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[–] tex 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago 

We elected him to fight Washington instead of becoming friends with the people who are destroying the country. He's keeping his promise.

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[–] BRITTEACH [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Fair enough. And thanks for being courageous enough for saying why. You are the first person on this thread to explain why you disagree.

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[–] AlphaWookie 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago 

He voted to fast track the TPP fuck Cruz.

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[–] tex 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

You are misinformed. He voted against it. Roll call here.

The reason you're confused is that he supported it for a while before the vote. Every president traditionally gets TPA to pass trade bills and he didn't want to ruin it for future republican presidents such as himself. He got promises from the republican leadership that things such as the Export Import Bank were not in the bill. When he found out they lied to him, he switched his support and voted against TPA. You might remember him taking a lot of heat for calling McConnell a liar on the senate floor.

So fuck you.

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[–] fuck_communism 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Yeah, it's not like the NYT would do a bullshit hit piece on a Republican, or that that weasel McCain would trash talk another Republican. Those things would never happen.

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[–] Lag-wagon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Shunned everywhere

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[–] Onlio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Is it because he sounds like Mr Haney on the old Green Acres show?

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[–] BRITTEACH [S] 8 points 0 points (+8|-8) ago  (edited ago)

Since when did not having any friends or allies in politics become a "virtue"?

Anyone who works for a living knows how important it is to get along with colleagues. We don't have to agree with everyone, but we know the value of respect and dignity if we want to get things done.

This is no less important in politics where cultivating alliances is crucial.

So what makes Cruz think he can fool anyone with the lame impression that he is a Washington outsider standing up to insiders? We have seen the trouble that Obama has had for nearly eight years because he wasn't in Washington long enough to make friends, form alliances, and socialize with colleagues. Cruz is in the same position. The only difference is that he appears to be delusional thinking that anyone, including his supporters, will buy the bullshit he is selling. He may be a smart, Ivy League grad, and former Supreme Court Clerk with a talent for debate, but he also comes across as smug, arrogant, mean spirited. and at the end of the day unlikeable.

Cruz can talk all he likes. But unless he has allies to implement his agenda he isn't going to accomplish very much. We've been down this path with Obama who has attempted end runs around the Constitution to try and achieve his political goals. Cruz probably thinks he can do the same.

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[–] Medwin 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I like Cruz on somethings but I have to agree that alienating your coworkers is not a virtue.

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[–] justletmevoat 6 points -1 points (+5|-6) ago 

Voat can shut the fuck up about that when Voat's preferred candidate is Senor Trump.