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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:09 PM

Cruz vows to speak till he can't against Obamacare

Source: AP

Freshman Sen. Ted Cruz says he will speak until he's no longer able to stand in opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law.

Standing on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, Cruz began a lengthy speech urging his colleagues to oppose moving ahead on a bill he supports. The measure would prevent a government shutdown and defund Obamacare.

Cruz's quixotic approach is designed to prevent Majority Leader Harry Reid from stripping the health care provision from the bill. But Cruz faces opposition from his Republican leaders, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn, as well as other Republican senators.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/senate-may-shorten-stopgap-spending-bill

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Reply Cruz vows to speak till he can't against Obamacare (Original post)
alp227 Sep 2013 OP
Drale Sep 2013 #1
Liberalynn Sep 2013 #24
kardonb Sep 2013 #25
freshwest Sep 2013 #37
nolabear Sep 2013 #2
SunSeeker Sep 2013 #4
Brigid Sep 2013 #17
PoliticAverse Sep 2013 #5
nolabear Sep 2013 #6
reflection Sep 2013 #3
Berlum Sep 2013 #10
reflection Sep 2013 #11
bullwinkle428 Sep 2013 #7
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #22
factsarenotfair Sep 2013 #8
northoftheborder Sep 2013 #9
PoliticAverse Sep 2013 #13
Sophiegirl Sep 2013 #12
JoePhilly Sep 2013 #14
Sophiegirl Sep 2013 #15
JoePhilly Sep 2013 #16
Sophiegirl Sep 2013 #18
freshwest Sep 2013 #38
lonestarnot Sep 2013 #19
Tx4obama Sep 2013 #20
polichick Sep 2013 #21
WCGreen Sep 2013 #27
polichick Sep 2013 #31
arely staircase Sep 2013 #23
DCBob Sep 2013 #26
HockeyMom Sep 2013 #28
Kelvin Mace Sep 2013 #29
llmart Sep 2013 #30
giftedgirl77 Sep 2013 #32
freshwest Sep 2013 #39
Scalded Nun Sep 2013 #33
ELI BOY 1950 Sep 2013 #34
Rebellious Republican Sep 2013 #35
davidpdx Sep 2013 #36
freshwest Sep 2013 #40
Nanjing to Seoul Sep 2013 #41

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. Maybe he'll lose his voice permanently and

we will never have to listen to his bullshit again?

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:01 PM

24. +1

 

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:06 PM

25. Cruze

 

let him yap for as long as he can stand ; BUT , no potty breaks , no food or drink , no sitting down ! We'll see how long this clown will last .

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:54 PM

37. Ah-men.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:11 PM

2. Apparently he was done in less than an hour. Will he shut up now?

No, I didn't think so.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:15 PM

4. Yup, Wendy's ARE bigger than his.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:56 PM

17. You mean her red sneakers, right?

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Response to nolabear (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:16 PM

5. He still 'has the floor'. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:19 PM

6. Yeah, I see that now. It's the old "feed him some fodder" rule. Vitter. Ick.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:13 PM

3. Now Diaper Vitter is speaking.

This is a freakshow. What a bunch of pompous degenerates.

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Response to reflection (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:21 PM

10. Shitty Vitty (R) is unloading

poor, poor America.

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Response to Berlum (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:24 PM

11. "Shitty Vitty"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:19 PM

7. "They're coming to take me away, ha-ha, they're coming to take me away!"

"HA-HA, HEE-HEE, HO-HO, TO THE FUNNY FARM!"

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:10 PM

22. if Vitter is speaking

and Napoleon isn't then it's not a real fillibuster if I understand that right. o_O sorry Cruz your no Davis. Be a man and pee in your pants

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:20 PM

8. These people are injecting a huge dose of poison into our body politic.

I'm guessing the evening news will have quite a few excerpts WITHOUT POINTING OUT THE LIES in tonight's shows.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:21 PM

9. looks like the clowns have completely taken over the Senate procedures

One of the pundits this afternoon said he couldn't filibuster because Reid had already scheduled the procedural votes on the House bill. Huh? They're doing it anyway. Who cares about rules?

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:42 PM

13. The vote is scheduled for around noon tomorrow so the filibuster can continue until then at least.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:39 PM

12. I bet those unscrupulous fact-checkers...

he just blasted as having political leanings that have nothing to do with the truth are going to have field day with this.

