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Obamacare Woes Put Shutdown
Rationale in New Light

RealClearPolitics, by Carl M. Cannon

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 11/4/2013 8:12:57 AM

For many Republicans, the most frustrating aspect of the government shutdown that lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16 wasn´t that it was a fight that couldn´t really be won. Nor was it that the Republican Party took almost all the blame, even though President Obama and congressional Democrats were just as intransigent as Tea Party conservatives. (Snip) Only three weeks ago, the liberal commentariat —joined by some hand-wringing Republicans—proclaimed the death of Tea Party, but not before it had stampeded the GOP over the precipice of extremism. Yet, in our fast-moving world, the government shutdown of 2013 already

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/4/2013 8:30:06 AM     (No. 9597544)

And this is why Cruz will prevail.

FTA:"All the people a few weeks ago [were] saying there is no way you can win this fight,” he told Greta Van Susteren. “They also said there is no way any D’s are going to flip. We are starting to see Democrats flip as this thing—it’s a train wreck—it’s not working. In any political fight, when the truth is on your side, you are in a good situation."

Pretty amazing for a wacko-bird.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/4/2013 8:30:54 AM     (No. 9597547)

"Oh.. I get it now. They shut down the government to try and stop all this ObamaCare stuff from burying working Americans."

People who were too dumb to see it at the time - but still smart enough to see it now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: shalimar, 11/4/2013 8:50:53 AM     (No. 9597588)

How long before we see a "Ted Cruz was right!" bumper sticker?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pursuitoftruth, 11/4/2013 9:39:31 AM     (No. 9597685)

Ted Cruz talked clearly, succinctly and truthfully for over 20 hours about every problem this health care would cause and he is "young and brash"? How dare you characterize him as young and brash. He has integrity and courage. In case you don´t know who he is Wiki has this to say.

Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (born December 22, 1970)[1] is the junior United States Senator for the state of Texas since 2013, and is a member of the Republican Party. He was Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008, after being appointed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.[1] He was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas,[3] the youngest Solicitor General in the United States, and the Solicitor General with the longest tenure in Texas history. He was also the first Hispanic, and the first minority to be elected U.S. Senator from Texas.[4] He is one of three Latinos in the Senate. The others--also Cuban-Americans like Cruz--are fellow Republican Marco Rubio of Florida and Democrat Bob Menendez of New Jersey.

Between 1999 and 2003, Cruz served as the director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission, an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice, and as Domestic Policy Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign. In addition, Cruz was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he taught U.S. Supreme Court litigation, from 2004 to 2009.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ben Around, 11/4/2013 10:06:15 AM     (No. 9597753)

The truth is that the establishment Republicans were and are more interested in maintaining power than what happens to the people. It seems obvious to me that Cruz was focused on trying to stop obamacare from from devastating the country.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JAN, 11/4/2013 10:12:21 AM     (No. 9597766)

The entire construct of this article is a lie.

Republicans did not shut down the government.

Cruz was giving O an opportunity to cooperate and hold off on the website release for one year. In his spite mode O refused the lifeline.

Am sick of our side repeating the lie that we shut down the government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/4/2013 10:33:47 AM     (No. 9597819)

FTA: This makes the president look like a liar...

Yeah, right.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Gary39, 11/4/2013 10:42:52 AM     (No. 9597840)

You notice that whenever a liberal media mouthpiece brings up any Washington DC political topic, it somehow always means the "death knell for the Tea Party." For me, this is constantly reassuring proof that the reverse is actually the truth, and that the dems remain petrified of the growing Tea Party movement because they are, in truth, genuinely patriotic Americans - and the absolute nemesis of the allegedly "democratic" party.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: saguni, 11/4/2013 1:13:57 PM     (No. 9598118)

When people tell me "The Republicans shut down Congress" I ask, "Who was it that said, ´I will not negotiate!´...Oh yeah! That was 0bama! The Republicans sent nearly a dozen bills to the Senate that would partially reopen the government, Harry Reid would not allow any of them a vote."

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