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Today’s fun video: Cruz does Seuss to block Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz resorted to "Green Eggs and Ham" to argue against the vote on adding money for Obamacare back into the resolution to keep the government going.

It may be one of the most dramatic readings of Sam I Am's denials ever witnessed. He contends it was+ on point to the debate at hand. But one can argue whether this is the best children's book to read in the fight against health care reform, considering it's not yet fully in place, so no one has tried green eggs and Obamacare.

Editor's note: The initial version of this story referred to Cruz's tactic as a filibuster. Technically, it wasn't a filibuster because the Senate wasn't scheduled to vote on the resolution yesterday, so his long-play speech wasn't blocking a vote.

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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