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Ted Cruz Can’t Tell The Truth

June 2, 2013 9:58 am Category: LOL Of The Week, Memo Pad, Politics 385 Comments A+ / A-
Ted Cruz Can’t Tell The Truth

It was the best of the Senate, it was the worst of the Senate…

Two breakout stars have already emerged from the freshman class of the U.S. Senate of 2013.

Both Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have demonstrated the ability to make news with just the power of their rhetoric and their ability to effortlessly infuriate their political opponents. And both senators are trying to aim their message at the same disaffected group of Americans who have seen little or no evidence of a recovery: the middle class.

Cruz, speaking to Republican donors in New York last week, picked one of the middle class’ favorite heels — Mitt Romney — as a way to illustrate his strategy for broadening the Republican Party.

“I am going to suggest that the last election can be explained in two words: 47 percent,” Cruz said, referencing the secretly recorded video of Romney, showing the former Massachusetts governor disdainfully insisting to donors that certain voters “will vote for the president no matter what” because they “believe that they are victims.”

“The national narrative of the last election was the 47 percent of Americans who are not currently paying income taxes, who are in some ways dependent on government, we don’t have to worry about them,” he said. “That was what was communicated in the last election. I have to tell you as a conservative I cannot think of an idea more opposite to what I believe. I think Republicans are and should be the party of the 47 percent.”

He then went on to explain that he liked Romney’s “You built that! slogan but thought it should have been “You can build it!” echoing what has always been the subtext of trickle-down economics and fraternity hazing: You’re going to enjoy being on top, so hook your betters up!

After his speech, Cruz was asked by Capital New York‘s Reid Pillifant why he stood with the 20 percent of Americans who oppose broadening background checks. The junior senator from Texas then demonstrated why he is a very skillful demagogue.

“What the legislation that the Democrats pushed in the Senate would have done is extended the existing background check system, which right now applies to any sales from a federally licensed firearms dealer to private citizens,” he said.

The Manchin-Toomey amendment extends background checks to online sales and gun shows. It — to the dismay of many activists — excludes sales between private citizens. Cruz then used this false premise to offer a lie he’s told over and over, that passing that amendment would lead to the Justice Department establishing a registry of all gun owners, which to NRA types is the sum of all fears: The government will know who is armed and will inevitably come for their guns the way conservative talk radio hosts pretend Hitler did.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    The fact that Ted Cruz has managed to get the attention of the media since he was elected is the only comparison that can be made between him and Elizabeth Warren. He is the classic ideologue, rich in rhetoric and distortion of record, and devoid of constructive ideas conducive to the bettermen of our society and the security of our country. People like him rise for a while, and fall as soon as the general public conclude that people like him are driven by personal greed and have nothing positive to offer.
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has contributed more to he national dialogue in two years than senior members of Congress have done in decades.

    • Veteranasm

      You are a progressive fool, get your head out of obammy’s ass !!!

      • John Pigg

        It is not progressive to suggest the GOP has been sorely lacking in constructive ideals and policies. I am proudly conservative but what the GOP has been backing and advocating over the last two years does not make sense.

        I stand with Reagan, Dole, and Goldwater. None of these great Americans would insult their sitting President by misspelling his name. If you cannot recognize that your party is in trouble with conservatives and moderates maybe you deserve to lose again.

        • gravelgert66

          John Very well said!

        • idamag

          Those were real republicans,

          • John Pigg

            Well, truth be told I am not the biggest Goldwater fan, but his scathing critique of the conservative movement in the 90′s is applicable to the current situation.

          • lana ward

            Aren’t these scandals fun!! The IRS is a terrorist organization, under the direction of Obama

        • lana ward

          If Obama and his IRS and DOJ would quit stealing elections, Republicans will win

          • MVH1

            Are you being snarky?

          • idamag

            It won’t do you any good to try and reason with our resident nut. Just don’t read her crazy posts.

          • MVH1

            Good advice I shall heed henceforth.

          • plc97477

            No she is just an idiot.

          • BDC_57

            shes loony toons

          • MVH1

            Agreed.

          • MVH1

            I second that, no, I guess I have to twentieth that.

          • RobertCHastings

            Unfortunately, she really believes it.

          • MVH1

            When posts are that extreme and unreasonable and just plain stupid, it’s tempting to think one is really pulling your leg. Hahahaha

        • Lovefacts

          John, excellent points. In fact, the Republicans Americans still hold dear wouldn’t make it in the party of today, i.e. Goldwater could stand the John Birch Society. He thought them unthinking reactionaries. While I disagreed with him on some issues, Goldwater was thoughtful and believed in equal rights to all people regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation–his granddaughter is gay.

          • idamag

            And Goldwater was right.

          • labrown69

            As was Ike. Ike was a progressive.

        • labrown69

          I stand with Ike who said – “Should any political party attempt to abolish
          social security unemployment insurance and eliminate labor laws and
          farm programs you would not hear of that party again in our political
          history. There is a tiny splinter group of course that believes you
          can do these things. Among them are a few other Texas oil millionaires
          and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their
          number is negligible and they are stupid.” – Dwight D Eisenhour

      • jmprint

        And your momma is dumb bitch Michelle Bachman.

        • Veteranasm

          At least she is not a male whore faggot like your boy !!!

          • mah101

            Offensive, stupid, ignorant a$$. You are the problem with the Republican Party.

          • Veteranasm

            No you are , scared and stupid !!!

          • mah101

            Actually, not so much. But thanks for resorting to the ever popular “I know you are but what am I” defense. I haven’t seen that one since about 2nd grade, but a classic it remains.

            By the way, you wouldn’t happen to be lana, would you?

          • lana ward

            Your queer boy needs Reggie Love right now to hold his co** in these times of trouble

          • MVH1

            More vulgarity from the GOP/Tea Party. I am trying to figure out what you hope to accomplish. Are you trying to gather new members to your point of view? Why would anyone want to join a bunch of name callers who can’t discuss issues or facts, just hurl insults and vulgarity.

          • lana ward

            More vulgarity from the dems , I love giving them their own medicine. Is it good?? OHitler is a queer, and bangs Obama is a busy single mom. LOL

          • MVH1

            Not only are you illiterate but you are incoherent.

          • lana ward

            The party of communists and cheats. Low life, blood suckers, that’s the dems

          • plc97477

            No one would want to join them which is why they are membership is dropping.

          • idamag

            Name calling shows how srupid you are.

          • lana ward

            Aren’t these scandals fun!!!

          • jmprint

            Yes she is to a MALE WHORE FAGGOT along with her husband, not fault of his own.

          • Veteranasm

            In your dreams, go back under your rock !!!

          • lana ward

            OHitler is the male whore. Love the way he throws a ball in his mom jeans. To cute, to be sure LOL

          • thecaptain2000

            Lana and Veteranasm,

            I can’t
            begin to tell you how delighted I am that YOU represent the opposition. It was people like you posting your incoherent GOP/Fox News kool-aid induced rants that secured Obama a second term, especially the ones that corrupted or distorted his name, his heritage, or lied about him, his vision, his practices, or the liberals/democrats. Keep up the work and thanks from all the liberals.

            Looking forward to your help in 2016.

          • MVH1

            Amen. Great points.

          • idamag

            The nut jobs are exactly the reason I voted straight Democrat last election. The examples of the Republican party are pretty crazy.

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            I have been voting straight Democrat as well. Regardless of qualification, any Republican that is voted in just adds to the power of the evil forces in our government. The republiscum would corrupt Jesus Christ to do their evil bidding. Barring that, they would toss him beaten and naked into the street. Just like the good Pharisees they are.

          • Independent1

            Glad to see that someone else has GOT IT. The GOP is America’s largest Anti-Christian organization. It is by far more akin to the American Mafia (working day in and day out to steal as much from the American tax payers as they can rip off), than they are EVER anything resembling a Christian organization: despite their constant blatant attempts to hoodwink even more unsuspecting Christians with their fake concerns about FAMILY VALUES – of which, the GOP HAS ABSOLUTELY NONE!!!!!

          • lana ward

            When we rid the Government of OHitlers corrupt IRS and DOJ ,Republicans will win elections. They stole the election. There are more Patriots in America than communist OWS nasties and I hope to see the dem skanks in orange jumpsuits

          • MVH1

            Illiterate.

          • MVH1

            Whatever on earth does this incoherent, illiterate post mean?

          • jmprint

            It’s an ignorant reply to an ignorant post, thats all.

          • MVH1

            LOL. Ah, got it. And a good one, too, now that I get it. :)

          • plc97477

            A bit touchy aren’t you.

          • Veteranasm

            Just truthful …

          • idamag

            Why don’t you find a crude and ugly blog that fits you? Your vulgarity and ugliness shouts out your ignorance. You fit in the POS category. POS = proud of stupid.

          • MVH1

            Great way to convince people to come to your side. This seems to be endemic among people of your ilk.

        • stcroixcarp

          stop the troll stuff

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        Veteran, how do yoou feel about the GOP ignoring our troops and veterans during their last convention in Tampa, when they were not mentioned a single time, and our Armed Forces were the centerpiece of the Democratic convention?
        There is a difference between cheap, unsubstantiated, rhetoric and facts and a vision. If you pay attention at what is going on what you will find is that the Tea Party has hijacked the GOP, is destroying from within, and that their lack of constructive proposals and visions are being rejected by a plurality of Americans. Except of course, for Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity, Cruz, Bachmann and the rest of the gang who enrich themselves at the expense of the gullible.

        • Veteranasm

          I’m disappointed in both parties, that’s why I am conservative not d or r , I fear our country is lost …

          • MVH1

            So you’re what “conservative” is? Good. Glad I know because you’re the last thing I would ever want to embrace.

        • lana ward

          Obama has hijacked the country with the help of the IRS and the DOJ

          • MVH1

            Google could be your friend. There are facts out there which completely refute your propaganda. You must have a lot of very bad days running around furious and uninformed every second.

          • lana ward

            Obama and his IRS and DOJ hijacking the election is fact. They can’t be trusted. All dictators, all communists. Heil OHitler and company!!

          • MVH1

            Prove it, oh paranoid one who isn’t very smart. Just bring your facts and put them on the table, with references. That’s what grown-up intelligent people do. You might have to prove you’re one of those as well.

          • lana ward

            The hearings are proving it, dumbass

          • MVH1

            From Issa the car thief, possible arsonist, illegal concealed weapon meister? Okay. You have a nice evening, lana. you are likely to continue to be disappointed in life.

          • lana ward

            The hearings are going great wouldn’t you say

          • RobertCHastings

            Even though you spelled if for her, I doubt that she will be able to find it, even though it is right there in the middle of her home screen. And she does not exactly have t-r-u-t-h on speed-dial.

        • Troy

          My fellow Veteran I served in the United States Army& Navy,as well as my son a Marine,and my oldest son now in his 20th year in the Navy.Also my late father who fought in the Korean War for the U.S.Army.Republicans care about no one but themselves,I hate them with a passion and of course fat man Limbaugh,the illegal pill stealer should not take about anyone,his hands are far from clean the fat slob!!

      • oldtack

        I rate you as an Ignorant fool and suggest that you go stick your head back up Reagan’s rotting Ass.

        • stcroixcarp

          Stop your vulgarity.

          • jmprint

            I am normally NOT vulgar, and definitely not a troll, but it was this statement that caused me to react. “You are a progressive fool, get your head out of obammy’s ass !!!” BUT Saying Michelle is a dumb bitch is only a true fact, like it or not.

          • lana ward

            You’re right Michelle bangs Obama is a dumb bitch. And she’s a busy single mom too

          • jmprint

            CAN YOU SAY MICHELLE BACHMAN. And what is it with…she’s a busy single mom?

          • lana ward

            Bangs admitted she is a” busy single mom” in an interview. I saw the interview!!LOL. You must not watch Fox

          • jmprint

            What’s wrong with that, many women are in the same predicament. That’s life! And yes every now and then I do watch FOX News, I listen, and I check facts. I don’t repeat anything I haven’t researched. My opinions are mine and no one else.

