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Ted Cruz calls to repeal ‘every blessed word of Obamacare’
MSNBC ^ | 6 Jun 2014 | Emma Margolin

Posted on 06/06/2014 4:21:49 PM PDT by mandaladon

“Today, liberty is under assault,” declared conservative firebrand Ted Cruz before an adoring audience Friday at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention.

The GOP senator and Tea Party darling left virtually no red meat unthrown, calling for a return to the Constitution – “the most extraordinary document crafted in history” – a resurrection of American leadership abroad – where “bullies and tyrants are laughing at [us]” – and a rebuilding of jobs and economic growth at home, through adhering to free market principles, supporting “the American energy renaissance,” abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and repealing “every blessed word of Obamacare.”

On the subject of the Constitution, Cruz declared that religious liberty was under fire, and blasted the recent controversy over the IRS’s alleged targeting of conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status. In one instance, an Iowa-based anti-abortion group was asked to provide information about its members’ prayer meetings, according to documents sent by an IRS official to the organization.

“You know what, the federal government has no business asking any American the content of our prayers!” said Cruz to roaring applause.

The Texas senator also touched on a high-profile federal case, in which the Colorado-based Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged is suing the Obama administration over an accommodation under the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that insurance cover contraception without a co-pay. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court affirmed a compromise that allows the religious nonprofit to sign a form certifying its objection to contraception, before sending it to an insurer who can then provide the coverage directly.

“Let me give you a simple rule of thumb,” said Cruz. “If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abolishobamacare; cruz; elections; obamacare; repealobamacare; socializedmedicine; teaparty; tedcruz; win; winning
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“In the great state of Texas,” he continued, “gun control means hitting what you aim at.”...............Great line!
1 posted on 06/06/2014 4:21:49 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

I’d be okay if they left a few free-floating, “the.”


2 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mandaladon
~~~‘every blessed cursed word of Obamacare’~~~

There. Fixed it.
3 posted on 06/06/2014 4:23:22 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mandaladon

BTTT!


4 posted on 06/06/2014 4:24:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: mandaladon
repealing “every blessed word of Obamacare.”

Cruz doesn't just hum the tune, he knows the song.
5 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:04 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (“If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”-Ted Cruz)
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To: mandaladon

Oh no, now the Sarcasm Czar will put Ted on the Naughty List.


6 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:34 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Hail Obambi, our Deer Leader)
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To: F15Eagle

He just said “blessed” instead of *BLEEP*


7 posted on 06/06/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway
I’d be okay if they left a few free-floating, “the.”

NO! Not even a single "the." In fact, I wouldn't mind if we struck that article entirely from the language, just to make sure.

8 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:51 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: F15Eagle

Or “blasted”.


9 posted on 06/06/2014 4:27:54 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Hail Obambi, our Deer Leader)
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To: Dr. Sivana
On the subject of privacy rights, Cruz took a jab at the recent NSA surveillance scandal, instructing everyone in the audience to leave their cellphones on, so that President Obama could hear “every word we have to say today.”...............Keep it up
10 posted on 06/06/2014 4:29:35 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon
…every blessed word? Don't know that there is even one of them in that monstrosity.
11 posted on 06/06/2014 4:40:59 PM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: mandaladon

No one out there like Ted.


12 posted on 06/06/2014 4:45:30 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: F15Eagle

‘zackly.


13 posted on 06/06/2014 4:46:30 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: SC_Pete

I’d like to see a Cruz-Carson ticket — unless something better comes along before 2016.


14 posted on 06/06/2014 4:51:01 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: mandaladon
Ted Cruz calls to repeal ‘every blessed word of Obamacare’

Amen! Nothing less will do.

15 posted on 06/06/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: mandaladon

God bless Ted Cruz.


16 posted on 06/06/2014 5:08:49 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: mandaladon
“supporting “the American energy renaissance,” abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and repealing “every blessed word of Obamacare”

“The GOP senator and Tea Party darling left virtually no red meat unthrown, calling for a return to the Constitution – “the most extraordinary document crafted in history””

You just got to love that man!!!!!

17 posted on 06/06/2014 5:43:10 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: All

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18 posted on 06/06/2014 5:56:59 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: F15Eagle
~~~‘every blessed cursed cussed word of Obamacare’~~~

If your a Texan, the opposite of bless-ed is cuss-ed.

19 posted on 06/06/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by Qout
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To: Skooz

Oh, how I love this man!


20 posted on 06/06/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I can hardly imagine anything better than a Cruz-Carson ticket. I’d be first in line when the voting booth opens up for such a ticket.


