On Ted Cruz

TedCruz

Seriously, I don’t know what to say to this – but I’ll try.

It was supposed to be about ObamaCare – or perhaps it wasn’t. The takeaway I got from Ted’s 21 hour rant is that it was that he was saying something about how Washington is detached from the American people.

Or something like that. I’m not really sure. I sort of got lost after his reading of Dr. Seuss’ epic tome “Green Eggs And Ham”.

Except it’s really bizarre to hear an argument about how DC doesn’t listen to the American people from Ted Cruz who is obviously on the wrong side of public opinion. A recent poll clearly shows the American people want ObamaCare funded even if it means a government shutdown.

A whopping 59% of the American people don’t want ObamaCare defunded in the event of a government shutdown.

Clearly the American people spoke in 2012 when President Obama was reelected with 53% of the popular vote. On my planet, that spells majority and moreover it spells mandate – as in, keep doing what you’re doing because we’re behind you on this.

Clearly, Ted’s a bit tone-deaf (I’m being charitable in this assessment, of course). Though he opposes tax hikes on the rich, more than half the American people want them. Ted wants to cut Medicare and Social Security but the public overwhelmingly opposes such an idea.

If Ted Cruz was serious about listening to the will of the American people, his voting record would reflect it.

Except, it doesn’t.

So, Ted, what disconnect are you talking about? Yours?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s