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Ted Cruz Is Wrong for the Senate

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At the time this post is being written the Senate has passed a deal to reopen the government which will go to the House where it is likely to pass. Texas Senator Ted Cruz who drove the shutdown along with Tea Party backed representatives in the House did not try to block the deal. Regardless of what his party or anyone else thinks Cruz has no regrets.


Earlier today he still appeared to be focused on the Affordable Care Act as he blasted the bipartisan Senate deal. Cruz said,

" Unfortunately, once again it appears the Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to millions of Americans who are hurting because of Obamacare. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to all the young people coming out of school who can't find a job because of Obamacare. It provides no relief to all the single parents forced into part time work struggling to feed their children on 29 hours a week. "


It does not matter to Senator Cruz that most Americans did not favor a government shutdown in spite of opposition to the healthcare law. Extremism has a way of blinding people who will do anything to get their way. People like Ted Cruz who think they are never wrong and believe you can work within the democratic process and never compromise on policy. Its not about going along with President Obama or Senate Democrats, but Cruz did not listen to fellow Republicans who told him the shutdown was a bad move. However an extremist like Cruz thinks Republicans who disagree with him and Tea Party are wrong too. He wrongly sees them as part of an unresponsive establishment. If Ted Cruz feels this way he won't get anything done for his cause, his constituents, or his country. Cruz seems more suited to Tea Party activism than governance. Too bad for all of us he is in the Senate.

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