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(Talking Points Memo)   Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tears apart Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) interpretation of "Green Eggs and Ham," by saying, "You're doing it wrong"   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 81
    More: Followup, Sen. Ted Cruz, Green Egg, Claire McCaskill, green eggs and ham, judicial interpretation, R-TX, Obamcare  
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2013-09-26 07:35:15 AM  
Thank you, Madam Obvious.
 
2013-09-26 07:36:53 AM  
Is Tom, sorry, Ted Cruz over yet?
 
2013-09-26 07:39:28 AM  
Green Eggs and Ham was about persistence.  Ted Cruz persists in being crazy, lesson learned.
 
2013-09-26 07:42:39 AM  
It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.
 
2013-09-26 07:43:59 AM  
He should have read Yertle the Turtle. He could have Godwinned his own filibuster.
 
2013-09-26 07:44:26 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.


He's there to make all the other senate republicans look palatable. No one likes a doughy mess.
 
2013-09-26 07:47:39 AM  
I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care
 
2013-09-26 07:48:01 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: He should have read Yertle the Turtle. He could have Godwinned his own filibuster.




The Grinch Who Stole Healthcare
 
2013-09-26 07:48:37 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.


As are all Republicans everywhere...except for you.
 
2013-09-26 07:48:51 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care


(applause)
 
2013-09-26 07:49:59 AM  
fta "It's all private insurance companies on these exchanges," she said. "I'm trying to figure out why we should delay them going into effect when it is a free market solution to accessible health care."

Because "Capitalism" is Kenyan for "Socialism". Duh.
 
2013-09-26 07:51:08 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.


Triple.  You forgot Cuba
 
2013-09-26 07:51:33 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care


i1089.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-26 07:54:58 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.


Is his plan to move the GOP so far to the right that the dragons out in "Thar Be Dragons" territory have to put up a "Thar Be Teabaggers" sign to warn them about the dangers in that unexplored area? Talk about a Xanatos Gambit.
 
2013-09-26 07:55:41 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care


Farking beautiful.
 
2013-09-26 07:58:28 AM  
I wonder if Cruz is one of those Republicans who likes to rock out to Rage Against the Machine.
 
2013-09-26 07:58:44 AM  

Serious Black: HotWingConspiracy: It's pretty clear that this man is a double agent.

Is his plan to move the GOP so far to the right that the dragons out in "Thar Be Dragons" territory have to put up a "Thar Be Teabaggers" sign to warn them about the dangers in that unexplored area? Talk about a Xanatos Gambit.


You know the ones that say 'send me thirty bucks, and I'll send a fax to Washington in your name demanding the repeal of Obamacare'?  He wants in on that money.
 
2013-09-26 07:59:19 AM  
Now, the Star-Belly GOP Sneetches 'Mericans
Had bellies with stars.
The Plain-Belly Liberal Sneetches 'Mericans
Had none upon thars.

Those stars weren't so big. They were really so small
You might think such a thing wouldn't matter at all.

But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly GOP Sneetches 'Mericans
Would brag, "We're the best kind of Sneetch 'Merican on the Beaches.
"With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they'd snort"
We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly Liberal sort!"
And whenever they met some, when they were out walking,
They'd hike right on past them without even talking.

When the Star-Belly GOP children went out to play ball,
Could a Plain Belly Liberal get in the game... ? Not at all.
You only could play if your bellies had stars.
And the Plain Belly Liberal children had none upon thars.

When the Star-Belly GOP Sneetches 'Mericans had frankfurter roasts
Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
They never invited the Plain-Belly Liberal Sneetches 'Mericans.
They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
They kept them away. Never let them come near.
And that's how they treated them year after year

/sorry parts of it don't rhyme. But I got the meter ok
 
2013-09-26 07:59:54 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care


Nice.  QFT.
 
2013-09-26 08:07:50 AM  
you can't rhyme care with care
 
2013-09-26 08:09:20 AM  
"Green Eggs and Ham" is a tragic tale of a man who holds staunchly to beliefs based on his gut feelings rather than experience or research, boldly rebuking any effort from his opposition to offer compromises to get him to try things differently.  Sadly, his opposition's incessant media blitz eventually forces him to abandon his principles and drink the green kool-aid, forcing him to become a Satanic pork-eater like the liberal rank-and-file.
 
2013-09-26 08:09:51 AM  
It's about time Congress debated haute cuisine.
 
2013-09-26 08:12:41 AM  

Jackson Herring: you can't rhyme care with care


But what about where you scare a bear?
 
2013-09-26 08:15:21 AM  

Jackson Herring: you can't rhyme care with care


End it with this instead perhaps?

I do not like the ACA
Because I got mine, fark you I say
 
2013-09-26 08:16:50 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-26 08:30:32 AM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 850x575]


I. . . I love that. That is all kinds of awesome.
 
2013-09-26 08:31:36 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: He should have read Yertle the Turtle. He could have Godwinned his own filibuster.


Oh, he did. He compared people who didn't stand up to Obamacare to Neville Chamberlain. Because that is the <i>only farking historical analogy conservatives know.</i>

(Oh, and he apparently thinks Chamberlain was appeasing Hitler in the 1940s, even though Britain declared war on Germany in 1939.)
 
2013-09-26 08:31:57 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care


"Try it! Try it!" said Pres'dent man,
"You'll soon be its number one fan.
My deadly ninjas, you will see,
Love your grandma, I assure thee.
My health care plan will save her life,
And if not hers, maybe your wife."

"Alright! You win," said Ted Cruz man,
"I will try your health care plan.
But if it turns me to a ghost,
My God will surely make you roast!"
 
2013-09-26 08:33:27 AM  

Milo Minderbinder: He should have read Yertle the Turtle. He could have Godwinned his own filibuster.


