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Cruz vows filibuster ‘until I am
no longer able to stand’

Washington Times (D.C.), by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/24/2013 3:58:50 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz began a talk-a-thon on the Senate Tuesday afternoon and vowed to keep speaking “until I am no longer able to stand” as he tries to halt President Obama’s health care law. “I rise today to speak for 26 million Texans and 300 million Americans,” Mr. Cruz began. He took to the floor armed with a big black binder, thick with papers, presumably to read as he talks. He began at 2:41, and can talk up until noon tomorrow, when under the Senate rules he would have to stop and the Senate would proceed to vote on ending


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grayjay, 9/24/2013 4:05:23 PM     (No. 9535069)

I´m glad that someone is standing up for us. Can´t say that for the GOP leadership. Go, Ted!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: athina, 9/24/2013 4:09:43 PM     (No. 9535073)

Thank you Senator Cruz.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 9/24/2013 4:13:32 PM     (No. 9535078)

And before start hearing from the naysayers, I´d rather have somebody fight and lose give in. Things are going to get real ugly if this bill takes effect, and fast.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Penney, 9/24/2013 4:15:27 PM     (No. 9535082)

BRAVO! Cruz stands & represents the majority of the American people who remain in opposition to the trainwreck called 0bamacare! The Congress is suppose to represent the will of the people! ...Thanks, Sen. Cruz, for doing just that!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: littleorby, 9/24/2013 4:31:05 PM     (No. 9535106)

Senator Cruzs´ effort may, just may, encourage the House members to allow a shutdown of government if the defunding of obamacare is cut out of the bill.

I wish the States would start recall proceedings against McCain, Graham, McConnell, and the other Rinos whom are selling us out.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Peach1, 9/24/2013 4:36:17 PM     (No. 9535112)

Thank you Senator Cruz!

All of us out here that agree with you, appreciate you!

The establishment RINOS need to go!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 9/24/2013 4:39:58 PM     (No. 9535117)

Senator Cruz has brass cajones, and I am so proud that he is my senator from the great state of Texas!!!!

Oh that all the "girly man" RINO´s that make up so much of the Republican delegation in Congress would emulate him instead of being trying to "play nice" with the Demon-RATS over and over again, just to be "reamed" over and over again...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/24/2013 4:41:16 PM     (No. 9535119)

I have CSpan 2 on now and will for Cruz´ entire filibuster. He is doing a brilliant job. Really hammering how Congressional staffers freaking out if THEY were to get thrown into the exchanges. Senators Lee and Vitter assisting where needed - thank you!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/24/2013 4:41:50 PM     (No. 9535122)

Ted is smooth, logical, polite and a devastating presence at the podium.

As Ann Coulter pointed out years ago.....

"Nothing is as painful to a Liberal as having to allow a conservative to speak."

He´s killing them.......softly.

I´m sending this man a check just for having the brass balls required to stand up to the Marxists on both sides of the isle.

Are you with me ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: gaeditor, 9/24/2013 4:43:01 PM     (No. 9535123)

Wow, his last name should be Smith, not Cruz. (If you´re not an old movie lover or fan of Jimmy Stewart, you might not get that.)

I´ll say it, and I don´t mean anything negative in it. This is a real grabber, good for his future in politics.

His name, assuming this is actually reported, out there for the world to see. A real maverick, not that wimpy, crazy old bat McCain. And it is an excellent way for him to become more visible -filibustering a bill that less and less Americans support. Good.

Senator I´m-better-than-all-of-you, superior, snotty Reid should be ashamed, but he´s a Democrat -none available.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 9/24/2013 4:43:30 PM     (No. 9535124)

Way to go Senator Cruz. As you stand up for the average citizen the rest of your colleagues are busy thinking of new ways to subsidize themselves with taxpayer money. Reid is great at ripping off the taxpayers for himself.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: wendybird, 9/24/2013 4:50:31 PM     (No. 9535139)

My faith is the future of the United States as a representative republic would be bolstered if the senate, particularly the republican senators, would support the majority of the people’s interests. If not, It will affirm my impression that our representatives in fact represent themselves, rather than the people they supposedly “serve”.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 9/24/2013 4:54:23 PM     (No. 9535146)

I am opposed to Obamacare , but, Cruz does not speak for me.
65 million Americans voted for Obamacare
last November ,
I was one of the 60 million who voted against
it by supporting Romney.
The only way to defeat Obamacare
is in the voting booth and even Cruz admitted last week that it will take an election to repeal it.
It´s extremely arrogant for Cruz
to say he speaks for every single American because he doesn´t.
He doesn´t speak for every Texan, either.
He sounds like a megalomaniac without the Greek columns.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/24/2013 5:00:30 PM     (No. 9535157)

dingy Harry and the Demonrats should be very worried. This may not be a filibuster, but it will attract the attention of the yuts of America. The ones who would be rebelling against the current Marxist policies if they had not been indoctrinated by the Leftist school system currently pervasive in our country. Yuts like this type of rebellion and will tune in to hear what Senator Cruz has to say. That is the danger for the Demonrat Socialist Party, the chance that the yuts may hear an alternate view and leave the communist plantation in droves.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/24/2013 5:01:11 PM     (No. 9535159)

Go Ted! We are standing with you!! Pray for Ted to have the strength to endure!

