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5/23/2013

Someone Asked Why I Like Ted Cruz

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 3:25 pm



Watch this to get some idea.

208 Responses to “Someone Asked Why I Like Ted Cruz”

  1. I wish he was my senator.

    mg (31009b)

  2. Me too. I do hate senate protocol where you have to call an opponent “my friend”.

    Tanny O'Haley (f5fbfe)

  3. An important asset for Texas, and an important leader for the U.S.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  4. We need more like him. A lot more.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  5. I bet blood pressure medicine was being popped out on the senate floor today like candy.

    elissa (36db97)

  6. So, is he saying that McCain is looking to give Obama, Reid and the Democrats political cover for raising the debt limit? Is he telling Reid why are you even listening to McCain, raise the f***ing debt limit already, you can do it with fifty votes? Is he saying, “Like man I need a photo-op, so I’ll take some Republican caucus infighting to the floor of the Senate and hopefully everybody will be watching my aide crossing and uncrossing her legs behind me and not really pay attention to what I’m saying”? Is he saying, “me gustan mis huevos rancheros”?

    nk (875f57)

  7. All of the above?

    nk (875f57)

  8. Cruz is saying that Washington politicians from both sides of the aisle are playing games with our country’s budget and debt, and our children’s financial future. He also said there are more Republicans than McCain realizes who don’t like what they see.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  9. Seriously, WTF?

    nk (875f57)

  10. We cross-posted, DRJ. Ok, one vote for Republican infighting in public.

    nk (875f57)

  11. nk,

    I don’t think there’s any doubt Cruz has a problem with some Republicans and Democrats. Yesterday he even said he doesn’t trust Republicans.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  12. … or the Democrats, which is another reason I like him. I don’t trust them either.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  13. And on immigration, Cruz said a closed-door agreement had been reached with the unions to support the Senate immigration reform. So all this talk that the unions oppose immigration reform may be planned to give opponents a false hope.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  14. The point of my last comment is that Cruz believes there is a good reason not to trust some of these politicians.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  15. There is no reason to trust any politician. 😉

    Meantime, McCain said, “Where’s my soft-boiled egg, the Kaiser’s out to steal my string”.

    nk (875f57)

  16. I’m with Cruz, even though I’m a registered Republican, I don’t trust Democrats or Republicans either. I think there must be something in D.C. water. I hope Cruz doesn’t drink the water.

    Tanny O'Haley (f5fbfe)

  17. nk,

    As a Texan, I believe many Texans sent Cruz to Washington to do just what he’s doing. We’ve sent smart, polite, well-spoken Senators to Congress who knew how to play the Senate’s games. Now it’s time we sent someone who is smart, polite, and well-spoken who isn’t willing to play their games.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  18. Cruz and Paul give me a sliver of optimism. It is better the light one candle than to curse the darkness.

    Mike K (dc6ffe)

  19. I love that he continually refers to McCain as “the senior Senator from Arizona.” Senior in terms of tenure, sure, but I think he is also reminding us that McCain is a septuagenarian who has spent three decades in office and is perhaps more interested in maintaining a decorous process than he is in obtaining a desirable vote.

    JVW (23867e)

  20. I meant “outcome” instead of “vote.”

    JVW (23867e)

  21. one does not oft find oneself pining for kay bailey hutchison does one

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  22. I think this video shows McCain’s point that Cruz “doesn’t understand” how things are done in the Senate. Or at least how McCain is USED to things being done in the senate. Cruz is upsetting his apple cart. I mean, after all, they have their phoney baloney jobs to protect (harrumph!).

    I think McCain’s askeered.

    crosspatch (6adcc9)

  23. I understood that Cruz was saying some people are serious about controlling the nation’s debt, and some are interested in giving Obama an unlimited charge card, and some are interested in letting have Obama what he wants as long as they can say “It wasn’t me”,
    and all of that was good;
    but the stuff about the 50 vote vs the 60 vote and who was doing what with the politics of it lost me. I would ask Painted Jaguar, but he was unavailable today.

    This was nice, and we do need more people who are willing to be as blunt as possible (I guess while maintianing some decorum) and people such as the great people of Texas willing to send them.

    I think leviticus was one who previously asked why some liked Ted Cruz.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  24. This whole speach is about the Senate wanting to increase the debt ceiling with 50 votes instead of 60 votes. If the economy is in a slump and my budget has been cut, why can’t the government cut their budget too?

    In an article called Budget Politics, Thomas Sowell said:

    “Back in my teaching days, many years ago, one of the things I liked to ask the class to consider was this: Imagine a government agency with only two tasks: (1) building statues of Benedict Arnold and (2) providing life-saving medications to children. If this agency’s budget were cut, what would it do?

    The answer, of course, is that it would cut back on the medications for children. Why? Because that would be what was most likely to get the budget cuts restored. If they cut back on building statues of Benedict Arnold, people might ask why they were building statues of Benedict Arnold in the first place.

    The example was deliberately extreme as an illustration. But, in the real world, the same general pattern can be seen in local, state and national government responses to budget cuts.”

    So, if you don’t increase the government’s budget they are going to punish you. Like the DOT did earlier this year when they reduced the number flight controllers even though they had a larger budget than the previous year. You see what they won’t tell you is that they received a budget increase, just not as much as they wanted. Since they didn’t get as much as they wanted, they call it a budget cut. Therefore you must be punished. Why do we trust these politicians to create a reasonable budget when the can’t even do basic math?

    I asked a coworker if the DOT did the job with last years budget, why they couldn’t do the job with the same amount of money? He told me it was because of automatic union mandated pay raises. His answer really opened my eyes. If I have to live on less, the government shouldn’t be demanding and legislating that I pay more of my shrinking paycheck to them, but the government should live on less too. If the Public Employee Unions are preventing the government doing with less, I say let’s get rid of the Public Employee Unions.

    Tanny O'Haley (f5fbfe)

  25. OT on a number of (related) things today

    I guess the fellow who was “shot” by the FBI in Fla yesterday had decided to lunge at the FBI interrogator with a knife, from what I can tell. (It sounded like the FBI just decided to shoot the guy, what the heck, ya’ know?).
    I guess he was linked with the Boston bombers in the previous triple murder…of 3 jewish folk…on Sept 11, 2011…who were more or less beheaded…
    Who knew? No one tells feets or the rest of us when there are jihadist murders in the US, unless they can be called “workplace violence”.

    Meanwhile, we did learn quite rapidly that a murder in England was because of a jihadist and co who fortunately decided to ham it up for the camera for 20-30 minutes before armed police arrived, instead of hacking at the heads of other passers-by.

    If my asserted facts are not true, please correct me.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  26. That’s essentially right, MD, now why didn’t they hold Todashev on a material witness warrant, is a poser, why they assume as with that Nokchi (that’s their own descriptive) in New Hampshire, there is no further connections, is curious.

    narciso (3fec35)

  27. makes me wonder what I could get away with if i canged my name to something Arabic sounding.

    Did the IRS ever ask about the contents of prayers of CAIR related groups?
    No, I didn’t really ask that.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  28. No, MD, the guy in England where Great Britain used to be was not a jihadist who murdered a British soldier, it was a murderer of a British soldier who shouted “Allahu Akhbar”. Like the “youths” burning the “immigrant suburbs” of Helsinki.

    nk (875f57)

  29. makes me wonder what I could get away with if i canged my name to something Arabic sounding.

