Tags: cruz | vindicated | obamacare | rollout

Ted Cruz Vindicated by Shaky Obamcare Rollout

Image: Ted Cruz Vindicated by Shaky Obamcare Rollout

Friday, 06 Dec 2013 03:56 PM

By Courtney Coren

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who lead the effort to shutdown the government to prevent Obamacare from being implemented, said that the troubles that have faced the new healthcare law since HealthCare.gov was unveiled have left him feeling vindicated.

"Boy, it's amazing how things can change in a few weeks in Congress," said Cruz while speaking at an event hosted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, Politico reported. "Just a few weeks ago, people in Washington were saying, 'Why on earth are you fighting so hard against Obamacare?' Now, nobody's saying that. Over and over again you run into people who say, 'Now I understand what this is all about.'"

The Texas Republican was criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike for being willing to allow a portion of the government to close in order to stop Obamacare.

Cruz also talked about feeling vindicated by the troubled Obamacare rollout when he spoke at the Aspen Institute's Washington Ideas Forum in November, CNN Reported.

At that event he said that everyone who supported the shutdown effort is feeling "vindication."

"We've seen that those millions of Americans were right, and I wish Congress had listened to them before" Americans started receiving cancellation notices on their health insurance.

Most telling, he said, are Democrats who have changed their tune about Obamacare, who previously were unwilling to compromise, especially those who are expected to face tough elections in 2014.

"In the last few weeks over a dozen Democrats have publicly called for delaying Obamacare in significant respects," said the freshman senator from Texas.


Related Stories:
Sen. Ted Cruz: No Regrets Over Shutdown
Deroy Murdock: Obamcare Opponents Will Be Vindicated


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Crowdpac.com: Perry, Rubio, Carson Most Reaganesque GOP Hopefuls

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 09:15 AM

According to the Crowdpac scale, at a score of 6.9, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the most Reaganesque Republican eyei . . .

Marco Rubio: Governors Weak on Foreign Policy, Security Issues

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 07:03 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida challenged the notion that the 2016 Republican nominee should be a governor and not a Washin . . .

Scott Walker Has Breakthrough Moment in Iowa. Now What?

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 06:54 AM

Republican Scott Walker had a breakthrough moment at a forum for conservatives in Iowa. Now the Wisconsin governor has t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved