Come Saturday Morning: The Tea Party, the DNC’s Best Friend

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 6:45 am

“I am stunned that Senator Cruz is involved in this fundraising effort for a group that has targeted his colleagues in the Republican caucus,” Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, told CNN.

Another Reminder Why the Filibuster Needs to Be Eliminated

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 3:06 pm

The filibuster, which for most of its history was mainly a tool for oppressing black people by stopping anti-lynching laws and civil rights legislation, has now turned into a tool for routine legislative nihilism. The latest example is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) threatening to filibuster the debt limit so it requires 60 votes.

Come Saturday Morning: Yes, They Are That Crazy

By: Saturday November 23, 2013 6:45 am

To top it all off, these bozos will soon be putting us all through Shutdown 2: Electric Boogaloo shortly after the start of the new year. Yes, they are indeed dumb enough to try that move during an election year, when their fellow Republicans will be wanting to get out and raise the money they need both for the general election and to fight off primary challengers backed by the same people funding the Tea Partiers sitting next to them on the House and Senate floors.

Ted Cruz’s Father Tells Obama to “Go Back to Kenya”

By: Thursday October 31, 2013 11:15 am

Rafael Cruz, the father of Senator Ted Cruz, is a political activist in his own right. One of his favorite targets seems to be President Barack Obama whom he says should go “back to Kenya.”(19:29) Which seems to be a mix of both birtherism and general racism. But Rafael Cruz’s fringe political views go further than believing the president was born in another country, they also include the belief that his son – and all true Christians – are anointed by God to take the country back.

Late Night: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

By: Tuesday October 29, 2013 8:00 pm

According to a certain Christian sect very popular among elected conservatives, Ted Cruz is the Anointed King who will redistribute wealth. And why if liberals want to do it, distribution of wealth is Evil; but if Ted Cruz does it, it’s totally cool? The answer lies in a sermon delivered by Dominionist preacher Larry Huch at his megachurch August 26, 2012, where Ted Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz also delivered a sermon.

Santorum: Satan Controls Hollywood

By: Friday October 25, 2013 6:25 pm

Rick Santorum spat a frothy mouthful on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, plugging his first foray into film production, The Christmas Candle, due out this holiday season. The movie, from EchoLight Studio, is a period piece set in a Thomas Kinkade-esque village and tackles modernity vs (Christian) tradition as electricity and progressive thinking threaten the town’s visit from a Christmas angel.

The Ted Cruz Shutdown: Internet Freedom Edition

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:11 pm

The FCC desperately needs a progressive champion to protect Internet users and advocate for consumer rights. Big Telecom is waging warfare in every direction, and the FCC has a lot of work to do to keep this under control.

But there’s one man that stands in the way of all this; Senator Ted Cruz, up to his old tricks again.

He gave “Our American Cousin” three thumbs up!

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 1:30 am

Ted Cruz’s PAC must smell like Napalm in the morning.

Ted Cruz Loses Local Newspaper Endorsement But Gains Cash For Helping Shutdown Government

By: Wednesday October 16, 2013 12:25 pm

In a cheerful press conference today Senator Ted Cruz said he would not try to stop a bill reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling from passing the Senate. It would seem that Senator Cruz should be in a more sour mood given that his plan to stop Obamacare is set to be thwarted. Things really seem to be going poorly for Cruz as the Houston Chronicle, one of his home state’s most prominent papers, took back its endorsement of him.

The GOP’s Problem is the Hardcore Base Still Loves Ted Cruz

By: Tuesday October 15, 2013 7:58 am

At the Value Voters summit Ted Cruz easily dominated the straw poll with 42 percent of the vote. In second place was Dr. Ben Carson with 13 percent. Cruz is still a rock star with the base despite being the Pied Piper of the shutdown.

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