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Ted Cruz's Worst Nightmare Is Coming True [Because Obamacare is working according to Politico]
Politico Magazine ^ | 04/23/2014 | RICHARD KIRSCH

Posted on 04/23/2014 2:08:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Last August, as conservatives barnstormed the country seeking to build support for a cockamamie plan to shut down the U.S. federal government unless Congress voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator, said something surprisingly prescient about the president’s signature health-care law. “President Obama wants to get as many Americans addicted to the subsidies because he knows that in modern times, no major entitlement has ever been implemented and then unwound,” he said. The worry, according to Cruz, was that once the ACA went into effect, we’d all be “addicted to the sugar.” Then, it would be too late to roll it back.

Cruz’s nightmare, and the left’s long-held dream, has come true. Finally, after years of failed reform efforts, the U.S. government is actually trying to provide affordable health coverage for all. And it’s working, despite Republicans’ relentless attempts to deep-six the law. As a result, the politics of Obamacare will never be the same.

The right’s biggest fear was never really, as Cruz’s comments revealed, that Obamacare wouldn’t succeed. It was that it would.

Americans, it turns out, have a compelling desire for a basic necessity of life: affordable health coverage. That’s why, despite the HealthCare.gov debacle, and campaigns in red states to discourage enrollment and defund outreach efforts, eight million Americans signed up. Young people ignored tasteless ads and anti-Obamacare campus beer parties, funded by the Koch brothers, to enroll at strong enough rates. Millions more enrolled in Medicaid, even in states that did not expand the program, as awareness of coverage options increased. There is even a big upswing in take-up of employer coverage, despite GOP claims that Obamacare would destroy the employer-based system. The Congressional Budget Office just lowered its estimate of the law’s costs,

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; demagogicparty; memebuilding; obama; obamacare; obamalies; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politico; politicolies; richardkirsch; tedcruz; texas; zerocare

1 posted on 04/23/2014 2:08:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Garbage in, garbage out.
2 posted on 04/23/2014 2:10:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media just doesn’t know how to report on him or on anything truly conservative because they don’t understand it.

They are always off.

Way off. And they know it


3 posted on 04/23/2014 2:11:57 PM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe 8 million people signed up because there is a law saying they have to....if there was really “...a compelling desire...” then no law would be needed.

I think that the democrats are making a mistake if they think that everyone who signs up is also a supporter.


4 posted on 04/23/2014 2:13:50 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: SeekAndFind

Politico is as Mark Levin says, a fake news site. Everything there is run through Media Matters


5 posted on 04/23/2014 2:14:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

6 posted on 04/23/2014 2:14:04 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
Author is a Roosevelt Institute hack who writes for the Huffy Poast. Such people are accustomed to writing propaganda, not truth. The LORD make his lies come back to haunt him, is all I can say—and that includes the Disqus left-wing propagandists in the comments section.
7 posted on 04/23/2014 2:23:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SeekAndFind

A rose is a rose, and communism is what is no matter how it’s dressed up.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 2:24:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Suppose that this true? Still doesn’t make it right on principle. There are plenty of things that “work” but still are wrong on principle.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 2:26:11 PM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: crazycatlady

These fascist commies are all the same: irrelevant.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: SeekAndFind

For a “senior fellow”, his article is short on facts (one anecdote) and long on bald assertions and references to the Koch brothers.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 2:51:38 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people (except for the REALLY STUPID ones) are seeing this astounding disconnect between what they know (Obamacare Sucks Ass) and what the media is reporting (Obamacare Gently kisses your ass)

The disconnect is more obvious than EVER before and more and more people are starting to understand what we have been saying all along: Democraps Lie and The Media swear to it.


12 posted on 04/23/2014 2:51:45 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, Obamacare is working. Sure it is.

Aren’t individuals who signed up for Covered California finding it nearly impossible to find a doctor who will accept it? Yeah, Obamacare is great.....not.


13 posted on 04/23/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When I read this earlier today, I nearly choked on my coffee. Talk about constructing an alternate universe in which to peddle crap....


14 posted on 04/23/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Fine,then every waiver, postponement,delay is hereby revoked,Obamacare is FULLY implemented tommorrow


15 posted on 04/23/2014 2:58:13 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

Just found another problem with this POS gov act! First my Blue Shield ins went up $100 buck a month and now my wife has lost her OBGYN doctor unless she wants to pay cash. FUBO and dems!


16 posted on 04/23/2014 3:04:07 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I am in commiefornia and just found this to be true.

Just found another problem with this POS gov act! First my Blue Shield ins went up $100 buck a month and now my wife has lost her OBGYN doctor unless she wants to pay cash. FUBO and dems!


17 posted on 04/23/2014 3:05:53 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: SeekAndFind
All I can say:


18 posted on 04/23/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: SeekAndFind

What alternate universe is this guy living in?


19 posted on 04/23/2014 3:19:34 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Socialism always fails, always. The political class is FUBAR.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 3:20:00 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: crazycatlady

communism works?


21 posted on 04/23/2014 3:21:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: JoeDetweiler

I think that the democrats are making a mistake if they think that everyone who signs up is also a supporter.”

The really deceitful part is that we will never know how many truly signed up or how many have paid their premiums, unless we have a truly Conservative President elected in 2016. If that happens then the spin will be on that the new President is not telling the truth, they are just trying to make Obama and Democrats look bad.


22 posted on 04/23/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s seldom mentioned anymore that the delay of the employer mandate (plus numerous waivers) put off the impact of Obamacare on by far the largest group of Americans. Of course, it was put off by the coward and liar Obama to avoid an election year disaster this November. That still might not work.

But those who oppose Obamacare should be frequently reminding the public that the greatest impact was put off, and what will likely happen if Obamacare is ever fully implemented.


23 posted on 04/23/2014 3:32:11 PM PDT by Will88
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To: crazycatlady
Among the outrageous, unconstitutional downwind effects of Obamacare that no election can erase, is Scotus has the power to rewrite law, and Congress can force us to purchase anything.

The republic is gone. Elections are courtesies that serve to appoint oppressors, not reps.

24 posted on 04/23/2014 3:35:32 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How can it be working when the Obama regime has delayed all of its key parts until after the mid-term elections and beyond?


25 posted on 04/23/2014 3:51:43 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind
These are the five most popular articles on Politico right now:

Most Popular

1 Ted Cruz's nightmare is coming true
2 How Sarah Palin threw Alaska's Senate race
3 How Graham outflanked the tea party
4 Bob Dole goes home
5 5 takeaways: Affirmative-action ruling

What does this tell us?

26 posted on 04/23/2014 4:03:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even if it works like a Swiss watch — it still needs to be repealed.


27 posted on 04/23/2014 4:06:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t quote Politico as a honest source.


28 posted on 04/23/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT by ully2
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To: SeekAndFind

Losers going on for free and the rest paying much higher premiums for far less coverage. How is that a sucess? Are Repulicns pushing this?


29 posted on 04/23/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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