Cruz Control: Obama’s Texas Road Trip

Obama sets out to paint Ted Cruz as face of the Opposition

Cruz-TedWhen things look dark and the Deltas face tough times in the movie “Animal House,” fraternity leader Otter knows exactly what to do: “Road trip!” So it is that President Obama, facing gridlock and partisan infighting in Washington, travels to Texas on Thursday on a road trip dubbed “The Middle Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour.”

Texas might seem an odd place for Obama to talk jobs and the economy, given Gov. Rick Perry’s habit of claiming that he and Republicans are responsible for the state’s economic success.

But as I wrote today, Perry is less a target than an afterthought. And the GOP prescription for boosting the economy – low taxes, less regulation, getting government out of the way — isn’t what the president is coming to talk about. The real target is a Republican Congress that has opposed Obama on everything from background checks and immigration to taxes, education, spending and the budget. Nobody’s a more visible face of the opposition than Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party star and potential presidential candidate.

By coming to Texas, the president wants to frame the two poles of our broken policy debate this way: Obama’s White House (compromise) vs. Cruz-type Republicans (obstruction)

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