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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."

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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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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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To: SoConPubbie
"...the president still said he wouldn't negotiate."

Oh, "mainstream news" media???? Here's the story you need to tell the American people. I know it doesn't fit with your plan to protect at all costs your selected boy-king wannabe, but it is the real story.

51 posted on 10/12/2013 12:31:34 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SoConPubbie

Add me too?


52 posted on 10/12/2013 12:32:03 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Done!


53 posted on 10/12/2013 12:32:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: grania
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!
I agree, Here's my Debit Card # ****-****-****-****...

54 posted on 10/12/2013 12:33:14 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: bereanway

That’s what you do when your a faux constitutional scholar and you are faced with a real one.


55 posted on 10/12/2013 12:35:33 PM PDT by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
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To: COBOL2Java
it would have fallen to the floor, gotten up on its
forked ends and scampered out of the room.
Snickering!
...like the "the Thing's" head in the '82 Movie by the same name.

56 posted on 10/12/2013 12:38:13 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: Patriot Babe
And if he bites down hard enough, the poisonous venom from his socialist teeth could be fatal.
57 posted on 10/12/2013 12:38:30 PM PDT by itssme
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz rocks out loud!


58 posted on 10/12/2013 12:41:42 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: SoConPubbie

atta boy Ted!


59 posted on 10/12/2013 12:43:41 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: MUDDOG
He didn’t bite his tongue.
The teleprompter was down.
Your probably correct; his "enablers / handlers" were in
awe of Sen. Cruz, telling pResident 0'BlahBlah to stuff it.

60 posted on 10/12/2013 12:44:28 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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