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DonViejo

(60,536 posts)
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:46 PM Mar 2015

Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is known for waging political battles even if the odds of success are slim. He famously launched a 21-hour filibuster in a failed, last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. But his latest crusade may be his biggest challenge yet: repealing a federal law that does not exist.

On Twitter, Cruz blasted the federal government role in education and called for the repeal of Common Core:

Ted Cruz ✔ @tedcruz

Federal govt has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core! #nhpolitics #MakeDCListen

7:53 PM - 15 Mar 2015[/div]

Can Cruz “make DC listen”? It will be particularly hard since Common Core is not, in fact, a federal law.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, known as Common Core, was developed by the states — with input from teachers, education experts and business leaders — and has been voluntarily adopted by 43 states and the District Of Columbia. Notably, “the federal government played no role in creating the standards, nor did it require that states adopt them.”

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Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist (Original Post) DonViejo Mar 2015 OP
Interesting. ananda Mar 2015 #1
And this idiot is a Senator ? BlueJazz Mar 2015 #2
Yes he is atreides1 Mar 2015 #7
I have met any number of people who... 3catwoman3 Mar 2015 #38
A Republican Senator rock Mar 2015 #9
And a Princeton and Harvard Law grad, no less KamaAina Mar 2015 #11
And Cotton is a Harvard grad too. Skidmore Mar 2015 #12
That's because these morons spent all their time getting wasted. AngryDem001 Mar 2015 #29
Amen to that! 7962 Mar 2015 #30
And a Canadian MiniMe Mar 2015 #23
I point that out every chance I get. I still don't understand how he claims to be able.... George II Mar 2015 #33
I believe the law states... gregcrawford Mar 2015 #42
The big difference betweeen the two is that Obama was born in the US, Cruz wasn't. George II Mar 2015 #49
Between Cruz and Cottonball it is very clear that one does not need intelligence liberal N proud Mar 2015 #28
can we buy 47 pair of Rick Perry smart glasses for the GOP senators? guillaumeb Mar 2015 #3
Maybe we should make that 94 large corks just to eliminate all of the options. n/t A Simple Game Mar 2015 #35
I laughed renate Mar 2015 #61
Sarah Palin's long-lost twin brother. kestrel91316 Mar 2015 #4
So so misinformed. Lex Mar 2015 #5
They govern through lying and cheating and sowing Skidmore Mar 2015 #15
Technically they have not governed. I don't know since when. Rex Mar 2015 #58
In other news.... AZ Mike Mar 2015 #6
LOL. I heard about this too. Lex Mar 2015 #14
Canadians don't understand U.S. law. nt TeamPooka Mar 2015 #8
Nope, he's not Canadian thank heavens... Spazito Mar 2015 #19
The solution of Solomon says we have to split him and share. TeamPooka Mar 2015 #20
LOL! n/t Spazito Mar 2015 #22
I'd be happy if he just split. nt Xipe Totec Mar 2015 #25
When Bieber wins a seat in Parliament, we'll send our condolances. Jack Rabbit Mar 2015 #32
Well, seeing as idiots were elected last election in Canada, neocon idiots... Spazito Mar 2015 #37
I'll take Bieber over the Koch brother any day. nt awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #62
You can denounce your birth place but you can never deny it! A Simple Game Mar 2015 #36
Yep, you can 'give it back', Conrad Black, the criminal, did... Spazito Mar 2015 #39
OOOOH.....NO! A HERETIC I AM Mar 2015 #40
LOL, good thing I scrolled down... Spazito Mar 2015 #41
As much as I can't stand Bieber, it would be better Jamastiene Mar 2015 #44
With Bieber, there's still a chance he will change his ways and grow up... Spazito Mar 2015 #48
Dammit! Jamastiene Mar 2015 #53
Cruz AND Swartzy, are you crazy??? Spazito Mar 2015 #55
I'm pretty certain based upon Aerows Mar 2015 #50
It appears they don't even know the basics of the US Constitution... Spazito Mar 2015 #56
This is the same jeenyus who doesn't understand the core message of Green Eggs and Ham. tanyev Mar 2015 #10
Good point, tanyev. sheshe2 Mar 2015 #16
He's in the car, but no one's sitting in the driver's seat. Baitball Blogger Mar 2015 #13
This may be the point - to make himself look like a dumb-ass teabagger. erronis Mar 2015 #24
Playing to the teabagger minority in Iowa and N.H., hoping to be Chosen, to be showered with Godly ad cash Fred Sanders Mar 2015 #26
As a "Cruz Stands up to DC" PR stunt, it was probably a smashing success to his brainless supporters arcane1 Mar 2015 #27
That's the thing with Republicans. Jamastiene Mar 2015 #45
Is this guy stupid? B Calm Mar 2015 #17
Image from your link Don. sheshe2 Mar 2015 #18
Haa that dumb look says it all. misterhighwasted Mar 2015 #51
Yup.... sheshe2 Mar 2015 #52
He looks like Pat Buchanan's love child. Major Hogwash Mar 2015 #57
He doesn't care if it's true. All that matters is if those he's addressing don't know it's not. herding cats Mar 2015 #21
That is exactly what they have been doing for ages now... Jamastiene Mar 2015 #46
Yeah, and they're winning. Again. herding cats Mar 2015 #54
more hysteria before the horse - KT2000 Mar 2015 #31
MORON ALERT!! An especially MORANIC MORAN!!! Elmer S. E. Dump Mar 2015 #34
I want to watch him write a bill and call a vote to repeal this marym625 Mar 2015 #43
Actually, he's not that far off. knitter4democracy Mar 2015 #47
Damn he's effective! He's already gotten it repealed!:P n/t Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #59
Conversely, Cruz has shown full throated support for The Animator Mar 2015 #60
Well, there you go. malthaussen Mar 2015 #63
They make a bumpersticker like this for nothin'.. Cha Mar 2015 #64

