Bloviating Canadian bacon senator Ted Cruz is telling reporters that he confronted Obama last night, demanding that the president end the shutdown and help everyone "negatively affected by Obamacare."

White House press secretary Jay Carney didn't entertain questions regarding the "confrontation" that Cruz said took place during a White House meeting attended by dozens of Republican senators.

Despite ongoing failures to paint a law passed by Congress and upheld by the Supreme Court as a valid cause to shut down the government (and still blame it on Harry Reid somehow), Cruz hasn't given up his shutdown strategy — distracting the audience by talking over everyone else.

“I opposed the shutdown from Day One. I think it was wrong that President Obama and Harry Reid forced the shutdown. They forced the shutdown because they wouldn’t compromise on Obamacare,” Cruz told Politico.

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