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(The Raw Story)   When Bob Schieffer can't keep a straight face, you know you're boned   ( rawstory.com) divider line
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2014-01-27 12:03:00 AM  
8 votes:
I was going to ask if anyone else thought that Ted Cruz looked like Grandpa Munster, but the internet has my back:

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2014-01-27 01:13:12 AM  
5 votes:
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2014-01-26 08:16:16 PM  
5 votes:
"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 11:54:01 PM  
4 votes:
I didn't murder that man, he failed to compromise with me on the decision to place a bullet into empty air.
2014-01-27 12:50:04 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2014-01-26 11:45:37 PM  
3 votes:

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 08:31:55 PM  
3 votes:


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2014-01-27 10:40:00 AM  
2 votes:
Honestly, I'd've gone with "Old man laughs at clown", but that's just me...
2014-01-27 09:52:14 AM  
2 votes:

Fart_Machine: Don't make me shoot this hostage!

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2014-01-27 12:04:35 AM  
2 votes:
He looks like a 3rd tier guest preacher on the 700 Club during their heyday.
2014-01-26 11:48:51 PM  
2 votes:

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

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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 10:15:19 PM  
2 votes:
Ted Cruz is a living "NO YOU" jpg.
2014-01-26 09:54:09 PM  
2 votes:
How could Ted Cruz shut down the government when Taxbongo already destroyed it?
2014-01-26 09:47:06 PM  
2 votes:
Ted Cruz is the asshole we all wish we could be.
2014-01-26 03:46:15 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:24:43 PM  
2 votes:
Ol' Bob's not buying whatever it is you're selling, Sen. Punchface.
2014-01-27 01:35:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:24:08 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:00:21 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:53:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:42:25 AM  
1 vote:

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 11:00:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:05:16 AM  
1 vote:

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.


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 08:34:25 AM  
1 vote:

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.


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 07:26:08 AM  
1 vote:
When he runs he'll point to shutting down the government as an accomplishment.
2014-01-27 05:28:26 AM  
1 vote:
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 04:14:18 AM  
1 vote:
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 02:49:00 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:31:45 AM  
1 vote:
Ted Cruz:

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"I'm everything wrong with American politics!"

/If he does run, I'm already working on a 'Punch Rafael' browser game
2014-01-27 01:23:07 AM  
1 vote:

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

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2014-01-27 01:01:33 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:01:03 AM  
1 vote:

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.


2014-01-27 12:38:53 AM  
1 vote:
"But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government."

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2014-01-27 12:09:32 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2014-01-26 11:54:21 PM  
1 vote:
typical lieberal mainstream S&M media MS streaming media mains.
2014-01-26 11:53:59 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:49:39 PM  
1 vote:
Don't underestimate Ted Cruz. He's smart, can speak well, all with a complete lack of scruples.
2014-01-26 11:48:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 11:45:23 PM  
1 vote:
Don't make me shoot this hostage!
2014-01-26 11:40:46 PM  
1 vote:
I just REALLY never noticed how much he looks like a rat in that video. I just couldnt get past it.

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2014-01-26 11:40:22 PM  
1 vote:
"As I said, I didn't threaten to shut down the government the last time," Cruz insisted.

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2014-01-26 10:48:16 PM  
1 vote:
Bob Schieffer is no Kant Wallace.

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2014-01-26 09:57:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:32:24 PM  
1 vote:
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Yes young ones, at one time network news didn't suck.

2014-01-26 09:18:29 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-26 09:11:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:18:37 PM  
1 vote:
He really is a smarmy little biatch.
2014-01-26 04:32:44 PM  
1 vote:
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.
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