Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that the State of the Union reminded him of “Alice in Wonderland” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
“Last night’s speech reminded me of one of my young daughter’s favorite stories, which is ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ because it was a speech where facts do not matter. It was a fantastical alternative reality, where in the president’s telling, working men and women are doing great, never mind the 92 million Americans who aren’t working. In the president’s telling wage stagnation has not been trapping people, making it harder and harder to make ends meet” he stated. And “it was interesting hearing him, for example, take credit for expanded energy production. Now, of course that energy production has occurred almost exclusively on private lands. On public lands that the federal government has access to, they’ve made it harder and harder to develop energy.”
Regarding how the GOP should respond, he stated “it’s incumbent on Republicans to lead. If the president’s not going to lead, we have to. We need to step up with a positive pro-economic growth, pro-jobs agenda. We need to take up and begin passing pro-growth legislation, one after the other after the other, tax reform, regulatory reform, expanding energy, helping people — health care, allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines, improving our standing in the world, defending our constitutional rights, and put those bills on the president’s desk one after the other after the other. Now, if he wants to, he can veto them all, but that’ll just make clear that it is he who is forcing gridlock and obstruction. And we need to lead to solve the real problems people are facing today.”
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