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Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)
U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2

Posted on 09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

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To: Timber Rattler

Throwing down the gauntlet! Telling them that anyone who votes for cloture is voting to fund deathcare.

Go Ted Go!


151 posted on 09/24/2013 12:30:44 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Timber Rattler

lol. I just got a call from the Family Research Council. One of the questions was whether I would be willing to call my senator and tell him to filibuster or vote down on cloture. For some reason it didn’t recognize my answer: “I already did that yesterday and again today”.


152 posted on 09/24/2013 12:30:50 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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To: MestaMachine; onyx

Let it be known who stood for us at this late hour. G-d Bless You Ted Cruz.


153 posted on 09/24/2013 12:31:27 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Gator113
The French Republicans are nowhere to be found.

Just like the Dems walked out on the Benghazi families, "our" side doesn't want to listen to the truth of OdingoCare.

154 posted on 09/24/2013 12:31:47 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: onyx
Willing to bet McConnell ordered Rinos he controls not to show up.

Cruz mentioned several times floor is empty, you can bet McConnell is behind it and Cruz knows that.

Back stabbing bastard McConnell.

155 posted on 09/24/2013 12:31:56 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: tcrlaf

LOL!

Something tells me Cruz is not popular with the Cocktail Party Circuit, he’s honest.

Keep it up Sen. Cruz!


156 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:01 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Timber Rattler

No courage like the courage of an anonymous Congressional staffer. LOL!


157 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: RKBA Democrat
Rand Paul had better be making an appearance.

Rand Paul views Ted Cruz as potential competition in 2016.

Therefore, don't expect any help from Paul. Paul most likely wants Cruz to fail.

Cruz and Mike Lee are the only two in Congress I can fully trust.

The rest are weak on Liberty.

158 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:15 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Stonewall Jackson
An article on Drudge says that he can only do this until tomorrow at noon due to Senate rules.

Hmmm... I didn't think the Senate has a cloture rule. Senators can speak for as long as they hold the floor. They can yield for a point-of-order without yielding the floor, and then the point-of-order can continue for as long as the other Senator can go before handing it back to the controlling Senator.

-PJ

159 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ted stands on the side of liberty. He has my vote in 2016!


160 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:32 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ziravan

Latest call to Cornyn’s office in DC “We’re sorry, all circuits are busy now...”


161 posted on 09/24/2013 12:32:40 PM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: onyx

I have called telephone numbers of 24 Senators in the last two hours - all lines are ringing busy and all mailboxes are full. Shame on them! Cornyn needs to have his butt kicked right up between his shoulders for not supporting Cruz and those of us in Texas.


162 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:10 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: The Cajun

He is reaming McConnell. Politely and with no names, of course!


163 posted on 09/24/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Timber Rattler
CafeNetAmerica:

@SenTedCruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread) - http://t.co/UfVxiD2u4O #tcot #lnyhbt #MakeDCListen

September 24, 2013


164 posted on 09/24/2013 12:34:24 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Timber Rattler

WE HAVE OUR LEADER!


165 posted on 09/24/2013 12:35:46 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Timber Rattler
While he's at it, I hope that Cruz calls for a return to regular legislative order.

Reid has refused to pass a budget since 2008, which has bottled up the regular order. Without a budget, the two chambers cannot meet in reconciliation committees to hammer out the differences.

Instead, Reid prefers to ignore the budget requirement and require this game of continuing resolutions, keeping Democrats from going on-record with supporting funding of this or that.

It's amazing that DC insiders like Krauthammer have gotten so cozy with this irregular order that they now ridicule those who want a return to regular order instead of blaming Democrats for their original unconstitutional acts.

-PJ

166 posted on 09/24/2013 12:36:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: onyx

A Sarah Palin tweet.

Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA 2m

Looking forward to speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox at 4pm ET about the #DefundObamacare efforts.


167 posted on 09/24/2013 12:36:42 PM PDT by McGruff (No wars for Arab pipelines!)
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To: ziravan; Marcella
I finally got to leave a message for Cornyn at his DC office: "If you vote for cloture, prepare to be primaried".

/johnny

168 posted on 09/24/2013 12:36:56 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Grams A

God bless and keep you.
I got through to my two, Wicker and Cochran, and their clerks were NOT happy.
I’m calling them for the second time right now.
Shame on both for taking the weasel way out with Cornyn and McConnell.

They’re against Ted Cruz, period.
Cruz has their number = establishment RINOS.

You might try their local offices.


169 posted on 09/24/2013 12:37:47 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: All

Lee tag teaming and giving him a break.


170 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:04 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Grams A
Cornyn needs to have his butt kicked right up between his shoulders for not supporting Cruz and those of us in Texas.

Agree. Cornyn = Coward. I think Sen Cruz is kicking his butt, right now ;)

171 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Kraut needs to reassess his long term health choices under Obiecare.


172 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Timber Rattler

God bless and keep Sen Lee, too.


173 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: workerbee

The French Republicans are nowhere to be found.

