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(Talking Points Memo)   I will not talk on a log, to a frog, in a bog, in dense fog, about a loan, as it's shown, on an Obamaphone. I will not, could not, let people share. I would not, could not fund Obamacare   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 267
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2013-09-25 10:47:22 AM  

Thrag: It seems that a fake filibuster is going to be a new right of passage for GOP congresspeople with presidential ambitions. Who will be next to hold a fake filibuster?


The GOP loves big, showy guestures that don't actually accomplish anything but really "look" like they do.

Like building a wall to solve the illegal immigration problem
 
2013-09-25 10:53:49 AM  
Poor guy, his girlfriends corporation is cutting funding because... they're allowed to. Damn capitalism.
 
2013-09-25 10:58:54 AM  

Rapmaster2000: It's really a perfect choice.

Sam:  "I've never had green eggs and ham, but I know I don't like them".
Cruz:  "I've never had Obamacare, but I know I don't like it."


We don't know what is in the bill.  The right thing to do is to pass it and burden the people with it.

By the way people, no matter how many times you repeat it on the internet, being against Obamacare is not the same as wanting poor people to die.
 
2013-09-25 11:02:20 AM  

SlothB77: Rapmaster2000: It's really a perfect choice.

Sam:  "I've never had green eggs and ham, but I know I don't like them".
Cruz:  "I've never had Obamacare, but I know I don't like it."

We don't know what is in the bill. The right thing to do is to pass it and burden the people with it.

By the way people, no matter how many times you repeat it on the internet, being against Obamacare is not the same as wanting poor people to die.


without a hint of irony
 
2013-09-25 11:02:27 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: unexplained bacon: The Homer Tax: Still pretend filibustering his own party's bill?

Fun.

it apparently worked...DIA seemed pretty impressed.
Why? I have no idea (speak up DIA), but somehow this got Cruz points with the infromed crowd.

He did explain it, though the rationale only works if you actually believe the crap Cruz is spewing about the ACA.


As best I can tell, the only explanation he's offered is "WENDY DAVIS!"
 
2013-09-25 11:04:02 AM  

SlothB77: as wanting poor people to die.


but the poor people can't afford health insurance because they're spending their money on food, clothing and shelter. Surely, it's within our best interests as a nation to make sure that our poorest citizens have the ability to be treated for their medical needs and not have to worry about going bankrupt? We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world, and yet we treat our poor like shiat. Surely, we can do better and must do better and this is but one step to make the lives better for not just the poorest Americans, but all Americans
 
2013-09-25 11:04:11 AM  

SlothB77: Rapmaster2000: It's really a perfect choice.

Sam:  "I've never had green eggs and ham, but I know I don't like them".
Cruz:  "I've never had Obamacare, but I know I don't like it."

We don't know what is in the bill.


What's this "we" business? If you don't know now it's because you don't want to.

By the way people, no matter how many times you repeat it on the internet, being against Obamacare is not the same as wanting poor people to die.

Well when the only alternative you can offer is "lets go back to when poor people couldn't access health insurance and would frequently die from easily curable conditions", the optics get difficult to manage.
 
2013-09-25 11:05:04 AM  

SlothB77: We don't know what is in the bill


So read it. It's not that long, shorter than "Atlas Shrugged". It's not our fault you are lazy.
 
2013-09-25 11:07:58 AM  

SlothB77: Rapmaster2000: It's really a perfect choice.

Sam:  "I've never had green eggs and ham, but I know I don't like them".
Cruz:  "I've never had Obamacare, but I know I don't like it."

We don't know what is in the bill.  The right thing to do is to pass it and burden the people with it.

By the way people, no matter how many times you repeat it on the internet, being against Obamacare is not the same as wanting poor people to die.



can you arrange this to help us understand what point Cruz was going for here?

ACA = green eggs and ham
Cruz = the kid who wont try the ACA
Obama = the guy assuring him it's actually a good thing

serious question.
 
2013-09-25 11:08:00 AM  

SlothB77: Rapmaster2000: It's really a perfect choice.

Sam:  "I've never had green eggs and ham, but I know I don't like them".
Cruz:  "I've never had Obamacare, but I know I don't like it."

We don't know what is in the bill.  The right thing to do is to pass it and burden the people with it.

By the way people, no matter how many times you repeat it on the internet, being against Obamacare is not the same as wanting poor people to die.


So what you're saying is, if they'd rather die than pull themselves up by their bootstraps, then they had better do it and decrease the surplus population.
 
2013-09-25 11:11:08 AM  
Sometimes I wonder if the GOP ever stops to consider the inherent contradictions in their ideology and policy positions.
 
2013-09-25 11:12:09 AM  
Ahoy hoy Dick Durbin, makin' some points on the floor.
 
