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(Washington Post)   Ted Cruz's world is crumbling like a sack of cards stacked on dominoes that have fallen in the forest   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 225
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2013-10-03 01:34:36 PM
Checkmate.
 
2013-10-03 01:42:54 PM
"It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn't have a strategy - he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the end-game was," an unnamed senator told Politico. "I just wish the 35 House members that have bought the snake oil that was sold could witness what was witnessed today at lunch."

At one point in the meeting, Republicans pressed Cruz to tell them what he would have done had the party united behind his call to filibuster a House-passed continuing resolution to keep the defunding hopes alives. Only 19 Republicans backed Cruz's attempt to block the bill.

"He kept trying to change the subject because he never could answer the question," the anonymous senator said. "It's pretty evident it's never been about a strategy - it's been about him. That's unfortunate. I think he's done our country a major disservice. I think he's done Republicans a major disservice."


Christ, no one likes Ted Cruz. How the hell did he get elected, let alone become a figurehead?
 
2013-10-03 01:43:10 PM
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2013-10-03 01:45:26 PM
Holy fark this is a Jennifer Rubin article?  Hahaha he is toast.  It's too bad because he was going to be funny in the primaries
 
2013-10-03 01:46:01 PM
That was maybe one of the worst-written articles I have ever agreed with. The grammar and sentence structure were awful. Then I scrolled up and obviously the byline was Jennifer Rubin.
 
2013-10-03 01:46:26 PM
Good. Couldn't have happened to a better man, bless his little heart.
 
2013-10-03 01:46:55 PM

Car_Ramrod: Christ, no one likes Ted Cruz. How the hell did he get elected, let alone become a figurehead?


He's from Texas.  The same state that gave us Geedubya Bush, elected Louis Gohmert to Congress, and elected Rick Perry as Governor.
 
2013-10-03 01:47:30 PM
I like the jab at Rubio. He disappeared pretty quickly.
 
2013-10-03 01:48:43 PM
I can hear it now, from the Tea Party

"this is a sign he is kicking the RINO's butts! We will all be better off when all this spending stops for good! We will take the house AND the senate next!  Cruz/Palin 2016 - book it, done!"

pardon me - i have to go bathe in lye now
 
2013-10-03 01:49:07 PM

Cyberluddite: Car_Ramrod: Christ, no one likes Ted Cruz. How the hell did he get elected, let alone become a figurehead?

He's from Texas.  The same state that gave us Geedubya Bush, elected Louis Gohmert to Congress, and elected Rick Perry as Governor.


At least W is, from all accounts, a nice enough dude to just hang out with. Every article I've read about Ted describes him as one of the biggest assholes to ever walk the Earth.
 
2013-10-03 01:57:43 PM
Cruz isn't completely stupid...he has to know that his party will sell him out in an instant to save themselves from a howling mob of pissed off voters.
 
IP
2013-10-03 01:59:53 PM
From yesterday, and it still applies:

Oh, shut up Ted Cruz, you cock.
 
2013-10-03 02:04:45 PM

Car_Ramrod: "It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn't have a strategy - he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the end-game was," an unnamed senator told Politico. "I just wish the 35 House members that have bought the snake oil that was sold could witness what was witnessed today at lunch."

At one point in the meeting, Republicans pressed Cruz to tell them what he would have done had the party united behind his call to filibuster a House-passed continuing resolution to keep the defunding hopes alives. Only 19 Republicans backed Cruz's attempt to block the bill.

"He kept trying to change the subject because he never could answer the question," the anonymous senator said. "It's pretty evident it's never been about a strategy - it's been about him. That's unfortunate. I think he's done our country a major disservice. I think he's done Republicans a major disservice."

Christ, no one likes Ted Cruz. How the hell did he get elected, let alone become a figurehead?


If things went as planned, he should have been kicked out in the primary. But the Texas redistricting lawsuit happened. They couldn't agree on interim maps in time for the planned Texas GOP primary, so the primary was pushed back a few months. This gave Cruz, who was lagging in the polls by a large margin, enough time to turn the derp up to 11 and attract the support of tea party groups. When the primary came around, he crushed his opponent (Dewhurst, if I remember right). After that, it was largely one-sided campaign against a Democratic rival who's name no one could remember.

Ta-da.
 
2013-10-03 02:06:59 PM

Weaver95: Cruz isn't completely stupid...he has to know that his party will sell him out in an instant to save themselves from a howling mob of pissed off voters.


Given that he's from Texas, I wonder if he still might get re-elected.
 
2013-10-03 02:08:35 PM

Nadie_AZ: I like the jab at Rubio. He disappeared pretty quickly.


He must have been thirsty.
 
2013-10-03 02:16:17 PM

Weaver95: Cruz isn't completely stupid...he has to know that his party will sell him out in an instant to save themselves from a howling mob of pissed off voters.


