Skip to comments.Obama’s road trip to Texas: make Ted Cruz-Republicans the face of Washington opposition
Posted on 05/09/2013 1:27:49 PM PDT by bestintxas
When things look dark and the Deltas face tough times in the movie Animal House, fraternity leader Otter knows exactly what to do: Road trip! So it is that President Obama, facing gridlock and partisan infighting in Washington, travels to Texas on Thursday on a road trip dubbed The Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour.
Texas might seem an odd place for Obama to talk jobs and the economy, given Gov. Rick Perrys habit of claiming that he and Republicans are responsible for the states economic success.
But as I wrote today, Perry is less a target than an afterthought. And the GOP prescription for boosting the economy low taxes, less regulation, getting government out of the way isnt what the president is coming to talk about. The real target is a Republican Congress that has opposed Obama on everything from background checks and immigration to taxes, education, spending and the budget. Nobodys a more visible face of the opposition than Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party star and potential presidential candidate.
By coming to Texas, the president wants to frame the two poles of our broken policy debate this way: Obamas White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type Republicans (obstruction).
On Thursday, Obama visits a high-tech high school and a Silicon Prairie chip-machine maker located in Manor, just east of Austin. The trip is the first in a series of day trips aimed at rallying support outside Washington against a Congress the president says wont behave. Obamas message: the economys getting better and theres a role for government in education, innovation and job creation.
As for Perry, hes old news. Public Policy Polling announced this week its dropping the GOP governor, who barely registers following his bungled White House bid
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:: Obamas White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type Republicans (obstruction) ::
Concrete examples, please Mr. Slater.
Hmm...Cruz, a man of ideas as the face of the GOP against Obama, a proven marxist liar and bullshit artist. I think I’ll take Cruz.
I think this will backfire spectacularly on Obama....
We are going to need a hundred Ted Cruz’s to keep this country a free nation, starting immediately with cleaning the Muslim Brotherhood out of the White House and cabinet.
Very good, and when we (the ‘Ted Cruz’ Republicans) continue to beat the snot out of him (Obama) he can go back to Michelle crying..!
For the record this is the Ted Cruz for President 2016 group that is on fb.
Picking on Cruz in Texas is not wise...
As soon as you leave the Austin city limits, you are in conservative country and any time Cruz is mentioned, people stand up and cheer... He is doing the job he was hired to do...
I have an upset stomach today with the White House clown making his second visit to my territory within a month... (I live about half way between West and Austin.)
The Drudge photo of the jerk in a cowboy hat almost was more than I could take. He would not make the filling for a pimple on a cowboys butt... (verbiage cleaned up so that it doesn’t sound like a DU note...)
I thought the “predominant doctrine” of FR was to leave FB, Tweater, etc to the progressives to allow them to indoctrinate all the teens and twentysomethings....
The progressives know if they can make Texas blue, they’re in power forever. Unfortunately that means you’ll see a lot of Caliph Baraq and his minions....