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Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:28 PM

The LA Times has Picked up the Cruz Facebook Obamacare Poll. LOL!

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-ted-cruz-20140331,0,6549069.story#axzz2xZtDx2Mb

The Olympiad of officials and institutions reaching out to the public via social media and not hearing what they expected has a new champion: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Back on March 24, Cruz posted an informal survey on his verified senatorial Facebook page. It read: "Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!"
It's probably fair to say that he didn't expect the tsunami of "YES" votes that have shown up on the page among the 47,000 that Facebook says have been posted.


And...

And now Cruz. The tea party favorite surely expected his faithful followers to fill his feed with complaints about the Affordable Care Act as the thin end of the wedge of socialism hammered into the American system, as a Titanic about to hit an iceberg, as a massive ripoff and boondoggle. What he learned instead is that any time you venture into the social-media multiverse, what you see may surprise you.
The question is whether Cruz will take his "friends'" responses to heart. Here's our informal quick poll:
"Will Ted Cruz change his mind about Obamacare based on what he's heard from followers? Comment with YES or NO!"





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Reply The LA Times has Picked up the Cruz Facebook Obamacare Poll. LOL! (Original post)
berni_mccoy Mar 2014 OP
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ProSense Mar 2014 #1
Scuba Mar 2014 #2
dcmfox Mar 2014 #24
Enthusiast Apr 2014 #37
William769 Mar 2014 #3
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2014 #4
joeybee12 Mar 2014 #5
Cha Apr 2014 #31
joeybee12 Apr 2014 #45
tblue37 Apr 2014 #43
joeybee12 Apr 2014 #44
Spazito Mar 2014 #6
BlueJac Mar 2014 #7
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #8
Jack Rabbit Mar 2014 #9
CatWoman Mar 2014 #11
Cha Apr 2014 #32
trublu992 Mar 2014 #10
Thinkingabout Mar 2014 #12
NastyRiffraff Mar 2014 #13
NBachers Mar 2014 #29
Cha Apr 2014 #33
freshwest Apr 2014 #53
marble falls Mar 2014 #14
BumRushDaShow Mar 2014 #15
efhmc Mar 2014 #17
Cha Mar 2014 #27
freshwest Apr 2014 #54
efhmc Mar 2014 #16
zentrum Mar 2014 #18
Earth Bound Misfit Apr 2014 #34
freshwest Apr 2014 #55
Earth Bound Misfit Apr 2014 #58
Vietnameravet Mar 2014 #19
Earth Bound Misfit Mar 2014 #20
Earth Bound Misfit Mar 2014 #21
adirondacker Mar 2014 #22
dcmfox Mar 2014 #23
npk Mar 2014 #25
Cha Mar 2014 #26
VanillaRhapsody Mar 2014 #28
Earth Bound Misfit Apr 2014 #35
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Hekate Apr 2014 #36
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stonecutter357 Apr 2014 #39
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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:33 PM

1. .



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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:39 PM

2. Looks like Ted believed his own bullshit. Dumbass.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 05:21 AM

37. Believing your own bullshit is a requirement to qualify as a Dumbass.

I'm just pointing this out.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:40 PM

3. Kick & recommended.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:41 PM

4. LMAO!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:44 PM

5. Aw, give Teddy a break, social media is new, and his head is

 

back in the time of Pope Urban I.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:37 AM

31. Lol!

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Response to Cha (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:21 AM

45. Urban I started the crusades, hundreds of thousands died needlessly, and the

 

effects of that are still felt today...BUT...he's got nothing on how bad Teddy is!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:16 AM

43. I could say something far more accurate about where his head is,

but I try not to be crude in my public comments.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM

44. Well, it's been there for such a long time...it'd be news if Teddy

 

moved it FROM there for even a minute!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:48 PM

6. LOL, love it!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:51 PM

7. He will not change........

his Kool-Aid is yummy!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:52 PM

8. ...

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 04:53 PM

9. I'm waiting for the Cruzer to spin this in his favor

That 'll be good.

This is a hopeful sign for November. The Republicans can't fix the election without our knowing about it.

Now we need to make sure we call get out and vote.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 05:06 PM

11. Rev Al talking about it now

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:40 AM

32. Yeah, I'm waiting for the little sociopath to do it too.. his reply for shutting down the Gov..?

And, wasting $24 Billion.. "Obama did it" but, this is no doubt a little trickier.. Rofl

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 05:06 PM

10. This to to to Funny!!!

Has Ted had any response yet? Did he inform his donor in Conservative Hollywood of his poll results. HAHA

He better give McConnell a heads up before his starts bashing healthcare in Kentucky!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 05:21 PM

12. Perhaps Cruz thought Facebook was like his RW townhall meetings and everyone would be cheering

For him. Wrong, he ask and they supplied feedback. If he brags about the large response he received it will surprise me. I'm thinking we could fly him from a flag pole until he takes control of his emotions.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 05:35 PM

13. I love the other experiences

From the same LA Times article:

Cruz's experience with social media outreach is reminiscent of a couple of other high-profile efforts that didn't turn out the way their sponsors expected. In October, Fix the Debt, the plutocrat-backed front group for deficit-cutters, staged a question-and-answer session on Twitter, evidently hoping to instill the younger generation with its message that Social Security and Medicare were a plot by seniors to land the millennial generation in the poorhouse.

