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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    I feel bad that this idiot is from my state how he got elected is beyond me. I appologies for the state of Texas maybe they should be kicked out of America. First Gov Perry running for President and now this teabag loooney!
    It really must drive you crazy living in a Conservative state that has a booming economy, creating most of the jobs in this country, has a growing labor force, declining unemployment and one run by Conservative leadership. Cruz is only being called an embarrassment by liberals who will do anything they can to destroy him and his message which is that almost 70% of Americans want Obamacare defunded. The real embarrassment is Obama and liberalism. We are going to see next year what an embarrassment Cruz is as well as those T.E.A. Party activists as our incompetent President officially becomes a lame duck.

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    He's trying to copy those in his past that have done a similar thing and gotten media attention. There was no point in a filibuster, because they could have stopped it at any time. Congrats on looking dumber than you did before though!
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, you're describing Marco Rubio, not Cruz. But Rubio has mostly abandoned his Tea Party roots in search of the Presidential nomination he'll never get. Fortunately, Jeb Bush has the seniority, the gravitas, the common sense, and the immediate hispanic family to put any of the hispanic imposters out to pasture. Jeb Bush will be the next President of the United States - bet on it.
    Rubio messed himself up with getting involved with the Republican establishment on immigration. But he didn't abandon Cruz last night.

    Jeb Bush has gravitas? LOL Jeb Bush and all the other Republican elites are part of the problem not the solution. Wow just what we need some more compassionate conservatism.

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It really must drive you crazy living in a Conservative state that has a booming economy, creating most of the jobs in this country, has a growing labor force, declining unemployment and one run by Conservative leadership. Cruz is only being called an embarrassment by liberals who will do anything they can to destroy him and his message which is that almost 70% of Americans want Obamacare defunded. The real embarrassment is Obama and liberalism. We are going to see next year what an embarrassment Cruz is as well as those T.E.A. Party activists as our incompetent President officially becomes a lame duck.
    Yes then why are we almost last in every catagory. We have been down this road before and you have been proven wrong time and time again. We are a service economy period. Most minimum wage jobs created. Lol try again

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    Rubio messed himself up with getting involved with the Republican establishment on immigration. But he didn't abandon Cruz last night.

    Jeb Bush has gravitas? LOL Jeb Bush and all the other Republican elites are part of the problem not the solution. Wow just what we need some more compassionate conservatism.
    Yeah, ignore the intelligent, thoughtful leaders of the party and line up behind the big mouth idiots - that's a plan for success!! It sure got the Republicans control of the Senate the past two times, didn't it??
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Actually, you're describing Marco Rubio, not Cruz. But Rubio has mostly abandoned his Tea Party roots in search of the Presidential nomination he'll never get. Fortunately, Jeb Bush has the seniority, the gravitas, the common sense, and the immediate hispanic family to put any of the hispanic imposters out to pasture. Jeb Bush will be the next President of the United States - bet on it.
    Yeah. The last Bush worked out so well.
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Yeah. The last Bush worked out so well.
    He's ten time the man Obama is, if you can refer to Obama as a man, so yeah.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So it's 8:57 the next day....16 hours after you declaration of him as a pussy...and he's still up there.

    What am I missing exactly? Or were you the one missing something in your lustful rush to attack a republican?
    That was addressed in about the 5th post. Cruz left the podium after 14 minutes, and came back. He also released the floor to Marco Rubio, who spoke for a while. Under the Senate rules in place for THIS debate, Cruz can take breaks.

    I am surprised you missed that.
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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    He's trying to copy those in his past that have done a similar thing and gotten media attention. There was no point in a filibuster, because they could have stopped it at any time. Congrats on looking dumber than you did before though!
    No he bucked heads with the Republican establishment not willing to conform to their program of rolling over and playing dead or compromising to the point you no longer stand for anything. Moderates know all about that one. They are pros at it.

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    Re: Ted Cruz launches faux filibuster as Senate readies spending bill vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It really must drive you crazy living in a Conservative state that has a booming economy, creating most of the jobs in this country, has a growing labor force, declining unemployment and one run by Conservative leadership. Cruz is only being called an embarrassment by liberals who will do anything they can to destroy him and his message which is that almost 70% of Americans want Obamacare defunded. The real embarrassment is Obama and liberalism. We are going to see next year what an embarrassment Cruz is as well as those T.E.A. Party activists as our incompetent President officially becomes a lame duck.

    Speaking of health insurance and of Texas' 25.7% uninsured rate This is What the TMA has to say about it:

    Medical Impact of Lacking Health Insurance

    The uninsured are up to four times less likely to have a regular source of health care and are more likely to die from health-related problems. They are much less likely to receive needed medical care, even for symptoms that can have serious health consequences if not treated. About one in four Texans lives at or below the poverty level; for children, it's nearly one in three. Extending health coverage to the uninsured could improve their overall health by 7 to 8 percent. Lack of insurance increases their dependence on Medicaid.

    Financial Impact of Texas' Uninsured Crisis

    Lacking a medical home, uninsured people tend to look for health care in the emergency room, the most expensive setting they could possibly choose. Nationally, patients made over 123 million emergency room visits in 2008. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that about 8 percent (9.9 million) of ER visits are for non-urgent issues that could be treated in a doctor's office or clinic.

    Using Medicaid payment rates and data on Medicaid patients' unnecessary emergency room visits, the Legislative Budget Board estimates that a condition that could be treated in a doctor's office for $56.21 (including lab and x-ray) costs $193.92 in the emergency room. National studies back up that data, finding, for example, that the charge for treating an ear infection in the emergency room is $170 versus $55 in a family physician's office.

    Taxpayers, Texans with insurance, and employers who offer health benefits also pay extra for caring for the uninsured. Families USA estimated the total cost for Texas in 2005 to be more than $9.2 billion. Of that:

    The patients and their families pay about half ($4.6 billion);
    Government health programs pay one-sixth ($1.6 billion); and
    Those with private health insurance subsidize the remaining third ($3 billion).
    Texas hospitals spent about $208 million treating uninsured trauma patients in 2003. To cover these costs, hospitals charge insured patients higher prices, which in turn drives up insurance premiums. In what Families USA calls a "vicious cycle," those increased costs are added to already-rising health insurance premiums, leading more employers to drop coverage, and leaving even more people without insurance. That further adds to premiums for the insured and further boosts the roles of the uninsured.

    In 2005, typical premiums for family health insurance coverage provided by private employers in the U.S. include an extra $922 in premiums due to the cost of care for the uninsured. In Texas, because of the very large percentage of uninsured, that figure is $1,551. By 2010, the national average will catch up to Texas' current figure; by then, the annual cost per Texas family will soar to $2,786.

    - See more at: The Uninsured in Texas

    But we all know you really don't care about Texas or its citizens.

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