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Cruz: I Will Speak About Defunding Obamacare ‘Until I Am Unable To Stand’
CBS ^ | September 24, 2013

Posted on 09/24/2013 12:16:55 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I suppose the gop-e has walked out on him, as the Democrats walked out at the Benghazi hearing, the bassturds.


51 posted on 09/24/2013 12:37:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives. Proud anarchist, 2013)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lee is now helping.


52 posted on 09/24/2013 12:37:49 PM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

God bless this man and those who stand with him and give them strength.

And *** damn every republicrat and demican who does not.


53 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:02 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It appears the DC Republicans are complaining they are getting to many calls.........
KEEP CALLING! DO NOT LET UP
#MakeDCListen


54 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:26 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Jane Long; X-spurt
I believe that's Sen Grassley standing behind Sen Cruz...hopefully NOT stabbing him in the back ;)

Thanks for the correction and I hope you are right.

55 posted on 09/24/2013 12:38:44 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

#StandWithCruz


56 posted on 09/24/2013 12:39:53 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: gaijin

Hind sight is interesting, it appears (not for his reasons) all the CRA did was destroy the black family.


57 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:06 PM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Is this allowed?

I know we have an empty one available just down the street....

58 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:08 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: svcw; All

Senator Lee is asking a question - Sen Cruz didn’t relinquish the floor but Sen. Lee is talking about the people contacting their Congressmen for relief from Obamacare.


59 posted on 09/24/2013 12:40:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Good for Fox...a broken clock...
60 posted on 09/24/2013 12:41:34 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: bigbob

There are A LOT of empty chairs on the Hill.

They match up with the empty promises.

I don’t think he’s allowed to sit but your picture it’s a nice shot at the emptiness of this body.


61 posted on 09/24/2013 12:43:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

McConnell and Cornyn should be unable to safely walk any street in America after what they’ve done.

Gutless wonders!


62 posted on 09/24/2013 12:45:10 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: KittenClaws

We sent our “We Are Praying for You” email this morning and have already gotten an acknowledgment from his office. That’s organization for you. Ted is The Man among mice.


63 posted on 09/24/2013 12:45:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Called both my Ga. senators’ DC offices, results as follows:

Chambliss - Voice mail. Aked me to leave a message for a call back, which I did.

Isakson - Voice mail. Left a very detailed message on why he should vote against cloture.


64 posted on 09/24/2013 12:46:43 PM PDT by ForMyChildren
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cruz & Lee are shaming the RINOS!!!!


65 posted on 09/24/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, prayers for him are up.


66 posted on 09/24/2013 12:50:03 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'd strap on a piddle pack and leg braces with a built-in butt rest to remain standing as long as possible. Cleanse the night before, and then sip & nibble on the floor, as needed, as friendly questions are posed.

Other preps to extend filibuster staying power?

67 posted on 09/24/2013 12:57:06 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As I compose this, I’m watching Ted Cruz as he filibusters to halt the disaster called Obamacare. I hope you will watch it as well.
If he has used it once, he’s used the phrase “...we no longer listen to the people, our constituents...” over a hundred times. And he’s right...they don’t. And the fact is, THEY NO LONGER NEED TO.
I’ve sent my little rant on this topic before but Ted’s honest comment compels me to do so again.
Dick Bachert
*************

WHY THE POLITICAL RULING CLASS NO LONGER LISTENS TO US!

Among others, Thomas Jefferson warned that the financial disaster we now face would be but one of many problems paper money would visit upon us if we allowed our “leaders” to remove the backing from the currency, to wit:

“When the servants if the people are paid with something other than that which the people themselves have produced (i.e. the real, tangible products of their labors or some fixed and real medium of that exchange), the roles of master and servant will be reversed.”

It was believed by Roger Sherman and a majority of those at the Constitutional Convention that un-backed currency would so damage the fabric of the nation that they ATTEMPTED to prohibit it with these few words at Article 1, Section 10, requiring the states to enforce the prohibition: “No State shall…make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;”

If the people and their states grew inattentive to this matter (and they have!), Jefferson also saw this problem ahead:

In a letter to John Taylor in 1816, he wrote, “And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

We have been “…swindling futurity…” for a long time and this is now where we find ourselves. If the government, through its banker masters at the Federal Reserve, can create “money” from thin air, they certainly don’t need ours every April 15th. That annual sheep shearing is simply an attempt to vacuum enough of the excess paper from the system to keep the rest of us from catching on to the biggest theft ring in the history of man. They have now created so much that their attempt is failing and failing badly to a point where all but the dullest among us (Obama voters and his growing cadres of personal and corporate welfare beneficiaries) are starting to “get it.”

