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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 [1] 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 [2] 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 [3] or the vast majority of Republican voters [4]. Nonetheless, when he began speaking on Tuesday afternoon, Cruz vowed to continue his “speaking filibuster [5]” 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 [1].


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URLs in this post:

[1] explain this morning: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/24/2673601/ted-cruz-obamacare-filibuster/

[2] derail that funding bill: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/23/2662391/senates-asinine-rules-allow-ted-cruz-shut-government/

[3] GOP leadership: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/18/2646991/republican-civil-war-breaks-twitter/

[4] Republican voters: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/09/04/2571191/obamacare-percent-defund/

[5] speaking filibuster: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/24/2673501/ted-cruzs-filibuster/

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