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GOP Has Votes In Senate to Defund Obamacare, Red State Democrats In Trouble

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***Update- Senate Cloture vote to take place at 12pm EDT.

If the GOP in the Senate stands together on the upcoming cloture vote, which allows Harry Reid to reinstate funding for Obamacare, then the disastrous healthcare law will not be funded.

On a call with conservative news outlets, Senator Ted Cruz said that it was now “clear to any objective observer, that Obamacare was not working.”

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) stated earlier that Republicans had the necessary votes to defeat cloture, reiterating what Cruz said, that if  Republicans stood together, Obamacare would be defunded.

Millions of Americans are facing the prospects of losing their jobs, or not being hired at all, or facing the prospects of being pushed forcibly into part time work, are facing skyrocketing health insurance premiums, and are facing the risk or the reality of losing their health insurance.

The vote that matters is the vote on cloture. Any senator who votes ‘yes’ on cloture, gives Reid the power to fully fund Obamacare-Ted Cruz

Cruz points out that if cloture is held, there are seven red state Democratic Senators, including Mark Pryor and Mary Landrieu, up for re-election in 2014, who saw their respective states vote for Mitt Romney over President Obama, adding that Obama only received 42% or less of the vote in 2012.

Cruz also said that these Senators need to “honest and consistent” with their constituents, and tell them that, ‘Yes’ I voted with Harry Reid to fund Obamacare, and not turn around and tell them that they made every effort to defund Obamacare, when if fact they didn’t.

“Republicans should stand up for their rights as a minority and for the American people as a whole. We have the votes to win, if only Senate Republicans will stand together as the House did and as we have in the past.”-Senator Mike Lee

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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GOP Has Votes In Senate to Defund Obamacare, Red State Democrats In Trouble

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