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Cruz lashes out at Senate GOP over shutdown failure

In remarks to an Iowa Republican group on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that his government shutdown and debt default plan would have worked at repealing the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — if Senate Republicans had only backed him up. According to Talking Points Memo,…

Chris Matthews mocks GOP poll plunge: Their name is worse than ‘Mud,’ it’s ‘Ted Cruz’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews picked apart the Republican Party’s continued slide in the polls on Tuesday, tying it to Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz, who he described as the “Mrs. O’Leary’s cow” of the political tumult now associated with the GOP. “I always tell people that they will only get…

Cruz rails at Republicans who ended shutdown: Expect to be challenged from the right

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is clinging doggedly to the notion that the shutdown of the federal government would have worked if only his fellow Senate Republicans hadn’t colluded with the Democrats and agreed to end the impasse. In an interview with Robert Costa of the National Review Online, Cruz warned…

Cruz stages photo op outside Capitol greeting visitors after government reopens

The morning after Congress voted to end a government shutdown largely instigated by Sen. Ted Cruz over his opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, the Texas Republican was seen standing outside the Capitol greeting visitors. MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Thursday showed a clip of what seemed…

So long , and thanks for all the salmonella

Now that we can say finally  goodbye to the Republican True Colors Fail-athon or, as it is known around the Ted Cruz household: Pledge Week, let’s us take a gander at all the damage, Tom and Daisy-like, the GOP left in their wake: Science, often viewed by Republicans thusly ,…

‘Non-partisan’ group leaves Values Voter Summit to march on WWII memorial with Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin

This morning, thousands converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall to protest its closure. The group which bills — and has already trademarked — itself as “Million Vet March on the Memorial,” tore down “barricades” outside the memorial. It was led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)…

House Democrat thanks Ted Cruz for boosting Obamacare

In an op-ed piece in Saturday’s Miami Herald, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) thanked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for his singular contributions to efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. Wilson posited in her essay that no one did as much to call attention to the…

Democratic group sends lovely fruit basket to Ted Cruz as GOP popularity plummets

Some of President Barack Obama’s closest allies sent a nice fruit basket to one of the most prominent faces of the deeply unpopular congressional Republicans. Americans United For Change announced it had sent the gift to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), whose insistence on tying funding for the Affordable Care Act…

Ted Cruz blames Obama after he gets heckled at Values Voter Summit

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was heckled during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday. The tea party lawmaker suggested that President Barack Obama’s advocacy organization — Organizing for America — was behind the stunt. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:…

Van Jones to Sen. Ted Cruz on Obamacare funding: ‘You’re not a sugar daddy, are you?’

On Crossfire tonight, Van Jones confronted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his claims about Obamacare. “Isn’t the irony of Obamacare,” Jones asked Cruz, “that in order to fund the stuff you like — like no denying of anybody any coverage — you have to accept the stuff you don’t like,…

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