Following Ted Cruz's heroic (literal) stand for liberty, Texas' senior senator released an op-ed:
Last week, thanks to the support of conservatives in the House of Representatives, that chamber passed a bill that funds the government while defunding Obamacare. I support this measure, and that is why I voted to bring it before the Senate for an up-or-down vote.In other words, Harry Ried can lose Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Kay Hagan, and Mark Begich and maintain Obamacare.
This isn't a show vote. This is a unique and rare opportunity to defund Obamacare with a simple majority - 51 votes. That means Harry Reid can lose, at most, four members of his caucus and still succeed in funding Obamacare. If he loses five, Obamacare is defunded. I want to have that vote.
Cornyn continues with wishful thinking
An up-or-down vote, on the other hand, forces vulnerable, red-state Democrats to either double-down on Obamacare or move to defund it. We need to convince five to take the latter approach.And John Cornyn's plan to accomplish this is....?!?
Second chances in life are rare. For the Democratic senators who voted for Obamacare in 2009 - and those who were elected after it became law - this is their second chance.Because, as the head of the GOP campaign committee in 2010/12, John Cornyn did SUCH a great job making Democrats own the original Obamacare vote.
With the benefit of hindsight and pressure from the American people, they now have the opportunity to recant their support with dignity.
And for those Democrats who insist on riding this train wreck of a law over the cliff, they will have to stand in front of their constituents and explain why it is worth spending more borrowed money on.
Bottom Line: John Cornyn undermined Ted Cruz when it mattered, now he's using a smokescreen to confuse Texans.
This is exactly what Ted Cruz warned us about.
Run, Louie, run....
If Texans are sick of John Cornyn insulting their intelligence, here's where they can contact him:
Phone: (512) 494-8535