By The Right Scoop


Ted Cruz just released a statement on the WWII vets being barred by the White House during the government shutdown from paying respects at their own memorial:

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made the following statement today regarding Obamacare, the government “shutdown,” and the World War II Memorial:

“President Obama is so fixated on forcing Obamacare on the American people that he’s even willing to deny World War II veterans the right to access the memorial they have earned through their heroic service.

“This scenario encapsulates the bigger problem in Washington. President Obama is so set on imposing his destructive, far-left ideology that his government is literally barricading World War II veterans out of their memorial and blocking funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The House is on track today to pass individual CRs to fund Veterans Affairs and National Monuments, but Senator Reid and President Obama say they refuse to consider them, even though they agreed to pass a similar CR covering military pay on Monday night.

“This is untenable and our veterans deserve much better, especially our disabled vets. During this debate we should focus on those areas of agreement and pass those CRs. That’s the practical way to proceed and the House deserves great credit for its leadership.”

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  • clockwindingdown

    What a statesman!

    • Andrew

      It’s an utterly illogical and irrational statement. It’s basically saying, you do as I say and if you don’t it’s your fault we are going to cause enormous damage to the economy, our reputation and the treasury. It’s a petulant, extortionist and entitled statement.

      • clockwindingdown

        Hello TROLL, You seem to not know how or government is set up, right now the process is being implemented the way it is intended to be.

        You also seem to be confused at whom shut things down and whom is holding the Nation hostage. It would be the dems and bobo. The dems are discriminating, they are giving special privileges to various groups, i.e. unions, congress, big business, etc..

        Of course if you were paying attention you would know that, but then that would require effort an ability to critically think, something the left lacks…

        Bye, bye Troll

      • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanDuckie

        Oh and the dear leader is not illogical and irrational as the rest of the lib dems for forcing something on the whole country, when the majority don’t want it, while at the same time exempting themselves and all their friends from it.
        Get a life. And a thought in your head.

  • MiketheMarine

    President? humm, could be. I’d vote him now.

    • Andrew

      In your dreams lol. He is going the way every right wing lunatic before him has gone, in the garbage.

  • OLLPOH

    Constitution on the rise again! Thank You Honorable Senator Cruz!
    Keep Cruzin’ We The People Will Rise With You and Our Constitution!

    • Andrew

      Actually there is nothing constitutional about this, in fact it is a direct undermining of the democratic process. These tea party bullies should be charged with treason.

  • stage9

    Turning the tables and rushing the hilltop! Well done sir!

  • OLLPOH

    The Star Spangle Banner speaks not a flag of Surrender! Cruz on…Cruz on!

    • Andrew

      Your flag is being spit upon by your conservative maniacs who have undermined the democratic process. You don’t get to shut down a whole country because you don’t like a particular law.

  • shadetree56

    this will blow up in odumbo’s face. He’s a petty despot that needs to be impeached.

    • HCTUB

      You have that right .

    • Andrew

      It doesn’t seem to be blowing up in President Obama’s face at all. In fact millions of people are signing up for health care as we speak. While your speaker of the house is being shown as a turd on the country’s news papers and your tea party maniacs are being described as petulant terrorists.

      • shadetree56

        you need to lay off the kool-aid.

  • Laurel

    Obama has no respect and really only contempt for veterans…so threatening them and shutting down Memorial comes as no surprise.

    • deTocqueville1

      Yes and contempt for the military generally which he is transforming into a progressive bastion of political correctness and Islamist propaganda.

      • Andrew

        The military has never gotten so much money as under Obama.

    • Betsey_Ross

      It’s not a surprise, but it is a stupid move. He’s made a fuss for two days in a row about it. Even the Democrats are figuring out that it is bad PR. That nasty Claire McKaskill made sure that she was there this morning getting credit for opening it up and bad mouthing Michele Bachman and the Tea Party. How this wins them any votes or empathy is unimaginable.

      • Laurel

        Yeah and her phoniness is tanking. It’s too late. They blew it.

    • Andrew

      It’s thanks to Obama that veterans still have benefits. Leave it up to conservatives and they all end up on the street.

      • Laurel

        Riiiggghhht. You keep telling yourself that and then go find out which Democrat president led by his Democrat Senate and House cut all the funding, bases, hospitals, housing for military.

        And you go tell our current veterans about how they still have benefits despite the fact the since Obamcare Tri-Care has gotten cut to the bone with many families losing their coverage altogether.

        KEEP SLURPING THAT KOOL AID MORON BECAUSE THE WORLD IS GOING TO LET YOU CHOKE ON IT.

  • charliehall

    Cruz is advocating that the President violate the law. The Antideficiency Act prohibits non-essential services from being provided in the absence of funding.

    • waffle_anna

      That’s why he wants to fund them… and yet Obama is blatantly refusing to do so.

      • Andrew

        Actually Obama already passed a bill that makes sure veterans and security services are still funded. Also, it’s extremely hypocritical to shut down the government and then to pick and choose which services you want to fund. That’s basically trying to do a coup d’etat. We still live in a democracy where bills are passed during legislative sessions.

        • waffle_anna

          Laugh and laugh again.

