Letter to the Editor: Anyone but Ted

Some may wonder why the so-called GOP establishment cannot stand the thought of Senator Ted Cruz becoming the Republican nominee. Senator Cruz seems to go out of his way to over simplify complex issues concerning the country. He sets up unrealistic expectations and then lashes out at Republicans when they do not materialize. Like when he recently said: “The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we’ve ever seen.”

These comments are nonsense, dishonest, and he should be ashamed for saying such ridiculous statements. Since the Republicans took control of the House they have cut $2.1 trillion of federal payouts over a decade. They have reduced the government’s involvement in the economy from President Obama’s high of 24% down to 21%. Republican leaders also have been able to keep most of President Bush’s tax cuts. Republicans have passed the Keystone pipeline, and fixed Medicare repayments. The House also passed a budget (Boehner) that will balance the budget in 10 years, while increasing defense spending and cutting spending on social programs. The Senate has passed a budget that has $4.4 trillion more in deficit reduction than the President’s request. Who voted against this very budget, the Junior Senator from TX.

He has his own reasons for saying such non-sense comments. Republican Trent Franks said: “He says the leadership is weak because that ostensibly makes him look strong…” Republican Chris Stewart from UT said concerning him: “….there’s a number of people who say it’s time for us to, as best we can under very difficult circumstances, unite and come together, and I think Sen. Cruz is not very helpful in that.”

Ted Cruz the owner of 1 passed piece of legislation in his 5 years in the Senate (impressive) likes to run other Republicans down for not supporting his unrealistic measures. Kelly Ayotte wisely asked: ““How do we get 60 votes? And if for some reason there were 60 votes, how do we get 67 votes in the Senate to overcome a Presidential veto?” I have yet to hear a response concerning how the Junior Senator believes he can accomplish anything he espouses. All I hear are the tired lines of: “Republicans need to act like Republicans.” These hollow statements of blame and bluster sound a lot like another so-called Republican running for President who never says anything substantial, but takes up all the air.

Jr. also will vote against bills that don’t benefit him and then turn around and vote for similar bills that do benefit him, like the Federal Aid in NJ he voted against—calling it “an addiction to spending money we do not have” vs the Federal Aid in TX he demanded saying concerning the Federal Government helping with finances “in support of the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster.” Cute Jr—hypocritical? Um yes.

Jr also likes to pull the trick of running down “Establishment” Republicans when he is in friendly territory like when he said concerning John Boener at a Values Voter Summit “Yesterday John Boehner was Speaker of the House. Y’all come to town and somehow that changes. My only request is can you come more often?”—Hilarious. Neat how Jr will say this at a Republican red meat venue, but then concerning criticizing Trump: “I ain’t gonna do it. I’m not interested in Republican-on-Republican violence.” Are you kidding me, you are going to take a cheap shot at a well-respected Republican House Speaker, and then let the so called “Republican” circus-clown off the hook. Oh I forgot, you are “not going to go into the gutter with personal attacks impugning character,”…..gee thanks Jr. Oh I forgot, you already have plenty of times.

Are we starting to get a picture of why this guy is the most disliked, disingenuous guy in the Senate?

I agree with Junior on one point: “Republicans need to act like Republicans” and elect a candidate who has a record of accomplishment and can get things done…..that certainly is not you Ted. Actually, anyone but you.

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