As Ted Cruz manages to make a fool of himself on the national stage (and therefore make himself a star among the wingnuts) and enrage even his conservative colleagues in Washington, religious right leaders are lining up to practically put his face on Mt. Rushmore. Right Wing Watch rounds up some of the praise, like this from Tony Perkins:
“I think they are acting heroic, I think they are heroes. They are along the lines of the patriots who founded this nation, they are standing up to the liberal press and to the naysayers and to the RINOs and saying, ‘No we’re not going along with it any longer, we’re going to try and use what ability we have to save this country.’”
David Brody, a “reporter” for the Christian Broadcasting Network, keeps the “founding fathers” theme going:
“All of this feels like Mission Impossible but didn’t George Washington and a few of his Founding Fathers colleagues face incredibly challenging odds too? This has been done before. Nobody said it would be easy. Look at it this way: At least principled constitutional conservative Ted Cruz is leading the way instead of movie star Tom Cruise. Now that would definitely be Mission Impossible.”…
[Stopping Obamacare is a] “political and moral principle worth dying for even if it means the temporary death of their political party, and for that they should be commended. Kind of reminds you of the great founding patriots of this country.”
So is the greatest living American? Or the greatest American who ever lived?