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  • Which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year? Planned Parenthood, not the Confederate flag!

    07/28/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Found on the internet: Planned Parenthood /blacklivesmatter
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) —The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • McConnell to fast-track bill to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/24/2015 7:36:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 98 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/24/15 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell started a fast-track process Friday on legislation to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding in the wake of two controversial videos showing officials discussing delivery of fetal parts. The Republican leader began "Rule 14," which will let the legislation skip the committee process and be placed on the Senate calendar so it can be brought up for a floor vote. The move comes after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed McConnell during a blistering floor speech earlier Friday, suggesting the Kentucky Republican wanted to dodge a vote on defunding Planned Parenthood. "There are a host of...
  • New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest...

    07/21/2015 6:00:12 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    blazaingcatfur ^ | 7/20/15 | ???
    "New Video: Planned Parenthood Abattoir offers “less crunchy technique” to better harvest murdered baby parts" Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed...
  • Time to Defund Planned Parenthood's Body Shop

    07/17/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/17/15 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If Kermit Gosnell and Margaret Sanger had a love child, it might be Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, who, in an undercover video released Tuesday, appears to be calmly brokering the sale of body parts as if she were negotiating over lawn furniture at a garage sale. In one disturbing video and its appalling transcript, made by the non-profit group Center for Medical Progress, which describes itself as “dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances”, it is made clear that the alleged noble crusade against unwanted children is a fraud, and that...
  • Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/14/2015 7:56:05 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 133 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the video, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of PPFA’s Medical Services department, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood locations since 2009. She also trains new Planned Parenthood abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks. Nucatola...
  • American Crossroads facing challenges to its political power

    05/24/2015 6:54:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 5/21/15 | Eric Lichtblau and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON >> For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The...
  • Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC Is No Longer G.O.P.’s ‘Big Dog’

    05/22/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For three election cycles, American Crossroads, the brainchild of Karl Rove and other leading Republican strategists, has been among the most powerful forces in national politics, a shadow party that has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising, data and opposition research to help elect candidates. But in the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Crossroads — among the first outside groups to fully exploit the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashing wealthy donors and corporations — has been buffeted by a rapidly changing political landscape that is testing its pre-eminence, and potentially its survival. The nonprofit arm...
  • DEFUNDING OBAMA'S AMNESTY: Litmus test for Republicans - true conservatives standing on principle?

    02/25/2015 11:52:07 AM PST · by forty_years · 12 replies
    The Midnight Ride ^ | 2/25/2015 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Republican leadership seems on the verge of caving in, breaking their November 4, 2014 election promises, and funding President Obama's blatantly unconstitutional executive directives to grant amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants. Did Republicans get the message voters sent in the November 4 election? Republicans took the Senate, strengthened their hold on the House, took a good number of state houses, and won an amazing number of governorships, but voters weren't solely endorsing the GOP -- not by a long-shot. Voters were more concentrated on repudiating President Obama's policies and those of his out-of-control "liberal" establishment. But, before dissecting...
  • Some Republican governors back Homeland Security showdown

    02/21/2015 2:57:23 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    WTOP ^ | 02/21/2015 | STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN
    <p>National Governors Association Chairman, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, accompanied by Vice Chair, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, conduct the opening news conference of the National Governors Winter Meeting in Washington, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP...</p> <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn’t also overturn President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.</p>
  • Republicans to deny funding for Obama immigration agenda

    01/09/2015 11:49:18 AM PST · by South40 · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9 JAN 2015 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives will try to block President Barack Obama's immigration initiatives next week by denying funding for them in a security budget bill, lawmakers said on Friday. The decision by House Speaker John Boehner to initiate an immigration showdown with the White House appeared to placate some conservatives just three days after they tried to oust Boehner in the most contentious leadership election in decades.
  • Slashing the Leviathan: Your Input Sought! (VANITY)

