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(Talking Points Memo)   Ted Cruz's fake filibuster was a complete success as he's now the front runner for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 145
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2013-09-28 10:21:29 AM
In related news, Ted Cruz is currently the GOP's best hope to win the 2016 presidential election, or even get any electoral votes at all.
 
2013-09-28 10:29:50 AM

King Something: In related news, Ted Cruz is currently the GOP's best hope to win the 2016 presidential election, or even get any electoral votes at all.


That's the joke.
 
2013-09-28 10:34:05 AM

Marcus Aurelius: King Something: In related news, Ted Cruz is currently the GOP's best hope to win the 2016 presidential election, or even get any electoral votes at all.

That's the joke.


What, that Ted Cruz is the best that the GOP has, or Ted Cruz himself?

/yes
 
2013-09-28 10:40:25 AM
It is very weird to see a political party die without the party itself knowing.
 
2013-09-28 11:17:54 AM
Called it. When they decided to start pandering to the lunatic fringe and welcome them into the GOP back in the late 70's, eventually the lunatics would elect themselves to be in charge of the asylum.
 
2013-09-28 11:59:44 AM
The Dems could run Corky as a candidate and win without campaigning.

Do it.
 
2013-09-28 12:14:39 PM

NewportBarGuy: The Dems could run Corky as a candidate and win without campaigning.

Do it.


Careful what you wish for. The last time a Democrat was so confident of victory that they didn't campaign, she lost to Scott Brown.

The last time before that that the Democratic candidate felt that victory was a foregone conclusion, he lost to a closet alcoholic by a score of 5-4.
 
2013-09-28 12:16:05 PM
Though not a Republican, I look forward to the demolition derby that their primary process will be.
 
2013-09-28 12:16:12 PM

King Something: The last time before that that the Democratic candidate felt that victory was a foregone conclusion, he lost to a closet alcoholic by a score of 5-4.


I don't remember Al Gore being a lackadaisical campaigner assured of victory. I just remember him being boring as f*ck.
 
2013-09-28 12:18:00 PM

cameroncrazy1984: King Something: The last time before that that the Democratic candidate felt that victory was a foregone conclusion, he lost to a closet alcoholic by a score of 5-4.

I don't remember Al Gore being a lackadaisical campaigner assured of victory. I just remember him being boring as f*ck.


I remember Al Gore refusing to use Bill in his campaign, a fatal mistake.
 
2013-09-28 12:19:23 PM
No Republican will win the White House so long as the Republicans continue to cede the center to the Democrats. Nominating an even more extreme politician will only make the beat down worse. Besides, from what I've read Cruz doesn't have the networking skills with the power players to put together anything that's more than just a flash in the pan. He's doing all of this so he can be the Republicans' first "flavor of the month" front-runner when the election season starts. There will be about a dozen more after him before they pick a nominee.
 
2013-09-28 12:19:32 PM

simplicimus: cameroncrazy1984: King Something: The last time before that that the Democratic candidate felt that victory was a foregone conclusion, he lost to a closet alcoholic by a score of 5-4.

I don't remember Al Gore being a lackadaisical campaigner assured of victory. I just remember him being boring as f*ck.

I remember Al Gore refusing to use Bill in his campaign, a fatal mistake.


And he STILL technically won that election.
 
2013-09-28 12:19:48 PM
Do it, homos!
 
2013-09-28 12:19:59 PM
wouldn't it be really terrific if presidential elections didn't start years ahead of candidate's declarations to run?

if i were king, this process would be 60 days - from announcement to election - cap contributions, free TV ads with a equal and capped limit of time, and a mandatory inclusion of all previous votes included in all print ads.

i also want a white pony and the ability to fly - guess i'll settle for endless ego stroking, grandstanding and speculation.
 
2013-09-28 12:20:36 PM
so, can they tell us who has a shot to to win the Super Bowl in 2016?
 
