Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined the team at DailyWire Backstage to take questions and smoke cigars. While there, he was asked if the relentless bickering seen when Senators are out in public is indicative of what happens behind the scenes.
While he didn’t get into too many details, he noted that Senators speaking on the Senate Floor often do so to empty rooms with only the CSPAN cameras to record their statements. But it was worth hearing him detail a squabble he had with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) over a gun control bill she was pushing. He wanted to have a Constitutional debate over infringing rights protected by the 2nd Amendment and used other parts of the Bill of Rights as examples.
Rather than debate, Feinstein simply rebuked him for treating her like a 6th grader.
This is the nature of the tribalism in Washington DC and across the country. Sound arguments are rarely discussed on their merits. Instead, people tend to go straight for the insults and get defensive over having their ideologies questioned.
It’s easy to draw one of two conclusions. We can acknowledge the dysfunction of a government beset by pure tribalism in which only a handful ever buck the party and participate in discussions to find solutions, or we can continue to push a conservative philosophy in hopes of winning hearts and minds to vote out those who oppose freedom and American exceptionalism.
I’m going for option two.
As long as we’re focused on insults and tribalism, there won’t be enough movement in DC to make a real difference. If we focus on ideas and help them to spread to the masses, we can help bring sanity to government.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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