Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(National Review)   So, yeah, Ted Cruz is pretty much guaranteed the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at this point   (nationalreview.com ) divider line
    More: Amusing, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican, presidential nominee, Dr. Ben Carson, social conservatives, straw polls  
•       •       •

2827 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Oct 2013 at 10:13 AM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



152 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2013-10-14 09:35:10 AM  
Bachmann - Palin 2016
 
2013-10-14 09:38:29 AM  
You think Obama fostered partisanship? Both sides digging in and refusing to cooperate? Wait til we get pres Ted Cruz.
 
2013-10-14 09:39:27 AM  

Earguy: You think Obama fostered partisanship? Both sides digging in and refusing to cooperate? Wait til we get pres Ted Cruz.


Why wouldn't there be bipartisanship under Cruz? He's not black.
 
2013-10-14 09:46:18 AM  
The verifications required to prove he's a citizen may preclude his run.
 
2013-10-14 09:52:05 AM  
Yes... nominate the biggest dipsh*t available.
 
2013-10-14 09:58:33 AM  
Excellent news for President Clinton.
 
2013-10-14 10:14:07 AM  
God can you imagine this goober in the oval office?
 
2013-10-14 10:15:15 AM  
The only bad thing about Ted Cruz getting the (R) nomination in 2016 would be the nonzero chance of him winning the election.
 
2013-10-14 10:15:51 AM  

CPennypacker: God can you imagine this goober in the oval office?


He wouldn't know what to do without a corner to sit in.
 
2013-10-14 10:16:03 AM  

CPennypacker: God can you imagine this goober in the oval office?


I can't imagine him in the Senate

/but somebody elected that dumb f*cker
 
2013-10-14 10:16:30 AM  
Why do you get to be known as a "values voter" when your values are objectively shiatty?
 
2013-10-14 10:16:42 AM  
He is from Kenya.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:16 AM  

oldernell: The verifications required to prove he's a citizen may preclude his run.


It worked for Obama.

/God I felt dirty just saying that.
 
2013-10-14 10:17:31 AM  
Democrats could literally name the President of their choice if that happened.

/wish they could find a non clinton woman to fill the job
 
2013-10-14 10:18:00 AM  

wxboy: The only bad thing about Ted Cruz getting the (R) nomination in 2016 would be the nonzero chance of him winning the election.


Seriously, what the fark is wrong with these people?
 
2013-10-14 10:18:17 AM  
Do eeeet.......
 
2013-10-14 10:18:46 AM  
DO IT
 
2013-10-14 10:20:28 AM  

you have pee hands: Why do you get to be known as a "values voter" when your values are objectively shiatty?


I feel like the "value voter" label is like a smiley face sticker for trying your best. You didn't accomplish anything or make intelligent points but gosh darn did you look adorable trying.
 
2013-10-14 10:20:43 AM  

cdn0.sbnation.com

President Hilary will thank you and comedy shows will be funny as shiat during election season.
 
2013-10-14 10:21:05 AM  
Our first Canadian President, eh? It's aboot time.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:04 AM  
Good.

Then the Dems should nominate Elizabeth Warren.  She will win in a landslide.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:05 AM  
Time to lock the doors, shut our selves in, shake out the gasoline and light a match.

America, shame on you for even considering this blowhard for anything more than a punching bag.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:17 AM  
He's like Palin with more nuts.
 
2013-10-14 10:23:32 AM  
How did he even get elected?  His soft effeminate looks, and his voice and lisp,  ambiguous perceived sexual orientation---- completely antithetical to the "image" of a rugged burly bootstrappy whatever Texas GOP voters would hypothetically pick.....
 
2013-10-14 10:24:08 AM  
The funniest thing is, these leftist degenerates are as obsessed with Ted Cruz as they are with Ohhhh-Bahhhhmmm-aahhhhh, and will be for many years to come.

Because leftists fail to think in terms of timeless absolutes, they actually have no intellectual grounding at all--all they really have are circumstances and personalities. Thus the left's obsession with celebrities, a cultish worship of some likely personality, and events of the moment--they have little else.

Ted Cruz is wisely facilitating a growing movement back toward smaller government, and our founding principles. That movement will expand rather rapidly as political parties continue to decline in power and liberalism's shortcomings become increasingly apparent to all (even those who don't live in a hellhole like liberal Detroit). The decentralizing influence of the internet is a major factor--the Republican Party will be the first to diversify, sharing its former power with a variety of groups, but the Dems will follow. This iteration of the resurgent Conservative movement is just getting started, and will not reach its peak for 40 years or more...
 
2013-10-14 10:24:56 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Democrats could literally name the President of their choice if that happened.

/wish they could find a non clinton woman to fill the job


Warren/Franken 2016!
 
2013-10-14 10:25:18 AM  
Please proceed.
 
