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To understand just how crazy Canadian-born U.S. Sen. Ted "Calgary" Cruz really is, you've got to listen to him in his own words, and this May 2010 speech to the Heritage Foundation is as good a place to start as any.

Unfortunately, the speech is 30 minutes long, but if you don't have the patience to listen to a half hour of Ted Cruz droning on and on about how a new "great conservative awakening" will defeat President Barack Obama's "socialist agenda" in 2012, you're in luck—I've edited it down to less than 90 seconds. The video is at the top of this post. Enjoy.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:21 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Ugh. The clones keep coming. (6+ / 0-)

    Peace on Earth was all it said.

    by BobBlueMass on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:22:47 PM PST

    •  I'm just fuming today (6+ / 0-)

      about a normally intelligent reporter at our local daily paper the Cleveland Plainly Republican (Plain Dealer), dubbing this guy in an article about an appearance he made at a Republican meeting here a "rising star."

      What makes a Senator with less than two months tenure a 'rising star"? Yes, he's gotten a lot of attention. But most of it centers on his rudeness, his insubordination, his intransigence, and his factless smears. He's an extremist from an extreme state, which calls into question whether he has even a speck of the qualities that make a "rising star": leadership and influence. At this stage he has neither.

      So it strikes me that his risingstarhood has been imposed by the media, which loves controversial characters and conflict-filled storylines. And sure, some in the GOP will point  to him, just like they point to their token blacks and token women, as a sign that they are really really really going to make inroads into those groups. But I don't think Hispanic voters are any dumber than black voters, who overwhelming rejected black gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell in Ohio in 2006 by 90-plus-percent.

      I was at an intriguing forum yesterday in which a Case Western Reserve University professor offered — as one possible explanation for the growing chasm between the parties as far as the number of women elected — that because women are perceived as more liberal, women candidates in the contemporary Republican Party are compelled to be (her words) "conservative to the point of lunacy." (Michele Bachmann's name did come up).

      I wonder if the same isn't true with blacks and now  Hispanics: because they can be perceived as "too liberal" for today's GOP, they have to be so extreme to appeal to the base that they will NEVER have wider appeal.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:37:59 PM PST

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      •  Lunacy (3+ / 0-)

        "...women candidates in the contemporary Republican Party are compelled to be (her words) "conservative to the point of lunacy." "

        Isn't it fair to say that ALL contemporary Republican candidates, regardless of gender or color or ancestry, are compelled to be lunatics, if they want to get elected? I cannot think of a single one who would hesitate to say something completely insane if he (or she) thought it would gain a single vote.

      •  Whom the gods would destroy . . . (0+ / 0-)

        . . .  they first make mad.

        Yeah, Ted's annoying, but the sense I have is that once his hubris is good and pumped up, the whole thing could blow up  on him overnight. Maybe, in the thrill of the moment (e.g. Communists at Harvard Law?), his taking things just a little too far for even the marginally sane.

        The recent Republican script is to elevate some batshit crazy screamer to "FRONT RUNNER!", as the rest of us sit and wait for them to implode. For homework, the class will review the Clown Posse of the last Republican Presidential Primary and write an essay on "Where Are They Now?".

  •  Canadian-born (2+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, ontario

    Are Canadian's typically more crazy?  

  •  Excuse ME! (4+ / 0-)
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    coquiero, hnichols, MsLibrarian, fabucat

    Quit calling this guy a Canadian. He isn't and we're not to blame for this crazy man.

    We were put here to help each other through this thing, whatever `this thing' is. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

    by Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:27:15 PM PST

  •  No! (1+ / 0-)
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    We're the sane ones.

    We were put here to help each other through this thing, whatever `this thing' is. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

    by Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:28:24 PM PST

  •  Hmm The only Problem Bachmann (5+ / 0-)

    is an idiot and Cruz is not. A gapping, screaming arrogant asshole? Yes and idiot no. We underestimate him at our peril.

    Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

    by jsfox on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:34:28 PM PST

  •  I've said it before (8+ / 0-)

    He is the most dangerous human being elected to office in 2012.

    But a point I want to make, and I haven't determined how to diary it - what if conservatives viewed America like their favorite sports team?

    All of this myth-making about the greatness of America is complete horseshit. All of this opining about the great failures of different countries/cultures around the world, and how being anything like them is some sort of horrid result.

