By The Right Scoop


UPDATE: Ted Cruz has concluded speaking on the Senate floor after 21 hours and 19 minutes:

Ted Cruz is on the Senate Floor taking a stand for defunding Obamacare:

Senator Ted Cruz is making the argument for why the Senate should vote on the House Continuing Resolution that funds the government and defunds Obamacare. He intends to speak, as he said, until he is no longer able to stand.

Watch:


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  • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

    Ted Cruz – Cruzin’ to victory… Over Libtards, Progressives, and even RINOs on behalf of the People! God Bless Future President Ted Cruz!

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

      YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • suedixon

    way to go Ted. we now know who the traitors in the gop are. thank you for standing up for we, the people, and holding firm to your principles and promises.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    Thank you TRScoop, we’re listening loud and clear.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Harry Reid has scheduled a procedural vote on the Continuing Resolution for mid-day Wednesday.

    • Steve Angell

      Let us pray this filibustering stops that vote.

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

    YOU Rock Scoop! Thank you!!
    Tweet him if you can! #KeepCruzing #DefundObamacare #CruzMissile! Whoo hoo!

  • jsw7533

    Go, Senator Cruz. All of America is standing with you!

    • RoverSerton

      Not anywhere nears all. Speaks well for being born in Canada.

  • crakpot

    This guy is a fighter. He absolutely has my vote for President.

    As for the the RINOs, the Lord hates a coward.

  • Kezar1

    Go Ted…..!!!!

  • http://www.therightscoop.com/ The Right Scoop

    I checked and my feed does work on the iPhone…so if you have to go somewhere you cat watch!

    • DarkKnight2016

      Thanks for bringing me back, my eyes are glued to C-Span2!

  • Swenson For Mayor

    Thank you, Senator Cruz. God Bless YOU!

  • colliemum

    Have been watching on c-span. Ted Cruz is telling some very hard truths.
    Now I’m flagging and have to go – I hope some of you scoopers will write for how long Ted Cruz held out, and who came to help him.
    Thanks!

  • nmfd72

    “I have doubts Sister James, I have such doubts”

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is now on the floor helping Senator Cruz. I am keeping tabs on who else will be coming to the aide of Cruz.

  • ConservativeWomenAreHotter

    Proud to have been able to vote for Senator Cruz. Keep going, fight for us! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WORTH IT! AMERICA IS WORTH IT!

    • DarkKnight2016

      All I have is Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN)

    • rodguy911

      You are lucky I had to vote for Rubio and now regret it.

  • New Dixie Nation

    I #StandWithTed

  • GRITSMama

    Senator Cruz, I’m praying for you!

  • marketcomp
  • sandra

    So proud of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. For you Republicans who are not standing with those two, we will remember you come November. All my money will go to unseating any Senator who does not stand with these two. Godspeed Senator Cruz and Senator Lee.

    • deTocqueville1

      He is giving a lesson on history and the Constitution.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    I love this guy!

  • Dee

    Go go go – we are proud someone is taking a stand against this nightmare!!

  • deTocqueville1

    A great patriot!

  • twoblackcats

    I just emailed that coward McConnell. I love Ted Cruz and will follow him even though I’m in a really blue state. I also just told Turbin I will never vote for him! Jeez I’m really upset! I was going to say something else, but I thought I might get monitored.

    • twoblackcats

      Sorry, I didn’t mean to approve myself that was a mistake.

      • nibblesyble

        YOu should approve yourself, you did an awesome thing!!

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

        Approve yourself a bunch of times for that!!

  • Alaina Tonelli

    Thanks for taking a stand. As he speaks about manufacturing, we have had to move our manufacturing to China, too. We were proud to be “Made in the USA.” But, it was “do or die.”

    • rodguy911

      I have the same problem. If I was 20 years younger I would have no choice but to import everything I make.At my age however I will tough it out and keep making stuff over here.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator David Vitter of Louisiana is helping out

    • P. Shirley

      As is Mike Lee

      • DarkKnight2016

        I already commented on that earlier and I said I would be keeping tabs on who is helping Cruz.

        • P. Shirley

          I haven’t been hanging your every word…..please forgive me

        • P. Shirley

          Still keepin’ tabs for us or are we ignoring Rand?

          • DarkKnight2016

            Just commented on top that Rand Paul is in the chamber

  • schatzi51

    Praying for Ted Cruz as he speaks puts our Lord and us with him on that floor, as he is doing God’s work. Please pray for Ted.

  • misterlogic0013

    T/P gaining, facts speak volumes, information highway leading the way, don’t have to a title to make a difference. America alive and well on Sarah time = Cruz control.

    • nibblesyble

      Love it!

  • NJK

    George Washington and his men shed their blood for America, yet Mitch McConnell and others can’t even stand with this prince among men?

    Senator Cruz,
    The British called George Washington “Country Clowns.” He was mocked, too.

    • P. Shirley

      Yep, and we all see how that worked out for them.

  • dogday3

    Go Mr. Cruz!!!

  • DarkKnight2016

    The Twitter account of RNC Chair Reince Priebus says: #StandWithTed #MakeDCListen #SenateMustAct #DefundObamacare

  • Rosie Nguyen

    May God keep him strong and truthful in his speaking and may God open ears to hear what is right and true about the means of government – a constitutional republic self-governed by we-the-people. Help Mr. Cruz, LORD, please Sir. Thank You.

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

      Amen!!

    • Jane J

      Amen

  • NJK

    In Federalist No. 57, the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution James Madison explained that the new nation would remain free only so long lawmakers had to live by the same laws they imposed on the public.

  • Ben Kissling

    So, who’s running against Cornyn next year?

  • Cincinnatus

    Be afraid B(m)itch McConnell, be very afraid. It will be very embarrassing for a “lifer” in the self-appointed RULING CLASS, to go down in a primary. Kentuckians are NOT as dumb as you think they are.

  • nibblesyble

    Go Sen. Cruz…..you are on the side of the Righteous!!!!

  • c4pfan

    I stand with Cruz! Are any of the other Senators going to help?

    • Lady_Penguin

      This will show who the men are and who are the mice. Sen Cruz will always be remembered for standing for principle and for the people. Reagan anyone?

  • Laurel

    What galls me the most is Congress and staffers and their families are exempt.

    • joyfulgiver

      No, congressional employees will argue with you that they are not exempt. I know because two of them argued with me. One even told me that receiving the benefit of 75% of their insurance being paid by the government is the same as business who pay for 72% of their employees insurance, she hung up on me after I told her the difference between the government and the private employer is the FACT that the private employer MAKES money, where as the government TAKES money. Big difference!

      FYI – This was Harry Reid’s employee who told me this.

      • Lady_Penguin

        The part they’re ignoring is that the big employers are no longer willing to carry their share of health insurance, so they’re getting out of the business. So private employees have to now foot the entire bill (or possibly qualify for a tiny subsidy) for their health care.

        • Laurel

          Which is a pay cut for the employee.

      • Laurel

        Give em’ hell! They are getting defensive because they know you are right. Simple fact is they have their health insurance paid for by the taxpayer.

        And on average most businesses pay at best 50% of health insurance costs and it isn’t the Cadillac plans Congress gets. Many are dropping the insurance altogether and yet not giving the money in the form of a raise to people, Health insurance benefits are part of one’s salary and if dropped they should give the money to the employee. Really this country made a huge mistake letting health insurance become a part of employment.

        I like how these staffers think it is okay to hang up on people.

    • Lady_Penguin

      He just laid that out in fine detail and Sen Vitter addressed it as well.

  • NJK

    So, they’re going to vote for cloture on Friday or Saturday? What time 2:00 A.M. What shady operators.

    Mitch McConnell, you will be defeated. We will make it happen.

    • DarkKnight2016

      Harry Reid has scheduled a procedural vote on the Continuing Resolution for mid-day Wednesday

  • DarkKnight2016

    NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell is running this on Twitter:

    Breaking: RT @KellyO NBC News has learned @SenRandPaul opposed @SenTedCruz and his “no” vote tactic in private GOP meeting.

    NBC News has learned while @SenRandPaul does not expect to speak publicly about his opposition to Cruz’ tactic. Paul sided with McConnell.

    .@senrandpaul’s opposition to @sentedcruz is about tactics — which playbook GOP uses to play out final days before shutdown deadline

    • Lady_Penguin

      Someone should tweet back O’Donnell and ask her “who cares” what Rand Paul thinks?

      • DarkKnight2016

        Well Paul is also a Tea Party supported Senator.

        • deTocqueville1

          Hence, thus?

    • Laurel

      Once again when it gets down to the nitty gritty another Paul pulls the football out.

      Apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

  • joyfulgiver

    You go Senator Cruz, we’ve got your back! Handling this one with a lot of PRAYER! Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and unsearchable things which you do not know.” May the Lord give you strength to endure this battle. You are NOT alone!

    • nibblesyble

      Amen!!

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    WTF? I can’t use chat, unless I’m stupid enough to let it datamine my Facebook? I’ll pass. Invade someone else’s privacy.

  • Steeloak

    What a leader and a statesman – it’s been a long time since I heard a politician from either party talk plain common sense like Ted Cruz!

  • http://black-avenger-1.livejournal.com/profile VirusX

    It’s a nice gesture, but liberals won’t care, or listen. Ted still has my backing, even if he can’t win.

  • Sigelitedark

    Shed light on the travesty that is 0bamacare, Mr. Cruz and God bless!

  • Lady_Penguin

    Mr. Cruz goes to Washington. Go Sen Cruz!

  • Britton Bell

    Mr. Cruz – you make a lot of folks to feel pride in America today, and pride in our system … something we rarely can feel or say these days.

  • Christi Gillespie

    Go Senator Cruz!!!!

  • Tread7

    PRAYERS UP for the courageous Ted Cruz — the greatest champion of LIBERTY that this country has seen in years!!!

  • JG

    lol green eggs and ham. I love this guy.

  • Joe Hyatt-pics

    One courageous man out of 535.

  • Jose F. Lugo

    Go,Go Sen Cruz!!… So proud of this great American!

  • me3tv

    I hope he talks about all the people and groups that are EXEMPTED from obamacare, including the senate, some unions, special interest groups and more. Even the president and his family are exempt. IF he drums on this point alone for an hour – he’ll make a point here – Congress and the President voted FOR it but WILL NOT trust it for themselves.

    • JG

      He already did speak about alllllllll of those exemptions.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001014849544 Mike Alan

        The guy is going to talk for a week. He will have plenty of time to talk about everything.

  • JoeTulsa

    ‘Mr. Cruz Goes To Washington”
    Just like Mr. Smith in the Frank Capra film, Ted Cruz is going up against the Obama-Reid machine. Jimmy Stewart went up against the Taylor machine. The odds were against him, and public opinion consisted of media lies and manufactured data. It was an uphill battle, but just like Mr. Smith, Ted Cruz knows the uphill battles are the ones worth fighting for.
    I salute you, Ted Cruz!

  • JoeTulsa

    “Mr. Cruz Goes To Washington”
    The Taylor Machine is like the Obama-Reid Machine.
    Talk radio and the internet sites like Breitbart are like the Boy Scouts in the Capra film, in that, they were the only ones able to get the truth to the people.
    The Taylor Machine manufactured lies.
    Obama lies himself, and his media surrogates lie for him.

  • toongoon

    Judging by that 3 ring binder he’s planning on being there along time.

    • misterlogic0013

      send him some spinach .. probably has some .. Sarah his girl ..

      • DarkKnight2016

        Perhaps Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) will bring him a thermos filled with hot tea like he did for Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

      • toongoon

        One case of spinach is on its way….

  • stage9

    “(all of the business owners said that) Obamacare will be disastrous to their businesses.”

    If you’re a marxist, this is good news. This is the entire POINT! Kill private business and NATIONALIZE production!

    Wake UP America! Your educational system has duped you! It has failed to teach you what marxism looks like!

  • mike

    so much common sense coming from Sen. Cruz!

  • Kristin P

    Keep going Cruz!! You can do it!

  • DarkKnight2016

    In contrast to reports from NBC News’ Kelly O’Donnell, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will be joining Senator Cruz on the floor soon. via Amanda Carpenter, Senior Communications Advisor to Ted Cruz.

  • misterlogic0013

    Look forward to Levin show, America forcing a seat at the table, impact incredibly positive, America has much to say, were here, were not going anywhere, get used to it, turning point, all said and done, T/P comes of age, here now .. Original grass roots, seat at table, pull up a chair, join him, Tea Party, get local, bring it on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001014849544 Mike Alan

    I am a physician in nyc and my patients tell me on a daily basis Obamacare is killing them. Many tossed off their companies insurance. This law is a disaster and I can tell you many physicians in major cities are not going accept the insurance. Cash or no service.

    • keyesforpres

      Wish doctors would tell that to illegals…cash or no service!

  • Samuel Sturkie

    Its good to see a man with the convictions to stand up for what he believes in. Keep it up!

  • Tami Kilmarx

    Standing with Cruz, in Springfield, Tennessee!

  • K Fields

    Ted is the man. Go Ted go!

  • wallwatchman

    Standing with Cruz in Smithville, MO! Come on sen blunt! Where are you?!

    Our family just lost our doctor this month. He retired because of obamacare and what it would do to his patients and his practice. My health plan is not going to be available, and the way we have to get, we can’t afford! This stuff is ruining people out here! And the rinos just want us to sit here and choke on it instead of fighting!!!

    I got an idea…how about you legislators deal with what you’re heaping on us!! We ALWAYS pay for your stupid bills! Not you, US!! I’m tired of it!!!

  • Mike EMett

    A college grad whose small family must live paycheck to paycheck from a
    part time job who cannot be covered or hired better due to Obamacare: We
    stand with Cruz!!

    • Mike EMett

      I should add that Obamacare and Obamanomics have caused my family to move in with my parents and my dad has to work though being retired. Cruz, Lee, Paul and those with these 3 are doing a great thing! Trying to bring America back to greatness!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Rand Paul is in the chamber

  • brendawatkins

    Rand Paul is right! This is more about Obama not getting his way.

    • 57thunderbird

      Poppycock!

      • brendawatkins

        Come again?

        • 57thunderbird

          What do you mean by saying this is about Obama not getting his way?Perhaps I misunderstood.It sounds like you are implying that senator Cruz is just doing this to keep Obama from getting his way.

          • brendawatkins

            No, that’s not at all what I was talking about. Rand Paul said if there is a government shut down it will be because Obama is not getting his way. If Harry Reid wasn’t dead set on adding Obamacare to the funding this wouldn’t be happening at all. So, the shut down would be because of that, and that alone.

            • 57thunderbird

              Got ya.Thanks for clarifying.

          • brendawatkins

            I think Ted Cruz is legitimately concerned for Americans, and the damage Obamacare is going to do to this country. I APPLAUD him!

            • 57thunderbird

              Happy to hear that.I apologize for the misunderstanding.

  • deTocqueville1

    Paul started out okay but I don’t know where he is going?

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

      I may still have much to learn, but if it takes shutting down the government, shut it down until this thing is GONE!

      • deTocqueville1

        Correct!

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

    No Rand, we don’t want a discussion! Enough discussion! Throw the thing in the trash, bury it and NEVER ever bring this monstrosity up ever again!

  • Richard Coy

    I am with this guy on defunding ObamaCare!!!!

  • daisy_mae

    The liberty train can’t be stopped!

  • Richard Coy

    Where are the other Republicans? I heard that earlier today they showed how empty the room was. He needs support from his party.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas has joined the fight

  • Tread7

    Senator Roberts is right its socialize medicine !!!!

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

    YES!! Thank you Senator Roberts!!!

  • twoblackcats

    No, Rand, we don’t want your solution. You’re a shill for McConnell. I cannot believe McConnell came out against our side. I think Rand Paul should give back his his waiver. I cannot. I’m so disgusted, I cannot stand it!

    • deTocqueville1

      Yes, he started out fine then seemed to become a trojan horse!

    • Mike EMett

      you guys missed the point if what he was saying, you have fooled yourselves in thinking Rand became a shill.

      • twoblackcats

        I respectively disagree with you. He’s supporting McConnell. And, McConnell betrayed us.

      • Amjean

        Rand Paul is not a shill for anyone. If you visit this site often, you will find that the “usual suspects” post anti Rand Paul rhetoric.
        Pay no mind as it happens all the time. Just ignore them.

        • keyesforpres

          He supports amnesty. He simply voted no on the Gang of 8 because he knew it would pass. He voted yes on cloture. He has referred to illegals as undocumented citizens. He has said he hopes they will vote for him.

          • Amjean

            You are making me laugh!!!

  • dBbBuck

    Go Ted yea baby!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has joined the fight

  • Marky_D

    Can someone explain to this brit how a filibuster works exactly? Is it just a case of keep talking until there is no time left to vote?
    Hope so, could listen to Ted Cruz for hours :)

    • daisy_mae

      I could listen to him for hours too friend from across the pond :) I’ll have to let one of the smarter folks here answer you filibuster question but wanted to welcome you here.

      • Marky_D

        Thanks Daisy Mae! I’m a regular here though – there’s a few of us who wouldn’t like to see the US go down the same u-bend our own countries have been flushed down! We are not all Piers Morgans (whom you are welcome to keep!)
        :)

        • clockwindingdown

          “… Piers Morgans (whom you are welcome to keep!)”

          Thems fight’in words ;)! Just because you folks took out the trash doesn’t mean we should get stuck with it…

    • DarkKnight2016

      The filibuster is a powerful parliamentary device in the United States Senate, which was strengthened in 1975 and in the past decade has come to mean that most major legislation (apart from budgets) requires a 60% vote to bring a bill or nomination to the floor for a vote. In recent years, the majority has preferred to avoid filibusters by moving to other business when a filibuster is threatened and attempts to achieve cloture have failed. Defenders call the filibuster “The Soul of the Senate.”

      Senate rules permit a senator, or a series of senators, to speak for as long as they wish and on any topic they choose, unless “three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn” (usually 60 out of 100 senators) brings debate to a close by invoking cloture under Senate Rule XXII.

      According to the Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Ballin (1892), changes to Senate rules could be achieved by a simple majority, but only on the first day of the session in January or March. The idea is that on this first day, the rules of the new legislative session are determined afresh, and rules do not automatically continue from one session to the next. This is called the constitutional option by proponents, and the nuclear option by opponents, who insist that rules do remain in force across sessions. Under current Senate rules, a rule change itself could be filibustered, with two-thirds of those senators present and voting (as opposed to the normal three-fifths of those sworn) needing to vote to break the filibuster.Even if a filibuster attempt is unsuccessful, the process takes floor time.

      • Marky_D

        Thanks a lot! That’s (fairly) clear.

        • tinlizzieowner

          It will have to do unless you would like to have a go at explaining Parliament. ;-) ;-)

          • Marky_D

            Oh that’s easy… 350+ talentless school leavers, with no work experience outside of politics, turn up wearing a choice of 3 different coloured ties – red, blue or yellow. Every 4 or 5 years the electorate gets to vote on which colour tie they want to deliver policies that have already been decided on by unelected EU bureaucrats in Brussels.
            Last time round, we chose to go with a green tinge (mixing blue and yellow ties), though the policies – gay marriage, open door immigration, expanding government etc, could have just as easily been achieved by sticking with the red ties we’d had for the previous 13 years.

            • tinlizzieowner

              Oh, I understand. :-)

  • deTocqueville1

    Okay, so they are moving toward a position which would prevent a 51% vote. Interesting. One would assume that it must have been agreed in Caucus. So then if they prevent the 51% they are going to be able to say that they are awaiting discussions on ‘possible’ changes. We shall see!

  • daisy_mae

    Senator Cruz has great aim! Not demo, not repubs, OBcare!

  • DCGere

    Go Cruz!!!

  • keyesforpres

    Sure hope he’s wearing a catheter and a urine bag!

    • 57thunderbird

      Or Depends. :-)

      • keyesforpres

        He’d probably prefer the urine bag!

        • 57thunderbird

          I think you may be right! :-)

          • keyesforpres

            ;-)

    • tinlizzieowner

      You mean like the Democrat broad who conducted the last Filibuster did? ;-)

      • keyesforpres

        Yeah, ‘cept Cruz’s cause is righteous and that broad was speaking for the devil.

    • iaintlyin

      I’d like to see a clear plastic vat with pictures of Reid, Boehner McCain, McConnell and Pelosi next to him which mysteriously gradually fills with a yellow liquid while whoever is holding the floor speaks. Because the creeps forcing this on us need to be pissed on in some form, and right minded people can finally enjoy some measure of enjoyment while this horror show (not limited to 0care) engulfs us.

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

      Oh ick now. quit it you guys! lol.

      • keyesforpres

        Sure hope he drank some of that drink (last night) that cleans out the colon too!
        Dinner time!! ;-)

      • tinlizzieowner

        Actually, I’d prefer he just whip it out and pee on the Democrats. :-)

        • keyesforpres

          Now that’s a plan!

        • 57thunderbird

          Yeah.They could use a golden shower. :-)

      • 57thunderbird

        Sorry sister! :-)

  • odin147

    Cruz is not a politician, he is a representative of the highest order. As for the RINOS go over them, call your senators, obamacare has to be destroyed or we will suffer the consequences of not having control over own lives. We will die waiting for care. This happens in all under developed and developing countries, I have been to India where I have seen govt. hospitals, and people sitting on benches for hrs on end waiting to see the doctor. You will have one doctor seeing many patients putting enormous pressure on the doctor, not to mention the quality of one on one care, this is the same as the teacher to student ration in public schools, where you have students not receiving attention, you end up with failing students. Not to mention the cost, allocation of resources, the health market will be destroyed because you have state exchanges in other words you will have govt. controlling the market, insurance companies are already heavily regulated, this will put them out of business. The reason is simple you don’t have a natural market, govt. is controlling the coverage options, you are forcing them to cover pre-existing conditions, in other words you forcing these companies to take a risk they cannot afford.There is absolutely nothing good in obamacare, it will destroy our current healthcare system which has it’s flaws but destroying it is not a solution, it is suicidal.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Say what you want about Cruz, he’s got the guts to do what he says he’s going to do. Unlike Barry, trying to lie his way out from under what he said in the past.

