Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I didn't know much about Ted Cruz before last week....But now I think I know all I want to know...He's an idiot...An embarrassment to even the few serious Republicans left.

He's what my frat brother, Tyrone calls "The Gift that keeps on Giving."  As I write this he is trying to top Stromm Thurmond's record for having the longest fillibuster in American History...He's holding up the Senate floor talking endlessly against what?
"The affordable care act"  I refuse to call it "Obamacare"..that's their and by their..I mean the Tea Party's name for it.

He's handing the Democrats the 2014 mid term elections...His silliness is making even strategists in his own party want to seperate themselves from him.

As I write this his filibuster had become the fourth-longest in Senate history and was still going just after 9 a.m. this morning, as the Texas Republican continued to hold the chamber floor to highlight the GOP’s effort to defund Obamacare.

He took control of the floor at 2:41 Tuesday afternoon and crossed the 18-hour, 23-minute mark at 9:04 Wednesday morning, officially passing Sen. Robert La Follette Sr.’s filibuster in 1908.

Mr. Cruz is trying to rally both Republicans and Democrats to defy their leaders and vote to block action on a stopgap spending bill, arguing that it was the only way to force Democratic leaders, who control the chamber, to relent and allow a more robust debate on whether to fund the health care law.

As difficult as it is to cross one’s party leaders, I say — with perhaps a little familiarity to the consequences — that it’s survivable, and ultimately it’s liberating,” Mr. Cruz said in the early morning hours of his talk-a-thon.
Over night he read excerpts from both Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and from Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham”(Yes you read that right) on the floor, cited approvingly the words of wisdom from actor Ashton Kutcher and hit TV show “Duck Dynasty,” carefully sipped water, and grabbed a quick snack at one point while fellow filibuster leader Sen. Mike Lee asked a 45-minute-long question, giving the Texas Republican a chance to stretch his legs, check messages on his iPhone and confer with his staff.

His filibuster has easily topped that of Sen. Rand Paul, who earlier this year held the floor for nearly 13 hours as he protested President Obama’s drone policy.
As 9 a.m. neared, Mr. Cruz was comparing his fight against the D.C. establishment to the rebel alliance in the “Star Wars” movie series, and even did an impression of Darth Vader, appropriating the villain’s famous line for one of his own colleagues as he intoned: “Mike Lee, I am your father.”
Mr. Lee, a Utah Republican, stayed throughout the night at Mr. Cruz’s side on the Senate floor.

It's this type of silliness that harks back to what I said about the Republican party not being taken seriously enough to govern  and that may make them irrelevant in a few years.


Brooklynn B. said...

Is he still giving his 'marathon' speech on the Senate floor trying to repeal Affordable Care?

Genine said...

That fool is at 15+ hours...SMDH #ourtaxdollarsatwork

Tate 2 said...

That dude is giving us the mid term elections. Keep it coming !

James Perkins said...

He could have spent that time being productive.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

2016 in the bag.

Captain Jack said...


Sean said...

I don't understand why healthcare executives are not loathed like oil company, Wall St., and defense industry leaders. Why do so many Americans blame the current POTUS for the rise in healthcare costs over the past 10+ years. Seems blame should be placed on the for-profit healthcare industry. Maybe, I'm out-of-touch?

Angie B. said...

It was just for show and attention; it was a fake filabuster with NO substance or impact on policy enactments. Obamacare has already been enacted and signed into law. Futhermore it has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court as been Constitutional. Also, the American people upheld during the 2012 re-election of the President. Why are we giving attention to a nonsense and obstructionist action

Anonymous said...

no jobs!no health care! bad economy! violence in major cities at an all time high! no justice! just rhetoric from both the white house and congress!wall street making a killing while we kill one another with negativity,we need to vote with more common sense in 2016,we Americans are allowing our own political system that suppose to govern destroy our nation! Ted Cruz is a Goon....


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