Sen. Ted Cruz: I’m A “No” On Trumpcare For Now

Politico reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee. The Texas Republican said at the Texas Tribune festival in Austin that he and Lee had offered amendments to the Graham-Cassidy proposal that would go further to bring down Obamacare premiums but that the changes weren’t included in the latest draft of the bill.

  • Lazycrockett

    The only people’s words I trust on this issue is Collins and Murkowski.

    • Treant

      And neither of those will commit at this point, which should tell you something. Something dark and dire.

      • Lakeview Bob

        Don’t agree. They are playing this for attention and are getting it.

  • Jay George

    No doubt that means he’s open to discussion if anyone wants to write him a big fat check.

    • David Walker

      The Mercers dumped him last year. The Cock Bros won’t approve of this because too many poor and middle class people won’t die. I know! It was George Soros! Soros wrote him a big fat check to vote ‘no.’ It’s the only thing that makes sense.

      • PeedeResistance

        The MERCERS dumped him?! Have any links? 🙂

        • David Walker

          No. I recall, however, that when Crud finally called it quits, they went to evident candidate and tossed Kellyanne and the tragically drunk Bannon into the mix.

  • Jim Maloney

    Yah, right. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Morons, when you add sprinkles to dog shit, it’s still dog shit. No amendment is going to transform this bill.

  • Ninja0980

    Because it’s not cruel enough for him yet, that’s why.

    • Chucktech

      I thought that was Rand Paul’s shtick?

      • David Walker

        A wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse. Doesn’t make sense, but, then, what does anymore. If his vote keeps ACA alive and open to actual discussion, I’ll take it.

    • crewman

      I guarantee you he would have been voting “yes” if there was a chance it was actually passing. This is a mock “no” designed to make it look like there is a spine, where there is none.

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    • David Walker

      You’re probably right, but a no is a no. I’m not believing this one until his vote is registered. However, as someone noted the other day, in response to a with McCain dies before the vote, “it would still be a ‘no’ vote.”

    • TrueWords
    • Doing something for the wrong reason has the same affect on the world as doing it for the right reason.

  • HKDaniel

    Fake out.

    What he’s trying to say is I’ll say No, so you on the fence guys don’t have to. Then when they fall for it. OH, I changed my mind.

    • David Walker

      What becomes problematic is that the on the fence guys hate him as much as the rest of the senate hates him. “You have no power here. Be gone before someone drops a house on you.”

  • JoeMyGod

    FYI: Disqus has so far been unresponsive to the comments count issue, which appears to be affecting all WordPress-based sites. Sorry folks.

    • Lars Littlefield

      No big deal. I prefer to see the comments ranked by newest rather than who is most popular. The latter is sooooo junior high school.

  • Gustav2

    How much of this is sensing the end is coming for the Trumpster?

    • Gerry Fisher

      I think they are trying to pretend that they can appease their base and be professional, thoughtful legislators. It isn’t possible, but…here they are on their third deadly attempt at repeal-and-replace.

    • MBear

      Just more fuel to the fire. The GOP is in control, the police have been militarized, the masses have been drugged with ignorance and propaganda, ICE has been mobilised. If the people will just oblige with displays of patriotic resistance, the hammer will fall

  • Blake J Butler

    Apologize for the live feed, but the Steelers will be in the locker room during the national anthem when the team takes on the Bears.

    https://www.facebook.com/abc7chicago/videos/10156023549776162/

    • PickyPecker

      Ugh. Soldier Field. Always looks like a space ship landed on top of a neoclassic building. Bad design. SAD!

    • Chucktech

      Good for them. Good for American Democracy.

    • Todd20036

      And you’ll be in that locker room with them, right Blake? HMMMMMmmm?????

      • Blake J Butler

        They’ll be doing a different kind of kneeling Todd.

        I’d take my pick and leave them behind before the game.

        And take whomever home with me who was better.

