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Senator Ted Cruz Filibuster Ends; Continuing Senate Coverage on CSPAN

LIVE. Senator Ted Cruz took the floor at 2:40 PM ET and plans to speak “until I am no longer able to stand.” As of 8:40 AM ET Wednesday morning, he will have been speaking for 18hrs. Senator Paul joined Senator Cruz again around 8:20 AM.

UPDATE: Senator Cruz's 21 hr speech has ended. The vote on cloture will be interesting this afternoon: http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

Congressional Switchboard Number: (202) 224-3121

UPDATE: Technically, this is not a ‘real’ filibuster because Senator Cruz can only control the Senate floor until Wednesday morning. Will he last that long?

More: http://iroots.org/2013/09/24/live-senator-ted-cruz-now-filib...


Pic of Sen. Ted Cruz daughters as he reads them Green Eggs & Ham

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Because it was not a real filibuster...

He did not really plan a filibuster which could not be broken without a super majority! It was a talking charade with actors, and the media will proclaim it longer than Rand's... and Cruz the new 'frontrunner'!

I so wish others here

would see the picture.

DocNo2, you are spot on.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul


this Obamacare is about covering the 50 million uninsured, why is it affecting every person in America? Is there no way for these insurance companies to offer these people an affordable policy? I just don't get it!

Ha Ha, don't think too hard...

Don't think too hard, you might understand that it is called socialism, and a continuation of the Agenda 21 agenda... to make America a third world nation of serfs... to better merge her with the new coming global feudal government! No tax, theft, wealth transfer is too great as long as undetected... do not try to make it palatable... you need be a Lord to understand, but only a serf to participate!

Those politically connected to the FED are Lords... the rest, serfs!

When the lines around the castles are drawn, the renewed Feudal system will be complete. Until then the chaos of war, the theft of wealth, the coercion of actors, deceit, and power, shall be the order of the day... the means to the end!

SteveMT's picture

Obamacare is a redistribution of wealth.

Karl Marx would like Obamacare.

SteveMT's picture

Cruz remains steadfast: No to Reid!!!

Reid is trash.

McCain should have

Got his arse out of bed earlier. Boom.

Will 'protect-the-FED' Cruz now be annointed as frontrunner?

This whole charade has been a grand scheme and desperate defense... to protect against the 'Paul threat' to their greatest circle-the-wagons baby... the FED! War with nations is not enough to undo the damage Paul has done to their hegemony over wealth stealing... not even war at home!

Ask yourself, where were these freedom sentiments by any of these actors, when the greatest theft in history was at the fore, audit the FED, when the greatest threat to common law rights of Americans was revealed in the totalitarian IRS revelations, when the Bill of Rights has been repeatedly eviscerated?!?

The most compelling truth which strikes between the eyes of any honest observer, coming out of this long winded affair, not really a filibuster, is...

Look at just HOW GREAT the Paul legacy of truth and consistency, of cutting and slashing to the core of evil, of enlightening the real grassroots of America to truth... look at how greatly TERRIFIED the neocon, globalist, wealth-robbing and freedom raping, banker gangs, have become of the name PAUL!

Mark my words... they will go to great, no, ANY length, to deceive the grassroots into turning away from that truth and towards a false light, once again!

It has always worked on the couch potato party passed.

If the DP community and the rest of liberty grassroots does their part amongst their liberty minded grassroots neighbors, it just might not work again!

How long will we be distracted from our greatest weapon? That of changing the face and character of liberty minded precincts across this once free land?! Changing them from serfs with cool toys, into sovereign citizens with total control over their servants in Washington?

This side show is nothing more than remonstrating before our 21st century house of Lords and King George... all over again!

The real test is if Cruz and neocon company actually intend to change their spots and cancel unconstitutional government, end the FED, bring the troops home, repeal the NDAA, the Patriot Act, and every other wasteful unconstitutional plague they have so cravenly wished for and brought upon America... including Cruz denying himself his cravings for the nomination and presidency since he is NOT, as required in the Constitution, a 'Natural Born Citizen'!

Don't hold your breath! Do not lower your freedom standards patriot friends... do not find yourselves on the wrong side of history and truth having been won over by a siren song once again, digested by the rhetoric of party! Stay the course of the clear thinking fighter who knows how to gauge truth from fiction, freedom from ultimate slavery!

