Aug 062013
 

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Here is the sixteenth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Ted Cruz (R-TX), for his absurd statement on shutting down the federal government, in addition to being a master of TEAbuggery.

6CruzControl!Tea Party members of Congress like Sen. Ted Cruz are threatening to shut down the federal government in an effort to defund health care reform while, simultaneously, attempting to place the blame for any such shut down on President Obama.

Obviously, pulling that off successfully will require the creation of some pretty ingenious arguments, one of which Cruz tried out last week when he was interviewed on Newsmax TV where he asserted that the term "shut down is a misnomer; what it in fact is is a partial, temporary shut down" where "nonessential government functions are temporarily suspended…

Inserted from <Right Wing Watch>

Here’s the video:

Republicans cannot disclaim this fascist. After all, he’s one of their Senators. As for his veracity about the effects of a shutdown, even Republican Governors are begging House Republicans not to shut it down. There’s a word for it. Bulls love to do it. Bears do it in the woods, and Cruz must think his doesn’t stink, or he wouldn’t be serving it up like this.

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  16 Responses to “Republicans on Parade–8/6/2013”

  1. What , in fact, he is, is full of **it.

    May Mom had a name for people like him which isn't very nice but is very appropriate to him and others of his ilk.  She called them **it-for-brains.

  2. while, simultaneously, attempting to place the blame for any such shut down on President Obama.

     

    Not a chance in Hell.  Voters have rightly blamed every previous shut-down and debt-ceiling fiasco on the Republicans, and the same thing will happen this time.  Republican Governers seem to get that, but those in Congress have been smoking too many teabags to connect with reality.

    • Infidel, I think you're spot on.  Republicans have overused projection of blame onto the black guy so many times, it's obvious to all willing to open their eyes.

  3. Patty (and her mom) have expressed it succinctly and poetically!

  4. ""Sen. Cruz is part of a few extreme people in the Senate when it comes to this subject. Calling for shutting down the government of the United States, even shutting down the American economy to make his political point, that’s not the right way to go," Durbin said on NBC's "Meet the Press.""

    http://www.politico.com//blogs/politico-live/2013/08/chambliss-durbin-hit-cruz-on-government-shutdown-169888.html

  5. "…he asserted that the term "shut down is a misnomer; what it in fact is is a partial, temporary shut down" where "nonessential government functions are temporarily suspended…"

    Well, the first place to start is with Congressional salaries.  For all that Republicanus/Teabaggers accomplish and the money they waste (think Obamacare repeal votes amongst other things), they should be considered non-essential and therefore not paid.  After all, where else can you work for 9 days in a month and get paid an exorbitant salary?

    Cruz, and idiots of his ilk, have no understanding of the ramifications of a government shut down on global markets etc, let alone domestic markets.  Or perhaps it is better said that they know but they don't give a rat's ass!

    And this idea of not funding Obamacare is, in my mind seditious because it is the law of the land and such actions encourage open revolt on both sides.  But then, when has that ever mattered to these thugs?

    Cruz Out-of-Control!

    • I found the second article very interesting with comments coming from his Harvard law professor Charles Fried.

      He said he remembered Cruz well, as “very bright, very hard-working and very conservative, in a well-mannered, agreeable way.” So he said, “This surprises me. It suggests he’s changed.”

      LOL!  "…very bright, very hard-working, very conservative,…and then he said Cruz has changed. That isn't a compliment in my view.  I hope that this gets around because more people need to know what this regressive idiot is all about.

      The other thing that I find so nauseating is this idea of calling people communists.  Between he and Alan West, they have no idea what communism, socialism, social democracy etc are.  But then, I find that usage of the terms and lack of knowledge more prevalent in the US than other countries I know about.  It is almost an inbred fear in some cases â la Eugene McCarthy, a fear that is illogical because they don't know anything about it.

      Thanks for the article Jim.

    • I made the point in the second link myself, a while back.

  6. If the services he is shutting down are non essential, then why do we have them in the first place?

    He, along with Mitch and Michelle, is an idiot.