Could the Bipartisan Dream of Driving Ted Cruz out of Office Become a Reality in 2018?

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“If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you”

The former was a quote from Republican Senator Lindsey Graham last year. He was demonstrating the fact that Cruz is well-known as the most hated politician in Washington. A little research revealed that he was also despised by his college classmates, so this is no surprise.

During his first year in the Senate, Cruz attempted to ‘make a name for himself.’ He led the TEA Party fight to shut down the government in 2013. Cruz challenged his own party’s Senate Majority Leader on the floor of the Senate; (although he was likely correct in his criticism). He followed the party line and bashed any Democrat who attempted to deliberate the issues; the only way government functions effectively.

Texas is the second most ‘red state’ in the union; only losing that title to Alabama. Independents and Democrats have dreamed for years of turning our largest state geographically into a ‘blue state.’ The first step may come to fruition in November of 2018.

Cruz’ approval rating in his home state is only 38 percent. He will be challenged for his seat in the Senate by Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke’s strategy is not to focus on Democrats alone; he is campaigning in a bipartisan manner, hoping to pick up Republicans who have become disgruntled with Cruz. For some, Cruz’ hypocrisy after he resigned from his presidential campaign was the last straw. Although Cruz and Trump engaged in a heated and hateful battle for months. Trump employed actions which were crude and fallacious. Without using the exact words, Trump called Cruz’ wife, Heidi, ‘ugly.’ He also claimed that Cruz’ father conspired with Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. He now bows to Trump’s every anti-American demand. The word my friends is HYPOCRITE.

I am not smart enough, and I haven’t hired, you know, the political consultants or pollsters who are smart enough—or think they are smart enough—to have some grand strategy on how to exploit this issue or that person or micro-target this population or the other,” O’Rourke said in an interview with the Hive. “I’m just going everywhere, listening and talking with everyone . . . I want to know what is on their minds, what they care about and what they expect from their next senator. Then I want to make sure I can deliver on that.”

Many of you under the age of 40 have never heard a politician speak in such an inclusive manner. Most of those in Washington spend most of their time making false promises, and attacking their opponents, a la Donald Trump. The people are seldom a consideration; winning is everything.

For many Cruz religious extremism is off-putting. The number of Americans opposing all organized religion is nearing 70 million. Even more who are strong supporters of the Constitution denounce any involvement from a single religion in our politics and our government. The Christian religious right is anti-American.

Removing Cruz from our government would remove one obstacle which is making it dysfunctional. He has failed to propose a single piece of legislation which would positively affect all 320 million people in five years.

Let’s say “bye-bye” to the “most hated man in Washington.”

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Op-ed

by James Turnage

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