Republican Senator Doesn’t Trust Republicans

Ted Cruz speaking at Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Ted Cruz speaking at Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. on October 7, 2011. (Photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Looks like I’m not alone in my distrust of “Republicans” to do the right thing. An elected Republican in the U.S. Senate says he doesn’t trust “Republicans” any more than he trusts Democrats to do the right thing.

From Newsmax:

In a statement likely to anger leaders in his own party, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Wednesday he doesn’t trust Republicans any more than Democrats to do the right thing in budget negotiations unless House and Senate conferees are absolutely prohibited from raising taxes or the national debt limit, reports The Huffington Post.

“Let me be clear. I don’t trust the Republicans and I don’t trust the Democrats. And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us in this mess,” Cruz said on the Senate floor.

Sad to say, but it’s true. There would never have been a Tea Party movement if Republicans had been acting like Republicans. Instead, during the Bush years, they acted like scared dogs with their tails between their legs one minute, and acted like big-spending Democrats and moral reprobates the next.

They had a historic opportunity with a Republican president, and a Republican House and Republican Senate–and they blew it, utterly, as evidenced by their trouncing in 2006 and 2008. You would have thought they would have learned their lesson after that, especially with the Tea Party having shown them the way to electoral success in 2010…but no. As 2012 showed, they have only contempt and derision for the people who actually believe in Republican values of limited government, freedom and the free market.

It’s no wonder some within their own ranks don’t trust them…and the American people certainly don’t. They don’t deserve trust.

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