Bonnie: Insurance isn't helpful when you can't find a doctor.

If it's not good enough for Congress, it sure as shoot isn't good enough for the people.


Umm congress is under Obamacare. They are covered by their employer and treated the same as everyone else being covered by their employer.
2013-09-24 07:35:11 PM  
1 votes:

birdmanesq: Genevieve Marie: I... I'm watching this thing and it's like some weird nihilistic performance art.

I admire your positive outlook.


The alternative is that this dude takes himself seriously... and I just don't know how to feel about that
2013-09-24 07:28:43 PM  
1 votes:
Stupid people, doing stupid things, that won't actually do anything if they succeed, to impress the stupid. It's like watching 300 with a bunch of pasty old white guys running at a wall of reporters, waving gigantic dildos for swords and screaming about tyranny.

/what a farking joke
2013-09-24 07:21:50 PM  
1 votes:

Antimatter: Corvus: Antimatter: The thing is, everyone knows this bill is dead, but the TP is convinced that they can somehow get this passed and Obama will fold. I'm not sure where in their psychosis they get that idea from, but that's their mindset.

Actually I don't even think that is true. They just what the US to go to hell during Obama's watch and don't give a shiat even if it's the Republicans doing. You know how many think we should not pass the debt ceiling increase under ANY circumstance?

They are just throwing a fit because they lost an election. That's really it. They are children throwing a 5 year tantrum.

They were doing this before the election though.  they seem to honestly think that they can let the world burn, then skirt the responsibility for doing that, and sadly, there are people who seem to buy that pitch hook line and sinker.


It's normal Republican "Self-Responsibility" - "It's Obama's fault for making us do this!!"
2013-09-24 07:15:33 PM  
1 votes:

Antimatter: The thing is, everyone knows this bill is dead, but the TP is convinced that they can somehow get this passed and Obama will fold. I'm not sure where in their psychosis they get that idea from, but that's their mindset.


Actually I don't even think that is true. They just what the US to go to hell during Obama's watch and don't give a shiat even if it's the Republicans doing. You know how many think we should not pass the debt ceiling increase under ANY circumstance?

They are just throwing a fit because they lost an election. That's really it. They are children throwing a 5 year tantrum.
2013-09-24 07:12:39 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: DamnYankees: Corvus: Republicans have "a rare opportunity to defund this law with a simple majority," McConnell added. "We should have that vote."

Umm how exactly? I love how Republicans can just out and out say something wrong and news won't point out that their full of shiat because they don't want to look "biased".

He's not wrong. The GOP can just not filibuster this, and then the defund bill can pass with a majority. I mean, the fact that it WON'T doesn't mean it can't.

I thought it then went to Obama's desk where he would then give it a big veto? Can Obama not veto this for some reason?


The thing is, everyone knows this bill is dead, but the TP is convinced that they can somehow get this passed and Obama will fold.  I'm not sure where in their psychosis they get that idea from, but that's their mindset.
2013-09-24 07:10:23 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Corvus: Republicans have "a rare opportunity to defund this law with a simple majority," McConnell added. "We should have that vote."

Umm how exactly? I love how Republicans can just out and out say something wrong and news won't point out that their full of shiat because they don't want to look "biased".

He's not wrong. The GOP can just not filibuster this, and then the defund bill can pass with a majority. I mean, the fact that it WON'T doesn't mean it can't.


I thought it then went to Obama's desk where he would then give it a big veto? Can Obama not veto this for some reason?
2013-09-24 07:05:19 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: Republicans have "a rare opportunity to defund this law with a simple majority," McConnell added. "We should have that vote."

Umm how exactly? I love how Republicans can just out and out say something wrong and news won't point out that their full of shiat because they don't want to look "biased".


He's not wrong. The GOP can just not filibuster this, and then the defund bill can pass with a majority. I mean, the fact that it WON'T doesn't mean it can't.
2013-09-24 07:04:01 PM  
1 votes:
This is going to be epic until you realize when it won't affect anything and then Ted will be the biggest liberal ever.
2013-09-24 06:58:18 PM  
1 votes:
Cruz's crusade cracks, commences crumbling.

/headline altered for better alliteration
2013-09-24 06:55:50 PM  
1 votes:
I think either Ted Cruz is playing some weird Hunger Games strategy, daring moderate Republicans to join Democrats and break his filibuster in an attempt to clear out any next-in-line 2016 primary concerns... or he's blasted out of his mind on prescription painkillers.
2013-09-24 06:55:00 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Part of me worries he actually might become President someday - I can see the path. I don't think its likely, but possible.


I am very nervous about Rand Paul. I have left wing friends that wrongly think he is some civil libertarian.
2013-09-24 06:54:45 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Part of me worries he actually might become President someday - I can see the path. I don't think its likely, but possible.


