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Liberal heckling sparks stream of one-liners from Ted Cruz

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Alex Pappas


After his recent 21-hour filibuster-style marathon speech on Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found himself heckled over and over again by liberal activists during remarks at a conservative conference in Washington D.C. on Friday.

The constant interrupting by hecklers throughout his speech at the Values Voter Summit led the Republican lawmaker to throw out a number of crowd-pleasing one-liners:

  • In response to one heckler, Cruz said: “Thank you, sir, for being here. You know, look, it is a great thing that people can express their First Amendment rights. And I only wish the Obama administration respected First Amendment rights that much.”
  • To another heckler, Cruz responded: “Ma’am, thank you for being here. I wish you would participate in the democratic process through speaking respectfully. … It seems that President Obama’s paid political operatives are out in force today. And you know why? Because the men and women in this room scare the living daylights out of them.”
  • Interrupted again, Cruz took aim at the president: “You know what? I’m curious. Is anybody left at the Organizing for America headquarters? I’m actually glad that the president’s whole political staff is here instead of actually doing mischief in the country.”
  • When another heckler yelled out a question, Cruz responded: “You know what’s striking, actually? In the course of this brief speech, we’ve heard more questions than President Obama has allowed in the last year.”
  • The heckling then led Cruz to “make an offer” to Obama. “I would welcome the president, if he wants to get a hundred of his most rabid political operatives in a room, I’ll answer their questions on television as long as he likes. And in exchange, all that I would ask, Mr. President, is you take not a hundred, but ten of the men and women in this room, and spend 30 minutes answering their questions for the American people.”
  • To another liberal activist, Cruz responded: “Oh, they don’t want the truth to be heard. They definitely don’t want the truth to be heard.”
  • After the crowd broke into chants of “USA, USA” in response to another interruption, Cruz said: “You know the nice thing? The nice thing is the left will always always tell you who they fear. You. They fear the American people.”

Cruz received a rock-star-like reception from the conservatives in attendance. “I receive that blessing. And let me say to each and everyone of you, I am inspired by you. I am invigorated by your passion for this great country,” he said.

“These are extraordinary times,” Cruz said at the beginning of this remarks. “These are not typical times. The challenges facing this country are unlike any we have ever seen. You look at our Constitution, you look at our Bill of Rights. This is an administration that seems bound and determined to violate every single one our Bill of Rights.”

Cruz got laughs by saying, “I don’t know that they’ve yet violated the Third Amendment, but I expect them to start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon.”

To the social conservatives in the crowd, Cruz said of the Obama White House: “This is an administration that has told service men and women that they cannot share their faith or risk discipline.”

“No administration in the history of this country has ever come after guns like this administration,” Cruz added.

He made a joking reference to his marathon speech last month, which included reading Dr. Seuss from the Senate floor: “Now as inspired as I am, I will do my very best to speak for less than 21 hours. But you will know I’m near wrapping up when I begin to read the Cat and the Hat,” Cruz said.

He also took a swipe at Joe Biden. The crowd broke into laughter when Cruz mentioned the vice president’s name. “You know the nice thing? You don’t need a punch line. You just say his name, people laugh.”

As the president and Congress still work to find a solution to the government shutdown, Cruz told the crowd he is going to the White House for a meeting on Friday.

“This afternoon, President Obama has invited the Senate Republicans to the White House. So after leaving here, I am going to be going to the White House,” he said.

“I will make a request,” Cruz added to loud applause. “If I’m never seen again, please send a search-and-rescue team.”

by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Replies (11-20):
Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:22 AM


Quoting jcrew6:

Right now? I wish they would have learned basic web design.... ObamaCare website=epic fail.

Quoting SherryBerry106:



When was the last time that you saw a Liberal that wanted to learn anything?


Quoting jcrew6:

What gets me is that by Cruz's bill sponsorship and voting record, he is considered a centrist republican. He doesn't have the large donors like many liberal senators... But some ignorant liberals demonize Cruz to be this right wing corporate sponsorship political extremist. If said liberals would just research the politicians and voting records, they might actually learn something..