    Probably get a fatwa out on you in Pakistan for apostasy.

    nk (875f57)

  30. Lee, Rubio, Cruz, Ayotte, Scott and Paul are the 6 youngest Republicans in the Senate. I sense a trend.

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  31. Did the IRS ever ask about the contents of prayers of CAIR related groups?

    Federal government workers have been supposed to know that by heart since 2009. La ilahu il Allah, Mohammed rasul Allah. (I did not need to look it up, either.)

    nk (875f57)

  32. nk, maybe you heard the US version; i thought the Daily Mail was a little more direct

    and I do not plan on changing my name or going to Pakistan anytime soon.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  33. Stay with me, MD, we can take this all the way to The Tonight Show.

    nk (875f57)

  34. Sorry, nk. Time zone thingy, I’m an hour later, tired and need to go to bed. Tell johnny and Ed hello for me.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  35. Heh! That’s the spirit!

    nk (875f57)

  36. Yes, don’t read the Daily Mail, unless you want to be angry,

    narciso (3fec35)

  37. Submitted for your consideration

    I know that the elites in the Northeast and West Coast don’t really care, but when rich Texans get pissed, things tend to happen.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  38. So . . . turns out that Eric Holder PERSONALLY signed the warrant to spy on FOX News’s James Rosen.

    Ruh roh!

    Icy (a5584f)

  39. And there’s no proof he actually recused himself from the AP phone trawl

    narciso (3fec35)

  40. Ag80,

    That shooting will definitely get a response. Border states like Texas are suffering from more and more Mexican violence, and this shows it’s moving further inland every day.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  41. DRJ:

    Yep. I’m just saying when the cartels bring their violence to one of the richest, most exclusive areas of a major metropolitan area in our state, they may have reached a bridge too far.

    Of course, it could get worse if they try to mess with East Texas meth dealers without armored protection.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  42. roobs and meghan’s coward daddy say don’t worry about the violence we can do border security after the sweet sweet amnesty cash starts rolling in cause of the multiplier effects from all the new people getting food stamps

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  43. you want me to i can draw you a chart how this works

    brb my crayons are in the kitchen

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  44. National Soros Radio tries to shame texas into taking piggy piggy fascist obamacare monies

    http://www.npr.org/2013/05/23/186303141/health-officials-decry-texas-snubbing-of-medicaid-billions

    Texas Republicans have moved steadily to the right — to where the very concept of public health insurance of any kind is looked at through narrowed eyes. Still, it’s not easy to walk away from $100 billion from the federal government to help your state’s poor, elderly and disabled, especially when you have powerful stakeholders like hospitals, doctors and cities clamoring for the state to take the money for their sakes.

    Texas hospitals stand to lose about $7 billion.

    just cause the fascist NPR propaganda sluts can’t walk away from government subsidies doesn’t mean they get to speak for real americans I don’t think

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  45. “I respect the Boy Scouts’ right to make their own decisions as a private organization, but I personally hope they will continue their current policy as I believe it’s in the best interest for members, their families, and the Boy Scout tradition.”

    – Senator Ted Cruz
    May 22, 2013

    You go Senator Ted.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  46. boy that cruz sure has his priorities straight I think we can all agree that organizations have the right to teach young boys to hate and shun their gay friends and classmates and church members and fellow americans

    personally i am deeply disappointed that the Boy Scouts have decided to become the Gay Poofter Scouts and me I am not buying anymore of their cookies*

    who’s with me?

    *except maybe the peabnut bubber ones – did you know you can freeze them for laters? Yup you sure can

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  47. *any more* of their cookies I mean

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  48. “boy that cruz sure has his priorities straight I think we can all agree that organizations have the right to teach young boys to hate and shun their gay friends and classmates and church members and fellow americans”

    Mr. Feets – Actually the Boys Scouts teach no such thing and its the butt stupid people what know nuthing about the Scouts what demand they bow to political correctness so that gay ten and eleven year olds itching to be Boy Scouts can check that box on applications to become Scouts that does not exist asking them their sexual orientation. I think mostly it’s just meany older people wif too much time on their hands who want to fix things that don’t need fixing by doing what is popular and threaten to take away money and stuff if organizations don’t toe the multiculti line.

    Maybe with President Obama’s age appropriate sex ed teaching about masturbation and homosexuality in kindergarten these days more ten and eleven year old boys will know if they are gay by the time it comes to join scouts.

    Go Merica!

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  49. “personally i am deeply disappointed that the Boy Scouts have decided to become the Gay Poofter Scouts”

    Mr. Feets – Really, what fun is a little sodomy without a little frisson of danger of expulsion?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  50. If this particular bit about the film, seemed out of place, there was a reason for it,

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/looking-for-rob.html

    narciso (3fec35)

  51. I guess his calm and forthrightness is refreshing as compared to this whitewash;

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/05/24/wapos-marimow-fails-reveal-18-month-delay-unsealing-rosen-warrant-which-

    narciso (3fec35)

  52. Mr. daley the scouts voted to do this all by themselves i had nothing to do with it i had a busy morning and then I went to the Chop Stop in burbank

    http://www.chopstop.com/home

    and then bam before I even had a chance to refresh drudge the scouts had gone gay

    i was completely blindsided

    but I went on with my day after that

    I figure I can let Ted Cruz stand up for excluding the wee small gay children from society while I worked on helping people sell products and stuff

    they’re very different jobs but both of them are honorable in their own way

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  53. If you think that is true, theny you’ve had too much frosting, pikachu, the irony is this decision, just undermines their own raison d’etre.

    narciso (3fec35)

  54. maybe so Mr. narciso but nonetheless it falls squarely under the heading of “stuff I can let Ted Cruz worry about”

    Mr. Ted okey doke you handle the poofter scouts me I’ll work on being an insignificant cog in the free enterprise system

    “you got a deal, happy,” says Ted

    “ok Mr. Ted text me if you want me to pick you up a tasty salad”

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  55. “Mr. daley the scouts voted to do this all by themselves i had nothing to do with it i had a busy morning and then I went to the Chop Stop in burbank”

    Mr. Feets – No, you were dissing Mr. Cruz’s priorities for even commenting on the vote taken by the National Board of Scouting so you decided to express your opinion on the matter which made it as much a priority for you as it was for Sen. Cruz.

    How many wee gay scouts exactly do you believe get excluded from this organization? How many wee non-gay scouts do you believe will drop out as a result of this decision?

    Do you seriously believe the Boy Scouts teach hate or did you read that on a gay pron website?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  56. Mr. daley I have no idea about facts and stuff I just know that if the scouts want to let gay kids into their club then you know what that’s ok

    I’m already over the whole thing actually

    after all tomorrow is another day

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  57. Sometimes if leadership is unclear, the enemy is less reluctant to be so;

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/al-qaeda-linked-terror-group-defends-woolwich-terrorists-issues-threat/

    narciso (3fec35)

  58. Cruz

    All breath no breadth.

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  59. “Mr. daley I have no idea about facts and stuff I just know that if the scouts want to let gay kids into their club then you know what that’s ok”

    Mr. Feets – OK, so you were just spouting knee jerk butt stupid nonsense like an MSNBC propaganda slut wifout any background, knowledge or facts an stuff.

    I get it now.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  60. that is a very harsh assessment of my commentings Mr. daley

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  61. nk, #6 etc.,

    You really need to listen to Senator Cruz’s speach. He is basically arguing that it is time for the Senate to perform it’s duties in a fashion that will make it possible to hold someone accountable. He goes to some trouble to explain the parlimentary tricks that are employed to obfuscate responsibility for votes that should not be all that hard to explain and understand. If this constitutes the sort of issues that the Republican caucus is struggling with, then Cruz is doing us all a favor to expose the problems within the Republican minority.

