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November 26, 2014

Ted Cruz, House Republicans Meet in Secret at Tortilla Coast

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Updated Oct. 15, 11:58 a.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz met with roughly 15 to 20 House Republicans for around two hours late Monday night at the Capitol Hill watering hole Tortilla Coast.

The group appeared to be talking strategy about how they should respond to a tentative Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling without addressing Obamacare in a substantive way, according to sources who witnessed the gathering. The Texas Republican senator and many of the House Republicans in attendance had insisted on including amendments aimed at dismantling Obamacare in the continuing resolution that was intended to avert the current shutdown.

Sources said the House Republicans meeting in the basement of Tortilla Coast with Cruz were some of the most conservative in the House: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Steve King of Iowa, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Raúl R. Labrador of Idaho, Justin Amash of Michigan, Marlin Stutzman of Indiana, Thomas Massie of Kentucky and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas.

The group is a collection of members who have often given leadership headaches in recent years by opposing both compromise measures as well as packages crafted by fellow Republicans. And, it seems, leadership unwittingly became aware of the meetup.

While the dinner meeting was held in a private basement room, the group was spotted by Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who was dining with some other members, including Gregg Harper, R-Miss. McCarthy is a regular at the Capitol Hill restaurant, and a source said he seemed particularly interested in what the group was up to.

While the emerging deal to reopen the government and hike the debt ceiling increase may have been a hot topic, it was not immediately clear what the group actually discussed. But the fact that such a group met with Cruz at all could give House GOP leaders even more heartburn as they consider what to do if the Senate passes the measure.

The deal that is materializing in the Senate is one that Cruz and his House compatriots are unlikely to endorse. But it appears to be one that can pass both chambers with bipartisan support.

Of course, Cruz and his allies in the Senate could decide to attempt a filibuster of the deal, but doing so would likely push any Senate vote on final passage past the Thursday deadline to raise the debt ceiling. That would mean Cruz and his allies would bear the brunt of any political consequences that might come from a default, including a potential dramatic downturn in the stock market and/or the world economy. Conversely, allowing the deal to move through the Senate without a fight could cost Cruz his pugnacious conservative credentials.

But from the genesis of the fight to link government funding to defunding Obamacare, Cruz has primarily tried to keep the pressure on, and the fight in, the House.

Correction 11:58 a.m.

An earlier version of this report stated that Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Steve Southerland II of Florida, and Tom Cotton of Arkansas were at the basement meeting. All three confirmed being at Tortilla Coast Monday night, but deny being part of the basement meeting.

Abby Livingston contributed to this report.

  • JohnDale49

    A secret patriots meeting. Cruz is a regular Washington

    • FredBeloit

      If this was a “secret” meeting, how come “Rollcall” knows about it?

      • NepotismIsDomesticTerrorism

        Better Dead Than Ted.

  • WeCometoThis

    “a Mexican standoff” dead lock, they should have strung cruz up with a rope and beat the living sh— out of him. That’s what he deserves from the republicans and democrats. Hang the tea partiers up with cruz and palin.

  • pannich

    Why are house members taking their marching orders from Cruz? Don’t any of them have their own convictions about what is right? They weren’t elected to serve Cruz or his agenda.

    • Rita

      They have no leadership, nor a Rules strategist. Cruz has Heritage Foundation, who are wizards at both, and Jim DeMint heading it, very experienced in the senate.

      • Enzyte Bob

        Go Ted Go!

        • John Richter

          NO CR OR BUDGET UNTIL WE GET OUR DEMANDS MET. BRING THAT KENYAN COMMIE TO HIS KNEES, TED!!!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.alberico.73 Andrew Alberico

            I thought the Tea Baggers claimed he was an Indonesian Socialist.

          • JFP

            Andrew, I’ve heard that term “teabagging” before. Is that what you do to Connie? Or the wife? Oh, she’s not around anymore..

          • drzoon

            oh… we know exactly why we call YOU guys teabaggers.

          • JFP

            Really? John August Axelson? Sounds like you’ve had quite the experience with that particular sex act (with Gus maybe?). Is that why Barbara left?

          • phylosopher

            You were the one stapling Liptons to your hats, now you want to be offended? I hope you choke on them – the bags or the balls.

          • JFP

            Zubin Chagpar, Saranac, Eviction? Pay your bills

          • jalina susan stutte

            Andrew I would like to get a box of tea bags up your butt. I am the Tea Party. We always knew Obama was born in Kenya and is not a socialist but a communist/muslim. Got it?

          • gordon davis

            hell i cant keep up w/yer comments. i have only one xcomment, if u dont believe obombie is a communist muslim u live in an isolated cinderella world. i sometimes wish i could also live in that world but im too old fashioned, i have to face reality daily, good day

          • V_ger

            They claim anything….as long as it’s not the truth. Communism, Socialism…..their claims prove they don’t even know the difference.

          • Monrocsol

            Sad man you are John Richter.

          • Democratsaint

            so your an idiot,he was not born in kenya,nor is he a communist.but hey,come nov,the left will control the house and senate,and the right can cry.funny as hell they are destroying their ability to be in any kind of power.

          • frelling_cute

            Ha haaa haa haaaaaa ha. What an idiot u are!

        • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.alberico.73 Andrew Alberico

          Exactly where do you want Ted to go? Any ideas?

        • Democratsaint

          ted born in canada,father from cuba.so did you ask for HIS bc?

          • crossrammed302

            As a matter of fact there was an article just last month that ted Cruz released his Canadian birth certificate, were it says his mom is an American and his father is Cuban, he has dual citizenship. I love what he is doing…actually representing the people who elected him. He is definately

          • killakush888

            Yes we did. So your going to have to eat some ExLax so we can retrieve it.

    • TedCruz2016

      TORTILLA Coast??? Doesn’t sound very Amurikan!

      Shouldn’t they be plotting somewhere like Mom’s Apple Pie Steakhouse & Freedom Fry-teria?

      If these a$$holes figure out a way to kill the Senate compromise bill in the House, I think America will explode with anger. And I’m talking the 78% of sane America.

      • Fr.H.Trevino

        Ha, ha and I suppose you haven’t figured out your darling Ted Cruz is Cuban born in Canada.

        • RNPRN

          Cruz in an anchor baby.

          • Rupert_Murdoch68

            Cruz is an anchor baby. Send him, and his father, back to Cuba where they belong, or let them join forces with his friend Rubio in South Florida, which is almost like being in Cuba. Can you imagine they wanted to change the official language in South Florida to Cuban? What would you call that Cubanese.

          • Marx

            Remember that you are so Democratic that inaveded Irag to get Rid of the Tyrand Hussein, and wnat to do the same with Siria (Americans hungry for Oil). His family just arrive in your promise land because they did not know the real US, a racist and segregated country ruled by wall Street. He just followed Hollywood Propaganda about your land of Dreams that becomes a nightmare for many inmigrans

          • V_ger

            PLEASE! We have enough problems in Florida with sending Cruz here.

        • Hotnike

          I suppose you haven’t figured out the your darling Obama is a muslim born in Kenya. That is far worse than being a Cuban.

        • Marx

          I can not understand what the hell is that. It is like an “American” Born in Rusia that grew up in China. The problem in your copuntry or Us as you called is that nobody belongs to nothing. Cuban Americans, Black americans, ItaloAmericans ET Americans, Franco Americans, So many types that are nothing, just a bunch of people without real national identity

      • annekarima53

        Doesn’t even sound Canadian. French maybe?

        • disqus_cWpdqzDhSX

          Tex,Mex

        • bramasoleiowa

          Cuban, like Senator Rafael Cruz.

          • ThisIsNot4U2

            I don’t know about that. But Canadians…..

        • Lilliam Lozada Ortiz

          CUBAN…AND WE STILL IN WAR WITH Fidel,,HAHA,

        • Peatro Giorgio

          Whoa I was nieve not to see how many freaken racist there are in the moderate to progressive cess pool of those whom comment here. I guess those of you whom love big gov. Are not so happy with us whom are in the very beginning of crushing the life out of over reaching over barring big government. And the only reason your all angry with the Tea party is because we are about to end your life style of leeching off of others hard work and labor.

          • killakush888

            Thank you.

          • jalina susan stutte

            Thank You that’s right they will have to get a job and turn in their Obama phones. Cruz is a very intelligent, Patriot. I’m proud to say he is my Senator and we love him here in Texas! Oh except for the few idiots that moved here to turn us blue.

          • ThisIsNot4U2

            Not a day goes by that I don’t wish and dream about Texas seceding from the union. All of the IDIOT teabaggers should be rounded up and DUMPED off in Texas and we should build a HUGE a$$ wall to keep all of you troublemakers out. I don’t mind having just 49 states.

          • Peatro Giorgio

            You are as dumb as a brick is hard : to believe that
            only one State Texas in this soon to be split union .Would leave Count the # of true red states . Then subtract the number of conservatives whom now reside in loser progressive states we are talking about the coastal states with but few exceptions.But then again your narrow mindedness shines every so brightly through your racist, bigoted self absorbed progressive self deception. You mite wish to do some research on whom the tea party real is before you denounce them. O but then again I digress .Your not intellectually honest enough to do the work or research for your self. They are your Aunt’s,Uncles,Mother’s Fathers, Sister and brother, Their that quiet helpful always their for you Neighbor down the street or next door. . Their the african american their the latino american The Irish american they are from all and every walk of life : whom is Tired of Paying for that loser down the street whom will not work to support the children he or she produced, The same people whom are tired of over barring all encompassing government which is not nor has been Constitutional .We are the same folks whom have willing put our lives on the line for all.Unlike the majority of liberal progressives whom live of others hard work and are totally unwilling to put their money where their loud mouths run I pray the civil war begins this year.

          • Rupert_Murdoch68

            Think about it, Ted Cruz, and his
            cohorts are actually worst than having a terrorist group within our
            midst. the only thing lacking is, they haven’t killed any
            Americans……..YET, but listen to these misguided fools spewing all of these comments. Civil War?
            See what happens to our government, and our
            country after we let these terrorists INTO our country and grant them
            citizenship. They become destroyers of our country and of our ways.
            Think about it. The only terrorist actions the Ted Cruz’s of this
            country have not done is kill Americans,… YET, and that yet is approaching faster than I anticipated. The rest they have
            accomplished. We have a splintered and fractured Gov’t more so than
            ever before.
            They also have accomplished to partially shut down
            our gov’t costing tax payers millions of dollars a day, what’s
            next?
            The Ted Cruz’s of this world do not like America. All they
            want to do is methodically and purposely bring America down, by any
            means necessary, piece by piece. You, as Americans, being misguided,
            think the Cruz’s love America. NO they don’t, they want to destroy
            it, and they are loving it, each and every minute of the day.
            Have
            you heard any of them state “I love this country and its
            people”? I haven’t.
            Always remember NEVER MAKE A DEAL WITH
            THE DEVIL.
            One additional thought to ponder: Would you go into
            debt to help your child, especially when it is suffering? I would.

          • V_ger

            We already know that the TP is the zombie squad of the Koch brothers pitching for the plutocracy. LMAO

          • katjan68

            If you do secede, I am on my way!

          • ThisIsNot4U2

            You are so right. How could anyone degrade a party that celebrates diversity, tolerance, charity….Oh! Wait…NOPE! That’s NOT the tea(bagging) party. You would know what they were REALLY about if you turned off Faux News for on second.

      • dectra

        The food there sucks almost as bad as the service….guess that is why the GOP chose that location: They’ll feel at home.

        • BethDunham

          and the price is low, I Know the cook he pissed in the food sure they were spitting in the food last night 2

        • jalina susan stutte

          No the food they serve you and Beth Dunham sucks because the cooks do piss in your food, they hate liberal commies.

          • ThisIsNot4U2

            You are really disgraceful. Much like the rest of your TEABAGGING party.

      • FredBeloit

        I’m very much afraid that dynamic cowboy poet Reid will take the blame for a shut down. Reid is the guy who who has buried all the GOP House bills in the Senate basement.

        • drzoon

          this post of yours is a very good example of “a little bit of information can be a very dangerous thing”

          • JFP

            Here’s some information! It seems like you could be of help if you actually paid your tax bills in California and to the IRS. Why do you think you are above the law?

          • drzoon

            Cal. Civil Code § 1708.7, Cal Penal Code § 646.9

          • JFP

            Public records and I don’t live in California. I don’t scare that easily. So why don’t you pay your taxes you self righteous liberal?

          • Rupert_Murdoch68

            Why don’t you contribute something more to the economy than your mouth, Guest speaker. I was going to call you an A$$hole, but that would put you on a level with everyone else.

          • Peatro Giorgio

            Word spoken from the brown ring reflect on ones self image,

      • Lanie Jochens

        Are you kidding???? Real America will give him a standing ovation!

