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Grapenut
08-01-2012, 03:47 AM
http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad77/mdmeeks1010/cruz.jpg

A true grassroots victory. One of many to come.

Nut

Qtec
08-01-2012, 04:16 AM
OMG. The lunatics have taken over the asylum.


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Cruz was endorsed by ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, radio talk show host Glen Beck, U.S. Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Kentucky's Rand Paul, as well as former GOP presidential hopeful and Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. </div></div>

See what I mean?


Q

Grapenut
08-01-2012, 04:21 AM
The endorsements that matter are the ones who voted for him, yesterday.

Nut

LWW
08-01-2012, 04:59 AM
Another RINO crashes and burns!

Notice how the left swears they adore demovracy ... until it is actually practiced.

Qtec
08-01-2012, 05:18 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Grapenut</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The endorsements that matter are the ones who voted for him, yesterday.

Nut </div></div>

The pop of Texas is at least 27 million. A little over 1/2 a million people voted for this extremist.

Q

ugotda7
08-01-2012, 09:57 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Grapenut</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The endorsements that matter are the ones who voted for him, yesterday.

Nut </div></div>

The pop of Texas is at least 27 million. A little over 1/2 a million people voted for this extremist.

Q </div></div>

How is he an extremist?

Do you often use words you don't know the meaning of nor have given thought to? That was a rhetorical question by the way......figured I'd be clear since I know you're kind of slow.

Soflasnapper
08-01-2012, 10:14 AM
The other candidate was already way conservative. (Their actual policy differences were slight, from what I've read.)

They didn't want that brand of conservative, but someone to even his right. (Calling the other guy a RINO is ridiculous.)

By definition, that is at the fringe of even the Republican Party, even in Texas, and ipso facto, extreme.

Maybe in the middle of the Tea Party's ambit, but then, I repeat myself.

ugotda7
08-01-2012, 10:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The other candidate was already way conservative. (Their actual policy differences were slight, from what I've read.)

They didn't want that brand of conservative, but someone to even his right. (Calling the other guy a RINO is ridiculous.)

By definition, that is at the fringe of even the Republican Party, even in Texas, and ipso facto, extreme.

Maybe in the middle of the Tea Party's ambit, but then, I repeat myself. </div></div>

A swing and a miss.

We both know that's not he saw it or intended to use it.....it's usually just a catch word for the ignorant to use in order to try and denigrate someone else - usually someone else they really don't know about or care to understand.

Soflasnapper
08-01-2012, 12:12 PM
Here's some of the extreme views of Cruz:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> 1) Ted Cruz Believes George Soros Leads A United Nations Conspiracy To Eliminate Golf: In 1992, President George H.W. Bush joined the leaders of 177 other nations in endorsing a non-binding UN document known as Agenda 21. This twenty year-old document largely speaks at a very high level of generality about reducing poverty and building sustainable living environments. Nevertheless, Cruz published an article on his campaign website claiming that this non-binding document is actually a nefarious plot to “abolish ‘unsustainable’ environments, including golf courses, grazing pastures, and paved roads.” To top it off, Cruz lays the blame for this global anti-golf conspiracy at the feet of a well-known Tea Party boogieman — “The originator of this grand scheme is George Soros.”

2) Ted Cruz Wants To Gut Social Security: In an interview with the Texas Tribune Cruz labeled Social Security a “ponzi scheme” and outlined a three-step plan to gut this essential program. Cruz would raise the Social Security retirement age, cut future benefits, and implement a George W. Bush-style plan to privatize much of the program. In other words, in addition to forcing them to work longer for fewer benefits, Cruz would place retirees at the mercy of a fickle stock market. Had Social Security been privatized during the career of a worker who retired near the end of the Bush Administration, that worker would have retired with less money in their privatized account than they would have if they’d simply kept their money between their mattress and box spring.

3) Ted Cruz Wants To Party Like It’s 1829: The Constitution provides that Acts of Congress “shall be the supreme law of the land,” and thus cannot be nullified by rogue state lawmakers. Cruz, however, co-authored an unconstitutional proposal claiming two or more states could simply ignore the Constitution’s command and nullify the Affordable Care Act so long as they work together. Although the Constitution does permit states to join in “interstate compacts” that have the force of law, under the Constitution such compacts require the consent of Congress and can be vetoed by the President. Cruz falsely claimed that states do not need to meet these Constitutional requirements to undermine laws they don’t like.

4) Ted Cruz Is An Islamophobe: At a campaign event earlier this month, Cruz touted another of the Tea Party’s favorite conspiracy theories, claiming that “Sharia law is an enormous problem” in this country. Although it is common for far right politicians to claim that American law is somehow being replaced with Islamic law, these claims have absolutely no basis in reality. Few American courts have ever even mentioned Sharia or Islamic law, and those that have generally only do so in contracts or similar cases where a party before the court agreed to be bound by Sharia law.

5) Ted Cruz Campaigned On How He Helped Texas Kill A Mexican: Cruz’s very first campaign ad encouraged GOP primary voters to support him because he helped make it easier for Texas to kill an “illegal alien.” According to the ad, “Cruz fought all the way to the Supreme Court” after “the UN and World Court overruled a Texas jury’s verdict to execute an illegal alien.” In reality, the case Cruz won had nothing to do with whether Texas had the authority to kill this man. Rather, it concerned whether Texas could defy a treaty requiring it to inform foreign nationals who are arrested of their right “to request assistance from the consul of his own state.” Even North Korea honored this treaty that Cruz fought to undermine. </div></div>

Here. (http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/07/31/619461/five-things-to-know-about-gop-senate-candidate-ted-cruz/)

Back before the outside money groups got busy pouring money into this guy's race, he was originally defeated by about 46% to 29% in the primary race. Because his chief opponent did not get the magic 50% or more to win, there was a runoff. Because of the legal issues with Texas redistricting, the runoff was postponed some months, allowing Cruz to catch up in name recognition and have the same amount of money down the stretch.

