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2014-01-26 03:24:43 PM  
Ol' Bob's not buying whatever it is you're selling, Sen. Punchface.
 
2014-01-26 03:44:03 PM  
But Rafael's true believers don't care what Schieffer thinks.
 
2014-01-26 03:46:15 PM  
Man, I would've liked for Schieffer to have some of Cruz's quotes from the shutdown ready. That would've been killer.
 
2014-01-26 04:02:37 PM  
The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.
 
2014-01-26 04:09:16 PM  

HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.


No he doesn't. But he knows that teabagger idiots do.
 
2014-01-26 04:32:44 PM  
Let's not forget, this is the intellectual powerhouse that is supposed to be the future of conservative politics.  How a debt that cannot be incurred without Congressional approval, including the Republican controlled House, is the sole province of the President is a question he should be asked every time he starts with this line of BS.
 
2014-01-26 04:39:27 PM  

propasaurus: HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.

No he doesn't. But he knows that teabagger idiots do.


Are you sure? Look into his eyes as he says that stuff. He believes it. It's why he voted for budget bills piecemeal.
 
2014-01-26 08:16:16 PM  
"Well, Bob, with all due respect, I don't agree with the premise of your question," Cruz replied. "Throughout the government shutdown, I opposed a government shutdown. I said we shouldn't shut the government down. I think it was a mistake that President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall."

If Senator Ted Cruz swallowed a nail he's probably shiat out a corkscrew an hour later.

Everybody with half a brain who had even one eye open during that whole debacle knows that it was Cruz and his teatarded cohorts demanding that they stand together and threaten to shut down the government unless they could (after umpteen failed prior attempts) defund, derail, or at least weaken the ACA aka Obamacare.

It was a massive game of chicken they played. Played and lost.

This shiat may go down a right treat at TP derpfest love-ins but not on a national level.

Good on Scheiffer for laughing in Ted's eminently punchable face.
 
2014-01-26 08:18:37 PM  
He really is a smarmy little biatch.
 
2014-01-26 08:19:42 PM  
Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

Bob's fantastic in comparison to our modern bloggerettes, but he's no Murrow. He's no Brinkley. Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.

We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that.
 
2014-01-26 08:26:45 PM  

NewportBarGuy: We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that


Fark needs a "Sad but True" button.
 
2014-01-26 08:31:55 PM  
TUNE IN NEXT TIME FOR HARROWING TALES OF AMERICAN CONSERVATISM WITH A DISTINCTIVELY FRENCH TWIST!

NEXT SUNDAY, ON THE ADVENTURES OF TED CRUZ, CANADIAN MENACE!

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2014-01-26 09:03:26 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

Bob's fantastic in comparison to our modern bloggerettes, but he's no Murrow. He's no Brinkley. Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.

We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that.


And yet he unquestioningly swallowed W's Iraq nonsense. He's as useless as the rest. It's just that Ted really is that bad
 
2014-01-26 09:11:01 PM  
A lot more people need to laugh in that asshole's "face"

/must be a face... it's on the front of his head
//I think
 
2014-01-26 09:18:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-26 09:27:47 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: And yet he unquestioningly swallowed W's Iraq nonsense. He's as useless as the rest.


Hey, read about Bob. His brother was appointed Ambassador under W. That's why I said he wasn't even middle-of-the-road. Aside from a few, I like Scott Pelley, we have no real newsmen. Bob is one of the best we have and that should frighten us.

Charlie Rose is good, but who is going to listen to a 15 hour interview? We're bones man.

The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

If anything, we as farkers are witnessing, and have been witnessing the decline of journalism since even before this site was founded.

At least ol' Bob has moments of "WTF? Are you serious?"

I can't even watch the Sunday shows anymore. They are complete bullsh*t. I mean, they always were, but it's just gotten so much worse I'd rather watch Judge Judy.
 
2014-01-26 09:32:24 PM  

i1089.photobucket.com

Yes young ones, at one time network news didn't suck.

 
2014-01-26 09:47:06 PM  
Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.
 
2014-01-26 09:48:27 PM  

2wolves: i1089.photobucket.com

Yes young ones, at one time network news didn't suck.


"I know we're in Laos, but the map doesn't show a town here."

"Then I guess we're not actually here."
 
2014-01-26 09:54:09 PM  
How could Ted Cruz shut down the government when Taxbongo already destroyed it?
 
2014-01-26 09:57:49 PM  

Mike_LowELL: How could Ted Cruz shut down the government when Taxbongo already destroyed it?


Mao St. Taxbongo destroyed America. The government is obviously no longer part of America, because of taxes or minorities, I assume.
 
2014-01-26 09:57:55 PM  
The ability of Republicans to rewrite history on the fly amazes me.
 
2014-01-26 10:03:03 PM  
I had a chance to meet and sit and talk with Bob Schieffer a bunch of years ago in New Hampshire a day or two prior to the New Hampshire primaries.  My wife and I and another couple go up there every four years to enjoy the insanity. We were done for the day and he came back to the hotel he was staying at and we were sitting in the bar.  He saw we noticed him and came over to our table and talked with us for a good half hour.  Nicest person you'd ever want to meet. The man has witnessed so much history and he shared some great stories.  We've met a ton of politicians and news people up there over the years and we've got some awesome stories, but he stands above them all.

/CSB
 
2014-01-26 10:08:36 PM  

Paul Baumer: Let's not forget, this is the intellectual powerhouse that is supposed to be the future of conservative politics.


Don't underestimate the political utility of being able to spout bullshiat with a sincere-looking poker face.

NewportBarGuy: Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.


Give Bob his due; he actually repeated some of his questions in this one, because Cruz was slinging such abjectly delusional evasive BS.
 
2014-01-26 10:15:19 PM  
Ted Cruz is a living "NO YOU" jpg.
 
2014-01-26 10:48:16 PM  
Bob Schieffer is no Kant Wallace.

i309.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-26 11:35:30 PM  
This poll was taken right as the shutdown was ended:

While Cruz has received much criticism from Democrats and moderate Republicans, tea party activists have rallied to support Cruz. In a recent Pew poll, Cruz's favorability rating among tea partiers soared to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in July. By contrast, his favorability among more moderate members of the Republican Party is 25 percent

Cruz knows Tea Partiers love the lie. They WANT America to implode, and he's their guy. I just don't get why he isn't honest. He base LOVES that he tried to destroy government.
 
2014-01-26 11:36:52 PM  

mediablitz: This poll was taken right as the shutdown was ended:

While Cruz has received much criticism from Democrats and moderate Republicans, tea party activists have rallied to support Cruz. In a recent Pew poll, Cruz's favorability rating among tea partiers soared to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in July. By contrast, his favorability among more moderate members of the Republican Party is 25 percent

Cruz knows Tea Partiers love the lie. They WANT America to implode, and he's their guy. I just don't get why he isn't honest. He base LOVES that he tried to destroy government.


Yeah, I don't know why he keeps up this "I didn't shut down the government, Fartbongo did it" bullshiat.  His supporters love him for shutting down the government, and everyone else doesn't believe him.  It's a weird lie to stick to.
 
2014-01-26 11:38:25 PM  
"Fundamental structural controls" equals eliminating Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, TANF, and Unemployment.
 
2014-01-26 11:38:48 PM  
This is what Republicans actually believe
 
2014-01-26 11:40:22 PM  
"As I said, I didn't threaten to shut down the government the last time," Cruz insisted.

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2014-01-26 11:40:46 PM  
I just REALLY never noticed how much he looks like a rat in that video. I just couldnt get past it.

www.voodoobrown.commedia.salon.com
 
2014-01-26 11:45:23 PM  
Don't make me shoot this hostage!
 
2014-01-26 11:45:37 PM  

WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.


The asshole I wish I could be is much smarter than Ted Cruz.
 
2014-01-26 11:45:48 PM  

jake_lex: mediablitz: This poll was taken right as the shutdown was ended:

While Cruz has received much criticism from Democrats and moderate Republicans, tea party activists have rallied to support Cruz. In a recent Pew poll, Cruz's favorability rating among tea partiers soared to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in July. By contrast, his favorability among more moderate members of the Republican Party is 25 percent

Cruz knows Tea Partiers love the lie. They WANT America to implode, and he's their guy. I just don't get why he isn't honest. He base LOVES that he tried to destroy government.

