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(Christian Science Monitor)   Thanks to his completely phony "filibuster" Ted Cruz is now President of the Conservative States of America, or something   (csmonitor.com ) divider line
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2013-09-26 12:46:12 PM  
This actual fascism, isn't it?
 
2013-09-26 12:48:21 PM  
I don't know what's worse: being a republican moron or being declared leader of the republican morons....
 
2013-09-26 12:52:41 PM  
There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.
 
2013-09-26 12:54:56 PM  
Yes, I think he'll make an excellent President of the CSA.
 
2013-09-26 12:54:58 PM  

what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.


Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.
 
2013-09-26 12:57:50 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.


That can only be good for Cruz given his anti-federal base. The idiots here that elected him did so on the basis of his being the "most conservative" candidate available.
 
2013-09-26 12:58:31 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.


This effects him..how? You think he cares about anything but himself?
 
2013-09-26 12:58:54 PM  
I called it in an earlier thread - This whole stunt had nothing to do with the ACA. Cruz saw Wendy Davis become a hero to the left for standing up and talking (Or at least that what he thinks is the reason) So he decided to do the same thing to become a hero to the loony right. Sadly, the conservative moron wing is just as shallow and ill-informed as Cruz, so it seems to have worked.
 
2013-09-26 01:06:06 PM  

what_now: Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.

This effects him..how? You think he cares about anything but himself?


Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.
 
2013-09-26 01:10:06 PM  

b2theory: This actual fascism, isn't it?


Yes. There are many Godwin related historical parallels to the fearmongering the GOP has espoused as reaction to marginalization.

what_now: This effects him..how?


It might be harder for him to find a lunch partner.
 
2013-09-26 01:11:58 PM  
CSA?

The Canadian States of America?
 
2013-09-26 01:12:48 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.

This effects him..how? You think he cares about anything but himself?

Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.


And he still needs at least some support from the national party. I don't think the Tea Party is a coherent, independent enough entity to back him up on its own if GOP support falls away.
 
2013-09-26 01:18:08 PM  

Weaver95: Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.


Actually, there was a link here last night about how the GOP is super, super angry with him, but again- why does he care? It's not like he came to DC to actually govern, or try to pass legislation.

jake_lex: And he still needs at least some support from the national party. I don't think the Tea Party is a coherent, independent enough entity to back him up on its own if GOP support falls away.


He's a senator for five more years, and then he can get a sweet sweet Fox news gig.
 
2013-09-26 01:20:19 PM  

I'd suggest that "president of the right" is a less accurate title than "the Alpha conservative". And even supposing Cruz now holds either title, his grip won't last past the next time Rush Limbaugh belches.

i.chzbgr.com

 
2013-09-26 01:20:23 PM  

Weaver95: Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.


THey will turn on him...

Think less night of the long knives, and more early buffet of the short buses.
 
2013-09-26 01:29:58 PM  
i219.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-26 01:30:03 PM  
The many hours Ted Cruz & friends spent in their overnight talkathon (not really a filibuster) in the Senate thrilled conservatives who feel the GOP establishment consists of careerist sell-outs.

If you don't think Eduardo is a "careerist" you really don't understand him at all.  Just because he's only been in office for a few months makes no difference.  The GOP is now the Ted Cruz show.
 
2013-09-26 01:30:52 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.


I fully expect a new birther movement (financed by Republican interests) investigating the Senator from Alberta.
 
2013-09-26 01:31:24 PM  

Weaver95: I don't know what's worse: being a republican moron or being declared leader of the republican morons....


Getting a reality show on Discovery Channel?

static3.businessinsider.com
 
2013-09-26 01:32:34 PM  
I initially read the headline as "the Confederate States of America", then realized upon re-reading it that my error wasn't really much of an error after all.

Funny that.
 
2013-09-26 01:36:15 PM  

Coco LaFemme: I initially read the headline as "the Confederate States of America", then realized upon re-reading it that my error wasn't really much of an error after all.

Funny that.


UCAS forever baby! Come on awakening!
 
2013-09-26 01:48:39 PM  
Just wait until he marries Bristol Palin and then they can finally have their own Royal Family.
 
2013-09-26 01:52:44 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.

This effects him..how? You think he cares about anything but himself?

Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.


