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by Aaron Blake, washingtonpost.com -- Jan 26, 2014
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) argued forcefully Sunday that the government shutdown late last year was not the Republican Party's fault, but was in fact the Democrats' doing -- a contention that even members of Cruz's own party disagree with.
"I think it was a mistakethat President Obama and the Democrats shut the government down this fall," Cruz said on CBS's "Face the Nation," according to a transcript. "The reason they did so is that President Obama dug in and said he wouldn't compromise and he wouldn't negotiate."
Senator Ted does not like the historic Facts.
Senator Ted does not like the Shutdown Flack.
Senator Ted does not like the GOP's "Green-eggs" Facts:
[...] During the shutdown, Cruz and other tea party conservatives saidthey wouldn't vote to fund the governmentunless the agreement eliminated funding for Obamacare. The White House and Democrats, meanwhile, balked at any changes to Obamacare.
Eventually, after more than two weeks of a shutdown, GOP leaders like House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) gave in and passed a bill without Obamacare changes -- over the objections of Cruz and others.
Senator Ted likes to Object.
Senator Ted likes to Upset.
But he does not like their sinking Boat.
He does not like being their Goat.
He does not like losing the Austerity Game.
And he certainly does not like taking the Political Blame.