Glenn on Ted Cruz: He is a machine

When Glenn opened the radio program this morning at 9am ET, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was more than 18 hours into his epic anti-Obamacare speech on the Senate floor. Sen. Cruz began his crusade at 2:40pm ET on Tuesday, when he announced: “I will rise today in opposition to Obamacare.” He later added that he would speak “until I am no longer able to stand.”

“18 hours, 25 minutes later, Ted Cruz does not have a hair out of place, and he is a machine,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “This guy I watched last night on the floor of the Senate and I thought, finally a debate on healthcare and a discussion on healthcare that was reasoned, was telling the truth, wasn’t yelling and screaming. It was just, ‘Look, this is the fact. This is what’s gonna happen.’”

While this may look and sound like a filibuster, Sen. Cruz’s actions will not actually halt the Senate from voting on the House Continuing Resolution passed on Friday that defunds Obamacare. Cloture had already been filed, and voting will begin today regardless of how long Sen. Cruz goes on.

Over the last 20+ hours, Sen. Cruz has proven time and time again that he is a gifted orator and his ability to continually convey his thoughts without much help. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Mike Lee (R-UT) have all taken part in the speech by asking Sen. Cruz questions – providing much needed relief. Glenn highlighted some of the best moments this morning.

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“Here is a year ago Ted Cruz talking about, a year ago, things were different, but times have changed,” Glenn explained.

CRUZ: The argument you make is a serious one, and I would not encourage any member of this body to disregard the commitments they made to their constituents. But I would at the same time encourage every member not just to keep in mind the promises made on the campaign trail, but the ongoing views of your constituents because as circumstances change, all of us respond to change, circumstances including our constituents and so ‑‑

VOICE: Agreed.

CRUZ: One must certainly respect the promises made, but at the same time in the nine months we’ve been here, in the year since the three of us were active candidates, situation on ObamaCare’s changed. Look, I very much opposed ObamaCare a year ago, two years ago, and three years ago. The time it was passed, I thought it was a bad idea. But a year ago the unions didn’t oppose it. A year ago the president hadn’t granted exemptions for big corporations. A year ago members of congress hadn’t gone to the president and asked for an exemption and gotten it. A year ago we hadn’t seen companies all over this country forcing people in 29 hours a week. A year ago we hadn’t seen one big corporation after another dropping their health insurance coverage, such as UPS telling 15,000 employees “Your spousal coverage is being dropped because of ObamaCare. Your husbands and wives have just lost their coverage.” So I would submit, Mr. President, that the circumstances have changed.

“He’s doing this without teleprompter,” an impressed Pat said. “I think in most cases he’s doing it without notes. These are all things that are off the top of his head – hour after hour after hour.”

One of the more interesting things Sen. Cruz drew attention to was the growing exodous of Congressional staffers because of the impending healthcare regulations.

CRUZ: What does it say about ObamaCare is such a disaster that congressional staffers ‑‑ and mind you, a lot of these congressional staffers who may tender their letters of resignation are staffers working for democratic senators who drafted ObamaCare, who fight for ObamaCare every day, what does it say that staffers would be willing to quit because the quality of healthcare under ObamaCare would be so poor that they would rather go somewhere else rather than be subject to those laws? I think that speaks volumes.

“These are great points that you just don’t hear. That’s why they’ve granted… themselves an exception,” Glenn said. “But you don’t hear that it’s because all of the staffers are quitting. I was so outraged last night… And I kept hearing that they have a special exemption, a special exemption. I know that. I’ve heard that, but the more you think about it, the more you realize – who do these people think they are? They’re granting themselves the exception and we can’t have it? We don’t have that power. We can’t do that. “

Sen. Cruz also reminded Americans that insurance premiums would go down as the result of the Affordable Care Act, but more and more people are realizing that is simply not the case.

CRUZ: You remember when President Obama was defending the ObamaCare bill, he told the American people, he promised the American people, he said, “As a result of ObamaCare, the average family’s health insurance premium will drop $2,500.” And he said, “That’s going to happen by the end of my first term.” Now, Madam President, I would point out the president’s first term ended nine months ago. And by the end of the president’s first term, that promise was proven not just a little off the mark, not just kind of sort of a little bit not entirely accurate. It was proven 100% categorically objectively false. Let me suggest to every American: If your health insurance premiums have dropped $2,500 as the President promised you, as the president promised the average family, so that there would be tens of millions for whom that was true, then I would encourage you to enthusiastically stand up and defend ObamaCare.

