1. NOT AN ENDORSEMENT

    Cruz Taunts Obama on Twitter

    US Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz waits for an elevator after a vote on the Senate floor at the US Capitol in Washington on September 30, 2013 as a possible government shutdown looms. The Senate killed the newest House measure to delay President Barack Obama's health care law as part of a federal funding bill, driving government to the brink of shutdown. Just hours before a midnight deadline, Congress is in the thick of a bitter impasse over federal spending, which runs out with the new fiscal year on October 1 unless a stopgap budget is approved.     AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ted Cruz is quite literally just pushing buttons to raise eyebrows at this point. The Texas senator who essentially campaigned for a government shutdown with his crusade against Obamacare is now protesting one. Cruz answered the president's rallying cry on Twitter to end the shutdown, retweeting Obama's status: “Retweet if you want this #shutdown to end.” The irony of the move wasn’t lost on other Twitter users. “Damn, bruh. How does it feel to be a liar?” was one response. Another quipped: “@SenTedCruz endorses @BarackObama!” According to a Pew Research poll, a majority of Twitter users blame Republicans for the shutdown, but an equally large number oppose Obamacare.

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