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Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:42 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Cruz Campaign Promise Undermined By Reality



Ted Cruz says he's going on Obamacare


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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Cruz Campaign Promise Undermined By Reality (Original post)
EarlG Mar 2015 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2015 #1
randr Mar 2015 #2
riqster Mar 2015 #8
calimary Mar 2015 #9
Blanks Mar 2015 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2015 #49
Yavin4 Mar 2015 #41
KansDem Mar 2015 #3
Cha Mar 2015 #58
KansDem Mar 2015 #62
Cha Mar 2015 #63
Little Star Mar 2015 #4
yuiyoshida Mar 2015 #5
mimi85 Mar 2015 #16
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2015 #6
louis-t Mar 2015 #7
erronis Mar 2015 #11
central scrutinizer Mar 2015 #43
Beacool Mar 2015 #10
jeff47 Mar 2015 #12
AllyCat Mar 2015 #15
wordpix Mar 2015 #17
jeff47 Mar 2015 #32
Sheepshank Mar 2015 #30
wordpix Mar 2015 #13
valerief Mar 2015 #14
wordpix Mar 2015 #18
valerief Mar 2015 #21
Ms. Toad Mar 2015 #36
Ms. Toad Mar 2015 #35
valerief Mar 2015 #37
Ms. Toad Mar 2015 #39
valerief Mar 2015 #40
C Moon Mar 2015 #19
valerief Mar 2015 #22
C Moon Mar 2015 #23
valerief Mar 2015 #24
underpants Mar 2015 #25
geretogo Mar 2015 #26
ProudProg2u Mar 2015 #27
Bonhomme Richard Mar 2015 #28
Stellar Mar 2015 #29
polynomial Mar 2015 #31
McCamy Taylor Mar 2015 #33
liberal N proud Mar 2015 #34
mstinamotorcity2 Mar 2015 #38
stage left Mar 2015 #42
appalachiablue Mar 2015 #44
Rozlee Mar 2015 #46
appalachiablue Mar 2015 #50
Malbrownluna8708 Mar 2015 #45
OverBurn Mar 2015 #47
BlueJazz Mar 2015 #48
ailsagirl Mar 2015 #51
Lithos Mar 2015 #52
Matariki Mar 2015 #53
MADem Mar 2015 #54
Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #55
JanT Mar 2015 #56
Cha Mar 2015 #57
Divernan Mar 2015 #59
SummerSnow Mar 2015 #60
Martin Eden Mar 2015 #61

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:44 AM

1. ...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:47 AM

2. His pre-existing condition of insanity

will no longer be held against him. At least by the medical field.

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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:16 AM

8. Nor by the Teapublicans.

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Response to riqster (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:19 AM

9. Heck, for them, that's normalcy.

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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:06 PM

20. His insanity in the asset column to them...

It's the old "who would you rather have a beer with?"

Obviously, the candidate the most like yourself.

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Response to Blanks (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 04:52 PM

49. Problem of it is I don't need another drinking buddy

And of those I have drank with some of them I don't want running the show.

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Response to randr (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:15 PM

41. I thought that his pre-existing condition was "head-up-his-ass-itis"

There is a cure, but he refuses to accept common sense and logic. Maybe it's a religious thing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:51 AM

3. GOP = "Gang Of hyPocrites"

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Response to KansDem (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 02:07 AM

58. Excellent, Kansas.. I haven't heard that one before and I'm not sure why.. it's so Obvious!

Last one I saw was Greed Over People.. another dead ringer.

Mahalo

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Response to Cha (Reply #58)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 04:59 PM

62. Sometimes I abbreviate: "Gang Of 'Pocrites"

Strictly for the purists!

Malama pono, Cha!

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Response to KansDem (Reply #62)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:49 PM

63. Malama pono to you, Kansas! lol

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:02 AM

4. lol

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:12 AM

5. The height of

hypocrisy

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:58 AM

16. Exactly.

These wanna-bes are already getting on my nerves. Ted should be the one behind the wheel of the soon to arrive clown car. I'll even buy him one of these to make it official.

http://www.amazon.com/Forum-Novelties-Clown-Costume-Medium/dp/B0018TCD8Y/ref=pd_sbs_t_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=0Z5NSMT475M1B4RJAF7T

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:13 AM

6. Yay !!! Tuesday Afternoon, leading the way in exposing hypocrisy!!!



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:15 AM

7. Not Borowitz? Really?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:28 AM

11. My first thought also. Then the conspiracy genes kicked in...

Maybe Ted is going to infiltrate the libral medical care-giving bureaucracy and use his findings on his stump.

Perhaps he has a pimple that needs exorcising. If Obamacare can't do it - bring out the trumpets. A stump bump.

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Response to erronis (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:39 PM

43. I think you are right

Surely he has enough money to go the COBRA route and keep his current plan for 18 months. He must be fervently hoping that his experience will be bad so he can use it on the stump.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:19 AM

10. Seriously????

Wuuuahhhhaaahhhaaa!!!!



