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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 80
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2013-10-03 04:29:30 PM  
6 votes:

fortheloveof: am i the only person that thinks cruz looks a bit like the gay tv guy from v for vendetta


Stephen Fry has passed hundreds of turds smarter and with more class than Ted Cruz.
2013-10-03 01:34:36 PM  
6 votes:
Checkmate.
2013-10-03 05:40:21 PM  
5 votes:

sendtodave: sendtodave: Slaves2Darkness: Skleenar: sendtodave: The tea party wants the government shut down. The tea party gets what it wants.

Are liberals getting what they want?

Absolutely not.  That's why this isn't time to cave!  This is the time to ADD pressure.

Victory is ours!

"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."

In this case, the tea party are the rebels.

Winning.jpg

I mean, think about it. Who were the rebels? Monarchists and religious types, trying to spread democracy by fighting a bland, faceless "new order" that made everyone dress the same.

The rebel alliance was right wing. The evil empire was liberal communist.


The Tea Party is the Separatists.  A fake uprising controlled by a puppet master to cement himself in power, and who will send Darth Vader to kill them the moment they're no longer useful.
2013-10-03 01:45:26 PM  
5 votes:
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 04:29:09 PM  
4 votes:
You can't pull a move like this unless you have people 100% lined up. Going into this the GOP were already saying this was dumb where the Democrats were unified (for once in history).

Now more cracks are showing. The Republicans who were told to do this are already getting cold feet and trying to find a way out by finding anything to save face. The Democrats should just wait, not give the Republicans their first way to retreat and make them pay the price so they don't do this shiat again.

In the past Democrats gave Republicans the easy way out after the GOP painted themselves in a corner, they have to stop doing that and make them pay a price so they will actually stop doing it.

For example not just give them the tax on medical equipment, they should ask for the small hand full of change to Obamacare that they also want. Which would also make Republicans on record for voting for something for Obamacare too.
2013-10-03 03:27:46 PM  
4 votes:

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


"We have to elect him so we can find out what's in him"?

Eh. More like "He'll stick it to the libs, and he's a smart lawyer like Obama (without that one half a drawback). We can elect a freshman Senator to the presidency, too!"

// I've read about Jack Kennedy, sir - and you are not fit to delicately and respectfully clean up pieces of his close from a Dealey Plaza
// you're no Jack Kennedy, sir - not RFK, not JFKJR, not TFK, not Caroline, or Maria Shriver, or Arnold's love-child
// you're a shiathead starfarker with more ambition than common sense, and your mom should have worn you on her forehead rather than house you (rent-free, you freeloading douchestand) in her uterus
2013-10-03 03:09:44 PM  
4 votes:
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 06:52:48 PM  
3 votes:
Wow, Republicans are desperate to throw a body to the wolves, aren't they?

Hey, GOP windsock assholes, where were you when some of your braver members attempted to stage a "coup" and get the Senate bill to the floor? Oh, right, you were sniffing the asses of the teabaggers with the fattest campaign coffers, hoping to get a whiff of that lovely conservative pie, weren't you?

Fark you. Ted Cruz is an asshole, yes, but so is Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the GOP wannabe "crusaders" that went along with this shiat since January. You don't get a pass, assholes, just because you're now pointing at Cruz and going "it's all about him, really - he made us look really, really bad!"

And while you're busily wiping the stink of your fellow conspirator off your face, we're still out of work, you bastards!
2013-10-03 03:25:23 PM  
3 votes:
Ted Cruz isn't stupid.

He's evil.

Oh, also he's stupid.
2013-10-03 03:17:07 PM  
3 votes:
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 02:26:27 PM  
3 votes:

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

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That...

Was actually pretty fun to watch.
2013-10-03 02:16:17 PM  
3 votes:

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.
IP
2013-10-03 01:59:53 PM  
3 votes:
From yesterday, and it still applies:

Oh, shut up Ted Cruz, you cock.
2013-10-03 01:57:43 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-10-03 01:49:07 PM  
3 votes:

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 01:48:43 PM  
3 votes:
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 01:42:54 PM  
3 votes:
"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 06:55:37 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus, at least Berlusconi had the balls to actually admit defeat and back down on his attempt to topple the Italian government with some degree of dignity - and he's a friggin' felonious scumbag. You cowards can't even muster the dignity to do that without mewling about how "it's so unfair" and "it wasn't my fault" and "I didn't know" and...

Farking pathetic. Not even enough spine to surrender with grace.
2013-10-03 05:54:55 PM  
2 votes:
Any one else get their hackles up when they read this paragraph:

FTFA:
He enraged colleagues further by refusing to repudiate his attack dogs at the Senate Conservatives Fund who savaged Republicans. A Senate source tells Right Turn, "Cruz
got the brunt, but Lee too." Perhaps most shocking, no senator, according to three GOP sources, rose in their defense. They have, to be blunt, been repudiated by a newly united GOP caucus. One Senate aide said, "I  don't think Sen. Cruz entered that meeting with a thick skin, but he left learning he needs one going forward, along with a strategy."

