Quotes of the day

posted at 10:21 pm on July 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

“I believe that we have a moment, in the next 60 days, where if we come together that the American people can stop Obamacare,” [Ted Cruz] said. “Obamacare isn’t working. The wheels are falling off. The lead Senate author, Democrat Max Baucus, described Obamacare as a ‘major train wreck.’ The head of the Teamsters, James Hoffa, said that Obamacare is destroying the 40-hour work week that is the foundation of the American middle class, and even President Obama was forced to delay the employer mandate until after the next election because it’s going so badly that the Democrats are afraid of electoral accountability.”

Cruz said that Obamacare can be defunded entirely in the next 60 days, noting that he has launched a website, Dontfundit.com, to get the American people involved. He said that 41 Senate Republicans and 218 Republicans in the House need to stand together and declare that they will not vote for any resolution that funds a penny of Obamacare. The continuing resolution that currently funds the government expires September 30, hence the 60-day window.

Cruz predicted that President Obama and the Democrats would blame Republicans for “shutting down the government,” which has many Republicans in Washington “scared.” He says the House Republicans should pass a continuing resolution that funds the entire government, except for Obamacare. The Democrats will then scream that the “mean, nasty Republicans” are shutting down the government, but the reality will be that it will be Democrats threatening a shutdown in order to “force Obamacare down the throats of the American people.”

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“There are a lot of Republicans who are scared. They are scared of being beaten up politically,” Cruz said Monday on Glenn Beck’s radio show…

But calling members of his own party “scared” on a contentious issue that has already riled up Senate Republicans is a perilous move. Now, his colleagues who oppose his plan will be peppered with questions about whether fear is a factor in their decision — something they surely will not appreciate.

On the one hand, Cruz further bolsters his conservative bona fides and cred on the right. On the other, he risks alienating himself from other GOP senators on an issue that has only fueled the perception that congressional Republicans are at odds with one another.

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“In the short-term, if you’re going to threaten a shutdown you have to go in committed to winning,” Coburn spokesman John Hart told the Washington Examiner, “You want to seize the high ground early and pick the hill or hills to die on.”

Coburn simply does not believe that a full defunding of Obamacare is the right hill to die on. Obama would never sign it…

“I’m getting phone calls from Oklahoma saying, ‘Support Mike Lee,’” Coburn told the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York last week, “and I’m ramming right back: Support him in destroying the Republican party?

Heritage Action, however, believes they are only expanding the range of possible positive outcomes for the inevitable government shutdown fight. “If Republicans spend the next two months making the case to the American people that we need to defund Obamacare, we could achieve a lot,” Heritage Action communication director Dan Holler tells the Washington Examiner. “On the other hand, if they listen to Karl Rove and Tom Cole and shy away from the fight on Obamacare, it is all but certain these massive new entitlements will come online starting January 1.”

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The effort by conservatives in the House and Senate to threaten a government shutdown over Obamacare could force Speaker John A. Boehner into the arms of House Democrats.

With 60 Republicans already pushing Boehner to defund Obamacare in any spending bill, the speaker may not be able to cobble together a House majority on a bill that President Barack Obama would sign without Democratic votes. And he’s not likely to get those votes for free…

“Even if you shut down the government, Obamacare will continue to be funded, and all you will have accomplished in that scenario is a government shutdown,” a senior Republican appropriations aide said…

The question for Boehner is whether he will initially include an Obamacare defunding rider as a sop to conservatives to get a bill to the Senate — knowing full well that the Senate would then amend the bill, stripping the Obamacare rider and perhaps adding more spending to boot.

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Republicans can and should adopt a strategy where full-defunding is simply an opening gambit rather than a final demand. This is a disagreement about tactics, not aim – the vast majority of Republicans are committed to repeal, but know it’s impossible before 2017. So this is about optics, not policy. Focus the issues on spending. You can start big and go smaller – passing a continuing resolution with a Balanced Budget Amendment and Obamacare defunding to emphasize the spending side and the costs of implementation; then one with a delay of all 2014 provisions, emphasizing the lack of protections to prevent fraudulent access to taxpayer subsidies; then one with just a one year delay of the individual and employer mandates… half of which the administration is already doing anyway. The White House is delaying for employers but not individuals? Even the worst populist can make this argument, where the White House’s policy is unpopular even with Democrats.

