15 Snarky Republican Responses to Tea Party Ted’s Government Shutdown Plan

ted-cruz-shutdownThe Republican party is imploding. Quick, someone get me a large popcorn and some Sno-Caps.

1. “My sound bite is to say he’s a fraud… [his tactics are] just a form of governmental terrorism.” – Peter King (R-NY)

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2. “I think it’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of.” – Richard Burr (R-NC)

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3. “I don’t think you ought to try to blackmail the administration on a fight that they won politically in the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court by threatening to shut down the government.” – Tom Cole (R-OK)

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4. “Some of my Republican colleagues… would like to set up another one of these shutdown-the-government threats. And most Americans are really tired of those kinds of shenanigans here in Washington.” – John McCain (R-AZ)

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5.  “I didn’t go to Harvard or Princeton, but I can count — the defunding box canyon is a tactic that will fail and weaken our position.” – Bob Corker (R-TN)

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6. “For us to say you’ve got to repeal Obamacare in order [for Republicans to negotiate with the Democrats]… that’s a suicide note.” – John McCain (R-AZ)

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7.  “Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz.” – Anonymous House Leadership Aide

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8. “Thank God [Ted Cruz] wasn’t there fighting at the Alamo… Wave white flag and surrender.” – Sean Duffy (R-WI)

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9. “He’s an amateur… Nancy Pelosi is more well-liked around here.” – Anonymous House Aide

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10. “It’s foolish [not to fund the government].” – Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)

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11. “I am one of those who says, let’s not shut down the government just because you don’t get everything you want.” – Mark Kirk (R-IL)

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12. “I know that some people are discussing filibusters, but I actually think we’re at the point now where we can’t shut down the government. It’s like burning down the house to get rid of the mice or rats.” – John Cornyn (R-TX)

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13. “I think it is a huge mistake to link the defunding of Obamacare to a government shutdown. We have an obligation to govern in Washington, and it would create chaos if government were to shut down.” Susan Collins (R-ME)

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14. “We were elected to govern – you don’t govern by shutting down the government.” – Jim Risch (R-ID)

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15. “It’s not an achievable strategy. It’s creating the false impression that you can do something when you can’t. And it’s dishonest.” – Tom Coburn (R-OK)

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Finally, if I hear anyone call what Senator Cruz did the other day a, “filibuster of Obamacare” again, I’m gonna bug out. You can’t filibuster a bill after it’s passed into law. What Cruz did was a clown show, not a filibuster. Want to see a filibuster?? Google Wendy Davis.


Ilyssa Fuchs

Ilyssa Fuchs is an attorney, freelance writer, and activist from New York City, who holds both a juris doctor and a political science degree. She is the founder of the popular Facebook page Politically Preposterous and a blog of the same name. Follow Ilyssa on Twitter @IlyssaFuchs, and be sure to check out her archives on Forward Progressives as well!


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