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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:02 PM

"I Do Not Like This Ted Cruz Twit".. Tweets: Green Eggs and Hams Push Back on Cruz!

Pat Fuller @bannerite

RT @kimfeldpausch: I do not like this Ted Cruz twit.....#UniteBlue #LibCrib pic.twitter.com/ohCWhB72vZ #p22:29 PM - 24 Sep 2013


Philip Gourevitch @PGourevitch

I do not like this Mr. Cruz
I do not like him on the news
I think he is a total snooze
I much prefer Obamacare
I hope to see it everywhere2
:20 PM - 24 Sep 2013

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http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/24/president-obama-and-bill-clinton-talk-health-care-reform/

Political Line @PoliticaILine

Green Eggs and Ham is a story about someone opposing something based on ignorance... and they love it after they experience it #irony2:14 PM - 24 Sep 2013

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Good ol BOG!

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Reply "I Do Not Like This Ted Cruz Twit".. Tweets: Green Eggs and Hams Push Back on Cruz! (Original post)
Cha Sep 2013 OP
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #1
Cha Sep 2013 #4
Scurrilous Sep 2013 #2
Cha Sep 2013 #6
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #3
Cha Sep 2013 #7
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #10
Cha Sep 2013 #11
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #21
Bolo Boffin Sep 2013 #5
Cha Sep 2013 #8
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #22
Cha Sep 2013 #9
The Magistrate Sep 2013 #12
Cha Sep 2013 #13
The Magistrate Sep 2013 #14
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #15
marble falls Sep 2013 #16
Cha Sep 2013 #17
Iliyah Sep 2013 #18
bearssoapbox Sep 2013 #19
Cha Sep 2013 #20
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #23
HotTinCat Sep 2013 #24

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:17 PM

1. "try it!! try it!! and you'll see!!"

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM

4. ..

Hey!

Meanwhile..

KSK(africa) @lawalazu

As Ted Cruz on the Senate Floor plays childish games to entertain fan club, PBO and BC gives lesson in #Obamacare. http://www.politicususa.com/2013/09/24/bill-clinton-barack-obama-blow-ted-cruzs-faux-filibuster-water.html …3:12 PM - 24 Sep 2013

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GOOD ol TOD~ http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/24/president-obama-and-bill-clinton-talk-health-care-reform/

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:19 PM

2. Thanks Cha!

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Response to Scurrilous (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM

6. Thank you, Scurrilous!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

3. What Ted Cruz Doesn't Understand About Green Eggs and Ham

As part of his fake filibuster today, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) read aloud the text of Dr. Seuss's book Green Eggs and Ham. It's a strange choice of author for a conservative senator. Admittedly, Green Eggs and Ham lacks the overt left-wing politics of a Butter Battle Book or The Lorax but this is still a progressive book. In broad strokes, it's a book advocating openness to experience—one of the key moral dimensions on which liberals and conservatives differ.

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What she was expressing was the idea that while the health reform bill may not have been popular, the health reform law would prove popular in practice once it was in effect. People would like their subsidies and their regulatory protections, and wouldn't want to see them repealed. She was making, specificaly, a kind of Green Eggs and Ham argument. The narrator keeps insisting that he hates green eggs and ham, but he's never had green eggs and ham. When he finally tries them—he likes them!
The Democrats' bet on the Affordable Care Act is that it's like green eggs and ham—they're convinced the public will like it when they try it.


Conservatives like Cruz claim that this is wrong. That Americans will taste the green eggs and ham and they're going to hate it. But their actions speak otherwise. They're desperate to repeal the law before it's implemented. And in terms of the 2012 elections, that was fair enough. But they lost in 2012. Now instead of acting like they're confident that the voter backlash to the green eggs and ham will power them to victories in 2014 and 2016, they're engaging in flailing desperate tactics to make sure nobody tries the green eggs and ham. Because deep down they fear that Dr. Seuss was right.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/09/24/ted_cruz_and_green_eggs_and_ham_texas_senator_didn_t_understand_a_very_liberal.html

Thanks Cha, for pointing us to Teddie Cruz.....front runner in 2016....