Didn't play out that way. The group's Twitter feed was inundated with impertinent queries ("What's more popular at your board meetings, the blood of workers or tears of homeless seniors? Asking for a friend."

JPMorgan Chase plainly failed to learn from Fix the Debt's experience when it scheduled a Twitter Q&A with one of its investment banking chiefs a month later. As sample questions rolled in during the run-up to the chat ("Did you always want to be part of a vast, corrupt criminal enterprise or did you 'break bad'?", the bank hastily canceled the event.


http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-ted-cruz-20140331,0,6549069.story#ixzz2xaApOl2I

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:37 PM

29. You've got me sitting here laughing out loud- Thanks for that!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:59 AM

33. "("What's more popular at your board meetings, the blood of workers or tears of homeless seniors?..

Asking for a friend.""

Brawawaaaa.. thanks NRiffraff! Priceless!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:42 PM

53. Those are great, too!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 05:57 PM

14. No!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:11 PM

15. Ed & Al both showed the poll responses on their shows

Last check on Crudz's Facebook, they were up to over 48,000 posts and rising.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:20 PM

17. Really not a facebook fan or user but responded to this one.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:13 PM

27. Fun Facts.. Mahalo BumRushDaShow!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:47 PM

54. That's great news! Will Carnival Cruz Lies prove to be an Obama operation or is he just that crazy?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:19 PM

16. Had fun answering that one and liking as many comments as I had time for.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 06:39 PM

18. It really scares me....

...to see evidence that they believe their own guano. I thought at Cruz's level it was all a calculated act. But it seems fanaticism has made them stupid.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:52 AM

34. ...Had to google "guano"

I must say it's an accurate description.

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Response to Earth Bound Misfit (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:50 PM

55. Here's the visual aid to remember it:



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Response to freshwest (Reply #55)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 08:14 AM

58. TY, keeper n/t

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 07:05 PM

19. Its so overwhelming YES he will conclude....

 

Obama had the NSA hack into his facebook page! You know, the same ones that hid his lies about Benghazi..

Great news and only a truly demented delusional crackpot would deny what we see,,.but that does not rule out Cruz!!

Did anyone see the Fox News story on this? I must have missed it!!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 07:59 PM

21. Enthusiastic K n F'n R!!! n/t

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 08:12 PM

22. Cruzin for a bruzin! nt

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:11 PM

25. Cruz has been listening to people like Rush Limbaugh for too long

Too bad for Cruz he is supposed to be smarter than that, but of course he isn't.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:12 PM

26. Awesomely Awesome, bernie! Thank you!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 11:17 PM

28. Danger Danger Danger Mr Cruz.....the Republican Bubble is under attack!

 

hordes of dirty hippies with healthcare are attacking the membrane and threatening penetration!!!!!!

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Response to VanillaRhapsody (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:53 AM

35. *ROFLSNICKER* n/t

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 12:27 AM

30. Heh-heh!!!

More polls, please!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 04:32 AM

36. Read the whole article. It's hilarious.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 07:59 AM

38. K&R

nt




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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 08:07 AM

39. K&R

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 08:21 AM

40. Too funny! Hard to believe Cruz is real!! Too bad he is!!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 08:25 AM

41. K to the R.

Surely, there are more journalists out there who find this amusing?

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 10:07 AM

42. Eating crow is unfair to crows but this is way too fucking funny.

 

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 11:19 AM

46. I hope that every DUer posted a response!

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Response to emsimon33 (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:16 PM

52. I did! nt

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 11:24 AM

47. That moment when

Your insulated echo chamber meets reality.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 11:25 AM

48. Best Part: They BUST old rubber-face for getting his health insurance through GOLDMAN SACHS, where

his wife is an executive.

Cruz's teabagger street cred on raving against 'Wall Street elites' has just dropped to zero.

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:18 PM

49. As an attorney.....

He should know not to ask a question he does not have the answer to. It is unwise in court and deadly in the court of puplic opinion. Let's hope he was set back on his heels by virtue of the sheer volume of responses not in favor of him or his game. I doubt it but I can hope...

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 01:27 PM

50. So funny

 

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:00 PM

51. Ted says his farts don't stink -- don't trust your nose

n/t

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 03:50 PM

56. WOOT!!!

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Response to berni_mccoy (Original post)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 04:06 PM

57. So why are you advertising for Cruz?

 

He's a lying dirtbag and everyone knows it, so I'm sure he appreciates all the attention and free press people like you are giving him.

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