  • joyfulgiver

    Show me what it will cost me and I will tell you if I can afford it.

    Not one member of this administration or either party for that matter, has told the American people most affected by Obamacare EXACTLY what they will get for their money and HOW MUCH they will pay for what they will receive. That alone, should cause every American to RISE up and tell this administration NO WAY, defund obamacare NOW!

    • iaintlyin

      hard to tell you how much it will cost you until it’s fully written and interpreted. also if your a Union member or not, are you working in a certain company, are you a member of the elected elite or a member of his staff and other variables. So please, don’t ask that question, just pay the bill when you get it.

  • Tread7

    Mark Levin’s EPIC monologue on Republicans being forced to defund obamTaxacare.

    Mark Levin delivered a fantastic monologue coming out of the gate
    today on obamaTaxcare and the fact that Republicans have finally been
    forced by the American people to try and defund it.

    http://therightscoop.com/mark-levins-epic-monologue-on-republicans-being-forced-to-defund-obamacare/

  • Freedomswatch

    God bless Senator Cruz. I just gave him a donation and I hope many of you will join me, every little counts. Maybe some extra funds will help protect him against the RINO attack. He and Senator Lee are fighting for us, we must help them both.

  • MaroonRepublic

    I’m so proud I voted for Cruz and he is a Texan.

  • Sentinel

    A true American hero.

  • az

    He is the Man for 2016.

  • Richard Coy

    My insurance increased by $2,000. this year and went from them paying 90% after deductible to 80%. It is going to cost more next year. That is what you can expect.

    • keyesforpres

      Yes, that is the Communists’ goal…determine who lives and to take away our wealth.

  • landofthefree

    amen Sessions!

  • Amjean

    If anyone is having trouble watching the video, the link on Drudge works.

    • clockwindingdown

      Thank you!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has joined the fight

    • TENCOLE

      Only because he had to…….to save his political life.

      • DarkKnight2016

        Rubio was always against Obamacare.

        • keyesforpres

          Except he was part of the Gang of 8 that would exempt illegals from ObamaNOcare, which would mean companies would fire Americans and hire the illegals.
          Rube supports the destruction of this nation. His Spanish surname trumps our sovereignty.

          • DarkKnight2016

            Was that his idea or 1 of the compromises he had to make?

            • TENCOLE

              Does it matter?……he still supported the WHOLE bill.

              • DarkKnight2016

                Yes it does matter.

                • keyesforpres

                  No, actually it does NOT. That bill will destroy this nation. Anyone that voted yes on that bill is a traitor.

                • TENCOLE

                  Stop it….no it does not matter. He was okay with the exemption, that should have scared you to death.

            • keyesforpres

              He could have NOT been part of the Gang in the first place. Be like he was during his campaign…he claimed NO to any form of amnesty. Of course, he just LIED to get elected. That Spanish surname trumps being an American for him.
              By the way, nice compromise. NOT.
              He’s a traitor.

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

                And if he runs again, I won’t be voting for him!

                • keyesforpres

                  I wish you guys could get a recall going like in Colorado. I think you guys could do it.

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

                  I wish there were 10 of me. So many things to do and not enough of me to do it lol. I wouldn’t know where to start, but I agree. I’d nominate Allen West.

                • keyesforpres

                  Perhaps you could contact the Republican party in Colorado. They could give you some ideas.

    • 57thunderbird

      After he took a huge hit for his stance on immigration he has to calm the waters some how.

      • DarkKnight2016

        I actually think Rubio is genuine in the Obamacare debate.

        • 57thunderbird

          He may be and I would like to think you are right.I don’t have much faith in him right now.

  • keyesforpres

    The Rube is now speaking. Hey Rube, you support the destruction of this nation. For some reason, you want to turn us into Mexico.

  • DebbyX

    Oh no, he just took a sip of water………………………….he’s done!

    • DarkKnight2016

      I remember when CNN had that on their screen

  • shay111

    I don’t care what Rubio might or might not have done. I am glad he is supporting Cruz on this issue. He is also giving Cruz a chance to rest while he is speaking.

    • TENCOLE

      Whatever….how quickly we forget.

      • DarkKnight2016

        I didn’t forget, I just see Rubio as a 90% ally and not a 10% enemy.

        • keyesforpres

          IF you voted for the Gang of 8 bill or were in the gang….you 100 percent AGAINST US.

      • shay111

        LOL! I see how you are superior here……..I haven’t forgotten, I am simply not going to be negative about this that is happening right now. I’m just like you. Got an opinion. Just like buttholes, everybody’s got one.

        • TENCOLE

          I’m not “superior”……just reminding you of what could have been, and Roobio was a major part of that .

          • shay111

            I understand.

    • daisy_mae

      Shay!!! I was just thinking the same thing about allowing Cruz to have a break! Keep talking Rubio and let a true statesman rest!!

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

    Rubio, I’m not forgetting your immigration bull crap. I can appreciate what you’re saying here, yet you’re working towards taking people’s chance for an American dream away by allowing millions here illegally and millions more sneaking in to have it for Free off the backs of those who have worked their butts off to try and get it.

    • keyesforpres

      Exactly. He supports the destruction of this nation. He wants to turn us into northern Mexico.

      • answer1776

        Agreed, but his on this, he’s on the right side on this issue, so give him a chance now. On immigration, we’ll voice our feelings.

        • keyesforpres

          Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he spoke so Cruz could have a break, but he supports Obamacare by letting illegals be exempt from it.

    • Laurel

      His stance on immigration doesn’t bother me near as much as his continually breaking his word.

    • Conservative_Utopia

      He don’t vote none too good, but he show do spin a good yarn on filibuster.tv!

    • wv.citybilly

      Rubio and Rand Paul were for that amnesty bill . . I wouldn’t trust either one of them.

      • keyesforpres

        Exactly.

  • Tc Shelton

    Go Senator Cruz….keep on Cruzing!

    • landofthefree

      CRUZ CONTROL!

  • anamericancynic

    Has this guy even read the law? His anecdotes, while fine theatre are inaccurate and false… Is it legal to lie to the Senate?

    • shay111

      LOL, well, I don’t think he’s lying…..they all do it, though. Your name says it all, huh?

      • TENCOLE

        Daaang, everything is just a-okay with you huh?

        • shay111

          C’mon, you guys….I’m not trying to get into an argument. I just think this is very important right now. I want them to defund this thing. I can’t pay attention to too many things at once, getting old.

          • anamericancynic

            You have no clue how it works, why do you want it defunded?

            • shay111

              Ok whatever you say. I just know how I feel. Opinion, you see. We all have one.

              • anamericancynic

                You know how you feel about what you hear, not about the actual law. That is not an informed opinion.

                • shay111

                  Whatever you think…..

                • 57thunderbird

                  Gawd you are boring,not to mention full of BS.You are a legend in your own mind.

              • keyesforpres

                He’s just a leftwing troll

            • keyesforpres

              Because of ObamaNOcare, my mother cannot get a mammogram next year.
              Look up “Dr. Janda, Obamacare”.
              If a doctor refuses to comply with the death panel…they will face a SIX FIGURE FINE THE FIRST TIME. The second time” THEY GO TO JAIL.

            • keith

              Like you even have a clue yourself.

          • TENCOLE

            Well, we agree on one thing anyway….defunding is THE most important thing. :))

            • anamericancynic

              You, do. 59% of Americans, don’t.

              • keyesforpres

                At least 60% of Americans want this defunded and overturned.

              • keith

                Better get your fact right when the dems shoved down our throuts. 70% of the country DID NOT want it. GOVERMENT please leave the room no need for more commyies.

        • anamericancynic

          They had 42 chances to fix it and they passed. This is wrong. They are afraid it is gonna work, not fail.

          • keyesforpres

            Of course we are ALL afraid ObamaNOcare is going to work…..work at destroying small businesses (Obama’s goal)….work on deciding who lives and who dies (you can be registered Republicans will be denied care…just like the IRS denied tax exempt status for Constervative groups)…work to take away our wealth…through skyrocketing premiums…fines….and DIRECT ACCESS TO OUR BANK ACCOUNTS..I guess you are one of the Communists that can’t create wealth on your own so you want to take ours….by the way, if ObamaNOcare is so great..WHY DID OBAMA HAVE THE BILL EXEMPT HIM AND HIS FAMILY AND CONGRESS’S…’eh?

          • keith

            O thats why my premium on my heath care has risen from 87.52 every two weeks on an 80/20 plann three years ago to 8000.00 deductible with my premiums increasing to 234.62 every two weeks yea the president allso is a big fat lier. it will drop you premiums when this takes efect MY JACKASS.

      • anamericancynic

        Have you read the law? I have. I am in the insurance industry and not one of his points are correct.

        • Mike EMett

          You asked if they have read it, but you have yet to say if you have. put up or shut up, as the saying goes i think

          • anamericancynic

            I have read it. I am in the insurance industry. have been for 20 years. This is better than not having yet.

            • Mike EMett

              Then show what is wrong about what is being said. Anyone that can say Obamacare is good for us and claimed to have read it, all of it word for word, is nuts

              • anamericancynic

                You can’t even argue with a statement like that. Especially when your mind is already made up. I won’t even waste my effort or time.

                • Mike EMett

                  Says the man who made up his mind without looking at the other side view. Your ASSumption as to how my mind works and how and when and why I think the way I do shows little of you and your character, If Cruz fails, Obamacare comes at us like a Red Army taking away freedoms and killing ppl off and you find out you are screwed and wrong, I will simply say, told ya so.

                • 57thunderbird

                  Because you can’t.

            • keith

              you actually read 20.000 plus pages and understand it and your in insurance not a lawer i call a big dem lier on line

    • keyesforpres

      Just ask Reid and the rest of democommunists.

    • 57thunderbird

      Is it legal for the POTUS to lie continually to the American people?

      • anamericancynic

        I don’t know GW got away with it.

        • 57thunderbird

          BDS eh?Nobody lies more than Obamao!

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

            And nobody dies more than under dear leader either.

            That said- c’mon you guys, don’t feed the troll. When I delete comments, y’alls comments look silly! :D

            • 57thunderbird

              I only gave him a nibble. :-) BTW,Your first statement could not be any more true.

        • 57thunderbird

          BDS eh?Nobody lies like Obamao.

        • Mike EMett

          name one! I bet you will say WMDs in Iraq… HAHA. He said they have them and that they were being moved… to syria and other nations. Name a lie, a real lie, not a fact your biased mind says was a lie

    • keith

      Then harry lie reid should be in prison dip S#@$

    • Timothy Jacques

      I feel the law….

  • Laurel

    I gotta give credit where it is due…Rubio is nailing this.

    • deTocqueville1

      Yes great speech.

  • Walter J. O’Hara

    The stage went boom (on Obamacare) and they drank perfume because of the brave gentleman from deep in the heart of Texas !!

  • anamericancynic

    Hey idiot, love your bashing this law, but you and your dolt colleagues had 42 chances to fix it and you passed, so sit downs and shut up.

    • Laurel

      Perhaps you should take your own advice.

      • anamericancynic

        Naw, I don’t think so. I would be happy if you did, though.

        • Laurel

          I know you consider yourself intelligent but I assure you it’s all in your own mind.

          • anamericancynic

            I never said that. Did I. Assumptions are a bad thing.

            • Laurel

              You didn’t need to and some assumptions are a given. But if you want to think you are so dumb then go ahead. You already have removed all doubt for the rest of us as to your level of intellect.

        • keyesforpres

          Watch….if you dare….

    • keyesforpres

      Republicans didn’t pass it and Cruz was not yet in office when it was rammed through by the democommunists.

  • Walter J. O’Hara

    Sam Houston versus. Santa Anna, Ted Cruz versus Obama Care same difference with victory freedom and liberty !

  • Gene

    The next step is citizen see outside our small boxes. This is not a game or feud that we are seeing. Sen. Cruz is revealing this without scaring off Americans trained to be politically correct.

    Marxists do not care if Obamacare collapses. They do not care if we have hyper inflation. When first running Mr. Obama said he didn’t care about stock prices. He was dismissive of the capitalism.You cannot use your normal standards to judge them.

    Any collapse is an excuse for more government. Any shooting is an excuse for eliminating the Second Amendment. Think political philosophy, not tactics or getting your first drug free.

    This debate is not about medical care or cost. Hawaii has a great system that is cheaper than Canada. We could easily permit insurance to be sold over state lines to drop prices. Obamacare is about the control of Americans by the federal government, a vast protection racket. The Dems in the Senate are all in for central control. Most GOP folks are too. We all know Obamacare is completely outside the constitution, but here we are. Do you think NAZI’s listened nicely to complaints by people being forced into box cars?

    We are junkies being told to try the the latest free stuff. The pushers may be Reid and Obama, but the gang leaders are the ultra wealthy, people you never heard of, large financial institution, ad so on. They own the Dems and GOP. Think about this while you listen. Politics is Bloods vs. Crips. Both hate Cruz, Paul, the Tea Party. They hate individual freedom and responsibility

  • keyesforpres

    BARF…Cruz just said Rubio is a great leader. BARF.

    • answer1776

      On this issue, stick with this issue. Please.

      • waffle_anna

        Oh, the MSM gonna throw that rock at Cruz, won’t they?

      • keyesforpres

        No problem, but Cruz should NOT praise RUBE.

  • JG

    What time did he start?

    • DarkKnight2016

      2:42pm ET

      • JG

        Thanks!

  • Mike EMett

    Cruz, Sessions, Roberts, Paul, Lee, Rubio… where are the Senators from MT? Oh wait, they sold us out and represent themselves and lobbyists! Where are the Sens. from Idaho?! You should be out there standing and speaking in support of Cruz? I lived under your vote for 4 years, represent! I gave up in my home state of CA a long time ago….

  • Roosky

    Note to you who are trashing any of these men who are in this fight: infighting does our side no good, it is to fall prey to the divide and conquer strategy of the enemy of freedom, and it raises the suspicion that the trashers are actually trolls.

    • keyesforpres

      Speaking the truth is not trashing.

  • riverrat

    Make D.C. listen !

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

    YAY!!! There are thousands of them!!! #KeepCruzing and #DefundObamacare Please #MakeDCListen #CruzMissile!

  • Dan Hooper

    We do not want Obama Care…..How dare the President try to cram this down our throats. He took an oath to protect the United States of America….this only going to destroy us. Shame on all of the law makers for wanting this bad bill.

  • keyesforpres

    Dr. Janda on Obamacare.

    To you twtterers…could you twitter this to Cruz?

    • keyesforpres

      The funding for the death panel was put into the Stim-u-LESS bill.

      • keyesforpres

        Doctors will have to type into a handheld computer about your problem and send it to the death panel and WAIT for a response. If the death panel says “NO” and the doctor decides to treat you anyway it is a ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.
        The next time??
        THE DOCTOR GOES TO JAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ernst1776

    I demand the WashDC listen to me!

  • Hillary Shackley

    May the force be with you Senator Cruz- Thank you sir for your allegiance with the voters against this outrageous law. You will be rewarded!

    • Little Rock

      I agree. Hopefully with the presidency.

      • Hillary Shackley

        It’s his to lose in my opinion! CRUZ to victory!

      • keyesforpres

        We need him in the Senate.

  • Dan Hooper

    Every Democrat and Republican that votes for Obama Care should be voted out of office. It is time for American to take back our country. How dare these people ram this bill through and most of the law makers have not read the bill. What kind of law maker are you…to not even read the bill. All you care about is your power and standing among your peers. You even had the gall to make yourself exempt from this train wreck. Everyone of you should be subject to the bill and everyone of you should come under the same laws and healthcare and benefits as we do. How about social security…you raped the fund and now we who are about to retire may not even have it when it is time to retire. You do not care about America….SHAME ON YOU. I applaud those who are standing for the American.

  • keyesforpres

    Cruz, I have a GREAT idea….READ THE WHOLE BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The dems won’t come near the chambers tomorrow!!!

    • Rshill7

      I think it’s automatically over at midnight. At least that’s what I heard.

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

      YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • keyesforpres

        Can you twitter him??

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

          You read my mind- just gonna ask if I could tweet it to him!

          • keyesforpres

            Perhaps a bunch of folks could help read it, without yielding the floor, so he can cat nap.

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

              CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US now

              @SenTedCruz How about #MakeDCListen & read the bill?! Those who want it won’t bother coming in tomorrow #DefundObamaCare #KeepCruzing!

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

                Sorry Keyes, I had to cut it down lol. Only allowed so many characters.

                • keyesforpres

                  Send a few more!

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

                  I’ve been tweeting him all afternoon!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 4h
                  @SenCruz !!! #CruzMissile! YOU ROCK! Thank you!! Keep it up! We’re with you 10000 percent!!! #KeepCruzing!!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 4h
                  @SenCruz I came from socialized “care” I Pray my new country doesn’t let ObamaCare stand!! Thank you 4 all you’re doing!! #KeepCruzing!!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 4h
                  @SenTedCruz Thank you!! Keep it up! We the People are with you 10000 percent!!! #KeepCruzing #CruzMissile!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 3h
                  @SenMikeLee Thank you Sen. Lee!! Thank you for standing 4 the People with @SenTedCruz to #DefundObamacare!! God Bless you both!!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 3h
                  @SenTedCruz We the People are with you And are loving you for trying to #DefundObamacare #KeepCruzing #CruzMissile! God Bless you Sir!!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 3h
                  @SenTedCruz We the People do NOT THIS monstrosity!! #DefundObamacare @Senate_GOPs @SenateDems Or You’re Voted OUT!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 3h
                  #MakeDCListen!! #DefundObamacare TY @SenTedCruz !!! #KeepCruzing! @Senate_GOPs – I’m a New Citizen, and I CAN NOW VOTE YOU OUT if I have 2!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 3h
                  I LOVE the #CRUZMISSILE!!! GO Sen. Cruz!! #DefundObamacare!!! #MakeDCListen! #KeepCruzing! Thank you! God Bless you Sir!

                  CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 2h
                  @SenTedCruz God Bless You 4 Being Our Voice!!! We’ve got your Back Senator! Thank you for having Ours!! #KeepCruzing #MakeDCListen!!!

                • keyesforpres

                  Good job you new US citizen you!!

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

                  LOL I call It playing the C card :D Trying not to too much tho!

                • keyesforpres

                  Good girl!
                  I’m on hold right now with the Capitol switch board. Didn’t think they would still be there. We’ll see.

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

                  Cool!!

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

                  Our Marine just e mailed saying Hannity tried to call too and couldn’t get through, the switchboard is going nuts!

                • 57thunderbird

                  Cool!

                • 57thunderbird

                  That is twice in as many days! :-D

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

                  shhhhhhhh!!!!! lol.

                • 57thunderbird

                  Oops.I let the cat out of the bag. Sorry. LOL!!

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

                  ;)

                • StandProudNow

                  I come from socialized medicine as well. Want NO part of it!!
                  But, this bill is SO much more than socialized medicine. This bill will totally WRECK our economy.

                • 57thunderbird

                  I am so proud of you duckie.You rock!

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

                  Thank you! What a sweet brother you are! :) Thank you!

                • 57thunderbird

                  You make it easy for me.You’re welcome! :-D

              • keyesforpres

                Good job!
                I’ll call his office here and leave a message.

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

                  Excellent! Everyone should!!!

          • keyesforpres

            They need to read ALL the new rules too. Not “just” the 2000 page original bill, but the over 10,000 pages!!

        • Mike EMett

          If anyone here tweets with him, HAVE HIS AIDES HAUL IT OVER TO HIM!

  • Martin Rizley

    Go Ted!

  • Dan Hooper

    Senator Cruz…..You are a very eloquent speaker. I am proud of you. The same goes for you too Senator Lee….. You both are what American needs….Thank You….

  • Mike EMett

    YES! Let the Senators and American people know that NATIONWIDE we are being hurt! Remind them, EVERYONE, that if this is soooooo great, why are they, Obama included, being exempted from it?!

  • landofthefree

    I am so proud of Mr. Cruz. I cant imagine standing and talking that long.

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

      I can imagine the talking part, but I’d need a chair by now lol.

      • 57thunderbird

        Me too!At least a leaning post. :-D

      • landofthefree

        So crazy! I wonder if his legs are shaky.

  • MountainMan57

    Senator Cruz, Thank you. Leadership like yours is sorely missed. We need others to realize this is the fight and accept the challenge. They won’t without strong leaders explaining to them why they are there. Wake up Saxby, Johnny, Lindsey, and John Mc. Wake up Alexander, Mitch, I don’t know if you can wake up…

  • daisy_mae

    Okay, I feel tears starting up.

    • 57thunderbird

      Hey duckie!Daisy needs some of your Brawny! :-D

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

        :) Always have extra if she needs them! :)

        • daisy_mae

          Thank you :)

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

            :D You’re very welcome sis! :D

  • daisy_mae

    God’s Word is being read on the senate floor!!

    • deTocqueville1

      Ain’t it grand?

      • daisy_mae

        Absolutely!

      • 57thunderbird

        Amen friend!

  • deTocqueville1

    Love it. Reading the words of scripture to his kids from the Senate floor!!! WOW!

  • joyfulgiver

    Oh my goodness, what an honorable man! Showing his sweet little children he is a man of his word.

    May God continue to bless him today as he seeks to bring health and wellness to a nation being taken down by those who do not believe in America and our heritage.

  • 57thunderbird

    God bless you Senator.Gods word has been far too long missing from these chambers.

  • marketcomp

    I mean really, how many people can read green eggs and ham and actually keep your interest. Only Senator Cruz! He is so awesome.

  • daisy_mae

    I don’t tweet guys. Could someone tweet “Dear Senator Cruz, the adult version of Green Eggs and Ham would be to replace “green eggs and ham” with “BOcare”

    • marketcomp

      I think he just answered your question!

