Editorial: Death Panel’s Last Stand?
In his professed crusade to derail Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, the Canadian-American charlatan who is seeking to broaden his base from Texas to the nationwide Tea Party, played to the rubes Sept. 24-25 with his fake filibuster that, ironically, was supposed to block Senate consideration of the House bill that would defund Obamacare.
Cruz stayed on the Senate floor for more than 21 hours, delivering a rambling spiel that at one point included a reading from Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham. He apparently was oblivious to the irony that the children’s story is about someone who says he does not like a food he has never tried, until he tries it and finds that he likes it. In the end, after declaring that “a vote for cloture is a vote to fund Obamacare,” Cruz ended up voting with the rest of the Senate, 100-0 for cloture. (See full article)
- Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, clears way for Obamacare funding (washingtontimes.com)
- Ted Cruz’s Fake Filibuster: ‘I Intend To Speak In Opposition To Obamacare…Until I Am No Longer Able To Stand’ (thinkprogress.org)
- Women Senators Slam Ted Cruz, Vow To Protect Obamacare (huffingtonpost.com)
- Cruz, Lee call for another House continuing resolution to defund Obamacare (washingtontimes.com)