If you think Obama's birth certificate deal was much ado about nothing, wait till you see what happens with Rafael's citizenship.
2013-09-24 06:52:32 PM  
1 votes:

robmilmel: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ted-cruz-negotiated-terms-of-fi l ibuster-with-reid


So it's complete bullshiat theatrics. Wow, what a suprise.

Hey Teatards, your "leaders" think you are idiots!
2013-09-24 06:37:00 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Part of me worries he actually might become President someday - I can see the path. I don't think its likely, but possible.


The only way I could see that happening is if the Democrats put up someone as lame as Anthony Wiener. Cruz is shrewd enough to fleece rubes here in Texas by spouting Tea Party buzzwords, but without the support of the Republican establishment he's dead in the water.
2013-09-24 06:35:46 PM  
1 votes:

yanceylebeef: Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'

Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?

We need a Gillooly!


GET OUT OF MY HEAD, YOU TWO!
2013-09-24 06:30:47 PM  
1 votes:
I think it's physically impossible for the GOP to put forth anyone that doesn't make me want to punch them square in the face.
2013-09-24 06:03:43 PM  
1 votes:

Dimensio: Cruz says he'll talk until 'I am no longer able to stand'

Is any Senator equipped with a crowbar?


Any Senator have a DNR toe tag?
I didn't think Canadians were that talkative.
2013-09-24 05:47:51 PM  
1 votes:
2013-09-24 05:47:48 PM  
1 votes:
The US Senate is supposed to be a stately old boys club where members of both parties jerk each other off while they count their money and have polite philosophical discussions over glasses of scotch.

Ted Cruz is farking that all up.

His disregard for tradition and authority and his rudeness have led some to describe him as "Jim DeMint without the charm", and others to say , "I farking hate Ted Cruz."
2013-09-24 04:43:08 PM  
1 votes:

birdmanesq: mediablitz: Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?

Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.

Can't WAIT until that little piece becomes more known in Tea Bagger world. The temper tantrums are going to be AWESOME.

Why would you think that the fact impaired would let, you know, reality stand in the way of their heroic-stand narrative?

I'm sure I've got some moron on my facebook feed right now yammering about how much braver Ted Cruz is than Wendy Davis.


I'm expecting the fact impaired to believe Cruz's filibuster will STOP OBAMACARE. When it doesn't, I am hoping for a sh*t ton of crying. A SH*T TON.

Should be fun. Won't last long and certainly won't change tard views, but really hopeful they are being set up for a HUGE disappointment.
2013-09-24 04:39:02 PM  
1 votes:

birdmanesq: mediablitz: Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?

Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.

Can't WAIT until that little piece becomes more known in Tea Bagger world. The temper tantrums are going to be AWESOME.

Why would you think that the fact impaired would let, you know, reality stand in the way of their heroic-stand narrative?

I'm sure I've got some moron on my facebook feed right now yammering about how much braver Ted Cruz is than Wendy Davis.


@RepMarkTakano  Ted Cruz, Ima let you finish but...
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2013-09-24 04:33:26 PM  
1 votes:
I was going to ask if he had a catheter put in for this but then I realized he would just piss on his leg and tell the public it's raining.
2013-09-24 04:31:11 PM  
1 votes:

mediablitz: Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?

Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.

Can't WAIT until that little piece becomes more known in Tea Bagger world. The temper tantrums are going to be AWESOME.


Why would you think that the fact impaired would let, you know, reality stand in the way of their heroic-stand narrative?

I'm sure I've got some moron on my facebook feed right now yammering about how much braver Ted Cruz is than Wendy Davis.
2013-09-24 04:00:25 PM  
1 votes:
Jebus. I was googling for facts to go with a comment about Cruz being a shameless self-promoter and came across this:

http://www.senate.gov/senators/113th_Congress/Cruz_Ted.htm

It makes my point far better than what I was going to say.

Disclaimer: Read it at your peril. I'm completely gobsmacked.
2013-09-24 03:53:26 PM  
1 votes:

nmrsnr: Nothing says "I'm a serious politician" than staging a mock filibuster that hurts your image nationally, hurts the image of your party, has no real chance of succeeding, and, even if miraculously successful, would not achieve the stated effect you desire, all the while potentially harming the entirety of the US economy.


It'll play well on the 10:00 PM Mouthbreather Channel news back home, which is all he gives a shiat about at this point in his career.
2013-09-24 03:42:30 PM  
1 votes:

Blues_X: James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?

Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.


Can't WAIT until that little piece becomes more known in Tea Bagger world. The temper tantrums are going to be AWESOME.
2013-09-24 03:41:22 PM  
1 votes:

James!: So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?


Yes. So that he can defund the affordable healthcare act. Which he cannot do by filibustering this bill.
2013-09-24 03:38:42 PM  
1 votes:
So he's filibustering (ish) the republican bill?
2013-09-24 03:28:00 PM  
1 votes:
Has anyone told him ObamaCare is part of mandatory funding, and this will have little to no effect on its implementation?

No? Good! Let him find out the hard way.
 
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