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February 9, 2016

Jokesters Use Ted Cruz to Air Personal Grievances

The Twitterverse has seemingly enjoyed every minute of the non-filibuster Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and pals have engaged in over the past 20-some hours on the Senate floor.



Which is not to say everyone has continued hanging on Cruz’s every word.

As part of their ongoing anti-Obamacare campaign, Cruz and conservative commentators decided to punctuate their anger by appending online missives with the #MakeDCListen tag.

And while they’ve gotten plenty of traction from the rhetorical challenge, some social-media users have elected to take the taunt in much different directions, including:


Drawing local battle lines,


chastising camera hogs,


petitioning for more dining options,


urging Metro to shape up,



lobbying against lingering food trends,


sticking it to the man,


promoting the arts,

denying Ben Affleck the opportunity to do any caped crusading


and, of course,


angrily pleading to make it all stop.

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  • Layla

    These people may think they are funny. However, the American people who cannot afford to pay these premiums do not. We also don’t appreciate the crude language. Just when I thought the Democratic party had sunk to new lows, it finds a way to sink deeper.

  • hairyputter

    Democrats hate any politician who walks the walk and talks the talk.

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