Is Ted Cruz a Democratic mole?
Let’s look at the evidence, shall we?
Ted Cruz is a foreign-born half-Hispanic son of a Cuban native who was a member of communist revolutionary Fidel Castro’s band of rebels.
He’s a lawyer with degrees from Harvard and Princeton, neither of which are citadels of right-wing philosophy.
He was an adviser to George W. Bush in a presidential campaign that focused in part on “compassionate conservatism.”
He’s a former state and federal bureaucrat.
He won a U.S. Senate seat from Texas in what the Washington Post called “the biggest upset of 2012.”
His fellow Senate Republicans mostly hate his guts.
He engineered last year’s government shutdown, which was widely deemed a political disaster for the Republican Party.
He spends more time attacking the likes of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell than picking fights with Democrats, thereby ingratiating himself with the Tea Party kooks.
Most Democrats, including yours truly, would love to see him win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
So, I ask you: Is this guy a Democratic mole?
(I don’t seriously think he is. But his party’s far-right wing loves conspiracy theories, and I figure it would be fun to see if they fall for this one.)