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(Politico)   Ted Cruz grows a spine, taps into "Terrible Metaphors 101" once more, taking it to 11 times we've had to deal with this crap from him   (politico.com) divider line 60
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2013-12-19 08:25:18 AM
The review for Ted Cruz's metaphor was merely a two word review which simply read "Sh*t Sandwich".
 
2013-12-19 08:39:07 AM

Projection + Spinal Tap =

eventprojection.co.uk

 
2013-12-19 08:39:51 AM
So it's Green Eggs and Ham Episode 2 in"Metaphors that Ted Cruz doesn't understand, and infact has ass-backwards".
 
2013-12-19 08:40:00 AM
The more I look at things, the more Ronald Reagan's (worms be upon him) plan to shut down the mental institutions in this country seems less like a callous act of an Alzheimer's patient and more like a long term plan for the growth of the GOP.
 
2013-12-19 08:44:49 AM
Ted Cruz, patron saint of quality footwear.
 
2013-12-19 08:48:38 AM
And the fantasy football players who picked Ted Cruz for this week....get some points for this one....
 
2013-12-19 08:50:08 AM
only the second most torturous headline of the week
 
2013-12-19 08:50:43 AM
jesus it's not even a farking metaphor it's a simile
 
2013-12-19 08:51:28 AM
That's not a spine. He's such an asshole that his actual asshole gets an erection.
 
2013-12-19 08:53:21 AM

Jackson Herring: jesus it's not even a farking metaphor it's a simile


yes, but how many here would give a damn about the difference? (present company excluded of course)

Jackson Herring: only the second most torturous headline of the week


Was the other one also one of mine?
 
2013-12-19 08:53:55 AM
So Ted did not get the joke that relabeling the top setting 11 does not make it any louder than 10?
 
2013-12-19 08:54:37 AM
Well, if anyone would know about taking nasty partisan politics to "11" it'd be Ted.
 
2013-12-19 08:56:27 AM
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Well, that was interesting.

Judicious use of the scroll thingy got me the gist of the thing.

Looks like Cruz is just doing the typical RW projection thing by accusing the Dems of being the ones playing "nasty partisan politics" in this picture.

This coming from a guy who staged a fake fillibuster purely in order to court teatards who decry bi-partisanship as betraying ideological purity.

A guy from a party that wages a massive misinformation campaign daily who've achieved historic levels of foot dragging, obstruction and downright childishness.

It's Rule number one in the Rovian playbook. Find your own biggest weakness and then accuse your political enemies of it in a louder voice.

In fact, using a meme from TISP is about the only thing that makes this story even remotely notable.
 
2013-12-19 08:57:15 AM
Makes me think he's never seen the movie.
 
2013-12-19 08:57:55 AM
You know, I actually think this is a fitting metaphor. In the movie, the only reason the amps go to 11 is that the dials have been repainted: they aren't actually louder, but the band has so little sense of perspective that they don't know the difference.

Cruz is much like this. Granted, so are the Democrats. Until we have physical fights breaking out on the floor of the Senate, our current state of gridlock doesn't belong in even the same league as the worst that it has actually ever been. But everyone thinks it's so much worse because people have lost sight of what came before. It's not exactly the classic danger of forgetting the past, but it's only slightly less well-known.

And as usual, XKCD has something to say on the matter. Of the amps, I mean, not the gridlock, though it's entirely possible that it actually has said something and I'm just forgetting it. Like I said, forgetting the past.

/yeah, yeah, I know, so vote Republican
 
2013-12-19 08:58:33 AM

Jackson Herring: jesus it's not even a farking metaphor it's a simile


A simile is like a metaphor.
 
2013-12-19 09:00:52 AM
There's a fine line between stupid and clever.
 
2013-12-19 09:01:18 AM
"This tasteless campaign is a good indication of the lack of political invention within. The political growth of this party cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad policy."

"That's just nitpicking, isn't it?"
 
2013-12-19 09:02:19 AM
This is the guy who said "It goes to 11" and you can see how  Rob Reiner  was buying it. And Ted Cruz makes Spinal Tap look cool by comparisoni1.ytimg.com


www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xgx4k83zzc style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 15px; white-space: nowrap;">
 
2013-12-19 09:03:40 AM

Jackson Herring: only the second most torturous headline of the week


Which was the first?
 