Just like the Dems walked out on the Benghazi families, “our” side doesn’t want to listen to the truth of OdingoCare.
~~~~~~~~~~

Had same thought.

Love Levin’s “French Republicans” -— From his FB page:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/09/23/mark_levin_the_people_have_had_enough_of_these_french_republicans.html

https://www.facebook.com/marklevinshow?hc_location=stream


174 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:49 PM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; ...

Ohio Ping

1:45 Minutes
Cruz Kicks Off Filibuster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SeMUv_EMMQ


175 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:50 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Jane Long

Let’s see if Rubio (or Vitter) offer up a break/support to these great patriots!!


176 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:25 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: workerbee

Excellent comparison. I will hold the same lack of respect for these cowardious republicans as I do for those democrats.


177 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: ColdOne

“I don’t know much about this twit. could you post his link please for me?”

Who exactly are you calling a “Twit?”


178 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: tcrlaf

Lindsey Graham ... cocktail party animal.

http://www.politico.com/click/stories/0909/washingtons_biggest_party_animals.html

Though he once described himself as a “loner,” Sen. Lindsey Graham is one social senator. He can be seen everywhere from The Week forums — in support of his pal Margaret Carlson — to the Friends of Scotland Caucus cocktail reception. He’s the perfect guest: personable, knowledgeable, powerful and handy with a one-liner. The real plus? He can get along with Democrats.

(snip)


179 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:40 PM PDT by maggief
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To: HurriKane
I guess you get more flies with honey than vinegar..

I so wanted to be snarky with cornyn.

180 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by KittenClaws ( You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Timber Rattler
This loser here needs to be twittered and asked why he is not down on the Senate floor helping Cruz and Lee:

Senator Pat Toomey on Twitter

181 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:05 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: KittenClaws
Hugh Hewitt ‏@hughhewitt 14h As @SenTedCruz absorbs abuse from left --http://www.gq.com/news-politics/newsmakers/201310/ted-cruz-republican-senator-october-2013-- … and sneers from DC GOP, he grows bigger and bigger as force within real GOP
182 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:22 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Lucky9teen

“Shoot...encyclopedia....read the entire Declaration of Independence and Constitution. And when you’re done with that, start reading the Federalist Papers.”

Screw that. Read the Obamacare law.


183 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:32 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: onyx

bttt


184 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:37 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Political Junkie Too

Problem is no one, absolutely no one is explaining what you say for the common guy out there to understand. Is Cruz covering this?


185 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:51 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: MestaMachine; Timber Rattler

When Rand Paul did his filibuster, he was there most of the time by himself. As the hours went on, a couple of other Senators came and ‘interrupted’ him with lengthy questions and comments — to give him a brief rest.

As the day and hours wore on more Senators and even some House members showed up. Many of them were rather embarrassed because Paul had taken a stand and the rest of them were out having dinner and drinks.

==

If this one goes on very long, it will hit Twitter and other social media. That will force the MSM to give it some cursory coverage. That will also embarrass other Senators who chose to stay away.

If the Senators think their phones have been ringing off the walls lately, wait until tomorrow — if they fail to show support for Cruz.


186 posted on 09/24/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: All

C-Span2 crawler:

Cruz took to the floor at 2:40pm and said he intends to speak “until I am no longer able to stand.”


187 posted on 09/24/2013 12:41:32 PM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Ok folks here is poll vote whether you support Ted or not from Greta:

Do you support Ted Cruz on this or not? Click, read and vote

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/


188 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:06 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Timber Rattler

I called Harry’s Senate office and said I supported Ted Cruz it did take a little bit to get through though!! His Number is 202-224-3542... Called Mitch Senate office it was busy!


189 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:14 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: aquila48

‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear.’
I learned this when I was studying Buddhism at its world HQ
in Budapest ...


190 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. Proud anarchist, 2013)
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To: Timber Rattler

Thanks for the thread and the update, I don’t have the time to watch. I’ll call my immovably blue, suckfaced senators and upset some snarky staffer later..........


191 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:19 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: onyx

I called both Nebraska senators and said that Ted Cruz is speaking up for we the people but will get tired and need help, just like Moses needed Aaron to hold up his hands for battle - so I asked them to be that help for Cruz.

To whimper when it’s time to roar is a failure of will and courage. Those who don’t HELP the filibuster are not really supporting this effort at all. Man up, senators! Everybody contact your senators and let them know it’s time to roar.


192 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:31 PM PDT by butterdezillion (,)
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Separating the Wheat from the chaff, Senators. Pay attention. Senators Cruz and Lee are giving us the hope we need.

Pray for them.


193 posted on 09/24/2013 12:42:54 PM PDT by Truth2012
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To: cripplecreek

David Vitter is on with Hannity now. He is going to the floor to support Cruz directly after his interview.


194 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:13 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: McGruff; KC_Lion; Jim Robinson; Syncro; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; Abbeville Conservative; ...
A Sarah Palin tweet.
Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA 2m

Looking forward to speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox at 4pm ET about the #DefundObamacare efforts.
- - - - - - -
Thank you so much for that information, dearest McGruff!!!!

Sarah Palin's Awesome Ping List


195 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

There ya go! That would take it into Saturday, at least.


196 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: TomGuy

There are rules regarding giving up the floor. You can give up the floor for a question, but you give up the floor for someone else to take over debate and you run the risk of yielding for good.


197 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:47 PM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Patriot Babe

92% support Cruz!!!


198 posted on 09/24/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Jane Long
Vitter (R, Louisiana) should because he's against cloture, will try to call his office again.
199 posted on 09/24/2013 12:44:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: butterdezillion
I called both Nebraska senators and said that Ted Cruz is speaking up for we the people but will get tired and need help, just like Moses needed Aaron to hold up his hands for battle - so I asked them to be that help for Cruz.

Oh, that's excellent!!!!

God bless and keep you!!!

200 posted on 09/24/2013 12:44:45 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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