Ted Cruz is a what?

…or, State Sen. Leticia Van De Putte is off her rocker:

State Senator Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, slammed U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as a “Wendy Wannabe” in a telephone call with reporters about his talkathon against the federal health care law.

Really? I beg to differ. If Cruz was wanting to be like Wendy Davis he’d have done what he did before he accomplished anything of note, such as, among other things:

  • serving in the U.S. Justice Department as an associate deputy attorney general;
  • serving as Texas Solicitor General for six years; and
  • authoring, in that capacity, the amicus brief signed by 31 state attorneys general that argued that the D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as a violation of the Second Amendment.

Meanwhile, Wendy Davis did that one filibuster and….served on the Fort Worth City Council. Not only that, but according to commenter Bob S.,

Eighty something percent of Wendy Davis’ bills either have to do with education or honoring somebody for doing something notable (like living to be 100).

Which is all fine and good, don’t get me wrong, but to imply that she’s some kind of political rockstar and that Ted Cruz aspires to get to her level is just ridiculous. I know some of my right-leaning Texas friends might think Ted Cruz’s speech was just grandstanding for more media coverage. I don’t necessarily agree, but even if I did, I would rather have a hit piece on Ted Cruz than yet another puff piece on Ms. Davis. They’d both be full of shit, but at least Ted Cruz can be taken seriously.

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3 Responses to “Ted Cruz is a what?”

  1. 3boxesofbs Says:

    Eighty something percent of Wendy Davis’ bills either have to do with education or honoring somebody for doing something notable (like living to be 100).

    She runs in district so gerrymandered that getting her kicked out of office is next to impossible – believe me I’m trying.

    She doesn’t redefine what a liberal/democrat is, she typifies it with mind numbing regularity.

    Ted on the other hand is making me really glad and proud that I voted for the man.

  2. GomeznSA Says:

    Hmmm – perhaps someone ought to remind Leticia that even though the ‘r’ party didn’t run anyone against her last time, around 40% of us voted for somebody else. Oh wait, I guess I just did 😉

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