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Keeping up with the Valentine's Day theme, the Arkansas Democratic Party highlights how much Tea Party Congressman Tom Cotton (R. AR) and Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz (R. TX) are two peas in a pod:
When it comes to Congressman Cotton and Senator Cruz, it was love at first sight.

Yesterday, the New York Daily News highlighted Congressman Cotton’s “effusive” praise for one of the Senate’s most reckless and ambitious members, Senator Ted Cruz.

“There aren’t enough of us in Congress. We need more,” Cotton said. “And you can see just over the last four months what a guy like Ted Cruz has been able to do in the United States Senate.”

“Although we’re not quite as high profile as senators are that’s what people like me… in the House try to accomplish as well,” Cotton said. “We need to get more people like that elected.” [Daily News, 2/14/14]


Of course, effusive praise for Ted Cruz makes a lot of sense coming from Congressman Cotton - one of the House’s most reckless and blindly ambitious members. Congressman Cotton and Senator Cruz have voted arm-in-arm with one another and against the best interests of Arkansas time and time again.

Here’s the problem: Congressman Cotton and Senator Cruz are poster boys for the my-way-or-the-highway approach that puts a reckless ideological agenda backed by special interests ahead of the best interests of Arkansans. Congressman Cotton thinks he knows better than the thousands of Arkansans who would be hurt by his reckless policies.

See below for a list of reckless policy positions Congressman Cotton and Senator Cruz share:

The last thing we need is another Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate.  If you would like to get involved with Mark Pryor's (D. AR) re-election campaign, you can do so here:
http://pryorforsenate.com/

Originally posted to pdc on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 04:48 PM PST.

Also republished by Pushing back at the Grand Bargain, Social Security Defenders, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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