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Cruz: Clinton made healthcare comment to protect wife
The Hill ^ | November 13, 2013 | Justin Sink

Posted on 11/13/2013 12:47:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Wednesday said that former President Clinton's comments about ObamaCare were an effort to distance his wife from the program ahead of a possible 2016 run.

“That was certainly revealing, and it suggests perhaps that Hillary Clinton is looking to run away from President Obama and run away from ObamaCare," Cruz, who's seen as a potential 2016 candidate, told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday morning. "And that ought to be a signal to Democrats, this thing isn’t working." Clinton said President Obama should change the law to allow people to keep their existing plans under ObamaCare. He also said Obama should “honor” the commitment made to those who believed they could keep their old plans.

On Wednesday, Cruz blasted the healthcare reform effort as "fundamentally flawed" and said Clinton's comments should be "a real signal that we ought to get some bipartisan cooperation" to scrap the legislation.

"Nobody can defend it because millions of people are losing their jobs, are in part-time work," Cruz said. "Their premiums are skyrocketing, and they're getting their health insurance canceled. We need to just stop it and start over because it isn't working."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Texas; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; abortion; billclinton; deathpanels; election2014; election2016; hillary; obamacare; tedcruz; texas; zerocare

1 posted on 11/13/2013 12:47:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, duh. That was my immediate reaction, too.

As in, we need universal coverage, but Hillary will fix it even better.


2 posted on 11/13/2013 12:48:55 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, even I figured that out. Old Billy boy is trying to insulate the Witch of Benghazi.


3 posted on 11/13/2013 12:49:26 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course he did. As I posted yesterday, if Obama stinks up the joint so badly it affects Hillary’s chances, Clinton will become more and more antagonistic. After all, we’re talking about his chance to become “First Gentleman”, after all!!


4 posted on 11/13/2013 12:49:31 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clinton, Landrieu, Feinstein, Hagan and all the other so-called "progressive" regressives who propose a "fix" in order to save political "seats" simply don't understand the real problem though:

The problem is that the "fix" just involves more coercive intrusion on the rights of individuals, on intrusion into and distortion of the insurance marketplace, on the future quality and proliferation of health care providers, and the damaging impact that their own regressive and arrogant assumptions is having on real individual American citizens and their families.

Just who do the Clintons, the Obamas, the Landrieus, the Feinsteins and all "progressives"--no matter how good they believe their intentions are--believe they are? That great intellectual freedom fighter, Author of the Declaration of Independence, and former President may have, inadvertently, identified them in the following quotation:

"The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately." —Thomas Jefferson

One other thought: lest the Democrats who laid this oppressive legislation on the nation by their votes now claim that they did it to "help" us and it is just "not working" as they intended, let them consider the words of C. S. Lewis about "moral busybodies" who use the coercive power of government to "do" their good:

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis

5 posted on 11/13/2013 12:49:39 PM PST by loveliberty2
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6 posted on 11/13/2013 12:53:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ted Cruz is shaping up to be a master politician. He’s wedging the issue right between the Liberal / Democratic pack.

This article wasn’t about revealing what was obvious, it was about sowing seeds of discourse and discontent into the DEM ranks.


7 posted on 11/13/2013 12:53:30 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Yes.

Two political dots were never more easily connected, n'est ce pas?

8 posted on 11/13/2013 12:54:14 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee." - Bill Clinton

"I'll have a mocha latte with whip cream on top in a blue cup.
And don't spill any."

"Does anybody else want coffee?"

9 posted on 11/13/2013 12:58:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Obadiah

The Witch of Benghazi badly needed an excuse to distance herself from this regime. This is why she left the SoS job. This is why she is jumping in now (thorough Billy). Ted Cruz may be stating the obvious to those of us with a little depth in politics, but it needs to be highlighted early and often for the low information voter.


10 posted on 11/13/2013 12:59:51 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Yup, you are right. Gotta keep in mind those low-information voters, not necessarily us.