21 posted on 06/06/2014 7:47:12 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Qout

Good one


22 posted on 06/06/2014 8:30:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MayflowerMadam

Cruz has the principles and the ability to take on the media, the Democrats, and the GOPe all at the same time. It would overwhelm anyone else. Cruz is brilliant and he knows where he stands. He is also fearless and uncompromised. The press will shortly undertake a propaganda war to destroy Cruz now. They want Jeb to run so they can help Hillary defeat him. If Cruz got the nomination, the debate itself would impact public opinion and policy. They want the debate to be on liberal ground—then when they win, they build on Obama’s legacy. They fear Cruz—because he would fight to undo the damage.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 3:50:29 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

So true what you say about Jeb. Jeb is the RINO way of electing another democrat.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 3:52:20 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: mandaladon

It’s going to be an interesting presidential primary season. The Republican presidential debates may actually be worth watching this time around.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 4:06:44 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: samtheman

Even if he won, the damage to the liberal cause would be minimal: Obamacare, Amnesty, Common Core, War on Coal, War on Marriage, War on the Constitution—everything would be intact under Jeb. They would prefer Hillary, of course, but Jeb would be an acceptable placeholder.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 4:43:18 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Plus... I’ll bet it scared the libs when another BIG lib, Alan Dershowitz, recently said how brilliant Cruz is. It’s comforting to know that some of ‘em are able to think and not toe the party line.


27 posted on 06/07/2014 9:46:51 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: SC_Pete

Great post.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 9:58:04 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: MayflowerMadam

Yes, that certainly got their attention. Dershowitz has recently begun to realize that the LEFT sides with the Islamists and their desire for Israel’s demise.


29 posted on 06/07/2014 10:13:45 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: conservative98

Thanks. I hope Cruz surrounds himself with people like himself and not the usual political hacks who have lost us election after election. Reagan stood on principle and Cruz should too.


30 posted on 06/07/2014 10:20:08 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Qout

If your a Texan, the opposite of bless-ed is cuss-ed.


And you realize how the use of ‘blessed’ in this instance is akin to the very fun use of ‘Bless your/his/her heart’.

;-)


31 posted on 06/07/2014 10:20:24 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: SC_Pete
Even if he [Jeb] won, the damage to the liberal cause would be minimal: Obamacare, Amnesty, Common Core, War on Coal, War on Marriage, War on the Constitution—everything would be intact under Jeb. They would prefer Hillary, of course, but Jeb would be an acceptable placeholder.

I agree. There is nothing about Jeb that would cause the democrats any degree of discomfort whatsoever.

32 posted on 06/07/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: mandaladon

I would (much) rather see Cruz strongly support American production and American employment, than to see Cruz take a stand against Obamacare.

Just saying.

American needs to bring back American jobs.

First. Then we can talk about Obamacare, but first of all we must fix our jobs situation.

Neither party is doing anything in that regard.

Bring back American jobs.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 5:09:02 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

What methods do you propose to bring back American jobs?

Also, did you know it is impossible to search for you without shortening your name to “cringingnegativismne”?


34 posted on 06/07/2014 5:36:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

To start with, stop importing everything from China.

We currently import 440 billion dollars worth of goods from China. (2013 total)

We only export 122 billion dollars worth of goods to China.

Bring back American manufacturing.


35 posted on 06/07/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Given what you know about the importance of comparative and absolute advantage in free exchanges what affect do you think that would have?

How about on the division of labor?

Do you have any historical evidence that America is better off when “trade deficits” are lower or zero?

If we cut off all trade with China, but it was simply replaced with trade from other foreign sources what policy would you suggest next to end trade with countries other than America?


36 posted on 06/07/2014 5:54:35 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I am advocating we, balance our trade with China.

Balance.

If China refuses to balance our trade, then we can talk about cutting off trade, but I believe you would find a whole huge lot of Americans who are deeply uncomfortable about current trends.

We run a massive trade deficit with a nation, which doesn’t even grant Americans equal rights.

That nation has a massive population.

I am deeply concerned that neither American party seems to care one bit, about our own nation.

Not Republicans. Not democrats. Nobody.

Someone stand forward for America.

I sure hope the party to do so first, is the Republicans.

That is all I am saying.

I see ZERO evidence of that so far.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 6:03:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: mandaladon
Cruz is the only man in Washington with Balls enough to call for it's repeal.
I have not heard one slimy GOP rep call for it from the leadership.
38 posted on 06/07/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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…every blessed word? Don't know that there is even one of them in that monstrosity.

