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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Except that Cruz' filibuster, which technically was not a filibuster (confused yet? - LOL), lasted a little over an hour. What the hell was that? Was THAT the amount of time he was able to stand on his feet? Jesus!! I know people who stood in line for hours just to get an iPhone. Cruz - You are a pussy. LOL.

    Article is here.
    So it's 8:57 the next day....16 hours after you declaration of him as a pussy...and he's still up there.

    What am I missing exactly? Or were you the one missing something in your lustful rush to attack a republican?

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Sorry, but Cruz is a terrible messenger. The message is right but when presented by a fool, the validity of the message is lost. People don't rally behind idiots.

    If Senator Coburn, who also disagrees with Obamacare, was leading this move, it would be infinitely more effective. There are many strong Republican voices in the Senate but you don't hear from them because the clowns are front and center any time the cameras are around. Perhaps people close to the fray can't see it, but my being a distant observer, I can see what's going on and it's not good.

    Cruz is a lightweight fool who's been reading and hearing too many glowing reports from people who think he has a future in Republican leadership. God help America if this comes to pass. You already have a dolt in the White House who's only claim to ability is a flowery way with prose and an ability to carry a tune.
    Cruz is a junior senator, he is no fool. Your post reminds me of the talking points from Karl Rove, the big mastermind in the Republican establishment through hook and crook bring us such stellar candidates like Romney and McCain (losers) forcing the base of the Republican party to hold their nose at the voting booth or just not bother to vote at all. And those so called "strong Republican voices in the Senate" who have been attacking Cruz, do so anonymously or use their staffers to do the dirty work. Where I come from we call that a wuss.

    But this morning there is something in the news that was quite a surprise to me. Looks like the head of the Republican National Committee is behind Cruz's efforts.

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus backed Sen. Ted Cruz’s anti-Obamacare quasi-filibuster Tuesday, possibly sending a message to senior GOP leaders who are criticizing Cruz’s tactics in defunding Obamacare.
    hmmmm, maybe there are more like me that told them to buzz off and don't call me back asking for money because I am no longer going to send money to a party that props up spineless jelly fish as candidates.

    Priebus backs Cruz in filibuster fight against McConnell | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So it's 8:57 the next day....16 hours after you declaration of him as a pussy...and he's still up there.

    What am I missing exactly? Or were you the one missing something in your lustful rush to attack a republican?
    After he is done at 1pm today, the focus will be that it wasn't a real filibuster and the name calling will continue. I enjoyed the reading of the teamsters letter, because not only did it show that they've realized the bill is a sham, but also because the teamsters think they should be a special group exempt from rules that apply to everyone else.

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So it's 8:57 the next day....16 hours after you declaration of him as a pussy...and he's still up there.


    What am I missing exactly? Or were you the one missing something in your lustful rush to attack a republican?



    The only thing that tells me about him is that he's a long-winded obnoxious bastard who doesn't know when to shut up.

    If he ever says anything that will help most people in the USA, tell us about it.

    When ever Cruz leaves Washington, D.C. for good, which can't come too soon for me, Obama care will still be in effect. Wait and see.




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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So it's 8:57 the next day....16 hours after you declaration of him as a pussy...and he's still up there.

    What am I missing exactly? Or were you the one missing something in your lustful rush to attack a republican?
    The motives are still in question whether he is doing this because he really cares or he is doing this to score political points for the future. Unclear to me at this point, but I have to give him props in the hope he is doing this because he is passionate about it.

    More people should at least stand and be counted on things they are against, then just be the sheeple the parties want them to be.

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    His goal is to have people think he's 'standing up' to block Obamacare, rather than just filling space. He is hoping his constituents are too stupid to understand his actions are pointless.

    From the looks of things here, it seems as if he isn't underestimating his constituents intelligence.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    His goal is to have people think he's 'standing up' to block Obamacare, rather than just filling space. He is hoping his constituents are too stupid to understand his actions are pointless.

    From the looks of things here, it seems as if he isn't underestimating his constituents intelligence.
    You mean about as pointless as the Alamo?

    Think about the people he is representing.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Cruz is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and he is a perfect example of idiots primaried in that have caused continued ruinous Democrat rule of the Senate. He saw Rand Paul make a principled stand against drones and decided he needed some of that - a total embarrassment.
    I agree with you but would have said Cruz is a perfect example of the TEA PARTY idiots who have caused such a ruinous state of affairs in BOTH houses of Congress.

    A cobbled together astro-turf success story of an ethnic CON that would be the CON Messiah and lead the CONs to the Promised Land. The Pied Piper of Hispanics who will turn the tide that has surged against the 'angry white man' party. That slick, good looking fella who will cause those hormone enslaved women to forget the rhetoric of the TPs and just vote for him 'coz he is so sexy'...

    Or some such crap onna cracker...

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I realize that if he disappeared back to Canada tomorrow it wouldn't be too soon for me. I have no use for that arrogant critter.
    I think a little arrogance is required in this situation, especially since he is getting plenty of it right back at him from both sides. I watched a little of it last night, he was answering questions. He is so well spoken, articulate, and extremely knowledgeable. It was so refreshing to see someone that could back up his position with a rock solid foundation of facts based in the Constitution. He is the real minority leader in the senate. And, God willing, he will be the leader one day, if not President.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    I think a little arrogance is required in this situation, especially since he is getting plenty of it right back at him from both sides. I watched a little of it last night, he was answering questions. He is so well spoken, articulate, and extremely knowledgeable. It was so refreshing to see someone that could back up his position with a rock solid foundation of facts based in the Constitution. He is the real minority leader in the senate. And, God willing, he will be the leader one day, if not President.
    He seems to not understand senate rules, there will still be a procedural vote on the spending bill.

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