Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz Makes a Mockery of Democracy in His Senate Filibuster Speech

Talking About the Inane, the Unrelated and the Downright Stupid Because He Has Nothing Real to Say

In order to prevent a vote on a bill he supports (huh?) Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is talking.  And by talking on the floor of the U. S. Senate he is preventing a vote on a bill he supports (huh?).  And by using his time to talk about a bunch of things that don’t concern anyone he is using his time to cement his support among die hard, rock hard and head hard conservatives (huh?).

Sen. Cruz - This is all about him, that's all it's ever all about with Sen. Cruz
What a putz

As he outlined his opposition to the health-care law, Cruz’s hours of oratory against the law touched a broad mix of subjects and sources, including lyrics from a song by country music star Toby Keith; excerpts from the book “Atlas Shrugged,” a favorite of libertarians; quotations from the popular reality television show “Duck Dynasty;” the unemployment rate among African American teenagers; how his father, Rafael Cruz, used to make green eggs and ham for breakfast; a recent acceptance speech by actor Ashton Kutcher at an awards show; and the restaurants Denny’s, Benihana and White Castle.

At one point Tuesday night, Cruz opted to read bedtime stories to his two young daughters, who he said were home in Texas watching television with his wife. Cruz first read King Solomon’s Wise Words from the Book of Proverbs and then the Dr. Seuss classic “Green Eggs and Ham,” saying that it was one of his favorite children’s books.

Yes, somewhere James Madison is weeping, and the person who coined the phrase that the Senate is the “world’s greatest deliberative body” is issuing a qualification, saying he never met Ted Cruz and would now like to rethink his position.

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