    12/11/2014 7:07:52 PM PST · by dagogo redux · 10 replies
    12/11/14 | dagogo redux
    I’m interested in the current Federal funding bill. Below is a list of Federal Departments, starting with the original four enumerated in the Constitution. For each Department, what percentage of their current budget do you think should be granted in this budget? Are there any departments that should be eliminated entirely from Federal funding and purview? After this list there are links that further flesh out the extent of the Federal leviathan, with further “government agencies and corporations” that could perhaps have their budgets cut or entirely eliminated. Enjoy! Departments of: (with my recommended funding levels) 1. Defense: 150% 2....
  • Trey Gowdy Wants to Defund Obama’s Vacations, And He’s 100% Right

    07/21/2014 7:38:12 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    t seems like just about every week Trey Gowdy is in the news as he fights the good fight against Obama and the liberals. He’s been relentless going after the administration on Benghazi and other scandals, and calling out Democrats like Nancy Pelosi on their “mind-numbing” stupidity. Gowdy has also announced support for a lawsuit against Obama for failing to do his basic executive duties. He’s now got another suggestion to rein in this reckless administration: Defund Obama’s vacations as a punishment for executive overreach. Awesome.
  • Lois Lerner's pension defunded and a whole lot more

    07/20/2014 7:05:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Rancher-Woodlands, Texas ^ | 7-20-2014 | Rick Manning - Opinion
    Lois Lerner's pension defunded and a whole lot more Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:15 pm | Updated: 1:29 am, Sun Jul 20, 2014.By Rick ManningLois Lerner was apparently patient zero of deadly computer viruses within the United States government as it has been learned that some of her former colleagues at the Federal Election Commission also mysteriously lost their computer hard drives. Of course, they had to be destroyed as well.The evidence must be pretty damning to have involved what appears pretty clearly to be an interdepartmental cover up. Two separate federal courts are now involved demanding an explanation from...
  • NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment.

    10/27/2013 4:41:38 AM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 60 replies ^ | Fri, Oct 25th 2013 | Mike Masnick
    Apparently not satisfied with just setting fire to the 4th Amendment, NSA boss Keith Alexander's next target is the 1st Amendment. In an interview with the Defense Department's "Armed With Science" blog , it appears that Alexander felt he'd have a friendly audience, so he let loose with some insane claims, including suggesting that the government needs to find a way to "stop" journalists from reporting on the Snowden leaks . As noted by Politco, General Alexander isn't a fan of journalists doing anything about these documents: "I think it’s wrong that that newspaper reporters have all these documents,...
  • #StopWatchingUS rally against mass surveillance: Live Updates

    10/26/2013 11:57:37 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 19 replies
    Hundreds are marching on the National Mall in Washington, DC to protest covert NSA surveillance operations on the anniversary of the Patriot Act. The organizers are planning to present Congress with a petition which has acquired over 570,000 signatures. Stop Watching Us is a collective of 100 public advocacy groups, among them the American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom Works, as well as individuals like Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose many of the NSAÂ’s surveillance procedures. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11:30 am local time on October...
  • Sen. Graham to Republicans: 'Face Reality That ObamaCare Cannot Be Stopped'

    10/13/2013 4:32:59 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 146 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | FOX News Insider
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has called President Obama a “pathetic leader” for his lack of involvement in negotiations to end the government shutdown. He slammed the president’s unwillingness to compromise with Republicans as “immature.” Today on America’s News HQ, Graham told anchor Doug McKelway, “For [Republicans] to suggest to the American people that we could defund ObamaCare or delay it for a year by shutting down the government, I think was unrealistic.” With the debt limit just four days away, Sen. Graham said, “I’m not going to vote for any deal coming out of the Senate that doesn’t have a...
  • One less SWAT team

    10/13/2013 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 35 replies
    The MetroWest Daily News ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Rick Holmes/Opinion editor
    The idea that every town must have a police SWAT team is relatively new. While just a handful of big cities had SWAT teams 30 years ago, now 80 percent of towns with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 have them. Now there is one fewer. Quietly and with no public debate, Framingham’s SWAT team has been disbanded.  Chief Steven Carl gave the order as he and the SWAT commander left the department for other jobs. Carl told me the disbanding of the SWAT team wasn’t just something he did on the way out the door. Two years ago he told...
  • Defund chants at high profile events?

