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This Week In Crazy: Ted Cruz Is A Biblical Prophet, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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This Week In Crazy: Ted Cruz Is A Biblical Prophet, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Bryan Fischer

Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) fake filibuster excited several This Week In Crazy favorites, but none had as enthusiastic a response as Bryan Fischer.

On Fischer’s radio show, the hate group leader referred to Ted Cruz as a modern-day Prophet Elijah, who confronted the prophets of Baal, and called Cruz’s marathon speech, “his showdown on Mount Carmel.”

As the good folks at Right Wing Watch point out, the Biblical tale of Elijah ends with him having the prophets of Baal seized and slaughtered, which is just a minor difference from reading Green Eggs and Ham and voting for a procedural motion to advance the very bill he was protesting. In any case, there’s probably a lesson to be learned by Fischer here about worshipping false idols.

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Dominick Vila September 27, 2013

    The behavior and actions of most Tea Party politicians is beyond crazy. It is, in fact, dangerous and it is likely to destroy the fabric of our society, and our economy, if it is allowed to succeed. The Tea Party movement, which was once focused on fiscal responsibility, sustainable economic growth, and austerity measures has evolved into a movement, supported by a small, but energized, minority determined to take us back to the pre-Civil Rights days, the company-store, and intense paranoia of anything foreign or different from the world they see themselves in.
    As for people like Cruz, he is simply trying to appeal to those who despise who he is, but love the garbage he spouts. His ability to hold the spotlight is consistent with the popularity that his fellow TP zealots enjoy: it is fostered by the rise of minorities to prominent positions and their success in all fields of endeavor, it is influenced by fear of anything foreign, by cultural hatred, by irresponsibility and a tendency to use the social programs they claim to hate, and by supine ignorance. They remain relevant because of the support of a minority of our fellow citizens, and they are likely to end up sitting besides their supporters wondering what happened when a plurality of Americans decide to vote for progress instead of going back to an era that belongs in the history books.

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    1. medford_resident September 27, 2013

      you’d feel differently if you paid taxes

      1. jmprint September 27, 2013

        medford get over, it, (boo hoo), we all pay taxes, and are wiling to pay more if only the benefits would apply to ALL the people, not just the 1%.

      2. awakenaustin September 27, 2013

        Damn!! What could it be? I pay taxes and don’t feel any different. Something must be wrong. Oh right, I may pay taxes, but I am not as wealthy as you (per your previous posts) so my taxes and my vote don’t really count. I keep forgetting.

      3. midway54 September 27, 2013

        He doesn’t pay taxes? Tell us how you know that.

        1. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

          He’s omnipotent…or haven’t you heard….probably impotent too….

          1. Mark Forsyth September 27, 2013

            He’s a V.I.P.- Very Impotent Person.

      4. LotusJoan September 27, 2013

        Do you just copy and paste that as your response to anything. Go play in the street.

      5. martykayzee September 27, 2013

        You are one vast steaming pile of excrement. And I mean that in a nice way.

        1. medford_resident September 27, 2013

          The intelligent arguments from the left are truly powerful

          1. martykayzee September 27, 2013

            If I wanted to argue with you I would have sent my dog over.

          2. idamag September 27, 2013

            Don’t be mean to the dog. How do you think the dog would feel?

      6. michaelross September 27, 2013

        We do pay taxes. Where we and you differ is how we feel about paying taxes.

        We look at the streetlights, the police and fire departments, the schools, the hospitals, the subways, the airports, the military, etc., and we’re proud to be supporting it.

        You, on the other hand, apparently just sit at home and stew over the money that could have been used to buy yourself more guns and beer.

        1. plc97477 October 2, 2013

          I think you nailed it. Some of us don’t mind doing our part, some people just hate not being the gods they consider themselves.

      7. disqus_fsqeoY3FsG September 27, 2013

        Poor Medford only you pay taxes – no one else, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. I pay taxes and don’t feel differently.

      8. highpckts September 27, 2013

        Well that is the second time I’ve seen you post that remark! Your point? Please make one because we all pay taxes so what is it you are trying to say?

      9. Mark Forsyth September 27, 2013

        We do pay taxes asshole.Doesn’t make us feel differently at all.

  2. Eleanore Whitaker September 27, 2013

    The Tea Party is on very shaky ground…so close to anarchy and treason, one more step to defy the will of the majority and they will show their true colors. It was never about anything but handing over the government and the country to the Tea Party Founders, Charles and David Koch. These two megalomaniacs of power freakage have gone so far beyond rational thinking, they’ve begun to believe they can and will do anything with their billions they please…up to and including demolishing a government these two Libertarian freaks hate most. There was a time in the US, when anti-government traitors were hanged for treason. Today, banish them from the US…let them pull their billionaire power freaking in North Korea.

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    1. medford_resident September 27, 2013

      you’d feel differently if you actually paid taxes

      1. Eleanore Whitaker September 27, 2013

        You want the taxes I pay? I live in NJ. My state taxes are higher than your DogPatch taxes….because MY state supports you and your DogPatch trough swillers. I paid more in income tax last year on my under $40,000 salary than the Wall Street fat cats do. Get a life loser…NJ gets a lousy 61 cents for every federal tax dollar we pay…so the porker red states can amass $1.70 for every dollar they pay. Who’s supporting who Mr. Know it All?

        1. medford_resident September 27, 2013

          Eleanor, I too live in NJ and the money I pay in state taxes in one year is more than you pay in federal taxes in more than a decade. The pittance you pay (if anything) on your under $40k a year salary is a pathetic contribution to the country. It’s my yearly 6 figure contribution to the country that pays for all the sorry sh*t you want. You don’t even BEGIN to pay your way in this world.
          You ARE this country’s problem.

          1. Eleanore Whitaker September 27, 2013

            Oh come off it…You live in Medford? That’s one of those 1% rich boi towns. You pay more….because you EARN more. Am I supposed to allow you to live off MY taxes while you pay half the taxes I do and then keep more of your income while most of mine goes into the toilet for you?

            Your greedheaded mentality is that because you’re living in hotsy totsyville that you are “entitled” to the privilege of not having to pay your taxes according to what you EARN. How the hell do you know what I pay?Get off the High Ass Mentality. You put your pants on like I do…one leg at a time.

            Does all that high ass living in Medford with the $600,000 McMansions make you better than me? You’re just another HAVE who loves to show off with your ostentatious NJ wealth.

          2. medford_resident September 27, 2013

            only amongst society’s bottom is it greedy for me to pay 6 figures in taxes while you, the unaccomplished, aren’t greedy when you pay almost nothing for your government but continue to cheer them on to spend beyond their means.