Finally, Sen. Cruz acknowledged just how out-of-control this healthcare debacle has become.

CRUZ: And the fact that this body is so torn apart by the notion that each of us would be subject to ObamaCare, subject to the same rules the American people are, it just highlights how broken Washington is.

“Do you see a hair out of place on Ted Cruz? The guy is audio animatronics. He is audio animatronics. Look at him,” Glenn said. “That guy is amazing.”

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  • Gristle McThornbody

    He is a joke.

  • Draxx

    Obummer is Worse than a Joke, He Is A Sick Reality…!  He is a Liar and a Thief alongside this administration!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz is indeed a machine, a grandstanding, dick-sucking, ballsack gobbling, bullshit puking, American people disgracing machine!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Ted Cruz is the next man we need in the White House.

  • Draxx

    Moob, How can you see reality with your head up your butt…?

  • Draxx

    In this day and age I am NOT sure that there is anyone that can be considered an Ideal Candidate.  But, there definitely is some out there that are Better Than Others!!!  I think Ted Cruz has potential, but I am worried that another side of him might show itself before the next election…

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hold your breath.  Cruz is single-handedly degrading Republican’s odds for getting votes in the future. Even Rand Paul isn’t with him on this one.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Which is why we watch and see if word and deed match.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    For Landree – Bunk!

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    And what I say to you is = BUNK!!!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Correct. What you say is the equivalent of bunk. 

    QED

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz has sacks full of ball in his face. He’s the teapartier’s teapartier!

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Dude…..

    What is the meaning of this? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1067636574 Don Woodsome

    Awe!!! Moob stubbed his toe going out to get his welfare check that he contributed absolutly nothing to!!  Only a liberal welfare receipient can onky express himself with ignorant language. Get your wife to go buy you some more Pot with your food stamps MOOB!

  • Anonymous

     Republicans have already been reducing their odds of getting future votes due to the fact they no longer act as Republicans or stand up against the Democrats and the president. They are disorganized and it shows.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Oh, waitillya see what happens next.

    It’s gonna be great!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0248pUAteWk

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.anderson.12382923 Shawn Anderson

    can someone plz explain to me how Ted Cruz is hurting the republicans? 
    This man cares and its nice to see for a change, he is just stating the truth i would still have a hard time voting for Cruz over Rand Paul but a Paul, Cruz ticket would get my vote and all my dead relatives lol we should play just as dirty as the democrats 

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.anderson.12382923 Shawn Anderson

    Please explain?

  • Gristle McThornbody

    He’s wrong about everything.

    That is a serious answer to your serious question.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    New to this

     

    I see shades of Mr. Smith goes to
    Washington.  I for one like it when
    people stand so strong on principle as to care more for their cause than their
    livelihood or safety.

     

    Mr. Cruz is to be admired even if you do
    not agree with him.  He is a man of
    conviction that says what he means and means what he says. That is rare in DC
    and in the current administration.

     

    BTW – if some commenter’s on here do not
    use their real names or hide behind fake personas to remain anonymous, then how
    can I believe they stand for truth or stand behind what they say?  Don’t stay in the shadows if you really believe in what you write.

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Cruz is a self whoring huckster. That is all

  • Anonymous

    He’s as big a political whore as has ever come to Washington, his “silly-buster” was the equivalent of a Thai hooker shooting ping pong balls from her labia or the donkey sex show in a Tijuana brothel. Only Cruz was less classy

  • Gristle McThornbody

    I cannot compromise my security clearance. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.anderson.12382923 Shawn Anderson

    like what? health care you want to know why it will never work cause we have too many damn people it ‘semi” works in canada and sweden because they dont have 400 million people the scale this is being brought upon us is massive it will bankrupt us thats a fact! so im srry my friend you are wrong and misinformed you are what i like to call a sheep being led to slaughter 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Then don’t post.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Who are you, what do you stand for and do you have anything in your life that is worth standing your ground on like Mr. Cruze?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Are you an adult?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Why do you persecute this man?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Are you an adult?