Will this strategy result in a delay? Probably not, but that’s not the real aim: softening the ground for full repeal, emphasizing the uncertainty of the law’s implementation, and using this can-kicking CR exercise to make a clear point: that it’s the president’s hubris driving implementation of a law no one – not even its implementers in blue states – think is ready for prime time.

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The only leverage Republicans conceivably have here is the ability to cause a government shutdown. But that’s the leverage of a man surrounded by cops with a gun pointed at his own head. Some might like the idea of a government shutdown, but it still wouldn’t get Republicans any closer to actually defunding Obamacare, becauase they’d lose the inevitable confrontation. There would be a big political showdown, which would almost certainly backfire against Republicans…

To some extent, this is an example of bad tactics and desperation. No one really thinks it will work. Not even most supporters. But it’s indicative of the GOP’s deeper strategic pickle when it comes to opposing Obamacare, and fighting health policy battles generally. The GOP coalition has agreed on opposition to Obamacare since the law’s passage. But when it comes to health policy, that’s really the only thing that the party has been able to unite around. And a big part of the reason is that Republicans came late and underprepared to the health policy game. Democrats spent the years between the Clinton health care initiative and Obamacare building a rock-solid health policy infrastructure—itself an expansion of the liberal health policy sphere built following the collapse of the Kennedy health plan in the 1970s—thus ensuring that both the policy apparatus and the votes would be there when the time came. And in 2010, that work paid off. Obamacare passed. Just barely. But it passed. And it’s still here today…

This is the problem for the GOP when it comes to health policy: It has no idea what it really wants, except repealing Obamacare, and maybe protecting Medicare for today’s seniors. (Mitt Romney’s primary health policy message, you may recall, was that Obama should not have cut Medicare to pay for Obamacare.) Which is probably why the party is having such trouble fighting a law that’s clearly having more than its share of bureaucratic troubles, and why GOP legislators are finding it so difficult to harness the very real public frustrating and confusion with Obamacare. Republicans, having never made the issue a priority, can offer no real alternative of their own except: not this. On health policy, Democrats may not have something that people like, exactly, but they have something. And they have that something because they spent the time to build it. As a party, and as a political institution, Republicans have never spent the time and effort required to unite the bulk of the party, and enough of the public, around a workable alternative. Instead, it has unworkable plans to fight the president’s policy.

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Perhaps the most striking thing about the immigration battle, in the context of the other intra-party conflicts now going on, is that the number of Republican senators who voted for the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill — 14 – is barely larger than the dozen who support Mike Lee’s defunding Obamacare plan. But they are a different group. And those groups don’t line up precisely with the sides in the national security debate. Tom Coburn and John McCain were on different sides of the immigration vote, but they are united against the defunding Obamacare initiative. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were also on opposing sides on immigration, but they are united in favor of defunding Obamacare. And Cruz, Rubio, and Lee joined Paul’s famous filibuster in which he mused about the possibility of U.S. government drone strikes against American cities — a filibuster Rubio’s immigration allies McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham bitterly opposed.

In other words, the party is divided every which way. And at least some of that division is entirely understandable. It’s what happens to parties when they don’t have a leader. And Republicans, after two straight presidential losses, have no one who even approaches national leadership. So factions appear and divisions worsen.

But the very number of divisions within the GOP makes it difficult to imagine the party falling into a classic civil war, with two sides lined up against each other over some irresolvable dispute. The coming battles inside the Republican party will be a series of moving fronts, with changing sides and changing tactics. It could be ugly at times, and it could be serious enough to ensure a chaotic presidential primary fight in 2015 and 2016. But all-out civil war? Probably not.