    • daisy_mae

      LOL! Never mind

  • 57thunderbird

    What a great father!A true rule model for dad’s everywhere.

  • ernst1776

    This has turned into a great day. Thanks Ted Cruz.

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

    CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US now

    I LOVE green eggs and ham when it’s served with a #CruzMissile! You’re #Awesome @SenTedCruz !!!

    • standbesideherUSA

      Me too! Who knew?!

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

        YAY!! Even my 12 year old came running in to listen, he remembers when I used to read it to him lol

        • DawgfaninFL

          My 17 year old did the same. She was reciting it with him. :-)

  • standbesideherUSA

    BIBLE STORIES….Green Eggs and Ham! :-) This guy is amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this guy!
    Keep GOING Ted!

    God LOVES this country and our CONSTITUTION and will hold you up as long as it takes.
    …and WE’VE got your back!

  • riverrat

    I do not like Obama Care
    To much bureaucracy it is not fair.
    They did not ask me to vote
    Instead they passed it off as HOPE.
    I do not like it’s mandate.
    I do not like government deciding my fate.

    • standbesideherUSA

      Clever!

    • marketcomp

      No green eggs and ham,uh!

    • daisy_mae

      Love that!

  • 57thunderbird

    Does anybody other than me have a lump in their throat?

    • nibblesyble

      yup!

      • 57thunderbird

        Hi nibble. :-)

        • nibblesyble

          Hiya 57! Just finished reading Green Eggs and Ham to my munchkins..thanks Sen Cruz!

      • Cali~Gal

        Hello Darlin, how’s it going? Hope all is good and everything is going at Cruz speed *wink*

        • nibblesyble

          Loving being on Cruz control! Hope you are well! Hugs!

    • 57thunderbird

      Gee.I wonder what somebody disliked about my comment?

    • nosilasunny

      And tears in my eyes.

    • DawgfaninFL

      Yes, brother I do. Cruz and all those who have stood with him make me proud!

  • 57thunderbird

    Everybody should be lifting up a prayer for Divine Providence for Ted as he speaks.Just a quiet prayer,asking the Lord to give Ted his strength.

  • Mike EMett

    Now Enzi from WY. Demand your senators stand and speak with Cruz if they have not done so already!

    • twoblackcats

      Tried to email my senators, Durbin sent me a form letter and still no word from Kirk. I emailed Krik three times and I did not receive a response. In fact he was guy that took Obama’s seat-we had such hope. What a disappointment.

      • Mike EMett

        Keep it up! I give up on Durbin, though I do not live in his district…. but keep up. Bug the crap out of him to get him on the straight, true path! Kirk as well.

        • twoblackcats

          I think I may have burned my bridges with Durbin when I told him I would never vote for him after I got his BS form letter. Well, I wouldn’t have voted for him anyway.

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

      Hey y’all don’t forget to also call, email or tweet to thank those who are supporting Cruz!!!

      • 57thunderbird

        Very important.

      • DawgfaninFL

        Doing that right now, the Honorable Jeff Sessions – check! Next

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

          You rock sis! :)

          • DawgfaninFL

            Heavens, I’m now on Twitter and clueless. @1DawgfaninFl.

            Now what do I do. Ahhhhh

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

              OH YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll follow you right now!!

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

              You must be so brand new you’re not showing up yet!
              Have you “followed” famous people yet? They make you follow 5 famous people. I followed Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynrd, Hank Jr., Alan Jackson and Kip Moore :D

              • DawgfaninFL

                Lol, Duckie. I am an infant. Provided at least a half hour of amusement to my oldest though. No, I guess they don’t consider politicians famous? I’m learning. Give me a couple of days, and I will be trying to learn to walk! :-)

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

              I’m on my main account right now, Americanduckie@Abicduckie look for it in the search box up top and click on me, follow me.
              Then look up CFP4US NewAmerican! @CFP4US my other account and I will follow you from there when I’m back on there later.

              • DawgfaninFL

                I’m on it. I think I’m really going to like this. :-)

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

                  OH YES you will!! lol! Be careful, it’s addictive!!! LOL!

                • DawgfaninFL

                  I’m on the bottom of the learning curve. Lol!

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

                  Looks like you got the hang of it alright! :)

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

                  I still can’t get you showing up yet. I may have to wait until I get on CFP in a little while. There is a tweet limit per 24 hours, and since I do hello’s to my Veterans/troops, I go over that limit a lot- so if I don’t get to talk on there from my own account tonight, don’t take it personal sis!!! :D ((((()))))s!

                • DawgfaninFL

                  No worries, I’ll probably still be up pulling my hair out trying to figure it out. LOL!

            • DawgfaninFL

              Oops! That’s 1DawgfaninFL. I’m figuring it out now. Hahaha(evil laugh)

  • standbesideherUSA

    Reid and Pelosi went up to the hill,
    Obamacare to fetch,
    Obama fell down,
    And broke his crown,
    and Pelosi is still such a wretch.

    The End.

    • 57thunderbird

      I like it! :-D

    • A_Conservative

      Correction:
      Reid & Pelosi were on the Hill,
      Obamacare to pitch.
      BO fell down
      And broke his crown
      And Pelosi is still a b….

  • Timothy Jacques

    friend just tweeted and I emailed Deb Fischer to get out on the senate floor and stand with Ted!!!!!

    • Mike EMett

      I’d get a hold of the Senators in MT…. but they helped write and pass the friggen’ thing!

  • 57thunderbird

    I don’t tweet.Somebody please tweet Rob Portmann from Ohio and tell him to stand with Ted.

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

      On it!

      • 57thunderbird

        Thanks duckie!I knew I could count on you!

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

          CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US now

          @robportman Please Sen. Portman, my Ohio friends are asking U 2 Stand with Them and @SenTedCruz , #MakeDCListen and #DefundObamacare!!

          • 57thunderbird

            Thanks sister!I truly appreciate that.

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

              Any time! :) (((())))s!

              • 57thunderbird

                :-D

    • DawgfaninFL

      I’m with you on the tweet, Thunderbird. Have to admit that I’ve been tempted though.

  • Mike EMett

    Thank you Inofe(?) from OK!

  • GeoSapper

    #MakeDCListen trending #1 on Twitter this evening.

  • standbesideherUSA

    Little BO Creep,

    Losing his sheep,

    And doesn’t know where to find them.
    Cruz came to town,
    Little BO frowned,
    While libs wagged their tails behind them!

    • 57thunderbird

      Very clever!After reading it a second time,it is very funny too!

      • standbesideherUSA

        Thanks! After a trip to the dentist and some nitrous, I’m feeling a little on the silly side! :-)

        • 57thunderbird

          Yeah,nitrous has a way of doing that. lol!

  • Richard Coy

    We need all 46.

  • Timothy Jacques

    Ayn Rand was right…..Atlas is shrugging

  • john

    where is everyone?

    • DawgfaninFL

      Dividing ourselves between watching Cruz and chatting with our friends and patriots on Scoop! ;-)

  • Cali~Gal

    Just in from FOX snooze….., quoting from Mr. All knowing Bill’O that this filibuster from Mr. Cruz is all about Cruz. It has nothing to do with defunding Obamacare, but only to elevating himself with-in the Conservative party.That Cruz want’s to take it over for himself. After the clever insult’s from Bill’O, then come’s on his sidekick………..,

    ‘Claw-hammer’ to back-up Bill’O’s statement’s with even more criticism in regards to how Cruz needs to stay off the television or something to that effect………., I missed part of the that butcher commentary. With these two along with Rove, how can anyone from the Conservative movement ever score anything political for the party.

    All too familiar is it not? Did I mention I loathe Bill O’idiot….’

    • 57thunderbird

      Claw-hammer!I love it!I think he and BilldO are the ones that need to stay off the tellevision

      • Cali~Gal

        We need another Conservative Network. It’s only out of bad habit that I turn on FOX snooze, I think I need political Media rehab!

        • 57thunderbird

          I can’t even bring myself to watch Fox anymore.They are moderates,not real conservatives.

          • Cali~Gal

            exactly….., It’s a bad habit I need to block from my TV’s.

            • 57thunderbird

              Time to go cold turkey. :-)

              • Cali~Gal

                have some?………….. Cheer’s!

                • 57thunderbird

                  Ha! :-D..

        • palintologist

          It’s called “The Blaze,” and it’s outstanding.

          • Cali~Gal

            Yeah, I forget sometimes about Glenns, the Blaze…..’ ThX!

    • Timothy Jacques

      Bill O is a slime O

    • DawgfaninFL

      Guess we know, Bill isn’t watching! ;-)

      • 57thunderbird

        Good point my friend.

      • Cali~Gal

        All knowing uses a crystal ball….

        • DawgfaninFL

          Lol! ;-)

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

      Like Bill O is never for Bill O. I have news for him, Cruz doesn’t need to “elevate” himself… he’s already Tops with most with most of us. Bill can take a hike.

      • DawgfaninFL

        Hear! Hear! Duckie!

  • Richard Coy

    #Keep Cruzing

  • Timothy Jacques

    well, well, look what the cat dragged in…..its DICK

  • Mike EMett

    Dear Sen. Durbin: BURN! Sincerely, Sen. Cruz

  • Mike EMett

    Durbin doing what he does best: twisting, turning, distracting and being an Obama shill….

    • deTocqueville1

      Exactly, deny, deflect, confuse and divert. Bait and switch.

  • palintologist

    Wonder if “Judy” says anti-American things on her FB like the last piece of work Turban touted.

  • nosilasunny

    Thank you Senator Cruz for standing up for us and I stand with you.

  • badbadlibs

    May Jesus Himself stand behind this man and give him supernatural strength, vision, and favor.

    • 57thunderbird

      Amen badbad!

  • Tasha22

    Call every Senator in DC and in their local offices. Fax them and tell them to take tdown the TAXRATION Snoop kill tax snoop intimidate jobcost bill call obamataxnocare!!

  • standbesideherUSA

    Now THIS is a Profile in Courage.

  • JamesMA

    Thank you Senator Cruz! I work all day and when I come home and hear that you are speaking out for the American people, it makes me feel good to know that there is someone on my side fighting for what I believe in. Keep up the excellent work!

  • Timothy Jacques

    Dick Durbin speak with fork tongue

    —Senator Warren

  • Stehekin912

    Abolish it 100%

  • twoblackcats

    How long has this great man been on? I love him and want him to be my next president!

    • marketcomp

      2:41pm.

      • poorhardworker

        Still going strong at 6:15AM!!!

    • 57thunderbird

      11+ hours.

  • Sheila Campbell

    Senator Durbin you are too narrow minded. You are getting on my nerves. I live in Illinois and really do not like most of our representatives in this state. There are many good ideas from the Republican party, but I guess you hate the Republicans too much to work with them.

  • standbesideherUSA

    Really dumb question, Dick. If Obamacare is sooooooooooooooo wonderful, why is everybody wanting to opt out…AND only some being allowed to?

    • Timothy Jacques

      Like the Berlin Wall…..Communism is sooooo good, they need a wall to keep people in.

    • Mike EMett

      And Durbin, why are you exempt?!

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

    Durbin, you are SUCH an a$$!! You have no right when you are set for life from over staying your ‘service’ which all you people seem to make a career out of, and you praise yourself for getting “Judy” set up on government “care” at the expense of taxpayers who will never have it as good as you and the rest of you hypocrites?!
    Shut up, you disgust me!

    Cruz on the other hand is spot on!

    Covers 8 million federal employees, that’s about 7million too many federal employees for one thing, and who pays for it Senator?!

    Employer contributions?! They can’t Freaking afford it you putz!

    • marketcomp

      ABC is that you? Not sure, just ask’in.

      • nosilasunny

        Yes! She officially took the oath of citizenship last week! :-)

        • marketcomp

          Fantastic!

          • nosilasunny

            If you get the chance, read her post from last Friday.

            • 57thunderbird

              I too would encourage marketcomp to read that post.It is a great story.

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

                The comments from y’all are even better!! ((((((()))))))s!! :D

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

        Yes it is!! :D

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

        Hi marketfriend!! YAY!! It’s me :)

        • marketcomp

          Fantastic! I hope you didn’t mind me asking! I just wasn’t sure!

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

            Of course not! It’s so good to see you!! :)

  • BearNJ

    I love Cruz he take Durbin emotional pleas for tyranny and throw it back in his face with logic and common sense. Reagan did this.
    CRUZ Rules

    • Darrell Griffin

      THIS is how you beat liberals. You stand up to them !!!! You call BS when you see it, and you do it with a smile on your face.

  • Darrell Griffin

    Dick Turbin just got OWNED !!!!!

  • Timothy Jacques

    Durbin is so pathetic he couldn’t lead a Johnny detail !!!!

  • Sailing J

    Doesn’t matter, Dick Durbin because Judy will be shot in Chicago in a few weeks

  • bahamianhoosier

    My letter sent to my Sen Dan Coats from Indiana.

    It is now 9:21 p.m. on Tuesday night and the great Senator Cruz has been speaking for 11+ hours! Standing up for Americans and Hoosiers in a much more vocal manner than I have heard from you in a very long time! I would certainly hope to see you in the Chamber offering your support Sen Cruz to fight against government mandated health care than Americans overwhelmingly reject! I will be watching not only the “newsletter” you send out, but your votes and voice in support of this great American. There are million of us Hoosiers watching you very closely and we ALL hope you stand firm against the strong red tide offered and led by your boss sen Reid and the Less-than-Honorable president!

    • DawgfaninFL

      Roll Tide! Never thought I’d ever say that! lol!! :-)

      • bahamianhoosier

        As a Florida Gators fan I will NEVER say that!!!

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

          LOL!!

          • DawgfaninFL

            That was sadly hysterical on my part!!!! There are just those days you have to laugh at yourself (myself). :-)

        • DawgfaninFL

          Bwahahaha! Had to laugh at myself on that one. I’ve been going back and forth between Scoop and learning how to tweet. My bad! Great post, though. I’ll be looking into reading glasses tomorrow. I am sure you will understand when I say – Go Dawgs! :-)

    • poorhardworker

      And I have been watch since 1AM…and it is now 6:15 AM! Cruz is putting on a tour d’ force!!! GREAT SPEAKER!!! NO PC GOBBLEDEGOOK!!!

  • Guest

    My premiums have gone up to 1377.00 MONTHLY for a family of two (Myself and Dallas)(my son in college) with a $5000 deductible just to keep the Grandfathered plan in place to avoid Ovomitcare. To have the freedom and choice that is necessary to make sure I am not forced into limited choice plans that would risk my health due to my pre-existing conditions. My conditions CAN’T keep me from insurance under Ovomitcare…. but should I be unable to afford my premiums and lose my grandfathered coverage… then will subject to uncovered procedures to save my life… should I need… them if I am forced into Ovomitcare as most of which will not be covered and this apples to most life threatening ailments for everyone!!!!!

    • Rshill7

      I am over 50 years old and have never had health insurance in my entire life. When I go to the doctor I pay with a strange thing called money. Not having health insurance has saved me at least $200,000.00. 200K!!!

      Paying all this money to cover other people is just ridiculous. When have you ever had annual health costs that exceed your annual premiums? Good grief. Drop it.

      • standbesideherUSA

        And if you don’t have money? Um…I see your point.

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

          Doctors and hospitals actually don’tproblem with paying cash on a payment plan. I did that when I was pregnant. were glad to bypass the red tape. I paid them off in less than a year.

          • 57thunderbird

            Yup.I made payments for hospital stays before.Most hospitals and physicians are more than happy to set up a payment plan.

          • standbesideherUSA

            All this is really scaring me. Just one of my prescriptions that helps to keep me alive is $350.00 a month.

            • Rshill7

              Who’s paying for it?

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

              I can understand that. It scares me too, we have no health insurance, refuse to take ocare and if the IRS fines us,we’ll not pay it because we can’t afford it anyway. All I’m doing is praying we can gain the votes to defund it.
              I hope things get better for you somehow.

              • standbesideherUSA

                Thank you. You are very kind. Change is very hard for me. I was married for 25 years, raised 4 loving and accomplished children and was a foster mom to 2 children with severe disabilities that lived in my home 24/7 for 12 1/2 years. I took on a 5 year old boy with autism when I was 40….best decision I ever made. He was a doll and a challenge, and my children are so much the better for having these precious youngsters as siblings while they were growing up. With little education, I suddenly found myself in the workplace at 49 trying to start my life over which hasn’t been easy in this lousy economy. I’m doing better than most women in my situation. I feel blessed in so many ways. I have hope that a leader will rise up that will turn this country right-side-up again for the sake of my children and grandchildren…and yours. Take care and God bless.

        • Rshill7

          Apparently you do, you are just flushing it down the toilet like an idiot. Excuse me, I thought you were that other idiot. Who’s paying for your coverage now?

          • standbesideherUSA

            Not nice.

          • standbesideherUSA

            I’ve never been called and idiot before.

            However, if you bought FOUR houses and home insurance and car insurance and everything is PAID for and you accomplished all that on $30,000 a year, then I guess I AM an idiot.

            • Rshill7

              If I made 30K per year, I’d call myself an idiot. Either that, or I would grow up. Again I ask, who is paying for your coverage now? Don’t ignore questions…answer them.

      • Patriot077

        I would rather go without treatment than to ever be forced into a government program.
        In my husband’s case he never needed the insurance he paid for all his life … until he did. Then his illness probably cost his insurance company more than he had paid in. Kind of like not really needing your homeowner’s policy until there is a major event.

        • Rshill7

          If you invested it wisely, that money would also be worth more than you paid in :-)

          We bought four houses for example with that money we could have flushed down insurance company drains. We have house insurance and car insurance. All of our houses are paid for too…because we didn’t flush the money down a rat hole.

          I love ya Patriot. You are one of my favorites. Please don’t be mad at me.

      • Kingscairn

        Before becoming corrupted, the argument was for lower “Health Care Costs” where everyone could pay with cash and payment plans…but it was twisted into a conversation about Health Care Insurance ..

  • Margene Anne Kelso

    My premiums have gone up to 1377.00 MONTHLY for a family of two (Myself and Dallas)(my son in college) with a $5000 deductible just to keep the Grandfathered plan in place to avoid Ovomitcare. To have the freedom and choice that is necessary to make sure I am not forced into limited choice plans that would risk my health due to my pre-existing conditions. My conditions CAN’T keep me from insurance under Ovomitcare…. but should I be unable to afford my premiums and lose my grandfathered coverage… then will subject to uncovered procedures to save my life… should I need them… if I am forced into Ovomitcare as most of which will not be covered. This apples to most life threatening ailments for everyone!!!!!

  • Richard Coy

    I wish Mr. Cruz the best. I believe in what he is saying about defunding Obama Care. He is spot on about there being too many laws! We need term limits to get rid of the Rhinos!!! Where are the other Republicans that should be giving this MAN support?

    • keyesforpres

      We have term limits…they are called elections.
      I personally think if you have term limits that wouldn’t help. They could just do whatever they want (I know, they are doing that now too). They wouldn’t be worried about facing the voters again so just do whatever.

  • Sheila Campbell

    Yes, Mr. Cruz there should be 100 percent opposition to this law as one of the many lousy laws that have been introduced and voted on since Mr. Obama has been President.

  • Stehekin912

    It is pathetic that there are so few Senators there shame on them

    • Samwise007

      I bet I know where Dingy Harry is right now; he’s lounging in his swank penthouse pad at the D.C. Ritz Carlton, which is where he resides. Or maybe he’s having an $80 Kobe beef steak down in the restaurant, while sipping on a $23 martini….on our dime!

  • Margene Anne Kelso

    My premiums have gone up to 1377.00 MONTHLY for a family of two (Myself and Dallas)(my son in college) with a $5000 deductible just to keep the Grandfathered plan in place to avoid Ovomitcare. To have the freedom and choice that is necessary to make sure I am not forced into limited choice plans that would risk my health due to my pre-existing conditions. My conditions CAN’T keep me from insurance under Ovomitcare…. but should I be unable to afford my premiums and lose my grandfathered coverage… then will subject to uncovered procedures to save my life… should I need them… if I am forced into Ovomitcare as most of which will not be covered. This applies to most life threatening ailments for everyone!!!!!

    • Mike EMett

      It is ok that you don’t copy and paste over and over. We are with you, we hear you, we understand…. just leave room for everyone please

      • Margene Anne Kelso

        Sorry this is new to me… working out the bugs… fixing spelling… Thank you for your comment :-)

        • keyesforpres

          Welcome to the Right Scoop!

          • 57thunderbird

            I second that welcome.

        • deTocqueville1

          Perfectly understandable. Thank you for sharing your personal experience.

      • 57thunderbird

        I posted a reply to somebody earlier and it didn’t show up the first time,so I tried it again and they both showed up.Glich with DISQUS?

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

          It’s running very slow for me right now. I imagine a lot of folks are on right now is gumming it up some.

          • 57thunderbird

            You are probably right.Lots of traffic!

      • DawgfaninFL

        Thanks, Mike! :-)

  • Mike EMett

    DANG STRAIGHT! ALL SENATORS SHOULD BE THERE!!!!!!

  • ThomasFrancisBeckett

    I just watched 3 minutes. He didn’t sound like a wacko. He is sincerely upset with gamesmanship & partisan rancor that doesn’t respond to the desires of the American Public but to the select elitist few of the liberal coalition.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Definition of the word Demagogue = a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
    I disagree with the definition because in Cruz’s case he does have a rational argument.

  • Mark

    Mr. Cruz is a fighter with brains and courage. Unbeatable combination! Go, Ted, Go!

  • 57thunderbird

    Ted Cruz = American Freedom Fighter!

  • Stehekin912

    Thanks to honest Statesmen like Senator Ted Cruz, we are on to the “symbolic vote” game

  • standbesideherUSA

    Oh where, oh where has my country gone,
    Oh where oh where can it be?
    Obama thinks he’s king
    It’s a terrible thing.
    Oh, how LONG will FREEDOM yet ring!

