Skip to comments.Ted Cruz and the damage done (Lay down a drop cloth)
Posted on 10/07/2013 9:37:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The fabric of our entire nation is being torn to bits by what I call the "fringers," the small groups that have taken over as the mouthpieces of their organizations. They march to their own drums and drown out any dissenting voices. The most notable one is the Republican Party which is being held captive by the tea partiers, one of the most destructive entities that has ever bollixed up our democracy that has endured for so many years since its exciting creation.
There have been roadblocks in the past, most notably the Civil War, but at no time has there been such despicable selfishness as is being displayed in the efforts to destroy President Barack Obama and his updating of the plan to advance medical health for all.
Most of the billionaires in our nation are Republicans and they have been generous to all the organizations that want to keep unemployment high and the welfare of the poor, the sick and the aged as low as possible.
They are against worker unions, food stamps, immigration reforms, abortion, medical research, education implementation and anything else that might drain even a penny from their enormous wealth.
They have potent spokespersons in both the Congress of the United States and on Fox so-called News. They have had their ups and downs but multi-millionaires like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Bill OReilly surprisingly have a solid base of middle- and lower-class listeners.
Reactionary politicians like Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin can raise the rabble to extraordinary heights. But the hottest guy in the ranks of the self-proclaimed righteous is a 42-year-old Cuban-turned-Canadian-turned-American named Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, the junior senator from the improbable state of Texas.
Cruz right now is the darling of the fortified tea party ensconced in the forefront of the Republican Party that is clamoring for blocking Obama at every turn and twist, notably the Affordable Care Act now commonly known as Obamacare.
It is conjectured that by his present actions Cruz hopes to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 2016. He has obviously seen the scuttling of ACT as the strongest possible means to satisfy his ambition. He doesnt care that the United States government was brought to a screeching halt that endangers every aspect of our economic life and our worldly influence.
He did this by a theatrical faux-filibuster that lasted 21 hours and 19 minutes. His speech was a meandering journey through Dr. Seuss and Nazi Germany, White Tower miniburgers and a list of Obama "mistakes and misrepresentations" to shock one and all. To do this he controlled his urinary and bowel systems and wore his black "argument" tennis shoes.
Now Sen. Cruz is no dummy bleating simple grunts and groans. He was his high school valedictorian. And graduated cum laude from Princeton where he was a great debater. He then graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was an editor on the Law Review. One of his professors, the famed Alan Dershowitz, declared that Cruz was "off the charts brilliant."
Cruz served as a law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist, became an adviser to Palin as well as the Bush-Cheney administrations, is against abortion and for full-fledged gun rights. He said of his Senate speech he would talk "until I am no longer able to stand " but was stopped dead by a formal House call while still being vertical.
According to a Huff poll, 69 percent of the Republicans questioned said that they thought Cruz had made an important point. Americans in general thought, by a 41 to 32 percent plurality, that the speech was "an unnecessary stunt." But at least now everybody knows who Ted Cruz is. In that way he gains some sort of victory and hope for the future.
I personally despise him for what he is trying to do and may accomplish. The amount of damage that people like him can achieve is close to unbelievable.
I’d say Milton has serious anger issues...
They Commies, like Obama, who lied their way into office are the “fringe” and radicals. I am tired of our conservative politicians keeping quiet about that.
Monkeys do, what monkey do when at a computer key board.
Talk about a Bass turd.
“Bollixed”?! This guy actually knows some big $9 words.
Leftists are always making things up
Moreso than The Berkshire Eagle?
Ah. So now we know your love language.
“There have been roadblocks in the past, most notably the Civil War,”
Stopped reading right here. Anyone who terms the Civil War a roadblock does not deserve further consideration.
“Talk about a Bass turd.”
Yeah, a real Masshole! He’s from the People’s Republic of MA.
If anybody appears to have their rabble raised, it's you, Mr. Turd....errr....I mean Mr. Bass.
Obviously you are man who values truth and accuracy so in that spirit I feel compelled to point out that, technically speaking, Sarah Palin is no longer a politician.
milton bass is a total ASS!
His story is rife with lie after lie after lie after lie.
This guy is a novelist by profession. He wrote some book that became a movie “Jory” that came out in 1973. The guy is about ninety years old.
If he didn’t matter and wasn’t going to have an effect and most people didn’t agree with him they wouldn’t be so afraid.....be afraid liberals...be very afraid!!!
This guy is really a POS. What kind of article is this? Anyone who doesn’t embrace big government progressivism is fringe and shutting down 17% of the government is tearing the country apart?
Here is an editorial correction to the wildly wrong and unsupportable statement:
The fabric of our entire nation is being torn to bits by communists, the small groups that have taken over as the mouthpieces of their organizations. They march to their own drums and drown out any dissenting voices. The most notable one is the Democrat Party which is being held captive by the President, one of the most destructive entities that has ever bollixed up our democracy that has endured for so many years since its exciting creation.
Like someone said, if TEA is destroying itself, shouldn’t the RATS just stand back and let us?
The earth is shifting under their feet and all they can do is lecture us.
“I personally despise him “ Milton Bass on Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz
“Milton has serious anger issues...”
And Cruz is Hispano-latino-Ricky Ricardo so Milton is a raciss!
No Mr. Bass. The Party that's "bollixed" up our democratic Republic is your party, the Communist Party.
And Cruz pretty much gives the lie to the lefty trope that we’re xenophobic nativists: We’re doubling down on this guy, a Cuban, Irish, Italian southern Baptist.
At Cruzing altitude....
One need not read the whole article... there ARE two Americas. The one they wish to impose on the one we wish to protect. Yes we are enemies. Yes our America does pose a threat to their desired Statism. We are rising up, perhaps finally, before the point of no return. Let us not shrink from their shrill vocalizations, let us take a stand against their marauding mob actions. Let us prosecute evil doers; the black mob violence that is sweeping our nation; the Statist’s goal of supplanting National Patriotism, God and Country with moral degradation; let us rise to prosecute the evil that is firmly planted in the white house, department of justice, and the general bureaucracy of the land. Let men of good will finally see that there is an evil that can no longer be tolerated. When America, will you stand and reclaim that which God has given to mankind, freedom and the obligation to protect that freedom...
That gives a full year to show how BAD it really is. The Dems are doomed!
Sounds like Milton Bass uses his large intestine for more than just #2...
Scary is that we have GOP whining over Cruz like Milton Bass
For the liberals, it’s the end of the world as we know it.
For me, I feel fine.
I think he's right about the numbers, and I don't think they are all that different than at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Let's hope we have a similar outcome.
“The fringers?” You mean the majority of elected federal congressmen who don’t want Obamacare? Only a small majority in the Senate is keep it back.
Even if you add all the democrats in the House, the President, and the Vice President, those that DON’T want to defund Obamacare are still a minority.
Who was it in the fringe again?
He still alive?
When I lived in the Berkshires, in the ‘60’s, he was only the movie/restaurant reviewer.
He should stuck to it. His knickers are in such a twist, it's cutting circulation to his brain.
Heh. I get a kick out of all the Americans who don't seem to know that "ballocks" is British slang for testicles and that all
ballocksed bollixed up is pretty vulgar. Read a Pat Buchanan piece the other day and he used it, too.