It is 1:30 a.m. Pacific time and Ted Cruz is still going and going like the Energizer Bunny.
I haven’t been covering the Defunding Movement because it’s more about process than policy and because I think it’s a Quixotic quest that is doomed to fail. But sometimes the situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part, and Senator Ted Cruz is just the guy to do it.
Ted must be doing something right because he’s got panties on both sides of the aisle in a huge wad. The Democrats want Obamacare to be the law of the land. But the dirty little secret in Washington is that the GOP establishment wants to keep Obamacare too, they just want to blame the Democrats for it.
So Ted Cruz is fighting to win in a rigged fight he is supposed to lose. He refuses to take a dive. And though he’s almost certainly gonna lose this particular fight, he just might stir up the Proles enough that he triggers a genuine repeal movement that upsets the best laid plans of rats and men in Washington.
Even worse from the point of view of the Washington Insiders (aka: the crony capitalists) is that Ted Cruz could ride that movement into the White House.
See, Ted is not one of them. Neither is Sarah Palin or Rand Paul. By “them” I am referring to the corrupt duopoly that controls Washington D.C. The Democratic establishment and the GOP establishment make up the two heads of the duopoly. They fight with each other because they both want to be on top, but they will quickly unite as one to destroy any independent outsiders who try to gain power, especially a genuine populist who is truly interested in serving the people.
There are legitimate arguments for and against a national health care program. All the other industrialized nations have some form of national healthcare. But none of them force their citizens to buy health insurance from private “for-profit” companies.
OBAMACARE DOES NOT PROVIDE HEALTH CARE! It “provides” health insurance to some people who didn’t have it before. Very expensive health insurance that does not even guarantee you will be able to get actual health care.
Some people stand to make a humongous shitpot of money off of Obamacare. Those people are the health insurance companies that are about to get a bunch of new customers who have to purchase health care insurance. Those people are not happy with Ted Cruz right now.
Which is why you should #StandWithCruz.