            And just to cut off your idiot rant, I’m in favor for lower taxes for EVERYONE. Here amongst the intelligent, we understand that government is far too big and spends far too much.
            And honey, YOU are the one who wanted to talk income. Here’s the pittance you pay in tax: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040tt.pdf

            one last thing. I EARNED what I have, nothing is “entitled” just as you earned the pittance you have.

            Now, are we finished with YOUR topic of who makes what and discuss what is responsible governmental spending and what is not?

          3. morbius777 September 27, 2013

            Yeah Ron??? Exactly WHAT DID YOU DO TO EARN THAT MAGNIFICENT SALARY YOU HAVE?? Come on; tell us. We’re all waiting breathlessly.

          4. mah101 September 27, 2013

            You certainly are a pathetic excuse for a human being. Just goes to show that money and success are two totally different things since you clearly are a failure at everything that counts.

            I’m glad that I’m not you. I at least have earned honor and pride, you have just stolen arrogance.

          5. ococoob September 27, 2013

            Eat a little humble pie here, asshole!

          6. ococoob September 27, 2013

            So it’s just, me, me, me with you, isn’t it?

          7. ThomasBonsell September 27, 2013

            Since the Founders of this country never said a word about how “big” government should be, how do you manage to claim it is too big and spends too much?

            The Founders never said government was to be small, never said it was to be big, never said it was to be intermediate. Never said what its spending habits were to be.

            Those of us who are educated and intelligent support the proposition that government should be the right size to address the problems in society, and it should spend what is necessary to accomplish that end. So if you want smaller, less-spending government, don’t do things that cause government to grow, such as making a mess and harming fellow Americans, then leaving it up to government to make right what you put wrong. That is; do no harm.

          8. Independent1 September 28, 2013

            Thomas, just some background on the current size of ‘government’.

            Reagan and the two Bushes added 261,000 employees to the size of the Federal Government between them; while Carter,
            Clinton and Obama decreased the size of the federal government by 345,000 employees between them.

            What this has resulted in is that the size of the Federal government today is 330,000 employees smaller than it was when Reagan left office. So if Medford is complaining about the size of government today, he should have really been complaining when Reagan was in office.

            And if you talk about all governments in America combined: local, state and federal, Bush Jr. creased the size of “government” by over 950,000 during his 8 years; whereas under Obama, “government’ has shrunk by 600,000.

          9. ThomasBonsell September 29, 2013

            Number of employees and amount of spending are just two methods of measuring size of government.

            A third, and most telling, is the amount of interference government has in our daily lives.

            Sich as:

            The right wants government controlling the reproductive aspect of life with a pregnant woman having no say in the matter.

            The right wants government dictating to us the amount of patriotism we must show and to punish us for not showing enough or the right kind.

            The right wants religion in government and government in religion.

            The right wants government dictating to us our morality.

            The right wants government to regulate our love lives and marriages.

            The right wants government regulating our associations, as with segregation.

            The right wants government to regulate our thoughts, such as their anticommunism laws and McCarthyism.

            The right wants government to dictate what we can inhale, ingest and insert into our bodies. I.e. Nixon;s War on Drugs.

            The right wants government to confiscate our property, as Reagan’s property forfeiture laws as part of Nixon’s War on Drugs.

            The right wants to regulate our assembly again with segregation and Bush’s Free Speech Zones.

            The right wants to regulate our movement, such as trying to outlawing crossing state lines to exercise a constitutionally protected right to terminate an unwanted pregnancy

            The right wants government to force one language (English) on everyone.

            The right wants WASP culture for everyone, enforced by government.

            The right wants wants government to censor our reading materials.

            And the right wants government to dictate to us how we choose to die. I.e. trying to end Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law that tells government it is none of its business.

            In short, the right wants government in every aspect of our lives except having a role in gun ownership and participation in commerce; where the Constitution gives government clear powers to act.

          10. idamag September 28, 2013

            amongst, amongst, amongst, how you wear that word out.

          11. 324516 September 29, 2013

            WHERE DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL BACKWATER MUMBAI AMONGST IS THAT A WORD IN IF IT IS SHOULDN,T A COMMA COME BETWEEN THEN S AND T JUST SAYING WE AT THE BOTTOM NEED POEPLE TO TEACH US PROPER ENGLISH BUT SEEING THAT YOU HAVE NONE YOURSELF . HEY HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU STEAL FROM THIER TAXES I MEANS YOUR THE EXPERT JUST SAYING

          12. medford_resident September 27, 2013

            oh wait, I missed the idiot part where you’re “supposed to allow me to live off of your taxes.” Christ, my dog couldn’t live off of your taxes.

          13. nirodha September 27, 2013

            Speaking of dogs, Ron, it’s a good thing for you that you don’t own a shit-eating dog. It is, however, too bad for us, because you are here to constantly remind us that you are smarter, richer, and pay more taxes than anyone else in the whole wide world! We really envy you, Ron, because you are SO COOL!!

          14. idamag September 27, 2013

            I doubt anyone as ill educated as medford is making a 6 figure income and if he is, so what. The question is what does he contribute to society?

          15. ThomasBonsell September 27, 2013

            Please, let’s stop using phrases like “medford is making a 6 figure income…” For those at the top, the proper word should be “taking,” not “making.”

            And one of his posts above gives the clue that he treats his dog better than he treats his fellow human beings.

          16. idamag September 28, 2013

            Taking sounds about right. It is funny how many people do have their hands out for some kind of government subsidy and yet resent money going to anyone but themselves.

          17. plc97477 October 2, 2013

            He doesn’t even contribute much to this rant.

          18. CPAinNewYork September 28, 2013

            You know who Medford_resident is? if you do, please tell us, so that we can bow down to him properly. Better yet, give us his email address.

          19. nirodha September 28, 2013

            His name is Ron Holliday and he lives in Medford, NJ. If you dig around a bit, CPA, you can probably find him. But be careful, his intellect is SO OVERPOWERING that he puts poor mortals like us to shame. AND, he will tell you, in particular, how much more he knows about tax accounting than you!

          20. Justin Napolitano September 27, 2013

            I would love to live off of your taxes but you don’t pay any so i would starve.

          21. 324516 September 29, 2013

            Hey medford don,t they have a nut house up their and where their children od on drugs that the mommy and daddy get from people that make 6 figures a years. Funny but i makE 5 figure and my diction is well above yours go figure. Their,s an quiant saying to understand the text you frist have to peruse what said

          22. medford_resident September 29, 2013

            Hahahahaha

          23. idamag September 27, 2013

            Like I said, on another board, the man who picks up my trash is contributing more to society than someone like medford.

          24. Justin Napolitano September 27, 2013

            The guy that picks his nose while standing on the corner with a cup in his hand contributes more than you.