        • highcourt

          they won’tb e laughing when they don’t get their SS & Medicaid & their savings–worthless..

          • Monrocsol

            The Cubans in Miami do love “el chequesito, la furestamp y el medicai.”

          • Amwakeup

            The overall pain will be much worse,not only lose your money ,you will lose your freedom! Think about it. This is worth the pain now so our children can remain free and free of potus debt.

        • drzoon

          oh… i would think it would be difficult for any of them to go out in public without extraordinary security if they take this country off the cliff with this stupidity. Most of this country has been distracted by their day to day issues of kids and report cards and keeping their jobs and the tree that is dying in the back yard. But once the teanuts get the undivided attention of the general electorate, the original tea party will look like romper room for these fools.

          • killakush888

            To bad your so distracted , that you cant see the truth. Good luck to you.

        • annmarie

          Hardly…more likely tar and feathers and run out of town on a rail

        • Amwakeup

          with you on that,dont blink

      • Robalou01

        Your POS president has already done that.

      • Marx

        Read my post sucker

    • John Richter

      Ted Cruz is the one with the power and guts to stand up to the commies out to destroy the country. Libs are scared of him. Despite scorn and ridicule from libs and the RINOs, Ted got his shutdown he wanted. Wuss Boehner was about to bring a bs deal that he and Reid had agreed to back for a vote, but Ted put a foot up his rear and demanded he threaten a shutdown if Obummercare was not strangled. You saw who won that. Ted Cruz will win in 2016 too.

      • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.alberico.73 Andrew Alberico

        Just as McCain/Palin were going to win in 2008 and Romney/Ryan were going to win in 2012. If the Republican Party is not careful, they may go the way of the Know-Nothing Party of the mid-1900′s.

        • mueizzathecat

          Too late it’s already well on the way to happening and by 2016 they will be gone the way of the Whigs (their last incarnation) once again.

      • annmarie

        No one is scared of Cruz but his own Rethug buddies

        • highcourt

          isn’t that the truth.. his cohorts a ren’t so bright why they are scared of him.

      • saywha

        In 2016 it’ll be Ted, who? And we won’t mean Kennedy.

        • highcourt

          andKennedy is dead.

          • Peatro Giorgio

            This comment area is nothing more than a crap feast for moronic imbecile progressive do nothing earn nothing know nothing losers demagogue Democrats.

          • highcourt

            lol..you just lost..

        • Richard Flay

          The next santorum, can’ wait.

      • highcourt

        ha..the gop is scared of him– to the rest of us.. he’ nothing but a bleeding joke.. Palin in trousers & with more pretentions.

      • Richard Flay

        And he is also a delusion maeglomaniac in the mold of the Kingfish.

    • ThinkFirstThenVote2

      Come on – he has 9 mos experience in the Senate – NO legislative or budget experience whatsoever, and the Value Voters think he should be the next President of the United States of America. What could possibly go wrong?

      • William Wajert Sr

        Hell of a lot better than that POS we have their now

      • del

        Also has our values at heart….Can you say we need more like him to every win again….All you moderates that want us to gag down the illegal’s crap and old illegally elected Reid should be ashamed. After all, look what the numbskulls have done to our country in 5 short years and its just beginning to get really ugly!

      • killakush888

        Look where experience and time in office has gotten us. !6 Trillion plus in debt Fraud waste and abuse throughout the Government. Wars , oppression. Do you just want more of the same, just because they have experience and time in office ?

    • Robalou01

      Take one look at the Republican “leadership” in the House and then maybe the lightbulb will go on for you.

    • killakush888

      Yeah, just like the Rinos and Democrates getting their marching orders from Reid.

    • jalina susan stutte

      I guess you think that George Washington never met with other Patriots, right? You are a idiot. We must stand together and we will win.

  • mahaganapati

    I think they were in the basement playing the Tea Party version of Dungeons & Dragons…

    • chuckieO

      Do not insult Dungeons and Dragons, the game is closer to reality than the Tea Party,
      What I wouldn’t give to have a +3 Vorpal Sword and be in that room….
      or maybe I would use my Paladin, he gets bonus damage against Tea Party Demons….

      • Lord Balthazar

        That would cost 128,000gp. You would have to be Republican or Paris Hilton to afford that.

      • JimboJonesIV

        So there really is a Vorpal Sword? It is indeed a frabjous day!

      • Luke Bogash

        None of the people in there got a Charisma bonus. That’s for sure.

      • Sulli159

        What jihad training camp did you engage in? Bet they would be shaking in their boots, chuckie cheese.

        • chuckieO

          The Camp I went to was what you would call “The Boy Scouts of America” Sully

    • Alan Davidson

      best. comment. string. evah

    • JohnJGuy

      Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and their Tea Potty cohorts are truly off the charts…

      …They created this Government Shutdown and own it wholly. The damage they are choosing to wreak is simply; unbelievable!

    • garynofishing

      and Fascists

  • John397

    Ted Cruz is going too far. If the US defaults because of his filibuster, that’s the end of him as a politician. The man is too radioactive to be talked about.

    • highcourt

      amen.. China will get him!

    • GreatAmericanBoys

      You don’t really think that he care about that do you, Cruz is a kamikaze he has no intent on running after his 6 years of destruction in the U.S. Senate.
      Cruz has never stayed at one place for any length of time, he is all about his self, he thinks that he is the greates thing since gold was discovered, he thinks he is deffinately way about every other human being on this planet..

      • highcourt

        and why he is in for a major fall .. but of course in his ego driven addled mind’.. he’s winning.
        I thank god he is really not all that clever.. as we sussed him out pretty quickly..

      • suzc

        so he kind of has the same god entitlement conscience of romney?

        • highcourt

          Romney is just spoilt.. cruz has some axe to grind.. I am sure like adolf ,he feels like a total outsider & needs desperately to prove himself he’s of consequence.

    • Pamela Volentine

      but what will happen to all of his unemployed staff then? i mean, the job market for mirror-holders and pomade-bearers is not that great these days.

  • Al in SoCal

    Motion to accept that the Earth revolves around the Sun?
    Motion REJECTED
    Motion to realize that Dems control 2/3rds of government in the US?
    Motion REJECTED
    Motion to recognize that Cruz is using the House Republicans like throw away pens – taking all of the heat but none of the T Party Credit?
    Motion PASSES

  • sheri herman

    Senator Teddy Cruz ‏@SenTeddyCruz
    1h

    I’d rather count on your cute little fingers, baby.
    “@SheriLHerman:disqus :

    What Senator Cruz was tweeting to me during this meet up

  • sheri herman

    I have ten others

  • Andrew

    If he can, Cruz will take us into default. He has one goal, and that’s to destroy the fabric of the nation and the Constitution.

    • highcourt

      well.. he learnt that from his father’s knee.. the Communist Cuban who fought with Castro.

      • SC Organize 4 Palin

        Is having a Communist dad a disqualification for the presidency?

        ‘Cause Obama’s Dad, Mom, Grandpa, Grandma and Mentor(s) were all communists and he has never disavowed Marxism.

        On the other hand Cruz’s dad hates Communism with his very guts, like most people who managed to escape it.

        • highcourt

          don’t you get it? Cuba threatened America with nuclear bombs during the cold war??? JFK had a run in with Castro.. this is why there’s been an embargo with Cuban goods ever since. BAY OF PIGS 1961.
          as for communism per se.. like O’s family– this is nothing new.. most .college kids flirted with Kark Marx in school.. but Cruz’ bavkgound is different as his father actually fought with castro in ousting the battista regime.. though corrupt was America’s ally

        • highcourt

          CRUZ now is reinventing his background.. it’ll be interesting to investigate his father in cuba.

        • RNPRN

          Palin is a has been redneck that is trying to get back her 15 minutes of fame. She quit her govenorship because she was being investigated for capaign fraud. Theres a real “Christian” family for you.

    • highcourt

      also,as it turned out– he’s still Canadian, He just recently filed to negate it.. he has to wait 8 months before it becomes final so he can be an Ameican..
      all very curious & fishy. One thing is sure.. he’s a communist Cuban /Canadian.

    • highcourt

      footnote: his father also took up Canadian citizenship & the family came here to US when Rafael jr was 4 yrs old..settling in Texas.
      all he says about his mother is she’s American– no further info.. why’s that??? another lead worth pursuing.. apparently the parents are divorced and Jr raised by his commnunist father whose now a pastor! don’t you just love it?? c annot make these things up..
      now daddy oh just like jr is busy applying for American citizenship of sonny’s burgeoning political career.
      what is this?? they are really Canadian of Cuban ancentry.
      have to check hoW daddy oh came to US.. I sense he was a ILLEGAL HENCE MOVING TO CANADA.

      • KenRob

        His father is also an extreme, Dominionist pastor, of the group that is working toward turning America into a Dominionist Theocracy. Teddy is fully committed to the cause & is following their plan to destroy the Government so they can replace it with their theocracy. That, & his close association with the John Birch Koch brothers make him a traitor of the worst kind.

        • highcourt

          that’s what adolf did.

          • C.O. Corresponence

            There is a sale at Walmart on tin-foil hats this weekend.

          • Enzyte Bob

            The EBT card with 49 cents on it is down.

          • highcourt

            I knowPalin & co were buying all t he stock. they were in full throttle over t he weekend.

        • clyde gray swindell

          ole Koch Brothers , lmao , what a bunch of squirrels you are

        • drzoon

          i heard Ted Sr give his religious perspective chat … one scary dude. Ted Jr sounds just like him if you know anything about little Ted’s life.

      • chuckieO

        being a communist + pastor doesn’t fly….
        duhhhh communists suppress religion at least in the old days. You couldn’t even get to college if you attended church or sunday school, if you did they sent you to tractor repair school instead.

        • highcourt

          he was a communist in Cuba & became a pastor in texas.. which he is now. in between he worked in oil fields.

          • chuckieO

            Ok now that makes sense :)

          • highcourt

            check out Huff Post in latino s ection.. there’s a clip of Rafael Sr giving his diatribe he passes off as sermon.
            interesting how he bypassed Canada,much less becoming a citizen there. I’ll call a revisionist bio.
            he’s nuts!

          • chuckieO

            Awesome thank you I will!

          • Enzyte Bob

            LMAO – chuckieO is 100% correct. My father and uncle were also “Communists” in the same vein. Because they were forced to be Communists. My dad became a refugee and my uncle (a teacher) was told not to attend my grandfather’s funeral because it was in a church …….

            By the way, we are all die hard Reagan Republicans.

            AND THIS IS WHY THEY DETEST EVERYTHING COMMUNISM STANDS FOR.

            I’m sure Cruz is no different. Go Ted!

          • highcourt

            ????? I don’t think you even know nor understood what chuckie said..lol..

          • Enzyte Bob

            I know what Chuckie said, I’m giving you the other side of the story. I’m not an evangelical but I come from a family of devout Catholics who were forced to be Communists and publicly atheist in order to keep their positions – not unlike Vlad Putin and Cruz’s granddad.

            In fact, the more they forced us to be Communist, the more devout my family became.

            And when my family came here, they availed themselves of all the opportunities America offered, including the right to freedom of religion. They also came here to work, not to mooch. That’s why they have no love for this country’s moochers.

          • highcourt

            you’re whacked!

          • Enzyte Bob

            Nope, it’s the truth. And it also explains why Vlad Putin has no problem telling the sodomites to stick it.

            Communism and atheism in the old country were a lot like political correctness here. You do one thing in public because a certain code of behavior is imposed on you by intimidation and force, but do the exact opposite in private.

          • drzoon

            if you’re a die hard Reagan republican, you have nothing in common with today’s Republican party. If you read nothing else, read RR’s diary.

        • TEDjosa

          does being a mail order benny hinn televangelical pastor count s being a christian in texas causes he,s dominionist and his soulo purpose is to desteroy our democrtic form of government and turn it into a koch brothers thoecratic dominionist dicator ship and rafael crus senior will be the one recieveing the weqlth of our government to serve god so you idiots who support theses crazy cultists have lost any senses of rational sane thought

          • chuckieO

            realllly? time to read up a bit on “dear old dad”

          • highcourt

            yeah..also when junior started to run– it was senior who campaigned for him from his bully pulpit..
            what kind of tactics willhe use but communism– that’s all he knows.

        • RNPRN

          probably a minister so he can live tax free,

      • Rodger Johnson

        What about our current leader of the free world where is he from or dosent that carry the same concerns about his birthplace as you have here for Mr. Cruz!! Typical double standard libtard huh lmao!!!!!

        • mnamna1

          Hawaii. He’s from Hawaii.

