Ted Cruz is taking his legendary political skillz -- and his five percent national approval rating among Republicans and independents -- prior to next week's State of the Union address. He also has some suggested topic for the president to consider.
Cruz plans to ask Obama to focus on the IRS investigation into conservative groups, NSA surveillance, the economy, Benghazi, and Obamacare. Cruz's questions to Obama indicate the possible presidential contender's tack going forward. The approach also comes soon after Cruz hired Paul Teller, the former top aide to the House Republican Study Committee who was dismissed amid allegations he shared information with conservative outside groups.
Ted Cruz would be very please if the president would turn into Megyn Kelly for the evening. Thank you.
Do not sleep on someone who so easily mixes the manic with the messianic. With Chris Christie (momentarily) hamstrung, Bob McDonnell facing an extended study of institutional dining, and the rest of them still, well, the rest of them, a man whose most reliable constiuency is between his own ears is someone who can go far.
Of course, he might well be trumped by his pal, Mike Lee, the konstitooshunal skolar from Utah, one of the two responses. Hell, someone has to stick up for the Articles Of Confederation.
Lee became more well-known on a national scale last fall during the 16-day government shutdown. While many gave credit for the shutdown to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., Lee has been labeled as Cruz's right-hand man through the ordeal, gaining him popularity among some conservative circles.
That counts now as a career move. Good luck, alleged Republican Establishment. These people are hilarious, I tell you.