Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sen Cruz (R-TX) Hurls Insults Minutes After Starting his Speech on the Floor of the Senate

Within minutes, he had compared President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to slavery during the Civil War and Nazis during World War II.  Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), 24 Sep 2012, Floor Speech, US Senate

When are the spineless Republicans in Senate leadership going to admonish Cruz for such a nasty performance on the floor of the US Senate?  I am not holding my breath because I don't see McConnell having the backbone to do a thing.  That is the problem with today's Republicans in Congress -- lack of a backbone to stand up to extremists except for a few like Senator McCain.  What happened to civility in the Senate where they used to fight like cats and dogs and go out to eat that night?  Looks like with the hard right takeover of the GOP, civility has gone out the window as we are left with a lot of malcontents who don't know when to shut up like Cruz.

If you want to see how far the hard right GOP House has gone, just take my word for it when I do a post from a Senator Schumer email.  Four years ago I would have bet that never would have happened but with the Republican Party moving to the extreme hard right, I find myself agreeing with Schumer not any Republicans.  

Conservatives today have jumped the shark and have going into the water to be eaten if they follow Senator Ted Cruz and the other Tea Party members of the Senate and House: 
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday announced that he would give a very long speech to oppose the the government budget over Obamacare “until I am no longer able to stand.”
Within minutes, he had compared President Barack Obama’s health care reform law to slavery during the Civil War and Nazis during World War II. 
Update (4:05 p.m. ET): Cruz’ speech cannot be officially considered a “filibuster” unless it delays Senate business. In this case, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has already locked in a vote for Wednesday morning. That can only be stopped if 41 senators object, which is highly unlikely.
Cruz took the floor at 2:40 vowing to talk until he cannot stand but has now yielded to Sen Lee (R-UT).  That didn't take long.

Cruz may be one of the despised Senators ever from both sides of the aisle.  Anyone want to ask Senator John McCain what he thinks of Cruz?  Better have earmuffs on because the language could get pretty salty.
“He fucking hates Cruz,” one McCain aide told the magazine. “He’s just offended by his style.” 
At the time, McCain had publicly referred to Cruz and other Republicans as “wacko birds.”
Agree 100% with John McCain -- he is right on when talking about the Tea Party people in the Senate who are a disgrace to the Senate.  Have never seen so many junior senators act like they own the Senate as I have with the Tea Party elected Senators -- doing the same thing in the House where they have backed leadership into a corner to do their bidding as they are took weak to fight.  These two men below are symbolic of a larger problem in the Republican Party -- Tea Party and wealthy donors have moved the Party too far hard right.

The unappeasables have all joined together to take down any common sense left in the Republican Party and installed their own brand of obstruction it its place.  You cannot deal with these people whose supporters are some of the nastiest people I have witnessed.  These two men below need to be held responsible for caving to the Tea Party immediately to keep their jobs.  They have zero backbone and helped speed the takeover IMHO!

Senator Schumer is correct about the hard right Republicans who don't care about damaging the economy as they just want to get their way even though the American people don't support defunding Obamacare or they will shut down Government threat.  Vast majority of the American people want some common sense in DC as we are seeing none from the GOP leadership.  This email from Senator Schumer says it all:

In all my time in the House and Senate, I have never seen a group of people more bent on damaging the American economy than the hard-right Republicans in the House right now.
Not only did House Republicans just pass an extreme spending bill that would defund Obamacare, but they've said if we don't go along, they'll shut down the government or even default on the bills our country owes -- either of which would be devastating for our economy. 
But the hard right doesn’t have the numbers to run the show on its own. That means House Republican leadership's refusal to stand up to them is what's opened the door to gridlock and potential economic disaster. 
As these fiscal deadlines approach, we Democrats are standing strong, we’re standing together, and we will not blink. We will not let House extremists' "my way or the highway" approach strip 30 million people of health insurance or deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions. 
We are not going to be held hostage. Help show House leadership the American people are standing strong with Democrats and against defunding Obamacare. Sign my petition today. 
A clear majority of supporters voted earlier this week to use any damage Republicans cause to the economy against them in the 2014 midterm elections. But if enough moderate Republicans will work with Democrats in the next several weeks, we can show the hard right in the House for what it really is: a small number of obstructionists. 
Democrats want that, the White House wants that, and in their heart of hearts, Republican leadership wants it too. They know this is a fight that's bad for their party, a fight that's dangerous for the country, and a fight they will not win. 
But Republican leadership will take the path of least resistance. 
The hard-right House members are standing strong, so we must stand even stronger. We need to go beyond elected officials in Washington -- we need voters throughout the country to pledge their support for this stand, too. 
Sign my petition today. Pledge your support for Senate Democrats' stand against House Republican efforts to defund Obamacare or devastate our economy with a shutdown or default. 
Extremists are playing politics by trying to defund Obamacare when they should be focusing on protecting our economy. We must take a stand. 
Thank you for your support, 
Chuck Schumer
There are a lot of us who have never seen a group like these hard right Republicans who are now in Congress.  Koch Bros picked a real bunch of nasty people  to support.  How much do the Koch's hope to gain off of a shut down of Government which is what we should all be asking.  

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