          • stormkite

            That’s the Hawaii that’s part of the United States, right? Because if he’s from the United States he can’t really be a Kenyan…

        • lujous

          No double standard. Obamas birth place has never been a question. unless you listen to the alternate reality that is the Republican Party

          • Pamela Volentine

            plus, the president’s mom was american, which could possibly make him a natural born citizen wherever he was born (i know it was hawaii, but for the sake of argument). as teddy’s argument goes, “natural born citizen” isn’t really defined…and HIS mother was american, so it doesn’t matter if he was born in canada. so in 2016, the talking point from camp cruz will be that obama’s mother was actually from another planet.

        • highcourt

          also,Kenya at the time of O’s birth was a british colony,his father wasn’t an illegal alien here in US. Hawaii is US soil.

        • krivka

          Shouldn’t your last sentence read… “lmbfca off?

        • BlueAlert

          Hawaii is part of the US.

          • highcourt

            it’s America’s 50th state.

        • C.O. Corresponence

          They are upset because their President wanted to destroy America first and they think Cruz wants to muscle in on their territory.

      • krivka

        His father was a Cuban who lived under a Socialist regime. Don’t play the communist card when in reality he and his son are Dominionists and THAT is the real issue. The Jesus Freaks are just that. They are Christian fascists, not a hint of socialism in their politics, only end time crap.

        • BlueAlert

          His father is a communist who fought with Castro. A fact.

          • RNPRN

            and probably had to go to Canada, because the US was supporting Batista, I read. Also, refugees were given asylim, but Teddy’s dad went to Canada, probably due to his communist activity.

          • krivka

            I admit my error. But to say he is a “communist” today is wrong. He is a religious fascist, as is his son and the Tea-Party faction of the GOP.

      • SC Organize 4 Palin

        His grandparents were Communists and moved his mom to the only Communist high school in North America, halfway across the country. His dad was a Communist radical that served in the government of Kenya, and his mom sought him out because Communist radical was on the top of her list of qualifications for a husband.

        When his dad left his mom to go back to his other wife in Africa, she looked around (now in Hawaii) for another radical Communist that could raise her son to be a revolutionary. She bedded Frank Marshall Davis, a card carrying member of the Communist Party who was on the FBI list to be picked up if the Cold War ever went hot. She then handed her young son over to him to complete his training.

        Marshall’s own autobiography describes him as an athlete level womanizer, drug dealer, and one who was radically committed to the overthrow of the United States Constitution to replace it with a Communist government.

        After finishing ‘Iolani High School, during a period of life about which he has spent millions in legal fees to keep secret, he studied under such mentors as Derrick Bell, Marxist critical race theorist who believed in the elimination of the US constitution and its replacement with a communist state.

        He worked closely with Communist Bill Ayers, who believes that establishing a Communist State in the US will require the imprisonment and/or murder of around 20% of US citizens. He carried out that philosophy with several terrorist bombings in the 1960′s and is unrepentant on that count.

        He has never publicly renounced Marxism, Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, or any of his radical associations….

        Oh… wait… we’re talking about Cruz. Sorry.

        • RNPRN

          you are full of s*it. Stupid carpet baggers like you are bringing down this country. We will get all your carpet tea baggers out of congress!

      • TEDjosa

        crus was nine and has three sisters in texas they go by the name garza, both his mom and dad were married prior to leaving for canada so the question is was tiddy cruss born out of wedlock
        ? a,nd did the parents divorce before shacking up in calgary canada

        • highcourt

          ??????? what the hell a re you saying????

    • highcourt

      apologies for these multiple entries.. I just had this gotcha moment– of course,his father was an illegal.. he came here in the 1960′s.. & that was at the height when Cuba was numero uno enemy of the State.. it was just after the Bay of Pigs.
      his father would have never been given an entry visa in US bec of his communist affiliation.. hence.. Canada.

    • joep77

      Cruz’s goals are in the mindset of a Cuban-Canadian, not American.

      His obtuse, Fidel Castro mindset is taking all of American downward.

    • SC Organize 4 Palin

      By the way, guys – thanks for demonstrating who you are afraid of by hiring people to come print blatant lies here yet again.

      Problem with the truth is eventually it catches up with you.

      • Kate5

        No evidence of any of the nonsense you’re espousing about the President, but there is ample evidence that Cruz has an agenda od destroying America. Wake up–unless you have that same agenda. Cruz has managed to convince Texas voters and is now pushing for the whole country to buy his nonsense. He has a Communist background with a father who fought for Castro, and now he is insisting that the country default on its obligations and is setting us up to take the fall economically. Our political fall may be next–that is, if Cruz gets his way.

        • TEDjosa

          rafael commie cuba tiddy cruz doesnt speak for us texans he speaks for 3 million ignoramasis who bible thump and think he is the second coming of the white jaysus ,there saviah and messiyuh ?.ya oil !

          • saywha

            I used to wonder what happened to the former members of the now defunct KKK and “White Citizens Council” organizations. Mystery solved…… They’ve all been welcomed with open arms in today’s “Tea Party”.

    • clyde gray swindell

      destroy it by returning it to the Constitution ? name one thing he has done outside of the constitution ? just one

    • RNPRN

      Send him back to Cuba.

    • saywha

      He wasn’t even born in this country. The wingnuts ignore that fact. They only demand “birth certificates” from black folks.

  • OrthoStice

    All you need to know about this who fiasco is that longstanding members of the House are kowtowing to the whims of a freshman senator with exactly nine months’ experience in national politics. The Right loves to talk about Obama’s lack of experience when he became POTUS, but at least he was a federal legislator for three plus years before taking over.

    • highcourt

      exactly,& O wasn’t shooting his mouth off at every turn.. in fact,O kept a lowprofile.

  • sheri herman

    It must have been so urgent he had the time to tweet this:

    Senator Teddy Cruz ‏@SenTeddyCruz
    1h

    .@SheriLHerman:disqus
    Oh, you meant “refudiate” like Sister @sarahpalinusa says, right? Take it easy,
    baby, you be garblin’.

  • Al in SoCal

    Repair relations with Mexico and most of S. America while ridding ourselves of embarrassment after embarrassment: Give Texas back to Mexico!

    • stormkite

      Giving Texas back to Mexico will make relations with Mexico immeasurably WORSE. They’ve got enough problems already.

    • TEDjosa

      texas dont and didnt belong to mexico it didnt belong to new spain tejanos and the rio grande independences movement we were fighting for texas independences till the white mns insursion into texas nd illegl stole my gret grnd parents land from them the ballies hinojosa and guerras allwe wn it to be left alone nd tke your ding bat cuban refugees and send them back to where they came from cuba si yanqui no tiddy cruz .

  • William Tattors

    where were the gals? virginia foxx and bat crazy?

    • highcourt

      Eva BRaun.

  • Moocherin_and_Looterin

    Fyi, Taco Joint Putsch just doesn’t ring like Beer Hall Putsch. Maybe these guys should just settle for governing, at least that way they won’t end up as pathetic footnotes in some future history of the early 21st…

    • highcourt

      doesn’t it remind you of Hitler & that famous coffeehouse they frequented in Munich plotting how to oust the government?!

  • Dave

    some secret…oh, and I don’t suppose Boehner is there :D House Tea Party members, then — not GOP members. There are few GOP members left in the GOP caucus these days.

  • chuckieO

    Too bad I don’t work at the Restaurant, I would have severed them reallly reallly old beef and hope for the “best”.

    • highcourt

      & added some dark “mole” sauce.
      a

  • Berkshire_Boy

    Tortilla Coast. How very Banana Republic.

    • Sulli159

      The gay community in Chicago used to call obama “bath house barry”.

      • SoSezYou

        Pathetic. Weak. and tired. Maybe you should go take an extended vacation….in the middle of the nearest freeway.

        • Sulli159

          Nah, I want vacation at Martha’s Vinyard, The Taj Maha, 10 star resort in Spain, Hawaii Sking in Aspen, Cancun with somebody elses;money. I was just passing on info through the grapevine like every body is doing here. Guess we can’t ask gays Domald Young and friends, they got assassinated. And Larry Sinclair is a political prisoner.

  • chuckieO

    Thow out Cruz, he is a foreigner here to sow destruction. He is UNAMERICAN.

    • highcourt

      you know they can turn down his application for citizenship which he’s only doing now,same with his father.
      I find all this so very curious.I always assumed at least they became naturalized Americans some years ago..but his father immediately became Canadian..
      so now.. I figured Rafael sr came here as an illegal.. worked under the table.. met some American girl working the oil fields.. moved to Canada.. became citizen & used this to enter US legally.

    • Rodger Johnson

      Explain Obummers spending millions to seal his school records. If he is so damn crystal clean and clear let the people of this country know the truth. No we cant do the truth on Obummer . No different than the Obummer birthers so get a life a enjoy that bed ole Obummer has made for us all.I will stand with Cruz and the veterans of this country. Not communist left wingers that are out to destroy this country. He is well on his way to doing just that. Where are the jobs. 5 years later and over 90 million peeps need jobs. What a joke for a leader. Where and what has he led?

      • tpartynitwit

        School records aren’t public documents, and you needn’t spend one cent to keep the private, chump. Those millions you speak of are bacteria eating your Teatard brain.

        • Sulli159

          Awe he just didn’t want us to see his D- grades. Guess they don’t make less than a “F”?

          • tpartynitwit

            Go chew a Bible, byotch.

          • Sulli159

            Thanks, I do absorb a lot of Biblical Scriptures. Like “You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!”

      • SoSezYou

        I bet you did say Obummer when the President won in Nov last year, didn’t you, peon?

        • Sulli159

          Yep and I’d say massive voter fraud and/or 51% of the most misinformed voters on the face of the earth. Even ACORN had to drag most of the hippers to the polling booths.

          • bharvey67

            wow you nutbars are actually calling voter fraud? You really don’t like someone who doesn’t look like you and has a funny name, huh?

          • Sulli159

            Well, no right wing news here, just one of the many, so badmouth the Federal Election Committee:
            According to the FEC, contributions to the Obama campaign from three brothers, Osama, Monir, and Hosam Edwan, all from Rafah, totaled $33,000.29 And they weren’t alone. Al-Jazeera reported on March 31, 2008, that Gazans were manning phone banks for the Obama campaign.
            The Obama campaign contended in the summer of 2008 that they had returned $33,500 in illegal contributions from Palestinians in Hamas-controlled Gaza—despite the fact that records do not show that it was returned, and the brothers said they did not receive any money. And indeed, Obama’s refunds and redesignations on file with the FEC show no refund to Osama, Hosam, or Monir Edwan in the Rafah refugee camp.
            But wait, that’s not all….isn’t Hamas designated a terrorist organization the US. I think so.

          • tornado171

            At first you had us laughing but now we are wondering how would we pay for your time at the psychiatric hospital if Obamacare is unfunded.

      • chuckieO

        I am going to start a Cruz Birther movement as soon as he announces he is running. Good for the goose… good for the gander.

        • highcourt

          good. he’s very enigmatic about his mother,haven’t you noticed? as much as he talks.. never about her.so out of character. he never talks about his childhood..& their US residency /naturalization hinge on her,

      • Stephen Eubanks

        Guess you didn’t read that article where the million vets march denounced the hijacking of there March by the baggers, they also hated the fact that Cruz and I can see Russia Sarah palin were there which btw clinches it that. U are on the wrong side when she is in ur corner , as a veteran of 2 wars both Vietnam and Iraq I almost puked when I saw the confederate flag! And I’m southern. So don’t tarnish my fraternity with some bagger ideology!

        • highcourt

          laughable, & cringemaking when Rafael keeps exclaiming we,Americans -when his father first came here as undesirable illegal.. not the Mayflower.. such a phony!

      • ExRepug

        Orly, is that you?

  • SomewhereinCA

    So secret they met in a restaurant.

  • BeJebus

    a confederacy of dunces

  • thewriterstuff

    Ted Cruz reminds me of one of those charlatan preacher who say they will save your soul if you give them all your money. He should look to his roots and think about the Cuban and Canadian models.
    Canada: Higher taxes which buys socialized medicine, better education, clean cities and despite many more regulations a thriving economy.
    Cuba: Totalitarian Government (the few holding the many hostage to their unworkable system) but even the communists have free medicine and free education.
    The only problem with a totalitarian system is the corruption. Cuba is run by a couple of brothers and Cruz is also run by a couple of brothers. At least he’s following tradition.

