"Ted Cruz has become the poster child for the Tea Party. He is ignorant of the law, has no respect for the law, and believes he above the law. He truly is one *ucked up teabagger."
That wasn't a quote from the Houston Chronicle. That was mine. The Chronicle couldn't say something that blunt, after all they have a reputation to uphold. This is what they are saying now:
When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November's general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation - that he follow Hutchison's example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.
See? That is so much better than saying "He truly is one *ucked up teabagger.". Here is what they said when they endorsed him:
We expect Cruz as the senator from the Lone Star State to spend his energies standing up for Texans of every background and economic station, representing their best interests from health care and education to energy, space and medicine.
In the words of Rick Perry, OOPS! Ted Cruz hasn't done any of that crap. He probably can't spell NASA and the only health care he is concerned about is his own from the Federal Government and from Canada. I can't fault the Chronicle for jumping on the Cuban-American-Candadian lifeboat with Cruz over his opponent Paul Sadler:
Cruz's Democratic opponent, Paul Sadler is a longtime state representative from East Texas who has been out of public life since 2003. He's the type of moderate Texas Democrat with pro-growth, business-friendly views whose forebears ran this state for generations, but whose party has not won a statewide election since 1994. There's a lot we admire about Sadler, particularly his demonstrated ability to reach across the aisle and work productively with his political opponents for the good of Texas.Oh wait. Yes I can blame them.