Live video: Still going

posted at 8:01 am on September 25, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Right now as I post this, Senator Pat Roberts is giving Sen. Ted Cruz a break, allowing him to rest during a 17-hour stretch of holding the floor of the US Senate.  Roberts is scolding Harry Reid for blocking amendments in defiance of Senate traditions, and hailing Cruz for making every analogy possible to explain how ObamaCare is a train wreck in motion:

No matter what one thinks of the strategy, Cruz’ performance has been impressive in every sense of the word.  The “long speech” — it’s not really a filibuster, since debate has already been limited and a vote scheduled for today — has objectively raised the profile of the opposition to ObamaCare, and whether that would have worked better for a delay than defunding is really moot at this point.

Besides, John Boehner has the delay option ready to go in round two, according to Politico:

The House Republican leadership is seriously considering attaching a one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate to the Senate bill to avert a government shutdown, according to senior GOP aides.

If House Republicans decide to go this route, it would all but provoke a government shutdown, since Senate Democrats might not even schedule a vote on a bill that includes that provision, Senate leadership staffers say. Even if the Senate schedules a vote, there might not be time to move the legislation through the slow-moving chamber.

The House Republican leadership is planning its next move as it becomes abundantly clear that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s gambit to defund Obamacare will fall short. The federal government is set to shut down Tuesday unless a new funding bill is enacted, and the Senate might not even send a bill to the House until Sunday — leaving a hot potato on Speaker John Boehner’s lap shortly before a government shutdown. The Senate bill will fund the government through Nov. 15.

A shutdown for a couple of days isn’t going to create a headache, but it might get the Senate to act with a little more alacrity to Boehner’s next submission.  Republicans need to push the inequitable delays imposed by the White House against the consumers’ interest to demand an explanation why the whole train wreck shouldn’t be delayed to their benefit.

Ted Cruz just returned and made a “wacko birds” reference. Nice.


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Thank you to Ed Morrissey for this important coverage. This kind of post should’ve been made on this blog last night.

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:03 AM

God Bless Cruz

Keep on truckin’ buddy!

cmsinaz on September 25, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I said Hotair wasn’t covering this. I stand corrected.

Oil Can on September 25, 2013 at 8:04 AM

I STAND WITH TED.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:05 AM

It is wonderful seeing a Republican, for once in a long time, get out there and stand on principle and fight. Ted Cruz inspires me. He is head and shoulders above the rest. Rand is also quality, but Cruz is tops with me.

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Rand is on his way to help too

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Thank God for Ted Cruz. One of the only senators with a spine

jephthah on September 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

faux filibuster is the meme of the day by the lsm

highlarious listening to their outrage…

heh

cmsinaz on September 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Stand with Cruz and Lee………or you stand with the Democrats!!!

Message to the prissy jealous Divas in the gop.

PappyD61 on September 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM

Respectfully requesting John Boehner do everything in his power to flummox Harry Reid, Obama and all things Obamacare. Please force the dems hands…in other words call his bluff, again!

DanMan on September 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM

All spending bills have to originate in the House. The Senate “leadership” is taking the CR Bill and simply saying no like a spoiled child refusing to eat its peas.

The House needs to respond by telling the Senate that simply funding Obamacare is not an option. Let it go to conference. Let the government shut down for a couple of days.

Let not Ted Cruz’s good work be completely in vain.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:08 AM

“True conservative” Morning Gas Bag Joe S is not happy.

Go Cruz!

aquaviva on September 25, 2013 at 8:09 AM

I’m just so glad Cruz is on our side. Imagine the kind of potent weapon he’d be for Democrats if his ideology was the opposite.

He’s a great debater, an enormously competent and accomplished man, and he sticks to his principles while remaining dignified.

The man doesn’t get flustered. And he’s not afraid of facing anyone head on.

I loved it when Dianne Feinstein was stammering and shaking when she had to go face-to-face with the cool, calm and collected Cruz, who made her look like a fool.

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Republicans need to push the inequitable delays imposed by the White House against the consumers’ interest to demand an explanation why the whole train wreck shouldn’t be delayed to their benefit.