    If a number of Republican Senators are still so ignorant as to think that the stimulus and other measures undertaken by the Democrats are potentially effective and thus worthy of support via parliamentary tricks, then I think we need to know this. The “cash for clunkers” controversy got one drooling rino to opt out of the political system. We can hope the light of day shining on similar follies will usher out a few more. Fiscal policy as developed under present rules in DC is a catastrophe, and until this is exposed, no progress will be made in solving our problems. Cruz is attempting to educate the electorate and he’s making progress.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  62. bobathome

    Cruz offered what then? Oh nothing right?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  63. I got it (I hope), bobathome, and I agree with: “Dear Mr. Senior Senator Deadwood from Arizona, stop giving the Democrats political cover and you’re drooling soft-boiled egg and I think maybe you pooped your pants a little.” And that girl behind him has very nice ankles too. That’s what we want Boy Scouts to see more of.

    nk (875f57)

  64. Raise your hand if you are surprised that the true conservative, EPWJ, is slagging on Cruz.

    JD (403e89)

  65. JD

    So what did Cruz offer? Raise your hands if anyone knows what the guy is going to do to fix our country other than comment endlessly on it?

    We already have that – its called Obama

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  66. A true conservative is someone who works hard for what he believes in, instead of taking the podium.

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  67. Eric (BTW, is it ok if I still call you Eric? I knew you when), you can’t repair your house while the fire is still smoldering. Right now, containing Obama and saving what we can run out with is maybe all we can do.

    nk (875f57)

  68. I’ve been called worse and the first thing you do is start the hard work to repair the country – all Cruz is doing is stating:

    1the obvious – we all know it sucks – that’s why he got elected

    2 he needs to realize the election is over

    3 its a typical problem with Lawyers who get jobs they cant handle – this isn’t looking up precedents in an endless sea of paper – its the brutal work of talking to people and getting them to see your vision – something that blowhards like Cruz are ill equipped to do – oh yes catnip for the Tea types but he’s not going to make the job any easier to get done now isn’t it

    4 we are now making excuses for his lack of progress?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  69. Like Dewhurst who had a staffer that was stealing him, and those who chose poorly, blind.

    narciso (3fec35)

  70. How can any conversative go on the offensive in the Senate with a 55-45 (putting it optimistically) vote disadvantage? Using the parliamentary rules and the optics (love that word) to derail Obama’s runaway train is all they can do. I don’t know much you care about guns, but the way the gun-grab was shut down was brilliant, for one recent example.

    nk (875f57)

  71. How did the Dems do it between 2002 and 2006, they don’t care they didn’t have the numbers they would have a stooge in McCain or Hagel or Lugar

    narciso (3fec35)

  72. By and by, was there ever an apology here when Ross and Rove’s bogus charges against O’Donnell turned out to be just that.

    narciso (3fec35)

  73. nk

    10 dems are vote turners – if cruz used his powers to at least mitigate the damage, that would be a plus – is he EVER going to – thats the question?

    Now we hae a second excuse in a thread for his total lack of trying not even been a senator six months

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  74. What makes you state he cannot handle his job as Senator? I think, as do many others, that he is doing a fine job. More than fine. Maybe if he was collegial and more of a go along get along establishment type you would like him better, because he could work with Reid and Durbin and McCain to get things done?

    JD (403e89)

  75. Total lack of trying? Outright fabrication. Good Allah. He stood out in front of the gun control issue and stopped it dead dead dead. He has been on be right side of almost every issue. You are just babbling.

    JD (403e89)

  76. The ones who voted for Sutton Dillinger, or Obamacare, where do you think they will see reason.

    narciso (3fec35)

  77. Nobody is going to be elected with an anti-masturbation platform, narciso. Not … ever, not … anywhere, and certainly not in a state that elected Joe Biden. 😉

    nk (875f57)

  78. Oh, I had almost forgotten. Even before the election Eric had already firmly made up his mind that he doesn’t like Cruz very much. Sort of like the mother-in -law who just can’t stand that girl her son loves and marries– and so she picks on her mercilessly and never even gives the eager new bride a chance. Mom, all the while making everybody in their circle uncomfortable and sad at how petty it makes Mom look; and they are confused about why she does it, why she is so blatantly cruel, and wondering what she thinks she is accomplishing even as she is tearing up her own family.

    I reluctantly must take issue with the very first point on EPWJ’s list@6:57 . The fact is, I don’t think “we all know it sucks”. Obama got elected somehow, too, didn’t he? I’m not even sure half of the sitting senators “know it sucks”. Many of them have lived and socialized and financially prospered in the rarified and privileged air of D.C. for too long to care about the little people.

    Yes, Eric, “the election is over”.

    elissa (e4ad67)

  79. E.PWJ,

    Hutchison and Cornyn have been doing what you suggest for years. It got them some nice leadership roles and hefty political donations, but it did nothing for Texas or the country. It’s time to mix things up in the Senate and see if that works.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  80. Call both your Senators and tell whoever answers the phone that if the Democrats succeed in raising the debt limit on a simple majority vote you’re going to make a campaign contribution to their opponent in the next election.

    ropelight (643ef8)

  81. Eric #68,

    A true conservative is someone who works hard for what he believes in, instead of taking the podium.

    This, from a taker, means that the makers need to shut up, get to the back of the bus, and keep those taxes rolling in. Indeed, it’s become clear in recent days that the makers should be grateful that they haven’t been audited or bugged or they’d likely be in jail. I think I get it.

    Cruz is exactly what we need now. He’s polite, direct, and he has an internal compass that doesn’t respond to the foolish pressures that the Senate clubbies generate. We are in big trouble, and it will take considerable effort to get the public to understand that the Senate has been an important bulwark preventing remedial action. They’ve been ducking votes that would clarify accountability issues for four years. The Senate as presently configured is a disgrace. The light of day, yes or no votes on understandable propositions, will do much to untangle the logjam.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  82. DRJ

    Hutchison and Cornyn have been doing what you suggest for years. It got them some nice leadership roles and hefty political donations, but it did nothing for Texas or the country. It’s time to mix things up in the Senate and see if that works.

    You have ANY proof in that statement? Any DRJ?

    S. 3077 (111th): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Secretary of State to refuse or revoke visas to aliens if in the security or foreign policy interests of the United States, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to re
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 04, 2010

    Referred to Committee: Mar 04, 2010

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  83. JD, Elissa and DRJ

    Please again point to anything Cruz has offered to fix the mess in washington – other than moments at a microphone?

    Anything…..

    That would actually require doing something

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  84. He was supposed to be this whirlwind law making tornado – we got the wind – we are wondering where the whirl is….