  • JWC

    I fear these are just headline grabs not committals With Ted Cruz well say no more this man is a schmuck at best

  • Lars Littlefield

    Cruz obviously doesn’t read the Salt Lake Tribune wherein Mike Lee has recently been quoted as saying he will vote “yes” for the repeal of the ACA.

    • Gustav2

      They are just trying to take some camera time away from Trump. lol

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Whatever, Lyin Ted.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Uh huh (giving skeptical side-eye)

  • Dave B

    Well this lie got him some press.

  • Tawreos

    It sounds like someone didn’t take his suggestions seriously so he won’t vote for it.

    • Gerry Fisher

      He is an Important Person (in his own mind) after all!

      • David Walker

        You misspelled impotent.

  • blackstar
    • Treant

      From the looks, the Russians didn’t get their money’s worth and there was actually some backlash.

      • UrsusArctos

        Kind of – AfD sill made ground. IF the SPD drops coalition, Merkel will have to form a 3 party coalition which will weaken her. The SPD is somewhat unhappy that they are losing ground because of being in coalition with Merkel for so long that people are abandoning them for parties further to the left. It may end up a mess despite Frau Merkel pulling this off.

  • Hank

    I do not trust this smug piece of garbage, any more, than I trust Rand Paul!

  • zhera

    Playing safe, Cruz? Gosh, I’d have never guessed.

    • David Walker

      The prescient Freddie Mercury described the honorable senator thusly:
      “Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me”

      • zhera

        Aah, I’ve been listening to Queen all weekend! ♥ Freddie ♥

  • Do Something Nice

    He’s holding out for something worse.

  • Jefe5084

    “for now” but not when the vote comes up. Shit head.

  • John Ruff

    Yeah, wherever. Fucking liar

  • greenmanTN

    Utter Shit Has Snit Fit: Not Draconian Enough, Says Bloodsucking Fiend- News at 11

    https://m.imgur.com/YNJhpkR

    • Treant

      Trailer Park Tedula?

      • Jay George

        No-account Tedula?

      • greenmanTN
        • Treant

          It was a Congressional smash.

        • Furface

          But Al and Butch have charm, compassion, talent. The pseudo-dopplegangers on the left barely register as human.

  • pete

    wow, great news. passage even more unlikely now. i like how everyone on here is skeptical. smart. too good to be true.

    • Hank

      Do not believe this POS!

  • PickyPecker
    • DaddyRay

      That is really creepy

      • greenmanTN

        She looks like she’s flicking a booger off her finger, which in this case fits like a glove.

        • DaddyRay

          He probably had another bugger on his nose

          • David Walker

            His own from his last mining expedition.

      • JackFknTwist

        I was expecting her to throw up.

    • shellback
      • JackFknTwist

        Yeah, that’s what I mean.

    • Just poke him in the eye.

  • AtticusP
    • Treant

      Was that the photo they took just before their threesome? Imagine Jim-Bob buried in Cruz’s ass while Kimmie…well, you get the idea.

      • AtticusP

        I imagine that they did things with corn cobs that humans were never intended to do.

        EEEEEUUUUUWWWWW!!!!!

        • Treant

          And lard. Lots of lard.

          • AtticusP

            Oh, praise the Lard!

        • David Walker

          Corn cobs feel like ribbed rubbers. I’m told. A friend told me that. OK, I read it on the interwebz. But yeah…lard. Or Crisco. Somebody said.

      • greenmanTN

        Thanks to you putting that image in my head I’ll be ready to strut down the runway soon.

        https://www.ronitbaras.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/anorexia67aa.jpg

        • Treant

          Oh, lord, they should ban her from modeling until she gets treatment. Honestly.

        • jimbo65

          OMG is that fer realz? That’s just beyond “heroin chic.”

        • Todd20036

          I’ve seen auschwitz survivors look fatter, and no, I’m not exaggerating.

        • Paula

          Coulter used to be a model? I did not know that. She’s lost weight since that picture, though.

