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Live Stream || Ted Cruz Filibuster

It’s a unique moment – a real live filibuster – so I thought you might want to watch Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaking on the floor tonight. We can make this kind of an overnight open thread so that everyone can watch and comment.

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29 thoughts on “Live Stream || Ted Cruz Filibuster”

  1. Republicans should remind voters that we haven’t seen a filibuster like this since the Democrats filibustered against the Civil Rights Act. When someone comments on the length of Cruz’s speech, the response should be, “Oh that’s doesn’t come close to the speech Democrat Richard Russell gave in defense of racial segregation back in 1964 in order to defeat the Civil Rights Act.”

    Fortunately for the nation, Republicans were able to defeat that filibuster and ensure passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. And it is equally important to this nation once again that Republicans succeed.

    1. You do realize that he was the founder of the Conservative Coalition. He was one of the fathers of modern conservatism. Read up on your history and don’t besmirch our most important members.

      1. He was one of the fathers of modern conservatism.There is nothing ‘conservative’ about racism. Richard Russell is a scumbag regardless of how he wants to package it. And so were all of his racist Democrat allies. True conservatives stand for equal protection for all. Russell opposed equal protection in favor of the same elitist BS that the modern Democrat party stands for. So do not for one second try to sell me the BS that Russell is some important member of what Ted Cruz now stands for.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cruz & Co. This is THE chance for the establishment Republicans to get on board and save their collective butts. Pay attention.

    “There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.”

    Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224

  3. I stand with you , Ted Cruz and thank you. for us, if obamacare is so good why won’t Harry Reid, Pelosi, or the others use it? they know that it’s bad. they’re not better than we are, thanks Ted,

  4. With all the republicans that refuse to make a stand against Obamacare, even though, most of them ran on a soap-box to repeal Obamacare…..I wonder if it has something to do with what Congress did earlier in 2013. They made it legal for themselves and their staff to insider trade. I wonder how many republicans have invested heavily in the healthcare industry to capitalize on the expansion and make more money for their re-election campaigns. I am tired of non-stop campaigning! I love that Ted Cruz has principles and integrity!

    1. Are you freaking kidding me? The man read green eggs and ham on the senate floor and then totally missed the point of it… a children’s story. He should be smacked and sent back to Canada.

  5. This is not a filibuster. This is political posturing. We need strong and smart leaders in our party and he is doing nothing more than damaging it. The vote is going to happen whether or not he speaks for three days straight, so I’m thinking that he has ulterior motives. Obamacare is not liberal. It’s something we can stand behind. It makes everyone reponsible for funding their own healthcare and takes the burden off of the tax payer. If you don’t pay, you don’t play. My family is military, and not active duty. We don’t need a government shutdown to threaten us because of this stupid political bickering.

    I want my old Republican Party back.

  6. I think Harry Reid is having mental problems. I think he needs some dimensia medication. He shows the symptions my grandmother had before we had to get her a 24-hour nurse. I cant believe he is the Majority Leader…..what a sad representation.

  7. Harry Reed says we didn’t learn anything new? The Tea Party is trying to destroy Government? Well Mr. Reed, We the people learned something new, and Ted Cruz did not only represent the Tea Party, he represented the people of America. I know the American people are not trying to destroy our Government and I know that the Tea Party is not out to destroy the Government. Open your eyes!!! Wake up!!!

  8. McCain is a disgrace! How dare he deminish what Ted did. I bed he is sorry that he can stand that long without changing a diaper! Make room for lively politicians you old fart!

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