Sen. Ted Cruz's very long anti-Obamacare speech has gone on for 20 hours now, but don't worry — he's kept things fresh with a lot of hip references. Cruz knows all about Star Wars, Ashton Kutcher, and of course, Dr. Seuss. So besides health care policy, what's Cruz been talking about this whole time while he tries not to go to the bathroom in his pants?
Green Eggs and Ham
"I am not going to endeavor to sing," Cruz said, before launching into the lyrics of "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." It is a song about 9/11. "American girls and American guys will always stand up and salute..." Committed to keeping decorum on the Senate floor, Cruz censored himself on this line: "Cause we'll put a boot in your . . . posterior."
"Jeff said 'Faith, family and facial hair.' I point out to the junior senator from Utah, if we continue doing this long enough, we may have facial hair on the floor of the Senate."
Friday the 13th
"Obamacare is the biggest job-killer in this country and when Jason put on his hockey mask and swung that machete, boy there was carnage like nothing else."