His fight to stop the Continuing Resolution which funds the entire government and does not spend our hard earned tax dollars on Obamacare.
Obamacare was rammed through without any debate in 2010. Despite the fact the majority of Americans voiced serious concerns about the impact of Obamacare, we were ignored. Now in 2013, everything that we predicted – higher premiums, loss of coverage, a stagnant economy, loss of doctors – is coming true. It’s time to have the debate in Congress that we were denied in 2009 and 2010!
Congressmen, and their staff want to force us to pay for and live under this law yet they have exempted themselves from Obamacare. As we were watching the debate in the Senate you could see body language change in the Senate Chamber as soon as the exemptions and the Ruling Class is mentioned.)
Cruz and Lee are not accepting the failure of a tactic as the rejection of an issue, the same way Democrats don’t behave as if their defeat in a gun-control debate means the Second Amendment is now “the settled law of the land.” Do you ever see them castigate themselves for wasting time and effort on a strategy that didn’t pan out? Of course not. They just try again, and keep trying until they win… at which point they declare all future dissent impossible, if not illegal.
The worst thing Republicans, as a group, could do right now is behave in a way that tells voters they lack the conviction necessary to keep fighting. “We know it’s going to cost a lot more than they promised — and, unfortunately, it’s going to lead to a lot of people losing their jobs.”
The House of Representatives voted 230-189 last week to defund the healthcare law in approving the resolution that would keep the government operating.
But Majority Leader Harry Reid has said that the upper chamber would back the resolution but not strip funds for Obamacare. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, has said that he would not sign any legislation that would not provide funding for the healthcare law.
. “All it takes is 41 votes to stop Harry Reid from increasing spending and also adding the spending for Obamacare, which doesn’t make any sense since the president has delayed large parts of the implementation.
“He’s given waivers to Congress and some of the other groups that are his friends,” he adds. “The more the American people know how much this is going to change their lives and hurt their healthcare, endanger our economy and our culture — we’re just hoping that Americans are informed enough to inform their representatives.”
“This is a fight that’s going to continue.” Aren’t those the exact words liberals use after every political setback? Do you ever see them castigate themselves for wasting time and effort on a strategy that didn’t pan out?
Sen. Ted Cruz was greeted like a rock star Friday at a major gathering of social conservatives, exhorting the audience at the eighth annual Values Voter Summit to stand firm against President Obama’s health care law. .”It seems President Obama’s paid political operatives are out in force today,” he said. “And you know why? The men and women in this room scare the living daylights out of them.”
While House Republicans kept passing stopgap spending bills with restrictions to the health care law, Senate Democrats refused and insisted on a bill without conditions.Cruz’s message of religious liberty and freedom — echoed by fellow Tea Party.
He called Obama’s “feckless foreign policy.””We have a couple of years to turn this country around … or we go off into the oblivion,” Cruz said. “I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything I can, to stop the train wreck that is Obamacare,” Cruz, R-Texas, said Thursday on ABC’s “World News Tonight.”
He repeatedly declared he didn’t want a shutdown, and repeatedly voted to reopen the government.
Blame, he said, lies with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama for their refusal to negotiate or compromise. Cruz led the effort to tie defunding of Obamacare to the continuing budget resolution.
Republican leadership blasted Cruz, saying that while they agreed with his argument, his tactic wouldn’t work. Polls showed the public blamed Democrats, Republicans and Obama for the impasse, but Republicans took the biggest hit, seeing their approval ratings hit a record low.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who along with Reid hammered out the final deal that ended the shutdown took a different view, saying there would be no further shutdowns. “I’m curious, is anybody left at the Organizing for America headquarters? Cruz asked at another point, referring to Obama’s political action committee.
“I’m actually glad that the president’s whole political staff is here instead of actually doing mischief in the country.”
“He is what people are looking for,” Perkins told CNN.”[This is] somebody who will stand up and say ‘This is what I stand for, this is what I believe.’
Perkins said House Speaker John Boehner is “in trouble” for not listening to his membership, reports Politico. “The Republican establishment has lost touch with where conservatives are,” said Perkins. “The GOP has become a big tent in some respects. You’ve got some libertarian-minded people in there. You’ve got social conservatives. You’ve got fiscal conservatives. There is a pretty big overlap between those two in many cases”
“You have probably 80 percent, 75 percent of the tea party [who] are also social conservatives,” Perkins said. “But they are organized in ways that they haven’t been in a long time. And that’s hard for the establishment to handle.”
“Some people would say if members of Congress don’t like you that will help you,” the member said. “I’ve never been of the theory that making enemies is helpful ever, really, in a campaign. “
The criticism of Cruz erupted into view after he issued a statement that flatly said Senate Republicans are powerless to stop Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) from preserving funds for ObamaCare.
“Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so. At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground, and continue to listen to the American people,”
House Republicans reacted with indignation.
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) said Cruz was “waving the white flag,” while Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) called him “a fraud.”
Political observers agree that Cruz’s brand could be tarnished if the ObamaCare fight results in a government shutdown on Oct. 1 that is blamed on the GOP.
“Only if there is a shutdown does this come back to really hurt him, and that’s an unlikely scenario. Either he’s going to win, or [House leadership] is going to cave,” Mackowiak said.
But overall, the heat Cruz is taking from Republican leaders is only endearing him to Republican primary voters, strategists said. “The idea that base Republican primary voters care about John Boehner’s feelings is laughable.” That some Republican agreed that the dust-up with House leaders could serve Cruz well in 2016, however.
Sources stated above plus, john Hayward, heritage, todd beamon, john bachman, newsmax, gopusa, pittsburg tribune, yellowbix.inc, greg richter, sandy fitzagerald, the hill,