  • Anonymous

    Cruz is a solid man who has been completely vetted. I know because I was there on the front lines during the bloody primary-battle between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz. David Dewhurst was anointed by the Texas and Washington insiders to become the Republican candidate.

    Most people don’t know that David Dewhurst was a vicious CIA death-squad commander who worked his way up the political ladder. David Dewhurst has a personality like Ted Bundy. Dewhurst is a high functioning psychopath. Only Governor Tricky Ricky Perry was more powerful than David Dewhurst.

    Lead by Perry and Dewhurst, the Texas political machine tried to torpedo Cruz over and over again. But the grass roots beat the shit out of the insiders. Dewhurst used all of his inside connections to dig up whatever could be dug up on Cruz  He found almost nothing.

    You can be confidant that Ted Cruz is a stand-up guy. He’s not perfect, but he’s solid, and that’s why he can speak his mind. Cruz cannot be blackmailed by the insiders; therefore, the insiders of both parties are terrified of Cruz……

  • K SMITH

    This type of response is exactly why we have a moron running this country!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    A quote from Tomas Jefferson in the movie “1776″ is what I think of when listening to Mr. Cruz talk about problems with the health care law.

    “To place before mankind the common sense of the subject, in terms so plain and firm as to command their assent.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.”  Thomas Jefferson, 1801.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    “In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Anonymous

    Question: Why did Ted Cruz stop his sillybuster speech? Answer: To suck Rush Limabugh’s cock

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    “One man with courage is a majority.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Gristle McThornbody

    No.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Gristle McThornbody

    Yes.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    If that is a fact, please provide evidence.

    Also, I would strongly encourage you to spell correctly if you wish to be taken seriously.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Prove it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Who are you really?  Non one can take you seriously when you’re anonymous.  Staying in the shadows undermines your credibly.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    No.

    Now you understand how the internet works.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Actually I think the question should be – Anthony Weiner I presume?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Anthony Weiner I presume? Or is that you Hillary?

  • Anonymous

    From my reading, I would say Ted Cruz is one of the brightest minds and more accomplished lawyers the Repubilcan party has had in a long time. However, I see him as an idealogue.Idealogues never make good leaders. (President Obama is a good example of an idealogue, albeit  one with a much weaker spine than Cruz appears to have). They tend to lack any sense of pragmatism that allows them to be leaders. They are better at representing passionate beliefs. No doubt, he launched his campaign for President as soon as he ran for Senate (following the new career model; lawyer-short stint in the Senate; make big speeches–I am sure he thinks “if it worked for Obama–certianly i, who worked as a real lawyer (not an adjunct professor) and participated in numerous Supreme Court cases can do it”). While the faithful are cheering him on right now, he is only doing it to further his ambition; even if he believes in his principles. People don’t take kindly to that. He will manage to alienate himself from much of the voting population. He probably needs to sit down now and call it a day. He made his point; and he has all the media coverage he wanted.

  • Gristle McThornbody

    That is inconsequential to me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Agreed — John Adams became president, he was an ideologue with a spine but not such a great president.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Do you feel that you
    are being helpful in this discussion? 

    (I am thinking to myself — Is this kind of immaturity on every “blog” discussion page? I hope not.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Civility is the best policy — in my opinion. 

    Adult discussion about the merits of ideas and concepts without base and vulgar discourse should be the goal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    After just a few clicks and with some help, I found out where you are and who.  But I won’t let on why you need to stay anonymous.  I understand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Just what I thought.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Agreed, though I do admit to losing my temper with the trolls at times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001027062509 Tim Borden

    remember the line in the movie A few good men?…..Well AMERICA ….Senator Cruz told ya the truth but it seems like he should have also added the line.
     “You Can’t Handle the Truth”  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Yah well a few people threaten me and my families life one even told me they where going to beat the love of Allah into me so why take the chance?

  • Deane Cooper

    Thank you for the insight. I have no doubt that he is just what he seems to be. An upstanding guy with a lot of heart and a steel trap mind. He doesn’t get rattled. he doesn’t get fooled. he holds the line and sticks to the subject. All the attempts I have seen by these rats in DC to distract and trap him have failed handily. He just looks past them once he’s done with them and announces “next”. I love the guy. I stayed up watching him into the wee hours and when I woke this morning (I had only had 3 hours of sleep) I went right back and continued watching. It was an outstanding representation of the truth about this bill. And it was refreshing. 