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  85. DRJ

    More bills sponsored by the traitorus Texans

    S. 1026 (111th): Military Voting Protection Act of 2009
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: May 12, 2009

    Referred to Committee: May 12, 2009

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  86. DRJ

    Well then there’s these as well – but we all know Cruz would have done better right? (Oh wait he hasnt even done anything yet… never mind)

    S. 3542 (110th): A bill to require full and complete public disclosure of the terms of home mortgages held by Members of Congress.
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Sep 23, 2008

    Referred to Committee: Sep 23, 2008

    S. 1838 (110th): South Texas Veterans Access to Care Act of 2007
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jul 19, 2007

    Referred to Committee: Jul 19, 2007

    S. 422 (110th): Secure Border Crossing Card Entry Act of 2007
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jan 29, 2007

    Referred to Committee: Jan 29, 2007

    S. 4015 (109th): Home Ownership Protection Act of 2006
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Sep 29, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Sep 29, 2006

    S. 3835 (109th): Court and Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 2006
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Aug 03, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Aug 03, 2006

    S.Res. 524 (109th): A resolution condemning the unauthorized disclosure and publication of classified information about the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, the National Security Agency’s Terrorist Surveillance Program, and other vital counter-terroris
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 29, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Jun 29, 2006

    S. 3622 (109th): North American Investment Fund Act
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 29, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Jun 29, 2006

    S. 3559 (109th): Emergency and Disaster Assistance Fraud Penalty Enhancement Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 22, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Jun 22, 2006

    S. 3507 (109th): National Commission on Entitlement Solvency Act of 2006
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 14, 2006

    Referred to Committee: Jun 14, 2006

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  87. More As DRJ would say – establishment traitorus acts that hurt the country – gee if we only had Ted Cruz….

    S. 1720 (109th): Katrina Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Deterrence Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Sep 19, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Sep 19, 2005

    S. 1680 (109th): National Security Letter Reform Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Sep 12, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Sep 12, 2005

    S. 1642 (109th): A bill to prohibit narco-terrorists from aiding and supporting terrorists and terrorist organizations.
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Sep 08, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Sep 08, 2005

    S. 1438 (109th): Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jul 20, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Jul 20, 2005

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  88. More Cornyn lack of accomplishment – lack of leadership blah blagh blaghh

    But Ted – has done what?

    Referred to Committee: Jun 29, 2005

    S. 1318 (109th): A bill to protect States and Federal judges by clarifying that Federal judicial immunity covers all acts undertaken by judges pursuant to legal authority.
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 28, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Jun 28, 2005

    S. 1313 (109th): Protection of Homes, Small Businesses, and Private Property Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 27, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Jun 27, 2005

    S. 1276 (109th): A bill to amend section 1111 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding challenging academic content standards for physical education.
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jun 21, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Jun 21, 2005

    S.Res. 92 (109th): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that judicial determinations regarding the meaning of the Constitution of the United States should not be based on judgments, laws, or pronouncements of foreign institutions unless such fo
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 20, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Mar 20, 2005

    S. 589 (109th): Faster FOIA Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 10, 2005

    Reported by Committee: Mar 17, 2005

    S. 483 (109th): A bill to strengthen religious liberty and combat government hostility to expressions of faith, by extending the reach of The Equal Access Act to elementary schools.
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 01, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Mar 01, 2005

    S.J.Res. 6 (109th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to ensure continuity of congressional operations and the avoidance of martial law in the event of mass incapacitations or death in either House of Congr
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Feb 17, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Feb 17, 2005

    S. 394 (109th): OPEN Government Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Feb 16, 2005

    Reported by Committee: Sep 21, 2006

    S. 314 (109th): Fairness in Bankruptcy Litigation Act of 2005
    Sponsor: Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX]

    Introduced: Feb 08, 2005

    Referred to Committee: Feb 08, 2005

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  89. Bobathome

    in other words – you cant point to anything Cruz has done or tried to do right?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  90. He’s polite, direct, and he has an internal compass that doesn’t respond to the foolish pressures that the Senate clubbies generate

    and his lack of doing anything is going to help out how?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  91. Cruz has attached himself to three bill sponsored by establishment republicans – he has yet to author anything nor vote on a bill he co-sponsored

    S. 729: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 730: Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 505: A bill to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 07, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Mar 11, 2013

    S. 177: ObamaCare Repeal Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jan 29, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Jan 30, 2013sored
    He has sone

    S. 729: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 730: Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 505: A bill to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 07, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Mar 11, 2013

    S. 177: ObamaCare Repeal Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jan 29, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Jan 30, 2013

    S. 729: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 730: Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 505: A bill to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Mar 07, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Mar 11, 2013

    S. 177: ObamaCare Repeal Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]

    Introduced: Jan 29, 2013

    Reported by Committee: Jan 30, 2013

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  92. Step away from the computer, Eric, you’re drunk.

    nk (875f57)

  93. nk

    by posting bills? Buy posting someone’s record?

    DRJ said Cornyn was an enemy of Texas – I notice she went away as well, which is too bad I was just shocked that she made those statements – it was very unDRJ.

    Cruz has been running for 3 years for the senate and he wrote a 4 page bill and thats it

    wow – just wow

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  94. “in other words – you cant point to anything Cruz has done or tried to do right?”

    EPWJ – Four sponsored bills through April 15 and making the Democrats flop sweat on everything they try to do:

    S. 729: Disarm Criminals and Protect Communities Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013
    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 730: Firearm Straw Purchasing and Trafficking Prevention Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
    Introduced: Apr 15, 2013
    Reported by Committee: Apr 16, 2013

    S. 505: A bill to prohibit the use of drones to kill citizens of the United States within the United States.
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
    Introduced: Mar 07, 2013
    Reported by Committee: Mar 11, 2013

    S. 177: ObamaCare Repeal Act
    Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
    Introduced: Jan 29, 2013
    Reported by Committee: Jan 30, 2013

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  95. 4 pages? one so vague and non specific it has no chance of passing…

    4, count em 4 – all that money spent defeating a true consevative – getting the people’s hopes up and he wrote 4 pages.

    4….

    4………….

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  96. Daley

    I already posted them – he only sponsored 1 bill – 4 pages – thats it

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  97. But at least Daley tried to put a plus sign up there for the man whio was gong to fix wahhhhshington as he says it on the floor,

    I think Martin Luther nailed at least 7 pages to the door of that catherdral….

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  98. Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 5/23/2013 @ 7:23 pm

    I’ve been to Pakistan, yours is a wise decision.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  99. Daley please point to any sweating by democrats – did you know they yeild their time to him so they can watch him hang himself?

    When your enemy is in fighting let them do it in public

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  100. epwj must have received some new “funding” from Soros – something has certainly lit a fire under his wok of mis-information.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  101. Eric, #91, etc., etc., etc.

    I would be quite pleased if all the Senate Republicans do for the next six months is read every bill that the D’s put before them and then make sure that public understands what is actually in the bill, not just the title of the bill. Next they need to make sure that yes-no votes are cast by every Senator on those illuminated bills so the public can begin to understand who is responsible for what. As for legislative initiatives, let them carry the House proposals forward. The last thing we need is more cash for clunkers, or whatever foppish idea is stimulating the Ds this week. As a minority, and given the refusal of Reid to accept any bipartisanship, they need to be rock solid and clear. The D’s will sink in their own stink given the chance.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  102. E.PWJ,

    I didn’t say Cornyn and Hutchison are traitors. They just didn’t accomplish much, even though they had the best intentions. It’s time to lift the curtain on the Senate games and tell the people, as Cruz iand Rand Paul and Mike Lee are doing. Why keep doing the same things that don’t work and expect them to work?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  103. “Daley please point to any sweating by democrats – did you know they yeild their time to him so they can watch him hang himself?”

    EPWJ – It really is funny to watch you prove how stupid you are. What do you mean point to any sweating by Democrats? Are you in second grade? Nevermind, rhetorical question. Just look at the invective directed at Cruz by Harry Reid, Shumer, Durbin and others in the chamber and outside. Look up examples yourself.