Yeah, I don't know why he keeps up this "I didn't shut down the government, Fartbongo did it" bullshiat.  His supporters love him for shutting down the government, and everyone else doesn't believe him.  It's a weird lie to stick to.


Yup.  The image that comes to mind is that one hick Congresswoman from TN saying on Fox News something to the effect of, "Maybe during the shutdown people will learn that they can live with a lot less GUVERMYENT."  I don't know how to duplicate in text her obnoxious slackjawed pronunciation of "government."

But anyway, yeah, wasn't the shutdown supposed to be a good thing in GOP eyes?
 
2014-01-26 11:46:02 PM  
The man's a farking psychopath. I hope to $deity he never gets re-elected to anything, not even dogcatcher.
 
2014-01-26 11:48:48 PM  
You shut your pie-hole, Bob Schieffer!

I WANT Rafael Cruz to be the GOP nominee for POTUS just so I can watch him squirm when Hillary lights into him during their first debate. The little piss-ant is gonna go down worse than Mondale.
 
2014-01-26 11:48:51 PM  

Piizzadude: I just REALLY never noticed how much he looks like a rat in that video. I just couldnt get past it.

[www.voodoobrown.com image 240x300][media.salon.com image 620x412]


Dude, that is COMPLETELY unfair.

Rats can make loving, intelligent, and impressively affectionate pets. Hell, you can even train them to scramble off you and back into their cage when they need to go to the bathroom.

Seriously, comparing them to Ted Cruz? That's just low, man.
 
2014-01-26 11:49:39 PM  
Don't underestimate Ted Cruz. He's smart, can speak well, all with a complete lack of scruples.
 
2014-01-26 11:50:30 PM  

Felgraf: Piizzadude: I just REALLY never noticed how much he looks like a rat in that video. I just couldnt get past it.

[www.voodoobrown.com image 240x300][media.salon.com image 620x412]

Dude, that is COMPLETELY unfair.

Rats can make loving, intelligent, and impressively affectionate pets. Hell, you can even train them to scramble off you and back into their cage when they need to go to the bathroom.

Seriously, comparing them to Ted Cruz? That's just low, man.


I said looks, of course rats are more intelligent.

/had one actually
 
2014-01-26 11:51:23 PM  

The Name: But anyway, yeah, wasn't the shutdown supposed to be a good thing in GOP eyes?


www.addictinginfo.org

It's not a shutdown, it's a Slimdown!
 
2014-01-26 11:52:39 PM  

jake_lex: mediablitz: This poll was taken right as the shutdown was ended:

While Cruz has received much criticism from Democrats and moderate Republicans, tea party activists have rallied to support Cruz. In a recent Pew poll, Cruz's favorability rating among tea partiers soared to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in July. By contrast, his favorability among more moderate members of the Republican Party is 25 percent

Cruz knows Tea Partiers love the lie. They WANT America to implode, and he's their guy. I just don't get why he isn't honest. He base LOVES that he tried to destroy government.

Yeah, I don't know why he keeps up this "I didn't shut down the government, Fartbongo did it" bullshiat.  His supporters love him for shutting down the government, and everyone else doesn't believe him.  It's a weird lie to stick to.


Because he's running for President. You can't win on the "I shut down the government" ticket, but you can on the rewrite history and blame those dastardly democrats *twirls mustache* ticket
 
2014-01-26 11:53:59 PM  

Solutare: The man's a farking psychopath. I hope to $deity he never gets re-elected to anything, not even dogcatcher.


Senator for Texas.  We will be very thankful if he doesnt end up as Governor some day.
 
2014-01-26 11:54:01 PM  
I didn't murder that man, he failed to compromise with me on the decision to place a bullet into empty air.
 
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2014-01-26 11:54:21 PM  
typical lieberal mainstream S&M media MS streaming media mains.
 
2014-01-26 11:54:28 PM  
Maybe it's the ears, or maybe it's the hair, but he always looks like a vampire to me. Maybe he looks a little like Bill Murray in Ed Wood?

Is it just me?
 
2014-01-27 12:00:12 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-27 12:03:00 AM  
I was going to ask if anyone else thought that Ted Cruz looked like Grandpa Munster, but the internet has my back:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-27 12:04:35 AM  
He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.
 
2014-01-27 12:08:25 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.


I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.
 
2014-01-27 12:09:32 AM  

nmrsnr: I was going to ask if anyone else thought that Ted Cruz looked like Grandpa Munster, but the internet has my back:


Maybe that's why! Every time I see him, I think bloodsucker.

Then I think vampire.
 
2014-01-27 12:11:18 AM  

orclover: Solutare: The man's a farking psychopath. I hope to $deity he never gets re-elected to anything, not even dogcatcher.

Senator for Texas.  We will be very thankful if he doesnt end up as Governor some day.


I think we'll be damned lucky if he doesn't end up President. His chances of that are nonzero, and that's far too likely for me to be comfortable with.
 
2014-01-27 12:27:09 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

Bob's fantastic in comparison to our modern bloggerettes, but he's no Murrow. He's no Brinkley. Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.

We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that.


I am pretty sure Rachel Maddow might ask some tough questions... and David Letterman.
 
2014-01-27 12:29:25 AM  

nmrsnr: I was going to ask if anyone else thought that Ted Cruz looked like Grandpa Munster, but the internet has my back:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 566x515]

"Grandpa Munster's" politics couldn't have been more opposite than Ted Cruz.  He had progressive, almost socialist political beliefs and had a popular weekend radio program on a leftist radio show in NYC, WBAI.  I believe he passed away a few years back.

 
2014-01-27 12:32:00 AM  
Bob Schieffer being reduced to incredulous giggles might be one of my new favorite moments ever.
 
2014-01-27 12:37:49 AM  
You know that guy who swears his wife forced him to beat her up?
 
2014-01-27 12:38:53 AM  
"But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-27 12:43:15 AM  
It was surreal to see him sit there like that and just lie. Doesn't he know that things that he said in the past have been recorded and are easily accessible? I hope the next reporter he talks to about this have those clips and his quotes ready to slam him when he tries to pass this lie of again. But then in response he will probably say that the Liberal media is unfairly attacking him because they used his own words to prove that he is a liar.
 
2014-01-27 12:45:58 AM  
Wow, Ted Cruz is even crazier than I thought.
 
2014-01-27 12:51:14 AM  

Harry_Seldon: NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

Bob's fantastic in comparison to our modern bloggerettes, but he's no Murrow. He's no Brinkley. Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.

We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that.

I am pretty sure Rachel Maddow might ask some tough questions... and David Letterman.


I love it when Letterman has Maddow on his show.

/"Maddow"... rhymes with "shadow"...
 
2014-01-27 12:53:15 AM  

DrBenway: Ol' Bob's not buying whatever it is you're selling, Sen. Punchface.


Came into the thread without RTFA and immediately knew who you meant.
 
2014-01-27 12:55:19 AM  

quatchi: NewportBarGuy: We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that

Fark needs a "Sad but True" button.


Fark needs a "Can I get an 'Amen'?" button.
 
2014-01-27 12:57:08 AM  
I think I could hear Bob laughing when Ted said it took 200 years for 43 presidents to build up 10 trillion in debt.
 
2014-01-27 12:57:49 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

Bob's fantastic in comparison to our modern bloggerettes, but he's no Murrow. He's no Brinkley. Hell, Sam Donaldson was an asshole, but he at least tried to make them answer the goddamn question.

We have no serious newsmen left in this country. We're all worse off for that.


Well, we do have Rachel Maddow, Steve Kornacki and Chris Hayes.
 
2014-01-27 01:01:03 AM  

Demetrius: I had a chance to meet and sit and talk with Bob Schieffer a bunch of years ago in New Hampshire a day or two prior to the New Hampshire primaries.  My wife and I and another couple go up there every four years to enjoy the insanity. We were done for the day and he came back to the hotel he was staying at and we were sitting in the bar.  He saw we noticed him and came over to our table and talked with us for a good half hour.  Nicest person you'd ever want to meet. The man has witnessed so much history and he shared some great stories.  We've met a ton of politicians and news people up there over the years and we've got some awesome stories, but he stands above them all.

/CSB


CBS!
 
2014-01-27 01:01:33 AM  

NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.


I think PBS still carries that banner.
 
2014-01-27 01:12:24 AM  

Dangl1ng: NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

I think PBS still carries that banner.