So, as the favorite of forces OUTSIDE TEXAS, who used their money to help push him through, he's an accidental victor, or a victor only because of circumstances, and a novice at politics whose preferred policies are at the far right margin, and whose politics dictates no compromise, ever.

Advocating the return of state nullification was made a dead letter as of the Civil War. His jurisprudential views thus return to ante bellum times, which is indeed an extreme view.

A 'grassroots' victory? Only if Texas' grass roots are located in the billionaire Koch brothers' FreedomWorks, and etc., or wherever it is that the Klondike Kardashian now calls home.

DiabloViejo
08-01-2012, 12:24 PM
The GOP continues its quest for ideological "purity."

The drive for "purity," of course, also means that they are making their party smaller. Which shows that they are willing to trade the pleasure of winning elections for the pleasure of groupthink.

Please carry on! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Gayle in MD
08-02-2012, 12:16 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The GOP continues its quest for ideological "purity."

The drive for "purity," of course, also means that they are making their party smaller. Which shows that they are willing to trade the pleasure of winning elections for the pleasure of groupthink.

Please carry on! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif </div></div>

Very true!

The radical Repiglicans, which is now, all of them, are narcissistic egomaniacs suffering under the extreme mis-calculation that they represent the majority of Americans!

NOT!

They hate everybody!

I just hope they keep on keeping on! AND keep on eating that poison chicken, as well! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

G.

DiabloViejo
08-02-2012, 02:06 PM
The takeover by radical wing of the GOP should not have come as a surprise to centrist or moderate Republicans.

Where saner heads screwed up, was in their failure to fully appreciate the consequences of jumping in bed with the Koch's sociopathic Tea Party element (the new American SA).

For the GOP it was a deal made in hell. Sure, the old guard raked in the dough, and the Teabaggers served as the muscle showing up with their guns and their ignorance. But that, will eventually prove to be the GOP's undoing.

There are ongoing factional power struggles being played out behind the party's facade of unity. The result of all that inner bickering is that the GOP splinters further and further, cannibalizing itself and succumbing to the effects of their causes.

The current agenda where intransigence, stupidity, bigotry, narrow-mindedness, disdain for science, religious intolerance, and prohibition of any discussion of things which do not conform to the current party approved line can only get them so far.

It's a fascinating slow motion train wreck and I'm loving it!

<span style="color: #000099">Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

William Butler Yeats: "The Second Coming"</span>

Gayle in MD
08-02-2012, 02:16 PM
Tap, Tap, Tap! How right you are, my friend!

See the post I just made about the nutjob GOPer, comparing the first day of covered birth control, to 9/11!

The Repiglicans are absolutely crazy!
G.

DiabloViejo
08-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Check this out..the long knives are coming out! Man, I hope they bust each other up real good! :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01...hp_ref=politics (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/frank-gaffney-grover-norquist-muslim-brotherhood_n_1699604.html?utm_hp_ref=politics)

Excerpt:

Frank Gaffney Plotting To Take Down Grover Norquist With Muslim Brotherhood Accusations
Posted: 08/01/2012 11:02 am Updated: 08/02/2012 2:39 pm

WASHINGTON -- If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Action Conference in October. Not only that, but the anti-tax crusader and his allies will be totally discredited and branded as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Gaffney is head of the Center for Security Policy and committed to raising the alarm about what he sees as the growing influence of Islam in American politics. Most recently, his work inspired Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other conservative lawmakers to write to federal agencies and ask them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government. Those accusations were harshly denounced by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, political pundits and a long list of religious and secular groups.

Gayle in MD
08-02-2012, 02:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Check this out..the long knives are coming out! Man, I hope they bust each other up real good! :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01...hp_ref=politics (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/01/frank-gaffney-grover-norquist-muslim-brotherhood_n_1699604.html?utm_hp_ref=politics)

Excerpt:

Frank Gaffney Plotting To Take Down Grover Norquist With Muslim Brotherhood Accusations
Posted: 08/01/2012 11:02 am Updated: 08/02/2012 2:39 pm

WASHINGTON -- If Frank Gaffney gets his way, Grover Norquist won't be at a high-profile conservative gathering known as the Conservative Political Action Conference in October. Not only that, but the anti-tax crusader and his allies will be totally discredited and branded as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Gaffney is head of the Center for Security Policy and committed to raising the alarm about what he sees as the growing influence of Islam in American politics. Most recently, his work inspired Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other conservative lawmakers to write to federal agencies and ask them to investigate whether the Muslim Brotherhood is infiltrating the U.S. government. Those accusations were harshly denounced by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, political pundits and a long list of religious and secular groups. </div></div>

Yep, Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.

Turn about is fair play?

Probably not, according to the Repiglicans, only those Muslims who are linked to the democratic Party, in some way, are threats!

Repiglicans have two different standards, one for their lying, cheating thieves, and quite another for everyone else.

IIARIOK!

Personally, I think the real Muslim supporters are Bachmann, McConnell, Rove, Palin and Cantor!

/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

I can't believe the depth of Repiglican ignorance and hate, it has no limits, and it is destroying the very essence of America.

G.