Epic Wash Post Twitter response to angry Ted Cruz teapartyer

A funny as hell back and forth that the Washington Post had on Twitter last night with a rather rabid Tea Party follower of Republican Senator Ted Cruz, one of the leaders of the GOP shutdown of the federal government.

Oh, and lest anyone doubt it, it’s for real.


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49 Responses to “Epic Wash Post Twitter response to angry Ted Cruz teapartyer”

  1. forsuthe says:

    Actually, Newt with NO brains.

  2. Sherry says:

    …and go down three times and come up twice!

  3. Rhondayes says:

    What’s frighteningly clear to me, since electing President Obama, is these people has always existed in our government. They’ve been right there all of the time and were not exposed until the president was nominated. These are not people “new” to DC. We’ve been handled all of these years. The nuts have been running our government, our nation, and us. Thank God for President unhinging them and bringing them out in the open for us to see and remove.

  4. snakeguy says:

    I love the implicit threats of violent from the American radical right.

    TERRORISM: The use or threat of unlawful violence in the furtherance of political goals.

  5. clementinesalmassi321 says:

    My Uncle John just got an awesome silver Volkswagen CC by working
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  6. Jake Stevens says:

    Cuban father actually, he was just born in Canada.

  7. karmanot says:

    I hope ya smacked em good with a mind wave M! :-)

  8. karmanot says:

    BBC is regularly running the StarTrek episodes (3 back to back) on Fridays in our area of Northern California. Starts around 9:00.

  9. karmanot says:

    Watching FOX News frantically looking for a truck or two was hilarious.

  10. karmanot says:

    Newt Gingrich with real brains.

  11. silas1898 says:

    Good stuff. He’s even pissing off the other wingnuts.

  12. Tom Mingmitmee says:

    Hugh Everett, where are you?

  13. Bomer says:

    Awesome! I’ll have to see if I can find it at the library. ^_^

  14. BeccaM says:

    You might enjoy this then:


    The blurb:

    Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, with the chance to serve on “Away Missions” alongside the starship’s famous senior officers.

    Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to realize that 1) every Away Mission involves a lethal confrontation with alien forces, 2) the ship’s senior officers always survive these confrontations, and 3) sadly, at least one low-ranking crew member is invariably killed. Unsurprisingly, the savvier crew
    members belowdecks avoid Away Missions at all costs.

  15. Shivas says:

    I’m waiting for Cruz’s new book, “Dreams from my Canyadian Father”

  16. woodroad34 says:

    All he can bag is a rabid tweeter, who toots his tweets to a toothsome titan and gets bagged to a “t”. Silly bagger, rants belong on the Republican floor of Congress.

  17. woodroad34 says:

    Yeah…you’d think with their $$$, they could afford better merchandise. “For money you get”, as the mother of a jewish friend would say.

  18. Houndentenor says:

    I live in Texas. I can hardly think of anyone less likeable than Ted Cruz. It’s not just his views. I’m sure Palin many other Tea Party favorites could be good for a laugh at a party. Cruz is a horrible person and always has been. Has anyone ever even seen him smile or heard him crack a joke?

  19. nicho says:

    Even conservatives think Cruz is a total shithead.


    It would have been different if Cruz’s gamble had been over a minor issue that drew little attention, but the purpose of the gamble all along seems to have been to turn Cruz into a national figure and link his name to some of the most important issues available. It succeeded in making him better known, but in every other respect it has backfired badly. More important, Cruz didn’t just misread the political landscape and support a strategy that had zero chance of success, but he did so in a way that maximized intra-party divisions, burned bridges with most of his colleagues, and distinguished himself as a self-seeking bomb-thrower who ended up helping to blow up his party’s own standing. Granted, Cruz didn’t do this all by himself, and there are many others that contributed to the mess the GOP finds itself in today, but he very much wanted to be identified as the leader of the effort, and now he will pay for it.

  20. HarpoSnarx says:

    Sounds like this Dolt of Liberty missed his big, scary truck convoy.

  21. Bomer says:

    Ha! I was busy taking notes. When she called my name and pointed at me all that went through my head was, “Oh sh*t. This is all I need.”