I dunno man. I'm hearing ads for Charles Schwab before the news hour now. Not those dry semi ads they used to do, a full on "when you think integrity blah blah blah" horse crap snow job real ad.
I've kinda lost faith in PBS.
 
2014-01-27 01:13:12 AM  
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2014-01-27 01:23:07 AM  

Speaker2Animals: But Rafael's true believers don't care what Schieffer thinks.


www.nashvillescene.com
 
2014-01-27 01:26:45 AM  
Can we all stop comparing things to Ted Cruz? It's insulting to whatever you compare him to, regardless of what it is. Ted Cruz simply needs to become a term for the most horrible thing you can possibly think of.
 
2014-01-27 01:28:49 AM  

sdd2000: [s1.postimg.org image 600x480]


nice
 
2014-01-27 01:28:52 AM  

WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.


as humorous as i'm sure that sounded to you when you posted it, speak for yourself.

/that was a low blow.. even assholes wouldn't own his "mistakes"
 
2014-01-27 01:30:43 AM  

propasaurus: HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.

No he doesn't. But he knows that teabagger idiots do.


Honestly, I think HawgWild has this one right.  Cruz has already basically lost his own base over the TP shiat and has approaching zero chance of re-election even in Texas unless there is no alternative in the primary at all next term.  If he was being a savvy politician doing base-pandering he'd be backtracking like a motherfarker right now.

He's pretty much got to be either a true believer or dumber than a bag of hammers to be sticking to his guns here.

// Yes, he's too right-wing for  Texas, you read that correctly.  He took the primary running on a platform of "I'm not Dewhurst, aren't you sick of the same old political in-crowd running everything", not by openly being a nutter.  In fact, it wasn't actually clear how much of a farking nutball the guy was until after he was safely elected (i.e. he'd won the primary, general election was a foregone conclusion)
 
2014-01-27 01:31:45 AM  

Ted Cruz:



www.gannett-cdn.com



"I'm everything wrong with American politics!"


/If he does run, I'm already working on a 'Punch Rafael' browser game
 
2014-01-27 01:32:39 AM  

Jim_Callahan: He's pretty much got to be either a true believer or dumber than a bag of hammers to be sticking to his guns here.


Probably neither. He is likely a sociopath.
 
2014-01-27 01:33:17 AM  

ongbok: It was surreal to see him sit there like that and just lie. Doesn't he know that things that he said in the past have been recorded and are easily accessible? I hope the next reporter he talks to about this have those clips and his quotes ready to slam him when he tries to pass this lie of again. But then in response he will probably say that the Liberal media is unfairly attacking him because they used his own words to prove that he is a liar.


He doesn't care. His constituents don't care. Cruz only says this crap because he knows it will get him re-elected. He's purposely sabotaging the country, and his own party, for his own personal gains. And when you have a whole lot of opportunists pulling crap like this, like the GOP right now, it's a sure sign that the party is falling apart.
 
2014-01-27 01:35:42 AM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: ongbok: It was surreal to see him sit there like that and just lie. Doesn't he know that things that he said in the past have been recorded and are easily accessible? I hope the next reporter he talks to about this have those clips and his quotes ready to slam him when he tries to pass this lie of again. But then in response he will probably say that the Liberal media is unfairly attacking him because they used his own words to prove that he is a liar.

He doesn't care. His constituents don't care. Cruz only says this crap because he knows it will get him re-elected. He's purposely sabotaging the country, and his own party, for his own personal gains. And when you have a whole lot of opportunists pulling crap like this, like the GOP right now, it's a sure sign that the party is falling apart.


You are 100% right.
 
2014-01-27 01:46:10 AM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Dangl1ng: NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

I think PBS still carries that banner.

I dunno man. I'm hearing ads for Charles Schwab before the news hour now. Not those dry semi ads they used to do, a full on "when you think integrity blah blah blah" horse crap snow job real ad.
I've kinda lost faith in PBS.


Especially when WGBH has David Koch on their board of directors

/cancelled my membership, got a letter from them saying in effect, "tough titty, he gives us more than you."
 
2014-01-27 01:50:48 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-27 02:09:41 AM  

Dangl1ng: NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

I think PBS still carries that banner.


NPR does some good stuff but has started to do a lot more mainstream stuff. Vice and smaller sets do it too but with a spin. Aljazeera (international) is also doing some decent investigation...

CNN looks like a freaking tabloid online..
 
2014-01-27 02:16:51 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.


Are you kidding? He was handing Cruz a ladder made of softballs to get out of the hole he's dug.  Don't praise him because Cruz used the power of derp to use the ladder as a shovel to dig himself deeper.
 
2014-01-27 02:19:17 AM  

mediablitz: This poll was taken right as the shutdown was ended:

While Cruz has received much criticism from Democrats and moderate Republicans, tea party activists have rallied to support Cruz. In a recent Pew poll, Cruz's favorability rating among tea partiers soared to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in July. By contrast, his favorability among more moderate members of the Republican Party is 25 percent

Cruz knows Tea Partiers love the lie. They WANT America to implode, and he's their guy. I just don't get why he isn't honest. He base LOVES that he tried to destroy government.


I hear he has a 98% approval rating with buggy whip manufacturers...
 
2014-01-27 02:46:22 AM  
I spent 15 minutes trying to come up with something clever and funny to post, but knowing that Cruz will get away with this thanks to the United Derps of 'Murica just pisses me off too much.
 
2014-01-27 02:49:00 AM  
It's the typical Republican playbook.  Just keep repeating the lie over and over again and your halfwit supporters will believe that it's true.
 
2014-01-27 02:49:45 AM  

Aeterna: Maybe that's why! Every time I see him, I think bloodsucker.


I think of a sucker too, but the first part ain't "blood".
 
2014-01-27 02:56:27 AM  

Pincy: Aeterna: Maybe that's why! Every time I see him, I think bloodsucker.

I think of a sucker too, but the first part ain't "blood".


...NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-27 03:01:05 AM  

DrBenway: He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.


I believe his dad is a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club now.
 
2014-01-27 03:12:57 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Peter von Nostrand: And yet he unquestioningly swallowed W's Iraq nonsense. He's as useless as the rest.

Hey, read about Bob. His brother was appointed Ambassador under W. That's why I said he wasn't even middle-of-the-road. Aside from a few, I like Scott Pelley, we have no real newsmen. Bob is one of the best we have and that should frighten us.

Charlie Rose is good, but who is going to listen to a 15 hour interview? We're bones man.

The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

If anything, we as farkers are witnessing, and have been witnessing the decline of journalism since even before this site was founded.

At least ol' Bob has moments of "WTF? Are you serious?"

I can't even watch the Sunday shows anymore. They are complete bullsh*t. I mean, they always were, but it's just gotten so much worse I'd rather watch Judge Judy.


You are saying the truth about what this website really offers. I started lurking here at about 16 or 17, and this website has played a major role in shaping my view of the world because of the civil debate that seriously occurs here (as long as you farky the trolls).

I regret not attempting to be any real part of the community, because I've gotten so much out of being an avid visitor. It's a community that I feel like I belong to in some way, even if I don't participate in it nearly enough.
 
2014-01-27 03:15:36 AM  

IlGreven: DrBenway: He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.

I believe his dad is a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club now.


That is just too true to be good, isn't it? Yeesh.
 
2014-01-27 03:18:42 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]


well its partially true.

Here is what happened.  The House passed multiple bills funding each individual department of the federal government.  The Senate and President opposed this.  The reason they did this (and it is the way every department used to be funded before the atrocity of omnibus spending bills was introduced) was so they could carve out the funding for the federal part of the affordable care act.

This means that all non-affordable care act related departments would have had their checking accounts full much earlier with appropriated monies.  However the government was shut down since the house alone cannot dictate policy.  Spending bills must ORIGINATE, but cannot be solely passed into law by the house of representatives.

The Democrat members of the Senate decided that they would obstruct the house republican efforts and the Senate republicans tried to avoid cloture votes which is what most people refer to as the filibuster...inaccurate, but its what people mean since "cloture" is a word trending about as fast as bloviate (not even in my computer's dictionary atm).   The democrats finally threw out the need for cloture by a majority vote to change the senate rules (widely referred to as "THE NUCLEAR OPTION") and was bandied about by the republicans under GWB and widely panned by their opponents as stepping on the rights of the minority party etc etc etc. (It isn't fascism when we do it etc.)