11 posted on 11/13/2013 1:03:27 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Ted Cruz is 100% correct in this -—BUT-—he is the only one with the balls to announce it, and that my FRiends makes him the only one worth running .

Where are the rest. Why so quiet?

Certainly Hillary wants to get as far away from this disaster as she can, and perhaps she can, but can she get away from Benghazi? Can she get away from the UN small arms treaty.


12 posted on 11/13/2013 1:03:43 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This was such an obvious snub and put down of Obama, I have to think it was talked about first. I think O’s people were told to expect a little obligatory saber rattling from Bill, starting hrough Nomination Season. It’s almost like big time wrestling. Two radio talkers in my area were remarking on just how wasted and unhealthy Bill Clinton is looking lately. Some say he’s on his way out, but then, I’ve been hearing that same thing for about the last five years. So maybe he’s no more critical than we all are, big picturewise.


13 posted on 11/13/2013 1:12:41 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Venturer

Yea, note how McCain is in hiding now. All those GOPers who thwarted the conservative effort to defund Obama’s tar baby sure must be feeling foolish right now as well as some of the Democrats in the house and Senate.


14 posted on 11/13/2013 1:13:59 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Venturer
Where are the rest. Why so quiet?

They all think it is some kind of wiseman's political knowledge.

15 posted on 11/13/2013 1:24:38 PM PST by glorgau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And to younger low-info voters, Hillary is the Democrat version of John McCain. Too old to be president and with a total lack of charisma. She reminds old men of their ex-wives, and she reminds young men of their crabby mother-in-law.


16 posted on 11/13/2013 1:26:44 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I really doubt they are smart enough to feel foolish.
If they were they would all be behind Ted Cruz.


17 posted on 11/13/2013 1:27:20 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992.[2][5] While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at both the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship.[27] In 1992, he was named U.S. National Speaker of the Year and Team of the Year (with his debate partner, David Panton).[27] Cruz was also a semi-finalist at the 1995 World Universities Debating Championship.[28]

Cruz’s senior thesis on the separation of powers, titled “Clipping the Wings of Angels,” draws its inspiration from a passage attributed to President James Madison: “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Cruz argued that the drafters of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and the last two items in the Bill of Rights offered an explicit stop against an all-powerful state. Cruz wrote: “They simply do so from different directions. The Tenth stops new powers, and the Ninth fortifies all other rights, or non-powers.”[24][29]

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.[2][30] While at Harvard Law, Cruz was a primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, and executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.[5] Referring to Cruz’s time as a student at Harvard Law, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was off-the-charts brilliant.”[12][31][32][33][34][35] At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.[36]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz


18 posted on 11/13/2013 1:38:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Annnnnnd, here comes Hillary!


Hillary 2016 photo Hillary-Bumper-R1_zps4407f8c3.jpg

19 posted on 11/13/2013 2:06:29 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR: A smorgasbord of Conservative Mindfood - dig in and enjoy it!)
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To: Usagi_yo

Almost reminds me of the frenzy scene in Trading Places. Everyone (Dems) are screaming while Whitthorpe and Valentine are cashing in.


20 posted on 11/13/2013 2:11:21 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clinton said President Obama should change the law to allow people to keep their existing plans under ObamaCare. He also said Obama should “honor” the commitment made to those who believed they could keep their old plans.

Will such a law prevent employers from dropping plans next year?
21 posted on 11/13/2013 2:32:11 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reagan, Palin and Cruz are the only ones to brazenly talk about the 500 pound gorillas that sit in the middle of the room.

I’m sure McCain is wringing his hands over this wacky bird right now.


22 posted on 11/13/2013 2:56:51 PM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: bigbob

and UN ambassador, which he has stated over and over (as did Carville) that that was his dream job.


23 posted on 11/13/2013 2:57:47 PM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: bigbob
> After all, we’re talking about his chance to become “First Gentleman”, after all!!

"That ain't no gentleman, that's my husband!" -- Hillary

24 posted on 11/13/2013 5:18:56 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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