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Cruz pheasant hunts, bashes Obamacare in Iowa

Cruz pheasant hunts, bashes Obamacare in Iowa
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POSTED: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10:57am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:46am

Decked out in blaze orange and tan hunting gear with a coffee in one hand and a shotgun in the other, tea party favorite Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his anti-Washington establishment tune to the Hawkeye state Saturday morning, pheasant hunting on opening day with GOP Rep. Steve King.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should "absolutely" step down, Cruz said, perched at the bar at the Hole N' the Wall Lodge in Akron, Iowa, eating eggs and answering questions from journalists before the hunt.

"Obamacare is a disaster. You have the well-publicized problems with the website. It just isn't working," he said.

"This administration has turned a cold heart to the millions of Americans who are suffering, who are pushed into part-time work. There are single moms all over this country trying to feed their kids on 29 hours a week because of Obamacare, and this administration has said that there will be no relief for the people who are hurting because of this failed policy."

Delays and incorrect information relayed to insurance companies has sparked intense criticism from Republicans over the implementation of President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare initiative. House Republicans, spearheaded by Cruz, tried without success earlier this month to tie defunding or delaying the law to legislation funding the government.

The hunt kicked off with a prayer asking for safety and expressing appreciation for the Second Amendment. Cruz said he has hunted a number of other birds, including quail and dove, but Saturday would be his first time hunting pheasant. And, though he enjoys the sport, he admitted "in the world of experienced hunters I don't stack up."

Cruz's pheasant hunt in Iowa, a state crucial to presidential hopefuls, follows a speech last night at Iowa's Reagan Dinner, further fueling speculation of his future plans. Cruz also will address an audience at the Defenders of Freedom later Saturday afternoon.

When asked about the parallels of his visit and that of former presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's similar trip in 2011, Cruz called it a "dangerous comparison."

"Well you know, that's a very dangerous comparison on a lot of fronts, not least of which is that Gov. Perry is a lot better shot than I am. So I'm going to avoid making that comparison," he joked.

Cruz has not endorsed a candidate in Iowa's increasingly crowded 2014 Republican primary for the open Senate seat left vacant by retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, though he did leave open the possibility of throwing his support behind one of the conservatives at a later date.

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And what was it Dick chaney said about spending deaf?

---------------------------------------"Deficates don't matter"----------------------------------

Just where have you been for the last 5 years Pete, all the things you mentioned above have already happened thanks to your precious Obummer & crew, every single one of them. Obummer has taken this once great country of ours to new lows and continues to do so each month with no end in sight. I don't think that anyone will have to worry about the elections in 2016 as this country will have fallen by then.

Cruz is nothing but a soundbite. Texans are enamored with a media image. Rand Paul filibustered over our civil rights. Cruz filibustered over green eggs and ham. Giving the powers of the Patriot Act to Cruz is pretty darn scary. Republicans pushed us off this slippery slope, lets see how it turns out for them in the next election.

Implode? It's imploding now with a president that has ordered spying on our allies (28 European leaders now want answers and are pounding on the UN doors about it), drone murders (you know 'collateral damage' in these drone assassinations), 17+ TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT (twice what is was when Obama got in office), mass unemployment, so many scandals they actually use scandals to take the presses eyes off other scandals.

As Dick Cheney said, "Our allies don't trust us and our enemies don't fear us.

Was chaney there and if not why not? He and cruz would be the best hunting buds ever.

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour pointedly accused tea party-fueled refusal to support spending measures during the shutdown foolhardy. Though Branstad wasn't as direct, he has shown little patience for Congress over the past month, especially the drama surrounding Cruz, and has called for broadening the party to make it more welcoming to voters who have turned away from the GOP.
It was Cruz's third visit to Iowa. Cruz is wearing out his welcome real fast.

If this rat ever became POTUS, you can bet this country would implode...freedom, justice, civility, the rule of law, equality, a country united, and a good reputation in the world community would all be destroyed. Mark the black day this bozo throws his hat in the ring...mark your calendar for the day this country loses whatever sanity it may possess, should this disgustingly miserable excuse of a man become POTUS. All you tea swillers haven't a clue how bad it will be!!

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