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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:20 PM

Ted Cruz Demonstrates Texans Will Elect Anyone, No Matter How Stupid, If He’s A Republican

Being from Texas, I can tell you that nothing embarrasses me more about the state than the way that, at least in statewide elections, the voters will elect anyone with the (R) by their name on the ballot, no matter how much of an imbecile that person is. That is being demonstrated in spades by the election of Ted Cruz to the Senate, a man who cannot open his mouth without causing the most ardent “Texas Forver” folks like myself to wonder if we should start excising “y’all” from our vocabulary. The latest revelation:

Two and a half years ago, Cruz gave a stem-winder of a speech at a Fourth of July weekend political rally in Austin, Texas, in which he accused the Harvard Law School of harboring a dozen Communists on its faculty when he studied there. Cruz attended Harvard Law School from 1992 until 1995. His spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request to discuss the speech.

Cruz made the accusation while speaking to a rapt ballroom audience during a luncheon at a conference called “Defending the American Dream,” sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, a non-profit political organization founded and funded in part by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Cruz greeted the audience jovially, but soon launched an impassioned attack on President Obama, whom he described as “the most radical” President “ever to occupy the Oval Office.” (I was covering the conference and kept the notes.)

He then went on to assert that Obama, who attended Harvard Law School four years ahead of him, “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School.” The reason, said Cruz, was that, “There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”

So, great. Texas elected the new Joe McCarthy, except—and this is a critical point—even more of an idiot than McCarthy. After all, when McCarthy was around, we actually were in conflict with the Soviet Union. McCarthy was battling phantoms, but Cruz is battling phantoms from the past. And he’s from Texas.

More at: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/25/ted-cruz-demonstrates-texans-will-elect-anyone-no-matter-how-stupid-if-hes-a-republican/

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Reply Ted Cruz Demonstrates Texans Will Elect Anyone, No Matter How Stupid, If He’s A Republican (Original post)
Playinghardball Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
Thinkingabout Feb 2013 #2
cloudbase Feb 2013 #3
sharp_stick Feb 2013 #4
Jumpin Jack Fletch Feb 2013 #5
eallen Feb 2013 #6
sadbear Feb 2013 #7
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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:51 PM

1. He belongs on the idiot list

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:06 PM

2. Yes the repubs in Texas votes for the R behind their name and them saying they are against abortion.

It does not matter if they are against AWB, but want to keep the guns going for abortion of lives after birth.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:24 PM

3. It's not just statewide elections.

How else can you explain John Culberson, Gary Elkins, Dan Patrick, Gohmert, Callegari and a long list of others. Hell, even the school boards are populated by idiots.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:29 PM

4. Louis Gohmert proved that several years ago

Texans would elect anything with an R behind the name and I don't think it would even need to be human.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:51 PM

5. Whether it's Tom or Ted,

 

that surname, however spelled, obviously causes insanity.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:40 AM

6. Sigh. Yes.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:49 AM

7. The stupider, the betterer.

Texas is a special kind of place.

(I've lived in Texas my entire life.)

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:49 AM

8. fear not--wisconsin has same type of areas

the republican party in which county i have the misfortune of voting is going after a REPUBLICAN county judge because he is not partisan enough

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 09:52 AM

9. And coming soon to a state capital in Texas:

George P. Bush.

Yay!

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