The U.S. Senate is a genteel institution where colleagues address each other as gentlemen and ‘my good friend.’ So, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called his ‘friend’ from Texas a ‘schoolyard bully‘, Sen. Cruz responded with cutting civility. (Click the pic to play the vid.)
Reid was right, in a way. Cruz has changed the rules, and refused to allow his elders to hide behind a mask of arcane protocol. He’s calling them out — drawing a line in the sand over spending, debt and taxes, and insisting that this august body come out from behind the veil of feigned dignity to conduct its business in the cleansing light of day.
Refreshing, isn’t it?