Cruz: Obama should apologize for ObamaCare in SOTU tomorrow

posted at 10:41 am on January 27, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Presidents get lots of advice ahead of a State of the Union speech — from their staffers, their party colleagues on Capitol Hill, and from the media. Somehow, I doubt that Barack Obama will take this piece of advice offered by Senator Ted Cruz on CBS’ Face the Nation yesterday, even if yet another poll shows that it might be a good idea:

“For the State of the Union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera and say to the over five million Americans all across this country who have had their health insurance cancelled because of Obamacare — to look in the camera and say, ‘I’m sorry,’” the Republican senator from Texas suggested during an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday . “‘I told you if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it. I told you if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. And that wasn’t true. I’m sorry.’”

“But then, Bob, here is the real kicker. If you are really sorry you just don’t say you’re sorry, you actually do something to fix the problem,” Cruz continued. “The pattern we’ve seen over and over again with this president is he says he’s sorry — he expresses outrage — but then he doesn’t fix the problem. He keeps doing it over and over again.”

Cruz also claimed vindication for Republicans in the fight against ObamaCare. “Millions of people across the country have seen now why we were standing and fighting,” Cruz told Schieffer, “because ObamaCare is a disaster.”

And Cruz isn’t the only one who thinks so, either. A new poll from the Associated Press shows Americans overwhelmingly disenchanted with the new health-insurance regime, even if the worst political impact has lessened somewhat:

Negative perceptions of the health care rollout have eased, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. But overall, two-thirds of Americans say things still aren’t going well.

Of those who’ve tried to sign up, or who live with someone who has, 71 percent have encountered problems. But the share reporting success jumped to 40 percent from a meager 24 percent in December. …

In December, 76 percent of adults had said the opening of the new markets was not going well. Such negative perceptions have now fallen 10 points to 66 percent.

Still, rave reviews remain rare.

Only 4 percent said things were going extremely or very well, while another 17 percent said things were going somewhat well.

Compare that to 38 percent who said the rollout had gone not at all well. Another 28 percent said things were not going too well. Add those together and it makes up two-thirds of the public.

Do 66% of the American public deserve a clear and sincere apology from the President who told them for years that they could keep their plans if they liked their plans? Of course. Will they get it? Of course not, at least not until the political situation looks like this:

The best prediction for that kind of political situation? In October, when the employer mandate disrupts the group-insurance market as badly as ObamaCare disrupted the individual market.


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Or, he could strike it down by Imperial fiat…

OmahaConservative on January 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cruz: Obama should apologize for ObamaCare in resign at the end of the SOTU tomorrow

#gottadream

M240H on January 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Hopey should be Repealed/Replaced/ReSign!!

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM

The best prediction for that kind of political situation? In October, when the employer mandate disrupts the group-insurance market as badly as ObamaCare disrupted the individual market.

Still naively thinking Obama will allow that to happen, eh? As opposed to further delays, further waivers, further subsidies, etc?

Still haven’t learned anything from recent history, eh?

Midas on January 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I’ll settle for O’Barky’s resignation and sleazy Eric Holder’s frog-marching to Sing Sing.

viking01 on January 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

He’ll delay again….guaranteed

cmsinaz on January 27, 2014 at 10:48 AM

He won’t apologize…

In fact…
He has a pen..
And a phone…

And he can phone in some props to stand behind him and smile…

“I won…”

Electrongod on January 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Ted Cruz Verified account
@tedcruz

United States Senator from the State of Texas.

Houston, Texas · tedcruz.org

https://twitter.com/tedcruz

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

They’ll keep asking how the rollout is going until a majority approves, even if it takes years. That’s how lefties work: keep voting or litigating until you find that perfect moment in time with the desired result then lock it in forever.

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Do 66% of the American public deserve a clear and sincere apology from the President who told them for years that they could keep their plans if they liked their plans? Of course. Will they get it? Of course not, at least not until the political situation looks like this:

Of course there isn’t going to be a mea culpa moment but it will be interesting to see if he is out there still claiming that the only thing wrong with Obamacare is a glitchy website. IMO, if he goes out there and pretends that Obamacare is perfect beyond enrollment snags then he loses all credibilty and should be called on it in the GOP response.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

“… to this I say, Let them eat cake!” – Obama 2014 SOTU

AverageJoe on January 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM

“I am sorry I am a SCoaMF.”

