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Tue Oct 22, 2013, 01:43 PM

Chamber President to Ted Cruz: 'Sit Down and Shut Up'

U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue said something Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, could work on was learning how to 'sit down and shut up' after the firebrand conservative led a Republican effort to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law resulting in a 16-day federal government shutdown and near credit default.


"He has his right as a member of the Senate to get out and push the things he supports or resist the things he doesn't support and we're going to try to work with him wherever we can," Donahue said during an event hosted by the Christian Science Monitor.

A reporter said, "people are assuming that the business community would kind of like him to sit down and shut up," Donahue replied, "Well, that might be one thing we could work on."


http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/21/chamber-prez-to-ted-cruz-sit-down-and-shut-up?s_cid=rss:chamber-prez-to-ted-cruz-sit-down-and-shut-up


Ah cannibals eating their own.

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Reply Chamber President to Ted Cruz: 'Sit Down and Shut Up' (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Oct 2013 OP
pscot Oct 2013 #1
reflection Oct 2013 #9
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #17
Marie Marie Oct 2013 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 2013 #2
snooper2 Oct 2013 #3
LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #4
RedCappedBandit Oct 2013 #5
eggplant Oct 2013 #6
greiner3 Oct 2013 #12
Divine Discontent Oct 2013 #29
Tom Ripley Oct 2013 #33
FrodosPet Oct 2013 #34
reflection Oct 2013 #10
passiveporcupine Oct 2013 #25
AmBlue Oct 2013 #36
passiveporcupine Nov 2013 #37
JI7 Oct 2013 #19
libdem4life Oct 2013 #23
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2013 #26
Divine Discontent Oct 2013 #30
libdem4life Oct 2013 #31
Myrina Oct 2013 #7
VanillaRhapsody Oct 2013 #28
quinnox Oct 2013 #8
DinahMoeHum Oct 2013 #13
Elwood P Dowd Oct 2013 #14
DinahMoeHum Oct 2013 #15
Ikonoklast Oct 2013 #18
Populist_Prole Oct 2013 #27
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #16
Yavin4 Oct 2013 #20
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #21
SammyWinstonJack Oct 2013 #32
TheKentuckian Oct 2013 #35
libdem4life Oct 2013 #22
merrily Oct 2013 #24

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 02:14 PM

1. Republican tears sustain me

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Response to pscot (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:25 PM

9. Indeed.

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Response to reflection (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 03:45 PM

17. that is one of the best animations I've seen in awhile. lol.

 

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Response to pscot (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:35 PM

11. Yeah, it's like a big ol' shot of Vitamin B isn't it?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 02:17 PM

2. Well COC, hop to it. nt

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 02:21 PM

3. Besides the story, he really is one goofy looking mofo

 

I mean, really?



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Response to snooper2 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 02:41 PM

4. I like that picture.

It really shows off the inbreeding. He should be pumping gas with a face like that.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 02:47 PM

5. That's obnoxious.

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:18 PM

6. +1.

Really, there is enough red meat to comment on in the R's behaviors. Do we really care what the asshole looks like? And is there something wrong with pumping gas (or any other service job)?

Sigh.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 04:28 PM

12. I'm sure;

 

There are a lot of used car salesmen of the day who thought the same of THEIR profession.

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Response to RedCappedBandit (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:43 AM

29. I am proud of you for calling that out. Thank you.

We all look different from one another, and some of us aren't gorgeous politicians like Paul Ryan or Barack Obama, and just because one of theirs isn't the most attractive creature, doesn't mean we should not only mention their looks but say they should be doing a low-paying job because they're not attractive. It's really uncalled for.

We're collectively much better than the GOPers.



http://www.zazzle.com/shutdown_the_gop_by_voting_in_2014_government-128195183613839642?rf=238107662556833486

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 02:00 PM

33. He should be pumping his sister with a face like that

 

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:14 PM

34. Making fun of appearances is SO utterly lame

Let's face it: for the most part, politics is show business for not-so-aesthetically pleasing people.