          25. nirodha September 28, 2013

            Eleanore, what is so special about Medford NJ? Just asking…

          26. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            OOooooohhhhh, we’re SO IMPRESSED. But not the way you’d think.

          27. medford_resident September 27, 2013

            I had a snappy reply in mind about how hurt I was but not the way you’d think but who am I kidding? I don’t care what you think as long as you don’t screw up my drive thru order.

          28. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            It’s already screwed up, dearie.

          29. jmprint September 27, 2013

            What? You don’t have an illegal as a maid to cook you breakfast.
            Cheap!

          30. jointerjohn September 27, 2013

            People like Medford go through life with that superiority complex dripping off of them, treating low-wage service workers like crap and it makes them feel big. Truth is, they act that way not realizing they have been eating servers’ spit for years. LOL

          31. nirodha September 27, 2013

            I’d wager worse, far worse, than mere spit!

          32. jointerjohn September 28, 2013

            Nirodha – Thank you for recognizing what I was attempting to say in a few words. The arrogant ones among us, those who revile low-wage workers, are too often consumed with their own sense of brilliance and privilege. Brilliance is color blind and random, but privilege produces some of the worst human beings on the planet.

          33. Mark Forsyth September 27, 2013

            I’d bet it’s much worse than just spit.

          34. Mark Forsyth September 27, 2013

            The fast food workers in Medford are looking forward to pushing your button,boy.

          35. morbius777 September 27, 2013

            Ron… instead of your constant bellyaching about how much “poor old ron” pays in taxes, why don’t you just move? The caymans, Somalia, Switzerland. I’m sure the US can and will survive without your contribution. So just leave already; no one is stopping you…. or just SHUT UP. If I were in NJ, I’d plant a fist right in your face, asshole.

          36. medford_resident September 27, 2013

            wow, I’m frightened of your internet tough guy act. I almost peed myself of fright.
            I understand that you, the very bottom want your betters to continue to pay your way for you but your internet tough guy routine falls flat.

          37. morbius777 September 27, 2013

            Why don’t you just get the F*** out of the US? Keep your f****** money and GET OUT. Just give me one shot at ugly mug you call a face.

          38. roguerunners September 27, 2013

            I am willing to bet that Ronny boy lives in his Mommy’s basement. He claims to be the 1%. Pure B.S.

          39. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            You and Ted Cruz, two peas in a pod, two green eggs in the ham, two people so in love with yourselves, you really believe the crap you spew.

            It’s my observation through many, many years, folks who toot their horns the way you do seldom, if ever, have anything to back it up. So we’ll treat you the way you birthers have treated a citizen, show us your documents, especially that tax return that proves your financial prowess. Until then, you have made your claims unbelievable.

          40. idamag September 27, 2013

            I’m with you. I think he is all hot air.

          41. latebloomingrandma September 27, 2013

            Yeah–he sounds too much like Obozo and Lana.

          42. LotusJoan September 27, 2013

            I have read your post for some time now and I do not believe anything autobiographical your little fingers type – you are a poser.

          43. mah101 September 27, 2013

            You, sir, are no one’s “better”

          44. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            morbius – pls pick me up in CT on your way….I have NEVER planted a fist in my life, but in this case I will make an exception….

          45. jmprint September 27, 2013

            NO MEDFORD YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. TAKE YOUR MILLIONS AND MOVE OVERSEAS, NO ONE WILL MISS YOU.
            WE DON’T NEED YOUR TAXES.

          46. nirodha September 28, 2013

            Believe me, the only thing medboy has millions of is head lice!

          47. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            can you say eff you….you are a pompous moronic twit….and EVERYONE here knows it…so back to your bunker and this time lock yourself in….

          48. idamag September 27, 2013

            No, you pompous uneducated twit, you are the problem.

          49. Mark Forsyth September 27, 2013

            Your contribution exists in your head and what you post on this page is not worth shit.

          50. Justin Napolitano September 27, 2013

            You have no idea what anyone on this message board pays in taxes.
            You are an elitist that thinks your sh@@ doesn’t stink and that you are better than most people. The fact is that you are inferior and try to hide it with your posted nonsense.
            I doubt you pay any taxes at all since you are paid by the republican National Committee or the Kock brothers.

          51. CPAinNewYork September 28, 2013

            Medford:

            Aside from Obozo Must Go, you seem to be the most criticized contributor to this website.

          52. CPAinNewYork September 28, 2013

            You are truly the “Ugly American” of the twenty-first century. Your crassness is unbelievable. You’re also full of shit.

          53. nirodha September 28, 2013

            Right on, CPA!!!

        2. JDavidS September 27, 2013

          E.W.—Simply ignore poor little medford. A shrink would call his pathetic rants “dreams of grandiosity”. Odds of 2 to 1 his “6 figure contribution to the country” is only 6 figures if it’s counted in pennies.
          Nothing more than a commiserable little clown with a vivid imagination.

          1. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            Or counting his same little fingers over and over all day.

          2. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            more like “delusions of adequacy”

          3. idamag September 27, 2013

            and I would leave off the com from commiserable little clown. This jerk, who thinks he is the only person in the US paying taxes has added nothing to the discussion.

        3. ococoob September 27, 2013

          @Eleanore Whitaker. Don’t forget that New Jersey didn’t get the $$$ for Hurricane Sandy because the TeaTards voted no.

          1. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            That’s news to me. I thought they got the money even though the Tards voted no, especially the Gulf Coast Mississippi tards.

        4. Sand_Cat September 27, 2013

          Nothing personal, but why feed this idiot? Look at the string of people he has on the line below. All he deserves is an insult and a goodby.

      2. jmprint September 27, 2013

        Grow up

        1. MVH1 September 27, 2013

          He might have grown up already without turning into an adult. There are a lot of those out there. 🙂

      3. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

        the medman clearly forgot to take his meds AGAIN!

        1. HistoRet September 27, 2013

          Medford resident is clearly a delusional fraud, pretending to be another Warren Buffett or Bill Gates. Possibly he is our old shill Obamamustgo trying under a new name to ruffle the feathers of people who actually care about the country. Let him go back to masturbating in a closet with some other fantasy in his head. Does ANYONE actually believe that a person with the wealth he pretends to is going to spend his days poking at us groundlings with a sharp stick? IGNORE THE BASTARD!

          1. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            BINGO! He believes that he’s omnipotent, when all the time he’s just impotent….

          2. JDavidS September 27, 2013

            You’re absolutely right. My guess…an adolescent, probably still living with Mommy and Daddy, has a part-time job flippin’ burgers, the only date he’s ever had is with his right hand, has grandiose dreams but little-to-no chance of ever achieving them. Posting sophomoric comments is his only way of getting any attention… his only “status” in a dull, dead end little life.

