I have watched and listened to a lot of talk about Ted Cruz, after his 21 hour speech in the U.S. Senate. I have also listened to a lot of discussion from the talking heads on the right, who are very critical of his stand and his speech. Here is one comment I heard, (not verbatum) which really set me off. On FOX News, someone said, “This is a waste of time. Republicans aren’t on the same page with this, and Obamacare cannot be stopped. So why waste time with this?”
Again, I apologize, but that is not an exact quote. However, that is the general direction of most of the conversation that I have heard in the past few days. Here is my answer to the question, “So why waste time with this?”
He should “waste time” fighting this, because it is what we want! Most Americans don’t want Obamacare! So, Ted Cruz is doing EXACTLY what he should be doing, which is to represent his constituents! I am beginning to have a new word that is at the top of my list of most hated words. That word is, “compromise.”
When you compromise on something, you are letting down your standards and turning on your convictions. If you think something should be done a certain way, but you compromise, it means that you have let someone have their way, maybe to the detriment of the original ethical and moral stand. Sometimes we have to hurt a little for the greater good.
If a person is behind on their bills, do they make the right choice, to skimp and save, in order to catch up? Or do they “compromise” with the restaurant owners, to pay them for a nice meal or two, which in turn means they can’t pay their bills? Sounds silly doesn’t it? So think about it in the national sense? What’s the difference?
Another commentator made the statement that we shouldn’t waste time fighting this because the Dems in the Senate will never go along. Wow…are we now supposed to only fight the battles that we know we can win? If that is the case, the only battles that the Republicans might win is what to have for lunch! Why show up for work at all, if they aren’t going fight for everything that is right, in favor of fighting onyl for what they can win?
Washington needs a major overhaul.