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Liberal heckling sparks stream of one-liners from Ted Cruz

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Alex Pappas


After his recent 21-hour filibuster-style marathon speech on Obamacare, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found himself heckled over and over again by liberal activists during remarks at a conservative conference in Washington D.C. on Friday.

The constant interrupting by hecklers throughout his speech at the Values Voter Summit led the Republican lawmaker to throw out a number of crowd-pleasing one-liners:

  • In response to one heckler, Cruz said: “Thank you, sir, for being here. You know, look, it is a great thing that people can express their First Amendment rights. And I only wish the Obama administration respected First Amendment rights that much.”
  • To another heckler, Cruz responded: “Ma’am, thank you for being here. I wish you would participate in the democratic process through speaking respectfully. … It seems that President Obama’s paid political operatives are out in force today. And you know why? Because the men and women in this room scare the living daylights out of them.”
  • Interrupted again, Cruz took aim at the president: “You know what? I’m curious. Is anybody left at the Organizing for America headquarters? I’m actually glad that the president’s whole political staff is here instead of actually doing mischief in the country.”
  • When another heckler yelled out a question, Cruz responded: “You know what’s striking, actually? In the course of this brief speech, we’ve heard more questions than President Obama has allowed in the last year.”
  • The heckling then led Cruz to “make an offer” to Obama. “I would welcome the president, if he wants to get a hundred of his most rabid political operatives in a room, I’ll answer their questions on television as long as he likes. And in exchange, all that I would ask, Mr. President, is you take not a hundred, but ten of the men and women in this room, and spend 30 minutes answering their questions for the American people.”
  • To another liberal activist, Cruz responded: “Oh, they don’t want the truth to be heard. They definitely don’t want the truth to be heard.”
  • After the crowd broke into chants of “USA, USA” in response to another interruption, Cruz said: “You know the nice thing? The nice thing is the left will always always tell you who they fear. You. They fear the American people.”

Cruz received a rock-star-like reception from the conservatives in attendance. “I receive that blessing. And let me say to each and everyone of you, I am inspired by you. I am invigorated by your passion for this great country,” he said.

“These are extraordinary times,” Cruz said at the beginning of this remarks. “These are not typical times. The challenges facing this country are unlike any we have ever seen. You look at our Constitution, you look at our Bill of Rights. This is an administration that seems bound and determined to violate every single one our Bill of Rights.”

Cruz got laughs by saying, “I don’t know that they’ve yet violated the Third Amendment, but I expect them to start quartering soldiers in people’s homes soon.”

To the social conservatives in the crowd, Cruz said of the Obama White House: “This is an administration that has told service men and women that they cannot share their faith or risk discipline.”

“No administration in the history of this country has ever come after guns like this administration,” Cruz added.

He made a joking reference to his marathon speech last month, which included reading Dr. Seuss from the Senate floor: “Now as inspired as I am, I will do my very best to speak for less than 21 hours. But you will know I’m near wrapping up when I begin to read the Cat and the Hat,” Cruz said.

He also took a swipe at Joe Biden. The crowd broke into laughter when Cruz mentioned the vice president’s name. “You know the nice thing? You don’t need a punch line. You just say his name, people laugh.”

As the president and Congress still work to find a solution to the government shutdown, Cruz told the crowd he is going to the White House for a meeting on Friday.

“This afternoon, President Obama has invited the Senate Republicans to the White House. So after leaving here, I am going to be going to the White House,” he said.

“I will make a request,” Cruz added to loud applause. “If I’m never seen again, please send a search-and-rescue team.”

by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Why are all your sources dated 2010 and 2011 - which would be based on data from probably 2005 - 2010? Why not newer data? Why not data from 2012, for God's sake? This is 2013 - when the cost projections and the bases for them have been proven false? That's like saying budget projection don't need to be updated regularly when contrary information comes in. And why are all the sources from liberal/progressive sources? 

And why are Dems so desperate over and over to prove your point? If what you are saying is true, the American people would overwhelmingly approve of Obamacare. But they don't, do they?

How do you explain so many people losing jobs and being changed to part-time, and 75% of new jobs being part-time instead of full-time - in the past year or so, before Obamacare is effective? And why are many companies having only 49 full-time workers, with "full-time" often meaning 29 hours? When "full-time" always meant 40 hours a week, or 35 at least. Those changes in employment are guidelines directly from Obamacare. So Obamacare has not only cost more money, but it has cost many their jobs. Obamacare has kept the unemployment rate higher than it should be. The real unemployment rate is 14%, 20% for blacks. But Obama said the unemployment rate would be 5% as of 12/31/12? Why isn't it?

So what you are saying is that Obama copied a health plan that was a failure and has cost considerably more than was planned - just like Obamacare.

Why would the federal government knowingly pass a law that would greatly increase the deficit, and say that it would actually decrease it? Why would Obama sayObamacare would save families $2,500 each year for 8 years, when it actually costs them more than $2,500 each year for 8 years. Where is my $22,000??