    We’ve been dealt a bad hand
    Cruz is taking a stand
    Oh where, oh where WILL we be?
    If Obamacare they choose,
    Americans will LOSE,
    Let’s pray those libs finally see!

    • standbesideherUSA

      All right, All right! Enough with the nursery rhymes already! :-)

  • Mike EMett

    KEEP IT UP! Remind everyone that this ‘wonderful affordable cure-all” has been exempted from those who passed it and try to support…. who cowardly hide and distract! Remind America that we are being forced to have Obamacare while Obama and those who pass it are exempt! We are with you Cruz

  • RoverSerton

    This man, born in Canada wants to be president so bad, he can taste it. Teabagistan should be proud of this one. He’s “special”.

    • Rshill7

      So are you. Just add the word “ed” to that.

      • 57thunderbird

        lol!

      • RoverSerton

        Well, I did ride the short bus for a while….LOL.

        • 57thunderbird

          I think you are still aboard.

        • marketcomp

          I can see that from my house.

      • deTocqueville1

        They are running scared. That’s why they crawl out of the cracks and other nasty places.

    • Watchman74

      I see what you did there.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I feel your comment is an attack, so used to being used by politicians for their own political ambitions that when a sincere person comes along we automatically think there is a hidden motive behind his work which was what he was elected to do.

      • RoverSerton

        Really? He just gave up his Canadian birth right. He is running for president, pure and simple. Nothing wrong with that of course. What personal attack?

        • Rshill7

          The attack on our intelligence for starters. “Care” to hear more?

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

            YAY!!!

    • poorhardworker

      Lordy, lordy!!!! You believe all the lies!!! LOL!!! What an idiot! Hope they are paying you well…because you really suck at your job!

      • RoverSerton

        Who are they? My job is high end computer repair and they do pay me well.

        • Rshill7

          Well hoopty doo. You pay for your own insurance then and leave the rest of us alone to do the same or not at all. Obama Sycophant.

          • 57thunderbird

            Low info voter.:-(

        • Rshill7

          What’s the difference between high end computer repair and low end computer repair?

          • toongoon

            Liberals think everything they do high end. You should see my liberal sewer cleaner.

          • RoverSerton

            Hi end mainfraim style systems and storage vs. pc’s. My wife is the PC specialist in my house,

    • toongoon

      Obama wanted to be president too and Kenya is proud. So what?
      At least Cruz loves America.

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

        OH YAY! That left a mark! Get yer spinach in before comin on here toon?! :D

    • Samwise007

      I automatically dismiss anyone who starts up with the tea bag comments. You tried to get cute with it, but it’s still so ridiculously stale and lacking originality. Sad part is, that’s all you have.

      I guess what I’m trying to say is…hit the bricks, Media Matters troll.

    • keyesforpres

      Ah yes, Teabagistan….you lefties know that country well. You are quite familiar with all the customs there now aren’t you?

  • Tread7

    God Bless you Cruz …obamaTaxCare is socialism Cancer !!!!

  • Sheila Campbell

    Yes, just the facts, but unfortunately liberals do not listen and go on facts, but on lies.

  • satchmo22

    i don’t have a tweeter acct but can someone please say that if our healthcare is linked to the government then what would happen if the gov shuts down?

    • riverrat

      Exactly

    • RoverSerton

      Would be considered essential. Like Social security, Military, Air traffic controllers, VA so it wouldn’t shut down.

      • Rshill7

        Can we shut you down instead? You’re decidedly non-essential.

      • satchmo22

        rover then how can we be sure the irs wont defund our obamacare if we belong to tea party or other right thinking groups?

        • RoverSerton

          What are you talking about? “irs won’t defund our obamacare”? What does that mean? Cruz WANTS to defund obama care. You should be happy if they do if you agree with the vast majority here. Right thinking groups? now, thats funny.

  • Kingscairn

    A vote for cloture is a vote to fund Obamacare, and any Republican who lets the Democrats fund Obamacare should be defeated in their next election.

    U.S. Senate Registry: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Of course they are going to go home and say that they voted to defund Obamacare when in reality all they did is get out if the way and surrender.

  • Tread7

    WE don’t want SovietTaxCare make DC listen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve Angell

    Health Insurance cost way up. Young forced into it.

    Health care quality way down.

    Yes Obama Care sounds wonderful.

  • Kingscairn

    Do you really want the IRS administering your Health Care ?

  • toongoon

    In honor of Ted Cruz:

    • 57thunderbird

      Awesome song toon!Thanks for sharing!

  • steinberg_files

    Thank you Senator Cruz!

  • TheCarCzar

    I trust Ted

  • steinberg_files

    Mike Lee — Another great American hero!

  • ApplePie101

    Can we defund Obamacare AND shut down government?

    • Iam NotaLiberal

      lol

  • rleigh3

    How are we to trust the IRS running our healthcare? I can’t believe we are even debating and discussing this. It is all about deflecting, smoke and mirrors. Thank you for being the voice of the american people!

  • Stehekin912

    Are they including McCain and the other Democrat owned GOP Senators in the Democrat count?

  • Richard Coy

    Utah strikes!

  • Stehekin912

    No Amendments! DEFUND Obamacare!

  • steinberg_files

    Where’s Mitch?

    • Stehekin912

      Cowering in a corner with the other termites

  • Tread7

    In honor of Ted Cruz

    God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

  • Mike EMett

    I now get why Max Baucus is in hiding! I would too if I wrote a bill to socialize America only to realize its a ‘train wreck’ but told by Obama I need to back him up! It is like school… perfect time to fake sick and hide…. I hope MT wakes up and votes out Testor and Baucus.

    • Rshill7

      Baucus is retiring…strategically.

      • Mike EMett

        Retiring or not, he needs to redeem himself and go down in glory by standing with Cruz and defeating his own bill by confessing how awful it is.

        • Rshill7

          Okeedokie. Yep, he should…but…he’s a democrat. When’s the last time you saw or heard a democrat exhibit character or integrity in any shape, form, or fashion?

          • Mike EMett

            Zell Miller, that guy from Louisiana who joined the GOP, even go back as far as people like Truman or Jackson. But I will stick with more modern examples I just listed.

            • Rshill7

              Ok you got the last word. Ooops.

              • Mike EMett

                You made me think and be a real american. so kudos to you too.

          • Timothy Jacques

            when LBJ said he wasn’t running for reelection in 1967. He was honest to know that the jig was up. I guess Trafficant was honest at times when it was convenient (beam me up)

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Baucus is retiring next year.

      • Timothy Jacques

        Baucus….god of wine and of drunken power grabbing.

        • actionsspeaklouder

          That was Bacchus, but your point is well taken! I can’t believe how Cruz is in their (meaning the communists’) faces. He is incredible. Everything he says is the truth. Many will be in denial, but deep, deep down, they know he’s right.

  • satchmo22

    honest question here… do they plan on talking until the end of the month?

    • 57thunderbird

      Cruz said that he would talk as long as he can stand.

      • satchmo22

        i know and love that but i am assuming they have to talk until the end of the month to make this stop the legislation

        • Rshill7

          No, they vote tomorrow.

          • satchmo22

            not if they are still talking is my lame assumption

            • Rshill7

              Tomorrow.

              • satchmo22

                how can you vote if debate isn’t closed?

                • Sailing J

                  they can’t. that is the whole idea of a filibuster.

                • satchmo22

                  ok that is what i thought but assumed the vote could be held until the end of the month since it’s the deadline.

                • Rshill7

                  Which is why Hairy Weed said it isn’t a “real filibuster”. But it is effective!!! Weeeeeee!

        • 57thunderbird

          What Rshill said.

  • Samwise007

    We are watching the changing of the guard in the Republican Party…in real time.

    • satchmo22

      we are watching a change in our GOV back to the people

    • Chris Skates

      Well said my friend. Well said. I posted the exact same thing on my blog earlier.

      • Samwise007

        You know what they say about great minds.

  • harglide

    RIED IS NOBAMAS SHADOW…………….And satans buddy…………
    Simply said.

  • Margene Anne Kelso

    I am so proud of this man and the filibuster of Rand Paul earlier this year… a catheter must be a prerequisite. Definitely!

    • satchmo22

      i have one in just well because it’s sorta fun

    • Chris Skates

      I am in Kentucky and a Paul supporter. But I actually feel more inspired by this action that Paul’s. Because Paul’s was more a libertarian maneuver. This is in your face conservatism!!

  • actionsspeaklouder

    Cruz = Beacon of truth. Sessions (R-Alabama) was also great.

  • Rshill7

    Check out Drudge main headline. Notice the tally at the bottom of the video screen in that headline. It’s going up and up and up. Over half a million, just there :-)

    • Stehekin912

      And that number is just the ones watching on Freedomworks Live

      • Rshill7

        Yep :-) I knew it would be like this. It is definitely NOT a waste of time. I just love it!

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I cant see it on my ipad lol but is great news.

  • Guest

    Two guys have filibustered to try and make a last ditch effort to end something that is bad and unconstitutional for our country. I think it’s good to be informed.I will vote for the pair if they run together.

  • actionsspeaklouder

    All of this with NO teleprompter! Amazing.

    • Rshill7

      He does have a Tedaprompter :-)

      • LA

        Good one!!!!!

      • actionsspeaklouder

        Clever girl :)

        • Rshill7

          I’m a man.

          • actionsspeaklouder

            Good for you! Still clever though. I guess I shouldn’t have assumed such. I’ve read your posts for years. Actually, I used to post in this forum a lot, but, for some reason, when I got my laptop, and went to RS, everything I tried to read or comment on kept “refreshing”. So much so that I couldn’t read an article through and couldn’t type a comment without constant “refreshing”. I even talked with Scoop about this and we couldn’t figure out why it was happening. Tonight is the first time in a long time that I have been able to read an article straight through or type a comment. I apologize for any assumption that may have offended you. Although, no matter what gender you are, I have enjoyed your posts.

            • Rshill7

              Not offended one bit by that. Just clarifying. Thank you very much for your compliments :-)

              • actionsspeaklouder

                You’re welcome, man!

  • Rshill7

    I’m usually in bed by this time. Watching this on big screen C-Span while sharing reactions with you fine folks.

    Wooooooo!

  • Vorlath -

    Holy crap! He’s still going. He’s got very heavy eyelids though.

  • Sally

    Just heard from my insurance company that my coverage will no longer be available in January and the “closest alternative” is a policy that will cost me the same premium per month but increase my deductible from $1900 a year to $6300 a year — an effective 50% increase when accounting for the increase in the deductible. GO TED!

    • LA

      I am so sorry to hear what is happening to you. I cannot believe this administration is trying to tell us it is a good thing when all of the evidence proves it is a disaster for the American people. I hope and pray that Obamacare is defunded and this is done away with for your sake and the millions of other Americans who are going to suffer.

    • Rshill7

      Drop it yesterday. Make the insurance companies start screaming against this thing as well. Buy insurance after you get sick, as stupid as this law is.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        I heard the fine is cheaper then the policy, and since they cant refuse you base on prexisting conditions you are better of to just buy it when you need it.

        • Rshill7

          That is correct :-)

          It’s really dumb. But so are democrats. They passed this all alone.

        • toongoon

          The fine will increase every following year.

    • joyfulgiver

      my congressman is in favor of making obamacare “better” even though the majority of people in our district represented by him are in opposition to him and in favor of repealing obamacare.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    Senator Kaine is standing with Cruz? (Democrat from VA)

    • riverrat

      Senator Kaine is trying to trip Cruz to no avail.

      • Stehekin912

        yep slippery snake kaine

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      Oh nevermind….

      • actionsspeaklouder

        Durbin was there also, with his bleeding heart liberal rhetoric trying to “trap” Cruz. Didn’t work!

        • proudhispanicconservative

          He has two degrees from princeton and Harvard to his name, nice try by those two idiots.

          • actionsspeaklouder

            He is a true conservative in every sense of the word and brilliant. I love him. If anyone should be idolized or called a rock star, it’s Cruz. He is so far above Obama in intellect, academia, eloquence, allegiance to this wonderful country, honesty – anyone who can’t see the difference is deaf and blind. (No offense to deaf and blind Americans). Conservatives finally have a leader. Too bad the media and RINOs will do everything in their power to diminish his impact and tear him down. Although, he is strong and can withstand the attacks – mud slinging always sways opinions of uninformed, weak-minded and easily influenced voters.

            • proudhispanicconservative

              Excellent post my friend -)

              • actionsspeaklouder

                Thanks Proud. Conservatives have such odds against us. We just can’t let up or give up.
                I’ve got to turn in – but, I’m going to leave my TV’s on but mute and close cabinets – just so Cruz can get ratings on into the night. I’m with him in my dreams! Over and out Proud.

                • proudhispanicconservative

                  Thank you so much my friend, you have yourself a great night…. You just gave me an idea im going to turn my ipad, computer, and CSPAN on to also give hom more ratings.

  • joyfulgiver

    You can’t compare a factual state (Texas) with a hypothetical state if that’s what the D senator is trying to do. That and the fact that obamacare was something that was misrepresented to the American people from the very beginning, even by the candidate for president in 2008 and 2012. .

  • StrangernFiction

    Mitt Romney is the grandfather of Obamacare, that was the problem.

    • Steve Angell

      The closest Romney got to repeal was making small changes in it.

  • Mike EMett

    Oh no I can sense he is slowing down! someone give him a boost! He needs our help like Jimmy Stewart did for his character in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    • Stehekin912

      Here we are!!!! TED! TED! TED! TED! TED! (repeat)

    • Mike EMett

      Is it allowed for someone to run down to him and get him a pop or if he his a coffee drinker a cup of joe?

      • Iam NotaLiberal

        Yes, he can drink and snack.

        • Mike EMett

          whew! HEY RAND! HEY LEE! HEY CRUZ STAFF! GET YOUR GUY A BOOST!

    • joyfulgiver

      Lifting Holy hands in prayer for strength to endure the long night.

  • Sigelitedark

    Ted Cruz is a rock-star debater, and is handling opposition questions in stellar fashion.

  • ernst1776

    You can just tell Kaine is a slimeball.. And Cruz pointing out how Obama didn’t run in 2012 on Obamacare was brilliant.

    • twoblackcats

      Rats, I missed that-my husband was yapping. :) I’ll catch up with this tomorrow in some news story.

  • joyfulgiver

    I beg to differ with the senator from Virginia. I don’t think that the we the people really new anything about obamacare during the 2012 election. Considering the fact that daily we are still finding out new details about the bill that will lead to the destruction of the health care system. and the American economy once fully implemented.

    • riverrat

      They pushed it through so fast nobody had a chance to review or understand it’s multitude of pages.

      • toongoon

        They had to pass it to find out what was in it!!

        • riverrat

          That’s right.What a scam.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Great point.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Those of us who listened to Mark Levin REGULARLY knew enough about Ubama[doesn't]care to vote for ANY viable candidate who opposed him.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Not enough knew enough, that’s for certain.

  • BearNJ

    The democrats should stop trying to take on Ted Cruz. Even exhausted he makes them look silly.

    • Lucille H. Schmidt

      I’m making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I’m my own boss. This is what I do, w­w­w.F­B­I­4­.C­o­m

  • Mike EMett

    Another Dems fails to take out Cruz. Also, that Dem from VA complains about how we need to debate and that the ‘evil’ GOP keeps the debate away…. I guess he was asleep when Reid blocked every attempt to vote for the last 5 years.

  • Gordon Tillman

    I am extremely proud of Senator Cruz and am very glad that he represents me and my fellow Texans.

  • lj

    Awesome !!!! Ted Cruz Standing for America!!!! Democrats take notice elections will tell the tale of what Americans want. Colorado showed us how to do it with recalls. Every state has recall laws check them out, start making these Representatives represent us or get rid of them. We have the power to get the government we want.

  • Vorlath -

    Damn, I need to go to bed. I thought he’d just be holding the floor and it’d be boring, but there’s tons of good info here. I don’t think most people know half of what Obamacare has in store.

    • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

      CSPAN loves Cruz/Rand Paul filibuster–they get record viewers.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    If you’re watching the twitter verse through an app, #MakeDCListen is trending no. 1 Worldwide! #TedCruz is also trending. The tweets with this hashtag are FLYING by.

  • Vorlath -

    Cruz is voting the same way that Obama is voting for his own personal healthcare. Except Cruz is voting with the entire country.

    Feel free to repeat it.

    • Anti-Parole Dude

      soooo true.. but don’t try to convince a libtard of that! They have no ability to reason or use logic.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Matt Drudge tweeted that Cruz, paul, Lee are now the heart of the republican party. I agree 100%

    • ChesterWalton

      Who does he say are the brains?

    • toongoon

      I don’t know if that is a good thing when the party is on life support.

    • twoblackcats

      I’m confused why Paul is lauded. He’s gone on record supporting McConnell! Who betrayed us.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        I havent seen that, I know that he also spoke today, dunno if that is the case though

        • twoblackcats

          Yeah, I know it’s NBC, but I’ve seen this story around a lot today: The Paul-McConnell dynamic is a story that has dominated Kentucky politics for months now, as Paul endorsed McConnell’s re-election campaign over his challenger from the right, Matt Bevin. Cruz, Lee, and Sen.
          Ron Johnson (R-WI) have refused to endorse McConnell’s re-election bid, according to NBC News.

          • proudhispanicconservative

            See I didnt know that, but I was just relating what Drudge tweeted out.

            • twoblackcats

              Sure, no problem. Are you still watching the filibuster? Amazing!

              • proudhispanicconservative

                Yes I am, I have my ipad, computer and tv on, hopefully to give him more ratings

                • twoblackcats

                  Funny, I work for a company that provides ratings. ;). Can’t tell though or I will get in trouble.

                • proudhispanicconservative

                  Lol I dont even know how it works ……..

  • Cindyof nashville

    Senator Cruz is very honest. How refreshing to hear someone talk like a real American.
    If Obamacare is the “Law of the Land” as Obama says, why is it the law for some and not for others?

  • joyfulgiver

    Sorry peeps I’m turning in. But I promise to pray for Ted Cruz throughout the night. He deserves the support of the faithful to stand in the gap for success in his actions.

  • riverrat

    The I.R.S wants out of Obama care.They must have read every page.

  • Sigelitedark

    Reading the letters written by Union leaders bemoaning ACA and calling for the repeal or revision is a stark indictment of the lack of due diligence and utter failure of 0bamacare.

  • joyfulgiver

    I guess the union bosses should have read the bill before they lobbied to endorse the bill! I guess the IRS union bosses should have read the bill before the lobbied to endorse it. I can’t feel sorry for any on them.

  • proverbs2611

    How long does he have to talk to succeed? What’s the longest amount of time someone has filibustered on the floor?

    • toongoon

      The longer he talks the more publicity he gets. The more he will win the hearts of the American people. That’s a win.

      • proverbs2611

        I just read he has to remain standing in order to retain control of the floor. This is crazy. Like an episode of Survivor.

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

          He’s the CruzMissile with comfy shoes on! He can do it!!! :D

        • Stehekin912

          Our prayers, our hands, our hearts lift him up

        • toongoon

          Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.

          In the movie, Mr.Smith collapsed on the floor, got national sympathy, and the bad politician admitted to his corruption.

          I hope to see him last until the vote tomorrow though.

    • TexasPGRRider

      Good Question; if K-Bob is with us tonight, he`ll probably have your answer shortly, p.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Hah! I just showed up (4:10am), and Duckie beat me to it!

        Looks like you all had fun tonight.

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

      Strom Thurmond against the ’57 Civil Rights act , 24 hours and 18 minutes

      • riverrat

        Couldn’t imagine a better time to need to break the record.

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

          I KNOW!!! Wouldn’t it be awesome?!

  • Mike EMett

    Powerful!

  • Scolded for the Truth

    So refreshing. These are good men. Just their tone reflects this fact. We haven’t had leaders like this since Reagan–leaders who truly have the needs of the American people in mind. This is a watershed moment in American politics, if the people are willing to move beyond the socialist welfare state that is destroying us and embrace liberty and personal responsibility once again and the leaders who can restore these two great principles.

  • Kezar1

    Washington DC needs an enema, as does our media elite. Ted Cruz scares them, because ted cruz speaks for MILLIONS who have been shut out of the sewer that is our political system. Ted Cruz is a hero. God bless him!

  • odin147

    Least I can do is watch Cruz and Lee. I think I am going to watch until Cruz can’t speak.

  • proverbs2611

    The senators standing in for Cruz to give him a break reminds me (I know… very loosely) of Aaron and Hur as they held up Moses’ arms while Joshua fought the army of Amalek.

    Exodus 17
    10 So Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek.
    Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. 11 As
    long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. 12 Moses’
    arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and
    Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. 13 As a result, Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.

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

      I was just thinking about that with Stehekin912 s Comment below!!

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Has anyone noticed how the RNC is trying to make money off Cruz by tweeting we stand with Cruz……. Rience Prievus or whatever his name is……. Yeah right

    • toongoon

      Hypocrites!
      They intend to gain off of his courage when they did nothing to earn any respect.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        A big FAT nothing is what they have done except marginalize him in every turn, I hope my fellow patriots are paying attention.

  • Timothy Taylor

    Mike Lee is eviscerating the ACA…and pointing out the tyranny. Nice!

  • Cathleen Weissen

    Been trying for hrs…video wont play. fcc sucks

    • proudhispanicconservative

      The drudgereport.com has it

    • colliemum

      try C-Span, that should work anywhere.

  • Vicki

    I so hope that he raises the possibility of IMPEACHMENT for the unconstitutional behavior of our fraud in the WH!

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      (-;

  • ernst1776

    Mike Lee is rock star too.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      A soft spoken guy that carries a big stick.

  • Stand4liberty

    Courage, intelligence, integrity, nobility and prudence on full display right before your very eyes.

    We stand with Cruz and Lee

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Attributes we see less and less from our politicians these days.

