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Cruz says he would filibuster to defund Obamacare
The Daily Caller ^ | 9-19-2013 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 09/19/2013 10:57:09 AM PDT by servo1969

WASHINGTON — Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that he would use any means necessary, including a filibuster, to help ensure passage of a continuing resolution that defunds Obamacare.

“I will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said at a press conference with House Republicans on the CR that the House is set to pass Friday that continues to fund the government through the end of the year and defunds Obamacare.

Asked if he would filibuster, Cruz said he would use “any procedural means necessary.”

Cruz drew fire Thursday, after the House plan was announced, for suggesting that there was no chance the bill would get through in the Democratic controlled Senate.

“Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so,” Cruz said in a statement Thursday. “At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground, and continue to listen to the American people.”

Several House Republicans accused him of giving up the fight, but Cruz deflected questions about that criticism Thursday, saying, “it is very easy in Washignton to make this about personalities, to make this about people. This is not about any of us, this is about the American people.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: cruz; filibuster; obamacare; teaparty
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1 posted on 09/19/2013 10:57:09 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

BRAVO!!!!

I *REALLY* like this guy!


2 posted on 09/19/2013 10:58:11 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: servo1969

I’ll bring you food and water Ted, just give me a heads up.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 10:58:26 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: servo1969

can’t they hand-off to another guy willing to stand up and filibuster?

get 3 people and you can keep it going indefinately

what to talk about for 24 hours straight? just read the damn obamacare bill...


4 posted on 09/19/2013 11:00:08 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: servo1969

COOL!

New president?


5 posted on 09/19/2013 11:00:25 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Mr. K

“what to talk about for 24 hours straight? just read the !@#$%^&* obamacare bill...”

AMEN!!!!


6 posted on 09/19/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: servo1969

Hope something good comes from all this.

Obamacare will cause married people to separate to avoid the full family extra high tax for having a family income.

One person may make 8k and the other more. If they separate the 8k gets stuff closer to free. If the 8k stays married they fine the whole family thousands more.

Meanwhile the whole thing is unaffordable and if you read into this, like welfare this will cause break up of the family and marriage to get a financial break. Very sad.


7 posted on 09/19/2013 11:01:41 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: servo1969

Go, Cruz, GO!!


8 posted on 09/19/2013 11:01:58 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: DonaldC

if I rememebr “roberts rules of order” if you hold the floor you can yield to anyone else, you just team up a few people.

I dont care if NOTHING ELSE gets done in congress - EVER.

It could only be an improvement


9 posted on 09/19/2013 11:03:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: servo1969

Ted Cruz is a real man, actually a throwback compared to the wusses we have to tolerate these days. Is anyone else willing to stand with him to rescue America?


10 posted on 09/19/2013 11:12:11 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: Mr. K; SoConPubbie
Cruz puts filibustering 0Care on the table!! Woo hoo!! Love MY Senator!!

what to talk about for 24 hours straight? just read the damn obamacare bill...

EXACTLY!! They could go on and on...people will get to hear what's IN the POS Bill, now that they've passed the POS bill.

11 posted on 09/19/2013 11:15:01 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: servo1969

And I expect 40 out of 46 Republicans to support him!!!

#Got that Mr Cornyn?


12 posted on 09/19/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: servo1969
I am loving this Ted Cruz guy. Go Baby Go!

This is what we have needed for DECADES, not since the great Ronald Reagan have we had someone willing to call out the scum for what they are and use every tool necessary to fight and defeat them!

13 posted on 09/19/2013 11:16:38 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Mr. K

I dont care if NOTHING ELSE gets done in congress - EVER.

If their was ever a hill to die on...


14 posted on 09/19/2013 11:17:29 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Mr. K

The filibuster appears nowhere in Robert’s Rules. It is a legislative concept peculiar to the US Senate. So, Robert’s has no rules on filibuster. That said, I believe that the speaker may “hand off” to another speaker who he/she recognizes. That may not be true. The purpose, of course, is to totally tie up/stop any further business as long as the speaker holds the floor.


15 posted on 09/19/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Westbrook
Love it when I hear an elected official tell everyone that he's going to "fight for..." even there aren't the "votes for it!"

How are we going to get "the votes 'for it'," if someone doesn't at least attempt to "go for it?"

I frequently am told I am "too much of an optimist," I should be more "pragmatic."

If our founders weren't optimists, we never would have fought the Revolutionary War and gained our freedom to begin with!

Thanks to Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

Defund Obamacare NOW!

16 posted on 09/19/2013 11:20:08 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: CPT Clay

How about 46 out of 46 votes to defund!


17 posted on 09/19/2013 11:21:32 AM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Frank Sheed

that, i think, is the part i am not sure about- I thought anyone who has the floor can hand it off to anyone else


18 posted on 09/19/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: servo1969

This is a marvelous man. And I do marvel.

Will we remember, in the near future, what his goal is, when he or any other real conservative must make moves to attract the center and also Libertarians BEFORE there is ever any hope for earning the number of votes required to seat a conservative, as President of the United States.

I pray we coalesce EARLY and stick. What was a disaster last time brought us a loss, but was a win for the GOPE.....which means a win for the Left.


19 posted on 09/19/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: CPT Clay

Read the damn bill? Beautiful.

Would Reid let the bill come to the floor?


20 posted on 09/19/2013 11:24:08 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Make today a great day. Insult a liberal.)
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To: Mr. K

Ooh a real one?


21 posted on 09/19/2013 11:24:59 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: servo1969

I have been wondering about this.
Does it take 40 to filibuster or the full 51 to filibuster a CR which is basically a budget. Budget recojncilaition takes 51 to filibuster as thats how Obama-care was finally passed.

Or is this like the single Senator talking until he gets tired like Rand Paul did on that confirmation?


22 posted on 09/19/2013 11:25:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Pride in the USA
It's a crime that it will probably come to this, but I love Ted Cruz for being willing to do it.


23 posted on 09/19/2013 11:25:18 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: DonaldC

Good point. That would insure that the idiots that passed it before they read it would have an opportunity to know what is in it.

Blessings, bobo


24 posted on 09/19/2013 11:27:48 AM PDT by bobo1 (L)
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To: servo1969

a real filibuster, it’s been a long time.

Usually a Democrat will say “I filibuster” and the GOP surrenders. It will just be deemed a flibuster.


25 posted on 09/19/2013 11:28:53 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: servo1969

Cruz is one of the bright spots of Republicans in Congress. Most others are merely occupying space.


26 posted on 09/19/2013 11:29:29 AM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: servo1969

Hey Nancy,

You passed the bill and now we have read it.

The American People do NOT want this socialized monstrosity of a health care law.


27 posted on 09/19/2013 11:30:37 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: CPT Clay

AGREED! THIS is that hill. Or bust.


28 posted on 09/19/2013 11:30:44 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: servo1969

Excellent.


29 posted on 09/19/2013 11:30:55 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Mr. K
can’t they hand-off to another guy willing to stand up and filibuster?

get 3 people and you can keep it going indefinately

what to talk about for 24 hours straight? just read the damn obamacare bill...

Why? All Cruz has to do is say he's filibustering it and it goes nowhere. This isn't the old days when they had to hold the floor. They can filibuster from a hot tub if they want to.

30 posted on 09/19/2013 11:34:26 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Westbrook

This is out on Drudge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7cRsfW0Jv8&feature=player_embedded


31 posted on 09/19/2013 11:35:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: servo1969
So much for the Democrat's disinformation campaign saying Cruz will cave to dingy on funding Obamacare.
32 posted on 09/19/2013 11:39:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: zerosix; CPT Clay; Jane Long; Jim Robinson; C. Edmund Wright

TED CRUZ is showing the globe how to engage an enemy, both foreign and DOMESTIC! There is HOPE again. Thanks be to God

Wars have been won this way.


33 posted on 09/19/2013 11:39:40 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Mr. K
just read the damn obamacare bill...

AND if it goes on longer than that, start grabbing phone books at random from around the country and start reading names because all those people are going to be hit with zero-care and their identities should be HEARD! ;)

34 posted on 09/19/2013 11:54:32 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: RitaOK

“TED CRUZ is showing the globe how to engage an enemy, both foreign and DOMESTIC!”

Obama might be both.


35 posted on 09/19/2013 11:58:03 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: DoodleDawg

what is the longest filibuster on record?


36 posted on 09/19/2013 12:08:19 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K
what is the longest filibuster on record?

I think Jimmy Stewart holds the record.

37 posted on 09/19/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: servo1969

He’s the real deal, nothing false, nothing fake with him.


38 posted on 09/19/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Mr. K

It’s about a 20 record set, 25 minutes each side back in the days of the 78 speed records.


39 posted on 09/19/2013 12:24:57 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Mr. K
what is the longest filibuster on record?

Well if you're talking about a real filibuster, the kind where a Senator has to hold the floor, then I think Strom Thurmond went over 24 hours in his filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

40 posted on 09/19/2013 12:27:01 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Mr. K

Sorry, I was being silly, actually, there is a stat for the longest filibusters:

The record for the longest filibuster goes to U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, according to U.S. Senate records.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/tp/Five-Longest-Filibusters.htm


41 posted on 09/19/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT by BeadCounter (Really? Syria?)
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To: Mr. K
what to talk about for 24 hours straight?

They could read the Bible. What a breath of fresh air that would be.

42 posted on 09/19/2013 12:36:59 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: SoConPubbie

TC ping.


43 posted on 09/19/2013 12:57:18 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: zerosix

“How about 46 out of 46 votes to defund!”

Wish my spineless freshman senator (toomey) would take a lesson from Mr. Cruz, instead he crawls under the sheets with schumer.


44 posted on 09/19/2013 1:01:11 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: All

Smucky Schumer said if “mainstream republicans would band together with democrats” they could make the right wing irrelevant. So, I guess he means if the rinos will go ahead and switch to the democrat party they’ll have a super majority. And, sadly, he’s right.


45 posted on 09/19/2013 1:06:37 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Mr. K

“what to talk about for 24 hours straight? just read the damn obamacare bill...”

By the time he was done reading it, the entire congress will vote to defund.


46 posted on 09/19/2013 1:36:30 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Seen any scandal headlines lately?)
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To: lonevoice; Jim Robinson; GeronL; KC_Lion; onyx

Palin/Gohmert: 2016!

What? No Ted Cruz on that dream ticket of mine?

Here's why. I think given his relatively young age, his vigor, his intelligence and his understanding of the Constitution, Ted Cruz ought to be appointed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court during the upcoming Palin administration. Imagine decade after decade after decade of his leadership in that pivotal position. I can envision Roe v. Wade getting scrapped and the 14th Amendment losing its manufactured anchor baby provision.

So I'll echo the boss with "Go Ted Go!". Go all the way to the top at 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543.

And , by the way, Rand Paul has now revealed his true nature as this thread shows. His utterance of the words, "What a tragedy it would have been that America wouldn't have gotten to see Barack Obama as a leader" shows that Rand is as crazy as his father.

47 posted on 09/19/2013 1:56:46 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Mr. K

That is a great idea.


48 posted on 09/19/2013 2:12:28 PM PDT by radec
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To: HOYA97

I like this idea also.


49 posted on 09/19/2013 2:13:32 PM PDT by radec
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To: upchuck; DefeatCorruption; mtnwmn; Vindication; skinkinthegrass; katiedidit1; TheOldLady; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

This is a high-volume, so Freeper beware!


50 posted on 09/19/2013 2:35:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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