Whether he’s one of your top picks for president or not, the Texas Senator should earn some points for speaking the unvarnished, honest-to-goodness truth about how business is done in Washington.[read_more]
Earlier today, Sen. Cruz made an absolutely stunning speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate in which he accused majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of lying to him and to every other GOP Senator, and of essentially being no different from “the senior Senator from Nevada” (i.e., Harry Reid) in the way he’s handled the Senate on several key issues.
“This Senate operates exactly the same” as it did when Democrats controlled the body, he said. “The same priorities! And let me tell you why. It’s not that this majority doesn’t get things done; it does get things done. But it listens to one and only one voice: That is the voice of the Washington cartel, of the lobbyists on K Street of the big money and big corporations.”
The video of his speech is below. It’s well worth the time to listen.
Is this timed for its value to his presidential campaign? Duh. Is it grand-standing? Clearly, Cruz has a talent for that. But does that change the fact that he’s speaking the truth? Not a bit.