Here's the thing about Ted Cruz: Almost every time I see him on TV or read his remarks, I come away thinking he has got to be the stupidest man alive (as a friend observed when he read Green Eggs and Ham- a book about not judging things before you try them, during his filibuster "I'm not worried that he's reading a children's book aloud in the Senate, I am concerned that someone can be a US Senator and yet too stupid to understand the moral of Dr. Suess book")

BUT, here's the thing:  He is NOT stupid,  quite to the contrary he is a very well educated man who argued cases, quite sucessfully, in front of the Supreme Court, which whatever else it may, be is no arena for dummies.  So what that means is he is PLAYING stupid.  Playing to the rubes by pretending to be one of them, and only pretending to belive that bumper sticker politics bullshiat he's always sprouting.  And that, to me is utterly contemptible and unforgiveable.  Actual stupiidty I can stomach, because there is hope of teaching and educating such a person, but dishonestly over simplifying?  That makes you a Deamgogue and in my opinion a dangerous cancer on democracy.
 
2013-09-26 02:08:58 PM  

what_now: He's a senator for five more years, and then he can get a sweet sweet Fox news gig.


Unless he pisses off enough of his coworkers that Congress holds a vote to kick his ass to the kerb. Granted, it would take a (two-thirds?) majority of both the House and Senate to give Cruz his pink slip, but holding such a vote in the first place would effectively be a vote of no-confidence and he would spend the rest of his term as a lame duck.
 
2013-09-26 02:16:39 PM  

Sybarite: Yes, I think he'll make an excellent President of the CSA.


"What the hell am I supposed to do with five pounds of chard?"
 
2013-09-26 02:20:01 PM  
so, reading Green Eggs and Ham and quoting Duck Dynasty makes you presidential?
 
2013-09-26 02:23:33 PM  

ManateeGag: so, reading Green Eggs and Ham and quoting Duck Dynasty makes you presidential?


Evidently.
 
2013-09-26 02:30:13 PM  

ManateeGag: so, reading Green Eggs and Ham and quoting Duck Dynasty makes you presidential?


As I recall, one of the biggest reasons cited by supporters of GWB was that he was the kind of guy you
could sit down and have a beer with.

Since Cruz is courting the same 'common clay' demographic (IE, morons), obviously he doesn't want to use
any elitist LIBERAL big words.
 
2013-09-26 02:33:08 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

Great movie.
 
2013-09-26 02:33:50 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: ManateeGag: so, reading Green Eggs and Ham and quoting Duck Dynasty makes you presidential?

As I recall, one of the biggest reasons cited by supporters of GWB was that he was the kind of guy you
could sit down and have a beer with.

Since Cruz is courting the same 'common clay' demographic (IE, morons), obviously he doesn't want to use
any elitist LIBERAL big words.


Except, despite his projected image, he wants nothing to do with commoners.  If you're not Ivy League you're nothing in his eyes.
 
2013-09-26 02:40:32 PM  

Dinki: I called it in an earlier thread - This whole stunt had nothing to do with the ACA. Cruz saw Wendy Davis become a hero to the left for standing up and talking (Or at least that what he thinks is the reason) So he decided to do the same thing to become a hero to the loony right. Sadly, the conservative moron wing is just as shallow and ill-informed as Cruz, so it seems to have worked.


conservative cargo cult mentality strikes again
 
2013-09-26 02:41:06 PM  
It's hilarious that the Harvard-educated, Canadian-born son of a Cuban immigrant has become a Tea Party darling. Well done, fellows!
 
2013-09-26 02:44:44 PM  
Remember during the last Presidential election cycle when there was a new GOP front runner every 2 days? Well it looks like we've already started, and at this rate, we'll go through about 700 front runners before we get to the actual nomination, each one dopier than the last.
 
2013-09-26 02:45:17 PM  
Guess who's running for President in 2016?
 
2013-09-26 02:46:41 PM  
Cant click link... as soon as it opens Avast flags it as malicious and trying to promote Trojans, but given that it's from CSM I'm assuming it's probably 90% wharblegarble? (The Daily Mail has better material, honestly).
 
2013-09-26 02:46:58 PM  
 
2013-09-26 02:47:35 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Getting a reality show on Discovery Channel?


Hey now. There is one good reality show, its about crab fishing.
 
