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Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)
U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2

Posted on 09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; cloture; cornyn4obamacare; cruz; cruz4america; cruz4americans; filibuster; gop4obamacare; gop4romneycare; makedclisten; mcconnell4obamacare; primarycornyn; primarymcconnell; standupamerica; tedcruz; thankgod; webecruzin; winning
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To: NFHale

Senator Cruz is doing Texas proud today... This guy is amazing.

Yes he is. He is a great American!!!! We need more of these guys!!!


1,051 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:28 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Jane Long

the only boot on John Wayne’s feet were Lucchese boots


1,052 posted on 09/24/2013 4:51:34 PM PDT by advertising guy ( Congress should not be afraid of Rush Limbaugh, Congress should be petrified of God)
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To: rurgan

“all you need is to type an email and password and you can also go on twitter and support Senator Cruz. it’s really easy to register and you don’t have put your real email or name there you can use any pictures ,none or names.”

I have been doing so,,under a different handle,,but I’ve been tweeting my heart out and retweeting the stuff Cruz is sending out.


1,053 posted on 09/24/2013 4:52:05 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: All

#StandWithCruz
Call and email ALL Senators of the 113th Congress

Call the Republican National Committee:
310 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
(202) 863-8500

Tell them to stand with PATRIOT Senator Cruz and his effort to defund Obamacare, no excuses!!!

1,054 posted on 09/24/2013 4:52:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: MulberryDraw

My company has done the same thing. Really impacting the young workers and the ones who are on fixed incomes, just trying to work some to make ends meet. :(


1,055 posted on 09/24/2013 4:53:11 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: MestaMachine
Can they keep it going past the scheduled vote?

no...Senate rules trump...Reid can call for a vote...the question is a 60 or 51 vote...I think..it does get confusing.

There is some question if this is or not a Filibuster that...rather just Cruz making his point...but it's woth it...never can tell what the republicans are doing on the side lines...it gives all time.

However we've been down this road before on Obamacare...late night votes. I suspect they'll pass the bill and delay funding of Obamacare for a year.

Then Obama has the veto or not...I can't see him pushing his signature accomplishment down the road another year...but who knows.

1,056 posted on 09/24/2013 4:53:17 PM PDT by caww
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To: itsahoot

Well, Cruz, Lee, Sessions and Vitter are on the record for wanting to completely defund this monster - with no tricks. If that’s true about Paul, he’ll be exposed...big time. How’s that?


1,057 posted on 09/24/2013 4:53:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I voted for this guy and convinced my boss to vote for him too. I’ve never been prouder for a vote I cast in my life! My new hero. Thank you Tea Party for raising Cruz to the attention of Texan Republicans.


1,058 posted on 09/24/2013 4:54:11 PM PDT by Alissa
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To: grania

“It’s already succeeded.”

Yes and no.

YES in that Ted Cruz has succeeded in securing his (deserved) prominence amongst conservatives.

NO in that he will also succeed in showing that in spite of countless hours and dollars and votes for so-called “conservatives”, that the gop doesn’t listen, won’t listen, doesn’t care and is hell bent on imposing every socialist scheme possible to the detriment of the American people.

And the next issue we’ll get to discuss, at length, will be pro’s and con’s of secession. I don’t blame Ted Cruz for that: it’s coming anyway. It’s just not a discussion I much look forward to.


1,059 posted on 09/24/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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To: Timber Rattler

1,060 posted on 09/24/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT by superloser
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To: All

Now reading from a WSJ article and commenting on it. Excellent!


1,061 posted on 09/24/2013 4:55:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MestaMachine

...”The Club warned Tuesday that any senator who supports the motion could be a target in future elections”...

Isn’t that one of Soros’s babies?
Of course he’s all in the game for One Payer Insurance...


1,062 posted on 09/24/2013 4:56:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: Timber Rattler

Every US Senator who isn’t standing with Sen. Cruz should be ashamed, and every voter who has a senator who isn’t standing with Sen. Cruz should be ashamed of them.


1,063 posted on 09/24/2013 4:57:12 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Tennessee Nana; JRandomFreeper; onyx; Gator113; All

“Thank you for your part in giving us Sen Cruz..”

You wrote that to JRandomFreeper, but someone had to bring Cruz to the forefront, and that was Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who employed Cruz to help him fight the Washington Democrat Government. Abbott could see the brilliance in Cruz, so we thank Abbott for his choice of Cruz to start him on his grand career for Texas.

Abbott is now running for Texas Governor. Abbott running Texas and Cruz running Washington, is two men who will never give up giving us better government. “Remember the Alamo” is ingrained in their hearts.


