Senator John McCain / Congressman Joaquin Castro Proving Sen. Ted Cruz Wrong As He Suffers Blow and DefeatFriday, October 4th, 2013
Might there be hope that the good ol’ days of Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil are not gone? It appears Sen. John McCain is the Reagan in the government shutdown scenario while Rep. Joaquin Castro is the Tip O’Neil as a solution gets underway to end tough crisis situations in a bipartisanship way. Sen. Ted Cruz has demonstrated his obstructionist views that hold Americans and veterans hostage for theatrical purposes.
Senator John McCain and Congressman Joaquin Castro are proving Sen. Ted Cruz was wrong for encouraging a government shutdown.
The shutdown has delivered a blow to the GOP’s image as a result. Perhaps it would be smart for the RNC Chairman via Reince Priebus to learn from the more experienced GOPer like McCain rather than encouraging the freshman junior Senator Ted Cruz’s ideas of chasing pipeline dreams.
The Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro is demonstrating reason and sound judgement.
According to The Hill:
Rep. Joaquín Castro (D-Texas) said Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) floor fight this week proved he could never be president.
“I think what became clear this week is that he can’t be president and the reason is nobody will follow him — even people within his own party won’t follow him,” Castro said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “And so I think in terms of his long-term prospects it was fairly damaging.”
According to the Washington Post:
A funny thing happened on the way to the shutdown: The Senate Republicans, from whose midst the defund Obamacare scheme came, are more united than ever, in large part because the ringleaders of the defund gambit were shown to be failures and, worse, inept.
Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.
At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown — or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said.