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Sep 25, 2013|

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the senate floor for two days in support of a government funding bill passed by the House that "defunds" Obamacare in an attempt to prevent Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid from bringing it up for a vote which woukld allow Reid to strip out the defund provision. Reis said Cruz just wasted his time. Howie did not agree....

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Harry Reid says Ted Cruz was wasting his time. Do you agree. Now F 57%. Saying now I -- he now I mean upping the biggest Ted Cruz span the world but. God bless them you get a good job calling attention to something we all like yeah I you know. I don't know -- I must admit I don't know the ins and outs of but this up. Congressional rules and you know how they differ from the house to the senate than. What about coach cloture means I -- cloture means but you know and what they're trying to do when was he Baxter was he using the house Republicans are. Or run or you know worthy and worthy of senators trying to use use trying to what I get you know get away from him and walk away. All I know this you know I want I'm I want somebody who's gonna stand up there and tell them to go to hell with this obamacare I love that stuff with the love this stuff with but Chris Matthews can I Q we replace somewhere replacement cuts here. I think a lot more but I -- you know me the last few months I've been saying I'll like like Ted Cruz more than I like Rand Paul war. Certainly Marco Rubio I like mark mark rubio -- toll came out for a amnesty for -- thirty million illegal aliens wanna go on welfare. And I guess you've been pretty good on this issue but it's you know it's never gonna change me on from you know disliking Marco Rubio I'd probably if fight. The -- voted in Florida. They own property there -- that live there part of the year but not much of the year and that vital if I voted in Florida vote again and but. I mean Ted Cruz is just he he she is really a he he's really solid as far as like -- in the more they hate him. You know whether it's whether it's the New York Times. -- Terry Reid. Whether it's his fellow Republicans in the senate. You know the he -- we played the cut for you earlier in the week about from -- Chris Matthews last Sunday. Saying that that when he announced that the Chris that the Ted Cruz was going to be on his show on Sunday. He was. Inundated with the opposition research not from Democrats but former Republicans. Republicans dislike this idea. But Ted -- latest we've even making jokes a bottom on fox being Canadian I mean what's. Mean these Americans said somebody's gonna I guess he's gonna he is that he is technically. Canadian as well. Dual citizenship but he's gonna go down renounces Canadian citizenship Europeans already done so warn Canada and American parent. So. I mean -- -- -- if if a guy you know was won't deported out there on the line and the you know I mean it was he was a real underdog when he ran for for the for the senate I mean this -- -- was lieutenant governor of Texas. Wasn't a bad guy he paid its dues. Been in the Austin period in the legislature worked his way up through the ranks. In the in in Christian -- nowhere. And you know wasn't the cruise has a Hispanic and Amy -- at least not release Hispanic he's Cuban half human. It's it was that it it was that he was a he was the real thing. And in the in the Texas primary voters could could see that they understood that he was the real thing where it's. The lieutenant governor was just the again along the goal on a guy you know when I mean. You know how much how much anymore got a long to go along kind of guys do you -- -- -- -- the you're ruling the how we what is your dislike with Korea and I don't dislike Rand Paul. But I mean he seems to go back and forth on this you on this site amnesty bill he goes he you know one minute export the next -- -- Against that the next minute he's going to these to this Hispanic group and telling them we've got to have some more -- jobs. For them. You know I don't I don't get the feeling that he uses -- he's he's fine I mean he's eighty if if Paula if by -- crew was it isn't in the race in 2016. That probably go with -- -- program Paul. But I I just I think that you know Juan Cruz is the real thing he's Ali you know let's let's have some cuts from let's have some. Well first let's have some cuts -- month. Chris Matthews 'cause again you could you really can't tell. Peltz who someone is despite his enemies and the fact that they've they've talked about. You don't over the top where we're used to this were were used to this rhetoric. But them. But you know credit Chris Matthews is is you know doing it again last night. Because he is a problem for our republic anyway -- pipe dream of a strategy to get the senate to go along with. His plans so called the define the Affordable Care Act is simply -- falling apart he's tried to pass. But consider resolutions -- the presence health club by a voice about that failed. He tried to convince senate majority leader Harry Reid to adopt the sixty vote threshold the pass and the amendments like the one that will inevitably strip out the kill obamacare language itself. Big surprise that failed to know your body Republican leadership to support have been blocking to continue resolution from even being considered on the senate floor that failed big time. And he's trying to persuade senators to block a vote it would end debate and pave the way for a final vote. On the very legislation he supports guess what that's -- Seles. -- wanna open it up so that they can have a simple point or simple majority