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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    You mean about as pointless as the Alamo?

    Think about the people he is representing.
    You're comparing this to the Alamo? Maybe if he talks until he literally drops dead you could make that comparison, but still...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Green eggs, and Ham...A classic tale of a kid being forced to eat something he doesn't want to....Kinda fits...Anyway, why the animosity if he is not holding anything up? Doesn't he have 1st amendment rights?

    You want to see all the lefties really get in an uproar? Let him start at page one and read aloud the entire ACA....That'll get some ire....
    Of course, once again, irony of reading Green Eggs and Ham is lost on the shallow minded Cons as the moral of Green Eggs and Ham is the ills of pre-judgment.

    If you recall, the last lines of the book are "Say, I like Green Eggs and Ham, I like them Sam-I-AM"..... all that time and energy wasted protesting eating Green Eggs and Ham rather than acquiring the wisdom and knowledge (a simple taste) to make that judgment correctly. This is exactly what is going on in America right now.... all of these Cons going on and on about the ills of Obamacare, but few, if any, actually understand it. Certainly the average America voter does not or poll results would reconcile with the 63% approval rating from the people that actually have experience with it: Massachusetts, where it has been in effect for 7 years.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/op...fri4.html?_r=0

    Dems would have welcome Teddy getting out his copy of PPACA (if he knew where it was) and reading it. It would have been his first time as well. Of course, the risk to the Republicans would be that as he read he might actually smile once or twice with a ".... hey, this is pretty good.... I like the Affordable Care Act, I like it Sam-I-AM."

    Of course, that is the Cons big fear is that the Americans will also like the Affordable Care Act, they will like it Sam-I-AM.

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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.
    Its been a winning formula for him so far, but what works in Texas will not work nationally as there is an unusual concentration for his type of voter in old south and especially Texas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    Oh really!!! What exactly has he done while he has been in office? Except do a lot of grand standing. I'll clue you in absolutely nothing. The people that voted him in are small minded, ego driven. Just like him, low information voters that love to be scared. Now I love the fact that you have to use the word socialist, because that is the typical scare word that the righties use now a days. Get over it there are many socialist programs that even Republicans implemented. My biggest wonder is when this loon runs for president how the right will glorify him with a straight face after accusing Obama of not being born in this country. I hope he runs and wins it will be the final nail in the coffin to see exactly how backward Republicans are. You guys would have a better chance of running Charlie Manson. At least we know he is bat **** crazy.
    You might want to check my lean. I'm not a Republican, other than they are currently allies against the greater evil represented by the Left.

    Low information voters? Would that be like Pelosi and other Liberal that voted for a law they hadn't even read? Or would that be voters that limit themselves to extremely biased reports that nit-pick one element of what Perry and others have done and try to call one stat they want to be a negative in amongst tons of data showing jut the opposite. Or perhaps those who are unable comprehend or ignore the abundance of evidence showing the longterm affects of Liberal/socialist economic policies?

    When you call voters ignorant, keep in mind that that is the most accurate description of what Liberal is.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Does Ted Cruz realize that most of the funding for the affordable care act has already been appropriated and the bill currently being debated in the senate does nothing to remove that funding?

    The only way to truely stop the implementation of the affordable care act is a bill that outright repeals it, and that has as much chance of passing as a icicle's chance in a furnace.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Does Ted Cruz realize that most of the funding for the affordable care act has already been appropriated and the bill currently being debated in the senate does nothing to remove that funding?

    The only way to truely stop the implementation of the affordable care act is a bill that outright repeals it, and that has as much chance of passing as a icicle's chance in a furnace.
    Of course he knows that, but he also knows that promising to overturn Obamacare and then hooting and leaping about it will get him votes from constituency that doesn't know it.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    You might want to check my lean. I'm not a Republican, other than they are currently allies against the greater evil represented by the Left.

