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Why the right’s latest tantrum won’t stop the ACA

The good people at Think Progress explain this morning why the tantrum by Texas Senator Ted Cruz is ultimately, no more than that — a tantrum of the ilk that one might normally associate with an spoiled and uninformed adolescent.

“On Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the floor to speak against the health reform law, attempting to block a funding bill from coming to a vote in the Senate. Cruz has been pushing to derail that funding bill unless it includes a provision to defund Obamacare — a far-right strategy that could ultimately force the federal government to shut down next week, and a tactic that doesn’t actually have the support of GOP leadership or the vast majority of Republican voters. Nonetheless, when he began speaking on Tuesday afternoon, Cruz vowed to continue his “speaking filibuster” until he is “no longer able to stand.”

Cruz’s dramatic anti-Obamacare crusade has captured media attention for weeks. But when it comes to the realities of health reform, it couldn’t matter less.

First of all…” — Read the rest of the post by clicking here.

 

2 Comments


  1. david esmay

    September 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Cruz’s fellow republicants are letting him hang himself with his own words, much the same as they do with Rand “I’ve got a muskrat on my head” Paul.

  2. Alan

    September 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I’m all for more people like Ted Cruz slipping through the cracks of the Republic primaries and being nominated by their party. These nuts may well get elected in placed like Texas and Alabama, but they sure guarantee the GOP will won’t win a general election any time soon. So, sit back and enjoy the show, I’m sure there’s more to come.

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