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Monday, November 28, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz warned President-elect Donald Trump and other Republican leaders they may face a popular revolt if they don't carry through on some of their biggest campaign promises, including repealing ObamaCare. "If we're given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don't deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets," Cruz said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "And I think quite rightly. I think people are so fed up with Washington, this election was a mandate with change and the most catastrophic thing Republicans could do is go back to business as usual."

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I think Cruz is half right and is highlighting the every thin line the GOP has to tread.

They can't go back to business as usual if they want to keep their voters happy, but they seem intent on going back to business as usual to please their donors.

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Repeal Obamacare, bring back the denials of insurance because of pre-existing conditions, and all eliminate all the other remorms that came with the ACA....and you don't think there will be a backlash? When you promise "to make America great again" and then the rubes figure out is just an empty slogan there will be a backlash.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2016-11-28 01:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My opinion is that the insurance industry wants these forced consumers so it will not be repealed. Just the taxes that fund it.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2016-11-28 09:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Demos, just sit down, shut up, grab some popcorn and watch the show.

In the end, you won't have to do anything. They have a civil war going on. Stay out of it.

And when you are drawn into their civil war, the irony is that you will have to back your ideological enemy.

For example. hypothetically, if there was a division between the alt-right and the establishment GOP, you would have to back the establishment GOP, which ain't Trump.

This is gonna be fun and horrifying.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2016-11-28 10:37 AM | Reply

Ted Cruz is correct in his comments on having to deliver the goods in Congress now that the Grand Ole Party runs all three branches of government (the taste of victory is so sweet!).
When I was tailgating alongside fellow alumni fraternity brothers before the rivalry football game on Saturday, some of my former fellow College Republican operatives made comments about how great/surprising/refreshing it is to have our party and values back in influence over the nation's government.

Conservative principles and this new era of populism are no longer ethos standing on the outside looking in, but are now united to direct the machinery of our nation's capital and presence in the world. Even better, in a display of remarkable national unity, DJT'S transition team has been interviewing populist-leaning Democrat leaders for positions within the future Cabinet. After 8 years if "more of the same," the D.C. swamp was ripe for a paradigm shift.

The hard work of many has paid off to get the Movement to this point: time to Make America Great Again!

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-28 11:11 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

to have our party and values back in influence over the nation's government.

The GOP has no values.

Neither do Conservatives.

Electing Trump made that abundantly clear.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2016-11-28 12:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Electing Trump made that abundantly clear.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2016-11-28 12:

Some people do attend church just to be seen in church, or adopt the label Christian because it gives them some practical advantage.

These are the kinds of people who have been waiting for a person like Trump all of their lives. Of course, as long as they serve them they believe they are immune.

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2016-11-28 12:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What's the penalty for not listening to Ted Cruz? He'll be lucky to hang on to his Senate seat. Trumpers hate him for the convention speech and non-Trumpers hate him for flip-flopping so many times on Trump.

#7 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-28 01:15 PM | Reply

In one sense only, Cruz is correct. For the next two years the GOP is going to have as good an opportunity to force their will down our throat as they will ever have. If they don't 'go for it', a certain hard rightwing faction of the GOP will never forgive the Party leadership.

#8 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-28 02:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"this election was a mandate..."

Lol! On what planet?

#9 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2016-11-28 02:35 PM | Reply

Cruz is a total loser.

If the past 16 years didn't bring out the pitchforks, then the next 8 aren't. They'll just ensure Hillary wins next time.

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2016-11-28 03:25 PM | Reply

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#10 | Posted by BruceBanner

His fellow Congressional Republicans have choice names for him. I seem to recall Satan is one.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2016-11-28 05:00 PM | Reply

Says the bastard who signed up for ObamaCare. Ted Cruz is about as useless as round orbs are on moi.

#12 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2016-11-28 05:38 PM | Reply

www.cnn.com

Good parts should be kept. Bad parts should either be made better, or if cannot be fixed- removed.

#13 | Posted by Petrous at 2016-11-28 06:05 PM | Reply

Petrous is right. It's like magic. While they're at it, they should get rid of the bad parts of the tax code - the parts that make us pay money to the gov't - and just keep the good parts - the credits and deductibles. That would be cool.

#14 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2016-11-28 08:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

What's the penalty for not listening to Ted Cruz? He'll be lucky to hang on to his Senate seat. Trumpers hate him for the convention speech and non-Trumpers hate him for flip-flopping so many times on Trump.

I don't think it's a penalty so much for ignoring Cruz, but for ignoring their voters.

#15 | Posted by jpw at 2016-11-28 08:59 PM | Reply

Presidente Tromp needz to reemeember dat Sr. Cruz's papa halready keelled whawn presedente eet would bee eeezy pr heem to keell another.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2016-11-29 11:14 AM | Reply

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