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    No he is not he is the boss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001027062509 Tim Borden

    Look at your children or family and tell them…Sorry I wasn’t interested enough to save America..:”Sorry”….seem like that’s this generation’s new FAD…..real groovy huh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=833897821 Rick Wagner

    Wow! really?  I understand why then if that happened to you. But not standing up to be recognized just encourages that kind of activity. 

    We have laws against assault and our county allows you to protect yourself — CCW training is suggested.

  • Arkor London

    A liberal’s brain at work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elaine.pricecase Elaine Price Case

    Thank you Senator Cruz for standing up for the American people – people like you give me hope that we will get this country back on track.

  • subtlefist

    If Paul wasnt with him why did he ask questions to help him keep going and give him speaking breaks?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Yup it happen I used to tho had my full name up before. The thing is I have no money because I can’t find anything more then temp work in this town. I understand your point tho.

  • Anonymous

    Ted Cruz stood up for more then healthcare our freedom economy big government Obamacare has so much more then your health in it your very existence. Why would your doctor need to ask you outrages questions that have nothing to do with ring worm flu shot he is fighting
    for rights as free Americans. You better get involved stand up speak out  do not wait till you have to say I did not think it would happen.

  • Anonymous

    I am being more helpful than Ted Cruz

  • http://www.obamasucks.tv/ John – Atlanta

    Ted Cruz show lighted  why Obama is going to win and why the GOP will lose.. He had over 20 hours to speak and what did he do? Recite Dr. Suess instead of scripture.  He like Romney could have done one thing that would have pleased God. Said “I love God. I love Jesus”. He did not, so he will lose just like Romney.

    Hosea 6:6 (KJV)

    6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

    Since we are being punished for borrowing from other nations, violating

    Deut 28:12

    12 The Lord
    shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain
    unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand:
    and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

    since 1971, when Nixon killed the gold standard to borrow from other nations to fund the Vietnam loss.  You can expect to run from sandal wearers with no indoor plumbing again, this time with no air force, army, or navy and leave Afghanistan defeated. After Obama told the world there is one trillion dollars of minerals to mine, and that we have the maps.

    The Spanish Civil War was the precursor to WWII with Russia and Germany arming opposite sides.  Now what do we find them doing again, arming people in a civil with $1,000,000,000,000+ worth of minerals are at stake with hungry China on one side and Russia on the other.

    We are living the curses right now/

    Deut 28

    43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
    44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

    This is the Chinese who built our rail roads since they were not of the ten tribes of Israel or Judah (Britain’s king line).

    37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.

    Obama is doing a fine job there!

    38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.

    locust = Kenite = Obama (Kenya = Cain our God in spoken Hebrew Ken Yah)

    Ted Crus was just peeing in the wind since God is fixing to let the USA be destroyed because of abortion aka Curse of the Zeroes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Graham/100003352025291 Rick Graham

    Where were the other republicans ? And they wonder why I don’t contribute to their worthless party.Well,  Never again.

  • Mike Liddle

    You obviously didn’t watch C-span the last 24 hours.  Rand Paul, Marco Rubio,
    Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Pat Roberts, etc., etc. are his biggest supporters on this.  BTW, if the Republicans keep this up, they will lose the next 2 elections at least!  Unbelievable.

  • Mike Liddle

    Where have you been the last 24+ hours?  You obviously don’t watch C-span.
    Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Pat Roberts, etc. are all his biggest supporters.  The Republicans are doing this to themselves w/o any help from Ted Cruz.  They will lose the next 2 elections if they don’t get their act together and unite.  The old dogs have to go.  They’ve stayed past their welcome.  

  • Anonymous

    I like your response. MoobmanFan, or whatever else he/she calls himself/herself seems obsessed with sexual images.  This guy/girl is sick and sounds so obnoxious.  He never brings anything to the discussion just filthy, brain-dead replies. 

  • Anonymous

    If you would have paid attention, he read his children a bed-time story because he
    was not at home to do that at their bed-side.  I thought that was touching.  It did not really belong in the conversation but as a Dad not a politician for that moment, it was really touching.

  • Anonymous

    And yet, we see the democrat supporters fully believe that they will be better off with obamacare. I guess when one is a sworn party supporter, one loses their mind to the truth. America will wake up when Americans will be forced to take obamacare, but by then it will be too late. America is turning into another Russia or China!

