Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ted Cruz Doesn't Have To Worry About Health Insurance

No one fought longer or harder against the Affordable Care Act than Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who led the government shutdown over the issue. Cruz raged against legislation that provided millions with health insurance. In this regard, I was particularly struck by three sentences in a recent article in The New Yorker on Cruz–especially the third one in parentheses:

As he travels the country, he has hardened his positions, delighting the base of his party but moving farther from the positions of most Americans on most issues. He denies the existence of man-made climate change, opposes comprehensive immigration reform, rejects marriage equality, and, of course, demands the repeal of “every blessed word of Obamacare.” (Cruz gets his own health-care coverage from Goldman Sachs, where his wife is a vice-president.)


Michael J. Mand said...

I'm surprised Cruz has not been discredited by the Tea Party conservatives as elitist. After all, he is Harvard educated. That immediately disqualifies him for public office from a right wing perspective, doesn't it?

As far as I am concerned, it's not his education, but his positions that make him unfit to represent me. Then again, I'm not from Texas -even though I'd like to visit Austin, from a musical standpoint.

Jeff Tone said...

Indeed, Sarah Palin loves to appeal to the anti-intellectual strain in the Tea Party. But what can we expect from someone who dropped out from a succession of colleges.