2013-09-26 02:49:10 PM  

Bareefer Obonghit: ecx.images-amazon.com

Great movie.


If it had a bigger budget and wasn't so cartoony it had potential. As it was it was pretty "meh."
 
2013-09-26 02:49:41 PM  
"The illusory promise of an easy shortcut to beating Obamacare will leave a bitter aftertaste, resulting in anger, a loss of trust, and even withdrawal from the political process," writes Freddoso.

Now wouldn't that be a shame?
 
2013-09-26 02:50:46 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Rapmaster2000: Guess who's running for President in 2016?

The Onion has you covered

http://www.theonion.com/articles/president-cruz-fondly-recalls-21hou r- speech-that-s,34005/


Nice.
 
2013-09-26 02:50:56 PM  
Am I still on Fark? 37 posts and no one has yet to make an ill-informed snark about the Christian Science Monitor.
 
2013-09-26 02:51:48 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Weaver95: I don't know what's worse: being a republican moron or being declared leader of the republican morons....

Getting a reality show on Discovery Channel?

[static3.businessinsider.com image 391x319]


She certainly has tamed the wilderness, but what man can tame her!?
 
2013-09-26 02:52:37 PM  
"Largely symbolic" should be this Congress's motto.
 
2013-09-26 02:53:08 PM  

SuburbanCowboy: Remember during the last Presidential election cycle when there was a new GOP front runner every 2 days? Well it looks like we've already started, and at this rate, we'll go through about 700 front runners before we get to the actual nomination, each one dopier than the last.


Maybe not this time.  I think a lot of that was simply subterfuge in an attempt to make Romney look acceptably human.  No one can seriously say that Herman Cain or Donald Trump (or even New for that matter) were SERIOUS candidates.  Legitimate candidates, sure... by virtue of being propped up with money.

Cruz looks to be some rogue animal.  He will have money, but will there be party support?
 
2013-09-26 02:53:27 PM  
Does this mean we can turn Sherman loose on Tejas with the instructions, "remember what you did in Georga? This time  wider, deeper, and don't stop til the only whities you see are ordering tequila and getting kidnapped."
 
2013-09-26 02:53:38 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.

That can only be good for Cruz given his anti-federal base. The idiots here that elected him did so on the basis of his being the "most conservative" candidate available.


In the long term, he's going to be isolated by even his own party as (if and when they finally see the light) they get as far away from him as possible.
 
2013-09-26 02:53:43 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Weaver95: I don't know what's worse: being a republican moron or being declared leader of the republican morons....

Getting a reality show on Discovery Channel?

[static3.businessinsider.com image 391x319]


So THAT'S what that odor was.
 
2013-09-26 02:54:04 PM  

Snapper Carr: Am I still on Fark? 37 posts and no one has yet to make an ill-informed snark about the Christian Science Monitor.


Maybe I'm dull, but I don't recall that happening much here.
 
2013-09-26 02:55:10 PM  

Diogenes: DjangoStonereaver: ManateeGag: so, reading Green Eggs and Ham and quoting Duck Dynasty makes you presidential?

As I recall, one of the biggest reasons cited by supporters of GWB was that he was the kind of guy you
could sit down and have a beer with.

Since Cruz is courting the same 'common clay' demographic (IE, morons), obviously he doesn't want to use
any elitist LIBERAL big words.

Except, despite his projected image, he wants nothing to do with commoners.  If you're not Ivy League you're nothing in his eyes.


Tea Partiers understand that there is Royalty and Commoners, and they think that if you are a member of each group you must deserve it.
 
2013-09-26 02:55:21 PM  

Weaver95: what_now: Weaver95: what_now: There is absolutely no downside for Cruz. He isn't up for re-election for five years, and the people who are literally too stupid to understand what's happening will keep sending him their social security checks.

Yeah but the GOP as a whole might suffer some consequences for his actions.

This effects him..how? You think he cares about anything but himself?

Well...no. I mean Cruz strikes me as a self centered dirtbag. I'm just wondering how his thunder stealing grandstanding will go over with his fellow self centered glory seeking republican members of congress. They might not like Cruz getting all popular and taking their money.


So IOW, he might make a move to become a defacto GOP Presidential Candiate in 2016?

/ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpl e aseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease
 
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