Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – There is something to be said in terms of your mannerisms, attitude, charisma. It’s something that I think Senator Paul does an amazing job with. I wish Cruz would take some cues from that. Just being so ardently supported by the 15, 20 percent of the people that like you doesn’t win you a presidential election in 2016. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: If you want to read someone other than me that is a consistent critic of Cruz, read Daniel Larison at American Conservative Magazine “Cruz Redefines Chutzpah.” This is posted today.
Ted Cruz keeps deluding himself about next year’s election:
“The single-most damaging thing that has happened to Republicans for 2014 is all of the Senate Republicans coming out, attacking the House Republicans, attacking those pushing the effort to defund Obamacare and lining themselves up opposite of the American people.”
It’s a bit rich for the politician who has been agitating against the “surrender caucus” to complain about the criticisms of others, but the real flaw here is that Cruz’s claim simply isn’t true. When a majority of Americans now say that it is a “bad thing” for Republicans to control the House on account of the shutdown, [Mike: See the poll we talked about earlier. Seventy-five percent allegedly say Republicans can’t control the machinations of the federal leviathan because they might interrupt it for a moment and we want our big government and we want it now.] the party’s political woes can hardly be traced to Senate Republicans because they failed to imitate their House colleagues. Winning control of the Senate next year was always going to be difficult for Republicans, and Cruz and his allies have made that result significantly less likely . . .
Mike: I’m going to say, just for the benefit of Senators Cruz and Paul and Lee and those in the House that “shut the government down,” this is October. That election is not going to be until November of next year. Thirteen months in politics is an eternity. Thirteen days in politics is an eternity. Thirteen hours — see Richard Murdoch. See Todd Akin for the 13-hour syndrome if you don’t believe me. This is just wishful media thinking here from some that [mocking] “You just wait and see next November.” Yeah, just wait and see. Probably not much will change. That’s what’s going to happen.
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