2013-10-14 10:25:42 AM  

oldernell: The verifications required to prove he's a citizen may preclude his run.


This.  I don't see how he is eligible at all.
 
2013-10-14 10:26:19 AM  
Cruz getting the 2016 GOP nomination makes me happy.  Hopefully it happens.
 
2013-10-14 10:27:38 AM  
Just what you'd expect from .a Leninist Cuban
 
2013-10-14 10:27:41 AM  

j_hat: Warren/Franken 2016!


I'd support this ticket.
 
2013-10-14 10:27:54 AM  

Elegy: The funniest thing is, these leftist degenerates are as obsessed with Ted Cruz as they are with Ohhhh-Bahhhhmmm-aahhhhh, and will be for many years to come.

Because leftists fail to think in terms of timeless absolutes, they actually have no intellectual grounding at all--all they really have are circumstances and personalities. Thus the left's obsession with celebrities, a cultish worship of some likely personality, and events of the moment--they have little else.

Ted Cruz is wisely facilitating a growing movement back toward smaller government, and our founding principles. That movement will expand rather rapidly as political parties continue to decline in power and liberalism's shortcomings become increasingly apparent to all (even those who don't live in a hellhole like liberal Detroit). The decentralizing influence of the internet is a major factor--the Republican Party will be the first to diversify, sharing its former power with a variety of groups, but the Dems will follow. This iteration of the resurgent Conservative movement is just getting started, and will not reach its peak for 40 years or more...


For a while I thought you might be a genuine conservative poster, which I actually would love to see.  Oh well.
 
2013-10-14 10:29:13 AM  
Barry Goldwater had a better chance at president than Cruz ever will.
 
2013-10-14 10:29:26 AM  

Elegy: The funniest thing is, these leftist degenerates are as obsessed with Ted Cruz as they are with Ohhhh-Bahhhhmmm-aahhhhh, and will be for many years to come.

Because leftists fail to think in terms of timeless absolutes, they actually have no intellectual grounding at all--all they really have are circumstances and personalities. Thus the left's obsession with celebrities, a cultish worship of some likely personality, and events of the moment--they have little else.

Ted Cruz is wisely facilitating a growing movement back toward smaller government, and our founding principles. That movement will expand rather rapidly as political parties continue to decline in power and liberalism's shortcomings become increasingly apparent to all (even those who don't live in a hellhole like liberal Detroit). The decentralizing influence of the internet is a major factor--the Republican Party will be the first to diversify, sharing its former power with a variety of groups, but the Dems will follow. This iteration of the resurgent Conservative movement is just getting started, and will not reach its peak for 40 years or more...


First the man takes a /pol/, then the /pol/ takes a /pol/, and finally the /pol/ takes the man.
 
2013-10-14 10:29:30 AM  
I Swear, I go to NRO/WND/Redstate just for the comments (emboldened for my emphasis):

The funniest thing is, these leftist degenerates are as obsessed with Ted Cruz as they are with Ohhhh-Bahhhhmmm-aahhhhh, and will be for many years to come...
Because leftists fail to think in terms of timeless absolutes, they actually have no intellectual grounding at all--all they really have are circumstances and personalities. Thus the left's obsession with celebrities, and events of the moment--they have little else.

Ted Cruz is wisely facilitating a growing movement back toward smaller government, and our founding principles. That movement will expand rather rapidly as political parties continue to decline in power and liberalism's shortcomings become increasingly apparent to all (even those who don't live in a hellhole like liberal Detroit). The decentralizing influence of the internet is a major factor--the Republican Party will be the first to diversify, sharing its former power with a variety of groups, but the Dems will follow. This iteration of the resurgent Conservative movement is just getting started, and will not reach its peak for 40 years or more...


You heard it here first, guys.  The party that lost (in part) in 2008 and 2012 due to mobilization and adaptation to new media and the refusal to include blacks/hispanics/LBGT/moon people are going to be the ones to diversify first.
 
2013-10-14 10:30:02 AM  
He can't even run; he's Canadian.
 
2013-10-14 10:30:12 AM  

bborchar: oldernell: The verifications required to prove he's a citizen may preclude his run.

This.  I don't see how he is eligible at all.


The funny part is that even if every single thing that the birthers said about Obama were true, he would still be exactly as eligible as Cruz is. Even the "his dad was an admitted communist" thing.
 
2013-10-14 10:30:36 AM  
I heard a long piece on NPR yesterday.  One of the points it made is that at least part of the current impasse can be laid at Obama's door.  Back in the Reagan era, Reagan and O'Neil went at each other hammer and tongs, but Reagan had a certain political sense that Obama lacks.  He was very careful to be sociable to O'Neil and the Democratic leadership.  They would get together and have a drink and socialize.  He showered them with social perks, which they ate up with a spoon and asked for more.  There has been a lot of grumbling among Republicans that Obama never did this, and many on the blue side who acknowledge that Obama is a policy wonk and has never liked schmoozing, with his side or the other side.

