Cruz cures Krauthammer of cul-de-sac phobia?
For weeks, Charles Krauthammer has trashed the effort led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to defund Obamacare as a “cul-de-sac” strategy because it would inevitably end in a government shutdown-showdown, that Republicans “just can’t” win. Yet, last night he endorsed the notion of conditioning a hike in the debt limit or a continuing budget resolution on either subjecting federal employees, including congressmen and their staffs, to Obamacare | Read More »
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, Continuing Resolution
, Defund Obamacare
, Employer Mandate
, Government Shutdown
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, John Boehner
, Mike Lee
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The Impact of Ted Cruz’s 21 Hour Obamacare Slugfest
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Lachlan Markay to discuss Ted Cruz’s 21 hour speech on the Senate floor, what he may have accomplished after all that talking, and why it may actually help Cruz when the media and the GOP establishment criticize him for not playing the Washington game.
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There is a real and genuine disconnect between grassroots conservatives and many in Washington. Let’s first concede that, like with many politicians, a cult of personality has started developing around Ted Cruz, though from my vantage point it is not nearly as virulent as among some. But, there are some who, should Cruz fall flat on his face, would declare it all part of the | Read More »
The Cancerous Lie of Unbounded Positive Rights
An alliance of Progressive Organizations is attempting to counter 23+ hours of truth from Senator Cruz with thirty-one seconds of disingenuous horse-hockey. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people healthcare. They rail at Republicans who vote to deny other people food stamps. It’s as if being an American implies that you have a natural right to have the government give you goods and services that originally belonged to, or are produced by somebody else.
In the bizarre world of “Positive Rights,” we get logical constructs that would totally destroy the social contract of any society that attempted to fulfill them. There is never any logical limit to what can be claimed as a so-called Positive Right. In the real-world, to all of these limitless demands are attached similarly limitless costs. It’s analogous to the Work-Energy Relationship in Physics.
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The Great Big GOP Establishment Obamacare Lie
Among the many insightful things Ted Cruz said during his historic filibuster through the night was that there is no honesty in the Republican Party. He noted that it would be better to have a Senate full of Republicans like Mike Lee and Democrats like Bernie Sanders – people who actually believe what they say, and are honest and open about it. What he meant | Read More »
Cruz Rolls On as Beltway Establishment Doesn’t Realize What’s Going On
As I begin writing this (4:13 am ET) Ted Cruz is still talking. He’s just finished recounting a story about his Cuban-born Daddy’s travails upon arriving in Texas. He’s probably riffed something similar dozens of times in the course of this oratorical tour de force. Now he’s begun quoting excerpts from “Atlas Shrugged.” Listening to the timbre of his voice, he doesn’t sound gassed. And his wingman, Utah’s Mike | Read More »
Dear @Reince and @RNC: Put your money where your tweets are.
I realize this would appear to be the second letter to the party today, especially after Breeanne Howe’s “Dear John” to the party as a whole. But, I would simply like to ask something of the chairman of the RNC and the RNC itself: Turn your words into deeds. Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, has not one but two posts on RedState | Read More »
Senate: If not you—who? If not now—when?
Open Letter to All United States Senators Dear Senator, When I was in school, we were taught that the United States Senate was “the world’s greatest deliberative body”. Under your current majority leader, it has been run more like the Soviet Politburo, with dissent, deliberation, and true debate stifled at every turn. The very idea of amending a bill or resolution AFTER debate has ceased, | Read More »
, Mike Lee
, Ted Cruz
, U.S. House
, US Senate
Finger Lickin’ Frauds
Live streaming video by Ustream Within hours of Liz Cheney, now a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, announcing her support of Ted Cruz’s filibuster, Senator Mike Enzi, who Cheney is primarying, took to the floor of the United States Senate and declared he stood with Ted Cruz. Pat Roberts, the elderly Senator from Kansas who may soon be getting a stiff primary challenge, stiffly | Read More »
#MakeDCListen: Stand With Ted Against Obamacare
Senator Ted Cruz has fulfilled his election promise to do everything it takes to stop Obamacare. To that end, he has commenced a talking filibuster against the budget CR, which Harry Reid plans to use as a conduit for reinserting funding to Obamacare. This is real simple. We are at the end of the line. Anyone who thinks that, under the false hope of winning | Read More »
The RedState Call Center is Active: Call the Senate
The RedState call center is now active. Use our calling center to connect with your Senators. RedState makes it very easy. Go here now, enter your zip code, and get connected to your Senators. Tell them to stand with Ted Cruz and oppose cloture on the continuing resolution.
A Cruz Missile Launch, Like a Light, Shows the Cockroaches Scurrying
“Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have, whether they can muster the support or not in this round, ensured the GOP cannot begin collaborating with the Democrats to fix what the voters want repealed.” A curious moment happened on Fox News Sunday. Chris Wallace told Karl Rove that a number of Republicans in Congress had sent him opposition research on Ted Cruz once Fox announced Cruz | Read More »
Mail Call: Ted Cruz Over Target Edition
I’m not sure if Vince Wukmir isn’t really an alias for House leadership staff. email@example.comTo: firstname.lastname@example.orgHardy Har Har. Your big Bromance with Ted Cruz R (Buffoonland) is funny. What a joke, Big ted is f**ked. Got himself into a little trap. You guys bought the kool aid, now you’ve got j**m all over your ruddy face. Ha Ha. the little weenie brigade you run is | Read More »