Is Ted Cruz A Threat To The Establishment?Submitted by MarcMadness on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:50
by Chris Rossini
If you came across a headline that contained the following words:
The Most Badass And Fearless Senator Republicans Have Seen In Ages
…it may pique your interest.
After all, who’s the one politician that truly was “Badass” and “Fearless”?
Why Ron Paul, of course!
Is there a Republican Senator who has flown under the radar, who we somehow missed, that is capable of filling Ron’s “Badass” shoes?
Well BusinessInsider thinks they found someone. Here’s the entire headline: 15 Reasons Ted Cruz Is The Most Badass And Fearless Senator Republicans Have Seen In Ages
Ted Cruz? Badass? Fearless?
Check out some of the commentary that BI serves up:
"Republicans love him because he’s honest, because he’s not afraid to take on the Establishment,” said Vincent Harris, a digital strategist who works with Cruz. “He’s energetic and Republicans are just tired of people who are going along to get along — that is the antithesis of Senator Cruz.”
“He’s conservative and he’s not afraid to talk about — and he’s not afraid to even say and do things that people in the Beltway aren’t used to,” Harris added. “It’s exciting and refreshing.”
Let’s see how anti-Establishment Senator Cruz really is. A basic litmus test. Where does he stand on the Welfare/Warfare State? Does he fall into the category of “things that people in the Beltway aren’t used to”?
Here’s Ted Cruz on Social Security and Medicare:
“I’m encouraged by any steps that President Obama is taking to save and preserve Social Security and Medicare.”
“I think it should be a bipartisan priority to strengthen Social Security and Medicare to preserve the benefits for existing seniors and to enact fundamental reform to ensure that those programs remain strong and vital for generations to come.”
Ok…with the Welfare State…Ted Cruz is all in.