Skip to comments.Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal
Posted on 09/24/2017 9:11:41 AM PDT by C19fan
Sen. Ted Cruz said today that he doesnt support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee.
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Bastards. Bought and paid for.
McCain already killed it. Ted should have kept his mouth shut.
Well Lyin Ted, how come you and Mr Anti Democracy Lee didn’t say so weeks ago? You wasted Trump’s and the GOPs time stringing it along. I guess you heard that Murkowski was leaning Yes and Rand might flip too. It’s all a game folks. Wack a mole. They just wanna run out the clock until 2020. The Establishment is dead set we keep ObamaCare and will make sure it loses by just 1 or 2 votes to make it seem like they tried. All of them are a bunch of actors. We could of worked on other issues, sick of the charade
“The Establishment is dead set we keep ObamaCare and will make sure it loses by just 1 or 2 votes to make it seem like they tried.”
Yes, that’s always been the game. But having gone on record with their show-votes for repeal over the last several years, they’ve outed themselves.
I think Cruz & Lee are doing this to wound POTUS, and ignoring what is best for America. I despise them.
This bill did not cut all of the onerous taxes. It just rearranged the deck chairs.
Pretty good analysis of what goes on - SAD but true!
I agree with anther poster.
If Cruz was going to stand on some principles he would have taken this position publicly before McCain and others had already put the nails in its coffin.
When, post 2016, did Cruz decide to be Mr. go-along to get along with ANY “bi-partisan majority”?
Senator Ted Kaepernick.
the GOP-e makes tons and tons of money off of Obamacare while the country suffers. The first victim of Obamacare’s Death Panel is the R party, death by suicide.
So Cruz and Lee are the “establishment” in your narrative?
Obamacare 4 All.
Senator Rand Paul took the fire for this; now, Cruz comes out, not very original. I think the Pauls trip up on issues like this but, as mistaken as I think some of their libertarian principles are, they are their principles too. Cruz is just piggy-backing again.
“Senator Ted Kaepernick.”
Made my day, that’s funny.
BUT the last several years the vote was for REPEAL. Not REPLACE.
Somewhere down the road in 2016 Trump added Replace.
Up until then . . . the GOP had said repeal and changing things like across state lines, no mandates etc. etc.
Apples & Oranges.
“BUT the last several years the vote was for REPEAL”
Right. And now they can’t get the very same repeal bill through .. and we’ve heard all the excuses.
So in 2017, many are saying it’s impossible and we have to start small. Can’t start small because there’s always someone to disagree with one or all of the many bills introduced.
I keep hoping — if we can hang in there — we might get back to repeal...but it looks less and less unlikely.
“So Cruz and Lee are the establishment in your narrative?”
I made a conscious effort not to comment on Cruz or Lee anywhere in my post and only commented on this statement (which I made sure to quote in my post):
The Establishment is dead set we keep ObamaCare and will make sure it loses by just 1 or 2 votes to make it seem like they tried.
I especially liked his ‘whack a mole’ comment. It’s a perfect visual for how the D.C. swampcritters play us.
You are missing the point. The point is that if Obamacare can survive until October 1st, 2017, it’s permanent. The senators know this. They don’t care because they have taxpayer-subsidized platinum plans. The suffering of the peasants will only worsen. That’s okay with them. From now on, as with all socialist medicine, they’ll run on lying platforms of trying to make failing healthcare a little less painful.
Cruz et al screwed us. No one should be surprised.
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