2013-12-19 09:03:54 AM
Bobbi Flekman: You put a "legitimately raped" woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash, and a man's arm extended out up to here, holding onto the leash, and pushing an ultrasound wand in her face to sniff it. You don't find that offensive? You don't find that sexist?

Ian Faith: This is *2013*, Bobbi, c'mon!

Bobbi Flekman: That's *right*, it's 2013! Get out of the '80s. We don't have this mentality anymore.

Ian Faith: Well, you should have seen the cover they *wanted* to do! It wasn't an ultrasound wand, believe me.
 
2013-12-19 09:08:29 AM

EyeballKid: That's not a spine. He's such an asshole that his actual asshole gets an erection.


We call that "growing a tail" in our house
 
2013-12-19 09:11:11 AM
So... why don't they just make 10 more partisan?
 
2013-12-19 09:11:59 AM
Ted Cruz can lick my love pump.

/Big Bottoms
 
2013-12-19 09:15:55 AM
img.fark.net

img.fark.net
 
2013-12-19 09:18:10 AM
nknewswatch.com
 
2013-12-19 09:18:46 AM
farking blasphemy
 
2013-12-19 09:26:51 AM

wildcardjack: [nknewswatch.com image 300x300]


I believe that this image is more appropriate:
members.iglou.com
 
2013-12-19 09:27:08 AM
img.fark.net

What's a meta for?
 
2013-12-19 09:27:43 AM
I wonder if Ted plays the drums?
 
2013-12-19 09:29:24 AM

Jackson Herring: only the second most torturous headline of the week


Somebody had to say it...
 
2013-12-19 09:32:41 AM
Sadly, he's right... I mean look at things like the pictures of the White House with a watermelon patch in fro...

Wait.

What about how they're grilling Cruz mercifully about being born in the US...

Oh, sorry, wait.

But at least they are accusing Cruz of being a Muslim terrorist lover, ri...

Shiat, that, too?

So the Right gets to drag Obama through the mud, and any defense is "nasty politics turned up to 11". Got it.
 
2013-12-19 09:35:43 AM
ftfa: Unfortunately, the new tone has been nasty partisan politics, taken up, as they say in '[This is] Spinal Tap,' 'Ours goes to 11.' And the nasty partisan politics from this administration really does go to 11," Cruz said.

Clearly Ted didn't get the joke.
Spinal Tap is just a little too quick for him. I hope he tries to double down on this, I'd love to hear him try to explain how it is actually everyone else who didn't get HIS joke.

/good god GOP!
 
2013-12-19 09:37:33 AM

abb3w: Projection + Spinal Tap =

[eventprojection.co.uk image 850x566]


I remember reading a NYTimes article  about how people notice it when something bad is said or done to them, but rarely notice when they do the same to others.  This leads to people feeling unfairly victimized so they lash out at their opponent who, in turn, feels unfairly victimized as so the cycle of retaliation never ends.

I'm betting that Ted Cruz is oblivious to the level 11 stuff that comes out his mouth so he is truly stunned when he hears himself compared to the Jonestown cult,
 
2013-12-19 09:39:33 AM

HeartBurnKid: So... why don't they just make 10 more partisan?


.................but these go to eleven.
 
2013-12-19 09:41:44 AM
Ah yes, that documentary that should be taken as Biblical truth....This is Spinal Tap.  Certainly no comparison could be made between the originator of that quote being a lovable dullard and Cruz spouting those very same words.
 
2013-12-19 09:42:28 AM

Graffito: abb3w: Projection + Spinal Tap =

[eventprojection.co.uk image 850x566]

I remember reading a NYTimes article  about how people notice it when something bad is said or done to them, but rarely notice when they do the same to others.  This leads to people feeling unfairly victimized so they lash out at their opponent who, in turn, feels unfairly victimized as so the cycle of retaliation never ends.

