You Cannot Make this Sh%$ Up

Ted Cruz just engaged in a mammoth talk on the Senate floor, (it was not a filibuster) talking about the evils of Obamacare.

At one point, he read from the children’s classic Green Eggs and Ham, while talking about how awful the PPACA will be.

As Senator Claire McCaskill observed, Ted Cruz does not get the Dr. Seuss story, which is all about not prejudging things:

During Sen. Ted Cruz’ marathon talk-a-thon, he dramatically read one of his children’s favorite books, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham, saying it was a good-night story for his children.

How ironic, Sen. Claire McCaskill, remarked on Morning Joe, that the Texas Republican used that book in a marathon speech opposing a healthcare reform bill he has never tried.

“I went the University of Missouri, I did not go to Harvard, but I’ll tell you that my daughter texted me this morning and said ‘Mom, does he not know the point of the story?’” the Missouri Democrat said.

In the classic Seuss novel, a grumpy character declares “I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like green eggs and ham…I would not like them here or there. I would not like them anywhere.”

Eventually, the character tries the green eggs and ham to appease his persistent friend and finds that he quite likes them: “I like green eggs and ham! I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!”

“It’s that you can’t knock things till you try it,” McCaskill said with a smile. “It’s ironic that he used that in the filibuster because I think when people realize how the these exchanges are going to work…It’s all private insurance companies on these exchanges.”

Not only reading Seuss on the Senate floor, but getting it wrong.

Theodore Seuss Geisel must be spinning in his grave.


  1. Anonymous says:

    So what this communist leaning Senator is saying is that America is too stupid to know what we what and even tought she and her family will never participate in what we the people will have to deal with, we should just try it and she knows in her heart of hearts that we will like it. The problem is that she has proven again and again that she cannot be trusted as none of the crooks in Washington DC can be. Both sides are corrupt and ther eare only a few that actually want to keep the government out of the way. Cruise is one of them as is about 20 others … but the rest of them control the strings of the media, and they make carnage everything they touch. We need a more limited government as the rake us people over the coals year after year. It is time to Vote out all the good ol boy Sentaors and Presidents and Politicians that have been there forever and replace them with everyday folks that actually know what freedom should be all about. We do no need Obamacare and all the debt that comes with it. Already it is estimated to cost over 5 times what was originally planned and the old "if you like your insurance you can keep it" bullshit was another boldface lie from the left. 70% of Americans now do not want the Obamacare and want to go back to the drawing board, but DC turns a blind eye to the wants of the people in order to create a system that will corral and enslave the voter .. so THEY can keep their power. This comes from both sides, but mostly from the left. Kennedy despised the thought of a welfare state, but a communist believes it is a must. The left have become a bunch of communists and the center right Progressive power hungry bastards.

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