No, Ted Cruz is Not a Hypocrite
No, Ted Cruz is Not a Hypocrite
The media, the Republican establishment, and the left hate Ted Cruz. I can understand why. He challenges both sides of the political aisle, he’s unabashedly conservative, he’s challenged both Republicans and Democrats without considering their precious FEELZ. He understands the Constitution like very few others in Washington do, and he respects it. He has made no secret of it. He loves it.
Cruz has made no secret of the fact that he is a man of faith. He has made it perfectly clear that his support for the Second Amendment is unfettered and unequivocal, and he doesn’t mind being considered a “wacko bird” or an extremist for supporting the Law of the Land. In other words, Ted Cruz is a man of honor – a strange breed in Washington, to be sure.
One of the best things about Ted Cruz is that he refuses to be politically correct or to bow down to arcane rules of “politeness” when confronted by his political adversaries.
I always watch the above with a certain amount of glee, because I love seeing Cruz eviscerate Feinstein, whose only response is, “WAAAAH! Your hurt my precious FEELZ!” Cruz is respectful and concise. He asks the question after giving a bit of background on his thinking, and Feinstein has nothing to refute other than complaints about his alleged “disrespect.”
Given Cruz’s history in Washington, I was shocked to read once again that he stands accused of hypocrisy by the media, because he supports disaster relief for his home state of Texas to mitigate the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, but refused to support disaster relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2013.
“Emergency relief for the families who are suffering from this natural disaster should not be used as a Christmas tree for billions in unrelated spending, including projects such as Smithsonian repairs, upgrades to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplanes, and more funding for Head Start,” he said at the time.
Actually, I wasn’t surprised. Liberals, media, and the Republican establishment take every chance they can to slam Cruz, and using old, disingenuous claims to censure and condemn him is just par for the course.
Cruz never opposed disaster relief for families. He opposed the pork-loving politicians on the Hill using said disaster relief as their own, personal wallet to bribe millions of leeches into voting them into office yet again.
FreedomWorks wrote at the time that the Sandy disaster relief bill was “all pork – little relief.” The soul-sucking vampires in Washington stuffed it chock full of goodies that had nothing to do with helping families devastated by the hurricane. The Christmas stocking included millions of dollars for forest restoration on private land, $10.78 billion for public transportation, most allocated to future construction and improvements that had nothing to do with hurricane relief or help to needy families, billions for community development block grants (simply another vehicle to funnel taxpayer dollars to political supporters), millions for new vehicles for government bureaucrats, and millions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska.
Really? $150 million in taxpayer dollars for fish?
Is it any wonder Ted Cruz opposed this odious bill?
Congressleeches in Washington have been using disasters and families’ suffering as an excuse to funnel taxpayer dollars to their corrupt supporters for decades. This isn’t anything new and different, but very few principled legislators have opposed these games with the people’s earnings over the years. The Sandy bill was no different. The leftist scum in the Senate, led by the ever-corrupt Harry Reid, bypassed the committee process and hoped to push through that little gift to their supporters without much fanfare or attention, but that was not to be. There was opposition, notably from Ted Cruz, who rightfully called this giveaway unconscionable – an attempt to exploit families of natural disaster for their pork addiction.
And for this, the media and the left called Cruz a hypocrite, because while he opposed billions in pork for corrupt politicians, he supported federal relief in 2015 after floods devastated his home state.
That’s not hypocrisy. That’s principle.
The Texas relief bill was targeted to help communities recover from the floods, and not laden with millions for fish.
No current relief proposals have been submitted yet as far as I have seen, but I’m fairly sure, knowing Ted Cruz’s history, that he will not bow to pressure from the pork-loving, corrupt establishment to vote for a bill that abuses suffering for political gains.