          • Robert Gonzalez

            Well, considering that her husband is obviously gay, maybe she considers herself to be a single foster mom (you obviously can’t get pregnant if you never do the act.)

          • MVH1

            Prove your “fact.” Your illiterate posts don’t argue well for your intelligence.

          • jmprint

            MVH1, this was originally a response to a posted statement from Veteranasm to Domanick: “You are a progressive fool, get your head out of obammy’s ass !!!”

            I can clearly state the fact that his head is not in Obama’s ass.

            I responded with Michelle Bachman is your dumb bitch momma, which was not a good response, but a true statement, the part about being DUMB. Pisses me off that we will be paying for here retirement for nonproductive work in congress.

          • MVH1

            I totally didn’t get it. Now that I have, I’m removing my comment. Carry on and forget this. I see what you’re doing now. Thanks.

          • MVH1

            I might point out to you that when you said “Michele” in your prior post I initially objected to, it sounds like you are referring to Michele Obama.

          • jmprint

            Edited the statement.

            I think very highly of our President and his wife Michelle. They are good human beings, have good morals

            I just wished lana was a better human being.

          • MVH1

            I wish lana was a better human being, too. I certainly agree with you on the Obamas. Did you find my suggestion had merit?

          • jmprint

            Yes I did.

          • oldtack

            You’re tight. Sorry I lost my temper. This concerned a vulgar one liner veteranasm sent to Dominick Villa.
            Thanks for calling my hand.
            oldtack

          • lana ward

            Eric Holder will look good in an orange jumpsuit, I hope : )

        • lana ward

          You must be upset your queer leader is in a bit of trouble right now. Isn’t this fun!!!

      • idamag

        What an ugly person you are.

      • MVH1

        And you are a typical flame-throwing insulter Tea Party tool. You’re gross.

      • Fern Woodfork

        While Yours Is Up The Koch Brothers Butts!!!

    • mike

      As to Warren, more shameless Populist Demagoguery. She keeps playing the populist values. we like students, don’t like banks.

      Bill is only on one kind of loan and for 1 year. No sponsors. All show!!!

      CBO, 2010 Department of Education Stafford loans alone added 3.5 billion to deficit at a interest 10 times what Warren wants. Also, Department of Educations anticipates 23% of the subsidized Stafford loans it makes this year will default. Warren leaves out the administrative costs to oversee the program.

      The flaw in Warren logic is that these are long-tem loans that are being presumably funded with longer term borrowing by the Treasury. Last time I looked U.S. paying 1.8% on 10 year. 3.0% on 30 year.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        The real flaw is the fact that we have an upper education system that is so expensive that many bright young students cannot afford to get the education they – and our country – needs to meet the daunting challenges of the 21st century. Bright students should be able to get a free education as long as they meet academic requirements.
        Our high school dropout rate has been at dangerous levels for years, we rank 37th and 38th in the world in match and science, and instead of focusing on making easier for those who work hard and want to get an education to do so, we erect more and more barriers to dissuade them from becoming productive citizens. If there is an example of lack of vision and common sense by the Tea Party, this is it.

        • mike

          Now define bright student for me.
          Who determines who is bright with the books and those who are bright/gifted in other ways.

          The high school drop rate is because of the expense of higher education? Right. Come on Dom.

          Drop out rate has nothing to do with loans. US has been trillions on education and it keeps getting worse. Kids are passed on who do not deserve to go to the next grade level. The kids know they will be passed on. All in the name of PC and govt. control.

          Those that want to work hard and grow have nothing stopping them. Keep having Govt. controlling every aspect of our lives and you will see even less motivation, ingenuity, etc..

          • Justin Napolitano

            Sorry but you are wrong on many levels. The biggest problem the US faces is the income disparity that has developed in the last 30 years. The middle class is tapped out and can only afford a college education by borrowing the money. The Obama administration took the banks, which were the middle men, out of the borrowing process because they were making large sums of money but contributing nothing of value to the loan process. Now, congress wants to charge these students much higher interest rates for money than they charge big banks.
            As for the high dropout rate for high school students you can blame the same income disparity because both parents are forced to work to make ends meet, leaving too many children to fend for themselves. Most successful students come from successful parents, that have both they money and time to spend with their children. When a family is struggling to survive it is very difficult for children to get the quality time they need. The problem with affording a college education and the high school dropout rate are caused by the same problem: low wages and a disappearing middle class.

          • mike

            Two different forms of loans. The discount loan is for TEMPORARY relief to banks.

            So make long term loans based on temporary rates which are lower than what US govt is paying is paying on 10 and 30 year rates. Go out borrow more money even though it already represents 40% of our spending. You seem to ignore Dep. of Educaton projected defaults. Forget about administrative cost and the deficit.
            So tired to hear the same old reason, it is all economics, it is the lack of responsibility of parents to parent their children.

            Typical left wing big govt. crap.

          • idamag

            A bright student is a creative thinker. He or she is a critical thinker. He or she is analytic. He or she is opposite of you.

          • lana ward

            A bright student is one that is home schooled

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Irrelevant troll. . .

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Working hard and “growing” are foreign concepts to the teanderthal mind. Add to that a serious allergy to truth and learning. No wonder their only solutions involve destruction.

          • mike

            Off on another tangent I see little “Tweetie Bird”. Your diarrhea thoughts are in line with your bird brain. SOOO VERY SMALL.

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            And Mike, the government does not control the aspects of anyone’s life.
            Good policy does curb bad behavior and encourage equality. The only
            “innovations and ingenuity” your right-wing give this country is how to
            fleece the public for more personal gain. Left to your mob we would
            live in mud huts and die at thirty from preventable disease. Of course,
            there would be plenty of oil and your disgusting, greedy idols would
            live in ivory towers that we built. Well, that parts already true.

          • BDC_57

            you got that right mike just another troll

          • mike

            Bad behavior only in your mind. Typical. communist “encourage equality”,
            So personal gain is out, Right? Just a bunch of robots.
            “Mud huts”, far from it. No one allowed to improve themselves or to grow. You and your ilk would be very content for the mud huts.
            Nice try my commie friend. Will see you later Tweetie Bird.

          • MVH1

            We can define what a not bright student is. That would be you.

          • mike

            OOOH so witty!!! I would say your superiority complex is showing.
            LOL

          • plc97477

            I noticed it also.

        • idamag

          Our country will probably not be defeated by nuclear weapons, but cyber attacks and our attitudes toward education have produced the examples on this board. Can you see Mike or Veteran’ supplying the intelligence to protect this country?

          • lana ward

            Can you see OHitler supplying the intelligence to protect this country. The country he despises.

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            Troll or insane? Stupid in either case.

          • mike

            No, the country will be destroyed from within with people like you and Dom. All PC no common sense. The Complacency and Apathy with the majority of Americans is just what you want, more control, less freedom, a bankrupt country. At this time you are winning.

            Way ahead of you on the intelligence thing, keep trying thought.

    • lana ward

      Cherokee has contributed more to communism in two years than senior members of congress have done in decades. That is absolutely true.

    • Lovefacts

      I agree. However, for some reason the “liberal” press doesn’t cover Elizabeth Warren they way they do Cruz. LOL

    • idamag

      I remember when Elizabeth Warren was on the consumer and banking committee. She was fighting hard to stop fraudulent loans and credit card usury.

    • Peter Chipman

      “Despective”? You don’t know how to spell, do you?

    • Bouncerquinn

      How? By, incorrectly claiming to be a Native American? She’s the liar here!!

      • idamag

        And, being a brilliant critical thinker, you managed to obtain Elizabeth Warren’s DNA, so you know for an irrefutable fact that she has no Native American blood in her.

        • Bouncerquinn

          My goodness, how stupid are you people. It’s very clear, that someone running for office making a claim on their nationality, be able to back that claim up. Warren back away from her comment, but refused to admit she was lying.
          Now, I am going to type this really slow for you. She claimed to be a member of a tribe, which you can only be if you are certiried. The only thing she is certified as, is a liar!!

  • Jack Hughes

    The Democrats are the party of moderate and pragmatic centrism. To oppose them, Republicans must either mis-characterize and distort the Democrats’ policies, i.e., lie, or adopt policies that are the opposite of moderation and pragmatism, i.e., crazy.

    Cruz has embraced both the crazy and dishonest.

    • Jack Kiser

      You may be funny, but I’ve heard funnier…

      • Robert Gonzalez

        The best humor always has a basis in reality, so I agree that he is funny.

    • LW

      Cruz was an economic advisor for Bush Jr, and helped create the worst depression in the history of the USA. Most people don’t realize that while the Bush Jr depression was as deep as the great depression in terms of total unemployment, MANUFACTURING unemployment was far worse than the great depression, and hasn’t recovered. Bush Jr nearly doubled the number of government employees, which masked the slaughter of private industry. The same thing has happened in reverse, Obama laid off thousands of government workers and thus masked the economic recovery, This is why we hear these apparently conflicting numbers, first we hear that hiring by private industry is going through the roof, then we hear that unemployment hasn’t changed. The reason why is Obama laying off hordes of workers, which is also helping improve the hiring by private industry because a lot of government workers are pretty highly trained.

      • Bouncerquinn

        You are a highly skilled liar!!

        • thecaptain2000

          Truth, reason, and logic are Republican kryptonite. Accountability to a Republican is like sunlight to a vampire.

          If Republicans held themselves to the same standards they require of Democrats, we’d never hear from them again. Nor see their supporters post here.

          • Bouncerquinn

            If Republicans held themselves to the same standards that demoncrats held themselves to, the country would have ceased to exist long ago!!

          • bigbill300

            They have and the country didn’t.

          • Bouncerquinn

            So then you agree that “thecaptain2000″ made a completely inaccurate statement!!

          • Independent1

            Republicans can’t hold themselves to the same standards as Democrats, it’s a known fact that Republicans don’t have any standards – it’s just tell one lie and distortion after another hoping that somewhere along the way the idiot sheeple will believe you and sadly YOU DO!!!!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            You mean like the demoncrats do. Following Barry down the lost road of Roosevelt!!

          • Independent1

            Down the “lost road of Roosevelt”?? Wow!! So I gather you’d be all for there being millions more Americans roaming around the country homeless because they’d have No Social Security to fall back on, or Pensions (because if the GOP had it’s way Unions would never have convinced corporations to offer them – surely you’ve noticed since Reagan busted the Air Controllers Union corporations have stopped Pensions as a benefit). And I guess you’d love to see people dying younger not having Medicare to provide them with health benefits (in case you haven’t noticed, the life expectancy of Americans increased significantly after LBJ pushed through Medicare). Or maybe you feel bad America doesn’t look like a 3rd world country like it surely would have had another Republican been elected to follow Hoover – In case you haven’t noticed, the GOP has a propensity for creating recessions and Depressions at a rate far greater than the Dems. Even the GOP’s best president in the past 100 years, Eisenhower, created more recessions (3) with his ultra tight economic policies than any other president. And had the GOP been in power more times over the past 100 years, the stock market would probably be still floundering around the 1,000 level, given that the cumulative stock market gain for the 35+ years of GOP presidencies is less than the dismal .4% (yes that’s less than point 4 percent; whereas over the 40 years or so Dems have been president, the market has shown about a 10% cumulative return. Quite a difference – had you invested $10,000 right after the crash of 1929, based on the return under GOP presidents you’d have about $11,700 in the market, whereas based on the 40 years of Dem presidents you’d have over $307,000. Quite a difference huh! So I’ll take the Roosevelt route anytime!!!! I’m not looking to live in a 3rd world country with millions more homeless and the life expectancy in the low 60s, like maybe you are!!!!.

          • Bouncerquinn

            Funny how you libs throw out numbers that have no actual basis. And I would love to see you have to pay your own way. Every government program created has been nothing but parasitic blood sucking. Everything you allude to is the problem we face. You are very ignorant of the truth. And it is by choice. As a great actor once said in a movie “you can’t handle the truth”. That’s okay, you go ahead and keep sucking off of the system. But, when you are cut off, you won’t know how to survive. Good luck with that, loser!!

