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POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:17pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 4:22pm

Ted Cruz. Just the sound of that name right now across the country invokes emotion.

There is either hatred or admiration and I know how John McCain feels.

Right after Cruz finished his "talk-a-thon," McCain scurried to the Senate floor and started trashing him.

Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday, said he booked Cruz for last week's show then started getting opposition dirt on Cruz from a source.

Sources say, it was McCain.

McCain is a has-been and is the poster child for what's wrong with this country right now.

Our elected help have turned themselves into royalty. It dawned on them, a year ago, America is too busy watching dance shows to pay attention to the government which is stripping their money and rights.

If you didn't like the 22-hour speech in the Senate from Cruz, I understand where you are coming from. You want to invoke the long strategy game and watch folks' faces wince in horror once they really find out what "Obamacare" is all about.

The problem is, if you go with that, the camel's nose is under the tent.

It's like "Let's let the train crash happen then, we'll speak with survivors."

I admire Ted Cruz and what he has done. Every now in then in life you have to stand up for what your believe in no matter what the cost or consequences. I've been through that sort of thing one time in my life and if I would not have stood up, I would have hated myself for the rest of my life.

Cruz is standing up against the machine. In my opinion, he's making those who mock him look smaller than they already are.

The labor unions want out of "Obamacare," and I assure you Obama will let them out.

Congress has allowed their aides to get out and they as well as the president are exempt\.

It's you and me, the little people who must live under a plan they turn their nose up at.

But to me, to steal a line from newsman Neil Cavuto, "It's like this..."

Would you eat at a restaurant where the owner and head chef would not eat the food?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can e-mail me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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Now listen up, kids...should cruz and his band of tea pathetic swillers crash the debt ceiling on the 17th, don't bother to stroll to your mailbox expecting a check...no money to run the gov't., treasury can't print and mail out checks, NO SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS, FOLKS!! Be sure to send "thank you" cards to those anti-American fools who will have successfully sacrificed your security to try to destroy the Patient Protection & Affordable Healthcare Act that is now THE LAW OF THE LAND.

Here is the ACA calculator so you can see the cost for yourself
https://www.healthcare.gov/how-can-i-get-an-estimate-of-costs-and-saving...

and this link will take you to the ACA home page where you can apply

https://www.healthcare.gov/what-is-the-marketplace-in-my-state/#state=texas

My goodness, has anyone seen little teddy cruz lately? Where has this mccarthey wanna-be gone? After getting his 15-minute trip into infamy, why hasn't he popped up again to cheer for the shutdown? Could it be that he believes his non-filibuster would propel him forward for a primary nod in '16? Could it be that the tea party darling, as well as the tea party circus has imprinted a negative in the majority of American minds? But we all know ET folks prefer those who peddle fear and lies, okay.

Everyone but Don on this site sit down right now, pen in hand, and write thank-you notes to your tea swilling buddies in the House and Senate..tell them you are proud they're going to end vet medical care, if the gov't. shuts down..how proud you are that you will sacrifice your SS check for the greater fiscal good of the country..that you don't need a full police force or firemen, health care for everyone who is old/sick/young/under- or uninsured. You voted them in, so don't you dare complain!

That's about the only conclusion a reasonable person can reach. Quoting Kurt Eichenwald, author of the Vanity Fair article, "At this point, it has become obvious that history will look back on the four-year war on Obamacare as one of the saddest, most bizarre, and most dishonestly embarrassing episodes of our time. I have given up trying to understand the vehement opposition of so many who cannot offer up truthful reasons for their objections, and instead fuel the hatred and fears of the uninfo

They don't call you town idiot for nothing.

The republican establishment is out of touch with the majority. Most of their campaign contributions come from people who are out of touch with the majority. News flash folks most of us don't get $200 dollar haircuts and spend $400 on a dinner for two. I like Cruz better than Cornyn, but Cruz is married to a Goldman Sachs exec so do you really think he's one of us? The media is selling you an image that is false.

"In order to be a hero you first have to accomplish something"

Don... clearly you don't know anything about Senator Cruz or why he is so popular (and will get MORE popular in the coming months and years.)

Oh, and yep that photo was in my parachuting days, 30+ years ago. Not only a parachutist, but PADI DiveMaster, long time motorcycleist, 5th Dan black belt, and other 'hobbies'.

good for you and ted cruz is only a hero in the minds of those 1.6 million who signed his on line defund petition. He is will to hold 311.4 million citizens hostage because 1.6 million did not get their way. THAT IS NOT ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING
I also know ted cruz well enough to know he is one of the biggest liars in the Republican party.

Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into "Obamacare"?
No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1.
May 3, 2013; Updated on Aug. 7, 2013

http://www.factcheck.org/hot-topics/

In the end cruz voted to take the defunding provision out of the CR and send it back to the house. He did not even stand up for his own defund ObamaCare language.....what kind of stupidity is that?
The bottom line is that ObamaCare is here to stay and those of you without insurance, you will now pay for your own medical cost by either buying insurance in the private sector or by paying a fine. Bout time you freeloaders got off of the medical welfare roll. LIKE IT OR NOT YOU PAY

deaf if that is your real picture, i have to admit you look just like your heros' little sister.

Don't take it so hard Deaf, Don looks just like my shoe-shine boy.

In order to be a hero you first have to accomplish something and cruz has not accomplised anything for the American people, however he has inflated his standing with 1.6 million T-Partiers out of 313 million citizens onlly for his own gain and he accomplished a task that is not hard at all....making Texans look like a bunch of fools in front of the whole world.

Cruz is a liar...he said at the begining of his 21 hour temper tantrum that he would speak until he could no longer speak but at 9 am he was asked if he wanted another hour and he declined.

As I said during the '08 elections, the only difference between Obama and McCain is the color of their skin.

If we don't fight for what we believe in as conservatives then all we become is watered down Democrats.

And you see that is the problem with the old Republican Guard.

All they are is wannabe Democrats who will not fight but just bargain away ones beliefs.

Neil,

I do not understand this at all. While I agree with your assessment of Ted Cruz, I received a e-mail yesterday from Louie Gohmert stating that, " despite what you have seen or heard, my family and staff are being forced into the insurance exchanges like millions of other famiies." Are the members of congress and their staffs being forced into Obama Care or not?

Yes they are effective Jan.1. source factcheck.org and politifact.com has the history and sources for you to see that they used to conclude that those who are like the POV star here are not honest brokers of the new. If you get your news from this news station and fox and no where else and if you do not do just a little FACT checking on your own then you are a follower with no real inteligence.

Don makes a good point about news sources. Six corporations control 90% of the media in the US. They tell us what they want us to hear, and educate us as to what opinion we should have. Sen. Corker said we have to be educated about the need for aid to Egypt.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/314297-5

When every US news source is saying the same thing multiple times a day they're using a propaganda technique designed and used by the nazis to influence public opinion..

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