Judas McCain gives the Democratic response to Ted Cruz


McCain spoke after Cruz completed a 21 hour, 19 minute “extended oratory,” in McCain’s words. “I can’t call it a filibuster,” McCain said, “because a filibuster is intended to delay passage of legislation.”

Calling it a “hard fought and fair” debate, McCain told Cruz (who was already on his way to an appearance on the Rush Limbaugh Show) of all the time and words spent on ObamaCare in 2009, and of the resistance Republicans lawmakers had put up to it, including introducing hundreds of amendments. He also reminded Cruz that an election had been fought largely over ObamaCare, and that the GOP had lost.

“That doesn’t mean that we give up our efforts to try to replace and repair ObamaCare, but it does mean that elections have consequences,” McCain said. “And those elections were clear, in that a significant majority of the American people supported the President of the United States and renewed his stewardship of this country. I don’t like it. It’s not something that I wanted the outcome to be. But I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections which reflects the will of the people.”

The voters of Texas elected Ted Cruz because of Obamacare. He ran for office promising that his first official act would be to introduce a bill repealing it. (He kept that promise.)

So what about the outcome of that election?

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75 Responses to Judas McCain gives the Democratic response to Ted Cruz

  1. The Klown says:

    Remember when John McCain was a “maverick” and not a shill for the establishment crony capitalists?

    I can’t wait to hear what Sarah has to say about this.

  2. 49erDweet says:

    McCain is an obscene member of Publican Party he just made a foolish mistake when he registered.

  3. mcnorman says:

    Maverick, my ass. He is a pathetic man. It is sad to listen to him. Balls to the wall Cruz took it all to a new place. He has shamed some into understanding what their tasks are. For others like McCain, there is nothing to do but put him out to pasture.

  4. The Klown says:
    • angienc says:

      Have you taken a look at the last 25 or so “signatures?” LMAO.
      Sadly the first 15+ were signed in seriousness — which is scary & pathetic.

      • lyn says:

        LOL. I just clicked the link, but the petition is not available.

        • angienc says:

          I just saw that too! Man — I hope someone has a screen shot because the names they were writing were hilarious. “Ilene Usuk” “Mike Hunt” etc — I can remember them all, but it was funny.
          I was just going to sign as “Holly Phuk (y’all are dumb)” but I didn’t make it in time.

    • Constance says:

      The petition has been taken down.

  5. The Klown says:
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  7. Lulu says:

    I never saw an old war hero give a blow job before. Very disturbing.

  8. The Klown says:

    Modern Family:

    1. Dad buys son a bike against Mom’s wishes cuz she says son is not responsible enough.

    2. Later, Dad sees bike sitting unlocked outside a store. Decides to teach son a lesson by “stealing” bike. Gets on bike and rides for home.

    3. Hot, sexy, young divorcee neighbor asks Dad to climb into her bedroom window because she is locked out of house. He leaves bike on sidewalk and when he comes back, it’s gone.

    4. Dad buys son new bike, gets home, discovers that son still has original bike – Dad stole wrong bike.

    5. Dad is in driveway telling Mom some BS story about what happened, leaving neighbor completely out of story. Neighbor walks up with 2nd (stolen) bike and says “I found your bike. Other neighbor put it in my garage while you were in my bedroom.”

    6. Mom is giving stink-eye to Dad when they cut to commercial.

    • elliesmom says:

      I’m loving the show, but how does Lilly keep going back and forth from an infant to a toddler and back again, but all of the other kids stay the same age? Kind of like that old soap opera where the kids leave for elementary school in the morning and come home high school kids.

  9. angienc says:

    That Tim Kaine from VA (also elected in VA as a Dem in 2012) said basically the same thing to Cruz last night (i.e., he commended him for doing what he told his state he would if elected, but that he — Kaine — won running that he would uphold ACA in VA). While Cruz made an ingenious reply that changed circumstances (ex: people who in 2012 who didn’t realize they’d be LOSING their insurance under ACA such as case with UPS spouses but who now know consequences, etc) showing that Obamacare isn’t what those voters were thought it was in 2012 should not be ignored, I *do* think Kaine & McCain make a good point. A large amount of the people screaming the loudest about it now seem to be the same ones who stayed home/voted third party OR if they did pull the lever for Romney did so reluctantly after sitting on their hands or bad mouthed him the *entire* 2012 election cycle. They want to have their cake & eat it too.
    IOW: They should have voted for Romney in 2012 – instead, their actions and/or inactions led to Obama “winning.” I’m not that interested in jumping on their band wagon.

    • angienc says:

      Damn that’s a lot of typos/run on sentences in that ^^^
      Sorry — but I think everyone gets my drift.

