Here’s why Ted Cruz sets the standard for what a US Senator should be

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Ted Cruz is somewhat of a pariah in Washington DC. The Republican leadership hates him. The Democrats, we think, are scared to death of him. The so-called “main street” Republicans – those whose lives are invested in the beltway – are shoulder to shoulder with the Republican leadership.

On the other hand, out here in flyover country, Ted Cruz is a hero.

The Republican leadership and their “main street” partners are working to find ways to fund ObamaCare and to continue to grow government just a little more slowly than the Democrats. Here’s what Ted Cruz and his handful of allies in Washington want to do.

“Dangerous and terrifying, just a sampling of the rhetoric, rhetorical rage, that Senator Ted Cruz hurled at the Obama administration…”

We need to make a note that the television station that served up this report is from Austin, TX. Austin is the “Berkeley in the desert” in Texas. Senator Cruz doesn’t have many friends who live there either, but you can expect that he will sweep the state next time he’s up for election.

The only reason the newscaster could say that Cruz “laid into President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and have a shred of credibility is because Cruz is one of the few who will the President on directly. Lord knows that John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell won’t. Neither will John Boehner and the leadership lemmings in the House.

McConnell took on Cruz over tactics that shut down the government over the issue of defunding ObamaCare. You’ll recall that John McCain referred to Cruz as a “wacko bird” and declared the debate over funding ObamaCare over with the 2012 election.

McCain also recalled the the 2009-2010 debate over Obamacare — before Cruz was elected to the Senate — saying “the people spoke” on the issue when they reelected President Barack Obama in 2012. McCain said lawmakers shouldn’t “give up our efforts to repair Obamacare” but said it wasn’t worth shutting down the government.

Nothing is worth shutting down the government – actually 13% of the government – to the likes of McCain and his Washington DC conspirators.

It’s long past time that Republicans stood up for shutting down not just ObamaCare but large sectors of the government. Cruz is absolutely right that ObamaCare is the number one job killer in the nation. It’s also the reason why more part time jobs have been created in the last five years than full time jobs. Cruz seems to be one of the few in Washington DC who actually say that. The Republican leadership certainly won’t and the “main streeters”, including the US Chamber of Commerce, won’t utter a word.

You know Cruz is right on target because the “Progressives” didn’t waste a minute attacking him with their standard trope of lies. They want to point to the cost of the shutdown, which they say includes lost revenue from operations of things like national parks. That’s a specious charge when House Republicans passed a bill to fund 100% of the government operations with the exception of ObamaCare.

Their charge concerning the six million Texans without health insurance is even more specious. They’re perfectly willing to ignore the fact that health insurance cost under ObamaCare has gone up about 32%, or the fact that many if not most insured under ObamaCare will lose their doctors, and because of increases in the deductibles may effectively lose access to care.

Thank God for Ted Cruz.

We’re seeing some great people starting to stand up and run against the entrenched in Washington. For instance, Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, who has been in the Senate forever and is a mini version of Lindsay Graham, is being challenged by Dr. Milton Wolf. Wolf is a strong conservative, he understands the disaster that is ObamaCare, and he’s willing to fight to repeal it. He also happens to be Barack Obama’s second cousin.

Here’s Dr. Wolf’s campaign website. Check him out and make a donation, every dollar will help. We need more Senators who understand and are willing to fight for what the nation needs, not what Washington needs.

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Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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