“Yes We Can!” Cruz Talks ObamaCare Repeal At CPAC

The 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference began with an invigorating address by Tea Party hero and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He offered a list of steps America must take to reclaim the future for liberty-loving patriots. The Western Center for Journalism was there Thursday morning as he opened CPAC with his rousing speech.

While he touched on issues such as reforming the IRS, his most well-received point — from the audience’s perspective — was his encouraging message regarding Barack Obama’s disastrous healthcare law.

“We need to repeal every single word of ObamaCare,” he insisted.

The administration and some in the media, he explained, have a clear message for those who oppose the law and its intrusive mandates. They say repeal is “hopeless” and that “you can’t do anything to stop this.”

At that point, a cry from the audience put a new spin on Obama’s own rallying slogan: “Yes we can!”

Without missing a beat, Cruz picked up on the crowd’s momentum and applause, agreeing that getting rid of the law is indeed feasible.

To do so, he explained, “We need to stop the lawlessness.”

Cruz described Obama as the “first president who thinks he can choose which laws to enforce and which laws to ignore.”That type of leadership, he confirmed, is “inconsistent to our Constitution,” adding that, under such a regime, “you no longer have a president.”

ObamaCare, however, is assuredly not the only issue threatening liberty in America.

“We need to eliminate corporate welfare and crony capitalism,” he said, listing a few steps he suggested in combating the problem.

“If you come to Washington and serve in Congress, there should be a lifetime ban on lobbying,” he said. “We need to pass a strong constitutional amendment that puts into law term limits.”

He admitted that many in power would criticize his plan as too ambitious.

There are “lots of voices in Washington that will say, ‘No, this is too bold. You can’t stand against the IRS … You can’t not bankrupt the country — just slow it down a bit.”

He recalled a bumper sticker proposal that stated: “Republicans: We Waste Less.”

Fortunately, he concluded, America’s solutions “will not come from Washington” but from a citizenry fed up with the corruption that has put this nation in increasing jeopardy.

–B. Christopher Agee

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons)

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    I think Ted Cruz would make an excellent president and one that you could trust to uphold the constitution.Tere are a few more on the republican side that would make a good president.It's time to bounce Tan Johnny Boner out and let a fighter take over.

  2. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    obama and holder are using the biased, corrupt, and broken IRS to go after people who have a certain political or religious view. The average working American, poor or rich or in-between, hates and fears the IRS for good reason. The IRS is able to seize your bank account or house without a court order, able to shut down your business overnight, the IRS is the closest thing to the Gestapo, America has ever had. Clearly, obama includes intimidation and thought control as part of his plan for “transforming America.” With Obamacare, he will put virtually the entire citizenry on the public dole. What will obama do with the ongoing Obamacarelessjobkiller debacle and his sinking polls. Obigbrother will halt all coverage using MSM lapdogs, report only on evil Republicans and idiot Tea Party terrorists, saying the GOP is so divided that There isn’t a Republican Party to talk to. Lie about insurance policies and doctors that won't be kept, break promises to reduce costs (to the price of a phone bill, I called about commercials stating $75 plans with dental, they said that they don't exist!), and just lie more and more. Then, blame shift and accuse everyone of intentionally causing trouble. Now announce a new program to force youth to buy health insurance ($75 with dental). Soros-funded operatives will help demonize the Tea Party, and revive of the War on Women, along with efforts to worsen race relations by encouraging tensions to violence and riots in the streets (encourage more white deaths by saying nothing about the KnockOut game). Obama (after just taking another multi-million dollar vacation) will demonize the super rich on the Right. The tactics will involve the usual: accusations of racism, corporate greed, narrow self-interest to the exclusion of the poor and dispossessed, condemnations of senators and representatives accused of being corporate shills, accusations that Republicans and Tea Party individuals only want to destroy Obama because they are so filled with hate and racism, accusations the Republicans hate the poor and don’t have a plan of their own, Fox will be singled out for special treatment, and doctors will become the new whipping post as well as other players in the healthcare industry. The age of obamacarejobkiller will not only force people to retire, the suicide rate has also increased. Nice legacy obama! In the interim, millions are getting the feel for obamacare right where it counts – the wallet. We would accept an apology from obama for leading the nation to the place where we are a second-rate power in the world, and for giving our youth the worst example of lawlessness since the days of Al Capone. Term limits, term limits, term limits!!!

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