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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I can't put my finger on it, but Cruz seems somehow fundamentally different. I wonder whether he envisions a path to the White House that's not bounded by the legal process.
    A military coup?

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

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    Better wake up because Cruz is calling your attention to what is going on in D.C. and the big power grab that is happening. If this is all you got out of what he did then you are part of the problem not part of the solution.

    Some people claim Paul Harvey was crazy too and now the same comments about Ted Cruz. Pay attention to Harvey and see if he sounds so crazy now.

    If I Were the Devil by PAUL HARVEY
    His own party voted to end his filibuster.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    The Senate had finished its morning business before Cruz was recognized the floor.
    Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | Senate Democrats

    Your pettiness is astounding. Going to quibble over 3 or 4 minutes compared to the wasted years of some Republicans in the Senate not taking every opportunity to fight Obamacare from being implemented and have instead become appeasers.
    Reading Childrens Books...he is standing up for what is right!
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Reading Childrens Books...he is standing up for what is right!
    I know what your problem is.....a junior senator shed light on the failures of the Republican establishment to stand up against Obamacare. And just like the senators took it personal, so do you. And just like the senators used tactics such as using their staffers to trash Cruz or have their heavy lifters like Rove do it for them in a PERSONAL way, you too make it personal instead of looking at the failures within the party such as this appeasement mentality that results in one failed election after another. Like several Republicans in the Senate have forgotten they work for their constituents and find it annoying if they remind them of that, you too find it annoying. Most moderates do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Let's see if I have this right, you say you respect the Tea Party members of Congress yet call them Tea Party nuts.

    The purpose for bringing up Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries was to point out the dirty dealings of the Republican elites against Conservatives/Libertarians in general within the party. The same type of elites among Republican senators that have been demonizing Cruz and others. You've shown us which side of the bread you have buttered and are in full alignment with the elites. After all, you think Jeb Bush (because he has gravitas) will be the next president and the Republican elites would salivate over such a prospect.

    The two seats lost in the Senate, during the 2012 election may mean multiple but that isn't what you were originally getting at when you stated multiple for you included examples of certain races that Republicans lost that you felt they should have won making it greater than just two, an exaggeration on your part. And you also failed to credit the gains in the Senate in 2010 by the Tea Party and their efforts that regained the House. It's amazing what they have been able to accomplish not just fighting their opposition but also those within their own party.
    No, you don't have it right - after that, I stopped reading.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    He just tried it.

    A few far right losers on this forum might buy into his comparison, but not enough of the 300 million potential American voters ever will. The only way that Cruz will ever see the inside of the White House is as a visitor.

    "Better days are coming." ~ But not for today's out of touch, running out of time, GOP.
    Oh really? Even the moderate Republican, Matt Drudge who supported Romney last election, stated today that Cruz and Rand Paul are the new heart of the Republican party and also stated Chris Christie has an uphill battle to overcome this momentum.
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee released a statement that he supports Cruz's efforts to stop Obamacare and urged the fellow Republicans in the Senate to support his efforts. Reid says he had the votes prior to Cruz's efforts, we shall see if he still has them soon enough. It is going to take at least 5 Republicans to vote with the Democrats to meet Cloture to raise the debt ceiling and still fund Obamacare. Those 5 Republicans that vote for it, will be voting to end their careers as senators. That's a give me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Oh really? Even the moderate Republican, Matt Drudge who supported Romney last election, stated today that Cruz and Rand Paul are the new heart of the Republican party and also stated Chris Christie has an uphill battle to overcome this momentum.
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee released a statement that he supports Cruz's efforts to stop Obamacare and urged the fellow Republicans in the Senate to support his efforts. Reid says he had the votes prior to Cruz's efforts, we shall see if he still has them soon enough. It is going to take at least 5 Republicans to vote with the Democrats to meet Cloture to raise the debt ceiling and still fund Obamacare. T
    hose 5 Republicans that vote for it, will be voting to end their careers as senators. That's a give me.



    That's what you think, but that doesn't mean that it's going to happen. Wait and see, the extreme right is not going to take over the USA. Obamacare is settled law, it's not going away. The GOP will just have to deal with it as reality whether they like it or not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That's what you think, but that doesn't mean that it's going to happen. Wait and see, the extreme right is not going to take over the USA. Obamacare is settled law, it's not going away. The GOP will just have to deal with it as reality whether they like it or not.
    Amazing because one believes in the first principles of freedom and liberty that makes you "extreme right" these days. Ha! says a lot about how far we have strayed. To fight against very bad law that is so unfair and costly to many while others get exempted from it makes one a radical these days.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Amazing because one believes in the first principles of freedom and liberty that makes you "extreme right" these days. Ha! says a lot about how far we have strayed.
    To fight against very bad law that is so unfair and costly to many while others get exempted from it makes one a radical these days.
    Be as radical as you want to me, this is a free country and it won't cost me a nickel.

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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.
    He was just speaking his mind, something pols are no longer allowed to do.

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