Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thank you, Senator Cruz

It is with admiration and gratitude that I extend thanks to one of the few Republicans who believes that the GOP should be something other than the low-calorie version of the Democratic Party. Establishment Republicans will continue to do nothing and hope that victory will simply fall into their laps, someday – which, even if it did, they would squander on perpetuating their pointless existence in Washington. It is to people like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that conservatives must look if they wish to preserve the Republican Party as a vehicle for real change. And if the McCain/Graham/Boehner axis of fossils persists in monopolizing power and influence within the Party, then may it wither and die, and its ashes fertilize the growth of a new organization, a new movement dedicated to the restoration of our nation’s first principles.

Here is Cruz speaking with Rush Limbaugh today on what he was trying to accomplish (and on what many of his colleagues have given up on trying to accomplish). A sample (Cruz is talking about some of his fellow Republicans):
I don't know that you could -- as bad as you might think it is, and listen, these are good men and women. I respect them. I like them. Many of these are my friends, but they've been here a long time, and they're beaten down, and they don't believe we can win. They don't believe it can happen, and the answer they say on every issue is, "No, we can't do it. We can't do it."
Update: Chris "Tingle-Pins" Matthews views Ted Cruz as an enemy of the state. So you know Cruz is doing something right.


rinardman said...

I listened to Rush's interview of Sen Cruz. He almost makes you feel optimistic, when he speaks.

Then Rush played a soundbite of McCain's comments...and the reality of the GOP returned. Shorter McCain: Obama won, so we should just roll over & play dead on obamacare & everything else.

Anonymous said...

Deborah .... The senators, led by Cruz, are the lights at end of the tunnel. The courage on display gives new hope. The old guard is already feeling the tide shrink beneath them. This applies to the Democrats too.

Senator Cruz and company are cut from the same cloth as John McKusick. John made his way to Minnesota to participate in the convention that would ultimately select Lincoln. He was asked to run, but had pledged his support for another candidate. However, he said if the gentleman would release him from the pledge, he would run. He was not released, and so his bid for Senate ended. He kept his word.