    Truth is, America keeps shit company in almost every way. We are down the list on economic mobility, while other European nations have systems that reward talent, smarts, work, etc.

    We incarcerate a higher % of our people than any other nation. We engage in the death penalty, alongside those countries we love to hate - North Korea, Iran, China. Our justice system puts kids in prison for life without the possibility of parole (we are the only country that does this). We just recently, by the slimmest of margins, said it was not ok to use the death penalty on children.

    Our healthcare system is expensive and unimpressive. We have high instances of poverty, homelessness, and hunger. Especially among children, our hunger problem undermines our children's ability to learn.

    We have gun deaths by the tens of thousands. Hell, despite our best efforts, we can't even field a competitive national soccer team.

    What the hell do we do so right? We were decades later than almost everyone else in getting rid of slavery. We have a civil rights history that's as ugly as almost everyone else.

    America is like an 8-8 NFL team. If these idiots looked at America like they do their favorite team, they'd be screaming at the top of the hill for changes. Yet, here in America, when we want to fire the coach, we're called radical.

    They look at those other countries that are objectively better than us at almost everything that matters, and they say that becoming anything like those countries would be a disaster. It'd be like the Arizona Cardinals fan getting really pissed at his buddy for suggesting that he might want the Cardinals to be like the Patriots.

    "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." ~Bobby Kennedy

    by Grizzard on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:38:28 PM PST

    •  Excellent comment. (0+ / 0-)

      I think you should cut and paste that into a diary post, as-is.

    •  To amplify - it is an 8-8 team owned by Bud Selig (0+ / 0-)

      plenty of cap room, good stadium and supportive fans. But rather than spend the money necessary to field a 12-4 team, the "owners" would rather take the money and put it in their pockets.

      Heck, as long as the fans vote by showing up, why change the product?

      Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it - Samuel Clemens

      by tjlord on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 01:51:51 PM PST

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      •  At this point, I think it's a Jeffrey Loria team. (1+ / 0-)
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        Claim bankruptcy so you can bilk the taxpayers out of their money to build a stadium, look like you're building a winning team, and then sell them all off for spare parts to cut payroll and make yourself a whole bunch of money.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:08:52 PM PST

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      •  Hunh! Change the sport to baseball, and I (1+ / 0-)
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        am reminded of the Texas Rangers when George W. Bush was a part owner.  All front office, about putting butts in seats, selling (way overpriced) beer, and signing a couple of stars at exhorbitant salaries to fill said seats and sell said beer.  No interest in the game (yes, I know - - it's a business first), building a team, trying to win a pennant or championship, or gain fans' or the"home town"'s respect.

        That has seen some improvement since W's departurte.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:32:19 PM PST

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    •  " If these idiots looked at America like they do (1+ / 0-)
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      their favorite team, they'd be screaming at the top of the hill for changes."

      They are screaming for changes. They think all of those social ills can only be improved if "liberals" get out of the way and privatization is fully implemented at every level, we return prayer in schools, abortion is outlawed, etc. Ted Cruz is the drum major for these people.

    •  Thanks for saying so, and, so eloquently. (0+ / 0-)
  •  FDR, HST, JFK and LBJ are rolling over (0+ / 0-)

    and probably RMN as well.

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:39:45 PM PST

  •  Harvard-trained !? (1+ / 0-)

    The thing I can't get over Cruz is his Ivy League credentials.  Among the nutter class, that sends him apart.  I mean, Princeton undergrad, Harvard Law?  Hell, Michelle's law degree is from anal, excuse me, Oral Roberts.  Is this the sign of a new breed of elite teabag demagogues?

    "And once again, the forces of niceness and goodness have triumphed over the forces of evil and rottenness." --Maxwell Smart

    by emobile on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 12:39:55 PM PST

  •  Well aware of him, but I hadn't actually sat down (0+ / 0-)

    and watched video of him before yesterday.  Maybe it's just me, but he is one of of the creepiest and phoniest politicians I've ever seen (and there's plenty of competition).

  •  you missed his list of communists. (6+ / 0-)

    Yes, really. He has a list of communists infecting Harvard.

    Really.

    LOLoloLOLOLOL.

  •  This guy (4+ / 0-)

    is the GOP's secret key to winning Latino votes?