And so Bob Schieffer, a man who lets politicians and bureaucrats lie to him regularly as a course of doing business acts incredulous that Ted Cruz would say something ridiculous.  The Congress in both houses shut down the government...all 17% of it...and played out a piece of political theater about as entertaining as a root canal and similarly painful because it was politically managed to be as painful as possible.  At the end of the day all federal workers not only continued at their jobs but were given all their back pay for which they were either furloughed or required to work without pay for the duration (Fish & Game/Federal Parks Service as an example).

Bob Should be punching Ted in the face, but only after he's done punching himself in the groin for being a shill.  83% of the Federal government is apparently 'necessary'.  No on missed social security payments or medicaid/Medicare payments.  The military didn't stand down and the FBI didn't cease its investigations.  Obama still got his paycheck and the congress still got paid.  FEMA ran just fine and so did many other divisions like the Justice Department and the CIA/NSA/NRO/DIA/COINTELPRO/whatever.

There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation.  At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them.   But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.  The amount of butthurt was disproportionate to what was actually going on.  You can call it a cheap republican stunt if you want, but at the end of the day they passed bills funding everything except the affordable care act as congress has the absolute right to do with any department or agency in the federal government.

/dealwithitcrybabies
//Bob needs a diaper change
 
2014-01-27 03:20:19 AM  

heap: I didn't murder that man, he failed to compromise with me on the decision to place a bullet into empty air.


Stop it. My eyes are watering.
 
2014-01-27 03:28:52 AM  
He really does have the eternal shiat-eating grin
 
2014-01-27 03:33:41 AM  
"Will you agree to raise the debt ceiling or will you demand something in return?"

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-27 03:51:33 AM  
I HAVE YOU ON RECORD YOU BAGGY FACED COMMUNIST FUTHERMUKER



http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/ted-cruz-blasted-by-angry-gop-c o lleagues-government-shutdown-97753.html


Some GOP colleagues angry with Ted Cruz

A number of GOP senators blame the Texas freshman for contributing to the mess. | AP Photo
By MANU RAJU | 10/2/13 7:31 PM EDT Updated: 10/3/13 2:45 PM EDT

Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.

At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate's Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown - or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said.

[snip]

Things got particularly heated when Cruz was asked point-blank if he would renounce attacks waged on GOP senators by the Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group that has aligned itself closely with the Texas senator.

Cruz's response: "I will not," according to an attendee.

"It seems that there is nothing the media likes to cover more than disagreements among Republicans, and apparently some senators are content to fuel those stories with anonymous quotes," Cruz told POLITICO. "Regardless, my focus - and, I would hope, the focus of the rest of the conference - is on stopping Harry Reid's shutdown, ensuring that vital government priorities are funded, and preventing the enormous harms that Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans."

But as the government shutdown heads into day three, a number of Republican senators privately blame the Texas freshman for contributing to the mess their party finds itself in. And now that they're in it, they say it's up to Cruz to help find a solution.

"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," said one senator who attended the meeting. "I just wish the 35 House members that have bought the snake oil that was sold could witness what was witnessed today at lunch."

Over the August recess, Cruz made the rounds with conservative media and held rallies to call on his GOP colleagues to oppose any bill to keep the government running that would also continue funding Obamacare. As he won support on the right and among several dozen House conservatives, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) agreed to include the Obamacare defunding provision in a bill to keep the government running past Tuesday.

Cruz's tactics culminated in a controversial 21-hour floor speech, where he derided many of his colleagues for lacking the courage to fight Obamacare. But because of complicated Senate procedures, he was calling on his 45 other GOP colleagues to filibuster the same House bill he endorsed - in order to prevent Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from later stripping out that language.

At the Wednesday lunch, Cruz was asked what he would have done had GOP senators united to filibuster the House bill.

"He kept trying to change the subject because he never could answer the question," the 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."



Also, a video, Quie2bed for your protection, [just press the Play button] and a pertinent comment from a YouTuber.

Pay attention to what Senator Flabface McChucklef*ck says about the petition.

Shaun-Adrian Chofla
3 months ago

So again, for clarification purposes you irresponsibly dangerous ideologue - the damage you afflicted on others was because you didn't like a law that passed? Folks were furloughed, denied housing loans, and households and livelihoods threatened financially because of your ideology?
It wasn't about a budget, it was about a bill you didn't like that had already been signed into law
and even visited the US Supreme Court for their review.
 
2014-01-27 04:02:33 AM  

TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

well its partially true.

Here is what happened.  The House passed multiple bills funding each individual department of the federal government.  The Senate and President opposed this.  The reason they did this (and it is the way every department used to be funded before the atrocity of omnibus spending bills was introduced) was so they could carve out the funding for the federal part of the affordable care act.

This means that all non-affordable care act related departments would have had their checking accounts full much earlier with appropriated monies.  However the government was shut down since the house alone cannot dictate policy.  Spending bills must ORIGINATE, but cannot be solely passed into law by the house of representatives.

The Democrat members of the Senate decided that they would obstruct the house republican efforts and the Senate republicans tried to avoid cloture votes which is what most people refer to as the filibuster...inaccurate, but its what people mean since "cloture" is a word trending about as fast as bloviate (not even in my computer's dictionary atm).   The democrats finally threw out the need for cloture by a majority vote to change the senate rules (widely referred to as "THE NUCLEAR OPTION") and was bandied about by the republicans under GWB and widely panned by their opponents as stepping on the rights of the minority party etc etc etc. (It isn't fascism when we do it etc.)

And so Bob Schieffer, a man who lets politicians and bureaucrats lie to him regularly as a course of doing business acts incredulous that Ted Cruz would say something ridiculous.  The Congress in both houses shut down the government...all 17% of it...and played out a piece of political theater about as entertaining as a root canal and similarly painful because it was politically managed to be as painful as possible.  At the end ...


1 just farking 1 person that had to go though "small amount of financial stress" was too damn many. That is why you (apparently) and the GOP fail. "Get over it" is the motto.

You can get over only so much.
 
2014-01-27 04:14:18 AM  
What I took away from that 3-minute smugfest is that Cruz has every intention to hold the nation hostage again come February 7.
 
2014-01-27 04:15:48 AM  

TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 375x500]

well its partially true.

Here is what happened.  The House passed multiple bills funding each individual department of the federal government.  The Senate and President opposed this.  The reason they did this (and it is the way every department used to be funded before the atrocity of omnibus spending bills was introduced) was so they could carve out the funding for the federal part of the affordable care act.

This means that all non-affordable care act related departments would have had their checking accounts full much earlier with appropriated monies.  However the government was shut down since the house alone cannot dictate policy.  Spending bills must ORIGINATE, but cannot be solely passed into law by the house of representatives.

The Democrat members of the Senate decided that they would obstruct the house republican efforts and the Senate republicans tried to avoid cloture votes which is what most people refer to as the filibuster...inaccurate, but its what people mean since "cloture" is a word trending about as fast as bloviate (not even in my computer's dictionary atm).   The democrats finally threw out the need for cloture by a majority vote to change the senate rules (widely referred to as "THE NUCLEAR OPTION") and was bandied about by the republicans under GWB and widely panned by their opponents as stepping on the rights of the minority party etc etc etc. (It isn't fascism when we do it etc.)

And so Bob Schieffer, a man who lets politicians and bureaucrats lie to him regularly as a course of doing business acts incredulous that Ted Cruz would say something ridiculous.  The Congress in both houses shut down the government...all 17% of it...and played out a piece of political theater about as entertaining as a root canal and similarly painful because it was politically managed to be as painful as possible.  At the end ...


Nope. The only thing you got right were the individual spending bills vs the one clean bill.

In fact, it wasn't Ted Cruz who shut down the government, it was Speaker of the House John Boehner. He alone controls which bill comes to the House floor for a vote. The government was shut down from Oct 1 through Oct 17, because John Boehner wouldn't allow the clean bipartisan bill to come to a vote. When he finally caved, his own party had defected and voted for the clean bill. In fact, a discharge petition was being readied to go around him; so he had no choice, or potentially lose even his speakership.

The Senate didn't remove the filibuster for the continuing resolution. The filibuster was removed to allow votes on nominees, because the GOP weren't allowing any.

But, I can tell by your phrase "Democrat members" instead of Democratic members (do you also say Republic members?), your reply will cement the reason I'm highlighting you.
 
2014-01-27 04:19:45 AM  

Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."


