Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is another of the newly minted Republican senators from a minority group. And just as Se. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is known to speak his mind, the Hispanic Cruz also doesn't mince words. But in this interview with Laura Ingraham, Cruz goes one step further than Rubio:
From the Weekly Standard:
Republican senator Ted Cruz of Texas said Thursday that Barack Obama is "high on his own power" with regard to the president's announced efforts on gun control. Speaking on Laura Ingraham's radio talk show, Cruz, who was just elected to the Senate last November, said "this is a president who has drunk the Kool-Aid."The phrase "high on power" may remind some readers of the excessive pot smoking Obama engaged in as a youth in Hawaii. For those who aren't familiar with that history, ABC News has it. Sorry you didn't hear much about it in any of Obama's two presidential campaigns. It may explain much.
"He is feeling right now high on his own power, and he is pushing on every front, on guns," Cruz said. "And I think it's really sad to see the president of the United States exploiting the murder of children and using it to push his own extreme, anti-gun agenda. I think what the president is proposing and the gun control proposals that are coming from Democrats in the Senate are, number one, unconstitutional, and number two, they don't work. They're bad policy."
Cruz told Ingraham that he does not believe Obama will be successful in passing gun control legislation and that the political ramifications of pursuing such laws could be bad for Democrats.
"I think he's going to pay a serious political price, and I think the price that's going to be paid on this is going to manifest in Senate races in 2014, in some red states," Cruz said. "And there have got to be some Democrats who are up for reelection in 2014 who are very, very nervous right now that President Obama is picking this fight."
Just one question: will the inevitable attacks on Cruz be portrayed in the media as "anti-Hispanic?" Well, you know the answer to that. Only if the person being criticized is a Democrat will racial motives be assigned to his attackers!