Friday, November 21, 2014

Ted Cruz Spreading the Bull...

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Senator Ted Cruz, the man without an original though in his tea bag head, let alone a solution to our immigration problem of many years, reached back in time and quoted Cicero in his most recent Obama bashing frenzy. Undoubtedly crafted to further whip up Tea Party ire over the president daring to do what other presidents have done before him.

He took to the floor of the Senate and delivered a speech that included one of Cicero’s most famous addresses, subbing in Obama's name.

“When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now?” he said, using the beginning of Cicero’s First Oration Against Catiline.

By substituting Obama's name for Catiline's, Cruz compared the president to a figure who sought to violently overthrow the Roman republic.

Of course there is more as the spokesman for Speaker of the House John (Orange Man) Boehner weighs in with this:

“If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue and many others,” said a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

The above is bulls*it and especially laughable in light of the fact the republicans have done jack squat in addressing what everone knows is a national problem. But I guess when you don't have a plan, other than to villify and obstruct the opposition party and the duly elected president this is how you roll.

Full article BELOW THE FOLD.

Via: Memeorandum

3 comments:

  1. Gawd it's awful, isn't it? We're supposed to be the bestest and brightest country, and here we are, at each others throats over a very serious issue. The immigration problem is nothing new. It is an issue both parties kept kick-canning down the road until we realized we have 11 million undocumented folks and their American children here. So how do we solve it? By threatening a sitting president who proposed a TEMPORARY solution. What he did is NOT amnesty nor is it settled law, but very few people bother to understand this and would rather scream and stamp their feet. (O)CT(O)PUS is correct. Either the two sides reconcile or get a divorce. And we know what divorce does to families.

    Y'know, I would listen to and thoughtfully consider the Republicans' criticisms if only they had been a bit more prudent in their prior denunciations of anything this president did -- including going bananas over the color of a suit he wore. It's like the little boy who cried wolf. The opposition party had tantrums over EVERYTHING this president has done, even when the "will of the people" elected him twice. The Democrats were too weak the second time when they should have reminded the GOP about that particular "will of the people." Now Boehner and his confreres pound home the fact that they won the last election, therefore, the president must bow to the "will of the people!" It's all to tiresome and depressing.

    It's 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. I think I'll start drinking.

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  2. Shaw said: "....and their American children here...."

    That's an important fact. Under the Constitution and basic civilized policy, the children of illegal aliens who are born in the US are 100% American. There's no way anyone can be more American, actually. Irrelevant terms like "anchor baby" have no standing in law.

    As for "amnesty"? I don't care if anyone calls it amnesty. I'm mostly in favor if it anyway. Sure being an illegal alien, undocumented worker, is illegal. But so is jaywalking, and driving 1 mph over the speed limit.

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  3. IMO, a Canadian born son of a Cuban refugee who has the misfortune to look identical to Joe McCarthy, would be just a wee bit sympathetic to the immigration problem. "When, Ted, do you mean to cease abusing our patience?" Damnant quod non intellegunt -Cicero

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