Houston Chronicle Un-Endorses Ted Cruz
You’ve got to love this story from the Houston Chronicle.
Does anyone else miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison? […]
One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate.
When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator.
Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.
We feel certain she would have worked shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in crafting a workable solution that likely would have avoided the government shutdown altogether.
But we’ll never know.
And this from The American Conservative’s Rod Dreher:
Yes. I cannot believe I’m saying this, but I hope the House flips to the Democrats in 2014, so we can be rid of these nuts. Let Ted Cruz sit in the Senate stewing in his precious bodily fluids, and let Washington get back to the business of governing.
Again, that’s from The American Conservative…as is the following from Daniel Larison in a piece titled: Why Should the Public Trust Republicans With Power?
After watching the display of the last few weeks, it is hard to argue that Republicans should have control over any part of the government. It is even harder to believe that they should increase what control they have.
Amazing times. The chickens have come to roost.
What took you so long, chickens?
The Ted Cruz source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.