“I rise in opposition to Obamacare”: Ted Cruz is talking until he can’t stand anymore #MakeDCListen

by 1389 on September 24, 2013

in "Obamacare", 1389 (blog admin), IRS, U.S. Senate and Congress

National Journal has streaming video and rolling updates:

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, rose to speak on the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. He stood up in opposition to Obamacare, he said. And he said he would continue to speak until he could no longer stand.

It’s not a filibuster. But it’s looking like it may be a very, very long speech from the Texas senator who has been the center of attention in D.C.’s budget fight, and the Senate leader in a doomed-to-fail movement to strip funding for Obamacare out of any resolution that Congress passes to fund the government. If Congress fails to come to an agreement, the government will shutdown at the end of September.

Ted Cruz stood up to “make D.C. listen,” he said repeatedly. “Washington depends on the American people not paying attention.”

But what we’ll hear during the duration of Sen. Cruz’s speech is his view of how to be successful in modern American politics. And, in the reactions to his speech from members of his own party, we may get a sense of just how successful the ambitious senator can be.

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Live video on C-Span2 at this link.


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gramfan September 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

I wish him a lot of luck – and success!

2 nancy gray September 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm

All of those Senators criticizing Cruz are exempted from Obama care.
If it is so darned great, how come congress and their aides and some Obama friends
are all exempt.

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