NotCoach on January 27, 2014 at 10:51 AM

In fact…
He has a pen..
And a phone…

Electrongod on January 27, 2014 at 10:49 AM

I have a few suggestions with what he can do with that pen and phone.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Instead of apologies, reflection and sincerity we will get more projection, blame shifting. rich vs. poor rhetoric and promises to enforce Mr. Obama’s worldview upon us, despite a majority protestation, using imperial fiats.

Put quite simply, Mr. Obama is the least talented, most divisive and underwhelming president our nation has ever elected. And every time he speaks, he shows us why. He doesn’t even possess a whiff of leadership.

Marcus Traianus on January 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Having a gay NBA basketball player sitting in the gallery with Mooch should smooth things over…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Cruz was awesome in that appearance. He had ol’ Bob Schieffer squirming.

dforston on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Having a gay NBA basketball player sitting in the gallery with Mooch should smooth things over…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Yeah because gays are so persecuted in professional athletics or something. The rat-eared bastard is sending an all sodomite delegation to the Winter Olympics.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

How about having someone who lost their insurance sit with FLOTUS…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

GOP is going to continue banking on the employer mandate causing a huge electoral victory in the November.

In the meantime, they’ll continue the war on their base, including amnesty and more – and then find out that the Dems will simply waive the mandate for awhile, add some more waivers/subsidies/guarantees to ameliorate the angry lofo’s, and boom – the GOP caught with their pants down, a media beating the inequality/war on women drums, and a pissed off base that has been telling them all along that they’ll stay home if they don’t behave themselves.

2014 could quite easily fail to be the electoral victory for GOP that people think it will.

Midas on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

** Abuse Of Power **

Ted Cruz ‏@tedcruz 18h

If you tuned in to Face the Nation this AM, our convo on Obama Admin abuses of power wasn’t aired. Watch & RT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEnqCCzmEo4
=======================

Sen. Ted Cruz: The Abuse of Power from this Administration Concerns Me

Published on Jan 26, 2014
January 26, 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEnqCCzmEo4

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

The best prediction for that kind of political situation? In October, when the employer mandate disrupts the group-insurance market as badly as ObamaCare disrupted the individual market.

This or if Aetna decides they are not going to play along in 2015 and make that announcement in July.

Johnnyreb on January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Having a gay NBA basketball player sitting in the gallery with Mooch should smooth things over…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM

What Moochelle should do while the Prez is talking..

is get with her friends and take pictures of each other with their smart phones..

Electrongod on January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

If President Obama truly reported on the actual State of the Union, the stock market would crash and gold prices would go through the roof. Instead, the President will tell us the economy’s “still improving“, (for the fifth time), but, there’s still room for improvement, and pay no attention to the 90 million out of work. What he won’t tell us, is the American work force participation rate is the lowest in 36 years. He will brag about the stock market that’s been receiving an 85 billion cash infusion every month, (courtesy of the Feds own printing presses), feeding the banks and the power-brokers who return their in-kind campaign donations to the Democratic Party. Polling on the President’s economy—39.4% approve, 56.2% disapprove. Grade: D-

On his legacy policy—the Federal Government take-over of the Health Care Industry—Obama will tell us the beleaguered web-site “is working”, but there’s still much work to do on the back-end, (for the third no-bid contractor to “clean up“). He will tell us over two-three million now have insurance who never had it before, but he won’t tell us about the 6-7 million that now have cancelled policies, or that the new one’s being offered at the exchanges are far more expensive including massively high deductibles. What he also won’t tell us is, if the numbers of sign-ups by the young and healthy don’t change dramatically by March, the Federal Government will be asking for trillion dollar installments to bail out the insurance companies. (Any one remember when the Democrats supplied the CBO with phony numbers to keep the entire program under ONE TRILLION DOLLARS?. Does anyone know what those “revisions” are now?) The impending disaster still awaits us all when the employer mandate kicks in, and millions more are systematically forced onto the over-priced exchanges. Polling on this policy—37.6% favor, 54.5% disapprove. Grade: D-

More at my humble new site

Rovin on January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

The difference is that after dog-eater apologized I would drop him…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

From WAMU:

Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) is voicing concern that the entirety Affordable Care Act could unravel because not enough young people are signing up.