2013-09-28 12:23:41 PM
...and there was much rejoicing (among Democrats)
 
2013-09-28 12:24:50 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

/ahem
//please proceed
 
2013-09-28 12:33:49 PM

RedPhoenix122: simplicimus: cameroncrazy1984: King Something: The last time before that that the Democratic candidate felt that victory was a foregone conclusion, he lost to a closet alcoholic by a score of 5-4.

I don't remember Al Gore being a lackadaisical campaigner assured of victory. I just remember him being boring as f*ck.

I remember Al Gore refusing to use Bill in his campaign, a fatal mistake.

And he STILL technically won that election.


But not by enough to deny his opponent a round of penalty kicks.
 
2013-09-28 12:35:12 PM

King Something: But not by enough to deny his opponent a round of penalty kicks.


Which GWB missed, but the ref said it went in.
 
2013-09-28 12:36:01 PM

shower_in_my_socks: No Republican will win the White House so long as the Republicans continue to cede the center to the Democrats


Every time the GOP moves to the right, the Democrats follow them to occupy the resulting vacuum.  This means that the GOP is now trapped up against a far right fringe, and the Dems occupy the rest.  They might have to actually come out the other side to remain relevant.
 
2013-09-28 12:37:56 PM

Marcus Aurelius: shower_in_my_socks: No Republican will win the White House so long as the Republicans continue to cede the center to the Democrats

Every time the GOP moves to the right, the Democrats follow them to occupy the resulting vacuum.  This means that the GOP is now trapped up against a far right fringe, and the Dems occupy the rest.  They might have to actually come out the other side to remain relevant.


Or they'll just secede.  Again.
 
2013-09-28 12:39:11 PM

RedPhoenix122: King Something: But not by enough to deny his opponent a round of penalty kicks.

Which GWB missed, but the ref said it went in.


And the refs who said it went in were all hired by either his father or his father's boss.

/the refs who said the game was tied at the end of regulation and injury time was his brother and his brother's employees
 
2013-09-28 12:49:25 PM
Things are looking good for the GOP.  For 2016, the Republicans will have a field of fresh new faces, youthful and energetic, who will capture the imagination of the electorate.  Democrats will chose from a barnyard of tired old goats and a cackling hen, with nothing new to offer but failed socialism from the last century.
 
2013-09-28 12:51:14 PM

SkinnyHead: Things are looking good for the GOP.  For 2016, the Republicans will have a field of fresh new faces, youthful and energetic, who will capture the imagination of the electorate


You're starting to give PN a run for his money.
 
2013-09-28 12:52:48 PM

SkinnyHead: Things are looking good for the GOP.  For 2016, the Republicans will have a field of fresh new faces, youthful and energetic, who will capture the imagination of the electorate.  Democrats will chose from a barnyard of tired old goats and a cackling hen, with nothing new to offer but failed socialism from the last century.


I hope the Republicans keep thinking Hillary is going to run and waste lots of money on a non-candidate. And what's with the last century deal? You still fighting against the New Deal?
 
2013-09-28 01:11:07 PM
BWAHAHAHAHAHA

/comedy gold, Jerry
 
2013-09-28 01:30:07 PM
It's like the GOP has these sideshow mirrors that make their candidates look like a normal person in their eyes.
 
2013-09-28 01:30:38 PM
Stay tuned for scenes from next week's "America's Next Top RINO Traitor to Reagan's Holy Name!"
 
2013-09-28 01:42:07 PM

Marcus Aurelius: King Something: In related news, Ted Cruz is currently the GOP's best hope to win the 2016 presidential election, or even get any electoral votes at all.

That's the joke.


He should be able to capture the South, and Texas. Maybe Wyoming and Idaho.
 
2013-09-28 02:01:22 PM
The strange thing is how many people would vote for a guy intent on shutting down America and causing it all that damage. We used to fight people and countries that tried to do that to us. Now we have millions who happily do it to themselves.
 