          3. idamag September 28, 2013

            I think you have it down.

          4. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            It’s interesting he has so much time to hang out here talking about how much he makes on his job. So apparently his job is to tell us he makes a lot. I bet he’s been laid off some time in the past. If not, he should be.

      4. Justin Napolitano September 27, 2013

        Well medford, you have posted your nonsense so go and collect your paycheck from the Kock brothers.
        You and obozo are two of the wackiest people on these message boards but at least you get a little money from the Kocks’s

      5. RobertCHastings September 29, 2013

        Why, do you? I mean, actually pay taxes that you don’t get back by June? Let’s see, Medford, is that as in Oregon? I guess your tax dollars will be helping with the cleanup, and so will mine.

    2. The_Magic_M September 27, 2013

      Maybe it’s time to stop playing nice and roll the Koch Bros. out to Gitmo.

  3. Eleanore Whitaker September 27, 2013

    The Tea Party members are now in a very dangerous position. Their states have been getting away with paying far less in taxes than blue states. Thus, states like Alaska, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Alabama and Georgia know the jig is up. They have to start using their state taxes instead of handing it to their state business like it was an unstoppable dam.

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    1. Independent1 September 28, 2013

      Elelanore, unfortunately, it’s not just paying less taxes, nitwit Republicans in GOP run states are destroying the states they live in. You may have seen this list in other posts I’ve made but I’ll provide here hoping that somehow, someone will pick up on it that can make more Americans aware of just how destructive GOP governance is:

      If the GOP is so great, why is it that GOP run states generally rank very
      poorly in many subjective measures?? Let’s just go through a few:

      – Why is it that if the GOP run states are supposed to be run so well, that
      more than 75% of food stamp recipients live in GOP run states? (6 of the top 10food stamp using states are GOP run states and beyond that the greatest food stamp using states are the sparsely populated red states.)
      – Why is it that 21 of the 23 states that have more than 15% of their
      population struggling with incomes below the poverty level ARE ALL RUN BY THEGOP?
      – Why is it that 12 of the 15 states with the highest rates of homicide are
      also run by the GOP. With Louisiana being by far the murder capital of America with Mississippi #2 and on and on??.
      – Why is it that South Carolina, Tennessee, Nevada, Louisiana and Florida, all GOP run states lead the nation in violent crime??
      – Why is it that of the 25 states in the nation with the highest highway
      fatality rates – ARE ALL RUN BY THE GOP??
      – Why is it that of the 15 states that have the highest infant mortality rates
      in the nation ARE ALL RUN BY THE GOP??
      – Why is it that of the 15 states with the lowest life expectancy in the
      U.S. ARE ALL RUN BY THE GOP?? And there’s a fairly large disparity between living to 75 in Miss., W. Va., Ala. and LA., and living to 81 or close to it in N.Y., Mass., Calif., CT, Minn. and Hawaii – that’s living 6 years longer!!
      – Why is it that all 20 of the states with the highest firearms mortality
      rates ARE ALL RUN BY THE GOP?? And not only that, but all 20 of the states with the highest gun ownership are GOP RUN STATES. And that despite the NRA’s lies, very few of the homicides arejustifiable as self-defense (less than 3%)??
      – Why is it that the red state which most Republicans probably look to as a
      shining light for the GOP, Texas, which is the second largest economy in
      America behind California, is nothing more than the cesspool of America?? – it ranks in the bottom 5 in almost EVERY SUBJECTIVE MEASURE when compared to other American states! Even though the GOP has had well over 15 years to turn it into something other than a job creation machine that lures unsuspecting job applicants to the WORST STATE IN AMERICA!!!!!
      – And why is it, if GOP governance is so great, that only 3 of the 17 states
      that get back less tax dollars in federal aid than they send to Washington in
      tax revenues, are GOP run states?? And that all 10 of the states that get the
      least federal aid for the taxes they pay ARE ALL BLUE STATES????

      1. idamag September 28, 2013

        Because, like Mississippi, they have very poor schools.

        1. Independent1 September 28, 2013

          Ida, in addition to poor schools, the GOP’s austerity mentality usually means that the GOP cuts the budgets of police, firemen, and other state services, they also reduce regulations on businesses; plus they provide less support for medicaid and other help for the poor.

          GOP run states are starting to prove that cutting services and business regulations and providing little help for the poor results in people not living as long (shorter longevity), pregnant poorer women not getting the proper care they need (higher infant mortality rates), reduced police protection (more violence, higher highway and gun fatality rates) and a just plain reduced quality of life.

          1. nirodha September 28, 2013

            I think that the 1%ers probably celebrate these trends, hoping that the curtailment of social services will lead to higher and earlier mortality rates among those they view as “the great unwashed”. Eventually, given their own unfettered way, the 1% probably would like to develop eugenic breeding programs designed to provide them with just enough people to serve them. They could keep them in kennels, like dogs, when they were not working. No expensive social services, no healthcare; when they die, they would be easily replaced, like spare parts for a household appliance.

          2. idamag September 28, 2013

            We only have to compare Greece and Germany. European countries were hit with the recession, too. Germany focused on jobs and Greece cut programs. Greece is getting deeper and deeper into the recession and Germany is recovering.

          3. Independent1 September 28, 2013

            Ida, virtually every country in Europe tried austerity as a solution to their problems (as the GOP has been pushing America to try) and I think all of them experienced the same thing – a double-dip recession. The problem with the GOP is that the party has a fixation with austerity (that’s the parties solution to about every problem), and it almost always goes way overboard, with the result that almost every red state ranks poorly when compared to the Blue States on a large number of subjective measures like: police protection, health of the population, longevity of life, corruption of state officials, work place accidents caused by lax business regulations, quality of the environment, etc., etc.

  4. Eleanore Whitaker September 27, 2013

    Ever notice how all the HAVES always need to defend their wealth like it was the last nickle? I do believe that’s called “Greed.” HAVES have so much these days. They can’t figure what else to waste their ostentatious greed on.

    They buy homes they can’t really afford and then go mouthing off at those who know how to live within our means. They just can’t live within theirs. So they buy cars to show off with, homes that reek of “Look What I HAVE that you don’t have,” and then spend $600 on a pair of shoes.

    Watch them demonize those who are smarter than they will ever be and know how to live within their means. It’s a burr up their butts when they know they are spending waaaaaaaay more than their salaries can cover. Not to worry. They’ll just fire more employees, beg for more bailouts and then when they need to pay their bills, they get loopholes up the wazoo no one but the HAVES get.