    10/05/2013 4:46:52 AM PDT · by CTyank · 9 replies
    10/5/13 | CTyank
    I was watching the Sox continue on the road to their next World Series rings, and it struck me that a large crowds of fans chanting "Defund Obamacare!"(or something more humorous and snarky), would be quite impossible for the media to ignore. The chanting would have to occur while the game was in progress, not during a pause in the action that would allow the network to cut away. Imagine this occurring at every baseball playoff, college and pro-football game. Anyone here got any juice on twitter or other social networking venues? Imagine this going viral....
  • Just called my House Rep to support the non-funding of obamacare

    10/02/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 11 replies
    Self | 10-02-13 | Self
    I just took the time to call Blaine Luetkemeyer, my House Rep, to thank him (and his cohorts) for having a spine, and to continue to offer funding options devoid of obamacare. They can stop it by not funding it. Make the perpetual cry baby in the white house not get his way.
  • The Path Forward

    10/01/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    REDSTATE ^ | 10/1/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans have spent the past few days leading up to the overly-hyped October 1 deadline negotiating with themselves. The House moved from full defunding of Obamacare to delay for one-year, in conjunction with repeal of the medical device tax. Then they passed another CR merely delaying the individual mandate along with eliminating the congressional exclusion. Then they passed a resolution attempting to go to conference with the Senate. Harry Reid has rejected all of those proposals, even those supported by many of the Democrats in his conference. Typically, it is the side that is constantly watering down their offer that...
  • Congressman Bridenstine votes to delay Obamacare

    09/29/2013 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies ^ | Sept 29, 2013 | By Camie Hayes
    Late Saturday evening, Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, along with the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) that accomplishes two objectives: fund the federal government and protect Americans from the harmful effects of ObamaCare. In a press release sent out late Saturday night, Congressman Bridenstine said, “Now the Senate will decide if they are willing to accept the bill as amended in the House or if they are going to shut down the government. “James Madison explained in Federalist No. 58 that the purpose of Article I of the Constitution is to put the ‘power of...
  • Cruz: Defund different from repeal

    09/29/2013 8:07:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Meet The Press ^ | 9-29-2013 | Meet The Press
    Meet the Press | September 29, 2013 Cruz: Defund different from repeal Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas argues about the difference between delaying and defunding the Affordable Care Act.
  • Fighting for Us

    09/28/2013 6:59:14 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9/28/2013 | You Tube
    It's for America.
  • FR: We Need "Signs Across America!" "SAA" Defund "The ObamaCare SCAM" Signs NOW! / Signs B4 Sunrise!

    09/27/2013 11:20:38 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 14 replies
    FR Golden Gate | Sept 27, 2013 | Golden Gate
    Defund "The ObamaCare SCAM" We need the Best info on the likely *Schedule* as this goes back to the US House. Having the best info on the *Schedule* allows us to get people involved in activism, and to keep their interest. We need ideas for Signs and Slogans.
  • What Now? Budget bill heads to House after Senate restores ObamaCare $$

    09/27/2013 5:12:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 27, 2013
    House Republican leaders are stuck with a tough choice after Senate Democrats succeeded in passing a "clean" budget bill which, contrary to GOP wishes, includes full funding for ObamaCare. The Senate, capping a dramatic week on Capitol Hill, approved the bill on Friday, after Democrats stripped a Republican-backed provision to defund the health law. The final vote was 54-44. The bill now returns to the House, and is seen by some lawmakers as a sort of legislative hot potato. If the two chambers cannot agree on a final bill by midnight on Monday, then the government will shut down. Neither...
  • Senate Votes to Fund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 4:37:13 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Earlier today, the United States Senate voted to fund Obamacare. There were 25 Republicans who betrayed their principles and voted for cloture, giving Democrats the power to implement this terrible law. This is a disappointing loss, but the bill now goes back to the House where Republicans must hold their ground and refuse to fund Obamacare. Here are the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare today: Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) Barrasso, John (R-WY) Blunt, Roy (R-MO) Boozman, John (R-AR) Burr, Richard (R-NC) Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) Chiesa, Jeff (R-NJ)...
  • Boehner: House won't accept 'clean' funding bill