I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.
 
2014-01-27 04:28:18 AM  

TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.



u-huh
 
2014-01-27 04:31:13 AM  

TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.


Not that it matters to you, but it might matter to other people:
http://www.democrats.org/about/party_organization
The Democratic National Committee promotes the election of party candidates with technical and financial support.
The Democratic Governors' Association was founded in 1983 to support the candidacy of Democratic governors throughout the nation.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee serves as the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with recruiting, assisting, funding, and electing Democrats to the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
2014-01-27 04:38:34 AM  
I don't believe that we have a shortage of good newsmen so much as we have a growing tendency on the part of the GOPs politicians to avoid being interviewed by anyone that might challenge their versions of reality. They appear on networks and with interviewers who are completely sympathetic to their positions and who lob them softball, prepared questions.
 
2014-01-27 05:12:29 AM  

TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.


No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.
 
2014-01-27 05:28:26 AM  
I would have given my right nut for Bob Schieffer to just go "Senator Cruz, what's the air like in your crazy little world?"
 
2014-01-27 05:41:42 AM  

keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.


lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10
 
2014-01-27 05:56:27 AM  
These people should be forced to call themselves something else. The Lets Just Burn it to the Ground Party or something like that. Not even remotely associated with the GOP anymore.
 
2014-01-27 06:16:40 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.


That man is the only reason I got through 9/11 sane. He, and Cronkite before him, were the only reason we turned on the TV except for entertainment shows. When Dan Rather took over the evening news, his first story was about kids having their guts sucked out by backyard pool filters. Never watched him again.

And to demonstrate just how low our media have sunk, our local CBS affiliate cut away from CBS Sunday Morning's 35th anniversary show to give us a half hour AW fest with a local sheriff who had made an arrest the day after the mall shooting here.

Are you kidding me?

I haven't watched any news programming but PBS (Frontline is a national treasure) and Face the Nation for decades.

As you said, Fark is invaluable for exposing me to stories I might not hear and helping shape my understanding of the ones that dominate the cycle. I just wish more Americans were seeking out this kind of challenging--and funny and geeky and wonky--source for information. I fear we are really becoming a nation of Orwellian robots.
 
2014-01-27 06:31:05 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.
 
2014-01-27 06:38:31 AM  
Ted Cruz is the death mask of a the United States.
He personifies everything that's wrong with our political system: cruelty, self loathing, denial of heritage, deceit, corruption, mental illness, cognitive dissonance, glib ignorance, articulate mendaciousness.
 
2014-01-27 06:38:36 AM  

Mike_LowELL: How could Ted Cruz shut down the government when Taxbongo already destroyed it?


Wait, destroying the government is a bad thing now?
 
2014-01-27 06:52:23 AM  
When it's time to vote in 2014, half of the voters will have forgotten about the shut down. The other half will be a split of blaming Obama and knowing it was the gop. And that farkers of the USA is why we have the government we deserve.
 
2014-01-27 06:59:50 AM  

keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.


I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.
 
2014-01-27 07:03:21 AM  
It's unbelievable ... unconscionable.

He's a Senator of the United States of America and fancies himself as presidential material and yet he conducts himself like one of the trolls that frequent fark's political tab, all bluster and lies.

He reminds me of that Clowncar moron who's been shiattin up threads lately ... a self-admitted troll who thinks he's "winning" with merely a string of bald assertions, stupid, easily dis-proven lies and professing that citations aren't necessary; that people who don't just accept his version of the "truth" can just be safely discounted ... and then is genuinely surprised when no one takes him seriously.

Rafael Eduardo Cruz graduated from Princeton, then Harvard with honors ... went on to be Solicitor General of Texas ... and is now a f*cking Senator ... and yet is retarded enough to think that enough people will buy this schtick?

What. The. fark.

Does he really think that this is his best path to the Presidency? Is the man f*cking serious? The man has the gravitas of a f*cking fark troll.

F*ck off.

/still hasn't managed to convince Canada to cut him loose yet either
//what's the hold up Eduardo?
/// he's an illegal alien, that's the hold up
 
2014-01-27 07:03:51 AM  

Jim_Callahan: // Yes, he's too right-wing for Texas, you read that correctly. He took the primary running on a platform of "I'm not Dewhurst, aren't you sick of the same old political in-crowd running everything", not by openly being a nutter. In fact, it wasn't actually clear how much of a farking nutball the guy was until after he was safely elected (i.e. he'd won the primary, general election was a foregone conclusion)


Both of them were acting crazy/retarded during the primary.  One of the most bizarre adds I saw was Dewhurst accusing Cruz of supporting pedophiles, followed by Cruz accusing Dewhurst of letting Chinese and Muslims take over San Antonio.
 
2014-01-27 07:04:38 AM  
 
2014-01-27 07:08:32 AM  

TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation. At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them. But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.


I am sure you can back that up.
 
2014-01-27 07:09:51 AM  
Every time I overhear one of those Sunday Morning pundit shows, I get annoyed by all the lies being tossed around, and turn it off if I can.  Heard one of them yesterday, don't know if it was this one, but when it was just Bill Krystol spouting off by himself, it's past time to turn it off.
 
2014-01-27 07:14:06 AM  

liam76: TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation. At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them. But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.

I am sure you can back that up.


Then why did Senator Cruz and others stage their photo ops at the monuments? They seemed to want people to believe that these were "essential" services that should have not been shut down.
 
2014-01-27 07:16:54 AM  
Looking through the eyes of Truthiness, from Teduardo's perspective the shutdown was caused by them filthy dems not caving into the teatards "defund the ACA" demands.  Therefore it was all the dirty libs that caused it.
 
2014-01-27 07:18:51 AM  

Dangl1ng: NewportBarGuy: The beauty of fark is, and has been, it allows me to see stories around the world I would not otherwise see and TRY to figure them out. I'm not a smart man. I just do the best I can. Peter Jennings used to explain it to me in 30 minutes minus commercials.

I think PBS still carries that banner.


One of the radio stations I listen to, KQED, broadcasts NewsHour. It's a pretty terrific way to stay informed.
 
2014-01-27 07:26:08 AM  
When he runs he'll point to shutting down the government as an accomplishment.
 
2014-01-27 07:27:18 AM  

Mr.Tangent: Looking through the eyes of Truthiness, from Teduardo's perspective the shutdown was caused by them filthy dems not caving into the teatards "defund the ACA" demands.  Therefore it was all the dirty libs that caused it.


I work with peopel whot hink that is a legitimate telling of events.

They can't seem to grasp that the minority of the minority party in the legislative branch shouldn't be able to unilatterally repeal laws. And that if they hold spending bills hostage over stuff like that they are at fault.
 
2014-01-27 07:36:47 AM  
Wake Up Sheeple:   TDBoedy:  Do you call them the democratics? No, you call them democrats.

The Democratic National Committee promotes the election of Democrats.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee serves as....electing Democrats.



Perhaps 'Democratic' refers to party/organization where 'Democrats' refers to actual people?
 
2014-01-27 07:37:43 AM  

HawgWild: propasaurus: HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.

No he doesn't. But he knows that teabagger idiots do.

Are you sure? Look into his eyes as he says that stuff. He believes it. It's why he voted for budget bills piecemeal.


I'm skeptical.

He's no Rand or RON PAUL.

Cruz is a con-man.
 
2014-01-27 07:42:55 AM  

DrBenway: I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


Oh, there's nothing to wonder about... They've got nothing.

The GOP owns the shut down. I think some of them, Cruz particularly, thought the shut down would be heralded and celebrated by the majority of Americans. Didn't quite turn out that way for them.
 
2014-01-27 07:46:28 AM  

keylock71: DrBenway: I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.

Oh, there's nothing to wonder about... They've got nothing.

The GOP owns the shut down. I think some of them, Cruz particularly, thought the shut down would be heralded and celebrated by the majority of Americans. Didn't quite turn out that way for them.


He was also disappointed by the lack of a default, and the worldwide economic calamity that would have caused.  Another thing to point out whenever this shiatstain is mentioned.
 
2014-01-27 07:51:01 AM  

sdd2000: Then why did Senator Cruz and others stage their photo ops at the monuments? They seemed to want people to believe that these were "essential" services that should have not been shut down.


Their counter claim:
"This is such a small expense, they should have kept it open anyways."
 
2014-01-27 08:03:23 AM  

Delta1212: WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.