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    1. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh September 27, 2013

      Medford has been denigrating other posters on this list since he first discovered it. According to him we are all 47%ers who suck from the government’s teat. In reality, it is he and his kind that do so by paying a significantly lower percentage of tax than the rest of us. How? By making sure a greater portion of his income is “investment based” instead of salary. That way he pays a lower return. I am also pretty sure the has at least one CPA in his fold that ensures he does NOT pay what he really owes by finding every loophole possible.
      Where I work, I have not seen a “pay raise” that actually meets, let alone exceeds, the inflation rate for at least the last five years. However, I have still managed to own a house and care for my family, even when my wife was out on disability for almost half of last year. I have been unemployed a total of three times in my life – briefly in 1977, briefly in 1980 and briefly in 1992. During each of those periods I DID use unemployment to help me survive while looking for work. I also did a lot of “day jobs” like many others I knew.
      Well, the last time I was not working was November 1992. I was hired by a moderately sized manufacturing company and watched as my retirement portfolio grew comfortably. Then that company was acquired by a significantly larger company. Since then, my retirement portfolio lost large amounts due to the economic workings of Medford and his associates. It is now starting to drag itself back up – all the while the people in the corner offices have gotten significant pay raises and bonuses, while the rest of us got squat. Did we make more money for the company? Yep. Every year. Did they give raises to themselves? Yep. Every year. Did we get anything? My raises have totaled less than 10% above what my pay was when they acquired us about 12 years ago. Over that time, I have watched prices spiral upward for food, gas, utilities and medical care. If it wasn’t for the fact that my wife and I are frugal as all getout, shop for value and not status, and both drive cars that are almost 10 years old, we would not keep our heads above water.
      I am still waiting for Medford and the other “Job Creators” to actually do so here in America, instead of sending the jobs to Indonesia, China, India, Pakistan, etc. The only reason our jobs have not been outsourced is our customers are demanding US based product with people actually trained and certified by our industry, and not some guy reading from a screen, and asking if you like ice cream. If Medford and company had their way, our operation would be run out of Bangladesh or Delhi by a bunch of people working for less than half what we are paid. Oh, and before Med jumps on this, my team can usually boost sales between 25% and 30% by making sure our customers are aware of what we offer. So we are not just “overhead” that can easily be cut.
      Sorry for the long scree, but I just get tired of Medford’s denigration of other posters on this list, and had to vent.

      1. MVH1 September 27, 2013

        The funniest thing is he is probably on all sorts of welfare. He should post his tax return.

        1. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

          He voted for Romney…of course he won’t show us his tax return.

          1. MVH1 September 27, 2013

            We all knew Romney was rich and nothing else. It looks like he’s just nothing else.

      2. midway54 September 27, 2013

        Can’t blame you. If Medford’s posts can be believed, s/he seems to be either a genuine plutocrat or a well-paid shill for the plutocracy. Otherwise, if the rants about Medford’s earnings are myth, then the content is obviously the work of an ignorant, pathetic dupe who in voting for the rightwing stooges is screwing all the rest of us, as well as our bloviating Medford.

        1. IBMaxine September 27, 2013

          One word for Medford: Troll
          Nuf said, Ignore, Move on…

    2. ococoob September 27, 2013

      Greed is one of the deadliest sins!

      1. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

        ..and here are the others….I believe medman has them all covered…
        Envy, (what you said), Gluttony, Lust, Pride, Sloth and Wrath…I actually almost feel sorry for the poor bastard.

        1. nirodha September 27, 2013

          According to the Buddha, the Three Poisons are ignorance, greed and hatred. Unfortunately, it appears that Ron Holliday possesses all three in abundance. That these attributes accrue karma bodes ill for Ron Holliday.

          1. idamag September 27, 2013

            Another Buddhist philosophy is cause and effect, In other words, Karma.

      2. idamag September 27, 2013

        My philosophy is: Greed and ignorance are the two greatest sins and greed feeds off ignorance.

        1. nirodha September 28, 2013

          Yes. The Buddha taught that greed and hatred both proceed from ignorance, and are the basic causes of suffering.

  5. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh September 27, 2013

    So Klayman has announced the date when he plans on committing treason and (by implication) murder. I can only pray that the secret service does not go for body mass or the head when they take him down. I want to see this guy squirm before a judge.

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    1. The_Magic_M September 27, 2013

      If you seriously expect Klayman is going to be anywhere near DC on that date, you’re almost as crazy as he is. 😉
      None of these wingnut “organizers” ever bothers to show up for their own events because they want to avoid embarrassing photos of how they stand before their single digits of followers.

  6. TZToronto September 27, 2013

    Mr. Westmoreland, God didn’t create the world in seven days. He created everything, not just the world, in only six days. You may recall that he took Day Seven off.

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    1. Independent1 September 28, 2013

      Yes TZ, but do not forget that the those days of the earth’s creation WERE NOT earth’s days – they were GOD’s Days. And as God said through Saint Peter in his 2nd letter: 2 Peter 3:8> “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a days is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day”.
      In other words, to God, time is irrelevant – Heaven does not have a sun such as ours from which we measure time.

      Christians who believe that GOD created the world in 6 earth days, are misguided and need to remember that earth’s sun, which is what we use to establish an earth day, was not created until the 3rd day as it’s described in Genesis. So the days being described in Genesis could not have been 7 earth days.

      And since time is irrelevant to GOD, people that have the notion that creation and evolution could not co-exist, are short sighted. Where does it say in the bible that the creatures God created on the earth as described in Genesis did not evolve over time from the way God created them?

      1. TZToronto September 28, 2013

        I’m not the one who mentioned that creation took seven days. It was Westmoreland. Of course the days were of indeterminate length. I learned that from Inherit the Wind

  7. tax payer September 27, 2013

    The poor defend their right to be poor, so it works both ways.

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    1. awakenaustin September 27, 2013

      Name a person who wants to be poor. If you ever actually examined the content, logic, and morality of your beliefs you, yourself would be appalled.
      What kind of world does one inhabit where one actually believes the poor desire poverty, the unhealthy spurn health, the dull like not being smart, the unsuccessful wish for a lack of success, and the needy enjoy being needy.

      I try to stay away from quotes, but I want to share this one with you again.
      “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
      J.K Galbraith

      1. tax payer September 27, 2013

        You must realize people have money, but they want others to think they are poor. I have neighbors that don’t work and they are maybe 25 years of age, but they seem to do fine since the house they live in is Section-8 and it ( belongs to my aunt ), they always have plenty of food for cookouts, a nice vehicle, children have Medicaid, Pre-K and they are always home. So, sure they are poor, but never show their Wealth because it means no more Benefits. Both have tattoos and you know that can be expensive. Vehicles stop often at the house, so maybe just maybe they sell drugs. They walk in and walk out withing one minute or less. I wish the stores would give us good fast service too,

        1. jmprint September 27, 2013

          So you judge the world based on your neighbors, and because of your neighbors, you want to punish the rest of us, hmmmm.

