Senator Cruz’s “Make DC Listen” Filibuster Leaves RINOs In The Dust





Ted Cruz official portrait 113th Congress Senator Cruz’s “Make DC Listen” Filibuster Leaves RINOs in the Dust

Senator Ted Cruz closed in on twenty-four hours on the Senate floor in an effort to “Make D.C. Listen” to the American people and fulfilling this promise: “I will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare.”  So many hours later, he was just as articulate and fired up as he was in the first hour, making the case against the “train wreck” bill all Republicans should have been making long since.  Americans across the continent have been clamoring for this kind of leadership and representation.  Republicans across the country should have been watching with pen and paper in hand.

In these many hours with no teleprompter and few notes, Senator Cruz stood firmly articulating the arguments to defund Obamacare.  Full-time hours forcibly cut to part-time hours, thousands of workers laid off because businesses can’t afford to cover their health insurance, the invasive role government will play by taking over health care, the denigration of quality of and access to health care, and much more.  He has made the case for a free-market alternative to Obamacare that would include interstate competition resulting in lowered costs, more choice for the individual, and coverage for preconditions.

Senator Cruz told story after story of those already negatively impacted by Obamacare.  In an unprecedented move he read “tweets” from Twitter from the hash tags #MakeDCListen and #StopObamacare, truly giving the American people a voice on the Senate floor.  The People want the Senate to vote against Cloture, a procedural motion that would facilitate efforts by Senator Harry Reid and others to strip the defunding language from the Continuing Resolution passed by the House.

With the majority of Americans now understanding the negative repercussions of Obamacare and everyone from the Unions to the Tea Party against it, you would think the GOP would take this golden opportunity to unite with this bipartisan support against a law most of them admit they know is terrible.  But no, Republicans in Name Only across America are showing their true colors.  They remain absent from the Senate floor and continue to work against the American people and the few men (Senator Cruz, Senator Rand Paul, and Senator Mike Lee) who are truly representing us.

“If we listen to the people,” Senator Cruz said, “if we make D.C. listen, this wouldn’t be about party.  This wouldn’t be about Democrats sticking to the bill they passed, this wouldn’t be about Republicans afraid of political blame and repercussions.  This would be about a hundred senators listening to the people and saying ‘This bill isn’t working.’”

Senator Cruz’s leadership is truly inspirational.  As I write, he is going head to head with Senator Dick Durbin; and you would think he’d just woken up from a full night’s rest, astute and fresh as a daisy.  Twitter and Facebook are inundated with notes in support of the Filibuster and defunding Obamacare, and many stayed up all night to watch the Senator in solidarity.  Thousands of citizens have been flooding their representatives’ phone lines and inboxes with calls and emails to vote NO on Cloture and to stand with Senator Cruz.

The People are speaking.  Will DC listen?

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Comments

  1. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Obama decided that enforcement of the employer mandate would be delayed for one full year. Anyone enrolling at an ObamaCare exchange would be permitted to provide personal information according to the “honor system.” No verification of income, employment, or current availability of health insurance would be necessary. What exactly has Obama done?
    1.) He has ignored provisions of a law that he and fellow Democrats were eager to pass.
2.) He has illegally re-written the law, something that is surely the job of Congress.
3.) He has aided and abetted outright fraud, making it impossible to verify information prior to the awarding of subsidies to ObamaCare enrollees.
4.) He has cost the treasury $13 billion, the estimated amount employers would have been fined under the employer mandate.
    And why would Obama do these things? The only way to make certain the ACA won’t be defunded or repealed is to create a large number of subsidized ObamaCare dependents. What better way to accomplish this end than to make it clear that anything said by an ObamaCare applicant will be presumed to be true?
    Those not legally qualified for subsidized coverage will suddenly qualify with a large, taxpayer funded subsidy, thanks to their newly acquired ability to understate income. How many billions will this cost taxpayers? What does it matter?! It is only important that a sufficient number of the poor and sickly apply for coverage–that is, a number sufficient to intimidate Republicans out of defunding ObamaCare! Thus far,
    1.) Republicans have NOT charged Obama with facilitating fraud.
    2.) They have NOT demanded he enforce the law.
    3.) They have NOT demanded he explain under what constitutional authority he has re-written the law (for his own political purpose and advantage.)
    4.) They have NOT demanded he postpone the individual mandate just as he has employer mandate.
    5.) They have NOT demanded that he and the rest of Democrat left scrap the increasingly unworkable ObamaCare fiasco.
    6.) Republicans MUST maintain control of the House in the 2014 election. Right now, theirs is a Party doing everything in its power to lose.
    Arguments to defund Obamacare: full-time hours forcibly cut to part-time hours, thousands of workers laid off because businesses can’t afford to cover their health insurance, the invasive role government will play by taking over health care, the denigration of quality of and access to health care, and much more.
    Arguments for free-market alternative: include interstate competition resulting in lowered costs, more choice for the individual, and coverage for preconditions.
    People (understanding the negative repercussions, from the Unions to the Tea Party are against a law they know is terrible) want the Senate to vote against Cloture!
    We have to make a list of these RINOs who remain absent from Senate floor and continue to work against American people, and vote them out!

  2. Edwardkoziol says:

    Cruz is a fresh breath to the republican party along with Lee,Paul and Rubio.Its time to get rid of them old farts who are nothing but RINOs especially Hanoi John McCain,Mitch McConnell,Lindseed Graham and the host of other RINOs.I thought man we got a winner in Kelly Ayotte fro NH but she turned out to stink like a rotting fish suck up to the party of Sambo and old McNutMcCain.

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