  • colliemum

    Good morning, scoopers!
    It’s great to see this filibuster go on – Sen Mike Lee also belongs to that stellar group who do things for the people, and not for Washington DC, the RINOs, and the permanent political class.
    You must be proud to have such people in the senate.

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

      Good mornin’ Mum!! I AM so Excited right now and SO proud of our #CruzMissile!!! YAY!

  • Samwise007

    Still going strong!
    Keep on truckin’ boys!

  • Mike EMett

    Lee or Cruz or someone please read that inspired document!

    • Mike EMett

      And after your have read it word for word along with the Bill of Rights, end it with the famous question the band Lynard Skynard posed to Neil Diamond: ‘Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth!”

  • colliemum

    Yess – Sen Ted Cruz said he’s proud about being a ‘wacko bird’!
    Excellent start to my morning.

  • ChesterWalton

    This is great theater – Senator Cruz will be hard to beat in the Republican Primary.

  • ernst1776

    It just gets better and better!

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

    OH YAY! Duckie Dynasty!! LOL!

    • colliemum

      Good morning, dear sis {{{{{ }}}}}!

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

        Good Morning sweet sis over the pond! ((((())))s! I’ve missed you!

        • colliemum

          Just some health issues – nothing to worry about …
          :-))

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

            I hope not!! (((((()))))s!

  • Steve Angell

    Coming up on 11 hours way to go Cruz.

  • colliemum

    LOL! I’ve never heard so many Duck Dynasty quotes in my life!
    (We don’t have Duck Dynasty in the UK …)

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

    AMERICAN duckie ‏@ABiCduckie now

    OH MAN I am LOVIN me some @SenTedCruz !! GreenEggs,DuckieDynasty and @TobyKeithMusic I LOVE AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! TY Senator!!

    • DawgfaninFL

      LOL, I cannot tell you how much I love the Cruz Missile!

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

        is it a tad too much?! LOL! He’s used to it! I tell him all the time I love him lol!

        • DawgfaninFL

          Never! He should be honored, sis! ;-)

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

            YAY!! Hey, I just ran out of tweets @Abicduckie, so I’m on @CFP4US now and will follow! :D

    • JohnCraven

      All Americans should love America! Maybe that’s why Nero Obama hates America! Just sayin’
      John Craven
      New Orleans

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

        Very true on all counts!

  • Patric Kisielewski

    Way to Go Ted Cruz!!! Thanks for fighting for Us!!!

  • twoblackcats

    Hi, sorry to go off topic but has anyone heard from TheOrangeOne lately? I’m worried about her.

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

      She still tweets, but I haven’t heard from her. :(

      • twoblackcats

        Thanks.

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

          You’re welcome

  • Becky

    Well it’s always fun when CSPAN is live at this hour makes for good get to sleep sound yet exciting and live at the same time

  • Mike EMett

    Preach it Cruz! Preach! Remind the people and those senators of our history as a nation, with real facts!

  • yotambien

    Cruzin’ with Ted until I can’t keep my eyes open!!

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

      Prop them open!!! :D

  • Mike EMett

    From a post on FB, that someone should tweet to Cruz and those who stand with him: “Ted Cruz should read the names of everyone who lost their job or gone from full time to part time. That would take years. “

  • Stehekin912

    “Senators are home in bed asleep while America lives the nightmare”. how true. and reminds me of another nightmare while someone slept

    • colliemum

      Ain’t fair to hint at Shakespeare this early in the morning, LOL!

      :-))

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      yeah I know what you mean BL.

  • colliemum

    I’ve got to tell you, dear scoopers, that listening to Sen Lee and Sen Cruz is far far better than listening to the BBC Breakfast programme. Especially since they are only talking about/interviewing the politicians of their ‘favourite’ party, Labour, who are having their AGM right now.

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

      LOL Mum, I tell you, you need to come here lol! I finally became Legit!! How about it?!! ((((()))))s!

      • colliemum

        Outstanding! Congratulations! Have you got your guns and Concealed Carry permit yet?

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

          LOL You ROCK mum! No not yet, I only got my citizenship Friday lol. It was on my mind though! Now I can go through training Whoo hoo!

          • colliemum

            Excellent – thats our AmericanDuckie!

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

              ;) Yep! Gotta do a couple of things now. But definitely in my plans sis!!

        • DawgfaninFL

          LOL, that should come standard. :-)

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

            YAY! That’d be SO cool!

        • JohnCraven

          And then with gun in hand she needs to go Duck hunting with the Robertson’s of Duck Dynasty in the swamps of her neighbor to the east – what do you think, colliemum? Maybe get a couple of Canada Geese?!
          By the way do they allow our friends across the pond to even see Duck Dynasty on British tv?
          John Craven
          New Orleans

          • colliemum

            Nope.
            The leftie MSM wouldn’t dare to buy that series: too much religion, too many guns, no sex, no perversions: can’t be shown on British TV …

            • JohnCraven

              colliemum, the Duck Dynasty series can be seen online at the A&E channel, and I was wondering if you might try something across the pond. See if you can bring it up on your tv by way of the internet, see what any of your friends might think about it.

              Maybe it’s a show that wouldn’t appeal to them but then again it might be something they would like as much as many of us over here do. And who knows, if it were something they really liked, it might actually start a kind of underground following across the pond which the BBC might have a wee bit of trouble dealing with and competing with.

              Just a crazy idea from down here across the pond.

              John Craven
              New Orleans

  • RedRyder

    Liberalism is the dogmatic adherence to irrationality.

    • marketcomp

      And it is on display everyday.

  • DawgfaninFL

    American Duck, I will have to remember to ask what your opinion is of Gov. Scott withdrawing from the PARCC. Not on topic so I will leave it there for now.

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

      Remind me tomorrow (later today lol) I’m brain dead right now- doing this, listening, tweeting and working on an article right now at 2 in the morning… what is the PARCC?

      • DawgfaninFL

        You the Duck! I will have to turn this on upstairs and call it day. I have a 7 and 10 year old that will be up at 5:30am. Thanks for the assist on twitter. After my earlier ‘roll tide’ episode, I gave up trying to read the tweeting 101. I will give it a go today (?!?) Look forward to chatting (hopefully) tweeting in the evening. Take care, sister Patriot – get some rest!! ;-)

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

          Night sis!! Sweet dreams! I’ll be up for a while yet. Nightduckie lol. Got stuff still to work on. See you here or Twitter. Next gotta get you set up on Face book if you’re not there yet! ;)

      • JohnCraven

        Being brain dead at 2 in the morning is being twice as alive as Harry “the body” Reid at noon on any day of the year, AmericanDuckie!
        PARCC is another hideous liberal/Marxist indoctrination program of the totalitarian Democrats meant to brainwash our young at even earlier ages maybe even in the womb. However, if they were to start indoctrinating our young in the womb that would undermine their lie that a child in the womb is not a human being so I think PARCC starts at the moment of delivery from the womb! And there is no recess either – ever from PARCC!
        Your neighbor to the east has decided to get out of PARCC or we’ve proposed legislation to get out of it with our governor’s approval – something like that. It is getting to early for me to think straight too. I got to get up at 5 for work – one of the last full time jobs in America and I don’t know for how long either.
        John Craven
        New Orleans

      • DawgfaninFL

        Patnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers. My understanding it should eliminate (grain of salt) data mining in public schools and and federal intrusion on state’s rights to maintain educational standards. Rough description.

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

          I’m more brain dead now than I was 3 hours ago when you asked me lol. I need sleeeeeeeeeeep

          • DawgfaninFL

            Lol, I know what you mean. My kids are going to be eating green eggs and ham in the morning. Ha, maybe cereal. If I drift. You know what happened!

  • colliemum

    All of you who are on twitter, tweet Sen Cruz at #MakeDCListen – he just tweeted that he’ll read out your messages!

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

      Been doing it since he started mum! Twitter Is on fire with #MakeDCListen, #DefundObamacare and #StandWithTed!!!

      • DawgfaninFL

        Tell me if this looks right, my first attempt
        DawgfaninFL @1DawgfaninFL
        @SenTedCruz WE the people are proud of your stand to #DefundObamacare. We stand with you! #MakeDCListen!!

        • DawgfaninFL

          Lol, wouldn’t fit. sent this (I think) instead.

          DawgfaninFL@1DawgfaninFL @SenTedCruz WE the PEOPLE stand with you to #DefundObamacare! WE intend to #MakeDCListen. WE believe in FREEDOM!
          Great night to be an American! Good night all.

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

            Perfect! lol Gotta get used to creative ways of saying everything you want in 140 characters! :D

      • JohnCraven

        You picked a might good week to become an American Duckie, AmericanDuckie, but I repeat myself!
        John Craven
        New Orleans

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

          I KNOW!!!! YAY!! I Know! :D

  • colliemum

    I’ll be back in a bit – gotta take the housewolf out etc.
    Don’t go away, willya!

  • odin147

    If the millions of people against obamacare went on a hunger strike would the potus and his party repeal it ?. I guess some thousands would have to die first before they start considering it.

    • marketcomp

      Obama would think they were Republicans so he would just say, “let’em strave or die.”

    • Dan H.

      A fascinating, well thought out hypothetical scenario. You even managed to sneak in a slippery slope!

    • tinlizzieowner

      if Obama jumped off a cliff would his supporters follow him. :-) :-)
      (we can hope, can’t we?) ;-)

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

        LOL!

        • tinlizzieowner

          The ol lady has to go back up to the VA in Sarasota in the morning. We’re taking the SUV this time. The Impala doesn’t do well in a foot of water on I-75. :-(
          Can you even get out of your place? Ever think of buying a ‘slightly used’ Monster Truck? ;-) ;-)

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

            Holy Carp I KNOW! Supposed to get more tomorrow!(I mean later today) I hope you guys make it.
            We actually got less than you today, but got dumped on last night (sorry- Monday Night) had to have gotten about 5 inches in an hour and a half! Thank God our neighbor had a small track hoe to put a culvert pipe in the road, the water was ripping through this morning. Almost can stand in the road and catch snook.
            Have a safe drive tinlizzie!

            • tinlizzieowner

              I know the feeling. The drainage canal in front of my house was almost full yesterday. About 6 more inches and it would have been in my in my yard. 6 more inches than that and it’s in the house.

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

                Hope it doesn’t go up anymore! Supposed to dry out by Friday and through the weekend!

                • tinlizzieowner

                  I’m only 2 blocks from the Gulf. It drains real quick unless it’s raining 3 inches an hour like it has been.
                  Turns out we are working the museum again this Sunday, (that’s 4 in a row), wasn’t planning on it. The couple who usually works 2 Sunday’s a month, decided to take the whole month off, instead. I found about this yesterday. :-(

  • Jim

    I stand with Ted Cruz

    • JohnCraven

      And, Jim, let me say again, Ditto!
      John Craven
      New Orleans

  • Jim

    I stand with Mike Lee

    • JohnCraven

      Ditto! Jim! Ditto!
      John Craven
      New Orleans

  • proudhispanicconservative

    Mike lee is embarrassing the little weasel Bush appointed Roberts, I could listen to this guy forever.

  • steinberg_files

    Obama
    Hit the road, Jack
    And don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more, no more, no more
    Jack

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      (-:

  • steinberg_files

    Obama
    Hit the road, Jack
    And don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more, no more
    Jack

  • JohnCraven

    I hope they really drive the democrats insane along with the Big Whigs of the GOP and start reading the “scripts” of Duck Dynasty, especially the family prayers at the end of the shows.
    John Craven
    New Orleans

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

      That’d be awesome! :D

  • Jim

    Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are trying to save the Republic

  • JohnCraven

    Senator Ted Cruz is looking well rested like he could go for another 12 hours or more and he hilarious about Senator Mike Lee’s superhuman qualitites!

    I wonder if he has anything to say about Harry “the body” Reid’s super inhuman qualities!?!
    John Craven
    New Orleans

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

      You crack me up! Are you pulling an all nighter then?! Thought you have to be up in 3 hours?

    • JohnCraven

      Senator Lee had a great rejoinder – can I say rejoinder this early in the morning – in correcting Senator Cruz about buying a box of rocks instead of voting to fund ObamaCare and that it was an Oldsmobile not a Buick which he stopped with his foot.
      I’m laughing out loud – that’s LOL for you tweeters!
      John Craven
      New Orleans

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

    CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US now

    I love hangin’ with @SenTedCruz and @SenMikeLee at 3:40 AM as they #MakeDCListen to #DefundObamacare! You two ROCK!! God Bless you both!

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    It now 4:09 AM! These men are great patriots. Washington should be paying close attention.

  • colliemum

    I’m back – and Sens Cruz and Lee are still going strong.
    Can anybody imagine the POS, as senator, filibuster, speak like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee?

    No, me neither!

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

      Hi Mum! :D

      • colliemum

        Hi, sis! You’re still up!
        I’m on another coffee and will soon have to do some house stuff, but I’m keeping this on. I want to listen to Sen Cruz for as long as he’s going on, love the way he speaks, love the tone of his voice.

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

          Me too- want to keep listening,but my eyes are about falling out of my head lol. Can’t see what the heck I’m typing ;) I may fade soon.

  • pushtheredbutton

    Good gods of Olympus up above! Its 9 in the morning here in little Britain and this man is still talking!! Now this is what I call real political theatre!

    But wait y’all. How’s he going to brush his teeth? And wont he feel grubby and need a shower some time? And what happens if/when nature calls: no.1 or no.2 ?

    Man this shizzayl just got serious.

    • colliemum

      Outstanding, that’s what Sen Cruz is.

      I couldn’t name one MP from any party who could do what he’s doing, not one. Can you?

      • pushtheredbutton

        Nope. Not one. Nadine Dorris perhaps? Nah not even her. She’s great but she’d be cowed too easily; she’s only human and she’s surrounded by too many morons. Talking of her, I’ve been meaning to send her a word of encouragement via email/letter. She’s not my MP but she’s a rare breed and needs to be encouraged, otherwise she’ll start waning.

        • colliemum

          Good for you, she does need encouragement!
          I wish we had one MP who’d talk about ‘Make Westminster Listen’, even or just an hour … sigh …

    • tinlizzieowner

      These guys are tough. they can stand too look and smell like a typical Liberal protester for a few hours. ;-) ;-)

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        (-:

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Thomas Sowell said in a column today that we shouldn’t defund it. Others are saying we can’t because of built -in mandates for funding.

    They are all wrong. This Congress controls the purse today, not the one that was fired for implementing Boehnercare.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      Thomas Sowell is dead wrong, Their hope is that the law will crumble all by itself, they seem to forget that liberals have a tendency to always blame either the GOP or too little government.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        I agree, completely. Right now SCOAMFcare is in the early infection stage. If it is allowed to be funded, it will develop into gas gangrene, and may take extremely radical measures to destroy.

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

    CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US now

    OK I love you @SenTedCruz and @SenMikeLee Thank you both from my♥4 fighting to #MakeDCListen! God Bless,but I can’t see to type anymore xox

    • colliemum

      Sleep well, nice dreams, I’ll be watching on your behalf!
      {{{{{ }}}}}

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

        Thanks mum!! Night all!! THis has been incredible!! (((())))s!

  • colliemum

    If someone were just tuning in to Ted Cruz, they’d never notice that he’s been going on for 14 hours, non-stop (with a little help from his friends, natch).

    God bless him and keep him safe – he’s a national Treasure!

  • steinberg_files

    There be but one master blaster
    And it’s Ted Cruz

  • Scolded for the Truth

    I’ve been with these senators since 10:00 PM. I wish I could stay up longer with them. They have been marvelous and I am honored to be in their camp. Those who criticize them are the worst of our representatives and lack principle and common decency. Keep calling your senators–these two deserve our support and involvement in tis fight.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    One very good reason why they should fight is that they are educating America.

    When Mike Lee reads from the Federalist Papers, and explains it, that’s gold.

    Another very good reason is that it draws attention to the fight. We feel like nothing is happening with Issa’s committees. Boehner refuses to appoint a select committee on Benghazi (probably because he’s complicit). Things are moving far too slowly on our side, as the other side marches inexorably into further destruction of the nation.

    So the only response worthy of men of principle is to fight every way possible.

    As I’ve said, this is our moral obligation, because failure to fight this way is what will lead us into war. We must fight like this NOW to spare the lives of the foolish ones who will die in a war caused by totalitarianism and corruption.

  • colliemum

    Looking and listening to both Mike Lee and Ted Cruz not only provides some great history lessons – they show how courageous, well educated, thoughtful politicians can speak with no teleprompter, no uuhing and aahing – and provide us with wisdom even after 14+ hours.
    Unlike that man in the WH …

    How I wish we had a politician of the calibre of Sens Cruz and Lee!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      I enjoyed listening to Nigel Farage in debate on the EU Parliament floor recently.

      He’s one who brings it.

      • colliemum

        He does indeed, that’s why we want him and UKIP in Parliament.
        We’re working for it – but it’ll be hard, with our First-past-the-post system.
        Meanwhile, we’re concentrating on winning next year’s election to the EU Parliament, the point being that if we come first in every constituency, they can no longer say we’re too small …

  • Elizabeth Lambert

    Just letting Senator Cruz and Senator Lee, that I am awake and watching and listening, and agree totally with them!!! I pray God gives you strength and favor in Jesus name, amen!!!

  • http://www.royaldukedesign.weebly.com/ SilentTexan

    Wow! this amazing beyond belief!! I just woke up, checking up on here expecting to see a closed feed and a few comments saying how long they stayed, but here I see Ted Cruz at 4:28 am still going! :D

    What a texan! ;)

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I decided to get on the tweeter again. Since Ted Cruz mentioned that his debate is trending #1, #2, and #3 right now. So I did some tweeterizing for the cause.

    I really don’t like tweeterizing.

  • colliemum

    “Make it more risky not to listen to the voice (of the people)” says Sen Cruz – yeah, that’s a shout-out for all you who’ve been writing.e-mailing and generally harassing their congress critters!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Rubio takes the floor for a question. He may be dreadful on immigration, but he’s been solid on some things we need him to be solid on.

    • colliemum

      Loved Sen Cruz’ reply on Rubio’s jokey question about what night he’d had!

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Indeed. Any night you get to do some stimulating reading is a good night. And Cruz said he got to read some Bastiat, some Ayn Rand… I forget the others.

        • colliemum

          Yes.
          I really must get my head round reading some Bastiat …

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Me too! I’ve read Locke extensively, and I’ve been reading De Tocqueville, but I haven’t started on ol’ Fred’s stuff yet.

            Fortunately it’s available for free online and probably at Amazon, too.

            • colliemum

              Yep – it’ll go straight onto my Kindle!

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    like seeing Mr Rubio fired up!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      He’s doing a good job. A solid performance.

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        CHECK!

  • James Allen

    The thing is, regardless of party… and regardless of whatever level of altruism mixed with cynicism these guys actually exhibit… they’re speaking no untruths. None that I can find. And I know that this stupid anti-constitutional forced purchase of a bad product will wreck me. It’s already half-wrecked me. I’m doing everything I can, but it’s not enough. I’m 1/4 poorer than I was in 20011. Well, at least LatinAmerica will thrive as a result of the mass exodus of cultured, well-read and trained people exporting knowledge and immigrant spirit to places like Honduras, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Uruguay. Vive Sudamérica.

  • ernst1776

    This is really an amazing moment in history.

  • Rshill7

    “Mornin'”, he said, wiping the sleepers from his eyes and lifting the coffee mug to his mouf. “Wow, still at it. So proud”.

    Fell asleep in my recliner, at about 1 AM. Wondering what all I missed. Man oh man. This is more awesome than Rand’s filibuster. Have you ever been more ashamed of the rest of the Senate Republicans? What a bunch of pigs. I suppose they fancy a year plenty of time to rehabilitate themselves.

    Nope, ain’t happening. The leadership has led the others into the outhouse. The outhouse is where they get voted out. Love, love, love it.

    • James Allen

      Unless they have connections in the Joint Chiefs, I doubt any real change will happen. Other than the speedup, or slowdown, of the destruction of the real man and woman’s in this once-great nation. Read that as you will.

      • Rshill7

        Ok, but I was raised on faith, not doubt.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          And duty. (which we all know has nothing to do with outcome)

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      I’ve actually been on the tweeter. I hate that thing. But it’s amazing. Tons of people have been watching this thing all night. Slowest internet response times I’ve ever had at 4am.

      This is like when we were kids and watched Walter Cronkite cover the Moon launches and stuff. I’m gonna remember this for years.

      …or at least till lunch. I’m gettin’ old, you know.

      • Patriot077

        LOL, K-Bob!
        Cruz is rocking DC!

    • Amjean

      Do you know who is supporting Cruz? When Rand Paul had his filibuster, many came in to “Stand With Rand”, even if they were only there to get their faces on TV! I know that Paul, Lee, Rubio have been up there. Who else?

      • Rshill7

        I missed some of it, (had to sleep) but there are 14 other R’s in the Senate supporting him I believe. Several of them came in and spoke for awhile. I won’t attempt to name them but will bet the info is on the internet somewhere. Even Gohmert from the house was in the gallery.

        :-)

        • Amjean

          Well, that is at least somewhat encouraging. We will have to see who shows up this morning.

      • DarkKnight2016

        Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana)
        Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
        Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)

  • twoblackcats

    I’m riveted too. I’m also comforted in knowing some liberal schmucks have had to watch this so they can post their troll-ish blog notes today. I’m watching because I want to not because I have to.

  • Rshill7

    “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, Cruz missile warning :-)”

  • James Allen

    I really just wish that these nuevo Libertarianos would dispense with the B.S. formality. This is pageantry. They need to bare their teeth, and though they may be barking dogs, those of us hungry for real opposition to the g-d Fascist Regime strangling this nation are SCREAMING for these guys to start dealing real blows. Real, personal, visceral blows.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Senate rules require comity.

      That’s because they’ve had actual violence in the Senate, back before the Civil War.

  • colliemum

    Rubio mentioned that the flag was flying over the Capitol this morning because Senate was still in session – and Ted Cruz references it.
    I think that was very moving, by both of them.

  • colliemum

    Aww – Sen Cruz’ voice is getting just that little bit hoarse – no wonder after such long time. Can someone give him a bit of honey?

  • Camelot4me

    I really didn’t think there was an inspirational member of Congress left. Today I feel like there is someone there who is on the side of our country. Maybe there is someone who can help in leading the people who want to save our Republic. Don’t crumble Mr. Cruz. There are millions of us out here. We are with you.

  • Ain’t It A Shame

    6:08 MN time. Been up all night watching Cruz & Lee. With men like these our Republic shall not die. Reminds me of the movie “Mr. Smith Goes To Washington”.

  • Philo Beddoe

    Listening to Cruz and Lee shows that there is hope.

    Now we look at McCain, Graham and Reid. They are the problem.

  • MaroonRepublic

    Keep it up guys. The nation is rallying behind you.

  • colliemum
  • Rshill7

    I was out on my favorite lake yesterday enjoying one of the last nice days before the severe cold hits up here in North Michigan. What a beautiful day it was.

    Had just caught my second bass when the cell phone rang. It was a text from me lovely bride. It said. “Ted Cruz is filibustering!” I was back home within the hour. I turned towards the dock, hit the gas full throttle, and allowed all 90 horses to “Cruz” me back. It’s a center console boat, so I was standing up, zipping along at 40 mph surrounded by thousands of trees exhibiting their early Fall color clothing.

    It’s now been 17 hours. This is already the 5th longest filibuster in history.

    “Wax poetic Rs!”

    “OK!” :-)

  • DarkKnight2016

    Cruz, Lee and Rubio……the 3 best speakers in the United States Senate

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) I think just took a swipe at Peter King and John McCain.

  • http://navalwarfare.blogspot.com/ Libertyship46

    Cruz is one of the last people in Congress with any stones. He’s standing tall, like some other fellow Texans did once at a place called “The Alamo.” Good luck to him, I wish him well.

  • L vandaalwyk

    Thank you Ted! Someone has to speak for the majority of us!

  • Pyrran

    I’m damned proud of Ted Cruz. As long as he runs for office, he’s got my vote and my money. Whatever he needs, he’s got it.

  • PhillyCon

    There has been more debate on Obamacare during this filibuster than when it was being considered! How pathetic.

    Go Cruz!!

  • PhillyCon

    Leahy: We haven’t held many hearings on the IRS.

    I wonder why?

  • Guest

    Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) has joined the fight

  • Robert Perrigo

    I see a new Movie in the making, ” Mr. Cruz goes to Washington “

  • BHliberty

    Oh Wow! I just woke up in the left coast and he’s still on the floor! I watched him most of the day yesterday and into the night, fell asleep, and now, the senator from Texas is still talking. Is he going to beat the record, 23 hours ??? I could listen to him all day! Hey GOP, are you listening! #MakeDCListen!

  • colliemum

    Sen Paul makes very good points about being/not being connected to the product.

  • Conservator1

    Did anyone see Joe Scarborough with help from Sen. Saxby Chambliss and the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis attacking Senator Cruz’s filibuster this morning? It was a revolting attempt to mock Tea Party conservatives while supporting the GOP establishment – aka RINOs.

    This is what Cruz, Lee, Paul, Sessions, Rubio and others are opposing and they stand with us; We the People.

  • colliemum

    “Obamacare is free so why can’t they sell it? If you can’t sell free healthcare there must be a problem with it” – says Sen Paul.

  • BHliberty

    Has Senators Lee, Paul been up with him all night as well?

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      yes

    • Scolded for the Truth

      Paul did not show up until after 5 AM. I watched from 10 PM yesterday to 5 AM this morning. I just came back.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Lee tweeted that he was staying up. Rubio and Paul didn’t. But Rubio showed up and did a masterful job of describing the hell that big government has brought to Latin American countries.

        I know how Rubio drives us all crazy. But he did very well on this issue.

        • BHliberty

          Sorry I missed it! Perhaps he can redeem himself!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Rand Paul doing well. He’s discussing the impact of SCOAMFcare on anyone with special needs. Putting on the numbers, too.

    • jlbs

      Help me out …… I don’t know what SCOAMF stands for.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        best just to google it. I will warn you it’s based on a time-honored military slang term for a real mess.

        • jlbs

          Thanks, I did, and I agree!

  • odin147

    You cannot work with a party that is willing to destroy the economy, default on the debt, etc. and still won’t given up on obamascare. I am not sure what Dems are but I don’t think they are human.

  • toongoon

    “You can’t stop a man who won’t quit.”

    I’m inspired that Mr. Cruz is still going strong this morning.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Cruz does Darth Vader voice: “Mike Lee, I am your father!”

  • Amjean

    A great tag team! Cruz and Paul!!!
    Brilliant strategy to have both of them go back and forth in the AM when many
    might tune in to find out what is going on with this.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    Rand Paul had the right Idea: Thomas Paine: says it best;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeYscnFpEyA&list=PL54460387BB4E362C

  • Wendy Willauer

    Thank you for standing up for the American People! We don’t want the Obamacare death panel nor can we afford it! Please stop the imposter and his cronies from destroying our country any more than what they did!!

  • Russ

    Way to deliver, Sir! #keepcruzing

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Wow they are still going! I feel like crap that I’m sitting here eating a buttermilk biscuit and drinking a cup of coffee and Cruz et al are still going strong!

  • John Bohler

    Just got up and found out that he is STILL speaking?

    Bravo Cruz, you now have my support for becoming Majority leader. ;)

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Thank you Texas for giving us Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz! Wow, he is amazing! Can y’all see any Democrat doing this? Me either.

  • Sigelitedark

    Where did live feed go?

    • jay2cee

      Reload the screen

      • Sigelitedark

        Thanks!

  • tornadomom

    There are still some Americans left who know that freedom isn’t free. There’s a cost, a price to be paid. Are we willing to give up our comforts for freedom? Cruz is. God is strengthening him for “such a time as this”. Mr. Smith goes to Washington was a movie. This is real life, history in the making. He has my prayer support!

    • toongoon

      Amen tornadomom.

  • YankeeTexan

    Thank You Sen Cruz! Texas sent you into the corrupt rat infested trenches of DC to FIGHT and that’s exactly what you’re doing! Texas loves and supports you! God bless you!

  • colliemum

    Gawd – I’m flagging, having only listened for about 8 hrs – how on earth Ted Cruz can do this standing up, for such a long time, and not just make perfect sense but sound and look as if he’s just got up?

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Reminds me of the old joke about Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in heels.

  • Veronica

    Keep going senator Cruz. Thank you for supporting the American people. Where are the rest of our politicians? Stand for the people and the people will stand for you. God bless you and your efforts.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    A big thank you to the American Tea Party groups for the love of country along with their hard work that got us here today, that’s a good thing.
    Thank you Scoop for the livelink.

    9. 12.09 DC March, 00:39 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwoCJjH4gwQ

  • rodguy911

    Its Cruz Control all the way Cruz/Palin 2016 winning with conservatives, its what America is all about

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Man, it’s almost my bedtime, and these guys are still going!

    • colliemum

      Really? Wow – I thought you just got up …?
      :-))

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        Heh. I work the night shift. Which is a euphemism for “all the time.” I sleep sometimes. For a few hours. Then I go back to work.

        Luckily I work at home. Which, sadly, is another euphemism for “all the time.”

        • colliemum

          Ah.
          Dear me – that’s a lot of working hours! Have a shut-eye for a bit, I bet Ted Cruz will go on right to the end.

        • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

          Yeah, but you didn’t build that! (I know, ’cause I work at home too.)

  • colliemum

    Ted Cruz makes a most important point about socialised healthcare – and it’s even worse. He didn’t mention that this leads to neglect of the elderly in hospitals, who die dehydrated and lying in their own excrements – but nobody is found guilty because they id all the bureaucracy required …
    It leads to a bureaucracy where there are more administrators than doctors and nurses – and these bureaucrats earn more money than even the highest-paid doctors.
    Mind – there is one point about the British NHS: everybody has to pay, even the PM, even the ‘rich'; the only ones who are exempt are those on welfare who live off our taxes anyway. And EU and other immigrants … and ‘health tourists’ from Nigeria, who come here, nine months pregnant, to get free delivery and post-natal care …

    • deTocqueville1

      But Mum, do they get to go to the head of the line and to the better clinics due to theit status. In Canada that situation is a widely known and much disparaged.

      • colliemum

        Oh sure, they’re politicians, after all!

        A lot of them pay for private healthcare, so they get top treatment – but they still have to pay for the NHS, and there are no tax inducements when paying for private health insurance.

  • BHliberty

    Thoroughly enjoying the personal stories! Makes them look like just regular folk! Cause they are! #MakeDCListen

    • deTocqueville1

      Yes, this is good for their spirits as well because it is a wonderful cause and they can remind themselves of their own roots.

  • colliemum

    Looking at the twitterfeeds #MakeDCListen and #StandwithCruz, we can see that the progs and lefties have finally rolled out of their beds and are trying to spew their usual bile.
    Eejits …

    • deTocqueville1

      Pitiful aren’t they? Same little points and memes they try to memorize. Always filled with hate because they hate themselves.

      • colliemum

        Just so!
        It’s just so striking that they were not present at all a few hours earlier, when people were waking up, getting ready for work and saying how Ted Cruz was still going strong while they’d slept.
        Parasites, that’s what they are.

    • MiketheMarine

      ENEMIES of this country. They best not start a shooting war or every single one of those trolls are now targets.

  • joyfulgiver

    “I’m still standing, ya ya ya!” Way to go Senator Cruz! I’m am so proud to be an American today, you are a PATRIOT!

  • StrangernFiction

    What was that about Cruz not pulling his weight?

  • BHliberty

    LOL! Here is someone’s creative reply from SenatorTedCruz FB:

    I do not like this Uncle Sam,
    I do not like his health care scam.
    I do not like these dirty crooks,
    or how they lie and cook the books!!
    I do not like when Congress steals,
    I do not like their secret deals.
    I do not like this speaker, Nan,
    I do not like this, ‘YES WE CAN’!!
    I do not like this spending spree,
    I’m smart, I know that nothing’s free.
    I do not like their smug replies,
    when I complain about their lies.
    I do not like this kind of hope,
    I do not like it, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE!

    1,045 · 8 hours ago

    • StrangernFiction

      Amen

    • Betsey_Ross

      Outstanding.

    • Camelot4me

      Can you tweet it to Cruz? Maybe he can read it on the Senate floor.

      • BHliberty

        Great idea! Will do!

      • BHliberty

        Just realized its too long!

        • colliemum

          Tweet it line by line, or every two lines, numbering the lines, and add ‘cont’d –>>>’

          • Camelot4me

            Exactly what I was thinking. :-)

            • BHliberty

              Done!

              • colliemum

                Outstanding! Well done, thank you!

          • BHliberty

            Got it!

        • Betsey_Ross

          Send it to his office. Call them, too. It is perfect. He needs to know about it.

    • MiketheMarine

      I just stole that and emailed it to about 50 people. Hope you don’t mind.

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        I saw it at Ace’s early this morning.

        • MiketheMarine

          Flipping awesome and very intelligent. BTW, Hey, Bob, how the heck are you? Did you miss me? I missed you guess badly

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Heck yeah we missed you! We lost several from the flock in the transition. (It was kinda quiet for a few weeks till folks got the hang of Disqus. We picked up some new folks, though.) Some folks who made the transition were not as active as on Disqus. So I guess most folks are happier now.

            Scoop decided to try livefyre after a bunch of folks complained about the “new” Disqus. It was a good reminder about being careful of what one wishes.

            But I’m doing fine, thanks! Hope you are as well.

            • MiketheMarine

              I’m doing okay. As usual, living by a shoe string but I did just purchase a new baby. A Sig P239 SAS

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

                Hi myMarine!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Howdy, My American Sweetie.

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

                  YAY! :D I love that!

              • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                Looks like a sweet little .40. Either that or the pic I saw was of a guy with huge hands.

                We recently cleaned out a big closet, and found a nice stash of .22 LR ammo. Took me four trips to get it all in the gun cabinet. My dad had evidently acquired some and forgot about it. So I’m happier now, because it’s been h*ll trying to find it in stores.

                Also, Cabelas finally had .40 S&W “defense” rounds for a change. I haven’t been able to buy anything but FMJ for a long time. Cost about $1.75 per round, though. OUCH! Two little boxes was all I could get.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I actually got it in 9 mil. I already have a .45

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Good call, if you can shoot well. I decided on the .40 because I knew I wouldn’t get enough practice to be able to handle the .45 as well as necessary. I’m glad, too. The .40 is right in my comfort zone. I also know I’d miss center mass often enough that 9mm would be risky against a big guy.

                  I seriously need more practice!

                • MiketheMarine

                  Having been a marksman instructor and my P239 being a 9 mil, it is a double action with 10 pounds of pressure for shot one then 4.4 pounds on all proceeding single action shots. I can put all 9 in a 1.5 inch space at 10 yards faster than you can blink. Yeah, I only need a 9. I use my .45 for bigger problems like bad guess in moving cars. round 1 blows out the window then the proceeding rounds turn them into mush.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Neat! I can put four in a row inside a six-inch circle at about 25 feet. But I have to do the full drill of checking my grip and aim every dang time. I’ve already gotten the sorts of “rewards” that come from bad gripping several times. Including being “Glock bit.” What a stupid @$$^%. But that way you learn reeeel good.

                  So I’m working on my draw, grip, and aim a lot.

                  It really does take work to shave off all of the crap that can happen when you suddenly have to use it for real. I have a ton of respect for folks who keep up their skills.

                • MiketheMarine

                  I’ll give you a tip. Load your pistol and set it on the shelf. Run the target about 10 feet away. Most shootings happen in less than 10 feet. Then pick it up and fire. This is called snap firing. If your life is in danger, this is how your first shot will go. Practice a few mags worth and you will be shocked how quickly you can get on target without thinking about it.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  I’ll do it! Thanks for that.

    • PhillyCon

      THAT is freaking awesome.

  • BHliberty

    Uhhh……..where are you Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell? (Hiding under a rock?)

    • MiketheMarine

      Nah, he’s chilling out with his best friends, the democrats and Harry Reid. Harry Reid, don’t you think it’s time to die and give someone ELSE a chance to be an arse hole?

  • John Wimberly

    I love these Tea-Party Republicans! They are the true conservatives, not the old-guard McConnell republicans. Way to go Senator Cruz! You make me proud to be an American.

  • MiketheMarine

    Someone buy that man a cape and then get him on the TEA party ticket for President.

  • http://rightwing.us/ JoeHerren

    Time to vote out RINO’s

  • MiketheMarine

    I have a comment that NOBODY is bringing up. This Maobamacare crap was written and passed by the SENATE and Chief Thief Justice Roberts says it’s Constitutional BECAUSE it is a tax bill. Well, According to MY Constitution, only the House has the power of the purse making this an illegal and void tax law.

    • John Templeton

      Wrong. The originating clause requires bills raising revenue originate in the House. The bill did start in the House: HR 3590. And the federal courts have rejected this argument that it started in the Senate. Try again, ok?

      • MiketheMarine

        No, Sir. The FIRST vote on this bill was in the SENATE making it an illegal tax bill. You, Sir are wrong. No offense intended but look it up. Nazi Piglosi voted for it AFTER the Senate had already past it.

        • John Templeton

          And it didn’t matter. the ORIGINAL bill was HR 3590. It originated in the House. You lose. Good day sir.

          • MiketheMarine

            Not if the ORIGINAL vote took place in the Senate. That is not Constitutional.
            BTW, you are clearly not a troll and I am enjoying this educated backed and forth. I love this site just for this reason.

            • John Templeton

              The original vote doesn’t matter. It is where the original BILL (exact word in constitution) started.

              • MiketheMarine

                If you recall, that bill was written behind locked doors without a SINGLE republican in the room filled with democrats from BOTH houses. I think it is an arguable point. Too bad, however that John Roberts was castrated as a child. This COULD have all been avoided.

                • John Templeton

                  The bill was originally a House bill and originated in the House. Your original posted claimed it was in the Senate and where therefore unconstitutional. Now yuo are chaning the argument to “behind closed doors” or whatever.

                • MiketheMarine

                  No, it’s the same argument. Just because they put HR before the number doesn’t make it an House bill. This was a secret, back door deal and the first vote DOES matter. This, being a tax bill must be hashed out in the House then passed to the Senate, period. It happened the other way. We will just have to agree to disagree.
                  Please tell me you, at least, believe it is an abortion of a law?

                • John Templeton

                  ” This, being a tax bill must be hashed out in the House then passed to the Senate,”

                  No, what the constitution says is all BILLS raising revenue must start in the House. This was HR 3950, a bill that started in the House.

                  And the courts have laughed this argument right out.

                  http://blog.pacificlegal.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SisselDismissal.pdf

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  It was crafted by lobbyists and handed to Harry Reid, and that’s the one they ended up with. Not one of the @#$%-heads read any of it.

                  So yeah, behind closed doors, passed in the middle of the night.

                • John Templeton

                  All of which has nothing to do with whether it violated to Origination clause. It was a House bill, amended in the Senate, therefore constitutional.

                  http://blog.pacificlegal.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/SisselDismissal.pdf

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  It was an unconstitutional Bill, signed into unconstitutional law, and unconstitutionally supported by the Supreme Court, except for the parts that were voided. Also, its status as law is still tenuous, due to pending lawsuits and countersuits that will make it to the Supreme Court. Further, they supposedly forgot to put a non-severability clause in it, so some of it may end up voided for that.

                  Either way, none of it is constitutional.

                  Wherever it started, it was replaced wholesale in the Senate, by trickery, not by following the rules. No Amendments were allowed, and it was not the House bill. It was a separate piece of crap entirely.

                  And was voted on inappropriately under House rules.

                  There was nothing ethical, constitutional, or truthful in the entire process. Everyone who voted for it should be in jail.

                • John Templeton

                  ” it was not the House bill”

                  Keep telling yourself that if it will make you feel better. It’s accurate and demonstrably untrue (the H in HR 3590 is “House”).

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  I’m talking about the content, not whatever was on the folder they slipped it into. You seem to believe this can’t or never happens. I envy your ignorance.

                • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

                  Maybe he slipped and fell, so he became a slip and fall lawyer.

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

                  Kind’a like Charlie Crist. :D

                • MiketheMarine

                  They are ALL slippery if you ask me. :-)

      • Betsey_Ross

        Sometimes the courts don’t get it. They are only populated with humans that do make bad decisions. This bill is surrounded with illegality……still. This isn’t the final word. The Left has twisted themselves in knots pretending how wonderful this Obamacare is. We all know it is a nightmare, is illegal, and un-American. WE don’t want it, never wanted it and will not stand for it.

        • deTocqueville1

          As Mark Levin so well notes, often the Courts don’t get it and have effectively eviscerated the Constitution through the aggrandizement of federal powere at the expense of the citizen and the states.

    • Betsey_Ross

      Yep. We all know this, but apparently it doesn’t mean a hill of beans to anyone but the real Americans. WE just have to keep on fighting. I am listening to Ted as I check out the web. I see he has his helpers to give him a break by asking questions.

      Right now he is talking about the founding fathers and the price they paid for setting up the Constitution and the Declaration. Many did lose their families, treasure and property. WE must fight on with everything we have.

  • tornadomom

    Parents should keep their children home from school to watch this historical event and get an awesome history lesson while they’re at it.

    • MiketheMarine

      Or, even better. The schools should have an all day conference SHOWING it to the students as an historic lesson in Civics.

    • joyfulgiver

      I was just thinking I would do that with my home schooled son. A great history lesson. This morning my son was amazed that Senator Cruz is still going, kind of like the energizer bunny! Continuing to stand in the gap for this great American Patriot. Lifting Holy hands. Ps. 37:23 “If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand.”

      Psalm 37:5 “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun….” Keep reading the 37th Psalm, very timely!

      • tornadomom

        Amen joyful! I’m with you. :)

  • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

    Shut up Rubio, I’m here to celebrate a Patriot not a RATRINO

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVA-5GICcAIK_Pp.jpg

    • DarkKnight2016

      Put a muzzle on Wolfie, we are supporting all of those that are helping Ted Cruz

      • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

        No muzzle for me, Cruz is a principled man, Rubio is an opportunist. so I stand by my words.

        • DarkKnight2016

          And I am standing by Cruz, Lee, Paul, Vitter, Sessions, Inhofe, Roberts, Enzi and RUBIO in this fight against Obamacare.

          • http://wolfiehowls.com/ Wolfie

            I decided a long while ago that I would not support Rubio and that is all I’m saying. Rubio needs Cruz, not the other way around. That’s all I will say about that. I realize from the replies that I’m in a minority on that, and that’s fine.

        • Nannv

          If we do not hang together, we will surely hang separately.

    • ernst1776

      Oh Wolfie, don’t be so short-sighted. We haven’t forgot his stance on amnesty. But obamacare is important too

      • BHliberty

        Agree, Ted Cruz needs all the help he can get and if Rubio is willing to support him, then he deserves our respect! You don’t agree with someone all the time! Sometimes you have to learn how to pick your battles! Now it’s Obamacare, can discuss Amnesty at a latter time!

    • answer1776

      This is a Battle. We may not like Rubio’s actions on the illegals Battlefield, but Please, Please, respect him for his actions on THIS battlefield.

      We need all the help we can get.

    • Amjean

      You may not agree with Rubio on immigration (neither do I), etc., however, he is doing a fabulous job during this filibuster.

  • colliemum

    Sen Durbin going on about a poor housekeeper who has no health insurance – but thanks to obamacare she now will have one … oh, I’m in tears! /sarc

  • toongoon

    Crap! Who let the rat in? Can’t stand dickie turban.

    • PhillyCon

      “blessed w health insurance.” seriously?

