Oh, the Democrats are just jumping mad these days. They're upset about the freshman Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz, and his in-your-face, apolitical politics. They're upset because he's fighting the status quo. They're upset because he's not taking the typical freshman approach to D.C., namely, learning how to "play the game," and learning how to "get along," and learning how to "make deals." How does Ted Cruz feel about this?
He could not be more pleased. Washington’s new bad boy feels good.
“I made promises to the people of Texas that I would come to Washington to shake up the status quo,” he said in e-mailed answers to questions, in lieu of speaking. “That is what I intend to do, and it is what I have done in every way possible in the responsibilities that have been granted to me.”
I love it.
Of course, his opposition does what they do best: get emotional, angry, and downright nasty.
Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.
“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s pursuit of Communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”Yes, if you can't get someone to comply with your idea of Washington, by all means, start trotting out then name-calling and mud-slinging. Even the prominent RINOs are getting angry with Cruz. John McCain got all upset because Cruz apparently wasn't "respectful" enough to Chuck Hagel during his nomination hearings. Boo. Hoo. Last time I heard, we weren't electing senators to be nice to each other and hug and kiss. In fact, our political history has calmed down quite a bit from the days of fistfights on the floor, and duels in the field.
Ted Cruz hurt your feelings? Too bad. We hired him to do a job, and if that hurts your feelings, offends your delicate sensibilities, or even changes the way things get done in D.C., well, get used to it.