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Ted Cruz doesn’t get why media treats Obamacare repeal as a ‘bizarre proposition’
The Daily Caller ^ | 2:27 PM 03/09/2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 03/09/2014 1:23:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz can’t understand why the mainstream media views the repeal of Obamacare as a “bizarre proposition,” noting that the healthcare bill is “the most unpopular law in the country.”

Cruz spoke with ABC’s Jon Karl about his promise to “repeal every single word of Obamacare” while at CPAC this week. “We can acknowledge that that’s not going to happen why Barack Obama is president, right?” a skeptical Karl asked.

“Yeah, I’ll give you one scenario where it could,” the conservative senator responded. “If there’s one thing that unifies politicians of both parties, it’s their top priority is preserving their own hide.”

“And if enough congressional Democrats realize that they either stand with Obamacare and lose or listen to the American people and have a chance of staying in office, that’s the one scenario we can do it in 2015,” Cruz continued. “If not, we’ll do it in 2017.”

The ABC reporter was incredulous:

KARL: So you honestly think there’s a chance that you can get Obamacare repealed — every word, as you say.

CRUZ: Every single word.

KARL: With Obama in the White House.

CRUZ: You know, what’s funny Jon is the media treats that as a bizarre proposition –

KARL: Well it is!

CRUZ: [Crosstalk]

KARL: Just look at the size — it is a bizarre proposition, isn’t it?

CRUZ: It is the most unpopular law in the country. Millions of people have lost their jobs, have lost their healthcare, have been forced into part-time work, have their premiums skyrocketing. And right now Washington isn’t listening to those people. That’s how we win elections! And it’s also how we repeal Obamacare.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; tedcruz

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1 posted on 03/09/2014 1:23:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; exnavy; MarMema; skinkinthegrass; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; ..

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 03/09/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

The repeal of the Volstead Act was not bizarre.

Neither would be the repeal (Please G-d) of Obamacare.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 1:26:52 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoConPubbie

Because the Media is a bunch of LIB/COmmies.


4 posted on 03/09/2014 1:27:30 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Obamacare is the bizarre proposition. Obama has amended it unconstitutionally dozens of times. Why the House has not started impeachment is also bizarre.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 1:31:36 PM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: SoConPubbie
Reasons? You want reasons.



6 posted on 03/09/2014 1:32:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: left that other site
The repeal of the Volstead Act was not bizarre.

Yes, if Prohibition, put in place with a Constitutional amendment, could be repealed then so can the far worse disaster of ObamaCare, a piece of legislation that was passed by the most corrupt process ever used by Congress.

7 posted on 03/09/2014 1:35:36 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: SoConPubbie

if he truly doesn’t understand why the MSM is giving his proposals bad press, he doesn’t understand the problem

or the enemy


8 posted on 03/09/2014 1:37:49 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: left that other site

>The repeal of the Volstead Act was not bizarre.

Careful - people like Bill Bennett would have thought it was. Bad precedent, you know.


9 posted on 03/09/2014 1:38:31 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: left that other site

OH how I PRAY for that repeal!!! It is destroying our land....


10 posted on 03/09/2014 1:39:07 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: SoConPubbie
Obamacare is THE issue.
This issue is both fiscal and social and it should be priority number one.
This one issue effects all the other issues more than any other.
This issue is heavy enough to cause bloodshed.
To NOT run with the goal of repealing it is just treasonous in my opinion.
11 posted on 03/09/2014 1:43:07 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: SoConPubbie; All
Regardless what activist justices want everybody to think about the constitutionality of constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare, Cruz need to do the following. He needs to make sure that the media has received a copy of historical Supreme Court clarifications that the states have never delegated to Congress, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for public healthcare purposes which he sent them (ahem).
”State inspection laws, health laws, and laws for regulating the internal commerce of a State, and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c. are not within the power granted to Congress. (emphases added)” —Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

“Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

“Inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description (emphasis added), as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state and those which respect turnpike roads, ferries, &c., are component parts of this mass.” —Justice Barbour, New York v. Miln, 1837.

“Direct control of medical practice in the states is obviously (emphasis added) beyond the power of Congress.” –Linder v. United States, 1925.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 1:47:50 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SoConPubbie

This also further illustrates what an absolute disgrace the “mainstream” news media is.

That if it wasn’t for them running constant interference, Barry would be in the basement bunker of the White House 24hrs a day.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 1:52:41 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: sten

he understands.

He knows he was talking to the enemy when he said it. And Karl played perfectly into his hand by being so impulsively offended at the thought of repealing Obamacare.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: sten
if he truly doesn’t understand why the MSM is giving his proposals bad press, he doesn’t understand the problem

or the enemy


You're kidding, right?

You don't understand a rhetorical question when you see/hear one?
15 posted on 03/09/2014 1:58:09 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: digger48

It is deliberate, it is meant to do just what it is doing now and what I hate even more is our so called side telling us that we may not be able to kill it, or we must fix it, or it is something we can work with.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 2:13:53 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: SoConPubbie

because, Ted, they have their marching orders.

There is no free press except for the alternative press.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 2:17:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: SoConPubbie
KARL: Just look at the size — it is a bizarre proposition, isn’t it?

Little Karl and his cohorts just can't accept that the peasants are nearing revolt.

18 posted on 03/09/2014 2:26:48 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, I do’t get it either.

However, Obamacare destroyed what we had, so whoever wants to repeal it has to propose a good, immediately accessible stystem to replace it.

Get in with the insurance companies and medical profession and see what would work the best.


19 posted on 03/09/2014 2:29:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: Paine in the Neck

Exactly the point I was trying to make! :-)


20 posted on 03/09/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

:-)


21 posted on 03/09/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: pollywog

Amen! :-)


22 posted on 03/09/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoConPubbie

An amendment to the Constitution.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 7:47:36 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Because Stalinists lie. ALWAYS.

Some in the media have already acknowledged that they aren’t going to criticize the failures or the corruption and admit conservatives were right.

Same with Sarah Palin on the Ukraine.

Same with doubling down on stupid and voting to re-elect Obama to “prove” that they weren’t wrong to support him the first time.

Clintonistas held their tongues for 20 years only wagging complaints against the Clintons when Hillary posed a threat to the Golden Boy in the 2008 primary.


24 posted on 03/09/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: livius; All

“Both” Political Parties of our current Communal Federal Government understand that the purpose of naming a Master/Slave Federal Government Program an “Entitlement” is to deceive the enslaved population into believing that becoming slaves to a Master is something to be desired, and thus reduce the probability of a slave rebellion.

The Master/Slave Entitlement of Obamacare is the most Communal of all of the Federal Government Master/Slave Entitlement Programs, because it can legally collect monies and/or property after death of the Entitled Slave, or from their surviving family members.

FORWARD, the RINOcare RINOS!

FORWARD, the Obamacare Democrats!!

FORWARD !


25 posted on 03/10/2014 6:37:16 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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