The Campaign For DA

3.24.2015

Shortest Presidential Campaign Ever?


Honestly, I'm really haven't read the details yet, but that's what he said today. His wife has taken a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs so Cruz won't have access to insurance through her any longer.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wanted to be outraged by this, but what the hell is he supposed to do? His wife is losing her benefits and this is what his employer offers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he was a bit hasty giving up that Canadian citizenship, since healthcare came with it.

DF Celine Dion

Anonymous said...

I would have expected him to bite the bullet and buy insurance through COBRA. It would cost more, but it would have avoided this exact scenario. Weird.

Anonymous said...

I think it is genius. Who better to rate a product than a customer?

Anonymous said...

Not a Cruz fan, but I don't see the problem. Cuz it is true that members of congress have always had government health insurance, even before obamacare, and now the government health insurance offered to members of congress is obamacare, so what's the big deal?

Anonymous said...

Unions brought us 40 hour work weeks. Obammycare brought us 25 hour work weeks.

Katy Anders said...

4:47 is right: They should have COBRA'd. Sure, it would have cost more, but they're only going to have to be covered until open enrollment of the Senate's plan or else the end of his campaign, anyway... so 5 months, max.

Anonymous said...

If memory serves, Congress was exempted from Obamacare and would continue their "golden parachute plan" on the federal exchange.

CNN just wanted to make Cruz look bad. We should see this type of dialog daily, most of it either sensationalized or false.

Anonymous said...

Get that liberal smear machine started. You are exactly right 7:10. Liberals will be foaming at the mouth every day trying to smear Cruz over every little thing.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, Ted Cruz is just getting started. People best be careful about tossing dirt at Cruz lest they be caught in the crosswind.

whisky O said...

The more the libs pile on the more I like the guy. Think I'll send him a little donation in the morning.

wordkyle said...

Section 1312 of the Affordable Care Act requires that Members of Congress and designated congressional staff must obtain coverage by health plans created under the Affordable Care Act or coverage offered via an Affordable Insurance Exchange (Exchange)

Anonymous said...

He's required as a Senator to use that insurance pool now that he needs to insure through his job.

Anonymous said...


Look dumb asses. Congress passed the bill. Obama did not force it on anyone. Cruz only has to follow the law that Congress made.

Anonymous said...

Would this be a good time to mention that he's not even a natural born citizen of the United States of America and shouldn't be allowed to run for president! His mother is American, his father is Cuban and he was born in Canada, which would make him a natural born Canadian.

wordkyle said...

730 - Cruz was an American citizen at birth, therefore a "natural born" American citizen. It's a simple definition that the Congressional Research Service has ruled on, and which the vast majority of experts agree with. Except for you, of course. (The CRS report on the subject is quite thorough. You ought to check it out.)

Anonymous said...

Does this fall under the category of bad publicity? If Cruz were a salesman, would we be drinking snake oil right now? We best keep Cruz in the public eye as that way we can keep an eye on him!

Anonymous said...

It's the law. He's following the law unlike the POSHIT terrorist loving president of the US.

Anonymous said...

6:29 and the majority of Congress was Demoflops. LOL

Anonymous said...

Wordy is wrong again. 1312 provides that:

“…the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff with respect to their service as a Member of Congress or congressional staff shall be health plans that are:
(I) created under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act); or
(II) offered through an Exchange established under this Act (or an amendment made by this Act).”

That is, the only plans THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY MAKE AVAILABLE are under the ACA. However, Cruz could be like me and millions of Americans and purchase insurance on the private market.

Anonymous said...

8:49 that is exactly what Wordkyle said you moron.

wordkyle said...

849 - I quoted the passage verbatim from the Office of Personnel Management.

Anonymous said...

8:58, try punctuation. English is hard.

Wordy, that's just wrong. The ACA doesn't make that a requirement. It simply says the only plan the Fed Gov't can provide is one under the ACA. Nothing prohibits the purchase of private, qualified plans outside of the ACA. It's just that those plans are usually more expensive.

In a bit of irony, Cruz likely elected to buy through the exchange to save money, and that was the point of the ACA.

Anonymous said...

So wordkyle why has President Obama been grilled over the same exact issue...citizenship? Oh I'm sorry the president has a d in front of his name and Mr Cruz has an r in front of his, so all is OK!!

wordkyle said...

1004 - I won't argue the point. I was merely quoting verbatim what the OPM wrote.

Anywho, the point is moot. There's nothing wrong ethically, morally, or philosophically with Cruz's source of insurance. It's only a controversy to those who oppose him politically. They use an irrational criticism to try and dominate the national conversation.

Was it a tactical mistake? Of course it was. More troubling to me is that his team was caught by surprise by the swift and severe response by the liberal media. Regardless of how good a president he might make, he has to win another game to get there. We'll see if he can adjust and climb the learning curve.

wordkyle said...

1139 - Was Obama "grilled?" Or were the ones questioning his birth derided on almost all sides as nutjob "birthers?"

Anonymous said...

Anyone who questions Obama is wrong! Even if you can't pay for it, Obamacare was simply the right thing to do. All these anti-Obama comments come from racists!

Anonymous said...

Who care about Cruz? We want that idiot Obama to have Obamacare!!!!