Ted Cruz–Principled but not very smart

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel has an incisive commentary this morning on how a small group of high-profile Republicans, including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are keeping Republicans from making progress in Congress. All they want to do is make a point about how conservative  on the side of “right” they are. In doing so they are allowing Democrats to win on point after point. As Strassel notes, there is a difference between being principled and being principled and smart.