          • AtticusP

            Good catch.

            What gave it away? That little frou-frou wrapped around her Adam’s apple?

        • AtticusP

          I hope that was Photoshopped.

          If not, and that woman is still alive, I hope she gets the help she clearly needs.

      • UrsusArctos

        Wellllllll, cornhole IS popular in KY.

        • Treant

          I prefer “Hide and Go Anal.”

          • UrsusArctos

            I have the PERFECT GIF to reply to you, but unfortunately “elbow deep looking for keys” would violate the no pr0n policy. Sad! *innocent look*

          • Treant

            Ah, covfefe. Although I don’t really get into fisting. 🙂

            I mean, I’ve been on the giving end, but even I was thinking, “This is really not a turn-on for me. Like, at all.”

      • Furface
    • jimbo65

      Oh how nice. Must have taken everything he had not to show his revulsion at being in a trailer.

    • Mike in NC

      What is this…a reboot of “Hee Haw”?

    • JackFknTwist

      “Gothic Horror story” ? I thought it was the wizard of Oz……

  • Dagoril

    HAHAHAHAHA!!

    /takes a breath…

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • He could just be hoping to get a deal like the one Murkowski is supposed to be getting. But if he does vote “No”…

    – he gets a day or two in the media spotlight
    (and, for once, it’s not for being an arrogant prick)
    – he gets lefties to stop hating him… for a few hours
    – he makes many of his constituents happy
    – he sticks it to the guy who said his wife was ugly and his dad killed Kennedy.

    Win, win, win, win.

  • Treant

    Yeah, sure, I’ll believe it when the voting period closes.

  • Hank
    • Hank
      • Tomcat

        Wow Hank, those are some serious stats.

        • Kevin Perez

          ..and that’s just Idaho!

          • Gianni

            🙂 Idaho was all I could glean from that graph. 🙂

    • Tomcat

      Trump did say drugs are bad, isn’t that enough?

    • b-b-but Jr’s emails!

      Rep Renacci (R-OH): Medicaid doesn’t help in Ohio’s fight against opioids

      “We’re the No. 1 state in opioid addiction,” Renacci said. “Why are the 19 states that didn’t expand Medicaid doing better than us?”

      Several studies don’t back up Renacci’s claim, though, that expanding Medicaid hasn’t helped in the drug battle, however.

      Even so, Renacci said, “I don’t buy that Medicaid expansion dollars are what’s necessary.”

      He said he had formed an advisory panel of recovering opioid addicts who told him it would effective to get rid of Ohio’s “Good Samaritan” law, which shields callers from prosecution for drug possession the first two times they call authorities in the event of an overdose.

      The advisory group told Renacci the “law doesn’t work because when you overdose and there’s no … consequences, you just go overdose again.”

      This from a Republican Newspaper with Libertarian leanings
      http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170921/renacci-medicaid-doesnt-help-in-ohios-fight-against-opioids

      • Hank

        It just goes to show you, that the Rethuglicans do not care about the lives of their citizens! Like their out look on Healthcare, it is just let them die. They are not worthy members of society, from their perspective! However alcoholics are quite Acceptable!!!

    • Hank

      In 1999, Portugal had the highest rate of drug-related AIDS in the European Union; since then, H.I.V. diagnoses attributed to injections have fallen by more than 90 percent and Portugal is no longer at the high end in Europe.

  • Gustav2

    A new CNN poll finds that just 29% of Americans hold a favorable view of the Republican Party.

    That is down 13 percentage points from March and is the lowest mark for the GOP since CNN began asking the question in 1992.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/24/politics/cnn-poll-republican-party-approval/index.html

    • Tomcat

      It actually should be closer to 13% total.

      • Gustav2

        The tribal pull is strong.

    • Reality.Bites

      And people said Trump didn’t have coattails.

  • justmeeeee

    This is bad, actually. They will revamp the bill by Tuesday, let each prodigal child have a say, and pass something, anything, to repeal.