More than 40,000 Virginians signed up for health insurance on the federal exchange last month. Only 27 percent of those were young adults — the group needed to fund the new system. Moran says he doesn’t think those numbers are going to get much better.

“I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up. I think they feel more independent, I think they feel a little more invulnerable than prior generations,” Moran says. “But I don’t think we’re going to get enough young people signing up to make this bill work as it was intended to financially.”

If Moran’s prediction is correct, the whole law could unravel. He says there just isn’t enough incentive for healthy young people to sign up for insurance.

“And, frankly, there’s some legitimacy to their concern because the government spends about $7 for the elderly for every $1 it spends on the young,” Moran says.

Moran supported covering everyone under Medicare, which would have been expensive but have avoided this problem. Now Moran is running short on solutions.

“I just don’t know how we’re going to do it frankly,” he says. “If we had a solution I’d be telling the president right now.”

Democrats say another part of the problem is that Republicans remain bent on repealing the law and aren’t working with them to reform some of the glaring flaws in it

.

M240H on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Is Barky planning to “marry” a bunch of weirdos?

viking01 on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

He won’t. He’ll repeat the nonsense about adults up to age 26 that are allowed to stay on their parent’s insurance and the fact you can’t be turned down for pre-existing conditions.

“And we’re working everyday to improve healthcare.gov” as if the website problems are the only thing wrong with Obamacare and that’s just temporary.

The only thing more sure about Obama than his incompetence is his predictability.

deadrody on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Is Barky planning to “marry” a bunch of weirdos?

viking01 on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Doubt it. He already married a weirdo, probably all he can handle.

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Thank you for those clear and cogent remarks,PRESIDENT Cruz…er…

SMACKRUNNER on January 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM

And, from a great commenter at Politico on this issue:

rothbardsghost 4 minutes ago −
This article is farcical in that it continues to play up the notion that the problem with the ACA was the “clunky rollout”, meaning the dysfunctional website, and now that’s behind us, Obama can get around to explaining how wonderful his “grand achievement” is and how thankful we should all be. How interesting that our president must explain his signature legislation, that which bears his name, in the “least awkward way possible”. This is political doublespeak for he has to calculate how to best dance around something he doesn’t want to talk about.

Frankly, if I were him I wouldn’t want to talk about it either. Unless we assume that his audience is a collection of drooling morons, something which I think he always takes for granted, there is no way for him to explain, awkward or otherwise, how badly he misrepresented what the ACA was and what impact it would have on millions of Americans. It usually is pretty awkward when you sold the public one bill of goods and then delivered something altogether different, especially when it’s obvious that it was a bait and switch from the outset. The website may now work better, but the fact that millions of Americans were lied to about keeping their coverage, and their doctor, hasn’t changed and is only going to get worse as the “employer mandate” starts to kick in. The fact that millions of those folks being driven into the exchanges are finding out that they’re going to pay way more, both in premiums and out of pocket deductibles, for a product they neither want nor need to subsidize what is in essence an entitlement program isn’t go to change either.

You’re damn right it’s an awkward topic for Obama. The way the ACA was sold to the American public was one of the grossest lies and misrepresentations in american political history. If Obama had any ability to feel shame, he would just say I’m sorry I lied and move on. There’s no “shout out” to be given unless we are now in the business of celebrating our government’s dishonesty.

Couldn’t have said it better……….

Rovin on January 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Nice job rovin

cmsinaz on January 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

M240H on January 27, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I wonder if Moran’s worthless son Patrick signed up for Obamacare. Might come in handy when Patrick decides to beat up a girlfriend with a protective brother.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

It could be said that delaying the employer mandate will end up being one of the things that causes the ultimate downfall of this law.

Employers now know how destructive and expensive the laws new regulations will be by observing what happened to the individual market. They now have a major incentive to get out from under their number one cost of every single employee, health insurance. And that window of opportunity is closing quickly.

Not every employer plan will fail to meet the “new” requirements but very many will.

If Obama had not delayed the mandate, there might have been more of an incentive, at first, to watch out for your employees out of loyalty. “Surely the Feds cannot mess up something this big, can they?” “This will all get worked out eventually if we all just work together”.

You cannot be loyal to anyone if you are bankrupt though.

Mord on January 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

It’ll never get to October. They’ll just universally delay it again.

Rufus on January 27, 2014 at 11:01 AM

How about having someone who lost their insurance sit with FLOTUS…

PatriotRider on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Why would you ever want to do that to someone who lost their insurance.
That’s just cruel, man.

Tsar of Earth on January 27, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Obama is a sociopath. He believes everything he’s done is for the “good” of America and it’s people.

If he actually had a conscience, he would resign.

Meople on January 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

What Moochelle should do while the Prez is talking.. is get with her friends and take pictures of each other with their smart phones.. Electrongod on January 27, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Heh…

wolly4321 on January 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Frankly, if I were him I wouldn’t want to talk about it either. Unless we assume that his audience is a collection of drooling morons, something which I think he always takes for granted

Rovin on January 27, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Well to be fair, the rat-eared wonder is speaking before a joint session of Congress. An audience of drooling morons would be an upgrade.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Apologize?! He’ll blame everyone but his crew, and MSNBC will swear to it.

Akzed on January 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Will Moochelle wear her royal lobster bib and her royal lobster feed bucket?

We already know Moochie will have her PermaScowl™ firmly attached.

viking01 on January 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Who was the last fascist who apologized?

Rational Thought on January 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Take a good Listen people…

..this is what we need….put this guy with
a few others (damn few) who have a set….well, one of them doesn’t have a set biologically…but the few of them
know what is needed.

Cold Cock these Mother effers right in the Snot locker.

ToddPA on January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Poor, poor Bob.

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

One of the elements in the GOP response should be this about Obamacare:

Tonight, millions of Americans find themselves uninsured; many for the first time in their lives. This is a national disgrace that can only be resolved with the repeal of Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

I hope he seethes at the mere suggestion he’s failed at anything at all. Let the arrogance shine through for all to see.

wolly4321 on January 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Oh, and BTW, Cruz/West 2016!!!!

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Hmmm…….

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Who was the last fascist who apologized?

Rational Thought on January 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM

I dunno, Hanoi Jane apologized for your misunderstanding of her noble intentions. Happens all the time.

Fenris on January 27, 2014 at 11:12 AM

First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband’s troubled health insurance system.

How is giving money to the filthy rat-eared bastard going to help protect Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM


TRANSCRIPT:
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Face the Nation Transcripts January 26, 2014: Cruz, Schumer, McCaul
January 26, 2014, 2: 37 PM
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SCHIEFFER: All right. Well, very disturbing news this morning, but thank you, Mr. Chairman, and I hope you’ll keep us informed.

We want to turn now to the president’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday, and we’re going to Houston and the Tea Party Republican Ted Cruz, who led the shutdown of the government last fall because the president wouldn’t agree to shut down Obamacare.

Senator, thank you for coming. You have already released a list of issues you want the president to address in his State of the Union speech, including you want a new investigation into the Benghazi controversy and into the IRS. You want him to admit that his economic program has failed, that it was a mistake to pass Obamacare on a party-line vote.

Senator, that sounds like you want a confession, not a speech.

CRUZ: Well, what I put out are the questions that I’m hearing from Texans all over the state. I spend a lot of time traveling the state of Texas listening to Texans. And the questions they raise — over and over again, they say, why are jobs and economic growth so dismal?

We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978. And if President Obama wants to give an honest, candid State of the Union address this week, he’ll address the fact that his economic policies are not working and that they’re exacerbating income equality. They’re hurting the people who are struggling the most.

Each of the questions I put up are questions that the people are asking. Now, I think the odds that the president will answer them are not high, but it’s what he should if he was listening to the concerns that people are raising.

SCHIEFFER: Well, of course, what he would say is that he is creating more jobs, that unemployment is going down and on and on. But we’ll leave that for the Democrats to talk about.

Let me ask you this, you became a celebrity when you led the drive to shut down the government over Obamacare. But afterward your fellow Republicans said you led them over a cliff. Can you conceive of any situation in which you would do that again, try to shut down the government in exchange or in demand for some action by the president?

CRUZ: Well, Bob, with all due respect I don’t agree with the premise of your question. Throughout the government shut down I opposed a government shutdown. I said we shouldn’t shut the government down, I think it was a mistake that President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall. The reason they did so, is that President Obama dug in and said he wouldn’t compromise, he wouldn’t negotiate.

In fact, I went to one of the most surreal meetings I’ve ever been at where President Obama invited all the senate Republicans to go up to the White House. He sat us in a room — this is in the middle of the shut down — and he said I invited you here to tell you I will not negotiate, I will not compromise on anything. That’s why we had a shut down.

That was a mistake.

But in terms of whether we should have stood and fought on Obamacare, I think the proof is in the pudding. Millions of people across the country have seen why we were standing and fighting because Obamacare is a disaster. And, you know, for the state of the union, one of the things President Obama really ought to do is look in the TV camera say to the over five million Americans all across this country who of had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare to look in the camera say, I’m sorry. I told you if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it. I told you if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor and that wasn’t true. I’m sorry.

But then, Bob, here is the real kicker, if you are really sorry you don’t say you’re sorry you actually do something to fix the problem. The pattern we’ve seen over and over again with this president is he says he’s sorry, expresses outrage then doesn’t fix the problem, he keeps doing it over and over.

SCHIEFFER: All right, let me go back to one thing. And the question I asked you was, would you ever conceive of threatening to shut down the government again?

CRUZ: Well, as I said I didn’t threaten to shut down the government the last time. I don’t think we should ever shut down the government. I repeatedly voted to fund the federal government.

SCHIEFFER: Senator, if you didn’t threaten the shut down the government who was it that did? But we’ll go on to something…

CRUZ: It was Harry Reid and President Obama.

Bob, look, I understand that the White House said over and over again the shut down is the Republicans fault. And I understand, that’s what you’re repeating. But the reality is, I voted over and over again to fund the federal government and the reason we had a shut down — look, the Democrats were very candid. I know they told you, they said, we think the shut down benefits us politically. Right now the Democrats are telling you that they want another shut down, because they think it benefits them politically.

Why is it hard to understand that they forced the shut down when they think it benefits them politically.

SCHIEFFER: Senator, I know what Republicans were telling me like John Boehner who said this was the disaster and never again.

But let me ask you one more question here. The government is approaching…

CRUZ: Let me ask you a question…

SCHIEFFER: Well, now just a minute. Just a minute, the government is approaching another deadline, February 7 when it will run out of money unless congress agrees to raise the debt ceiling. Will you agree to raise the debt ceiling or demand something in return?

CRUZ: Look, of course we should do something. We shouldn’t just write a blank check.

Five years ago, the national debt was $10 trillion. That took 43 presidents over 200 years to build up $10 trillion in debt. Today, it’s over $17 trillion. It’s grown nearly 70 percent with one president in five years. And if you ask any American outside of Washington, should we just keep raising the debt ceiling while doing nothing to have fundamental structural control of spending to get Washington spending problem under control? It doesn’t matter if you’re talking to a Republican, a Democrat, an independent, a libertarian, anyone outside of Washington says of course.

And it’s worth noting in the past the debt ceiling has been the most effective lever point for real structural reforms whether it was Graham-Rudman, which did great job of restricting government spending, getting it under control, or whether it was the Budget Control Act. Both of those came through the debt ceiling.

And what the president is saying is he just wants a blank credit card to keep growing and growing the dealt. And I think that’s irresponsible. I think it’s irresponsible to our kids and grandkids to stick that debt on them, because we can’t live within our means.

SCHIEFFER: Let me ask you something on different subject. Do you think Chris Christie is still a viable candidate for the Republican nomination? CRUZ:: You know, Bob, I like Chris Christie, I think he is brash and outspoken I think it’s terrific he’s been able to get elected twice as a Republican in a very blue state. I think it’s unfortunate he’s found himself in this mess.

