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Ted Cruz is literally insane (Original Post) Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 OP
Oh, he wants to talk about what could "possibly" happen if liberals take over? DetlefK Jan 2016 #1
exactly-- it's freaking unreal Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 #2
Yeah, But Detlef. . . ProfessorGAC Jan 2016 #6
Are you really trying to use logic here??? DetlefK Jan 2016 #7
What? ProfessorGAC Jan 2016 #14
What I'm trying to say... DetlefK Jan 2016 #15
Don't expect logic from nutcase RW'ers! n/t n2doc Jan 2016 #8
Cruz is 10 times scarier than Trump FLPanhandle Jan 2016 #3
Someone who feels exactly like I do. Herman4747 Jan 2016 #19
There's no crazy like God crazy. Scuba Jan 2016 #4
Yes, he is CanonRay Jan 2016 #5
That's a little warped el_bryanto Jan 2016 #9
Ted is not insane wilsonbooks Jan 2016 #10
A lot of both. lonestarnot Jan 2016 #11
My take as well... Whiskeytide Jan 2016 #12
I'd vote insane idiot Johonny Jan 2016 #17
He'll say anything to evangelicals and the ignorant ones suck it up. B Calm Jan 2016 #13
Ted Cruz doesn't worry about that. He hopes YOU will worry about that. Iggo Jan 2016 #16
He's insane, all right--like a fox! meow2u3 Jan 2016 #18

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
1. Oh, he wants to talk about what could "possibly" happen if liberals take over?
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 09:23 AM
Jan 2016

Here's a thing that could "possibly" happen if Republicans take over: They undo the ACA, millions of people lose health-insurance because the Republicans still have no replacement after 5 years of promises to come up with a replacement, millions of people go bankrupt and thousands die because they can't afford to treat their illnesses.

So, if Republicans take over, millions of people will descend into poverty and thousands will die.

Possibly.

But don't bring that up or you hurt the fee-fees of the GOP.

 

Fast Walker 52

(7,723 posts)
2. exactly-- it's freaking unreal
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 09:25 AM
Jan 2016

I don't know how he lives without his head exploding in contradiction

ProfessorGAC

(64,738 posts)
6. Yeah, But Detlef. . .
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:15 AM
Jan 2016

. . .if he's talking about what could happen in liberals take over, then why have they been complaining about liberals for the past 30 years. Their rhetoric would suggest that they already think liberals have taken over.

So, which is it? Of course, everyone here knows that liberals haven't actually taken over (more like some common sense has seeped in over the last 50 years) and that more liberalism doesn't lead to scratching crosses of 100 year old gravestones.

But, they are complaining about liberalism like it's already in charge ("take my country back&quot or they're worried about what happens if liberals get to be in charge. It can't be both, right?

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
7. Are you really trying to use logic here???
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:27 AM
Jan 2016

I bet you even have trouble combining the facts that Obama is a Muslim AND attended church-service of a racist black pastor. Or that he's so weak and ineffective that he can't protect the US against foreign enemies, but he's a ruthless dictator slowly strangling your freedom domestically.

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
15. What I'm trying to say...
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 11:29 AM
Jan 2016

They are pissed and you can't explain that rationally, because they are lying about why they are pissed.

They are not at the same time pissed about liberals having taken over and about liberals taking over in the future. They are pissed that their demographic isn't catered to in the way that their culture promised them they would be catered to.

To quote a true patriot, CIA-agent Stan Smith from the series "American Dad":
"The good old times! When white, christian men held all the power in this country instead of merely most of it!"

FLPanhandle

(7,107 posts)
3. Cruz is 10 times scarier than Trump
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 09:26 AM
Jan 2016

I don't think Trump believes 1/10 of the stuff he says. Cruz however, is a ideologue. Those are really bad.

el_bryanto

(11,804 posts)
9. That's a little warped
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:44 AM
Jan 2016

It's amusing to imagine that Liberals would have the sort of power to accomplish that; but of course we don't and we never have.

That said, I wouldn't be surprised if presented outside of a discussion with Cruz, if some here felt like that was appropriate. Arlington is a government maintained graveyard, and having religious symbols on government ground, even in this case, might not be seen as appropriate.

Bryant

wilsonbooks

(972 posts)
10. Ted is not insane
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:47 AM
Jan 2016

nor is he an idiot. He is adept at manipulating the base and will use any argument to win. He is a demagogue and very dangerous. Evil yes, stupid no.

Whiskeytide

(4,459 posts)
12. My take as well...
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:55 AM
Jan 2016

... We have to stop thinking these people actually say and do things based upon what they genuinely believe, and recognize that they are always - ALWAYS - working their angles.

Johonny

(20,766 posts)
17. I'd vote insane idiot
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 12:05 PM
Jan 2016

He shut down the government for no sane reason. That's not an argument that is a stupid, short sighted, and insane action. His voting record in the senate is one of an insane idiot. There is no reason to believe his religious nuttiness is not real and as president he will not act on them. He has certainly acted on them while a senator.

meow2u3

(24,755 posts)
18. He's insane, all right--like a fox!
Fri Jan 8, 2016, 12:08 PM
Jan 2016

He's no nut case. He knows exactly what he's saying and doing: pandering to RW evangelicals who eat up everything he says.

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