The Houston Chronicle now regrets endorsing Ted Cruz.
But hold on because the Op-Ed is a brilliant piece of head-explodingly silly burying of the lede.
They begin by saying how much they miss the former senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, “her advocacy for NASA”… “extraordinary understanding of the importance of reaching across the aisle when necessary”… blah blah blah. Here’s the money shot:
One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate.
When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator. (emphasis mine)
Get that? We miss Hutchison because Cruz is sooo not Hutchison and WE ENDORSED HIM!
Let’s be clear, Ted Cruz has always been a fire breathing asshat radical. I do not call him a conservative because there’s nothing conservative about him. He wants to destroy everything the U.S. has done from Teddy Roosevelt forward.
If you voted for Ted Cruz, or endorsed him, you can’t reasonably say he is disappointing you, he’s doing what he said he would – throwing a monkey wrench into government to roll back the 20th century.
So you can suck it Houston Chronicle, just like the people who voted for GWB twice and now disown him.
Just like the people who do not vote in off year elections and are then surprised that their votes for Obama in 2008 and 2012 were offset by the election of 2010 that they sat out.
Like the false equivalence squad in the media that has to balance everything out – if the right is crazy, well then the left must also be. Nevermind that they can’t come up with a single politician or act by anyone on the left even remotely analog to the everyday nuttiness of the Tea Party.
And the centrists, oh the centrists. Often the same as the false equivalencers, these people vote for divided government. Ds and Rs work best in in balance – not getting much done. Because what do we have to accomplish in America, since we’re so perfect? Right? They’re completely oblivious to the idea that a gridlocked government is exactly what the radical anti-government side wants – it’s not balanced at all, it’s inert!
Another annoying aspect of the centrists that makes me say “suck it centrists” is their congenital need to confirm the rightness of their own wishy-washiness by spouting data that says most Americans are like them – centrists, they disagree with the far right and the far left (which doesn’t exist). It’s a centrist country, maybe center-right. Oh really?
So when they poll Americans, what do they actually say about social issues? What do they believe about the role of government? What do they want from the country? Literally on just about every issue the American public predominantly agrees with the Democrats on the issues.
I heard famed centrist Michael Smerconish today interviewing a pollster that was touting a poll that amazingly enough found that people were centrist. How do we know they’re centrist? They disagreed with the Republican view on almost everything. So why weren’t they Democrats? Well they disagreed with the Democrats on affirmative action. So there you go, not Democrats. They disagreed with the Republicans on taxes, abortion, immigration, social security, healthcare, etc., but disagreed with the Democrats on 1 thing so centrists.
Michael Smerconish can suck it!