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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king. You may not like Sen. Cruz, may not trust him, may not support him, but he has consistently provided leadership from his new-guy chair where the GOP thrones have been — at best — incompetent.
Cruz and Rep. Lee Zeldin sent a letter to Secretary of State Kerry asking for details on the administration’s apparent intrusion into Israel’s internal politics:
“Has President Obama launched a political campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu and his representatives?” Sen. Cruz asked. “This administration’s relentless harassment of Israel is utterly incomprehensible. The Islamic Republic of Iran is pursuing the deadliest weapons on the planet, and there can be no doubt that their first target will be Israel, followed by the United States. This administration should be focusing its animosity on the very real enemies we face, not on our staunch allies.”
Cruz asks the following questions, among others:
- How much funding has the U.S. Government provided to OneVoice, PeaceWorks Network Foundation, and any connected initiatives, projects or subsidiaries?
- Who approved providing such funds?
- What is the oversight and accounting process for how these funds are being spent?
- How often and on what dates has such funding been provided?
The point is not to get meaningful, honest answers which clear things up. We’re not stupid. The point is to get the administration on the record. I am sick to death of the McClellan Republicans refusal to engage in opening skirmishes such as this on the specious rationale that it won’t win the war in a stroke.
So long as the GOP is led by men such as McConnell and Boehner (see recent unforced “errors”), it will get no support from me, and in fact opposition. Ted Cruz will likely always have my support.
There’s a lesson in there the establishment has decided not to learn. So be it.