He DID Godwin his own fauxFil...or did you know that already?
 
2013-09-26 08:33:55 AM  

hammer85: Jackson Herring: you can't rhyme care with care

End it with this instead perhaps?

I do not like the ACA
Because I got mine, fark you I say


that is more like it
 
2013-09-26 08:41:04 AM  
lol I love that the take away from all Cruz's fake filibustering was that he apparently doesn't understand a Dr.Seuss story.

He made himself look dumb, and set up the Ds nicely.

If the Dems had come out using "green eggs & ham" as a metaphor for the GOP's refusal to give the ACA a chance before Cruz's BS they would have been smacked down for being condescending. Now they actually have an apparent need to explain the story to them. The GOP can't cry about being talked down to because Cruz set it up.

You lost on Obamacare fellas, settle in.

Hey think of it this way, at least you still managed to keep single payer down...so far.
 
2013-09-26 08:41:49 AM  

Alphax: Thank you, Madam Obvious.


Too bad Mr. Oblivious didn't get the point.
 
2013-09-26 08:42:14 AM  
i do not like bills full of spam
i do not like them, will.i.am
 
2013-09-26 08:48:59 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I do not like it thanks to Fox
My head is small and full of rocks.
I do not like the device tax
It's hurts the jobs, don't bring it back.
I do not like the sickly poors.
Don't let them beg outside my door.

I do not like Obamacare
Because I got mine, I do not care

dakkster.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-26 08:59:44 AM  
Since most GOP outrage over Obamacare is based on a misunderstanding of what it is, it seems perfectly fitting that Senator Cruz's use of literature to attack it should be based on a misunderstanding of the literature.

The only question I have is whether Cruz's misunderstanding is as willful as the GOP misunderstanding of Obamacare.
 
2013-09-26 09:10:55 AM  

Skleenar: Since most GOP outrage over Obamacare is based on a misunderstanding of what it is, it seems perfectly fitting that Senator Cruz's use of literature to attack it should be based on a misunderstanding of the literature.


It's not in the least surprising to me that tea-party politicians would fail a reading comprehension exercise that most 1st graders would have little difficulty with.
 
2013-09-26 09:12:23 AM  
I wonder how many kindergarten classes will be read that book today
 
2013-09-26 09:19:34 AM  

Skleenar: The only question I have is whether Cruz's misunderstanding is as willful as the GOP misunderstanding of Obamacare.


The derp now goes so deep you have to wonder if sometime soon they'll all pull their latex masks off and reveal that they were actually socialist politicians left of the Dems this whole time, and the world was just the butt of a very expensive practical joke.
 
2013-09-26 09:25:44 AM  
McCaskill slaps Cruz around a bit, eh? Looking forward to Dana Loesch's Twitter ragegasm today.
 
2013-09-26 09:30:57 AM  
Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.
 
2013-09-26 09:31:20 AM  

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 850x575]


I know people love to hate on Buzz Feed, but that's funny.
 
2013-09-26 09:33:58 AM  

legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.


Isn't it "Don't knock it 'til you've tried it"? And wasn't that McCaskill's point?
 
2013-09-26 09:43:16 AM  

Skleenar: Since most GOP outrage over Obamacare is based on a misunderstanding of what it is, it seems perfectly fitting that Senator Cruz's use of literature to attack it should be based on a misunderstanding of the literature.

The only question I have is whether Cruz's misunderstanding is as willful as the GOP misunderstanding of Obamacare.


virtually all GOP policy is based on ignorance - or, more accurately, the knowledge that the widespread ignorance of its base will allow it to continue to enrich the 1 percent.
 
2013-09-26 10:10:53 AM  

Fast Moon: "Green Eggs and Ham" is a tragic tale of a man who holds staunchly to beliefs based on his gut feelings rather than experience or research, boldly rebuking any effort from his opposition to offer compromises to get him to try things differently.  Sadly, his opposition's incessant media blitz eventually forces him to abandon his principles and drink the green kool-aid, forcing him to become a Satanic pork-eater like the liberal rank-and-file.


And yet once gives in and tries it, he LOVES it!
 
2013-09-26 10:15:14 AM  

legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.


Aaand.... no.  No, you're wrong. That's not the moral at all.

But that's because you're an evil being who simply exists at the very fringes of society.
 
2013-09-26 10:16:20 AM  

Heraclitus: And yet once gives in and tries it, he LOVES it!


www.nowaterriver.com
 
2013-09-26 10:17:42 AM  

legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.


what do you think the moral of the story is?
 
2013-09-26 10:18:49 AM  

Skleenar: legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.

Aaand.... no.  No, you're wrong. That's not the moral at all.

But that's because you're an evil being who simply exists at the very fringes of society.


Wait, was legion_of_doo claiming that "both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side" was the actual moral of the story? I thought that was just his/her own editorial comment. Good lord. "Both sides are bad" is decidedly not the moral of the story. Jesus, wtf?
 
2013-09-26 10:31:12 AM  

unexplained bacon: legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.

what do you think the moral of the story is?


Well, green is the symbol of the environmental movement, and the attempts by Sam-I-Am to force the narrator to consume the green eggs and ham is a symbol of big government trying to force job-killing "green energy" policies down our throats.  The fact that the narrator is induced to abandon his principles and core beliefs and even believes in the end that he likes the "green eggs" at the end is a testament to the scary power of public education and other Big Brother government propaganda to shape the very thoughts and feelings of innocent Americans. Notice that Sam-I-Am is the green egg pusher in the story, and will.i.am is a notable producer of pro-Obama propaganda.  Coincidence?

/attempt at a tea party interpretation
 
2013-09-26 10:41:00 AM  

legion_of_doo: Neither political party understands the moral of the story.

Both sides try to demonize and marginalize the other side.


So vote Republican?
 
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