The Republicans are not trying to deny anybody health insurance. The Republicans are trying to save the American medical system from being destroyed because it's taken over by a government and run by people who haven't the foggiest idea what they're doing and don't care. To them, it's simply the latest measure for total control of the people. But the low-information crowd who read AP or wherever the story gets posted, hear, "Republicans want to eliminate your ability to get health insurance, and they're willing to shut the government down."
There are no massive floods. There are no massive earthquakes. It's not swelteringly hot. This was an unusually cool summer. Most people look at the claims of climate change and oppressive heat and flooding and don't see any evidence. They say, "Where is it?" These guys have had to change the terminology from "global warming" to "climate change," and now any extreme weather is said to be because of that. This thing, this UN report today, the IPCC, is a last-gasp effort.
On Ted Cruz’s filibuster ...
This is about freedom. I know to a lot of people that sounds corny. "Freedom, come on, Rush, our freedom isn't threatened." Oh, but it is. In ever so small, incremental losses, it is. It's what Obamacare is all about. It's precisely what Obamacare is all about, the loss of individual freedom, the loss of free markets. Ted Cruz is fighting for freedom in the greatest tradition of American freedom fighters. And how did so many Republicans manage to miss that fundamental American lesson?