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:45 PM

7. Thank you for that, she!! Excellent analysis of the burning question..

what prosessed Ted Cruz to read that particular book while trying out his fake filibuster on Obamacare!?! Too much love of his own voice and absolutely no knowledge of the material he chose!!?

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At that point, Cruz recited the entirety of Seuss’ story, though as PolicyMic noted, it can be argued that he unintentionally made a case for supporting the new law, since the unnamed protagonist eventually comes around to enjoying the titular food, and Cruz has been denounced — even by fellow Republicans — for calling for a government shutdown to avoid implementing the law.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/24/ted-cruz-reads-green-eggs-and-ham-during-obamacare-filibuster/

He needs new material..

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:09 PM

10. He needs a brain~

Maybe he can afford one under Obamacare~





Cha~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:35 PM

11. Poor thing.. it looks like all the education in the world

isn't helping Ted Cruz from making a national idiot out of himself on Obamacare.. the very thing he wants to destroy but ends up promoting. Irony Indeed!

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Green Eggs and Ham is about hating something, trying it, and finding out you like it.

Thanks @TedCruz for selling #ObamaCare to Americans
.3:19 PM - 24 Sep 2013

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She~BOG

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 12:20 PM

21. I hope they run Cruz and Palin together. That would be a lot of fun to watch.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM

5. Oh, gah. I thought when I heard this that he read some parody of the book.

He actually read Green Eggs and Ham?

That's utterly mad. It completely undercuts his argument and paints ACA resisters as childish. Maybe he is a Democratic plant.

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Response to Bolo Boffin (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:48 PM

8. Is does beg the question why Ted Cruz chose

Green Eggs and Ham for his fake filibuster, Bolo. Perhaps too much love of his own voice and not enough knowledge of what his material was about?

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 12:25 PM

22. Kinda reminds me of how the bible thumpers revere and quote (sections of) CS Lewis.

If they read anything like his entire body of work and realized he married an outspoken, self-declared communist, they'd scream and faint. Lewis himself was an ardent socialist. But they can read something like The Screwtape Letters and mistake it for a blast at liberals. Immense talent for self deception.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:57 PM

9. "Thanks @TedCruz for selling #ObamaCare to Americans"

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Green Eggs and Ham is about hating something, trying it, and finding out you like it.

Thanks @TedCruz for selling #ObamaCare to Americans.3:19 PM - 24 Sep 2013

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:54 PM

12. Those Are Well Done, Sir

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

13. Thank you, Sir! But, I'm a

madame~

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:04 AM

14. I Shall Try To Remember, Ma'am

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:04 AM

15. excellent

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:35 AM

16. Hey Cha!

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Response to marble falls (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 12:41 AM

17. Hey marble falls..

how ya doin?

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 01:08 AM

18. WHAT, I thought Rep. Lee spoke after Cruz spoke for less than an hour

which is not a filibuster. So Reid is allowing Cruz to talk nonsense anyways, ugh.

And on RS that have posters coming on stating, wait for it. . .

"He speaking up for our FREEDOMS". Healthcare is now considered a program that takes your freedoms away, Oh please GOD what the eff are these people sniffing.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 01:50 AM

19. This seems to apply now as much as it did then.

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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #19)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 02:01 AM

20. Substitute these Teabaggers for " this Country" and

it's on, bearssoapbox!

Dr Suess

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Response to bearssoapbox (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 12:27 PM

23. Thanks, I LOVE good cartoons, especially in the political/religious vein.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 06:45 AM

24. Seeing the absurdity of Ted Cruz

Poking around the Net, I've seen a lot of angry comments suggesting that Ted Cruz is a nut case, is guilty of treason, etc. This parody of Green Eggs and Ham suggests that he's both absurd and sanctimonious:
http://hottincat.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/cruz-i-am-green-eggs-parody/

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