  • YankeeTexan

    I wonder if the senator’s eyes hurt I wear contacts too and after 12+hr night shift at the hospital my eyes hurt terribly =-(

  • Mike EMett

    Wow about 21 hours and still at it!

  • colliemum

    Aand … after 20 hours Sen Cruz is wiping the floor with Sen Durbin!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Don’t like Dick Durbin? Let me introduce you to Doug Truax, Republican candidate for the United States Senate in Illinois for 2014. http://dougtruax.com/

  • Sigelitedark

    Dick Durbin’s a glutton for punishment apparently.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Dick Durbin is lying.

    • toongoon

      Its the only language he knows.

  • Nannv

    Your employer is the American public, Dick Head Durbin. Without the American public there would be no federal gov.

  • colliemum

    Sen Durbin obviously hasn’t listened to Sen Cruz for one hour, never mind 20. And he now tries to weasel out, giving a party political speech.
    Fireworks!

  • toongoon

    No doubt Tuban has been approached by many labor unions. Turban gives them anything they want.

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

    OH MY word! They’re still doing it!!!!

    • toongoon

      Cruz looks perfectly rested.

      • colliemum

        I really don’t know how he does it – and thinking on his feet, wiping the floor with Durbin.

        • toongoon

          Remember in 08, one thing that amazed the media is that Obama never sweats!

          • colliemum

            Heh. But there are flies on BHO, as we all know.
            There are no flies on Sen Ted Cruz!

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

        He’s looking a lot better than I am lol! Holy smokes! At least I had 5 hours of sleep. The CruzMissile SO ROCKS!

        • toongoon

          I am truly psyched!

  • ernst1776

    Durbin is so small compared to Cruz. This is a beautiful thing.

    • PhillyCon

      Yes, This is what happens when there is a real opposition. It’s a shock to many of us. Many in the R party have forgotten what it looks like … so to see it in action is a thing of beauty.

  • PhillyCon

    Give Turban credit. He’s one of the few actually defending this garbage. Most are mute or heading for the hills, b/c they know better. What a fool.

  • colliemum

    ‘You are conceding that the congress health plan is better than obamacare’, says Ted cruz to Sen Durbin.
    Bam. Take that, prog!

  • toongoon

    Yeah Cruz!! Left hook right across Turbans smug mug!

  • wales777

    YES!!! Open vote! HA! Go TED!!

  • deTocqueville1

    Cruz is masterful. He keeps setting traps that Durban blunders into after exposing all of the weaknesses of the Obamacare system.

    • PhillyCon

      I’m in awe that there’s someone who’s challenging these assumptions … where the likes of McConnell and McCain have never done.

    • Sigelitedark

      Like a boss, even put Harry Reid in his place as he just walks in.

  • maynardb50

    Durbin is lying. There is no Judy!

    • Lincoln

      Never qualified her entire Life than States She qualifies under Medicaid ……whatever dudes a joke

      • PhillyCon

        That’s the joke right there. Many of the “uninsured” are qualified for Mediciad but never bother filling out the paperwork.

    • deTocqueville1

      Judy/Julie!

      • maynardb50

        Who Is Julie? Oh, that was a song.

  • pagosanative

    DC is full of the worst Americans and sadly voted in by the dumbest Americans on the planet!….Ted Cruz is one of the few honest, hard-working politicians collecting a paycheck on the hill!….We should declare DC it’s own country and deny them aid!

  • Lincoln

    Awesome Cruz just slammed the Democrat in the Mouth ( I quilify but am not covered under the Plan ) SWEET!!!

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

    OH YAY!!! Slap dingy!

  • wales777

    Dingy is going to have a stroke.. oooh I’ll bet he’s fuming…. damn shame that would be.

  • colliemum

    Louie Gohmert was there the entire night, said Ted Cruz just now, thanking everybody
    Wow!

  • PhillyCon

    Love, love humility in a leader.

  • Patriot077

    Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
    Yes, yes it does. Thank you, Senator Ted Cruz, for standing for America. For Liberty. For We The People.
    Evil prospers when good men do nothing. Here stands a truly Good Man. Love him!

    • toongoon

      Hear, hear!

      • Patriot077

        I am just so choked up, toon. Mike Lee is making me cry again.

  • toongoon

    If the bill fails, the American people are more aware of the obamascare scam. Voters are going to ask, “why did the Senators vote to keep such an attack on the American people?”
    This is really the very first public debate on obamacare. This is a win!

    • PhillyCon

      Obamacare is getting some bad press courtesy of Cruz’s determination in spite of the Republican naysayers.

      This is what fighting looks like!

  • maynardb50

    Cruz analogy to the Bataan Death March to his filibuster was just stupid.

    • truthequals9

      After 20+ hours of speaking I think we should give him one slip of the tongue.

      • maynardb50

        Agreed. I think Ted did a fine job as a Senator of my state. Still a poor analogy.

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

    This makes me cry. what a great American. I want him as my President

    • Patriot077

      Me too, AmericanDuckie (love your new handle btw) I was crying when I wrote my post a couple minutes ago.

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

        And that was an amazing post you wrote. thank you sis. ((((()))))s!

  • wales777

    He’s going to filibuster. NO TED!!

  • YankeeTexan

    Dingy just needs to STFU-a vile repulsive vermin-esque excuse for a human being

  • Betsey_Ross

    Give Harry the hook!!!!!!

  • wales777

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • colliemum

    Now Ted cruz is slapping down Reid – outstanding!

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

    GO TED!!!!!!!! Shut up and sit down dingy!

  • Nannv

    Don’t yield!!

  • toongoon

    To McCain? Who is he again?

  • Betsey_Ross

    NO! What part of NO don’t they understand?

  • wales777

    That was beautiful! Bitch slap!!!

  • toongoon

    Kicked that dog!!!

    (Edit-No offense to dogs, at least the four legged kind)

  • Mike EMett

    SLAP! Sit down Reid, Love, Cruz

  • colliemum

    Sen Cruz knew very well that Reid was hoping to trap him – didn’t fall for it.
    Well done: thinking on his feet for 20+ hours!
    Take that, Reid!

    • Mike EMett

      Just proves that Reid and the Left (and I am sure the RINOS) just got blasted by their constituents over night and this morning and are freaking out!

      • Freedomswatch

        Well I sure as heck melted the phones. I hope their ears are bleeding!

    • deTocqueville1

      He is at least ten steps ahead of them.

  • DarkKnight2016

    MSLSD Headline: Filibusted! with Ted Cruz’s photo

  • DarkKnight2016

    This looks like it is concluding. So ends the longest non-filibuster in U.S. history.

    In other news:
    Secretary of State John Kerry signs controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, Senators threaten to block it
    http://therightscoop.com/secretary-of-state-john-kerry-signs-controversial-u-n-treaty-on-arms-regulation-senators-threaten-to-block-it/

    • deTocqueville1

      Thanks, a disgrace!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      He should be arrested for that.

    • TexasPGRRider

      Kerry just earned Another reason of Treason against America….

  • Amjean

    Reid is asking Cruz to allow McCain to speak for 15 minutes?!!!
    Someone needs to inform John McCain that his 15 minutes were up long ago!

    • deTocqueville1

      Perfect!

    • toongoon

      LOL! Comment of the week!!

      • Freedomswatch

        Ditto!

  • Mike EMett

    DONT STOP UNTIL YOU CANNOT STAND NO MORE! KEEP GOING! SLAP THOSE LOSERS WHO WANT OBAMACARE!

    • DarkKnight2016

      He had made an agreement with Harry Reid that he would be able to speak until noon today, this is technically not a filibuster because Cruz is not delaying action on the cloture vote or a final vote on the CR.

  • Press Watchusa

    I’m a “TED HEAD” are You?

    • maynardb50

      My whole family voted for him.

      • Patriot077

        Not in Texas so I could only send money, but I can’t wait to vote for him. For President of the United States.

      • jay2cee

        From my family to yours, THANK YOU!!!

      • Freedomswatch

        Mine too.

    • nibblesyble

      you betcha!

  • TennesseeRedDog

    This guy is brilliant. He and Lee are fantastic.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho) is the last questioner

  • schatzi51

    Still praying for Ted – God bless him with victory!

  • Mike EMett

    Finally Idaho arrives

    • DarkKnight2016

      I am guessing Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) was to busy getting another DUI.

      • Mike EMett

        -facepalm-
        I live in MT now, I had hoped Baucus would show class and speak out more about his train wreck bill… high hopes

  • TennesseeRedDog

    The Congress needs to kill this terrible law and then immediately recess for about four years to allow our country to come up for air.

  • Freedomswatch

    I emailed John Cornyn yesterday (I couldn’t get through on the phone and his voicemail was full). I told him that if he didn’t vote to support Ted Cruz and oppose cloture I would no longer be able to support him or vote for him and indeed I would send funds to help out whoever would run against him in the primary. I also informed him that I had sent a donation to Matt Bevin who is running against Mitch mc Connell in the primary. I am giving whatever small donations I can because every penny counts and we need to send more support to Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. A small donation can go a long way in house races and more importantly volunteering time and effort can work. It worked in Texas to get Ted Cruz elected against David Dewhurst who had millions and the support of the Bushies and Karl Rove. God Bless Ted and Mike.

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

      Excellent!

  • 12grace

    G-d bless Ted Cruz!

  • colliemum

    Sen Ted Cruz held the floor for 22 hours and 19 minutes – gracefully, eloquently, and fearlessly.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Wonder if he made it all the way to the bog after slipping out. I know I wouldn’t have.

  • toongoon

    Cruz is off, Reid is on. Time to shut off the video.

  • Scolded for the Truth

    I know this chaplain very well. He is untrustworthy and has protected chaplains whose immorality he chose to ignore on many occasion while he was a Chief of Chaplains in the Navy. Even in this area of Congress, it is morally bankrupt.

    • joyfulgiver

      Read Psalm 37 today, it’s very timely! There is HOPE! Real hope!

      By the way, who’s wasting time NOW, Mr. Reid????? How long are you gonna talk for?????

      • Scolded for the Truth

        Thank you, I will!

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

        It’s been my verse for the past 4 years!!!! It’s awesome!

  • Pamela Heinbaugh

    Harry Reid is such an A**!! Calling Ted Cruz’s speech a waste of time??

  • deTocqueville1

    Reid is such an evil man. It is fortunate he is so stupid.

  • joyfulgiver

    blah, blah, blah! Harry Reid is a tool for the devil. Now he wants to shame the great Senator from the state of Texas, Ted Cruz. The American people should now RISE UP and contact their senators and demand they defund Obamacare.

    It pains me to listen to this guy! But, I have to know what the enemy is up to. Why does he always wait til the eleventh hour? so he can get things done without the American people knowing what is going on. It’s time for him to leave!

  • Nannv

    Whore House Harry is the waste of time

  • Patriot077

    Shut yer lying mouth, Dingy.

    • Patriot077

      Done

  • RedRyder

    Libs will remove prayer from public places like schools/ decorative ornaments such as the Manger scene during holiday seasons even try to take away” Merry Christmas” and replace it with happy holidays, but these same people doing this will use prayer to remove Ted from the floor. typical lib hypocrites.

    • Pamela Heinbaugh

      I was thinking the same thing & Reid’s making a mockery of the one man who had the nerve to stand up to them! AND cared enough about the American people to stand & speak for them for hours!

  • Freedomswatch

    Ted Cruz has won. He has brought the flaws in Obamacare front and center and has given the American people hope that someone is fighting for them. We know that he and Mike Lee will keep fighting for us and against the party machine if necessary. He has outed the RINOs and shown us that those who promised to repeal and replace need to be replaced themselves. If he has leadership of both parties mad at him then he must be doing something right.

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

    And it’s time you leave dingy.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Hey, we’re over 1044 comments.

    Good job, everyone.

    • nibblesyble

      woot woot!

  • TennesseeRedDog

    Harry loves is RINO friends.

  • yestradamous

    Reid’s been there since 1982? That’s way, way too long.

    • maynardb50

      Now that is “wasting time”.

    • PhillyCon

      Imagine his government pension. Sickening.

    • joyfulgiver

      yes, blowing steam the whole time, too!

  • colliemum

    So Reid and the dems, by not listening, have not wasted time?
    Reid is the wastrel, millions of American have listened and learned, and they know that it wasn’t Sen Ted Cruz who was the time waster.

  • sp4x2

    Yea, why waste any time reading bills?

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Bravo Patriot Leaders! Don’t listen to Reid et al – they are heartless liberals that have been duped by their own thirst for power and prestige!

  • TennesseeRedDog

    Harry wouldn’t know an anarchist if one bit him on his boney a**.

  • schatzi51

    Won’t listen to the distinguished corpse from Nevada – I’m sure he rested well in his crypt last night.

  • TennesseeRedDog

    A bad day for Democrats is a good day for the Tea Party, Harry. Only RINO collaborators agree with you.

  • yestradamous

    Reid pronounces pleasure ” play-zhure.” Treasure is “tray-zhure.” Bugs me, don’t know why.

  • Veronica

    Harry reid, you are a shame. Look at yur approval ratings. Why don’t you represent the American people! People don’t want this obamacare. Tea partiy members want you and every politician to follow the rules and follow the will of the people. Represent us–don’t dictate to us. The American people overwhelmingly don’t want that disaster of a bill or law. Your legacy will be something to be ashamed of. Shame on those elected officials who refuse to represent the people. Thak you Senator Cruz. All America thanks you!!!
    Harry, why don’t you work with us. Why don’t you listen to the people. It isn’t wasting time by bringing this issue to the people. Giving us the hope that someone in our government is standing with us. If yu want to prevent a government shutdown, whjy don’t you balance the budget–or even get a budget??? We want th stop laying debt onto our schildren’s shoulders. You’re rich and your kids will be find. What about all those who aren’t sucking moeny out of the public?? What about hose who do honest work for a living? How will our children ever pay for all of this. Wake up man!!! The American p[eople are finally starting to stand up to you crooks in Washington. You better start listening.

  • Mike EMett

    The great Waste Artist speaks…. snore….

  • joyfulgiver

    I sent this letter to my Senators, they won’t read it because they don’t listen to we the people, they’re on their own agenda. I’m in CA, so you all know who I’m talking about.

    Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi:

    When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class.

    Like millions of other Americans, our members are front-line workers in the American economy. We have been strong supporters of the notion that all Americans should have access to quality, affordable health care. We have also been strong supporters of you. In campaign after campaign we have put boots on the ground, gone door-to-door to get out the vote, run phone banks and raised money to secure this vision.

    Now this vision has come back to haunt us.

    Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration, seeking reasonable regulatory interpretations to the statute that would help prevent the destruction of non-profit health plans. As you both know first-hand, our persuasive arguments have been disregarded and met with a stone wall by the White House and the pertinent agencies. This is especially stinging because other stakeholders have repeatedly received successful interpretations for their respective grievances. Most disconcerting of course is last week’s huge accommodation for the employer community—extending the statutorily mandated “December 31, 2013” deadline for the employer mandate and penalties.

    Time is running out: Congress wrote this law; we voted for you. We have a problem; you need to fix it. The unintended consequences of the ACA are severe. Perverse incentives are already creating nightmare scenarios:

    First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation, and many of them are doing so openly. The impact is two-fold: fewer hours means less pay while also losing our current health benefits.

    Second, millions of Americans are covered by non-profit health insurance plans like the ones in which most of our members participate. These non-profit plans are governed jointly by unions and companies under the Taft-Hartley Act. Our health plans have been built over decades by working men and women. Under the ACA as interpreted by the Administration, our employees will treated differently and not be eligible for subsidies afforded other citizens. As such, many employees will be relegated to second-class status and shut out of the help the law offers to for-profit insurance plans.

    And finally, even though non-profit plans like ours won’t receive the same subsidies as for-profit plans, they’ll be taxed to pay for those subsidies. Taken together, these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable, and will undermine the health-care market of viable alternatives to the big health insurance companies.

    On behalf of the millions of working men and women we represent and the families they support, we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans.

    We believe that there are common-sense corrections that can be made within the existing statute that will allow our members to continue to keep their current health plans and benefits just as you and the President pledged. Unless changes are made, however, that promise is hollow.

    We continue to stand behind real health care reform, but the law as it stands will hurt millions of Americans including the members of our respective unions.

    We are looking to you to make sure these changes are made.

    James P. Hoffa
    General President
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters

    Joseph Hansen
    International President
    UFCW

    D. Taylor
    President
    UNITE-HERE

    • Freedomswatch

      God bless your efforts Joyfulgiver. If you have a few dollars to send to Conservatives that you like who are running against RINOs in their primaries it would also help, or if you don’t have cash volunteering can help too, even phone banking on election days. They give you a list and you call to get out the vote in other states. I did that last time. Keep fighting.

      • joyfulgiver

        Thanks, Freedomswatch! I do volunteer when I am able because I can’t donate financially. We are working and living paycheck to paycheck. My husband works hard for every penny we have while I homeschool our son as I have been called to do. I appreciate your comments and I hope others will take note and rise up to fight for America by doing the same. Blessings, friend!

        • Freedomswatch

          Joyfulgiver, sorry to hear things are so hard for you right now. I’m sure many Americans are in a similar position. Just didn’t know if people out there knew that there are other ways to help, even if it’s only a few hours on election day. I also homeschooled my daughter through middle school so I know how dedicated and busy you are. God Bless you and your family.

        • nibblesyble

          Much prayers for you Joy, your son is blessed to learn at home!

  • Pamela Heinbaugh

    Shut up Harry! We’re tired of listening to you diss this man & the Tea Party.

  • TexasPGRRider

    “A bad day for govt., is a Good day for the T Party” H. Reid… THAT`s the BEST thing I`ve ever heard come outta` that guy ! ! ! !

  • deTocqueville1

    McConnell must go as must the other craven, Quislings. They are transparently false and fatuous.

  • colliemum

    I don’t want to denigrate rats – but a rat, sitting up, holding a nibble between its front paws – thats what Sen Reid reminds me of.
    Sorry.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      A small rat. Mouselike, but nasty.

      • colliemum

        Yep. Small, but very well fed!

        • Scolded for the Truth

          And smelly; very smelly.

  • toongoon

    Ted Cruz is tentatively scheduled to be on with Rush Limbaugh in the second hour, barring any unforeseen instance, like sleep.

    • nibblesyble

      lol!! Hope he is on a second, actually 3rd wind so he can!

      • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

        No Sominex for Ted tonight.

    • 27Reasons

      I stayed with him until 3:30 am, but then a powernap was in order to be at work by 7:00 while being a human being today.

      • toongoon

        I made it til just after midnight. I feel guilt but I too had to go to work this morning.

        • nibblesyble

          totally with you Toon!

      • nibblesyble

        Props 27! I have two little ones so I wimped out a Midnight..was so super happy to see Cruz still going when I woke up!!

  • deTocqueville1

    McConnell uses golf analogies, the patriots talke history, facts and the Constitution!

  • toongoon

    McConnell left it up to the junior Senator and now he wants build his reputation on it?

  • toongoon

    Turban, didn’t you call our soldiers Nazis and followers of Pol Pot?

  • banger377

    How could a dumb bast ard like Durban get into government. He has not a clue what insurance is. This sophistry is only to scare the mentally challenged. This guy is a whor e.

  • 27Reasons

    Dick Duraban is a propagandist #TOOL

  • toongoon

    Turban is trying to sell obamacare again after it has been completely shot down?

    Turban, you have no shame.

    • colliemum

      Course not – he’s a prog!

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

      CFP4US- NewAmerican! ‏@CFP4US 59s

      Durbin- YOU take obamacare, in fact you can have mine! I don’t want it and will NOT take it! #DefundObamacare!

      • toongoon

        Hear, hear!!

  • proverbs2611

    I’m sad now. Every Republican senator should have been standing in line to give Cruz breaks while he was talking. I’m cannot be more happy that I re-registered as an Independent after the 2012 election. I hope there’s momentum now for people to get off their backsides and support the Tea Party again.

  • Veronica

    Can we ever believe what they tell us about the price of this insurance. They constantly ‘cook the books’ to make this look good. Listen you dem’s–America doesn’t want this.

  • Mickey Smith

    Does Durban understand what insurance is?

    • toongoon

      In his opinion, its the government deciding your life for you.

  • BHliberty

    So glad I still have the freedom to use the mute button! Listen to Durbin, Reid? No way!

  • banger377

    That last statement; 62 yo lady that had never had insurance, She saved about $400,000 that she would have spent on insurance, that she never needed to tap into. She probably used that money for food, clothing a shelter. That money, if it were put in a medical savings account, would now be a nice pot-o-cash for retirement.

  • Maggie Scheck Geene

    They are lying about what Obamacare will do because they passed it without reading it. They are forcing people to purchase healthcare they cannot afford that will bot cover them unless the are bankrupted first. I know because I have been trying to help my son get health care for years.

  • Steve Angell

    Listen to every Democrat argue against a shutdown. Why if it would hurt Republicans?

    Because they know very well it will hurt Democrats and force them to compromise. The last thing they want.

  • joyfulgiver

    I heard a message today where POTUS was telling his listeners that if they do their research they will see that the monthly payment for insurance under the exchanges will be “less than an monthly cell phone payment.” Who is he trying to fool?

    • Steve Angell

      Well cell phones have gotten insanely expensive.

      All the hidden taxes Obama gets add up.

    • toongoon

      The same people he’s always trying to fool. But be warned, a lot of those people like to be fooled.

    • colliemum

      Well – that’s true for all those with Obamaphones, isn’t it?

  • DarkKnight2016

    Anyone still watching C-SPAN2 and listening to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)?

  • Rob

    Nobody cares what you have to say McCain! You sold out your constituents and party long ago, traitor!

    • DarkKnight2016

      Jeff Flake is the same.

  • suedixon

    McLain is on now . Not giving him any time

  • Steve Angell

    McCain I am a proud loser.

  • Mickey Smith

    McCain argues: Since we lost once, we should always lose. Nice.

