Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ted Cruz Attempts to Filibuster Obamacare

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WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't back the push by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to vote against bringing up a bill to defund Obamacare, a McConnell aide told The Huffington Post.
~ Huffington Post

From PoliticusUSA
Because he can’t stop anything, Sen. Ted Cruz is not calling this a filibuster. Instead, Cruz has promised to speak until he can no longer stand. This means that Ted Cruz is filibustering.

Fox News is doing everything they can to make sure that their viewers know as little as possible about Cruz’s efforts. Their strategy is to cut to a breaking news update, and show Cruz talking on the Senate floor. What they don’t provide is audio of what Cruz is saying. Instead, Fox News has guests talk about how Cruz’s efforts are going to fail, and what will happen in the House after the Senate sent them a clean continuing resolution.

In short, Fox News put a gag on Ted Cruz. Fox has banished Cruz to a live video stream on their website. Fox News’ strategy is to take live looks at Cruz while providing no sound.

I think the Republicans at this point will call in Vladimir Putin to settle their civil war.
~ Democratic pundit E. J. Dionne on PBS

As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz. Why are Republicans so angry at Ted Cruz?
~ Fox News Host Chris Wallace

When Republicans run into the street, despite the fact that there is a flashing red light, they’re going to get hit by the cars and [get] killed. So this is stupid politically.
. . . we’ll let our party run into moving traffic against a red light. It’s idiotic
~ Bush and McCain adviser Nicole Wallace on MSNBC


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