Comedian Ted Cruz Tells Republican Candidates Not Interested In Repealing Obamacare To ‘Step Aside’

The Supreme Court of the United States handed down their ruling on Obamacare today, and it was good news for everyone, Republican and Democrat alike. The subsidies are staying, and the people who receive them will continue to have healthcare.

The only people not happy are those who foolishly wanted the law gone. But never fear, those who think the poor should be diseased and die from preventable causes like ear infections and UTIs gone septic: Not even several hours after the SCOTUS ruled on Obamacare, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was back on the trail, calling for Obamacare to be wiped out.

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Obamacare Survives

The fate of the Obamacare subsidies hinged on how the SCOTUS interpreted four words: “established by the state.” SCOTUS decided to interpret based on the spirit of the law and not the letter, and the subsidies stayed.

“The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” President Obama said in a later speech. He added that there was no point in unraveling what was already woven in the fabric of America and that he would work with Democrats and Republicans to improve healthcare, concluding, “So this was a good day for America.”

Obama may be interested in working with the Republicans, but as those same Republicans have shown many times before, they’re not interested in working with him.

“Step aside”

Ted Cruz has been a perpetual opponent of Obamacare. He crashed the government because of it, and he was not happy with today’s ruling by the SCOTUS.

“I have made repeal of this disastrous law a top priority since the first day I arrived in the Senate and have made its repeal central to my campaign,” the Republican candidate said in a statement, adding “Any candidate not willing to do the same—and campaign on it every day—should step aside.”

Cruz’s statement would go on to condemn the Supreme Court’s “nakedly political” decision, calling the justices “robed Houdinis” who “transmogrified a ‘federal exchange’ into an exchange ‘established by the state.'”

“[C]rocodile tears are flooding our nation’s capital today over the Supreme Court’s decision to illegally rewrite Obamacare,” he said, “which has been a disaster since its inception.”

All I can say is this: Good luck on attempt {∈ Z | > 60}, Cruz. There’s a quote about insanity that’s relevant here.

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