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Via Politico.

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thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:01 AM

What is this ‘rain’ that you speak of?

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM

gh on July 30, 2013 at 1:04 AM

Goodnight, gh. :) Excellent tune. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:05 AM

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:03 AM

You run the f*cking galaxy!
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Where is our Paladin? I hope he’s well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

You run the f*cking galaxy!
*wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

lol Axie Baby is the Catman of Venus.

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I did see the poem. I like it very much. I noted a small change in style, a slightly different voice. Nice work. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 12:58 AM

:)

My heavier stuff is different. I’ve decided to sign more of it as Axe. Too many of my friends are power players. Axe needs a little gravity to pull his weight. Also, it’s becoming fall, so — time to go orange and black a little anyway.

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

He wants to be Batman, but bats and cats don’t play well together.

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

lol Axie Baby is the Catman of Venus.

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

*grins like five year old*

*pokes arm*

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:08 AM

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

lol! You can have them turned into diamonds, too, through carbon harvesting and pressurization. Then you can wear them out to dinner and they actually get out once in a while. I’m thinking of having it done when I’m gone. I’d like to still go out to dinner occasionally…and glimmer in the moonlight. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I’ve signed up to be a zombie in our local zombie run. Yep-I’ll be going as a democratic voter.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

re. End the Damn Dickmanship!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/29/tina-brown-end-the-damn-dickmanship.html

When middle-aged libido meets a whiff of power, chaos strikes our political process. Tina Brown on why Anthony Weiner and his ilk need to stop thinking with their genitals.

Not sure that’s possible. It’s one big attitude, one big power trip.

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

I’ve signed up to be a zombie in our local zombie run. Yep-I’ll be going as a democratic voter.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Did you really sign up?

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

Have you seen this? The Country Party v The Court Party

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 12:32 AM

i read that earlier. I hope someone at the RNC reads it.

But obviously, many in the Senator see themselves as the Court. After all, who doesn’t want to grow up to be a Senior Senator with all the privileges attached. Most of them spend lots of time in hair and makeup to look like they are the Court…that they Belong.

the question is will they stand in the way of a true opposition party…my guess is yeah.

r keller on July 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

lol — so creepy. Sparking with dangles made of granddad.

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Records made from ashes turn your dead relatives into sweet music

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:06 AM

next thing you know they will be making the dead into little green pellets.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Did you really sign up?

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

I did indeed. Cost me 40 bucks for the honor. It’s a fundraiser to benefit the west Texas chapter of the American Cancer Society.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:07 AM

I agree. I’ve decided to convince a certain group of people that I’m descended of a certain Hessian horseman. Yes… it went that well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:14 AM

After all, who doesn’t want to grow up to be a Senior Senator with all the privileges attached. Most of them spend lots of time in hair and makeup to look like they are the Court…that they Belong.

the question is will they stand in the way of a true opposition party…my guess is yeah.

r keller on July 30, 2013 at 1:11 AM

yeah that was the part I didn’t agree with. the writer assumes the GOP is the opposition party and is not doing these things because they don’t see them. IMO the GOPE is part of the ruling party and are simply dividing the people up in neat little sections to play us off of one another so they can retain power. They have no desire nor do they see any reason to rock the boat.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

williamg on July 30, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Good evening, willaimg. That’s an excellent tune. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Sorry.. williamg. I really can spell, you know. lol!

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:16 AM

I’m still trying to figure out why shutting down the government would be a bad thing…

idalily on July 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

The Sky Is Crying – Moore

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Sorry.. williamg. I really can spell, you know. lol!