vote let's have a stop about how we try to overturn the the president's. Is that the president and mark legislature did -- that the the ironic thing here is that you know it's it's not like Ted Cruz. Has discovered this really popular. Legislative. Work that you know always is is -- a -- but throughout the country. -- -- Is speaking. For the majority. Of the American people here and they make it sound like he's some kind of like he's some kind of crank I mean hey you hear this tax cut he's he via. Chris is get a comrade Chris is gonna make him sound like he's he's terminal access in the -- -- -- yell he's. Where she backs off. Tough he has offering a real threat to our polity to our American political system Paul -- threatening to an extent he's able to do it we don't think he's gonna pull off. But he's threatening basically stop the United States government in its tracks till he gets what he wants the destruction of the presence landmark bill. He then wants to be noted stop the United States covered from paying its bill wait wait wait -- what's so great he. He's not the only one who wants to stop obamacare a majority. Of the people who live in this country. Want to stop Obama care. I -- talk about destructive. And narcissistic. I mean how about a guy who just wants to what I want storm when the health care for hundreds of millions of people. Just sold just for his. Socialist. Ideological. Wing pipe dreams. Mean how narcissistic is that mean all all. All lot Ted Cruz is doing is standing. The forces of history and saying spot. It's happy he's trying to prevent something happening what's wrong with apps. Default so he can get what he wants me now is pretty close to destructive out of what is the word terrorism law. Does our way as well I mean this is pretty extreme behavior. This is that that's a dog whistle crests. Terrorism. Like tried. Another dog whistle. OK now let's listen a little bit of of cruise and this is it during his 21 hour. What everywhere at the Democrats are if filibuster against the gimmicky at the time but he's -- yet when he won despite. Madam president I intend to speak in opposition to obamacare. I intend to speak and supported. Until I'm no longer able to stand. The American people want to stop this madness. Exactly and so -- Americans understand this thing. Isn't working and yet Washington. Is pretending not to now. Washington is pretending to have no awareness instead you have politicians that gives speeches about how wonderful Obama carries. And yet at the same time they go to the president and ask for an exemption from Obama care for members of congress exactly the Mets hope. We care is so wonderful right. Why is it that it's loudness advocates don't wanna be subject to. The men I'll -- madam president. That's a very difficult one to figure out. Not real he has not really Ted. We kind of figured it out it's hypocrisy. You know. Got more. And I will confess that phrase it rebellion against depression conjured up to me. The rebel alliance fighting against. The empire. The empire being the Washington DC establishment and indeed. Immediately on hearing that phrase I wondered if at some point we were going to see a tall gentleman. In a mechanical breathing apparatus come forward and say in a deep voice. Mike Lee I am -- far. This is a fight. To restore freedom and people. This is a fight. To get. The Washington establishment the empire. To listen to the people. And just like in Star Wars movies. The empire. Will strike back. But at the end of the day. I think the rebel alliance. I think the people will prevail. The senator from Kentucky asked can we actually make real progress this. -- -- If if somebody was trying if somebody like Al Franken were trying to stop 88 a massive overreach. Governmental power. The was pushed through a legitimately -- way. Through -- a congress that that no longer exists by the way a congress that was. Repudiated because -- that did this very thing. What they call it terrorism. What they call it speaking truth to power I think we all know the answer -- -- question -- way. It when you play clips of MSNBC it is like the philosophical argument -- the tree falls in the far from the -- -- around as the makers found MSNBC is that that tree in the forest and the only one around them or curtail the reason I ask -- -- it to it was labor and Glenn -- they were talking about Chris Matthews -- and now noxious ones in the big but they were refusing to play if we can't take it anymore. I think issue it's an issue here I mean again Michael I'm a chemical hold and and watch CNN. Right error or MSNBC but -- but as long as the cuts existence of someone's. You know reporting it and cutting it up and we can get them off the Internet will will play a of course another big -- Rachel I was making a big deal about how great this woman was remembered just a couple months ago -- Texas this woman was for partial birth abortion she's a state senator from Texas in Austin. And variety in all -- she was speaking truth to power I don't even remember her name she was just wonderful person. And day you know she got about as much chance of winning in the Texas legislature as as pit crews dead. In the US senate. But was calling our VA. Yet terrorist. Now would -- -- Rachel I was talking about -- again last night right crest. -- while calling. -- -- -- tech crew is doing right take right when she -- this woman from Texas is Joan mark. And and and head cruises the slim flam man. -- But double standards here. 1877469432218774694. Tree. 22. We to take some calls on this side I am all for a Wednesday you know if anybody wants to -- you know shaba farm -- the -- via the ruling class. You know kick the kick the ass of the ruling class as far as I'm