          • Independent1

            You’re obviously a conservative living in denial. I don’t throw out numbers without basis – Fact IS, that when FDR was pressing to create Social Security, the GOP was fighting against it just like they’re fighting against Obamacare. And the same was true when LBJ was pushing for Medicare. And FACT IS, conservatives have pushed for NOTHING to take the place of either of those programs – so today people would struggling with no support.

            And let’s get to those who are “blood sucking”. It’s MOSTLY CONSERVATIVES IN RED STATES!!! The GOP nitwits in RED STATES that have tried so hard to balance their budgets during a recession that they have thrown millions of RED STATE RESIDENTS onto unemployment and welfare. Of the 10 states that get more than $1.75 back for each $1 of taxes they pay, 8 of them are Red States. EVERY and I repeat EVERY, RED STATE gets more federal assistance back than the taxes they send to Washington. It’s actually 12 BLUE STATES that are getting less money back in federal assistance that are supporting the country. Of the 21 states that have more than 15% of their residents living in poverty, 19 of them are governed by CONSERVATIVES (the GOP). NY and Califorinia are the only 2 blue states that have more than 15% of their residents living in poverty.

            And based on the way Rick Perry bragged about Texas being such a great state, I’m sure you sucked that in just like you do all the other lies and distortions spewed by Faux News, Rush Limback Glenn Beak and other nitwit Conservative idiots. Well you be the judge, here’s some stats on the great
            CONSERVATIVE state of Texas that shows it’s the cesspool of America:

            .Texas is 49th in the country in tax revenues collected per capita and 50th inrevenues spent.
            .It’s 44th in tax progressivity, which means it collects most of its taxes from working people and it comes in 50th in the percent of its population that have a HS diploma.
            .It ranks 46th in the overall SAT scores it’s students get on entrance exams; and 49th in what it pays its teachers.
            .It ranks dead last (50th) in having the most people without health insuranceand also dead last in the number of children covered by insurance.
            .Its 49th in the support it provides to women & children in the WIC program, and it leads the nation in teenage births.
            .It ranks 6th in the nation in the number of people living in poverty and 50th with regard to the affordability of homeowners insurance.
            .Texasranks 45th in the overall health of its population and 47th with respect to mental health.
            .The quality of the highways in Texas is ranked 42nd and its parks and recreation facilities are ranked 48th and environmental protection 46th
            .Police protection is ranked 49th and government administration 50th.
            .Texas comes in 3rd in the nation in the number of public officials that are convicted for a crime; while being dead last in the percent of voters who turn out for elections.
            .It’s 46th in the hourly earnings of its workers and 48th in the payout of worker’s comp benefits.
            .And Texas ranks as having the most polluted environment in the nation because of all its oil spills and refineries and coal fired power plants that spew toxic fumes.

            By what other measure does Texas have to turn up close to last before people realize that by moving there they’re simply moving to what is really the cesspool of the nation. And I’m also amazed, that with a dismal record like the above, Rick Perry would even consider running for president of the US???

          • Bouncerquinn

            Blah, blah, blather, blah, you repeat the same garbage and it is still garbage. Most of the welfare spending in red states is from the liberals running from the messes they made in blue states

          • Bouncerquinn

            You are clearly disturbed!!

          • Independent1

            I’m not through with FACTS FOR YOU. FACT IS, every and I repeat every GOP president that has been in office since Eisenhower has governed with significant deficit spending and that EVERY Dem president has actually reduced it. IN FACT: Carter is the only president since 1900 at least to have reduced government spending to less than 50% of Americas GDP, and Carter reduced it to 34% of GDP. Of the Dem presidendents that have REDUCED DEFICIT SPENDING since WWII, Obama leads the pack – He reduced the 1.6 trillion of deficit spending in Bush’s last budget (his 10/1/08 to 09/30/09 budget) by 1 trillion dollars per year in 4 years (the CBO projects now that this years deficit will be about 685 billion – down from 1.6 trillion when Bush walked out the door in 1/19/09). And it’s a FACT!! that Reagan and the two Bushes are responsible for more than 90% of our current 16.8 trillion in debt. Reagan inherited an 800 billion dollar deficit (which Carter had reduced from well of a trillion after Ford), and virtually tripled the deficit in 8 years – Reagan spent more money in 8 years than all the presidents had spent combined in the previous 50 years, Reagan raised the deficit to 2.3 trillion. Bush Sr. took that 2.3 trillion and almost doubled it in 4 years to 4.3 trillion. Clinton actually held spending fairly flat but the interest on the deficit over his 8 years raised it to 4.9 trillion. Bush took that 4.9 trillion and practically tripled it to around 15 trillion – he’s directly responsible for raising it to 12.3 trillion, and then responsible for another 3 trillion or so for the devastating economy that kept the deficit going up even as Obama was cutting spending (it was going up primarily because Bush’s Great Recession trashed so many companies and put so many people out of work that tax revenues were down by almost 1 trillion/year until Obama started getting jobs back – actually within 7 mos of taking office there were net job gains – DESPITE THE FACT, that Romney and others of his ilk were trashing companies, putting millions of Americans out of work and sending their jobs overseas almost as fast as our economy could create jobs – Another disaster that CONSERVATIVES have perpetrated on AMERICA!!!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            Those are nothing but lies. Everything you said. And you bots, continually repeating those lies, will never make them true.
            And the fact is that Obozo, has created more deficit spending in just 5 years than all of the GOP presidents before him combined, multiplied by two.
            Loser!!

          • Independent1

            Sorry but you’re mistaken again:Obama is only responsible for adding less than 1 trillion to the deficit based on legislation that he signed – the stimulus he signed in February of 2009 which was a big factor in keeping America out of a depression. If you’re not a GOP lover, you really need to stop watching Faux News and Rush Limpbag and Glenn Beak.

          • Bouncerquinn

            You are so foolish. The payroll tax deduction ended the recession in June of 2009. The stimulus spending and bail out packages, along with ever increasing deficit spending, are the only reason the economy is upside down. I’ve had face to face conversations with those who spout the same rhetoric as you. But, when I explain how the stimulus package destroyed the recovery in a way that makes since to them, they agree that the stimulus never should have happened. And the bail outs, certainly you agree that the failures and thieves should have been allowed to fail. Both parties are fully responsible for that. And both the past and present president were all in.

          • Independent1

            I meant to ask you – where are you getting this nonsense that Obama has created more deficit spending in just 5 years than all of the GOP presidents before him??? From Faux News?? that’s the biggest bunch of crap that I’ve heard on these blogs. If you believe that, you’re more than a clueless idiot!! Obama has reduced deficit spending faster than any president since Truman right after WWII!!!!! And he virtually kept his promise to cut deficit spending in half in 4 years

          • Bouncerquinn

            You are retarded. Mentally lacking. Cranial y handicapped. And just plain stupid. Obozo, has created $8 trillion in debt in less than 5 years. And no, you dummies aren’t distracting me while he runs it up further. I have my ass covered.

            Thanks to him and you followers, there will be carnage in this country, but it won’t affect me.
            I don’t know how anyone can allow themselves to be insulated from reality!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            What you chicken chokers do is run a deficit of $1.5 trillion dollars in one year, because you are able to, with control of all three houses. Then you run a deficit of $1.4 trillion the next year and claim you reduced the deficit by $100 billion. You fool no one but yourself fool!!

          • Independent1

            You sound more clueless with each response. You do know that the Dems have only had “control’ of congress for 7 months in the past 18 years ,right? Control means you have to have 60 votes in the Senate in order to prevent the other party from using the filibuster rule like Mitch McConnell has more than 400 times over the past 3 plus years. In any case, the Dems only got 60 votes in the Senate on January 1, 2009 (just weeks before Obama took office). Unfortunately, Ted Kennedy died on August 15, 2009 and the Dems 60 vote majority to stop a filibuster ended after just about 7 months. And you also DO KNOW DON’T YOU, that it’s not the President who spends money, it’s CONGRESS. But in any case, the problem with the deficit over the past 4 years HAS NOT BEEN WITH SPENDING!!! With Obama’s latest spending cuts, discretionary spending (spending other than for Social Security and Medicare and a few other mandatory spending items), has been reduced to the lowest levels in 60 years. The PROBLEM WITH THE DEFICIT HAS BEEN THE LACK OF REVENUES!!! THE LOSS OF TAX DOLLARS BECAUSE BUSH TRASHED THE ECONOMY KILLING 14 MILLION JOBS AND THOUSANDS OF COMPANIES!! WAKE UP DUMCOFF!!! WAKE UP!!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            You wake up, moron. The only time it’s happened. Your party had it and f’d it up. Deal with that!!

          • Independent1

            You’re misguided. The biggest blood sucking being done is by Conseratives. Just for the record, every Red State sucks more federal dollars to support their residents than the state sends to Washington in taxes. It’s really a dozen Blue States that get less federal dollars back than they send to Washington, e.g., New Jersey only gets .61 cents back for each dollar they send to Washington on taxes, that are really supporting the country. And of the 21 states that have more than 15% of their residents living in poverty (and sucking welfare) 19 of them are states run by the GOP. So it’s not the liberals that are sucking the most welfare dollars: more than 75% of food stamp dollars go to Red States.

          • Bouncerquinn

            It’s amazing how you zealots from both parties, twist numbers or out right lie to try to get your way. Kansas for instance is a red state and sends in more money to Washington than it gets back. Furthermore, of the welfare you refer to, much go to transients from your blue states and to migrant workers. So, you see, it is not all black and white.
            But what is black and white is your big mistake. Red states are not conservative, they are republican and if you don’t know the difference, then you should not speak on the subject.

          • Bouncerquinn

            We are looking at being a third world country. Thanks to the likes of Roosevelt, Johnson, Carter, Bush and Obama!!

          • jmprint

            Still here.

          • Bouncerquinn

            That’s right. I speak the truth. Nothing to hide from!!

          • Sand_Cat

            Republicans don’t hold themselves to ANY standards, which is why the country is in big trouble, or one very big reason.

          • Bouncerquinn

            That is true. My only point being that dims are much worse. Progressives have effectively infiltrated and destroyed the GOP. Hacks like McCain, Graham and the Bushes!!

          • Independent1

            Would you care to comment on those “GOP STANDARDS”? To be quite honest I’m at a total loss to think of one GOP standard that is not a negative.
            Is it: “Not voting on one piece of legislation that would raise taxes for those that are already wealthy by $1 even if that means allowing people who really need help and are struggling or to approve a project to repair a disaster or that will keep the country from going to hell in a handbasket” one of the standards you’re alluding to?
            Is it: “Refusing to negotiate in any sense of good partisanship and instead spend all your time pushing witchhunts to sabatage the DEMS” one of the standards you’re alluding to?
            Is it: “Totally ignoring legislation that might benefit the country because it may make a Dem president look good, while wasting millions of dollars passing legislation in the House that you know from the gitgo is a dead issue” is that one of the GOP standards you’re alluding to?
            Is it:”Blatantly spewing one lie and distortion after another during a presidential campaign, even ones that have been factually disproven by hundreds of experts” one of the GOP standards you’re alluding to?
            I could go on with this for quite a while – the GOP has so many negative standards that there’s almost not enough room on this blog to bring them all up. So I’d like to hear what GOP standards you were alluding to!!! Let’s hear these fairytales!!

          • Bouncerquinn

            You are the fairytale, speaker. You just made several general claims, but did not point out one thing the Gop did, that you claim they have done. Not one bill, nothing. Meanwhile the only thing your dear leader has accomplished is the most backward spending packages and a so called health care bill that is totally unimplementable. He did these things with a super majority in the Senate and control of the house, making Obozo, the biggest presidential failure in our nation’s history. Only the truth!!
            The Harry Reid Senate is the chamber blocking progress. But, even if he didn’t your failure leader Obummer, would veto it anyhow. Because he hates this nation!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            The country might have ceased to exist for you, but for the great majority of us, we would be living in an even greater country. One without scum like you.

