Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)
Posted on 09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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Throwing down the gauntlet! Telling them that anyone who votes for cloture is voting to fund deathcare.
Go Ted Go!
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”.
Let it be known who stood for us at this late hour. G-d Bless You Ted Cruz.
Just like the Dems walked out on the Benghazi families, "our" side doesn't want to listen to the truth of OdingoCare.
Cruz mentioned several times floor is empty, you can bet McConnell is behind it and Cruz knows that.
Back stabbing bastard McConnell.
Something tells me Cruz is not popular with the Cocktail Party Circuit, he’s honest.
Keep it up Sen. Cruz!
No courage like the courage of an anonymous Congressional staffer. LOL!
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.
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.
Ted stands on the side of liberty. He has my vote in 2016!
Latest call to Cornyn’s office in DC “We’re sorry, all circuits are busy now...”
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.
He is reaming McConnell. Politely and with no names, of course!
WE HAVE OUR LEADER!
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.
A Sarah Palin tweet.
Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA 2m
Looking forward to speaking with Neil Cavuto on Fox at 4pm ET about the #DefundObamacare efforts.
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.
Lee tag teaming and giving him a break.
Agree. Cornyn = Coward. I think Sen Cruz is kicking his butt, right now ;)
Kraut needs to reassess his long term health choices under Obiecare.
God bless and keep Sen Lee, too.
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:
Cruz Kicks Off Filibuster
Let’s see if Rubio (or Vitter) offer up a break/support to these great patriots!!
Excellent comparison. I will hold the same lack of respect for these cowardious republicans as I do for those democrats.
“I dont know much about this twit. could you post his link please for me?”
Who exactly are you calling a “Twit?”
Lindsey Graham ... cocktail party animal.
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. Hes the perfect guest: personable, knowledgeable, powerful and handy with a one-liner. The real plus? He can get along with Democrats.
I so wanted to be snarky with cornyn.
“Shoot...encyclopedia....read the entire Declaration of Independence and Constitution. And when youre done with that, start reading the Federalist Papers.”
Screw that. Read the Obamacare law.
Problem is no one, absolutely no one is explaining what you say for the common guy out there to understand. Is Cruz covering this?
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.
Cruz took to the floor at 2:40pm and said he intends to speak “until I am no longer able to stand.”
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
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!
‘When the student is ready the teacher will appear.’
I learned this when I was studying Buddhism at its world HQ
in Budapest ...
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..........
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.
Separating the Wheat from the chaff, Senators. Pay attention. Senators Cruz and Lee are giving us the hope we need.
Pray for them.
David Vitter is on with Hannity now. He is going to the floor to support Cruz directly after his interview.
There ya go! That would take it into Saturday, at least.
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.
92% support Cruz!!!
Oh, that's excellent!!!!
God bless and keep you!!!