  • Mike Liddle

    Notice that Republicans, Independents, Libertarians & the Tea Party folks don’t resort to this kind of verbage… 

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    this guy stands alone against all the greedy hypocrites out for themselves in Washington. They will use Saul Alinsky tactics to get rid of him because none of the other cowards will stand with him. Hang your heads in shame you greedy dirty politicians for not standing up to the machine run by Obama and Clinton

  • Anonymous

    Exactly what Washington has turned into. Whether democrats or republicans, neither will fix the other’s faults, they just keep progressing with the same agenda. Until Washington is completely overhauled, nothing will change. Take a good look at how communism works and you will see where America is headed.

  • onwego4k

    The new ins fees for the exchange obama is showing today are not the real premium those are those on medicaid he lies makes it look cheap but it isnt. please bring that in and who pays for the medicaid taxpayers and whopays for all the susbsidies the govt is giving? taxpayers and the congress get 70% subsidy we really take a beating here.

  • Anonymous

    The American people voted.  They voted with their wallets other peoples’ money.
    They will find out soon enough with all of the exemptions being given to corporations,
    unions, and other large government offices, and others that there will only be
    the middle class who pays and when they run out of money due to the rising
    costs of health insurance, gas prices, food prices, all inflationary prices, the
    loss of full time jobs to part time jobs, the loss of family coverage insurance
    and on and on.  Our economy will collapse and chaos will reign.
    I will not feel sorry for anyone.  Too many apathetic people who didn’t care
    enough to check out for themselves all the lies being told with forked tongues.
    The theft of monies taken from the middle class.  How sad!

  • onwego4k

    amen the rhinos like McCai9n graham and Mcconnell

  • http://thefriendcenter.com/ Average Joe.

    They’re scared of Ted Cruz, that’s why they attack him the way they do.  He and a few others will bring down the Rino’s in the Senate.  People like John McCain will never survive another election as a Republican.

  • http://AskHuldah.blogspot.com/ Maidservant Huldah

    WASTED BREATH

    As we watch a group of brave men take a stand upon the Senate floor for
    hours that seem to have no end, it calls into question as to whether these
    gentlemen are essentially “wasting their breath?” Most certainly there are
    Americans on both sides of the fence that would agree to that being the case.

    However, Jesus tells a parable that is rather fitting for the situation we saw
    displayed.

    Luke 18:1-5 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they
    ought to pray and not to lose heart, saying, “In a certain city there was
    a judge who did not fear God and did not respect man. “There was a widow
    in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me legal protection
    from my opponent.’ “For a while he was unwilling; but afterward he said to
    himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow
    bothers me, I will give her legal protection, otherwise by continually coming
    she will wear me out.’”

    This parable displays one of the greatest acts of a “peaceful
    war.” Through her persistence, the widow gave the judge no peace until she
    received what she knew she needed, and what she knew was just. Through the
    display in the senate, we saw persistence for what is right and just.

    It is interesting that Jesus pointed out more than once that the judge was
    not a man that feared God, yet he surrendered due to the fact that he was the
    weaker in the battle by his own acknowledgement.

    Luke 18:6-8 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge said;
    now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and
    night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about
    justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find
    faith on the earth?”

    In this passage, the unrighteous judge recognizes God, and that He is just.
    The judge is also well aware that the elect cry out to the Lord day and night.
    For Him to know this, the elect had to have made it clear to all, who they
    were, and to whom they belonged. This judge knew that through their PUBLIC
    prayers, God would act swiftly on their behalf. These believers did not fear
    praying out in the open and making their request known to God for all eyes
    to see.

    As we watch the courage displayed on Capitol Hill, perhaps we Christians
    need to consider carefully just what it is going to take to see victory. We
    applaud the men who have stood for us so long, but is more required for GOD to
    turn His face back to us and bring about His justice quickly?

    Friends, we used to be known as a Christian nation. We used to pray in the
    public square, sending forth the message who we were, and to whom we belonged.
    While it is important for us to pray privately, it is now my firm belief that
    God is waiting on us to once again meet Him in the public square and show the
    unrighteous who our God really is. Like our good senators, let not our words be
    a mere wasting of breath.

