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#11 Wed 25th Sep 2013 04:23 pm

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Re: Ted Cruz filibuster

SHUSAFLYIN wrote:

Why does Green Eggs and Ham get so much attention -- good God ... he spent hours with reason, logic, common sense exposing this
trainwreck Obamacare, being implemented by a criminal political oligarchy ...

Yea you're right that's just part of the attack strategy they use on the news and everything; you're totally right he was talking about a lot of stuff, he talked directly to the president and I think about the specific perils of the healthcare act he's opposing.

I was just using it as a sort of casual indicator but it was pretty funny how he was reading it with such a livid intent.

"Do you like green eggs and ham?? NO. NO I DON'T."

lol

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#12 Wed 25th Sep 2013 04:29 pm

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Re: Ted Cruz filibuster

google wrote:

I get it.
thanks.

does this mean ObamaCare will be scrapped?

It definitely NEEDS to be scrapped. It's unconstitutional with its government mandate that everyone is required to purchase health insurance. The government has no business telling people that they have to buy something. But that's exactly what this is. It's a total draconian socialist incursion on our basic human rights of freedom. Plus it doesn't make anything more affordable - Obama is a liar - that was the entire premise behind the act and it is even named as such. The truth is it will drastically increase costs of healthcare while also mandating each citizen to pay for it.

That is wat Ted Cruz is standing up against.

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#13 Wed 25th Sep 2013 05:04 pm

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Re: Ted Cruz filibuster

Welp they voted it got 100 to 0 so Cruz won. applause

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#14 Wed 25th Sep 2013 10:21 pm

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Wait so what happened? Because CNN is saying Cruz voted to fund Obamacare. Somebody is lying. Something weird is going on. They're lying about it.

FOX is saying the 100 - 0 vote was in favor of the existing bill which would defund Obamacare. CNN is saying Cruz voted to fund Obamacare.

This is over the top weird. I guess we'll see once the smoke clears.

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#15 Wed 25th Sep 2013 10:35 pm

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Re: Ted Cruz filibuster

Ok so they're saying it's still unclear whether Obamacare will be defunded or not. Gotta wait until Friday. The Senate is expected to return the bill to the House with the defunding of Obamacare taken out of it. (This bill would continue to fund the govt. and do nothing else.) So on Friday we shall see whether the House will send the bill back with contingencies or what will happen.

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#16 Fri 27th Sep 2013 10:50 pm

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Re: Ted Cruz filibuster

Here's an article I found at fourwinds10 that seems to explain a lot

http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/so-what-is-c … egy/print/

So what is Cruz's strategy?

WASHINGTON — The battle may be over but the war on Obamacare goes on.

The Senate voted on Friday to restore funding to Obamacare, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has just begun to fight.

Critics accuse Cruz, of having no real plan to defund Obamacare and say he’s just grandstanding to promote himself and his career.

But the senator went to great lengths to spell out a highly detailed “multi-stage” strategy he said has been in the works for months, and WND was there when he revealed it to a small group of reporters in a conference call Thursday.

Cruz made it evident he is motivated by one fact.

“Three-and-a-half years ago, people could reasonably disagree on whether Obamacare might work,” he said. “Today, it is now clear to any objective observer that Obamcare isn’t working.”

The senator hoped his 21-hour speech supporting the defunding of Obamacare would help focus the debate on the plight of the American people.

“For a long time, elected politicians in both parties in Washington have not been listening to their constituents.”

Although he sounded a bit weary and soft spoken the day after his marathon speech, he also appeared optimistic, because, he said, “Any senator who listens to his or her constituents on Obamacare, who hears the pleas for help, as people are losing their jobs or being forced into part-time work, or losing their health insurance … will vote now to defund Obamacare.”

Then he spelled out his plan.

Energize the grassroots

Cruz said his first step, “back in July and August, was to energize and mobilize the American people, and so I spent much of the month of August touring the state of Texas, touring the country, working to energize grassroots activists.”

He said that has now paid off with more than 1.8 million Americans signing his online petition to defund Obamacare.

Pass bill defunding Obamacare

The second step was for the House of Representatives to pass a continuing resolution defunding Obamacare.

“Just a couple of weeks ago, almost every political commentator in Washington said that was impossible — the House was not going to do that,” Cruz reminded reporters.

“Last Friday, the House voted overwhelmingly to defund Obamacare using the continuing resolution. And they did so, because the grassroots were united. They did so because House conservatives stood strong. And they did so because House leadership, to their credit, listened to the American people and voted to defund Obamacare.”

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