He's lucky that they can't deny him coverage, despite his mental illness. Hypocrite much, senator?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:31 AM

12. Keep in mind he only has to buy insurance from the Exchange...

if he wants the government to pay for it.

He can go ahead and buy private, non-Exchange insurance if he wants. The only difference is he'd have to pay for it instead of the Government.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:58 AM

15. ^^^This

He has a choice folks. And he is CHOOSING Obamacare.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:00 PM

17. "if he wants the gov to pay for it" totally incorrect re: how ACA works

First of all, under O-care your premiums go direct to the insurance companies and YOU pay the premiums, copays, etc. Third, the gov. pays nothing except subsidies for those who need it. I doubt this a-hat needs it as he's making close to $200K/yr.

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Response to wordpix (Reply #17)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:35 PM

32. Nope. Congress wrote in rules that only apply to Congress.

Before the ACA, Congresspeople and their staff had typical employer-provided insurance. Employer being the US government, and the government paid for their insurance.

As the ACA was going through Congress, Republicans thought they had a "Gotcha!!" by requiring members of Congress and their staff to buy insurance off the DC Exchange instead of the previous employer-provided insurance. They presumed that Democrats would reject the horror of being on the Exchanges, and then the Republicans could go on TV to shout "hypocrites!!"

Instead, Democrats said OK, but the employer will still pay for it.

So Congresspeople and their staff still have their health insurance paid for by their employer (the US Government), but they get their insurance from the Exchange.

If they don't want to get insurance from the Exchange, they can buy their own insurance (or get it from a spouse or similar). But the government won't pay for it unless it's bought on the Exchange.

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Response to jeff47 (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:32 PM

30. Clearly the Exchange offers much lower cost choices

 

and he wants to deny those same bennies to millions.

Maybe repealing every single word of ACA isn't exactly what he meant?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:55 AM

13. perfect campaign ad to get rid of him! Senate and pres, both!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:56 AM

14. Next, he'll divorce his wife and gay marry!!!! What a hypocrite!!!! nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:02 PM

18. my gaydar says he's gay. I don't care except he's one of the anti-gay marriage crusaders

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Response to wordpix (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:06 PM

21. And that's why he'll gay marry next. Next thing, he'll want to implement gun control!!!! nt

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #35)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:51 PM

37. Why? Do you think gay marriage is a bad thing?

I'm citing Cruz's hypocrisies. He's against gay marriage so he'll gay marry. He's against Obamacare so he goes on Obamacare. (In a previous post), he's pro-gun, so he'll vote for gun control laws.

Please consider deleting your post. We support gay marriage on DU. You won't shame me out out of supporting it, just because you have a problem with it.

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Response to valerief (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:57 PM

39. You were not using it in a way that supports gay marriage.

You were using it to insult Cruz. You can't use it as an insult without implying it is bad.

Calling right wingers gay is pretty much the oldest insult in the books, and progressives need to stop it - because using being gay as an insult is insulting to gays.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #39)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:00 PM

40. I didn't call him gay. Another poster did. READ. I was citing hypocrisies.

I don't call someone gay as an insult. Maybe you do. Projecting now????

But I won't take your diversionary nonsense. Buh-bye forever.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:04 PM

19. Is this true?! (edited)

Okay, it is...I took the time to read the link.

"Cruz still vehemently opposes the Affordable Care Act. He’s referred to Obamacare as “lawlessness on a breathtaking scale” and he reassured the Register Tuesday that “in 2017 a new president, a Republican president, will sign legislation repealing every word of it.”

These guys are plain NUTS! Grrrrr!!!!!

It reminds me of when President Obama put in place the program to trade in your old SUV type vehicle in for a newer environmentally friendly vehicle. Tea Bag types were saying how they hated the idea program...but were going to do it anyway.

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Response to valerief (Reply #22)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:17 PM

23. Thanks! It's gotta be the craziest thing he could have done! :D

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Response to C Moon (Reply #23)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:19 PM

24. No reason why he can't buy med ins straight from the insurance companies--

like he tells the 99% to do.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:42 PM

25. The first post I saw yesterday included that his staff was surprised when asked about it

Apparently not one member of his Senate staff nor his campaign made a suggestion about being ready to have a response on this. The most obvious explanations are:

- he doesn't have a very good staff (Senators usually have really uber-achieving staff members)
- their Republican roots are showing - namely that the just don't get irony.
- this di(head Jeff Roe who is running his campaign runs such a controlling operation that none of the staff dared to say anything.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:49 PM

26. Did I hear some one say Sociopath .

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:56 PM

27. "Side Show Bob" and others like him don't have a prayer ..

 

They are on the media to distract with a nut-bag loony loud voice to protect the others that have a lower volume but just as demented views."Side Show Ted". This is straight from the Karl Rove book of "Lie's deceit, and other smelly stuff".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 12:56 PM

28. Think Trojan Horse. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:30 PM

29. Hey, if it's good for the country it must be good for congress critters.

He should just go to the emergency room if he gets ill, right? He need not sign up for that terrible, awful Obamacare.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:33 PM

31. The compass of honesty is dead

Welcome to the Tea Party hosted by CNN.


