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April 30, 2013

Ted Cruz Offers Fellow GOP Senators Some Advice: You Could Try To Not Be Such "Squishes"

Ted Cruz has revealed that he's been yelled at by his fellow GOP senators. He hasn't named names (he ought to-- accusations should come with names attached).

Here's the shouted complaint, according to Cruz:

The Wall Street Journal attacked the group for letting President Obama blame Republicans for blocking gun control instead of moderate Democrats. Cruz said senators made a similar argument: “They said, ‘Listen, before you did this, the politics of it were great. The [Democrats] were the bad guys, the Republicans were the good guys. Now we all look like a bunch of squishes.’”

That sounds almost unbelievable -- almost too perfect for a red-meat crowd-- except we know that GOP senators do think that way. Mitch McConnell, for example, is a big fan of the strategy of losing -- he's forever talking up taking tactical losses, losing on this law or that, losing this freedom or that one, and then counting himself lucky because now we win the political issue at the strategic level.

There are two problems with this sort of thinking:

1. It's no comfort that we might gain some political traction if we're losing on the issues we care about.

2. We never actually do win on the political level, either. There is never any Silver Lining in losing. Perhaps it's possible for some deft politicians to rescue a strategic victory out of a tactical defeat, but the crop of guys we have have proven repeatedly they're not up to it.

Returning to the complaint about Cruz making the squishes look bad, and made life for them politically difficult: He offered them some advice.

’Well, there is an alternative. You could just not be a bunch of squishes.’”

What an evil, to put a senator in the position of having to choose between his supposed constituents, the voters, and his actual constituents, the media and the Sunday morning shows that no one watches anymore.



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