And they need to remove the Congressional exemption to Obamacare! This set aside for lawmakers and their staffs needs to be a rallying point for the GOP.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:10 AM

Has he had a nap?

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:11 AM

Looks like dark blue suit with light blue tie is the uniform of the day.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Has he had a nap?

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:11 AM

No.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:13 AM

……and that picture of his daughters from last night is classic…….

It should be shared everywhere.

PappyD61 on September 25, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Amazing dude to do this. I’m cynical of all politicians but man alive, do I want Cruz to be the real thing in the long run.

Of course the jackwad media will spit on Cruz, he’s not doing this in support of butchering babies, if he were the MSM would be doing backflips over his incredible powers of endurance.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

Bottom line. Every Republican Senator has raised money and run on the idea of stopping Obamacare. This is their come to Jesus moment. Either they stand against Obamacare behind this wall or suffer the consequences. You listening John McCain?

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Look at this wonderful picture of Cruz’s daughters as he read them their bedtime stories from the Senate floor:

http://t.co/UXqFg0xrPB

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Maybe Cruz will mention that autoplay vids will be outlawed under his administration.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Isn’t it about time to recognize the true nature and names of the affected parties? I STAND WITH TED CRUZ. I stand with him because he is a Conservative American Patriot. The people who stand with, and support, Ted Cruz are American Conservatives, members of the American Conservative Party. All of those who do not support a return to sane fiscal responsibility, personal accountability, and belief in the rule of law this country was founded on – are socialists, marxists, and communists. There IS NO Democrat Party. It is the Socialist Party, the Marxist Party, or the Communist Party. It’s important to understand that this party USES our Constitution for its own purposes. It does not believe in it as our founding document. It is only a means to an end in their overall agenda. In accomplishing all of their goals, the Constitution of the United States will cease to exist. It’s time to speak aloud about who these people are and what they REALLY stand for. Only then will others take notice and hopefully, action.

HomeoftheBrave on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Normally I tend to side with the “establishment” GOP…and realize Cruz hasn’t gotten a lot of love from them lately. But on this, I’m with Cruz. The GOP should be doing everything possible to delay, defund, and kill ObamaCare…and make the American people realize what it’s all about, what it really does….because the Dems sure haven’t been anywhere near honest about it.

JetBoy on September 25, 2013 at 8:17 AM

If you haven’t seen Cruz’s reading of Green Eggs and Ham, find it.

Also, I guess his wife took a picture of Cruz’s girls watching him on TV from home while he’s reading it. They’re in matching pajamas. It’s fantastic. Michelle Malkin has it in a Twitchy entry.

BuckeyeSam on September 25, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Awwww….the little girls all giggly, the one with her hand smudging the screen and standing RIGHT NEXT to the tv.

Still, they must be a burden for Cruz and are using up resources that poor children in Mogadishu will never get.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Yeah, I had to shut down the autoplay…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Amazing dude to do this. I’m cynical of all politicians but man alive, do I want Cruz to be the real thing in the long run.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:15 AM

IMO, the GOP stands to gain in the long run if this is the beginning of a movement where Republicans stop acting like Democrats and stand for conservative principles. This, of course, will require leadership change.

Ronald Reagan was attacked in 1976 for not falling in behind Gerald Ford’s campaign. But look who came out winning in the end. Ted Cruz has that kind of potential.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

GO CRUZ!

Midas on September 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Testicles fueled by Lone Star beer—go Ted!

hillsoftx on September 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Boehner needs to vote now on the delay. That of course is another problem with Cruz’s “Spite the party for myself” strategy. Its not giving the House anytime to act. The government will shutdown and democrats get to blame Republicans because they sent them a CR last.

Zaggs on September 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Yeah, delay it for one year so voters don’t experience the full impact of Obamacare until after the 2014 election. Brilliant!

GCM on September 25, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Amen!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM

I’m sorry but this is just so cool. I know that isn’t profound but I can’t think of a better term.

I love the help people are giving him too.

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:22 AM

We, the unsophisticated: “Cruz, Cruz, Cruz…”

The Ruling Class: “Obey, obey, obey…”

mjbrooks3 on September 25, 2013 at 8:23 AM

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

…and fish Bishops!

KOOLAID2 on September 25, 2013 at 8:23 AM

The defunding of Obamacare although it is not going to happen for now, it is a winning thing for Republicans… First the House Republicans are winners because they voted to defund it and hence it is good politics for them in the 2014 elections… It will help them a lot with the conservative base… Second when Obamacare goes into effect next year many people are going to feel how hurtful it is, many already have, so it is going to be a major loser for the democrats in the 2014 elections just as it was in the 2010 elections… However the biggest winner of all this is Ted Cruz… He is now the defacto leader of the conservative base and the most powerful Republican politician in DC…

mnjg on September 25, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Screw the delay cr@p and let the effer wreck. Let everyone see the what a perfect catastrophe Barry and the Dems forced on everyone except themselves. And here’s a crazy idea: how about the GOP leadership a**holes in both the House & Senate actually meet in advance to cooderinate messaging and develope a replacement strategy so when ObamaCare wrecks, we have a market-base fix ready to go? Yeah, I know, they are too stupid for that. But a guy can dream, no?

rcpjr on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

PLEASE STOP THE AUTOPLAY. I’m at work so I don’t have the blocks I have at home.

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

The defunding of Obamacare although it is not going to happen for now…

mnjg on September 25, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Why not? We have the House. All we have to do is just say no. Send the Senate CRs that fund the government agency-by-agency. There is no obligation on us to swallow whatever crap the Senate wants to send our way.

Stoic Patriot on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I STAND WITH TED.
Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:05 AM

Me too, but he needs to use the men’s room a lot more than I do. :)

turfmann on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:03 AM

You get what you whined for on the other thread and still manage to look like a fool by whining even more.

cozmo on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

That of course is another problem with Cruz’s “Spite the party for myself” strategy. Its not giving the House anytime to act. The government will shutdown and democrats get to blame Republicans because they sent them a CR last.

Zaggs on September 25, 2013 at 8:20 AM

If Boehner is going to be pre-emptive, he should hold a vote this morning informing the Senate that they need not bother trying to restore funding for Obamacare because it will not pass the House. Urge Harry Reid to pass a common sense continuing resolution that reflects the will of the people and the sense of the House.

Cruz isn’t acting to spite the party. He is standing up for principle and, by doing so, is saving the GOP from itself for the long-run. No matter how inconvenient that is to timetables or GOP “leaders.”

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Yeah, I had to shut down the autoplay…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

Awright, brother, spill it, how do you do that?

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:27 AM

Me too, but he needs to use the men’s room a lot more than I do. :)

turfmann on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

Yeah, I don’t even want to think about that aspect of the long speech. :0

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Awright, brother, spill it, how do you do that?

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:27 AM

By using the Firefox browser with the Adblock add on…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Why not? We have the House. All we have to do is just say no. Send the Senate CRs that fund the government agency-by-agency. There is no obligation on us to swallow whatever crap the Senate wants to send our way.

Stoic Patriot on September 25, 2013 at 8:26 AM

And let’s dare the thin-skinned rat to veto a continuing resolution for the DoD or Social Security because it doesn’t include funding for Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Good morning, Senator Cruz.

Jeddite on September 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM

We’re finally having that Obamacare debate on CSPAN that Obama wanted.

joekenha on September 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM

One way to kill auto-play:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:19 AM

If nothing else maybe this will get conservatives everywhere to tell the GOP they can go eff themselves next year and in 2016 if they don’t clean house and start flying straight. I know I’m done at this point, I won’t vote for anyone beyond my state reps because Bachmann is leaving and taking her large testes with her, the rest of the GOP is seedless.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Rand is great now.

Dongemaharu on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:27 AM

By using the Firefox browser with the Adblock add on…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Adblock doesn’t catch them all.

Flashblock stops ALL autoplay.

cozmo on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

By using the Firefox browser with the Adblock add on…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

I can’t do that at work :(

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Molon Labe!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I can’t do that at work :(

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

That sucks…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Rand is great now.

Dongemaharu on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I could listen to him and Ted talk all day.