The underlined part switched fonts from a serif font to sans serif - font mixing always irks me.
2013-10-03 05:30:38 PM  
2 votes:

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.


Cruz was betting on two things:

1) Democrats caving
2) Massive public backlash against the Democrats.

Neither of which was a good bet and neither appears to be paying off.

I don't think he is stupid. I think it is similar to Romney's people (who were also not stupid) buying into the hype and honestly thinking they were the ones with the advantage. The GOP, and the Tea Party in particular, rely far more heavily on controlling the message. Unfortunately they are buying into the line they are trying to sell to the public based on reactions from the base.
2013-10-03 05:10:19 PM  
2 votes:
As a Texan he's pretty revolting. If I spent the rest of my life working to shame public figures like him into a life of quiet irrelevance I'd consider my time well-spent, and my life a resounding success.
2013-10-03 04:37:25 PM  
2 votes:

Corvus: You can't pull a move like this unless you have people 100% lined up. Going into this the GOP were already saying this was dumb where the Democrats were unified (for once in history).

Now more cracks are showing. The Republicans who were told to do this are already getting cold feet and trying to find a way out by finding anything to save face. The Democrats should just wait, not give the Republicans their first way to retreat and make them pay the price so they don't do this shiat again.

In the past Democrats gave Republicans the easy way out after the GOP painted themselves in a corner, they have to stop doing that and make them pay a price so they will actually stop doing it.

For example not just give them the tax on medical equipment, they should ask for the small hand full of change to Obamacare that they also want. Which would also make Republicans on record for voting for something for Obamacare too.


Thing is, this is clearly not the first utterly stupid thing the Republicans have done legislatively in the last several years.  They've been forced to vote against their own budget bills, fillibuster their own bills, and crap like that, because no one is doing any planning.

They're seat-of-their pants, but also tremendously awful.  But also utterly relentless.  There's no stopping them, it's like a perpetual motion machine of idiocy.

The government shutdown is just the latest, but there will be more.  I only hope we're not exponentially getting worse.
2013-10-03 04:30:25 PM  
2 votes:

Tarl3k: By Jennifer Rubin:

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Oh but this is wonderful schadenfreude of watching the Republicans realize they let the idiots take over their party.
2013-10-03 03:37:05 PM  
2 votes:
The GOP leadership to Rafael Cruz
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-10-03 03:06:35 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:01:42 PM  
2 votes:
Played straight into Boehner's hands.

Reminds me, I cannot wait for season 2 of House of Cards.
2013-10-03 02:58:49 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:45:32 PM  
2 votes:
www.paintinghere.org

Took him, what, 8 months?

/Hope that old timey hiney isn't NSFW
2013-10-03 02:37:07 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:29:24 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:28:22 PM  
2 votes:
I enjoy hearing about Ted Cruz getting kicked in the balls so much I finished the first Jennifer Rubin article ever.
2013-10-03 02:04:45 PM  
2 votes:

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 01:47:30 PM  
2 votes:
I like the jab at Rubio. He disappeared pretty quickly.
2013-10-03 01:46:26 PM  
2 votes:
Good. Couldn't have happened to a better man, bless his little heart.
2013-10-03 01:46:01 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:38:34 PM  
1 votes:

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.


He's counting on it.

Cruz doesn't care about the shutdown or the default or Obamacare. He knows the GOP will eventually have to give in, and that's going to help him in 2016.

He, alone, was willing to face down Obama while all the RINOs caved. By the end of October, Tea Party love for Cruz will have grown, as well as hatred for Boehner and other "establishment" GOP members.
2013-10-03 09:25:09 PM  
1 votes:

Tax Boy: Ted will only hang out with graduates of Harvard, Yale, or Princeton.


Graduates of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, and UPenn wipe their brows in relief.
2013-10-03 08:10:51 PM  
1 votes:
Same. I know several tea party types. They are thrilled with their politicians standing up to this "horrible" and "destructive" law. There is no reasoning with them at all.

Of course I did paint one into the corner of almost admitting that single-payer is the best way forward.
2013-10-03 06:47:14 PM  
1 votes:
If they were dumb enough to follow that clown they deserve whatever they get.
2013-10-03 06:37:30 PM  
1 votes:

Alphakronik: 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 had to rub my eyes to see if I was mistaken when I read the author's name.  Still hard to believe this would be the week we reached the event horizon of the GOP implosion.

So much win!