          1. tax payer September 27, 2013

            No, but you must know there are many like them all over this country and maybe in your own neighborhood, but you don’t see them since you have to work ( all day to support them ), and not know who stays home all day.

          2. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            …well apparently you do know who stays home all day….GOTCHA – id-jit

          3. tax payer September 27, 2013

            My neighbor and myself, but I earned the Right to stay home by working many years to have a Retirement.

          4. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

            …and what do you think we’re all doing now?….I actually have two retirement accounts….one from my yrs in DC at DoD and one here in CT with the Aerospace industry….so have a sparkling day as you strew your ASSumptions all over the internet

          5. tax payer September 27, 2013

            Two that you have is about right as I also have two. The people that won’t have any are those that jump from job to job since they won’t have the years to show they deserve a Pension from one Company.

          6. idamag September 28, 2013

            So, you are one of the users of socialized medicine.

          7. Barbara Morgan September 29, 2013

            Do they stay home all night also or do they leave and stay gone for 8 or more hours? You seem to forget now days that all jobs are not day jobs there are some that have an evening shift , and a third shift or some that do not even start until the day workers are all gone for the day, like janitorial workers? There is an old saying that says judge not least you be judged yet you seem to consider people that are home all day as not working when that maybe not be true. I for one worked the third shift on one of the jobs I worked in my younger years and was home all day and evening until 10:30 pm when I left to go to work and I did that for 10 years. So unless you can say for sure that they are home 24 hours a day 7 seven days a week.except short errand trips you don’t know if they are working or not.

          8. tax payer September 30, 2013

            They stay home 24 hour a day and leave only on the first of the month to go get their free food. I am home 24 hours a day and only leave, when I have to go out to Buy My Food, so we are totally Different.

          9. Barbara Morgan October 1, 2013

            Alright you know what type of people live next door to you in this case but as I said earlier not all people that are home all day are jobless and I did forget to say that some people work from home because their employer allows them to do so or wants them to do so.. My oldest nephew used have a job where he worked from home and didn’t leave to go work everyday.

        2. roguerunners September 27, 2013

          So, my guess is that your Auntie owns your house as well.

          1. tax payer September 27, 2013

            The house she rents out barely qualifies for Section-8 and no I own my own house and one more my son is living in as of last year ( free of rent ) as long as he pays the property taxes.

          2. jmprint September 27, 2013

            oh your son is a free loafer

          3. tax payer September 27, 2013

            He works and in order for him to pay cash for a home no interest ( he can use my second home ), so he can save money to pay cash for his own home. Do you charge rent to your son or daughter instead of being there for them? I don’t because I am responsible for my children since we brought them into this world. I wouldn’t lend it out to someone not related to me and I know you wouldn’t either. Like I mentioned he pays the property taxes and they are $2,200 a year so divide that by 12 months, and it’s like paying $183.33 a month in rent. Now, that’s cheap for a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with one Garage and it’s not Section-8.

          4. idamag September 28, 2013

            My children were all independent and took care of themselves when they reached adulthood. I have never had a child move in with me after they were grown nor have I had to subsidize them.

          5. tax payer September 28, 2013

            It’s all about loving your children and making sure they don’t end up depending on the tax payers. Once they fall into that category it makes them not want to end it. If I rent that house out to someone else they’ll stop paying the rent and by Law you can’t just throw them out on the street, and you can’t cut off their utilities.

          6. tax payer September 28, 2013

            You wanted them out? I let them stay until they become of age, so I’ll have two of them for a few more years and, if they enter college they can continue living with us since the college is not more than two miles from our home. A&M, but I am a Longhorn 100%.

          7. idamag September 28, 2013

            You can see where lying comes easy for you. I never said I wanted them out. When they were of age they were independent enough they didn’t have to mooch off their parents. They are highly successful people. Since I owed them an education, of course, they could live at home while they were in school.

          8. tax payer September 28, 2013

            As you noticed that was a question and I was ( joking of course ) with you since I put a question mark at the end of the sentence.

          9. Independent1 September 28, 2013

            Not that you’ll consider this, but to be quite honest, paying cash for a home is a rather silly thing to do. If your son can’t find someplace to invest the money he’s saving for that home that earns at least 6% interest; he hasn’t done his homework very well. So unless mortgage interest rates suddenly jump up, which if they do the savings rate of where your son has his money invested should also have jumped up, pulling the money out of the investment to buy the house could easily cost him thousands on future investment interest. Not to mention missing out on the mortgage deduction when he files his taxes each year after building the house.

            Assuming he can find a mortgage that is at an equal to lower rate than his investment, he’d be much wiser to simply take out a mortgage (which builds credit) and deduct his mortgage payments from the savings account each month. Your son would be able to pay off his house from the saving account and possibly still have a balance in the thousands of dollars when the mortgage is paid off.

          10. tax payer September 28, 2013

            He deposits $1,000.00 into the bank every month and doesn’t take out any since he has a checking account too. At the end of the seven years he’ll have $84,00.00 plus interest and will keep depositing the same amount monthly. Sure he’ll earn a little interest, but it’s a regular savings account since it’s hard to save money on a CD because they’ll penalize you for taking it out seven years later. A $84,000.00 loan will cost you over $170,000 with the interest these banks charge for 30 year loans. You can pay double the amount and it does help, but that’s a decision he has to make on his own. A 15 year loan would be better, but saving the money is what he wants and I rather let him make his own decisions. If you buy a $100,000 home you pay about $1,000 a month to begin with and only $50.00 goes to the Principal, and the rest is interest. In one year you’ll pay $12,000 in payments and only $600.00 will be deducted from the Principal, and you’ll still owe $950,000 after one year.

        3. awakenaustin September 27, 2013

          I also make all my decisions on what I like, what I want, right and wrong, and most especially what everyone else is like based on a sample of one.
          As my political theory prof would have said, you have simply pointed out an exception which proves the rule. (Maybe, but I am unsure I even need to concede that.)
          So this has moved to the poor really have money they are just hiding it. Of course, if people have money, then regardless of how things may appear, they are not poor. Ipso facto, they are not part of the group we are discussing.
          Is your point that since the neighbors appear poor and are gaming the system, everyone who appears poor is gaming the system and there really are no poor? Or, is it, since some people game the system we should not help any poor? (This, of course raises the questions of why we have laws against theft and spend money on law enforcement since some people steal.) Is the point, everyone receiving assistance is a drug dealer? Does this imply that everyone receiving tax credits and subsidies (forms of government assistance) related to their business efforts is actually a drug dealer?

