Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has started, as National Journal notes, a “very, very long speech”, but not a filibuster. He’s apparently going to talk until he can’t stand any more. National Journal will be keeping track of Senator Cruz’s speech in opposition to Obamacare. You can also watch the drama unfold over on C-SPAN2.
Swinging the spotlight back to Georgia, Republican contender for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District seat Bob Johnson is firing volleys from his Facebook page at fellow Republican candidate Buddy Carter for Carter’s position that Obamacare should be delayed:
Dr. Bob Johnson, surgeon, retired Army Ranger and conservative Republican candidate for Georgia’s First Congressional District, today released the following statement on his opponent, State Senator Buddy Carter’s liberal position on ObamaCare:
“In the debate over whether to delay or defund ObamaCare, my opponent, liberal Senator Buddy Carter, who said in his campaign kick-off speech that parts of ObamaCare are ‘not so bad’, said this weekend at a forum in Brunswick that he would rather ‘delay ObamaCare’ than defund ObamaCare. Senator Carter’s position to ‘delay ObamaCare’ is the same position President Obama is taking, it’s what liberals and Washington insiders want and it is wrong for Georgia families.
“As a conservative and a practicing surgeon who has seen over 13,000 patients in Georgia, I can tell you that ObamaCare is far too destructive and dangerous to patients and small businesses to simply be delayed. Delaying isn’t good enough. I have repeatedly called for ObamaCare to be defunded and ended. I agree with the position of the conservative Heritage Foundation which points outs that ObamaCare can be defunded and the government funded at the same time. But they say, ‘simply delaying ObamaCare is a gift to the Obama Administration.’
“This is a clear reason conservatives must stop liberal Buddy Carter, because he will let the Obamacare train wreck keep coming toward us.”
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