Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz's Filibuster More About Freedom Than ObamaCare

Pundits are saying Pres. Obama is losing support from his own party. To give you an idea how bad it's gotten, today Jimmy Carter compared him to Jimmy Carter...Leno

  • "The only thing that can stop ObamaCare now is reality." That was a Tweet by David Burge earlier today. I believe he's absolutely correct in his observation.
  • Ted Cruz was also right yesterday. Too many pundits and critics (many from his own party) missed Cruz's main points. Namely, Cruz was not only making a case against ObamaCare. After all,  he was preaching to the choir. Almost all major polls continue to show most Americans do not support the law and know little of the law even after hundreds of speeches by Pres. Obama and his surrogates touting it since its passage in 2010. No, Cruz was making a case against the law as a costly intrusion into our lives.
  • Interestingly, those Republicans who continue to criticize Cruz made some of the exact same arguments against ObamaCare three years ago. Yet now they fling long knives into his back? It's yet another example of the political class---whether Republican or Democrat---standing against the people rather than standing for the people and the Constitution. Cruz made that clear when he himself said, "The American people are frustrated because their elected officials don't listen {to them}."
  • And why should these political class Republicans so arrogant anyway? After all, they just lost two elections to an incumbent who possessed one of the most pitiful records of any president in American history.

  • These are the same elites who criticized---and continue to criticize---the Tea Party even though the Tea Party backed candidates kicked ass in 2010. In fact, if it wasn't for the Tea Party in 2010, the Republicans might just be the minority party in both Houses today. The Republican elite should bend down and spit shine the shoes of Tea Party backed candidates rather than attacking them at every turn.
  • Groucho Marx once famously said, "These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others." He could have been referring to progressives then.  Unfortunately too many Republicans today hold that very view.
  • It's bad enough conservatives have to deal with progressive Democrats. It's worse when they have to deal with progressive Republicans.
  • Time and time again, we've seen Republicans win elections when they stuck to core conservative principles. Ronald Reagan's victories were the clearest evidence of that claim. When they support Constitutional principles, when they support smaller government, when they support less overbearing regulations, when they make national security a priority, and when they pursue lowering taxes---they win elections.
  • Today's Republican Party---unfortunately---appears to be a mirage. That's why conservatives will continue to embrace patriots like Ted Cruz even when they are not successful---because they know they will have lost on principle rather than relying on some vague, feckless and corrupt political theatre.