    Please provide evidence of your assertion that Democrats yield time to Cruz so he can humiliate himself.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  104. Also, E.PWJ, before you get too excited about John Cornyn,’s legislation, Cruz has moved Cornyn to the right.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  105. “I already posted them – he only sponsored 1 bill – 4 pages – thats it”

    EPWJ – You asked for evidence that Cruz had done anything other than speak and I provided it. Who cares about page count except morons who think the longer a bill is the more effective it must be? See Obamacare.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  106. He was supposed to be this whirlwind law making tornado – we got the wind – we are wondering where the whirl is….

    I see EPWJ is making false statements about DRJ, Cruz, etc … I suppose you can support your claim that we found him to be some whirlwind lawmaking tornado, or that we are evn for looking of something of the sort.

    JD (b63a52)

  107. Where did anyone claim Cornyn is traitorous, ofther than the lying EPWJ?

    Another afternoon where the short busser puts on the dunce cap and runs around with goalposts while drooling on himself.

    JD (b63a52)

  108. JD – It’s a holiday weekend, but EPWJ was in his cups very early.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  109. DRJ said Cornyn was an enemy of Texas – I notice she went away as well, which is too bad I was just shocked that she made those statements – it was very unDRJ.

    Lie. Support this. You can’t, so you won’t.

    Cruz has been running for 3 years for the senate and he wrote a 4 page bill and thats it

    wow – just wow

    ZOMFG another EPWJ endless feedback loop

    JD (b63a52)

  110. Whose promise of a filibuster stopped the Dem gun grabbing dead in it’s tracks?

    JD (b63a52)

  111. We have to keep in mind that last summer, our pal EPWJ was screaming like a jihadist liberal talk show host on MSNBC that this Ted Cruz person was not a good choice for the US Senate.

    EPWJ preferred (drum roll, please)…David Dewhurst in the Texas GOP primary, because Dewhurst is an establishment Republican who would be better equipped to cut deals with the Democrats.

    Of course, anybody whose priority for a Republican Senator is to cut deals with the Democrats is…probably a Democrat.

    I swear, this EPWJ fellow who claims to be a conservative, reminds me of the self-identifying vegetarian who keeps choosing steak over salad. He also reminds me of the superstar “A” list actor who is allegedly straight, yet keeps getting caught with other men.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  112. ES – EPWJ watches MSNBC and reads DKos and Media Matters so that you don’t have to.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  113. It’s indeed a sad day when one realizes that it is preferable and much more fun to argue with Mahalia.

    elissa (9070ef)

  114. elissa – I prefer polishing my light bulbs to arguing with either, it’s more intellectually stimulating, but sometimes I can’t resist the temptation. I am a weak person.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  115. E.PWJ,

    Again, I did not call Hutchison or Cornyn enemies or traitors, and I don’t view them that way. (I called them smart, polite, and well-spoken.) They simply weren’t effective because the Democrats control the Senate.

    You listed some of Cornyn’ bill but look at Cornyn’s legislative record since 2009 — none of his bills have passed. I guess that’s good news because it means he has offered conservative bills, except on immigration, but it also means his approach isn’t working. It’s time for a new approach, to reach out to the people and not rely solely on the process.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  116. There are Texans who favor establishment GOP politicians. The best example of them is the Bush family. They tend to come from Dallas and Houston, where government is viewed more favorably, as long as it’s semi-conservative.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  117. The Senate needs some more honesty. I have always wished Palin was a Senator after her end of term as office as Governor. I would love it if she ran against Merkowxi.

    The Senate thinks way too highly of itself anyway. There is so much passion for reform out there, and it isn’t tipping the scales as much as it should be.

    Dustin (12e1a0)

  118. I’d like to see Palindrome run this time against Begich.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  119. Quirky Apple changed “Palin run” to Palindrome. Thanks for the “help,”

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  120. LOL.

    I think she very well may run this time too. It will take a powerful politician to beat Murkobowski, though, and I like the poetry in that fantasy.

    Dustin (12e1a0)

  121. It’s pretty clear that Alaskans like Murkowski. I don’t see it but then a lot of people don’t get who Texans pick, either.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  122. I think “Murkowski” is such an entrenced name in Alaska politics, that Anthony Weiner could change his name to “Anthony Murkowski,” and move to Alaska, and he could get elected there.

    In other words, I don’t think it’s so much a great reverance for Lisa Murkowski as it is for name recognition.

    They’re the Kennedys of Alaska—in more ways than one.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  123. Yeah, her father bears a striking resemblance to Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. in his deeds.

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  124. So, is he saying that McCain is looking to give Obama, Reid and the Democrats political cover for raising the debt limit?

    Yes, that is exactly what he is saying. And that McCain is a damned liar for denying it.

    Is he telling Reid why are you even listening to McCain, raise the f***ing debt limit already, you can do it with fifty votes?

    No, Reid can’t do that. McCain is trying to give him the power to do it, and Cruz is trying to prevent that.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  125. Oops, should have written “entrenched,” not entrenced.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  126. Again, I did not call Hutchison or Cornyn enemies or traitors, and I don’t view them that way

    sure you did. You can paint it all you want but my point is what has Cruz promised and what has he done

    4 pages

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  127. DRJ

    I know you want the best for Texas so why dont you get onto Cruz this dybnamo this world beating pillar of all thats good and just and aqsk him when is he going to actually do something

    Not a lot to ask – I mean we can distort thers records to try to mask the fact he’s a big flat bust so far he’s got plenty of time – no wait he’s going to run for president next month then after he loses he’ll be back…..

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  128. This is classic…Ted Cruz is five months into his first term in the Senate as a member of the minority party, and EPWJ wants to blame him for not already having fixed stuff.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  129. Do you seriously believe the Boy Scouts teach hate or did you read that on a gay pron website?

    No, on gay pr0n sites the Boy Scouts teach nothing but love…

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  130. Obama has been shredding the Constitution, and all that EPWJ can talk about is how awful he believes Ted Cruz is.

    No, sports fans, that’s definitely not a poker-tell !

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  131. A true conservative is someone who works hard for what he believes in, instead of taking the podium.

    Hey, idiot, that is exactly what Cruz is doing. Working hard for what he believes in, in this case he is working hard to keep the debt ceiling where it is (since lowering it right now is impossible). How do you think senators do that, or anything else, except by speaking? What else do you expect him to do? Dig ditches? How will that save the debt ceiling, or fix the country in any other way?

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  132. but the stuff about the 50 vote vs the 60 vote and who was doing what with the politics of it lost me. I would ask Painted Jaguar, but he was unavailable today.

    Right now, a senate vote to raise the debt ceiling, like pretty much any other senate vote, would require 60 votes, so Reid can’t pass it without some Republican support. Since no Republican who is dreaming of reelection can afford to vote for a raise, it can’t pass. If Reid seriously wants to get it through, he has to persuade some Rs to join him, which means he has to offer them something good enough to give them cover, which means even if we lose, at least we get something good out of the deal instead of nothing.

    However, there is one way to get it through the senate with only 51 votes: if it’s included in a budget reconciliation. Now the House and Senate have each passed a budget, and it’s time to go to a reconciliation conference. And Cruz says hang on, if we do that, and the conference report includes a debt ceiling increase, then Reid will be able to pass it without having to persuade any Republicans. So I’m going to hold up the conference unless Reid promises that he won’t use it for that purpose. If Reid really had no intention of doing so, then he’d have no problem making that promise, and then Cruz would drop his objection. But he refuses to make the promise, for the obvious reason that he intends to do exactly that. And since 0bama and the Dems are open about their desire to raise the ceiling without giving up anything in return, we can be sure that if given the opportunity they’ll do so.”

