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Senator Ted Cruz mountain what was effectively a filibuster keeping the senate floor for over 21 hours no sitting no bathroom breaks the man was on a mission.
Our mission to speak for millions of Americans who are fed up with a health care law that was passed in the middle of the night.
Any dark backgrounds -- president Obama's corrupt crony infested Washington DC here's a taste and.
Tend to speak in support of until I am no longer able to stand the American people want to stop this madness.
And -- -- its now late at night.
I'm gonna venture to say most members of the United States senator home in bed asleep.
-- the night we were listening to the people we'd be experiencing that nightmare.
Public in a cast a vote.
Is saying yes I want Harry Reid to have the power to do that you'll.
Staff if we're going to oppose Obama -- is to stand together and oppose cloture and I would ask.
For my friends on the democratic.
To listen to the.
-- -- noon there -- pursuant to order there.
The and senator we'll be.
Senator will be in order.
It will be an order.
The politics of senator crews -- standing just a minute but first let's get around the table.
-- fives initial reaction to the senator's remarkable 21 our feet great when a kick -- off -- I think the huge achievement here is not going to the cap room.
Might be the biggest achievement it's a victory for beta prostate I believe justifies means to be really proud one -- our advertisers.
Odd to think that.
-- -- his focus on immediate.
I this story illustrates the changing tone regarding these kinds of events cruises talk -- scenes is silly stunt among many.
But Texas State senator Wendy Davis who became a national media darling.
For filibustering against the ban on abortions after five months.
She became the Susan B.
Anthony of suction.
They the Joan of Arc of abortion she sees what the media thinks is brave and she raised one point two million dollars.
After that filibuster and -- if she wins it becomes governor she should think that fetuses of course they won't be able to hear her -- -- -- something very before I go to Dana and it allowed him so what was so great about it why why does -- have to be 21 hours buckets on us because it forced.
The liberal media forced MSNBC.
Headline with its forcing its bid CBS ABC and NBC to talk about it have you done five or six hours.
They know -- I heard about a but it forced them do it.
Plessy prove that he knows more about obamacare than the people who voted to pass obamacare and they're just so tide that -- -- -- out the door at what things I really like that he.
Was he talked about and single moms and dads who.
Are trying to raise families that are going to have premiums raised by so much -- at anecdotal evidence that I think is the most persuasive form of communication.
But -- -- -- media side the treatment of him good genes make you completely empathetic for his position.
-- is I'm really proud of the way -- Davis one is a good example that -- that they are so disdainful.
Of of him by that I had I I couldn't believe when I woke up this morning it was still going to -- -- had six hours.
-- gave an equal time though they did give equal time but the time but the tone -- -- that was different.
And your thoughts well right couple thoughts one -- Those senate the senators and used to have a lot of tobacco -- and they had -- to choose next to him and now that so keep them there for purposes of antiquity.
Actually and that's what came -- did play for him.
Let me -- it just American turned to Barack Obama.
In this sense Barack Obama stood up on the senate floor and -- I'm opposed to the war in Iraq.
And he was appealing to the base of the Democratic Party vs Hillary Clinton.
I think we're cruises doing here this is his presidential politics he's appealing to the base saying here's a guy that stood up but -- -- -- that -- -- court didn't miss 12 -- -- but.
The point is.
I think it may be smarter politician looks like in -- long were -- yelling at ten seconds into specialized.
Well I like Greg and just baffled about how I didn't go to the bathroom I'm wondering we talked about the -- came on -- -- -- wearing depends he could have been sponsored how to do that.
And I think it was.
A genius move to do what he did.
One the senate is where the dinosaurs go I mean it is the most boring place so to -- passion coming out of the senate.
Like we saw earlier in the year from Rand Paul when he filibustered on drones.
Was was pretty rare for Washington DC to its genius because he drove the news cycle.
He drove it whether the media liked it or not he forced Republicans to go on offense.
He forced the media to talk about it he got people's attention that's -- Harry Reid the -- of boring and watching people sitting around.
Watching Ted -- talking about Ted Cruz and I do agree with Bob.
The basic needs a leader and he has become the rising statesman along with Rand Paul and rubio and.
-- we get -- that in in a second but what lies ahead for those interstate in the fight to defund delay.
And dismantle Obama care can we roll that side of by Harry Reid immediately after Ted Cruz stepped away went the but what went off on his way -- went to the bathroom was what Harry Reid had to say immediately.
For lack of a better way of describing -- he's been a big waste of time.
The government is set to shut down in a matter of hours.
Just a few days.
Governor will close.
And it's a shame we're standing here.
Perhaps two days.
So -- a man stands up for what he believes with passion talks the American people -- brought.
Enlightened a lot of American people didn't know what what obamacare was all about it Harry Reid found it a colossal waste dot well looked at -- -- -- Highly educated guy he was it went to Harvard Law School he knows what he's doing and I assume.
And he's thinking.
This was not about that so -- passion about obamacare.
As much about passion for Ted -- I've never seen it just freshman senator get more attention over more issues than this guy has in the short period -- president.
Barack Obama and senator.
-- -- -- -- But let's -- is making the comparison I mean I think people are passionate about obamacare.
I don't think he's just passionate for 24 hour strike on our -- I think he knows people are really ticked off about obamacare and that's without captain Tim.
You know we're gonna always disagree.
When we go from there.
That's that's the question.
This is the thing about symbolic speeches sometimes they work Ronald Reagan at Brandenburg Gate that was a symbolic speech that actually happened.
The Jerry Maguire speech only works if you land did.
The AG AB land the client.