    09/27/2013 12:36:24 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    News10/ABC News | Sept 27, 2013 | By Susan Davis
    USA Today cannot be posted to FR.
  • GOP tension grows as Tea Party senators push off ObamaCare vote

    09/26/2013 11:56:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    FOX News ^ | Sept 26, 2013
    Republican tensions grew Thursday as Tea Party-aligned senators rejected a bid to speed up the vote on a bill to fund the government while defunding ObamaCare, with one senior lawmaker accusing his colleagues of posturing -- as the chances of a government shutdown increased. The flurry of activity occurred late Thursday afternoon on the Senate floor. With lawmakers facing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to get approval to hold key votes on Thursday, in order to give the House more time to consider the legislation. But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah,...
  • Democrats Constitutionally Ignorant In ObamaCare Feud

    09/26/2013 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 21 replies
    IBD ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | By BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    Displaying their ignorance of the U.S. Constitution, Democratic bigwigs are excoriating Republican members of the House of Representatives for attaching a condition — no ObamaCare — to a stopgap bill to fund the government. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called it "extortion." Sen. Steny Hoyer labeled it "hostage-taking." Rep. Nancy Pelosi termed it "legislative arson." In truth, what the House Republicans are doing is not blackmail. It's checks and balances in action. Congress has always had the power to attach almost any condition — including repealing or changing a law — to appropriations. The framers wrote the Constitution that way...
  • So, What’s the Next Step for Defunders?

    09/26/2013 8:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour effort Tuesday and Wednesday drew derision from both inside and outside the halls of the Capitol. But Cruz’s allies tell National Review Online that they hope his “talking filibuster” could end up being a game-changer in the Senate. Advocates of the defund effort are pushing for Senate Republicans to vote against cloture on the House-written CR on Friday, in an effort to keep Reid from adding an amendment to strip the bill of the provision that defunds the Affordable Care Act. It would take 41 votes to prevent cloture, and there’s nowhere near that much support...
  • EDITORIAL/Defund ObamaCare

    09/26/2013 1:37:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    The Neshoba Democrat ^ | Sept 24, 2013
    Senate Republicans will face a crucial vote or votes before week's end that could determine the relevancy of the Grand Old Party. With public opinion polls showing overwhelming opposition to ObamaCare, the test will be whether the GOP can pull off a principled vote or votes to, in effect, defund the behemoth legislation that is the single biggest job killer ever in America. From labor unions to Main Street, Americans are opposed. Keep the government funded, but defund ObamaCare. Reform healthcare in a bipartisan way, but defund ObamaCare. Senate Republicans have a chance to stand on principle like the House...
  • Obama and Reid threaten to shut down the government over Obamacare fun

    09/25/2013 11:42:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | by Al Maurer
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., September 25, 2013 — While Republicans and Democrats alike excoriate Texas Senator Ted Cruz for his filibuster, everyone, including establishment media, miss the truth. It is neither Cruz nor House Republicans who are threatening to shut down the government over funding for Obamacare. It is Democrats, led by the president and the majority leader of the Senate. Under the United States Constitution, that much-maligned but still valid document, spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives. The Framers did this because the House was directly elected by the people and therefore most closely represents the will...
  • War of words: Democrats blast Republicans on ObamaCare fight

    09/24/2013 3:54:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    Fox News (Video) ^ | Sept 24, 2013 | Steve Doocy/Rep Tom Graves interview
    Reaction from Rep. Tom Graves (Video at source link)
  • The House has the Responsibility to Defund Obamacide

    09/24/2013 2:28:07 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies
    TexasGOPVote ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | By Mark Ramsey
    It is quite clear that the deceptively-named “Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare), was NOT supported by “We the People” when it was crammed down our throats three years ago so we could “see what’s in it”. Its popularity has plummeted since then as we’ve found out. Support has dwindled in recent months among the middle and lower classes whose very jobs are threatened by it as employers cut work hours to avoid it, and traditional Democratic “bases” like unions realize they’ve been deceived. Even arch-O’supporter Warren Buffet is now on record against it. One response by the administration—arguably illegal—is to...
  • What Would the Founders Think of Defunding Obamacare?

