Ted Cruz: Working for America? Or for Himself?
Is it possible for a politician's personal goals to be the same as the national interest?
February 19, 2014 - 10:37 am
Thomas Sowell makes the following point about Senator Ted Cruz:
Senator Ted Cruz has not yet reached the point where he can make policy, rather than just make political trouble. But there are already disquieting signs that he is looking out for Ted Cruz — even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.
Those causes are not being served when Senator Cruz undermines the election chances of the only political party that has any chance of undoing the disasters that Barack Obama has already inflicted on the nation — and forestalling new disasters that are visible on the horizon.
The most charitable interpretation of Ted Cruz and his supporters is that they are willing to see the Republican Party weakened in the short run, in hopes that they will be able to take it over in the long run, and set it on a different path as a more purified conservative party.
Some may ask: Why isn’t it possible for a politician’s personal goals to be the same as the national interest? Personal ambition and ego are part of the makeup of any politician and there’s little doubt from what we know of Ted Cruz that he has an abundance of both.
Is this a necessarily bad thing? Sowell evidently believes so.
How about you? Is Ted Cruz working for America? Or for himself?
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