    When the Son of Man comes, will He find that kind of faith on the earth? 

    http://askhuldah.blogspot.com/2013/09/marching-orders.html

  • Anonymous

    To :  MoobManFan

    Please keep your filthy thoughts to yourself and act like a real
    man with principles.    Geeez

  • onwego4k

    amen all too senile to run a govt no budget in 5 years the house passed them reid wont let them vote in the senate

  • onwego4k

    go ask your dems to explain to you since you are their troll and too dumb to understand

  • onwego4k

    you are mentally ill no comment wouldnt lower myself to your level troll

  • Guest

    You’re scared shitless of the guy, aren’t ya? It shows.

  • Anonymous

    I watched this for many hours and I’m convinced that this was a matter of Ted Cruz telling the truth and informing the American people that they need to wake up and see what has been passing over them while they’ve been sleeping or playing video games. What he said for hours was some of the most informative information that you’ll ever get handed to you by an elected representative of the people. Texas should be proud to have him as their son. I think that the 18 plus hours served to show the American people his passion;and no matter when you tuned in, you could get a complete message. That is one of the benefits of the message.

    Now, I don’t know if you remember what Mike Lee said regarding representation and how the Supreme Court basically disgraced themselves and their office by rewriting law that is contrary to the Constitution of the United States; but that was epic.

  • Akashara

    I just read that a man with a family of four just heard from his insurance company that they have tripled his monthly premium to almost $1,000.00 due to ObamaCare. Who can afford $1,000.00 per month for insurance and he said he carries a very high deductible. How is ObamaCare helping middle class families?

  • mspatdev

    I agree with you. obammy and czars, the dems and the repubs are afraid of Cruz and the younger Repubs. because they are smart and won’t back down. They have accomplished more in the time they have been in Congress, then the other dead beats. I do not know or understand how come McCain is so afraid of people standing up against obammycare. The only thing I can come up with it that obammy has threathen him and he is trying to get obammycare passed. He is a huge disgrace to the repubs. He might as well admit that he is a far-left demo. obammycare will furture destroy the USA. I have a lot friends in many states that lost there full-time jobs and now they are working part-time. When a lot more people are reduced to part-time, you are going to see more people filing Bankruptcy. What a big huge mess he is creating for the beloved USA. obammy wants the USA government to rely on the government. That is so the government can have even more control over the people. He doesn’t like us that are posting. That is just to bad.

  • Anonymous

    Stu makes a great point about congress going forward and with their own exemption. Let’s remember, the Federal Reserve, a private entity does this everyday be printing money and jacking up the market.
    On another note Glenn…..are you still friends with OReilly? Cause that friendship is a strange one since you and he are night and day. I can’t stand him! How arrogant to write a book about Jesus, someone he knows very little about and I don’t care how much research he claims he’s done.

  • Anonymous

    We have a true leader here…..one we haven’t seen since Reagan. I predict Sen. Cruz is going places regardless of the repugs and the elites in the party.

  • Anonymous

    Jealousy rearing it head !

  • Anonymous

     Girstle McThornbody is inconsequential. Contention requires more than one person. Grist baby is trying to get under people’s skin and start an argument. If no one contends with it, it will slither under the carpet and disappear from view along with all the other critters that hide there.

  • Anonymous

     Definitely NOT Hillary. It is into girls.

  • Katrina Marshall

    And you don’t think Hillary is a machine?  It’s funny you should mention that as I’ve just started thinking of her in that way.  She IS the liberal agenda with all that it means and she will stop at nothing.  She’s almost not human.  Nothing any human can do will stop her, the agenda has been waiting many years for this and now they have the means.  That is where it has to be stopped!   Obama whatever will fail, he wasn’t part of the plan except to bring the liberal agenda to fruition. 

  • Anonymous

    Its the stinkin pos establishment rinos like mcclame and mconnell who turned out to be traitors

  • http://www.facebook.com/artbysuni Suni Godbold

    Rand Paul does not know everything and yes he did support Cruz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/artbysuni Suni Godbold

    Hopefully the R will split and new party will be born that can fix this mess.

  • Anonymous

    Sad, but true.  If the Republicans want to win in the future they need new marching orders and fast!

  • Howard Lee

    Amen.  I am impressed.    

  • Guest

    Your choice of words assures everyone that  your opinion is garbage and you won’t be taken seriously.

