Ted Cruz is on a roll. At the Oct. 28 Republican candidates debate he exposed the establishment mouthpieces masquerading as journalists and the next day he exposes the GOP leadership as masquerading as people caring about the country.
The senator from Texas coldly and calmly dissected the budget deal as cronyism that benefits all parties in power regardless of the letter after their name while crushing the working people who have to pay for it and especially their children.
“And it is difficult to find a better illustration of the Washington Cartel than the charade we are engaged in this evening,” Crus said. “This deal that we are here to vote on is both shockingly bad on the merits, and it is also a manifestation of the bipartisan corruption that suffuses Washington, D.C.”
He noted the deal adds $85 billion in spending increases. He pointed out that the previous budget deal — that he had also opposed added just $63 billion over two years and was made when the Democrats were the majority party in the Senate unlike now.
“Republican majorities have just given President Obama is a diamond-encrusted, glow-in-the-dark AmEx card,” Cruz said. “And it has a special feature. The president gets to spend it now, and they don’t even send him the bill. They send the bill to your kids . . .
“This represents the Cartel in all of its glory because this is the combined work product of Rep. John Boehner (R) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) and Mitch McConnell (R) and Harry Reid (D). The entire time Republican leaders have been promising, ‘We’re going to do something on the budget. We’re going to rein in the president,’ they have been in the back room negotiating to fund every single thing Obama did.”
And that my Republican friends is why the Republican Party leadership is in trouble. We cut you slack because we feel you are afraid of the press when you want stand up for common fiscal sense. We are now starting to get this real concern in the pit of our stomachs that it is because you don’t want to.
Here is his hour-and-half speech if you feel like watching: