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Cruz: Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’
CBS ^ | http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/04/14/cruz-senate-democrats-demanded-kathleen-sebelius-head/

Posted on 04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz believes Senate Democrats are the ones who forced Kathleen Sebelius to step down as health and human services secretary.

Cruz told NBC News that Democrats are worried that Republicans will take back the Senate because of Obamacare.

“Kathleen Sebelius’ resignation is the latest indication of just what a disaster Obamacare is. Obamacare is the most disastrous, the most damaging piece of legislation in modern times,” Cruz told NBC News. “And I believe she resigned because Senate Democrats are scared.”

Cruz told Fox News that Senate Democrats “demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ head.”

“They are running scared because every one of them in their races across the country, they’re underwater,” Cruz said. “They’re losing because Obamacare has hurt so many millions of people.”

President Barack Obama nominated his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burrell, to head the Health Department. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told CBS News that Burwell’s nomination won’t “quiet the controversy.”

“They know they’ve got a math problem with Obamacare,” Blackburn told “Face the Nation.” “The numbers are not going to work out so that the program is actuarially sound, and they’re going to have to have somebody to kind of spin the numbers.”

Sebelius told NBC News Sunday that the Obama administration’s timeline for having ready the new health care law’s online sign-up system “was just flat out wrong.”

The departing health chief also said the two months when healthcare.gov was plagued with technical problems were “a pretty dismal time” and the low point of her five-year tenure. But she defended the law’s impact and said millions of Americans now have access to health care because of it.

“People have competitive choices and real information for the first time ever in this insurance market,” said Sebelius, who last week announced her resignation.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; cruz; deathpanels; demsobamacare; kathleensebelius; marshablackburn; nbc; obamacare; sebelius; sebeliusfired; sylviamathewsburrell; sylviamathewsburwell; tedcruz; tennessee; texas; zerocare
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1 posted on 04/14/2014 8:31:16 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Monterrosa-24; ilgipper; exnavy; MarMema; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; ...
Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
2 posted on 04/14/2014 8:32:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

The Cruz theory is highly plausible.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 8:37:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoConPubbie
“They know they’ve got a math problem with Obamacare,” Blackburn told “Face the Nation.”

It would only make sense that the people who came up with Common Core math would be the same ones who can't figure out the numbers for ObamaCare.

4 posted on 04/14/2014 8:37:53 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: SoConPubbie

If the demanded her head, there’s a job left undone in my opinion. She’ll be retired with a fat government pension and positions on so many company boards of directors in the health industry it isn’t funny. She needs to pay more substantively for her complicity and deceit.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 8:39:43 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: SoConPubbie

Please add me to you list. Thank you


6 posted on 04/14/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: SoConPubbie
In a few months time - The Burglar:

Now, I cannot be blamed for what happened under somebody else's watch.

7 posted on 04/14/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: SoConPubbie
Cruz: Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’

Hubba! Hubba! Hubba!!!

You just know that this is true; no other way it would have happened this quickly.

8 posted on 04/14/2014 8:41:16 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SoConPubbie

All she did was lie about it. There is no way in hell that roll out was going to work no matter who ran it. The law is a joke.


9 posted on 04/14/2014 8:42:37 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Slyfox

So she’s the budget director??? Would that be the budget that got zero votes until they finally came up with one that I think got 2 votes?


10 posted on 04/14/2014 8:43:44 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Syphilius said "I wasn’t pushed out — staying just “wasn’t an option” kinda like I didn’t get a divorce, staying married just wasn’t an option…

remember, one just wanted to kill puppies...

I wasn’t pushed out — staying just “wasn’t an option”

11 posted on 04/14/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t care what Cruz has to say until he talks about Bunkerville. Is he not interested in this? Doesn’t he want to know what his colleague’s role was? It’s likely that Reid’s was involved in a land-grab that almost started a civil war.


12 posted on 04/14/2014 8:48:13 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Someone needed to be the sacrifice for the fiasco known as Obamacare. Someone had to fall on the sword. Someone had to have his/her head roll. Someone had to offer up herself to go under the bus.

Now, the Dems can run in the election against Sebelius and the fiasco that is Obamacare and claim they are the ones to fix it.


13 posted on 04/14/2014 8:57:55 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Slyfox

Holy cow! She’s a Sarah Jessica Parker ‘horseface’ lookalike.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve been saying this for months, just missed the timing as I figured they’d push Obama to rev up the bus before now. But this was carefully planned to minimize damage to reelection campaigns. Obama will get his new HHS Secy, she’ll get a month or two honeymoon, and then we’ll be told it’s just part of our “war on women” when we question anything she says or does, after all they’ll be able to point to how mean Republican were to both secretaries, both of whom are women.

