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More Than 21 Hours Later, Ted Cruz Has Been Cut Off
National Journal ^ | September 25, 2013 | Matt Berman,Matt Vasilogambros,And Dustin Volz

Posted on 09/25/2013 9:09:46 AM PDT by Biggirl

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday. He stood up in opposition to Obamacare, he said. And he said he would continue to speak until he could no longer stand. By Wednesday morning, Cruz and some of his colleagues were still standing.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; obamacare; reid
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1 posted on 09/25/2013 9:09:46 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Just heard Rush say that Ted Cruz will be on Rush’s show coming up at 1000hrs PDT.


2 posted on 09/25/2013 9:12:26 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Biggirl

May God bless this man and keep him standing for what is right!


3 posted on 09/25/2013 9:12:36 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Biggirl

He was cut off at noon, at the start of a new legislative day. He asked for permission to continue, but was denied by Reid. Reid also tried to interrupt Cruz in his last 20 minutes by constantly asking questions, until Cruz demanded the floor back.

Cruz made me proud!!


4 posted on 09/25/2013 9:14:06 AM PDT by Sporke
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To: Biggirl

So why wasn’t it a true filibuster, and Cruz and company tell Harry to go pound sand?


5 posted on 09/25/2013 9:14:38 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: freeangel

Ditto what you said. God bless him!


6 posted on 09/25/2013 9:14:39 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Biggirl

I wonder.. When Harry Reid cuts himself, do wires pop out? That man is a soulless being. Evil. No conscience about trampling the Constitution. No ethical standards. No moral compass.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Biggirl

Sen Ted Cruz has spent 18 hrs trying to stop O’care
His DC line going straight to filled voice mail, but they are answering the phone at his office in
San Antonio Office Phone: (210) 340-2885 PLEASE CALL AND THANK HIM!


8 posted on 09/25/2013 9:17:02 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: Biggirl

12:04 p.m.: The End

“This debates in your hands. Ultimately all 100 senators, all 46 Republicans, all 54 Democrats,
work for you. The pleas from the American people, I can tell you from Texas, are deafening.
the frustration that the U.S. Senate doesn’t listen to the people is deafening. So I would call
for all 46 Republicans to unite and stand against cloture on the bill.”

Cruz closed to scattered applause, and a request from the presiding senator, Pat Leahy, for order.
“Senators know better and the Senate will be in order,” he said.

“I don’t think we learned anything new,” Harry Reid said after. “But it has been a big waste of time.”


9 posted on 09/25/2013 9:19:52 AM PDT by deport
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To: deport
Harry Reid said after. “But it has been a big waste of time.”

Well, Harry Reid is a big waste of skin and oxygen.

5.56mm

10 posted on 09/25/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Biggirl

No truth to rumour Senator Leaky’s office called and offered Ted CRuz more Depends. :-)

We don’t have many who will speak truth to lies.

Thanks Ted!


11 posted on 09/25/2013 9:24:27 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Biggirl

I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money. And it will accomplish ZERO in the end. Except polarize more people against conservatives for perpetrating it.

Obamacare is law. It’s going to be law. And it will remain law until we control both House and Senate AND the Presidency and then maybe we can repeal it. Business (all my clients) are ALL moving forward with it. They know this is just more bull$hit blustering and frankly, it’s very disappointing.

Finally, Obama will veto any budget that defunds Obamacare anyway. Waste. Of. Time.

Let’s defund congressional salaries and go from there.

Sick of the game.


12 posted on 09/25/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: deport

Government money runs out on Monday. Still no debt limit raised. Still no budget.

Clock’s ticking and they don’t have a lot of time when measured in Senate votes.


13 posted on 09/25/2013 9:25:46 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Sporke

I’m proud too.....THANKYOU SENATOR TED CRUZ!


14 posted on 09/25/2013 9:25:57 AM PDT by cherry
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To: TangledUpInBlue

RINO begone!


15 posted on 09/25/2013 9:26:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: TangledUpInBlue

You are too new to know anything, and it shows. Don’t demand new plans. Stick with the one.

The money runs out on Monday. Every delay is good.


16 posted on 09/25/2013 9:27:26 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

if time runs out, they will still cut paychecks and print money.
They will closed down some operations send people home for show only.


17 posted on 09/25/2013 9:29:39 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: TangledUpInBlue; Jim Robinson
I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money. And it will accomplish ZERO in the end. Except polarize more people against conservatives for perpetrating it.

