Skip to comments.U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz brings crusade to Tarrant County
Posted on 10/22/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
ARLINGTON U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz received a heros welcome during a swing through Tarrant County Tuesday as he continued to drum up support for his battle to end the countrys new health care program.
Denounced by top leaders in his own party for what they called a fools errand and by Democrats for bringing the economy close to collapse, a crowd of more than 1,000 at the Arlington Music Hall gave him a more than 12-minute standing ovation that included whistles, applause and chants of Thank you, Ted, Cruz and USA.
If we are going to stop Obamacare, and I am convinced we are going to stop Obamacare, it is going to be because we continue to elevate the national debate and focus on how this thing aint working, Texas junior Republican senator and Tea Party favorite said.
Having spent the last month in Washington, its good to be back in America, he told the crowd. The purpose of tonight...is to say thank you to each and every one of you.
Nobody thought taking on the Washington establishment would be easy, he said. What we are trying to do together is change Washington and make D.C. listen.
Cruz drew national attention earlier this year after his more than 21-hour speech about why the nations health care law needs to be defunded as well as for his efforts to link funding the government to not providing financial backing for the health care law.
He has said Republicans lost the government shutdown battle because his party didnt stand strong.
The deal that came out was a lousy deal ... selling the American people down the river, providing no meaningful relief, he said Tuesday.
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Sucks to be Jennifer Rube-in right now.
I wish we could get some video from these events. So glad Texans are showing their appreciation for their own ‘Man of Steel’
Pretty small crowd but there was no heads up on the appearance.
They did have to upgrade to a bigger venue when word got out.
If I sent my address to Texas is there any way you guys can annex me? I’d love to be part of Texas.
I didnt plan to attend because the Church where it was to be held was an hour away and in a building that held about 200. Did not learn about the change till after 4, so didnt try to fight the traffic.
Yup, Things changed fast.
All you gotta do is move and get a job.
Maybe he will sweep Wendy Davis away.
I was there! The crowd seemed larger than 1000, and there was little lead time. The place was packed.
I’m too old for both, I’d rather you just annex me.
I only became aware of it this afternoon.
I would have loved to be there.
Here is some video of the Standing-O at the beginning...
As usual, the press lies. Obamacare is NOT a health care program. It is a command and control operation that guarantees everyone they will get a little card entitling them to wait a very long time for expensive, substandard care.
Oh how that warms my Texan heart.
There are millions who would have joined in if they could have been there...
Changed venue 3 times.
I wish we could do that, become honorary members of other states. Sort of like School of Choice. Sure would help the politicians behave themselves.