  22. Whitewitch says:

    Sorry to hear that Bomer…I am sure you weren’t really planning at all…cruel teacher…

  23. Bomer says:

    Back in my 6th grade social studies class the teacher was talking one day about revolutions and she asked the class who should you worry about more: the vocal people or the quiet ones? The class said the vocal ones and she told them they were wrong that it was, and here she pointed at me, the quiet ones you had to watch out for because you never knew what they were going to do. The entire class turned around and stared at me like I was 3 seconds away from blowing the place up.

  24. Bomer says:

    If Star Trek has taught me anything it is never be a red shirt. They never seem to survive the away missions.

  25. Bomer says:

    It’s even better when they take those long walks off of short piers.

  26. ariesmatt says:

    And how in the heck would the “revolting” know who was liberal or not? Are we all supposed to wear blue or red shirts? We really need to do something about mental healthcare in this country. And fast.

  27. karmanot says:

    After eating at the ‘All You Can Eat Macaroni, Tacos and Jello Bar,’ They will take naps

  28. karmanot says:

    That works

  29. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Thank God we have tim sloan to guard us in case the North Vietnamese Navy attacks San Diego.

  30. Whitewitch says:

    Do not be too disturbed Nylund, I find most of those (Like Ted Nugent) that advocate violence expect their fellows to do the violence – not them of course…as they will be too busy shatting themselves in fear. Big talkers are never the ones to fear (it is the quite loners one must watch out for).

  31. Whitewitch says:

    Thank goodness for that eh? I read a very interesting article at the DB and it points how that when you use hatred and fear as a tool to control the masses, you must be very careful as that fear/hatred can turn on you in a heart beat, especially if you don’t really believe as the people you are feeding too. I suspect the Koch brothers are above the fray for now….they should be very careful though as they could be easily mistaken for the “elite” by those less fortunate than they.

  32. fletcher says:

    A Tea Bagger. He’s not smart enough to be a grocery store bagger.

  33. Whitewitch says:

    Oh Fletcher – thank you – that is two giggles in one day! And this week has sorely needed a good giggle.

  34. fletcher says:

    I get cookies too every time I visit the WaPo website. I can’t say how they taste as my computer has swallowed them all.

  35. fletcher says:

    Tim Sloan proves David Letterman right. When he first heard about Twitter he remarked, “So that’s what twits do all day.”

  36. BillFromDover says:

    Or simply, baggers all?

  37. lynchie says:

    No it disperses when its time to change their depends and take their Viagra.

  38. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Tiny brained wipers of other peoples electric donkey bottoms!

  39. JosephP says:

    Looks like it’s back to the drawing board for the Koch brothers.

  40. BeccaM says:

    What a sad, impotent, rage-filled little man…

  41. LanceThruster says:

    I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food
    trough wiper! I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a
    hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!

  42. Indigo says:

    So that’s what Twittering looks like. Is anybody actually steering the ship of state?

  43. pappyvet says:

    I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
    Noel Coward

  44. Krusher says:

    Oh, thank you, John. I am having the most annoying afternoon, and suddenly it’s all better.

  45. iamlegion says:

    Oh, so _that’s_ what the “27% Crazy Factor” looks like…

  46. Nylund says:

    I find it funny and think the WaPo twitter person handled it well. Still, I can’t quite get passed the whole “we’re going to shoot you to death,” message that’s implied by his question regarding what will happen during an uprising. It’s a bit disturbing to think about how many people are out there who literally hope and dream for a day when they can go out and shoot anyone they consider to be “liberal” or whatever.

  47. Monoceros Forth says:

    “What’s going to happy to you?”

    Besides, I’m not too much worries about might “happy” when the teabaggers’ populist uprising takes place. It’ll disperse at happy hour, I’m pretty sure.

  48. cole3244 says:

    i love it, when you are debating with a rw con the more controlled you are the more angry and vile they get, ergo they lose we win.

  49. Whitewitch says:

    I love the person in charge of Washington Post’s Twitter account. They should get a HUGE raise and cookie, no two cookies. I have not laughed so hard all week. Thank you for sharing John, maybe I should check out the Twittersphere more often. Happy Friday!!!!

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