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Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:52 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz calls for public uprising to defund ObamaCare

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz and a handful of tea party allies are trying to stir up public pressure – enough to persuade GOP leaders to risk a government shutdown in a confrontation with the White House.

“We don’t have the votes, and we are unlikely to get the votes in closed-door meetings in Washington. The only way that we win this fight is if the American people rise up,” Cruz said today on a rare call with Texas reporters.

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Congress has until Sept. 30 to adopt a budget for the next fiscal year. That seems unlikely, so the focus is on a “continuing resolution” to keep government running at current levels. Cruz, along with Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, believe that offers leverage, at least for the next two months. (Lee, who initiated the effort, is the only member of that foursome not eying a White House run.)

“My focus for the next 61 days is very directly targeted to one thing, and that is working to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said. “This is the best opportunity we have to defund Obamacare and quite possibly our last opportunity to effectively defund Obamacare.”

More at http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/sen-ted-cruz-calls-for-public-uprising-to-defund-obamacare.html/ .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:53 PM

1. V. Ocelot calls for a public uprising to give Sen. Ted Cruz a wedgie

and stuff him in his locker.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

2. Just so I'm clear, Senator: FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUU. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

3. Republicans, Inc. against the will of the American electorate

Republican chickenhawks like Cruz (R) are doing all they can to further enrich the fat cats of Big Med-Big Pharma, while keeping the rest of America sick and indigent.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:55 PM

4. Alternative Headline: Canadian Calls For Violence Against Established Law. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

6. It does seem like he is trying to incite a riot.

Arrest him and send him back to Canada.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:57 PM

5. spanone says fuck ted cruz

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 03:58 PM

7. How dare he try to give people affordable healthcare.

Makes Ted sound like a grumpy bastard when you say it like that.

That one party has done NOTHING ELSE the past two years but bitch about the President's desire to help people get health care. How fucking disgusting for one party of Americans to try to fight this move. I think all pukes should be arrested for Acts of Douchebaggery and run out of office.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:00 PM

8. The 2013 version of "Drill Baby Drill"

Like a damn broken record. Time for them to give it a rest.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:03 PM

9. It this treason?

Carnival Cruz is calling for the people to rise up and do what? Overthrow the govt?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:14 PM

10. Oooo are the baggers

going to wtite misspelled signs again. Here is a headstart...


Dfun Obamacar


Obama iz a sosolist



Crooz for Prez


Obama is Hittluh


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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:19 PM

11. How does that work? Have millions of people not go to the doctor?

I thought that's what we were doing already.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 04:24 PM

12. Ted wants to create a conservative talking point

He thinks, that by saying he (and other republicans) did not vote to fund Obamacare, more people will vote for him (and other republicans). Is there any doubt that he has 2016 in mind?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:22 PM

13. I'd rather have an uprising to oust the republicans, Kochs, and oligarchs.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2013, 05:33 PM

14. They think they can replicate 2010 with Obamacare.

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