2013-09-25 11:12:19 AM  

somedude210: SlothB77: as wanting poor people to die.

but the poor people can't afford health insurance because they're spending their money on food, clothing and shelter. Surely, it's within our best interests as a nation to make sure that our poorest citizens have the ability to be treated for their medical needs and not have to worry about going bankrupt? We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world, and yet we treat our poor like shiat. Surely, we can do better and must do better and this is but one step to make the lives better for not just the poorest Americans, but all Americans


But..but the poors get to go to the emergency room for free!
 
2013-09-25 11:12:42 AM  
Let's point out another ironic thing thing: he is filibustering the bill that DEFUNDS Obamacare. The bill he demanded the house to pass.
 
2013-09-25 11:13:14 AM  

SlothB77: We don't know what is in the bill.


This is still a thing?
 
2013-09-25 11:13:15 AM  

somedude210: SlothB77: as wanting poor people to die.

but the poor people can't afford health insurance because they're spending their money on food, clothing and shelter. Surely, it's within our best interests as a nation to make sure that our poorest citizens have the ability to be treated for their medical needs and not have to worry about going bankrupt? We are the richest, most powerful nation in the world, and yet we treat our poor like shiat. Surely, we can do better and must do better and this is but one step to make the lives better for not just the poorest Americans, but all Americans


Poor people deserve to be poor. Rich people deserve to be rich. Any attempts to correct for desert are billions of times more immoral than systematically exterminating people because of their religion.
 
2013-09-25 11:13:44 AM  
Someone I always wanted to see filibuster but never did is John Kerry, because the question in that case is not whether or not he could make it through the filibuster but whether or not everyone else could.

That right there would be the Democrats' secret weapon.

"Pass the bill, or we filibuster."
"You'll filibuster your own bill?"
"We'll have Kerry do it."
"Dear GOD! That's inhuman! We'll pass! We'll pass! Anything but that!"
 
2013-09-25 11:16:05 AM  
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.


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2013-09-25 11:17:52 AM  
Hmm, didn't realize FEHB paid 72% in.
 
2013-09-25 11:22:38 AM  

PanicMan: Dancin_In_Anson: 17 hours. Wow! Good on him!

But what has he accomplished? What would have been different if he'd been playing World of Warcraft for the past 17 hours instead?


He would have leveled up.
 
2013-09-25 11:23:00 AM  
Go, Durbin, Go!

/thought I'd stay on the Dr. Seuss theme
 
2013-09-25 11:30:15 AM  

Corvus: Let's point out another ironic thing thing: he is filibustering the bill that DEFUNDS Obamacare. The bill he demanded the house to pass.


Let's point out another ironic thing: what he's doing isn't a filibuster. There's going to be a procedural vote on the CR regardless.
 
2013-09-25 11:31:56 AM  
He'll have to stop talking in a half hour when the Senate reconvenes.
 
2013-09-25 11:36:59 AM  
Poor Cruz, Reid just pissed in his cheerios.
 
2013-09-25 11:37:50 AM  

theknuckler_33: SlothB77: We don't know what is in the bill.

This is still a thing?


Yes according to the GOP the Devil wrote the bill and it's written in some sort of evil language so no one can read it. At least that's the only thing I can guess they believe.

When I repeatedly ask them how the committee that took months writing the bill originally could not know what was in it or how the congress who had months to read it don't know what was in it they seem never to respond to my question.
 
2013-09-25 11:38:08 AM  

Corvus: Let's point out another ironic thing thing: he is filibustering the bill that DEFUNDS Obamacare. The bill he demanded the house to pass.


Well he only had to do that because Reid tricked him by following long-established Senate rules.
 
2013-09-25 11:38:23 AM  

MmmCrime: Hmm, didn't realize FEHB paid 72% in.


It's more complicated than that. The government either kicks in 75% of the premium or 72% of the weighted average of the premiums across the entire FEHB, whichever is less. The second part basically functions as a cap on the government contribution.
 
2013-09-25 11:40:18 AM  
Daily Show / Colbert Report should be good tonight.
 
2013-09-25 11:40:21 AM  
Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.
 
2013-09-25 11:41:30 AM  
This is funny, he has no farking idea what senate rules are. If you can watch, watch now.
 
2013-09-25 11:42:29 AM  

Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.


Bingo, seemed that Reid wanted to prove the point that his "friend" wouldn't go on any longer and in fact wasn't filibustering.
 
2013-09-25 11:42:41 AM  
Hahaha he is explaining to Republicans that this really doesn't do anything at all.

Republicans are calling him out.
 
2013-09-25 11:42:49 AM  

Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.


Yeah, he basically just stood up there and talked while everyone went home.  He isn't filibustering shiat, he's droning on at an empty room and has to go sit down when the adults come back.
 
Ant
2013-09-25 11:42:58 AM  

CheapEngineer: Aw - Isn't that sweet? He reads to his children!



I think this is one of those things you're supposed to do anyway.
 
2013-09-25 11:43:06 AM  

Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.


Amazing.

So Ted Cruz realizes that after he isn't nominated, he has to go back to being a Senator, and that means being re-elected if he wants to keep his job, right? He doesn't keep this gig by fiat for slaking the rubes' thirst for derp.
 
2013-09-25 11:43:33 AM  

I_C_Weener: Barack OBama. Its a version of shortening a name...for numerous reasons. Like using W instead of President George W. Bush.


Exactly. The use of 'W' by President George W Bush and his campaign staff on officially licensed products to distinguish himself from the similarly named President George H W Bush is identical to some guy on the internet picking some letters to make up a new name for no reason and using it extensively to try to create a meme. Er, I meant numerous reasons, not 'no reason'. Some of the many reasons to make up the new name include: [**remember to put reasons here before commenting**]. I mean, just look at all those reasons.

I_C_Weener: BO makes sense. So does BOB. People complaining about this in a world where "text speak" is acceptable need to get over it. Of course some of those complaining think Obamacare is a bad word and complained when Mr. Obama was elected if people didn't post with a full President Barack Obama.


Again, I agree. BOB makes perfect sense as it fulfills the important role of keeping discussion on the topic of nicknames for the president instead of whatever the article happens to be about. I mean I guess what I'm trying to say is that the most important thing to remember here is "both sides are bad", even when you're facetiously comparing two names made up by the same 'side' to justify what many people are (unjustly, obviously) calling blatant threadjacking.
 
2013-09-25 11:44:04 AM  
Well, at least we now know that he can read at a second grade level.
 
2013-09-25 11:44:15 AM  

MmmCrime: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Bingo, seemed that Reid wanted to prove the point that his "friend" wouldn't go on any longer and in fact wasn't filibustering.


Now he is explaining to Jeff Sessions R that this really does nothing. This is embarrassing.
 
2013-09-25 11:45:00 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: 17 hours. Wow! Good on him!


a fake filibuster. how appropriate.
 
2013-09-25 11:45:02 AM  

James!: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Yeah, he basically just stood up there and talked while everyone went home.  He isn't filibustering shiat, he's droning on at an empty room and has to go sit down when the adults come back.


He'll get murdered in the primary if any other GOP'er just runs those images, of him non-filibustering to an empty room, and then Sen. Reid saying, "Now, now, Ted, move along, we're about to do grown-up work here."
 
2013-09-25 11:45:09 AM  

James!: He'll have to stop talking in a half hour when the Senate reconvenes.


So this whole stunt is essentially the equivalent of me asking my boss if I can sit behind his desk and make important decisions as long as the shop is closed and I have to scram when he comes back in the morning.

Brilliant. Conservatives have decided to run their own separate Congress where they get to win because NO DEMOCRATS ALLOWED. We should charge them for renting out the Capitol.
 
2013-09-25 11:45:20 AM  

James!: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Yeah, he basically just stood up there and talked while everyone went home.  He isn't filibustering shiat, he's droning on at an empty room and has to go sit down when the adults come back.


What's amusing is the adults came back (Republicans and Democrats) and saying "Ok you had your fun, now go be stupid somewhere else".
 
2013-09-25 11:47:09 AM  
Senator Mike Lee has claimed that the "American People" "stood up" to advocate a defunding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. At what time did that occur?
 
2013-09-25 11:47:51 AM  

Corvus: James!: Corvus: Hahaha he just had to admit that he has a deadline to he speech and that the "Until I can't stand" was a lie.

Yeah, he basically just stood up there and talked while everyone went home.  He isn't filibustering shiat, he's droning on at an empty room and has to go sit down when the adults come back.

What's amusing is the adults came back (Republicans and Democrats) and saying "Ok you had your fun, now go be stupid somewhere else".


At least this way he can fark off with his binkie and take a nap so he can abstain from the voting.
 
2013-09-25 11:47:52 AM  
I love how Republican congressmen act like an "all-nighter" is like the toughest anyone has worked ever.

They really have no clue what life for normal people is like.
 
2013-09-25 11:47:56 AM  

Darth Macho: So this whole stunt is essentially the equivalent of me asking my boss if I can sit behind his desk and make important decisions as long as the shop is closed and I have to scram when he comes back in the morning.


"Only if you don't write any of them down and nobody finds out"
"Well I am going to film myself yelling at puppets for a few hours and put it on youtube"
"Sounds embarrassing, but go ahead."
 
2013-09-25 11:49:07 AM  
Am I alone in believing that Senator Cruz resembles a wigless drag queen?
 
2013-09-25 11:49:08 AM  
LOL! Teddy doesn't understand the rules! Pathetic.
 
2013-09-25 11:50:12 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Don't listen.


Judging  from the replies it would seem that most if not all of you took my advice.
 
2013-09-25 11:52:06 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Dancin_In_Anson: Don't listen.

Judging  from the replies it would seem that most if not all of you took my advice.


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