  • Sulli159

    What a bunch of propaganda and lies on the comment section: Why didn’t you all vet obama and his friends of the family?
    After Calling Republicans Terrorists For Weeks, MSNBC Hosts Bill Ayers As Guest
    Barack Hussein Obama’s career was launched in the living room of Ayers’ home in Chicago
    Ayers set off bombs at New York City’s police headquarters, the United States Capitol Building and at the Pentagon. Ayers was finally caught, but got off on a legal technicality. Ayers said, “Guilty as sin, free as a bird, it’s a great country.”
    When asked about his past criminal activity, Ayers commented, “We didn’t do enough.”
    In 1970 in New York City’s Greenwich Village, a nail bomb was being assembled by the Weather Underground in the basement of a four-story town home. The nail bomb, nails packed in dynamite, was to be detonated at noncommissioned officers at the army base at Fort Dix. The bomb exploded prematurely, killing three Weather Underground members and destroying the building. Two of those killed were Ayer’s close friend, Terry Robbins and Ayers’ girlfriend, Diana Oughton
    Later, he firebombed a family residence of a judge in the middle of the night. The Pittsburgh family barely escaped.
    Bernadine Dohrn-Ayers and a number of fellow Weatherman leaders traveled to Cuba to meet with political representatives of Communist North Vietnam. On August 29, 1969 She led a mob into the Loop, downtown Chicago’s historic commercial center, where they smashed windows, set cars on fire, and trashed the famed Chicago Gold Coast. At their War Council meeting Dec 1969: she said of the bloody murders recently committed by the Manson Family (in which the pregnant actress Sharon Tate and a Folgers Coffee heiress and several other inhabitants of a Benedict Canyon mansion had been brutally stabbed to death): “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!”

    Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s high school mentor who he used to smoke dope and snort cocaine with:
    The FBI first began tracking Davis in 1944, after having identified him as member of the Communist Party’s Dorie Miller Club in Chicago. Over a nineteen-year span (1944-63), the Bureau compiled a 601-page file on Davis. One document therein suggests that Davis’s CPUSA affiliations had begun as early as 1931. Moreover, the FBI listed Davis in its security index, meaning that he could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency
    Mike Klonsky: Former member of the radical Students for a Democratic Society
    Founded an organization called the “Communist Party (Marxist Leninist)”
    he founded the “October League,” a Maoist organization that later (in June 1977) changed its name to the “Communist Party (Marxist Leninist)” (CPML).

    In his role as CPML chairman, Klonsky was highly admired by Mao Zedong. In 1977, a year after Mao’s death, Klonsky became one of the first Americans ever to be invited by China’s Communist government to visit that country•Co-founded (with William Ayers) a project known as the “Small Schools Workshop,” where teachers portrayed American capitalism as an economic system infested with racism, imperialism, and all manner of injustice
    Klonsky was given the privilege of running a blog on the Obama campaign’s official website. In June 2009, the Obama campaign scrubbed its website of anything Klonsky had ever written
    Could the American citizens see a copy of obama’s birth certificate that is not photo-shopped?

    • tugar

      Sulli, …. you have been listening to Sarah Palin entirely too much ! That woman’s ignorance has gotten to your brain son !

      • Sulli159

        Just the facts, facts facts……: didn’t get any info from Sarah.
        Figures the Sarah Palin haters crawl out of the woodwork like vampires on crack.

      • Sulli159

        Why don’t you check out the FOIA on the FBI Files? It is pretty easy there are step by step instructions. And didn’t you read obama’s book where he wrote some of those things about Frank, the pedophile pervert.

      • Sulli159

        Another fact: Mao Zedong slaughtered 77 million people.

        • highcourt

          so? what’s it to you?

    • SoSezYou

      Speaking of Propaganda…that’s seems like all you got, sunshine.

    • glennisw

      You really need to get back on those meds. Please seek help.

      • Sulli159

        Gosh, I know I have heard that liberal cookie cutter remark at least a thousand time. That is the only way you obama worshippers can answer a response. I have all the help I need thank you very much. Oh well, maybe with obama’s deathcare bill, they will pull the plug on me. woe woe is me…

  • Sulli159

    well they weren’t meeting partners on the golf course costing the tax payers est 6,000 or more dollars an hour. That’s all obama, inc does is meet behind closed doors once again at the tax payers expense….

    • skyk

      You really don’t get out much do you? LMAO

      • Sulli159

        What? You need to sign up for obama deathcare bill and get your as^ back. While your at it, get some medical treatment for your indoctrinated and programmed fried brain.

        • skyk

          Let me guess! Your SENIOR year was the 6th grade?? LMAO I HAVE Insurance you poor uneducated human.. I do not need the Affordable Care Act but then why should it NOT surprise me that YOU didn’t know that? LMAO It’s not embarrassing to get whooped, lots of people have that happen but when you get it OVER and OVER and OVER again.. When EVERY time you take on the President you return with a few more teeth missing??? Well even my poor dog knows better. Yep, I’m betting the 6th grade TOPS!!

          • Sulli159

            I didn’t know I was responding to the president. So just wait until your own insurnace increases three fold.
            And I learned well into the 6th grade about cowards that were afraid of schoolyard bullies because they didn’t want to be the bullies target. If the shoe fits wear it. You are so funny. I suppose now I don’t have any teeth and since you keep LYAO you must not have any butt. Or backbone. No I don’t think I’m whopped when all obama worshippers have are their Alinsky-style rules to comments. I have already won the battle and the war.
            Be carefull what you wish for, Very careful.

          • skyk

            I don’t know how traitors like you come to be.. it’s disgusting to even have to talk to people who care so very little about OUR system of Government but the REALITY is that we HAVE a Law.. it was Passed by the Congress, signed by the President and found Constitutional by the Supreme Court. It is the LAW of the Land and NO President should have the Nation taken Hostage by a group of Economic Terrorist for no other reason than they have bought into LIES. We KNOW the law works very well in the State of Mass and there’s no reason to think it won’t work for the Country.. but if it does not then the PEOPLE can change, alter or add to that law to make it better, IF they choose too. That is NOT what the traitors are doing. THEY are attempting to Blackmail the President of the United States into changing EXISTING Law. Are you saying we should ONLY have laws that apply until the NEXT Debt Ceiling? Until the Next Budget? IF so then NO laws we have would be of any value.. any laws we have on the books would be subject to a group of economic Terrorist like the Baggers. No thanks. There is a WAY to change laws, it’s worked very well for over 200 years and it does NOT require traitors taking our economy hostage to work. It requires Representatives sitting down with OTHER Representatives in a give and take way to change, alter or effect the law in a way that works.

          • Sulli159

            I guess you get your news from the letterman show:
            http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/15/news/economy/massachusetts_healthcare_reform.fortune/index.htm

            Typical, you get your talking points from the Gaza Strip?

          • skyk

            WHAT are you talking about? IF you aren’t educated enough to READ and understand what an American has written then don’t try to respond. It’s embarrassing for the country, your family and your state. Good Grief man get at least a LITTLE education…

          • Sulli159

            What is so American about wanting to socialize America and give aid and comfort to our enemies? I’ll keep my education if you obama supporters are the only other alternative. I guess obama picking his nose on TV and giving people the bird finger is not embarrassing. Having talks with terrorists but mocks TP patriots. He is an embarrassment to the whole world leading the greatest country. He lifted a ban in Illinois on live birth abortion, leaving babies to die in a dumpster or a dirty laundry room in a Goznell-style abortion. You people are actually stupid enough to think he cares if someone has medical care or not. Well, I have some ocean front property in Arizona I will sell you.

          • skyk

            I’m 65 years old and during that life I have ALWAYS heard losers like you paint those who want to try some different way. go a different direction, when the direction we are going is so obviously wrong names like “Socialist”. To say it’s IGNORANT is beyond belief. IF you can’t figure out that Trickle Down Economics is a complete FAILURE you are either nuts or can’t see and hear. IF this President is a “Socialist” what does THAT make our Greatest Generation? LMAO The reality is simple.. the Tea Baggers are and will ALWAYS be Economic Terrorist. People who could NOT be statesmen.. people who could NOT govern by the system laid out in our Constitution. The ONLY way they know and what they did is take the Nation Hostage and attempted to Blackmail the President into changing a Law they did NOT like. It’s Un-American and shows them to be people who can NOT accept the changes this nation is going through.

          • Sulli159

            But wait………that’s not all. If you think he cares about somebody’s health care, then you have not had a Benghazi moment when he and Hillary refused added security and ordered our people to “stand down”. As much as I dislike you, I hope that does not happen to you.

          • Sulli159

            It’s an uncontitutional law. Even when obama campaigned for it, he said it was not a tax. But when the SCOTUS passed it as a tax, it was a tax. I guess you could say, he was against it before he was for it or maybe for it before he was against it. or I’ll make it up as I go along. Well as my granny used to say, they can dazzle them with brillance or baffle them with BS.

          • skyk

            ONE member of the Court said he considered it like a tax.. there is ONLY one group in this nation.. ONLY one that has the authority and standing to declare something unconstitutional, that is the Supreme Court. THEY said the law WAS constitutional. The LAST group on planet earth that should be deciding what is or isn’t constitutional is a group of Traitors who decided THEY were going to determine what laws we could or could not have… take our Economy hostage and use BLACKMAIL to accomplish what they could NOT gain in the Courts.. what they could NOT gain in congress. It’s just REALITY!

          • Sulli159

            Oh, and I am not a terrorist or a bagger. Anderson Cooper and Barney Frank are baggers.

    • highcourt

      yobbo.. he’s the PRESIDENT !!!!! HE’S A SECURITY RISK.. he cannot play golf in public!

      • Sulli159

        He’s a usurper but you got the other two almost right; “HE’S A SECURITY RISK.. he CANNOT play golf”
        You need to “stand down”, please…

        • highcourt

          you’re so funny!

        • tornado171

          Another post with no content only hate. Can we have a debate here? What about ratio of debt to GDP? Come on Suli, give us an argument.

  • Sulli159

    Muslim Brotherhood delegation meets with White House officials

    4/4/12 4:03 Members of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood met with U.S. officials including White House staffers, the administration confirmed Tuesday.
    “Following Egypt’s revolution, we have broadened our engagement to include new and emerging political parties and actors,” White House spokesman Tommy Vietor
    Founded in 1928 by the Egyptian schoolteacher/activist Hasan al-Banna (a devout admirer of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis), the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) — a Sunni entity — is one of the oldest, largest and most influential Islamist organizations in the world. While Egypt historically has been the center of the Brotherhood’s operations, the group today is active in more than 70 countries (some estimates range as high as 100+). Islam expert Robert Spencer has called MB “the parent organization of Hamas and al Qaeda.” In 2003, Richard Clarke – the chief counterterrorism advisor on the U.S. National Security Council during both the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations – told a Senate committee that Hamas, al Qaeda, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad were all “descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers.”

    • SoSezYou

      So? They were the newly elected leaders then. Are you saying that if Vladimir (your new hero) Putin visited the White House tomorrow, then we’d be russia lovers? Your idiotic post suits the idiot who made it.

      • Sulli159

        Just proves that obama is not qualified to be a leader of the free world if he didn’t know who the MB is at the onset. But he knew that they would be establishing Sharia law once in power and never said one world when they were slaughtering Coptic Christians. Trust me if the Christians were violating human rights of muslim he would be sending in the troops. At least Mr. Putin is the only world leader standing up for the persecution of Christians’ you would never hear obama doing that. And if Mr Putin converted to the Russian Orthodox Chruch, I would much prefer him as a hero over some moon god worshipping muslim savage like Morsi.
        Aug 1, 2013 Vladimir Putin urged the world’s political leaders to stop the violent persecutions against Christians that have erupted in many Middle Eastern countries. Speaking at a meeting with Orthodox Christian leaders in Moscow last week, he noted “with alarm” that “in many of the world’s regions, especially in the Middle East and in North Africa.

  • mikeva

    I want to see some of that leadership from Ted Cruz. Filibuster, nah, he is too much of a cowardly crank. All this for nothing.

  • mikeva

    I am still shocked at what kook Ted’s dad is.

    • http://www.noneedforastinkingwebsite.com dow daytrader

      racist comment…you obviously hate Latin Americans. Cruz has Cuban heritage, therefore you are racist. Any criticism of Obama is racist.

      • highcourt

        with cruz– not he’s Hispanic but he’s Cuban.. Cuba threatened the security of the USA.. read up on JFK & the bay of pigs 1961.

    • Sulli159

      I am shocked at obama’s daddy too; he married obama’s mom in Feb 1961 and she had a baby in Aug 1961, he never got a divorce from his Kenyan wife (is that bigamy). But under Islamic law a muslim can take as many wifes as they want, as any age from 6 or so years. But that’s against the law in America.

      • glennisw

        You are deranged.

      • highcourt

        I think that’s part of the break up with O’s mother when she later found out he had other wives in Kenya.