I'm listening, but man it's really hard. Although there is an entertaining aspect to it. Just don't think I will be able to stomach much more.

Sure would like to know who makes up his statistics.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:47 PM

14. ObamaCare has killed the burger flipping industry!!!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:53 PM

15. "Not that there is anything wrong with flipping burgers...

...it's honorable work."

Can he be anymore condescending? Oh, yeah....of course he can.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:54 PM

16. His comments on this were, like all his comments, insane.

And a second ago, I think I heard him claim that White Castle is a small business.

Dude is totally nuts.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:01 PM

18. White Castle locations

A quick look at their website indicates their locations. Oh, and they are family-owned, so there was no such person that saved his pennies to by his own franchise and now owns 26. But, maybe he wasn't talking about WC. Either way, I am 99.9% certain it's a made up story.

Regional Vice Presidents

Cincinnati, Louisville/Nashville, Minneapolis: Eddie Smith
Columbus, Detroit, New Jersey: Harry Jensen

Regional Directors

Chicago: Mike Guinan
Cincinnati: Chris Ciancanelli
Columbus/NEO: Chris Shaffery
Detroit: Mason Wolf
Indianapolis: Dave Dore
Louisville/Nashville: Shawna Jones
Minneapolis: Bob DeYoung
New Jersey: Tom Bray
New York: John Vogt
St. Louis: Terry Benda

Sounds like a whole lot more than two locations left.

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:03 PM

38. He's from the GWB school of job creation who classified flipping burgers as manufacturing jobs...



Please, someone pull the curtain down on the GOP Insane Clown Posse...



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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:41 PM

19. Doesn't he need to go change Vitter's diaper?

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:41 PM

20. When Cruz was telling the story about his father's job at a restaurant washing dishes...


... he said that during the eight hours he was there each day he stuffed his face with food because when he left the OFFICE and went home he wasn't able to eat again until the next day when he returned to wash more dishes.

Hey Cruz - washing dishes in a restaurant is NOT an office job!

LOL

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 05:47 PM

21. Ted Cruz: "Look at me, look at me, look at me!"

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Response to polichick (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:15 PM

27. It looks as if he got a facial and a trim as well as make-up for his

rant....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #27)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:43 PM

31. Really? I guess we shouldn't be surprised.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 06:58 PM

23. well I am certainly all in for that

Cruz losing his ability to speak.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:13 PM

26. Showtime!!

Cruz would make a great circus clown.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:16 PM

28. 2013's new Paul Ryan

Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:17 PM

29. Promise?

 

Can we have it in writing? The idea of you never speaking again is SO enticing.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:19 PM

30. Good Lord.......

can the Republican party get any more ridiculous? How on God's green earth can anyone sane vote Republican nowadays and how can they even admit it if they do? The cast of characters they keep parading out keeps getting more and more bizarro. First Palin, then Batshit Bachmann, and now a host of teabaggers who altogether are one strap and buckle short of needing a straight jacket.

I had to turn NBC Nightly "News" off tonight because I was subjected to a) this craziness b)the criminal Bush commenting on President Obama's golfing and c) Chuck "Toad" whose face and voice I can't stomach. Usually I watch McNeil/Lehrer for my news, but somehow ended up with this on the screen until I turned it off.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:44 PM

32. The idiot is still babbleing. Apparently Handy Randy

 

Paul is supposedly going to come up and help him out according to Steve Stockman.

He is such an ASSHOLE. Yes you idiot young people voted overwhelmingly for the President for a reason. Go fuck yourself you psycho.

I really really despise this despicable bastard.

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Response to giftedgirl77 (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:05 PM

39. Thank you, needed to be said.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 07:49 PM

33. Cruz and his ilk

Agents of Evil

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 08:48 PM

34. the man is a fool...lets move on...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:09 PM

35. So where is Graywarrior when you need some DUCK tape?

 







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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 10:54 PM

36. Ted Cruz "I'm going to listen to my own voice until I faint"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2013, 11:19 PM

40. Did he bring a soda bottle to pee in? Or does the carpet need cleaning? Damned Piss Ant!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2013, 07:01 AM

41. Ted Cruz - prood de-volution is not a theory, but a literal fact!

 

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