    Now McCain says “Cruz, you’re a wackadoo, you’re making things up, going to conference would not give Reid that power”, and Cruz says “McCain, you’re not mistaken about that, you’re lying. You were here when it happened before, so you know damn well it can happen again, and therefore that it will happen again. You want the debt ceiling to go up, you just don’t want to be responsible for it, so you want us to give Reid the power to do it on his own, and then we can raise our hands and act shocked when he does it. And by the way, if you think I’m a wackadoo, I bet you can’t get a majority of GOP senators to sign a paper saying I’m wrong.”

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  133. Call both your Senators and tell whoever answers the phone that if the Democrats succeed in raising the debt limit on a simple majority vote you’re going to make a campaign contribution to their opponent in the next election.

    And Schumer and Gillibrand will die of laughter? Is that your plan? No dice, it just means Cuomo will appoint their replacements.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  134. Since when is it a senator’s job to introduce or sponsor or write bills? A senator’s job is to support good legislation and to oppose bad. Cruz is doing that. For all the bills Cornyn sponsored, what did he achieve?

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  135. Milhouse

    eh he said he was going to washhhington to fix it not whine at the podium.

    So what has he done? It take legislation to undo legislation.

    Lets move the goalposts for Cruz……

    yada yada yada

    yap yap yap = Cruz isnt using the tools or introducing anything but more hot air into a chamber already at its limit of hot air how original

    Remember he PROMISED! But thats okay no one really expected him to do anything –

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  136. Again, I did not call Hutchison or Cornyn enemies or traitors, and I don’t view them that way

    sure you did. You can paint it all you want but my point is what has Cruz promised and what has he done

    Again. That is a lie, and you are a liar.

    JD (403e89)

  137. Your incessant feedback loops are more than a little tiresome. So is your lying.

    JD (403e89)

  138. eh he said he was going to washhhington to fix it not whine at the podium.

    So what has he done? It take legislation to undo legislation.

    He has no way of passing good legislation, but he can stop bad, which is equally or even more important. And doing so does not take legislation, it takes what you call “whining on [not at] the podium”.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  139. yap yap yap = Cruz isnt using the tools

    WTF are you talking about? Which tools is he not using? This was a masterful speech, which is very likely to achieve its goal — and that is exactly what he was elected for. This is him doing his job. The only one whining here is you.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  140. Oh, and the reason it’s likely to do its job is precisely because it’s so masterful. Its purpose is to shame his fellow Republicans, and make it politically costly for them to jump ship and give Reid the power that McCain wants to give him.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  141. It doesn’t matter what you say.
    I will pretend you said what you didn’t say in order to make a point.
    And don’t you dare defend yourself by saying you didn’t say what I accused you of after pretending you said it.

    That pretty well sums it up, don’t you think, JD?

    elissa (9070ef)

  142. It is surreal, Elissa. Even ThinkRegress and MediaMutterz could not drag traitor from what DRJ wrote.

    JD (403e89)

  143. I see Joan Walsh at Salon attacked Sen. Cruz today. So at least EPWJ’s in good, solid, like-minded, true conservative company on this.

    elissa (9070ef)

  144. It got them some nice leadership roles and hefty political donations, but it did nothing for Texas or the country

    JD

    Then what is being a traitor – taking money for nothing? Going to Washington and doing nothing for yojur state or country? I appreciate the zeal with which you defend her.

    But DRJ I dont think really means it, she has praised both in the past right here on this blog as a contributor if memory serves – I think that people are angry beyond belief and Cruz is playing to the crowd – eaaasy money.

    But regardless, Cruz is da man – can anyone point to anything he’s even trying to do to right the ship?

    Without a microphone at his mouth?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  145. Mr. Milhouse,
    Thank you for filling in the gaps in my thinking, mainly that it was whether or not they were going to manipulate things through reconciliation, and cruz was trying to prevent that move.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  146. Walsh is a racist.

    Every time EpWJ rolls out the “I know you only want what is best for …but ” Nonsense, it reminds me of Teh Lightbringer saying “it has always been my position” or “let me be clear”

    JD (403e89)

  147. Elissa

    Asking someone if they are doing something is an attack?

    Moving goal posts?

    Can you point to anything he’s done – or are you like Obama – if the question is to tough, then question the questioner?

    I can gladly be proven wrong – I WANT TO BE PROVEN WRONG – okay I will

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  148. Comment by elissa (9070ef) — 5/24/2013 @ 2:20 pm

    Painted Jaguar (purring contentedly)[purring?]: That’s the spirit, elissa.

    Painted Jaguar (a sockpuppet) (3d3f72)

  149. JD

    Still waiting for what Cruz has done for America besides increasing aspirin sales…..

    Please – PROVE ME WRONG!!! I want Cruz to right the ship – hell anyone – but he’s the guy who promised…

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  150. Screw you, EPWJ. It takes no zeal defending DRJ. Her actual words stand in direct contrast to what you made up. Your lying, and let’s be clear, crystal clear -you are lying – is droll, repetitive, uninspired, and rooted in your despising Cruz for spanking your establishment pony.

    JD (403e89)

  151. “No, on gay pr0n sites the Boy Scouts teach nothing but love…”

    Milhouse – I defer to your expertise.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  152. Shall we schedule another broken “Cruz for America” sign pickup along with the “Rubio for Presidente” broken sign collection on wednesday?

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  153. I think EPWJ is having a very hard time; he doesn’t know if he wants Palin to run for president and Cruz for VP, or Cruz for pres and Palin for VP.

    I say they flip a coin and the winner runs for prez first, then they switch for the second term, again for the third, and one last time for the 4th.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  154. He stopped the Dems gun grabbing dead in his tracks with his veto promise. Not that you care. He is doing what Senators do. You are making up some silly metric about the number of pages in legislation produced. Everyone is scratching their heads wondering what you are on about. But this is an isolated event in a long series of events where you do this. And it won’t be the last.

    JD (403e89)

  155. JD

    No she accused them of doing nothing for money – you can let your weird animosity man crush on me fester for awhile more – I only asked what has he done – must have struck a nerve – because everyone except Daley is moving goal posts like mad and making excuses and straw man attacks on everything under the sun on me except answering the question.

    DRJ isnt the focus, and shouldnt be but this is what you do = in your little game you play here that is more than amateurishly tranparent, so I’m just asking you – despite what anyone said or DRJ said or you did – whatever – I will apologise right now for angering anyone by asking gee what has Cruz done if it has caused harm or hurt feelings.

    But all I asked:

    CAN ANYONE SHOW ME WHAT THIS GUY IS GOING TO DO!

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  156. Non-establishment actual conservatives are to be ruined in EPWJ’s world.

    JD (403e89)

  157. MD

    Someone said both mt senators from Texas were in it for the money – but If I suggested (despite a enormous mountain of evidence) that either one of the two you mentioned was in it for the money – ohhh the yelling the calling pat and whining to get me banned yad yada yada.

    This is OBAMAS BLOG WE SHALL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS FORM QUESTIONERS AND WE SHALL DEFEAT THEM AND CALLETH THEM NASTY NAMES –

    Why is it soo hard to ask what is the guy going to do and how is he going to accomplish it?

