Negotiations over the debt ceiling are currently stalled in the House of Representatives as Speaker John Boehner decides which direction to lead his divided party. But for whatever reason, it's Texas' Ted Cruz in the Senate who is bearing the brunt of blame in the media for everything wrong with Washington these days.
Sen. Ted Cruz’ hometown newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, wishes it could take back its endorsement.
The Chronicle’s editorial board, which endorsed Cruz, R-Texas, in his 2012 race, now says it misses his predecessor, former Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.
“When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator,” The Chronicle said. “Obviously, he has not done so.
“Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution,” the board added.
It's true that Cruz is a very different voice in Washington from Hutchison, and thank God for that. The fact of the matter is that Texans elected Cruz to go to Washington and shake things up, and now that he's done that, the establishment and media want him gone. He is only one man, but the level of media outrage says a lot about his ideas and influence.
Something tells me he welcomes the criticism.