Ted Cruz Is Living On Another Planet

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    Oct 11, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.html

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever. The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.


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  • TroyAthlete

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    Oct 11, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.htmlMeanwhile, back on planet earth, the public hates the shutdown, Americans are 20 points more likely to blame Republicans for the shutdown than Obama, the Republican Party is scoring its worst poll numbers on record, Cruz's colleagues in the House and Senate hate him, and they're preparing to cave to the president by reopening the government and funding Obamacare.

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Lots of people thought that when Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election after months of conservatives proclaiming that the polls were "skewed" and he was on course to win, the party's base might start to evaluate whether it misunderstood the world around it.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever.
    The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.

    When constituencies become aggrieved minorities, seeing themselves as under attack by the establishment, they are vulnerable to hucksters like Cruz, because they disregard outside warnings and evidence that they are being had.


    One of the best ever summaries of the current insanity of conservative Republicans. They are just not living in the real world right now -- I hope they keep it up for another ten years!
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    Oct 11, 2013 7:57 PM GMT
    scruffLA saidhttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.html

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever. The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.


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    Oh look, another topic bashing conservatives!
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    Oct 11, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
    SeanHamilton said
    scruffLA saidhttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.html

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever. The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.


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    Oh look, another topic bashing conservatives!


    1. Actions have consequences. One consequence of selfish, dangerous behavior is criticism. If conservatives started behaving responsibly, then they wouldn't have to whine about being criticized.

    2. This complaint is laughable, coming from a troll who spends all day long posting topics bashing Democrats. Typical conservative though; will dish it, but can't take it.
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    Oct 11, 2013 8:52 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    SeanHamilton said
    scruffLA saidhttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.html

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever. The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.


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    Oh look, another topic bashing conservatives!


    1. Actions have consequences. One consequence of selfish, dangerous behavior is criticism. If conservatives started behaving responsibly, then they wouldn't have to whine about being criticized.

    2. This complaint is laughable, coming from a troll who spends all day long posting topics bashing Democrats. Typical conservative though; will dish it, but can't take it.


    Aside from the laughable troll, this is one conservative Republican who is a true conservative Republican that I'm admiring right now, and who tells the truth: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mccain-to-fox-news-no-the-shutdown-is-the-gop-s-fault-video
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    Oct 12, 2013 2:14 AM GMT
    Tony Perkins, who leads the organization behind the Value Voters Summit

    oh, i see, well WE ALL know who Perkins is.........

    The Eight Craziest Things Ted Cruz Said Today
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/11/2770311/craziest-ted-cruz-said-today/


    Hell yes we are afraid of the people in that room, we should all fear sociopaths and blackmailers, besides being not all there mentally, criminals are not very pleasant to interact with either, the criminally insane party? or just wanna be?

    remember, this stepford wife attended the "values summit" to, I rest my case

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    Oct 12, 2013 2:50 AM GMT
    I think history repeats itself, after all, what is another TX loon from another planet, keep drinking that KoolAid

    Bryan Fischer, a longtime fan likened the Texas Senator to the Prophet Elijah, telling listeners that “you cannot overestimate the role of Ted Cruz David Koresh, it shows you how one man with courage can make a huge difference in what happens politically.”

    “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”


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    Oct 12, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    The new breed and his followers under the guise of "values".........


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    Tony Perkins/Cruz/SHUTDOWN/Values Voter Summit is the New “Piss Christ”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/frankschaeffer/2013/10/tony-perkinscruzshutdownvalues-voter-summit-is-the-new-piss-christ/
    The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right’s leaders are working to merge their activists’ anti-gay hatreds with the Tea Party anti-government extremism. Movement leaders are trying to merge the Tea Party’s Koch Brother/Ayn Rand agenda with a so-called biblical foundation.

    They might as well be standing at the foot of the cross pissing on the dead Jesus as he lies in Mary’s arms in some sort of perverted Pietà. icon_eek.gif



    Its pathetic and sickening
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    Oct 12, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Good analogy, Scruff.

    The crazies of Republicans have used their party as a cult, their way of escaping the world they fear.
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    Oct 12, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    SeanHamilton said
    scruffLA saidhttp://finance.yahoo.com/news/ted-cruz-living-another-planet-172534587.html

    Cruz is betting that his supporters are too stupid to notice that his strategy is failing and was doomed to fail. He's probably right.

    Remarkably, conservative delusion about facts on the ground is more intense than ever. The appetite for stories like the one Cruz is telling is unending, impervious to facts and sustainable no matter how far the Republican Party's poll numbers fall.


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    Oh look, another topic bashing conservatives!



    I don't see what's so "conservative" about shutting down our government because you don't get your way. I think you people should be bashed a bit more if you ask me.
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    Oct 12, 2013 3:13 AM GMT
    NewMtler saidGood analogy, Scruff.

    The crazies of Republicans have used their party as a cult, their way of escaping the world they fear.


    As we have learned from history, cults can be dangerous, in the use of fear to gain control, this new breed takes it to another level, does anyone miss Jerry Falwell yet? icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 12, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    Scathing truth.........icon_twisted.gif


    Most Americans see the Tea Party as having hijacked the GOP who are now taking us all hostage in a final violent vomit-inducing of anti-first-black-man-in-the-White-House act of treasonous bigotry. And now the Family Research Council has made it official: they are taking Jesus’ good name down with them by hooking the Jesus wagon to the Ayn Rand anarchist Koch brother-financed clowns. One thing is certain: Christians who are not bigoted idiots will have a much harder time defending Jesus in the future.

    Interesting the history of these two on this Koch Brothers thing, Van Jones and Newt Gingrich on the new CNN crossfire, they both know all about this, why is Newt on CNNs payroll?

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    Oct 12, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    scruffLA saidThe new breed and his followers under the guise of "values".........