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:33 AM

cozmo on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

So far Adblock has worked for me…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Haven’t seen nor heard from my Senator-Tim Scott on backing Ted Cruz.So I guess the next time I will tell him I am upporting him and then either vote against him or stay home.Playing the unprincipled elected GOP politician game can be played by us voters too!Do something! I stand with Ted!

redware on September 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Maybe Cruz will mention that autoplay vids will be outlawed under his administration.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

If that’s what you want out of Cruz you’re doing conservatism wrong.

NotCoach on September 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

redware on September 25, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Scott came out in support of Cruz yesterday.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM

If nothing else maybe this will get conservatives everywhere to tell the GOP they can go eff themselves next year and in 2016 if they don’t clean house and start flying straight.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

I think a lot of us are at that point. Every single Republican Senator should be down there tag-teaming with Cruz. Sadly it only seems a few are in support.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Look, maybe this whole plan was rather half-baked, and maybe the other Republican’s complaints about this plan have merit. In fact I tend to think that objectively the critics have a point.

Even so, I must respond: “I can’t spare this man, he fights.”

Sackett on September 25, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Maybe Cruz will mention that autoplay vids will be outlawed under his administration.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

+100

Go Ted Cruz. It’s good to see someone stand on principle.

TerryW on September 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM

It may be a futile effort on Cruz’ part, but he’s putting opposition to Obamacare in the spotlight. When the American people discover the huge destructive impact of this law on their lives – and the pitchforks come out – they will remember that Cruz was on the front lines fighting for them.

Whether the GOP realizes it or not, Cruz is doing them a huge favor. They will be able to ride his coattails once that happens. Only the well-informed base knows the leadership (Boehner, McConnell, et al) are cowardly lions.

DRayRaven on September 25, 2013 at 8:37 AM

LOL cant sell something that is free Go Paul!

watertown on September 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Rand Paul calmly explaining market capitalism again – it can never be repeated often enough.

I don’t know how any sane person operating whithin the bounds or reality could call this a “tantrum” or “anarchy”.

forest on September 25, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Keep
Calm
and
Cruz
On

Fallon on September 25, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Cruz’ performance has been impressive

that’s an understatement…

unseen on September 25, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I can’t do that at work :(

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Me either! I can’t install FF either. KILL THE AUTO PLAY!!!

Jeez Louise.

Go Cruz, Lee and Paul. Kick butt!

Heard that bit with little D!ck Durbin. Awesome. To paraphrase Cruz, “If that zerocare you wax poetic about is so totally awesome dude, why did you run to Zero for a waiver?”

dogsoldier on September 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

I keep my computer on mute and only turn on the sound when I specifically want to listen to something… Low tech but it works.

Fallon on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Cruz is the energizer senator.

unseen on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Rand is great now.

Dongemaharu on September 25, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Love his real life examples like contact lenses, lasik, Wal-Mart, and the cap on FSAs. Helps that he is a physician.

monalisa on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

He’s talking Star Wars LOL!

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

ok any Senator that can use Star Wars is awesome.

unseen on September 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM

6 Months from now when America wakes up to the realities of Obamacare-the videos of Sen. Ted Cruz’s warnings will be played over and over again, all the way to 2014…may we have another wave election and take back the Senate.

We now know who the Leader of the Republican Party is,
and God willing, who will be our next President…

Sen. Ted Cruz.

djn on September 25, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Newt on local talk radio. He points out that Obama (and Dems) refusing to negotiate on Obamacare is a dictatorship not a democracy.

In other words, Dems are demanding that we do it their way or not at all. THAT IS A DICTATORSHIP. The House GOP should tell the Dems that they refuse to negotiate over Obamacare at the expense of shutting down the government. And the sooner they stop acting like douchebags and come to the table with sensible compromises the shorter that shut down will be.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Star Wars references now, we are the Rebels! Go Cruz Go!

Mini-14 on September 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM

By using the Firefox browser with the Adblock add on…

OmahaConservative on September 25, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Well crap, I already have that but autoplay still appears on this one. Thanks though.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Re: autoplay, if adblock doesn’t catch them then i use FlashKiller to stop them. Hear it (autoplay), click it (FlashKiller button), blanks the embedded video window. A refresh brings it back.

