I know a lot of Democrats and some Republicans are scoffing at Ted Cruz right now. They are the same folks who said a few months ago, there is no way he and others could stop Gun Control measures. But Cruz won that battle. They are also the folks who said Cruz would never get the House leadership to put forward a Continuing Resolution that defunds ObamaCare.
Sen. Ted Cruz makes it clear he’s ready to go to the mat to stop ObamaCare. He is asked if he is willing to use the filibuster to defund ObamaCare. Cruz responds he is ready to do “everything necessary and anything possible to defund ObamaCare” – including using the filibuster if that is what it takes.
The odds are still heavily stacked against Cruz and Mike Lee ultimately succeeding in defunding ObamaCare. But it would not surprise me if Ted Cruz has some surprises in store for Barack Obama and Harry Reid in the days ahead. He just might get enough Americans to demand that ObamaCare be stopped in its tracks. It will be fascinating to watch over the next 10 days.