          (Hint: your State has a tip/hotline to report suspected drug dealing. Make a report if it bothers you. Report it to the housing authority or the administrator of the Section 8 program. Or, maybe their drug dealing is okay, it is after all free-enterprise in its most basic form and your aunt does get her rent payments.)

          1. tax payer September 27, 2013

            That home has been targeted often by the police, but new people move in and it’s the same thing. They are reported by the same buyers, when they get less for the money they paid them. A single woman with three children applies to live there and than Bingo a man appears out of nowhere. My Aunt lives too far to be there daily checking on the people living there and it’s not my home, so I look the other way even though it’s in plain sight. I am sorry some people can’t find a way to support themselves, but ( most do ) and find out it feels good to do it on your own.

          2. idamag September 28, 2013

            Since this story circulates among many right wing ideologues, I would say that tax payer’s story is an urban myth.

  8. jmprint September 27, 2013

    That’s the whole problem, they don’t want to live the now, they want to live other peoples life in the past, there is no reality there. They don’t want to face the problems that society has today.

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  9. annienoel September 27, 2013

    This is the guy that couldn’t name one of the 10 commandments he wanted posted everywhere. Jerk

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  10. Buford2k11 September 27, 2013

    Maybe it is time to look at “religious test” for office…or it should be a “sanity” test…but these right wingers are dutifully trying for the “end times”…self fulfilling prophesies are all they have..

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    1. ococoob September 27, 2013

      I agree. Why not have psychological tests for these twerps entering office along with drug, credit, and criminal tests like the rest of us have to when hired for jobs?

  11. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

    medman is here, so, if you want to spare yourself from his omnipotence (he does think he is God and knows all about each and every one of our lives) turn off computer now….save yourselves….

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    1. roguerunners September 27, 2013

      LOL!

    2. latebloomingrandma September 27, 2013

      Let’s altogether now—Cry Medman a River for the hard life he has.

  12. latebloomingrandma September 27, 2013

    Thank God Obamacare is 3 days away. It promises mental health parity. These people need to make their appointments and someone take away their guns!

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    1. tax payer September 28, 2013

      Some thank ( Satan ) since he had a lot to do with it becoming a Realty.

  13. midway54 September 27, 2013

    What is so very interesting is that Cruz, the most notorious political demagogue since Joseph R. McCarthy, is now in the Senate. He looks like McCarthy, is as reckless and obnoxious as McCarthy, and sees himself as a genius (having been absorbing the nonsense being spread about his intellect by the plutocrats and their flunkies). In his new role as senator soon after his arrival, one of the first things Cruz said was that while he was in Harvard law, there were communists on the faculty. Of course, during his colloquy in the Senate session with Senator Corker of TN yesterday, he suggested that the American people were more knowledgeable about the failures of Obamacare than Corker was and suggested that Corker was confused about it as well as about the details of the cloture voting. The irony is that McCarthy for the same kind of behavior as Cruz is engaged in was censured by the Senate, this action led by Senator Arthur Watkins of UTAH. While Cruz was posturing on the floor with Corker, Senator Lee of UTAH, his sycophant, was there with him to in effect hold Cruz’s coat as he spoke down to and sparred with Corker.

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    1. nirodha September 27, 2013

      As you will recall, McCarthy was also a heavy drinker and died a drunk. The alcohol could well have addled his ability to reason logically, fueled his irrational hatred and contributed to his generally obnoxious persona. Perhaps Rafael Cruz is treading the same, or a similar path.

      1. midway54 September 28, 2013

        Yes, I remember it. After his censure, his was crestfallen. Reporters said that when he would get on an elevator occupied by visitors to the Capitol, he would almost timidly introduce himself, whereas in the prime hours of his demagogy, he would strut as a celebrity. He died of cirrhosis of the liver in his late 40s. He was from Appleton, WI and was a judge.

        Interestingly,in a story I read some years ago, one of his friends in that town when he would visit there from DC was Greta Van Susteren’s father (her home town….she was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin). Her dad may have been a lawyer as is Greta…I just can’t remember. I recall her as a legal commentator on CNN during the OJ trial. She struck me as down the line with no editorializing. Of course, some years later she joined the crowd at Fox as a commentator on pending criminal cases complete with a panel of three attorneys, including coverage of the murder of the Georgia student in Aruba. Hers was a favorite show for many (much like Nancy Grace’s current show on HLN). Unfortunately, there came a time when Fox turned her around to become a host specializing in right wing propaganda and having rightwing stooges as her guests.

        1. nirodha September 28, 2013

          Thank you, Midway54, for more of the backstory on McCarthy. Who knows what McCarthy might have been had circumstances been different; he certainly had the potential to have been a positive influence had he taken a different path.
          I used to like Greta when she was on CNN-a little caustic, but factual. It’s too bad that she joined the Dark Side. I pay no attention at all to her and her right wing drivel these days.

    2. Barbara Morgan September 29, 2013

      In a discussion with Senator Bob Corker the loser would be Ted Cruz. I don’t like Corker’s politics but he is a smart person and get his points across without making a fool of himself. Cruz was sparring with someone that probably told him off and Cruz didn’t even realize it.

      1. midway54 September 30, 2013

        I agree with you completely. Corker seems more reasonable and thoughtful than the infernal crowd of rightwing crackpots who are dominating the Republican Party.

  14. Angela Walker September 27, 2013

    I’ve always kept my eyes out for equivalent insantiy/bizarre and hateful behavior from any high profile person or persons of a progressive/liberal stripe without result. Which reinforces the idea that this kind of crazy is genetic. If you’re easily frightened and don’t find factual reality to be useful in backing up your fear you just might wind up on this list.

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  15. Macthegent September 27, 2013

    Then came to Washington a political fool..His name is lying Ted Cruz..Bringing with him lie’s and bad news..In giving this country some political blues..Is surely something this country cannot use..His tactic’s are to bring fear and confuse. His rants are all lie’s and unfair..In wanting to repeal ‘OBAMACARE’. .As he spreads untruth in political fears everywhere……In something the GOP party did share..But, they will not succeed on that I do declare. In the end we all will be covered just prepare…

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  16. I Zheet M'Drawz September 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON—Speaking with reporters from his desk in the Oval Office Wednesday, President Ted Cruz found a moment to take a break from his duties as commander in chief and leader of the free world to fondly recall the marathon anti-Obamacare Senate speech he delivered in 2013, the one that propelled his ascent to the presidency.