          • Bouncerquinn

            Oh aren’t you special. The loser who’s food stamps I pay for says I am scum. What’s that make you, loser? I’ll tell you, a scum bum!!

        • jmprint

          Can you elaborate!

          • Bouncerquinn

            Do you want me to define liar for you?

          • jmprint

            No, I know the definitions of liar: G O P

            I was asking for you to clarify why you are call LW a highly skilled liar.

          • Bouncerquinn

            His bogus rhetoric about the so called Bush recession. Not even close to the great depression and not nearly as bad as Carter’s recession. And all presidents had the help of a complicit and inept congress. But none had Obama’s advantage, the House and the Senate, with a super majority. He can blame no one but himself and his ideology for his failures. That’s the truth and you liberals will not get away with continuing to try and hide from it!!

          • jmprint

            As a business owner since 1981, I have felt the effects of all the recessions and the worst was felt was under Bush JR.

            LW gave you facts, which obviously you didn’t read and research. The only thing you throw in is that President Obama had control of the House and Senate.

            He has accomplished so much more then Bush, and with a handicap of the republican being against him from day one, they said their sole purpose was to stop him. No other president has had to deal with this bullshit. We elect people, so they can work for the best interest of all, not just the 1%. You need to read, check facts, and then you can call someone a liar, when you can prove them wrong.

            President is a nice human being, a good father and husband. And he is trying his best to make this a better world for all, not just the 1%.

          • Bouncerquinn

            No facts, cited nothing. No bills, points of reference or record. I’ve owned 3 businesses since 1976, I saw the mess Carter created and it was his policies that hurt Americans.
            I agree the present POTUS accomplished so much more than Bush, so much more damage. But you are the one that doesn’t or can’t read, because if you read mine you would know that I know they are both pos’s.
            I don’t believe for a second that the CIC, is a nice guy. Why? Because no one has ever demagogue d or just flat lied about his opponents the way this guy has.
            Reagan, I thought was no good. Until I grew up and realized what the path we were on was. The left called it trickle down economics. I coined a phrase for it myself, many years ago. You see it pop up on blogs once in a while, if it is conservative.

            The same thing is happening right now, but the people in charge
            don’t even realize it. But, this in spite of the multitude of mistakes he has made.

            The reason the economy is surviving now, is because it always will until there is someone to take our place. That is just the way capitalism is meant to work. People, believe that China is getting close, but it doesn’t matter. We are well established and will respond as always, but we can’t do this unless our growth is sustainable.
            That’s right sustainable growth. And you can’t have that. Growing at 6%-15% is unsustainable. With Clinton we had a fast growing economy. And with Bush, until it ran out of gas.
            The poor lose everything, they have. The rich take a hit, but they will get it back.
            With slow sustainable growth, your economy doesn’t have to run out of gas.

            It’s both parties selling out to lobbyist for self enrichment. The lobby groups(hedge funds, global corps., dictators) control our legislation for their bottom line. Because as we know they can’t contribute to our campaigns legally, but they can buy their ear.
            Right now we are growing very slowly. Unfortunately that would have sustained us before, but with these giants debts, we can’t catch up, if he doesn’t quit spending!!

        • Sand_Cat

          Half right

          • Bouncerquinn

            You people confuse conservatives with a progressive hi jacked GOP. Conservatives need to disassociate from the GOP, because the demoncrats even more evil twin has infiltrated!!

      • Tom

        LW – what are you doing – this Republican has to agree with you ! You make to much sense to be responding of a yahoo article – good job you hit the nail right on the head !! Ted Cruz and GW Bush are, were, BIG GOVERNMENT REPUBLICANS – which most Republicans are when their in control. Republicans claim to be conservative but in reality they spend more money than Democrats. Right now Republicans are broken, they don’t know what to believe ?????

        • thecaptain2000

          Republicans want less government the way crooks want fewer cops.

        • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

          So true, but repubs just have different priorities. Regardless of the supposed corruption in either party, the Democrats have not totally forgotten about the rest of us – the majority. While repubs only think of themselves and their rich benefactors. That is why Reaganonmics was their darling. It gives them everything they could want to get – short of using a gun – and no responsibility to do anything for anybody.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        Thank you for the factual and eloquent post. The only thing I can add to it is that Reagan did the same. So much for their claims of smaller government, fiscal resonsibility, and patriotism. With people like them, who needs enemies!

    • David Reckinger

      Jack, the left are so far left to be extremists. They are a collection on commies, socialists, and Marxists. To deny that would make you under informed.

      • Lynda Groom

        Whenever somebody bases their argument on the other side being commies…they already lost the argument. Thanks for the perfect example.

        • idamag

          That fits with their intelligence level – name calling.

      • mah101

        David. Simply, objectively, and demonstrably false. Such a claim requires a complete suspension of reality and ignorance of socialism and Marxism.

        Throwing around such ridiculous and ignorant attacks contributes nothing of value to our national political discussion, and I would like you and others to contribute. Please spend some time learning something about what the political landscape actually involves.

      • Justin Napolitano

        you’re nuts.

      • Sand_Cat

        Being to the left of Hitler does not make one a “leftist,” or even a moderate. You show your ignorance rather than anything factual about anyone else.

      • idamag

        And far right is fascism. I am disappointed in both parties, but I find the new Republicans anything but united for America.

    • idamag

      He didn’t embrace it. He is part of it.

  • ORAXX

    When running for the senate, Cruz proudly stated, when he got to Washington, he would only ‘compromise’ with those people who agree with him. Isn’t that special! Forty-three years old and nothing to learn from anyone. Cruz has a great deal of education so, he has demonstrated the ability to remember things. He does not, however, appear to have enough of an intellect to realize being compared to Joseph McCarthy is not seen as a good thing by anyone with a grasp of history.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      Unfortunately, that is the attitude that prevails among most Tea Party supporters. For them compromise is synonymous to unconditional surrender by the opposition. In addition to arrogance, that attitude reflects the lack of commitment to progress, which invariably requires willingness to compromise and seeking middle ground. Neither party, not any politician, has an exclusive on wisdom and vision, the best solutions are those reached by consensus borrowing the best that both parties have to offer and rejecting what has failed in the past and is likely to fail again if adopted once again.

      • Veteranasm

        Your communist president is better I guess, fool !!!

        • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

          You shouldn’t really call Obama a communist and then call someone else a fool in the same sentence. That makes you look like a idiot AND a hypocrite both.

          • spacemtn

            Hey Jesse a hypocrite is an idiot.

          • plc97477

            And veteranass is both.

          • idamag

            A hypocrite is a person who preaches one thing and does what he preaches against. He or she has a double standard.

          • Veteranasm

            I guess the truth is to much for you to except, fool !!!

          • idamag

            And he is. Our country is definitely in need of some brain powered people and he sure isn’t one.

        • jmprint

          1 MILLION TIMES BETTER. Oh, why do you call him a communist?

          • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

            Because in the tiny, semi-functioning, brain of Tea Party supporters a man that influenced the incredible rise of the stock market, the man that bailed out two of our largest corporations, and a man whose healthcare bill requires all people to get healthcare coverage is a communist. I wonder what Marx, Engels, and Lenin would think of people who refer to the anti-thesis of communism as being an integral part of their defunct ideology

          • idamag

            If the dipstick would have really studied Marx and Lenin and Russia before and after the revolution and then the whacko would have studied Obama’s policies, he might have the right to diss Obama. However, have you noticed these people are parrots of what they have been told to believe.

          • http://www.facebook.com/russell.byrd.14 Russell Byrd

            The tragedy is, Veteranass and his ilk use these words as slogans when they are on the “warpath.” Just like bad mouthing a very good word: “Liberal.” In their evil and stupidity, they do not even know what the words mean. And are too lazy to learn. Their enemies are coherent thought, intelligence, reason, ethics, and common decency. They are too stupid to realize that all they do here is increase our resolve to defeat them.

      • plc97477

        We have the progressives now we need a name for the completely anti-progressives. Neanderthal’s maybe.

        • TheSkalawag929

          That’s down right hurtsome to Neanderthals.

          • Allan Richardson

            I agree! I loved the Neanderthals who used to advertise for that insurance company, then got a TV series. They were way better than today’s Republican fanatics.

          • plc97477

            True we need to come up with something that doesn’t discriminate.

          • TheSkalawag929

            To compare republicans to any life form even down to the microbial would be a disservice and disrespectful of the life form.

          • plc97477

            You are right. How about we just continue to call them a piece of shit then.

          • TheSkalawag929

            That works when describing an individual. Pile would be more descriptive of the whole.

          • mike

            Glad to see little silly girl is come out from under the rock.

        • Jim Myers

          That would be an insult to the Neanderthals.

        • idamag

          The Neanderthals realized that there had to be community for survival. I doubt if they were “me, mine, and my” people.

  • jerry roper

    I don’t know why I bother to read Yahoo News. (unfortunately, I use Yahoo email) Articles like this one are so flimsy and not fact based. The hateful left calls Cruz all kinds of names but let me tell you that we in Texas love him. I have little respect for Warren, but I will give her the credit she deserves for being elected by her state.

    • pinecone

      Not all in Tx. love him. Many wish he would disappear as he is an embarrassment to the state much like your governor, Perry!
      A lot of Texans wish they would both disappear!

      • Ashley

        Only the new Texans that came from CA because the dems are destroying that state!

        • Independent1

          Let’s see, the Dems have erased the huge debt that the previous REPUBLICAN governor left the state – so I’m not sure how I see that the DEms are “ruining the state”. But if you want to talk about ruining a state,look at what Bush and Perry have done to Texas: the cesspool of America:
          ·
          Texas is 49th in the country in tax revenues collected per capita and 50th in revenues spent
          It’s 44th in tax progressivity, which means it collects most of its taxes from working people.
          It comes in 50th in the percent of its population that have a HS diploma. It ranks 46th in the overall SAT scores it’s students get on entrance exams;
          It’s 49th in what it pays its teachers. It ranks dead last (50th) in having the most people without health insurance and also dead last in the number of children covered by insurance.
          And Texas is 49th in the support it provides to women & children in the WIC program, and it leads the nation in teenage births.
          It ranks 6th in the nation in the number of people living in poverty
          And it’s 50th with regard to the affordability of homeowners insurance.
          And Texas comes in 3rd in the nation in the number of public officials that are convicted for a crime; while being dead last in the percent of voters who turn out for elections.
          It’s 46th in the hourly earnings of its workers and 48th in
          the payout of worker’s comp benefits.
          And Texas is said to have he most polluted environment in the nation because of all the oil spills and the refineries and coal fired power plants that spew toxic fumes.

          Not a pretty picture is it??? Really amazes me that so many people are flocking cluelessly to this state in disrepair. As the
          writer of the article I just extracted some figures from for you said, if Texas really seceded from the Union, it would collapse upon itself very quickly.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

            Those are the kind of facts conservatives don’t want to hear, as it proves without a doubt the failure of their ideology. I think it is interesting that many of the folks that demonize and call for the repeal of Obamacare are from Red states with the highest number of recipients of MEDICAID, ER services, WIC and other programs for the poor…while contributing the least to the social programs they depend on as a result of widespread poverty. I suspect the reason they oppose the deployment of Obamacare is because they cannot afford the premiums charged by for-profit insurance companies, even if those premiums are much lower than they are today, and prefer the freebies they get at ER. The greatest irony is their claims of socialism when they refer to Obamacare, while depending on socialized ER medical care. Hypocrisy has got to be one of their greatest attributes.

        • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

          Cruz was born in Canada, his mother was a natural born citizen and his father a Cuban immigrant. Hey Birthers – does that sound familiar.
          Cruz claims he is against Big Government, yet collects his salary, benefits and expense reimbursement. How many offices does Cruz have and who is paying for them? Cruz is against big Government, but wants to dictate a woman’s reproductive rights.
          So how much of your industries in Texas profit from Big Government?

          • Allan Richardson

            I would not have any objection to Ted Cruz running for President, since I would have a chance to vote against him. BUT I will not stoop to the birther level and question his CITIZENSHIP and his ELEGIBILITY for the office. I disagree with his policies and legal philosophy, but I respect him as a person and a citizen.

