The MSM is using Cruz to paint all Republicans as extremists. The Dems aren't worried about Cruz, they're egging him on. The only positive the Dems have had in the last year was when Cruz delayed the disaster known as ObamaCare by a few weeks. Thankfully the GOP shut Cruz down, otherwise, the fiasco known as ObamaCare would be blamed on the GOP for not implementing it on time. Since reasonable people were able to talk Cruz off of the ledge, ObamaCare wasn't delayed. Imagine the MSM talking points if Cruz had somehow managed to delay it, and there were this many problems with it? The theme would be that all of the troubles were because the GOP stalled it, and it meant that the rollout failed because of the meanies in the GOP.
How otherwise intelligent people on this board don't understand simple politics bewilders and baffles me.
How do you explain the fact that the MSM painted all Republicans as extremists before Ted Cruz showed up on the scene? Was it his fault then too?
As for your last line............. how anyone claiming to be on the right side of the aisle doesn't understand the basics of politics, and how the media is in the back pocket of the left baffles the rest of us.
There's a lot of good discussion on this board about the challenges we face having no one representing us in Congress. I, for one, am a conservative Republican, and I can count on two hands the number of people in Congress who represent the traditional conservative Republican position. (slightly more in the House).
Like it or not, carling, there are a lot of conservatives in this country who honor the Constitution, and we are NOT "extremists." I'm thrilled that at least ONE person stood up for the country in trying to delay Obama care. I'm thrilled that there are at least a few people who are actually looking out for the American people.
How anyone (like you) would rather let the Democrats roll over us with Obamacare and not say a word to stop it, is beyond understanding. THAT is why a lot of us who have been loyal Republicans want the Republican party to start behaving honorably, to fight for the principles they claim to believe in, so that we can start win back the Senate and the Presidency.
If the Republican party doesn't wake up, they're going to kill themselves, and I don't want that to happen.