    By explaining that a purple finch is crimson, saying that a Panama hat is from Ecuador, and comparing those who refused to stand up to the Nazis with those who refused to stand up to Obamacare, the then freshman Senator Cruz set himself apart from other presidential hopefuls that fateful September day and instantly became a legitimate contender for the White House.

    Cruz went on to handily defeat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton 509-29 in the 2016 Electoral College, with numerous voters—especially Independents and moderate Democrats and Republicans—citing Cruz’s speech, and his assertion that “law is not a breast that fills itself with milk,” as the reason they ultimately cast a ballot for him.

    “It was a gamble, but it paid off,” President Cruz said, adding that he had a feeling on that fateful day years ago that likening his struggle against Obamacare to the rebel alliance’s battle against the Empire in Star Wars would be a message that would resonate with the nation’s electorate. “I knew I was doing something special, and I knew that the American people would definitely take me and the Republican Party seriously if I compared my speech to the Bataan Death March in which nearly 10,000 Filipino POWs died before they could reach their destination at Camp O’Donnell.”

    “‘They did not like Obamacare in a box, with a fox, in a house, or with a mouse,’” Cruz continued, recalling an excerpt from the historic speech. “Strong words, absolutely. No wonder they rocked our nation to its core.”

    Cruz, who used video of the speech during the 2016 primary season to delegitimize a slew of Republican opponents including Chris Christie, ultimately went on that year to build the broad coalition necessary to take the White House. Sources confirmed that following Cruz’s 2013 Senate floor address, in which he confirmed that Chinese gooseberries actually come from New Zealand, a majority of Americans, not just those who identified as members of the Tea Party, immediately began supporting the Republican Party.

    During his first debate against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Cruz said in his closing remarks, “You might think a camel-hair brush must be made of camel, but a camel-hair brush is made of squirrel fur”—a clear allusion to his widely quoted and admired 2013 Obamacare speech, and a touch that, according to political experts, won him the election right there.

    “When he got up and talked for 21 hours about Duck Dynasty, those ‘little burgers’ from White Castle, and how the restaurant his father worked at was a cross between a Denny’s and a Benihana, that’s when I knew: That’s the guy I’m going to vote for in three years,” said real estate agent Erin Greene, who lives in Florida, a state that Cruz easily carried by over 2 million votes in 2016. “I was watching history happen in front of my eyes. When he sang a Toby Keith song saying ‘we’ll put a boot in your . . . posterior,’ it was like, okay, a political star is born.”

    “This entire country said to itself, ‘This is the man who is going to lead us,’” Greene said. “America woke up that day.”

    President Cruz enjoyed comfortable leads in the polls throughout the run-up to the November 2016 election, with only two noteworthy instances in which Clinton ever pulled ahead. The former New York senator was summarily beaten back, however, as the Cruz campaign expertly wielded what proved to be its ultimate trump card: his 2013 Senate floor speech.

    “Every time [Clinton] made a little headway, we’d just trot out Green Eggs And Ham,” President Cruz explained. “Just kept on playing that clip over and over again. There was no more powerful message. It not only showed who I was, but proved the Republican Party to be inclusive, united, down to earth, and ready to lead.”

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    1. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

      I Zheet M’Drawz
      OMG – you have made my day….wanna join me for dinner and drinks….I’ll cut and paste medman’s rants for our continued amusement as we enjoy cognac and cigars in the garden…

    2. latebloomingrandma September 27, 2013

      I’m late, I’m late—for a very important date——-

    3. nirodha September 28, 2013

      Nice post! Shades of Jonathan Swift.

  17. tdm3624 September 27, 2013

    I have to hand it to the conspiracy folks; never would I have been able to come up with a “link” between the mall bombings and Pres. Obama. Entertaining read though.

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    1. latebloomingrandma September 27, 2013

      It makes you wonder if some folks are eating some funny mushrooms on their pizza.

  18. Elisabeth Gordon September 27, 2013

    THIS JUST IN:
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was denied his chance to perform an actual filibuster on Friday afternoon as the Senate voted to end debate on a bill that keeps the government open, 79-19. Senate Democrats then voted unanimously in favor of an amendment removing the language that defunds Obamacare from the bill, before passing the final legislation 54-44.

    Both the House and the Senate need to agree on a continuing resolution or the government will be shut down on October 1 for the first time since 1996.

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  19. Justin Napolitano September 27, 2013

    It is not useful to respond to Medford because he is paid to post his stuff by the RNC and the KOCK brothers.

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  20. M Kercher September 27, 2013

    It’s hard to imagine that there are even very many republicans who would listen to or watch these complete loonies, but I guess I must be wrong about that? I would be quite embarrassed to be a republican, or especially in the tea party, with people like this speaking for, or at least pretending they are speaking for the party! Then again, if I was in the tea party, I guess it would be because I had insane viewpoints on virtually everything!

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  21. 4sanity4all September 27, 2013

    I’m glad we have the right to free speech in this country, but listening to the hateful sewage gushing forth from these delusional idiots is nauseating. It will be a good thing for them when the ACA is up and running and they can get the mental health care they so desperately need.

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  22. tax payer September 28, 2013

    One of my buddies told me he was tired of paying taxes, so I told him one easy way to not pay anymore taxes is to kill himself and that would be the end of paying taxes. His wife would still have to pay taxes for the coffin he’ll sleep inside, so he decided I may as well stay put and pay my share.

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  23. 324516 September 29, 2013

    is this mad man for real

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  24. RobertCHastings September 29, 2013

    This is far more than bat shit crazy,and far worse than open lunacy. All these clowns are obviously off their medications of whatever prescription drugs they SHOULD be taking and have all found the source of eternal disassociation. Amazingly, all five are worse than I think even Michelle Bachman is capable of. Beck is approaching new levels, and the two guys on talk radio must be bordering on the illegal.

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  25. Barbara Morgan September 29, 2013

    .Are all these crazes just brainless or are they on some mind altering drugs to make the statements they do or both? Wonder how many of their family members even claim now days? Larry Klayman is especially brainless along with Glen Beck, both talk like either their brains have never got larger as they got older or that it has shrunk to such small size it is no longer working right.

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  26. paganheart October 1, 2013

    If Ted Cruz is a prophet, then Bryan Fischer is a deeply closeted, extremely self-loathing gay man…. oh wait…

    And is it just me or does Glenn Beck look worse than usual? Methinks a mental breakdown and trip to the psych ward is imminent… one can dream, anyway.

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    1. plc97477 October 2, 2013

      Past due, I would say.

  27. paganheart October 1, 2013

    Oh, and Larry Klayman? The bastard should be in jail. He lost custody of his kids because he sexually molested them. http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/02/birther_lawyer_fighting_joe_ar.php

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