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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.
 
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