        • jmprint

          NOT TRUE, BORN AND RAISED TEXAN…Can’t stand to see the lies spewing out of Cruz mouth.

        • Landsende

          I have friends that voted for Cruz and are now regretting it. They thought he would be a good representative for all but instead advocates for big corporations and obstructionism of anything that will benefit the middle class. As Independent 1 states, Texas is last in every category. Not something to be proud of but Governor Perry touts all the businesses that have moved to Texas because of the tax breaks they get but doesn’t mention that they are low paying jobs. Republican governors criticize the federal government and talk about seceding, but when there is a disaster in their state they are the first ones in line requesting disaster relief. There are parts of Texas that are already leaning blue and with politicians like Cruz and Perry more and more people are realizing that if they want real change they need to elect more moderate candidates, that will work with both sides of the aisle instead of playing partisan politics.

    • disqus_Im5r8T8eCs

      WAIT a minute, we all don’t like cruz, we have a lot of @%#&s here, but never thought one would be our senator. I have a lot of respect for Warren and some of us down here would like to hear the truth sometime.

      • Dan Buchanan

        Why warren, she is another proven lib liar

        • plc97477

          Where’s your proof?

          • Independent1

            The proof?? He has none. Only the LIES and DISTORTIONS his demented mind has absorbed from listening to Faux News!!!!

        • Candice White

          No the proven liar Is Cruz

        • jmprint

          Can you name a few for the record?

          • BDC_57

            He will never get the proof and he will give you a straight answer

        • BDC_57

          prove it troll

        • idamag

          And examples of her lies are…?

    • escierto

      Love him? I despise him. He’s a moron from Canada who should go back to Canada.

      • jerry roper

        The left is always full of hate. You guys are good at throwing insults but Cruz was easily elected by millions of voters like myself. You can go back and crawl under your rock!

        • escierto

          Yeah he was elected by the ignorant white trash voters of Texas. Come back and see me in 10 or 15 years when the Latino voters rule and Texas is a safely Democratic state. You’ll be crying like a baby. You may have to move to Idaho and join the Aryan Nations.

        • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

          The potential candidacy of a Canadian born citizen to the presidency of the USA has nothing to do with hate, and a lot to do with our Constitution.

        • jmprint

          So you’re an idiot also. It bothers me that one day this Cruz will be getting a retirement check, for being unproductive like Michelle, all he can do is say bla, bla, bla.

        • idamag

          Right wingnuts do not know the difference between anger and hate. Hate is ugly name calling. Wingnuts is not ugly. Calling people all kinds of names like communists, illegal in this country and a host of other things that have no base is hate. Many visitors to this board are white supremists and don’t think we can see it.

        • idamag

          What you are doing, in psychology, it is called projection. You project your faults on others.

      • idamag

        Don’t wish that on Canada.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.ontis.3 Tom Ontis

      I’ve read replies from other Texans who say he is an embarassment and he is only a few months into his term. Like all things political, some are going to love him and some are going to loathe him.

    • charleo1

      Well jerry, I read the entire article, and I didn’t see where it called Cruz,
      “All kinds of things.” Except, I guess, since he gave a false reason for
      voting aganist the gun control legislation, that would make him a liar.
      Would it not? Personally, I see Cruz as a poster boy for much of what’s
      wrong in government today. There was a time, when people went to
      Washington to address those challenges, and concerns, in a collective
      way, that were beyond the ability of the individual to solve. I think people
      like Cruz, that run for election to serve in an institution, they claim is
      dysfunctional, and when elected, do everything they can to make it as
      dysfunctional as possible. Then, crow about how spot on correct they
      were. Are the worst kind of hypocrite. They hate their government, more
      than they love their Country, so it seems to me. And if what we’ve seen
      out of Senator Cruz so far. If he is doing the best job he knows how to do.
      Then, for the common good, he should resign, and find another line of work.

    • Candice White

      You love a lying idiot.

    • TheSkalawag929

      We on the left aren’t hateful. We just wish you would have kept Mr. Cruz down there in Texas and not inflicted him on the rest of the country.

    • jmprint

      I’m hispanic from Texas and I think he is an idiot. You must not listen to his words. Check the facts. Stop listening to Michelle, it’s all the same bullshit.

    • idamag

      Yes, and you in Texas drag a boy to death because of his color and your racism comes through loud and clear.

      • idamag

        Same county in Texas – the just released a surveillance video showing two policemen beating up a handcuffed Black woman. She was arrested for not paying a traffic ticket.

  • Stephen Gray

    I guess he will replace Michelle Bachman as the leader of the teaparty caucus. He will be better at it and the more ill for the rest of us 98%.

  • edawg90 .

    Man, the leftist propaganda is out in force here lately…Could it have something to do with your Glorious Leader being caught with his pants down lying out his ass and using Chicago style politics to go after enemies? You morons keep telling yourself that he is the best option and one day you will believe it…When you no longer have the very rights you say Conservatives want to take away because you pander to Islam, the look back and realize that it was those Christian principles that were included in the Constitution that allowed you to be ignorant and spout it to the world.

    • Robert Gonzalez

      You mean including the separation of church and state?

    • pinecone

      You should wait until ALL the facts are in before you speak ill of people. You might have to eat your words and some in Congress might have to do some actual work instead of spend their time on witch hunts!

      • edawg90 .

        Witch hunt? No, son, the only people who will be eating crow are you retards who voted for this guy because of the color of his skin. He was the LEAST qualified in 2008 yet because you morons were so enamored with the idea of having your first black president you voted for him anyway…Then despite his lack of any kind of regard for the Constitution and his illegal not so recess, recess appointments you voted for his dumbass again. You dolts have no concept of real issues or how the real world works. You want free shit off the backs of someone else’s work. How about you go get a real job and stop mooching off the rest of society…

        • spacemtn

          Man an I glad your kind is a dying breed. Your side will lose in 2014 and 2016 and if it does not get back to the true Republican roots it will go the way of the Whigs. I am an Independent and I have not been able to vote for a Republican for President since Reagan. It always make me laugh when you mouth breathers spout that the only people who voted for Obama are welfare slackers. I along with most of my friends voted for Obama, and their is not a single welfare recipient in the bunch. As a matter of fact, I would bet that all of them make more money than you do. I would also bet that all of them have a much higher level of education and intelligence than you. But if you research which states have the highest amount of illiterates and welfare class, 6 of the top 10 are Red states. And edawg I would bet you are in that 47% that the Republicans disdain. Stop drinking the Red Fox news kool aid.

          • edawg90 .

            well spacemtn, the fact you are defending Barry Soetero and his followers means you are not an independent or even remotely conservative. You are the problem with this country and many of the Obots who voted for Glorious Leader Comrade Soetero have come to their senses and realized just how backasswards he is taking this country. As his approval ratings plummet keep telling yourself just how good things look for 2014 and 2016…maybe it will help you as you cry those adolescent tears of entitlement at night. No one owes you a damned thing you leech.

          • thecaptain2000

            edawg, 4 years ago, this country was poised on the brink of
            economic disaster thanks to a Republican administration that turned surpluses into deficits. Economists are nearly
            universal in saying Obama’s $800 billion-plus stimulus passed in early 2009 helped create both public-sector and private-sector jobs. Douglas Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan
            Congressional Budget Office, estimated the stimulus saved or created more than 3 million jobs. Obama made the difficult
            unpopular decisions to shore up the financial industry and rescue the auto industry, and saved this nation from another Great Depression.

            I can’t begin to tell you how delighted I am that YOU represent the opposition. It was people like you posting your
            incoherent GOP/Fox News kool-aid induced rants that secured Obama a second term, especially the ones that corrupted or distorted his name, his heritage, or lied
            about him, his vision, his practices, or the liberals/democrats. Keep up the work and thanks from all the liberals.

            Looking forward to your help in 2016.

          • edawg90 .

            thecaptain2000, when George Bush was in office the Democrats controlled both the House and Senate. You guys want to cry that because the Republicans controlling the House only is why The Anointed One can’t get anything accomplished. The first 2 years of his administration he had majority in both the House and Senate. Now tell me who is hampering growth and using partisan politics to squander a surplus. Now, go look all this up for yourself and then think about the argument you just made. The difference here is when Bush dicked something up we conservatives would call him out on it, but you sycophant kool-aid drinking dolts can’t bring yourself to call out Glorious Leader because the moment you do your fellow comrades will start calling you “racist.”

            I can recall growing up and hearing liberals call Nixon a criminal and corrupt. Well, now your Glorious Leader is under fire for even worse things and yet you guys STILL defend him. Last I checked…No one died during Watergate.

          • thecaptain2000

            I have no idea whether or not you are racist. I DO find it telling that YOU were the one that brought it up. With your very selective memory (a trait shared by many of your ideology), it is too bad that you don’t remember that a simple majority means nothing in the Senate. You must have sixty votes. Obama never had that control, but people of your ilk LOVES to imply that because Dems had a simple majority, they had control.

            Worse things than Watergate? Worse things than subverting the cornerstone of our democracy??!! Obama is hardly under fire for anything close to Watergate. Your lies and distortions will not work here.

          • idamag

            Just because I decide to charge you with child molestation, and decide to hold a bunch of useless hearings does not mean you are a child molester. It just means I want to cause you harm.

          • edawg90 .

            yet, you have no proof…There is probable cause to investigate Barry and his henchmen. You retards continue to defend him because by not doing so you would have to admit we were right all along, and you got taken for a ride. Good job of vetting this piece of shit you gave us.

          • idamag

            I might have seen you smiling at a baby in the grocery store and that might be just enough to call for hearings. And, if I dislike you anyway for the color of your skin, or the political party you belong to, I’ll milk that smile for all it is worth.

          • plc97477

            The funny part is no one has mentioned what the probable cause is.

          • plc97477

            Looking forward to it but do we have to thank them?

          • jmprint

            I just wanted to say than you for being you. I appreciate people like you, the world is better. Thanks for the smile.

          • thecaptain2000

            “…adolescent tears of entitlement at night. No one owes you a damned thing you leech.”

            By the way, edawg, I give out more in tips than your sorry carcass makes all year, freeloader. Yet, you drive on the roads I pay for, send your inbred kids to schools I subsidize, and a number of other services you enjoy even though your contribution doesn’t measure up to mine.

            The next time you have a thought…just let it go.

          • Lynda Groom

            People who live in glass houses should not toss rocks. You bias is showing. Name calling is a result of not having any of substance to back up a claim.

          • idamag

            I voted for Obama and I have never been on welfare. I have worked my entire life and come from a family who is proud of work. Since the red states are taking more from the government than the blue states, it would seem like welfare is a way of life for the red states. I live in a red state. Our wages are low.Most of the working population are making minimum wage or just above. There is no industry. It is a rural state.

        • jmprint

          Oh here you go again, what makes you think your smarter. The real issue is that the GOP is brain dead, dysfunctional, the only people mooching are the ones in congress with free insurance and retirement for doing shit. I hope when you die, you can take your shit load up or down with you.

        • Jim Myers

          I won’t reply to most of your idiotic rants, because I have better things to do than that.

          HOWEVER, we did not vote for him because of the color of his skin.

          WE VOTED FOR HIM BECAUSE HE WAS THE ANTITHESIS OF GEORGE THE SECOND.

          Without “W”, President Obama would NEVER have had a chance to become President.

          That is just about the only good thing that came out of his Presidency.

    • disqus_Im5r8T8eCs

      I believe Islam is better than the repubs and fix’s news. They complain about the news every day and the repubs needs to keep some #%@t going all the time, but you low information voters will eat that stuff up.

      • Ashley

        So you are for beheadings, stoning women and little girls who are raped, marriage to 9 year old girls… You’re a real piece of work! Get your head out of your a$$ before it’s too late!!

