Ted Cruz On Obamacare

BY Herschel Smith
2 years, 11 months ago

There is too much “inside baseball” analysis going around, like this piece at the WSJ by James Taranto.  It’s simplier than it has been made out to be.  The GOP is benefiting from the money flowing in from opposition to Obamacare.  They want to keep that money rolling in.  They think there may actually be a chance to turn back the tide of Obamacare, but only if they let it fully implement and let the public see just how bad it really is.  That will also help the GOP to fill in seats in the House and Senate.  In other words, just like the Democrats, the GOP is taking a scorched earth policy.

But the problem is that Obamacare is going full steam ahead.  My daughter is in medical care, and the implications of Obamacare are catastrophic and disasterous.  I simply do not have the time or space to outline the horror awaiting us, nor would I keep my readers for that long.  Ted Cruz knows that, which is why he is trying to turn it back now, even if only in stages.  In short, he has a soul.  He is more concerned about America than he is his own career.  See Red State for a good writeup.  Professor Jacobson makes the point that we shouldn’t be confused by the parliamentrary tactics.  It’s a necessary part of the game that Cruz is playing.  The bottom line is that most of the Senate doesn’t care about you – but you already knew that.

The others in the Senate (with the exception of Mike Lee) are without scruples.  Harry Reid says that Cruz isn’t doing a real filibuster.  Okay.  Reid doesn’t have a real soul either, and would sell out his own mother to the Nazis in order to keep his place in the Congressional lunch room.  Turning briefly to NRO, Murdock observes that “defeatist Republicans such as Karl Rove, whose massive 2012 campaign spending was only 1.3 percent effective, are rooting against courageous senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio who are trying to defund Obamacare right now. A sad caucus of RINOs, moderates, and invertebrates wants to postpone this fight and oppose Obamacare . . . maybe . . . later. Their slogan? Tomorrow is another day, so perhaps we could stop Obamacare then.”

Okay, but he is going easy on Rove.  David Codrea is on target when he calls Rove a wretched cancerous lump.  As for me, the GOP is full of worthless suckholes.  They are dead to me.  Perhaps the best part of the Cruz speech is that the vermin scatter (including the balance of the GOP), and show themselves to be the animals they are.  In case you had any doubts, dear reader, you shouldn’t now.



  • Mark Matis

    If and when festivities start, it will be as important to be able to identify the appropriate Republicans as well as the Democrats. And their “Law Enforcement” enablers. NEVER forget their “Law Enforcement” enablers…

  • scott s.

    It is a commonplace in politics that it is often better to have an “issue” on which to run and fund-raise, than to solve it.

  • Chuck

    “It is a commonplace in politics that it is often better to have an “issue” on which to run and fund-raise, than to solve it.”

    At the risk of going off-topic, that’s pretty much the NRA’s entire business model. If we rolled back all the intolerable acts (NFA, GCA ’68, Hughes Act, etc.) how would they raise money? They’d have to go back to being a marksmanship and gun safety club.

    As for Cruz; he’s doing the Lord’s work and in the process shining a spotlight on the scurrying cockroaches in his own party. I predict this will make it a hell of lot easier to primary many of these RINO bastards out for 2014.

  • Paul B

    And I always thought my senator was one of the good guys. I have had to reevaluate that of late and he is losing my support.

  • http://www.captainsjournal.com/ Herschel Smith

    Chuck. Yes, the Lord’s work! And primary the bastards or hemp rope and lamp post, whichever works the best. I’m good with either.

  • Mark Matis

    I think y’all know MY preference between those two choices by now. I understand what the Elite will do should their Chosen Ones be defeated in primaries.

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