If Cruz Had Only…

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Author:  Libby Belle

Well, Cruz is out.

Through-out this process but especially in the last few weeks, I’ve been baffled by the disdain of Ted Cruz; but then I’m not.

I’m baffled because I think he really is what everyone, for years, has been asking for.  Someone to go to Washington and shake things up.  

He did that.

That phrase, “shake things up,” I’ve always taken to mean go stand for the people, tell it like it is and stop the SOB’s from spending our money.  Put them on a budget.

Cruz did go stand against his political colleagues and for the people.

But, now the complaint is that no one in D.C. likes him.  He said it and I agree, “I thought that was the point.”

I get the idea that you have to be somewhat amiable in order to negotiate however, I don’t think we’re dealing in the ‘real world’ when we’re talking about D.C.  These are people who want to keep the power and the money flowing up to them – both sides.  Of course they’re going to bad mouth the only guy who’s trying to change the guard.  He knows the people want all of these types out of there and, because he actually represents us, so does he.

In the end, he was more like a fly banging his little fly noggin against a 100 ft thick glass on a sky-scrapper, it’s hard to make a dent.

Here’s my quick, late-night, getting sick, just got the kids to bed take on where he went wrong:

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The Middle Ground – Not in the Middle

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I’ve believed for a long time that the middle ground in our country, isn’t located in the center of the U.S. political spectrum.  You might be shocked to learn where I really think it lies.  Or, not.

I’ll say this often through this blog.  I feel that I have a unique perspective being a conservative surrounded by liberal friends and colleagues.  What I find most intriguing, or maybe a little bit scary, is that my liberal friends will often attribute particular tenants to the wrong side.

They’ll talk about how conservatives are fascists who just want to control and legislate every American; assume conservatives don’t recycle because they don’t believe in global warming (climate change); or, a line I’ve heard from more than one liberal friend goes something like this, “Sometimes I think I really am a conservative because there are a lot of people who I’d like to wipe off the planet.”

Huh.

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