    I agree with 99.876 percent of what cruz says about what needs to be done – I disagree how he is trying to accomplish it – or is he even trying

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  158. Like I said, you ignore what he has actually done, and then yammer about you standard bibble babble. I understand you want to shift the focus from you words, because your words were objectively dishonest. I have no animosity towards you, just towards liars, a group you repeatedly and voluntarily insist to be included in.

    He stopped the Dems gun grabbing. Apparently that means nothing to you.

    JD (403e89)

  159. JD

    Yeah silly metrics – more goal posts – try again

    If anyone disagrees with you on something you are an”establishment” republican – Cruz is – he accepted only establishment money and endorsements to run – but lest not get that in the way

    What is he going to do? Pissing off democrats – I’m okay with that – pissing off republicans, how is he going to get anything passed.

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  160. How would you suggest he proceed? What is the appropriate course of action for a Senator in office for 5 months in the minority party in the Senate. Lay out, in detail, what he should be doing to meet with your divine approval. Nevermind. You would never approve, you loathed him from the start. Just like Palin, and all the others you have smeared. You should stick to counting jooooooooooooooooos.

    JD (403e89)

  161. JD

    You calling liars is like breathing in – all I’m asking is that you tell me what he is going to do except stand at microphones and flap his yap.

    So the LIAR is asking why cant anyone just say what he’s going to do – I could look up his speeches he promised all sorts of 90 day 120 day bullcrap that no one thought was going to happen.

    4 freakin pages…..

    uhhh thats got to leave a mark

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  162. Yes, counting pages of legislation is a silly metric. It is an absurd metric. One need not ever introduce one page of legislation to be effective. Pissing off McCain is a feature, not a bug. And the idea Cruz is an establishment politico is laughable. That goes to your boy,who Cruz beat, and is the root of your animosity. Off to swim. Wish I could say this was fun, but it is really quite sad.

    JD (403e89)

  163. JD

    Like you said you couldnt be a referee because you dont have the patience – just the opposite – I think you would be a legendary referee – and imposing referee because you are just as fit and talented or more than they are and have a passion for the game that is not motivated by money or look at me look at me fame, you just enjot the game.

    I’m just asking my senator – when is playtime over and when is the great litigator going to get the ball rolling. Dewhurst is never going to be senator or governor of texas – using that strawman (others did not you) to deflect Cruz’s missteps or just lack of steps isnt helping – maybe my point is that someone is going to get this thread and cruz just might think – hey I got work to do.

    Just sayin = look got to go disgrace my self on my monster brush mower – never ever buy a walk behinf mower for hills with weak reverse – good news I can tie my shoes without bending over now…

    E.PWJ (c3dbb4)

  164. EPWJ,

    We conservatives get a thrill up our leg when we listen to Ted Cruz.
    The reason you don’t get a thrill up your leg is because you’re not a conservative.

    Elephant Stone (6a4946)

  165. EPWJ, you need to become better acquainted with with how the Senate operates. It was established to be the more deliberative body of our two bodies of Congress. In fact, until a hundred years ago, the US Senators were chosen by each of the states’ legislatures rather than through direct election.

    The Democrats have a strong operating majority in the Senate, and Hairy Reeds is the mafioso in charge of making sure nothing gets done by Republicans. This premise of yours that Ted Cruz can just walk into the Senate, wave a magic wand, and make all the Senate rules disappear so that he can implement the Reagan Revolution overnight is just insanity.

    With the Senate, the White House, the IRS, and the Media all in control of left wingers, the best that the GOP can do right now is to inform the public about the dangers of Democrat policies, and, they can attempt to stop the Democrats from doing even more damage.

    That’s what Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Kelly Ayotte, Marco Rubio, and others are doing right now.

    By the way, the only people angry at Ted Cruz are Democrats.

    Elephant Stone (6a4946)

  166. all I’m asking is that you tell me what he is going to do except stand at microphones and flap his yap.

    Um, that is doing something — that’s what senators do.

    I could look up his speeches he promised all sorts of 90 day 120 day bullcrap that no one thought was going to happen.

    Yes, you do that. Tell us what you find.

    I’m just asking my senator – when is playtime over and when is the great litigator going to get the ball rolling.

    You think he’s playing?! What exactly is it that you think his work is? What would “the ball rolling” look like? This is the ball rolling, and he is masterfully blocking it from entering our goal.

    Milhouse (3d0df0)

  167. E.PWJ,

    The Democrats control the Senate and have since 2007. I’d rather have a conservative Senator like Cruz who filibusters and tries to block legislation the Democratic Senate wants, as opposed to a conservative Senator like Cornyn who offers good legislation that doesn’t have a chance of passing (and, in fact, who hasn’t passed a bill in years).

    However, I understand you don’t agree with me, and there’s room in my GOP tent for both Senators Cruz and Cornyn — both of whom have distinguished careers and are honorable men. I’m also happy Cornyn is coming around to Cruz’s way of looking at the Senate. I’d like to think he’s doing it because he sees Cruz is right, but I won’t complain if he’s doing it to avoid a primary opponent.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  168. Also, I never said Hutchison or Cornyn ran for the Senate to get rich. What I said is their service has gotten them “some nice leadership roles and hefty political donations, but it did nothing for Texas or the country.” The first part of my sentence is true, and there’s nothing wrong with them doing that. Politicians need money to support their campaigns and, in the past, leadership roles equal influence that benefits the people at home.

    But our problems have become so severe that there isn’t enough money to go around so influence isn’t enough. The country needs politicians who will try to stop the Democrats from implementing their agenda. Cruz has shown a willingness to do that by joining Rand Paul’s filibuster and by trying to expose the backroom deals the Democrats use.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  169. I’m just asking my senator

    Eye roll

    JD (403e89)

  170. DRJ

    Threatening to filibuster is a moronic tactic – why? Because the otherside will also do it.

    Cruz needs to listen, learn and lead, not think he’s the only voice in the senate. Huey P Long was the last moron like Cruz for left or right who thought through his force of will – he could enact his will upon the other members of the chamber.

    Didnt work out.

    So Cruz Filibusters, then a dem filibusters? Cruz will end up doing what? Nothing – and BTW – he didnt filibuster this immigration stuff did he?

    So it was an empty threat – Cornyn is passing legislation and introducing legislation and forcing democrats to shelve it to their peril – Cruz is just getting the other side to entrench and not being a force that he could and should be as a senator from arguably the most important state in the union.

    Thats where it really is DRJ. And yes you made the comment that the senators from texas enriched themselves at the expense of Texans – I have sent that comment to members of their staff (and former staff members) and no one mistook it for anything other than what I have stated.

    We are highly offended by such a callous and deliberately false remark, amd further more resent your trying to walk it back as if its my misunderstanding.

    Trying to say Cornyn is an honorable man after saying he ran for money and power and did nothing for America – basically – I dont know why you said it and why you are saying its my misunderstanding

    Its not DRJ. Cruz wanted the job promised change – he hasnt done a thing nor will he. Thats the reality so far – he can change that but I doubt it, seriously doubt it.

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  171. Pathetic

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  172. === I have sent that comment to members of their staff (and former staff members) and no one mistook it for anything other than what I have stated.==

    Reporting on fellow citizens. Mao would be so proud.

    elissa (ba628d)

  173. This EPWJ person just doesn’t like Ted Cruz “for some reason.”

    Gee, I wonder what it could be…

    Anyhow, EPWJ has been blasting Cruz for “just talking at the podium, and “not really doing anything” to change things in the Senate.

