GOP Rep: Agreement to Reopen Government is a Victory for America and a Defeat for Ted Cruz

peter-kingIt seems that in this back and forth over who was primarily to blame for the government shutdown, there’s one thing some Republicans and probably every Democrat can agree on — Ted Cruz is a scumbag.

Many say Cruz’s futile push to defund “Obamacare” was a fool’s errand, with Ted Cruz being the epitome of a fool.

As I’ve said before, this push to delay, defund or repeal “Obamacare” stood absolutely no chance.  That’s a fact that even some Republicans agreed with long before the shutdown began.

One of the most vocal GOP critics of Ted Cruz has been House Republican Peter King.  He hasn’t pulled any punches when he’s discussed the idiocy behind Cruz’s push to shut down the government to defund “Obamacare.”

Well, following the announcement that the Senate has reached a deal to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling, King took to Twitter to applaud the deal and slam Senator Cruz:

The agreement to reopen the government is a victory for America and a defeat for @SenTedCruz.

This is from a very conservative Republican, mind you.  Even Senator John McCain made a comment alluding to his relief that this embarrassment caused by his party finally seems to be nearing its end.

But it’s really no secret that Ted Cruz has made quite a few enemies within his own party.  That’s what happens when you decide to use your position as a United States Senator to launch your own selfish presidential ambitions to the detriment of your party.

And make no mistake, this shutdown will cost the Republicans next fall when the 2014 elections roll around.  Though I’m sure Ted Cruz feels that he’s solidified his position as a front runner for 2016.

He masterfully pandered to the ignorance of the right-wing, has risen to the top of the tea party as the “go-to guy” they’ll need for whatever asinine plan they want to try to force on the American people, and put many Republicans in a position to either support him — or face the “wrath” of the tea party in their next primary battle (cue scary Halloween-themed music).

But by doing all of this, he might have just cost his party the majority in the House of Representatives.  Something that’s great news for Democrats, but shows how selfish and self absorbed Ted Cruz truly is.

One thing is for certain — any sort of Cruz presidential campaign will mean absolute job security for fact-checkers.  Cruz is more delusional than Sarah Palin and distorts far more truth than Mitt Romney.

And while Republicans will undoubtedly still try to pin the fault for this shutdown on President Obama and Democrats, even many Republicans have publicly acknowledged that Ted Cruz was the ringleader behind this whole embarrassing fiasco for our country.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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