Skip to comments.Jennifer Rubin: Don’t be a jerk, Sen. Cruz
Posted on 04/30/2013 1:59:59 PM PDT by Sir NapsalotEdited on 04/30/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
It is a shopworn technique of hard-line conservatives to declare themselves men and women of principle in contrast to those other Republicans — the ones, you know, who pass legislation and try to represent their constituents. It is both self-serving (presuming principles are of no matter to opponents) and lazy in that it is always easy to say no, ridicule compromise and remain pristine rather than trying to improve legislation or introduce an alternative.
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"Cruzs actions suggest an immaturity and lack of sophistication about conservative governance. He might want to apologize to his colleagues for betraying their confidence and sit down and think what it is he wants to do in the Senate. Obstruction is easy; governance is hard. And if the answer is that only hackneyed gestures (e.g. push for repealing Obamacare with a Dem Senate majority, but offer no alternative) that interest him, then the people of Texas are being shortchanged. Worse, hes doing nothing to suggest hes a man of stature and future leader in the party."
Rumney-butt-licking Rubin's hurting because a few tea party senators won't toe the GOP line. We will see if Texas citizens agree with Rubin or Sen Cruz.
A Squish defending the Squishes. Nothing to see here, business as usual.
Compared to the maturity and sophistication of the chief 'wacko bird' of the Senate eh, Jen?
Oh Jennifer, you don’t want to see my alternative legislation.
Being nice to RINOs and Democrats is a waste of time. They’ll knife you in back when it time to return the favor.
FAR better to do the right thing and mock the RINOs in front of their constituents. You won’t get good behavior from RINOs without coercion, but an angry constituency hammering them might be just the trick.
I didn’t vote for him to go along to get along.
Shove it Jenny.
If we’d wanted a Dewhurst, we woulda sent ‘im.
"Weve had probably five or six lunches with a bunch of Republican senators standing up and looking at Rand and Mike and me and yelling at the top of their lungs I mean really . . . And they said: Why did you do this? As a result of what you did, when I go home, my constituents are yelling at me that Ive got to stand on principle. Im not making that up. I dont even bother to argue with them. I just sort of let them yell. . . . They said: Listen, before you did this, the politics of it were great. The Democrats were the bad guys. The Republicans were the good guys. Now we all look like a bunch of squishes. Well there is an alternative. You could just not be a bunch of squishes."
He still needs to be unseated in 2014.
Senator Cruz is doing what the voters elected him to do. I realize that is novel in todays America but it is refreshing!
If Congress would never pass another piece of legislation we'd all be better off.
Ping for interest
Damn shouldn't that be the ideal all who are up there spending other people's money?
You purists are just killing the GOP Johnny... ;)
I voted for him to represent me and I love Cruz.
John McCain can "kiss my grits!" That's what's wrong with D.C.--too much senority.
Oh, I see, so it's ok for an asshole like Jennifer Rubin to indulge in name-calling & sarcasm, but for Senator Cruz to call out the stupidity (ie Dianne Feinstein) or hypocrisy (Toomey, McQueeg, Rubio, Graham, etc) is somehow being unprincipled or a jerk?
You know Senator Cruz is doing something right when the partisan hack media goons need to try & defend the liberals & RINO pansies in the Senate!!!
So Jennifer Rubin, boo-hoo yourself, and how is this for being too blunt.... STFU!!!
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