Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)
Posted on 09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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Yes, I did. He was magnificent and passionate.
Let Ted have the last few minutes!
They wanted McCain to talk on Cruz’s time, as they know that the audience will be there. If McCain talks without the Cruz backdrop, nobody will listen.
You know, to put the cap on this, Cruz should keep talking as long as he wishes. At least 4 more hours. That would be cool, esp if Harry Reid threatens to pull him off by calling the sergent at arms etc.
High drama here. Why stop now?
So for those on Twitter or those that would like to participate in the Twitter fight, hashtags currently trending:
"NEVER underestimate the power of the FORCE."
Cruz is a FORCE. I have been watching him for 12 1/2 hours.
I've witnessed A LEADER being BORN.
McQueeg always waits until he is needed the most, that's when he stabs us in the back. Every time.
I missed his name too. He referred to Obama Care as either “abomination” or “Obamanation.” I’m honestly not sure which.
The ONLY sign that the Good Senator has been up all night is his tie is a little loosened.
Haha!! Outstanding, Epic... and not a hair outta place!!!
Senator Cruz is 30 feet tall today... and those on "our" side who weren't there, standing with him... well, they're noticeably ... smaller.... today.
Senator Mike Lee, also... thanks for being there.
If these were Dems this day would be talked about for DECADES.
Either way still a great day and lesson on the constitution.
THANK YOU Senator Cruz.
Reid and McCain are the Duke and Duke (Movie-Trading Places) of the US Senate. They think they own the place.
I have been around McCain several times. He is a nutcase. He lives in his own little world in his head.
Cruz is closing with gusto! It’s remarkable.
Nah...having said he will abide by the rules of the Senate, he will only hurt our case by refusing to give up the floor.
Good grief! Sleep doesn’t seem to be on his agenda.
Bless him, Lord.
Yeah, his office was nice when I told them why I left the Republican Party. Actually, when I gave her my reason, she sort of sounded shocked. But I called the Olathe office here in Kansas where folks are still approximately 98% conservative.
I guess my point is that I don’t think Moran thought this attack on Cruz, and the elites pulling the supposed wool over our eyes, would cost them party members. Which is what I wanted to convey using brevity as the soul of wit, so to speak.
no and he ain’r gonna. ROFL
Well said. Also thanks to Sessions!
I’m so happy I was here with you to witness this.
Reid made a tactical error. He should have had McCain ask for the time. I’m sure Cruz would have handled it well, but it would have been a better move for Reid. He’s not used to being challenged.
McCain may not be up yet.
He probably spends his spare time with his children rather than on the golf course. I enjoyed the reading.
I’m over there, mostly on #MakeDCListen,,it’s rocking!
Yes, he’s asking that McCain be allowed to come in and be yielded to, so as to wrap this up.
Thank you Senator Cruz
Somebody slap that shit eatin’ grin off of his face, please.
If Reid wants a fast process, he should vote on the bill sent by the House without amendment.
Hey Gollum, speak up you weasel.
The can both go back and crawl under a rock.
Dingy Harry objects.
Sit down and shut up!
Jim Risch, from Idaho.
Don’t think he’s been on the floor with Cruz before but I might’ve missed it.
Add him to the list of those who stood with Cruz for the American PEOPLE.
Yes it has, all night long and through the wee hours of the morning!
I’ve been watching #StandWithCruz mostly. It’s unreal.
Did he say that? If so, I agree. No one said that he would abide by the rules of the Senate.
Just a thought, what’s stopping him from filibustering on Friday?
Cruz asking again for unanimous consent...
Cruz has floor for 90 seconds left...
Cruz saying American people...”the debate is in your hands”....
Republicans unite to stand against this...or you will be agreeing to fund Obamacare...
THe only path is to stand together and oppose cloture.
War hero didn’t have the balls to ask himself during the time allowed, I guess.
Sorry, I got confused...
I thought you are in No. VA district rep’ed by Jim Moran...D...total evil!
Golly, I feel like crying right about now. This has been an amazing experience watching a true Patriot stand up for WE THE PEOPLE.
Unless ths guy goes completely off the rails like Rubio for instance he’s my number 1 guy right now.
Go for it Senator Cruz!
Applause erupts after time elapses for Cruz to speak!
Same here, AllAmerican...
THANK YOU SENATOR CRUZ FOR GIVING US ALL A VOICE!!!
Thank you Senator Cruz! You are a true American patriot! God bless you!!
Cruz is asking the GOP to stand together and vote against cloture.
Time runs out. Applause breaks out.
Leahy as President of the Senate says Senate will resume at 1:00 pm.
Chaplain prays now.