#1 Palin -- Bombs Away on Obamacare; Cruz Is over the Target09-22-2013, 10:51 AM
Palin -- Bombs Away on Obamacare; Cruz Is over the Target
Americans who are fed up with Obamacare won a victory yesterday. The House voted to defund Obamacare while still funding the federal government to avoid a “devastating” shutdown. (I shall not digress, but it’s beyond distressing to hear liberals try to convince Americans that any government slowdown is comparable to “terrorism.”)
Now the battle goes to the Senate, and we’ll find out if Harry Reid is so committed to the horrendous “Un-affordable Care Act” that he’ll be the one to shut down the government to fund the unworkable Obamacare.
Let’s be clear. Republicans in Congress aren't advocating a government shutdown. That’s why they voted in the House to fully fund our bureaucracy while defunding Obamacare. The conservatives in Congress are listening to the majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare.
Following the will of the people is apparently a novel idea in D.C. these days. Just ask Senator Ted Cruz and his liberty-loving posse on Capitol Hill who have led the charge to defund Obama’s train wreck.
Those of us who hang in there supporting a major political party with our energy, time, and contributions would like to believe that that party would praise principled conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for following through on campaign promises. We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way these bold leaders have rallied the grassroots to their cause. But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless.
We’re now, once again, subjected to the “anonymous sources” backstabbing game. The Capitol Hill cowards are rushing to anonymously denounce Senator Cruz to any reporter with a pad and pen.
Welcome to our world, Ted. >>>
If the Senate doesn’t get behind Ted Cruz’s efforts to defund Obamacare, it won’t be because of any failure on Ted’s part. It’ll be because there weren’t enough principled leaders to stand with him, and that would be a tragic loss, not for Ted, but for America. >>>
But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!
I want no pity. I need no empathy. But use me as a barometer. Over the years, the leftwing media has falsely and irrationally accused me of everything from faking a pregnancy to abetting murder. They lie. Deal with it.
Republicans in Congress support funding the government. If the Democrats block these funding measures, a government shutdown is on them. In the meantime, stop the ridiculous hysterics. Heck, about the most significant thing that happened during the last government shutdown was Clinton hooked up with Monica. >>>
Ignore the peanut gallery pundits. They’ve written my political obituary so many times, I’m practically Lazarus. Now they’re trying to destroy Ted Cruz. Good luck with that, you weasels. Texans are just as tough as Alaskans. Smaller, but just as tough. >>>
Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.
This is the 42nd time the House has voted to either kill or defund this DeathCare Bill. How much do you suppose the drive-by media mentions this? And by the way, an Alaskan's speech like this in a Breitbart publication is worth a lot more than a Rand Paul rant in the Detroit News. Evil prevails when good men do nothing. Cruz, Lee and Palin are good and doing something.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
09-22-2013, 10:43 PM
Ted Cruz: Harry Reid 'abusing his power' by asking for majority vote on Obamacare
As Congress hurtles towards a government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz warned his Senate colleagues that voting to take up a House bill funding government but not Obamacare would actually enable Obamacare's funding.
Last week, the House passed legislation that would fund government but defund Obamacare. But Cruz is concerned that taking up the House bill and ending debate on it would allow Senate Democrats to pass an amendment reinserting Obamacare funding with a smaller, 50-vote threshold.
"A vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare," Cruz, R-Texas, said on "Fox News Sunday." Cloture is a technical term for ending debate on a piece of legislation, and requires the consent of 60 senators.
The Texas Republican accused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of "abusing his power" and using "brute political power to force" the funding of Obamacare with a simple majority vote, a move that allows Democrats to change the bill without Republican support.
This cloture vote is the key to defunding 0bama/Boehner care. We (the Senate Repubs) must vote against cloture to make this happen. Funny how you dont hear a peep from the GOP leadership on this key point. Which is why I think the GOP want this effort to fail.
Liberalism is just communism sold by the drink.
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