And Nicole Nikpor, if your donors are complaining about Sen. Cruz then maybe THEY can´t see the real forest for the trees...and have lost their souls.

History will record Ted Cruz as a great American, imho.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2013 5:02:00 PM     (No. 9535160)

Click here if you DISlike #13

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Reply 17 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 9/24/2013 5:02:10 PM     (No. 9535161)

I hope some of the other Senators will help him out. We would appreciate the gesture and we won´t forget it..

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Freeloader, 9/24/2013 5:03:37 PM     (No. 9535166)

God Bless the "Lone Star State´s" Junior Senator!

"L´ audace, l´ audace, toujous l´ audace." (Audacity, audacity, always audacity)

General George S. Patton, Jr.
West Point, Class of 1909

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tedinmich, 9/24/2013 5:23:17 PM     (No. 9535204)

Get lost lousyplanes! Rino!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JAN, 9/24/2013 5:25:53 PM     (No. 9535211)

#16......thanks for the chance to downvote.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: TXknitter, 9/24/2013 5:40:36 PM     (No. 9535235)

#9. Yes !!!!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MinnesotaWildman, 9/24/2013 5:51:11 PM     (No. 9535251)

Cruz talks a big game. With all due respect I´ll believe it when I see it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 9/24/2013 5:58:12 PM     (No. 9535260)

#16, #20 and other L-Dotters who voted "like" for #16´s post. Join me in asking Ms Lucianne to add a "not like" vote option for postings. There are a lot of times when it would be nice to have this option.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/24/2013 6:38:59 PM     (No. 9535298)

Ted Cruz is the real deal. I admire him just the same way I did when I first heard the great Ronald Reagan.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/24/2013 6:49:50 PM     (No. 9535313)

The Beltway elites will never get what is happening now. Ted Cruz is willing to risk looking the fool for that which he loves. Bravo!! A true leader, imho.

Go Ted and those who are supporting him!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 9/24/2013 6:58:01 PM     (No. 9535324)

Cruz is dangerous. Dangerous is exactly what we need. Go Ted! With you 100%.

Here´s how you measure: if the pantywaists are squealing, you´re doing something right... and the pantywaists are squealing for sure!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: judy, 9/24/2013 7:15:17 PM     (No. 9535339)

I hope Cruz just happens to mention in his speech that congress and federal employees are exempt from this disastrous law. Give Cruz credit he is trying. Noelle Nikpour from the GOP was on Fox & said her high donors won´t give because of Cruz. Please Noelle, you are the reason I won´t give $$$. She should be thinking about the small donors instead of the big $$ donor. And they wonder why the repub party is lost. Rove, Noelle, McCain, Phoebis, are destroying the party not Cruz.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 9/24/2013 8:03:06 PM     (No. 9535397)

You know he could just get all 1200 pages of the law and read them to the American people and if he were to add in the mountain of provisions that continue to be created it would amount to quite the filibuster.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: athina, 9/24/2013 8:06:08 PM     (No. 9535401)

Ted Cruz is amazing. It´s 8 o´clock. I want to read bedtime stories to my children. And by the way, I want to read about Solomon from the Old Testament. LOL LOL LOL. Good job.

Oh, now Green Eggs and Ham ...

I do not like Obamacare!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/24/2013 9:25:01 PM     (No. 9535480)

I am LOVING watching C-Span. I can´t turn it off!! It is fantastic! I could listen to Ted Cruz all day and night!

Sorry Sean, Ted has stolen the show! Go Ted!!! DC is NOT listening.

And go Jeff Sessions, Lee, Inhofe, Enzi, Rubio et al!!!!!!! We, the People, are with you!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/24/2013 11:35:06 PM     (No. 9535627)

#16 just made my day! And, I believe, just set a new record for "likes" on a post. I am also relieved to be back on the same page as #17, whose sentiments I heartily endorse.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2013 11:41:28 PM     (No. 9535636)

#31 thanks! I have been having so much fun coming back all day long and watching the counter go up. I haven´t had this much fun since the "Stand with Rand" Filibuster.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/25/2013 12:08:10 AM     (No. 9535657)

You´re the man, Safari Man. I´ve been coming back and watching the numbers climb all day, as I also watch Ted. Its a great day to be a conservative American. I feel like a kid at Christmas.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JoniTx, 9/25/2013 5:17:05 AM     (No. 9535755)

....and he´s STILL standing.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Susannah, 9/25/2013 9:45:15 AM     (No. 9535998)

To all those trashing #13: That was the most asinine display of juvenile bullying I´ve ever seen on this board. Who are you--The Kool Kiddies Klub? Any dissent from the party line makes you faint?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/26/2013 12:31:12 AM     (No. 9537265)

You and yours are just jealous you haven´t tried it first.
We know who you are and what you are. You know... freedom of thought and action.

Game ball for Safari man!

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal

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