Sen. Ted Cruz: We Need Our Grassroots Army to Take Down Obamacare

Senator Ted Cruz (R, TX) has not backed off from his drive to destroy the President’s disastrous take over of our healthcare system with his Obamacare scheme and this weekend he was in Iowa bucking up the troops and urging a “grassroots army” to rise up and dismantle Obamacare.

Cruz was appearing before a crowd in Akron, Iowa on Friday, October 25 in three days of events that many think indicates he’s considering a run for President in 2016.

Cruz says he is only focused on his work in the Senate now, but if he does look to a run for the White House, Iowa is a traditional place to start to raise his profile.

Whatever his goals for the future, for today he is still beating the drum to defeat Obamacare and he made some excellent points about the hypocrisy of the left, the Democrats and the Old Media complex (but I thrice repeat myself) that attacked those that wanted to delay and defund Obamacare.

“I seem to recall two weeks ago when every newspaper, every political TV station was saying that it is impossible for the president to delay any part of Obamacare,” Cruz said. “You guys are nuts. This week, the president and the Democrats are saying ‘holy cow, this thing is really not working.’”

This is exactly right. Last week the Old Media and the Democrats were screaming that it was sacrilege to delay Obamacare–remember how they kept screaming “it’s the law”?

But this week, even Democrats are saying that because the website has been such a disaster we need to delay it all. New week, new tune.

Cruz said he had an idea of how to further delay this horrid healthcare law. “Telling people’s stories about how Obamacare is hurting real people, right now. That’s how we’re going to do this,” he said.

And Cruz we right when he said that Obamacare is the “single biggest lie” in political history.

Above we have the first half of Senator Cruz’ address but if you’d like to watch his entire speech, here it is…

What do you think? Is Cruz right? Can we rise up as a grassroots army to destroy Obamacare and stop this un-American, socialist mess before it’s too late?

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Posted by on October 28, 2013.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Lawrence Westlake

    This is just like when Barry Goldwater successfully raised a “grassroots army” to defeat Medicare. Oh, right. Speaking of which, here I must say that you have to give Cruz a lot of credit. He knows his audience. Grifting for campaign donations the addled demographics that make up the likes of the Iowa caucuses is like stealing candy from babies. Arguably there’s no more cocooned and loopy set of people anywhere in the body politic. They actually don’t understand that in order to get rid of Obamacare you’d need a Republican elected president and for all practical purposes a filibuster-proof GOP majority in the Senate along with retaining a substantial GOP majority in the House. Seriously, they don’t understand that. These are the same people who actually were surprised (shocked, even) when Clinton back in ’98 wasn’t removed from office. Basic math and 9th-grade-level civics are not their strong suits.

    • Texas_Accountant

      Lawrence,

      I know that we are stupid and you are brilliant, but the Dems shoved Obamacare through to law without a “filibuster proof Senate” – remember the reconciliation process after the election of Scott Brown?

      On the other hand, I think that Obamacare will do just fine in removing itself. If you Dems succeed, it will remain a name on a vastly changed law (you now hear Dem calls to “fix it.”). If the Dems do not succeed, it will be an epithet for government incompetence.

      I am probably wrong, though. As a conservative, I am not “all knowing” as you seem to be.

  • Commander_Chico

    This guy is a charlatan. He could have put a hold on the funding resolution and the debt limit, but he caved in.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      All Hail the Pronouncement of the soi disant congnoscenti and veteran!

    • Texas_Accountant

      Commandante,

      I don’t understand. You wanted him to fight President Obama? Are you calling him names because he didn’t fight enough?

      • Commander_Chico

        He could have forced it, but he wimped out. It didn’t make any difference to me.

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          Ha ha!

        • Jwb10001

          How exactly does the jr senator from Tx force it? His own party wimped out leaving him hanging in the wind. Since you’re an expert on Senate tactics please enlighten us Senator Chico.

          • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

            CORRECT! IMO we should dismantle Obama, The Regime, and Obamacare would then crumble as it had no business in America to start with. Obamacare is Communist from the get go! Tyranny in the making, which America is fast getting that way. Shame, shame! GRRRR

  • http://www.rustedsky.net JLawson

    All things considered…

    Leave it alone. Don’t take it down, push it, trip it, defund it, don’t do a blessed thing about it. Don’t make any speeches about it – ignore it when it’s brought up.

    Obamacare is falling apart on its own. The supporters NEED the GOP – either to support it to get it functional in even a minimal capacity, or to be the fall guys and be blamed for it all when it falls apart.

    If the GOP refuses to play their part in the script, either as saviors or villains, it’ll all be on the Democrats… and I don’t see them surviving the failure.

    • Brucehenry

      Yes the failure of Obamacare that you so eagerly anticipate will probably create a preference cascade lol.

      In a year the problems with this website will be forgotten. But until then:

      http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/10/nation-that-waited-decades-for-health-care-infuriated-by-slow-web-site.html?utm_source=tny&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=borowitz&mbid=nl_Borowitz%20(186)

      • Jwb10001

        Yes the web sight problems will be solved and all that will be left is sticker shock. You may be right we might be stuck with this debacle but it’s hardly something to be happy about.

