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Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)
U.S. senate, via CSPAN-2 ^ | September 24, 2013 | CSPAN-2

Posted on 09/24/2013 11:50:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 113th; cloture; cornyn4obamacare; cruz; cruz4america; cruz4americans; filibuster; gop4obamacare; gop4romneycare; makedclisten; mcconnell4obamacare; primarycornyn; primarymcconnell; standupamerica; tedcruz; thankgod; webecruzin; winning
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To: bonfire

Yes, I did. He was magnificent and passionate.


3,551 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:24 AM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Jane Long
G-D BLESS TED CRUZ!
3,552 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:26 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Ted Cruz for President!)
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Let Ted have the last few minutes!


3,553 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:27 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: navymom1

Hooray!!!!


3,554 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:37 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: fatima

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.


3,555 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:40 AM PDT by Helen
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To: justa-hairyape

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?


3,556 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

So for those on Twitter or those that would like to participate in the Twitter fight, hashtags currently trending:

#StandWithCruz
#MakeDCListen
#DefundObamacare
#KeepCruzing

GO CRUZ!


3,557 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:54 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Old Sarge
My concern is, will it actually have an impact?

"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.

3,558 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: cdcdawg
McCain does more than surrender, he collaborates.

McQueeg always waits until he is needed the most, that's when he stabs us in the back. Every time.

3,559 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: Girlene

I missed his name too. He referred to Obama Care as either “abomination” or “Obamanation.” I’m honestly not sure which.


3,560 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:21 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: skinkinthegrass
I wish we had a Sen. Cruz in KY.

Matt Bevin

3,561 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights; Jane Long; Tennessee Nana; AllAmericanGirl44; Old Sarge; TomasUSMC; ...
You know what's also excellent about this...

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.

3,562 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jane Long

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.


3,563 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: fatima

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.


3,564 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:49 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Cruz is closing with gusto! It’s remarkable.


3,565 posted on 09/25/2013 8:56:57 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: nikos1121

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.


3,566 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:03 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Jane Long


And as a noble statesman does...he will be closing with a PRAYER!!!
3,567 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:07 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ("The only thing worse than a knee-jerk liberal is a knee-pad conservative." ~ Edward Abbey)
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To: navymom1

Good grief! Sleep doesn’t seem to be on his agenda.


3,568 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:17 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: cva66snipe
He's concluding with a prayer!

Bless him, Lord.

Leni

3,569 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:21 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: matginzac

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.


3,570 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:35 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: Eagle of Liberty

no and he ain’r gonna. ROFL


3,571 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: NFHale

Well said. Also thanks to Sessions!

I’m so happy I was here with you to witness this.


3,572 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:03 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


3,573 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:04 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: fatima
Reid asked for 15 minutes for McCain.Strange.

McCain may not be up yet.

3,574 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:05 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

He probably spends his spare time with his children rather than on the golf course. I enjoyed the reading.


3,575 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Eagle of Liberty

#StandWithCruz
#MakeDCListen
#DefundObamacare
#KeepCruzing

I’m over there, mostly on #MakeDCListen,,it’s rocking!


3,576 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:09 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: fatima

Yes, he’s asking that McCain be allowed to come in and be yielded to, so as to wrap this up.

Unph*ckin*believeable....


3,577 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:25 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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Thank you Senator Cruz


3,578 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:33 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: MestaMachine

Somebody slap that shit eatin’ grin off of his face, please.


3,579 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: cdcdawg

If Reid wants a fast process, he should vote on the bill sent by the House without amendment.


3,580 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:57 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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Hey Gollum, speak up you weasel.


3,581 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:59 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Hoodat

The can both go back and crawl under a rock.


3,582 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:07 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: MestaMachine

Dingy Harry objects.

Sit down and shut up!


3,583 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:12 AM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America shall survive this Obamanation.)
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To: Girlene

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.


3,584 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:16 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: austinaero

Yes it has, all night long and through the wee hours of the morning!


3,585 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:26 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 ('Hey citizen, what's in YOUR closet?')
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To: austinaero

I’ve been watching #StandWithCruz mostly. It’s unreal.


3,586 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:42 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

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?


3,587 posted on 09/25/2013 8:59:46 AM PDT by nikos1121 (“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet)
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To: MinuteGal

Cruz asking again for unanimous consent...

Reid...object...

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.


3,588 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by caww
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To: nikos1121

War hero didn’t have the balls to ask himself during the time allowed, I guess.


3,589 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: navymom1

Sorry, I got confused...
I thought you are in No. VA district rep’ed by Jim Moran...D...total evil!


3,590 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:13 AM PDT by matginzac
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Golly, I feel like crying right about now. This has been an amazing experience watching a true Patriot stand up for WE THE PEOPLE.


3,591 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Batman11

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!


3,592 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:34 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Graewoulf
Reid, Pelosi and now McCain are Obama-Zombies.

McCain is dedicated to keeping the "Democrat-Republican" good ol boy Washington structure!
3,593 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:39 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: SE Mom

Applause erupts after time elapses for Cruz to speak!


3,594 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:39 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: struggle

21 Hours!


3,595 posted on 09/25/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Same here, AllAmerican...

THANK YOU SENATOR CRUZ FOR GIVING US ALL A VOICE!!!


3,596 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:00 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: All

Mr Smith Cruz comes to Washington


3,597 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:01 AM PDT by McGruff (Mr. Cruz goes to Washington.)
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To: matginzac

Thank you Senator Cruz! You are a true American patriot! God bless you!!


3,598 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:09 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

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.


3,599 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:13 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: bonfire

Amen...bye, y’all....


3,600 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:16 AM PDT by matginzac
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