    09/24/2013 2:14:49 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Sept 24, 2013 | By Bruce Thornton
    A few days ago CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, speaking about the Republican House bill defunding Obamacare, commented, “Certainly not the way the Founding Fathers maybe drew this thing up.” It’s certainly a surprise to hear an anchor on CNN, an organization biased in favor of progressives, appealing to the authority of the Constitution. For a century the progressives have been telling us that the Constitution is an outmoded document from a different age, and needs to be “modernized” to meet the challenges of a new world. Listen to Woodrow Wilson in his 1913 book The New Freedom. “I am ....
  • Ted Cruz: The Path to Victory

    09/24/2013 10:58:59 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies ^ | Sept 23, 2013 | By Ted Cruz
    Real Clear Politics | Sept. 23, 2013 By Sen. Ted Cruz Just a few weeks ago the Washington establishment said the Republican-led House of Representatives could never pass a funding bill that would keep the government open while defunding Obamacare. They were wrong. All across the country Americans spoke up, asking Congress to stop this terrible law. Over 1.5 million signed the petition, and thousands more sign every day. Tens of thousands of calls poured into the offices of senators and congressmen. They changed the dynamic. As a result, on Friday, House Republicans passed a bill that fully funds...
  • Thomas Sowell: ‘Defund Obamacare’ effort ‘futile and foredoomed’

    09/24/2013 10:31:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-24-2013 | Caroline May
    Hoover Institution senior fellow Thomas Sowell argued Tuesday that the defund Obamacare effort is serving as a helpful distraction from President Obama’s low approval ratings and the controversies facing the administration. In his weekly column, Sowell pointed out that while the Obamacare law should be defunded, efforts to defund it are only pulling attention away from Obama’s vulnerabilities, including discontent among his own supporters, criticism on Syria, the continuing IRS scandal, Benghazi and the unfolding of the “train wreck” Obamacare. “What could possibly rescue Barack Obama from all these political problems and create a distraction that takes all his scandals...
  • Ted Cruz speech on floor of Senate today

    09/24/2013 8:13:28 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/24/13 | William Jacobson
    Ted Cruz was on the floor of the Senate today making the case about defunding Obamacare and keeping the government open. While he may not be successful, as even Mitch McConnell abandoned the cause and the sniping from Republicans continues — even as to his eligibility for President — at least he was making the case. This video starts with some procedural issues in which Cruz asked for unanimous consent to approve the House Obamacare defunding bill, and Harry Reid not surprisingly objected. Jump ahead to 6:25 for Cruz’s statement on the merits.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Requests Consent to Hold Vote on House-Passed CR [excellent statement by Cruz]

    09/23/2013 5:48:23 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    US Senate (Youtube video) ^ | Sept 23, 2013 | Ted Cruz
    Excellent Senate statements by Ted Cruz re: Obamacare and the Democrat threats to shutdown the government.
  • Any government shutdown would be ordered by the petulant President Obama and Senate Democrats

    09/23/2013 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    Sept 23, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    Let's be absolutely clear here. If the Democrat controlled Senate rejects the Continuing Resolution passed by the House that completely funds the entire government except for President Obama's unconstitutional, nation-wrecking, job-killing, pet project, the trainwreck also known as "Obamacare," then it is they (Obama and the Democrat Senate) who are clearly ordering the totally radical and unnecessary shutdown the of the federal government. The bill passed by the House fully funds all legitimate government functions. The people do not want federal government controlling their healthcare and they are speaking through their elected representatives. It would be prudent for the President...
  • Sowell: High Risk, Low Yield

    09/23/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 24, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been rumblings against Barack Obama in the Congressional Black Caucus and among labor unions that were a major factor in helping him get elected and re-elected. Two of President Obama's own former Secretaries of Defense have publicly criticized his gross mishandling of the Syria crisis, which...
  • Obamacare Shutdown Showdown: 2013 Is Not 1995, and Ted Cruz Can Win

