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And in the -- -- and I senator Ted Cruz at Texas as you may know he's leading the charge to defund obamacare.
That's a very controversial move and even some Republicans say it's impossible and self defeating to do that but mr.
-- says it is noble.
Even if he loses.
There's Anderson editorial about this in -- Wall Street Journal today.
Rejoining us I'm -- Charles Krauthammer it's like you know I was wrong in the beginning of this analyzing cruise business hi I said to myself you know.
Why's -- doing is gonna create chaos and division Republican Party but now and I'm not as quick in the uptake as you walk Charles.
I have changed my mind this is a brilliant move by Cruz because he's trying to take over the Republican Party.
He's trying to take over the conservative wing he wants to knock out Rand Paul Conrad that territory he wants become the standard there and shape the party.
To what he thinks it should -- then this is his vehicle.
He knows he's gonna lose but now it's Ted Cruz.
I'm the man.
So it's kind of -- it.
Can restart descend -- we're addressing -- you've known held partly due into the upper you gotta you gotta wait for the -- Well I guess and you know I have a mild dissent on that I think just the mock trial if he's going to be a trial first -- to run it logs -- -- -- power.
Albeit character witness if you -- but I'm not sure on which side.
So Ted -- -- right on both counts he's gonna lose and he's helping themselves.
And that's what all this is about yep it'll be remembered as a diversion.
That did that his only it's only effect is going to be can have no effect on obamacare.
It's -- it's not gonna shut down the government it's only effect -- to split the Republicans in the senate.
Needlessly over a diversion and is not gonna happen but you're absolutely right it was Rand Paul who stole the thunder by that.
Brilliant piece of theater when he did the filibuster eleven hours on his feet.
And he captured the imagination of the -- they have closed until they get remind everybody what I let's hear rumors about the drone strikes -- he will -- wanted to show -- some new attorney.
General believed dead they would never strike and Americans sitting in a coffee shop in Omaha I'm not sure that was a big problem.
In our country Buddy Guy but he got a -- -- our judgment and he became a star said -- said to have he can do that I can do -- -- Except that is slightly you know more destructive.
For the politics of the Republicans and look it's playing -- democratic hands right now the Republicans only obamacare issue.
It's about to go into effect for god sake even the labor unions are are opposed to it.
The AFL CIO which is the biggest supporter of the Democrats.
Came within a whisker.
I was calling for its repeal so everybody is on our side on this issue and what are we talking about instead of obamacare.
Implementation to train wreck.
We're talking about.
-- -- Shutdown of the government people are not gonna get their Medicare soldiers who are gonna get -- their pay why because cruise who's pulling this stunt.
Which will have no effect at all in the end all right.
But I'm getting letters and you will get Nasional.
Just kind of get them all my time -- right we -- -- both get nasty -- because the far right in this country say.
We don't like.
The moderate Republicans we don't want them we want Ted Cruz who -- -- Ted crews can do.
To bring attention to himself and build up his power base in the long run is -- it.
Because we want to destroy why the other part of the Republicans the Romney's than McCain's because there are losers we want to take back the country.
In a conservative image and he is our man and you better not mess with pit -- -- he's our guy.
So -- basically is saying all right.
I know Obama care's going to be instituted but on the powerful guy and I'm going to change this country I'm gonna run for president and -- well.
And I would ask and what have you changed.
I'll hit change everything a kidney he had on an -- conservatives -- -- he's -- around is always a libertarian.
Couldn't have been service -- alive.
He's been there eight months he thinks he should be the president and now the senator in that -- -- like Obama about the way.
But I ask you what she achieved in eight months what really achieve -- -- with there's nothing.
Now he's promising look I'll give you a better example I'll tell you a guy that we would all agree on was a hardcore conservative.
And he never said I'm not to destroy the moderates in the party.
He grew the party he brought in the moderates he was able to express principles and everybody could rally around and he succeeded a needed change America.
If you want to be somebody who destroys that's okay but you're not gonna win the presidency and you're not gonna help the conservative cause and that's what I'm concerned about.
Everybody I know on our side of the I was against obamacare.
It's destroying itself and criminalize.
The axiom and politics is if the other guys committing suicide.
Get out of the room don't get in the way stay off camera.
Crews are too as well all right Charles -- are ready.
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