Some tweeted thoughts from us and others as Ted Cruz (R-TX) is in the middle of his not-quite-a-filibuster for the ostensible purpose of defunding ObamaCare and the related issue of a government shut-down if the President vetoes the spending bill sent to him by Congress.
If the federal gov't shuts down, who is it that will weaponize Syrian jihadists? #DefundObamacare— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
If the federal gov't shuts down, who will be left to blame incomptence and derelection of duty on a crappy Youtube video? #Benghazi— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
Those poor people who couldn't afford health ins in the first place,will now HAVE to buy it. #ObamacareRevolt— J (@customjewel) September 24, 2013
If the gov't shuts down, who wil prevent people like those in the New Black Panther Party from intimida... uh, never mind. #DefundObamacare— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
And a Wendy Davis reference...
The press would love Senator Ted Cruz If only he filibustered In pink tennis shoes BURMA SHAVE— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) September 24, 2013
If the government shuts down, who will exempt the politically-connected from crappy laws? #DefundObamacare— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
Ted Cruz is attempting to do for everybody precisely the same thing President Obama has already done 4 the politically-connected. #ObamaCare— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
The hypocrisy is galling. This law is apparently so wonderful, everybody is lining up at the White House (including the very people who wrote the damn thing) to get out from under it.
Yet, precisely because ObamaCare is the man's "signature piece of legislation", there is no way in hell the President is going to sign legislation that defunds this horrible law.
And a thought for the week-kneed out there:
Fallout? Did not the GOP pick up seats in House & Senate after '96 shutdown & while running a lackluster candidate for President? #ObamaCare— Dean R. Riehm (@deanriehm) September 24, 2013
And speaking of which and which also remains one of our biggest "Sliding Doors" what-ifs of the past 20-30 years: what would this country and the GOP be like if it was Jack Kemp at the top of that '96 Presidential ticket instead of the other way around?
We believe he could've won and would've been successful in institutionalizing the Reagan legacy.