The fella does not deserve a free ride. Commentary is talking about Sen. Ted Cruz running for re-election in 2018. He has absolutely done nothing for the Lone Star State since taking office in 2013. Nada, zilch!
The only thing he has done in the last three years and five months is run for president. I mean, that is what Sen. John Cornyn said. The only thing he is going to do between now and 2020 is run for president. That’s it!
Is this what Texans want? Is this what Texans deserve?
Check this from the Chron today:
There may be no Ted Cruz 2.0. Instead, all signs point to Cruz 2020.
The first clue came in a final pep talk to dispirited campaign staffers last week in Houston, where Cruz recalled Ronald Reagan’s first failed White House bid in 1976, a prelude to his victory in 1980.
“Reagan in 1976 came up short,” Cruz told them. “I suspect at that convention more than a few tears were shed. It’s going to be our task to go forward and continue fighting.”
The moment was captured in Cruz’s last campaign video, titled “To Be Continued,” a production Gawker called “the first campaign ad of 2020.”
Outside political analysts say the Senate provides the perfect foil for a national political figure bent on highlighting Washington dysfunction.
“The Senate allows you to stay in the spotlight, even if your day-to-day life is very frustrating,” said Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
At the same time, Jillson is bearish on Cruz’s prospects of enacting meaningful tax reforms, a project that has eluded far more experienced lawmakers with good relationships in Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Texas Republican Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Moving legislation in the famously chummy Senate often depends on playing nice with colleagues – not something for which Cruz is known. “Judging from his first day back, he’s not going to make many changes in his personal style or demeanor, which almost guarantees he’ll get next to almost nothing done,” Jillson said.
Here is the entire Chron article on Cruz behind the paywall of course: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/us/article/Back-in-the-Senate-Cruz-could-lay-the-foundation-7644257.php?cmpid=btfpm.
Commentary thinks Dems should start having a discussion on taking this guy on in 2018. Cruz really can’t say he has helped Texas move forward. Other than running for president, he hasn’t done much of anything else. Again, is this what Texans want and deserve? I really don’t think so.
This morning in MLB the ‘Stros are on top in two key team offensive categories – one good and one not so good. Care to guess?
The Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign is starting to annoy me. You annoyed yet?
I don’t know about this fella. A lot of folks are not too impressed with how he plays with his teammates on the Rockets these days and now this – allegedly. Here is this in the Chron:
James Harden allegedly roughed up a photographer in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, according to a report by TMZ Sports.
The TMZ Sports report says the Los Angeles Police Department is looking into allegations that Harden pushed a photographer’s camera and broke the photographer’s finger in the process.
The report says that a photographer approached Harden, who grew up in Los Angeles, outside of a Hollywood lounge Tuesday night and tried to ask for his opinion on Donald Trump. That’s when Harden pushed the camera and the photographer’s finger got caught in the camera, resulting in an injury.
The photographer filed a police report, but Harden hasn’t been charged with anything.
The ‘Stros lead MLB in hitters striking out with 405 and with runners stealing bases with 38 of course.
Well, the ‘Stros won again last night and they seem to be playing better. We had a #ColbyJack last night to go with two Altuve RBIs. Nice! They wrap up their roadie this evening.