In the past i’ve used a thumbdrive to run firefox when corporate restrictions prevented alternate browsing software installations.

hurricain on September 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

way to go senator. Keep it up!

ted c on September 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newmemberbio.cgi?site=ctc2011&member=TNSR

Senator Lamar Alexander of Tenn needs a few reminders this morning that he should:

1. STAND WITH CRUZ, LEE AND RAND PAUL.

2. DEFUND OBAMACARE

Chattanooga, TN 37402
Voice: 423-752-5337

Blountville, TN 37617
Voice: 423-325-6240

Jackson, TN 38301
Voice: 731-423-9344

Nashville, TN 37203
Voice: 615-736-5129

Knoxville, TN 37902
Voice: 865-545-4253

Memphis, TN 38103
Voice: 901-544-4224

Any volunteers to call his offices today?

PappyD61 on September 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Freedom requires the courage to avoid being stampeded. You should ask more questions about something you are told is an “essential right.” Sober reflection is a hallmark of maturity. A wise State would not require its citizens to act like children.

Have no idea who this is from but it fits.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

If Boehner is going to be pre-emptive, he should hold a vote this morning informing the Senate that they need not bother trying to restore funding for Obamacare because it will not pass the House. Urge Harry Reid to pass a common sense continuing resolution that reflects the will of the people and the sense of the House.

Cruz isn’t acting to spite the party. He is standing up for principle and, by doing so, is saving the GOP from itself for the long-run. No matter how inconvenient that is to timetables or GOP “leaders.”

Happy Nomad

Which is what I said which conveniently got left off.
Sorry but what exactly was Cruz’s plan here? That if enough conservatives get pissed off Obama would actually sign a law defunding his one singular “achievement”? Oh wait, that’s not a question, it was his actual plan. So basically you have to make the argument that Cruz actually thought that would work. Which would make Cruz dumber than a rock. I’m pretty sure he’s not stupid though. This was about him pure and simple. You want to get rid of Obamacare? Then you stop with the “None of the above” nonsense when Romney is running and turn out. That was your last chance to stop it before implementation, period. Anyone who says that without control of the Senate and the White House the GOP can defund Obamacare is either a complete idiot or a bad liar.
Its not the inconvenience to the leadership you dolt. Its the fact that ALL the public will have heard from the GOP before the shutdown is Cruz. They won’t hear about the new CR with a delay, because of Cruz. So the party will suffer just so Cruz can have his time in the sun.

Zaggs on September 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Look at this wonderful picture of Cruz’s daughters as he read them their bedtime stories from the Senate floor:

http://t.co/UXqFg0xrPB

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Adorable.

Keep
Calm
and
Cruz
On

Fallon on September 25, 2013 at 8:39 AM

I’d wear that t-shirt.

conservative pilgrim on September 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Okay this tag team is fun

gophergirl on September 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Love his real life examples like contact lenses, lasik, Wal-Mart, and the cap on FSAs. Helps that he is a physician.

monalisa on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

McCain must be seething that all the young guns are out there doing the job that the triceratops Republicans refuse to do.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Cruz has been inspiring. I listened last night until I fell asleep and then resumed this morning. Finally, a politician that represents the people. All the RINOs and Democrats should be trembling. Cruz is summoning the “sleeping giant,” a.k.a., the Tea Party, to wake up.

conservative pilgrim on September 25, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Well crap, I already have that but autoplay still appears on this one. Thanks though.

Bishop on September 25, 2013 at 8:44 AM

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/
Use this one. It works.

chewmeister on September 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Love his real life examples like contact lenses, lasik, Wal-Mart, and the cap on FSAs. Helps that he is a physician.

monalisa on September 25, 2013 at 8:42 AM

I think my favorite part where he says “They say no one will go to jail for Obamacare. Really? You don’t pay, you go to jail!”

Dongemaharu on September 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM

bluegill on September 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

I said last night I bet 10 bucks his girls were grinning ear to ear while daddy was reading to them on TV like that… :)

This will be a memory that they will have for the rest of their lives and will be shared over family dinners forever.

watertown on September 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Sen. Cruz has provided many teachable moments in the true sense of the phrase. He is an outstanding statesman.

onlineanalyst on September 25, 2013 at 8:50 AM

We’re finally having that Obamacare debate on CSPAN that Obama wanted.

joekenha on September 25, 2013 at 8:30 AM

SNAP !!!
:-)

pambi on September 25, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Annnnnnd Bob Corker (you know Obama’s golf buddy) needs a bit of a nudge today too.

