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Obama Bites Tongue as Cruz Confronts Him at White House Meeting
NewsMax.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Sandy Fitzgerald

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 wouldn’t compromise on Obamacare."

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; harryreid; nevada; obama; obamacare; shutdown; tedcruz; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 10/12/2013 11:32:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; flowergirl; johnthebaptistmoore; Silentgypsy; alstewartfan; Impala64ssa; be-baw; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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2 posted on 10/12/2013 11:35:34 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

I guess biting your tongue is preferable to getting your head handed to you.


3 posted on 10/12/2013 11:37:44 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: SoConPubbie

The Marxists at 1600 have the bit in their teeth. They will not surrender in any dignified manner. It has taken them over 100 years to accomplish their coup d’etat. To get them out and restore America to its glory we will have to go nuclear. That is an undeniable lesson of history.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 11:38:07 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends
"Obamacare is hurting the American people and Washington is not listening to the people.

Let's #MakeDCListen #DefundObamacare #VVS13"
~Senator Ted Cruz






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5 posted on 10/12/2013 11:38:54 AM 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: SoConPubbie

Sign me up, SoCon


6 posted on 10/12/2013 11:39:45 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bereanway
I guess biting your tongue is preferable to getting your head handed to you.

It was probably the smartest thing the Marxist-in-Chief has done in a long time.

Cruz would have handed the Whiner-in-Chief his head on a platter if he tried to engage him in a debate on the issues.
7 posted on 10/12/2013 11:39:52 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
One participant at the gathering told The Dallas Morning News that Obama seemed to "bite his tongue," while Cruz was talking.

He knows he is outclassed and he better not respond. Better to let the power of the administration,the GOPe, and the media take care of this interloper.

8 posted on 10/12/2013 11:40:27 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: Puppage

Done!


9 posted on 10/12/2013 11:40:29 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: oldbrowser
He knows he is outclassed and he better not respond. Better to let the power of the administration,the GOPe, and the media take care of this interloper.

Yup, the collaborators in the GOP will carry his water for him.
10 posted on 10/12/2013 11:41:09 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Obama seemed to “bite his tongue,”

God how I wish he would bite it so hard enough for it to have fallen off his mouth. Then we won’t have to hear that dam voice and his vicious lies.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 11:45:48 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: SoConPubbie

We should pray for the safety of Ted Cruz.


12 posted on 10/12/2013 11:46:03 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SoConPubbie

i think his strategy is simple: WE WIN THEY LOSE


13 posted on 10/12/2013 11:46:03 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: SoConPubbie
One participant at the gathering told The Dallas Morning News that Obama seemed to "bite his tongue," while Cruz was talking.

Was McInsane there? If so, he probably ground his dentures so hard they fell out of his mouth.

14 posted on 10/12/2013 11:48:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Oh, darn. I wish Cruz and Obama had gotten into a debate, no teleprompters or notes allowed. What people would pay to watch that would balance the budget!


15 posted on 10/12/2013 11:49:23 AM PDT by grania
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To: SoConPubbie
It's one to say the Emperor has no clothes.

It's another thing entirely to say it directly to his face.

It worked for Putin Vs Mr Red Line and it will work for Cruz just as well against Mr Shut Down.

It also worked for Ronald Reagan verses the Evil Empire.

The flack Cruz is getting is pretty exactly the same flack Reagan got in style, tone, volume and substance from the same players back in the 80’s so he must be directly over the target, pissing off exactly the right people and terrifying them with the bombs he is dropping.

You go Cruz!

16 posted on 10/12/2013 11:50:50 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Patriot Babe
God how I wish he would bite it so hard enough for it to have fallen off his mouth.

If he had, it would have fallen to the floor, gotten up on its forked ends and scampered out of the room.

17 posted on 10/12/2013 11:50:57 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Obama Bites Tongue as Cruz Confronts Him at White House Meeting

Ted call your accountant, because emperor 0bama will have the IRS hounding you by Monday!

TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT 2016
TAKE AMERICA BACK BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

18 posted on 10/12/2013 11:52:08 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: laplata
We should pray for the safety of Ted Cruz.

You're not kidding, and I do.

BTTT

19 posted on 10/12/2013 11:52:28 AM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SoConPubbie

He didn’t bite his tongue. The teleprompter was down.


20 posted on 10/12/2013 11:53:27 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: grania
I wish Cruz and Obama had gotten into a debate, no teleprompters or notes allowed.

That would have left our affirmative action president unarmed. That would be unfair.

