|Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)|
Surely he has done more for the Democrats than anyone else alive.
- Would de Blasio be so far ahead of Lhota in New York City's mayoral race without Cruz?
- Would Cory Booker have won his Senate spot so "handily" in New Jersey without Cruz?
- Gallup shows unfavorable view of GOP at all-time high of 62%. It shows favorable view at an all-time low of 28%. We have to thank Ted Cruz.
Also, Gingrich did not cause such divisiveness in his own party, which should pay continuing dividends to the Democrats. Gallup shows hardly a blip in GOP favorability ratings during that period.
Cruz absolutely deserves the prize. I recommend the award be a facsimile of the Trillion Dollar Coin, which was considered as a way around the debt ceiling. The Treasury would mint it as permitted under FDR's gold legislation of 1933-34 as subsequently interpreted and amended, and the Fed would take it in as an asset, with a trillion-dollar liability to the Treasury per coin.