concerned he's so right I mean he's talking about this misses and we talked about the last couple weeks. This is no longer fight just between Democrats and Republicans this fight between the belt inside the beltway. Outside the beltway they don't they don't understand. What what it's like out here in the. We don't understand what it's like in here you know they -- they would they want to war how could how could anybody. Vote for something. In it and then in the NC I don't wanna be. Governed by by -- what I just what I just voted for my constituents. Which they -- the purely pick -- the subjects I mean I wouldn't I. I wouldn't it if I warn congress I and I think if you -- in congress I mean. You wouldn't wanna inflict something that's what this is all this is an inflection. On the American people. I wanna I -- -- for something on anybody I wouldn't want that I wouldn't mind having inflict that on May. Mean I don't I -- but you know I mean -- to the death penalty and I'm not I don't think I should suffer the death penalty I'm talking about a week -- ledge legislation. And law. You know. Why why would I want to what I wanna what I wanna tell everybody else that they had the drive Hyundai is when I'm driving a jaguar from Exeter jet from Jack Exeter jaguar. I think everybody should have a jaguar and I don't wanna I don't want a different set of rules for me I mean what kind of what kind of world this that. But these this is what these people in Washington want the heat they keep. -- He's not playing by the rules but I knew it was for him and so Paul read that story in the New York Times couple months ago. Senate Republicans said he he's he it's too hard for freshman -- now. Like literally cure but this US it. 18774694322. H why is Rand Paul supporting Mitch McConnell. I think he's supporting Mitch McConnell because arena because a Mitch McConnell supported him when he was running and they were trying to two was again I don't think probably Mitch McConnell wanted him originally but once he won the primary got behind him. He win you know he when he was running the field Jim Bunning seat when bombing retired about two years ago whenever once. So I think this is just he's just wanna -- is paying him back I mean I got no problems with them you know repay that favor that's again that's that's something that's up than you do that's just the human thing to do. If somebody helps you you you should help him if you get a chance down the road. 18774694322. Bruce you're next with how we cargo have Bruce. Well I haven't -- testing. January 92000. And serve and broke the daily times article. AP special correspondent David Stern and that's. The purpose it's having read this reporting and we can't promote these reaction to Bush's planned to have this surge in Iraq. Yeah can. That's what we're Harry Reid says the war is lost. Nobody is one where Harry -- and tourists sit discussing their plans. To prevent this it's. True that the -- terrorist that congress. Excuse me but -- the -- Utah. And they -- and Harry Reid what depending. On how. It could prevent this -- that's even the power of congress as part of the press tour -- strained and full well. Did did in Republicans call them terrorists. And I don't think so either. Hearst is kind of a bad word -- -- around in it and the it recklessly isn't it. But I think it's intimate -- and. Contestant on an ordinary people spent. All I know -- -- I believe it I mean again the that this is the this is the way they operate you know I mean that they they were saying that if there were when the Republicans have the majority in the were thinking about changing the sixty vote rule. Hillary Reid was talking about you know one end of democracy you would think it was you know the Republicans were gonna were like a couple awfully. Right -- fire for the 21 century you know. But now he's saying hey if they've I don't you know we have a problem with the sixty votes screw the sixty votes I'll do whatever the hell like please. Delete your next with how we cargo -- Have only this and -- LSD crowd that would the morning -- -- And that no conservative Joseph Scarborough -- -- are a sad. With crude. I know they are. -- -- -- -- -- I understood why the why the women. Hated Sarah Palin because she was better looking -- them what's the store what is the story here than what is the obsession with crows about what these. I usually aren't jealous of other guys are way. -- he has single handedly. Read five to re energize the conservative movement who'd been on suicide watch since the election. And they can't stand it because it it means that that's the usual Republicans had expired past their sell by date. And they know that's what's coming because Rand -- Mike Lee and had crude are shaken things up and that's what the conservative movement won't. Yeah I know I it's too bad that -- It's too bad Murdoch did get elected in Indiana and a couple others get elected you know they just kind of put their foot -- -- and lost and it's too bad. Marco Rubio went over to the dark side but the idea there are few of them laughed. Thanks for the call 18774694322. When we get that John McCain cut about about what a bad about a bad person. Ted cruises news is another run. This is another great great example of four I know rhinos in action. Obama cares its called an out of the more -- -- A CA. Let's -- subject. Of that was a major issue in the campaign. I campaigned all over America for two months everywhere I could and in every single. That a campaign rally I said and we have to repeal and replace obamacare. Well the people spoke. He spoke much to my dismay. But this fault. And they reelected. The president of the United States. And that doesn't mean that we give up our efforts