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Yes, I know Moon Goddess……..with those as gifted as you:

…..the brightness of your mind can sometimes outrun the speed of your fingers!

williamg on July 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

I wish we could get Hannan to come here permanently. I’d sponsor him.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

I’m still trying to figure out why shutting down the government would be a bad thing…

idalily on July 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

because the senators don’t want the great recession to come to their neighborhoods. bad economic times are for the little people.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:20 AM

lol! You can have them turned into diamonds, too, through carbon harvesting and pressurization. Then you can wear them out to dinner and they actually get out once in a while. I’m thinking of having it done when I’m gone. I’d like to still go out to dinner occasionally…and glimmer in the moonlight. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:09 AM

If you were dead in Chicago, you wouldn’t have to wait for all of that. The Democrats would take you out every election day. :-)

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

williamg on July 30, 2013 at 1:18 AM

You’re very kind and gallant, williamg. But the weariness of my fingers can outpace my thoughts just the same. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

I wish we could get Hannan to come here permanently. I’d sponsor him.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

he could always jump the fence and become an undocumented American

with all the rights privileges and honors that gives. It’s almost like being a Lord in England.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

LOL! Good point. But, hey, I may not have to wait for that at all.. some illegal alien may steal my identity altogether!

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:22 AM

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Not the right demographic. He’s too European…and too conservative.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Yes… what am I thinking? Progressives and special interest groups everywhere are probably laughing at my foolishness for thinking of doing it legally even as I write this response.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Not the right demographic. He’s too European…and too conservative.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 30, 2013 at 1:23 AM

maybe the Speaker will lend him some spray on tan and he can slouch and talk about che.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Axefellow!

LOL! You know Spark transmutes into a tadpole.

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:27 AM

well guys It’s late have a good night. Can’t want to see the different ways the GOPe tries to surrender tomorrow.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

IMO the GOPE is part of the ruling party and are simply dividing the people up in neat little sections to play us off of one another so they can retain power. They have no desire nor do they see any reason to rock the boat.

unseen on July 30, 2013 at 1:15 AM

GOPE…i like that. But yeah, i won’t argue your point. But let’s pretend we have an opposition party…what would it look like? Levin gives the broad ‘process’ outline.

Actually, what he describes is what the Left did with W. Unify, purify. A shadow government. Then when they actually Won, they were ready…very ready. They had an agenda…CAP and the Clintonists knew where they were going. That is why it felt like a coup. The left was ready to drive the car

r keller on July 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Let’s ask SparkPlug what he thinks.

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

lol

Resist We Much on July 30, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Blues For Narada – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. It’s been a pleasure, as always.

Live in the moment.

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

Goodnight, Paladin. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:32 AM

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

Goodnight, Paladin. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:32 AM

G’night, graceful Jackie.

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:33 AM

I gotta lurk. I have to try to finish something up.

Erm, Sophie, you are welcome to hang out in there or whatever. :) I’m just saying. If you wanted to wander in there with me or whatever, would be fine. Or not. Probably not, unless you have a transporter or something. In spirit, I’m saying. But you know, you are welcome in there with me or whatever.

K.

//lurk-mode

Axe on July 30, 2013 at 1:37 AM

It seems unlikely we could win a fight over a government shutdown or the debt ceiling that involved defunding ObamaCare. Obama doesn’t care about the country, he would cut off Social Security checks in a minute to force Republicans to our knees.

If you know you can’t win, why do it? It only weakens our hand to lose.

The conventional wisdom about the individual subsidies making it untouchable after 2014 is wrong. It isn’t so much the subsidies won’t be popular with those who get them, the salient fact is that most young people won’t be cajoled into signing up, and when they file their tax returns in 2015 will be charged the penalty. That’s when we can strike, especially if we win the Senate (and if we don’t, all is pretty well lost anyway).

Adjoran on July 30, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Red Team Blue Team

Bmore on July 29, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Sweet!

Only thing missing is Moochelle leading a pack of African rhinoceroses …

ShainS on July 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM

canopfor on July 29, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Thanks. I was wondering if he went to see the pope’s last mass. I’m not even Catholic, but that would be something to see.

29Victor on July 30, 2013 at 2:04 AM

I’m a crawdad.

SparkPlug on July 30, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Dire Straits was here!!..:)

Dire Straits on July 30, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Cruz predicted that President Obama and the Democrats would blame Republicans for “shutting down the government,”

So? Shut the corrupt pile of excrement down.