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    Tony Perkins/Cruz/SHUTDOWN/Values Voter Summit is the New “Piss Christ”

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/frankschaeffer/2013/10/tony-perkinscruzshutdownvalues-voter-summit-is-the-new-piss-christ/
    The Values Voter Summit makes clear how completely the Religious Right’s leaders are working to merge their activists’ anti-gay hatreds with the Tea Party anti-government extremism. Movement leaders are trying to merge the Tea Party’s Koch Brother/Ayn Rand agenda with a so-called biblical foundation.

    They might as well be standing at the foot of the cross pissing on the dead Jesus as he lies in Mary’s arms in some sort of perverted Pietà. icon_eek.gif



    Its pathetic and sickening


    People that call themselves "Conservatives" support this kind of extremism---that includes the one with the "Screen Name Of The Week" that belches nonsense here and continues to bash the President only because of the color of his skin.....
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    Oct 12, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidPeople that call themselves "Conservatives" support this kind of extremism---that includes the one with the "Screen Name Of The Week" that belches nonsense here and continues to bash the President only because of the color of his skin.....


    That's what happens your party is taken over by angry, negativistic, pessimistic reactionaries like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, who have no positive ideas to better the lives of Americans, but who instead spend their days complaining about what they are against.
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    Oct 12, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    Ted Cruz has done more to destroy the Republican Party than any collection of Democrats could have dreamed of doing.
    Cruz had no strategy or real plan beyond promoting himself and achieving more notoriety among tea-party crazies.
    But still the spineless, dim-bulb Republicans in the House blindly followed him right off the cliff.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of douche bags.
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    Oct 12, 2013 5:19 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidTed Cruz has done more to destroy the Republican Party than any collection of Democrats could have dreamed of doing.
    Cruz had no strategy or real plan beyond promoting himself and achieving more notoriety among tea-party crazies.
    But still the spineless, dim-bulb Republicans in the House blindly followed him right off the cliff.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of douche bags.
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    “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”

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    Oct 12, 2013 3:20 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidTed Cruz has done more to destroy the Republican Party than any collection of Democrats could have dreamed of doing.
    Cruz had no strategy or real plan beyond promoting himself and achieving more notoriety among tea-party crazies.
    But still the spineless, dim-bulb Republicans in the House blindly followed him right off the cliff.
    Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of douche bags.
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    If anyone began the demolition of the GOP, it was that narrow minded, bible thumping screwball James Dobson and his Focus on the Family organization that started this whole negative process for the republicans. He successfully marginalized almost all moderate and progressive republicans and turned the GOP into the world's biggest evangelical organization. Sen. Ted Cruz along with all the lunatic tea partiers are just following their marching orders from Dobson and the other wealthy evangelical leaders. We need to thank James Dobson "the king of pain" for wrecking the GOP.
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    Oct 12, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    I've come to the conclusion that "I" didn't leave the Republican party.....it left "me" many years ago.
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    Oct 12, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    rnch saidI've come to the conclusion that "I" didn't leave the Republican party.....it left "me" many years ago.
    James Dobson and all his religious lunatics saw to it that progressives, moderates and independents like you and me would be evicted from the GOPicon_sad.gif
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    Oct 12, 2013 4:05 PM GMT
    With all the "concern" being expressed by the libs here about all the "damage" Ted Cruz has done to the Republican party, I think the real story is that the libs are looking to muzzle and crucify Cruz to prevent his message from being heard and embraced by more of the American people, as that would spell disaster for the Democrats.
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    Oct 12, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    SeanHamilton saidWith all the "concern" being expressed by the libs here about all the "damage" Ted Cruz has done to the Republican party, I think the real story is that the libs are looking to muzzle and crucify Cruz to prevent his message from being heard and embraced by more of the American people, as that would spell disaster for the Democrats.
    What is this so called message that Mr. Cruz is trying to send to the American people, more tax cuts for the rich? More defense spending and more unnecessary wars? Higher taxes for both the middle class and the poor? The only thing that tax cuts for the wealthy gave this country is more deficits because conservative republicans really didn't cut government spending, they just shifted it to the programs that they want funded. Therefore conservative republicans are just as fiscally irresponsible as the liberal democrats. Don't give me that crap that cutting taxes for the wealthy will stimulate our economy and create more jobs, that is a fairy tale.
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    Oct 12, 2013 4:39 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    SeanHamilton saidWith all the "concern" being expressed by the libs here about all the "damage" Ted Cruz has done to the Republican party, I think the real story is that the libs are looking to muzzle and crucify Cruz to prevent his message from being heard and embraced by more of the American people, as that would spell disaster for the Democrats.


    What is this so called message that Mr. Cruz is trying to send to the American people, more tax cuts for the rich? More defense spending and more unnecessary wars? Higher taxes for both the middle class and the poor? The only thing that tax cuts for the wealthy gave this country is more deficits because conservative republicans really didn't cut government spending, they just shifted it to the programs that they want funded. Therefore conservative republicans are just as fiscally irresponsible as the liberal democrats. Don't give me that crap that cutting taxes for the wealthy will stimulate our economy and create more jobs, that is a fairy tale.


    If you are genuinely interested, you can read all about it here. And you won't see anything about "tax cuts for the wealthy" or "higher taxes for the middle class and the poor" or any of the other things you mentioned.

    http://www.cruz.senate.gov/issues_legislation.cfm
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    Oct 13, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    SeanHamilton saidWith all the "concern" being expressed by the libs here about all the "damage" Ted Cruz has done to the Republican party, I think the real story is that the libs are looking to muzzle and crucify Cruz to prevent his message from being heard and embraced by more of the American people, as that would spell disaster for the Democrats.


    Maybe you should look up the difference between "concern" and "schadenfreude".