  • RedRyder

    John McCain. Now there’s a man (questionable) you can depend on for NOTHING.

  • Freedomswatch

    OMG I’m going to hurl. Is that Mc Lame whining about being outed as not fighting hard enough? I agree with him, he definitely fought really hard… for Harry Reid and his “friends across the aisle”!

    • Pamela Heinbaugh

      Why does he even stay in the Republican party, when he’s clearly turned traitor to it. Not to mention he’s boring…LOL

  • Carmen P

    Thank you Senator Cruz, Senator Lee, Senator Rubio, Senator Paul, Senator Sessions, Senator Inhofe, Senator Roberts, Rep Gohmert, Rep King, Rep Amash, and all the other Patriot Warriors out there.

    • nibblesyble

      I echo that Carmen!

  • Mike EMett

    Cannot take it anymore! I am shutting this down. Later patriots!

    • Freedomswatch

      Me too.

  • Steve Angell

    McCain now lies that Obama Care was the major issue in 2012 and the reason Obama won.

    LIAR.

    Romney was the Grandfather of Obama Care 100% in favor of it.

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

    McCain, you sir, disgust me. Please retire right now.

    • nibblesyble

      Amen Duckie! I have the computer on mute!

  • banger377

    McCain is full sh it. He is a traitor of the worse kind. POS.

  • sp4x2

    We lost fair and square so Cruz should shut up, damn
    whacko-birds.-
    thanks for your wisdom and leadership, John.

  • Mickey Smith

    <- From AZ. | McCain, I am embarrassed to have voted for you. I will not make that error again.

  • bx_ny

    People like Dr. Thomas Sowell, Rove, Dr. Krauthammer…they all argue using facts and logic. Imagine that.

    Meanwhile the extreme right-wing conservatives put their fingers in their ears
    and call them names, accuse them of “surrender,” shout “fight, fight,
    fight.” It’s so incredibly stupid.

    Obama is enjoying every minute of this Republican food fight. All
    he’s ever wanted is to demonize and ultimately destroy his opposition.

    And the conservative base is helping him do it.

    By next week, this exhibition by Cruz will be forgotten.

    • Steve Angell

      Bull. Leave Troll.

      • bx_ny

        Typical name-calling.

        • Steve Angell

          Yea it is fine to accuse us of name calling. Just not OK for us to call you on it.

          We will see in 2014 what is forgotten. I predict huge DNC losses.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      You did an excellent job of proving you have no idea what’s going on.

      • BearNJ

        True. Today my wife who used to be liberal before she learned
        about conservative policies was in a pizza place picking up lunch.
        She had stayed up most of the night listening to Cruz. She realized how big this fight was for thefurure
        Ted was on TV and the guy next to her. turned to her and said Cruz is a jerk. She indentified herself as a nurse and reeled off 5 of
        the negative impacts from obamacare and how Cruz was fighting for
        all Americans. She shut the guy up in a minute. That’s my girl.

    • nibblesyble

      Please don’t bring in the great Dr. Sowell into your lame argument, he supported Newt in the primaries and it was Newt that took the Gov’t to shut down the last time..he obviously approved!

  • Steve Angell

    McCain is filibustering all the remaining time of the Republicans time away.

    I detest this man with a passion.

  • Xman97

    John McShame.. you are a disgrace to our country, you war-mongering fool.

  • banger377

    God help us. This pus sy does not belong in government! Time for the old folks home. Give him his drool bucket and throw him out!

  • RedRyder

    You are a disservice McCain. A true waste of the floor is when you are there.

  • Steve Angell

    McCain stole all the time of the Republicans.

    Now being praised by the Democrats.

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

    I wrote this this morning at 3 am. Ted Cruz: Champion of the People http://politichicks.tv/column/sen-ted-cruz-champion-people/

    • nibblesyble

      Just read it, perfection my lovely Duckie(Got to see a pic of you…so exciting you are as I always imagined!)

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

        Thank you sweet sis!!
        (ps-got the hair chopped) ;) But thank you for reading it!

        • nibblesyble

          You could be bald and you would still be gorgeous inside and out!

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

            Well I have been molting lol… yikes! :D You’re so sweet nibblesis. thank you!!

    • Patriot077

      Super article, Duckie. :)
      Resist the tyranny!

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

        Amen! Thank you so much for reading it and your comment sis!! (((())))s! I appreciate that!

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    I thought this was over, just came back to leave a comment about a thought I had about Reid asking Senator Cruz to carry over past noon and let McCain have the floor for about 20 or so. but now seeing McCain speaking guess my question is answered. McCain planning his script with approval through the leader of the democrat party. He is not a RINO that’s a little to kind.
    Bless Mr Cruz

    • Steve Angell

      Yes Schumer made it clear. McCain is a fellow Democrat.

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        That’s for sure and what is even more sure is that Mr McCain has too.

  • TIMERUNNERSC

    Turbin your somewhat disturbing. (-;

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Disturbin’ Durbin.

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        Yeah, he needs to get on his Camel and ride off in the sands.

  • Pamela Heinbaugh

    I’ll tell you who was a *waste of time* Harry, McCain was! Disgusting & disgraceful period!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Let us not forget that while 2016 is a Presidential Election year it is also a year when Senator McCain will be up for re-election. He has hinted that he may retire but just in case he doesn’t let’s consider the recruitment options:

    Martha McSally, retired United States Air Force colonel
    Trent Franks, U.S. Representative
    Matt Salmon, U.S. Representative
    David Schweikert, U.S. Representative
    Ben Quayle, Former U.S. Representative

    I understand that Sarah Palin owns a home in Scottsdale while having her permanent residence in Alaska but perhaps with some persuasion she could become a permanent Arizona resident.

  • banger377

    I think durban and mccain like to go camping together.

    • toongoon

      On Brokedick mountain?

  • toongoon

    Cruz is right Schumer. You’re lying again.

  • colliemum

    I hope you can get rid of that supercilious piece of slime, a.k.a sen Shumer.
    What a patronising git!

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

      I’m really getting Monty Python in my mind right now… the whole tirade. I LOVE Brits! :D

    • nibblesyble

      I would be gobsmacked if he was ever voted out by New Yorkers, they apparently love everything that slithers out of his pie-hole.

  • RedRyder

    100 to 1 McCain is with Graham now. Pathetic nobodys

  • Pamela Heinbaugh

    Oh God, now he’s bring green eggs & ham into this. For lack of a better term to use.

    • TIMERUNNERSC

      Green Eggs are good even though they do not meat the health standards of racist. But hey the center of it all is still yellow, hum somehow yellow fits the leftist democrat cowards, meaning honestly discussion the facts on the merit of what is true..

      God Bless Mr Ted Cruz and God Bless America.

  • banger377

    Schumer, you are another lying pri ck. How about a threesome with mccain and durban. Oh, you already do that? Yup.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Please read the Comment Policy. Thanks!

      • banger377

        You’re right. I was a little over the top, but not by much. This man is an amoral, communistic leaning, narcissistic, enemy within. He is an illegitimate Senator, because he violated his oath of office to support and defend the Constitution.

  • banger377

    Get ready to take names!

  • toongoon

    I am a hostage to idiots who passed a healthcare bill without reading it and then defend it as if it is the most important piece of legislation ever written.

    • kong1967

      Oh, but it is. It will have the most success at destroying jobs than anything else the Democrats have ever tried. It’s a close race with the EPA, but Democrats are finally getting their communist goals into the realm of possibility. I see Democrats smiling everywhere.

  • sjmom

    To borrow a phrase from Sean Hannity: Ted Cruz you Are a Great American!

  • Earl Grizzell

    So very proud of Senator Cruz. A tenacious Patriot!

  • Earl Grizzell

    McCain is a Socialist… Rino… Traitor to his oath to uphold the Constitution of The United States. Wonder why he lost his Presidential bid?

    • toongoon

      I dunno. Sarah tried to save it.

      • kong1967

        She was the only life in the campaign. He obviously had no respect for her and only brought her on because he wanted to beat the Democrats at electing the first woman to a Presidential ticket. He is a very condescending man and I’d like to punch him in the face.

        • Patriot077

          I’d like to give him a roundhouse myself. Pity I don’t pack the hefty punch of my younger years.

          • kong1967

            Lol, I know how that goes. He is 147 years old, though.

      • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

        No, she was used by the campaign to bring along the conservatives. She was treated horribly by the campaign–they had no respect for her, she was just a pawn used by McCain.

        • Patriot077

          I agree. He didn’t know how much grit that girl has and that she would continue to bring along conservatives long after McLame laid down and let the 0bomination win. He is scum and so are his campaign handlers.

  • Smith Smith

    Grey beard McCain was yes on his vote ugh!!!! Not to disrepect a Vet with his historyy, you would think out of any of our senators. he would never give up a good fight. Seems that is not the case for him anymore and is time for him to retire…we need fighters.

    • Mickey Smith

      Did Flake get counted yet? I am in and out making phone calls.

  • joyfulgiver

    Our local news station declared that what Ted Cruz was doing was not as a filibuster but a “Talk-A-Thon”. Then I called the radio station to complain and they said the media was reporting that what the Senator was doing was “not technically a filibuster.” What?

    fil·i·bus·ter

    ˈfiləˌbəstər/

    noun

    1.

    an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly while not technically contravening the required procedures.

    “it was defeated by a Senate filibuster in June”

    synonyms:stonewalling, delaying tactics, procrastination, obstruction, temporizing

    • DarkKnight2016

      He wasn’t delaying any action on the bill. They are correct.

  • joyfulgiver

    Cruz finishing up his speech on the Rush Limbaugh show, right now!

  • DarkKnight2016

    Now we are in the process of debating the bill.

  • DarkKnight2016

    YEA DAN COATS!! (My Senator)

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    Courage is standing up for what is right even when the majority are against you! Ted Cruz has shown leadership and courage. RINOs your days are numbered.

  • Earl Grizzell

    We need more fighters like Ted Cruz!

  • BHliberty

    Listening to Senator Cruz on the Rush Limbaugh show as I write and he made such a great point. He says that many of the Republican Senators have been serving for a long time and have seen many defeats (especially lately). Now, they feel beaten down, complacent, defeatists or name it what you will. But…..the freshman senators such as Cruz, Rubio, Paul, Lee etc…..come in with fight and vigor, ready to take a stand!

    All the more reason why we need term limits! Senator Cornyn, McCain, McConnell, etc. all need to say goodbye as public servants as it’s clear they no longer have the will to stand up for their constituents or the American people!

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    And the leftist media are calling Cruz’s filibuster “fake” because he was allowed to take a break from speaking by allowing questions. Really lame excuse.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/09/25/longest_filibusters_where_would_ted_cruz_s_faux_filibuster_rank_if_it_were.html

    • Pamela Heinbaugh

      Yeah because that’s all they’ve got.

    • John Templeton

      No, it was fake because he didn’t stop the vote from occuring. What Rand Paul did earlier this year was a filibuster.

    • 57thunderbird

      And the LIV’s like John Templeton lapped it up like a kitten with milk.

  • Mickey Smith

    I need to shut down the Government now and get back to work .

  • Iam NotaLiberal

    Would somebody please explain to me, nicely, why Cruz just voted for Cloture?

    • DarkKnight2016

      It wasn’t for cloture, it was to bring the House bill to the Senate floor. The bill is now open for debate/amendments.

      • Iam NotaLiberal

        I am really confused right now, lol. I stayed up all night, so now my thinking is a little skewed. So that means that the Senate can vote for it with the normal votes after 30 hours?

        • DarkKnight2016

          After the 30 hours there is a motion for cloture which needs 60 votes to end debate. After a motion for cloture succeeds there is the final vote on passage which just needs 51 votes. What Senator Cruz did in the 21 hours wasn’t a filibuster because he did not and was not trying to delay action on the bill. It was basically a protest talk-a-thon.

          • Iam NotaLiberal

            Yes I understand it was not a filibuster as far as blocking a bill. And thank you for answering me in detail. So they still have to vote for cloture after the 30 hours…got it!

            • DarkKnight2016

              Yup and I’ll be waiting with my Senate list ready to take names.

      • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

        Thanks for that–I didn’t understand why there weren’t any Nay votes either!

        • jrt1031

          the main motion doesn’t get called until this Friday or saturday

      • John Templeton

        That’s wrong. It was for cloture.
        Senate Vote #205

        On the Cloture Motion
        (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.J.Res. 59)

        http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00205

        • standbesideherUSA

          Sorry, John…it’s just not so.

    • jrt1031

      THE CALL FOR CLOTURE WHICH MEANS END DEBATE AND CALL FOR THE VOTE DOESNT OCCUR UNTIL THIS FRIDAY. TODAY WAS JUST TO END THE FILABUSTER. Take a course in parliamentary procedures

      • John Templeton

        1) It wasn’t a filibuster. He didn’t stop a vote from happening.

        2) It was on cloture. Senate Vote #205

        On the Cloture Motion
        (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.J.Res. 59) http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00205

        • jrt1031

          the vote for the main motion at hand was not what got the unanimous vote today. it was to set aside the main motion to be voted on at a later time. this gives Cruise vital time needed to inform the uninformed which is Americans of the importance to act now or FOREVER be stuck with government run health for all but congress and a handful that Obama has exempted including himself

          • standbesideherUSA

            Cruz. :-)

            • Iam NotaLiberal

              lmao x2

      • aliswell

        Did she not ask someone to explain it nicely? Does shouting and barking commands pass for nice in your household?

        • jrt1031

          I WASNT YELLING AT HER BUT THE FIFTY OTHER TED CRUISE COMMENTS THAT HE SOMEHOW VOTED AGAINST DEFUNDING OBAMACARE. Some times there are multiple motions at hand that need to be voted on until the main motion gets called.

          • standbesideherUSA

            Cruise? :-)

        • Iam NotaLiberal

          Thank you aliswell, I appreciate your comment ;)

          • aliswell

            You’re welcome. :)

      • ApplePie101

        Isn’t there a rule against using all caps around here?

  • sallyjohanna

    Don’t fund it dot com…page unavailable…too busy, I hope?? I sent emails to my Senators and REID…the slimy tyrant. It made me feel like I was doing something. If the Senators would stand with the people…they would feel better too!

  • bx_ny

    Sorry if I don’t jump and down for the “great” Ted Cruz:

    “Texas Sen. Ted Cruz started off his Wednesday speech on foreign policy
    at the conservative Heritage Foundation with a confession: His first
    political contribution was a $10 contribution to the late Sen. Jesse
    Helms (R-N.C.), when he was 10. Then he followed it up with a plea. “We
    need 100 more like Jesse Helms,” he said.”

    Honestly Mr. Cruz, no matter how hard you try you will never be white. He is clearly overcompensating.

    • DarkKnight2016

      I don’t think he is trying to be anything else then what he is. He is proud of his Cuban background. Did you not hear him speak of his father in the 21 hour speech?

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Interesting that your last comment here would prove what a racist you are.

      So long, racist.

  • http://politicalknow.blogspot.com/ SheerPolitics

    What was awesome about this filibuster (I don’t care what it’s technically referred to) is that he actually gave good information to the people. Many times these politicians just get up and read from the dictionary to keep speaking–nothing of substance.

  • John Templeton

    Over the weekend Cruz said

    Any vote for cloture, any vote to allow Harry Reid to add funding to Obamacare with just a 51-vote threshold, a vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare.

    He also wrote

    Until Reid guarantees a 60-vote threshold on all amendments, a vote for cloture is a vote for Obamacare.

    Cruz voted for cloture. Therefore, he voted for Obamacare?

    • jrt1031

      The call for cloture doesn’t come until this Friday or Saturday at the latest

    • Kathy Kegley Walker

      That was NOT a vote for cloture. That was a vote to bring the bill to the floor for debate.

      • John Templeton

        It was cloture. http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=113&session=1&vote=00205

        Question:
        On the Cloture Motion
        (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.J.Res. 59
        )

        • DarkKnight2016

          It doesn’t come until the 30 hours of debate is over.

        • jrt1031

          it wasn’t the main motion

      • standbesideherUSA

        Those of us who are ”in the know” about what is going on in Washington, tend to get very frustrated and sarcastic at times.

        Thank you for answering the question nicely. Kathy. I’m sure John appreciates your kindness.

    • jrt1031

      take a course in parliamentary procedure and then come back to the table

  • brendawatkins

    I wish Mr. Harkin would worry so much about the MILLIONS we waste on the Obama’s so they can have their ROYAL vacations!!

    • John Templeton

      I’m sure you complained about Bush’s many, many vacations, right? Of course not.

      • aliswell

        Obama took 13 vacations in his first term, which spanned all or part of 83 days. But they have been much more lavish than Bush’s. His annual vacations to Hawaii alone have cost taxpayers at least $20 million during his first term. In 2011 alone, Michelle Obama may have cost taxpayers $10 million on vacations herself. Obama’s fantasy golf outing this year cost local law enforcement in Florida a reported $78,205.

      • DarkKnight2016

        Troll

      • TIMERUNNERSC

        @John Templeton, curiously your right, we did complain, we thought he should have taken more time from the effects after 911, he earned it, very horrible times you seem not to be familiar with or just choose to ignore. Point is President Bush is not the point of this miscreant who now occupies the office and his czars and other unelected and unconstitutional appointed as US office expeditors, the bunch are unlawful and miscreants.
        Sorry JT But you have things to consider.

        Have a great day.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          They counted every trip to Crawford as a “vacation.”

          Crawford was set up just like Reagan’s ranch, Carter’s home in Georgia, Nixon’s home in San Clemente, and Kennedy’s home in Hyannisport, and Teddy Roosevelt’s home, etc, etc.

          When you do that, you have a secured, well-established workplace, complete with communications center, secretarial support, and press availabilities, away from DC. And it’s far, far cheaper than barack’s serial resort hopping and his treatment of AF-1 as a joy cruiser..

          • timerunnersc

            that’s for sure.

      • keyesforpres

        Blaming Bush is sooooooo 6 years ago dahlin’.

      • brendawatkins

        You just can’t kick the 5 year old mentality, can you?

  • froggy19510

    Finaly a man in Washington with true rock solid conservitave pricnipals and the courage to stand up for them. A man who loves and understands freedom and liberty and is able to articulate them to the American people. Ted Cruz is the light in a very dark tunnel.
    I hope to see him in the White House soon.
    If you are like Ted Cruz or know someone like hime I implor you run for office. If we could get 20 or 30 more people like him we could turn this country around in 5 to 15 years.
    Pray for America and good things will happen.

  • ivan

    Imagine Obama trying to speak even one hour without his Teleprompter? The entire house would have been sound asleep with 1/2 hour. This man should be president now.

    • toongoon

      I don’t know, he just keep everybody awake with stumbling over words, misquoting the Constitution and the Bible, false accusations against Republicans and the Tea Party. Sometime in the first three hours he would say something that would get him arrested for treason.
      I’d love to see him try it.

      • ivan

        Lol. He might make Joy Behar sound articulate.

  • DarkKnight2016

    I am laughing at how ridiculous Sen. Chris Coon’s (D-Delaware) speech is

    • jrt1031

      He was what de voted for against Christine O’Donnell, who would have done a far better job as a de senator but the old boy establishment mostly republicans and deems just tore her apart similar to Palins take down. America is the stupid and deserves every bit of obamas fake health care law… its just laughable to me to see how people are just now waking up to what a socialist means for their fate.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Let the ‘talking heads’ on TV prattle on about the Beltway ‘right or wrong’ of this forever.
    Sen. Cruz was speaking to the people and God willing, the people were listening.

  • DarkKnight2016

    Do you know why Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) chose to take the floor now and not when Sens Cruz, Lee, Paul and Rubio were around? Because you know she would be getting schooled with the truth.

  • Exodus2011

    It is extremely clear to me that:

    1. the DC Status Quo has got America to the point of > 100% GDP in DEBT, and near destruction

    2. the US govt must be reformed, undergo a controlled IMPLOSION

    3. there must be an EXPLOSION of American Energy development asap

    (points 2 and 3 simultaneously)

    4. Neocon FP/Miltary Policy must be shelved in favor of a return to the policy developed during the Reagan years

    5. A Leader found who UNDERSTANDS the above 4 points and can be trusted to manage points 2, 3 and 4 successfully.

    NB:

    Points 2 and 3 cannot/will not happen unless the Manager involved is NOT4SALE …. NOT BEHOLDEN to anybody, … just The American People

    THEREFORE, we either need Sarah Palin or Ted Cruz as POTUS (I see nobody else who could succeed at the task required)

    if they sort out between themselves, who it will be, that is fine with me … if it is POTUS Cruz, he will need to hand over the WHOLE implosion/explosion thing to Madame Steel Spine, and rubber stamp her activities, since he has no experience in these management areas.

    He can take care of the rest of the POTUS job ….

  • BHliberty

    I believe more than ever that the country needs a state convention based on the Mark Levin “Liberty Amendments”! It’s time for restoration!

    I’ve been so engrossed in what’s going on in DC over the last 24 hrs that it’s hard to concentrate what I should be working on. This is not the way it should be! And Senator Cruz said as much that people shouldn’t have to worry about our government on a daily basis. If we do, it’s because we are dealing with a tyrant government.

    That’s why we need Amendments!

  • Jazzee

    thank you Senator Cruz…..finally a man stood up
    where are the wimpy damn GOP women??????????????????????????????? not a one of them …..not one supported Cruz…………how disgusting ladies
    where was Fischer from the senate my senator?????? LOSERS ladies losers

    • BHliberty

      Great point! Uh….and Senator Kelly Ayotte from NH! Wasn’t she elected as a tea party candidate? (Think she’s gone to the dark side!)

  • Soka Sema

    Cruz speak fluent Spanish, Can you saaaaaaaaaay Hola to our future Presidente?

    • tinlizzieowner

      Si. El Presidente mas fina. ;-) ;-)

  • ApplePie101

    OK, now what?

  • dayalcober

    Ted Cruz, so lost in the world, speaking for 21 hours and he’s still lost for words.