It´s hard not to admire how Senator Ted Cruz spent his summer. Months of touring the country and TV appearances telling conservatives that he wanted an (unwinnable) fight with the White House on Obamacare, getting the fight, and now sitting ringside cheering half-heartedly as the House throws punches. Cruz, a freshman from Texas, wasn´t the first guy to suggest that the party use a budget fight as leverage to rollback the Affordable Care Act, the president´s signature legislation. That idea dates back to 2011, as Chris Hayes noted on All In Wednesday night. In his segment, Hayes probably gave Cruz more
Comments: Just another politician, after all. What say you, Texas?
Idiots writing headlines and making up stories. I guess they are taking a break from telling the peeps how good the economy is and how great the Bamster is and now they get to write some fiction on how bad Ted Cruz really is. Keep chasing off readers that like to hear about the truth - soon your magazine will disappear too Atlantic - or you´ll be bought as a playtoy by a rich liberal white billionaire guy.
Cruz was simply warning that there is to be a fight against overwhelming odds. This is just a sniveling liberal trying to make something negative about Cruz because he scares them to death. It´s just another attack the liberals dream up. Lets see how Cruz retreats in the coming weeks. My guess is this writer will be peeing all over himself.
Ted Cruz is not walking away. The Atlantic, also quoting Slate and PMSNBC, doesn´t see the forest for the trees. Yes, Cruz may well lose in the senate and probably will. He is being realistic. However, to separate the defunding from the rest of the resolution, the dems may be forced to a roll call vote. This could cost the democrats in the upcoming mid term senate races and who knows might flip some to vote for the defunding. I agree with those above, they show us who they fear most.
I think this is way too cynical and falsely postures as "knowing". Obviously this writer desperately hopes that Cruz will fail. Let´s wait and see how it plays out. Obama is not all that popular in Congress right now.
Cruz never promised to carry defunding in the Senate. He just asked people to stiffen the spine of the House to defund and tell the Dem Senators what they were facing in their senate races if they defended Obamacare. A very brave fight and I will never forgive those Republicans who tried to tear him down. He´s smarter and more principaled than anyone else in both houses.
...Indeed, consider the source. BTW, there is an Update at the end of the article:
~~Update, 1:30 p.m.: In the wake of critique from his House colleagues, Cruz pledged on Thursday to "do everything necessary and anything possible to defund Obamacare" — including launching a speaking filibuster. When his colleague Rand Paul filibustered the president´s CIA nominee in March, Cruz joined the effort.~~
If the liberal author of this article believed that the GOP defunding of Obamacare would actually bite them in the rear, he would never publish an article like this. Instead, he would remain quiet and let them fall on the sword.
What we have here is pure projection to dissuade the GOP from defunding Obamacare in the House. After all, Obama has feet of clay right now.
But if you take the author at face value as being honest, what he really is saying is, "Don´t defund Obamacare", right? That´s his mission; protect the President´s signature legislation (and what a stinker it is).
He has given hope to those who thought the country was lost and a post-Constitutional nation. The politicians answer to us!
Run those RINO b*astards out! Put those demonrats on notice that the people are awakening, and its not okay to spend money like its going out of style and then raise our taxes to pay for patronage and vote buying!
Senator Cornyn, move over and take a lesson.
Less government, low taxes, freedom with responsibility, and other ideas which made our country so strong under President Reagan have not totally died!
God Bless Senator Cruz and his fellow Tea Party Constitutionalist who are fighting this near-dictatorial regime!
The Usual Resident PDS Gang is really out tag teaming in posting as many negative articles about Senator Red Cruz and the effort to defund ONLY HusseinCare. Had their mindset been adopted at other critical junctions of Human History mankind would have never discovered fire. The Tokyo Rovettes are Despicable individuals who truly belong in their beloved DemocRat Party.
I´m a first-generation native Texan & approve of just about everything Ted Cruz has done since I voted for him. The people that are now complaining about his comments on the slim chances of the Senate defunding 0care are the same ones who derided his efforts because the chances of defunding 0care were so slim. IMO there will be no pleasing them until he "refudiates" Sarah Palin.
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Sen Ted is a pint of fresh plasma for Conservatives. A scrapper in a world of ivy covered, faux educated ´men´ We need more like him. The libs (both sides of the aisle) must work fast to tear down this man as to destroy any chances he might make a name for himself and rise to the top too fast leaving more than a few empty suits along the trail. You go Sen Ted. ´Go forth and multiply´ Some will be rubes, some will be fighters, some thinkers. Just pray that all are patriots and conservatives.
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