BREAKING: Cruz Pulls The Trigger On Obamacare Semi-Filibuster; Vows To Talk ‘Until I Am No Longer Able to Stand’

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Per Senate rules, what Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is doing on the Senate floor right now isn’t technically a filibuster.

But it’s a principled stand against something Cruz and the majority of his constituents believe is wrong. If his pledged talk-a-thon accomplishes nothing else, it will hopefully galvanize latent support for the repudiation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – even as it separates Senate conservatives willing to stand with Cruz in his opposition to Obamacare from everybody else. As of 3:45 p.m. Eastern time, Cruz had been joined on the Senate floor by Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah).

Let’s see who else comes forward.

The critics came out of the woodwork almost as soon as Cruz was up and running, with The Washington Post insinuating that the Senator doesn’t understand the functional distinction between the House of  Representatives and the Senate, and The Atlantic panning Cruz’ early remarks as “vacuous, feel-good nonsense speech.”

It could be a long night, so here’s hoping that Cruz donned his ostrich-skinned “argument boots,” as he described his favorite footwear in a recent, lengthy GQ feature article. If you want to read up on Cruz but are hankering for something a bit more…substantive, check out Rare’s enlightening interview, published in late July.

C-SPAN is streaming Cruz’ comments live from the Senate floor.

Cruz’ Twitter account is being manned by an assistant, who’s updating the feed with one-liners that summarize the Senator’s talking points in real time. The Twitter feed is here.

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  • regulus30

    Ted Cruz is a great American;; Cruz for 2016.

    • Banjo

      One of the few in office that actually has principles that align with his constituents and the nation and has the balls to stand by them! I agree, he is a great American!!

      • regulus30

        really makes the rest of the rinos look as they truly are politocrats. Cruz is a good American no wonder McConnell and McCain; and Graham were attacking him for exposing them as progressives.

        • mnkysnkle

          I like Ted, but he is ineligible. Even if he does give up his Canadian citizenship.

          • regulus30

            not anymore ; if obam the 12th imam is allowed to be president any one can be; he is an Indonesian [came here and went to college as one].

          • mnkysnkle

            Yes, and he should be removed from office. That doesn’t mean we should do it again. And it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t persistently pursue charges against the fraud, and everyone who colluded with him. Making that mistake doesn’t amend the constitution. It’s congress’ responsibility, and taking no action makes them complicit. By the way, he’s a Kenyan, partially raised in Indonesia, completely raised as a muslim and a communist.

          • smilee

            He was raised Christian but do not let the truth stand in the way of your lie

          • mnkysnkle

            You need to do your homework.

          • smilee

            I did that is why I know I’m right!!

    • smilee

      By 2016 people will be asking who is Cruz!!

      • regulus30

        I like your confidence and enthusiasm;; you must be one of those 52%

  • marylou

    Pray for Ted Cruz. Pray that there are enough patriots in the Senate to support his effort to carry out the wishes of the American public and
    DEFUND OBAMACARE. Please support him on twitter tonight.

    The President will/can opt out of OBAMACARE!
    The HOUSE will/can opt out OBAMACARE!
    The SENATE will/can opt out of OBAMCARE!
    The UNIONS who pushed for OBAMCARE want a waiver from OBAMA to opt out!

    That leaves only you and me who have NO CHOICE….
    My insurance bills have already increased!
    Do you get it yet?

    • podunk1

      AMEN!!!!

      REMEMBER all RINOS and democrats who vote FOR OBAMACARE, by amending or voting against defunding OBAMACARE!

      I’ll remember RINOS Alexander and “what’s his name” obamacare defenders in TN. Next election – rent buses and fill them up with democrat & RINO haters – VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE – RECALL THEM – Save the USA!!!!

      • marylou

        Thank you…no argument here :-)

      • Michael Belch

        why wait recall them now and get them out of the way so we can fix the problem.

        • podunk1

          Fully agree! Recall is really the only way to turn this mess around. America is bleeding to death right now. No budget in 5 years and these animals are about to sneak another increase over and above last year’s obscene spending, waste, and hemorrhaging of America.

          Folks, find a state of the art hog farm & tour it, film it, and take notes. Then go visit Chicago, Detroit, or almost any ghetto. Theoretical living conditions are the same, except no one cleans the ghettos or protects their inhabitants. Little cubicles here there and everywhere and literally no freedom or opportunity to be self sufficient – and NO WAY OUT!

          Trillions to international bankers, global manufacturers, illegal alien mercenaries planted to drive wages down, empowering mid-east terrorists, and immeasurable losses to corrupt criminal enterprises… and literally NOTHING of
          tangible substance to end crime and provide independent opportunity to be self sufficient to millions of forgotten citizens!

