That would be Senator Ted Cruz from Texas actually doing what he said he would do during his campaign.
I guess it rattles them when the newbies don’t just fall in line with this false sense of “comity” in the “greatest deliberative body”. Since he is Hispanic, I guess they can’t call him racist – so they try to pull the Tailgunner Joe card:
In comments published in the New York Times on Saturday, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California compared Cruz’s accusations about Hagel to those made by former Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s in his hunt for communists.
“It was really reminiscent of a different time and place, when you said, ‘I have here in my pocket a speech you made on such and such a date,’ and of course, nothing was in the pocket,” Boxer said, according to the Times. “It was reminiscent of some bad times.”
That’s rich coming from Boxer when her Majority Leader said this:
“The word’s out that he [Romney] hasn’t paid any taxes for 10 years.”
I know Bab’s memory isn’t very sharp because Harry Reid said it just a few short months ago on August 2, 2012 – and said it on the record – from the Senate floor. It was such a lie that even the Washington Post had to give it 4 Pinnochio’s, indicating the highest level of untruth:
We use a reasonable person standard here. Without seeing Romney’s taxes, we cannot definitively prove Reid incorrect. But tax experts say his claim is highly improbable. Reid also has made no effort to explain why his unnamed source would be credible. So, in the absence of more information, it appears he has no basis to make his incendiary claim.
Moreover, Reid holds a position of great authority in the U.S. Congress. He should hold himself to a high standard of accuracy when making claims about political opponents.
I guess “speaking truth to power” is out of fashion when a Democrat is in the White House:
That was so 2006…