        • bigbill300

          Read the bible Ashley and you will find worse things than all of that. Example: Offer your virgin daughters to be raped so that your male visitors won’t be raped by homosexuals. Father your sons through those virgin daughters. God instructing men to have their concubine or their wife’s servant bear their sons. A bride to be returned to her father and stoned to death if she is not a virgin. If a woman is raped in a city she is to be put to death because she could have called out. (A liar and whore in other words.) A virgin who is raped in a field is required to marry her rapist. Want me to keep going????

        • jmprint

          Ashley, not all Islam think the same, just like not all Americans are mass murderers.

        • idamag

          Before we get too puffed up with our own goodness, we had terrorists in this country. They lynched thousands of Black people and because of states rights, those crimes went unpunished. Life magazine did an expose or there might be still lynchings, starving people, voter suppression and cross burnings. The federal government had to step in and since a Democrat, Lyndon B. Johnson signed the civil rights act into law, the south has been Republican ever since. BTW, as for religion, Emmett Till, a fourteen year old Black boy, was beaten to death by four men. Those same men passed the plate in the Southern Baptist Church the following Sunday. So don’t be so sanctimonious about Christianity.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

      There were no Christian principles included in the Constitution. It is a very secular document.

    • spacemtn

      edawg I love reading people spouting ignorance. Most of the founding fathers were not Christian. Most were either atheists agnostics or Deists. Find one place in the Constitution that states God, Jesus, the Bible, Heaven, Holy, Christian, or anything else talking directly about Christianity. The Constitution is not a perfect document, if so it would never have to be amended. It is what is called a “living document” which means it should change with the times. Oh and by the way, I hold a Masters Degree in U.S. History.

      • idamag

        Most of those who did attend church were Unitarians. Thomas Jefferson said, “It doesn’t matter to me whether you believe in one God, many Gods, or no God.”

    • thecaptain2000

      edawg90 (that number is a little optimistic for an IQ), those very rights were already taken away. As usual, you were too busy lying for the other side to pay attention. George W. Bush pushed for and signed into law the Military Commissions Act on October 18, 2006, which allowed a sitting President the power to take away ANYone’s due process and remove that person to an unknown location never to be heard from again (if that was the President’s will). Now that Obama is acting within that law, whiners on the right like you, edawg90 (who were conveniently silent on October 18, 2006) are complaining about it.

      It might interest you to know that Obama recently fought to change the bill so
      that it would not apply to Americans, but only to foreign terrorist suspects
      captured on American soil. Of course, anything advocated by Obama met with staunch opposition by the goose-stepping Right.

      Truth, reason, and logic are Republican kryptonite.
      Accountability to a Republican is like sunlight to a vampire.

      If Republicans held themselves to the same standards they require of Democrats, we’d never hear from them again. Nor see their supporters post here.

    • plc97477

      It could have something to do with this being a progressive site.

    • charleo1

      So, when was it you realized you were so smart, you could start calling
      other people ignorant, and morons? You know what would be so
      awesome, Dude? To actually say something real brilliant yourself.
      “Because you pander to Islam, the look back, and realize it was those
      Christian principals….” See? When you call people morons, you’ve
      got to at the very least, come up with something that sounds smart.
      Hell, use a big word, if you can’t think of anything. Something!

  • Steve Perry

    Ted Cruz was born in Canada…what did you expect…lol

    • Lewis Brande

      And our “elected leader” was born in Kenya.

      • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

        Don’t know much, do you?

      • Lynda Groom

        You are an idiot. His birth announcement was published in Hawaii right after he was born in a Hawaiian hospital,l and it clearly indicates the name of the hospital. Stop lying.

        • dtgraham

          Doesn’t matter Lynda. The right could have personally witnessed Obama being born out of an apple pie in the middle of a Nebraska corn field, while Garth Brooks sang The Star Spangled Banner—-and they’d still think he was a Kenyan Muslim.

          • thecaptain2000

            Not necessarily, dtgraham. They might well think and know he was an American, having witnessed his birth. However, they’d still SAY he was a Kenyan Muslim.

            Truth, reason, and logic are Republican kryptonite.
            Accountability to a Republican is like sunlight to a vampire.

            If Republicans held themselves to the same standards they require of Democrats, we’d never hear from them again. Nor see their supporters post here.

          • dtgraham

            True that. My bad. They’d just say it anyway. They’ve lost their minds over Obama. You say Manchin-Toomey explicitly forbids gun registries and exempts private sales, between two individuals, from background checks? Not a problem. Just say it doesn’t. When called on it, say that it purports to (huh?). They just make this stuff up now.

        • plc97477

          Maybe he thinks hawaii is a city in kenya.

          • BDC_57

            good one

      • spacemtn

        And Iraq had WMD’s

        • Lewis Brande

          That were transported to Syria.

          • idamag

            Actually Obama was not born in Kenya. He was not born in the United States, either. A doctor, in Arizona, a maternity nurse in Idaho, and a nurse from Montana were abducted into a space ship to attend a birth. The pregnant woman had joined the crew and did not know she was pregnant. Now, the crew had an excellent medical crew and facililty, but no knowledge of childbirth. So they touched down on earth and got a crew. That baby was Barak Obama.

          • BDC_57

            good one

          • Troy

            Actually you damn fool Obama,was born in Hawaii,you know the one that is the fifth state came into the union in 1959,along with Alaska the 49th state,do you not know your history or not! Obama’s father is from Kenya,his mother from Kansas,get your facts straight before you open your damn mouth. I hate ignorant wrong people who do not get there facts straight before they put it in print,and just write anything to seem intelligent,Well you screwed that one up Nemo!!

          • idamag

            And, even if he was born in Kenya, which he was not, he would still be a citizen as he was born to an American mother. Many children were born overseas as a result of the occupation forces.

      • BDC_57

        prove it troll

      • idamag

        Idiot POS (proud of stupid.)

      • Troy

        You people are as ignorant as they come he was born in the United States,in Hawaii,and here you all are five years later still talking about this.Either your ignorant,racist,do not have a life or all of the a fore mentioned.Because this has not been and issue in every white president we have had in this country.But as soon as a half black/white or mulatto that he is sits in the oval office ,all you RED NECK HILLBILLIES!! come out of the wood work,And as soon as another white president comes into office which will be Hillary Clinton,we will not have this issue of where the President was born you asshole racist.

        • Lewis Brande

          Fuck you and the horse you rode in upon. Racist. I don’t care what color the person’s skin. His policies are screwing so many industries, but go back to mama’s basement and suck your dick.

          • Troy

            Well you sand flea with half a brain and probably still living at home with mama in her basement smelling her panties and getting a hard on you fucking punk ass,Anytime you want us to meet let me know OK! And u have no idea how crazy I am u will get one shot at me,and if u miss that will be your last day on earth.If you think u can’t be found think again since I do have military being I served in the Army & Navy,and were was your pantie wearing ass still at home? Plus I have law enforcement back ground so your I.P address can be very easy to find so I suggest you leave well enough alone you bitch twit on you will regret it.Actually I was in the basement fucking your sorry ass mother and you where the excuse of a man that came out shit tweed!!

          • Lewis Brande

            Bring it on. You’re not the only one with military experience and training, nor are you the only one with law enforcement background and friends. Now go back to mama’s basement.

  • daverg

    at least cruz doesn’t have a
    1- forged birth cert
    2- fake SSN
    3- no fake passports to indonesian
    4- forge selective service
    5- fast n furious lies
    6- benghazi lies
    7- AP lies
    8- IRS lies

    now media, how about them stories ?

    • Robert Gonzalez

      Donald Trump, is that you?

      • Veteranasm

        hey wet back get lost !!

        • plc97477

          You showed us your inability to be decent and sane so we don’t need to listen to you any more.

        • jmprint

          Who you calling wet back…CRUZ! Because it doesn’t where you cross illegally.

          • idamag

            Cruz is a Hispanic name.

          • jmprint

            It doesn’t matter what your last name is, if you crossed a border into the United States illegally, you are considered a wet back.
            I don’t understand why Veteranasm thinks he has the right to call a person with a hispanic sir same a “wetback”, totally uncouth and racist.

        • Robert Gonzalez

          My, aren’t you bitter? You must live a pathetic, miserable life. Have you tried Alcoholics Anonymous?

          • plc97477

            I am not sure even AA would want him.

        • idamag

          So now we know you are a racist bigot. Escierto is in my country and he I citizen and I like him being here. He offers more than you do.

    • Lynda Groom

      daverg, you are trying to be funny…correct? You provided a list of truly astounding and ignorance items. You are kidding right?

      • idamag

        He provided a list of accusations.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

      How about them Harry Potter stories?

    • Guest

      If I believed just one of those things to be true, I would move to another country.

    • escierto

      Cruz is from Canada and his parents weren’t even citizens. IS he even legal? Why shouldn’t we deport HIS ass?

    • charleo1

      There is today, a group of savvy individuals, The Flat Earth Society.
      Who refuse to fall for the lies of a Liberal main stream press, and their
      useful idiots, in the, atheist “scientific,” collaborators, of the public school
      system. Who are helping the Liberals cover up the hundreds of billions
      stolen from American taxpayers, by the, “Let’s go to the moon,” scam.
      Thought up by the Communist Kennedy Clan. Even today, they are
      still clinging to the lie, there was an actual moon landing. Having
      burned to the ground the Hollywood, back lot, where the, “landing,”
      was filmed. I’ll say this. If every American knew what I know, the
      Country would be a much different place. Did you know, my fellow
      Americans, that fluoride, which is being injected into the water supply
      of every American city, has been proven, over a period of time to rot
      the cerebellum from the inside out? And, that’s is exactly the reason,
      that people in the major cities vote for Communist Liberals? And, why
      in rural areas, where the mind control agent is not contaminating the
      water supply, they all vote for Republicans! Look it up, and read the
      truth. Listen to, “daverg,” sounds to me like his sources are impeccable.

      • bigbill300

        Since fluoride is in the water in rural areas you have just given us the reason that the Tea Party exists!

        • charleo1

          Well, I hope it at least helps their teeth.

      • jmprint

        Then what went wrong in Texas, did we get a bad batch of fluoride?

      • Jim Myers

        You need to quit smoking those “funny” cigarettes.

      • idamag

        You forgot vaccinations cause autism or that the government is implanting chips in newborn babies.

        • charleo1

          As you may know, Fred koch, Charles & David’s Father,
          financed the John Birch Society. They, of course seen
          Communists plots everywhere. Real nuts. Just like today.
          And fluoride added to water supplies to help prevent dental
          decay, was, according to the Birchers, one of these plots.
          In 2011 they were rampant in Central, and Northern FL.
          Well, they called themselves T-Party. But, financed by
          none other than the Koch Bros. There was a small article
          about one of these Birch Society guys, calling himself T-
          Party. Had intimidated the city council of one of these
          small towns into removing the fluoride from the town’s
          water supply. And, I thought right then, the GOP is going
          to rue the day, they ever let this bunch back into the Party.
          And, look at the havoc they are causing today. There’s another must pass, raising of the debt ceiling coming up.
          And already they are salivating, and rubbing their little
          greasy paws together. My sincere hope is the public is just half as done with the T-Bags as I am. Or will be after two,
          or three weeks of listening to their insane demands/ransom,
          for not instigating a default, and panic, in the world bond market.

          • idamag

            I remember when I was a young mother. My husband’s brother married one of my best friends. We had been children together. Her neighbor asked her to attend a John Birch Society meeting with her. She was telling me about the meeting later. She said, “Do you know my next door neighbor could be a Communist.” My reply to her, “I’m glad I’m not your next door neighbor.” Another time, I asked my little brother, who was a doctor of psychology, “What would happen if the paranoid nuts decided to organize?” He answered, “They already have – the John Birch Society.”

          • charleo1

            Very Good. I had not heard too much about them, before
            the T-Party. And someone told me in a comment, they were
            very much the old John Birch Society. Looked them up, and
            thought, well, there they are! One would have thought Fox
            would have mentioned that! Funny ugh?

    • jmprint

      And so far…you have no facts, or proof.

    • idamag

      Neither does the President, you lying bigot.

