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Old 09-25-2013, 08:33 PM  
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The most important moment of the Ted Cruz filibuster...

If anyone is confused about what is going on with this whole Ted Cruz theatre - and such great theatre it is - I give it 10 of 10 stars. Years from now people are going to look back at Ted Cruz and remember him as a great communicator, and I don't say those words lightly. Not every politician truly understands communication on a symbolic level, but I can tell you this: Ted Cruz does. There wasn't a thing he did last night that wasn't carefully considered with the symbolic nature of communication in mind. From the Green Eggs and Ham, to the DUck Dynasty - this guy was hitting line drives of communication straight into the conservative heart of America, and its connecting.

But there was one moment among all the theatre that cut right to the heart of this bit of showmanship, and got down to brass tax. What is this all about? It's about one thing: winning the Senate in 2014 and repealing Obamacare. Here is him telling the country how he intends to do it:

http://youtu.be/79i-SgVNJto?t=1m52s


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Old 09-26-2013, 07:42 AM   #16
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Yeah.....? If you were trying to illustrate some sort of contradiction, you have failed.

So wait - you weren't saying Obamacare was off the table during the election. But now, of course it was a key factor in the election.



Are you really trying to say both things? With a straight face?
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #17
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I will admit, I was dismissive of Cruz at first, but he won me over. I am a fan.

That said, for TJ, you have to be a little concerned about how easily you fall head over heels for politicians. It never works out in the end.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #18
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Cruz will simply be an asterisk in the book of American Political History.... he has no more shot at being elected president than I do.

Besides, he was born in Canada. With a non-American father. I thought all you birthers didn't approve of that.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #19
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Besides, he was born in Canada. With a non-American father. I thought all you birthers didn't approve of that.
So liberals are now birthers too? Welcome to the club.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #20
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Cruz will simply be an asterisk in the book of American Political History.... he has no more shot at being elected president than I do.

Besides, he was born in Canada. With a non-American father. I thought all you birthers didn't approve of that.
He is eligible to be president because his mother was an American citizen, and he officially renounced his Canadian citizenship earlier this year.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #21
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TJ -- the largest issues are intertwined with the WOD. The WOD is the platform in which nearly all modern US policy is formed;

*Gun Control -- assault weapons ban because dealers use them etc

* aghanistan invasion/taliban WOT fueled by drug $$$

* can't have BOR anymore because Drug abusers abuse/hide behind those rights


The list is much longer, according to those crooks in charge and the budget is much larger than folks are being told, as each dept of Gov't is "charged with drug policing".

Ted Cruz has no recorded stance on the WOD. He's a crook.
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Sounds like TJ is getting tingles up his leg again....
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #23
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I thought the highlight was when he unknowingly asserted Godwin's Law.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #24
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I will admit, I was dismissive of Cruz at first, but he won me over. I am a fan.

That said, for TJ, you have to be a little concerned about how easily you fall head over heels for politicians. It never works out in the end.
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm the most discriminating voter I know.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:57 AM   #25
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What We Just Saw
By Michael Walsh
September 25, 2013 6:11 PM

In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations:

After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down.
  • There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not: Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, and the others who stepped into the breach to spell the senator from Texas.

  • The popular reaction to Cruz will be immediate and noticeable; the more the old bulls carp, the more the public will rally to Cruz’s side. The country has been spoiling for a real fight since the election of 2008, and now it has one.

  • Conservatives have finally realized that, as it’s currently constituted, they have no home in the Republican party, which is the Washington Generals to the Democrats’ Harlem Globetrotters, the designated losers who nevertheless are rewarded handsomely for their sham opposition.

  • To that end, conservatives understand that rather than form a third party, their only hope is to seize control of the corrupt, rotting hulk of the GOP, which they now can do with the help of a reinvigorated Tea Party — especially with Lois Lerner’s IRS off its back.

  • The Cruz faction in the Senate, and its allies in the House (whose leadership is now up for grabs) must now press their advantage. The louder the Democrats squawk, the more they are wounded; the one thing they’ve long feared is a direct assault on their core beliefs as translated into actions, and the deleterious effects of Obamacare, just now being felt by the population, are the most vivid proof of the failure of Progressivism that conservatives could wish for.

  • Win or lose, the battle is now joined: First the struggle for the GOP and then the battle for control of Congress and the presidency. Cruz just struck at the kings he could reach — the Republican “leadership” — and has most likely dealt them a fatal blow. Now the Tea Party hordes must back him up by eliminating his opponents (who tend to be geriatrics, and thus “leaders” by longevity rather than talent or commitment) through the primary process wherever possible. If he can carry off this coup, he and Senator Paul will very quickly find themselves elevated from back-benchers to commanders.

  • Nevertheless, control of the Congress by the current GOP “leadership” would only serve to increase frustration on the right. The citizenry does not want “deals” or more legislation — it wants action.

  • There is no reason to think the Tea Party, if properly organized and harnessed, cannot be even more potent next year than it was in 2010, especially now that its members know the government really was out to get them.

  • Make Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin into the faces of the Democratic party and watch the votes peel away from the Left.

  • Any party that cannot successfully sell freedom and personal liberty doesn’t deserve power. The trick will be to explain — by word and deed — that the Democrats’ Manichaean choice (Big Brother or the orphanage) is a false one, that less can be more, and that the restoration of a Republic of self-reliant citizens will benefit all Americans — not simply the government class and its clients.


http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...-michael-walsh
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #26
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What We Just Saw
By Michael Walsh
September 25, 2013 6:11 PM

In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz’s epic performance on the Senate floor, a few observations:

Conservatives have finally realized that, as it’s currently constituted, they have no home in the Republican party, which is the Washington Generals to the Democrats’ Harlem Globetrotters, the designated losers who nevertheless are rewarded handsomely for their sham opposition.
That's racist!

Dumb analogy as well.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #28
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I thought the highlight was when he unknowingly asserted Godwin's Law.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:25 PM   #29
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Ted Cruz probably had a legit chance to be the nominee up to the point TJ got a tingle up his leg and jumped on his bandwagon. He is the Comochief of politics.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:51 PM   #30
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That's racist!

Dumb analogy as well.
Really, that's best you got; out of all that?
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