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So what if Ted Cruz is enrolling in Obamacare?

So what if Ted Cruz is enrolling in Obamacare?

Who knew abiding by the the law was such a novel accomplishment?

The man who garnered national attention by making himself Obamacare’s arch nemesis is enrolling in the dastardly program one day into his presidential campaign.

Previously covered by his wife’s cadillac Goldman Sach’s healthcare plan, Heidi Cruz’s departure from the investment behemoth means the Cruz’s will be looking to the exchange for their health insurance needs.

Evidently, this is a story.

“Man who hates Obamacare to enroll in Obamacare!!!!” “Hahahaha, it’s sooooo ironic Cruz is like, enrolling in Obamacare!” “Cruz is enrolling in Obamacare?! What a hypocrite!”

Who knew abiding by the the law was such a novel accomplishment that it warranted ink from every major news outlet? But that’s what happened.

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“Man who hates mattress tag, leaves tag on mattress!” or “He said he wants to abolish the IRS, but he PAID HIS TAXES” or even, “He said he’s opposed to government intervention in the lives of individuals, but he waited at the crosswalk until the sign flashed ‘walk’!” are all as newsworthy as the “Ted Cruz to enroll in Obamacare” story.

Yet here we are. With our second lame Cruz ‘gotcha’ non-story.

But there’s another thing to consider here, too.

Congress gets their health insurance from the exchanges. All Republican Senators are enrolled in a healthcare plan either on the federal or D.C. exchange. Why would Senator Cruz not follow suit? Furthermore, Cruz’s Hill staff, like the staff of every other Republican Senator, are covered by a D.C. exchange plan. It would be rather tacky for the junior Senator to find health insurance anywhere else while his staff is stuck with the exchange.

There are many things you could rightly criticize Senator Cruz for, but his enrolling in Obamacare isn’t one.

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Like I’ve said before, “Idiots gotta id”.

The Collective as a trope that they’ve used for decades. Conservative candidates are…

1. stupid (see David Letterman on Cruz)

2. crazy/extreme

3. inconsistent/hypocritical

You can’t let this get to you, because it’s what they’ve got, it’s ALL they’ve got, and they don’t know any better or intend to BE better.

Collectivist LIE. They do it every day. And they do it to themselves FIRST.

    DINORightMarie in reply to Ragspierre. | March 25, 2015 at 8:12 am

    You forgot “scary/evil/dangerous” a la Cheney, Nixon, Bush (who earned the labels of all 3 of yours, too), etc. It’s slightly different from “crazy/extreme” – although very similar.

    Cruz can’t be labeled stupid – although they will still try.

    Cruz can’t be labeled crazy, although they will pound extreme into the ground.

    And they sure can’t label him a hypocrite.

    So sick of the 24/7 and alphabet media selecting our candidates, destroying good men and women of character by making up garbage!!!

Charles Curran | March 25, 2015 at 8:04 am

OT Prof, can you comment on this?

DINORightMarie | March 25, 2015 at 8:16 am

Hmmm…… What part of MANDATE and LAW don’t these clowns understand?!?!

We have NO CHOICE – it’s either enroll in a plan or pay a fine.

He has two young children……..and he’s not a gazillionaire. He needs healthcare insurance.

Plus……if he went with private insurance, the MSM would excoriate him for THAT.

There is NOTHING to do but let these clowns expose themselves for the zealots, the fellow-travelers they are.

Cruz is the most Conservative man in politics today with solid principles, the most Reaganesque, and the most trustworthy (politician) since Reagan.

Love, LOVE, LOVE!! Ted Cruz 2016!!

    What the left should worry about is what demons will become front and center as Ted Cruz uses zerocare for his family.

    I still don’t understand why POTUS won’t change his cush federal plan to his “signature plan?” He does have a choice. All of them have that choice.

I think they’re missing that it’s smart politics. Now he’s “just like us” in that he’s suffering from the various nonsensical aspects of the legislation, and will have a testimony that he can use to abuse the law’s proponents.

Anyone think he won’t use that to his advantage?

    Yujin in reply to Immolate. | March 25, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Yes. I think he knows exactly what he is doing.

      Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Yujin. | March 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Yeah. Just imagine Cruz asking the Democrat 2016 presidential candidate “Why are you not signed up for Obamacare?

    Paul in reply to Immolate. | March 25, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Yes, and I suspect it won’t be long before we hear about Mr. Curz’s first-hand experiences with Obamacare. He’s going to dissect it with facts, from his own experience. The prog drones know this, and that is why they’re in such a tizzy over this.

    One of the main obstacles to addressing ObamaCare in court is establishing standing. Perhaps Cruz is doing just that?

Uncle Samuel | March 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

The Left and Faux Conservative factions have officially switched from Palin to Cruz:

It’s not even just the media, friends of mine that I expect to be more intelligent than that are getting all up about it. I asked them to explain the outrage, and they haven’t yet. Will update if they provide a rational argument … don’t hold your breaths though.

“Why aren’t members of Congress required to enroll in ObamaCare like the rest of us?” – is a question that these folks will never ask.

Ted Cruz enrolls in Obamacare:
“Cruz is enrolling in Obamacare?! What a hypocrite!”

Ted Cruz does not enroll in Obamacare:
“Cruz is a lawbreaker! Now who’s illegal?!”

Henry Hawkins | March 25, 2015 at 10:57 am

Oh, I suspect Cruz will find it easy to turn this back around on the ignorants criticizing him for it.

Sorry to nitpick, but there are no “Obamacare” health care policies. There are Blue Cross Blue Shield policies that comply with law. There are United Healthcare Oxford policies that comply with law. There are Aetna policies that comply with law. Etc. But there are no government issued health care policies, regardless of the adjective. Unless Congress is self insured, unlikely, Congress has one of the above policies from a PRIVATE / COMMERCIAL health care insurer.

    Radegunda in reply to FrankNatoli. | March 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    How many other PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL enterprises must adhere to a precise menu describing the products they have to offer?

    How many other PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL enterprises must offer those products on a GOVERNMENT-run “exchange,” where GOVERNMENT agents collect personal information from customers in order to determine what price any given customer will pay?

    How many other PRIVATE/COMMERCIAL enterprises are promised subsidies from the taxpayers in case those government requirements result in financial losses to the company?

    If those companies were still “private/commercial” in a meaningful sense, I would still have my suitable, affordable Aetna policy. The reason I do not have it now is because Aetna was not permitted to act like a private commercial enterprise.

    And thanks to this moronic law my private health care policy that I liked just fine has gone up 47% in the past 18 months. But hey, now it covers me for reconstructive breast surgery, right? I’m a 47 year-old male.

      FrankNatoli in reply to Paul. | March 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      I too had a private health care policy. ACA got my United Healthcare Oxford PPO cancelled, then one year later my AmeriHealthNJ EPO cancelled.

      I see one up, five down, on my original post. I don’t think people understand. I’m not defending the law. I’m defending Cruz. He didn’t “sign up for Obamacare”. He signed up for private company health insurance that is ACA compatible as required by law. People want to tear their hair over ACA, fine, I’ll join them, but don’t pick on Cruz.

        “He signed up for private company health insurance that is ACA compatible as required by law.”

        Also known as ObamaCare. It’s the term used to describe ObamaCare mandated policy’s. I have one, BCBS. But it still is ObamaCare. Since they raised the rates on my previous policy to over 3K per MONTH (for me and wife with no health issues), I was left with little choice but to get a new policy. When you do that it is ObamCare. Clear?

Now he has standing to sue.

I am surprised by the comments here and also on Rush’s review of the brouhaha today that there is an assumption that it is Obamacare or nothing.

When Christians objected to the abortion provisions of ADA, they were granted an exception which permits the use of Christian health cooperatives to provide medical coverage for a fee.

Presently there are four sizeable coops providing good coverage for reasonable prices: Samaritan Ministries, Christian Healthcare Ministries, Medishare and Liberty Healthshare.

In light of the “Imagine” speech, enrolling in a Christian coop healthcare plan would be the politically correct choice for the Cruz family.

    I almost forgot to tell Professor Jacobson and his Jewish friends that Christian means “practicing Christian” – so no Semites allowed. Please, I am not championing this rule – I am just telling the way it is.