Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday continued his call for cutting off funding for President Barack Obama's health care law and told conservative Christians that congressional lawmakers can't be counted on to do it.
The Texas Republican, a tea-party favorite and a possible presidential candidate in 2016, drew a standing ovation at the Family Leadership Summit with his denouncement of the health care initiative labeled "Obamacare" by its critics.
"That reaction right there shows how we win this fight," Cruz said. "If I was sitting in the Senate cloakroom, the reaction would be fundamentally different. If we have to depend on Washington, it will never be done."
As he has in remarks to other conservatives, Cruz asserted that a grassroots effort would be needed. "The only way we win this fight is if the American people rise up and hold our elected officials accountable," he said.
So here's Cruz, saying "We need to shut down the government over Obamacare" and admitting that will never happen, but they are cheering him on anyway. Of course, if you're wondering why the logical disconnect, remember these are "Christians" whose idea of "Christianity" is "making people suffer on purpose".
They just want those people to be hurt, that's all. Cruz will be able to ride that train for the rest of his career, and he'll never have to deliver.