Peak Republican. We have reached it.
2013-10-03 06:34:44 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: You can't pull a move like this unless you have people 100% lined up. Going into this the GOP were already saying this was dumb where the Democrats were unified (for once in history).

Now more cracks are showing. The Republicans who were told to do this are already getting cold feet and trying to find a way out by finding anything to save face. The Democrats should just wait, not give the Republicans their first way to retreat and make them pay the price so they don't do this shiat again.

In the past Democrats gave Republicans the easy way out after the GOP painted themselves in a corner, they have to stop doing that and make them pay a price so they will actually stop doing it.

For example not just give them the tax on medical equipment, they should ask for the small hand full of change to Obamacare that they also want. Which would also make Republicans on record for voting for something for Obamacare too.


The problem is many Democrats want to do their job. Which is running the country, not sticking it to the opposition. And the best thing for the country is to give the Republicans an easy way out. If you pin them in a corner, they will all fight tooth and nail. But gove them a way out to save some face and you will end the squabble muach more easily (that said, I would push for the debt ceiling to be resolved at the same time so we aren't in the same place a little while later).
2013-10-03 06:23:24 PM  
1 votes:

CptnSpldng: I do see more than a passing resemblance.


Ted Cruz looks like Liberace and Joe McCarthy had a kid.
2013-10-03 06:06:23 PM  
1 votes:
Ted Cruz, you made me agree with Jennifer Rubin.  God damn you Sir, GOD DAMN YOU!
2013-10-03 05:44:08 PM  
1 votes:
i232.photobucket.com
2013-10-03 05:43:56 PM  
1 votes:

ArkPanda: sendtodave: sendtodave: Slaves2Darkness: Skleenar: sendtodave: The tea party wants the government shut down. The tea party gets what it wants.

Are liberals getting what they want?

Absolutely not.  That's why this isn't time to cave!  This is the time to ADD pressure.

Victory is ours!

"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."

In this case, the tea party are the rebels.

Winning.jpg

I mean, think about it. Who were the rebels? Monarchists and religious types, trying to spread democracy by fighting a bland, faceless "new order" that made everyone dress the same.

The rebel alliance was right wing. The evil empire was liberal communist.

The Tea Party is the Separatists.  A fake uprising controlled by a puppet master to cement himself in power, and who will send Darth Vader to kill them the moment they're no longer useful.


The new movies don't count.
2013-10-03 05:27:09 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, Cruze thought Democrats would come out in favor of killing the ACA? Did Obama just set him and plant a knife in his back? Yes, yes he did.
2013-10-03 05:16:37 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: I haven't read all these threads and none of my friends are right wing psychos except one but he's an old friend and we keep conversations to Star Wars and the farking pictures of his kids on Facebook but are there any Ted Cruz or Tea Partiers in general supporters out there in the real world?


I know a few. Oddly enough one of them is a bit upset because the shut down might interrupt his disability checks while hes on vacation in Aruba. And I wish I was exaggerating about that....
2013-10-03 05:12:09 PM  
1 votes:

Elzar: / If only there was a party who embraced change and was able to progress forward...


If only.

The Dems only look good because the GOP is so incredibly bad.
2013-10-03 05:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So I guess the money guys got to Jennifer Rubin and she wrote the article for them?  Usually she'd be all-in for Cruz.


Ok that is the most awesome handle in the history of Fark.

/explodes like a blood sausage
//damn Acapulco club
///lost all my money
2013-10-03 05:06:43 PM  
1 votes:

meat0918: 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

He's still going to run.

He's got 2 five years to put this behind him.


FIFY.
2013-10-03 05:06:16 PM  
1 votes:

sendtodave: Real Americans are fed up with those liberals on the hill. Democrat or republican.


Amen.

It's time to really look at our supporters and separate the wheat from the chaff.  I don't think we can tolerate any dissension in our ranks right now.  We've got to make sure that every vote, every voice is from a real real American.  I don't know, but reading through these threads, it seems that some of our supporters aren't really toeing the line, and show some squishiness right when we need certitude.

I, for one, am not afraid to start calling out the splitters in our midst!
2013-10-03 04:45:46 PM  
1 votes:
It would be hilarious, but farking morons like Cruz and the cretins who support him have the potential to do real damage to this country... Just pathetic.
2013-10-03 04:44:11 PM  
1 votes:

GoodyearPimp: Corvus: The Democrats should just wait, not give the Republicans their first way to retreat and make them pay the price so they don't do this shiat again.

The problem with that line of thinking is that people have extremely short memories.


Your right. I am assuming they are smart enough to learn from their mistakes which obviously they are not.
2013-10-03 04:43:56 PM  
1 votes:

incendi: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: she's typing with one hand sort of thing.

I don't think this is the sort of thing she usually masturbates to.