          Look up the word “traitor”, and then ask a liberal or RINO traitor what it means…

          We must remove traitors from positions of power within government NOW! Recall is direct, uncomplicated, and doesn’t take forever. When the corruption is removed, law, prosecution,and justice will be restored. Penalties for treason are extremely high, as they should be.

    • smilee

      And you can opt out too if your employer gives you insurance so if that is the case then that leaves you out to. Insurance rates are much lower than anticipated which suggests early on that the bill is working as planned and not as you people said.

      • marylou

        You are truly delusional and misinformed…insurance rates on most people have ALREADY increased astronomically…more than 100% for many people.

        Many employers have decided to pay the fine or cut hours so they do not have to provide insurance because it is impossible to stay in business otherwise.

        You either are an entitlement recipient using my tax dollars for your Medicaid, don’t have a job, or you are an OBAMA troll spewing the party line….or you wouldn’t be making such ridiculous statements!

        • smilee

          Those that went up for next year (some did not) only went up at most 4% on average. 100% is the increase in the ten years before Obamacare and the reason for the bill. Any actuary will tell you the bigger the pool the cheaper the insurance and that is what this law does as it creates larger pools and it came in a lot cheaper than predicted by the CBO. A few companies did, most did not. and of course they get the press. What company do yo know that has gone out of business because of it?? I am retired and never was on medicaid as us union workers got great insurance or any welfare before we retired and now get great pensions. I make my decisions based on fact something you ignore because of your bias

          • marylou

            HOW MUCH DOES OBAMACARE COST YOUR STATE?

            READ memo: http://bit.ly/18rJNIu

            The Unions are screaming to defund it!
            They realize they made aHUGE mistake!
            Probably because they will have to borrow from your pension fund to pay for the member’s health care!

          • smilee

            It is quite cheap for what we are getting.They are not screaming to defund it, they would like a few (very few) changes so you are spinning that. Unions or companies cannot borrow from their pension funds as it is against the law, it has to be put in a trust that neither have any control over.

          • marylou

            You are totally misinformed or being disingenuous.

            The UNIONS HAVE ASKED TO OPT OUT OF OBAMACARE and are royally ****** !

            They expected OBAMA to give them a waiver as payback for their support to pass OBAMACARE!

            WHEN the UNIONS discovered that OBAMACARE was a horrible plan and requested a waiver from OBAMA IT WAS DENIED.

            Your Senators and Representattives, who voted it in for YOU, asked to opt out of OBAMACARE and got the waiver!!!!

            Now the UNIONS are working to DEFUND OBAMACARE!

            You need to do some more research before you find yourself up the creek without a paddle!

          • smilee

            GOP far right propaganda, you bought it.their BS. Some unions wanted a wavier to give them more time just like many companies asked for it and they both got it. Unions do not think it is a horrible plan they like everyone else did not get all they would have liked to have had but none are interested in repealing it. Waivers to congress is to let them not out of Obamacare but give them the option to decide to remain with what they have now or use the exchange,be interesting to see how many GOP opt to .use the exchange, new under Obamacare instead of keeping what they now have I have been active in unions for 50 years and have talked personally with many of the union reps and they would call you a liar,it is you who is in the . dark.and up that creek without a paddle

          • marylou

            You are too naive to be believed or you are still an OBAMA troll despite the double cross!!!
            Not GOP propaganda :-)

            Right out of the mouth of your president who promised to take care of you if you voted in Obamacare.

            You can spout all the LIES you want.

            The TRUTH Is out there all over the MSM including from the OBAMA administration that you’ve been had!
            NO WAIVER for the UNIONS!

            http-::www.freeenterprise.com:labor:unions-say-were-not-going-take-it-obamacare?utm_source=Outbrain&utm_medium=Article_RSS&utm_content=labor&utm_campaign=OngoingPaid 2

          • smilee

            Wait a year from now when I will be proven right you will then know that far right propaganda mills will be proven wrong which is were you get your info from and ignore the truth out there

          • marylou

            You continue to lie when the proof is even stated by the WH…Obama refused the waiver to the Unions.
            THAT’S as factual as it gets!

            You are mired down if denial. Your UNION knows they we………….. big time!

            My ‘propaganda mill’ is Obama and his minions!!!!
            Right from the horses mouth…why don’t you believe him?

            Then again OBAMA lies, and will, if he is in trouble and wants Union help again, throw them a bone.

            Talk to me next year or sooner if you get your facts in order!

          • marylou

            You are totally misinformed! Or you are an Obama troll. Either way…you need to do some research.I’ll start you off with two that prove you do not have the info. and are spewing OBAMA’s false propaganda !

            “Following the Washington Post’s revelation, the Treasury Department issued a formal letter explaining the White House’s reason for turning down union requests (see attached below).

            Treasury’s announcement comes just days after the AFL-CIO, one of the largest private sector unions in the United States, passed a resolution stating Obamacare, which it branded as “highly disruptive,” will force workers and employers to abandon their union-sponsored health plans because they’ll become too costly.”

            http-::www.realclearpolicy.com:2013:09:14:no_obamacare_waiver_for_unions_14331.html

          • marylou
  • alboy5

    The compassionate Obama is willing to take food out of the mouths of people who are working for a living. Obamacare will starve people, while paying for insurance nobody except insurance companies will benefit, well at least Obama isnt gasing people yet with saron gas. If he gets the peoples guns the way he is smiling at the new leader of Iran and cant wait to bow down to him, Obama may change his mind about using saron gas and use it to gas everybody on social security and medicare.

  • flashy

    So the crazies have gotten to the point where they cheer the filibuster of a bill they support and forced to be passed over the objections of the majority of the People and to the detriment of this Nation. Truly insane. Makes about as much sense as taking a sleeping pill followed with a laxative…

  • rbrooks

    shut the govt down. all of it. not just the part(s) you don’t like.

    • Bill

      It is only the non producers that need the govt, as far as all of us that take care of ourselves, shut it down

      • rbrooks

        get er done

  • mnkysnkle

    Let’s pray that “eveready Teddy” keeps the drum rolling.

    • smilee

      Its akin to banging your head against a brick wall. not much there to damage in Cruz”s head

      • mnkysnkle

        Let me guess…………. You’re a democrat, and your head is already full? I will agree though, that trying to get congress to do the right thing is like banging your head against a stone wall.

        • smilee

          What ever I am does not change the fact Cruz is a complete fool.

          • michiganminuteman

            You wish!

          • smilee

            Its a fact no wishful thinking required

      • texastwin827

        Smilee, you certainly would never be confused with an “intelligent” person, that’s for sure!

        Senator Cruz’s achievements (because of his HIGH intelligence) began when he was young.

        Validictorian of his high school class

        1992 Graduated cum laude from Princeton
        1992 US National Debating Championship
        1995 semi finalist at World Universities Debating Championship
        1995 Graduated magna cum laude Harvard Law School
        1995 Law Clerk to J Micheal Luttig, US Court of Appeals
        1996 Law Clerk to US Supreme Court justice Wm Rehnquist
        2003-2008 Served as TX Solicitor Genl…youngest Solicitor General in the US
        2012 Took 34.2% of the GOP primary votes, forcing Lt Gov David Dewhurst at 44.6% (the GOP’s preferred RHINO…er, candidate) into a runoff. In the runoff, Cruz defeated Dewhurst with 56.8% (a14 point margin) then defeated his Democratic challenger with 56.4% of the votes to be elected Senator.

        You don’t have to like him…however, so far, he has done EVERYthing he promised he would do, when he was campaigning! Tell me what other person, in Congress, fulfills his campaign promises, once they are in office?

        • smilee

          It is strange that someone with so much education could act so stupid but this is not about brains but about wisdom of which he is totally devoid,.He said he has done what he said he would do but he has failed to get anything of it into law and he will fail at this as well as he is a loser despite his brains which he simply does not know how to use. He is a fool and will go down in history as one.

        • mark

          ‘E’s nuthin but a dam elitist! Princeton, Harvard, ‘e’s one of dem dam East coasts elitists goin’ to all dem high fallutin’ , liberal commanistic schools out dayeer! Member of the World Universities Debatin’ Club! Why that’s one a dem dam One World organizations tryin’ to take over America – tryin’ ta take away all our freedoms! Hell, even worse he was born in Canada! He was a dam furren citizen up until two weeks ago. Got dam fureneers are takin’ over evathing in this blessed country. Well, ‘e might be a-foolin’ you, but this boy ain’t a-foolin’ me none.

          • michiganminuteman

            oops, your stupidity is showing Mark. You and slimee are a real pair of usefull idiots. Go tell it to the other dumocrates.

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    Senator Ted Cruz is truly one of the last Pro-Constitution Traditional Conservative Republicans left standing. Ted Cruz is the Last Republican Standing. Ted Cruz is honorably upholding, with integrity, his sacred public sworn oath in the public trust, to always uphold, protect, defend, enforce and obey We The People’s Constitution and We The People’s Bill Of Rights. Ted Cruz very clearly understands that he, as a public servant working for and serving the People, works for, serves and represents exclusively only We The People who exclusively are the Federal government and all other State, County, City and Town governments. Only We The People are exclusively the Federal government. All elected and appointed politician, judge and bureaucrat “mere public servants” or “mere public serfs” are only the very temporary and very expendable hired help and the very temporary and very expendable employees who exclusively work for and who exclusively “serve” their only BOSSES, MASTERS and OVERLORDS who are We The People(regular ordinary private individual U.S. Citizens and NEVER illegal alien foreign nationals), also known as THE Federal government.

    • mark

      Please. Cruz is just an egotistical grandstander trying to solidify his Tea Party support base. He wants to be President. And I hope he gets the Republican nomination. Another Democratic presidential win will be a breeze with this extremist charlatan as the GOP nominee. Oh by the way, he was born in Canada and had Canadian citizenship up until a couple of weeks ago. He’s one a dem dam fureneers want to take over this beautiful country! ‘E ain’t even an Americun!

      • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

        Obviously you believe that a Kenyan can be elected President of the United States and a Canadian cannot be elected President of the United States. Senator Ted Cruz is super glue who is solidifying the Tea Party and Ted Cruz is providing an excellent service for all Pro-Constitution Traditional Conservative Patriots who cannot speak for themselves in a People’s public forum. Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the wrong country. Obama should have been elected President of Kenya, not President of the United States. Obama should have thrown his grass skirt into the ring and run for President of Kenya because he would have easily won the election to be President of Kenya and Obama’s Kenyan Long From Birth Certificate would guarantee that he is a Kenyan Citizen and the Son Of Kenya and therefore a 100% Legal and Lawful President of Kenya. Just think that if Barack Hussein Obama had been elected President of the correct country, Kenya, then Obama would be sitting in the Kenyan Presidential Quonset Hut in down town Nairobi Kenya dinning on fresh barbecued Serengeti Zebra steaks with a side order of a delicious Ostrich egg omelette complete with sauteed Baboon brains. Liberal Ultra Leftist Progressive Closet Communist/Marxist Extremist Democrats like Obama have never been good at geography or history.

  • AgentofACORN

    Ted Cruz: the Pied Piped leading the Tea Party to destruction. This effort is all a dog and pony show that ultimately leads to nothing.

    • CSN

      It may lead to his election as President of the United States in 2016….

    • CSN

      ACORN????@@@@@@@@@@@???????????????????Oh…one of Obama’s Trolls!

      • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

        Worse than an Obama Toll, one of Obama’s brainwashed, indoctrinated, thought controlled and mind controlled useful idiot communist/marxist slaves.

    • Vis Fac

      You are another DUMBOCRITE that doesn’t know his A$$ from a hole in the ground let alone what the Tea Party Movement is really about! We members of the Tea Party want small government with less regulation you liberals the opposite Tea Party members want people to be responsible and not live on the dole. Liberals want the opposite. The Tea Party Movement wants to return to constitutional law, Liberals want cockamamie rules and regulations usurpation of our constitution interfering with our personal liberties and above all liberals want a dictator.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • AgentofACORN

        Fascinating. Your inability to recognize the futility of what Ted Cruz is doing is mind boggling. If his self serving spectacle was actually going to accomplish something, I’d understand the support for him. Much like Sarah Palin, Cruz is just an empty suit. He will never be President and will be a single term Senator.

        • smilee

          I agree with you and If Force really wanted to get people off the dole he would support laws letting unions have a fair and equal shot at organizing. This would increase wages and get rid of workers having to be supplemented by the government to make ends meet

        • Vis Fac

          What is fascinating (I wouldn’t call it fascinating but saddening) is the futility of people like you who are products of Liberal indoctrinations camps that have lobotomized you into believing liberal dogma is the way of the future. This procedure has eliminated your ability to function on your own because you are conditioned to blindly accept what government and lame stream media tells you is true.

          Sadly you have been programmed that the government exists to cater to your every need by spreading the wealth running huge deficit and incurring higher debt. You are to blindly accept this tenet and not to consider any ramifications of this dogma.

          How sad for you to exist in the liberal matrix where you are merely a source of sustenance for the government.You are being used and haven’t a clue.

          As time goes by we have found out that Sara Palin was more and more correct as we will with Ted Cruz.

          “Progressives” like you are not interested in making (as that moniker suggests) progress but regression and/or repression. You fail to see the big picture and focus on what you don’t have and what other who have worked for. You want what others have but refuse to earn it. That is the progressiveness you want but sadly will never attain.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

    • michiganminuteman

      You only wish you could believe that. If Ted was as ineffectual as you would like others to believe, you wouldn’t even be here spouting your BS.

