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Tea Party Terrorists Take America Hostage - Saturday 9/28/13
I've never seen a time-- can you remember a time in your lifetime when a major political party was just sitting around, begging for America to fail?
. . . If I were the president, I wouldn't negotiate over these draconian cuts that are gonna take food off the table of low-income working people, while they leave all the agricultural subsidies in for high-income farmers and everything else. It's chilling to me. The entitlement spending is going down as the unemployment rate drops and the economy grows. Half of the deficit's already disappeared. The rest of it just seems almost spiteful.
~ Former President Bill Clinton on This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Meet the Press
DAVID GREGORY: You don’t think Americans will like it. You don’t think that 25% of the state of Texas that’s uninsured will actually like the expanded access to get health insurance?
SENATOR TED CRUZ: I don’t. And here’s why. Because it’s not working. What’s happening, if you want people to get health insurance, the best way for them to get health insurance is to get a job. And Obamacare’s the biggest job killer in this country.
The GOP rank-and-file still believe that the Senate might accept and the White House might sign a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for two months of sequester-level spending to briefly stave off a government shutdown.
"How dare you?" Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said when reporters asked how the House would respond when the Senate rejected its offer. He grew angrier as he continued to question how one could assume the bill was dead on arrival in the Senate.
"I have never foreseen a government shutdown and I continue not to see a government shutdown," said Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), who was a senior Hill staffer before being elected to Congress in 2010. "The Senate has plenty of time to deal with this. This is good, common middle ground that is in this package. I think we're gonna get a big bipartisan vote in the House. I think we're gonna get a big vote in the Senate too."
. . . House Republicans' inability to recognize the same reality as voters and their opponents has made it virtually impossible to come to a deal.
"We just need to stand firm. I think we may get Democrats on this," said Rep. Tom Massie (R-Ky.).
A reporter asked why the president would sign a bill undermining his signature health care law. "He had 22 Democrats vote for a delay of the individual mandate back in July. I think you will get Democrats. I will predict that," Massie said Saturday afternoon. Republicans did get Democrats to support them in the vote that happened later on Saturday -- two of them, the same number of Republicans who switched sides.
How about you fund the goverment of the most powerful nation in history and then win enough elections to do the other things you want.— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) September 29, 2013
Public dependent .@SenTedCruz Tells People Without Health Insurance to Get a Job http://t.co/mwjmeSnc0q #4jobs #GOPShutdown #p2 #tcot
— Blue DuPage (@BlueDuPage) September 29, 2013
#LibCrib " We have nothing to worry about...the balls in their court..... pic.twitter.com/Xw9Pz84fPD
— GOPiggies (@GoPiggies) September 28, 2013
David Gregory tells Ted Cruz "you haven't moved anyone" on Obamacare http://t.co/wkOLZTunhT
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) September 29, 2013
Peter King Won’t Vote For Another Bill Amending ObamaCare: ‘Tired of Ted Cruz Calling the Shots’ (VIDEO) http://t.co/yCxs1hdV1w
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) September 29, 2013
That was a nice date Ted Cruz, and David Gregory had this morning on #MTP.
— Bruce P. Knight (@brucepknight) September 29, 2013
Turned on #MTP ..saw Ted Cruz with @davidgregory schmoozing to him..click.. And #NBC wonders why the shows ratings are in decline...
— Sandy (@mollymoor) September 29, 2013
Ted Cruz now insisting he be introduced on news shows as "GOP 2016 frontrunner Ted Cruz".
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) September 29, 2013
State of Texas called they're missing their idiot >>> @SenTedCruz #MTP
— Dennis Mack (@littleredblog) September 29, 2013
Ted Cruz solution for health insurance: "get a job." Thanks dumbass, on behalf of every freelance/self employed American.
— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) September 29, 2013
#MTP - Ted Cruz wants to know why the DEMOCRATS are threatening to #shutdown the government #GOPFail pic.twitter.com/QgjEZnYu8L
— Metro Hussein Jerry (@JBucknoff) September 29, 2013
Any doubt about who’s in control in the House should be dispelled by now. The patients are running the asylum. http://t.co/jZ0bgi9Mpf— Jared Bernstein (@econjared) September 28, 2013
I do not #StandwithCruz or anyone else who compares making health care affordable to the Holocaust.— Rep. Ted Deutch (@RepTedDeutch) September 25, 2013
Lie of the Year: #ACA is a "government takeover of healthcare" All health care & insurance would remain in the hands of private companies.— NikLuk (@Nikluk) September 29, 2013
GOP dysfunction and extreme ideologies are holding our country hostage. We need a solution not a shutdown #EnoughAlready— Gregory Meeks (@GregoryMeeks) September 29, 2013
Little known fact: Ted Cruz's father, Rafael Beinvenido Cruz, fought for Fidel Castro in the Cuban revolution. Yep, Daddy Cruz is a Commie!— Cheri DelBrocco (@cdelbrocco) September 29, 2013
@SenatorReid Thank you! Next thing the Republicans will ask for is to make Mitt Romney president!!!!— Dr. Alonzo Peterson (@AlonzoPeterson) September 29, 2013
Ted Cruz> "Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about". ~ Mark Twain— Kasai™ (@Kahsai) September 29, 2013
LEST any one get it misconstrued. Eric Cantor is as big a Tea Party engineer as Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin. Hiding in plain sight. We See You.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) September 29, 2013