Why are so many people going to forego Obamacare, because the penalty and their cost of healthcare will cost less?

And you forget - Obamacare now is not the law that was rammed through Congress by Reid and Pelosi. All those delays and exemptions for BIG CORPORATIONS,thesubsidies for Congress that no individual making the same salary gets. It's called crony capitalism and a violation of the 14th Amendment equal protection under the law. And Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the law twice, so that he could rule that the penalty the Obamaites said was a penalty and not a tax, was really a tax. There is no way the law could have been ruled Constitutional without Roberts acting in a legislative role.

And why didn't Democrats so what they said they were going to do: providehealthcare for the uninsured? That was the objective - not destroying the healthcareof the 85% who liked what they had. So screwing up things and taking away from 85% of the population when they were supposed to just help the 15%?

And as for Obama's promise that Americans could keep their doctor and their health plan - a big lie. And Obama knew it. Not a good thing to intentionally lie to the American people.

You really should question your talking points when reality is not what Obama says it is.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

Pema_Jampa
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by 2HotTacoTini on Oct. 14, 2013 at 4:56 PM
TLDR

Quoting SallyMJ:

Why are all your sources dated 2010 and 2011 - which would be based on data from probably 2005 - 2010? Why not newer data? Why not data from 2012, for God's sake? This is 2013 - when the cost projections and the bases for them have been proven false? That's like saying budget projection don't need to be updated regularly when contrary information comes in. And why are all the sources from liberal/progressive sources? 

And why are Dems so desperate over and over to prove your point? If what you are saying is true, the American people would overwhelmingly approve of Obamacare. But they don't, do they?

How do you explain so many people losing jobs and being changed to part-time, and 75% of new jobs being part-time instead of full-time - in the past year or so, before Obamacare is effective? And why are many companies having only 49 full-time workers, with "full-time" often meaning 29 hours? When "full-time" always meant 40 hours a week, or 35 at least. Those changes in employment are guidelines directly from Obamacare. So Obamacare has not only cost more money, but it has cost many their jobs. Obamacare has kept the unemployment rate higher than it should be. The real unemployment rate is 14%, 20% for blacks. But Obama said the unemployment rate would be 5% as of 12/31/12? Why isn't it?

So what you are saying is that Obama copied a health plan that was a failure and has cost considerably more than was planned - just like Obamacare.

Why would the federal government knowingly pass a law that would greatly increase the deficit, and say that it would actually decrease it? Why would Obama sayObamacare would save families $2,500 each year for 8 years, when it actually costs them more than $2,500 each year for 8 years. Where is my $22,000??

Why are so many people going to forego Obamacare, because the penalty and their cost of healthcare will cost less?

And you forget - Obamacare now is not the law that was rammed through Congress by Reid and Pelosi. All those delays and exemptions for BIG CORPORATIONS,thesubsidies for Congress that no individual making the same salary gets. It's called crony capitalism and a violation of the 14th Amendment equal protection under the law. And Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the law twice, so that he could rule that the penalty the Obamaites said was a penalty and not a tax, was really a tax. There is no way the law could have been ruled Constitutional without Roberts acting in a legislative role.

And why didn't Democrats so what they said they were going to do: providehealthcare for the uninsured? That was the objective - not destroying the healthcareof the 85% who liked what they had. So screwing up things and taking away from 85% of the population when they were supposed to just help the 15%?

And as for Obama's promise that Americans could keep their doctor and their health plan - a big lie. And Obama knew it. Not a good thing to intentionally lie to the American people.

You really should question your talking points when reality is not what Obama says it is.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Hmm... My response to you was about one-fourth the length of yours. And your response was twice the length of the OP. 

So I think you just don't want to read opposite arguments. Which is silly, on a politics forum.

If you really don't want to read something, maybe you should not just skip commenting. Otherwise, makes you look petty.   :(


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

TLDR

Quoting SallyMJ:

Why are all your sources dated 2010 and 2011 - which would be based on data from probably 2005 - 2010? Why not newer data? Why not data from 2012, for God's sake? This is 2013 - when the cost projections and the bases for them have been proven false? That's like saying budget projection don't need to be updated regularly when contrary information comes in. And why are all the sources from liberal/progressive sources? 

And why are Dems so desperate over and over to prove your point? If what you are saying is true, the American people would overwhelmingly approve of Obamacare. But they don't, do they?

How do you explain so many people losing jobs and being changed to part-time, and 75% of new jobs being part-time instead of full-time - in the past year or so, before Obamacare is effective? And why are many companies having only 49 full-time workers, with "full-time" often meaning 29 hours? When "full-time" always meant 40 hours a week, or 35 at least. Those changes in employment are guidelines directly from Obamacare. So Obamacare has not only cost more money, but it has cost many their jobs. Obamacare has kept the unemployment rate higher than it should be. The real unemployment rate is 14%, 20% for blacks. But Obama said the unemployment rate would be 5% as of 12/31/12? Why isn't it?

