Friday, November 14, 2014
Cruz-ing for a Bruising
"The Republican Party will make no clean break from its recent ideological and procedural radicalism, despite whatever some of the more grizzled members of the party leadership may hope. The era of government by crisis — from debt ceiling to government shutdown and all the good stuff in-between — is not over. This will be Ted Cruz’s Senate." -- (emphasis added) Elias Isquith, writing in Salon.
If anyone thought that the midterms would bring about a Rethuglican Party eager "to govern" (excuse our snickering), conflict over issues from immigration reform, to the Keystone XL pipeline, to climate change will swiftly disabuse them. The Party's radical right, led by wingnut Sen. Ted "Tailgunner Ted" Cruz (R-Calgary), is itching to roll President Obama even at the expense of a short-term government shutdown, and they have Senate "graybeards" like Mitch "Missy" McConnell over a barrel and they know it.