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Thu Sep 26, 2013, 11:51 AM

Jon Stewart Delivers Stinging Takedown of Ted Cruz Filibuster: 'You're F*cking With Us, Right?'



September 25, 2013 - After listening to part of Ted Cruz's 21-hour Nazi-invoking filibuster, Jon Stewart was convinced that whatever Cruz was speaking out against must be nothing less than the zombie apocalypse. So he was more than a little confused at how Cruz was going on about Obamacare, mocking Cruz's constant tangents and his apparent lack of seriousness about really solving America's health care crisis.

And, of course, the Dr. Seuss.

Cruz pledged to talk until he could stand no more. Stewart shot back, "Easy for you to take that kind of physical risk, you have government health care."

Stewart went through all the bizarre pop culture references Cruz made, from Ashton Kutcher and Duck Dynasty to White Castle and Star Wars. But what really killed Stewart was Cruz's somewhat ironic invocation of Green Eggs and Ham.

"So to express your opposition to Obamacare, you go to the book about a stubborn jerk who decides he hates something before he's tried it, and when he finally gets a taste, he has to admit after he's tasted it, 'This is pretty fucking good.'"
Stewart then went after Cruz on the specifics of his health care objections, and ended the segment with an epic reading of a fake Dr. Seuss book called The Bore-ax, containing phrases like "showboatiest blab" and "hours of mouth masturbation."

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Reply Jon Stewart Delivers Stinging Takedown of Ted Cruz Filibuster: 'You're F*cking With Us, Right?' (Original post)
WhoIsNumberNone Sep 2013 OP
PatrynXX Sep 2013 #1
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #2
washnwmn Sep 2013 #7
zebonaut Sep 2013 #3
Half-Century Man Sep 2013 #4
WhoIsNumberNone Sep 2013 #6
Fortinbras Armstrong Sep 2013 #5
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2013 #8
dougolat Sep 2013 #9
wordpix Sep 2013 #10
davidpdx Sep 2013 #11
drynberg Sep 2013 #12

Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 12:10 PM

1. SPEECH !!!!!

it's not a filibuster it didn't even fail. nobody had any biz nothing to do that day ho hum. the moment the vote actually too place he sat down. thus no filibuster

Hopefully Jon wasn't that stupid to call Ted's speech a filibuster

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 12:59 PM

2. Better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you an idiot,...

 

Than to get up there for hour after hour and provide everyone with comedy gold.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 02:04 PM

7. than prattle on and on and erase all doubt!

Better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you an idiot, than prattle on and on and erase all doubt!

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 01:03 PM

3. Cruz will be running for President

 

He is simply showing off for his simpleton base: "Look what a fighter I am" and raising cash. Its that simple.


So much for the reputation of Harvard.

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Response to zebonaut (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 01:17 PM

4. Harvard gave a doctorate to Jason Richwine

Racist extraordinary who got a doctorate degree with a doctoral thesis on why minorities are inferior. The modern twist on nazi level eugenics.

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Response to Half-Century Man (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 01:32 PM

6. They gave an MBA to W

n/t

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 01:30 PM

5. Actually, Neville Chamberlain didn't say that.

But ignorance of history is incumbent upon conservatives.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 02:16 PM

8. Including the fact that Neville Chamberlain was a Conservative.

 

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 03:13 PM

9. Cruz treads on dangerous territory decrying Nazi appeasers....

...could lead to Prescot Bush and the big business ACTIVE SUPPORTERS !

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2013, 09:53 PM

10. Cruz great for insomniacs but Seuss book should have been called The "Bore-ass"



Glad Jon S. picked out the "best" parts for me, I could not have taken much more that snoozefest.

We should all write a bit more of that book, I'm sure DU could come up with some DUzy's.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 05:15 AM

11. Not sure if it has been created yet

But I just tweeted using the hashtag #mouthmasterbation

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 08:24 AM

12. CONGRATS, MR. STEWARD, EVEN THOUGH TEDDY CRUZ MADE IT SIMPLE...

You still did a great job at pointing out the stupidity of Cruz and his mind numbing 21 hrs of pointless wandering to no effect. If this is the best he can do for self promotion, I personally ain't worried a bit.

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