Now that it looks like saner heads are finally prevailing over the radical reactionaries in Washington, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is taking another shot at fellow Republican Ted Cruz in the New York Times.
Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, took a swipe at Senators Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, and Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, as well as House members who linked further funding of the government to gutting the health care law, which is financed by its own designated revenues and spending cuts.
“Let’s just say sometimes learning what can’t be accomplished is an important long-term thing,” Mr. Burr said, “and hopefully for some of the members they’ve learned it’s impossible to defund mandatory programs by shutting down the federal government.”
Burr came under fire from the fringe of his party for his comments in July that trying to shutdown the government to defund the Affordable Care Act was the dumbest idea he’d ever heard of.
Maybe not THE dumbest, but pretty close. Now the question is will Burr stand up to other dumb ideas of the fringe elements of the GOP and finally be part of getting something done in Washington or will he retreat meekly back into the radical obstructionist fold?