Feb 16 2013
A Tea Party/Libertarian hero may be in the making in the US Senate. Apparently, freshman Texas Sen Ted Cruz is shaking up the old dotards in America’s most dysfunctional institution:
In just two months, Mr. Cruz, 42, has made his presence felt in an institution where new arrivals are usually not heard from for months, if not years. Besides suggesting that Mr. Hagel might have received compensation from foreign enemies, he has tangled with the mayor of Chicago, challenged the Senate’s third-ranking Democrat on national television, voted against virtually everything before him — including the confirmation of John Kerry as secretary of state — and raised the hackles of colleagues from both parties.
He could not be more pleased. Washington’s new bad boy feels good.
It’s about damn time someone went into that dull, dusty and dingy place and started to wake those zombies up. The complaints are hilarious:
Without naming names, Senator Barbara Boxer, Democrat of California, offered a biting label for the Texan’s accusatory crusade: McCarthyism.
“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and, of course, nothing was in the pocket,” she said, a reference to Senator Joseph R. McCarthy’s pursuit of Communists in the 1950s. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”
Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said that some of the demands Mr. Cruz made of Mr. Hagel were “out of bounds, quite frankly.” Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, issued a public rebuke after Mr. Cruz suggested, with no evidence, that Mr. Hagel had accepted honorariums from North Korea.
“All I can say is that the appropriate way to treat Senator Hagel is to be as tough as you want to be, but don’t be disrespectful or malign his character,” Mr. McCain said in an interview.
Pulleaasse. This from overpaid incompetents who have failed to do their mandatory duty to our country for 3 years running.
My hat off to Sen Cruz for waking up the dead wood rattling around the Senate. These people have allowed Trillions of dollars in tax payer money to be spent without the proper process and authorization required by our laws and constitution. And they have the nerve to whine about accusations?
Fire them all!
Because the truth is, the pols in DC are all just like this man: