Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on February 16, 2014 by Allahpundit

Conservatives in Iowa and New Hampshire are preparing a hero’s welcome for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after he showed up Senate Republican leaders during a crucial vote on the debt limit…

“A tickertape parade,” said Steve Deace, a conservative radio host based in Iowa when asked what kind of reception Cruz will receive from activists next month…

Chip Saltsman, a Republican strategist who managed Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign, predicted Cruz would have a difficult challenge trying to explain his procedural moves in the Senate to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire.

“At the end of the day Ted Cruz made McConnell have a 60-vote limit and the debt ceiling still passed. It’s not like he stopped the debt limit from being passed,” he said.

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Watching the chaos from the side of the chamber was the man who caused it: Cruz, his hands in his pants pockets and a satisfied grin on his face. The Texas Republican strolled to the clerk’s table to check on the vote count and was met with a look of disgust from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). And the feeling was widespread: Moments after Cruz walked into the Republican cloakroom, four senators emerged from it and changed their votes to “aye.”…

His actions suggest Cruz has put himself before his party and even the nation’s solvency. And in this sense his actions are typical of the 2016 GOP presidential field. Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul are mucking up the gears of government in ways that will earn them favorable attention in the primaries…

To nobody’s surprise, Paul and Rubio sided with Cruz in Wednesday’s debt-ceiling filibuster. Had they prevailed, and had 12 of their GOP colleagues not been more responsible, the likely default would have added far more to the national debt than the legislation did. It also would have caused markets to crash, the economy to swoon and American standing to decline.

But for Messrs. Paul, Rubio and Cruz, those aren’t the top considerations.

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“We were confronted with a clean debt ceiling in the Senate or default. I believe I have to act in the best interests of the country, and every time we’ve been confronted with a potential crisis, the guy you’re looking at is the one who stepped up to solve the problem,” McConnell told reporters, according to Associated Press video.

McConnell then explained his leading roles in evading the fiscal cliff two years ago and his work with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to reopen the government and avert default last October.

“It was clear that we needed to produce enough procedural votes to get to a debt ceiling vote in order to avoid a default. My job is to protect the country when I can, and to step up and lead on those occasions when it’s required. That’s what I did,” said McConnell, who faces both primary and general election opponents in a tough path toward reelection.

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DeMint argued Cruz was merely holding to normal procedure: ”The normal rule is you take 60 votes to move to a final vote, [which] they call cloture. I think that several members, including Ted Cruz, were simply asking, ‘Let’s keep the normal rules here.’ And that didn’t suit some folks.”

“The reason there’s a 60-vote rule in the Senate, and the reason Republican leadership fought so hard to keep it for nominations, is it requires some bipartisan working-together to pass something,” DeMint said. “The debt limit and just giving the president a blank check is an important vote, and to say we’re going to waive the rules to make it easier — if Ted Cruz hadn’t required standard procedure, there are several others [Republican senators] who would.”

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Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are cowards. They were in a conundrum. Their constituents did not want the debt ceiling raised. But McConnell and Cornyn wanted the debt ceiling raised. So they shut down Ted Cruz’s filibuster knowing the Democrats would raise the debt ceiling without their votes. They, like their House counterparts, enabled this to happen.

In all their moral preening about what’s good for the country and economy, they were too chicken to actually vote their conscience — they were too chicken to do what they thought was right.

And that is why people hate Washington. Here are two of the most senior Republicans in the Senate who both believed the right thing to do was raise the debt ceiling, but were too chicken to actually cast that vote themselves. Insteaad, they arranged the deck chairs on the Titanic so the Democrats could do it without them. They threw Ted Cruz under the bus only to vote the same why he did on final passage…

We need boldness. We need principled leaders. We have too many moral cowards in Washington.

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Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t want to let McConnell and the rest of the Senate GOP Conference get away with this approach. Cruz and allies say this maneuver is all about misleading the conservative base. If Republicans really oppose a suspension of the debt limit, then they should use the filibuster to block it. Republicans who are fine with such a suspension, Cruz reasons, ought to vote for it…

But Vote No; Hope Yes has featured prominently in Tea Party tactics. These days, you’ll hear Cruz and Mike Lee, along with Heritage Action and the Club For Growth, praising and defending automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. But when sequestration passed, the Tea Party warriors voted against it as a sellout compared to their balanced-budget plan. Lee, Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, and Rand Paul all voted no on sequestration. But they were all glad it became law…

Democrats played this game last decade — railing against debt-limit hikes (think Senator Obama) and holding votes to defund the Iraq war — while happily letting the GOP win in the end. The result: a pacified Democratic base, and Democratic victories in 2006 and 2008.

McConnell would like to repeat that play. Cruz won’t let him.

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Reagan also said that many of Cruz’s colleagues are facing difficult reelection bids in 2014 and that Cruz appears to have no concern about alienating them.

“He seems to want to run for president, but has it occurred to him that he might enjoy the help of his Senate colleagues?” Reagan said.

Reagan also agreed with a panelist who suggested the GOP is headed towards a civil war and added that Ted Cruz is at the center of creating the tension.

“Ted Cruz apparently thinks that somebody has got to rise out of the smoking ruins that is the Republican Party… and apparently he feels that somebody can be him. He first has to create the smoking ruins, of course, and he’s doing a pretty good job of that,” Reagan said.

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As was the case in last fall’s CR/shutdown battle, this week Senator Cruz did not have a legislative strategy with an endgame. He neither presented an alternative strategy to his colleagues nor pursued one as a lone wolf on the Senate floor. In both cases he simply made a single aggressive tactical legislative move that didn’t point toward an alternative outcome, then accused his colleagues of being cowardly, unprincipled, and deceptive for not following his lead into a blind canyon.

Some will say, “At least Senator Cruz was willing to fight!” Unfortunately, this argument always stops there, and never explains how a willingness to fight without a strategy translates into a policy win. Legislative conflict is not a schoolyard tussle in which the bigger or tougher guy usually wins. It’s not a Hollywood movie in which the hero triumphs simply because he is virtuous. Legislative conflict is more like chess in that the battle is waged according to strict rules. Those who favor bigger government know how to play chess and some of them are quite good at it. Many of those who favor smaller government now seek praise for tipping over the board or eating the pieces. While momentary rebellion is flashy and can feel good for a moment, it’s not a strategy to win, not how you change policy. And the goal is to change policy for the better, not just to build a bigger mailing list, right?…

But having the right policy goal isn’t enough to succeed, to change policy. You also need a legislative strategy with an endgame and some chance of success. As best I can tell Senator Cruz didn’t have one last fall and he didn’t have one earlier this week. His tactical legislative moves, then and now, need to be considered in that context. The same is true for his public comments surrounding those legislative moves. His objection this week served only to expose that Republicans were boxed in, forced to choose between facilitating passage of a bill they didn’t like and an even worse policy outcome. And they were boxed in because they could not build sufficient support for a unified legislative strategy that had a chance of success.

I hope that in the future Senator Cruz can use his intellect, political savvy, and external base of support to produce effective strategies that produce the good policy results we both support, instead of using his prodigious skills and resources only to assign blame for the bad outcomes.

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Via NRO.

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…whose the Turkey on the left of the pic?

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Pantherman!

Applehead on February 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

God bless Ted Cruz!

I support the man.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I support the man.

blueballs on February 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

…yes…you’re a jock !

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Bishop!

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Try and stay off topic, wouldja?

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Levin is right.

100% right.

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

“We were confronted with a clean debt ceiling in the Senate or default. I believe I have to act in the best interests of the country, and every time we’ve been confronted with a potential crisis, the guy you’re looking at is the one who stepped up to solve the problem,” McConnell told reporters, according to Associated Press video.

It’s not about leadership. It’s not about messaging or articulating a different, better vision. It’s all about McConnell’s ego and his delusions of adequacy approach to being the Senate Minority Leader since January 2007.

This is why he needs to be replaced as the Senate Minority Leader. It’s not about him, it’s about what’s best for the country. And if voting to ensure cloture and end Cruz’s filibuster was acting in the best interests of the country, why the **** did McConnell then turn and vote against the bill knowing that the majority of Democrats would see it passed?

McConnell is just another go along to get along hypocrite who is only interested in himself and his ego. At 72 years of age, and after 24 years of service, it’s time for him to either voluntary retire or have the good people of Kentucky retire him – For the good of the country.

Athos on February 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

He just needs to remember to follow the Reagan model. Regardless of what anyone else says.

Like Rush says, conservatism works every time it’s tried.

Be optimistic to the people and the ‘rat candidate, whoever it may be, doesn’t stand a chance.

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Peggy Noonan is a useless phony.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H833o5lnB2E

Porno for Pyros: We’ll make great pets.

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Try to understand this Allah; Cruz and his buddies are LEADING and representing the people’s interests. Something that is sorely lacking in congress.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

CruzMissile/PalinGrizzlyMom/2016

canopfor on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…whose the Turkey…
KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

What the heck was Peggy Noooooooooonan blabbering about? *hick*

SouthernGent on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

TED!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

FYI Texans: Early voting for the March 4 primary, begins TUESDAY.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Q. Who decided Ron Reagan was capable of giving political commentary?

A. Those who despised his dad and want to use his name to stick the knife into conservatives.

INC on February 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

What the heck was Peggy Noooooooooonan blabbering about? *hick*

SouthernGent on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

MISTER Cruz, the senator from Texas is a troublemaker”

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Have you been in the same room thread with your son yet?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

The Texas Republican strolled to the clerk’s table to check on the vote count and was met with a look of disgust from Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.).

I live in Tennessee…pay attention Bob Corker…I wish Ted Cruz would move here so I could vote for him!!!!

ladyingray on February 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

i wonder if Chip Saltsman thinks that Huckaboo has any procedural problems with Mike’s support of Akin? Of course I bet Claire sent mike and chip a nice thank you note for that.

r keller on February 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Have you been in the same room thread with your son yet?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Oh yeah.

His smarty mouth got him the loss of “private time” for a week.

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Question: Are Republican Senators tone deaf enough to say – “We are OK with an $18 Trillion debt. We are OK with giving Obama what he wants. We are OK with not doing anything about the looming fiscal disaster. WHAT WE ARE NOT OK WITH IS THAT DAMN Ted Cruz!”

This sounds extra-stupid even for long-term incumbents. But the above is the message that the MSM was sending this weekend.

pilsener on February 16, 2014 at 8:14 PM

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Writes the clueless phony.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…it was my !Pad… thingy!

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

I love seeing the RINOs getting hysterical.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

“We were confronted with a clean debt ceiling in the Senate or default …” McConnell told reporters …

How ’bout 200 trillion Pinoccios for Mitch, AllahPundit, and all you other morons who keep f*cking that chicken!

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Kool knows he’s dumb (yet most folks here tend to like him).

You believe you ain’t. And your only ally is even kookier than you.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:17 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

TWERKy!

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

I love seeing the RINOs getting hysterical.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

You and me both, crank-yanker!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:18 PM

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:17 PM

She’s a hateful and vicious loon…

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

blueball on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

…it was a possessive use of ‘who’…used as an adjective!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Texans, by definition, are trouble makers.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

…it was my !Pad… thingy!

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Admit it — you were wearing your sporti thongs without the anti-fog spray when you wrote that …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Hi Annoying.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM

…it was a possessive use of ‘who’…used as an adjective!
(:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Don’t smile at it, for God’s sake!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

CruzMissile/PalinGrizzlyMom/2016

canopfor on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

SarahCruza

MichaelGabriel on February 16, 2014 at 8:22 PM

O I C
Off to a stinking good start aren’t we eh? Wot!!! :)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

I am for CRUZ ‘n’ for PALIN!

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Admit it — you were wearing your sporti thongs without the anti-fog spray when you wrote that …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:20 PM

…and a jock strap…to show my support!

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I would donate ticker tape for the parade if I had any. I don’t think anyone does.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Who was stinking up the place this morning?

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Somebody used the good anti-stink spray and one application was enough until this morning. I would implore somebody to spray once more, please.

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Where are the rest of the usual bunch of rude buffoons?

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Wow, this time I got to use the time machine!

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I am for CRUZ ‘n’ for PALIN!

