Skip to comments.Ted Cruz stood for what’s right and won
Posted on 10/27/2013 6:39:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
By Rick Manning
Common wisdom amongst those who live in the Beltway is that the fight to end Obamacare was not worth it, and those who stood up to the bullying of Obama and his cronies were political losers.
Senator Ted Cruz went home to Texas last weekend and made two separate stops to talk to the people at hastily arranged events.
Far from the images America saw in 2010 when Obamacare supporters desperately cancelled or limited attendance at events, Cruz stepped into the lions den of real public opinion in his home state of Texas and the result was not just standing ovations, but cheers that exceed a concert crowd demanding an encore from their favorite artist who has left his greatest hit unsung.
You can see the thirteen minute ovation yourself here. It is worth it to confirm what many of us know in our hearts when you stand up and fight for what is right the people appreciate it.
Critics would argue that these cheers came from tea party types and dont reflect the people at large. However, it is better for a leader to be loved by those who are informed, than to be barely tolerated by those who arent. Informing the currently uninformed electorate is much easier when you are standing on principle. In this case it is all the easier as the implementation of Obamacare has been a stunning disaster that the people are learning is going to hit them in the wallet with massive premium increases while costing many of them to lose their existing health care coverage. That is exactly the position Cruz, Senator Mike Lee and those who stood with them find themselves.
When asked about the government shut down, they can look squarely in the camera and say they did it because the Obamacare law is going to hurt people, and it was their duty to try to stop this big government boondoggle that is guaranteed to fail.
This is now no longer rhetoric as even the mainstream media is acknowledging that Obamacare was not ready for prime time. But only those who were willing to fight to stop it can honestly tell the people that they have been doing everything in their power to end the disastrous federal government power grab.
John McCain cannot say it. Lindsay Graham cannot claim it. Lamar Alexander can only stammer, look away and try to change the subject when asked where he was in the fight led by Ted.
In politics, if you are lucky, you get a few big moments when it is more about the country than about yourself. Cruz and Lee along with Rep. Tom Graves, Louie Gohmert and so many others in both the Senate and the House risked their political careers in trying to stop Obamacare, and they can now look the people in the eye and honestly tell them where they were at this critical juncture in our nations history.
They passed the crucible moment with flying colors, while so many others courage fell short hiding behind the skirts of the I didnt agree with the strategy excuse.
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Definitely presidential material. President of US, President of Republic of Texas, whatever it takes, this guy stands for liberty.
| Obama-care is gone.
I defunded it.
I made him blink just like I said I would.
That's why Democrat Senators are calling for its delay
That is why his Website doesn't work..
How come my health insurance company dropped me?
The Democrats have shot themselves in the foot.
They own this stinking mess called Obamacare.
One day it will destroy them.
And his specialty is the US Constitution. He has argued 5 cases there.
He was right in his opposition to Obamacare, but I think we should never use the threat of default as a political tool. The US treasury market is the most respected in the world as a safe haven in perilous times. Anything we do to make the world feel less secure about owning our debt means we will pay higher interest.
We all know, and especially Ted Cruz knows, that Obamacare is a disaster, and will self-destruct as it unveils. This is already beginning to happen. No need to jeopardize our country’s hard won monetary reputation to bring it down.
Ted reminds me of Newt back in 1990. He led over 100 conservative Republicans in a rebellion against the GOP elites and Bush Snr’s “read my lips” tax hikes.
Four years later we controlled the House for the first time since 1954.
I’ve been pointing the same thing out to people when the question of if Cruz “succeeded” came up. Newt didn’t succeed at stopping that tax hike. In fact the legislation that eventually passed was worse than what he opposed because Bush went to the Democrats for votes to make up for the loss of conservatives. But the fight punished Bush for not standing on principle and eventually made the conservatives popular enough to win big at the polls in Congress.
And Ted is much better at teaching conservatism than Newt.
He was right in his opposition to Obamacare, but I think we should never use the threat of default as a political tool>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Why not use default as a tool, Obama had no hesitation, and it was indeed Obama who used it, not Cruz.Obama tried to scare the public and the markets to death. With you he succeeded.
Yeah, it’s about time we had a leader we can believe in. Not another fake like Romney. People responded to Newt’s unapologetic belief in small government back then. If you believe in something strongly enough you can inspire others to believe in it too. Ted has the same thing, although hopefully without Newt’s personal flaws.
Donald Trump said if he does not run in 2016, Ted Cruz looks like the candidate for America in the next election.
Ted Cruz is not only a real conservative but he is nearly as articulate if not as articulate as Newt Gingrich which is indeed what we’ve been looking for.