1,064 posted on 09/24/2013 4:58:00 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: LUV W
You know, I cannot help but believe that the dems,as they constructed this behemoth, that they did know it would destroy jobs, increase unemployment, and decrease access to health care, as well as increase costs to people who pay their, and their family's premiums, will have perpetually increasing costs to pay for those who do not, or cannot, pay their own premiums.

This raises a question for me. Knowing that the Baucus train wreck from this runaway train was barreling down the track to unbelievable destruction, they dems did not flinch. The cramed it down our throat, voting in the pitch of night.

Therefore I must conclude that this is phase 1 of their move to complete socialism ( communism). I think we need to be thinking of their phase 2. To move form this to single payor is not what I have in mind. We got a small taste during the Subprime Credit Default debacle. No, they have something much more nefarious in mind. The deems will not be intimidated by a few million people being denied health care or enslaving the younger generation to perpetual indentured servitude to the Federal Government. I hesitate to use the term 'federal', because all of the 'goverance is coming from the Oval office and the left and right on capitol hill. We are rapidly reaching a tipping point which will not play out in a civil manner. My thoughts take me to a horrifying place. But logic and reason will not allow me to conclude otherwise.

Coming to you from sunny, cheerful East Texas.

Serenity Now! Serenity Now!

1,065 posted on 09/24/2013 4:58:39 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: caww; Jane Long; Jim Robinson; thouworm; MestaMachine; All

Rubio Speaks During Cruz’s Marathon Speech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIlPBwPECRE

Lee: Harry Reid Wants to Have it Both Ways
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCMa8x_-4A4

Ted Cruz filibuster: Rand Paul helps out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwmJTxhEVBY


1,066 posted on 09/24/2013 4:59:01 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: RKBA Democrat

I don’t disagree with you that the liberal GOP wing has sold us down the river. That is on a 30,000 foot strategic level.

On a tactical level though, we’ve made a mistake in 2010 and 2012 in not accepting some RINO types who likely would have allowed for a GOP Senate majority, even if it was only 51-49.

Deciding to dump Mike Castle, Richard Lugar, etc and running Angle, O’Donnell, Mourdock, Todd Akin, etc doesn’t look so smart at the moment. A 51-49 Senate doesn’t necessarily beat Obamacare, but gives us a lot more leverage.


1,067 posted on 09/24/2013 5:00:23 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

I am ashamed of McShamnesty and McFlake.


1,068 posted on 09/24/2013 5:00:33 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: RedMDer; onyx
Sarah Palin ‏@SarahPalinUSA 3m Looking forward to talking with Sean Hannity tonight on Fox at 9pm ET about @SenTedCruz's efforts to #MakeDCListen & #DefundObamacare.
1,069 posted on 09/24/2013 5:00:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: itsahoot

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/rand-paul-ted-cruz-obamacare-97296.html?hp=l5

“By BURGESS EVERETT | 9/24/13 5:36 PM EDT Updated: 9/24/13 7:10 PM EDT

Rand Paul is standing with Ted Cruz.

The Kentucky GOP senator will oppose a vote to end debate later this week on a House-passed spending bill, which includes a provision defunding Obamacare, a spokeswoman said. Cruz (R-Texas) is urging Republican senators to halt the bill procedurally later this week to prevent Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from removing the Obamacare provision and pushing a clean spending bill back to the House this weekend...”

Well, at least he’s doing this much...

Pretty crummy speech he gave today though.


1,070 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:02 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Jane Long

LOL! Bedtime stories! He is a genius!!!!


1,071 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Whenifhow
Sen Cruz is talking about his little girls. I'm tearing up just thinking about what a great legacy their dad is leaving them....reading them bedtime stories ;)

Hey libs...listen to this...for the children.

1,072 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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Ted reading Bible Stories for his daughters?


1,073 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: machogirl

I’m ashamed of the two senators from my state — Mark Kirk and Dick “sack of” Durbin! One’s a nanny state statist and the other is an outright socialist asshole.


1,074 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:45 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: LUV W

Bible Stories. AWESOME!


1,075 posted on 09/24/2013 5:01:59 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: cowboyusa
The key is to allow amendments.

If they vote for cloture there will be no amendments period. Paul has been saying for weeks that they can not defund ObamaCare, totally overlooking the fact that they can't fund it either if the house says no.

1,076 posted on 09/24/2013 5:02:03 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: All

Reading bedtime stories to his daughters. Brilliant!