    • Sulli159

      So what would you oppose someone against the Castro communist regime. Rafael Cruz (father of Senator Ted Cruz from Texas), who immigrated to this country from Cuba to flee an oppressive communist regime. Rafael’s immigrant story is similar to that of countless other immigrants who was seeking hope and opportunity. Immigrants like Rafael come to this country seeking to escape oppression, corruption, and censorship so that they can provide a better life for their children.
      I’ll bet you if he was a obama democrat passing amnesty laws for illegal aliens, you would be gushing all over him.

      • highcourt

        ha,, his father fought alongside Fidel.. big difference.

      • Kate5

        Here’s the thing. Rafael Cruz (Ted’s father) fought with Castro–not against him. He supposedly switched allegiance later, but how can we be sure of that? What was little Teddy taught at home? Allegiance to Castro or against him. Ted Cruz is systematically setting the seeds for the destruction of the United States–both economically and eventually politically. President Obama has had ample time to start his destruction of the country if that were his agenda, and there is absolutely no evidence of that despite what your delusional rantings say.

        • highcourt

          of course,Rafael sr changed his tune once he came here.. not surprising he is now a pastor.. meaning full of sh**.. in the most part.

        • Sulli159

          Don’t get me wrong now, I am not gushing over Ted Cruz or anyone man or think any one person can be the savior of America ; a president of America does not have absolute power. You said this “how can we be sure of that” How much influence did obama’s mentors: Frank Davis (a CPUSA member) who was the subject of obama’s book HIMSELF, Cop killers bombers Weather Underground Bill and Bernadine who helped him jumpstart his Senatorial campagin, George Soros, a new world order guru and a billionaire, not to mention his past with not too moderate muslim associates. In politics when it comes times to pay back the fiddler…well you should know
          You have absolutley no proof that Mr Cruz’ father was on Castro’s side. Soley conjectures, so put your money where your mouth is. If he does and the truth really comes out, I’ll bite the bullet, no matter how hypocritical and biased the left is. If Ted does not fit the description as defined a natural born citizen in the Federalists papers, they I would ask him to step down as I still think conservatives should hold to the truth even the double standards. I was beginning to respect what you wrote until I read your classy last sentence. There is absolutly nothing delusional or ranting what I said. I attempt to give you the facts which there is plenty of reference and documented facts. Obama has not totally destroyed this country only becasue a big percentages of us are not 1933 Germans. But he has been the most polarizing president we have ever had in the history of our country.

  • lkharter

    What’s Felix the Cat doing on that roof?

  • angeleyez

    Why is Obama acting like Nick at the end of Michael Cimino’s Hollywood film
    “DEER HUNTER” with the ECONOMY ?
    .
    Nick WON’T NEGOTIATE while playing Viet Cong Roulette.

    • skyk

      Are you NUTS? Who negotiates with people who would take the Nation HOSTAGE? You don’t negotiate with Terrorist man.. EVERY vet know this! Geeezzzz!!

    • tommyjonq

      Because, silly, at no point is the gun ever pointed at Obama’s head—he’s not up for reelection. Ever. The republicans are playing Mexican roulette with each other—there are no empty chambers in the gun, and they’ve already pulled the trigger.

  • pbj diddy

    How brave of Ted Cruz to throw his conservative allies in the house in front of the cannon fire. It is quite inspiring, and as a Democrat, I am very grateful for his efforts — he has done more to advance the liberal cause than Harry Reid or Barack Obama. If he were smart, I’d be scared of him.

    • suzc

      He is very well educated. But you can be intellectually smart and still be incredibly stupid about everything that matters. Add to that his gigantic ego, and he has huge blind spots — which may be the salvation of our democracy!

      • highcourt

        Rafael cruz is totally amoral– the ends justifies the means, he is also obviously insecure being a misplaced Cubano- otherwise,why trying so damn hard to convince people –HE IS A TRUE AMERICAN???!!!

      • Enzyte Bob

        Well, at least he has one of those attributes going for him. Affirmative Action Barry is neither smart nor does he have any common sense.

        • highcourt

          you do realize O went to Harvard,right?? bet he’s smarter than you

  • Mr Mannetti

    I don’t want to alarm anyone, but reliable sources have informed me that Fidel Castro, in a last paroxysm of desperation, had created a fifth column to infiltrate the US government and bring it down from the inside. The plan was for a secret cadre of fidelistas to pose as American patriots while pursuing a course designed to lead to national suicide. The leader of this fifth column recently has been identified, but of course national security constraints prevent me from actually disclosing his name. I can, however, tell you this much: he is the junior senator from a large southwestern state.

  • William Hill

    Has to meet in secret, sounds like a certain leader prior to WW-2 who met underground, won, then lost in doom. Mohamad Refel Teddy Boy Cruz is the worst thing to come down the pike in a very long time. This turkey wako only wants his coharts to do anything about trying to lead a very fractured country and House and Senate of his own making.. I sincerely hope that we are about to see the end of his screwball ideas and his backup forever. President……NO !!!!

  • Steffen Schmidt

    Well ,since we are now going off the cliff they should have gotten together at the Banana Republic store.

    • Sulli159

      Guess they are using their own money, besides wasting tax payer dollars going to the golf course and million dollar vacations at Martha’s Vinyard and Camp David.

  • dectra

    And in the meeting, Cruz said “stay strong”….you’ve got to be reelected in a year, and I’m good for another 5 years…..in other words FU

  • Stephen Eubanks

    I’ve finally figured Cruz’s strategy after reading this article, he is like that kid in your classroom that finds the stupid ones and gets them to do his bidding so they get in trouble and he sits in the back laughing , he doesn’t care about what is going on, he just a f&$ktard

    • David J

      Reminds me of Charlie Manson.

    • tommyjonq

      Ted’s dad was big in the delusional Christian “Dominionism” movement, once led by a huckster named Jerry Fallwell into thinking they could “take over” the US government through the electoral process, making the US a Christian theocracy (sort of.) After being severely burned by one false prophet after another, they’ve changed their goal to DESTROYING the imperial US government, which various hucksters like Ted Cruz (his wife works at Goldman Sachs, for the love of Pete) have convinced them will result in them sort of seceding by default. When they find out that Cruz is as fake as Sarah Palin and Mitt Romeny, they may go Planet of the Apes. At least, a few of them will.

  • Kristine Evenson

    Boehner and the House should just pass the deal. They can continue to threaten a shutdown and showdown in February.

  • conservmommy

    The word ‘asshat’ comes to mind when I see Cruz’s mug.

    • highcourt

      his face is reptilian with wide thin lips..& his eyes fairly well-set together looking like a weasel..
      the first time I saw him on bill maher last year.. I didn’t like him,h,.he looked s o smug & sinister.also he is devoid of any charm-hell,even Adolf had charm. when he tries.. he’s just smarmy as it’s so fake.

  • rockyfrancocasillas

    Cruz wouldn’t know what a tortilla is, even if it hit him in the face and slapped some sense into him.

    • highcourt

      but he understands burritos.

      • rockyfrancocasillas

        now that is fact!

        • highcourt

          lol touche’

  • joebud

    Rafael Cruz and cohorts: “Our plan to take down the U.S. is proceeding nicely.”

    • highcourt

      the irony is,it will also include their benefactors.. what did they think? with a global downturn– it won’t include them?
      there’s a Latin American billionaire who lost $34 billions last year! no one.. is infallible..

  • tommyjonq

    Here’s what will happen: The Senate will craft a compromise bill. Ted Cruz will go through the futile motions of delaying votes on the bill, which he can do thanks to various arcane parliamentary rules of the Senate, until the end of the day Friday. In reality, the Treasury can scrape through the business day Friday without setting the hair of the world on fire. Especially when everyone is told that this is a purely symbolic delay that will expire over the weekend. The bill will be sent to the House on Saturday, futzed around with, and passed on Sunday, in time to save the markets Monday. Cruz, who is nowhere near up for reelection, will get alllllllllll the “blame,” while he simultaneously claims he held out as long as he could (true enough.) That’s precisely how it will happen.

    • highcourt

      plausible.. we’ll see..

  • Gregory Williams

    Well we know that traitors meet secretly to plan their treason – these radicalized extremist religious like conservative cult members are by any definition now domestic political terrorists … and Cruz is calling the shots in the House and interfering in the other chambers business.

    Everybody who comes to the floor in the House and Senate should be demanding to know what Cruz and his minions are up to and being very vocal about calling them “conspirators” over and over again and start planting the understanding in the minds of voters that domestic political terrorists are CONSPIRING to wreck this country in any way they can … the democrats can run against conservatives in solid red districts by campaigning to END the grip of radicalized extremists who have done serious harm to this country, our economy and our basic government institutions.

    • Sulli159

      Yeah, it would be nice if they were planning to arrest obama and lead him out of the Whithouse in ankle chains and handcuffs..
      And our founding fathers were radicals. Brave men who practically signed their own death warrants at Philly.

  • helensimon

    It was a prayer meeting, and God WILL give us the victory!

  • disqus_cWpdqzDhSX

    Sneaky. What is the next scheme?

  • disqus_cWpdqzDhSX

    Cruz is in the Senate. He’s trying to influence voting in the House. Or figure out how to take back the senate.

    • highcourt

      and burning their house in the interim..

  • oldhandatthis

    Boehner would be wise to take swift action to end this crisis and arrange a floor vote as fast as possible. Ending this drama will steal the wind from the sails of the hard right as everybody else cheers the end of the crisis and moves on.

    • WhoIsMyNeighbor

      Too late. He has already proven himself unwise. As Yeats put it:

      Things fall apart; the centre 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.

  • America

    There’s often talk in internet political discussions comparing different politicians to Hitler. In the case of Ted Cruz I say, without hyperbole, he is cut from the same cloth as that horrible dictator.
    Ted has a stated INSANE agenda. He’s using hate and fear to manipulate a strategically located voter pool. He bends facts and gives fiery speeches. He wants chaos to strengthen his rhetoric and gain power.
    And I’ll bet he’s promising the world to anyone who will help him filibuster the deal being made to avoid default. And I’d also bet he’s all too aware of the consequences of such an action, though he’d never say it.
    I don’t see him gaining much power after this, but I could sure see him inflicting as much damage as possible on his way down.
    These are strange times, folks.

    • JustJPs

      without hyperbole you are just another low information useful libiot.

      • easton

        and you are a useless america hating swamp dweller

      • America

        How so?

      • America

        I didn’t think so.

    • highcourt

      well.he’s not that clever & having no foresight having an exit strategy after he gambled with Ocare gambit causing this shutdown. But your allusion akin to Hitler is fairly good–as this was the impression I had the first time I heard him speak.

    • Sulli159

      Your stupid; where is he calling to round up Jews and people that oppose him to transport to the gas chambers and extermination camps?. Actually you sound like you have listening to Herr Goebbels indoctrination media.

      • America

        And he doesn’t speak German. Just the sort of eagle-eyed observation I would expect from a troglodyte watching his party eat itself.

      • America

        Also -it’s “YOU’RE stupid” not “your stupid”… stupid.
        Education is important, trog.

  • glennisw

    So the entire full faith and credit of the United States economy is dependent upon Ted Cruz’s ego.

    • highcourt

      that’s why–china is watching closely. they’ll have him in front of firing squad faster than you can say– noodles.

  • Sulli159

    I don’t know why”you” would call it secret meeting in a public place. Any decisions they make will be brought before Congress and made available to the public. Unlike obama’s 2,000 page deathcare bill written behind closed doors without any member having time to read it. Wasn’t obama during the election campaign that said he would be the most transparent and all meetings would be televised on C-Span? hmmm

    • barbara

      You do realize that the ACA was written by members of Congress, not the President, right?

    • flyinroom

      Probably because like a bunch of dirty rats they chose to hide away in some dingy basement room in the restaurant.

  • darrell_b8

    The ‘debt default’ is a “the sky is falling” tactic; wanna reduce spending; that’s a sure way to do it…..pay as you go, and not pass the buck to your ‘great grand kids’. Oh, how’s the $2500 lower health insurance premiums workin’ out? And you want to believe these same guys that the debt ceiling = end of the world?? do me dirty once, shame on you; do me dirty twice; shame on ME.

  • JFP

    I am amazed at the evil and bitterness in the hearts of liberals who posted comments. They want to just keep racking up more debt. The debt ceiling and the budget are the only leverage the GOP has to force Democrats and Obama to accept entitlement reform.

    • Chan Leonard

      How about the GOP win more elections and go about entitlement reform that way? If the GOP wins the Presidency and Senate Majority to go with the House Majority, wouldn’t entitlement reform be assured?

    • dave3031

      put people back to work and the deficit goes away pretty simple

      • JFP

        And Democrats are experts at putting people back to work? Where have you been during the Obama presidency?

        • dave3031

          right here working everyday. The economy is growing. The
          republicans are fighting it. Can’t let anything good happen or you will have no chance in 2014

    • John Lee

      Liberals never have believed in fiscal responsibility, and they attack anyone that suggests any such thing. Even the one time we had some fiscal restraint during the Clinton administration, they had to be dragged kicking and screaming, with shut downs, to do it.