I think I have detected a wee flaw in your reasoning. There are lots of kinds of stupid. Some people become stupid by catering to their own egos. If you must pick and choose your reality based on the things you want to hear then eventually you are going to miss some important bits of information.
 
2013-10-03 02:16:32 PM
 
2013-10-03 02:18:28 PM
Yes, but did anyone hear him?
 
2013-10-03 02:20:21 PM
I read elsewhere this morning that the GOP is now waking up to the fact that Cruz's entire goal is just to do a victory lap in the Rose Garden upon defeating the ACA.

He has no intention to govern*, or actually has any talent for governing.

*he just wants to watch the government burn

/good times
//bwahahahaha
 
2013-10-03 02:24:23 PM

usernameguy: Checkmate.


i586.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-03 02:26:27 PM

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]


That...

Was actually pretty fun to watch.
 
2013-10-03 02:27:28 PM
But did it make a sound?
 
2013-10-03 02:28:22 PM
I enjoy hearing about Ted Cruz getting kicked in the balls so much I finished the first Jennifer Rubin article ever.
 
2013-10-03 02:29:24 PM
Cruz doesn't give a fark. He's gonna be a senator for five more years, and there's nothing anyone can do about it.
 
2013-10-03 02:37:07 PM

what_now: Cruz doesn't give a fark. He's gonna be a senator for five more years, and there's nothing anyone can do about it.


Then he gets a cushy job afterwards.
 
2013-10-03 02:45:32 PM
www.paintinghere.org

Took him, what, 8 months?

/Hope that old timey hiney isn't NSFW
 
2013-10-03 02:47:44 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: [www.paintinghere.org image 803x980]

Took him, what, 8 months?

/Hope that old timey hiney isn't NSFW


I worry more about the nipples and sideboob.
 
2013-10-03 02:48:48 PM

Shostie: I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]

That...

Was actually pretty fun to watch.


I think I could watch that all day.
 
2013-10-03 02:50:34 PM

EvilEgg: I worry more about the nipples and sideboob.


Dammit.  Didn't even notice that.

/assman.
 
2013-10-03 02:53:00 PM
Of course the rinos are going after him.  He's not toeing the chickenshiat line
 
2013-10-03 02:55:16 PM
Read an article in CNN that said basically Cruz has backed Boehner into a corner. NOBODY PUTS BOEHNER IN A CORNER!
 
2013-10-03 02:58:49 PM

SnakeLee: Holy fark this is a Jennifer Rubin article?  Hahaha he is toast.  It's too bad because he was going to be funny in the primaries



I disagree. We are looking at the next Republican Presidential Front Runner.
 
2013-10-03 03:01:42 PM
Played straight into Boehner's hands.

Reminds me, I cannot wait for season 2 of House of Cards.
 
2013-10-03 03:03:10 PM

EvilEgg: what_now: Cruz doesn't give a fark. He's gonna be a senator for five more years, and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

Then he gets a cushy job afterwards.


With all the Tea Party funding he's getting now, the funding from his soon-to-be-failed presidential run, and the fact he's from Texas he can surely get another term or two as Senator.
 
2013-10-03 03:04:01 PM

God's Hubris: SnakeLee: Holy fark this is a Jennifer Rubin article?  Hahaha he is toast.  It's too bad because he was going to be funny in the primaries


I disagree. We are looking at the next Republican Presidential Front Runner.


It shows that Cruz has the guts to stand up to establishment RINOs like the entire rest of the Republican Party.
 
2013-10-03 03:04:24 PM

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]


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2013-10-03 03:05:18 PM

johnnieconnie: I read elsewhere this morning that the GOP is now waking up to the fact that Cruz's entire goal is just to do a victory lap in the Rose Garden upon defeating the ACA.

He has no intention to govern*, or actually has any talent for governing.

*he just wants to watch the government burn

/good times
//bwahahahaha


I know, right? Of course he has no intention to govern. He's in the Tea Party. Like, duh, Republicans.
 
2013-10-03 03:06:35 PM
A longtime Republican on the Hill explains, "The members have real life experience now. What [the defund Obamacare leaders] said didn't happen." Indeed, there is zero chance Obamacare will be defunded, and Democratic support for the defund effort never appeared as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had assured them it would. There is no sign the shutdown is forcing the president to cave; if anything he's dug in even further. The entire escapade made it impossible for Republicans, at least for now, to obtain smaller gains and, most important, get onto the main event, the debt ceiling.

Yep, exactly as I said in a post a few days ago before the shutdown. Someone posted about how more people opposed Obamacare than supported it. I pointed out that around 16% of those who do not support it do so because they want a single payer system. These are the liberalest of the liberals and in no way would they ever join with Republicans to repeal Obamacare. That that 16% should just be added to the "those who support" numbers because they would never vote to repeal but make it more single payer; which would make it the majority. I said betting on their support was a "fools bet". Well looks like Cruz and his buddies were just the fools to make the bet.
 
