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RUSH: So let’s go to the audio sound bites. I’ve got three of ’em here. This is on CNN, and they ended up carrying Ted Cruz’s little mini-press conference, which went on at the same time that Dingy Harry and Mitch McConnell were doing their kumbaya announcement of a great deal. You’ll hear Cruz and his remarks here, and then the anchor Wolf Blitzer gets mad that they’re covering Cruz, or he’s a little puzzled by it. Here it is.

CRUZ: The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who can’t find a job because of Obamacare. It provides no relief to all the single parents who have been forced into part-time work, struggling to feed their kids on 29 hours a week. It provides no relief to all the hardworking families who are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and it provides no relief to all the seniors, to all the people with disabilities who are right now —

BLITZER: Why did we —

CRUZ: — getting in the mail notifications from their health insurance companies that they’re losing their health insurance because of Obamacare.

BLITZER: All right. Let’s leave Ted Cruz. He’s obviously opposed to this deal. Let’s go back to Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, on the Senate floor. He supports it.

RUSH: Did you hear Wolf? You hear that? That was funny. “Wuh — wuh — why — why — why did we leave? What are we doing with Cruz? Why are we covering Cruz? What’s going on with Cruz? He opposed this deal. We celebrate the deal. We love the deal! We at CNN love debt. We love losing. We love going into more debt. We want to talk to the losers. We want to hear the…” Well, the winners, in their mind. Now, why did CNN go to Cruz?

CNN went to Cruz, some producer went to Cruz because he is obviously a real leader. They are going to have Cruz because he is the most interesting person talking about this today. Even to people on the left, he’s the most interesting person talking about this in Washington. Because everybody knows — everybody knows, in their minds and hearts –that he’s right in what he’s saying. Ted Cruz is compelling. Cruz versus Dingy Harry and McConnell?

Anyway, Wolf didn’t like it so he steered CNN back to Dingy Harry. After they finished that they went back to Cruz after satisfying Wolf.

CRUZ: It is my understanding from leadership, it is likely to occur today. I have no objections to the timing of this vote. And the reason is simple: There’s nothing to be gained from delaying this vote one day or two days. The outcome will be the same. Every Senator, every member of the House is gonna have to make a decision where he or she stands. But there’s no benefit, I’ve never had any intention of delaying the timing of this vote.

RUSH: And he continued.

CRUZ: Fifteen thousand UPS employees got a notification in the mail that they were losing spousal coverage, that their husbands and wives were all losing the health insurance that they wanted and they like. That is happening all over the country. It’s wrong. And the focus in my view should not be on the politics of Washington. The politics of Washington at the end of the day doesn’t matter. What the focus should be is on making Washington, DC, listen to the American people and respond to the very real harms that Obamacare is causing to millions of people.

RUSH: Amen! Did you notice even here in the midst of this so-called shocking and embarrassing defeat, Cruz is undeterred and unflappable? He continues unleashing on Obamacare, which we are going to continue to do today, because the news continues to be more devastating. This rollout is absolutely terrible. It is an utter disaster, and Obama’s base is in the process of learning this.

The Democrat Party and their buds in the media have lied to the American people about Obamacare. They have purposely kept from them the truth about it, and they are going to learn the truth simply by living their lives and doing what the law requires them to do. They are going to learn the truth about it from the actual interaction with it, not from hearing somebody tell them about it that they might not believe.

They’re going to encounter the truth by actually coming into contact with it. It’s already starting to happen, and there’s gonna be a price to pay for this, for Obama and his buddies in the Democrats. I don’t pretend to know what the price is. But there’s gonna be a price. They have totally misled people. They’ve totally lied. They didn’t vet this bill just like they didn’t vet Obama. They have purposely lied! People in the media have purposely misled people about what this health care reform bill is.

They have been told it’s free or it’s cheap, that the cost takes $2500 off your premium, that the uninsured are gonna be covered and that everybody’s gonna get treatment, and none of that is true for anywhere near a majority of the people.

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