If you understood that last paragraph, you can now make the small leap to an understanding as to why the “progressive” utopian welfare state hacks in Washington don’t give a damn WHAT you think. Their power to create all the “money” they need to fuel their infernal machine and fill the gaping maws of enough of those hoards of welfare constituents to assure their perpetual re-election means that — ready — THEY NO LONGER NEED YOU! They have become, as Mr. Jefferson predicted, our MASTERS.

That they are taking down a nation and a system that has provided more wealth, safety and abundance to more people than any other in history matters not to them. Failing to grasp the lesson of the French Revolution, they believe themselves to be above the impending disaster.

We’re running out of time to get this increasingly rapacious beast back into the cage from which we have carelessly allowed it to escape.


68 posted on 09/24/2013 12:57:57 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is not bliss. It is the road to serfdom.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You are right. I had forgotten about Lee; but he stood up in the nick of time. Cruz is amazing~!


69 posted on 09/24/2013 12:58:32 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

you are right; that is a top credential in my book.


70 posted on 09/24/2013 12:59:32 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: twister881

Can’t they “tag team” the filibuster from one to another? In other words, Paul, Lee, etc. can continue it when Cruz has to give it up. Under those circumstances, could Cruz come back after a rest while they carry the torch? I understand that could go on until 60 vote to shut it down.


71 posted on 09/24/2013 1:02:16 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: skinndogNN

He really should be fitted with a bladder catheter, forego any solid foods, and drink only Mountain Dew during his filibuster.


72 posted on 09/24/2013 1:02:41 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sen. Vitter ( Louisianna)is there and maybe he will step up to the plate.


73 posted on 09/24/2013 1:04:39 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Senator Vitter (TN) stands with Cruz!


74 posted on 09/24/2013 1:04:56 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Migraine

Sen. Vitter (LA) just asked a question re shoving things through - Cruz mentions “Cornhusker Kickbacks”.....


75 posted on 09/24/2013 1:05:05 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Gadsden1st

Also, wouldn’t it be appropriate for Patriots to start gathering outside to force coverage and show just how much support this has.

Signing a petition is one thing. 1.6 million citizens showing up in person is another.

Is anyone aware of any movement of Soverign Citizens to get off their butts?


76 posted on 09/24/2013 1:07:45 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Paladin2

?
‘Representing 6 million Texans, unlike Cornyn. “

even factoring out the illegals we have more than 6 million


77 posted on 09/24/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Gadsden1st
I believe if Cruz yields the floor, to whom he yields requires the Senate President’s OK. The Senate is controlled by the ‘RATS, and the President position always is filled by a ‘RAT. So he would lose out once he yields the floor.
78 posted on 09/24/2013 1:10:33 PM PDT by twister881
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Where are the rest6 of his colleagues. Why aren’t they spelling him, Giving him a rest to come back?

COWARDS.


79 posted on 09/24/2013 1:11:40 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: twister881

Can’t they ask a Veeeerrrrryyyyyy long question?


80 posted on 09/24/2013 1:13:36 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: RWGinger

So quote the correct number if you have an issue.


81 posted on 09/24/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Go Ted Go!!!!!


82 posted on 09/24/2013 1:18:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RWGinger
The issue is:

Where is the traitor Cornyn?

Why will Texans re-elect him?

83 posted on 09/24/2013 1:19:29 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
MR. CRUZ GOES TO WASHINGTON


84 posted on 09/24/2013 1:20:31 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.

-Go Cruz!


85 posted on 09/24/2013 1:22:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gadsden1st
Yes, supporting senators should ask loooong questions. However, even during the questions, Cruz must remain on his feet.
86 posted on 09/24/2013 1:23:09 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SeekAndFind

The boy is scoring points.

There should be a rule that all members of the Senate be required to sit and listen.

But there isn’t. And they’re not.


87 posted on 09/24/2013 1:23:26 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 ("Most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: FatherFig1o155

Just like the movie, he can suggest the absence of a quorum and require a quorum call. The problem is the ‘RAT sitting in the Senate President’s chair would not compel the appearance of all senators.