    • vetvoter

      If you want to cut the debt, do it by reducing the size of the Defense budget. Like get rid of billion dollar planes that can’t fly at night. Get rid of no bid contracts. Get rid of subsidies to oil companies that are making billions of dollars. Get rid of subsidies to corporate farmers.

      Instead the GOP wants to cut food subsidies to old people and children.

      They have shown us where their loyalties lies and it’s with the oligarchs, not the American people.

  • JFP

    By the way, all you Cruz haters must be racist. At least that’s what you would say about a republican attacking a hispanic democrat.

    • highcourt

      he came from the loins of a Communist Cuban.. big difference.

      • Enzyte Bob

        So did Affirmative Action Barry. But at least Ted is straight.

        • highcourt

          thanks for the huge laugh– he’s straight? he just wants to topple this country.. I hope you are a billionaire..to survive it & be left with a few mills.

          • Enzyte Bob

            Until I hear people start calling him Bath house Ted, that means, yes, he’s straight.

  • ratfishtim

    “Secret” meeting, all right.

  • Greg ‘King Saeed’ Williams

    Expect the Gov’t shutdown to continue and the US to default on the 17th if what was detailed in the article is true! No way the Dems in the Senate vote to pass the House Bill and essentially kill the ACA!! This has been this small band of Republicans goal the entire time, with the follow act to be ‘Impeachment’ for, get this…causing the US to default on it’s bills!! I mean, really, Hollywood can’t make this stuff up anymore…….

  • Robert Squires

    Cruz thinks he’s the new Jefferson Davis. He clearly didn’t study history on how that ended.

    • Jim C

      More like the new Jim Jones .

    • highcourt

      hell.. he doesn’t know much about Neville chamberlain either.. he keeps yapping extolling stuff of his own invention to suit himself for effect.

  • Jason Streiner

    Nice Free Advertising for the ‘Tortilla Coast’ Restaurant. Albeit, it’s now on my list of where not to go when I’m in Washington. Did anyone else notice that every Republican blames Cruz for everything? He’s just one horrible apple in a barrel full of them. He is just one Congressman, they could call a vote and pass it w/o any of his help or hindrance. The man is both a buffoon and a scapegoat. Nice legacy Ted.

    • highcourt

      he’s their Nero.

  • flyinroom

    The American Congress has been infiltrated by extremist Rightwing conservatives whose goal is to take down the legitimate American government.
    Is there no remedy available to deal with these traitors?
    How is it possible that these people are being allowed to create so much chaos and harm to America and Americans.

  • mario martinez

    YES!!!! Let them do it. The country will feel some pain but it will be worth the price to completely destroy realistic political chances of any more Tea Bags getting into national office. I support Ted Cruz on this one.

  • JackChanse

    The team is way behind. the other side is bigger, stronger, faster and has better plays. the coach talks to them in the locker room and he says, “stay the course.”
    this is what you get when people with no government experience are given the reins of power. they haven’t a clue.
    note to tea party: the people you support are why everyone in the world thinks you all are ignorant as pig tracks.

  • vetvoter

    I think it’s time for the Senate to censure this member who is working against his own colleagues.

  • Lars_the_pianist

    From a game theory perspective – who wins the most if the GOP shrinks?

    I believe Ted Cruz – because a shrinking GOP will have a larger percentage of Values voters and TPers. As a result a shrinking GOP increases the odds Ted Cruz becomes the GOP presidential candidate in 2016.

    The US is still basically a two party system – Cruz wants to be POTUS in 2016 and is hoping the independents will still vote GOP — but the only way to test that is by becoming the GOP presidential candidate in 2016.

  • John Lee

    Keep it up Cruz. Call their bluff. They refuse to allow equality under Obamacare; they refuse to even negotiate. Call their bluff.

    • highcourt

      ha.. you don’t think–it won’t affect you? thinkagain.

      • John Lee

        Haha, you think it will. Ignorance is bliss I guess…

  • Lanie Jochens

    Fight Cruz! Enough of this money wasting!

  • Lanie Jochens

    Thank you Ted Cruz for actually standing strong against the idiots who want to drown us in debt!

  • GWG

    Is it not disturbing at all to these people that they are being led by the nose by a Cuban-Canadian who only recently thought to embrace only his American citizenship? I am not typically jingoistic, but as a native-born American whose family goes back hundreds of years, I am not going to be lectured to — or have my government destroyed by — a foreign-born immigrant with very recent connections to Fidel Castro and who just now decided he is really an American.

    • C.O. Corresponence

      You already let it happen in the 2008 elections…except replace Cuban-Canadian with Kenyan and replace Fidel Castro with terrorist organizations. LOL The hate i’ve seen on this site is incredible, but this is the most civilized post I’ve seen on here yet.

      • Vaughn Garvin

        the difference between GWG’s comments and yours C.O. – his have facts… yours don’t.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    All right then, Republicans. Thanks to you my lifetime of modest retirement savings may soon lose up to 50% of its value, making retirement/survival just about as impossible as the likelihood of someone my age finding another job.

    Plus, my kid who went into harm’s way in Afghanistan? (serving his nation in uniform–something most of you wouldn’t understand)–his veteran’s benefits are frozen because of the shutdown, so he’s going to have to leave school. Good luck to him finding a job, too, amidst the unimaginable economic chaos you all are creating here.

    Your Koch-funded theoreticians and tacticians, your revolutionaries, your visionaries who brought us this little coup d’etat, they all seem to think it’s going to be a good thing because the super-rich will benefit and the rest of us deserve to die in a gutter anyhow. So, no harm no foul, right, Republicans?

    Here’s the icing on the cake: you all feverishly believe that a year from November, your propagandists in and out of the national press will have succeeded in persuading me and my kid and millions like us that this was somehow all the fault of the president and the Democratic Party, and that we will vote for more of you. Or else you believe that the Roberts Republican Court will aid and abet you in denying us the right to vote, and you’ll be safe.

    Do not kid yourselves. You have made some powerful enemies. And we will vote.

    • Lanie Jochens

      I call BS on all this guys comments. Really, your retirement is about to lose 50% of it’s value? Is that because of Obama’s house of cards economic policies? And what benefits have been cut off? BS!!

      • Vaughn Garvin

        educate yourself before you regurgitate republican talking points.

    • Toschano

      I hope you do…the crop is already comung in from the last election. Happy?

  • C.O. Corresponence

    Maybe he shouldn’t be trying to live up to the promises to his constituents when running for Senate and surrender to the comrades like so many other RINOs have done.
    Cruz isn’t concerned too much with what the liberals in the Dem/Rep party think and won’t go along with the rest of the lemmings. He’s doing what his constituents want him to do so far. I respect this much more than crying and hanky-stomping that has been going on in Washington. It’s also very satisfying to see someone tweak the nose of the establishment.

    • Vaughn Garvin

      as a citizen in his district… NO HE IS NOT doing what his constituents want, he’s got his own agenda and has since winning election – he’ll be gone next term.

  • Sideswiper

    Where’s the real outbreak of food poisoning that we needed last night at the Tortilla Coast?… With the CDC being closed from the shutdown what could have possibly gone wrong in responding?

  • chuck 2.0

    Raphael Cruz wouldn’t study with any law students “from the lesser Ivy Leagues” , he must love having Louie Gohmert of Texas and Steve King of Iowa, two of the least intelligent members of the US government, as his War Cabinet.

    • highcourt

      sign of the insecure..

  • Elderlady

    Just wondering. Can Ted Cruz be expelled from the Senate for such a thing as this?

  • bittman

    The only way we can default is if the President uses the tax revenue coming into the government for purposes other than to pay the interest on our debt. I don’t think he will do that would certainly go down in the history books. By the time he leaves office, Obama is already going down in history as the President who accumulated more debt than all of the previous Presidents combined.

    • godblessusa

      That bullsh-t has been debunked so many times, it’s tiring.

      Sane people know the country can’t default without severe negative consequences.

      • bittman

        I was merely pointing out that the President does not have to let it default and he won’t not let it default — not because he cares about our country — but because he does care about how he goes down in history.

        • godblessusa

          America has concluded that it’s House Republicans who could care less about America in pursuit of their strictly partisan goals, which they failed to enact through legislation and at the ballot box.

  • godblessusa

    This can’t be good…

  • opollychestnut

    Crazy people.

  • Teresa Anthony

    I read the comments below, no mention of the author’s idiocy regarding ‘defaulting’ mentioned. Do any of you realize that we only default on our debt if Obama tells the Treasurer to NOT sight the check? Since, it is unconstitutional for Obama to do so (it is an impeachable offense and he knows it; he won’t NOT sign the check). The constitution states we must pay all of our debts first; hence, no default will occur unless Obama makes it happen, which he won’t because he can’t or he’ll be tried for treason and impeached. GOT IT idiots? He, Obama, is not that Stupid. Also, please note Obama’s comments of defaulting is for you LIV’s that do not know the Constitutional requirements of appropriate and ‘write the friggin’ check’. All accounting departments are set up the same way our Founding Fathers (business men/lawyers) are set up, Accounting Department appropriates and the Treasurer Signs the Check. Who does the Treasurer work for? OBAMA he is part of his administration. NO SUCH F$CK$NG thing as a default on Debt.

    • :(

      You’re an idiot, and not an economist. You’re believing the same people who thought Romney was a shoe-in for the 2012 election, despite all the evidence of the contrary.

      Listen to the IMF. Listen to the economists. Listen to foreign nations. Turn off Faux News. The default is a big deal. If you don’t believe that, you’re willfully ignorant.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jPkg5AhEc Eduardo Especial

    Beer Hall Putsch, 2013 style.

  • Billyjoe Jimbob

    At some point, what these guys have done and are doing will stop being obstructionist politics and start to become crimes. I mean, like “real” crimes…look at what Wikipedia says about “sedition” ( here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition and here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedition#United_States ).

    This is really grainy stuff, accusing someone of sedition. It doesn’t do to sling such accusations around lightly, I mean there’s a pretty broad and ill defined border separating free political speech on the one hand and sedition on the other and care must be applied when talking about it. But these guys are definitely somewhere inside that border. And I really think that conscientious Republicans and fair minded Democrats ought to start talking about it.

    This is REALLY starting to get out of hand.

  • Teresa Anthony

    the author of this Roll Call article is an idiot. It is unconstitutional for the President to default on the debt. Obama knows this and he is not stupid enough to give the Senate a reason to impeach as well as the House. He will not turn to his Treasurer and tell him, hey don’t sign that check today. All accounting is set up the same way: accounting departments appropriate but the Executive Branch signs the checks. Some bills are automatic and do not require a budget approval or appropriations one of those debts is the credit or borrowing debt. Treasurer will sign the check and no Default will happen. Obama just knows that LIV like you idiots don’t know that and is bullshitting you into believing that we can or will default. And. the idiot that wrote this article either is stupid or like a good propagandist failed to mention. Accident or Purposefully…you tell me? I think on purpose unless the author is just as stupid as the commenters?

    • :(

      You know nothing.

      The default is a big deal. Do some research. Will we pay our debts? Sure. Will it still have an impact? Most definitely.

      Put down the Kool-Aid.

    • Vaughn Garvin

      you actually are uninformed and grabbing your facts from somewhere magical… probably that book you swear by with other fairy tales in it too.

    • godblessusa

      Your hallucinations have been debunked so many times, it’s tiring.

      House Republicans are the answer to the question, what would happen if the John Birch society ever came to power?

  • Teresa Anthony

    waiting to see if my comment about no defaulting as unconstitutional for US to not pay on debt first gets posted or disappears like the first one… hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • jose f

    Impeachment road plan to reach the needed requisites to trip Obama.

    • highcourt

      dead on arrival.. after all..O was an constitutional professor at Harvard..

      • Lindamae1

        Actually, this is myth…check it out….

        • highcourt

          lol.. truly?like Rafael cruz is a true yank

  • Paul Plaine

    Sen. Ted Cruz wife Heidi Cruz, a vice president in the Private Wealth Management Group at Goldman Sachs in Houston, where she manages the investments of high net worth clients. I wonder what investment advise she’s giving them???

    What a nice guy.

  • diasue

    Please go away Mr. Cruz. I am a Republican, but I don’t like your games.

    • jose f

      Sure you like Speaker Boehner and McConell given on silver plate everything O- wishes like first term.

      • diasue

        When the dems controlled the house and the senate, there wasn’t much that could be done. Remember the gruesome two-some: Pelosi and Reid.

  • Pragmatic Conservative

    Just another attempt by Ted Cruz to destroy the Republican Party and send the economy into a death spiral – all so he can get inflate his own self-worth. Obama’s best friends are Tea Partiers – they do more to keep Democrats in power than the DNC.

