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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:04 PM

I never thought I would say these words. Not ever did I think it. Never.

I miss Kay Bailey Hutchinson.



Kay Bailey was a simple woman.

Ted Cruz is a bombastic tea soaked moron who also happens to be truly mean spirited.

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Reply I never thought I would say these words. Not ever did I think it. Never. (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Feb 2013 OP
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #1
KatyMan Feb 2013 #22
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #27
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #2
Kennah Feb 2013 #7
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
jsr Feb 2013 #4
Skittles Feb 2013 #5
colsohlibgal Feb 2013 #6
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #19
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #24
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #28
MrModerate Feb 2013 #8
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #15
MrModerate Feb 2013 #17
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #20
Politicub Feb 2013 #9
tex-wyo-dem Feb 2013 #10
Cha Feb 2013 #11
LeftInTX Feb 2013 #12
ashling Feb 2013 #13
Horse with no Name Feb 2013 #14
OnlinePoker Feb 2013 #16
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2013 #18
mountain grammy Feb 2013 #21
Paladin Feb 2013 #23
Initech Feb 2013 #25
Demoiselle Feb 2013 #26
alarimer Feb 2013 #29
musette_sf Feb 2013 #30

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:07 PM

1. I saw many Ted Cruz ads during my time in Texas last year..

in them he promised to take on Obama, who wants to put an end to drilling for oil and gas. Say what?? Texans sucked it up.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:49 PM

22. *Republican* Texans sucked it up

Not all Texans. Right on the cusp of turning blue, Dems need to focus on this state. What a coup it would be!

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:54 PM

27. Yes, what a coup indeed. I hope it happens in my lifetime.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

2. Some R's can be pragmatic, but you will be hard pressed to find them anymore

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:52 PM

7. I see one! I see one! Too late. They got him.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:12 PM

3. The coming blueification of Texas can't come soon enough. nt

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:17 PM

4. Cruz is as worthless as they come

Literally worthless, as in do-nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:50 PM

5. I wouldn't say I miss Kay

but certainly Mr. Cruz is as rabid a teabagger as they come

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:51 PM

6. Cruz and His Like Are Nut Jobs

What is it with Texas? The heat?

I just watched a "Frontline" show, "The Revisionists", focusing on a couple of delusional religious nuts recently trying to get Texas school textbooks changed - and they got some of what they wanted. I assume Cruz is down with that, the idea that "The Flintstones" was real, that the earth is only 6000 years old or so. There is indisputable scientific proof that's far from true but they poo poo that.

These types would have fit in well during the Dark Ages because that's where they really are.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:06 AM

19. My in-laws live smack in the middle of the Permian Basin, one of America's richest oil fields.

The first discovery and boom was in the 20's and they haven't run out yet. The first big bust was the Great Depression, and that part of Texas suffered as much or more than anyone. FDR and WWII saved them. My husband grew up there during the prosperous 50's and 60's. He moved to Colorado the day after he graduated HS and never looked back.
Funny how the biggest bust since the 30's started under St. Reagan, importing all that "cheap OPEC oil" but then there were still plenty of "liberals" to blame. The basin is currently booming, but, even though that's happened under Obama, he is trying to shut them down, according to Ted Cruz and my in laws. They all prosper from the remains of millions of dinos from millions of years ago, but they don't believe in any of it. It's merely a "gift from God" put there by our beloved Savior, 2000 years ago. Dark Ages, indeed.
I honestly started to think there's something in the air and water affecting these people, but then there's our 85 year old Aunt in El Paso, as liberal as they come, so intelligence and reality do exist in Texas, but right now, the crazies have the floor.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:23 PM

24. Reagan was a horror to the Texas economy

Didn't he make a big deal about the little girl in the well?
And everyone ate it up.





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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:03 PM

28. I know, I moved from Houston to Denver in 1984. After two years of Reagan,

Texas already wasn't doing so well. I first met my husband's family in 1986. The economy of the Permian Basin region was in the toilet and stayed there for a long time. It's booming now, thanks to that Muslim Communist facist Obama.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:55 PM

8. Look on the bright side . . .

It's nuts like Cruz who are killing the Republican Party, which clearly needs to happen.

Myself, I'd rather that sensible Republicans (there must be some left) ejected these berserkers from their midst, but I don't see that happening. So a Whig-like crash is the best we can hope for, with some sane center-right party arising from the ashes.

