posted on Oct, 17 2013 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by Bone75
I'll give the guy props for eloquence. At the same time, he is also a dangerous ideologue who plays fast and loose with facts and who hinges his
entire political career on opposition instead of solutions. I'm not a fan Obamacare, I think it is a half-baked corporate giveaway that does nothing
to fix the underlying problems with our medical services system. But Cruz's opposition was not based (or at least articulated as being based) on
anything much beyond the fact that he didn't like it.
Never mind the fact that his colleagues took out the part that would have made the rest of it work (the public option) as a means of trying to destroy
the entire initiative.
Never mind the very real fact that our health care program in this country is broken and is becoming the laughing stock of the developed world.
Cruz refuses to offer real solutions.
Unless he starts using his considerable public speaking skills to start putting forward an actual agenda, I can't see him mopping the floor with
anyone. He's every bit the empty suit Obama is, but at least Obama puts forward ideas and plans. They're not great plans or ideas, and they are
consistently diluted by his penchant for capitulation, but he tries to do something other than condemn the opposition viewpoint.
In short, I know what Cruz is against. I want to know what he is specifically FOR.
edit on 17-10-2013 by RobertAntonWeishaupt because: (no