    Low information voters? Would that be like Pelosi and other Liberal that voted for a law they hadn't even read? Or would that be voters that limit themselves to extremely biased reports that nit-pick one element of what Perry and others have done and try to call one stat they want to be a negative in amongst tons of data showing jut the opposite. Or perhaps those who are unable comprehend or ignore the abundance of evidence showing the longterm affects of Liberal/socialist economic policies?

    When you call voters ignorant, keep in mind that that is the most accurate description of what Liberal is.
    Yeah right you support a guy that got on the floor and read Green Eggs and Ham and he didnt even understand the moral of the story. Then you call me a low info voter ?? I gotta laugh at the down right stupid the right shows.


    Ted Cruz does not, will not like Obamacare – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    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...
    Actually, you're describing Marco Rubio, not Cruz. But Rubio has mostly abandoned his Tea Party roots in search of the Presidential nomination he'll never get. Fortunately, Jeb Bush has the seniority, the gravitas, the common sense, and the immediate hispanic family to put any of the hispanic imposters out to pasture. Jeb Bush will be the next President of the United States - bet on it.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    Yeah right you support a guy that got on the floor and read Green Eggs and Ham and he didnt even understand the moral of the story. Then you call me a low info voter ?? I gotta laugh at the down right stupid the right shows.

    Ted Cruz does not, will not like Obamacare – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
    One, I'm cracking up at people latching onto a bed time story he read for his kids to attack the man. Then again, with the vitriol being spewed about him on this board, it's not shocking. Two, it absolutely can be argued that the three years of this law slowly coming into effect, and the various affects the new regulation has had on a variety of things within the health care/insurance realm, has given some people a "first taste" of it.

    The childrens book moral of Green Eggs and Ham is that in general one should try things, because you may just like it. However, be mindful this is also a children's book, aimed at imparting messages to children. Children, still in a very developing stage, are prone to do and act in wildly illogical and unpredictable ways as they are not fully developed in terms of mental reasoning, are bereft of a certain amount of life experience, and are prone to rely more on emotion. It is important to convince children to exit their box and try new things because they are at a point in their life where they need to expand and experience because they are growing, and because many children are prone to not do such a thing. It also helps that, in general, chlidren function under supervision of a parent/guardian who can help out with the fact that...DESPITE the moral of the story....there are some things one should perhaps not try just to see if they like it.

    If you all have a good day, do you go home to your shower with a razor blade and slice your skin so that you can cry? Those known as cutter's do this, but I wager most people don't and haven't. The mindless mentality towards the moral of green eggs and ham that is trying to be grasped onto and contorted in an effort to just add to the list of ways to attack Cruz would suggest that we should all go home and try that after a bad day...becuase how will we know we won't like it unless we try it!

    But that's an overly simplistic moral that is useful for children who are generally looked after by a parent, but doesn't really work in a broad sense with adults. We can know that perhaps due to other experiences that we don't exactly like cuts. We could have had other situations where we clearly saw that pain actually causes us to feel worse, not better, after a bad day. We could have interacted with Cutter's before and realized that such action seemingly just helped bury whatever the issue was rather than actually offering any kind of long term relief.

    All sorts of ways we could look at surrounding data and information and make a reasoned decision that "no, we don't need to go home and cut our arm" despite the fact we "never tried it".

    But when people are running forth to call him a "pussy", "masturbator", "bastard", and ridiculde his success and life as being fraudulently constructed as a "hispanic pied piper" I really shouldn't be surprised that people abandon logic, sense, or reasonable debate in an effort to just bitch about him.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    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.



    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
    Yes, Cruz is a junior senator, and indeed he is a fool - one only needs to listen to him speak or being interviewed to come to that conclusion. As I said in the comment you responded to, the message may be right but the messenger is equally and critically important. Just as Obama is now a disasterous messenger when it comes to rallying American public opinion, Cruz is also a terrible front man for the anti-Obamacare message.

    If you fail to see the importance of who delivers your message, you will be destined to repeat the many mistakes of the past several years.
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