This aspect of politics irritates me, first because I'm no schmoozer either (I would hate it), and second because, dammit, this is a government, not a social club.  But the simple reality is that politics is partly a social club, whether we like it or not.  Things might not be so bad if Obama had been able to schmooze more at the start of his administration.

I think Cruz would be even worse.  His own party hates him at this point.  I can't imagine him being able to schmooze even them, much less the Democrats.  He doesn't seem like a policy wonk to me so much as a self-aggrandizing climber.  So I think the gridlock would be even worse than it is today, hard as that seems to believe.
 
2013-10-14 10:30:38 AM  
The catch is the country is so divided among partisan lines that even Palin/Bachman is guaranteed 45% of the vote.  Throw in some gerrymandering and low turnout (suppression), mystery last minute shifts in results in swing states...  and there is a chance they could really get elected.
 
2013-10-14 10:30:38 AM  

Erix: For a while I thought you might be a genuine conservative poster, which I actually would love to see. Oh well.


Yeah; all we get anymore are horribly written, obvious parodies that some people take seriously.  Well, that or the "pithy" one-liners along the lines of "Obama bad!".
 
2013-10-14 10:30:56 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Democrats could literally name the President of their choice if that happened.

/wish they could find a non clinton woman to fill the job


Yeah---Hillary needs to come out now and say she's not running.  Too much baggage, and too old for the office.  Saying no now would open the door for us to start finding a good candidate for 2016
 
2013-10-14 10:31:05 AM  

sprawl15: CPennypacker: God can you imagine this goober in the oval office?

He wouldn't know what to do without a corner to sit in.


You forgot the h.
 
2013-10-14 10:31:55 AM  

Leader O'Cola: How did he even get elected?  His soft effeminate looks, and his voice and lisp,  ambiguous perceived sexual orientation---- completely antithetical to the "image" of a rugged burly bootstrappy whatever Texas GOP voters would hypothetically pick.....


s3.amazonaws.com

Flabby, pasty skin, riddled with phlebitis... That's a good Republican body right there.
 
2013-10-14 10:32:57 AM  

Kibbler: I heard a long piece on NPR yesterday.  One of the points it made is that at least part of the current impasse can be laid at Obama's door.  Back in the Reagan era, Reagan and O'Neil went at each other hammer and tongs, but Reagan had a certain political sense that Obama lacks.  He was very careful to be sociable to O'Neil and the Democratic leadership.  They would get together and have a drink and socialize.  He showered them with social perks, which they ate up with a spoon and asked for more.  There has been a lot of grumbling among Republicans that Obama never did this, and many on the blue side who acknowledge that Obama is a policy wonk and has never liked schmoozing, with his side or the other side.

This aspect of politics irritates me, first because I'm no schmoozer either (I would hate it), and second because, dammit, this is a government, not a social club.  But the simple reality is that politics is partly a social club, whether we like it or not.  Things might not be so bad if Obama had been able to schmooze more at the start of his administration.

I think Cruz would be even worse.  His own party hates him at this point.  I can't imagine him being able to schmooze even them, much less the Democrats.  He doesn't seem like a policy wonk to me so much as a self-aggrandizing climber.  So I think the gridlock would be even worse than it is today, hard as that seems to believe.


It worked because O'Neil was at least sort of a normal person and not a complete raging a-hole. That's the difference. There is not a Republican in congress who is not evil to the core.
 
2013-10-14 10:33:23 AM  

palelizard: sprawl15: CPennypacker: God can you imagine this goober in the oval office?

He wouldn't know what to do without a chorner to sit in.

You forgot the h.


FTFM
 
2013-10-14 10:34:37 AM  

born_yesterday: Erix: For a while I thought you might be a genuine conservative poster, which I actually would love to see. Oh well.

Yeah; all we get anymore are horribly written, obvious parodies that some people take seriously.  Well, that or the "pithy" one-liners along the lines of "Obama bad!".


Which honestly sucks.  I'd love to be able to debate this stuff with reasonable conservatives (don't laugh), but we only get trolls and a left leaning echo chamber.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:32 AM  
I hope you enjoy another 4 years without the presidency.
 
2013-10-14 10:37:13 AM  

Cyclometh: He can't even run; he's Canadian.


Eh, he's white, close enough for the Republicans.
 
2013-10-14 10:37:50 AM  

Erix: I'd love to be able to debate this stuff with reasonable conservatives


Which is what exactly?  The honest assessment is that the entire 'movement conservative' agenda has been proven unworkable or antiquated.  All that's left is liars and populists.
 
2013-10-14 10:39:02 AM  
I'm sure that Silent Majority will come through THIS time.
 
Displayed 50 of 152 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report