Ted Cruz's Obamacare "Filibuster"

  • Aired:  09/25/13
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During his 21-hour not-technically-a-filibuster filibuster, Senator Ted Cruz shares words of wisdom from "Duck Dynasty." (3:13)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, THANK

YOU SO MUCH.

NATION, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VEBEEN WATCHING THE NEWS, BUT WHAT

AN HISTORIC NIGHT.

DESTINED TO BE DOWN IN THE ANULSOF IMPORTANCE.

LAST ONE DEVOTED CRUSADER-- ORSHOULD I SAY ONE

DEVO-TED-CRUZ-ATOR-- TALKEDABOUT THE NEED TO DEFUND

OBAMACARE FOR 21 HOURS AND 19MINUTE AND DID WHAT MANY THOUGHT

WAS IMPOSSIBLE-- MAKE THE SENATEEVEN LESS PRODUCTIVE.

JIM.

>> I INTEND TO SPEAK IN SUPPORTOF DEFUNDING OBAMACARE.

UNTIL I'M NO LONGERA ABLE TOSTAND.

ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY,AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE

OF OBAMACARE.

OBAMACARE ISN'T WORKING.

WHAT MIGHT BE AS INTIMIDATING ASOBAMACARE.

CHINESE GOOSEBERRIES ACTUALLYCOME FROM NEW ZEALAND.

SOME TIME AGO I TWEETD A SPEECHTHAT ASHTON KUTCHER GAVE ME.

NUMBER ONE, AS A CONSUMER, I'M ABIG FAN OF EATING WHITE CASTLE

BURGERS.

>> Stephen: INSPIRING, JUSTLIKE THE SEEN IN "MR. SMITH GOES

TO WASHINGTON" WHERE JIMMYSTEWART GETS SOME BAD ACID AND

TALKS TO A COAT RACK FOR 12HOURS.

BUT, FOLKS, CRUZ DIDN'T JUSTCRITICIZE OBAMACARE.

HE OFFERED A PRACTICALALTERNATIVE.

>> SO I WANT TO POINT OUT JUST AFEW WORDS OF WISDOM FROM DWUK

DYNASTY.

YOU PUT FIVE RED NECKS ON AMOWER IT'S GOING TO BE EPIC.

REDNECK RULE NUMBER ONE-- MOSTTHINGS CAN BE FIXED WITH DUCT

TAPE AND EXTENSION CORDS.

>> Stephen: SEE, AMERICA, YOUDON'T NEED HEALTH CARE.

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY,JUST GO TO HOME DEPOT.

THIS COURAGEOUS MAN IS FIGHTINGTO DEFUND OBAMACARE BY

FILIBUSTERING A BILL THATDEFUNDS OBAMACARE.

AND WHAT MAKES IT TRULYCOURAGEOUS, THE BILL WAS HIS

IDEA.

AND IT'S NOT REALLY AFILIBUSTER.

CRUZ KNEW IN ADVANCE HE'D HAVETO YIELD THE FLOOR BY NOON

TODAY.

I BELIEVE THE ROOM WAS BOOKEDFOR DANNY GOLDSTEIN'S BAR

MITZVAH.

MAZEL TOV, DANNY.

BUT IF IT'S NOT A FILIBUSTER,THEN WHAT DO WE CALL IT?

>> IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THISEFFORT FROM SENATOR CRUZ IS

TECHNICALLY NOT A FILIBUSTER.

>> WHAT LOOKS LIKE A FILIBUSTERAND FEELS LIKE A FILIBUSTER BUT

IS NOT A FILIBUSTER.

>> TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WE'RETRYING TO SORT OUT WHAT EXACTLY

TO CALL THIS.

>> A FILIBUSTER IS AN ORACLEFIREWORKS SHOW.

>> IT'S A POLITICAL THEATER OFTHE ABSURD.

>> Stephen: YES, THEATER OFTHE ABSURD.

FRANKLY, I THINK ALL THEATER'SABSURD.

I MEAN I PAY THE MONEY.

WHY CAN'T I STAB JULIUS CAESAR?

THE POINT IS, WHATEVER YOU CALLIT, THE PEOPLE LOVE IT.

>> IF YOU'RE GOING ABOUT LIVINGYOUR LIFE IN GREEN BAY,

WISCONSIN, AND YOU'RE NOT PAYINGATTENTION THIS EVERY SINGLE

TWIST AND TURN, THAT'S WHATYOU'RE GOING TO REMEMBER FROM

THIS FIGHT IS TED CRUZ IS THEONE WHO WAS OUT THERE FIGHTING

OBAMACARE YOU.

>> Stephen: KNOW WHAT?

THAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT CAMPAIGNSLOGAN IN 2016-- "CRUZ FOR FROM

THE YOU'RE NOT PAYINGATTENTION."

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