Skip to comments.Obama Bites Tongue as Cruz Confronts Him at White House Meeting
Posted on 10/12/2013 11:32:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz seized the opportunity afforded by a White House invitation to confront President Barack Obama over his healthcare plan.
Cruz said he appreciated the chance to go see the president but then presented him with "substantial" changes for Obamacare.
In the meeting, also attended by dozens of other Republican senators, Cruz refrained from using the word "defund," reports Politico. Instead he told Obama that all sides need to "provide substantial relief to the millions of people who are hurting because of Obamacare, who are losing their jobs, being forced into part-time work and losing their health insurance."
Cruz said he told the president that a deal to reopen the government must also provide relief for those affected by the Affordable Care Act.
One participant at the gathering told The Dallas Morning News that Obama seemed to "bite his tongue," while Cruz was talking.
Cruz said Friday he's happy there are finally discussions being held.
"That is an improvement," he said. "There was an awful lot of talk, but then, at the end of the day, the president still said he wouldn't negotiate."
But while Cruz has been focused on defunding Obamacare, leading the charge on attacking the insurance program as a condition for reopening the government, he denied Friday he's responsible for the government shutdown, instead blaming Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"I opposed the shutdown from Day One," insisted the Texas freshman senator, who has come under fire from senior Republican lawmakers, who say he is fighting against Obamacare without having a real strategy.
"I think it was wrong that President Obama and Harry Reid forced the shutdown," Cruz told reporters. "They forced the shutdown because they wouldnt compromise on Obamacare."
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That would have left our affirmative action president unarmed. That would be unfair.
Ted Cruz is the most courageous man in the country right now.
Cruz is kicking the status quos ass and I'm loving every minute of it. He's Da Man!
I’m surprised he could keep his mouth shut, no self control there.
Shortly after Cruz started his dissertation THE FOREIGNER could be seen reaching into his pocket for several metals balls which he started rotating around in his hand.
He was relentless, pounding her with a FACT right up till her producer talking into her ear piece told her she had to wind it up!
I loved it! Good for Cong. Gohmert. He gave no mercy!
Truth of the day! Dee leader can’t talk off the cuff.
Yes we should pray for him
Add me to this list please!
Does this mean his tongue is not officially forked?
I'm guessing the teleprompter was not running.
Please add me to your list.
>>>We should pray for the safety of Ted Cruz.>>>
I’m thinking the same thing.
He can’t write, either. Calling Bill Ayers.
Please sign me up. Thank you.
I love Ted Cruz, but we can’t have him on the ticket in 2016. I could be dead wrong about how I’m reading the Constitution and what it says in regards to presidential eligibility, but we do NOT want to have this fight after eight years of questioning Obama’s citizenship.
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