Now that Senator Cruz has gone through his iron man test successfully, I have some thoughts on the whole event.
First of all, congratulations to Senator Cruz. He stood for 21 hours and 19 minutes. Many of us could not have stood for 15 minutes. Kudos to the Senator for being in good physical shape.
Now, as to the kabuki dance going on in Washington. The Republicans, in typical fashion circled the wagons and started eating their own. They are so good at this. I swear they must take lessons.
I am not going to evaluate the strategy that the younger Republican Senators pursued. However, I have plenty to say about the old guard in the Senate and in the House. They did not disappoint. They are unable to present a united front. Will they ever learn from the Democrats?
The Republicans may have disagreed about what Senator Cruz, Lee, Rubio and Paul were doing. However, they did not have to pile on the Senators. They could have said that there are different ideas about how to deal with Obamacare and left it at that. But, oh no! So many Republicans had to jump on Senator Cruz, accusing him of all kinds of things with the worst being that he is running for President.
DEMOCRATS WOULD NEVER DO THIS.
They might disagree in private but in public, there would be very little, if any, comment.Democrats do not eat their own and certainly not in public.
Republicans have not caught on yet. The media goes after the fact that Republicans disagree. The issues they disagree on are certainly not the main story line. The Republican Party appears to be made up of a lot of prima donnas who feel compelled to grab a mike and speak their piece. Will there ever be a camera that John McCain doesn’t have to get in front of?
Instead of piling on Senator Cruz, Republicans could have intensified pressure on Democrats who are up for reelection in red states. Oh, you mean do what Democrats do so well?
I hope that someday “leading” Republicans would start thinking about the country and not their own political aspirations. Obviously, they have never played chess.