As for ZeroCare(tm) if Zero can ignore the law there’s no reason we can’t. Time for us to flip HIM the finger, since he likes doing it to us.

dogsoldier on July 30, 2013 at 5:54 AM

Cruz predicted that President Obama and the Democrats would blame Republicans for “shutting down the government,”

that’s a given with the lsm only too happy to place the blame on them as well and the LIV will just go along with it….

*sigh*

morning y’all

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Good Morning, Patriots! Oily to bed, oily to rise…”Prince Alwaleed to Aku al Naimi: “We Have a Fracking Problem.””
My take.

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Scrumpy wuz Here

Scrumpy on July 30, 2013 at 6:50 AM

This will never work. It will blow up in their faces. Cruz does not care about that. All he is interested in is face time on TV. I can remember a time when Senators did not all act like little Presidents using the chamber to advance their own ambitions. This is just a bad idea. I do not like Obamacare either, but as long as Obama is the President and the Democrats control the Senate it will be the law of the land.

Terrye on July 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM

“cutting off your nose to spite your face”,kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM

indeed KJ…indeed

morning

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Hey Scrumpy

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 6:59 AM

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 6:58 AM

Mornin’, ma’am.

Hypocritical, huh?

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

oh yeah

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 7:05 AM

I can remember a time when Senators did not all act like little Presidents using the chamber to advance their own ambitions. This is just a bad idea. I do not like Obamacare either, but as long as Obama is the President and the Democrats control the Senate it will be the law of the land.

Terrye on July 30, 2013 at 6:54 AM

Wow Terrye, you must be really old because Senators have been acting like little presidents for well over a century and a half. Before face time on television it was radio time. Before that it was columns of print. In any case, there is a long tradition of Senators interjecting themselves into administration policy.

That being said, the Democrats control the Senate but that doesn’t mean political pressure cannot be exerted that would force their hands. Granted it doesn’t happen so long as unions merely complain in long letters instead of telling Harry Reid, the ugly poodle in charge of the DNC, and the rat-eared coward that the political contributions will dry up. It is possible but there is going have to be a whole lot of feedback as the political class is home for the August recess.

Happy Nomad on July 30, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Morning everyone.

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Nice piece, KJ!

dogsoldier on July 30, 2013 at 8:07 AM

btw RWM has a good piece up on Detroit.

dogsoldier on July 30, 2013 at 8:08 AM

That’s right, always think Party first and the American people a distant second because it would sure SUCK if you worthless human turds were to lose your precious public-teat jobs and had to join us out here in the wilderness.

Eff you, political reptile, this is why the nation is floundering, because all the reps are more worried about their reelection campaigns. Broom them all and do it in a way that echoes through eternity.

Bishop on July 29, 2013 at 10:34 PM

I got this far into page 1 of the comments and this is as far as I need to go.

Perfect as usual Bishop.

Talon on July 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Hey dogsoldier

cmsinaz on July 30, 2013 at 8:09 AM

I did NOT hit the strike button!!!

Talon on July 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM

…”Prince Alwaleed to Aku al Naimi: “We Have a Fracking Problem.””
My take.

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 6:46 AM

…good piece!…if there were a business minded leader in office…I think “Fracking” would have had a couple of letters missing…an had a “u” in it….somewhere in that statement!

KOOLAID2 on July 30, 2013 at 8:12 AM

The argument that the gop can be taken over by a limited government Conservative……..has not worked since 1980!!! And that was only because Reagan picked a Big gov loving Progressive (Bush 41) to succeed him.

What a bargain for the Progressive republicans! Ride in with Reagan, act like you’re disciples of limited government Conservatism……and then own the party for decades afterwards.

We’ve been so used to Bush types being labeled “Conservatives” could we even recognize one at this point?

We need a second party alternative to the Big gov loving Progressives, which apparently control 90% of Congress!!

PappyD61 on July 30, 2013 at 8:17 AM

“I’m getting phone calls from Oklahoma saying, ‘Support Mike Lee,’” Coburn told the Washington Examiner‘s Byron York last week, “and I’m ramming right back: Support him in destroying the Republican party?”

When parties refuse to oppose slavery. they die and get rep[laced. See Whigs.

SDN on July 30, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Go to dontfundit and sign the petition to urge republicans to not fund OCare.

NotEasilyFooled on July 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM

The only leverage Republicans conceivably have here is the ability to cause a government shutdown. But that’s the leverage of a man surrounded by cops with a gun pointed at his own head. Some might like the idea of a government shutdown, but it still wouldn’t get Republicans any closer to actually defunding Obamacare, becauase they’d lose the inevitable confrontation. There would be a big political showdown, which would almost certainly backfire against Republicans…

Theses commie clowns know what will happen, how we will react to everything before it ever happens.They put years into this.
You gotta remember obabmcare was designed by lawyers to take over 1/6 of the economy. It was never designed to work. only to get millions on the govt. trough. When zero care blows up they simply go to what they wanted all the time; single payer. Guess who that payer is? Enter socialsm/communism. It was all planned and allwe did was react to their plans

rodguy911 on July 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM

Thanks, y’all!

kingsjester on July 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM

You gotta remember obabmcare was designed by lawyers to take over 1/6 of the economy. It was never designed to work.

They said as much. They even laughed about it. Obama’s team would have power point presentations about it openly admitting it was all a Trojan Horse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sTfZJBYo1I

They could have called the Republicans in and told them to their faces. It wouldn’t have mattered.

rrpjr on July 30, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Bill Crystal said on Bennett this morning that Cruz is “an unsophisticated conservative.”

Apparently when one calls someone else unsophisticated at something, he is differentiating him from himself in the same category.

I’m glad Bill Crystal is telling us what to think about Cruz.

Akzed on July 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Bill Crystal said on Bennett this morning that Cruz is “an unsophisticated conservative.”
Akzed on July 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

As opposed to the “sophisticated” ones who have led so well and shown us the great rewards of making nice with the Left. That takes real sophistication. This line of attack by the elites has gone on for decades to smear and emasculate virile conservatives. Only the names change, the game is always the same.

rrpjr on July 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Cruz has the courage of his convictions which the mealy-mouthed whining RINOs in Congress do not. Put on your big person panties and fight the good fight, you cowards.

College Prof on July 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

dontfundit.com is getting 1000 signatures/hr!

gracie on July 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM

Cruz has the courage of his convictions which the mealy-mouthed whining RINOs in Congress do not. Put on your big person panties and fight the good fight, you cowards.

College Prof on July 30, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Notice how he responds to adversity and criticism? He smiles, takes a deep breath and fires back with reason. What a cool cat.

gracie on July 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Bill Crystal

Putz

gracie on July 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Bill Crystal

Putz

gracie on July 30, 2013 at 10:42 AM

But what a sophisticate.

Akzed on July 30, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Bill Crystal said on Bennett this morning that Cruz is “an unsophisticated conservative.”

Those “unsophisticated conservatives” like Cruz and Palin are the only hope we have. The “sophisticated moderate/liberal elitist RINOs” are destroying this country.

fight like a girl on July 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Those “unsophisticated conservatives” like Cruz and Palin are the only hope we have. The “sophisticated moderate/liberal elitist RINOs” are destroying this country.

fight like a girl on July 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

yep..RINOs in collusion with the progressives and big gov. Cruz and Palin are the cure.

gracie on July 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM

“Keep yourselves where the light is.”

Goodnight, Paladin. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on July 30, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Good night Jackie :)

Thanks for the wonderful Moore. No one puts so much soul into it. Just listened to both tunes. Excellent.

Was watching you and RWM man the ‘battlefield’ so aptly and found no need to ‘fight’.

I hope the storm came and went, without much incident.

Hope your day is creative and productive.

Schadenfreude on July 30, 2013 at 12:37 PM

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