The insiders in Washington are going nuts. On their way to the cocktail parties they have loved to attend during their long professional political career, they ran smack dab into that classic crazy guy on the street corner holding up the sign saying “The end is near.”
They’ve encountered them before, but this time the guy is bigger, smarter, more eloquent, and frankly is probably right. Right in the sense, that not only can he claim the end is near, he can point over his shoulder at the incoming tidal wave and say “See I told you so!”
Many see Cruz like this guy.
More see him as one of these.
Or this guy
That is driving the Left- and the establishment Right- crazy. Everybody wanted to assign a devious plot to Cruz. Yes, he may want to be President someday, but didn’t Obama carefully craft his political positioning (his whole life really) in order to put himself in the same place? That’s okay for Obama and others but not Cruz?
Regardless, what is really causing the increase in demand for nitro pills among the aging Senate members is the fact Cruz is right. Obamacare is a bad, bad, BAD law that was cobbled together poorly and will perform a thousand times worse. It is the accumulation of all possible unintended consequences piled into one giant crap sandwich being forced down the American people’s throat. They know it, those of us who paid attention know it. What the professional politicians don’t want is one guy to be standing up front POINTING TO THEM and saying “They did it!!” when the crap hits the fan this upcoming year.
Cruz, and Lee and the rest, are doing just that. Obamacare’s impact will start impaling its supporters on pikes across the political landscape like some kind of crack addled Vlad the Impaler! Already big backers, like unions, are seeing their leaders basically beg Obama to allow them to get out from under, and when they were denied (at least for now) the leaders- and their members- have learned the meaning of “useful idiots” coined by the Communists of a different era.
Ann Coulter makes a few points.
If I could briefly interrupt the Republican firing squad aiming at Ted Cruz, let’s talk about something we all agree on. And by “we all,” I mean a majority of the American people, the Teamsters, many Democrats and every single last Republican. Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. It was passed illegally without the House ever voting on the Senate bill and became law absent a single Republican vote — even “the girls from Maine” and “the girl from Arizona” — the only major legislation ever enacted on a strict party-line vote. The Supreme Court had to violate the Constitution’s separation of powers to uphold Obamacare as a “tax” — despite the fact that no elected body could ever have enacted such a massive tax hike even with the sleazy parliamentary tricks used to pass this bill. Proving that everyone hates it, Congress has now exempted itself from Obamacare’s provisions, having asked for, and received, a waiver from President Obama. Yes, these are the exact same politicians who lecture us that Obamacare is “the law of the land!” (So are our immigration laws.) The same ones who huffily announce that the Supreme Court upheld it! (The court also upheld the First Amendment in Citizens United, but that doesn’t stop Obama from demanding Congress overturn the First Amendment.) They are the same sanctimonious frauds who tell us that Obamacare is “the right thing to do!” Those guys waived Obamacare for themselves. If national health care is so great, why don’t they want it?
In every single category of Crap Forced On the Country by the Left, liberals always have a work-around for themselves.
There is more than one article about how the unions are freaking. Further, as Obama’s people waive elements of the law more and more, one wonders if the law can function at all now? People inside Washington are starting to whisper that is this such a flawed law that maybe scrapping it and starting over is a better plan. Only Obama’s, and his progressive allies, stubbornness is stopping the effort.
And there sits Cruz, pointing his finger and just waiting for the collapse, so he can say “gotcha ya’!”
However, the real deal, I think, is simple. With Obamacare as a tax, the SC gave it a special set of rules. One of those rules is the equal treatment ruling. Under federal law, one federal citizen cannot be treated different from another simply because of race, religion, sexual orientation, etc. If one person is exempted under the law because of employer or location, can another be held liable under that same law because he lives in a different state or doesn’t work for the government or a union?
Hotair as a roundup of some of the players. My problem is the “establishment Republicans’ claim they believe Obamacare will fall under its own weight if given time. If they believe that what they are saying is all the citizens (yes including those who voted for them) will suffer losses and sacrifices UNTIL the law falls under its own weight causing great harm to everyone BUT them so they can say “Hey we told you it would fail- vote for us.” If there is any more self centered insensitive maneuver from the inside the beltway echo chamber idiot Republicans, I don’t know what it.
And that is assuming the public will force the law to fail. More likely, it will be allowed to stumble along destroying families- but none of the Washington elite families I might point out- until it finds some kind of zombie like stability, not dead but not alive and certainly not functional.