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September 26, 2013 5:32 AM
Ted Cruz: Political anarchist or genius?
Posted by Staff
Politico

You can get ahead in politics by ticking off some of the people in Washington all of the time, or all of the people in Washington some of the time.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is testing the consequences of ticking off everyone in Washington all of the time.

With his obviously doomed campaign this month against funding the Affordable Care Act, Cruz triggered a wave of vitriol from his fellow Republicans, who lampooned his outsized ego, over-the-top rhetoric and dubious legislative tactics. The avalanche of criticism both threatens Cruz’s status as a GOP golden boy — and strengthens his profile as a kind of tea party folk hero for whom Washington’s hatred is a badge of honor. 

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