    • wmcb says:

      Hmm. I don’t know that many cons who did not vote for Romney. Sure, they bitched and moaned and sour-graped the whole time, but still voted. I’m sure there must have been some who didn’t, just saying that I seriously doubt it’s all that many.

      I actually think most of the ones who stayed home were not the teapartiers. I think it was your average non-political, non-activist, kinda-sorta-conservative sort who were maybe not happy w/Obama, but didn’t find Romney to be anything to get excited over. Romney’s a good and decent man, but not really good w/ the rabble-rousing turnout thing. I think people wanted some fire in the belly.

      Also, you’ll never convince me that there weren’t places rigged. Sorry, but it’s nigh impossible to get multiple districts with absolute 100% votes for one candidate, or more votes than registered voters – and that happened.

      • angienc says:

        Oh it was rigged — hence my use of quotation marks around the word winning in relation to Obama. But the biggest reason they were able to get away with it was all those on the right who bitched & moaned about Romney the ENTIRE election — picking apart everything he did or didn’t do — while the left to a one not only lined up behind Obama they flat out lied (see: Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Bill Clinton) to support him. The ABRs gave the progs the cover to get away with rigging the votes. They were defacto Obama supporters even if they didn’t actually vote for him.’

        • catarina says:

          “…The ABRs gave the progs the cover to get away with rigging the votes. They were defacto Obama supporters even if they didn’t actually vote for him.”

          I might tattoo this onto my forehead because I’m so fucking sick of explaining it to people. Will be sure give you credit, anc.

          *Insert scream of frustration here*

          And what’s with fucking Johnny Mac. He needs to ride off and read some fiction novels. Play with his grandkids if he has any. He’s totally lost his shit now.

        • catarina says:

          If one more jackass tells me voting wouldn’t have mattered.
          Fifty fucking one percent.
          If all the asshat sheep got themselves to the polls the Bidens and the Obamas wouldn’t have had those shocked looks on their faces when the election was called for them. That I will never forget. They weren’t sure they’d get away with it and it was all over their faces.

      • 1539days says:


        I finally know what bothers me about that conclusion. When push came to shove, the people who were going to vote for Gingrich or Cain or the others probably voted for Romney. But that’s all they did. Romney lost a lot of momentum because he would not spend any money between getting enough delegates and his eventual nomination. Everyone else was in debt, the RNC was not getting much in donations and the Tea Party groups were being blocked by the IRS.

        Then you look at the truckloads of money Karl Rove spent to promote Karl Rove and the lack of any real ground game in battleground states. The Republicans needed to get the people who weren’t interested in voting to the polls. The Democrats had about 10 million soft votes and they harassed just about every damn one of them until their name showed up on an early voting roll. The GOP needed to get the people who didn’t even vote in the primaries but were still registered Republicans. The lack of anyone willing to do that cost them the election.

  10. Ray Plenty says:

    Elections? Like how Obama told the voters on the campaign trail that he was against mandates, but secretly telling his staff he was wanting them? That election may have come out differently if the people knew what Obama was up to….. Plus, the 2012 elections were not fair either. The IRS and Obama henchmen disenfranchised voters and political groups who were Tea Party partisans…

  11. helenk3 says:


    libs petition harvard to rescind ted cruz’s law degree
    say he is not harvard material
    well since they think backtrack is harvard material
    says a lot about harvard doesn’t it

    • votermom says:

      Harvard, like all universities, is supposed to be a lefty indoctrination camp. Obviously it failed to indoctrinate Cruz.

      • wmcb says:

        Cruz is supposed to be one of them, one of the elite class that is utterly qualified to run the whole damn world for us dumb rubes. The fact that he has no desire to run anyone’s life, or “better” them in any way they don’t themselves choose, makes him an apostate to his class.

        Nothing in this world is more feared and hated than an apostate. Nothing. You go full fucking Inquisition on those.

        • Constance says:

          I think Cruz went to Ivy world on scholarship and I can’t imagine he ever fit in. Can you imagine what all those years in elitist world would be like for a kid who was on scholarship and not a wealthy legacy.

    • Constance says:

      That’s racist. And it’s east coast elitist. Those Ivy indoctrinated people really disgust me and they have totally F’ed up our country.

  12. helenk3 says:

    ‘Cruz Effect’ Further Empowering Texas Grassroots

    Wednesday, 25 Sep 2013 04:28 PM

    Ted Cruz’s talkathon on the U.S. Senate floor had no hope of legislative success. It largely boiled down to political performance art in Washington.

    But for Texas politics, it could be transformative.

    It’s energizing the state grassroots conservatives that already helped Cruz rise from electoral longshot to national star. It may ultimately prove a boon for other tea party-backed candidates waiting to follow in his footsteps.

    While no one is expecting an army of Cruz clones, he may be a model for a certain type of confrontational conservatism back home.

