Skip to comments.Ted Cruz and Mike Lee being vindicated on shutdown
Posted on 12/07/2013 10:40:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The Obamacare disaster, fully predictable by anyone who understands the effect of incentives and the fundamental incompetence of academic theorists and left wing ideologues, has made the go-for-broke attempt to stop it an obvious profile in courage.
Just take a look at this chart from the Huffington Post, via Charlie Cook:
Cook, a seasoned observer, sees the polling data moving against Democrats, and wonders, "Can Democrats Recover From the Obamacare Catastrophe?" But he fails to connect the dots, and dishes some typical establishmentarian snark at Cruz and Lee.
...in August, statements started coming from some of the more exotic Republicans in the House and Senate that perhaps it was a good idea to shut down the government over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Notwithstanding warnings from House and Senate Republican leaders and experienced (and wiser) members that such an effort would be a disaster for the party, the Republicans in the "kamikaze caucus" barreled ahead, over the cliff, shutting down the government.
They were stupid, in Cook's eyes, because the polls turned against the GOP, as the media launched its predictable campaign blaming it for the ginned-up inconveniences (remember fencing off the WW II memorial?). What Cook doesn't (or refuses) to see is that the turning of polls against the Democrats post-healthcare.gov is not a random, chance occurrence, but rather predictable to anyone who looks two or three moves ahead on the chessboard.
The budget and debt limit fights lie ahead. Cruz and Lee have laid out the path for us. The GOP can now say that that because the
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Yes, WE know this, but those who trashed these dear Senators will never give them the credit they are due. I’m sure when the delay kicks in, the “brilliant” POTUS will somehow grab credit for this “unprecedented” display of wisdom.
Barf barf barf.
I’m thankful McLettuce went on record with the ‘wacko bird’ thing.. can be used against him forever.
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I thought it at the time and more so now. Even gave an extra $100 to FR because JR agreed with me!!! lol
Cruz is the Man!!
Obama caused the Shutdown, PERIOD.
Not if Jay Leno says he didn’t.
After Leno turned into Letterman when he interviewed Senator Cruz, Leno is dead to me.
Obama caused the Government Shut down. He REFUSED to Negotiate on Ocrapcare and he KNEW the WWW site was and is a disaster.
PS ditch McCain and Boner
Leno was an ignorant hater on that segment.
Cruz spoke to the audience. He knows what he’s up against, at least for doing the work of defending and protecting the Constitution, something Leno has no acquaintanceship with.
And Cruz knows even more, now.
I wonder if it would have been better for Republicans, not that there are any true Republicans in DC, if the Obamacare rollout had been successful. After all, Obama supporters who still don’t know how much their Obamacare insurance is going to cost them have been spared the full impact of the unconstitutional Obamacare tax tsunami.
Back then when we heard the dems and their MSM buddies trying to “stop” the Republicans from doing something that would damage the GOP forever, you knew we were over the target! Ha, ha!
The GOP led house sent some 40 different bills to the senate that would fund govt and Harry Reid refused to let any of them come to a vote.
The GOP establishment is loath to admit it, but the government shutdown is turning out to be a brilliant political chess move on the part of Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. The 0bamacare disaster, fully predictable..."
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The entire premise of this article is flawed. The shutdown was a idiotic idea. ...even Mike Lee is backpedaling from it. The thing that salvaged the Republicans was the disastrous roll out of Obamcare.
They don’t have to be “vindicated”. I don’t know anyone, including the craziest of liberals, who didn’t think something like this had to happen. The only thing that has to happen is the RINOs and the media have to stop treating conservatives as the number one enemy to be destroyed.
I think a successful rollout would have been even more disastrous for the Dems.
Everyone would have been hit with the big premium increases in October, and the uproar would have been truly amazing.
Either way, Ted was dead on with his strategy.
Agreed. Reid was and is a Foil (fool?) for Obama who refused to negotiate because of the failed or failing and hopefully collapsing AxxCA . Reid therefore sat on the bills to deflect direct blame from O who ABSOLUTELY KNEW his WWW site sucketh. It is the MSM that confused the issue.
Yep, and he (Obama) and the dems caused the shutdown strictly because they wanted to force the American people into Obamacare.
The dems were sent Bill after Bill that would have funded the government. The ONLY thing the repubs asked for was that Obamacare either not be funded, or at the very least- delayed, in order to protect the American people from its devastating effects.
I hope Cruz and Lee will keep hammering these points.
It's the dems who are still insisting on OCare. But, they of course exempted themeselves-Harry Reid just exempted his staff.
Democrats end American life as we know it, the Republic dies, and a whopping 40% of the electorate thinks they just might possibly consider thinking about considering maybe voting for a (gasp) Republican in the next mid-term.
Just frickin' "WOW!" I am jumping on my Obamaphone and calling all my midnight hoops pals about this! Put $100 more on my EBT, take care of my foreclosure, pay off my student loan, and sign me up for another 99 weeks of unemployment benefits, with free health care.
What are you trying to spin? Ted Cruz was the driving force for the shutdown. When Obama said he wouldn’t defund Obamcare did you think he was kidding? Ted Cruz led a absurd Pickets charge anyway. Obama and Jarrett couldn’tof been happier....nice combo and pow! The Republicanswere flattened. When Mike Lee woke up and saw his poll numbers cratered with Utah Republicans....and he could very well lose in a primary he’s been running from the whole mess like a scalded dog. No one thinks this was a good idea...cept a couple of dozen folks on this forum.
Barack Obama and Harry Reid shut down the government