  • mnkysnkle

    The bill was never read in the House or the Senate=unconstitutional
    The bill was never debated on the floor of the House and Senate=unconstitutional.
    The bill was voted on without any knowledge of it’s provisions or it’s content=unconstitutional
    Every one who voted for this atrocity is guilty of treason.
    And still Justice Roberts rulled it constitutional. ???????????

    • smilee

      Your another one whom has no understanding Constitution.

      • mnkysnkle

        Apparently I have a better understanding than you do. Got that “whom” kinda out of context heh? Maybe you should learn some English, then you’ll be able to understand the constitution.

      • mnkysnkle

        Apparently I have a better understanding than you do. Got that “whom” kinda out of context heh? Maybe you should learn some English, then you’ll be able to understand the constitution.

        • CSN

          See my note above yours. I didn’t read yours until I finished mine. Great minds think alike. LOL. :)

          • mnkysnkle

            Ditto!!! I wuz gonna say something about “your”, but I didn’t want to overload him. :)
            P.S. I missed the missing “of the”. Glad you caught that.

          • smilee

            Petty complaints, you both got my message and ignored it and that does not make for great minds just stupid statements

          • michiganminuteman

            slimee, nobody here is going to buy your stupid rants so go talk to idiots like yourself on the huffpost.

          • smilee

            When I got real idiots like you I can stay right here and accomplish that.

      • CSN

        You’re (You are) is spelled, as I just spelled it, and whom isn’t correct in this sentence where you placed it, but rather “who”, and the fact you cannot make a complete sentence, just proves you have no understanding whatsoever. Is there an “understanding Constitution” out there?

      • Vis Fac

        And you continue to grasp at straws making inane statement without a shred of proof to back it up. How would you know what is in the constitution since you are a product of liberal indoctrination camps that only instruct in liberal propaganda?

        We all know that public school aka liberal indoctrination camp doesn’t teach any form of government especially OUR Constitution so I know you know nothing of this or any other document. You only know politically correct issues and what government’s lame stream media feed you. Time for you to SDASTFU

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est
        Semper-Fi

        • smilee

          There you go again, off on a silly tangent filled with irrelevant garbage. Your ranting is such a joke!!

          • Vis Fac

            Not nearly as big a joke as YOU!!!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • smilee

            Yours is far far bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Vis Fac

            You could only wish it were so!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est
            Semper-Fi

          • smilee

            IT IS SO!!!!!!!!!!

      • Robert Messmer

        True enough that off hand I can’t think of anything in the Constitution that requires congress to know what is in a law before they pass it. But common sense tells us that to do so is the height of stupidity and is not the quality of job that they were hired to do. All of them who voted in favor of the law should be replaced.

        • smilee

          You are assuming that they did not know what was in it, most knew what was in it. That is what their staffs are for.. You seem to lack common sense.

          • Robert Messmer

            Strange that even their leader said they didn’t know what was in it. You seem to not be able to respond without trying to degrade the poster as opposed to restricting your comments to the post.

          • smilee

            SHE did not say that, that is what the far right propaganda mill said she said (they edited it and changed its meaning). Look up the real and complete quote

          • Robert Messmer

            OK I googled it and found this:

            “We have to pass the (health care) bill so you can find out what is in it”.

            How does that not say that they didn’t know what was in the bill?

          • smilee

            You still left out part of it but as least you quote now that it was the people she was talking about not congress. She also did not say that they knew what was in it and I never said they did but it is doubtful few did not know what was in it as that is the jobs of their staff to keep them informed.

          • smilee

            You still left out part of it but as least you quote now that it was the people she was talking about not congress. She also did not say that they knew what was in it and I never said they did but it is doubtful few did not know what was in it as that is the jobs of their staff to keep them informed.

          • Robert Messmer

            So that was why it was only after it was passed they found out they were going to have to buy their own insurance on the exchanges and demanded special treatment?

          • smilee

            They do not have to buy it on the exchange only if they want to

  • Becky Sue

    March on, Senator Cruz! You have the American people by your side and at your back – we love you! Do a Jimmy Stewart/”Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” to’em! Those who laugh at you are afraid of you. Those who ridicule and revile you are reeling with fear that you will actually sway enough of their colleagues to overturn this vile enslavement of the American people. We the People are cheering for you! DO IT!!! And I pray to God that some of your true-blue Senators will step up when YOUR voice fades into laryngitis, and take up where you left off, with their voices ringing loud enough to shake the pillars on the Capitol dome! SHAKE WASHINGTON TO ITS ROTTEN CORE!!!!! You are our only hope of salvation from this Unaffordable ObamaDon’tCare!!! Sic’em!