    • charleo1

      I’m still waiting for Trump’s crack team of investigators to get back
      with their report. Or. was it Trump’s crack addled team of investigators?

      • daverg

        nice try at spin out, why don’t you try a little higher level and check out the cold case posse findings on obama, they have the goods on obama, obama knows it, and so do all the sheriffs of America based upon last weekend’s big convention in Missouri

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Newbern-W-Johnson/100000623265344 Newbern W Johnson

    How does the author KNOW that using background checks would not be used to make a national registry of gun owners?Because the Administration said so?
    Oh. RIIIIGHT!

    • Lynda Groom

      No because the proposed bill, if passed, would have made it illegal. Pay attention to reality if that is possible. Read the bill before making truly stupid remarks.

      • Melia Sese

        What a novel concept … ask a “low-information voter” to actually do some thinking instead of deferring to ideology and following the “voices” that direct his every waking move. I’ve tried dealing with these galoots. It’s a fool’s errand …

    • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

      And also because the law specifically prohibits it. You can’t use a law that makes it illegal to make a registry, to make a registry. I know this is complicated for you, but if you think really hard you might be able to figure this one out.

    • plc97477

      Because it was written in the law. A registry was outlawed in the law itself.

  • LW

    It’s pretty far fetched that the party which seeks to eliminate wages, overtime, the 40 hour week, social security, retirement, health care, and no taxes at all for the top 0.1% of earners but doubled taxes for the other 99.9%, is the party of the 47%. Right.

  • plaintired

    Cruz can’t tell the truth? Now that’s about that stupidest thing the media has stated in a while! With all the blatant lies our President has said since before day one, and those which his Administration spew out daily! If it weren’t so sad in the fact that the liberal media is trying so hard to divert attention away from a totally corrupt, and Un-American Constitution, not to mention entirely inept, President, this would be funny. However it isn’t the job of the media to be funny, is it? Nor is it their job to cover all of this administration’s numerous failures, a job which becomes increasingly more difficult every day! How about, for a real change, the media just tried reported factually about those in power today? How about they help find out what really happened in Benghazi, or Fast and Furious, or the IRS targeting conservatives? Or any of the many other abuses of power perpetrated on the American populace under this administration?

    • thecaptain2000

      plaintired, George W. Bush pushed for and signed into law the Military Commissions Act on October 18, 2006, which allowed a sitting President the power to take away ANYone’s due process and remove that person to an unknown location never to be heard from
      again (if that was the President’s will). Now that Obama is acting within that law, whiners on the right (who were conveniently silent on October 18, 2006) are complaining about it.

      It might interest you to know that Obama recently fought to change the bill so that it would not apply to Americans, but only to foreign terrorist suspects captured on American soil. Of course, anything advocated by Obama met with staunch opposition by the goose-stepping Right.

      Truth, reason, and logic are Republican kryptonite.
      Accountability to a Republican is like sunlight to a vampire.

      If Republicans held themselves to the same standards they require of Democrats, we’d never hear from them again. Nor see their supporters post here.

    • jmprint

      If you are plain tired, then WHY do you put up with GOP ideology? Obviously you don’t do research.

  • CorruptionInColumbia

    Cruz stood up for our rights. He is OK in my book. I guess that is why the media attacks him.

    • thecaptain2000

      You guess wrong. Your book is messed up.

      • bigbill300

        His book is in the Fiction section.

    • idamag

      And, your book is so famous that it incites the media against Cruz. Boy do you have a bad case of megalomania.

  • David Reckinger

    Ted tells the truth, the left in the media can’t stand up to that scrutiny so they tear him down to the under informed voter.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jssbrnk jesse brink

      No, saying that the proposed law created a registry was a lie, not the truth.

    • thecaptain2000

      Truth, reason, and logic are Republican kryptonite.
      Accountability to a Republican is like sunlight to a vampire.

      If Republicans held themselves to the same standards they require of
      Democrats, we’d never hear from them again. Nor see their supporters
      post here.

    • jmprint

      I haven’t heard a truth yet. Is it because I don’t watch Fox News?

  • Just Wondering

    When a party’s base believes that the president of the United States is a Kenyan, born, muslim and that Creationism is true and Evolution and Science is false and the earth is only 6000 years old…. That kind of says it all doesn’t it… Let the Republicon War on Education continue…..

    • Melia Sese

      Most Republicans I know do not subscribe to “creationism” or believe that Obama is foreign-born (though that purported “birth certificate” released back on 2011-0427 had many curious features – you can search the Web to explore this), but there are many valid reasons to be skeptical of various United Nations bodies (on climate and other topics). Considering the nature of the UN, where Khaddafy and Castro were part of the “human rights” commission, we all should be very cautious in signing on to anything that emanates from that body. However, I do not believe the US should withdraw – we need to have the platform to keep our voice heard.

      That said, I heartily agree with you about some of these people – a good example would be Representative Paul Broun (R-GA) who is running for the open Senate seat there next year. This guy really does believe the world is 10,000 years old and that evolution is a “lie straight from the pits of hell.” It’s hard to have much of a serious discussion with someone like that, unless you keep the topics strictly limited to football and barbecue (2 Georgia specialties). At the same time, there are members of Congress on the other side who sound equally batty (Maxine Waters, Frederica Wilson from my own state of Florida, Jim Moran).

      To me, a responsible government should try to represent everyone and make policy choices that will benefit the nation (or an individual state) as a whole. For example, I was opposed to “Obamacare” but once it became a reality, I supported Governor Scott’s decision to take the Medicaid funding for Florida. We have very large numbers of uninsured people here and the system is straining from trying to handle everyone at the ER. Uninsured usually means poorer health outcomes for people and a nation like ours shouldn’t function this way. I just was opposed to the “one size fits all” approach being dictated from Washington. It would have been far better for Florida to have received Medicaid funds as a block grant which could be better administered at the local levels. We should understand our own needs better than the feds …

      • plc97477

        I would say the insane and stupid are over represented.

  • Melia Sese

    What I would to see is these right-wingers who say we cannot trust Obama (believe me I don’t trust anyone who seeks power, period) because he actually wants to be a dictator, explain why he needs a law to confiscate anything. It’s all about power and whoever doesn’t have it wants to take it away from those that do. So anything goes.

    But it looks like the right-wingers are losing the argument because the world isn’t self-destructing – like they’ve been telling us for the past few years – and after a while you just tune the static out. Has anyone noticed how disconnected Limbaugh is these days (more so than ever)? It’s kind of a shame because every party in power should have a viable opposition, to ensure they don’t get away with despotism – as Hamilton, Madison, and the other Founders warned about. It’s just that these guys are not credible and that leads nowhere good.
    But trying talking sense to these crazies – they will sling every insult they can find at you. And we thought only the left-wingers got scatological (Huffington, Kos, etc.). Politics is just a total waste of time, most of the time.

    • MartinEL

      Melia, you make far too much sense. The Left and the Right both seek power as a primary motivator, albeit by different approaches. Neither side is really interested in the Constitution as a limitation on government power or as a protection of individual rights, but only as a weapon to keep the other side in check as it seeks its own political gains.
      You are correct that the Left has no viable opposition, even though they are wrong and even evil in some of their undertakings. Pundits on the Right have no real answer, other than to name-call, scandalize, appeal to Patriotism, and pander. If they had someone who could lay out their case in simplified economic terms, they would serve themselves and their wing so much more effectively.
      But those on the Right don’t believe that government is the answer to every problem. So the best and the brightest on the Right go into private sector business (i.e., productive enterprise), while the best and the brightest on the Left go into government or government-sponsored enterprises. So it will never be a fair fight.
      That said, you’re too young to lose faith in the entire process. Look around the world; our process may not be perfect, but it’s better than most of what’s out there. We need more people out there with both eyes wide open, so please continue to participate in the process!

      • Melia Sese

        So gratifying that you think I am “young” (62 years young), I’m just “well preserved” …

        Ted Cruz is something of a “breath of fresh air” for the GOP but he does his side no favors by being loose with the facts. I am as big a 2nd Amendment supporter as anyone I know – because as someone of slight build (5’0″ & 90lb) I need to have the comfort of an “equalizer” should it come to that. I also live in a concealed-carry state (FL). But I hardly believe my right to self-defense is seriously threatened by Obama or his party. They can read polls, too.

        I made some decent money in business (fashion), before selling out to major design house and then I did even better in the futures markets. Along the way, I started to learn about real economics. An important principal is the notion of “aggregate demand” and how it is very important to keep that growing, else people get laid off and the economy goes into a nose-dive. That’s pretty much what happened in 2008. This is why I subscribe to the General Theory as laid out by Keynes in the 1930s (too bad FDR didn’t stick with the program or there would not have been the relapse in 1937 when the Democrats prematurely raised taxes) and something that is called Modern Monetary Theory.

        Neither Democrats nor Republicans seem to understand how the modern fiat-currency economy actually works, but at least the former somehow knows that cutting government spending when the private sector is not spending will lead to misery. Sen. Cruz sounds like most GOP Congress members (e.g. Paul Ryan) when he seems to believe that economic growth (and a lowering of unemployment) can come about via contractions in spending (a.k.a. austerity – which isn’t working out so well in Europe right now).

        We should be thankful for the deadlock which prevents either party from doing what it claims to want (Dems – higher taxes; Reps – lower spending). There is no “debt crisis” despite what either side may say. A fiat currency means that government can never “run out of money” as it is the sole issuer. Cruz, Ryan, and Rand Paul seem to think there is some level of Treasury bonds that somehow cannot be redeemed, but any default would be strictly voluntary – and also the cause of a serious economic slowdowns, thus bringing about near-permanent minority status for the GOP. Something I do NOT want to see as we need a healthy two-party, give-n-take system.

  • MartinEL

    “The fundamental question that is going on in this country right now is – are we a country that believes ‘I got mine, the rest of you are on your own,’” Warren said last week in a speech at Boston College, “or are we a country that believes we are in this together?”
    Actually, there is a third alternative, which is the left’s unspoken mantra: “I got yours, the rest of you are on your own.”

    • Independent1

      Sorry but it’s Repulicans that are mostly saying: I got yours, the rest of you are on your own!! 8 of the 10 states that suck the most welfare dollars are Red State. 19 of the 21 states that have more than 15% of their residents living in poverty and sucking welfare are Red States. Better get your facts straight clueless!!!!

    • bigbill300

      I live in super red Tennessee and we know how to identify a Super Conservative Republican here: Bud in hand, cigarette in mouth, paying for groceries with Food Stamp Card; out of work and proud of it; just out of jail and proud of it going back to jail next week and proud of it; shake and bake meth lab in back of car; 5 kids by 3 women; wife and girlfriend live in separate bedrooms in their trailer.

      • MartinEL

        Yawn. Stereotyping is a shortcut for those not inclined to engage in real thought.

  • Bouncerquinn

    So now we see who the real racists are once again.
    See how these demoncrats attack every minority that runs under the GOP flag. It’s because the demoncrat party thinks they own the minorities in this country.
    The party of slavery, the party of segregation and the party of welfare.
    People wake up, open your eyes, do the math!!

  • Jerry

    Democrats – party of moderate and pragmatic centrism?! Not since Jimmy Carter.

  • Lynda Groom

    Boy or boy are the trolls out this afternoon. That’s what happens when there is little of interest on ESPN.

    • plc97477

      Too bad there is not some nascar on to keep them entertained.

      • Robert P. Robertson

        The origins of Nascar: “Tha’s a nas caw!”

  • http://www.locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com/ locomotivebreath1901

    ‘Ted Cruz Can’t Tell The Truth’

    Wowser. What a coincidence! Neither can the Obama administration.

    • bigbill300

      So you are saying that Ted Cruz is as bad as Obama???

      • http://www.locomotivebreath1901.blogspot.com/ locomotivebreath1901

        You should look up ‘sarcasm’ in the dictionary.

  • escierto

    Ted Cruz makes me ashamed to be from Texas. He’s from Canada – let’s deport his ass and send him back there. He’s a frigging scumbag who does the will of the big banks and the rich. He is evil. He is all that is wrong with AmeriKKKa.