        • Hawk_TX

          Liberals love to talk about the website problems when the real problem with the ACA is that it has already failed at it’s stated goals. It is raising cost dramatically when they promised it would reduce insurance rates. It is causing millions to lose their insurance plans when they were promised that they could keep them. And it is causing companies to layoff workers or switch them to part time.

          It is now obvious to all that the ACA was never about improving healthcare but was intended to give the government more power and control over the life’s of Americans. Even when the website works perfectly all these problems will remain.

          • Jwb10001

            Actually I think it’s intended purpose is to crash the system and cause so much pain that single payer will look like a good option by comparison. It’s a shame that the president of our country is so willing to hurt so many to advance his political goals and those of his accomplices.

          • Brucehenry

            Yes and the lack of any effort to confiscate your guns in Obama’s first term was just to lull you into complacency. Damn that Obama is devious!

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            You say so, Niedermeir…

          • Jwb10001

            Wow that’s quiet a deflection even for you Bruce. I don’t recall ever claiming that Obama was going to confiscate my guns but then I don’t own any.

          • Brucehenry

            The point is to mock the idea that an elaborate, years-long ruse is taking place to somehow fool America into a radical change….genius.

          • Jwb10001

            But Obama himself has declared the goal is single payer and we have to force it on the American Public a little at a time. So I don’t see how that is so mock worthy… genius.

          • Brucehenry

            Quotes and links or it didn’t happen.

          • Jwb10001

            From the 2008 camping:
            “Obama has pledged that, if elected, all Americans would have health-care coverage by the end of his first term. He has said he is reluctant to switch to a ‘single-payer’ national health insurance system because of the difficulty in making a quick transition from the employer-based private system.”

            From Town Halls:

            At his town halls as president, he routinely answers questions about single-payer by saying he would favor it if he were starting a system “from scratch.” But he consistently adds that’s not the goal of the current reform. “For us to transition completely from an employer-based system of private insurance to a single-payer system could be hugely disruptive, and my attitude has been that we should be able to find a way to create a uniquely American solution to this problem that controls costs but preserves the innovation that is introduced in part with a free-market system,” Obama said in Annandale, Va., on July 1, 2009.

            Link of Obama himself saying “I happen to be a proponent of single payer healthcare”

            Is that enough to satisfy you Bruce, now you can parse and pick at to find some wiggle room for defense of the savior?

          • Brucehenry

            The two quotes prove exactly the OPPOSITE of your point. He has said he’s a proponent but that it would be too difficult, after all these years of employee-based health insurance to make the transition. The two quotes don’t indicate a ruse to make Obamacare a clusterfuck so that single-payer looks better by comparison AT ALL.

            Even the video, in which he boldly declares he’s a proponent of single-payer, doesn’t indicate such a ruse. Looks more like a change of mind to me.

            Again, it’s no secret that Obama favored single-payer in the past. My mockery was of your assertion that Obamacare is designed to fail so that single-payer seems attractive. That’s just stupid.

            It would be stupid of Obama to have his signature accomplishment be a stalking horse for the next Democratic president’s single-payer accomplishment. It wouldn’t work, for one thing.

            It’s just as stupid as believing that the lack of any initiatives to “take your guns” in the first term was a trick to lull you to sleep. Which was my point.

          • Jwb10001

            First the ruse part is of course my opinion, I would have thought someone as smart as you would know that without having to be told. Secondly Obama and the democrats want single payer that’s not even debatable. They say so all the time. And while Obama is I’m sure all powerful, they have screwed this thing up to a point that it can’t possibly stand. His best hope is that he can get credit for the stepping stone to single payer, otherwise his signature legislation should/perhaps will go down in history as a complete disaster. But then that’s only my opinion.

        • jim_m

          Bruce like all lefties is reveling in the pain that others feel. Bruce loves it when people suffer, it means that there are more opportunities for the dems top make promises that they have no intention of fulfilling. Bruce knows that the left thrives on prolonging the suffering of people, so this makes him happy.

          • Brucehenry

            The only person I know who gets a chance for European travel and then spends all his time on Wizbang.

          • jim_m

            It’s travel for work. I’m stuck in a business complex in Wiesbaden and not even near the town center (which I have been to previously and is very nice). Plus medical conferences are not that thrilling. And now it is 5 O’clock and I will have a wonderful webex with the US is 2 hours so not much chance to do anything before I have to fly home.

          • Brucehenry

            Sorry. Just snarking. Too bad you don’t get to have more fun, but I guess you do on some trips more than others, right?

          • jim_m

            Sometimes. It’s better when it’s a longer trip and I get held over on the weekend. Then you actually get some time to do stuff.

      • LiberalNightmare

        Don’t worry Bruce, if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.

  • LiberalNightmare

    I’m down with the whole rise up and stop obamacare thing, buts lets think about this for a minute here.

    I cant tell you how much I enjoy reading all of the “I supported obamacare and now my insurance costs twice as much as it did before! What happened? Where did my job go?” stories. So I’ve got a different idea. How about we just stand back and let it happen?

    Its all win for me, I’m pushing 50. I’m close enough to collecting social security that it will probably be solvent for me. Screw the kids, the same low information voters that let John Stewart, P Diddy and SNL convince them that obamacare is a good idea are going to be the ones who to pay for my new hip and penile implant with the taxes from their tanning bed sessions and their legal marijuana.

    Thanks for the free health care bitches! Enjoy your career as a part time cashier at the 7-11!