The glorious nonsense of Ted Cruz is his jabberwocky, Americans can observe with the same analysis as when Alice of Wonderland read the poem however failed to understand a word.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The furious Bandersnatch!"

Just as Alice in wonderland found it difficult to understand what was said, America now has the brilliance of Ted Cruz explaining his jabberwocky nonsense in what America hears in the Mainstream Media breaking Coventional news Interview by CNN.

The Jabberwock is the Republican before the public.

It is tiring to listen to the ongoing mantra of Obama-Care when it really is legislation titled as The Affordable Care Act.

Ted Cruz twisting and turning like a weasel just saying the words Obama Care displayed from what I consider is the Republican on going race baiting tactic.

Its ugly but, even that part of the Liberty University System, and others schools along with mainstream media of CNN are complicit in Cruz Convolution to misinformation obviously reticent, being reserved especially with regard to speaking freely.

Those behind Ted Cruz know that the compass of honesty is dead within the Tea Party painfully wanting to change the laws in Health Care, putting in a profiteering sink hole that has no bottom.

It’s my view they all know the legislation Under the United Health Care Company that must be purchased as a supplement to Medicare is a huge piece of Congressional Corruption. All should be combined, now for something better, especially free by cutting Liberty University research programs...Yuk

Also it is not necessary, now, to have an organization that lasted through the past thirty years in such corruption as the AARP. It is a parasite to the system. More over the basic data base is corrupted for determinations for proper diagnostics.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:38 PM

33. At first, I thought it says "Promises to undermine reality".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:43 PM

34. Karma

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 01:53 PM

38. Welcome to the

party Sen. Cruz

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:23 PM

42. He should have done what Richard Mack did.

He was the sheriff who supported Cliven Bundy and was also dead set against the ACA. Therefore, he didn't buy any. Even a tool like Mack has more integrity than Cruz. Unfortunately he got sick and is now begging for money on the internet.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 02:46 PM

44. What's with his eyebrows? Drooping like the face & skin. Neurological issues I wonder.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #44)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 03:50 PM

46. Don't judge. Those aren't his eyebrows.

They're Woolly Bear Caterpillars that he uses to forecast the weather wherever he's at. If they face down, it's warm wherever he's visiting. If they dip upwards, it's cool. It's animal cruelty, but that's just Ted and he can't understand all those big words the weather forecast person uses.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #46)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 04:55 PM

50. Sorry, so they're 'weatherbrows', I see. One weird seeimg person-

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 03:14 PM

45. Virginia from SC

Must be spitting ghost pepper hot sauce right now.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 04:13 PM

47. What a F'ing Moron

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 04:37 PM

48. He's one of the strangest dudes I've ever read about. Actually, he seems to have the worse case...

 

...of being Bi-Polar that I've ever seen.
Ted's mood=Which-way-is-the-wind-blowing.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 05:08 PM

51. I see he's off to a good start



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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:02 PM

52. He's a Senator

he has health insurance...

L-

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:13 PM

53. I'm confused - don't Senator's get healthcare?

[strike]Why would he lose that?[/strike]

Nevermind. I could have read the link first...

Because of an amendment to the Affordable Care Act championed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), members of Congress not covered by Medicare must receive their government-funded health care via exchanges like millions of other Americans who are not afforded insurance directly by their employers.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:17 PM

54. He looks like he's singing "No more Rice Krispies...."

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 09:58 PM

55. He makes me sick.

Maybe I should set up a new health insurance plan with Obamacare.
I'm going to lose my lunch every time this asshat is on tv campaigning like he is "The Chosen One".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2015, 11:34 PM

56. It's a good thing mental health issues are covered under the ACA. n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 01:46 AM

57. I wouldn't think even he would have to nerve to go on Obamacare after all his repeal efforts.. but,

then being a sociopath means you never have to say you're sorry. rofl

Good job exposing cruz EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 06:14 AM

59. His wife's employer? Goldman Sachs! Was she at HRC's $400,000 talks?

The Texas Republican senator, who declared his candidacy for president in 2016 on Monday, previously received a very generous health insurance package through his wife Heidi Cruz’s employer, the investment bank Goldman Sachs.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/ted-cruz-enroll-obamacare-116363.html#ixzz3VUMXRVzm

Gotta hand it to Goldman Sachs. They put their money where it will do them the most good - whether it's employing a presidential candidate's spouse or hiring a potential presidential candidate for $400,000 for a pair of closed to the press and public speeches. It's called covering all your bases.
http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-goldman-sachs-speeches-2013-10
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/heidi-cruz/4/811/777

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 07:53 AM

60. I though he might try the chicken health insurance.lol

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 08:21 AM

61. I can't wait until this Pic of the Moment is off Home Page ...

... because I really, really can't stand looking at this demagogue's face.

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