Quoting Carpy:


I would like to see Cruz/Gowdy on the ballot.





I love the irony in y'all bitching about Liberals making assumptions because Cruz is on the right and then you turn around and make insulting assumptions about Liberals.

IOKIYAR

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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Can you agree the ObamaCare website is failing the American people?

Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Right now? I wish they would have learned basic web design.... ObamaCare website=epic fail.



Quoting SherryBerry106:




When was the last time that you saw a Liberal that wanted to learn anything?



Quoting jcrew6:

What gets me is that by Cruz's bill sponsorship and voting record, he is considered a centrist republican. He doesn't have the large donors like many liberal senators... But some ignorant liberals demonize Cruz to be this right wing corporate sponsorship political extremist. If said liberals would just research the politicians and voting records, they might actually learn something..



Quoting Carpy:



I would like to see Cruz/Gowdy on the ballot.







I love the irony in y'all bitching about Liberals making assumptions because Cruz is on the right and then you turn around and make insulting assumptions about Liberals.

IOKIYAR

Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM


Quoting jcrew6:

Can you agree the ObamaCare website is failing the American people?

Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Right now? I wish they would have learned basic web design.... ObamaCare website=epic fail.



Quoting SherryBerry106:




When was the last time that you saw a Liberal that wanted to learn anything?



Quoting jcrew6:

What gets me is that by Cruz's bill sponsorship and voting record, he is considered a centrist republican. He doesn't have the large donors like many liberal senators... But some ignorant liberals demonize Cruz to be this right wing corporate sponsorship political extremist. If said liberals would just research the politicians and voting records, they might actually learn something..



Quoting Carpy:



I would like to see Cruz/Gowdy on the ballot.







I love the irony in y'all bitching about Liberals making assumptions because Cruz is on the right and then you turn around and make insulting assumptions about Liberals.

IOKIYAR

Yes. I have stated many times, I'm no fan of Obama or ACA.

So that makes bashing all Liberals ok?

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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My husband is a web developer he said websites go down or have errors all the time. Those including google, facebook, twitter etc. When you have many people trying to access a webpage at the same time it can cause problems. It doesn't matter if they had 3 years to get this thing running. Since they don't know how many will actually use the site they run on averages before launch. They work to make repairs to the page as they occur. 

My guy is working on a major deploy as I type. ;-)

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM
I was actually referring to 'some ignorant liberals'. Namely the Obama Admin, who released a website to the nation that MANY computer experts have said was not even beta-tested...

Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Can you agree the ObamaCare website is failing the American people?



Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Right now? I wish they would have learned basic web design.... ObamaCare website=epic fail.





Quoting SherryBerry106:





When was the last time that you saw a Liberal that wanted to learn anything?




Quoting jcrew6:

What gets me is that by Cruz's bill sponsorship and voting record, he is considered a centrist republican. He doesn't have the large donors like many liberal senators... But some ignorant liberals demonize Cruz to be this right wing corporate sponsorship political extremist. If said liberals would just research the politicians and voting records, they might actually learn something..




Quoting Carpy:




I would like to see Cruz/Gowdy on the ballot.









I love the irony in y'all bitching about Liberals making assumptions because Cruz is on the right and then you turn around and make insulting assumptions about Liberals.

IOKIYAR

Yes. I have stated many times, I'm no fan of Obama or ACA.

So that makes bashing all Liberals ok?

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Well, quite a few EXPERTS contradict your husband.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

My husband is a web developer he said websites go down or have errors all the time. Those including google, facebook, twitter etc. When you have many people trying to access a webpage at the same time it can cause problems. It doesn't matter if they had 3 years to get this thing running. Since they don't know how many will actually use the site they run on averages before launch. They work to make repairs to the page as they occur. 

