Killing babies “heroic,” opposing Obamacare offensive
Paul Joseph Watson
September 25, 2013
While cheering a 10 hour speech by Democratic state Senator Wendy Davis that succeeded in blocking a Texas bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as “the filibuster heard around the world,” leftists have displayed little else but contempt towards Ted Cruz’s marathon stand against Obamacare.
The Huffington Post characterized Cruz’s quasi-filibuster against Obamacare, a sentiment shared by most Americans, as a “hijack” of the Senate, a somewhat different tone to how they reported Davis’ opposition to a policy that was not shared by the majority of Texans.
Democratic Congressman Mark Takano also tweeted his view that Davis’ success in ensuring babies were killed after the 5th month was “the greatest filibuster of all time!”
Ted Cruz, Ima let you finish but… pic.twitter.com/zDSNK8HrAX
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) September 24, 2013
The Daily Kos’ Markos Moulitsas scorned Cruz while labeling Wendy Davis’ tirade a “heroic effort”.
Will Cruz's non-filibuster long speech outlast Wendy Davis' heroic effort? My money is on "not even close"
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) September 24, 2013
Other Twitter users drew attention to the left’s hypocritical disdain for (quasi) filibusters.
Recall the left's collective orgasm over Wendy Davis filibuster. Pro abortion. And their contempt for Cruz. Trying to save health care.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 24, 2013
Davis was proclaimed a hero, invited on Sunday shows and asked about her pink sneakers. All for defending a policy most Texans reject.
— John Sexton (@verumserum) September 24, 2013
Ted Cruz is talking about how he bought comfy shoes for his filibuster. The media will now cover him like they did Wendy Davis, right?!
— Stephen Gutowski (@collegepolitico) September 24, 2013
However, it’s not just leftists who attacked Cruz. Some faux conservatives fell in line with RINO Republicans to lambaste the Texas Senator, including the Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, who penned a sophomoric piece which served to communicate the message that his attempt to sink Obamacare was doomed to failure.