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Subject:  Re: Cruz: Shut down the military Date:  9/24/2013  6:37 PM
Author:  richieds Number:  1900067 of 1972788

"Every Republican in the House and everyone elected in the Senate in 2010 or 2012 made the same promise, to stop O-care. Cruz (and a few others) are doing something unique in Washington...keeping their campaign promise."

There comes a point when you just begin looking ridiculous. If both sides went to these extreme lenghts to halt legislation that they were against, we would have no need for a government as nothing would get passed.

You certainly have the right to make a fool of yourself though.

The real threat to the GOP is what happens when Obamacare is not the boogeyman the right makes it out to be?
The right has so vilified this legislation and already blamed it for every ill under the sun, you've given it almost no place to go but up.

God forbid this program actually helps some people and fails to crush our economy. What do you do a year from now?
The all or nothing approach carries some real risks and we are about to find out what they are.
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