There are few things more absurd than when politicians pretend to be a-political. “I don’t care about the politics,” they claim. “I’m only here to help people and do the right thing for my constituents and for the country.” Right. Here’s Ted Cruz’ version:
“This is a city where it’s all politics all the time, and I’m trying to do my best not to pay attention to the politics,” he said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.” “I know that’s hard to believe, because no one in this town does that.”
Cruz said that his goal is not to make friends in Congress, but to serve Texans, regardless of how his fellow lawmakers view him.
“This is a time for people to step up and do the right thing, and that’s what I’m trying to do,” he said. “Nobody should be surprised, if you’re trying to change Washington that the Washington establishment pushes back.”
The truth is that those who claim not to care about the political implications of their actions are the ones who care the most. This is just as disingenuous as those who pretend that they don’t really want to run for (insert political office), but they’re willing to if “the people” demand it. Because they’re just a servant of the people, don’t you know. Your bullshit detector should be blaring anytime someone says something like this.