I don’t normally agree with Rep. Peter King (R-NY) but his no-holds-barred attack on Ted Cruz last night was most satisfying. Although Republicans like to say the split in their party is over tactics, there was no such pussyfooting by King.
Last night, The O'Reilly Factor held a discussion about Republican efforts to defund Obamacare. Bill O'Reilly said to King, a known Cruz critic, "I think Cruz is sincere in what he does… You think he’s a phony?"
That was all the opening King needed to let loose.
Yes, I certainly do and I’ll tell you why, Bill. Because he’s been saying all summer all we had to do in the House if we voted to defund it, that would defund it for the year. He knew all along that Harry Reid and the Democrats would never agree to that. He knows that President Obama would never agree to it. And yet he was acting as if, so long as we voted for this in the House, it would happen. We knew it would never happen. John Boehner knew it would never happen. …We could have started two or three weeks ago negotiating parts of the Obamacare bill that we thought should be modified or removed or taken out. And the fact is, Ted Cruz was insisting – and he’s been working with people unfortunately in my conference, Republican conference - insisting on either his way or highway. There was no alternative allowed. And he knew this was a phony. He knew it was a fraud. And he persisted on pushing it. So I have no patience for this guy at all. And we made a tremendous mistake in allowing him to get out front and set policy for us.
I never thought I'd say this, but I agree with King 100%.
And even that’s not certain, as some of them are starting to realize their employers are kinda just doing whatever they want and blaming the ACA, which isn’t even fully realized yet.
Except that Bill conveniently ignores that President Obama and the Democrats have spent countless days and hours discussing, debating and negotiating with the GOP over the ACA. The GOP has had countless opportunities to propose amendments and corrections. The Dems even caved on the public option, which should have been the center of the legislation in the first place. The GOP’s response was to continue to try to block the whole idea from happening, just so they could use it as a campaign prop. Not to mention that Fox News and the GOP have been desperately trying to kill the ACA as part of their attempt to write a first draft of history – and in their version, President Obama is seen as a complete failure.
It’s crucial that O’Reilly be called out for this kind of behavior because, again, it’s really sneaky.
“We knew it would never happen. John Boehner knew it would never happen.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Pass the popcorn.
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