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In a rare move of bipartisanship (GOP/TP), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has announced he will not soap the windows of sitting GOP senators.

According to Politico, Cruz met with fellow senatorial pachyderms yesterday to assure them that his picture would disappear from the website of the Senate Conservatives Fund, the flaming bag of dog poo Jim DeMint has left on the porches of Republican senators deemed insufficiently conservative. Cruz pledged he would not fundraise for DeMint's group no would he campaign for primary opponents to sitting senators of his own party.

According to one source familiar with the meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Cruz noted that Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky wouldn’t fundraise for the group and promised that his image would be removed from its materials. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Cruz that Paul took such an action six months ago, but he thanked the Texas conservative for doing so. Other GOP senators also thanked Cruz, sources say.
So, the guy in the turtle costume thought Cruz' Republican mask was cool.

Cruz' actions come on the heels of numerous episodes of the other kids picking up their lunch trays and leaving the table when he sat down in the cafeteria and toilet papering his office in the Dirksen Building.

Asked to respond to Cruz' statement, judges in the Capitol Costume Contest issued a statement sayig, "An elephant in a tri-corner hat takes off the hat and says he's masking as an elephant? Fail."

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  •  Gooble Gabble we accept him. (2+ / 0-)
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    (The guy dressed up like the turtle dances and gyrates on the feast table).
    A loving cup! A loving cup!

    (Kos stands up at the head of the table).
    "You're all freaks!  Freaks!!! You're Republicans!  You sicken me!Take this anvil!!!!!"

    Ayn sucks. Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer.

    by Floyd Blue on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 05:02:55 AM PDT

  •  Sitting Senators ought not to be campaigning (2+ / 0-)
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    for or against colleagues or challengers. Doing so is part of the whole extortionist gig they perpetrate against the citizenry.
    The Tea Party people actually have a legitimate gripe. They just haven't figured out yet that the extortion originates on Capitol Hill and that incumbents manipulate spending to keep themselves in office.

    •  "Misconception: That the 'tea-party' is populist.. (3+ / 0-)
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      Tea Party Radicalism is Misunderstood:  Meet the "Newest Right"

      The first misconception that is widespread in the commentariat is that the Newest Right can be thought of as being simply a group of “extremists”...

      The second misconception is that the Newest Right or Tea Party Right is populist. The data, however, show that Tea Party activists and leaders on average are more affluent than the average American...

      For all its Jacksonian populist rhetoric, the Newest Right is no more a rebellion of the white working class than was the original faux-populist Jacksonian movement...

      ...The Tea Party right is not only disproportionately Southern but also disproportionately upscale. Its social base consists of what, in other countries, are called the “local notables”—provincial elites whose power and privileges are threatened from above by a stronger central government they do not control and from below by the local poor and the local working class...

      The Koch dynasty...notwithstanding, those who make up the backbone of the Newest Right are more likely to be millionaires than billionaires, more likely to run low-wage construction or auto supply businesses than multinational corporations. They are second-tier people on a national level but first-tier people in their states and counties and cities...

  •  Yapflapper could wear the mask of a human (3+ / 0-)
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    and STILL not fit in! Wide berth... wide berth...

    "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
    Join me at Twitter.
    Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

    by OleHippieChick on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 05:09:55 AM PDT

  •  Meanwhile Cruz's Fundie Dad Says: Obama should... (4+ / 0-)
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    Go 'Back to Kenya'" and calls US a "Christian Nation" Which might not be a problem for Cruz except for the fact that, as David Corn pointed out in his interview on C-Span:  Cruz uses his father, RW evangelical minister Rafael Cruz as a campaign spokesperson.  

    (Rafael Cruz)...evangelical pastor did not choose to use the more inclusive formulation "Judeo-Christian nation"..."yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation…The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God." Seven months earlier, Rafael Cruz, speaking to the North Texas Tea Party on behalf of his son, who was then running for Senate, called President Barack Obama an "outright Marxist" who "seeks to destroy all concept of God," and he urged the crowd to send Obama "back to Kenya."

    ...it's appropriate to take Rafael Cruz into account when evaluating his son the senator. Ted Cruz, the tea party champion who almost single-handedly spurred the recent government shutdown, has often deployed his father as a political asset...

    Moreover, Ted Cruz campaigns with his father; he had him in tow on a recent trip to Iowa (where the evangelical vote is crucial in GOP presidential primaries). Rafael Cruz regularly speaks to tea party and Republican groups in Texas as a surrogate for his son...

    ...He has been prominently featured—and praised—at events held by prominent right-wing outfits, such as FreedomWorks and Heritage Action. What Rafael Cruz says—especially when he is speaking for his son—matters...

    Some of Sr. Cruz's BS RW Insanity?:  He's "affiliated with Purifying Fire Ministries"...
    ...a Christian evangelical outfit that seeks to "gain back territory from the Kingdom of Darkness"...

    ...he told a gathering of Republicans in Colorado that Obama has vowed to "side with the Muslims," that Obamacare mandates "suicide counseling" for the elderly, and that gay marriage is a plot to make "government your god..."

    (In)...A sermon Rafael Cruz delivered in August 2012...he asserted that Christian true believers are "anointed" by God to "take dominion" of the world in "every area: society, education, government, and economics." He was preaching a particular form of evangelical Christianity known as Dominionism...

    As for Ted Cruz's supposed making nice with other GOP'ers?
    ...Rafael Cruz, in full sync with his son's political stance, attacked RINOs—Republicans In Name Only...
    If you want to know what Ted Cruz really thinks, just listen to his dad.
    •  This video clip is hilarious. Sean Penn tells (3+ / 0-)
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      Piers Morgan the Obama should take executive action to have Ted Cruz and Tea Party Republicans committed so they can get the help they need.

      Ted Cruz is such a coward that he uses his dad to compare Obama to Fidel Castro.  His constant referencing the "profile in courage" of House Republicans shutting down our government just makes people think "what does this guy know about courage?  Nothing."  Most Americans just view those House Republicans as suckers that Cruz fooled into hurting themselves politically.

      I agree with Harry Reid who said that he hopes Cruz in the 2016 Republican candidate for President, because he can't win nationally.

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