Hey Jim,

You've got a live one here.
18 posted on 09/25/2013 9:30:19 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Welcome to FR. It takes a while, but you’ll get your shoes broken in eventually....


19 posted on 09/25/2013 9:30:21 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: cherry

It’s official now: Sen. Ted Cruz - MAN OF IRON

Bravo, Senator!

:^)


20 posted on 09/25/2013 9:30:26 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Yes,and it shows on his countenance. He’s a scowling, wizened, gnarled, miserable little hellgnome.


21 posted on 09/25/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money.

I suspect Congress wasted far less money than usual during the time of his speech.

22 posted on 09/25/2013 9:32:35 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Hi Negative Nancy I sure am glad you showed up.


23 posted on 09/25/2013 9:32:43 AM 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: freeangel

Any man who would stand up for us till he can’t stand or speak deserves to be president in the midst of all these traitors.


24 posted on 09/25/2013 9:36:11 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Welcome to FR.

Asbestos undies are a good thing.

You can look that reference up in "FReeper Lore."

Good luck.

5.56mm

25 posted on 09/25/2013 9:36:19 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: CivilWarBrewing
And he's a mormon............

Imagine that..!

26 posted on 09/25/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

IBTZ


27 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:11 AM PDT by JDoutrider (q)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Obamacare is law. It’s going to be law. And it will remain law until we control both House and Senate AND the Presidency and then maybe we can repeal it

That will never happen. I doubt we will see another Republican president in my lifetime. It's a numbers game now. We have missed every opportunity to stop this thing. In 2 years, the law will have decimated the health inusrance industry and our entire national health care industry (formerly private industry) will be dependent on the federal government. There will be no new upstarts in health insurance or independent care (except for private doctors that only the wealthy can afford).

In two years, as health insurance companies fail, more subsidies will be needed to keep them afloat. It will then be logical to just make the whole industry a single payer system.

It's hard to build a log cabin if there is no wood. And that's where we will be when you want to try and scrap Obamacare (someday when we have the House, Senate and Presidency). We will have to convince the American people to go without health insurance to create the demand that would be necessary for new health insurance company to start up. That will certainly not happen.

Think about Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare, etc. Once there are dependents there is no going back.

28 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

he hasn’t wasted any of YOUR time or YOUR money.

He will accomplish separating the wheat from the chaff in the Republican Party.

“Polarize more people against conservatives”... for trying to stop people from paying double and triple for health insurance?

What is law?


29 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:36 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine :^

Most of us here still have hope.....especially when it comes to Cruz.

30 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:44 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: SoConPubbie; TangledUpInBlue

Yup. Looks like we have another true blue RINO surrender monkey. He won’t last long on this grassroots conservative site.


31 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:52 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Thank you for your comments, Mr. Rove.


32 posted on 09/25/2013 9:38:57 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SoConPubbie; TangledUpInBlue

Yup. Looks like we have another true blue RINO surrender monkey. He won’t last long on this grassroots conservative site. If he keeps that attitude.


33 posted on 09/25/2013 9:39:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue; Jim Robinson; xzins
I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money. And it will accomplish ZERO in the end.

You are a disgrace to this forum. Ted Cruz STOOD up for 18 hours against tyranny. And you dare to stand against him!.

By disparaging his efforts, you are working for the enemy.

IBTZ

34 posted on 09/25/2013 9:43:05 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Tenacious 1

Sure about that?


35 posted on 09/25/2013 9:45:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: GailA

I did just that. President Cruz.


36 posted on 09/25/2013 9:45:18 AM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: GailA
I did but the line is busy, busy..... I will keep trying.
I'm not a Texan, but my son married a Texan (of pioneer stock!) and they live there, so I'm claiming ownership :)
37 posted on 09/25/2013 9:46:11 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Biggirl

Rush just said:

“The strategy is not about winning elections in the short term”.

“The line (against Obamacare) has got to be drawn”

“People are losing faith in the country”.

“Ted Cruz is attempting to wake people up. He should be joined by members of his party”.


38 posted on 09/25/2013 9:46:58 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: TangledUpInBlue

It is never a waste of time to stand on principles and fight for what you believe in.

Do you really believe that the rino senators will stop obamacare? They are in just as deep as the democrats. There is just too much money to be made and they really don’t give a damn for us peons. I have come to loath everyone of these back stabbing cowards and all who stand with them. I hope I never have to depend on the likes of you when the time comes to make a stand.

You probably still believe in the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy too!


39 posted on 09/25/2013 9:50:48 AM PDT by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: Biggirl
Sure about that?