Relay and the client your adversary will gladly give you a symbolic speech if they if you fail to win the real ones -- -- got the we have to actually as conservatives libertarians have to learn how to wean from this and I think the only way to win what's next.
Assuming that obamacare is now a medical condition.
Which could be fatal if you have to make it a temporary condition.
How was that do you allow the American public to be exposed to it like a vaccine.
That it actually creates an immunity against such a pernicious pernicious disease that is obamacare.
What are you so worried about reducing pollution -- -- here -- What what is -- what is your fear Lisa it'd be tried but it.
Flash I don't -- -- here I know it's gonna fail it's it here's and here's one of fears and we've I think we're gonna get to in the next plot but but the cost -- Our region allocating it okay could back right I'm I'm putting aware of the -- where do the Democrats go from here -- -- the Republicans go from here when you talk about Republicans maybe talk about both versions of republicanism.
Here's why the -- funding piece is different that I think what he did today that the funding piece makes me nervous because I think it saves Obama from his really bad decision and that is obamacare.
He owns it as Greg said let people try it it's going to implode on its -- I would get the point -- these subsidies become permanent.
It's tough to take people lost but the reality is Republicans can't stop this right now they've got read it got Obama.
So they need to let people get a taste of this and stop giving Obama a pass for this awful disaster that is gonna get worse by the day.
It's -- already getting badly written about it as a -- and -- presented -- are saying and it may agree with this it was a brilliant move by -- -- gave him 21 hours of talking about how bad obamacare is.
And in the end they're gonna push it through anyway and that Democrats are gonna have to -- the darn thing anyway sick at 21 hours the American people understand what their -- on the -- It happened that way I think the weather things that they have to start looking at is are the independent voters so as of last week if you're -- to the twenty.
Fourteen elections at the midterm election usually.
Whichever president is in Republican or Democrat that usually lose seats in congress.
So it's imperative for Republicans to keep the house and at least it -- try to take the -- or at least make those numbers and make -- arsenal that smaller.
Those independent voters actually are leaning GOP right now in if you look at health care law the moderate Democrats -- -- law -- -- supported.
Obama -- 74% approval.
Today that poll came out in -- wash those 46%.
Approval from moderate Democrats.
So they're going in be the wrong direction so it there's a possibility that the long run here that it ends up being.
Something that is the catalyst that helps between fourteen what he accidentally released -- it.
You -- we move up the Americans -- Why did I just say what but I want out -- this there needs to be an end game here.
If it's not the funding which I.
No one can figure out how that is possible there's a great idea just thinking outside the box.
We -- elections get something concrete that's important plant and it may be doing that by.
As Andrea points a lot of disappointed out what -- calling Democrats -- -- you know I couldn't believe it -- -- -- is a few minutes ago that the American people learned a lot about obamacare if there was 1101%.
Of the American people watching this guy on the floor -- said.
It would have been more than I would -- -- I've been more time talking about a man Harry Reid did reading the -- that's that's important is that you negative opinion did you think I don't -- -- I.
I don't know either paying attention to that.
To the rates coming back from their insurance companies and their employers telling them guess what I don't have to give you coverage I think people are are really felt like I got out and it gets it she's an independent business owners to buys insurance on her -- she finds out the other day that the -- that -- -- her family -- on.
Is no longer going to citizenship doesn't I don't -- Blacks that you took the lives -- -- through and didn't want.
Bob they are going to I don't wanna celestial -- blocked it that's that even there they are and -- yeah and that's that we we have something really big here.
What is it -- really ready.
Does this surprise.
-- so who are Ted Cruz Rand Paul and likely some say they're the best the right has sent these in a long time someone who has respect greatly Matt Drudge.
Tweeted this today Ted -- Rand Paul.
Have taken over the heart of the party -- gonna have an uphill battle against emotion.
Politics go ahead argue the policy seven to remind you very much of would argue we're not yet born Barry Goldwater and his.
Right wingers took over the Republican Party and went on two of the most massive defeats -- the history of American politics.
This is true there taking over the Republican I wasn't the most massive defeat and that -- You have to -- sure that -- just got it that's what it.
It's a good -- she's teaching job a negative way that you waited up to all today the last time reaching the Republican Party is divided uses now.
The during the go warriors end.
What happened was eventually Reagan came along not as a right -- As we like -- right where we weren't successful at it.
But he wasn't very goal and that's the difference everybody that I -- -- -- Bryan little water in in I would -- light -- -- error saying that a Ronald Reagan smaller government -- lower taxes lower -- looking for.
Only the fight fight winning winning wars through power and out through -- what and it's a great act the great thing about the right.
Is that it's anti lock step.
We rob when you're on the left everybody's gotta agree and go the same way.
But the propped up so the problem with conservatism is diversity it's division.
And that's a gift to Obama -- -- you need to focus as as Republicans that's conservatives not internally but external the -- out there.
If you have the momentum the momentum is meaningless without the victory you can feel good for the symbolic victories but that's like looking at a restaurant menu and -- food he can't -- the -- -- -- -- -- -- about but that about liberals I mean it's just that rumbled back.
Acting George McGovern -- -- he split the Democratic Party in half and we went onto another dramatic defeat.
So these -- and insider lockstep I don't everybody that they seem to keep.
There disagreements more internal and get over them quicker and the we were talking numbers before the show went live nine million -- Republicans voted for Mitt Romney -- voted for John McCain.
That's a problem they need someone to rally around they need something to rally around I think Obama -- perfect.
I think Democrats underestimated how savvy people -- when it came to health care and going forward if I were Republicans.
I would push for two things one.
To get these carve outs for members of congress and their staffers repealed and I would push for a delay of the individual mandate run against it every -- -- 24 enough.
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