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Bloody right, spritely!

The other drongos? That lot can can just bugger off.

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

We were confronted with a clean debt ceiling in the Senate or default. I believe I have to act in the best interests of the country, and every time we’ve been confronted with a potential crisis, the guy you’re looking at is the one who stepped up to solve the problem,” McConnell told reporters, according to Associated Press video.

Accepting and promoting the BIG LIE of the regressives. That there is Mitch McConnell for you.

I am pretty sure the idea that the federal government will default without an increase in the debt limit has already been 100% fully debunked.

It cannot happen. We take in more money than we spend on the debt of this nation. We can service the debt without taking out loans to pay them off.

astonerii on February 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Had they prevailed, and had 12 of their GOP colleagues not been more responsible, the likely default would have added far more to the national debt than the legislation did.

How to know a writer is full of shit and simply toe-ing the party line – they use the specter of ‘default’ when discussing debt ceilings, etc.

And yes, I’m looking at *you*, HA.

Midas on February 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

EL O EL O A Q I C, I H8 2 Q B 4 I P

Hahahahahahahaha!! ;)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

D’oh!:

“But I believe it’s safe to say we’ve never seen a level like we are seeing. We just don’t know if it’s a real event, but it looks like one,” he said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216

davidk on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

i don’t hate McConnell, he’s just a pol…but he’s not a leader.

The Republican leader said at a Friday campaign event in Louisville, Ky., that he has long preferred making structural changes to fiscal policy as a condition to raising the debt ceiling.

he got a puff piece from politico out of the deal…and mumbles something about structural changes. Ok Mitch. Let’s hear them. Join with Cruz et al. and launch a platform of structural changes. Of course, you won’t be getting any puff piece from politico. And if you dare touch the corporate welfare you’ll get hisses from the Chamber. Every lobbyist and every self-interested group will be marching and chanting at your door. And the H8 will fly.

then we can talk about you and protecting the country

r keller on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Simple advice to the GOP – Once the house burns down is a little late to finally say “no” to an arsonist.

Starlink on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Good one

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Who was stinking up the place this morning?

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

That’s right. Someone turned it into fish sticks! But that was yesterday morning, I think.

Yeah. Cuz I was drunk last night.

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

I would donate ticker tape for the parade if I had any. I don’t think anyone does.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Won’t be a problem in the not-too-distant future when you’ll be able to use the extra dollar bills you don’t need for toilet paper …

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Who was stinking up the place this morning?

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:24 PM

That’s right. Someone turned it into fish sticks! But that was yesterday morning, I think.

Yeah. Cuz I was drunk last night.

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

That was this morning. Try and keep up, rude buffoon…

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Bloody right, spritely!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Do it right.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Out partying with OscarWilde wuz ya! ;) ;)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

That was this morning. Try and keep up, rude buffoon…

OmahaConservative on February 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Sounds like I missed some fun – what’s the rumpus?

Midas on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

McConnell is just another go along to get along hypocrite who is only interested in himself and his ego. At 72 years of age, and after 24 years of service, it’s time for him to either voluntary retire or have the good people of Kentucky retire him – For the good of the country.

True, it takes a fool to follow the guidance of the US Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street, and leading corporations by voting to increase the debt ceiling. US companies and their growth plans can take a hike, no one here needs any of that.

A real leader would have listed to right wing radio and various right wing ‘experts’ and held the line- no increase in the debt ceiling without further austerity measures!

bayam on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Right on ShainS!!

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Not a fan of these pointless posts that clutter the site and are only of interest to a small number of readers.

bluegill on October 30, 2013 at 7:33 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Almost a tril for foo stam alone this year, dawg!

A trillion! That’s a THOUSAND billion!

Think about that. You’re one person. If it was handed to you, you could piss away a million in a day or two. You could NEVER piss away a billion no matter how stupid you were! And we’re talking eight hundred piles of 1 billion!

Something is very wrong…

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Out partying with OscarWilde wuz ya! ;) ;)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Are you kidding? Not with that clown! He’s always inserting things…

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

bayam on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

One question:

HOW MUCH is TOO MUCH national debt:

$200 trillion?
$200 quadrillion?
$200 quintillion?
$200 sextillion?

