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Why the right’s latest tantrum won’t stop the ACA
Posted By Rob Schofield On September 25, 2013 @ 8:39 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
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.
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URLs in this post:
 explain this morning: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/24/2673601/ted-cruz-obamacare-filibuster/
 derail that funding bill: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/23/2662391/senates-asinine-rules-allow-ted-cruz-shut-government/
 GOP leadership: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/18/2646991/republican-civil-war-breaks-twitter/
 Republican voters: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/04/2571191/obamacare-percent-defund/
 speaking filibuster: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/24/2673501/ted-cruzs-filibuster/
 Cruzin’ toward a shutdown? (Audio): http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/09/25/cruzin-toward-a-shutdown/
 The far right is not going to win this one: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/01/the-far-right-is-not-going-to-win-this-one/
 October 1/Affordable Care Act lunch links: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/01/october-1affordable-care-act-lunch-links/
 Obamacare creates 600 jobs in Congressional district where Rep. votes to defund Obamacare: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/08/28/obamacare-creates-600-jobs-in-congressional-district-where-rep-votes-to-defund-obamacare/
 New poll: Shutting down the government is a loser for the GOP: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/01/new-poll-shutting-down-the-government-is-a-loser-for-the-gop/
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