The recent marking of the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination offered many interesting intersections and juxtapositions of past and present, perhaps none odder than Sen. Ted Cruz's op-ed piece in National Review Online.
Kennedy embraced our system of government as a way of achieving our highest expectations, at a time in our history when some of the country's greatest accomplishments came about through fast and furious political log-rolling across the congressional aisles.
That doesn't happen today, and one of the biggest reasons is Cruz, who delights in obstructing and tearing down the approach that Kennedy, LBJ, Southeast Texas' own Jack Brooks and others revered, built and made work to the benefit of all.
JFK was all about engagement. Ted Cruz is all about alienation. The two have less in common than maple syrup and quantum physics.
By Enterprise Editorial Staff -