    • dtgraham

      He wouldn’t be wanted in Canada escierto. Even the federal Conservative government in Canada supports strict banking regulations, gay marriage, abortion on demand, single payer socialist medicine, senior’s pensions, Keynesian stimulus and a plethora of other non Cruz items. With his belief system, he wouldn’t fit in. Anyway, he was only in Canada for 4 years after his birth.

  • jeepdude911

    You liberals make me sick. Ted Cruz is the best of Texas, which is the best of America. Elizabeth (the commie) Warren would be better off somewhere in Venezuela. It figures, you see things exactly the opposite of reality

    • plc97477

      If ted is the best of texas, texas has problems.

    • jmprint

      Not for this Texan, he needs to go back to Canada. Oh and take Rick Perry with ya!

    • Jim Myers

      Texas SHOULD HAVE been allowed to secede from the United States of America.

      At least then, we would NEVER have to put up with any more of their politicians.

      Too bad they didn’t secede before the likes of George the Second ran for office. Our Nation would be in much better shape that it is now.

  • sbird

    Ted Cruz can’t tell the truth. Um….duh?

    Seriously. To whom on earth is it not blatantly obvious by now that Cruz is the most self-serving liar currently in office?

  • redneckwhitetrash

    It is clear that the media is still in love with Obama. Anything to discredit honest politicians will be the standard.

    • bigbill300

      And he learned how to do it by watching the Republicans. Can’t stand EITHER side!!!

  • peace

    Talk about a misleading headline. When considering a law and other laws
    and legal action it could lead to, you are considering the future. You
    can’t lie about what will happen in the future. Simple logic.

  • proguy

    Cruz is brillant far outpacing some of his slow witted colleagues. Warren is an idiot with a horrible hair style.

    • jmprint

      You are just looking at his hair and not listening to what he is saying.

      • proguy

        Funny. No I really think he speaks the language I understand and connect with: freedom, liberty, civil rights, Bill of Rights, all that American stuff. I don’t see him as “far right” at all, more libertarian like me.

        • jmprint

          Funny, he mimmicks Michelle Bachmann!

          • Robert Gonzalez

            I thought he sounds more like Joseph McCarthy.

  • Mike Kercher

    ” I have to tell you as a conservative I cannot think of an idea more
    opposite to what I believe. I think Republicans are and should be the
    party of the 47 percent.”

    What he meant to say is “I think the republican party needs to do a better job of making these losers ‘think’ we are on their side” Cruz, like the rest of the GOP, is still wholeheartedly behind a favor the super rich, ‘trickle down’ philosophy that has never done anything but damage this country. Just as it did when the Bush administration was in office. The only ones who believe in it are the super rich, those ‘thinking’ they will one day become part of the super rich and want to suck up to those who are, and the morons who believe whatever Rush Limbaugh and Fox News tell them.

  • disqus_g5Hp4Hrfvk

    Face it, under Obama and the rest of the socialist, I mean democrats, the National debt has risen by 7 trillion dollars, to 17 trillion dollars. Currently we can only pay the interest on that number, as interest rates are currently manipulated to a point where that is doable. However, every 3 to 5 years, the nations debt must be refinanced. When interest rates hit the 5% range, you would need GDP growth in the 5 to7% range to pay just the interest. Currently, GDP growth is around 1.7 to 2%, after revisions.So who is right concerning the best path for the country. The republicans, who want to reign in spending, and shrink the size of government, or the Democrats, who are responsible for double the debt, and inching the country closer to default? This country can easily collapse, but it will not happen with a banking collapse, it will happen when foreign nations, who have investments held in dollars, sell them, simply because they know the dollars paying them won’t be worth wiping their rear ends with. This will force them to sell their investments, flooding the banking system with dollars, which will cause rapid and immediate inflation, collapsing the currency, and making the country unable to repay anyone owed. What will happen then? Well all of those on food stamps and welfare, as well as government pensions will get a massive hair cut, as there will be little money to pay them with.

    • jmprint

      “The republicans, who want to reign in spending, and shrink the size of government, or the Democrats, who are responsible for double the debt, and inching the country closer to default?”

      My choice Democrats, the ones that kept us from going into a depression.
      Can you imagine what Oklahoma would be going through with out Government help?

    • Jim Myers

      It never ceases to amaze me that the Republicans truly believe people like “DICK” Cheney when they are in power.

      Remember him? He’s the guy who said, “Ronald Reagan taught us that deficits don’t matter.”

      However, as soon as President Obama took office, the rants about the debt became topic one. All of them from the “right.”

      What a bunch of hypocrites.

  • familydocpc@yahoo.com

    The problem is we are not taxed enough. The politicians are obviously smarter than most of us. And they are more honest. They know how to spend our money better than we do. We need to give them more of our money…don’t worry, they won’t enrich themselves because they love us more than we love ourselves.

    • Robert Gonzalez

      I agree. We need anarchy now!…or at least until I run out of food and come see what I can take from you.

  • Davi Jones

    Of course not
    Hes a Skull and Bones drone.
    Remember there is a branch out here you don’t even know exists that watches you.
    Careful how you proceed.

  • JDavidS

    A trait common to all politicians but refined by the GOP and Tea Clowns.

  • jmprint

    I nominate Elizabeth Warren for President.

  • Steven Hall

    All you dumb cowshyt kickers love ted cruz… Ted Cruz is a moron & mccarthyist with a little mans complex

  • awakenaustin

    So, there has clearly been an uptick in the number of wingnuts writing in response to this article. Does that mean many of them have finally learned to read or did they hold a big meeting and agree it was never too soon to start compaigning for 2014 Congressional elections or to write in support of Sen. Cruz attempts at gaining higher office?

    It seems pretty clear the article hurt the sensitive feelings of a lot of Sen. Cruz supporters. It is iinteresteg that their reponses are not in the form of no he isn’t a liar, but rather to accuse others of also being liars. It is a lame version of the schoolyard comeback of “so’s your momma.”

    If the best they have is to trot out the same old tired accusations, lies and distortions then all we need to do is pay attention, stay committed and fight the good fight and the future will be very bright.

  • Dave

    the 47 percent of Americans who are not currently paying income taxes

    Ah yes, the great GOP lie continues.

    FICA is an income tax. It’s paid on any salaried income. And it’s also a regressive tax — minimum wage workers pay a higher percentage of their gross income for FICA than someone earning more than $113,700.

  • labrown69

    James Carville says “Cruz is a star”. “Presidential material”.

    • Robert Gonzalez

      I would agree because if he ran, I’m sure the Democrats would win another election.

  • Mark Forsyth

    The NRA membership list is the greatest gun owner registry going.If ever an administration existed that would attempt to disarm the people,they would start with the NRA.Problem is ,the members who are confused or out-right mistaken about where the threat comes from.The extreme far right with its fascist ideals are far more of a threat to an armed citizenry than the Democrats.The anti-gun lobby not withstanding,the Democrats who are often collectively labeled as liberal,are as a whole,liberal enought to tolerate responsible gun ownership.Most NRA members appear to be incapable of that consideration and are paranoid to the point of being a touchhole on a cannon.
    Cruz is a flash in the pan and of little substance.Just one more in the long list of gop buffoons. The circus must be wondering where all the clowns have gone.Well,we know that one of them went home to stay last week and in so doing provided the country with her greatest service.Soon to be followed by those of the previously mentioned LONG LIST.

  • m8lsem

    FWIW, I don’t think Hitler came for private weapons, and there’s no European country with a constitutional right to bear arms. Aside from other Teapuritan fiction.

    • Allan Richardson

      The closest example to the Tea Party ideal is Switzerland, which, unlike the TP, REQUIRES firearm training and enlistment in the national (or is it canton? either way, a government) militia as a condition of owning a gun. Of course, the Swiss have no persecuted or vulnerable-to-persecution minorities, no culture of macho hatred, and no tendency to make war on others. They are the only people I know of for whom Libertarian government might actually be halfway feasible. But one thing the TP would not like: the Large Hadron Collider is underneath the border with France, and there are no border checkpoints where its service tunnel crosses the line, much less for the Large Hadrons themselves.

    • idamag

      I wonder how you know so much about foreign countries? Been there. I have been to 11 countries. hunting was a sport in 9 of them and might have been in the other two, but I didn’t see that. One of our hosts took us to his hunting lodge in Austria and was proud of his collection of hunting rifles. Despite all the websites that try to tell you hitler banned guns, it is simply not true. He only banned Jews, Romanies, and other minorities from owning guns.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    I demand to see Ted Cruz’s birth certificate. How does it feel righties? Cruz is a born and bred Canadian from the Big Oil province of Alberta. If Schwazenegger couldn’t be president…neither can Cruz. Who wants a Canadian President of the reinvented by Big Oil for the sole purpose of ramming the Keystone Pipeline down taxpayers’ throats.

  • oldtack

    The way I see it in theses turbulent times:

    The Democrats in Washington can’t do a damned thing right.
    And – the Republicans in Washington are too incompetent to do a damned thing period.

  • RobertCHastings

    He’s a Republican, so why should it be a surprise that he has no idea what the truth is? Were he injected with “truth serum” he would probably die from a severe allergic reaction.

  • howa4x

    Ted Cruz and Rand Paul will push the republican party farther to the right. The more times they are shown to make false and misleading statements the more they damage the republican brand. Both have elected themselves as spokespeople for the party yet they are speaking to a smaller and smaller segment of the party. What programs have either of them pushed to help the 47%?
    Elizabeth Warren by contrast did a lot of the ground work on Dodd/Frank and understands the banking system better than anyone in congress. Unlike most senators who are interested in the banking industry, it is only for contributions and trading favors or sweetheart legislation. She is in it for the people. She is highly intelligent and not corrupt and that is why she is enemy # 1 of the banks. Name me one Republican who is standing up to fight. This is why the upcoming generation will line up behind her faster than any republican

  • Sand_Cat

    Wasn’t Romney’s percent of the vote about 47?

    • elw

      Yes he got 47% of the vote, ironic isn’t it?

  • Peter Chipman

    I believe that Princess Pocawarren is the originator of the concept that productive people didn’t build anything, and that non-productive people on government assistance are the ones that built everything and the productive people are just leeches. Or something like that.

    • Robert Gonzalez

      That is some pretzel logic you got there. I bet you voted for Romney.

      • Peter Chipman

        I believe that this logic, if you can call it that, is standard issue in the Democratic Party. “You didn’t build that” applying to productive members of society who actually did build that. This as justification for taking more money from those productive people and giving it to people that rely on government subsistence and haven’t built squat, maybe in their whole lives. Elizabeth Warren is a leading exponent of this world view. In fact, when she was teaching at Harvard, she was advancing her career by claiming Native American ethnicity, which, other than her high cheekbones and stuff her grandmother told her, is not actually supported by any real evidence.
        Perhaps I did vote for Romney. But there were a lot of us that did. Romney was extraordinarily well quilified, especially when you compare his qualifications with those of Barack Hussein Obama, whose background included community organizing (whatever that is) and two- and- a-half undistinguished years in the US Senate. You would be hard pressed to identify anything positive that he did actually build.
        No question, however, that Obama is cool.

        • Robert Gonzalez

          It is hilarious what ignorant Repubs think Obama said. Anyone that is sensible (and didn’t just hear the edited Fox version) knows that he was referring to the infrastructure that is paid by society as a whole. You didn’t as an individual build the bridges, roads, school systems, etc. It just shows how out of touch the Republican Party is that they based their whole campaign on an obvious lie. I chose not to vote for a corporate raider that has bought companies and bled them dry just to maximize his profits.

        • Robert Gonzalez

          Elizabeth Warren was more eloquent when she said exactly what Obama later repeated (though not as well.) Only a truly ignorant person wouldn’t agree with her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-P-CoSNYaI

          Romney and his handlers knew exactly what Obama meant. They played you and all of the rest of ignorant Republicans to make you believe a lie. Thank goodness more than 50% of Americans saw it for what it was.

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