Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Meet The Real Next Senate Majority Leader: Ted Cruz

The black lining in a dark cloud: Ted Cruz.  - gwc
Meet The Real Next Senate Majority Leader: Ted Cruz
"Ted Cruz is gonna be using his national base to put relentless pressure on [Sen. Mitch] McConnell," said Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar with the American Enterprise Institute."I've never seen a guy so despised by a vast majority of his caucus — they hate Cruz. They see Cruz as completely out for himself. But let's face it if he's out there inciting the base, and talk radio guys and blog people ... that's going to be difficult for them," Ornstein said.In two short years as a senator, Cruz has proven very influential, most notably when he led Republicans into a government shutdown in 2013 against the better judgment of Boehner and McConnell. Though he has since calmed somewhat, the Post reports that he plans to reemerge from his shell."

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