Any volunteers to give him a call today and let him know he needs to STAND WITH CRUZ, and DEFUND OBAMACARE (or not another campaign dime, not another helping with the phone bank, going door-to-door, or ANYTHING for the republican party)?

http://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations

Memphis, TN 38103
Main: 901-683-1910

Nashville, TN 37203
Main: 615-279-8125

Knoxville, TN 37902
Main: 865-637-4180

Jackson, TN 38305
Main: 731-664-2294

Jonesborough, TN 37659
Main: 423-753-2263

Chattanooga, TN 37402
Main: 423-756-2757

Tell your friends on social media, etc. that they either want Obamacare and rationing and such (include some comments like this from Max Baucus) or they can keep their doctors if they call and we can defeat this.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/2/reid-agrees-baucus-health-care-train-wreck-if-not-/

Mr. Baucus, who as chair of the Senate Finance Committee was integral in writing the law, said he is “very concerned” by the lack of information among small business and accountants who are “throwing their hands” up over the law.

“I just see a huge train wreck coming down,” Mr. Baucus said to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “You and I have discussed this many times, and I don’t see any results yet.”

Let’s use the tools we have…FIGHT THE RULING CLASS.

PappyD61 on September 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Ted Cruz is the voice we have been waiting for for far too long! The man is standing up for America and the Old Fart Guard of his own party is rejecting what he is doing, yet he is still fighting and going strong!

McConnell, Coryn, Hatch, McCain, and the rest of the RINO bunch should not only be ashamed of themselves, they should now all face the truth that their own political careers may have ended today because of their rejection of what Ted Cruz is doing! They should all face the truth that come next re-election time for them, they are all done!

As for Ted Cruz, even if his efforts fail, America will still know we do have someone out there in government who is fighting for us, and who will stand up to Obama and his ilk every chance he gets!

GO TED GO!!!!!

pilamaye on September 25, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Cruz is phenomenal. I like Paul’s demand that Obama, Roberts, and federal employees deal with the Obama exchanges.

Now, he’s lauding Kutcher’s speech at the Teen Choice Awards.

BuckeyeSam on September 25, 2013 at 8:54 AM

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Sen-Cruz-Continues-Floor-Speech-Senate-Procedural-Vote-on-CR-Later-Today/10737441638-1/

Content temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later.

Looks like it might be a popular site this morning… Meh, I have the TV set on C-SPAN2.

Fallon on September 25, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Ashton Kutcher.

Axe on September 25, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Zaggs on September 25, 2013 at 8:46 AM

As I posted above concerning Newt’s comments on local radio:

Obama and Senate Dems don’t get to dictate this or any other issue. The GOP is not obligated to do what the Dems demand just because of threat of veto.

Personally, I think the House should do continuing resolutions by specific budget function:

National Defense
International Affairs
General Science, Space, and Technology
Energy
Natural Resources and Environment
Agriculture
Commerce and Housing Credit
Transportation
Community and Regional Development
Education, Training, Employment, and Social Services
Health
Medicare
Income Security
Social Security
Veterans Benefits and Services
Administration of Justice
General Government
Net Interest
Allowances
Undistributed Offsetting Receipts

No omnibus legislation for continuing resolution. Send the Senate 20 separate bills- none of which provide for Obamacare spending. And let Senate refuse to pass the legislation. Let the filthy lazy stupid rat-eared bastard veto them one-by-one.

Or have the Dems come to the table for reasonable and bipartisan negotiation on compromise.

Happy Nomad on September 25, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Much love and respect for Senator Cruz. Any time I’m fortunate enough to catch him on Levin’s show I stand more and more impressed.

And his reading of Dr. Seuss to his little ones from the Senate floor? Just precious.

Aren’t they the reason we fight in the first place?

CaptFlood on September 25, 2013 at 8:56 AM

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