atreides1

(16,137 posts)
7. Yes he is
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:01 PM
Mar 2015

But remember, he was elected by people who are even more idiotic then he is....and only breath because it's natural thing to do!

3catwoman3

(24,201 posts)
38. I have met any number of people who...
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:15 PM
Mar 2015

...would die if they had to decide whether to breathe in first or out first, or who would never move anywhere if they had to decide to start walking with the left foot first or the right foot first.

Skidmore

(37,364 posts)
12. And Cotton is a Harvard grad too.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:22 PM
Mar 2015

Last edited Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:50 PM - Edit history (1)

I have always tended to be unimpressed by the grads of ivy League schools. Give me a guy or woman who has actually done the work rather than run their mouth from the time they hit the top floor running. So many of these elite grads just lack so much.

MiniMe

(21,731 posts)
23. And a Canadian
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:05 PM
Mar 2015

Never forget that this loser was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.

George II

(67,782 posts)
33. I point that out every chance I get. I still don't understand how he claims to be able....
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:02 PM
Mar 2015

....to get around the "natural born" citizen requirement for President.

gregcrawford

(2,382 posts)
42. I believe the law states...
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:25 PM
Mar 2015

... that as long as one parent is a citizen, then any child born outside the US is automatically a citizen. Cruz just gave up his Canadian citizenship. Funny that the dipshit "Birthers" always screeching about Obama's citizenship conveniently overlooked that little fact.

liberal N proud

(60,365 posts)
28. Between Cruz and Cottonball it is very clear that one does not need intelligence
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:36 PM
Mar 2015

To be elected to office.

If you fail at all else, run for Senate.

guillaumeb

(42,641 posts)
3. can we buy 47 pair of Rick Perry smart glasses for the GOP senators?
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 03:53 PM
Mar 2015

if not, can we buy 47 corks? Big ones?

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
58. Technically they have not governed. I don't know since when.
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 03:58 AM
Mar 2015

Stumbling from one disaster to another with their eyes closed, is more like constantly falling. The more they fall the more disasters they cause.

Clearly McCain wanted to start a war with Russia. Cotton wants to nuke Iran. They are either the worlds biggest dullards or criminally insane megalomaniacs. Blowing off the head to save the body never worked. You just have to wonder why they don't get it. Even someone without most of their faculties still wants to breath and eat and survive. McCain and Cotton appear to have all working bodyparts and brain matter.

Republicans are an enigma.

Jack Rabbit

(45,984 posts)
32. When Bieber wins a seat in Parliament, we'll send our condolances.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:52 PM
Mar 2015

Meanwhile, he's just a wealth brat. Like the Koch brothers.

Spazito

(50,791 posts)
37. Well, seeing as idiots were elected last election in Canada, neocon idiots...
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:13 PM
Mar 2015

you never know these days, lol.

A Simple Game

(9,214 posts)
36. You can denounce your birth place but you can never deny it!
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:09 PM
Mar 2015

Sorry, I really like Canada and live only 25 miles from the St. Lawrence River. That's almost hollerin' distance.

A HERETIC I AM

(24,390 posts)
40. OOOOH.....NO!
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:18 PM
Mar 2015

You can't give him up THAT easily.

I have nothing but affection for the Great White North, but that asshole is Canadian. Full stop.



















Spazito

(50,791 posts)
48. With Bieber, there's still a chance he will change his ways and grow up...
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 07:20 PM
Mar 2015

with Cruz, not a hope in hell.

No trade deal, lol.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
53. Dammit!
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 09:27 PM
Mar 2015

How about if we give you Cruz (full refund, ), Schwarzenegger, AND, let's see, we'll throw Eminem in as well. We'll take Bieber and Ellen Page. Or better yet, just Ellen Page. Bonus, you get to keep Bieber. Deal? Yeah?

Spazito

(50,791 posts)
55. Cruz AND Swartzy, are you crazy???
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 01:19 AM
Mar 2015

Deal breaker right there, we'll keep Beiber (had to google Ellen Page, I'm old, lol) and Page and even keep Celine Dion, you keep Cruz and Swartzy and we will give you Stephen Harper, free gratis even! I think it's fair for sure!