It's going to be a bumpy ride.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:46 AM

15. The death of the Republican Party will be a disaster.

I dont believe anyone wants a one party system. Sure it looks good but we need the balance of a two party system. As the Republcan Party dies, the Republicans come to our party bringing their ideology with them.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:59 AM

17. A two-party system (or three or four) . . .

Is essential for the country to prosper. And I can't pretend that I have a plausible scenario worked out for how the GOP crashes and how the Grand New Party emerges.

Perhaps, as the 'Licans fragment, so will the Center-Left, eventually ending up with Radical Right (tiny), Sane R-O'-Center (medium), Sane L-O'-Center (medium), Progressive (smallish), and (just to stir things up) Greens (tiny).

Libertarians might make some noise but would be irrelevant, as would the 'Far Left' (basically three PolySci grads from Columbia in a basement in Toledo).

The virtue here is, rather than having to provide a program that covers every aspect of a nation's governmental needs, there's room for single- or handful-issue voters (Greens, mostly) whose elected representatives could pursue those goals without having to pretend to fix everything.

Also, the multiple parties who are always going to be short of an absolute majority would have to form coalitions to govern at all, which would have the effect of grinding down the sharp corners of extremism (almost entirely on the right, these days) that is crippling the system today.

Just a thought.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:56 AM

20. The progressives only hope is to drive the conservatives back out of the Democratic Party.

Starting a new progressive party will not succeed. This will be tough because at the national level the Democratic Party appears to be under the control of the conservatives. We must fight within the party but we can get help from outside the party in the form of progressive organizations like moveon, PCCC, PDA, etc. They did a lot to get Sen Warren, Rep Grayson, and other progressive elected.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:59 PM

9. The likes of Ted Cruz befouls the senate

Don't they just keep getting worse and worse?


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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:06 AM

10. Yep, gonna miss old Kay Bailey (a little)...

Although I disagreed with her positions close to 100% of the time, she at least seemed somewhat reasonable and willing to compromise from time to time (kind of old school GOP).

Cruz, on the other hand, is a psychopathic nutcase moron who makes a mockery of his position as senator.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:08 AM

11. Don't miss Kay B H but we all know Ted Cruz wants

to make a name for himself as an ugly American.. and, he's got the oozing hate to do it.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:13 AM

12. Kay Bailey couldn't take out Perry

That is how bad it has gotten here in the last few years. If she would have run against him in 2006 instead of 2010 she would have probably won.

She was painted as a RINO and Washington insider by Perry and she lost.

She ran against Perry in 2010, promising term limits for Texas governors.

(Edited to correct grammar)

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:16 AM

13. Ted Crudz

because you just can't be looney enough

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:10 AM

16. Why would you choose a quote that is something we should agree on?

Why not a quote that shows his tea-soaked, bombastic, moronic nature?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:22 AM

18. Cruz ran on the promise to be an obnoxious, teabagging asshole.

After being sworn in, sure enough, he's been an obnoxious, teabagging asshole. Seems he's doing just what the people who voted for him wanted him to do.

Problem is, he's not just playing to his ignorant base anymore. Now he's also got to get along with the big boys in his exclusive club. I heard someone on one of the talking head shows say, "He can play to the cheap seats now -- but wait until he wants something."

From what little I know about Senate protocol, the more senior members of the club have their little ways of marginalizing other members who don't play nice with them and kiss their pampered asses at every opportunity. I have a feeling that L'il Ted is going to suffer some serious slapdowns soon enough if he doesn't put on some Chapstick and start kissing where it'll do some good.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:46 PM

21. So when Hagel is Sec of Defense, think he might close a Texas base or two?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:09 PM

23. Cruz Makes Kay Bailey Look Like Jane Fonda By Comparison.


The upside is that Cruz has attained Loose Cannon/Bad Joke status in record time.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:30 PM

25. I've said it before and I will say it again:

If the Tea Party had been around during the revolutionary war, we'd still be under British rule. Really, if they had been around during the French Revolution, they'd think what the elite were doing back then was just fine and dandy.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:47 PM

26. I'm old enough to remember Joe McCarthy...

(Well, I remember my parents going ballistic over him....) and this guy looks and sounds like him.
Mean bastard.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:27 PM

29. She was fairly decent for a Repug

Or at least not so batshit.

Some of her positions were at least somewhat to the left of what is now the mainstream of the Republican Party and she wasn't nearly as corrupt as Gramm.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:01 PM

30. unfortunately

i know that's right

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