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  •  Much worse. He is smart and so, dangerously (0+ / 0-)

    stupid, willfully ignorant but he knows better than he says which is why I believe he is a dangerous sociopath

  •  Ted Cruz, example of Canada flushing its toilets (1+ / 0-)
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    south.

  •  When I first saw TC's pic (3+ / 0-)
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    It reminded me soooo much of Joe McCarthy..its uncanny.

    I did a google image search of the two..yikes!If I had the "kos'ability" I would offer a split image.

  •  Haha! You can't fool me with your ... (3+ / 0-)
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    Leap Year, IndyinDelaware, madronagal

    ... tricksy digital effects, Jed! That's a video of Glenn Beck, and you "dyed" his hair darker.

    I would tip you, but the man took away my tips.

    by Tortmaster on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 03:16:33 PM PST

  •  Cruz says (predictably), (8+ / 0-)
    Barack Obama* is the most radical President ever to occupy the White House
    *I'm actually surprised he didn't say "Barack Hussein Obama"

    Let's consider that, shall we? I'm not going to go through every President for comparison, but lets just look at his predecessor, GWB, and his unprecedented unprovoked wars (plural); his being the only President ever to cut taxes in time of war; his push to privatize Social Security... just to name a few. And I'm not simply listing things I didn't like about GWB; I'm listing what were quite simply very radical views.

  •  What? Have we replaced Hate Mail.... (1+ / 0-)
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    with Hate Video?????

    "The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it.". Abbie Hoffman

    by Joes Steven on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:20:45 PM PST

  •  At least he can never be President.. (1+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell

    Also i think our Canadians friends are having a laugh at us over him being elected senator!!

    America, We blow stuff up!!

    by IndyinDelaware on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:21:33 PM PST

  •  I'm not sure this guy has the ability to talk (4+ / 0-)

    off script and give thoughtful answers to problems. People presume he's smart because of his educational background, but  I don't think it necessarily means that he has the ability to think through issues and be thoughtful.  

    I think he has a world view, and he translates every single issue into his world view.  He is incapable of understanding the world otherwise.  He seems profoundly affected if not traumatized by his own family's past experience (as pro and then anti-Castro).

    This analysis of Obama in the clip is so painfully simplistic that I can't view him as a serious threat to anything other than to keep the GOP tied to extremism.

    Believe it or not, George W. Bush is smarter than this man.  Bush knew what he didn't know and he had a keen ear for how average folks look at politics and politicians.  This guy has none of those qualities.  I don't think Bush would've ever given a speech like this one. He would never allow himself to get pegged in this way.  

    Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

    by khyber900 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:21:37 PM PST

    •  Sadly, he apparently can (0+ / 0-)

      ...think  on his feet. He was a mega -prize winning debater at Princeton and he  has argued eight appellate cases before the Supreme Court .

      •  But that's because he is quick to rationalize (1+ / 0-)
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        everything to his world view and can live in a simple, abstract world when he is before a judge. That is actually an overrated skill.  It is not a measure of true intellect.  Contrast that with Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, 2 people who synthesize and analyze facts and points of view on the fly and provide a true analysis of a problem and some potential solutions.  In addition, being a courtroom lawyer does not make you better able to connect with people.

        Alternative rock with something to say: http://www.myspace.com/globalshakedown

        by khyber900 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:30:41 PM PST

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  •  Valuable (5+ / 0-)

    The demented Right is alive and well with someone like Cruz.   And, it poses a huge problem the Republicans to moderate any of the issues that had them lose in 2012.

    There is a report that at a Town Hall in Olathe, Kansas with the Congressman and the two Senators a lot of the audience was asking if Obama's gun-grabbing is unconstitutional why haven't any of them introduced articles of impeachment.

    Cruz keeps the crazies happy and will prevent any "moderation."

    Of course, this is very, very scary, but if we do our work, they will continue to lose.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:26:09 PM PST

  •  Maybe the whole thing was different (3+ / 0-)
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    but it seemed to me that I was watching a 3rd rate amway speaker. His eyes were dead, his body language was bored and he didn't seem to believe what he was saying.

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:30:01 PM PST

  •  I would like Obama (6+ / 0-)

    to be even half the socialist the Republicans claim.

