September 26, 2013
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY ON TED CRUZ’S IMPACT:
Many D.C. old-timers appear puzzled by Cruz’s hopeless effort to defund ObamaCare. Many in both parties are even angry and have empowered unidentified staffers to leak mean things about alleged Cruz statements from college days. (See IBD’s editorial today on John McCain’s disappointing response to Cruz.)
Truth is, not one word the Cruz Crew uttered will change a single congressional vote or a dime of ObamaCare spending. And he doesn’t care. Because every word they said spoke for and to millions of ObamaCare opponents across the country who feel helpless and voiceless in today’s American politics. They watch D.C.’s denizens and cronies pad their pockets and exempt themselves from rules and regulations like, well, ObamaCare.
These people, not confined to the tea party, give Congress its historically low approval ratings. And a well-spoken rebel tipping over the perpetually unresponsive Capitol Hill applecart with vigor is exciting and satisfying. They also comprise a live third-party warning to the GOP.
Yes, and that warning is getting steadily louder.