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Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:53 PM

Ted Cruz Blames Senate GOP For 'Bombing Our Own Troops' In The House

Source: TPM

CAITLIN MACNEAL OCTOBER 16, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood behind his effort to use a government shutdown to defund the health care law Wednesday, blaming his fellow Senate Republicans for getting in the way of victory in the House.

Cruz told conservative talk show host Mark Levin that Republican senators had been "firing their cannons" at the House Republican caucus and likened the Senate GOP to an "air force bombing our own troops." Cruz also said that the Senate is "undoubtedly" broken. "It's a broken institution," he said, adding that Senate Republicans are too concerned with "getting invited to the cocktail parties."

The Senate did not take the full brunt of Cruz's blame. The Texas firebrand called the Obama White House "the emperial presidency," and said that Obama was "dangerous" because he "thinks he is above the law." Ultimately, Cruz said that his effort to defund Obamacare, which died in the Senate Wednesday night, was not a failure.

"It was an incredible victory," Cruz said.

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Reply Ted Cruz Blames Senate GOP For 'Bombing Our Own Troops' In The House (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2013 OP
BainsBane Oct 2013 #1
Amonester Oct 2013 #19
olddad56 Oct 2013 #2
RBInMaine Oct 2013 #12
Warpy Oct 2013 #3
florida08 Oct 2013 #4
riversedge Oct 2013 #5
libdem4life Oct 2013 #6
bluesbassman Oct 2013 #7
marble falls Oct 2013 #8
tomm2thumbs Oct 2013 #13
JBoy Oct 2013 #9
RBInMaine Oct 2013 #10
Faygo Kid Oct 2013 #11
tomm2thumbs Oct 2013 #14
Amonester Oct 2013 #21
Zorro Oct 2013 #17
SDjack Oct 2013 #18
NastyRiffraff Oct 2013 #20
Jack Rabbit Oct 2013 #23
Beacool Oct 2013 #15
wtmusic Oct 2013 #16
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 2013 #22
IronLionZion Oct 2013 #24
bemildred Oct 2013 #25
LibertyLover Oct 2013 #26
M.G. Oct 2013 #27
Orsino Oct 2013 #28
jessie04 Oct 2013 #29

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:57 PM

1. So let's see him pay for his "victory"

All $24 Billion of it.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:02 PM

19. Talking-point memo to all: Ted $crews Just Extorted $24 Billion From Taxpayers

Ted $crews Just Extorted $24 Billion From Taxpayers In Order To Pay For His Lunatic Shutdown

Start spreading it far and wide!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:59 PM

2. The GOP had better find a way to get rid of this neo-nazi before he completes their downfall.

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Response to olddad56 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:27 PM

12. Oh there are PLENTY of other cookoos there. He's just one. They are DONE already.

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:00 PM

3. Somebody needs to tell that little pimple to go back into the Senate

because the good teabaggers in Texas didn't elect him to both houses.

My word, he's got an exalted opinion of his worth to the working of the universe. Move over, god.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:00 PM

4. that's one arrogant S.O.B

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:01 PM

5. Can this man just fade away

way way away................

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:07 PM

6. In buffoonery, as in physics. The higher it flies, the harder it falls. It's going to be fun to

 

watch. They may not be able to get rid of him, they can do ever worse...ignore him. For someone of his level of self-importance, we know that the opposite is really true.

Lindsey Graham on CNN just said they "overplayed their hand and ended up with a pair of 2s."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:22 PM

7. I guess ol' Ted didn't get the Senate Freshman briefing...

Can't believe there won't be serious repercussions. It's one thing to rail against the Dems in the Senate, but talking smack about his fellow R senators just can't go over well. Good.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:23 PM

8. Why do guys who never served feel so comfortable using war terms????

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:41 PM

13. Because his 'endowment' is smaller than that nose of his which always gets into everyone else's biz


And by endowment, I am referring to his pea-sized brain.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:23 PM

9. When he says "victory", he means for him, personally.

No doubt he solidified his position as king of the crazies, and fleeced the rabid, moronic teabaggers accordingly.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:25 PM

10. Cruz-Palin 2016 !!!! YAY !!!!

 

The GOP dream team. bwahahahahhaha...

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:27 PM

11. +1

In flames, going down-wise.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:44 PM

14. YAY! is right



But they really do wuv themselves, but good.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:12 PM

21. Their backdrop (pic):



Ted $crews Just Extorted $24 Billion From Taxpayers In Order To Pay For His Lunatic Shutdown

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:50 PM

17. Half-wit + Half-term

= 2 half-holes

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:02 PM

18. There will be a cat fight for the top of the ticket. nt

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:04 PM

20. That's MY dream team!

Oh please oh please oh please oh please let it happen! Whoopee Ted and Sarah! A sure winning ticket (for the Democrats)

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:41 PM

23. Sounds great, but it won't be the GOP ticket

I think what Cruz accomplished in the 21-hour hot air exhibition on the Senate floor was to talk his way out of presidential politics for good. Is any Senate Republican going to support him? Not if he keeps talking about them this way. He's the face of a toxic strategy. I suppose he might content himself with being the US Senator from Texas for much of the rest of his life.

Who are the Republicans going to run for president in 2016? Your guess is as good as mine. Nevertheless, another stunt like this one will make the nomination worthless.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:46 PM

15. I hope that his fellow Republicans take Rafael aside and verbally beat him up.

The narcissistic twerp almost singlehandedly managed to shut down the government and HE is the aggrieved one???????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 08:47 PM

16. Nah, yer own bomb blew up in yer face. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2013, 09:34 PM

22. Don't you love the party of personal responsibility

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 09:38 AM

24. They should have a very expensive and nasty internal war over this

corporate stooges vs teahadists. battle for the soul of the GOP.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:22 AM

25. Did he say "God will not be mocked" too? nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 03:48 PM

26. Hey Ted -

here's an idea. You want real money and a chance to really screw people over - go become a Dominionist minister like your dad and start raking in the big bucks. You'll be able to lord it over people that you are one of God's Anointed and tell them what to do. You'll dribble with emotion as they come to you to solve their problems, confess their shortcomings and plead for you to help them. Go on, you know you want to - announce you are retiring from the Senate to follow the call of the dollar, uh, I mean the Lord.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 08:44 PM

27. This guy's great!

Ted, please, keep yapping!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:02 PM

28. As opposed to the GOP senator who strapped suicide vests to his own troops. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:11 PM

29. Thats right Ted...The World Revolves around YOU.

 

self centered egotistical bastard

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