More?

ShainS on February 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Sounds like I missed some fun – what’s the rumpus?

Midas on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I don’t think any of them remember.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Not a fan of these pointless posts that clutter the site and are only of interest to a small number of readers.

bluegill on October 30, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Whale Oil Beef Hooked! o_0

It strikes again!!

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

“At the end of the day Ted Cruz made McConnell have a 60-vote limit and the debt ceiling still passed. It’s not like he stopped the debt limit from being passed,” he said.

And this is good because?

No wonder the ‘wingers keep losing. They define victory in a way that winners don’t.

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

He’s funny like that :D

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Cruz won by forcing them to show their true colors. He’s a leader and if they were smart they would follow him.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

No wonder the ‘wingers keep losing. They define victory in a way that winners don’t.

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

You must have graduated from Harvard law.

RickB on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

I would suggest that the GOPe and the dhimmicRATs look to Romania and: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/16/10-photos-from-the-venezuela-protests/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

davidk on February 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

There is nothing more obnoxious than someone who tries to correct others’ grammar and punctuation on here.

bluegill on January 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Channel 27 on Sirius/XM playing the heck outta some PF and Waters tonight!! Luvvin’ it :)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Cruz won by forcing them to show their true colors. He’s a leader and if they were smart they would follow him.

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:40 PM

that’s it. No real leaders in the leadership.

davidk on February 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

The smell diminished in here…

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Priceless!!

Keep on posting Mom!! :)

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:42 PM

bluegill on January 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Bayum!

If the hagfish had ANY honor, or integrity, that would have left a mark.

Hagfish has neither of those.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Like, uh, BOZO?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

further austerity measures!

bayam on February 16, 2014 at 8:32 PM

…so you’re here?…giving yourself an enema?

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Yet, the nation respects him.

Cruz? Not so much.

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Like, uh, BOZO?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Screwy! Answer comes before the post!!

My ‘ead is spinnin’

Scrumpy on February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’ve figgered out who I’m voting for in some of the races-but there are a few more-comptroller, Ag commis, RR commis-that I ‘m not certain on.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Yet, the nation respects him.

Cruz? Not so much.

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

What nation is that? Zimbabwe?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Yet, the nation respects him.

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Well, the 25% who don’t know that the Earth orbits the Sun does.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Yet, the nation respects him.

I don’t know how much of the nation. The ones under 10 who watch PBS?

crankyoldlady on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM

It isn’t important if the nation respects Cruz-because the nation didn’t send Cruz to Congress.
Texans did-and WE respect him- because he’s doing what we voted him in to do!!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I’ve figgered out who I’m voting for in some of the races-but there are a few more-comptroller, Ag commis, RR commis-that I ‘m not certain on.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

You’ll vote for Wendy Davis and like it!!!

Well, the 25% who don’t know that the Earth orbits the Sun does.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Lousy science deniers!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

HillAREwe on February 16, 2014 at 8:37 PM

…did anybody else get the memo…about a troll convention?

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Watch the birdy, Lance.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Just think, there may not even be a Senator Cruz, were it not for Sarah Palin.

Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
Abdicate!!!!!
Eleventy!!!11!1!!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

You call others dumb, but you can’t even spell “who’s.” About says it all right there.

bluegill on February 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

There is nothing more obnoxious than someone who tries to correct others’ grammar and punctuation on here.

bluegill on January 24, 2012 at 7:35 PM

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Oh snap!

Flora Duh on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!
Abdicate!!!!!
Eleventy!!!11!1!!

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

csdeven? getalife? lib4life?

libfreesMom on February 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

They’re tryin’ to sneak in while the likes of hagfish are already stinkin’ up the place.

cozmo on February 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Cruz may not have prevented the outcome but he sure flushed out McConnell as a bastard coated bastard with bastard filling drenched excessively in bastard sauce.

viking01 on February 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Like, uh, BOZO?

Lanceman on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Nye is nothing but a children’s entertainer.

Murphy9 on February 16, 2014 at 8:43 PM

davidk on February 16, 2014 at 8:52 PM

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