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  • So, When Does Ted Cruz Get His Apology?

    11/22/2013 1:08:39 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Nov 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    So, When Does Ted Cruz Get His Apology? That crazy Ted Cruz. The Texas freshman Senator (R-Tea Party) tried to defund Obamacare, then accepted a one-year delay in the individual mandate as a compromise position. But you can't govern from one House of Congress, and the one he's in is one the Republicans don't govern anyway. Obama and the Democrats held all the cards. So Cruz caved--it was only a matter of time, right?--and Republicans got blamed for everything. Fast-forward a few weeks. President Barack Obama is trying to delay parts of Obamacare by administrative fiat. Democrats are rushing...
  • Whacko Birds? Damn Few

    10/02/2013 1:19:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 10-2-2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    "Turncoats" is admittedly a harsh term but when was the last time you saw an entire faction of House or Senate Democrats publicly express their disagreement with fellow Democrats for a stand they took, like supporting Occupy Wall Street? Or a piece of legislation they proposed, like ObamaCare? When was the last time you heard any Democrat verbally and very publicly abuse their fellow blue coats calling them suicidal or whacko birds? Ever hear Harry Reid criticize Nancy Pelosi or Al Franken hurl invectives at Steny Hoyer? When will Republicans learn that you don't air your dirty laundry and you...
  • Peter King: 'I Can Never Forgive Ted Cruz'

    10/01/2013 1:25:32 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 158 replies ^ | 30 Sep 2013 | By Greg Richter
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., one of the leaders of a GOP "moderate revolt" on Monday, says he can never forgive Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas , for leading an effort to defund Obamacare as part of a budget resolution. "This was a doomed process from the start," King told CNN on Monday. King said he went along with a vote to defund the Affordable Care Act because he was told it would get the ball rolling and prevent the government from shutting down. "It's obvious now there is no end in sight," King told CNN. "This is a fool's errand." King...
  • Graham: Crafty Ted Cruz can rightly claim win

    09/26/2013 4:31:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 26, 2013 | Michael Graham
    Amid the lowlights of the media coverage of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech (actual headline: “Experts: Dr. Seuss Would Be ‘Offended’ ”), it’s easy to skip how the press was overlooking the obvious accomplishment happening before their eyes: Cruz was winning. No, Cruz wasn’t winning the vote count in the U.S. Senate to defund Obamacare. That was never going to happen. And even if the John McCain surrender caucus had stood strong, bringing five red-state Democrats with them, Cruz still would have lost. President Obama would have vetoed, and the bar in the Senate would have risen to 67 “no”...
  • Tom Coburn: Wait, I’m a RINO now because I disagree with Ted Cruz on tactics?

    09/26/2013 4:51:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “RINO surprised to discover he’s a RINO.” No, no, kidding. It’s a testament to how much goodwill Coburn has earned with grassroots righties that he remains a minor player in the RINO/true conservative squabble over defunding despite having been one of the first big-name Republicans to publicly criticize Cruz’s tactics. Or maybe I’m wrong and he’s simply being ignored because a more attractive target for right-wing wrath has inserted himself into this. Coburn gets a pass vis-a-vis McCain, I think, not just because of differences in their record but because Coburn takes no obvious personal pleasure in rebuking...
  • The Turning Point

    09/26/2013 2:38:26 PM PDT · by thouworm · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-25-13 | Michael Walsh
    In the decades to come, historians may well look back on the partisan passage of Obamacare during President Obama’s first term and its disastrous implementation in the second as a Pyrrhic victory, the beginning of the end of the Progressive project to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. Whether Senator Ted Cruz ultimately succeeds in his quest to defund Obamacare this time, his electrifying quasi-filibuster yesterday and today nevertheless marks a turning point in modern American political history — the day when conservatives turned their back on the collaborationist Republican Party and finally fought back.
  • Peter King Won’t Vote For Another Bill Amending ObamaCare: ‘Tired of Ted Cruz Calling the Shots’

