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    Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Congress continued its steady march toward a government shutdown Tuesday with another round of posturing but little action to keep the government running past next Monday.

    Both the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate seemed poised to speed up a vote on a spending bill from House Republicans that would have funded the government through Dec. 15 but stripped out funding for the Affordable Care Act. Many Senate Repbulicans were prepared to vote for the measure, which they favored, and Democrats were ready to get their hands on the bill so they could amend it and restore funding for the law.

    But that possibility ground to a halt as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took to the Senate floor to deliver a lengthy speech (that technically is not a filibuster, because of the Senate's procedural rules). He began talking at 2:41 p.m. ET, announcing that "I intend to speak against Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand."
    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.

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

    Perhaps, under Obamacare, he will be able to get the treatment he needs for the inability to stand for long periods of time.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Hes just making an ass out of him. I tried to watch him then i just said "ehhh **** it" when he went on talking about his dad and learning to speak English.


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

    Actually, I thought Cruz was finished, but he's not. Looks like he gets a bathroom break each hour.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Actually, I thought Cruz was finished, but he's not. Looks like he gets a bathroom break each hour.
    They should be forced to pee their pants or give up the podium. That's the American way!!

    Eh, he's a self-absorbed, ambitious jerk with delusions of future grandeur... which is what his grandstanding now is all about in the first place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    They should be forced to pee their pants or give up the podium. That's the American way!!

    Eh, he's a self-absorbed, ambitious jerk with delusions of future grandeur... which is what his grandstanding now is all about in the first place.
    I feel bad that this idiot is from my state how he got elected is beyond me. I appologies for the state of Texas maybe they should be kicked out of America. First Gov Perry running for President and now this teabag loooney!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    I feel bad that this idiot is from my state how he got elected is beyond me. I appologies for the state of Texas maybe they should be kicked out of America. First Gov Perry running for President and now this teabag loooney!
    You my want to be careful before referring to others as idiots...
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Cruz is a delusional fool who is pandering so unattractively to the wacko fringe in hope that they will make him their nominee in 2016. Sorry Cruz...it is never going to happen.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Reid doesn't want to follow the rules of the Senate again and it's Cruz's fault? LOL.
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