Infighting within the House GOP conference is threatening to spread to the Senate, where Republicans are now facing their own dilemma over a government shutdown. [...]That's the old "rock, hard place" dilemma for Republicans, because of course they would be voting to shut down government if they vote against the Democrats' version, the only one that will be signed by President Obama. Which makes them all a little bit testy and not too terribly fond of the Harvard- and Princeton-educated junior senator from Texas. For example:
If Senate Republicans were to help Reid pass a clean stopgap spending measure, stripped of language to defund ObamaCare, they would be accused of undercutting the House. If they were to block the Senate Democrats’ version of the government funding bill, Democrats would accuse them of voting to shut down the federal government.
Just how crazy is Cruz making people? The fever dreams of GOP leadership:
And it's only going to get worse.
Yeehaw!!! Government shutdown filibuster! (You know, there is something Senate Democrats could maybe do about that whole filibuster business....) That's sure going to endear Sen. Cruz to his colleagues.