Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ted's Crusade & Government Shutdown.

Senator Ted Cruz's crusade was all wind, and
not action. 
Obviously the "threat" of of a government shutdown again brings to mind of a government failure .  Eight in 10 Americans find it unacceptable for either President Obama or members of Congress to threaten to shut down the government during budget negotiations in order to achieve their goals, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Fewer than 1 in 5 think the stalemate between Mr. Obama and the Republicans in Congress is acceptable.  Republicans, Democrats, independents and Tea Party supporters alike object to the threat of a shutdown, the poll says. Why is either party going to risk public disapproval  ? The bottom line here is that Texas Senator Ted Cruz who  GOP critics believe his strategy is politically suicidal, arguing there is no way to stop Obamacare as long as Democrats maintain control of the Senate and Obama is in the White House. Senator Cruz spent several hours on the floor debating  "ObamaCare isn't working," Cruz said Wednesday, as he departed the Senate floor after speaking in opposition to the law from Tuesday afternoon straight through until noon on Wednesday. Cruz's speech was a symbolic stand, as he was not actually able to stall the bill at this point. In the end, he and every other senator voted to advance the bill and proceed to debate. The vote was 100-0. But Cruz, anticipating that Reid will re-fund ObamaCare, is trying to rally Republicans and moderate Democrats to join in blocking the bill before it comes to a final vote. Another test vote, which will require 60 senators to proceed, is expected in the coming days. Cruz has not gotten much support from other Republicans, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who said Monday that he will not join Cruz in trying to filibuster the House bill, which does exactly what Cruz and McConnell want -- defund Obamacare. Any how what a fiasco , what a waste of time with "threats" of shutting down government .If Cruz did succeed in defunding obamacare, the mandate would likely not go into effect but the companies would still, by law, have to accept people with pre existing conditions.What we see in Ted Cruz is a walking, talking billboard. Pay him some money and he'll say whatever you want said, no matter how outlandish or foolish it makes him look.All these actions to halt government seem to be counter productive , and if one is looming it's making America look a failure .The CNBC All-America Economic Survey of 800 people across the country conducted by Hart-McInturff, finds that, in general, Americans oppose defunding Obamacare by a plurality of 44 percent to 38 percent. Opposition to defunding increases sharply when the issue of shutting down the government and defaulting is included. In that case, Americans oppose defunding 59 percent to 19 percent, with 18 percent of respondents unsure. The final 4 percent is a group of people who want to defund Obamacare, but become unsure when asked if they still hold that view if it means shutting down the government.


There would a entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. As one of the longest and boring speeches on record . Sen. Ted Cruz's all-night talk-a-thon on the need to defund Obamacare finally ended , clocking in at 21 hours and 19 minutes. Cruz  who is just babbling on and on about Dr. Seuss and Duck Dynasty.Well other wise my critique is like Obama . Cruz said he would go to Washington and change Washington. He has -- he's made it worse just like Obama .

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