  •  Nice try (1+ / 0-)
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    sawgrass727

    I lasted about 45 seconds.

    "The light which puts out our sight is darkness to us." Thoreau

    by NancyWH on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:31:28 PM PST

  •  Cruz also observed that there were 12 (3+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, freelunch, wishingwell

    ....count em! 12.......Marxists on the Harvard faculty who were committed to overthrowing the government of the U.S.A
    Harvard begged to differ.
    Rachel Maddow had an excellent take on this Friday night.

  •  You know things are bad... (4+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH, freelunch, NonnyO, aitchdee

    ... when you actually miss Princess Sparklepony.

    261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

    by MaikeH on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:38:50 PM PST

  •  the last muppet movie just came on tv (1+ / 0-)
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    NancyWH

    and I watched that entire clip with "Life's a Happy Song" playing over the audio. Perfect.

  •  And that's the edited video? (4+ / 0-)
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    shmuelman, NancyWH, NonnyO, aitchdee

    I kept waiting for him to actually say something.   Instead, it was a stream of bumper sticker slogans....and I've seen bumper stickers with more content.

    Even Palin has more to say than Cruz.  Or at least her word salads are said with more feeling and motivation.  I might feel terribly confused trying to listen to her but Cruz would put me to sleep.

    •  I couldn't even make it through the 90 seconds. (0+ / 0-)

      Anyone can accuse anyone of anything. Obama is no collectivist.  

      "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

      by shmuelman on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:44:22 PM PST

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    •  Yabbut... Repukes' attention spans... (2+ / 0-)
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      ... can't hold a thought longer than it takes to read a bumper sticker.  They have a solid Bumper Sticker Mentality.

      That's why all the idiotic slogans.  It's easy to lie with less than five words - and then keep repeating the lies.  This truth has been known for centuries and it works every time on the uneducated who are not analytical thinkers but who react to everything with knee-jerk emotions.

      See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.
      George W. Bush [Dumbya], May, 2005, when attempting to promote privatizing Social Security
      "By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed."
      --Adolf Hitler
      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
      --Joseph Goebbels
      “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”
      --Joseph Goebbels

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:15:14 PM PST

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  •  Cracks me up when clowns spew this garbage (3+ / 0-)

    President Obama is far too conservative for my taste yet this idiot talks about how radical he is. Sad how the color of a man's skin can bring out the stupid in the GOP.

  •  krazy iz az krazy duz (0+ / 0-)


    "Just because you win the fight, don't mean you're right," - Funkadelic

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:55:00 PM PST

  •  Nooooooooooooo. (1+ / 0-)
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    freelunch

    I live in Texas and love it, but I'm so tired of inflicting these crazies on America.

    I blame Canada.

  •  A more unhinged version of Joseph McCarthy (2+ / 0-)
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    I mean, seriously -- Cruz is dangerous. Bachmann was always destined to flame out because there's no 'there' between her ears.

    Cruz, on the other hand, made it through Harvard. You can't do that if you're truly stupid, and so I think there's a far greater danger of him gaining enough power to inflict his particular xenophobic insanity on the rest of the country.

    "Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine. They fall right out of the sky." -- Kaywinnit Lee Frye

    by Technowitch on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:58:06 PM PST

  •  Michele Bachmann with a Wang (1+ / 0-)
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    Everyone is crying out for peace; no one's crying out for justice...

    by mojave mike on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 02:58:51 PM PST

  •  Give that man a brain enema (0+ / 0-)

    He's got nothing but shit in his cranium.  A brain enema is in order.  Once that cavity is evacuated and irrigated with copious brain-bleach, he might stop looking and sounding so much like the late Senator Joe McCarthy, though I'm sure Cruz would prefer to maintain the resemblance.

  •  Hey Jed, what've you got against foreign born? (0+ / 0-)

    Cruz has plenty of personal traits worth criticism; that he was born in Calgary isn't one of them. Your insistence in repeating that non-issue raises the question of your own prejudices against foreign-born.

    And it pisses me off!