2013-09-28 02:07:15 PM
PRESIDENT CRUZ.  Get used to saying it, Lib-U-Lardos.  PRESIDENT CRUZ.
 
2013-09-28 02:07:18 PM
So based on the trajectory of recent GOP early frontrunners he will have descended into powerless near obscurity in a few months.
 
2013-09-28 02:10:22 PM
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2013-09-28 02:10:24 PM
Presidents Bachmann, Perry, Cain Gingrich, Santorum and Romney will be glad to hear that Ted Cruz will replicate their success.

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2013-09-28 02:11:59 PM
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FTFM
 
2013-09-28 02:13:09 PM
Ted Cruz won't make it to 2016 without being branded a RINO traitor. He's a communist compared to where the GOP will be by then.
 
2013-09-28 02:13:29 PM
And before that, Marco Rubio, and before that, Chris Christie, and before that, B. Piyush Jindal.  And I think Sarah Palin managed to snag a week here and there in the middle where she was "the one".  It looks less like a search for a 2016 candidate and more like a game of Russian Roulette every day.
 
2013-09-28 02:15:39 PM
He's peaked too early.  The key, as we learned in 2012, is to be the anything-but candidate, and wait for everyone else to fizzle out after the public actually hears what they have to say.
 
2013-09-28 02:16:20 PM

Heliovdrake: It is very weird to see a political party die without the party itself knowing.


Everyone outside of the Republican Party knows the Republican Party is dead, except for some old farts who shout at clouds and will die soon. Demographics says so.

So, what political entity replaces the Republican Party and represents the corporations? Will it outright fascism as in Greece?
 
2013-09-28 02:17:05 PM
So, Hillary in a landslide it is. Sounds about right.
 
2013-09-28 02:19:10 PM

RedPhoenix122: Marcus Aurelius: shower_in_my_socks: No Republican will win the White House so long as the Republicans continue to cede the center to the Democrats

Every time the GOP moves to the right, the Democrats follow them to occupy the resulting vacuum.  This means that the GOP is now trapped up against a far right fringe, and the Dems occupy the rest.  They might have to actually come out the other side to remain relevant.

Or they'll just secede.  Again.


Honestly, at this point I wish we would let them secede, then nuke their new "country."
 
2013-09-28 02:19:45 PM
I'm gonna love to see how they address the whole birth certificate thing, since Cruz WAS actually born in a foreign country...
 
2013-09-28 02:20:10 PM
Please let this be the case.  Please.

May I suggest that all other parties go out and promote Ted Cruz for GOP president.
 
2013-09-28 02:21:23 PM

Mikey1969: I'm gonna love to see how they address the whole birth certificate thing, since Cruz WAS actually born in a foreign country...


Lol, you think that's about anything but Obama's blackness?
 
2013-09-28 02:22:11 PM

cc_rider: So, Hillary in a landslide it is. Sounds about right.


Seriously, the nation is not going to make it intact to 2016. No Hillary.
 
2013-09-28 02:22:37 PM
Rafael has shown too much of a willingness to not let the GOP string pullers pull strings. They won't let him get the nod. Their best option (not optimal) to win is Christie, which means it will be Rubio. Now, who the Dems have is just as bleak. I'm not a Hillary fan by any means, but I can't name a better candidate right now.
 
2013-09-28 02:25:20 PM

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FTFM


lol at the color they picked for Santorum.
 
2013-09-28 02:25:50 PM

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FTFM


I love how Santorum is the brown line on the graph
 
2013-09-28 02:26:56 PM

SkinnyHead: Things are looking good for the GOP.  For 2016, the Republicans will have a field of fresh new faces, youthful and energetic, who will capture the imagination of the electorate.  Democrats will chose from a barnyard of tired old goats and a cackling hen, with nothing new to offer but failed socialism from the last century.


Bless your heart...
 
2013-09-28 02:28:03 PM
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