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Part of Ted Cruz’s ‘Filibuster’ You Might Have Missed

Did you have time to watch the entirety of Ted Cruz’s fake filibuster? Of course you didn’t. But I did. And I found something from early this morning that I thought I’d share with you.

"Now, um, usually I don't do this but, uh, go head on and break em off wit a lil' preview of the remix ... "
“Now, um, usually I don’t do this but, uh, go ‘head on and break ’em off wit a lil’ preview of the remix … “
"No, I'm not tryin' to be rude, but hey pretty girl I'm feelin' you. The way you do the things you do, remind me of my Lexus coupe ... "
“No, I’m not tryin’ to be rude, but, hey, pretty girl I’m feelin’ you. The way you do the things you do, remind me of my Lexus coupe … “
"Thats why I'm all up in yo grill, tryna get you to a hotel. You must be a football coach, the way you got me playin' the field ... "
“That’s why I’m all up in yo grill, tryna get you to a hotel. You must be a football coach, the way you got me playin’ the field … “
"So baby gimme that toot toot. Lemme give you that beep beep. Runnin' her hands through my 'fro. Bouncin' on 24s. While they say on the radio ... "
“So, baby, gimme that toot toot. Lemme give you that beep beep. Runnin’ her hands through my ‘fro. Bouncin’ on 24s. While they say on the radio … “
"It's the remix to Ignition. Hot and fresh out the kitchen. Mama rollin' that body, got every man in here wishin'. Sippin' on coke and rum, I'm like so what I'm drunk. It's the freakin' weekend baby. I'm about to have me some fun."
“It’s the remix to Ignition. Hot and fresh out the kitchen. Mama rollin’ that body, got every man in here wishin’. Sippin’ on coke and rum, I’m like, so what I’m drunk? It’s the freakin’ weekend baby. I’m about to have me some fun.”
"Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce ... "
“Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce … “
  • KaraS

    So Ted Cruz’s Filibuster was a joke to you? I certainly didn’t think so. His actions were extremely patriotic and we should be proud that he represents our great state of Texas!

  • Zac Crain

    Yes. Ted Cruz’s Filibuster (not sure why we’re capitalizing it, but I’ll run with it) was a joke. It was a waste of time. It was grandstanding for no reason other than to drum up support for — and I can’t believe this is real enough to type — a 2016 presidential run. A joke.

    Also, “Ignition (Remix)” is fantastic, but I doubt we agree on that either.

  • LDR4

    It wasn’t even a filibuster because the Senate had rules in place to take up the vote on Wednesday no matter what. He couldn’t talk the bill away.

  • BradfordPearson

    …we just thuggin it out.

  • Ray Jeffrey

    It was a complete and total joke. It was completely pointless as it could never have had any impact on anything at all. Also, Ted Cruz is a joke. He is a national embarrassment to the great state of Texas. Also, he’s a hypocrite. He’s ramping up for a Whitehouse run even though, get this, he was born in CANADA. How’s that for irony? Teapartiers have spent the last 5 years attacking Obama claiming he wasn’t born in America (without proof) but they’ll let the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Canada slide, no big deal.

  • Avid Reader

    “Ignition (Remix)” is fantastic. It was the same grandstanding for campaign funds and notoriety as Wendy Davis as Rand Paul as Bernie Sanders (not so much on the fundraising/notoriety here, but Bernie has on occasion “filibustered” when there is no point or need). Yes, Wendy’s was a technically defined filibuster…..that had no chance of actually accomplishing her goal as they were either going to vote during the session or Perry would call a special session to vote anyways (which he did). Grandstanding all around and nothing but praise for WD and scorn for TC. Such an obvious example of moving the goal posts that even Politico called foul.

  • danielhopkins

    I’d love to see your coverage of the filibuster after-party followed by the subsequent hotel lobby.

  • Zac Crain

    Oh, no — even Politico called foul?

  • Cardinal Puff

    Ted Cruz has marginalized us to the point where Texas has just one senator.

  • Chris

    One-trick pony Zac gallops around the big top again.

  • Avid Reader

    Nothing to get upset about, sometimes it happens.

  • Tim Rogers

    Zac, not everything is a joke. Please get more serious. [fart]

  • Mike

    Wow, you guys at D are going all out aren’t you? Shamelessly shilling for obamacare and attacking Cruz despite the obvious hypocrisy after gushing over Wendy Davis and making her pink tennis shoes your Lord and Savior. Your lack of concern for retaining any journalistic credibility what so ever is impressive, i tip my hat to you good sirs.

  • Keith

    It also wasn’t a filibuster since he actually voted for the bill. Let that soak in, he voted for the bill that he was supposedly filibustering.

    How can you be so against a bill that you have to read green eggs and ham in the senate to delay a vote, but your actions don’t actually delay the vote, and you vote for the bill.

    Idiotic waste of time.

  • Keith

    Did Wendy Davis vote for the bill she was filibustering?

    Ted Cruz did. So is that two crazy points to Cruz for standing up against tyranny and then voting for tyranny?

  • XTeacher

    Oh Mike, you so need a nap.

  • Lara_Hurd12

    Since I started fre+lancing I’ve been bringing in $90 bucks/h… I sit at home and i am doing my work from my laptop. Th℮ best thing is that i get more time to spent with my family and with my kids and in the same time i can earn enough to support them… You can do it too. Start here—-

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  • Avid Reader

    Would be a good talking point if true. Cruz voted for cloture on the motion to proceed and not for cloture to end debate which will happen later in the week.

  • Avid Reader

    See above comment regarding how Cruz did not vote for the bill. Also, senate rules on debate dictate a 30 hour time period for debate. Cruz’s talking filibuster did not extend the debate time allotted so….contrary to the silly statements being thrown around, Cruz did not waste any time. Cruz actually offered up the option to speed up procedures so the vote could take place on Friday instead of Saturday since Reid is so worried about the time left before shutdown. Reid declined to move up the actual cloture vote that matters.