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Ted Cruz – The Paul Revere of American Medical Care

Sen. Cruz led a few brave fighters who are willing to speak the truth.

by
Janine Turner

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October 18, 2013 - 7:55 pm
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With raging and reprehensible party rhetoric, Democrats defend their complete party allegiance with vulgar words about Republicans. They behave in ways that would make a schoolyard bully blush. Yet, Democrats attack Republicans without intellectual principle and reason. Their arguments are based on obstinance, not substance.

Where is the knowledge? Where are the facts? Where are the answers? Where is American dignity? Where is American character? Congress has lower ratings than a cockroach not only because of the darkness and devastation they are heaping upon the American people but because of the way they act toward one another. Not only are there no facts and no plans for fiscal solvency, there is no decency, no respect.

Since Americans can’t understand the mechanisms of government – they feel. How do most Americans feel? They feel like they are drowning in a state of ignorance and powerlessness regarding their own government. They feel like they are stuck in neutral as they watch their representatives writhe in quagmire. They feel that in order to get out, Americans need a strong antidote to the current duplicity. What is this antidote? TRUTH. Americans are blinded from the truth because it is hidden in party rhetoric, bloated bills and incoherent, brutal dialogue – strategic manipulation that blinds the average American.

This is why so many Americans outside of the beltway were uplifted and encouraged by the likes of Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jeff Sessions, Jim Inhofe and Louie Gohmert. These men stood on truth. These men stood on principle. These men were fighting on the solid ground of common sense.

It was an effort whose time had come.

They were taking a stand for the average American who feels like she is not being heard. They were shedding the light on the dark abyss of a 2,700-page bill that has resulted in over ten million words of regulations. Their acts built an exciting momentum that still buoys many Americans today. It brought national attention to Obamacare and how it will affect all Americans in a negative and perhaps devastating way. History will make Ted Cruz the Paul Revere of American medical care.

To those Democrats and Republicans in Congress, and the press, who denigrated the Ted Cruz team tactics, the fact remains that Congress holds the purse strings to fund or defund laws and Congress can make new laws to replace bad ones. Yes, mandatory spending needs to be tackled. Yes, new tax plans need to be tackled, but so does Obamacare. Why did so many Republicans abandon this truth?

The fact remains that this effort to tackle Obamacare by a few brave men did not stifle the negotiations with Democrats. As if… as if the Democrats were going to negotiate. Democrats do not want to negotiate and Democrats do not want to deal with any pertinent issues. Democrats want to spend and tax. Next on Obama’s list is not negotiating on these core issues. Next on Obama’s agenda is immigration. Dealing with the vast array of endangered entitlements is not on his list, and neither is the wrath of Obamacare. The failings of the Affordable Care Act will not be mentioned, acknowledged or negotiated by Obama, period.

A great leader does not allow his ego to usurp the well-being of the American people.

So what happens? The facts don’t matter to Obama. The facts don’t matter to the Democrats. The facts don’t seem to matter to the liberal press. Hide them. Shadow them. Discourage them. Keep the American people in the dark with comprehensive — incomprehensible — bills.

Ted Cruz and his team stood in the light to present the facts, to highlight the facts and to stand by the truth. How disappointing it is that more Republicans didn’t stand by them. Alexander Hamilton wrote in the Federalist that the states, which would be represented in the federal government by the senators, would sound the alarm if the government got out of control. The 17th Amendment stripped the states of this right. Ted Cruz and his team sounded the alarm for the states and for the people of the United States.

A man of great character does not lead by his next election or a man of great character leads by doing what is right.

Abraham Lincoln ring a bell?

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Janine Turner is a longtime actress and a talk radio show host. She appears regularly on Friday editions of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.