Imagine an increasingly obstructionist Democratic minority in the Senate led by a bitter former Majority Leader Harry Reid or an always hyper-partisan Chuck Schumer. (Not so hard to imagine about, is it?) If President Mitt Romney or the GOP president after him finds that this “last stand” caucus is blocking Supreme Court nominee after Supreme Court nominee, the president can always turn to the Senate for one of its own to be the nominee, provided their are sound originalists of the right age and talent there.
Even the radical obstructionists will blink at blocking one of their own. Sure, it has happened, with a Texas senator in fact, John Tower, when he was nominated by George H.W. Bush to be Secretary of Defense. Students of the Senate laugh now at the Democrats who broke the rule of comity towards their colleagues. The man who replaced Tower? Dick Cheney.
Thus was John Ashcroft confirmed to be Attorney General even after he was defeated for re-election to the Senate. The ways of the Senate are old, and very hard to break. If Ted Cruz is nominated to the highest court in the future, he will get confirmed.
In the meantime, Cruz will bring enormous energy, good humor and a love of the Constitution to the “world’s oldest deliberative body.” He is a “weather-maker,” like Marco Rubio, and like Marco Rubio, Cruz also represents the growing appeal of Republicans to Latino-Americans interested in expanding freedom and prosperity here and abroad.
So don’t wait another minute. Go cast an early vote for Ted Cruz right now. To repeat: If you are unsure of where you can do that, go to TedCruz.org and find out.
Then call your friends and family and urge them to do the same. The big win in November, the big win the country needs, begins Tuesday night, but the votes that will power that win are being gathered right now.
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The U-Turn the country so desperately needs begins Tuesday.