Spazito

(50,791 posts)
56. It appears they don't even know the basics of the US Constitution...
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 01:22 AM
Mar 2015

never mind any laws based on it, it is mind blowing.

Baitball Blogger

(46,855 posts)
13. He's in the car, but no one's sitting in the driver's seat.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:22 PM
Mar 2015

Seriously, don't these people have some fact-checker somewhere to make sure they don't continually make a total ass of themselves? Because, at this rate, even the teapartiers are going to start wondering if they took a hard right into Crayville.

Fred Sanders

(23,946 posts)
26. Playing to the teabagger minority in Iowa and N.H., hoping to be Chosen, to be showered with Godly ad cash
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:31 PM
Mar 2015

by secret billionaires and millionaires and corporations both domestic and foreign.

 

arcane1

(38,613 posts)
27. As a "Cruz Stands up to DC" PR stunt, it was probably a smashing success to his brainless supporters
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:34 PM
Mar 2015

It's a classic example of Colbert's "Feeling at you vs talking to you"

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
45. That's the thing with Republicans.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:58 PM
Mar 2015

The people who are pro-Republican don't know any better and refuse to learn. So, no matter how much of an ass any Republican makes of themselves, their followers will still vote for them again....and threaten anyone who criticizes them on top of that. They don't know the difference like the rest of us. So, they just dig in their heels.

sheshe2

(84,228 posts)
18. Image from your link Don.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:34 PM
Mar 2015

Look at his eyes, there is nothing there. He's in the dead zone. No heart, no soul, nothing pure hate to make the rest our lives a living hell.

Major Hogwash

(17,656 posts)
57. He looks like Pat Buchanan's love child.
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 03:25 AM
Mar 2015

If Pat Buchanan ever had one, Cruz would be it.
That is if Pat Buchanan ever mated with an elephant!
I mean, look at that nose on Cruz!
That thing looks like a trunk for sure.
He makes Jimmy Durante look average by comparison!

herding cats

(19,569 posts)
21. He doesn't care if it's true. All that matters is if those he's addressing don't know it's not.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 04:48 PM
Mar 2015

That's standard operating procedure for the Republicans. Lie. When corrected on your lie, claim the party doing so is a lying liberal trying to stifle the truth. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Before long no one will bother even correcting you, and you've won.

herding cats

(19,569 posts)
54. Yeah, and they're winning. Again.
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 12:50 AM
Mar 2015

I realize that's not a popular sentiment, and I'm not trying to be reactionary. It's just we're still half stuck (or more) in wars in southwestern Asia, and the GOP are already currently in full propaganda mode for the war with Iran. If you think the past decade plus was bad, the period after we bomb Iran will make this look like the "good old days" older than myself people reminisce about.

I've been a bit dramatic recently I've been told. Which may well be true. However, some of the same people saying this to me are the very ones who told me I was wrong about Bush intending to invade Iran after 9/11. So take it all as you choose.

KT2000

(20,628 posts)
31. more hysteria before the horse -
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 05:50 PM
Mar 2015

and oh yea - Tehran is almost under the control of Iran!!!!

These guys are idiots but I know some people who will regurgitate these "talking points of idiocy" breathless and afraid - and I should be afraid too -

marym625

(17,997 posts)
43. I want to watch him write a bill and call a vote to repeal this
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 06:25 PM
Mar 2015

Nonexistent law. Should be fun.

Better yet, he should write a letter! Yeah!

knitter4democracy

(14,350 posts)
47. Actually, he's not that far off.
Mon Mar 16, 2015, 07:13 PM
Mar 2015

The Common Core isn't law, no, but Race to the Top, which forced states to implement the Common Core in a competition for more federal dollars is. In some cases, only two people in a state signed the paperwork to implement the CCSS (as we in education call it), and it wasn't exactly voluntarily. Michigan, for example, jumped through all the hoops and implemented the CCSS only to not get an extra dime from the feds.

The federal government actually did play a role in creating the standards (mostly through funding, but they were at the table and behind the scenes pushing it on the states before the standards were even done being written), and it required states to adopt them in order to get RTTT funding. Just because they put things on their website doesn't mean they're telling the truth.

Madfloridian here and Diane Ravitch have good resources on what this fiasco actually is, who funded it, and who's behind it all.

The Animator

(1,138 posts)
60. Conversely, Cruz has shown full throated support for
Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:03 PM
Mar 2015

Not only the Mutant Registration Act, but also the measure granting emergency powers to Chancellor Palpatine. Both pieces of legislation have been decried as a massive government overreach and clear violation of civil liberties, however since the laws disproportionately affects minorities like mutants and non-humanoid sentient species, Cruz's normally libertarian constituency have remained conspicuously silent on the issue....

malthaussen

(17,258 posts)
63. Well, there you go.
Thu Mar 19, 2015, 09:31 AM
Mar 2015

All Mr Cruz had to do was speak out, and the problem was solved immediately! This is the kind of decisive leadership we need in the White House!

Aw, darn. Bossy Monkey beat me to it.

-- Mal

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