    • DaddyRay

      Even if they do it isn’t over as it would have to go back to the House for reconciliation

      • David Walker

        The honorable speaker of the house assured us there will be no reconciliation, that they will pass whatever the senate sends them. God, I hate these people.

        • DaddyRay

          No doubt about that – they are incompetent and evil

  • margaretpoa

    Yeah, I don’t believe anything that piece of crap says.

  • Henry Auvil

    So he’s going to vote against it because it’s not cruel enough.

    • Tomcat

      Same with that idiot from Kentucky, Rand Paul.

  • Tomcat

    Hey trump, your boys are learning about the art of the deal. Now they hold out for more and more so you are shit out of luck.

  • skyweaver

    I’d commend him for his principles but he has none

  • boobert

    Maybe he realizes if roy moore gets elected , roy will become the most hated senator. lol

  • geoffalnutt

    It’s a Republican. It lies.

  • KevInPDX

    What’s this F’in spawn of an MSRI retrograde bacteria up to? (I don’t wish to associate and insult weasels and worms this this evil bastard).

  • justmeeeee

    Does this have anything to do with the fact that every senator rethuglican or democrat considers you to be a flaming asshole, ted?

    • I hope he loses his seat when it comes up for election.

  • UrsusArctos

    It’s not mean/punitive enough for the “Freedom Caucus”. Quelle surprise.

    • Freedom from Compassion Caucus is a more apt name for these heartless bastards.

      • UrsusArctos

        I typed “FreeDumb” but it autocorrected to Freedom before I noticed it and posted. 😀

        • I do so, at times, hate autocorrect. However, being someone with terrible to no spelling ability, it does help. There are times however when I have to speak the word into my phone to get a proper spelling as my lame attempts are so poor spell check just shrugs and gives me a random word….sigh

          • UrsusArctos

            I tend to comment in vernacular a good bit and autocorrect can be hell. Having a weird Gulf Coast/Deep South/Cajunish accent with a wee bit of burr makes for “interesting” times with Siri.

          • Oh I bet!!!

  • boobert

    It probably won’t come to a vote , so they are safe to be against it .

    • Lazycrockett

      McConnell will let it come to a vote so the Donors can see who and who isn’t supporting their tax cuts and donate appropriately.

    • Treant

      It will. I’m thinking they’ll play rotating villain. McCain is out of there, so he doesn’t care. The other two shift to distribute the blame.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Treant

      If only the pastor and choir had been packing semi-automatic rifles, this never would have happened.

      Thoughts and prayers.

      • David Walker

        And that’s definitely not a “too soon.”

        • Treant

          At this point, I’m beyond caring if it’s “too soon” or not. Ignoring the discussion is insulting to the victims, there’s one in the White House who never misses an opportunity to explore any issue in the most insulting terms, and I no longer care to get along with Republicans. Fuck them.

          • David Walker

            In a word used frequently on Sundays, “amen.”

      • Reality.Bites

        If only they hadn’t kneeled.

        • Treant

          In my favorite church, AKA the bedroom…

      • Michael R

        … if Jesus had handed out guns instead of Bibles .

        • David Walker

          I’ve heard that the Gideons are doing that in hotels and motels now. “This Glock Placed Here By The Gideons” is on the handle.

        • M Jackson

          Tell a fundy that Jesus went throughout Galilee handing out bibles and I’ll bet they’d believe you.

    • David Walker

      “To belittle is to be little,” says the sign of great wisdom. Looks good. Evenly spaced. No attention paid to it, so why not?

      OK, so I kinda sorta feel a little guilty for not feeling bad about this, but that’s only because of the compassion shown to us after Pulse…plus this is 6-8 people INJURED, not killed. The “service” started at 10, the shooting at 11:15. I suspect the sermon was going on just too long for the shooter to stand. I mean, it’s Sunday…football day…and he needed to get home so he could yell at the TV when those people didn’t stand for that anthem.