The asshole I wish I could be is much smarter than Ted Cruz.


He ran and won US Senate seat in Texas, convinced the majority of the GOP to follow him over a cliff, and raises millions of dollars a quarter from idiots all across the country. I was going to ask if you thought a stupid man could do all those things, but then I realized you wouldn't be able to think dispassionately.
 
2014-01-27 08:06:45 AM  

TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.


Wrong.  It's basic English usage.
Democratic is the adjective that describes people who are Democrats just as Swedish is the adjective that describes Swedes.
We say, "the Swedish ambassador attended the party,"  not, "the Swede ambassador attended the party."  The latter sounds off and disrespectful which is exactly why Republic douchenozzles use "Democrat" in situations where "Democratic" is the standard adjective.
 
2014-01-27 08:11:16 AM  

Kittypie070: Stuff


Is that supposed to be a smoking gun or something?

Because he says right there:
"It seems that there is nothing the media likes to cover more than disagreements among Republicans, and apparently some senators are content to fuel those stories with anonymous quotes," Cruz told POLITICO. "Regardless, my focus - and, I would hope, the focus of the rest of the conference - is on stopping Harry Reid's shutdown,
See? Clearly not Ted Cruz's shutdown.
 
2014-01-27 08:34:25 AM  

DrBenway: keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.

I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


I also wonder if he is this pedant about every noun changed into an adjective.

/See what I did there?
 
2014-01-27 08:36:33 AM  

DrBenway: IlGreven: DrBenway: He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.

I believe his dad is a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club now.

That is just too true to be good, isn't it? Yeesh.


Yeah, I don't actually know, I just made it up for humor.  Looks like the only time Rafael has been on the 700 Club was July.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:02 AM  

HawgWild: The worst thing about it is Cruz completely believes his own BS.


He left himself enough rope to hang himself.  I presume he's talking about voting for the right-wing budgets from the House that Reid warned for months won't be accepted in the Senate.
 
2014-01-27 08:50:03 AM  

fusillade762: NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.


Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.
 
2014-01-27 08:52:42 AM  
I will be emphasizing this in every thread we have, because apparently we're going to be having another shutdown.

Every other developed country in the world blames this on Republicans, and they are furious at Republicans for holding the global economy hostage over a temper tantrum. The ONLY people not blaming Republicans in those countries are Ailies-like rags(ie the Daily Fail).


I know Republicans don't give a shiat what those commies in Europe think, but I figured I'd add a little perspective. Several of my European friends were confused as to why were not storming Washington and arresting/imprisoning those responsible(that means you, Rafael).
 
2014-01-27 08:53:47 AM  

DrBenway: keylock71: TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10

Nah... You stated it was "Improperly" used. You explained nothing, except for the partisan fantasy land you apparently live in.

I'm left wondering why the only thing worth their attempting a rebuttal for was this minor "Democrat" vs "Democratic" bit rather than the more substantial points raised by Wake Up Sheeple, for instance.


Because statements such as this:

TDBoedy: There were a minority of federal employees (some in the US reserve forces) that were sent home for a couple weeks vacation.  At most it put a small amount of financial stress on them.   But these were non-essential positions for day to day operations.  The amount of butthurt was disproportionate to what was actually going on.


are the sole territory of lying lyars.  And the intentional use of the term "Democrat Party" is a 100% indicator that a person's statements will be highly dishonest.
 
2014-01-27 09:04:49 AM  
Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.
 
2014-01-27 09:05:16 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


I'm going to agree with you here, despite generally disagreeing with you.
The reason being, I don't think a team of highly trained psychologists could know what was going on in your "mind."
 
2014-01-27 09:06:22 AM  

Fark You I'm Drunk: Can we all stop comparing things to Ted Cruz? It's insulting to whatever you compare him to, regardless of what it is. Ted Cruz simply needs to become a term for the most horrible thing you can possibly think of.


Worse than santorum? Like, I "At first i thought the stain was just more santorum, but it turned out to be filthy black cruz?"
 
2014-01-27 09:07:10 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Hey look, you're being wrong as usual.

/how DARE democrats not give in to republican demands
 
2014-01-27 09:15:30 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Wrong.  The tea party's demands were so unreasonable that the regular GOP voted against them when it finally came to house vote.  It was Boehner's refusal to bring the budget to a vote that shut down the government.
 
2014-01-27 09:16:57 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


Amazing how many people still can't understand that many in the GOP were championing a shut down and pushing for and that Boehner refused to allow a vote on a clean funding bill minus all the ACA sour grapes the GOP wanted to stuff it with...
 
2014-01-27 09:18:18 AM  
Man, this shiatstain made his NAME on the farking shutdown. He became the go to guy to fight FOR the shutdown, and now he expects people to believe that he was against it all along?
 
2014-01-27 09:18:42 AM  

LograyX: I would have given my right nut for Bob Schieffer to just go "Senator Cruz, what's the air like in your crazy little world?"


That is pretty much what Chuck Shumer said in the following segment.
 
2014-01-27 09:36:05 AM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


What's"hilarious" is that despite your unctuous smugness on this matter, you don't seem to understand the difference between a Noun and an Adjective.
 
2014-01-27 09:45:54 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: fusillade762: NewportBarGuy: Bob Scheiffer, last of the Old Guard. He wasn't even the middle of the pack of the group. I shudder to think who will be left to question our politicians when he croaks.

One of the greatest threats to our country is not the idiot Teabaggers, far-left loonies (who seem to be seriously outnumbered in the past few decades), and Corporatists... It's the lack of accountability of these people by serious journalists who do not fear for their career and ask the hard questions.

I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.

Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.


And the show Max Headroom.
 
2014-01-27 09:50:20 AM  

T-Servo: I would argue that the corporatists are the ones responsible for the lack of accountability. When TV news is just another profit center there's no reason to bother with hard-hitting journalism when you can just run another story about the Kardashians.

Which the movie Network predicted, sadly.

And the show Max Headroom.



"A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not."
 -- Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
 
2014-01-27 09:52:14 AM  

Fart_Machine: Don't make me shoot this hostage!


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-27 10:08:13 AM  

WTF Indeed: Delta1212: WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.

The asshole I wish I could be is much smarter than Ted Cruz.

He ran and won US Senate seat in Texas, convinced the majority of the GOP to follow him over a cliff, and raises millions of dollars a quarter from idiots all across the country. I was going to ask if you thought a stupid man could do all those things, but then I realized you wouldn't be able to think dispassionately.


I didn't say he was stupid, just that the asshole I would want to be is smarter than him.
 
2014-01-27 10:21:22 AM  
Chris Christie crossed him and you see what happened.
 
2014-01-27 10:36:29 AM  

red5ish: I don't believe that we have a shortage of good newsmen so much as we have a growing tendency on the part of the GOPs politicians to avoid being interviewed by anyone that might challenge their versions of reality. They appear on networks and with interviewers who are completely sympathetic to their positions and who lob them softball, prepared questions.


It's one of the pitfalls of having so many outlets now. Overall, for sure a good thing to have choice, but in the case of responsible journalism, it's been a huge hit, to the detriment of us all. It used to be, in order to get your ideas and beliefs out there, you had a very small number (3 news stations, for TV) of options in which to do so. You had to play along and suffer the slings and arrows of journalists doing their job.

It's the other way around now, and journalists, by and large, have to play by a party's rules if they want to maintain access to these people. It's completely backwards, but they've learned to drive the message.

I'd love to hear ways to flip it back.
 
2014-01-27 10:39:54 AM  
What branch of the federal government has the responsibility of appropriating and authorizing the funding for the federal government?  Think back to 6th grade civics.   Is it the judicial branch?  The supreme court?  No. Is it the Executive branch, the president? No. Is it congress?  Yes, more specifically it is the House of Representatives that has that responsibility, and not Harry Reid and the Senate.  The House has this responsibility, which is why they have the most members, the reason they serve the shortest terms, the reason they closest relationship to the citizenry and which is making them the most recently elected and easily accountable body of the federal government.  They hold the purse strings for a reason most importantly because they are the most accountable to the public and the fastest and easiest to replace.  It is the job of the house to spend or not to spend at the direction of the people who most recently elected them.
The federal government was designed to have the house in charge of the money for good reason.  When the other body of congress and/or branches of government refuse to cooperate with the citizen's most directly controlled body of government its because they are not as well held in check by the voting public.  Let's remember the house was recently elected to operated in this manner, they were instructed or mandated if you will, by the citizenry.   "The people"  elected the House to do their fiscal or spending management, the Senate to do the law making, and the president to run the executive branch.  When the house does it's job at the bidding of citizens it is at least equally if not more the fault of the other branches and houses when the government closes over fiscal matters.
Propagating the myth that doing the sworn duty of managing "the people's" financial affairs in the manner to which the representatives were recently instructed and elected to do, is "the" problem.  The fact that other branches don't like how the house does it's duty isn't the problem, them not dealing with the house is the problem, its their job..
 