So what you are saying is that Obama copied a health plan that was a failure and has cost considerably more than was planned - just like Obamacare.

Why would the federal government knowingly pass a law that would greatly increase the deficit, and say that it would actually decrease it? Why would Obama sayObamacare would save families $2,500 each year for 8 years, when it actually costs them more than $2,500 each year for 8 years. Where is my $22,000??

Why are so many people going to forego Obamacare, because the penalty and their cost of healthcare will cost less?

And you forget - Obamacare now is not the law that was rammed through Congress by Reid and Pelosi. All those delays and exemptions for BIG CORPORATIONS,thesubsidies for Congress that no individual making the same salary gets. It's called crony capitalism and a violation of the 14th Amendment equal protection under the law. And Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the law twice, so that he could rule that the penalty the Obamaites said was a penalty and not a tax, was really a tax. There is no way the law could have been ruled Constitutional without Roberts acting in a legislative role.

And why didn't Democrats so what they said they were going to do: providehealthcare for the uninsured? That was the objective - not destroying the healthcareof the 85% who liked what they had. So screwing up things and taking away from 85% of the population when they were supposed to just help the 15%?

And as for Obama's promise that Americans could keep their doctor and their health plan - a big lie. And Obama knew it. Not a good thing to intentionally lie to the American people.

You really should question your talking points when reality is not what Obama says it is.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:


Pema_Jampa
Report
IDFWU
Today at 2:54 PM
Big Sean - I Don't Fuck With You (Explicit) ft. E-40

"I Don't F**k With You" f. E-40 Available Now iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iIDFWU?IQid=vevovideo Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gIDFWU?IQid=vevovideo Amazon: ...

by 2HotTacoTini on Oct. 14, 2013 at 5:35 PM

NO just yours

Quoting SallyMJ:

Hmm... My response to you was about one-fourth the length of yours. And your response was twice the length of the OP. 

So I think you just don't want to read opposite arguments. Which is silly, on a politics forum.

If you really don't want to read something, maybe you should not just skip commenting. Otherwise, makes you look petty.   :(


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

TLDR

Quoting SallyMJ:

Why are all your sources dated 2010 and 2011 - which would be based on data from probably 2005 - 2010? Why not newer data? Why not data from 2012, for God's sake? This is 2013 - when the cost projections and the bases for them have been proven false? That's like saying budget projection don't need to be updated regularly when contrary information comes in. And why are all the sources from liberal/progressive sources? 

And why are Dems so desperate over and over to prove your point? If what you are saying is true, the American people would overwhelmingly approve of Obamacare. But they don't, do they?

How do you explain so many people losing jobs and being changed to part-time, and 75% of new jobs being part-time instead of full-time - in the past year or so, before Obamacare is effective? And why are many companies having only 49 full-time workers, with "full-time" often meaning 29 hours? When "full-time" always meant 40 hours a week, or 35 at least. Those changes in employment are guidelines directly from Obamacare. So Obamacare has not only cost more money, but it has cost many their jobs. Obamacare has kept the unemployment rate higher than it should be. The real unemployment rate is 14%, 20% for blacks. But Obama said the unemployment rate would be 5% as of 12/31/12? Why isn't it?

So what you are saying is that Obama copied a health plan that was a failure and has cost considerably more than was planned - just like Obamacare.

Why would the federal government knowingly pass a law that would greatly increase the deficit, and say that it would actually decrease it? Why would Obama sayObamacare would save families $2,500 each year for 8 years, when it actually costs them more than $2,500 each year for 8 years. Where is my $22,000??

Why are so many people going to forego Obamacare, because the penalty and their cost of healthcare will cost less?

And you forget - Obamacare now is not the law that was rammed through Congress by Reid and Pelosi. All those delays and exemptions for BIG CORPORATIONS,thesubsidies for Congress that no individual making the same salary gets. It's called crony capitalism and a violation of the 14th Amendment equal protection under the law. And Chief Justice John Roberts rewrote the law twice, so that he could rule that the penalty the Obamaites said was a penalty and not a tax, was really a tax. There is no way the law could have been ruled Constitutional without Roberts acting in a legislative role.

And why didn't Democrats so what they said they were going to do: providehealthcare for the uninsured? That was the objective - not destroying the healthcareof the 85% who liked what they had. So screwing up things and taking away from 85% of the population when they were supposed to just help the 15%?

And as for Obama's promise that Americans could keep their doctor and their health plan - a big lie. And Obama knew it. Not a good thing to intentionally lie to the American people.

You really should question your talking points when reality is not what Obama says it is.

Quoting Pema_Jampa:



JanuaryBaby06
by on Oct. 14, 2013 at 11:31 PM

IMO hecklers should ignored. Addressing them just gives them what they want... attention. In most cases answering them will not change their opinion  or quiet them.

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