21 posted on 10/12/2013 11:53:42 AM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: workerbee

Ted Cruz is the most courageous man in the country right now.


22 posted on 10/12/2013 11:55:29 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sign me up please.

Cruz is kicking the status quos ass and I'm loving every minute of it. He's Da Man!

23 posted on 10/12/2013 11:55:51 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: COBOL2Java

I’m surprised he could keep his mouth shut, no self control there.


24 posted on 10/12/2013 11:56:52 AM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: bereanway

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.


25 posted on 10/12/2013 11:57:25 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: SoConPubbie; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; seenenuf; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26; ..
Speaking of glorious confrontations, did anyone just see our guy, Rep. Louie the G, make mincemeat out of that smug, know-it-all Fox host-ette?

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!

Leni

26 posted on 10/12/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Manic_Episode

Done!


27 posted on 10/12/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: MUDDOG

Truth of the day! Dee leader can’t talk off the cuff.


28 posted on 10/12/2013 11:59:37 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: laplata

Yes we should pray for him


29 posted on 10/12/2013 12:00:13 PM PDT by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add me to this list please!


30 posted on 10/12/2013 12:00:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Does this mean his tongue is not officially forked?


31 posted on 10/12/2013 12:05:38 PM PDT by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: SoConPubbie
One participant at the gathering told The Dallas Morning News that Obama seemed to "bite his tongue," while Cruz was talking.

I'm guessing the teleprompter was not running.

32 posted on 10/12/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me to your list.


33 posted on 10/12/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: laplata

>>>We should pray for the safety of Ted Cruz.>>>

I’m thinking the same thing.


34 posted on 10/12/2013 12:11:21 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: ealgeone

He can’t write, either. Calling Bill Ayers.


35 posted on 10/12/2013 12:13:36 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SoConPubbie

Please sign me up. Thank you.


36 posted on 10/12/2013 12:14:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Done!


37 posted on 10/12/2013 12:15:31 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kitkat

Done!


38 posted on 10/12/2013 12:17:01 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

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.


39 posted on 10/12/2013 12:17:36 PM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Done!


40 posted on 10/12/2013 12:18:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: eaglescout1998
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.

The doubts as to him being constitutionally eligible have already been debated, answered, and proven false on this very forum over and over.

The doubts are simply that, doubts. There is nothing in the Constitution or settled law that precludes Senator Ted Cruz from seeking the Presidency or becoming President.
41 posted on 10/12/2013 12:20:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Ted call your accountant, because emperor 0bama will have the IRS hounding you by Monday!

Even though the IRS is shutdown I'm sure they can find a willing MARXIST to do the deed.

I say keep the whole G-damn government shutdown. That way the rest of us can actually get something done!

42 posted on 10/12/2013 12:21:45 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me to your list. Thanks so much!


43 posted on 10/12/2013 12:24:46 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: nicksaunt

Done!


44 posted on 10/12/2013 12:26:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Don Corleone

Yep.


45 posted on 10/12/2013 12:28:16 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: laplata

My thoughts exactly.


46 posted on 10/12/2013 12:29:05 PM PDT by proudpapa (A school is supposed to be a safe place!' Yeah well so is a womb!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Why should Obama bash Cruz or negotiate? He know he’s got the GOPe by the balls, and that they will bash Cruz for him.


47 posted on 10/12/2013 12:29:56 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: MinuteGal

“Speaking of glorious confrontations, did anyone just see our guy, Rep. Louie the G, make mincemeat out of that smug, know-it-all Fox host-ette?”

That know-it-all Fox host-ette is Arthel Neville, from the musical family of the singing Neville Brothers, located out of New Orleans. She’s got a really high opinion of herself, and is a total lefty. Fox News puts their leftist libs on news shows primarily on the weekend afternoons, when viewership is low, thus fulfilling their quota of leftists with the least harm to their ratings.


48 posted on 10/12/2013 12:29:58 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: bereanway
I guess biting your tongue is preferable
to getting your head handed to you.
I submit to you; that the Washington Establishment...
is utterly (absolutely) terrified by his (CRUZ :) Shadow

..unfortunately we have in DC (presently), an bunch of $cared
chicken$hit$ in awe of 0'Buttplug & his Media $ockpuppet$

49 posted on 10/12/2013 12:30:00 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: montag813
Why should Obama bash Cruz or negotiate? He know he’s got the GOPe by the balls, and that they will bash Cruz for him.

Yup!

They are little more than Collaborators now.

They certainly are not the opposition.
50 posted on 10/12/2013 12:30:55 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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