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Response to snooper2 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:26 PM

10. In that photo, he looks like the love child

of Pee-Wee Herman and the Church Lady.

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Response to reflection (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:20 AM

25. Pee-wee Herman and O'Reilly

I was wondering yesterday who he reminds me of, physically, and discovered it was Bill O'Reilly...but not enough to say they were twins. Today I saw a picture of him on Chris Hayes show, and it dawned on me, he looks just like a cross between O'Reilly and Pee-Wee Herman.

Now I see I'm not the only one who sees the similarity to Herman. But seriously...look at photos of him and O'Reilly...lots of similarities. Just add the Pee-wee touch and it's perfect.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #25)

Sat Oct 26, 2013, 02:41 AM

36. Welcome to DU, passiveporcupine!

Happy to have you join us!

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Response to AmBlue (Reply #36)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 12:54 AM

37. Thank you AMBlue

I just found out how to find replies to my posts. Did not mean to ignore you lovely welcome.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 05:24 PM

19. and his Voice and style of speaking goes with it, he is almost like a some SNL character

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Response to JI7 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:46 PM

23. It's a nasal whine...kind of like Palin. Ugh.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:27 AM

26. It's an affectation acquired subconsciously when one thinks they are "above everyone else"

 

its the "looking down one's nose" effect.

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:44 AM

30. yep, fake "I'm better than you" tone. blech..

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:44 AM

31. Looking down one's nose...that's it. Remembered people I've known like that and that fits.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. "firebrand conservative", USNews ?

Why make Carnival Cruz sound unique, principled & all "mavericky"?

He's a narcissistic Koch tool, nothing more.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:28 AM

28. because it sells advertisement.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 03:22 PM

8. lol

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 01:51 PM

13. Pass the popcorn, this is fun. . .

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That shake-down artist Donohue and Carnival Cruz deserve each other.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 02:19 PM

14. They are both scumbags.

Donahue is another lying, cheap labor, job exporting, piece of shit, corporate goon.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 02:35 PM

15. Thing is, Donohue has NEVER worked in the private sector. . .

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2010/1007.verini.html

(snip)
Oddly, while Donohue casts himself as the voice of business, he has never worked for a corporation or any kind of for-profit concern—only for trade associations, nonprofits, and the federal government. The son of a production manager at the American Can Company, he was born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island. After high school, he attended St. John’s and Adelphi universities, eventually earning an MBA. Early jobs included a stint as a fund-raiser for the Boy Scouts of America and, later, an aide to legendary disabled-persons rights activist Henry Viscardi, founder of the National Center for Disability Services. In a 1998 interview with Newsday, Viscardi recounted how Donohue made his ambition clear from the start. “I sat him down across the desk from me and asked what job he wanted,” said Viscardi. “He said, ‘I want your job.’ That’s Tom Donohue for you.”
(snip)

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 05:18 PM

18. Donohue has never had to meet a payroll off earnings once in his life.

He has, however, made a living off of Other People's Money his entire life.

And he hates them soshulist unions...the cognitive disconnect is jarring.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:28 AM

27. Damned right

I agree with every word you say. In this case, and enemy of an enemy is NOT our friend. COC is worse than the teabag party.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 03:44 PM

16. I wish he would literally say it to Ted's face. Just blast him for being suck a dick

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 05:25 PM

20. Sorry Dr Frankenstein, your monster Is loose on the Countryside

And the idiot villagers are following him.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:19 PM

21. Hahahaha,

good one!

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:37 AM

32. ...

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 11:57 PM

35. Fucking A

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 10:44 PM

22. Please proceed, Mr. Donahue! Here's a soap box for you and a microphone. Go for it. The Big Money

 

folks are backing off, too. Best we just stand back and let them at it. This RWNJ is embarrassing the Moderates. Let 'em.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 12:10 AM

24. I guess the Koch brothers do not totally own the Chamber President.

That's a little promising.

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