2014-01-27 10:40:00 AM  
Honestly, I'd've gone with "Old man laughs at clown", but that's just me...
 
2014-01-27 10:50:04 AM  

TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used. Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard. you call them democrats.


cdn.alltheragefaces.com
 
2014-01-27 10:56:07 AM  

Kittypie070: I HAVE YOU ON RECORD YOU BAGGY FACED COMMUNIST FUTHERMUKER

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/ted-cruz-blasted-by-angry-gop-c o lleagues-government-shutdown-97753.html

Some GOP colleagues angry with Ted Cruz

A number of GOP senators blame the Texas freshman for contributing to the mess. | AP Photo
By MANU RAJU | 10/2/13 7:31 PM EDT Updated: 10/3/13 2:45 PM EDT

Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.

At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate's Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown - or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said.

[snip]

Things got particularly heated when Cruz was asked point-blank if he would renounce attacks waged on GOP senators by the Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group that has aligned itself closely with the Texas senator.

Cruz's response: "I will not," according to an attendee.

"It seems that there is nothing the media likes to cover more than disagreements among Republicans, and apparently some senators are content to fuel those stories with anonymous quotes," Cruz told POLITICO. "Regardless, my focus - and, I would hope, the focus of the rest of the conference - is on stopping Harry Reid's shutdown, ensuring that vital government priorities are funded, and preventing the enormous harms that Obamacare is inflicting on millions of Americans."

But as the government shutdown heads into day three, a number of Republican senators privately blame the Texas freshman for contributing to the mess their party finds itself in. And now that they're in it, they say it's up to Cruz to help find a solution.

"It was very eviden ...


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conservativebyte.com

 
2014-01-27 11:00:40 AM  

Tyee: What branch of the federal government has the responsibility of appropriating and authorizing the funding for the federal government?  Think back to 6th grade civics.


See, you should have learned something past the sixth grade level.  Or are you saying that no matter how destructive or ridiculous the House's plan for "appropriating and authorizing the funding for the federal government" is, the other two branches should just rubber stamp it because the House said so?

Checks and balances.  I think that's covered in 7th grade.  With a little luck, I think you just might make it!
 
2014-01-27 11:29:16 AM  
I don't understand why some journalists like Bob Schieffer here don't just call these people out and say something like "you're lying.  You're lying, this is an absolute knowable fact and I don't know why you're lying but I know that you are lying and I don't think the American public appreciates being lied to."

It's not even asking for that much and it's not that difficult.  You get these people on your show, you know what the major discussion points will be, you know the main things you will want to ask and say to them, so you can prepare yourself with the facts ahead of time.  Now what I'd really like to see is a journalist prepare themselves for these sorts of interviews like Jon Stewart does sometimes, with actual clips of video evidence loaded up to go in case they deny facts (See Stewart and Jim Kramer).  But that requires effort and giving a shiat about what you do.
 
2014-01-27 11:40:04 AM  
Tor_Eckman:

Several months ago you asked me to just not engage you in conversation rather than putting you on an ignore list.  It was/is a mutual agreement, you understand that?  I agreed to it because don't like the use of the ignore list as I believe even a blind chicken will one day find a kernel of wisdom to share.  I don't want to miss it when that happens, today wasn't your day.

~ Good luck to you.
 
2014-01-27 11:42:00 AM  

TDBoedy: At the end of the day all federal workers not only continued at their jobs but were given all their back pay for which they were either furloughed or required to work without pay for the duration


I enjoy the handwaving away of little things like Americans not getting their paychecks and the casual dismissal of job security.

These people went 16 days not knowing how many more days, weeks, months the shutdown might continue..  How long can you go without job compensation?  How long can you go and still be expected to show up instead of spending all day looking for employment that *pays*?  How bad was that for the economy when all those workers clamped down their wallets, and likely remain in a clamped-down state even now?

There is always a subtle subtext in such discussion as if govt non-essential employees are not only unneeded positions but barely human at all.  These are *people* you're talking about not faceless drones, they're workers with families who were worried if they'd be able to make their house payment, keep the electricity on, feed their children.  And "non-essential" is just a time-sensitivity classification meaning if the job doesn't get done that day we'll manage to limp along unlike mission-critical positions, we're not going to shut down law enforcement but we will send home clerks who handle the legal paperwork that keeps the judicial system moving forward.  Thats fine for the isolated snow day but those "non-essential" positions do become essential over time.
 
2014-01-27 11:42:25 AM  

WTF Indeed: Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.


Nah, Ted Cruz is the asshole even assholes hate.
 
2014-01-27 12:02:46 PM  

Tyee: Several months ago you asked me to just not engage you in conversation rather than putting you on an ignore list.  It was/is a mutual agreement, you understand that?  I agreed to it because don't like the use of the ignore list as I believe even a blind chicken will one day find a kernel of wisdom to share.  I don't want to miss it when that happens, today wasn't your day.


Yeah, but, there's this one thing....

He's right, and you're wrong about the whole Separation of Powers thing.
 
2014-01-27 12:10:47 PM  

the opposite of charity is justice: TDBoedy: At the end of the day all federal workers not only continued at their jobs but were given all their back pay for which they were either furloughed or required to work without pay for the duration

I enjoy the handwaving away of little things like Americans not getting their paychecks and the casual dismissal of job security.

These people went 16 days not knowing how many more days, weeks, months the shutdown might continue..  How long can you go without job compensation?  How long can you go and still be expected to show up instead of spending all day looking for employment that *pays*?  How bad was that for the economy when all those workers clamped down their wallets, and likely remain in a clamped-down state even now?

There is always a subtle subtext in such discussion as if govt non-essential employees are not only unneeded positions but barely human at all.  These are *people* you're talking about not faceless drones, they're workers with families who were worried if they'd be able to make their house payment, keep the electricity on, feed their children.  And "non-essential" is just a time-sensitivity classification meaning if the job doesn't get done that day we'll manage to limp along unlike mission-critical positions, we're not going to shut down law enforcement but we will send home clerks who handle the legal paperwork that keeps the judicial system moving forward.  Thats fine for the isolated snow day but those "non-essential" positions do become essential over time.


Here's a nice story about what a "minor inconvenience" it was:

http://www.npr.org/2013/11/08/243858348/budget-office-examines-cost- of -partial-government-shutdown

I can't seem to find the one I was looking for, about an entire town that makes it's living serving the visitors to a National Park, and the fact that a number of them are having to close their doors, because even a few weeks lost from their High Season means they can't pay their bills and rents.

So, a little political intransigence from a tiny minority just destroyed a non-zero number of Small Businesses, for absolutely nothing.

Just a "minor inconvenience", though.
 
2014-01-27 12:15:04 PM  

Deucednuisance: He's right, and you're wrong about the whole Separation of Powers thing.



How so?  Is it not the House's job to appropriate funds?  Are they not an equal arm of, and check on government?  Are they obligated constitutionally rubberstamp the spending wishes of the other house and branches of government?

This is the separate power delegated to the house of reps.
 
2014-01-27 12:25:18 PM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


So, both sides are bad then?

However should I vote now?
 
2014-01-27 12:44:00 PM  

TDBoedy: keylock71: TDBoedy: I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.

No.... Most likely, you use it because you're a partisan stooge.

lol so I explain it and you deny it as if you know my mind better than me.  Hillarious.

1/10


We know you're an idiot so yeah.
 
2014-01-27 12:47:23 PM  
It takes two to tango.  One side can't shut down the government.  Both sides have a part.
 
2014-01-27 12:48:34 PM  
I just wish one of these "journalists" would ask him why he hates his given name (Raphael)?
 
2014-01-27 12:50:04 PM  

SlothB77: It takes two to tango.  One side can't shut down the government.  Both sides have a part.


Because the negotiator has just as much fault as guy with the hostage.
 
