Good morning, everyone!
As a Texan, I'm proud to be from the state that brought the world Molly Ivins and Wendy Davis. Unfortunately, we also brought the world Gohmert Pyle and Ted Cruz (leaving Canada out of it for the moment).
So - the first in a series of Carnival Cruzes - Cruz Amuses!
Senate votes 100-0 to move ahead on debate over ObamacareLos Angeles Times ^ | 09/25/2013 | Lisa Mascaro
Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:54:39 PM by SeekAndFindEdited on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:03:36 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
The Senate easily overcame Wednesday’s first hurdle to a fizzling GOP strategy to strip funding for President Obama’s healthcare law in exchange for keeping the government running.
Top Republicans are now for a new — more modest — way to chip away at the Affordable Care Act.
100-0? After all that, Cruz voted to move the measure forward?
Am I missing something?
This was NOT the cloture vote Cruz wants to stop!
These aren't the droids you're looking for.
That will come Friday or Saturday.
(Seems to be a lot of confusion on this...)
3 posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:56:28 PM by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)..
To: SeekAndFindCruz voted for this? So, what was the point?
I have an uncomfortable feeling this whole thing was about maximum TV time for Cruz and a possible Presidential run. From what I'm seeing here, it's working.
To: Personal Responsibility
This was the motion to proceed (to debate), basically bringing the bill to the floor.
In the old days there would have been an actual debate, but now, Reid files for cloture at the same time he files a bill so he can call for an end to debate whenever he wants, which is usually after the mandatory 30 hours of debate, i.e. the next morning or afternoon.
To: JRandomFreeperLook at FR today. All we're doing is fighting each other, and not the Dems. The fact is we can't repeal Obamacare with only control of the House. When people sat on their hands and refused to vote for Romney they lost the chance for repeal.
As long as we are this divided we have no chance to win the Senate or the Presidency. Or repeal Obamacare.
To: Repeal The 17th
No. What Cruz is doing has no chance of success but sure is getting him a lot of TV time. Plus, overnight he has become the darling of FR and other conservatives without actually accomplishing anything. He won’t be up for reelection for years but wants the House Republicans, who are up for reelection next year, to take the political heat for him. That sets off my antennae.
CNN: Is Ted Cruz Eligible To Run For President?
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 14, 2013 | RCP
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 8:29:08 AM by Cheerio
CNN's Athena Jones investigates if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is eligible to run for president. CNN says the "natural-born citizen" question is dogging Cruz. For the record, CNN said every constitutional law expert they interviewed for said Cruz is a natural-born citizen and eligible to be president.
*******************************************I clearly do not recall CNN, or any other major media outlet, questioning Hussein's elegibility and everyone knows his father was a BRITISH subject, being from Kenya.
OPEN THE COLLEGE RECORDS OF THE CURRENT PRESIDENT.
This debate allows for questioning of whether Hussein was qualified for the office in the first place, doesn’t it?
To: CheerioCould be a reverse psych op. In our outraged zeal to sputter about Cruz's obvious eligibility, we will provide a blanket amnesty for obama.
CNN thinks Cruz running for president would be good for ratings.
To: CheerioSorry, as exciting as Ted Cruz is for actually having a stiff conservative spine, being born in Canada to only one USA citizen parent, one thing he is not is a natural born Citizen (not that following basic Constitutional law seems to matter to anyone anymore these days), so he can't possibly run for president as a Constitutional conservative. As much as I like his politics in general, if he tries to run for president, not only will he never get my vote, but I will do my level best to see that everyone I know fully understands that he is completely ineligible.
Now, Sarah Palin - I'd vote for her in a heartthrob. :-)
Cruz Will Renounce Canadian CitizenshipThe Washington Post ^ | Monday, August 19, 2013 | Aaron Blake
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 8:17:17 PM by kristinn
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced Monday evening that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship, less than 24 hours after a newspaper pointed out that the Canadian-born senator likely maintains dual citizenship.
“Now the Dallas Morning News says that I may technically have dual citizenship,” Cruz said in a statement. “Assuming that is true, then sure, I will renounce any Canadian citizenship. Nothing against Canada, but I’m an American by birth and as a U.S. senator; I believe I should be only an American.”
“Because I was a U.S. citizen at birth, because I left Calgary when I was 4 and have lived my entire life since then in the U.S., and because I have never taken affirmative steps to claim Canadian citizenship, I assumed that was the end of the matter,” Cruz said.
This one goes on for five hundred and thirty-fucking-six posts, so I'll just hit the high notes.
This is a likely indicator he will run for President. If not 2016 then 2020.
Any move by Cruz to bend to democrat accusations is a sign of weakness.
Ted is American as Apple Pie in my opinion.
So I guess that whatever chance he had of a career in the NHL is now out of the question.
To: Paladin2These days... it's either Texas secedes and we all go there... or we all become Hockey players, Lumberjacks or prostitutes (are there really any other professions in Canada?) and move north, FreeStateProject style and try for USA2 there.
I'd hold up there a while on that one, Ted.
To: mylifeAnd in that 8 months he has pissed off ALL THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
In New Jersey, we once said the EXACT. SAME. THING. about Chris Christie if you can believe it.
Apparently arguing that America should be governed by an American makes one a concern troll.
To: Arthur McGowan
First it was said “oh he wasn’t a Canadian citizen”.
Now all of a sudden he is.
Next it was said that “he was an American from birth”,
Now all of a sudden he isn’t.
He was naturalized, like many American citizens are once they moved back to the United States and resided here.
Or are you saying that when he was born those 4 years aren’t important? Either/or. Either it is crucial that the president was born in America or it is not. If you concede this point - it will be a very long time before there is another American president who is actually American.
It’s the same as when a business opens up that you don’t like.
Don’t buy anything from there.
The only reason Obama wins is because people vote for him.