I'm betting that Ted Cruz is oblivious to the level 11 stuff that comes out his mouth so he is truly stunned when he hears himself compared to the Jonestown cult,


Probably.  He and most of the tea party qualify under the DSM definition of 'Anti-social personality disorders'  (technical term for a sociopath)
 
A. There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three (or more) of the following: having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another. 
1. Failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest. 
2. Deceitfulness, as indicated by repeated lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure. 
3. Impulsivity or failure to plan ahead. 
4. Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults. 
5. Reckless disregard for safety of self or others.  
6. Consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations.  
7. Lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing. 
  
The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose antisocial personality disorder, the following criteria must be met: 
 
A. Significant impairments in personality functioning manifest by: 
 
1. Impairments in self functioning (a or b):  
a. Identity: Ego-centrism; self-esteem derived from personal gain, power, or pleasure. 
b. Self-direction: Goal-setting based on personal gratification; absence of prosocial internal standards associated with failure to conform to lawful or culturally normative ethical behavior. 
 
AND 
 
2. Impairments in interpersonal functioning (a or b):  
a. Empathy: Lack of concern for feelings, needs, or suffering of others; lack of remorse after hurting or mistreating another. 
b. Intimacy: Incapacity for mutually intimate relationships, as exploitation is a primary means of relating to others, including by deceit and coercion; use of dominance or intimidation to control others. 
 
 
2013-12-19 09:45:17 AM
Ted Cruz's America, where the Poor are forced to Smell The Glove.
 
2013-12-19 09:46:59 AM

Millennium: Jackson Herring: jesus it's not even a farking metaphor it's a simile

A simile is like a metaphor.


That's ironic.
 
2013-12-19 09:49:38 AM
Is that going to be his thing?  Insert pop culture references into everything?  He's taking his political strategy from Family Guy?
 
2013-12-19 09:53:22 AM
Part of me really wants to believe that Obama has a secret cabal of political evil geniuses that just know how EXACTLY what to say or do that always causes various Republicans to wind up accidentally portraying themselves as idiots.

But then, I would expect those same political evil geniuses to somehow get anyone in that darned liberal mainstream media to ask the simple question, "Okay you want to repeal and replace Obamacare with something. Got any details about your replacement plan?" to any Republican guest they have on air at any given time.

At which point, the answer is clearly, "nope. No secret cabal." Ted Cruz Republicans just simply are idiots.
 
2013-12-19 09:56:44 AM

ManateeGag: Is that going to be his thing?  Insert pop culture references into everything?  He's taking his political strategy from Family Guy?


well he is as intelligent as Family Guy
 
2013-12-19 10:01:25 AM
"Unfortunately, the new tone has been nasty partisan politics, taken up, as they say in '[This is] Spinal Tap,' 'Ours goes to 11.' And the nasty partisan politics from this administration really does go to 11," Cruz said.

That's the gravitational singularity calling the kettle black.
 
2013-12-19 10:03:37 AM
"Unfortunately, the new tone has been nasty partisan politics, taken up, as they say in '[This is] Spinal Tap,' 'Ours goes to 11.' And the nasty partisan politics from this administration really does go to 11," Cruz said.

Yes....yes it does, Ted.  Thank you for reminding us...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-19 10:06:29 AM
Are we really this desperate for Ted Cruz outrage? A "goes to 11" remark? This is a faucet drip compared to his usual inanity. Not that a faucet drip won't drive you crazy, but...
 
2013-12-19 10:56:50 AM

DrBenway: Are we really this desperate for Ted Cruz outrage? A "goes to 11" remark? This is a faucet drip compared to his usual inanity. Not that a faucet drip won't drive you crazy, but...


Considering there's less than 50 comments ITT, it seems the outrage is also a faucet drip.
 
2013-12-19 10:57:36 AM
Ted's brain is an awful lot like a Spinal Tap drummer.
 
2013-12-19 10:58:22 AM
Personally, I find Ted Cruz very sexist.
 
2013-12-19 11:06:15 AM
No, you!

-Ted Cruz
 
2013-12-19 11:06:47 AM
As an aside, you might appreciate that the BBC iPlayer goes up to 11.


i.imgur.com
 
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