Post Tagged with: "government shutdown"

Senator Cruz on the Tonight Show

Senator Cruz on the Tonight Show

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. He talks about compromise, Ronald Reagan, and the frustration of the American people. He received a lot of applause when he said that the biggest divide that we have is not so much between Republicans and Democrats as it is between entrenched politicians in both parties, and the American people.

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Ted Cruz speaking at Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ted Cruz Won After All

Ted Cruz won. Senate Democrats are scrambling to delay the implementation of the very individual mandate they fought to keep in place by choosing to shut down the government. Now, they apparently have seen the light, no longer bamboozled by Obama’s promises that the $600 million healthcare exchange website would work and that all would be OK in the Sebelius fantasy world if the mean Texan just stopped talking.

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President Obama

America–and the Tea Party–Are Owed an Apology

For weeks, Obama and his minions refused offer after offer that would have delayed implementation of Obamacare for a year. They not only refused to even talk about these concerns, they demonized anyone who even suggested that putting Obamacare on pause might be in everyone’s best interest. Now, it seems that the Obama Administration is looking to unilaterally waive enforcing the individual mandate portion of the law…The only problem is the Administration does not have the power to waive legal requirements under the law no matter how much sense they make.

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Poll: Few Americans Missed the Federal Government

Poll: Few Americans Missed the Federal Government

Oh, my goodness, the world was on the edge of disaster during the recent government shutdown…or not. Now a Washington Post/ABC poll (not exactly conservative outlets) has found that the vast majority of Americans didn’t miss the federal government during the shutdown.

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Jonathan Jarvis at the White House Summit on Environmental Education

Making it Hurt: Just Following Orders

Over the course of the 16-day government shutdown, the National Park Service went out of its way to make life as difficult as possible for as many Americans as they could. While the Senate was busy forming the final deal to end the government shutdown, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing taking National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to task about his agency’s absurd treatment of the American people during the government shutdown.

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Why Republicans Lost the Defund ObamaCare Battle

Why Republicans Lost the Defund ObamaCare Battle

Because they didn’t want to win. It’s as simple as that. They didn’t want to win. I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say it because it’s the truth. When you don’t want to win, when you don’t believe you can win, you won’t win. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) wanted to win. Cruz new we could win…if the gutless wonders who “lead” Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate could have their knees propped up and be led kicking and screaming victory.

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U.S. Senate Candidate Stace Nelson

Stace Nelson for U.S. Senate Addresses Senate Rollover

As I speak with people in South Dakota, I am hearing voices of anger, surprise and worse of all hopelessness. I share the frustrations and disgust that many South Dakotans feel over the recent intentional closure of our government, and subsequent deliberate actions to make that closure as painful as possible on the American people. The situation highlights what many of us already knew, that career politicians, more concerned about political power than the proper management of our country, are the root of the problems in our federal and state government.

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Was the Republican Effort to Defund ObamaCare Doomed?

Was the Republican Effort to Defund ObamaCare Doomed?

Some say the Republican effort over the past couple of weeks to defund ObamaCare and rein in out-of-control spending was “hopeless,” “reckless” and “doomed” from the start. Is that true…or is it really that Republican leadership chose to surrender and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

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Gutless RINOs Work to Lose, Complain That We Lost

Gutless RINOs Work to Lose, Complain That We Lost

So now it seems the GOP has lost the fight to defund ObamaCare. Why? From the beginning of the serious effort to defund ObamaCare began, led by “non-leader” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), the gutless RINO establishment of the Republican Party has vehemently opposed getting off their lazy liberal rear ends and actually doing anything beyond empty whining about ObamaCare. You’ll never win a fight that you not only think you can’t win, but that you are determined not to win.

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Is the Federal Government ‘Shutdown’ For Real?

Is the Federal Government ‘Shutdown’ For Real?

Have you been wondering if the federal government is really “shutdown?” Does the whole “shutdown” story seem a little suspicious to you? Well you’re not alone…Although you don’t hear much about it on television, many people on social media are calling the whole shutdown debate a “smoke and mirrors” game that is designed to provide the illusion of a difference between the parties.

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