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Joe and Ted's excellent adventure

  1. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 3 years ago

    The resemblance is beyond uncanny. In more ways than one.

    http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/M/Joseph-McCarthy-9390801-1-402.jpg

    http://www.texasmonthly.com/sites/default/files/styles/story_hero/public/stories/images/cruzhed.jpg?itok=bsbQvjpB

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      retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      They also resemble each other in being correct.  The Soviet Union did have spies in the US government and Obamacare is a charlie foxtrot.

    2. pagesvoice profile image85
      pagesvoiceposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Eerily creepy in both resemblance and ideology.

      1. Mighty Mom profile image90
        Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Psychopath serial killers have a certain look to their eyes (see slate of recent mass shooters -- Aurora, CT, Gabby Giffords, etc.).
        Sociopath idealogues also have a certain look to their eyes.
        This is it.
        Power and attention... crave and demand that.

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          retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Like Barrack Obama?

          1. Zelkiiro profile image86
            Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Why would someone seeking power run for President? You're only in for less than a decade, max, and you can't initiate anything.

            The real powermongers sign up for positions in the Senate or Congress. You can strongarm the President to do whatever you want, you have no limits on how long you can hold your position, and if the President wants to deny your motion, you can just convince your friends to counterattack with a majority vote.

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              retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Was Joe McCarthy part of a party majority in the Senate.  Is Ted Cruz.  One of One Hundred or One of One - your interpretation of the power ratio here is interesting.

              1. Mighty Mom profile image90
                Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Ted Cruz does not consider himself "one of 100." He pretty much thinks he is not only Harry Reid but John Boehner as well.
                It's all "look at Meeeee, look at meeeee!!"
                Posturing for his OWN political gain.

                We saw how far it got Darrelly Issa -- who is now trying to get back in the spotlight again today.

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                  retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  You mean as legendary Democrat Filibuster-er Robert Byrd.  It is the right of Senators to hold the floor, Cruz' actions are not new.  If one bothers to read his remarks most were germane to the issue at hand.  Ascribing his filibuster to mere ego is ironic given the many hours of vapid commentary offered by the President on every event from the vital Mariah Carey-Nikki Manaj feud to his knee jerk response to Skip Gates appropriate arrest.

                  As for Harry Reed, just remember, his job is not to represent the people of Nevada.

                  1. Mighty Mom profile image90
                    Mighty Momposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    I wasn't even talking about the faux filibuster.
                    I was talking about everything else Cruz does.

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        retief2000posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If by ideology you mean anti-communist, that seems to be a reasonable ideology for every American.  Or do you mean the ideology that so endeared him to Robert Kennedy that he asked McCarthy to be Godfather to his children?  I suppose something specific would be useful.  It seem lefties seem to hate McCarthy and Cruz for irrational reasons, no surprise there.

  2. innersmiff profile image72
    innersmiffposted 3 years ago

    I don't see it personally.

 
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