to try to. Replace and repair. Obamacare no report when you diary you repair it that elections have consequences. And those elections were profoundly clear. In a significant majority that the majority of the American people -- group supported. The president of the United States and renewed his stewardship of this country I don't quite get. Was not something that. I wanted the outcome to be but I think all of us should respect the outcome of elections which reflects the will of the people. So we just went through way. What it you know. Like that might like the first caller said Bruce I mean. Wasn't George Bush reelected in in. 2004 I believe he got a higher percentage of the popular -- up much 52% maybe it's 51% but Obama got. But did the Democrats. Except him did did they did they try to say well you know we got a majority so we don't go with the we're gonna go with the flow if he wants the -- the matches I know -- didn't you just heard saying they were trying to figure out parliamentary procedures to Willa. The cut off. His the monetary. Funding to watch that and to salvage the Iraq War. One. 87746943221877469. 4322. -- our car. 18774694322. By the way Texas which succeed in six maybe. H for the first time in my life I can relate to the anger that the columnist must've felt. When they picked up their pitch for the pilot too radical government Obama cures OK for the peasants but not for the ruling class where is the outrage. Exactly. Yeah and now. 540 -- -- McCain ad campaign on the same principles and with the same conviction of senator crews who would have been in the White House. I like a back two weeks he's talking about you know we have to while we have to respect. The we have to respect the outcomes of elections. Well. This was passed by obamacare was passed by house that -- superdome super democratic super majority of them it's. After they passed obamacare. In the next election. The Republicans picked up 63. Seats. 63 seats. In they've kept the majority ever cents. I mean that's that's an outcome of -- of election isn't. I mean the via the majority that the reason why the Republicans picked up sixty receipts were number reasons of course but. I would suggest that the Paramount reason was be passage of this. This monstrosity known as obamacare. Eric your next what how we cargo ahead going America. Yeah I would say those 63 seats were directly. Because of the electorate really the American people I mean just. Disgusted look at it Nancy Pelosi pass and Obama giveaways she did basically still sticking it down. The Republicans stroke and everybody else in America and you hope and we didn't know that obviously. And she didn't know what's in it and even admitted it and they they would it was a bill originated in the senate and went all up. All all want the bills like this tax it we're gonna involve taxes are supposed to war regenerate in the house. In the and the Supreme Court and then the supreme that they said it wasn't attacks on the supreme court's liberal would be unconstitutional. Except what's it was a -- So we're gonna call and attacks I mean they talk about the you know an illegitimate Lee. Conceived and pass them up held up piece of legislation. Now obamacare is the ID is the ultimate example. You know award for the consequences of -- the actions of that you know unfortunately. It almost the American people. Are really struggling you -- pay a lot of money for our our health insurance you know will and -- you don't. I was paying it up my post opus so it spans 171000 -- a year it was kill me and you know my wife feel we have a baby and stop and shoot it up you know taken out. A full time job she works capital check goes to just -- and health insurance unfortunately. A very high percentage American people look at all hope -- and they say oh -- -- priest four or he's gonna give us a great -- also accomplished record. Into believing this is a good deal. Actually more importantly -- are too many people are being snookered the people what the people think it's a good deal people who don't pay for their health care are already in an argument that I can pay for an under any circumstances anyway. There live there than the typical Obama voters welfare recipients. And I unfortunately I think what's gonna happen you know this is so what what you know I don't know there's presidential terrible forty Sangamo. You'll be able to -- and a part time jobs but I think that the Republican Party regional gave me a big mistake when they stop talking about. Automatically cut the food stamps when obamacare is going to be throwing people -- part time jobs and the poverty I believe so that Obama -- -- -- people -- the system and you have the -- the east and oh a couple of special until they should be talking about how we're gonna create good jobs a great shot at a up lift people out of that area. And in -- like they've taken -- -- of people would panic across a little bit of a demagogue it. Wild -- -- I mean they're just trying to get some kind of handle on on on what's going on I mean did it this food stamps are out of control as well you know I mean I you know when you got one out of seven people in the country is on food stamps. And then we see what the the food stamps are being used for me the food stamps and the and the cash. What they're being used for me it's it's ridiculous thanks for the call -- Or 1877469432218774694322. Let's say McCain not Smart enough to realize Romney was right 47% of the people vote depending on government not voting that come off the gravy train your only -- 4% more for the majority. And now and now. 18774694322. 