And I hope he can extricate himself. I’m certainly rooting for him to do so, because I think he’s an effective leader and I’d like to see him move on to governing New Jersey and not being mired in the scandal.

SCHIEFFER: Will you run for president?

CRUZ: Well, look, my focus is on the challenges facing this country right now, it’s on the senate. My focus, for example, is on the abuse of power from the president.

Let’s take something like the IRS scandal.

SCHIEFFER: So, do I take that as a yes or no? Or still thinking about it.

CRUZ: What you can take that as is that my focus is standing and fighting right now in the senate to bring back jobs and economic growth. Economic growth is my number one priority.

SCHIEFFER: Thank you so much for joining us. And we’ll talk to you again.

CRUZ: Thank you, Bob.

SCHIEFFER: And we’ll be back in one minute.
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/face-the-nation-transcripts-january-26-2014-cruz-schumer-mccaul/

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband’s troubled health insurance system.

How is giving money to the filthy rat-eared bastard going to help protect Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

When you’re appealing to the stupid, does it really matter?

Bitter Clinger on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Cruz was awesome in that appearance. He had ol’ Bob Schieffer squirming.

dforston on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 AM

I mentioned this in the Rand thread…I heard an extended version of that interview and he had ol’ Bob stuttering. If you noticed it ended abruptly it was because they cut a minute of Cruz torching Obama over his tactics of throwing government agencies a his opponents.

DanMan on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Oh, and BTW, Cruz/West 2016!!!!

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Happy Nomad: Excellent:0

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:17 AM

First lady Michelle Obama is seeking $10 donations to protect Obamacare, her husband’s troubled health insurance system.

How is giving money to the filthy rat-eared bastard going to help protect Obamacare?

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Her Swiss bank account in case the serfs finally decide to topple the Pharaoh and she dumps him?

viking01 on January 27, 2014 at 11:18 AM

CRUZ: Thank you, Bob.

SCHIEFFER: And we’ll be back in one minute.
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canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

“And we’ll be back in one minute after I change my Depends and fire my producer for bringing this right-wing hack onto MY show!”

Bishop on January 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

“Here’s the deal… It is important for all of us to understand, and let me be clear…. make no mistake… just as I’ve always said…. this will not be easy. It won’t happen overnight. There will be setbacks. But the goal is set. Period.” [Democrats give 10 minute standing ovation]

AverageJoe on January 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Hmmm…….

Bmore on January 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

thanks Bmore, very enlightening indeed

DanMan on January 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

CRUZ: Well, Bob, with all due respect I don’t agree with the premise of your question. Throughout the government shut down I opposed a government shutdown. I said we shouldn’t shut the government down, I think it was a mistake that President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall. The reason they did so, is that President Obama dug in and said he wouldn’t compromise, he wouldn’t negotiate.

In fact, I went to one of the most surreal meetings I’ve ever been at where President Obama invited all the senate Republicans to go up to the White House. He sat us in a room — this is in the middle of the shut down — and he said I invited you here to tell you I will not negotiate, I will not compromise on anything. That’s why we had a shut down.

That was a mistake.

The quote above sums up exactly why I support Cruz for 2016. Bob Schieffer didn’t even see it coming.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

If the GOP wanted to make a statement, they would just sit quietly through the entire thing, with little signs sitting in all their laps that read “You Lie!”

Chris of Rights on January 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Sadly I don’t see how this will fail.19 new taxes to support the 30 million uninsured that are not signing up. The real estate tax will be a windfall for the govt. Besides they never really wanted insurance for all just control.

tim c on January 27, 2014 at 11:37 AM

“And we’ll be back in one minute after I change my Depends and fire my producer for bringing this right-wing hack onto MY show!”

Bishop on January 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

It’s not the fact that a “right-wing hack” was booked. It is the fact that the “right-wing hack” beat him like a rug. I look forward to the 2016 debate season.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

“And we’ll be back in one minute after I change my Depends and fire my producer for bringing this right-wing hack onto MY show!”

Bishop on January 27, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Bishop:Lol,

Schieffer was getting testy,..i posted above, the extended version,
from Cruz’s Twitter:)

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If the GOP wanted to make a statement, they would just sit quietly through the entire thing, with little signs sitting in all their laps that read “You Lie!”

