While some senior Republicans believe Obamacare will fail on its own and that they need only wait for the inevitable, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is not content with waiting.
Amusingly, Cruz alleges that his opponents are the ones who are hurting Americans for political purposes.
[D]uring an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Cruz dismissed the GOP leader’s wait-and-see approach. “I consider that very — the Bad Samaritan theory,” he said. “Basically inflict a bunch of harm on the American people and hope we benefit politically from it. What a terrible, cynical approach.” “I’m not interested in seeing the American people suffer just because my party might benefit politically if they blame the Democrats for the foolish policies that have been imposed,” he added.
One of the chief architects of the GOP Government Shutdown of 2013, which cost the country $24 billion in economic activity, is accusing others of inflicting harm on the American people in the hope that they benefit politically.
The man who delivered a riveting, 21-hour soliloquy of fart jokes on the floor of the Senate ahead of the government shutdown is not interested in seeing the American people suffer just because his party might benefit politically.
Maybe he’s right. He’s not interested if his party might benefit politically, but Ted Cruz is interested if Ted Cruz will benefit politically.