Ted Cruz is making all the right enemies, and they are out for him often and early.
For Marco Rubio the meme is WATER, for Cruz it’s NASTY.
The title of this NY Times article originally was Ted Cruz Runs Counter To The Senate’s Courtly Ways, but the title was changed to Texas Senator Goes on Attack and Raises Bipartisan Hackles at some point after publication (the original url continues).
Another NY Times Op-Ed is more blunt, The G.O.P.’s Nasty Newcomer.
I’ll repeat what I said about the Republicans who piled on Sarah Palin along with the nutroots and MSM:
Zero tolerance is my position on cheap shots at Sarah Palin from the right.
I don’t expect people to like her or support her, but piling on is unforgivable to me because it just feeds the mainstream media, entertainment industry, and left-blogosphere beasts who will turn with a fury on whichever candidate Republicans nominate.
That’s how I’ll treat any Republican who piles on Rubio or Cruz or any of our other rising stars.