    09/30/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 09/30/201 | Evan McMurry
    Congressman Steve King (R-NY) told Fox News Sunday afternoon he would not vote for another resolution to delay or defund ObamaCare if it meant shutting the government down, and that he was infuriated with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for letting the fight get to a stage at which the government was threatened. “From the start I thought it was wrong to pursue this policy of threatening to shut the government down over defunding ObamaCare,” King said. “I went along with the votes up until now because I know that John Boehner does not want to shut the government down, and...
  • Rebel Without a Caste

    09/28/2013 6:06:33 AM PDT · by keats5 · 7 replies ^ | September 27, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    How fitting that Senator Ted Cruz’s 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C., happened to coincide with the opening of the U.N. General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Rarely is the distance separating the caste that rules our world from its few, heavily despised critics so literal.
  • A Funny Definition of Anarchy

    09/27/2013 6:10:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "It's the law of the land." This is rapidly becoming the preferred shorthand argument for why criticism of Obamacare is just so, so wrong. It also serves as the lead sentence of a larger claim that all attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act are really symptoms of a kind of extremist right-wing lunacy. For instance, here's Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who walked out of the painting "American Gothic" to deliver this homespun wisdom: "We're not going to bow to Tea Party anarchists who deny the mere fact that Obamacare is the law. We will not bow to Tea...
  • It Doesn't Matter If the Obamacare Defunding Gambit Fails

    09/27/2013 6:07:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 27, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    The current campaign to deprive President Obama's health care leviathan of the life-sustaining tax dollars it needs for full bureaucratic metastasis is what left-wingers call a consciousness-raising exercise. It matters next to nothing if current Republican efforts succeed in immediately defunding Obamacare. That's because this is just the opening round of what promises to be a protracted struggle to restore sanity to the American health care system. A temporary defeat at one juncture on the road to repeal isn't really a defeat at all, provided that it serves a larger purpose. Obamacare, after all, wasn't enacted in a day and...
  • Examining the "Let It Collapse" Theory

    09/26/2013 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Rush ^ | September 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have received e-mails today from people who have heard about West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. What Joe Manchin has said today is that he might break ranks from the Democrats and vote for a funding measure that delays the individual mandate. Now, the employer mandate has been delayed until 2015, but the individual mandate has not been. The employers got a one-year waiver from being required to provide insurance for their employees. But the individual citizen is still required, mandated to have insurance, or pay a fine. And Manchin has said that he is willing to...
  • Republicans Heard Ted Cruz Loud and Clear

    09/26/2013 5:17:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | September 26, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Carrie in Kalispell, Montana, it's great to have you. You're up first on the Rush Limbaugh program today. Hello. CALLER: Hi, Rush. How are you? RUSH: Well, despite the way it sounds, I'm actually pretty rotten. CALLER: (laughing) RUSH: No, I'm okay. I'm fine. I'm good. I'm good. CALLER: I'm rotten, but before I get on to that, I just want to tell you how much I appreciate you and keeping me informed. I literally crave hearing the truth, and the only way I can get it is to turn on your program. RUSH: Well, thank you...
  • Rep. Peter King (SCUMBAG) Bashes Sen. Ted Cruz on CNN: ‘Those I’ve Spoken To Think He’s Crazy’

    09/25/2013 7:56:36 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 92 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 25th, 2013 | Josh Feldman
    Congressman Peter King has been one of the strongest Republican voices opposing Ted Cruz‘s fight against Obamacare, frequently calling him a “fraud.” On CNN Wednesday night, King continued hammering Cruz, telling Anderson Cooper that despite how much Cruz may view himself as a conservative “folk hero” the majority of the country is rallying behind, “those I’ve spoken to think he’s crazy.” King likened this to the Charge of the Light Brigade and said Cruz is a “kamikaze pilot,” ultimately finding his tactics to be destructive to the Republican party. He continued to call Cruz a fraud and a “medicine man...
  • If Ted Cruz’s Plan Is Implausible, What’s the GOP Establishment’s Plausible Strategy Against...?