He's from Texas. He probably means that in the same context as when they say "Well, bless your heart"

39 posted on 06/07/2014 6:21:36 PM 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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Ted Cruz Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
40 posted on 06/07/2014 6:59:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

OK, but your policy will have a lot of negative effects on individual Americans so we should back up and cover some other economic insights. The most important for right now is understanding that it is the division of labor (labor specialization) is critical to wealth creation.

Here’s a video showing the division of labor in the manufacture of Wilson Footballs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkCwsKGO-2o

It’s just over 5 minutes long. Ping me once you’ve watched it and we’ll discuss it.


41 posted on 06/07/2014 7:18:58 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

All great. That is a good video actually, thanks.

I just point out to you, that last year America imported from China 440 billion dollars worth of goods.

America only sold China 122 billion dollars worth.

Your video only shows a factory of Americans, making footballs which are used in America.

I don’t have any issue with that.

I have an issue with the massive imbalance in global trade we are currently experiencing with China.

We bought 318 billion dollars more from China, then we sold last year.

That is a huge problem for America.


42 posted on 06/07/2014 7:29:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We’ll get to that and I’ll prove to you that the “balance of trade” is an invention of socialists, central planners and mercantilists, but we’ll cover that in the future.

Right now the important thing is that you understand the division of labor. Did you notice that each worker had a specialty? They did one job over and over again. The labor was divided to all their benefits.

What the division of labor does is allow specialization, skill development, and saves time which is the same as saving money. That makes total sense correct?

It wouldn’t make sense to instead have each worker produce one football starting with one and then doing each job until they had six in a box, would it?

This factory example with one worker per process/skill makes complete sense to you, correct?


43 posted on 06/07/2014 7:34:46 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Well I disagree with your claim that the balance of trade is unimportant.

In my view it is critical, and America is giving away the farm.

I understand and agree with your claim about division of labor. Though I believe that is somewhat limited to the situation, of the specific example.

Jobs have much different variances, in the situations an employee encounters each day.

Some jobs, for example simple manufacturing jobs, can be very simple, although the simplest manufacturing tends to be the simplest to automate - eliminating the need for employees. Some can be extraordinarily complex. Some remain the same. Some change dramatically.

I would say the more complex jobs, and those which change relatively frequently, are jobs which would tend to less automation.

They are all different.

What isn’t different, is that America has sent far too many jobs, to other countries.

Bring back jobs to America.

So we have your opening opinion that jobs are basically unchanging, and it doesn’t matter whether they are done in America.

We have my own opinion that we very badly need to bring a whole lot of jobs back to America.

There is a lot we agree on. But I believe we need to have a whole lot more emphasis on bringing jobs back to America. You don’t.

OK back to you.


44 posted on 06/07/2014 7:50:38 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: mandaladon

Yea Ted!


45 posted on 06/07/2014 8:06:20 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I do believe that we must work to make America more productive. I don’t really know what you mean by “bring jobs back to America” other than that you want to end or force-balance trade with China.

So you can see that division of labor at the Wilson Football Plant is critical to not only the success of Wilson, Inc., but to each employee as well and that’s important.

Did you also notice all the machinery? At one stage a guy uses just a metal rod to turn the footballs right-side out. Did you see that? That rod, along with all the machinery, is capital. Labor without capital is very, very inefficient. Think of a carpenter without a hammer.

So labor and capital go together, but what if a machine was made that could replaced the guy who turns the footballs right-side out, would it be OK to replace that worker with a more efficient machine? What about if another worker could do his job more efficiently, would it be OK to use a more efficient worker?


46 posted on 06/07/2014 8:09:17 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

I have no problem whatsoever to improving manufacturing, even when those improvements mean automation which result in the loss of American jobs.

Zero problem from me.

What I object to is China taking over manufacturing in the world.

I believe that has strategic importance, about which American has for some reason become terribly short-sighted.

Bring back jobs to America. That is my point.

America needs to manufacture things. Right here.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 8:17:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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48 posted on 06/07/2014 8:20:24 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: mandaladon

“Let me give you a simple rule of thumb,” said Cruz. “If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”

“Let me give you a simple rule of thumb,” said Cruz. “If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”

“Let me give you a simple rule of thumb,” said Cruz. “If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong.”


49 posted on 06/07/2014 8:21:19 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“America needs to manufacture things. Right here.”

That is so true, true enough that I have to believe that many of those pushing the destruction of American manufacturing are doing so out of malice.


50 posted on 06/07/2014 11:09:21 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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