Go back to the precincts. Do not be blinded by false platitudes and empty rhetoric... it is play acting better than Sandy Hook! Tomorrow we will be back to square one, regardless of any success in ending BombaCare... it is only one small step in Orwellian government, easily given up in exchange for ultimate control over wealth, a complacent grassroots... a low rumbling but quiet serfdom!

Ron Paul 2016! Get used to it!

Relax...Cruz is an ally.

Relax...Cruz is an ally.

Paul could have been up there front and center.

This issue is critical to our survival.

If you are suggesting that all we worry about is the political maneuvering aspect of this thing and how it may or may not affect Paul or this "movement", this please understand that we also must concern ourselves with survival.

Besides, I am beginning to feel this "movement", while solid on Pot, Drones & the NSA, is soft on socialism. If so... to hell with it!


Tell That Nazi Bastard To Shut "THE HELL UP!!!!"

SteveMT's picture

Cruz is crushing Reid right now.


Durbin Is A "DICK"


Cruz is playing this absolutely awesome.

He knows the rules, he's tired but tireless, and he is elequently exposing the corruption of the way the senate floor has been run.

I'm damn impressed.

Oh look

Reid rises from his coffin in the light of day.

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Overnight, Cruz read excerpts from Atlas Shrugged &Dr. Seuss

"Overnight, he read excerpts from both Ayn Rand's “Atlas Shrugged” and from Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” on the floor, cited approvingly the words of wisdom from actor Ashton Kutcher and hit TV show “Duck Dynasty." Mr. Cruz will not be able to reach the third-longest filibuster in history, a 22-hour and 26-minute affair in 1953, because under the rules, the Senate will have to adjourn its session at noon.

I pray Durbin

Never, ever becomes Majority Leader.

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I have to say, I'm impressed

When I went to bed last night at 2:05am, I said I'd be impressed if he were still talking when I got up at 8:30. Since I was in a rush, I thought he was done.

Now here it is at 11:30, and he's still talking. Keeping this issue out in front. As he should be.

ObamaCare is a big deal. It is a bad deal.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Something very awesome happening on the Senate Floor:

Real debate.

This civil, back-and-forth debate is so refreshing. These guys are speaking off their own memories (Cruz has been taking notes, to be fair) and off their own knowledge (hopefully, factual knowledge) of ObamaCare.

Cruz is bringing up small details like how much premiums "might" go up, using numbers.

Right now, Dick Durbin and Cruz are going back and forth, both yielding time to each other, without Cruz leaving the floor.

Truly awesome. We need more of this all of the time, imo.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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I can't stand DICK Durbin.

I can't stand DICK Durbin. His, and others, attitude and crappy leadership is exactly why my aunt and many others have left the state of Illinois!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

anybody just see cruz sh!t on

anybody just see cruz sh!t on durbin?

Lol, I liked their plane analogy.

Durbin: "Judy isn't even on the plane."

Cruz: "Judy is in coach, while Congress flies in first class."

Cruz only has another 30 minutes to speak until the vote. Bummer.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.


Dick got his ass kicked. it was hilarious. starting to love c-span :)

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Yep, Durbin is showing and

Yep, Durbin is showing and proving his first name right now :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Rand wants to appear "not radical like Cruz"

While he supports Cruz, he is very cognizant of his image as a "mainstream" participant in the Senate. With Rand it's all about appearances.

I learned my lesson with him when he dropped the bomb on his father doing it for maximum impact.


I just teared up

A little bit.

Healthy forced to pay for Unhealthy (the real Obamacare issue)

Should Healthy Americans forced to pay for Unhealthy Americans when

Poor Lifestyle choices (usually) leads to poor health

and: Limited resources (usually)encourages poor choices

and: Cheap(or free) medical insurance (usually) encourages poor lifestyle choices

While the American Medical Industrial Complex and Private Insurance Companies Profit?

@ 10:40a ET - Cruz will have been at the podium for 20 hrs

Five longest filibusters. Looks like #4 has a new occupant.


Awesome... keep going...

This is a much respected effort by Ted Cruz. I appreciate it!!! A loT!!!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

We have the power. We do not

We have the power. We do not have to participate and I will not participate in Obamacare. Just say no and if enough of us did that .... that would be the end.

I think that is the real issue - if people took it upon themselves to decide what is constitutional or not.