My "Tea Party" response to the Denver Post editorial calling the Cruz filibuster-type speech an "epic" failure (http://www.denverpost.com/editorials/ci_24184701/ted-cruz-speech-wa...):
As a Colorado native and proud 1960's Denver Post "paperboy," I was saddened, though not surprised, to see my first employer marginalize Ted Cruz and the T(axed) E(nough) A(lready) Party movement that elected him.
Rather than do your job by reminding Americans across the nation about increased health premiums, reduced health choices, lost full-time jobs, and exceptions for the president and staff, Congress and staff, unions and, now, employers with the stroke of a presidential pen, I'll simply say this:
Senator Cruz's defunditnow.com petition now has over 1.9 million signatures, and counting. The national organization Tea Party Patriots, one of many and started in a kitchen in 2009, has 1.2 million "likes" on its Facebook page, and counting. The historic 2010 Republican state and national landslide was fueled by this energy and commitment.
2014 elections are around the corner. Democrats, get ready. Republicans, pay attention. We're not going away.
Randy B. Corporon
Chairman, Arapahoe Tea Party"