One of the fundamental problems modern Republicans have is their irrational hatred for the federal government. Traditionally, conservatives have been skeptical about the government’s ability to solve people's problems but never opposed to its existence. Fast forward to the 21st century, and conservatism has morphed into a radical anti state, pro corporate ideology that operates on the basis that government is always wrong, no matter the situation. The sight of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, one of the most radical anti state conservatives, begging the federal government for assistance after his state was subjected to severe flooding, was truly pathetic. Cruz’s mind blowing hypocrisy was made all the more obscene when you take into account that this was the same Tea Party Senator who voted against federal aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy because he deemed much of the spending to be ‘wasteful’. Don’t expect any of these inconvenient ‘facts’ to trouble Cruz and the radical anti government loons in Texas – hypocrisy is now an inbuilt facet of Republican ideology, so much so that no one pays it much attention any more.
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