  • Guest

    Your choice of words assures everyone that  your opinion is garbage and you won’t be taken seriously.

  • Guest

     Your choice of words assures everyone that  your opinion is garbage and you won’t be taken seriously.

  • Guest

     He is scared to death of him and has no cogent argument to present against the man. He is also afraid that he will lose his social program aid if Cruz becomes POTUS, and will have to get a job.

  • Guest

     An adult tape worm.

  • Anonymous

    your comment makes no sense at all. Moob Man points out that Cruz is the equivalent of a ping pong pussy show, and that got Obama elected how, exactly?

  • Anonymous

    Cruz can sure fit a huge dick in his mouth all right

  • Anonymous

    good point, Moob Man!

  • Anonymous

    Senator fought the good fight, but it was a fight that was destined to be lost. There very few of our Senators, Republican and Democrat, that will stand up for their constituents against the fraud magnet of Obamacare. They simply want to promote the progressive agenda that has so warped their sense of compassion and decency toward the very people they profess to be helping. The only way they could accomplish this was to abandon common sense and their integrity. We know that they see the stupidity of this law because of the exemption they have grated to their supporters the Unions and sought and received their own exemption from the law that they are forcing on the rest of the citizens of the United States. They have bought votes by giving exemptions and enslaved a large block of voters to the government. 

    This is a huge power grab. The very fact that they have given the jack-booted IRS the authority to enforce this monstrosity indicates that they are not interested in anything that favors their constituents. That this radical bill, will not, cannot work is without question. That’s why all of the exceptions have been granted. But the people of America are under severe economic stress, and when they can’t print enough money to fund this idiotic program, and when the people do not have enough money to pay for it, it will collapse under its own weight. Then the true purpose this government’s enslavement of the people will occur. 

    The Roman government of old found this out as they were crumbling under the weight of government control, and the government could not continue to provide them with entertainment to satisfy their blood lust (The Roman Circuses), and taxes were unbearable, and the homosexual agenda had become prominent, and government had weakened their military, and they had deteriorated into a welfare state, and the people rioted in the streets under a breakdown of respect for the law, their decadence led to their enemies, the  Goths, the Visigoths, and the vandals overrunning Rome and  the once great Roman Empire collapsed.

    America is walking down thee same road that other nations that have embrace Socialism have and are traveling today. Look at Greece. Is this what we want. It must be. A 51% majority of voters wanted it in the last Presidential election. They returned their idol and champion to office. Those same citizens voted to keep the radical Democrats in the Senate in power in 2010 and 2012 . It’s seems to me that whatever happens, we get what we deserve. 

  • Patty Wales

    I love Ted Cruz God Bless him!

  • Patty Wales

    I love Ted Cruz God Bless him!

  • Anonymous

    We’ll see.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the disorganized part.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that Obama was re-elected as he campaigned on the Affordable Care Act reveals the what the majority of citizens want it. Therefore, Cruz opposes this majority. Now if the government shuts down resulting in a blow to the economy, these same citizens will pin it on Republicans. Remember, the shut down in 98 hurt Gingrich politically. A shut down now would be worse. Trust me.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly Paul wants Obamacare defunded, and he’s glad to let Cruz take the heat to protect his run for President. But Paul has been saying all along that “Obamacare won’t be defunded in a bill to keep the federal government open.” And if you listen to interviews with him, he does not say he’s willing to support a government shut down to get his way. Furthermore, he’s publicly sympathized with his colleagues unwillingness to support Cruz. Paul knows if he’s tied to a shut-down, he’ll loose politically, so he’s glad to let Cruz be the poster-boy for Republican stubbornness.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly Paul wants Obamacare defunded, and he’s glad to let Cruz take the heat to protect his run for President. But Paul has been saying all along that “Obamacare won’t be defunded in a bill to keep the federal government open.” And if you listen to interviews with him, he does not say he’s willing to support a government shut down to get his way. Furthermore, he’s publicly sympathized with his colleagues unwillingness to support Cruz. Paul knows if he’s tied to a shut-down, he’ll loose politically, so he’s glad to let Cruz be the poster-boy for Republican stubbornness.

  • Anonymous

    These are senior politicians that know that rookie tactics won’t work ultimately.