    • highcourt

      just tragic it’s dragging the country.. but true.after jim beam boner’s wimpiness this morning.. I know the GOP are truly doomed.. peoplesitting ont h e fence will now take our side..as this is threatening everyone’s security & future.
      mind you out of hubris & bravado– they will ambled on but they are DOOMED! finito.. fin.

    • Toschano

      You don’t have a Republican party!!! We wouldn’t be in this position if the party stood up for its principles; we’re in this mess because we all wanted to “go along to get along”. Why has compromise always gone to the left? If you think we’re still Republicans listen to the August ’64 Kennedy speech…you’ld swear he was a Republican, not a Democrat! That’s how far we’ve fallen.

      • Pragmatic Conservative

        We do have a Republican Party, but the difference between it and the Tea Party is that the GOP has: 1. People who actually know how government and politics work (as opposed to just throwing tantrums); 2. People who think about issues and craft solutions (rather than having knee-jerk reactions to everything); 3. People who want to win elections (rather than people who love to lose elections so they can whine about how no one understands how smart they are). The so called “establishment” (the Tea Party label for any Republican who doesn’t support libertarian anarchism) has been supporting conservative principles – opposing Obamacare, opposing tax increases, supporting the free market, supporting limited government. The problem is the Tea Party insists on having everything their way all the time, and that isn’t how democratic republic works. They support the same kind of totalitarian view of government that the progressives do, just from the opposite end of the spectrum.

        And yes, the country has shifted way to the left over the last 50 years – sadly so. But alienating everyone who doesn’t agree with you via vile rhetoric, hateful attitudes and know-it-all mentality is going to push folks further away. How does that help your cause? There needs to be a viable endgame to all this, but the Tea Party doesn’t have one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marco.bastian.129 Marco Bastian

    More than likely, Cruz is telling these GOP House members that Harry Reid and the Dem. Senate is about fold.

  • 503me

    This more and more resembles a ‘coup’ and not governing.

    • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

      Nope, it resembles uncompromising stances. This is what you get when you say “At least he stands for his beliefs” as if that is a good thing.

      And we encourage this

      • 503me

        Good point

  • snowyphile

    Next time, meet at the Alamo.

  • Poshboy

    I hope T-Coast improves the service, now that they are entering an American political lexicon of Watergate notoriety.

    Never had a bad meal at that location, even when it was Head’s BBQ. It was the service that was always substandard. I almost one time had a waiter fired for extraordinarily impolite service.

  • jackthegerman

    Ted, John, no matter what you guys are doing: about 20.000 USD are in my pension savings account invested in T-Bonds. Just in case you think about taking this over the cliff: will you or your wealthy donors pay me instead?

    It would be interesting to see the hedging strategies of the Koch brothers, Adelson and the lot

  • Richard Young

    The greatest hypocrisy ever..After six years of going after Obama’s citizenship they embrace a Cuban that was born in Canada as their leader.

  • Rupert_Murdoch68

    Think about it, Ted Cruz, and his
    cohorts are actually worst than having a terrorist group within our
    midst. the only thing lacking is, they haven’t killed any
    Americans……..YET.
    See what happens to our government, and our
    country after we let these terrorists INTO our country and grant them
    citizenship. They become destroyers of our country and of our ways.
    Think about it. The only terrorist actions the Ted Cruz’s of this
    country have not done is kill Americans,… YET. The rest they have
    accomplished. We have a splintered and fractured Gov’t more so than
    ever before.
    They also have accomplished to partially shut down
    our gov’t costing tax payers millions of dollars a day, what’s
    next?
    The Ted Cruz’s of this world do not like America. All they
    want to do is methodically and purposely bring America down, by any
    means necessary, piece by piece. You, as Americans, being misguided,
    think the Cruz’s love America. NO they don’t, they want to destroy
    it, and they are loving it, each and every minute of the day.
    Have
    you heard any of them state “I love this country and its
    people”? I haven’t.
    Always remember NEVER MAKE A DEAL WITH
    THE DEVIL.
    One additional thought to ponder: Would you go into
    debt to help your child, especially when it is suffering? I would.

    • sharkguitar

      At least Muslim Terrorist try to kill their perceived enemies, for a reason that makes sense to them. Cruz seems intent on inflicting harm on his “adopted” home land for no other reason than his over inflated ego. Send him back to Cuba!…….Guantanamo!!!!!!

  • Bobby Cordero

    In any other country, Ted Cruz would have been arrested by now.

  • Richard

    What positive thing has Cruz accomplished? Obamacare is terrible, but most people know that. Only true failure of Obamacare and subsequent elections will allow it to be repealed. Cruz can not make up his own rules. Does he think he is Obama?

    • Lindamae1

      Is it better to suffer in silence or to speak out? We’ve had Obamacare stuffed down our throats….Cruz has made sure the country knows why they should oppose it…special waivers, skyrocketing costs…you name it. The main stream media still use the Pre-existing conditions and age 26 – year old “children” as talking points. If Cruz hadn’t spoken up, the the rinos in the party would just have continued to play dead about the worthless bill – all 20,000 pages – it is….

      • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

        Yet another bagger who can only relate to Obamacare as something a black guy stuffed down his throat.

        Then he moves on to the other talking points.

      • VelvetLlama

        There is no evidence of skyrocketing costs. In fact the growth in the cost of health care has slowed down since the passage of the ACA. I don’t think that the ACA has caused this decrease in costs, but the fact that costs have not increased makes it pretty hard to argue that the ACA is increasing costs.

    • VelvetLlama

      I disagree about Obamacare being terrible, but I agree 100% with everything else you’ve said.

  • Hootyman

    Unfortunately GOP (like in 1995) will be punished for being right.

    Does anyone at this point really want to argue that people should be penalized for their inability to buy Obamacare at this point?

    House CR only delayed the penalty for not buying Obamacare – anyone who wanted to buy it could have done so with the House CR passing. Govt (or 17% of it) was shut down because Dems refused to delay O’care IRS penalties for 1 year.

    Seems to me they’ll have to delay the penalties anyway given the system’s inability to process enrollments.

    • DPIv2

      You clearly smoke lots of hooties!!!!

    • Lizinbklyn

      I guess you drive without automobile insurance, eh?

    • VelvetLlama

      The entire point of delaying the mandate is to disrupt the mechanism that incentivizes young health people to purchase insurance. Having them purchase insurance is essential in order to prevent a “death spiral” in which rates rise rapidly because insurance companies are now required to cover sick people regardless of existing conditions, along with several other pro consumer measures. In other words, this has nothing to do with “fairness.” This is all about destroying the ACA.

      Now, tell me why Democrats should have to essentially destroy a law that the GOP has repeatedly tried and failed to destroy in exchange for the Republicans not allowing a debt default to happen- something that the GOP itself has said should not be allowed to happen?

      By the way, if you’re wondering why we would make a stupid system where we have to tax people in order to incentivize them to buy insurance, you’re not alone! Most of us on the left that recognize how much more sense a single payer system makes were asking the same question. But no, let’s have for profit businesses (insurance companies) acting as middlemen between the purchaser and provider of services. Let’s drive up costs for no reason at all. Wheeee!

      • Hootyman

        > essential in order to prevent a “death spiral”…

        This was inevitable anyway. Only in Utopia world will enough young healthy people pay even more (on top of increased taxes, medicare/soc sec, local, state etc…) to balance out the others. Won’t happen regardless of any law stating one thing or another.

        There is enough generational theft going on – don’t need young people to shoulder even more of a burden – they’ll have their hands full paying taxes on the $20T+ debt being handed to them.

        Perhaps single payer is in all of our future’s (certainly better than O’care ridiculousness).

        A KOS blogger (long time left wing rager) just got his O’care wake up call. An interesting read…

        http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/30/1242660/-Obamacare-will-double-my-monthly-premium#

  • plazmaorb

    Comrade Cruz taking his communist roots and helping being this country down to the level of what his homeland is like.

  • alfredo_tomato

    The pollo putsch

  • Kris

    Hahahahaha…..if you are going to have a ‘secret meeting’, you DON’T go to a restaurant, even if it’s a private room in the basement for pete’s sake. Go to someone’s home….oh my, I haven’t laughed this hard in ages!!! Thank you CNN for breaking this story, you’ve MADE my day.

  • drzoon

    Cyberharassment. Cyberharassment differs from cyberstalking in that it may generally be defined as not involving a credible threat. Cyberharassment usually pertains to threatening or harassing email messages, instant messages, or to blog entries or websites dedicated solely to tormenting an individual. Some states approach cyberharrassment by including language addressing electronic communications in general harassment statutes, while others have created stand-alone cyberharassment statutes.

  • phylosopher

    See, silly TeaTHUG congresscritters, Cruz is protecting himself and selling you up the river, slimy CONman that he is

  • Erik

    At least in Seven Days in May, the plotters had enough sense to use codes and meet in private.

  • BriteBlonde1

    Look up the districts of the basement bunch and you’ll see that every single one of their districts is home to illiterate, uncouth, mainly white people who are racist and afraid. White trash who can vote. This is who is ready to throw the baby out with the bath water because the president is…hide the women…black. It’s disgraceful. It’s also treason, since bringing down the government IS the definition of treason.

  • Li Wei

    This is more like “Fraggle Rock.”

  • Li Wei

    Cruz’s normal hangout, a peppery Cuban fast food place was “steaked-out” so decided he’d go “Dutch” in a Mexican joint.

    • Sulli159

      Much better than Michelle’s toxic lead garden; Heard Clinton fertilized it with feces. The squirells are having a feast, since all the help is on furlough.

  • Jefferson Vickers

    When does treason kick in?

    • Georgi Tsakonis

      ask louie gomert

  • GoingCrazy

    I thought the goal of the Conservatives was to cut spending. Can’t wait to see the price tag on the repair cost for this episode. I forgot, it’s about pride.

  • William Stuart

    Does Cruz’s pompous, posturing behavior remind anyone else of Mussolini?

  • William Stuart

    Does Cruz’s pompous, posturing behavior remind anyone else of Mussolini

    • Hcalla

      How many times are you going to ask that lame question? Its been a hundred years, we wern’t here

    • tpartynitwit

      Very much so, and i wish him the same fate as Il Duce.

    • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

      Nope. It reminds of Ted Cruz.

  • Hcalla

    Gosh I love that guy…Thanks Senator Cruz you are as good as it gets. Snakes on both sides and you seek the truth and what is right. The people are with you Sir

    • Cindy Faulkner

      no they are not

    • sharkguitar

      So?……..your a snake shaker? Cruz is a sack.

  • BillWetzel

    So basically Ted Cruz found the dumbest people possible to help him take the ship down so he doesn’t look like the only crazy who did it.

    • http://marconidarwin.myopenid.com/ Marconi

      The only dumb ones are the people who think that Cruz was not instrumental at the highest level.

      • BillWetzel

        Oh he is, but not in any good way.

  • frelling_cute

    They should have all lit themselves on fire.

  • Pitchfork_Rebellion

    CRUUUUUUUUUZ !
    VIVA
    LA
    CRUZ
    REVOLUCION !

    • sharkguitar

      Viva Fidel!!!!! Ted Sr. supported Castro, and now his idiot son Ted is trying to cause a “new” great depression on America for his hero, Fidel Castro! He should be hung for treason!

  • Jefferson Vickers

    does texas recall or hang Canadian’s?

  • Jonnib

    Haven’t we sanctioned Predator Drone Strikes on other people who are less of a threat to America than this Buffoon?????

  • John Kelsch

    Can republicans really be that stupid? Are our politicians really that inept?

  • John Kelsch

    Republicans make me ashamed i’m an american..

    • sharkguitar

      Cheer up! Now ALL Americans are truly witnessing what a pathetic bunch of cretins the GOP are. It’s obvious they don’t care about average Americans. Tan Man!….I’m raising Mitt’s tax rate so high he’ll be living in the “PJ”s” Ted…..Your man crush on Mike Lee is getting nauseating!

  • John Kelsch

    Imbread m.ther f…ers!

  • Fsgambellone

    I would have set the place on fire myself had I know they were all there.

  • http://twitter.com/WisdomfromM2 Marty Meyer

    This whole fiasco proves, without a doubt, we have a three party system in America, and the smallest party is winning. It also proves that The Speaker has lost control of the Republican caucus. And, finally, it proves, once and for all, that the House of Representatives, in particular, cares nothing about what happens to this country, but cares about whether each will have primary opposition and lose his or her seat in Congress. I cannot recall a time in my many years of old age Congress has so callously placed all Americans at risk because of one law a minority of the ruling party is a “take no prisoners” to get rid of — a law that is finally for Americans, especially for Americans that have been unable to afford, or obtain, health insurance. How very sad. Hopefully, next November, the public should not forget what they have done.