Meanwhile Obama gets a mulligan, and can re-launch Obamacare yet again.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 9:00:03 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The Cruz theory is highly plausible.

I hope it's true, and then proven thus....otherwise, Cruz will continue to be painted as a kook by the media, et al.

16 posted on 04/14/2014 9:01:50 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Slyfox
with a salary like that and the dyke can't afford a brush??? looks like it just crawled out of bed...
17 posted on 04/14/2014 9:04:22 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Slyfox

Oh, dear. She looks like Caroline Kennedy.


18 posted on 04/14/2014 9:08:01 AM PDT by azishot
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To: SoConPubbie

Cruz: “Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’”

Nah...what would they want with an empty coconut shell?


19 posted on 04/14/2014 9:15:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: All

I suggest we trade her head for Holders?


20 posted on 04/14/2014 9:18:26 AM PDT by veracious
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To: SoConPubbie

Not, republicans forced democrats

rather demorcats have power an forced resignation.

cruz better watch his wording.


21 posted on 04/14/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Servant of the Cross
What Cruz said: "Senate Democrats ‘Demanded Kathleen Sebelius’ Head’

What Bill Clinton heard:

Sebelius ... Head

22 posted on 04/14/2014 9:25:29 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Chode
with a salary like that and the dyke can't afford a brush??? looks like it just crawled out of bed...

She is a complete mess, from what I'm hearing. I heard she was involved in the Clinton coverup of the Vince Foster enigma, dumpster dove through his garbage the very evening he died.

23 posted on 04/14/2014 9:25:40 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle
why am i NOT surprised???
24 posted on 04/14/2014 9:28:23 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SoConPubbie

It seems I remember a post on this site several days ago which pointed out that Sebilius’s replacement was the Obama staffer in the budget office that ordered the WWII Vets blocked from visiting their memorial during the so-called gov’t. shutdown. The GOP should be building campaign ads now that visually make the connection. Scenes of the vets standing in front of the barricades, and headshots of the newby looking unpleasant. Then a pic of Obama looking smug with his chin in the air. (Won’t be hard to find one of those.)


25 posted on 04/14/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: SoConPubbie
If Chris Wallace is grilling Democrats, it must be really bad. Chris normally spews Democratic talking points and avoids Republican ones. So if he's doing this, he must have got the go ahead from the higher ups.

Chris should be asking questions like: "Deceasing the American work week from 40 hours to 30, why is that a good idea Senator?" and "Why separate American's from their Doctors, why do that Congressman?".

26 posted on 04/14/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Slyfox

She's hawt.

27 posted on 04/14/2014 9:54:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Gaffer

If the Dems demanded her head they did it only to protect their butts. I agree with you that she should pay a high price for her willful and likely illegal efforts. She and her boss knew the website would not work and that was the whole idea, IMHO. The contracts awarded to Mooshell’s buddy were also illegal in my opinion. There is a hot spot in Hell for this thing and her partners in crime.


28 posted on 04/14/2014 10:20:09 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Lazamataz
She's hawt.

Sylvia Mathews-Burrell = Ellen Degenerate

Obama Budget Director = ideal candidate to break any budget

Secretary of Heath = the mission is to destroy our health

29 posted on 04/14/2014 11:37:38 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Lazamataz

With a ukelele and bow tie she could be a dressed down Tiny Tim.


30 posted on 04/14/2014 11:43:40 AM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks SoConPubbie, related:
31 posted on 04/14/2014 2:19:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Sylvia Mathews Burwell pick complicates Democrats’ plans
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By SEUNG MIN KIM and BURGESS EVERETT
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/sylvia-mathews-burwell-democrats-obamacare-affordable-care-act-105641.html

> Senate Democrats planned to spend the spring ramping up their election-year message on income inequality — not relitigating Obamacare... Republicans hope to turn Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination to run the Department of Health and Human Services — announced by President Barack Obama on Friday — into a proxy war over Obamacare. That leaves the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats veering back to the very issue that has become their biggest political liability heading into the midterms.


32 posted on 04/14/2014 2:56:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ColdOne
Please add me to you list. Thank you

You've been added!
33 posted on 04/14/2014 5:53:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Gaffer
If the demanded her head, there’s a job left undone in my opinion. She’ll be retired with a fat government pension and positions on so many company boards of directors in the health industry it isn’t funny. She needs to pay more substantively for her complicity and deceit.

Will never happen. Being Democrat means never having to say you're sorry.

34 posted on 04/15/2014 8:29:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Chode
with a salary like that and the dyke can't afford a brush??? looks like it just crawled out of bed...

"What's wrong with her hair? Looks OK to me..."


35 posted on 04/15/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java
really... i mean like what's wrong with it???

36 posted on 04/15/2014 2:57:09 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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