  • Larry Hall

    If huseins healthcare is so good why do the unions that love hin so much want to be able to have a choice to not have it.

  • Robert Peterson

    If Obama care is so wonderful why are company’s laying off, cutting hours or just flat out firing people because they can’t afford it. This about the total destruction of the middle class and lower nothing more. You Libs can twist it anyway you wish, you too will get screwed on this one.

    • Vis Fac

      “We have to pass it so we know what’s in it” Said Nancy Piglosi what kind of liberal BS is that? Standard Liberal BS and nothing more. Anytime the government comes up with the words Affordable – Care – Public or other misnomer, congress should run not walk in the opposite direction.

      The DUMBOCRITES have their agenda and by golly they are going to FORCE their issues come hell or high water forget what the constituents want force your agenda down the publics’ collective throat. If you think the law is that good then why exempt yourselves?

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • smilee

        Liar here is the actual quote “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.”

        Quit the spin.

        • Vis Fac

          I am Neither a conservative nor (thank God ) a DUMBOCRITE. I am independent and was an Eagle Scout and unlike you I don’t need to lie. If there is any fog it is between your ears and so thick light has trouble reaching from ear to ear when shined from the outside.

          You have trouble understanding what your own political party says and because they are alway getting things wrong you try and add your own “SPIN” to make up for all their inconsistencies to try and right the ship.

          It is you who have the comprehension problem not I. Your demeanor suggests you have what amounts to a fourth grade education you are no doubt a product of liberal one dimensional idiotlogical indoctrination camp that masquerades as public school. You are a prime example of the dumbed down functionally illiterate product these indoctrination camps produce

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est
          Semper-Fi

          • smilee

            You did misquote her and that is lie so you are a liar. Your response go off on a tangent that is filled with assumptions and is all irrelevant as a response to what I said

        • jaybird

          Does not matter how it was said/repeated, it was rammed down the people’s throat. Would you buy something without seeing it? Sign a contract without reading it?

          • smilee

            To misquote someone matters because it changes what she said that was my only point and your going off on a tangent does nothing to change that fact and I find that deplorable.

  • CSN

    Cruz Missile to the rescue! We stand beside you Ted Cruz, and we’re watching your back. Just because so many of your colleagues have no spine, doesn’t mean we have to abandon you, because they’re trying to get everyone on the Obamacare band wagon. Obama and his Care are both a trainwreck…if that trainwreck goes into motion, I’m afraid it will be too late for anyone to stop it, but those who wanted it will live to regret it…mark…my…words.

  • Sam

    God bless Ted Cruz. Please watch over him and let your power be known.
    In Jesus name, Amen.

  • mark

    Self-indulgent, egotistical grandstander. But I am sending Cruz money to run in 2016 against Hillary Clinton. Should be a 60-40 blowout in favor of the Dems like the ’64 election against Goldwater – another conservative “straight shooter.” Go, Ted, go!

    • jaybird

      You want the globalist Hellary to be President. Are you aware of the scandals and people dying (many of whom were material witnesses in cases against them) during the years that Bill was governor and then the presidency. Approx. 80 of their friends died of gunshot to the head and it was said to be suicide. Took bribes from the Chinese, disclosed high-tec classified information concerning missile accuracy and satellites to the Chinese in exchange for additional bribes. Let donors stay in the Lincoln Bedroom for $100,000, sold judgeships and other government jobs to the highest bidder and much, much more. You are as sick as they are.

    • michiganminuteman

      Mark, you wouldn’t recognize a good man or a good statesman if they came up and knocked a wee bit of sense into your brainless head! Go to hell!

    • Robert Messmer

      Other than the results, do you remember that election? One thing LBJ was saying that to vote for Goldwater meant bigger war in Nam. Well people did vote for Goldwater (not enough unfortunately) and lo and behold we had a much bigger war in Nam. Remember “I will not ask American boys to fight a war that Asian boys should fight.” He kept his word, he didn’t ask just shipped them to Nam by the tens of thousands. So large scale desire to not be in a war half-way around the world (sounds familiar doesn’t it) plus he also got the “ghost” vote for Kennedy. Hillary “What difference does it make” Clinton has a lot of baggage and the “ghost” vote of Benghazi will go against her.

  • guy r west

    here is a greate example of a man who loves his country and its people who is willing to stand up and take the heat. inspite of lieing two faced back stabing tun coats in his own party mr cruz i saluit you and your courage i thank you sir for your stand and determation i only wish more of our soupouse to bee reperisntives were of the same ilk.. if this man runs for preident he i think has the same right too win as they gave oboma who hides all his reckards. this man does not hide he stands up to a fight. why dont we all do as much.

