Here is the description of the new Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz:
Tea party darling Ted Cruz has been sworn in as U.S. senator and says his first order of business will be introducing a bill he knows will never pass.
Fueled by grassroots support, Cruz could become a rising star among Capitol Hill conservatives following the retirement of tea party leader U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. [CBS Houston]
That pretty much sums it up. Becoming a "rising star" and a "tea party darling" counts for far more than getting anything done.
And you STILL can't see through what these ego-maniacs are up to, really? How about hitching their wagon to the long gravy train of a federal paycheck, perks and publicity by pandering to people knowing full well that failure is now a badge of honor, thus securing their political futures far beyond what the risk takers who actually get in there an fight can expect.
Kinda reminds me of those cowards throwing rocks at our soldiers who run and hide whenever the real battles start.
But I guess its the times we live in. As someone once said, we've traded heroes among the younger generation. We've traded John Wayne for Harry Potter.
God help us.