The NY Times is concern trolling:

Cruz Breaks With Senate Tradition While Criticizing Colleagues (emphasis added):

In his short time at the Capitol, Senator Ted Cruz, a freshman Republican from Texas, has shown little regard for long-standing rules of decorum. But on Friday, he publicly discussed the closed-door dealings of the Senate Republican Conference — and trashed his colleagues in the process.

Stopping by a Texas meeting of the Tea Party-aligned group FreedomWorks, Mr. Cruz called many of his colleagues “squishes,” forced to stand on conservative principles by the uncompromising stands of a triumphant trio of Republican “constitutionalists”: himself and Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

All of the sudden the NY Times is so concerned with the “long-standing rules of decorum”?  It didn’t seem that concerned when John McCain called Rand Paul, Cruz and others “wacko birds.”


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