    Now, he says that Cruz is “a moron” if he thinks he can change the Senate.
    So, in EPWJ’s world, Cruz is damned if he doesn’t change the Senate, and a moron if he tries to change the Senate.

    There’s definitely a moron in all of this—and it isn’t Ted Cruz.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  174. E.PWJ,

    I’m sorry you were offended by comments that you misinterpreted.

    I’m interested that the Senatorial staff members you claim you contacted also misinterpreted my comments. That explains a lot about their decision-making.

    I don’t know if Cruz will filibuster the immigration reform bill in the future but the legislation just left committee. Senators can’t filibuster legislation until it comes up for consideration on the floor of the Senate.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  175. However, I acknowledge your point that Cornyn’s legislation has forced Democrats to vote for or against good legislative proposals, as did Cruz’s immigration amendments. There is value in that. Unfortunately, neither made much difference given the media and the general electorate.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  176. You’re too nice, DTJ. You too, elissa. Up yours, E.PWJerkoff, you piece of garbage.

    nk (875f57)

  177. I think if you look closely it’s subtlety rather than niceness in both our cases, nk. :)

    elissa (ba628d)

  178. Oh for God’s sake.

    Dustin (12e1a0)

  179. Thats where it really is DRJ. And yes you made the comment that the senators from texas enriched themselves at the expense of Texans – I have sent that comment to members of their staff (and former staff members) and no one mistook it for anything other than what I have stated.

    We are highly offended by such a callous and deliberately false remark, amd further more resent your trying to walk it back as if its my misunderstanding.

    Who is this “we” you speak of, and do they know you are a serial liar?

    JD (0add40)

  180. DRJ

    Why dont you forward your comment to them and see the reaction for yourself.

    You dont need to share with me I already got the reaction. I mean it wasnt a big stretch

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  181. Email your email to the Senators offices and staff to me, and their responses,and I will post it.

    JD (0add40)

  182. JD

    Accuse any politician of doing nothing – guess what their reaction is going to be?

    She’s still moving goal posts – this isnt about her – its about Cruz doing nothing

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  183. I have sent that comment to members of their staff

    I wish you would drop the sticky six-year-old act, it is most unbecoming in an adult male.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  184. Could it be that epwj’s animosity towards Sen. Cruz is due to the fact that the Senator is not in the pocket of Big-Oil, where epwj has spent a lifetime?

    askeptic (2bb434)

  185. I am moving goalposts? You are the one that claims to have reported a fine woman to a sitting US Senator’s office and staff, and what you claim to have reported was an outright lie, not to mention how effing creepy that is.

    JD (b63a52)

  186. E.PWJ,

    I’d be delighted to learn the Texas Senators and their staff read Patterico.com, and especially this comment thread. I stand by what I said and I look forward to you posting any response.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  187. Specifically, I hope you will post any response you received from Senators Cornyn, Cruz, former Senator Hutchison or their staffs. Be sure to redact the email addresses but otherwise I’d like to see the entire correspondence.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  188. “Why dont you forward your comment to them and see the reaction for yourself.”

    EPWJ – What specific comment # did you forward?

    Please post the specific responses you received.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  189. “did you know they yeild their time to him so they can watch him hang himself?”

    EPWJ – I am still waiting for any evidence to support your above assertion that Democrats engage in the above practice with respect to Sen. Cruz which you made in comment #101 yesterday.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  190. E.PWJ,

    I believe Senators Cornyn and Hutchison have always had Texas’ best interests at heart, and I’m glad they sponsored bills that represent our Texas values. But, specifically, how does offering legislation that doesn’t pass help Texas?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  191. DRJ

    you’re 193 doesnt make any sense, so if Cruz introduced legislation that has no chance of passing is what you want – but you made the erroneous and quite false comment that neither senator got anything done for texas or America – given your ever moving goal posts that if any other Texas senator introduces legislation and only some get passed – why do the non-Cruz senators who actually accomplished something – actually introduced legislation that cost them votes – caused the dems to raise money against them – why are they the ones who dont get anything done when Cruz is less effective?

    All I asked was – what is his plan for accomplishing anything?

    4 pages…

    If I never responded to DRJ this was the last comment we would have heard on our strongest conservative Texas senators in decades

    they did nothing for Texas or the country

    After a slam of facts that rebutted this statement

    backtracking

    and the usual greek chorus of ad homs…..

    But send your comments directly to Senator Cornyn – he does occasionally respond directly in the comment sections of threads so this would be a plus for pat to have a live senator respond to the offhand comment that he did nothing.

    Write David Jennings of BigJollypolitics – ask him how he gets cornyn rto respond to his tiny blog.

    I’m sure the good senator will enjoy hearing how Cruz burning down the house is going to move things – last month Rand Paul was going to be the mover and shaker – but found out it took effort

    so he’s back on his country club…

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  192. For full disclosure – Cornyn nominated my daughter to West Point where she was voted as one of 4 class officers for life and was ranked in the top percentile of her class.

    She is one of the very few Air Assault graduates with no restrictions – which means she trained, slept, and was treated as a man for the entire training session and finished the graduation run with 12 minutes to spare, and ran back to encourage everyone, they wanted everyone to qualify that day.

    She also had one of the top ratings in her Avaition pilot training as well and will graduate soon again at the top of her class of UH-60 pilots. Her first assignment will be announced in June possibly with the special ops unit in Washington State.

    So I put this in so people wouldnt assume she was GIVEN anything and my dfending the senator was some pro quid pro.

    My Middle daughter depending on the Mcat this summer will also be commissioned an ensign in the US Navy or a 2nd LT in the Marines to attend medical school on behalf of the armed services.

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  193. Congratulation, E.PWJ. I know you are very proud of your daughters and their impressive achievements.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  194. All the children of Texas are precious – in my case they take after their mother

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  195. Tales out of school is for little boys and large Meg Lankers.

    SarahW (b0e533)

  196. I am interested in seeing the responses from Sen Cornyn’s office and staff.

    JD (0add40)

  197. Lisa Murkowski, who is blanc mange on guns, ‘evolving on gay marriage, trusting of the Russians on New Start, supporter of amnesty, contemptuous of the first Amendment on disclose, that is the ideal Republican,

    narciso (3fec35)

  198. Congrats on your kids, EPWJ. I’d be incredibly proud of them too.

    Dustin (12e1a0)

  199. I don’t want senators who will author a bunch of bills that have a slim chance of getting out of committee, then just have senator Reid prevent the bill from ever getting a vote. I don’t want a senator who will compromise with the democrats because compromising with the democrats is not good for our country. I want a senator who will fight tooth and nail against everything the democrat party stands for. I want a senator who exposes the truth like Senator Cruz as done in this speech. I want the democrats and squishy republicans out of office.

    Hey, a person can dream, can’t they?

    Tanny O'Haley (8e6941)

  200. Dustin

    I was incredibly of all of their mates who were out there in the muck with no one watching, doing what they do to defend the country.

    That’s why I never drove through Stony without a backseat full of pizza’s from angelo’s in cornwall..

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  201. the word proud should be in there somewhere…

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  202. Tanny – Cruz has exposed what truth?

    E.PWJ (6140f6)

  203. You know Addicting Info’s low level of credibility don’t you,

    narciso (3fec35)

  204. Oh yeah, it was funny to see them accusing somebody of trolling. Still …. Bloomberg could be his running mate. He’s a Republican, too. 😉

    nk (875f57)


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