What is with all these grumpy people today complaining about Senator Ted Cruz's 21 hour speech? The naysayers came out in full force, but the sad fact is, they just don't get it.
Someone I spoke with today accused Cruz of being obstructive. How? He was not blocking any vote, he was giving an impassioned speech and he yielded the floor at the time designated. He wasn't grandstanding, he was busy taking our message to DC. Someone complained that his filibuster would do nothing. Wrong again. It did do something. It got millions of people's attention and they signed electronic petitions and thank you cards and the database of conservatives just grew exponentially larger. How can that be a bad thing? It's absolutely brilliant. People need to stop being checkers players in a chess world.
Cruz's message was of possibilities. His message showed the American people that a son of a poor Cuban immigrant can hold the Senate floor for 21 hours and compel a nation to talk about it, good bad or indifferent. Even if their opinion was sour about the event, they still took something away from it: we hate those bastards in DC and we want real change, not the faux change we were promised in 2008 and again in 2012.
I was sent this link today Ten Republicans Working to Fund Obamacare and this particular excerpt was pretty telling:
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
House Rules Committee Chair Pete Sessions has repeatedly refused to oppose Obamacare. When 127 members of the House signed a letter in July 2012 asking that Speaker Boehner not support appropriations bills funding Obamacare, Sessions declined to sign. When 80 members recently signed another letter calling on Boehner to defund Obamacare, Sessions again declined to sign.
Ironically, Sessions’ desperation to retain power may cause him to lose it. Katrina Pierson recently signed up to run against him in the Republican primary
This burns me up to no end. Why has Pete Sessions sold out? This man who ran on the conservative idea of term limits among other things has been sitting up there in DC for 17 years and with his covert support of Obamacare, he seems to have forgotten why he was sent there in the first place. He is falling in line with the likes John McCain, Mitt Romney, Karl Rove, and the other establishment Republicans who are no longer in it for the people. Plain and simple, if the men and women we sent to DC do not listen to us, we will remove them. I have already started contacting those Senators and Representatives whose seats are up in 2014 and politely suggesting they get with the program or we'll remove them. I predict 2014 will be a major year of change.
This is why I am working on Katrina Pierson's campaign. I wanted Hope and Change in 2008 but I knew that what Obama represented would leave Americans without any hope and in dire need of change. Enough of the excuses! Which is exactly Katrina Pierson's campaign slogan: Americans first. No more excuses!
The message we received from Senator Ted Cruz yesterday and today was a positive one. Help is on the way. We are working tirelessly to make sure that your Representative Pete Sessions doesn't think he can just toss money at the problem and make it go away. We proved that already with the well entrenched David Dewhurst and his deep pocketed friends when we got Ted Cruz elected and we can do this again, and again, and again. We got this, folks. We got this.