1,077 posted on 09/24/2013 5:02:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for posting this!! I’ll *take a Cruz break* and listen to Sarah talk about Cruz!


1,078 posted on 09/24/2013 5:02:24 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: NFHale

See # 1064.


1,079 posted on 09/24/2013 5:03:13 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

“Abbott is now running for Texas Governor. Abbott running Texas and Cruz running Washington, is two men who will never give up giving us better government. “Remember the Alamo” is ingrained in their hearts.”

I wish we could get Abbott in the Senate, maybe Paulken (sp?) for gov and keep Ted in the Senate. There is a lot of conservative depth in Texas, thank God! Can’t wait to see who takes Cornyn’s place. Cornyn might be considered a conservative if he were in NJ,,but in Texas he’s TOAST!


1,080 posted on 09/24/2013 5:03:26 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: tallyhoe

Did he just quote the Good Book? This man is on a roll!


1,081 posted on 09/24/2013 5:03:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: advertising guy

There ya go! I bet The Duke would approve of Black Jack boots, too ;)


1,082 posted on 09/24/2013 5:03:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Viennacon

I. Love. This. Man.


1,083 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: RKBA Democrat; All; everyone

<< “I’d say re-examine your premises. We have a one party system: the gop/’rat uniparty. Some small number of reps on the gop side are actual conservatives but they’re outnumbered. I’d say we have about 15 who are consistently on our side on the Senate side, maybe 100 or so in the House.”>>

Yes, but they usually at least make an attempt to at least pretend to be conservative. This cloture vote will expose each one of them for exactly what they are — a bonafide, card-carrying member of The Uniparty. Are they stupid? Too enamored with themselves? In denial they could lose their next election? Smoking crack?

My premise is they desire reelection (unless they’re retiring). I don’t understand why they cannot see what is obvious to millions of conservatives in flyover country. After this filibuster, Cruz and other pro-Cruz participants will OWN the Holy Grail of reelection — Cruz’s endorsement in their primaries.


1,084 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:05 PM PDT by Nita Nupress ( Use your mind, not your emotions. Refuse to be manipulated by Marxists!)
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To: Jane Long

Paul is on board with us on the vote.


1,085 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Green Eggs and Ham!

I do not like them on a boat.


1,086 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Jane Long

I listened to Paul and though he didn’t say it particularly well, he was setting Cruz up to say the CR minus ObamaCare was the compromise and Obama was not going to get 100% if that was his idea of compromise.


1,087 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:25 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: All

Green Eggs and Ham!


1,088 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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Green Eggs and Ham..

I do not like Obamacare!


1,089 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: reagandemocrat

I do not like them, Sam I Am.


1,090 posted on 09/24/2013 5:04:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Jane Long
Reading King Solomon to his girls. Ted Cruz.....I love you!

He should be reading "Horton Hears a WHO"

YOP!!!!!

WE ARE HERE! WE ARE HERE! WE ARE HERE!

1,091 posted on 09/24/2013 5:05:06 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Shut 'er down!!!!)
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To: SteveAustin

So, you think if we get rid of Graham, we’d lose a general? haha. Don’t worry. Our primary targets are in no-lose states.


1,092 posted on 09/24/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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:)
1,093 posted on 09/24/2013 5:05:59 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: trubolotta

I listened to Paul and though he didn’t say it particularly well, he was setting Cruz up to say the CR minus ObamaCare was the compromise and Obama was not going to get 100% if that was his idea of compromise.

* I heard that too..sounded like a setup for something but still confused on what it could be?


1,094 posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:07 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: austinaero
Cornyn might be considered a conservative if he were in NJ,,but in Texas he’s TOAST!

That's a good image!


1,095 posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:08 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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To: mylife
I do not like them,
I do not care,
I do not like Obamacare!
1,096 posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:20 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: mylife

Green Eggs and Ham..

I do not like Obamacare!


Good one!


1,097 posted on 09/24/2013 5:06:43 PM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: LUV W

Absolutely brilliant. I do not think this will ever be topped.

I can’t tell you how many times I read Green Eggs and Ham to my children so many long years ago..... it is also one of my favorites.

Ted Cruz could be the next ‘real’ president.


1,098 posted on 09/24/2013 5:07:03 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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To: usconservative

At least Durbin isn’t afraid to put a ‘D’ beside his name to match his voting. Both of my Georgia Senators are.


1,099 posted on 09/24/2013 5:07:06 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Timber Rattler

#IStandWithCruz

Texas size cajones!


1,100 posted on 09/24/2013 5:07:38 PM PDT by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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