    09/25/2013 7:52:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 25th, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    If Ted CruzÂ’s Plan Is Implausible, WhatÂ’s the GOP EstablishmentÂ’s Plausible Strategy Against Obamacare?In mounting their case against Senators Ted Cruz, House conservatives, and the grass-roots campaign to defund Obamacare, the Republican establishment and its like-minded scribes pound an oft-repeated talking point into conventional wisdom: Cruz cannot win.In this telling, the senator has recklessly embarked on a populist campaign that taps into public anger over Obamacare but has no winning endgame. The Beltway clerisy elaborates that Cruz and his defunding partner, Senator Mike Lee, have failed to account for the Democratic majority and procedural rules that control the Senate. These...
  • The Crux of Cruz's Message: Obamacare is a Disaster

    09/25/2013 7:38:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcating Network ^ | September 25, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The crux of his message throughout the 21 hours...I think it's important to point out that in all those 21 hours, he didn't say one critical or personal thing about anybody, Republican or Democrat. Despite the fact that the only opposition to him was personal, vicious, and mean, he did not sink to that level. Obviously he didn't need a teleprompter for any of it. But the points that he tried to make over and over again was this legislation, this health care reform is a disaster. It doesn't deserve to be implemented because it's so bad....
  • Sen. Mike Lee: Supreme Court ObamaCare Ruling a "Lawless Act"

    09/25/2013 11:28:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 12 replies
    TheNewAmerican ^ | Sept 25, 2013 | Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Minutes after midnight on Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) rose to give his colleague Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a breather from what was already a marathon speech warning of the “train wreck” that is resulting from the collision of the American economy with the oppression of ObamaCare. While the remarks delivered by both men were eloquent, engaging, and educational, Senator Lee’s impromptu descant on the unconstitutionality of the Supreme Court’s rewriting of the original healthcare legislation was particularly noteworthy. For nearly an hour and without a teleprompter, Senator Lee rightly accused the Supreme Court of having “rewritten” ObamaCare, converting it...

    09/25/2013 2:02:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Ann Coulter ^ | 9-25-2013 | Ann Coulter
    CRUZ CONTROL SHOULD BE STANDARD ON GOP MODELS September 25, 2013 If I could briefly interrupt the Republican firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let's talk about something we all agree on. And by "we all," I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican. Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote -- even "the girls from Maine" and "the girl from Arizona" -- the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict...
  • Internal Senate email warns lawmakers not to sign up for Obamacare yet

    09/25/2013 11:39:06 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The Senate this week warned lawmakers and their staff not to sign up for Obamacare’s health exchanges, saying that the administration hasn’t yet finalized the rules for how to keep paying for their premiums. “Members and staff are advised that they should delay enrolling in health insurance plans until we are able to offer further guidance as to how they should enroll in these insurance plans for 2014,” the Senate disbursing office said in an email to staffers Monday. “Premature enrollment could adversely impact eligibility for the employer premium contribution.” The health exchanges are slated to open next week, and...
  • Audio: Rand Paul doesn't deny siding with Mitch McConnell over Ted Cruz

    09/25/2013 11:46:14 AM PDT · by exist · 186 replies
    Rand Paul calls Ted Cruz's tactics "not necessarily fair".
  • Senate moves forward with stopgap budget bill

    09/25/2013 10:39:18 AM PDT · by illiac · 44 replies
    MarketPulse ^ | 9/25/13 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Senate on Wednesday took the first of several procedural votes designed to enact funding for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Democrats who lead the Senate are aiming to replace a House-passed funding bill with a measure that maintains money for President Barack Obama's health law and keeps the government open until Nov. 15. The Senate's Wednesday afternoon vote was on proceeding to debate the House-passed bill.