Chris of Rights on January 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

If the GOP wanted to make a statement they would all show up in Repeal Obamacare t-shirts.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Drudge link to the following story is worth a look:

Face the Nation edits out Senator Cruz’s comments on D’Souza and condemning Obama

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on January 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Best description I’ve read about Tuesday night:-)

State of the Union 2014 — thin-skinned amateur Obama addresses Congress, our parliament of whores….

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/01/27/state-union-2014-thin-skinned-amateur-obama-addresses-congress-our-parliament/

Almost perfect!!

I would have had a hard time guessing who said that, tho!

bluefox on January 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

i hope he becomes president. i just love him. =)

The quote above sums up exactly why I support Cruz for 2016. Bob Schieffer didn’t even see it coming.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

yeah, it is great that ted actually said “I don’t agree with the premise of your question.” more republicans need to say that. the liberal media often askes questions slanted in favor of democrats. time to start questioning the premise more often!!

Sachiko on January 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Please do not turn it into a drinking game. If you take a drink every time he tells a lie, blames someone else, says its Bush’s fault, etc., I’m afraid that a lot of people will die of alcohol poisoning. So, please don’t do that.

Mirimichi on January 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

The nazis at CBS are on full display.

Schiefer is Hell-destined.

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Mirimichi on January 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

LOL!!

bluefox on January 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

it is great that ted actually said “I don’t agree with the premise of your question.” more republicans need to say that. the liberal media often askes questions slanted in favor of democrats. time to start questioning the premise more often!!

Sachiko on January 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

The fact that Cruz was a world-class collegiate debater was clear in this exchange. Schieffer didn’t know what hit him when he got challenged on the very crux of his interview which was essentially “so you sorry yet that you shut down the government?”

And yes, more Republicans should challenge the premise of left-wing questions.

Happy Nomad on January 27, 2014 at 12:06 PM

canopfor on January 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

xo’s for linking the transcript, canopfor!!

Btw, is it colder down here? LOL Someone is messing with the weather!

bluefox on January 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Senator Cruz is right that Obama should apologize for the disastrous effects of Obamacare, but any chance of that becoming reality is like throwing coins into a wishing well.

Obama will probably blame those EEEEEEEVIL greedy insurance companies for cancelling previous health insurance policies, and raising premiums and deductibles, and pat himself on the back for Sandra Fluke not being punished with a baby.

And the crowd of sheeple and ignorami who voted for him will faint in their seats at his awesomeness, and all will be well in the Obama-land of bilk and honey.

Steve Z on January 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM

…you mean…people are actually going to watch it?

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM

…you mean…people are actually going to watch it?

KOOLAID2 on January 27, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Only those with strong stomachs:-) Not me tho, I never watch him!!

Hope all is well with you. I’ve been under the “murphy” law for a time.

bluefox on January 27, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Once again….5 million cancelled policies is actually 15 million Americans without insurance…..

elowe on January 27, 2014 at 12:54 PM

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act” –George Orwell

Schadenfreude on January 27, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Perfect!

drudge link to the following story is w Senator Cruz’s comments on D’Souza and condemn January 27, 2014 at 11:46 Am

Hey Ed,, check out what was left out. Best part of the interview. Link has both vids and transcripts.

wolly4321 on January 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

TED CRUZ 2016!

Pork-Chop on January 27, 2014 at 1:26 PM

AverageJoe on January 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

BINGO!!!!

dentarthurdent on January 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on January 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Didn’t mean to leave out your name.

Anyway folks, this is what they edited out and it’s pretty good.

wolly4321 on January 27, 2014 at 1:41 PM

That’s actually brilliant on the part of Cruz. No, Obama’s not about to do any such thing. But a great way to put him on the spot and rain on his parade before it can even get started.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 27, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Nice one, Ted, but the president has only one political instinct: to double-down – and if that fails, and it looks like the cause is lost, start a “national conversation” on the crisis(he caused) that we must all deal with as if it just occurred, in spite of his efforts.

virgo on January 28, 2014 at 12:49 AM