Ted Cruz Calls For The Shutdown Of The Entire Federal Government
Ted Cruz isn’t just a United States senator. He’s also a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. As such, he’s asking to be trusted with the power of executive leadership over the entire U.S. federal government.
Today, Ted Cruz let America know what he wants to do with that power: Shut the whole thing down.
Upon hearing that John Boehner is resigning from his position as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Cruz told a crowd, “If it is correct that the Speaker, before he resigns, has cut a deal with Nancy Pelosi to fund the Obama Administration for the rest of its tenure… that is not the behavior that one would expect from a Republican Speaker of the House.”
Actually, funding the Obama Administration, which is really nothing less than the entire U.S. federal government, is exactly what one would expect the Speaker of the House to do, regardless of what political party the Speaker belongs to. It’s the job of Congress, one house of which is led by the Speaker, to fund our federal government. How to fund it is open for disagreement, but whether to fund it isn’t.
Without funding, the federal government of the United States of America will die. When that happens, the United States of America will die.
Ted Cruz is openly calling for the beginning of the dissolution of the United States of America, simply because he has a political grudge with Barack Obama. That may play to the frenzied fantasies of the most extreme fringe of the Republican Party, but it’s not an idea any reasonable leader would would even toy with.