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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:59 PM

Ted Cruz: I’m being silenced!

Oh the poor little baby.

The Tea Party bully plays the victim after critics compare his unsourced attacks on Chuck Hagel to McCarthyism

Tough-talking freshman Sen. Ted Cruz is attacking critics with a bold tactic: whining. The man who told the world, without evidence, that defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel might have taken money from Hamas or North Korea now complains his critics are trying to “silence” him – but it won’t work.

“Washington has a long tradition of trying to hurl insults to silence those who they don’t like what they’re saying,” said Cruz.

Cruz made his comments at a visit to a Texas gun maker that manufactures assault weapons for the civilian market. “He’s our type of guy,” kvelled the firm’s marketing manager. Indeed.

It’s true that critics from Chris Matthews to Sen. Barbara Boxer have heard more than an echo of Joe McCarthy in Cruz’s evidence-free attacks on Hagel. In the New York Times Saturday, Boxer compared Cruz’s dark insinuations against Hagel to the Wisconsin senator’s unsourced tirades against alleged Communists in the 1950s.

“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and of course, nothing was in the pocket,” Boxer said. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”

Of course, Tea Party darling Allen West copied McCarthy far more directly in 2011, when he charged that “78 to 81″ Democrats in Congress were members of the Communist Party. (McCarthy used to make up numbers, too, most famously having a list of 205 Communists in the State Department.) But West was roundly denounced, and he lost his Florida seat in 2012. Cruz is somewhat more dangerous.


http://www.salon.com/2013/02/20/ted_cruz_i%e2%80%99m_being_silenced/

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2013 OP
Ilsa Feb 2013 #1
narnian60 Feb 2013 #19
emulatorloo Feb 2013 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #21
Scuba Feb 2013 #2
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
msongs Feb 2013 #4
okwmember Feb 2013 #5
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #6
EastKYLiberal Feb 2013 #7
valerief Feb 2013 #8
no_hypocrisy Feb 2013 #9
demwing Feb 2013 #10
meow2u3 Feb 2013 #11
Arcanetrance Feb 2013 #12
SCVDem Feb 2013 #13
Still Sensible Feb 2013 #14
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #15
longship Feb 2013 #16
Kelvin Mace Feb 2013 #17
Cracklin Charlie Feb 2013 #18
jsr Feb 2013 #22

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:03 PM

1. It's a shame voters have to wait six years to deep-six Cruz. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:22 PM

19. Please, don't remind me!!

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 03:47 PM

20. It is a shame Texas voters elected him in the first place.

Thought it would be hard for them to find somebody dumber/viler/crazier than Cornyn.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:25 PM

21. And Sadler, the Dem, is such a great guy too !

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:05 PM

2. Keep talking Ted. Keep talking.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:06 PM

3. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:07 PM

4. ultra-rightie propagandist had a column on this very subject yesterday, labeling "liberals" as

conducting a mccarthy-like campaign against poor Mr. Cruz. Only thing is, there are no congressional hearings against Cruz, no blacklisting of people who agree with Cruz, no employment blacklisting or financial destruction against Cruz supporters,
no public witch hunts against Cruz or his supporters.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:07 PM

5. I don't want to silence you Ted.

I want your special brand of crazy to flow.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:09 PM

6. He picked up the "Friends of Hamas" smear and ran with it, to force Hagel to release more documents

to prove that he didn't accept money from a group that didn't exist. And cause a convenient delay for the search for more mud. So Ted Cruz isn't sorry, neither are the GOP's puppet masters. They'll never apologize for their smears.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:10 PM

7. What did he think would happen violating the traditions of the Senate?

 

Take your seat like the best of them have and wait your turn.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:10 PM

8. He should be comatosed. nt

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:12 PM

9. Not enough . . . . .

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:14 PM

10. If Only

then we wouldn't have to hear you screaming about being "silenced"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:15 PM

11. Call the whambulance!

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Poor Teddy's being Cruzified by the traditions and protocol of the Senate.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:16 PM

12. Really than someone's really not doing their job cause we can still here you

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:21 PM

13. Some people say

That Cruz is a ( )!

Prove he isn't!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:31 PM

14. I believe the term douchebag was probably

created just for him.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:36 PM

15. Ted needs to go home to his mama, they are trying to help him not sound stupid

Do your constituents a favor and become schooled on doing your job

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

16. Evidence to the contrary not withstanding.

He seems to have plenty of opportunity to speak out. This latest whine fest is sufficient evidence of that.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:40 PM

17. If only that were true!

I wouldn't have to go out of my way to avoid the spew of BS you keep painting the walls with.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:48 PM

18. Ted Cruz

Proud graduate of the Palin School of Politics.

Idiot.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:32 PM

22. There is nothing but vile sputum in him

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