Freshman greenhorn Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has anarchist leanings. I'm not sure why that is...but it is. Cruz didn't run for the Senate in order to legislate because Ted Cruz doesn't believe in government. He was sent to D.C. by Tea voters who believed he would blow the place up with his Gingrichian bombastic and anarchist-loudmouthed style. Only in office about a year, Cruz has already alienated senior GOP senators with his 'everybody look at me' antics.
A couple of months back, Senator Cruz did what he does best......ran his mouth loosely despite the tadpole nature of his ...umm.....status......
“My focus for the next 61 days is very directly targeted to one thing, and that is working to defund Obamacare,” Cruz said. “This is the best opportunity we have to defund Obamacare and quite possibly our last opportunity to effectively defund Obamacare.”
When Terrible Ted decided to mouth off about defunding Obamacare, he knew that Senate Republicans did not have enough votes to do so. Cruz also knew at the end of July that, if by some miracle the Senate voted to defund the ACA, President Obama would veto such a measure.....and Republicans would not have enough votes to override. Cruz knew this stuff going in. He didn't care.
You see, Cruz wants to run for president. A career in the Senate? Don't be silly. Government is the source of all problems and the solution for none....according to the Reaganites and the Cruzians...and so, Ted Cruz would like to become president in order to facilitate the dismantling of the federal government as we've known it. That fact alone is why Cruz is a darling of the Tea conservatives.
Cruz lifted the hopes of the Tea revolutionaries when in late July he threw down the gauntlet of defunding Obamacare.....or bust. House Teas rallied to Cruz's war cry....and Americans were treated to 60 days of the Very Serious talking Very Seriously about how Tea Republicans, led by Senator Cruz, would defund Obamacare.
But something strange happened yesterday. After successfully encouraging House Teas to commit to the fight to defund the ACA in either the CR (continuing budget resolution) or debt ceiling legislation.....Cruz announced yesterday...."never mind."
"[Democratic Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid will no doubt try to strip the defund language from the continuing resolution, and right now he likely has the votes to do so," Cruz said in a statement. "At that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground, and continue to listen to the American people."
On July 31st when Ted Cruz announced his crusade to defund Obamacare.....he knew that Republicans would not have enough votes to do the job. Why did Cruz go forward knowing that? Cruz doesn't care about anything but his own ambitions....and despite his Harvard debate team excellence....he is a stupid man. Intelligent men don't start fights they can't finish. Intelligent men don't hang their colleagues out to dry just to pump up their face or name recognition.
Today, House Teas are smoking mad at Ted Cruz. Why? Because after rallying the Tea Troops for the last 60 days....yesterday, Cruz simply waved the white flag on his effort to defund the ACA.....
"We haven't even taken up the bill and Ted Cruz is admitting defeat?" fumed one senior GOP aide. "Some people came here to govern and make things better for their constituents. Ted Cruz came here to throw bombs and fundraise off of attacks on fellow Republicans. He's a joke, plain and simple."
Another aide said Cruz's comment "exposes how [Senate conservatives] have deliberately misled their constituents and the grassroots for eight weeks. This isn't leadership, it's hypocrisy."
Redstate's Erick Erickson along with many on the GOP network, Fox, jumped on the Cruz effort the first of August. The Club For Growth began threatening any elected Republican with a primary if they didn't vote to defund Obamacare. There was confusion and finger pointing and accusations hurled against Republican brethren who even for a second doubted that Obamacare could be defunded successfully.
Then...yesterday....Senator Ted Cruz...who started the whole ordeal, who encouraged House Teas to join in the fight, a fight Cruz had declared July 31st could absolutely be won......surrendered. Now, the two Anarchist Amigos, Cruz and Utah's Mike Lee...the most extreme senators in the Senate....are being called surrender monkeys by fellow Tea House Anarchists....
"House agrees to send #CR to Senate that defunds Obamacare. @SenTedCruz & @SenMikeLee refuse to fight. Wave white flag and surrender," tweeted Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.).
I gotta tell ya.....I love the smell of a smoldering, fragmented GOP cannibalizing itself in the morning and all....but the unexpected, extra rich, nougatty goodness of seeing House Teas turn on "likely presidential candidate" Ted Cruz...is so satisfyingly priceless, I'm starting to feel a bit high.
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