  • brownstoneconstr

    to bad jimmy stewart is 6 feet under. we could use a man like him.

    • Vis Fac

      Have you noticed (or cared to) that most if not all of Hollywood were of conservative nature? Most if not all male celebrities and sports figures in the 40’s were more likely to enlist in the armed forces Gen Jimmy Stewart USAF Ret. among them Clark Gabel Red Buttons Dezi Arnaz Lee Marvin Eddie Albert Joe Dimaggio to name a few. Most of the Ladies were active in the USO and were 100% patriotic.

      Flash forward twenty years How many in Hollywierd remain conservative or would dare to think of enlisting to further secure their livelihoods? Today’s people sadly do not have the character of the greatest genreration. The Baby Boomers started the downhill trend that continues to erode our nation and our security.
      I am not of the Greatest Generation yet not part of the Baby Boom generation either rather somewhere in the middle I hold the values of the Greatest generation which is quite frustrating. Ive seen the rapid decline in morality and ethics and it makes me sick to see where we are headed.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

  • Jeff Noncent

    I am for Ted Cruz I appreciate Ted Cruz more than ever before he is standing for the constitution and the declaration of independence

    • smilee

      He does not even know what either are all about, he is a fool.

      • Jeff Noncent

        rather he is a fool or not, you can not even stand for something for 21 hours speaking and you don’t even know what a fool is so before you said that Ted is fool, look within yourself before you say anything else, even the president of the United States of America can not do what Ted Cruz did

        • smilee

          If he wanted to he could but he is far to smart to do something as stupid as that, That is why he is president and Cruz never will be. Independents will never go for someone as radical as him

          • Jeff Noncent

            I don’t understand where you are coming from, but let me say something if a person doesn’t stand for something it will never stand for anything

          • smilee

            It is about your first post and if you do not understand then I guess it ii to deep for you and his makes no senset

        • marylou

          This is an Obama troll spewing propaganda and wasting your time!

  • Ron r

    I wonder how he sleeps at night knowing that everyone in HHS country (Canada) has health insurance , yet he does not want this for his adopted country America .

    • jaybird

      I watched the Senate speakers last night and this morning. The way Obama Care is written it is causing premiums to double, it is causing companies to cut back 40 hr work weeks to part-time work. It is giving waivers to Corporations, Congress and their staffers, other agencies are trying to get waivers and the American middle class working people that are paying the politicians salaries are being used and abused.

      The NH governor said that out of their 26 hospitals only ten are approved for Obama care. It will take some people an hour and a half to get to these hospitals, babies won’t wait and in the winter in NH it can be an ordeal. She wants to redo this bill. There are a lot of problems in different states that all of us are not aware of.

      They want to defund it and rewrite the bill and even some democrats are in favor (very few) of doing this. This bill was a done deal before these Constitutional politicians were elected and have decided it is not a fair bill. They want insurance companies to be able to sell across state lines to reduce the cost and more competition, check into having pools for high risk medical problems/existing conditions.

      I am sure he sleeps well at night because he wants all the Citizens to have insurance that is fair.

      • Ron r

        Did any of the speakers mention that in states that have the ACA premiums are going down or have or gone up? Or did they mention that Fla. deregulated the Insurence thus allowing carriers to skyrocket prices.

        • jaybird

          Did not watch it all, stopped at 1:30am and started back at 7:30am. Did not hear that but I did hear that Obama Care has limited approved doctors and hospitals that you can use. Heard that a cutting edge hospital that Obama used as an example in one of his speeches is laying off a lot of their nurses, doctors and medical personnel per the Gov. of NH because of Obama Care. One of the authors of this bill even says it is a “train wreck” and he is retiring this year before it goes into effect.

          Harry Reid said that this is the forerunner of one payer/socialized health care. Do you want to wait in line to see a doctor or if you need surgery, have to wait for 6 months? The Democrats, if you listen to them long enough they will let slip what they really are doing and promoting.

          • jaybird

            Ron, did hear them read a letter that stated that a husband and wife had gotten letters, his had gone up and hers had doubled to $800 per month. Another guy was making $30,000 and his insurance was going to take half of it.

          • smilee

            But are they true and they sure could change to a cheaper plan if that is the case.

