Here’s why Ted Cruz sets the standard for what a US Senator should be

Ted Cruz is somewhat of a pariah in Washington DC. The Republican leadership hates him. The Democrats, we think, are scared to death of him. The so-called “main street” Republicans – those whose lives are invested in the beltway – are shoulder to shoulder with the Republican leadership.

On the other hand, out here in flyover country, Ted Cruz is a hero.

The Republican leadership and their “main street” partners are working to find ways to fund ObamaCare and to continue to grow government just a little more slowly than the Democrats. Here’s what Ted Cruz and his handful of allies in Washington want to do.

“Dangerous and terrifying, just a sampling of the rhetoric, rhetorical rage, that Senator Ted Cruz hurled at the Obama administration…”

We need to make a note that the television station that served up this report is from Austin, TX. Austin is the “Berkeley in the desert” in Texas. Senator Cruz doesn’t have many friends who live there either, but you can expect that he will sweep the state next time he’s up for election.

The only reason the newscaster could say that Cruz “laid into President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and have a shred of credibility is because Cruz is one of the few who will the President on directly. Lord knows that John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell won’t. Neither will John Boehner and the leadership lemmings in the House.

McConnell took on Cruz over tactics that shut down the government over the issue of defunding ObamaCare. You’ll recall that John McCain referred to Cruz as a “wacko bird” and declared the debate over funding ObamaCare over with the 2012 election.

McCain also recalled the the 2009-2010 debate over Obamacare — before Cruz was elected to the Senate — saying “the people spoke” on the issue when they reelected President Barack Obama in 2012. McCain said lawmakers shouldn’t “give up our efforts to repair Obamacare” but said it wasn’t worth shutting down the government.

Nothing is worth shutting down the government – actually 13% of the government – to the likes of McCain and his Washington DC conspirators.

It’s long past time that Republicans stood up for shutting down not just ObamaCare but large sectors of the government. Cruz is absolutely right that ObamaCare is the number one job killer in the nation. It’s also the reason why more part time jobs have been created in the last five years than full time jobs. Cruz seems to be one of the few in Washington DC who actually say that. The Republican leadership certainly won’t and the “main streeters”, including the US Chamber of Commerce, won’t utter a word.

You know Cruz is right on target because the “Progressives” didn’t waste a minute attacking him with their standard trope of lies. They want to point to the cost of the shutdown, which they say includes lost revenue from operations of things like national parks. That’s a specious charge when House Republicans passed a bill to fund 100% of the government operations with the exception of ObamaCare.

Their charge concerning the six million Texans without health insurance is even more specious. They’re perfectly willing to ignore the fact that health insurance cost under ObamaCare has gone up about 32%, or the fact that many if not most insured under ObamaCare will lose their doctors, and because of increases in the deductibles may effectively lose access to care.

Thank God for Ted Cruz.

We’re seeing some great people starting to stand up and run against the entrenched in Washington. For instance, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, who has been in the Senate forever and is a mini version of Lindsay Graham, is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf. Wolf is a strong conservative, he understands the disaster that is ObamaCare, and he’s willing to fight to repeal it. He also happens to be Barack Obama’s second cousin.

Here’s Dr. Wolf’s campaign website. Check him out and make a donation, every dollar will help. We need more Senators who understand and are willing to fight for what the nation needs, not what Washington needs.

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  • 914

    Man are they going to make up scandals for him,

  • Lawrence Westlake

    This is a funny blog post, actually, and it speaks volumes about the addled and cocooned demographics of the right side of the chattering classes. FYI, Chief, Cruz has been in the Senate for a year, all in the minority, and he hails from a de facto one-party state. It’s easy being a ‘true conservative’ when you don’t have any real responsibilities and when you’re not worried about reelection. Rick Santorum, for example, is a far better example of the embodiment of what a conservative Senator should be. That’s a guy who posted a lifetime ACU rating of ~88, having served in a leadership position in the majority caucus, while representing a highly-competitive, purple state. A decade ago Santorum had forgotten more about being a conservative federal legislator than Cruz yet has learned. Others fall into that category, too: George Allen, John Sununu, Jr., just to name a couple. Perspective and critical thinking are your friends, not your enemies.

    • Vagabond661

      “Rick Santorum, for example, is a far better example of the embodiment of what a RINO Senator should be.”
      FIFY

      • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

        You really should have used a dull spoon.

        • Michael Becker

          I personally favor a plastic spoon. Takes a lot longer and hurts a lot more.

    • Michael Becker

      “Ratings” are generally meaningless. What really matters are a select number of votes and the individual’s position on the size and scope of government.

      Santorum is not a conservative, with the exception of his social views. He has never met a problem that a government program couldn’t fix. That’s not a conservative position.

      I have a very good understanding of perspective and critical thinking. In your case, just thinking would be an improvement.

  • http://www.traveLightgame.com/ ljcarolyne

    McCain needs the whole bar of Soap, shoved down his lying mouth!

  • SteveCrickmore075

    Yes, what better man to lead the party of hate than Cruz!

    Note that Whittle’s (warm-up) speech (for Cruz), was much, much nastier than anything the Rev. Mr. Wright ever said, and there’s no question that Cruz heard every word. And yet – so far – none of the GOP fans who populated the fainting couch over the Wright sermons seems to have a problem with this. Worse, I can confidently predict that if Cruz does become a Presidential candidate, the mainstream media won’t see this as a story on a par with the Wright story. Hate speech on the right is simply dog-bites man.

    What’s the worst that could happen to you?” Whittle said. “I mean, honestly, this is Texas, right? You’ll stand in front of a Texas judge, (and) he’ll say, ‘Did you shoot up that car full of Californians?’ You’ll say yes, he’ll say why. You’ll say, ‘Well, your honor, they needed killing.’ And he’ll say, ‘We’ll strike a medal in your honor,’ and off you go.”

    The crowd including Cruz, applauded, at this and many similar lines.
    What a perfect standard bearer for the GOP, and the right was apoplectic over Obama for not chastizing Revrend Wright for daring to suggesi that there was still racism, bigotry and hatred of some Americans in USA, from some quarters.

  • Idahoser

    “what a US Senator should be” is a representative of THE STATE that sent him there. We do not have a Senate, we have a perverted second “House” competing with the legitimate representatives of The People to bribe us with our own money, while the states no longer exist in a meaningful way.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      Amend to read …while the states no longer are represented at the Federal level in a meaningful way.

      • Idahoser

        I said what I meant. IF the states have no federal presence that what are they good for? The whole thing is a State, the States do not exist.

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