“Sen. Ted Cruz GRILLS FBI Director on IRS investigation”
Sure. He can be occasionally effective, when aimed at the proper targets. But let’s not forget: this guy is poison. A wacko bird. Unhelpful. A presumptuous junior Senator whom the left demonizes and whom career GOP politicians rightly despise and seek to weaken, mucking up as he does their opportunities to reach the great Moderate Middle of the country’s electorate that has been so very crucial in getting Presidents Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney elected, and President George H W Bush re-elected, once he was able to free himself from Ronny Raygun’s outdated, kamikaze conservative coat tails.
The end goal of politics is, naturally, compromise — not on any specific policy question, but rather, as GOP stalwart and 2-time Marxist Obama voter Colin Powell would have it, as an end unto itself. And compromise means never having to empanel a special independent investigator.
People like Cruz don’t see that. Because they Just Don’t Get How DC Works ® . Thank goodness we’ve had Senators and Congressmen in DC for decades at a time to keep these upstarts in line when needs be. Which is anytime they start going on about principles and the like. Purist behavior like that isn’t sufficiently cynical. And it takes cynicism to Get Things Done in our names, particularly when it’s quite clear we don’t want it.
And to think. This guy has designs on being President. Has nobody reminded him his name isn’t Bush or Clinton yet? Or at the very least, that he’s one of them racist White Hispanics?
(h/t sdferr, via TRS)