          This just demonstrates how little you know about American civics. First of all, America is a republic, not a democracy. Second, as per the Constitution, all spending, funding/defunding bills have to originate from Congress. Yes, they have the power to pick and choose which services are funded and defunded. It’s their job. Deal with it.

          And how is this a coup d’etat? Oh… it’s a “coup d’etat” when the blame shifts to the Democrats and Obama.. ah yeah.

          Also, the President doesn’t have the power to “pass a bill” – he only has the power to veto a bill and the obligation to enforce laws.

          • Sentinel

            Like talking to a stone. Don’t waste the energy.

            • waffle_anna

              No, it’s kind of fun rebuking them…

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanDuckie

          We’re supposed to be living in a Constitutional Republic. But progressives seem to conveniently forget that fact.

    • Betsey_Ross

      I don’t think the law means much to Obama. He just does what he wants. Obamacare, already in the make-it-up-as-you-go-along mode has been changed by Obama a couple of times illegally. There is no reason to ‘close’ the WWII Memorial. It is an open air facility where you walk right through and trying to close it up is ridiculous.

    • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanDuckie

      Like the dear leader hasn’t violated laws enough on his own already.

  • HCTUB

    The only law Pinocchio knows is the ones him and Holder make up as they go along.

    • Andrew

      Actually it’s conservatives with the special snowflake syndrome who seem to think they can use a funding bill to change legislation and thereby undermine the democratic process and governmental functions. It’s conservatives who show complete contempt for their own country and its laws. Shame on you. The bunch of you should be send to Somalia. where you can shoot and live without laws and federal government all you want.

      • clockwindingdown

        Look everyone a clueless TROLL!!!

      • breakn70

        “…and thereby undermine the democratic process and governmental functions.”

        First, do you remember how this bill was passed into law in the first place? Second, other than the military and the border patrol, the “governmental functions” can take a flying …. at the moon.

  • Sentinel

    I agree with Ted. The sad truth is that Obama, Reid, Pelosi, etc. have nothing but contempt for Americans (and veterans) and they have no intention of being civil or reasonable. They can afford to be lying Aholes about it all… the MSM is flying air support for these corrupt, lawless devils.

    • Andrew

      huh no. The sad truth is that conservatives have nothing but contempt for a)the president, b)his ACA and c)federal government in itself. Which is why they are all giddy with excitement and fox news is basically throwing a party. You people are so dumb you don’t realize the cost of this idiocy.

      • Sentinel

        Oh yeah! My first troll for October! You prove my point with your belligerence.
        The sad thing is that you rush to slavery and destruction out of sheer liberal ignorance. You bought their insanity and you even support it. So, those of us who are awake and fight this tyranny, we’ll be fine… but imbeciles like you who want this are the ones who will be left shivering in the cold once your useful idiocy is over… and buddy, that day is quickly approaching.
        One other quick comment… I know you liberals hate this subject, but your Godlessness is going to doom you for all eternity. Get right with God now, accept Jesus into your heart and receive the gift of salvation – don’t wait. Only then will you wake up from your foggy slumber and realize just how lost you are. Your mind is clouded and your vision is blurred… stop this evil now or suffer for it terribly later. Well, your blood is no longer on my hands. Time for you to grow up and wake up.

        • clockwindingdown

          Isn’t hunting TROLLS fun? I’m firing up the BBQ, this TROLL is so plump and juicy full of ignorance it’ll cook perfectly…

          • Sentinel

            It’s a shame we can’t flag him like before. Not sure what to do to exterminate pests like this…

            • clockwindingdown

              I was told ten down arrows would remove post…

              I agree, this system needs a flag of some sort…

              • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanDuckie

                They’re getting flagged some how.

                • clockwindingdown

                  When the curser is placed over a post a – (minus sign) and a flag appear at the far right of the post!

            • clockwindingdown

              I just noticed when the curser is placed over a post a – (minus sign) and a flag appear at the far right of the post! Give it a look…

              • Sentinel

                Noted… thanks!!!

                • clockwindingdown

                  Hugh betcha!

      • breakn70

        “You people are so dumb you don’t realize the cost of this idiocy.”

        Civility?

  • Lumenstud

    Not all surprised that President Infanticide would be so unfeeling! Keep up the good work Senator Cruz!

    • Andrew

      Infanticide? What are you talking about? If children are dying it’s because idiots like you refuse to give them health care.

      • Dan painter

        He supports partial birth abortion. The procedure is infanticide

  • Andrew

    This is absurd. You can’t use a funding bill to change legislation you don’t like and then blame the other side for not giving in to your extortion. This is all to be put on the side of conservatives. The law already passed, years ago. To try to repeal it using government shutdown amounts to nothing short but the undermining of the democratic process. Unbelievable. It does not even make sense. Even Cruz, in a moment of clarity, must realize this.

    • Les_in_NC

      Yes you can, it’s called the power of the purse.

    • clockwindingdown

      Actually you can, it is the way the American system works!!!

  • MiketheMarine

    Geez, I get home and there was a troll attack after I left? I just can stay up 24 hours a day anymore. Good job gang.