    • David Whittington

      Marty: Obamacare is Marxism. 65% of America thinks Obamacare is a BAD idea. Obamacare DEMANDS all Americans open their wallet and buy something the government TELLS them to buy – and any American NOT buying these useless hollow ‘Bronze’ insurance policies with very high deductibles and high co-pays that only pay 60% of covered medical bills will have their assets seized and their doors kicked in by the thugs from the IRS. Obamacare represents a left-turn Marxist milestone in America that threatens to turn the USA into Cuba – a one-party Marxist state. Obamacare needs to be REPEALED. This government shut-down has occurred TOTALLY because of the Marxist Obamacare fiasco. If there were NO Obamacare, there would be NO government shut-down. Your anger is mis-directed. Your anger should be aimed at OBAMA !

      • http://twitter.com/WisdomfromM2 Marty Meyer

        Disagree. The bronze plan protects only for catastophic, which is really why private health insurance is so expensive. People with no insurance get really sick or hurt, get treatment, and huge costs of that are passed on to the rest of us.

    • geecee58

      No one is against health care reform, what we’re against is health care take over. Forcing every single American citizen to have it. Being lied to, and worst of all exempting themselves from the same bitter pill they are forcing the rest of us to take. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

      • http://twitter.com/WisdomfromM2 Marty Meyer

        The problem is what happens when someone has no health insurance and is treated, as they should be, The cost of all that raises everyone’s health insurance so that many can ALSO not be insured. It is a domino effect. If everyone is insured, health insurance can be affordable because costs are not past on to those with insurance and companies have to pay for people that have no insurance.

        • geecee58

          We’ll have to agree to disagree. I don’t think an American citizen should be forced to buy anything. Some say we are already forced to buy auto insurance. No, not really. I can either choose to drive and buy auto insurance, or I can choose not to drive and not have to buy auto insurance. I don’t need a nanny state to tell me what i need to buy or not buy.

  • Rossputin

    Ted says,Louie you don’t look like my type
    But I guess you’ll do
    Third rate bromance
    Low rent rendezvous
    Ted said, I’ll even tell you
    You have an IQ
    If you want me to
    Third rate bromance
    Low rent rendezvous

  • BethDunham

    Terrorists are dumb

  • Olivia Simmons-Carter

    Well, that’s a bit Cloak and Dagger.

  • Richard Flay

    Was Cruz in drag?

  • christopher0312

    If Texas had just gone ahead and seceded, Ted ‘Carnival’ Cruz wouldn’t be a factor in the American economy. Thank you Texas, you really found the worse garbage in your state to send to Washington DC.

  • disqus_p7bzi0Fj57

    I think the “problem” of Cruz and other anti-American Teas will soon be solved by an arrest. These greasy jerkwads are planning insurrection, and I have had it with traitors.

  • Ellicottraven

    I have never seen a more shameful and pathetic display of politicking! We are considered to be a beacon of hope to the rest of the world and we won’t be able to pay the bills our federal Govt. owes?

    I think these tea party newbies are destroying the Republican party and tearing at it by its roots. It is really sad to watch Lincoln’s party being brought to its knees by a bunch of political goons.

  • tpartynitwit

    Tedious Ted’s too stupid to avoid holding a “secret” meeting at Kevin McCarthy’s favorite restaurant. Maybe he should’ve asked his addle-brained daddy to chew a Bible and spit out some Biblical chaw for him to examine for a clue to a better location.

    • geecee58

      Typical liberal drivel and Christian hate speech

      • tpartynitwit

        Stick a wad o’ Biblical chaw atwtixt yer cheek and gum, Teatard.

        • geecee58

          Once again, typical liberal gibberish…

  • Joninokc007

    It is assumed that Obama and Reid are the adults in the room, and the Republican Conservatives are being the meanies, but has it caught no one’s notice that Obama wants 100% give and no take, and has shown no interest in any deal offered. Basically, Reid and Obama consider that they are being decent in not insisting that the Republicans use pink lip balm, when they service Reid and Obama, in a manly fashion.

  • Gary Christopher

    I can’t believe people would blame Cruz for standing for equality and on Obama care . You people actually believe that it’s fine for the government to have subsidies and the rest of us to not ? Obama has refused to negotiate at all . The house has tried several times to pass a bill but the democrats won’t have it . Do you actually understand what Obama care requires . I’m a nurse and I think I have a much better understanding than most of you do .

  • Tchiock

    Do the Math Senators and then vote! This is for the people and not the Party. Stop the train wreck, which is the most complex piece of (s—) legislation ever!
    Promise we could keep our insurance?
    House must stand firm and fight for real change!!! Defund ACA and don’t back down! The “Math” says it all !!! The math!

  • Marianne_in_NJ

    YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF ANTI-AMERICAN SOCIALIST IDIOTS. PROBABLY COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, FOOD STAMPS WHILE USING YOUR OBAMA-PHONES — ALL PAID FOR BY TAX DOLLARS SUCKED OUT OF HARD WORKING PEOPLE.
    YOU ARE THE REASON THIS COUNTRY IS FAILING. YOU ARE THE REASON FOR THE RISE OF THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT. LONG LIVE HEROS LIKE TED CRUZ, RAND PAUL & MIKE LEE.

    • LtRuss

      I agree with you. 85% of the past comments on this pages are the low information voter and the give me, give me, you owe me type people. they will suck on anything if they think they can get something for free

  • george kaplan

    Got to respect the fact they think for themselves, even within their own party. I’m really disheartened with the Democrats who constantly tow Obama’s line. Isn’t the Legislative Branch supposed to be separate from the Executive????

  • headusher

    Here’s something that should be investigated—
    Having been involved in government procurement for 20 years I am quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request can take weeks and months not days or hours.
    In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-this park, facility, etc. with custom logos is closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. In reality these signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed by U.S. Mails or freight companies in less that 2 weeks.
    Saying this one could make the case that this shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There has to be a paper trail a mile long leading somewhere and I would bet it leads directly to the White House.

    • BullIsland

      Headusher, real simple . .
      After the last shutdown, the Park SErvice bids out the contract and gets the signs printed. They are then kept in mothballs, in the eventuality another shutdown occurs . . . .
      A good guess, as after the last shutdown, there was no guarantee a second one would not happen shortly thereafter . . .
      Alternatively, they could have been ordered around the time of the 2011 debt ceiling crisis . . easy to guess a threatened shutdown would happen sometime afterwards .

      • headusher

        I can agree with most of what you say but during the last shutdowns the monuments weren’t closed,and many of the places that were closed across the country this time remained open also. If signs specifically were required for the new closings I can’t see where they would get them in such a short timeframe if not preplanned.

  • Rosebud15

    Unless the real Conservatives band together, nothing of any consequence will get done. 2014 hopefully will change things!

    • BullIsland

      Likely after 2014, many of these birdbrains will have lots of time to cook their own Mexican food and enjoy it at leisure . . . wherever they want. . .

      • geecee58

        And hopefully, and eventually have to take their own medicine when their exemption from Obama Care is reversed. Congress needs to pass a law stating they are not above any laws they pass for the rest of us. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

  • del

    Cruz and his agenda are what the party needs….He is one of the few senators running on what he was elected by We the People to do…Why give the illegal buffoon and old reid any of their demands when their horrid actions kept violating everything we value!

  • Teryll Baker

    In case you idiots making comments here don’t notice; America is going down the tubes! We are headed for a complete collapse. A Government shutdown would probably be the best thing that could happen to us! I guaranty you will like it more than Obamacare implementation, that will drag us into insolvency, prolonged depression, credit default and finally complete collapse of the U.S. Dollar. The Statist Progressives can only print money for so long and then it’s Rebellion, Insurrection and Anarchy!

    • ThisIsNot4U2

      ^^^^Another hillbilly that’s gone off his meds^^^^

  • MHeather

    Yeah! Proud to see some house and senate members who listen to the will of the people and are serving Americans! God bless them and God bless America!

  • Bobbie Sena

    Ted Cruz speaks for me!!! He is my hero!!!! It is never wrong to do right!!! It is never right to do wrong!!! Senators Lee and Gohmert are also heroes!!! I applaud these great leaders!!!! We need a lot more of them!!! Wher are the rest of the free and the brave??????? Where are you???? Stand up and be counted!!!!

  • Bobbie Sena

    I left a very good message!!! Where is it???????? Please post it!!!!

  • Bobbie Sena

    I do have my own convictions!!! I left a very important message!! Please post it!!!!

  • Bobbie Sena

    Please post my message!!!! Thank you!!

  • Bobbie Sena

    Why do you not post my message???????????

  • Bobbie Sena

    Be fair!!! Please post my comments!!!!!!!!!Please!!!!!

  • Bobbie Sena

    I am done with you now!! Send me no more E mails!! I do not want to read vile rude stupid comments with no chance given me to reply!! Send me no moere E mails!!!

  • jalina susan stutte

    Thank God for the brave men that stand with Ted Cruz! He is a Patriot and a man of his word unlike the undocumented democrats like Boehner and McCain. He keeps his word to his people and tells the truth. He fights for our freedom and any here that doesn’t want their freedom must be communists and should move to Russia or Iran, they would be more comfortable sheep there.

    • Freido28

      you realize that neither Iran nor Russian have a communist government, right? Wow…..

      • Adam Smith

        Probably not. They’re idiots.

  • Bob A

    F__K Cruz. He is one useless piece of humanity. Why is he ALL of a sudden, the WANT-TO-BE-Man of the Hour? All of my research shows he is not an American citizen…how the F–K did he become a senator???? Do your homework before responding, What a piece of________, you fill in the blank.

  • bryan76016

    Cruz is doing what he said when I voted for him. Kind of different for politicians now days.

    • ThisIsNot4U2

      So…You voted for him to suck???? Well if so…let me be the first to say that he’s doing an EXCELLENT job.

      • bryan76016

        I vote for him to protect us for obamacare. When you get old enough to understand that there is no such thing as a “free lunch” you will look back understand that communism is not the way to go.

        • ThisIsNot4U2

          I don’t know what you’re babbling on about. First of all, I’m in my early 30s. Second, I’ve worked since the age of 16 and have paid taxes since that time. For the past 10+ years, I’ve been under my husband’s health insurance… which HE pays for. So maybe you should get your facts straight before throwing around the term “free lunch”.

          • bryan76016

            Early 30′s wow. I wish I could go back there. I turned 30 in 1965. Do you like my high school picture. It’s 60 years old. Nothing comes free young lady. Free obamacare to illegals will cost working, taxpaying folks like your husband. Folks my age will be allowed to pay more and get less, an aspirin for pain when diagnosed with cancer and told to go home.

            Thanks all you young comrads.

          • ThisIsNot4U2

            I think that the Tea Party has succeeded in frightening people into believing that “Obamacare” is the “bogeyman”.
            I say that the American people should give it a chance. If you don’t like it…and IF it happens to fail (but it won’t) then your party can use that against us in 2016.

          • bryan76016

            Once you “give it a chance” you are hooked forever. Hooked not as in addicted but as in meat hooked. This attempt at controlling your medical care gives the government control over who lives and who dies. It has been used by dictators previously. There will be two classes of people the rulers and the ruled.

          • Adam Smith

            Yeah, getting medical treatment as opposed to dying earlier can really “hook” you. You people said the same thing about Medicare. I’ll bet money it’s what covers you.
            BTW, age doesn’t automatically confer wisdom. If you think the ACA is communism, you’re proof it doesn’t.

          • bryan76016

            Dream on Adam. This government is like a python, slowly squeezing the life out of our constitution. The young people put obama in in the first place. Youth, blacks, and women.

  • ThisIsNot4U2

    Big deal! So Boehner met with a Canadian (Cruz) and a bunch of teabaggers at some “greasy spoon”…WHO CARES!!!

  • ThisIsNot4U2

    I don’t get it…Teabaggers are CONSTANTLY crying about throwing “illegals” back over the fence. However, they’re touting a CANADIAN (Cruz) as their leader?!!?!??!?!? I for one want to see his “PAPERS”.

    • Adam Smith

      TP rules should apply. Obama’s father was Kenyan, so he is too. Cruz’s father is Cuban, so he is too. I didn’t make the rules. They did.

  • Marx

    As a result that he is a so called Latino’s, He eats Tortillas and he met at a Tortilla Place. He is a Tortillero

  • ThisIsNot4U2

    I hope they all suffer Montezuma’s revenge.

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    Adam Smith’s study of moral standards led him to realize that human beings had stumbled upon impersonal ways of cooperating that enabled us to transcend the traditional limits of our own individual knowledge.

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    Who paid the bill?

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