15 Snarky Republican Responses to Tea Party Ted’s Government Shutdown Plan

ted-cruz-shutdownThe Republican party is imploding. Quick, someone get me a large popcorn and some Sno-Caps.

1. “My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud… [his tactics are] just a form of governmental terrorism.” – Peter King (R-NY)

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2. “I think it’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of.” – Richard Burr (R-NC)

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3. “I don’t think you ought to try to blackmail the administration on a fight that they won politically in the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court by threatening to shut down the government.” – Tom Cole (R-OK)

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4. “Some of my Republican colleagues… would like to set up another one of these shutdown-the-government threats. And most Americans are really tired of those kinds of shenanigans here in Washington.” – John McCain (R-AZ)

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5.  “I didn’t go to Harvard or Princeton, but I can count — the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position.” – Bob Corker (R-TN)

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6. “For us to say you’ve got to repeal Obamacare in order [for Republicans to negotiate with the Democrats]… that’s a suicide note.” – John McCain (R-AZ)

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7.  “Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz.” – Anonymous House Leadership Aide

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8. “Thank God [Ted Cruz] wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo… Wave white flag and surrender.” – Sean Duffy (R-WI)

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9. “He’s an amateur… Nancy Pelosi is more well-liked around here.” – Anonymous House Aide

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10. “It’s foolish [not to fund the government].” – Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

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11. “I am one of those who says, let’s not shut down the government just because you don’t get everything you want.” – Mark Kirk (R-IL)

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12. “I know that some people are discussing filibusters, but I actually think we’re at the point now where we can’t shut down the government. It’s like burning down the house to get rid of the mice or rats.” – John Cornyn (R-TX)

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13. “I think it is a huge mistake to link the defunding of Obamacare to a government shutdown. We have an obligation to govern in Washington, and it would create chaos if government were to shut down.” Susan Collins (R-ME)

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14. “We were elected to govern – you don’t govern by shutting down the government.” – Jim Risch (R-ID)

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15. “It’s not an achievable strategy. It’s creating the false impression that you can do something when you can’t. And it’s dishonest.” – Tom Coburn (R-OK)

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Finally, if I hear anyone call what Senator Cruz did the other day a, “filibuster of Obamacare” again, I’m gonna bug out. You can’t filibuster a bill after it’s passed into law. What Cruz did was a clown show, not a filibuster. Want to see a filibuster?? Google Wendy Davis.


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Ilyssa Fuchs is an attorney, freelance writer, and activist from New York City, who holds both a juris doctor and a political science degree. She is the founder of the popular Facebook page Politically Preposterous and a blog of the same name. Follow Ilyssa on Twitter @IlyssaFuchs, and be sure to check out her archives on Forward Progressives as well!


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  • xnerd

    I dont think a lot of tea-billys will be commenting on this one.

    • Pipercat

      You underestimate the resolve of inherent stupidity…

  • http://www.garymenten.com/ ThePhotogsBlog

    Ted Cruz is the Democrat’s dream candidate to run against in 2016. He’ moronic, inept and has no idea what government is about. But alas, he has no more chance of winning the GOP primary than Rick Saintmoron did. He will win a primary or two in the bible-belt to be sure, but in the end, the GOP will choose some Romneyesque rich white guy, ( perhaps even Romney again) who can do a passable job of seeming not entirely insane and pretending to care about the concerns of ordinary Americans.

    • Dubiedoo

      LMAO!!! the GOP will choose some Romneyesque rich white guy, ( perhaps even Romney again) who can do a passable job of seeming not entirely insane and pretending to care about the concerns of ordinary Americans.

      sorry but romney wasnt even close to accomplishing ANY of what you mentioned except the rich white guy part!!!!

    • Pipercat

      Ol’e Ted is not really as stupid as he acts, he just thinks he’s smarter than everybody else. Arrogant and smarmy describes him to a tee.

      • fairness_rules

        One thing I have learned, people that feel they need to brag about how smart they are, are not and they usually lack common sense. Another example of this is Gingrich! When you have to brag on yourself to feed your ego, you have a problem!

    • CherMoe

      They’ve got plenty more jackasses where he came from. Their whole lineup for possible Presidential candidates is JUST like him!

  • Ian Davis

    Cmment #12 is priceless

    • Pipercat

      #14 is a shocking admission coming from someone in the GOP…

  • BigTBone

    Love this. Superb collection. Check out the Tea Party facebook page for their blatant ass kissing of calgary cruz and the hilarious comments on it…

    • xnerd

      I say everyone that reads this go to their facebook page and show them what misinformed fool they are

  • CherMoe

    Well said, all of it!

  • motherunit

    Lovin’ it. Democrats don’t even have to say a word. His own party is trashing him. What a tool.

  • Derek Pryor

    What a thundering numskull…

  • lindylou

    I would guess that those Republicans will still approve a bill to shut down Obamacare; they are just furious that Cruz has made himself a national figure.

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  • Samuel Ramos

    Ted Cruz is a clown in a business suit!

  • Alan Mortensen

    These comments are all coming from a party that voted 40+ times to pass something they know will not go anywhere. These sound bites will and should come back to bite them. They are proof that these republicans know better but choose to do what they do..

  • Michael Grant

    You people still don’t get it!!! You want to know what slavery is going to look like tomorrow why don’t you ask Africans that live here in the United States we know exactly what you’ll be dealing with when it goes down. See they’ve been setting you up from the gate we know this it’s a shame you don’t know it. You ever wonder why African Americans don’t really care for the system that we are living in today? Because we already know what’s going to happen. It’s you who don’t know and we’ve been trying to tell you this for decades now. If you don’t start working together as a global family you will see what they have in store for you. See the real reason that they are locking black people up today is already known to us. See they have to put us in jail because we already went through slavery and they know it will be hard to control us, so a cage sounds just about right for what they had planned for us. You though haven’t experienced this at all and they know that you’ll fight, but it won’t be for long for not having enough people to fight their forces you’ll be overcome within days or even months(Oh yeah hiding in a bunker won’t do you much good they have ground penetrating radar so you’re screwed) My point is you better start getting active and start sticking together as a global family or else you’ve just handed them the keys to it all and your children will ask much later how did this happen how were a few people able to take over the whole world without a fight!!!