Republican Says “Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz” After Cruz Backs Off Filibuster Threat

cruz-davisSometimes I really enjoy writing about certain stories or comments—and this is one of those times.  My feelings of total disgust toward Ted Cruz aren’t a secret to anyone who follows me.  I detest the man, and I’m completely embarrassed that he’s become the national face of Texas.

So when I read about a Republican House aide saying that Texas Senator Wendy Davis had “more balls than Ted Cruz,” it was absolutely fantastic.

Apparently Senator Cruz has angered many House Republicans by pushing the “shutdown the government to defund Obamacare” rhetoric all summer—yet now seems to be backing off his stance to push for a filibuster in the Senate, if Harry Reid strips the language to defund Obamacare from any package the House might pass.

Cruz has suddenly come to the realization that Reid has enough votes in the Senate to strip the insane attempt he’s supported for months to force a government shutdown if Obamacare wasn’t defunded.

And apparently now that he’s finally figured this out, Cruz is passing off responsibility to the House to “stand firm.”  He basically stirred up this big pot of crazy, and now he’s putting it off on House Republicans to take the heat as the ones responsible for trying to shut down our government in a futile effort to stop the Affordable Care Act.

Because the last thing Senator Cruz wants when he runs for president in 2016 is to be responsible for a government shutdown.  Sure, for his primary election he wants to use his stance against Obamacare as a way to gain support—but he sure as heck doesn’t want to be tied to a real government shutdown nationally.

Though he apparently feels it’s acceptable to push House Republicans to support this measure—then bail on them when he realizes it stands no chance at actually working.

That leads us to the great little quip from an unnamed House Republican aide, who said, “It is disappointing to see that Wendy Davis has more balls than Ted Cruz.”

Of course they were referring to Wendy Davis’ now famous 13-hour filibuster where she fought courageously for women’s rights in Texas.  Alluding to the fact that they might not have agreed with her stance, but at least she had the “balls” to stand up for what she believed in—-even if ultimately she knew her efforts would fail.

Which she knew at the time it would.  Even though she was successful at blocking the highly restrictive attack on women’s rights that night, she knew Perry would call a second special session like he did and pass it anyway.  Still, she stood there and made her stand.

Cruz apparently doesn’t have the spine to do any such thing.  He would rather push off his mess on House Republicans to handle while he sits by and quietly seems to be backing off this idea which he knows is an epic failure waiting to happen.

So if when it fails, he can claim he was the leader in trying to defeat “Obamacare” — yet if there’s a massive public backlash, House Republicans will be left as the “main” culprits behind the ultimately failed attempt to defund the law by risking the lives of millions of Americans.

Ted Cruz is simply a coward.  He’s all talk, very little substance and he only became Senator to try to use his position to give him a chance to run for president.

He’ll say and do anything he can to pander to whoever he feels gives him the best chance to win an election.  He has no problem blatantly lying to get something he wants, and even when it comes to his own party he’ll throw his colleagues “under the bus” if it will get him ahead with his personal agenda.

But the more Ted Cruz behaves like this, the quicker it won’t be just liberals and Democrats who can’t stand the guy — many within his own party might quickly be joining the anti-Cruz bandwagon as well.

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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