88 posted on 09/24/2013 1:26:02 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Migraine

“I just wish he had a relief pitcher to hold the floor for him when he needs to rest. Some senator who reads this forum, show up and stand in”

I know Mike Lee is going to help and I was listening to Shawn on the radio in the car just a minute ago and he was talking to a senator...didn’t catch his name...but he said as soon as he got thru with this interview he was going down on the floor to help out...

Also heard that our other senator...Cornyn...is siding with Mitch McConnell. Makes me so mad! He should be standing with Ted Cruz and representing Texas since we elected him. I have emailed him and have tried to call, but the line stays busy.


89 posted on 09/24/2013 1:27:42 PM PDT by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Excellent and eloquent.


90 posted on 09/24/2013 1:31:38 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Paladin2

Cornyn isn’t getting my vote...ever!!!


91 posted on 09/24/2013 1:35:43 PM PDT by native texan (Texans should be independent thinkers)
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To: native texan

Sarah on Cavuto - MUST SEE!!!!!

naming names - Rove, Morris, McConnell...even McInsane

http://therightscoop.com/full-interview-sarah-palin-talks-ted-cruz-obamacare-defunding-with-cavuto/


92 posted on 09/24/2013 1:38:16 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Uncle Miltie
My letter to my Senator, Jerry Moran, KS

"Dear Jerry,

I just want to remind you that though you did not vote against Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act) in the Senate, you either voted against it when you served in the House or voted present, and as such, I expect you to continue to vote against it each and every time you have the opportunity, now that you are in the Senate. Don't believe advisors, the media or maybe some of your personal staff, that your Kansas voters expect you to vote for any budget that includes the monstrosity that is threatening to sink our economy, not to mention our civil liberties!

Regardless of what Justice John Roberts claims about this about this abomination, this is not constitutional. He has his job for life or now however long he desires it, but you, Senator, do not.

Your voters in Kansas, at least your voters' designees in the GOP, just voted for a Resolution to do what is necessary to get rid Obamacare! Hopefully, you will join Sen. Pat Roberts to Defund Onamacare.

I remember what you said in both your primary and general election in the last cycle, that you return home each weekend. If you still continue that practice, you now no longer only represent your House district but mine as well as all others and we do not want Obamacare!

We will not blame our conservative elected officials, if Obama shuts down the government. It is shut down each and every weekend plus all government t holidays as well and no one dies because of it! Your voters deserve no less and are closely watching to see what you are going to do. Sen. McConnell is unable to give you any cover here.

We are also upset that government employees aren't forced into the same freedom-depriving system, as usual and you and our other representatives have permitted tricks to see to it that we are forced to pay for your subsidies that you, by doing NOTHING, are forcing your voters to pay when we have no such "sugar daddy's" to pick up the tabs for us!

Finally, whether anyone calls it the TEA Party or irate taxpaying voters on a rampage, to quote an old movie, "Network, 'We're mad as Hell and we're not going to take it any more!"

93 posted on 09/24/2013 1:39:55 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: native texan

“Also heard that our other senator...Cornyn...is siding with Mitch McConnell.”

Republicans as well as Democrats may be positioned to prosper from Obamacare. If so, they would suffer financially if Obamacare was cancelled.


94 posted on 09/24/2013 1:42:25 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: twister881

Is there anyone beside Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Vitter supporting him?


95 posted on 09/24/2013 2:03:05 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bray

PRAYING FOR TED CRUZ !


96 posted on 09/24/2013 2:09:42 PM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: Vigilanteman

Rand Paul on deck.


97 posted on 09/24/2013 2:28:52 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Hope she’s praying for him there....


98 posted on 09/24/2013 3:47:40 PM PDT by madison10
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To: bkopto

“He really should be fitted with a bladder catheter, forego any solid foods, and drink only Mountain Dew during his filibuster.”

They use the term “taking to the diaper” for a good reason. He should wear one, seriously.


99 posted on 09/24/2013 4:03:48 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Paladin2

Really?
YOU truly think Texas only has 6 million?
I thought you were making point about legals versus illegals.

Texas has 26 million
You were only off by 20 million


100 posted on 09/24/2013 4:15:27 PM PDT by RWGinger
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