2014-01-27 12:53:41 PM  
I love that the narrative from the Right Wing clowns has gone from "Yay! Government Shutdown!! People Won't even notice!!", to, "Both sides are responsible!!" now that most polls are showing most folks lie the blame for the shut down squarely at the feet of the GOP.

It's the kind of honesty I've come to expect from our brave independent boot-strapping individuals...
 
2014-01-27 12:57:01 PM  
i was on the fence about whether Christie or Cruz should get the nomination.  Every day I become more convinced Cruz should get the nomination over Christie.  He doesn't let guys like Schieffer slip stuff like that by him.
 
2014-01-27 01:00:21 PM  

Tyee: Deucednuisance: He's right, and you're wrong about the whole Separation of Powers thing.


How so?  Is it not the House's job to appropriate funds?  Are they not an equal arm of, and check on government?  Are they obligated constitutionally rubberstamp the spending wishes of the other house and branches of government?

This is the separate power delegated to the house of reps.


Well, you apparently think the Senate (or the President, for that matter) is obligated constitutionally to rubberstamp the spending wishes of the House.
 
2014-01-27 01:24:08 PM  

Tyee: How so?


Like this:

Is it not the House's job to appropriate funds?

Yes, it is.

Are they Is the Senate not an equal arm of, and check on government?

Why, yes! Yes, it is!

You're wrong.  Own it.
 
2014-01-27 01:35:18 PM  

SlothB77: i was on the fence about whether Christie or Cruz should get the nomination.  Every day I become more convinced Cruz should get the nomination over Christie.  He doesn't let guys like Schieffer slip stuff like that by him.


I think the GOP should just go ahead and declare Rafael Eduardo Cruz the one they're going with.
 
2014-01-27 01:35:34 PM  

Tyee: What branch of the federal government has the responsibility of appropriating and authorizing the funding for the federal government?

The federal government was designed to have the house in charge of the money for good reason.


That's fundamentally false.  The constitution does not say the house is in charge of the money.  The constitution very clearly demands that the Senate, House and POTUS must all agree and if they do not agree, there are ways to overrule the POTUS.  There is no way to overrule the Senate, which means the House and Senate are equally in charge.

The only thing the Constitution did was design this process to BEGIN in the House.

It would have been exceptionally simple to write the Constitution to give the House sole power over the purse strings.  It did not.

Section 7.
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate
in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law.


The best part is you mocked people to think back to 6th grade, and then you proceeded to demonstrate your own fundamental misunderstanding of the Constitution.  Are you currently in 5th grade?  Because by your own metric, you're stupider than a 6th grader.
 
2014-01-27 01:42:48 PM  

TDBoedy: The Democrat members of the Senate

madhattermagicshop.com

 
2014-01-27 01:59:46 PM  
Heh... Looks like someone got told in here.
 
2014-01-27 02:22:03 PM  
Sadly, I'd rather be a Nugent than a Cruz.

/all TEDs are bad.
 
2014-01-27 02:57:16 PM  

nmrsnr: I was going to ask if anyone else thought that Ted Cruz looked like Grandpa Munster, but the internet has my back:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 566x515]


Holy shiat......
 
2014-01-27 03:41:47 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Sadly, I'd rather be a Nugent


yep ... doesn't get any sadder.

/this thread has a sad
 
2014-01-27 04:45:37 PM  

Harry_Seldon: Jim_Callahan: He's pretty much got to be either a true believer or dumber than a bag of hammers to be sticking to his guns here.

Probably neither. He is likely a sociopath.


He could be poster boy for  Antisocial Personality Disorder:

From DSM-IV-TR:

1.  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::
 a.  failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;
 b.  deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;
 c.  impulsivity or failure to plan ahead;
 d. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
 e. reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
 f. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;
 g. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent or making_excuses
 h. rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another
 
2014-01-27 09:43:41 PM  
Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.
 
2014-01-27 09:54:48 PM  

Roy_G_Biv: Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.


Funny at the end of the article...

Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time

But we wouldn't want that to get in the way of your outrage Mr. Cruz Knobgobbler.
 
2014-01-27 10:02:53 PM  

Fart_Machine: Roy_G_Biv: Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.

Funny at the end of the article...

Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time

But we wouldn't want that to get in the way of your outrage Mr. Cruz Knobgobbler.



Well I guess that changes everything Mr Asslicker-of-Tyrants.

/You might want wash that shiat off your tongue there, sissy,
 
2014-01-27 10:29:25 PM  

eldie: "Grandpa Munster's" politics couldn't have been more opposite than Ted Cruz.  He had progressive, almost socialist political beliefs and had a popular weekend radio program on a leftist radio show in NYC, WBAI.  I believe he passed away a few years back.


Not that he was lefty, but he vacationed smoking fine cigars in the sun in Havana, Cuba at least once a year.
 
2014-01-27 10:34:44 PM  
The Daily Show shoud have some real fun with this complete with eleventy-seven videos of Cruz and the GOP saying Cruz was behind the shutdown.
 
2014-01-27 11:36:07 PM  

Roy_G_Biv: Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.


Oh? Schieffer is actually the editor of that program too? Very impressive. You've convinced me.
 
2014-01-27 11:40:33 PM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


No. Refusing to negotiate with idiots is not 'digging in', for one.
 
2014-01-27 11:41:36 PM  

Fart_Machine: Roy_G_Biv: Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.

Funny at the end of the article...

Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time

But we wouldn't want that to get in the way of your outrage Mr. Cruz Knobgobbler.


Roy_G_Biv: Fart_Machine: Roy_G_Biv: Well, lookie here!  It seems smirky little Bob edited out parts of Cruz's comments where he had valid points to make that made the 0ne look bad!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeffrey-meyer/2014/01/26/face-nation-ed it s-out-senator-cruz-condemning-obama-s-abuse-power#ixzz2rZ167RcB

Wow, what cowardly little bootlicker.

Funny at the end of the article...

Now it is certainly plausible that CBS edited out the ending of the Cruz interview for time

But we wouldn't want that to get in the way of your outrage Mr. Cruz Knobgobbler.


Well I guess that changes everything Mr Asslicker-of-Tyrants.

/You might want wash that shiat off your tongue there, sissy,


Guys...GUYS! Get a room, sheesh...
 
2014-01-27 11:55:19 PM  

Roy_G_Biv: Well I guess that changes everything Mr Asslicker-of-Tyrants.

/You might want wash that shiat off your tongue there, sissy,


I bet you say that to all the boys, sailor.
 
2014-01-28 12:10:39 AM  
Nathan Thurm would be proud.
 
2014-01-28 02:19:40 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


No, one party tried to ignore a law on the books and remove its power (by defunding) because they cannot repeal it and the other side said you have to follow the law.

Kinda simple huh? What do you have against following the law?
 
2014-01-28 05:38:34 AM  

ReverendJynxed: all TEDs are bad.


Ted Theodore Logan is ok.
 
2014-01-28 08:16:17 AM  

cchris_39: Amazing how many people can't understand the simple reality that it took BOTH sides digging in to shut down the government.


No, it took one side.

Specificially it took the decision of one man Boehner, who refused to put forth a clean spending bill.


Saying you won't let a minority of a party that doesn't control the legislature unilaterally rewrite the law isn't "diggin in".
 
2014-01-28 09:32:25 AM  

TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.


This isn't that hard let me help you out here:

If you live in the United States of America you are an American.

You are not an America.

If you are a member of the Democratic Party you are a Democrat.

Not a Democratic.

Are you really trying to say the suffix (ic) has been improperly used since 1792, and finally has been corrected thanks to an attempt by Rush Limbaugh to slight the party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?

Or are you just an idiot.
 
2014-01-28 11:34:26 AM  

LittleJoeSF: TDBoedy: Wake Up Sheeple: TDBoedy: Satanic_Hamster: "But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

I use the word Democrat vs (ic) as the (ic) suffix is improperly used.  Do you call them the democratics? no you don't retard.  you call them democrats.

This isn't that hard let me help you out here:

If you live in the United States of America you are an American.

You are not an America.

If you are a member of the Democratic Party you are a Democrat.

Not a Democratic.

Are you really trying to say the suffix (ic) has been improperly used since 1792, and finally has been corrected thanks to an attempt by Rush Limbaugh to slight the party founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison?

Or are you just an idiot.


You do realize he could be both misinformed and an idiot. It is not an either or situation.

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