Not what I was going for, but surrounded by pudgy, pig-faced Karl Rove drones intent on controlling her opinions is precisely what Jennifer Rubin likely masterbates to.
2013-10-03 04:41:45 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: The Democrats should just wait, not give the Republicans their first way to retreat and make them pay the price so they don't do this shiat again.


The problem with that line of thinking is that people have extremely short memories.
2013-10-03 04:39:02 PM  
1 votes:

G. Tarrant: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So I guess the money guys got to Jennifer Rubin and she wrote the article for them?  Usually she'd be all-in for Cruz.


Rubin is an expert at changing her "entrenched" beliefs once reality comes careening towards her. Read her pre-November 2012 "Romney is an Unstoppable Beast running a Flawless Campaign" columns days before the election and compare them with her "Romney is the worstiest worst candidate ever and ran an inept campaign" column tearing him apart just days after the election to see this at its finest.
If Rubin suddenly has reversed course and decides Cruz is toast, then it's over.


I'm agreeing.  She's useless.  But there's a whiff of something in this editorial.  The big guys are standing behind her and she's typing with one hand sort of thing.
2013-10-03 04:36:22 PM  
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: So I guess the money guys got to Jennifer Rubin and she wrote the article for them?  Usually she'd be all-in for Cruz.



Rubin is an expert at changing her "entrenched" beliefs once reality comes careening towards her. Read her pre-November 2012 "Romney is an Unstoppable Beast running a Flawless Campaign" columns days before the election and compare them with her "Romney is the worstiest worst candidate ever and ran an inept campaign" column tearing him apart just days after the election to see this at its finest.
If Rubin suddenly has reversed course and decides Cruz is toast, then it's over.
2013-10-03 04:34:52 PM  
1 votes:

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

His inexplicable rise is directly correspondent to the incoherence of his party. The GOP is a meaningless jumble of contradicting interests and their one uniting pathology, total hatred of Obama, hurts them as much as helps them. They are permanently factionalized and perpetually vulnerable to being hijacked by the next demagogue-of-the-month.

2013-10-03 04:34:39 PM  
1 votes:

boue67: I refuse to believe this tool has any chance whatsoever to be the nominee. If the GOP threw this guy at Hillary, she would crush him so bad, all his molecules would be spread by the solar wind into deep space.


He would get 47% of the vote*, just like Romney.

* minus the number of old, white, stupid, male racist failures that died between 2012 and 2016
2013-10-03 04:28:55 PM  
1 votes:
I refuse to believe this tool has any chance whatsoever to be the nominee. If the GOP threw this guy at Hillary, she would crush him so bad, all his molecules would be spread by the solar wind into deep space.
2013-10-03 04:24:16 PM  
1 votes:
So I guess the money guys got to Jennifer Rubin and she wrote the article for them?  Usually she'd be all-in for Cruz.
2013-10-03 03:58:24 PM  
1 votes:

usernameguy: Checkmate.


Nah.

We need the Republicans in the House, not the Senate, to collapse to solve the issue here and move forward.  There's no sign that's happening, AFAIK.
2013-10-03 03:52:28 PM  
1 votes:

CPennypacker: Ted Cruz isn't stupid.

He's evil.

Oh, also he's stupid.


Yeah, if he wasn't stupid he'd be a lot better at being evil.
2013-10-03 03:47:21 PM  
1 votes:
am i the only person that thinks cruz looks a bit like the gay tv guy from v for vendetta
2013-10-03 03:30:51 PM  
1 votes:
Ted Cruz's ship has not only sailed, but it's more full of shiat than a Carnival cruise.
2013-10-03 03:30:19 PM  
1 votes:

Car_Ramrod: 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.


They're just jelly because Ted will only hang out with graduates of Harvard, Yale, or Princeton.
2013-10-03 03:25:12 PM  
1 votes:

Smelly McUgly: 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.



When your only experience in government leadership is watching Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard reruns, you wind up with a government being run by Cletus Hoggs.
2013-10-03 03:11:32 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:11:16 PM  
1 votes:

I_C_Weener: usernameguy: Checkmate.

[i586.photobucket.com image 250x265]


And...save to Dropbox.
2013-10-03 03:10:06 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:08:08 PM  
1 votes:
i592.photobucket.com
2013-10-03 03:05:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:04:01 PM  
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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 03:03:10 PM  
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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 02:55:16 PM  
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Read an article in CNN that said basically Cruz has backed Boehner into a corner. NOBODY PUTS BOEHNER IN A CORNER!
2013-10-03 02:48:48 PM  
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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 02:24:23 PM  
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usernameguy: Checkmate.


i586.photobucket.com
2013-10-03 02:20:21 PM  
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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 02:08:35 PM  
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Nadie_AZ: I like the jab at Rubio. He disappeared pretty quickly.


He must have been thirsty.
2013-10-03 01:43:10 PM  
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