2013-10-03 03:08:08 PM
i592.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-03 03:09:07 PM

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]


How did that silo not tip over?
 
2013-10-03 03:09:23 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

I like your style.
 
2013-10-03 03:09:44 PM
Democratic support for the defund effort never appeared as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had assured them it would.

Well, no shiat. Controlling the Senate and the Presidency as they do, Democrats sort of hold the upper hand in all this.

You idiots.

I know it's been said, but it can't be said enough.

/You idiots.
 
2013-10-03 03:10:06 PM
Democratic support for the defund effort never appeared as Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had assured them it would

Aka the three stooges.
 
2013-10-03 03:11:16 PM

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]


And...save to Dropbox.
 
2013-10-03 03:11:32 PM

Weaver95: Cruz isn't completely stupid...he has to know that his party will sell him out in an instant to save themselves from a howling mob of pissed off voters.


My current theory is that he was played.  He was promised things, and then the rug was yanked out from under him.  He's fresh enough behind the ears to be politically naive in this environment, and he listened to the pundits a little too much.  He's part of a group that is anxious to unseat incumbents within his own party, and do you think they were going to stand for it?  They are preparing to play a game wherein they let the Tea Party render themselves marginalized.
 
2013-10-03 03:11:46 PM

God's Hubris: SnakeLee: Holy fark this is a Jennifer Rubin article?  Hahaha he is toast.  It's too bad because he was going to be funny in the primaries


I disagree. We are looking at the next Republican Presidential Front Runner.


"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." - H. L. Mencken
 
2013-10-03 03:17:07 PM
Tea Partiers aren't only bad at understanding economics or public perception outside of their tiny little gerrymandered districts: They also have no concept of political gamesmanship, apparently.

I'm trying to think of if there have ever been more destructive people running around in Congress. It's like we have a bunch of John C. Calhouns running around in the House, ready to destroy the country if they don't get everything they want (and everything that they want is terrible, by the way).
 
2013-10-03 03:18:57 PM

Shostie: Car_Ramrod: "It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn't have a strategy - he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the end-game was," an unnamed senator told Politico. "I just wish the 35 House members that have bought the snake oil that was sold could witness what was witnessed today at lunch."

At one point in the meeting, Republicans pressed Cruz to tell them what he would have done had the party united behind his call to filibuster a House-passed continuing resolution to keep the defunding hopes alives. Only 19 Republicans backed Cruz's attempt to block the bill.

"He kept trying to change the subject because he never could answer the question," the anonymous senator said. "It's pretty evident it's never been about a strategy - it's been about him. That's unfortunate. I think he's done our country a major disservice. I think he's done Republicans a major disservice."

Christ, no one likes Ted Cruz. How the hell did he get elected, let alone become a figurehead?

If things went as planned, he should have been kicked out in the primary. But the Texas redistricting lawsuit happened. They couldn't agree on interim maps in time for the planned Texas GOP primary, so the primary was pushed back a few months. This gave Cruz, who was lagging in the polls by a large margin, enough time to turn the derp up to 11 and attract the support of tea party groups. When the primary came around, he crushed his opponent (Dewhurst, if I remember right). After that, it was largely one-sided campaign against a Democratic rival who's name no one could remember.

Ta-da.


I was there for work during those primaries and the commentary and commercials were unbelievable.  One guy on the radio said basically "Dewhurst isn't electable because in 2009 worked with Democrats on a bipartisan bill"

I shiat you not.  It was at that time I made the decision not to move there, something I had been contemplating due to the >10% raise I would be getting (Californian paying top tax rate).

They be crazy in that state so despite all this chicanery I would say he will be re-elected until that state goes blue in 2020 or so.  Hope it goes blue before then so all the gerrymandering can be fixed but that might take another decade.. :(
 
2013-10-03 03:21:15 PM

Shostie: If things went as planned, he should have been kicked out in the primary. But the Texas redistricting lawsuit happened. They couldn't agree on interim maps in time for the planned Texas GOP primary, so the primary was pushed back a few months. This gave Cruz, who was lagging in the polls by a large margin, enough time to turn the derp up to 11 and attract the support of tea party groups. When the primary came around, he crushed his opponent (Dewhurst, if I remember right). After that, it was largely one-sided campaign against a Democratic rival who's name no one could remember.


Exactly right. As I've pointed out in countless threads, Texas had a choice: an asshole (Dewhurst) or a f*cking asshole (Cruz).  Of course the voters here made the bootstappy choice.
 
2013-10-03 03:21:20 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]

How did that silo not tip over?


It's creepy
 
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