Skip to comments.Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins
Posted on 09/24/2013 7:33:40 AM PDT by yoe
The Senate plunged into debate over legislation to fund the government while cutting of money for the new health-care law, with both sides accusing the other of threatening to bring about a government shutdown.
[snip] Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) the leading proponent of the bill, set a confrontational tone by quickly proposing two motions he knew would be rejected one to pass the House bill by voice vote, and another to block any amendments that do not command a super-majority of 60 votes.
Both were blocked by Mr. Reid, and Mr. Cruz said that showed he is willing to risk a government shutdown.. in order to insist that Obamacare is funded.
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Here are the other two times he set a confrontational tone:
Sent him a thank you note yesterday. If the will of the people is followed Cruz may be sitting in the WH sooner than later. The Dem fatcats don’t seem to like him. That’s a good sign to me...: )
Right now, Ted Cruz is the ONLY Republican I’d even think of voting for to replace the Excrement-in-Chief when its term ends.
We can cave to Obama’s dictatorial style and give up the right to CONFRONT his anti-Constitutional agenda.
THAT’S WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR!!!!
But the WSJ is against the defund effort, so we should expect them to read from the Democrat/RINO script.
And fortunately, he’s a Republican in name only, as he supports freedom and the constitution.
Calling the mainstream Republicans a “RINO” is a misnomer. They’re outside the traditional party.
Good grief. Senator Cruz is attempting to have an honest dialogue about debt, deficits and spending responsibly as a government.
Dead. Dead?! And who's "confrontational" again?!
Of course the Dems are never confrontational.
Pray America is Waking up
Good. About damn time SOMEBODY set a confrontational tone.
You are the first I have seen suggest that, joking I assume.
I always thought it suspicious that not one of those 40 or 50 House ‘conservatives, such as Lour Gomert TX, stepped up to challenge Bohner as House Speaker January 3 or 3rd.
So now the last ditch strategy if Cruz cant stop this in Senate is to depend on Bohner putting his finger in the Dike, meaning not putting up the Senate bill for a vote.
And if he does do that(pass it with Dems) there would be the ritual surprise and outrage and teeth gnashing over Boehners betrayal even though he did the same thing twice BEFORE he was re-elected speaker in January.
But its not over year. CR not passed yet.
The Democrats who refuse to compromise aren’t confrontational?
he’s in the Senate, not the house.
>>> You are the first I have seen suggest that, joking I assume.
Meant to say Majority Leader... my bad.
I need more coffee!!!
Minority Leader!!!.... McConnell’s job!
Call the gutless McConnell and his girlfriend, Juan, or any other gutless wonder in DC at:
Senator Cruz, a real patriot, cannot do it alone. It takes 60 votes against cloture. Some of the stupid Republicans will vote with the Dems and will get the 60 votes.
Unless people can put extreme pressure on their senators, the Senate will throw out what the House passed and all is lost.
Too many people are too busy to call their senators and demand they stand with Cruz, Lee, etc.
I think we need 41 Senators to vote against cloture in order to defund Obamacare. How many R’s do we have? Looks like 46. So no more than 5 R’s can vote for cloture.
If the phones aren’t being answered in DC maybe we need to congregate in numbers at our Senators’ local offices. Maybe we should do that anyway. Every R who hasn’t promised to vote against cloture needs to feel the heat. And by “heat” I mean the intensity. They need to know that we care enough to get off our duffers and make ourselves heard.
Any Nebraskans willing to show up with “Defund Obamacare” signs in Lincoln at Johanns’ office at 100 Centennial Mall N, and/or Deb Fischer’s office at 440 N 8th St Suite 120? Possibly tomorrow?
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Defunding Strategy Could Spell GOP Victories In 2014
Posted 09/23/2013 07:10 PM ET
Congress: Let’s applaud the steadfast Republicans pushing the “defund ObamaCare” strategy. Forcing Democrats to vote yet again on this costly, job-killing health reform will help defeat them next year.
Critics of the “defunders” and there are smart, principled minds within their number warn that Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives are saving President Obama from his various failures and scandals.
That depends. Cruz is unfairly accused of having no endgame. Actually, he does, and he outlined it for RealClearPolitics.com. If Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid rejects the House bill, thus setting into motion “a government shutdown to force ObamaCare on every American,” then the House should respond not by approving another big bill funding the entire government, including ObamaCare, but by passing smaller government funding measures that withhold ObamaCare funding, “one at a time, starting with the military.”
The goal? “Dare Reid to keep voting to shut down the government.” And if “Senate Republicans unite, red-state Senate Democrats will be next. And that is how we win,” says Cruz.
As columnist Byron York points out, Cruz and his allies believe that if the Senate’s 46 Republicans stand together as all GOP senators did on a toothless defunding measure in March it will force Reid “to adopt a procedure that would require a 60-vote threshold to pass an amendment striking the defunding provision.” This “would allow Republicans, if they stay united, to stop Reid from taking out the ObamaCare provision.”
Despite Cruz’s cannibalistic savaging at the hands of fellow Republicans, this sharp former Texas solicitor general has two valuable things on his side. One is that in championing defunding of the (far from) Affordable Care Act, he is simply keeping a campaign promise his less courageous attackers also made...
Call Senators at their LOCAL OFFICES....and DEC....but you cab get through to the LOCAL OFFICES MUSCH EASIER!!
Imagine that an opposition party that opposes and fights.
I doubt it would be feasible... regardless of rules.
I WOULD like to know who Cruz considers to be his closest ally in the House... because THAT man needs to be speaker.
Senators like Boxer and Feinstein are like calling Eichmann and Goehring, IMO.
In my opinion, Reid is the perfect example of sewer slime.
And? One must not be elected to e Speaker, except by the members of the House of Representatives. You could be Speaker, if they elected you.
You don’t get a person or a voicemail box even for McConnell.
Gutless and lazy!