      I’m finding that dealing in stereotypes does save time in thinking things through. For one thing, you don’t have to think. I realize that The Truly Religious Trolls will be going through this; they may as well know what I think of them.

  • Harveyrabbit

    I’m a no for now but let me sniff the winds to see what direction I’m going to go. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92e3a767b56eb871ec3da5b26b613e615cdb33ba46760e91e3b64df73129ccdb.png

  • Barry S G

    Rats fleeing a sinking ship.

    • David Walker

      A stinking ship, as well.

  • AJA

    I’ll believe it when I see it, henny.

  • Ken M

    This is America. You don’t mess with football fans, whoever they are. I’ll believe it when I see it though. Oh..Twitter will be abuzz tonight and tomorrow. http://25.media.tumblr.com/8ebcce48832649cde6bb3e4d5eb559ff/tumblr_mzb5vogwwU1sivgvso1_500.gif

  • ByronK

    I can’t quite decide who Ted reminds me of more.
    The Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a780fc1cfb2e955e7eed33b75c0411ced3643237e67855e92733d0853a2d95f4.jpg

    Or Lady Elaine Fairchild from Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f7f0ac5bcd1692e2cd229c48c53f3deade034ce92faabe6b450e3457730ad5b.jpg

    • ArchiLaw

      Lady Elaine

    • houstonray

      Lady Elaine

    • Looks wise, Lady Elaine, but creepiness factor? Hands down the child collector.

  • Paula

    You’re just a no in life, Ted.

  • bkmn

    He wants to hold out to see what leadership will offer him. If they sweeten the pot enough he will be on board.

  • Baby_Raptor

    For now. It probably doesn’t Fuck over enough minorities for him or something.

    • MadGastromoner

      What a stupid comment.

  • Oh look at the Crud trying to redeem himself after that porn tweet!

  • Andymac3

    Sorry Ted, won’t be taking your word for it. I’m sure if they offered you a free coffee and a donut you would change your vote in a heart beat, you masturbating hypocrite.

  • Gianni

    I see in the article that Ted also speaks for Mike Lee. He must have him in the Bowler’s Hold.

    • Ben in Oakland

      Three fingers shoved into his holes?

      • Gianni

        Not quite. It’s the thumb up the ass and the other two on the taint and all three squeezing to come together. 🙂

  • KnownDonorDad

    What, is the bill not terrible enough for him?

    • Jukesgrrl

      Correct. It doesn’t screw over enough people.

  • I guess my calls to his office weren’t for naught after all.

  • SoCalGal20

    Eh Cruz will be “no” until Wednesday. Then he’ll be “yes”.

    • Hank

      I believe the same of Rand Paul!!!

  • rednekokie

    First thing he’s ever done or said that I agree with. However, I don’t trust him to keep his word on this.

  • pj

    shutup ted. nobody…and i do mean nobody cares what you think.

  • Snarky

    To be fair, the amendment Cruz offered provided coverage for people who break their dicks while jerking it to online porn. WAIT WHAT HOW DID THAT GET IN THERE? OH NO, MUST HAVE BEEN AN INTERN.

  • damned i fucked up that mail big time. i need to go back and write her again!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also doesn’t go far enough to fucking people over and, yeah, killing them off

    This missed that part.

  • kareemachan

    but you’ll always be a fuckweasel moran to us.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    That’s the problem of offering candy to one or two senators to get them to vote yes. All the other Senators want candy too.

  • Richard Schneider

    He always looks like he just got caught jacking off. A LOT. And AGAIN. And bad porn, too.

  • Cruz is holding out for a provision that bans gay marriage.

  • JCF

    I don’t trust Cruz for *one second*.

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  • Michael Hampton

    I love how Ted waited until there definitely were 3 “no” votes before saying he was not voting for it. Always a coward. Always awful.

  • TheManicMechanic

    But still a Yes on eating boogers and making his daughter very uncomfortable.