603 how we congress' exempted themselves but what about their children and grandchildren -- they -- the two banks. I think I think about that all the time 603 I keep thinking that you know these people assemble its gonna be great you know Norma affected but it's going to be great for all you people. A -- are are they -- you know -- these people least Democrats mainly. Chuck Schumer is the name of almost comes to mind I think a moderate you know it is Chuck Schumer is which are his troll -- his grandchildren is great grandchildren they -- are they gonna be -- to -- gonna get Walter Reed hospital but. If they have a if if if they have a need for a new. Need a surgically. Repaired knee. Were they gonna have to stand in line with the rest of point point now when when somebody new which representing the empire State of New York in the senate. Dan you're next with Howie -- go ahead Dan. Pay our our premise this by saying that I am not a fan of obamacare but. Based country track I don't understand what sectors is doing I thought filibuster where as. When someone stand there because they are standing there and talking in the context of book which is about to happen there are speaking about might actually in. No it wasn't -- finally it was -- filibustered it and I mean it really wasn't I've been I've been saying whatever you -- -- but it's -- are really filibuster they just didn't subprime -- Because I mean again and you just talked about as the previous caller brought to number one. It was perhaps it was Oregon attached fact number two with the Supreme Court upheld it back number three we just got a national election -- the party obamacare won at least one the president so what are actually gonna trauma that's robust that substantive and that's gonna change and I think. I -- right. You know I mean if we if we say it if we say it's too late that nothing is gonna happen again I mean if you throw in the if you throw in the outlook you're raised the white flag and then you're gonna lose for sure. Anyway. I don't know I I just wouldn't. You know sometimes it's just some. Never to the rallies saying boy animal what's -- line an animal house sometimes it's just. It's it's the pine forest a senseless jester. A fuel senseless gesture I mean I. I just. I think that I think the American people will appreciate the fact that somebody is standing up and trying to preserve their health care. The Democrats obviously don't you probably. Don't back. Agreed agreed an anime and American those in the spirit of salaries are higher or more court question or our mayor you're mayor would that be unveiling of the Carl Yastrzemski short -- is there any great audio from that. Well it's not it's not. The best audio of all time for Mobil's many nobody -- refer to yeah as a as a -- model. So we got a player trade team is an all star player who won the ball -- -- -- for neighborhood could have people visit Rome 1 offering quiet morning. -- model pat you're next with how we cargo that perhaps. Yeah out that the previous hour and that he was pushing something was speaking for all look that don't have -- now we do. And and here's the other thing. It is with this whole thing -- you Reggie yesterday it was asked Scott Brown ever had an opportune way it was ordered out because he couldn't stop this thing from going through. All electric procedure that -- you know those can Scott Brown available bought this thing with a bowl pick out your -- Right I do remember it yes. -- -- so why is that -- the door ripping up Bob sporadically visit the it felt bad words they weren't -- senate Democrat concentrate on the way to respond to go that Taiwanese Scott Brown's vote. Right and and they -- they -- was going to be overturned in the Supreme Court and they had the votes to overturn it and somebody somebody somehow we don't know how. Got to John Roberts and at the last minute and he decided 21. Abracadabra make it -- packs right. And that's and that's how -- and that's how they kept that that's how they capitalized. And who knows what they did that what they did do -- it happened so quickly that they didn't even not change the printing. You know while when Scalia was talking about the Scalia was writing it turned out the minority opinion. He was referring to it being the majority opinion. Because there -- Roberts had changed his mind at the last minute and an elaborate you know what. Roberts is the one who should really be be forced to one to the live under obamacare. This is city you know this is his doing. Thanks for the call out -- your next without cargo lindros. You know Ali I'm really aggravated it and I'm sick and tired of hearing the Obama. Soldiers. All this the portable Iraq but Paula what it is it is the force government Iraq. Was exemptions for the rolling class. And you know why look at that whacked out John McCain it reminds me of the movie McCain mutiny is grateful. The only thing at an all bearings and as a yes that -- -- -- The. Thanks -- Colorado -- 1877469432. To about what car and 18774694322. 617 who cares if Obama was real like that a significant majority of Americans opposed this law. I mean if you wanna go by that I think it if you wanna go by that than that that we shouldn't have even had a vote in congress are you plan to have a vote in congress over the Assyrian strikes. Because he was reelected -- hey he gets to know anything he wants to -- -- old. What 16%. Even more Americans opposed the Syrian strike and oppose obamacare -- -- next with how we card how much time left Judy sorry glad. Very quickly and audience needs to understand. That congress does who never ever gonna get rid eight benefited vote for itself I think it has. Up first they got it -- -- it the last. Taking every half hour but they're not how to how to they benefit from us they don't want anything to -- with -- for themselves. -- time for.