Skip to comments.Ted Cruz speech on floor of Senate today
Posted on 09/24/2013 8:13:28 AM PDT by Lakeshark
Ted Cruz was on the floor of the Senate today making the case about defunding Obamacare and keeping the government open.
While he may not be successful, as even Mitch McConnell abandoned the cause and the sniping from Republicans continues even as to his eligibility for President at least he was making the case. This video starts with some procedural issues in which Cruz asked for unanimous consent to approve the House Obamacare defunding bill, and Harry Reid not surprisingly objected. Jump ahead to 6:25 for Cruzs statement on the merits.
(Excerpt) Read more at legalinsurrection.com ...
Both of my grandparents are dead.
Why can’t I buy life insurance on them?
They have a “pre-existing” condition.
Thank you for posting this!
The least you could do is get them new voter registration
Better check, the DNC may have already taken care of that.
Call or fax your Senators and congresspeople and demand they NOT FUND OBAMACARE....TELL REID TO STUFFIT! AMERICA DOES NOT WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!! Shame on these eletiest RINO's for beating up their own because this Senator, Ted Cruz...is telling you the truth. HOW REFRESHING!!
The Democrats have already done that.
If you are a United States Senator and you are not standing with Senator Cruz on this bill and its passage, then you are an abject traitor to the citizens of the United States.
You are either with us, or you are our enemy and should be dealt with as such.
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Yep........STUFF IT, REID & OBAMA!!! Sign & Endorse the Lee/Cruz Defund Obamacare Petition right now...TODAY!!! And....STUFF IT McCONNELL, you traitor!!!
No nut Republicans cowards. Little b!tch Mcconnell and John Corncob need to go.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isnt thinking.
Geroge S. Patton
(hat tip to Franklin Covey-Daytimer, for todays quote)
Home » IBD Editorials » Obama Care »
Defunding Strategy Could Spell GOP Victories In 2014
Posted 09/23/2013 07:10 PM ET
Congress: Let’s applaud the steadfast Republicans pushing the “defund ObamaCare” strategy. Forcing Democrats to vote yet again on this costly, job-killing health reform will help defeat them next year.
Critics of the “defunders” and there are smart, principled minds within their number warn that Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives are saving President Obama from his various failures and scandals.
That depends. Cruz is unfairly accused of having no endgame. Actually, he does, and he outlined it for RealClearPolitics.com. If Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid rejects the House bill, thus setting into motion “a government shutdown to force ObamaCare on every American,” then the House should respond not by approving another big bill funding the entire government, including ObamaCare, but by passing smaller government funding measures that withhold ObamaCare funding, “one at a time, starting with the military.”
The goal? “Dare Reid to keep voting to shut down the government.” And if “Senate Republicans unite, red-state Senate Democrats will be next. And that is how we win,” says Cruz.
As columnist Byron York points out, Cruz and his allies believe that if the Senate’s 46 Republicans stand together as all GOP senators did on a toothless defunding measure in March it will force Reid “to adopt a procedure that would require a 60-vote threshold to pass an amendment striking the defunding provision.” This “would allow Republicans, if they stay united, to stop Reid from taking out the ObamaCare provision.”
Despite Cruz’s cannibalistic savaging at the hands of fellow Republicans, this sharp former Texas solicitor general has two valuable things on his side. One is that in championing defunding of the (far from) Affordable Care Act, he is simply keeping a campaign promise his less courageous attackers also made...
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