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Wed May 24, 2017, 03:24 PM

Cruz: Franken is 'obnoxious' for joking about me in new book

By BURGESS EVERETT 05/24/2017 02:58 PM EDT

Ted Cruz called Al Franken "obnoxious and insulting" for devoting an entire chapter to the Texas GOP senator in Franken's new book titled "Giant of the Senate."

Franken, who told USA Today that he hates Cruz in an interview promoting the book, has deemed Cruz "singularly dishonest and smarmy." Cruz, for his part, said that the Minnesota Democratic senator is just trying to goose his sales with the Cruz-centric chapter called "Sophistry."

"Al is trying to sell books and apparently he's decided that being obnoxious and insulting me is good for causing liberals to buy his books," Cruz said in an interview. "I wish him all the best."

An excerpt of the book circulating online on Wednesday contained a passage in which Franken intervened in a joke Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) was writing about Cruz, with Franken cracking that Cruz is "full of sh--" like a Carnival cruise.

Franken explained to USA Today that he described such private interactions because Cruz had already broke Senate protocol by saying Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told a "lie" on the Senate floor.




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Reply Cruz: Franken is 'obnoxious' for joking about me in new book (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
DefenseLawyer May 2017 #1
underpants May 2017 #7
RhodeIslandOne May 2017 #2
dalton99a May 2017 #3
DFW May 2017 #6
GoCubsGo May 2017 #10
malaise May 2017 #12
no_hypocrisy May 2017 #4
Renew Deal May 2017 #5
underpants May 2017 #8
DFW May 2017 #9
yallerdawg May 2017 #11
blogslut May 2017 #13
NurseJackie May 2017 #14
Johonny May 2017 #15
mountain grammy May 2017 #16
Cha May 2017 #17
gratuitous May 2017 #18
MurrayDelph May 2017 #19

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:29 PM

1. Here's a shot of all Ted's friends in the Senate rushing to defend him.

 

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:35 PM

7. Awesome

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:30 PM

2. Get snowflake Ted a safe space! n/m

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:30 PM

3. "Lyin' Ted" is one of the most obnoxious people alive

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:38 PM

10. And, thin-skinned, too.

With no sense of humor. He's as bad as that asshole who currently occupies the White House.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:42 PM

12. That's way too kind

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:33 PM

4. Al Franken is not going to be any different with Ted Cruz than he was with Rush Limbaugh

and all the other personalities in his prior books.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:34 PM

5. Al's version is funnier

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:36 PM

8. Well Ted why don't you sue him like O'Reilly did?

"Wholly without merit" the judge said

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:36 PM

9. The Cruz singalong (apologies to Orbison and Ronstadt): "We Don't Buy You."

EVERYBODY will love the closing scene!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:42 PM

11. A little of the old Al Franken we miss so much?

Yes - I think so!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:43 PM

13. I've got my copy on pre-order!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:13 PM

14. AL FRANKEN totally ROCKS!! He's one of us... A TRUE DEMOCRAT...

... and he makes me proud to be a Democrat!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:21 PM

15. Ted wakes up everyday knowing his party choose Trump over him.

now that hurts

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:23 PM

16. Love you, Al!

Always grateful to Minnesota!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:25 PM

17. You're Obnoxiuos, cruz, just for

being.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:37 PM

18. Franken is on record

Sen. Franken did an interview with USA Today earlier this week in which he explained why he thought Ted Cruz was a fair target. I wonder why Sen. Cruz didn't mention that in his pouty little whine?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:56 PM

19. As far as I can tell

Senator Al wasn't joking.

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