Convince me otherwise. I'm open. I REALLY want to be optimistic about our future and potential. I am as much of a strategist as any other. But there comes a time when you have to honestly assess the battle field, assets, opportunities and possibilities. We are down to one or two moves before we can just hope and pray that REAL conservatives are in power in the House, Senate and President sometime in the first two years of 2016.

I earnestly have been seeking something that proves me wrong. How do we get a republican president if more than 50% of the voters depend on central government for their current standard of living? How does anyone think we will be able to repeal such an entitlement in 3 to 4 years even if we do have all three branches of government. Hell, the Supreme Court would stop it at that point.

I will watch for your explanation.

40 posted on 09/25/2013 9:54:14 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: yellowhorse
You probably still believe in the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy too!

Wait! What? What are you saying?

41 posted on 09/25/2013 9:55:40 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Waiting for next tagline.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money. And it will accomplish ZERO in the end.

Welcome to FR newbie. It's always good to start your tenure on a conservative site bashing one of the Senate's few conservatives. And, you are entirely wrong about what can be accomplished. First, you seem to have missed that funding bills must start in the House of Representatives.

Perhaps Cruz gave the House the wherewithal to reject any changes made by the Senate and to send them back a similar bill.

After all, why do you think it's right for the Senate to say "my way or the highway" but not right for the House to do the same thing?

42 posted on 09/25/2013 9:57:25 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson
I applaud his zeal, but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money. And it will accomplish ZERO in the end.

Welcome to FR newbie. It's always good to start your tenure on a conservative site bashing one of the Senate's few conservatives. And, you are entirely wrong about what can be accomplished. First, you seem to have missed that funding bills must start in the House of Representatives.

Perhaps Cruz gave the House the wherewithal to reject any changes made by the Senate and to send them back a similar bill.

After all, why do you think it's right for the Senate to say "my way or the highway" but not right for the House to do the same thing?

43 posted on 09/25/2013 9:58:05 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
but it was/is a total waste of time AND our money.

Not sure how it was a waste of money. However, it was absolutely NOT a waste of time. It was a rallying cry and a roadmap for the TEA Party. We now know which RINOS have to go.

44 posted on 09/25/2013 10:03:09 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: Guenevere

doesn’t matter what state you are from Cruz is protecting ALL of us from the NO AFFORDABLE CARE ACT!

Google him and you will find other cities where he has offices, they are polite and love to hear from you.


45 posted on 09/25/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT by GailA (THOSE WHO DON'T KEEP PROMISES TO THE MILITARY, WON'T KEEP THEM TO U!)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

“Let’s defund congressional salaries and go from there.”

Well golly, captain, it seems like you don’t have a fuc*ing clue how that’s going to be done seeing that you saw this as a waste of time. Like what magic dust are you going to pull out of your ass to get that through Congress?


46 posted on 09/25/2013 10:08:26 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Tenacious 1

Unfortunately, I pretty much have to agree with you. It’s funny, people here assume I’m a RINO or whatever...they make their little remarks.

I’m not a RINO by any stretch. I’m a Realist. And this was all for show. I’m not young. I’m not new. New to posting? Yes. But not in reading this site.

If you all think anything will ever change in D.C. - you’re living a dream. The machine is way too big.

Then again, maybe I’m just too jaded in my old age.


47 posted on 09/25/2013 10:26:07 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: xzins

Thanks for the welcome.

First, I didn’t bash Cruz. I like him. I criticized his methods because I think they’ll do absolutely no good.

We’ll see if I’m wrong. But it’s my feeling that they’ll make some sort of “concession” - they’ll fund Obamacare, pass a budget and do it all likely without a shutdown. Then it’ll be on to the next 800 pound Gorilla in the room, the debt ceiling.

Yawn.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.


48 posted on 09/25/2013 10:29:03 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Why is it, that anytime anyone dares (yes dares!) to speak their mind around here and express a thought that isn’t the same as majority, they’re called names and cursed at??

It hardly rises to the level of decency let alone honest debate and discussion.

So instead of cursing and calling names, why don’t you tell me what you think is going to come of this? Make a prediction....


49 posted on 09/25/2013 10:31:14 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: yellowhorse

Nice.

Ok, so then what DO you think? What’s your suggestion? Solution? Proposal?

I love standing on principle. But sooner or later you have to $hit or get off the pot and actually DO something PRACTICAL. Pragmatic.

What’s that going to be?


50 posted on 09/25/2013 10:32:53 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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