    Implications of that would stretch far beyond its own borders since Texas is the nation’s richest GOP donor state. It also has repeatedly been a cradle for Republican presidential candidates — perhaps even Cruz himself in 2016.

  13. 1539days says:

    Want to take some of the money out of politics? Repeal the 17th Amendment.

  14. votermom says:

    Whitehouse twitter account hacked by 8 year old girls

  15. DandyTIger says:

    VA Gov. debate this evening. Cuccinelli distanced himself from Cruz, and refused to back the filibuster. Opportunity to take a stand, and that’s the direction he took. VA tea party won’t be pleased I assume. McAuliffe has a sizable lead, so probably won’t matter. Bit of a tin ear, or Cuccinelli is just establishment and isn’t pretending otherwise.

  16. The Klown says:

    Some days Twitter is teh awesome, like when there is breaking news.

    On a slow news day Twitter is teh suxxor.

  17. helenk3 says:

    keep hearing the democrats will fix the problems with obamacare. like putting bandages on it.

    this is what I picture when I think of them trying to fix it

  18. helenk3 says:


    rep king continues to attack ted cruz

    another one of the republicans that has stayed too long at the fair

    owned and operated by the democrats?

    • 1539days says:

      He represents a very liberal part of New York. The party tolerates a certain level of pandering to liberal social issues. However, when he starts denigrating another Republican (breaking the 11th Commandment) he’s outlived his usefulness.

  19. helenk3 says:


    per the IRS they already lost and can not account for $67 million of obamacare money.

    now don’t you feel all warm and fuzzy knowing they are going to run the mess

  20. helenk3 says:

    check this out

    ‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan in deal for CBS show, ‘Battle Creek’ – @nytimes

    28 mins ago from http://www.nytimes.com by editor

  21. helenk3 says:


    cruzing for a bruising or the lack of backbone of the establishment GOP

  22. Lulu says:

    A few are starting to get it. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/359508/what-we-just-saw-michael-walsh
    “After his disgraceful attacks on Cruz, including his reach-across-the-aisle, dog-in-the-manger response today, this should be the end of Senator John McCain as a voice of influence in the Republican party. Ditto his mini-me, Senator Lindsey Graham. Indeed, the entire Old Guard of business-as-usual “comity” fans passeth. When you care more about what the other side thinks, it’s probably time either to switch teams or step down. ”

    “To that end, conservatives understand that rather than form a third party, their only hope is to seize control of the corrupt, rotting hulk of the GOP, which they now can do with the help of a reinvigorated Tea Party — especially with Lois Lerner’s IRS off its back.”

    “The Cruz faction in the Senate, and its allies in the House (whose leadership is now up for grabs) must now press their advantage. The louder the Democrats squawk, the more they are wounded; the one thing they’ve long feared is a direct assault on their core beliefs as translated into actions, and the deleterious effects of Obamacare, just now being felt by the population, are the most vivid proof of the failure of Progressivism that conservatives could wish for.”

    Exactly how much Cruz has shaken up the Repubs and scared the shit out of the Dems will be coming out for months to come. The timing of the coup to take over the Repub party which has folded repeatedly to one of the weakest presidents in history over the hated and dreaded Obamacare debacle just after the international Syria failure is incredibly smart. A major political realignment just happened.

    • votermom says:

      Sounds like a whole lotta Pumas being created on the right.

      • Lulu says:

        Absolutely. I think a major shift has occurred and a lot of people have wised up. The spectacle of old Republicans attacking Cruz has infuriated a significant part of their base. All McCain, King of NY, Corker, et al had to do was keep their mouths shut. But the old drama queens couldn’t do it. Karl Rove and Cornyn have been possibly fatally weakened in Texas and it could not happen to a bigger pair of rats. If they loose their money base they are screwed and it looks like that will happen. I have heard the Reagan commandment four times from Republican voters in the past 24 hours: Do not attack other Republicans. Keep your f’ing mouth shut. And a bunch of old has-beens don’t want to pass the baton to the new blood, etc.

        • lyn says:

          Lulu, your analysis is spot on. The nation is going to be on Cruz control soon, because people watched Cruz unfiltered. Those who belittle Cruz are liars. Those who think Cruz is crazy are full of shit. The media can’t Palinize Cruz. The people saw the real deal. Cruz’s 21 hours were historic. No politician today can match what Cruz did.

        • erica says:

          Don’t know if they’ll get away with it, but they’re already trying to Palinize Cruz. This morning’s browser page headlines claiming Cruz tearing his partly apart a la Palin.

    • Constance says:

      Nice to see the Republicans getting exciting again and maybe throwing off their status quo of self serving corruption (the Dems being self righteous condescending corrupt naive elitists) .

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