    09/23/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Republicans who fear the effects of a possible government shutdown over Obamacare next month seem, chiefly, to fear that Republicans will be blamed. This blame would translate into losses in next year’s mid-term elections, and if those losses are large enough, they could cost the GOP not only a shot at re-taking the Senate, but could cost control of the House as well. Democrat control of Congress would give Barack Obama nearly unchallenged power for his final two years in office. Some Republicans fear the consequences of a shutdown so much that they’re smearing Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texan who...
  • Meet the two Democrats who voted to defund Obamacare

    09/22/2013 5:04:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/20/2013 | Alexis Levinson
    Two Democratic members of the House voted with Republicans Friday to defund Obamacare and fund the government until the end of the year: Utah Rep. Jim Matheson and North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre. Matheson is the sole Democratic member of the Utah delegation, a state that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won with almost 73 percent of the vote. Matheson, on the other hand, eked out a win in 2012, beating former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love in 2012 by fewer than 3,000 votes. Love has said she will challenge Matheson again in 2014. McIntyre’s race was even tighter: he...
  • GOP Sen's Who Are UNDECIDED On Defunding Obamacare!Let's help them decide!Please RETWEET!!

    09/22/2013 4:29:58 PM PDT · by onyx · 154 replies
    twitter on FaceBook ^ | September 22, 2013 | onyx
    20 Sep Republican Sen's Who Are UNDECIDED On Defunding Obamacare! Let's help them decide! Please RETWEET!! #DefundObamacare
  • Governor Palin’s Interview With Shannon Bream (VIDEO)

    09/22/2013 12:42:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    Conserveatives4Palin ^ | Sept 22, 2013 Cruz is up first for 30 seconds then Palin. Great video!
  • Rand Paul: GOP ‘probably can’t defeat’ Obamacare [Reid, McCain concur. Wrong! Read on]

    09/22/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 112 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | By Adam Sneed
    Sen. Rand Paul conceded Saturday that congressional Republicans have little chance of stopping Obamacare. “We probably can’t defeat or get rid of Obamacare,” the Kentucky senator told reporters at a gathering of Michigan Republicans, according to the Associated Press. Paul acknowledged that time is running out for Congress to pass a government funding bill, however he said House Republicans’ efforts to defund Obamacare in its government funding bill could lead to a compromise. ~~snip~~ Reid has said any bill defunding Obamacare would be dead on arrival, and Sen. John McCain said Thursday that it was “not rational” to think the...
  • Cruz Details Senate Strategy to Defund Obamacare

    09/22/2013 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/22/13 | Eliana Johnson
    **SNIP** As both Rich and Bob have noted, the Texas senator and his colleague Mike Lee have long said they are relying on a popular uprising to force senators’ hands. Cruz alluded to that on Sunday. After the House vote, and with a 60-vote threshold in the Senate, he suggested that calls from constituents may begin to flood into the offices of red-state Democrats like Arkansas’ Mark Pryor and Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. That, he said, “changes the calculus entirely,” and may push some Democrats to vote in favor of the measure to defund. That also remains to be seen. But...
  • Poll: Most Americans Support Federal Shutdown to Defund ObamaCare

    09/21/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 20 replies
    The New American ^ | September 19, 2013 | Alex Newman
    Perhaps the most significant public-opinion information on ObamaCare for policymakers in Washington, D.C., are the results of a poll published by Rasmussen on September 17. According to the survey of 1,000 likely voters, 51 percent of Americans support shutting down the U.S. government until GOP and Democrat lawmakers in Congress can figure out how to cut the massive federal budget — and how to slash funding for Obama’s deeply controversial healthcare regime. ..
  • The Facts About Defunding Obamacare

    09/21/2013 1:30:29 PM PDT · by LD Jackson · 6 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 09/21/13 | LD Jackson
    There is a most vigorous debate now taking place in America. I'm not willing to say it is as virulent as the debate surrounding the original passage of the Affordable Care Act, but the debate over defunding Obamacare is running a close second. I'm not even willing to discuss the rhetoric President Obama is using, as it is so far off base, it isn't even close to the truth. In spite of what the man thinks, not everything is about him. Rather, it is about preventing a train wreck doing even further damage to the American economy, in the form...