Yes, this is apparently the big takeaway from Ted Cruz’s 21-hour speech… at least according to Politico:
Dr. Seuss wouldn’t have had much of an appetite for Sen. Ted Cruz reading “Green Eggs and Ham” on the Senate floor, experts on the author said Wednesday.
“Not only would he be offended at the misuse of ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ but he’d be offended at almost everything that Ted Cruz stands for, which is to remove the safety net from poor people, poor and vulnerable people, he’s clearly more power hungry than he is compassionate and he’s a bully,” said Dr. Peter Dreier, a professor of politics at Occidental College.
“Without a doubt, if Dr. Seuss were still around today, he would be poking fun at and criticizing Ted Cruz,” Dreier told POLITICO. [...]
Another Seuss scholar says that Dr. Seuss wouldn’t have “much patience” with Cruz.
“I mean in some ways Ted Cruz is a Dr. Seuss character…he is this kind of cartoon character who sort of parodies his own behavior. You could imagine him as being in a Dr. Seuss book without really changing much about him, he’s so outlandish,” said Phil Nel, a Seuss scholar and professor of children’s literature at Kansas State University.
Clearly the best way to advance debate surrounding Obamacare is to hone in on 3 minutes of a 21-hour speech and seek the “professional” opinion of children’s literature enthusiasts. Well done, Politico.