Current events in Washington DC demonstrate clearly the Tea (T) Party has chosen the wrong letter to head their name. They should change it to the “H” Party–H for hypocrite. As the recent article in the Beaumont Enterprise pointed out, Ted Cruz has the unmitigated gall to stand and berate a public worker for putting a barricade up at a war memorial which was closed because of the Ted Cruz strategy. Anyone who can read or has a television set knows full well the whole strategy of shutting down the government in order to get his way was originated and espoused by Ted Cruz. It is nothing but sheer hypocrisy now for the author of that plan to confront federal workers who are on duty without pay to protect national shrines or parks.
There are other signs of Ted Cruz’ demagoguery and hypocrisy.
He rails about giving up freedom and went on in one of his recent speeches that our generation would in the future have to explain to our grandchildren about the time where there once was freedom in the United States of America. The thought is not even original with Ted Cruz. It was a quote of Ronald Reagan, when he was on the payroll of General Electric, cruising around the United States making right-wing speeches against government. Ronald Reagan, at the time, was predicting the end of America as we know it, and that America was being taken over by pure socialism. What Reagan was referring to was the legislation creating Medicare.
Were Ronald Reagan alive today and in office, I doubt seriously if he would have the guts to advocate doing away with Medicare as we know it today. Medicare did not spell the doom of American medicine and has provided comfort to millions of Americans in need of health care. Ted Cruz’ railing against the Affordable Care Act is equally as ridiculous as the predictions made 'way back then by Ronald Reagan about Medicare.
People who follow the likes of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, who seem to prefer anarchy over government by consensus or compromise, should stop and imagine what life would be like in these United States without the federal government.
- Airline safety would go wanting.
- Any oversight to stop polluters from poisoning our air and water would be non-existent.
- Federal parks and monuments would close. Children would go hungry without food stamps.
- The anti-terrorism effort through the CIA and FBI would be harmed, putting us all at risk.
- Social Security and Medicare would disappear, and America would be reduced to the likes of a third-world nation.
People who insist on believing that the earth is still flat, like Ted Cruz, should be rejected out of hand and run out of office.