  • Anonymous

    Of course he supports Cruz because Cruz is becoming the poster boy for Republican stubbornness, which is good for Paul because it deflects some negative attention as he gears for a run for President. But Paul has publicly stated that he’s not willing to support a government shut down to get his way.

  • Anonymous

    I learned a lot of personal things about myself watching Ted Cruz.

    I had love and hope in my heart watching Ted speak, just like when Reagan was President. My experience working with Liberals is they have not experienced Love or Hope and don’t know what it is. When they see someone with Love and Hope; it is uncomfortable to them and they want to destroy it. As small children, they have been taught conservatives are stupid and boring.

    Ted Cruz said, he was told he would have to put up with a lot of cruel remarks. I felt hope, because I am retired now, I retired early at 62 because I wanted to get away from the hateful liberals control and cruel remarks I endured from co-workers; for example: they didn’t like me not laughing at their dirty jokes, or condemning management or complaining that I wasn’t happy with my pay. Another example: I personally don’t like the taste of alcohol, so I don’t drink except maybe wine once every two years when I go out to eat with friends, my co-workers would accuse me of being an alcoholic that’s why I didn’t drink. They worked really hard to fine things to say to project me in a negative light. Watching Ted Cruz; I thought, if this man can be up there in front of millions of people, knowing he is going to be rip to threads intentionally by liberal supporters; and realizing I wasn’t the only one in society that had to deal with this; he gave me hope and a reassurance I was the average normal human being just trying to live my life; and I have never meant harm to anyone else; but because I am a conservative; I am attack for my beliefs not because there is something wrong with me necessarily.

    Ted Cruz talked to Rush Limbaugh after his filibuster, and he told Rush, the other people he works with have lost hope. Glen Beck commented: if the other Republicans don’t stand up the Democrats will come after them. Glen, they have already mentally and spiritually destroyed some of the Republicans; that is why they don’t stand up. They need to be replaced with new Republicans, who are not afraid to stand up. People need to start looking for new people to take their place. Rush said, Ted will discover that the other Republicans will not stand with him, and that didn’t surprise me, because I have experienced that in the work place; the conservatives that agree me, do so quietly and tell me to be quiet because they don’t want to deal with the hateful spew that will be projecting from liberal co-workers.

    Glen was pointing out all the idiotactic things that the liberals were doing; they wanted to make Ted Cruz look like a fool. Glen you sound like your whining. Say what you mean, be direct, make your point by “Say it like you mean it”. 

    Thank You Ted Cruz,, it was wonderful to feel the love and hope I once knew. The bible says, God will help those, who help themselves. From my experience, when I couldn’t handle or get something done, God stepped in and made something happen.

    God Bless Ted Cruz. 

  • Anonymous

    If America doesn’t vote Senator Cruz into the President’s office – then we deserve what we get – which will be Hilary Clinton and Bill (the dog).  I personally, would like to have someone more than those two in office.  Can’t stand either liar…. 

  • Anonymous

    How?

  • Anonymous

    Simply because we have more class….

  • Anonymous

    I highly commend Sen Cruz on his fight!    Wish we had more Reps with that fire in the belly., instead they are gutless, spineless, old breed  who are only interested in their fat salaries. Why doesnt the Rep párty vote in BLOK, on principles???????

  • Anonymous

    How vulgar you are man!

  • Anonymous

    Really?  Dream on…-

  • Anonymous

    You sure are homophobic. So much so you ascribe homosexuality to anyone you don’t like.

  • Anonymous

    You sure are homophobic. So much so you ascribe homosexuality to anyone you don’t like.

  • Anonymous

    Guess you don’t qualify.

  • Anonymous

    Ted cruz should be the president because he would represent the majority of americans .not just the communist elite and black elite like obama & the demoncrats do. does any body realize how much money is at stake for these groups if obama care isnt funded ?an astronomical amount of money is about to be ripped from the .taxpayers and buisness & be waisted on the excriment of society which despise this country against the will of the productive , but so there you have it if obama care survives there is no functional representave gov. in this country anymore

  • Anonymous

    I don’t hate to say I told you so.

  • nlightn

    ted cruz reminds me of Jim Jones of ‘drink the purple koolaid fame’. yep,..ted cruz is Jim Jones reincarinated,…leading nonthinking, non intelligent people down a dangerous path of oblivion. yep,..in my book ted cruz is a narcissistic asshole.