      • Matforce

        Comprehensive Health Care at 2.5% of your gross adjusted income is one hell of a deal. The mandate that our young invincibles must pay in if they don’t have insurance is a rub, but will they stay young forever???
        ACA went to great lengths to include our Insurance Industry in the mix when it could have gone the way of single-payer which would have cut the bastards out and saved the multimillion dollar CEO, executive teams’. board of directors, Wall Street hedge fund fees (2% in and 20% out on the Wall Street casino), and then hired the ground troops to run the exchanges and other organizational tasks, but they didn’t do that did they? Oh, yea, and the Insurance lobby has threatened to turn their back on the $BILLIONS of mandate money that will be rolling in and are threatening to boycott the whole ACA works. The blood-curdling cries emanating from the Insurance Industry is in direct response to the stipulation in the bill that 80% of the ACA money used by the Exchanges be used for (ready for this?) Health Care expense (the audacity!) not Industry CEOs salaries and bonuses, etc.
        Now this Jack-ass Cruz is chest pounding about how he and other tea party faithful will deny 30 million Americans access to Health Care. DISGUSTING!!!

        • jaybird

          Who said that they wanted to deny health care to the people? I did not hear anyone say it. They want to change it. This bill is taxing medical devices, there is a tax on selling your home and I am sure there is more garbage that does not even apply to personal health care in this bill. When you don’t get to read something do you vote for it?

          • Matforce

            The disingenuous lie about the 3.8 home sales tax on the “middle class” was posted right there on the GOP website for all to see. An article entitled, “Obamacare flatlines: Obamacare Taxes Home Sales- Clobbers Middle-Class Americans.

            http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home

            The 3.8% tax on home sales does not kick in until the PROFITS exceed the capital gains threshold.

            If you listen to the GOP tell it, you’d think that the 3.8% was a type of “sales tax” on any and all real estate sales.

            Not so! First of all, the 3.8% tax will ONLY apply to individuals whose income is over $200,000/yr. and couples with a joint income of over $250,000/yr. 95% of American individuals or couples don’t earn that much.

            Secondly, the tax would only apply to the PROFIT realized on a home-sale that exceed the capital gains threshold. The capital gains threshold is set at $500,000 for couples and $250,000 for individuals. That would mean that if a couple bought a home in 1985 for $200,000 and sold it in 2013 for $700,000, a $500,000 profit, the tax would not kick in. They would pay zero in tax on the transaction. But if they sold the house for $700,010, they would owe (brace yourself!) 38 cents.

            How many MIDDLE CLASS families sell their homes for a PROFIT of over $500,000? This is another example of the disingenuousness of the right wing to win public debate. See: The Integration of Theory and Practice

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Integration_of_Theory_and_Practice

        • Robert Messmer

          So since it is so good why not implement ALL of it AS written-no special treatment for congress and their staff? Because the President has good advisors who have told him that if implemented in full, the Democrats will only hold the seats not up for election in 2014.

          • Matforce

            To my understanding, just like workers in the private sector who have their own health Insurance through a private Insurance company, and those covered by their place of employment, people who already have insurance will not be charged the 2.5% to fund ACA. Just those without insurance, like many of our young invincibles who forgo its purchase because they’re as healthy as they’re ever going to be. Their thinking is: I won’t need this till I’m old, why waste my money. ACA requires the uninsured to pay in, just like car insurance, the many pay in to cover the comparative few who have accidents

            Members of Congress have good health insurance by any standard, but it’s not free and not reserved only for them – and it’s not government insurance. House and Senate members are allowed to purchase private health insurance offered through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which covers more than 8 million other federal employees, retirees and their families.

          • smilee

            All of Obamacare is private insurance. Everything is private insurance except medicaid & Medicare A & B which are government insurance.Medicare C & D are private.

          • Robert Messmer

            Great post, but it doesn’t answer the question? If it is so good why has the President decided to change the law by granting special exceptions to congress and not implementing the law in full?

          • Matforce

            Here’s as good an explanation of Congress’ standing in the Health Insurance ruckus:

            http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/25/fact-check-congress-staff-are-exempt-from-obamacare/

          • Robert Messmer

            Once the “language” had been attached, which I’m guessing an amendment to the bill had been approved, that was the law. So still means the law was illegally changed since no “correcting” amendment, if you will, was passed. The fact that the private sector had not been subjected to it is really quite irrelevant.

    • texastwin827

      Ron r, he is a US citizen and ALWAYS has been. Simply because he was born in Canada, to a mother who was a US citizen, makes him hold dual citizenship, but his first & primary citizenship is US, so nice try…but it doesn’t work that way.

      • Ronr

        Right you are , I know someone else like that and he was born in Hi. Regardless , he has great employee health care funded by tax payers. And Canada still has universal health care, which he is entitled to.