My guy is working on a major deploy as I type. ;-)

Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Links? I am just telling you what he said to me last night. I was watching crossfire and he asked why Republicans were complaining about the website. I told him cause it wasn't working properly. He laughed and told me the above. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Well, quite a few EXPERTS contradict your husband.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

My husband is a web developer he said websites go down or have errors all the time. Those including google, facebook, twitter etc. When you have many people trying to access a webpage at the same time it can cause problems. It doesn't matter if they had 3 years to get this thing running. Since they don't know how many will actually use the site they run on averages before launch. They work to make repairs to the page as they occur. 

My guy is working on a major deploy as I type. ;-)


Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 11:59 AM


Quoting jcrew6:

I was actually referring to 'some ignorant liberals'. Namely the Obama Admin, who released a website to the nation that MANY computer experts have said was not even beta-tested...

Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Can you agree the ObamaCare website is failing the American people?



Quoting Friday:


Quoting jcrew6:

Right now? I wish they would have learned basic web design.... ObamaCare website=epic fail.





Quoting SherryBerry106:





When was the last time that you saw a Liberal that wanted to learn anything?




Quoting jcrew6:

What gets me is that by Cruz's bill sponsorship and voting record, he is considered a centrist republican. He doesn't have the large donors like many liberal senators... But some ignorant liberals demonize Cruz to be this right wing corporate sponsorship political extremist. If said liberals would just research the politicians and voting records, they might actually learn something..




Quoting Carpy:




I would like to see Cruz/Gowdy on the ballot.









I love the irony in y'all bitching about Liberals making assumptions because Cruz is on the right and then you turn around and make insulting assumptions about Liberals.

IOKIYAR

Yes. I have stated many times, I'm no fan of Obama or ACA.

So that makes bashing all Liberals ok?

Uh huh. You constantly make insulting generalizations about Liberals.

Nevermind, I'm sure you have a really good excuse for doing someting you bitch about Liberals doing.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM
2 moms liked this


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Links? I am just telling you what he said to me last night. I was watching crossfire and he asked why Republicans were complaining about the website. I told him cause it wasn't working properly. He laughed and told me the above. 

Quoting jcrew6:

Well, quite a few EXPERTS contradict your husband.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

My husband is a web developer he said websites go down or have errors all the time. Those including google, facebook, twitter etc. When you have many people trying to access a webpage at the same time it can cause problems. It doesn't matter if they had 3 years to get this thing running. Since they don't know how many will actually use the site they run on averages before launch. They work to make repairs to the page as they occur. 

My guy is working on a major deploy as I type. ;-)


When a private company debuts a new site or product and it gets so much traffic that it's crashes...they call that a success 'look how popular it is'. Rules seem to change depending on who is involved.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:09 PM
And I'm telling you, I believe these actual experts over your hubby.


news.yahoo.com/analysis-experts-architecture-obamacare-website-154731693--sector.html

Five outside technology experts interviewed by Reuters, however, say they believe flaws in system architecture, not traffic alone, contributed to the problems.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57606633/obamacare-website-looks-like-nobody-tested-it-programmer-says/

Luke Chung, an online database programmer
According to CBS News, Chung said about the federal exchange website, “It wasn’t designed well, it wasn’t implemented well, and it looks like nobody tested it.”

Nothing Short of a disaster
http://freebeacon.com/cbs-calls-obamacare-website-launch-nothing-short-of-disastrous/

Others
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/05/us-usa-healthcare-technology-analysis-idUSBRE99407T20131005
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/06/3673655/obamacare-computerglitches-resemblepolitical.html


Quoting Pema_Jampa:Links? I am just telling you what he said to me last night. I was watching crossfire and he asked why Republicans were complaining about the website. I told him cause it wasn't working properly. He laughed and told me the above. Quoting jcrew6:Well, quite a few EXPERTS contradict your husband.


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

My husband is a web developer he said websites go down or have errors all the time. Those including google, facebook, twitter etc. When you have many people trying to access a webpage at the same time it can cause problems. It doesn't matter if they had 3 years to get this thing running. Since they don't know how many will actually use the site they run on averages before launch. They work to make repairs to the page as they occur. 

My guy is working on a major deploy as I type. ;-)


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