Skip to comments.Ted Cruz Spikes the Ball
Posted on 06/13/2014 6:01:35 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Ted Cruztook a victory lap of sorts this week after Eric Cantor's primary defeat. And why shouldn't he? The junior senator from Texas helped fuel the anti-establishment furies that devoured the House majority leader.
"This election should be a reminder to all in CongressRepublicans and Democrats alikethat the conservative base is alive and well, and the American people will hold us all accountable," said Mr. Cruz. "Each of us needs to do what we said we would do and tell the truth." If this sounds like a threat, that's because it is.
Mr. Cruz is wont to criticize Republican politicians who disagree with him as sell-outs or charlatans. Recall how Mr. Cruz last fall spurred a rump Republican caucus in the House into shutting down the government over a futile gambit to defund ObamaCare. He denounced a plan by House leadership to prevent the shutdown (by decoupling votes for the continuing resolution from defunding ObamaCare) as "chicanery."
Note too that Mr. Cruz has pointedly refused to endorse his Senate colleagues facing re-election, including fellow Texan John Cornyn and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Meantime, he has backed the Senate Conservatives Fund and written a fundraising letter for the Madison Project. Both groups have bankrolled primary challengers to Senate incumbents.
While Mr. Cruz has argued that "Washington insiders have a terrible record at picking winners and losers," no Republican Senator has lost a general election in the last two cycles. He's also said that "primaries should be decided by the grassroots in each state," yet he's endorsed his Republican acolytes in races for open seats like Ben Sasse in Nebraska and T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma. No doubt he hopes that they will repay the favor by dutifully supporting him if elected to the Senate.
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Mr. Cruz is correct of course, but the Republican old guard are totally invested in being only the supportive secondary party and power to the main party the Democrats.
That is why they refuse to act like an opposition second party, they haven’t had that in them for over a quarter of a century now.
Ain’t much to read at the wsj....I won’t subscribe to read drivel.
Gingrich did his part in the 90s. He’s the only one post Reagan.
I want to move to Texas just so I can vote for Ted Cruz.
I don’t remember the WSJ being THIS useless. Regardless, it’s useless.
I think you are right, but after a while even he took his pictures with Hillary.
Right, a philosophy to be pushed by Obama’s Common Core teachings as well.
Rand Paul On Shutdown: "Even Though It Appeared I Was Participating In It, It Was A Dumb Idea"I said throughout the whole battle that shutting down the government was a dumb idea. Even though it did appear as if I was participating in it, I said it was a dumb idea. And the reason I voted for it, though, is that it's a conundrum. Here's the conundrum. We have a $17 trillion debt and people at home tell me you can't give the president a blank check. We just can't keep raising the debt ceiling without conditions. So unconditionally raising the debt ceiling, nobody at home wants me to vote for that and I can't vote for that. But the conundrum is if I don't we do approach these deadlines. So there is an impasse. In 2011, though, we had this impasse and the president did negotiate. We got the sequester. If we were to extend the sequester from discretionary spending to all the entitlements we would actually fix our problem within a few years.[Posted on 11/19/2013 12:16:51 PM by Third Person]
Governor Palin came out of 2008 as a lone fighter, her fighting and surviving helped embolden others to follow and to emerge, and a few republican conservatives to get bolder, she helped get us to where we are now.
Their weekly TV program makes me flip my lid. We subscribe, but I only pay attention to the fashion and cooking segments in the Off Duty section. Did you know bucket bags are back in?
The WSJ's Ms. Finley makes this sound like a dangerous idea, proving George Orwell's observation that "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Viva Cruz!
“Mr. Cruz is wont to”
Is there not a single competent editor left anywhere in America?
Excellent point and so true!
I’m in Anchorage and going to test out a boat I bought on a lake in Wasilla Monday. Lol, will say “hi” to Sarah for all freezers!
“Mr. Cruz is wont to criticize Republican politicians who disagree with him as sell-outs or charlatans.”
Notice how no examples are given. Of course, they are sell-outs and charlatans, and Mr. Cruz would be right to call them just that, but he hasn’t done so. That isn’t his style.
This isn’t about “disagreements”. What a cheap rhetorical trick. If anything, Cruz isn’t making the ideological case ENOUGH, though he’s doing a better job of it than pretty much any other elected official. If we are not out to change hearts and minds, and stand on principles for reasons greater than getting 50.0000000% of the vote, then we are just trying to be the fiscally responsible, pro-life wing of the Left. Of course, no such wing can exist, which is the problem. Go Ted, and step on the gas even more!
Had a snarky tone to it anyway.
WS/CNBC/Blankfein were all wringing their hands on Wednesday morning about what Cantor’s loss could mean for the market. As if Iraq in flames had nothing to do with the market going down. Snotty, self-important little gasbags..
Uhh...you might want to look up “wont” in the dictionary.
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