    We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

    by SoCalSal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:03:08 PM PST

  •  Ted Cruz (4+ / 0-)

    As a Cuban-American living in Texas (like Cruz, whose father was born in Cuba), here's the message I sent to Cruz on February 14, following the Hagel hearings: "Cruz, you're a pathetically reprehensible, ignominious, despicably teabagging jackal! You don't deserve the respect of a lame rat in a pit of vipers, you pitiable Joe McCarthy wanna-be. We Democrats in Texas, particularly the majority of us who are proud, progressive Hispanics and Latinos, will inevitably turn our state "Blue". This is the inescapable future which neither you, nor the rest of your Grimly Odious Party cabal, will be able to prevent; trust me on this fact. Then, we will gladly kick your lousy ass to the curb of history, where you'll become the insignificant footnote you so rightly deserve to be."

  •  Most radical? (0+ / 0-)

    Where the hell was Cruz from 2000 thru 2008?  Dumbya laid the foundation for radical executive privilege, thanks to Dickie who said as a VP candidate that he thought the job of the VP was to "strengthen the presidency."

    All the crap Dumbya and Dickie dreamt up for a "unitary executive" office for the presidency is now coming to fruition with Obama.

    As long as a Repuke is in office, all that radicalism amounts to IOKIYAR.  Let a Democrat do the same thing..., and suddenly it's "radical" socialism or whatever other definition they dream up.

    What's sauce for the goose....

    I don't approve of EITHER the Dems or Repukes having sole dictatorial powers because even a "benevolent dictator" is still a dictator - and that might define Obama if he didn't continue the wars Dumbya started and strive for more outrage with the drones and extending the unconstitutional and illegal laws that have not yet been repealed.

    I want presidents to go back to having the powers as defined by the US Constitution..., and dictatorial power was not on that list, nor were war powers.

    Pay attention to the last sentence:

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:06:16 PM PST

  •  HR'd for the "Calgary" Cruz. (1+ / 0-)
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    His birthplace is not an issue, many readers are foreign born and Jed's favorite monicker for Cruz insults us all. Choose a nickname that reflects his lies and his politics. McCarthy Cruz would be apt.

    We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

    by SoCalSal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:12:49 PM PST

    •  that's the stupidest hide rate in the history of (2+ / 0-)
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      Notreadytobenice, cosette

      dkos...maybe you can hr yourself for the terribly offensive "SoCalSal"

      Howard Fineman needs to have a chat with Chris Cilizza about Grecian Formula and its effects on punditry

      by memofromturner on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:05:47 PM PST

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      •  Jed hasn't responded to comments from (0+ / 0-)

        me and several others who object to the nickname he insists on using, so maybe he'll notice a HR and reconsider. Or maybe he just doesn't care about being offensive, which would put him in the same class as some other fp writers.

        We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

        by SoCalSal on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 04:36:07 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  Ideally I'd prefer they nominate Rand (0+ / 0-)

    so that we could crush them even further into irrelevancy. But I always try to remember that you want the other guys to nominate someone you can live with, if worse comes to worse. My fear is that there will be some financial collapse or some international calamity where the other guy, no matter how crazy, looks better than the guy that's in office.

    A Rand Paul presidency scares the hell out of me. Much more so than a Mitt Romney presidency would have scared me.

  •  Tail-Gunner Ted (0+ / 0-)

    who's his Roy Cohn?  Somebody equally as sleazy I'm sure.  I wonder if Cruz has the same life goal as Cohn "die as a pauper owing millions to the IRS", it's a fitting Teabagger aspiration.

    And when will he show up in a hearing with an envelope with the names of "xx (number) of committed Islamists" in the US Government?  

    It's like we never learn, isn't it?  But then there have been McCarthy-worshipers since the old fucker got disgraced and then died, they just thought he got bad PR, that's all.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:14:31 PM PST

  •  Cruz (0+ / 0-)

    Strip him of his citizenship and deport him at the first hint of an excuse.

    "The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little. " --Franklin D. Roosevelt

    by jg6544 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:20:08 PM PST

  •  Ted Cruz: more hyperbolic than most and (0+ / 0-)

    as loony as a Toon!

  •  Where's his birth certificate? (2+ / 0-)

    We need to see his birth certificate and his naturalization papers.

  •  he is a male clone of Bachmann, also a (0+ / 0-)

    narcissist who gets off on being in the news all the time. Wish the media would ignore him!

  •  Nice to know he'll never be President (0+ / 0-)

    Although I suppose it's always possible that the Plutocrats will suddenly want to change the constitution to allow Canadians to run.

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