Skip to comments.After 20-plus hours, Sen. Cruz still talking in an effort to defeat Obamacare
Posted on 09/25/2013 8:22:39 AM PDT by Tenacious 1
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) sustained a marathon talking attack on President Obamas health-care law overnight and well into Wednesday morning a feat of stamina that likely will complicate House GOP efforts to pass a funding bill aimed at averting a looming government shutdown.
The freshman senator took the floor Tuesday afternoon promising to speak until I am no longer able to stand, and proceeded to do just that, with occasional assistance from a handful of Republican colleagues.
To most Americans, it looked like a traditional filibuster, fixed in the popular imagination by Jimmy Stewarts performance in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. But parliamentary procedures already in place dictate that Cruz will have to yield the floor by Wednesday afternoon at the latest so that voting on the funding bill can proceed.
With Senate passage all but certain on a bill that will include funding for the health-care law, commonly known as Obamacare, Cruzs controversial strategy will give House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and his colleagues only a few hours to respond with a different version of the legislation....
Just before 9 a.m., Cruz told the near-empty chamber and C-Span II viewers that he had been reviewing a bit of the libertarian writer Ayn Rands literature overnight. He then started reading from Atlas Shrugged.
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See Post Number 3 from a thread yesterday. Somebody over there might be following FR. Nice. Call your Senators!
Just donated to Matt Bevin, Minority Leader Mitch “Pussy” McConnell’s opponent in his primary race.
Does Dingy Harry play the Hispanic race card and shut Cruz down?
He has been absolutely amazing and brought tears to my eyes more than once.
Maybe this link will work
Please help with the link to previous thread. I suck.
Go, Cruz, GO!!
On a thread yesterday, I suggested that I would be reading Atlas Shrugged to the nation. Either by coincidence or by suggestion, Senator Cruze began reading Atlas Shrugged this morning at 9:00 AM.
He’s been on fire.
Does he have a catheter?
Ted looks as fresh as when he started! God Bless him!
He then started reading from Atlas Shrugged.
Ah! Don’t we have laws against cruel and unusual punishment, even for politicians?
If he only goes this far it will be the 4th longest according to http://www.policymic.com/articles/28858/5-longest-filibusters-in-u-s-senate-history
Cruz will be cut off by Reid in 28 minutes.
Reid is hating every minute of this and won’t give Cruz any more time than he has to.
I thank you Ted Cruz for speaking up for the millions of us who agree with you. God has brought in a Special Man at this time in our life of our country. Cruz is a man of honor!
he’s winding it down, it appears.
making lots of thank yous.
A very gracious man.
I am so proud of Ted Cruz, this man needs to be our President.
Cruz just ripped Durbin a new one.......
This is not technically a filibuster I have been told