Ted Cruz is making enemies within the GOP establishment. The newest to the list is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Speaking to ABC Bush said:
"Have a little bit of self-restraint. It might actually be a politically better approach to see the massive dysfunction, but we don't even hear about that because we've stepped on that message ... show a little self-restraint and let this happen a little more organically."There have been many references to Joe McCarthy when discussing Ted Cruz's behavior. Over the past couple weeks since the government shutdown, he's becoming more like Leon Trotsky. Leon Trotsky was one of the drivers of the 1917 Russian Revolution. He would later break away from the Soviet Union establishment under Joseph Stalin. This was due to an anti-Stalin ideological communist faction Trotsky was part of.
Glenn Beck responded to Jeb Bush's comments urging his listeners to "stop listening to the Bushes". This can only result in a more divided and isolated ideological right wing. We are seeing the rise of the Tea Party Trotskyites with Ted Cruz taking a faction of the GOP down that path.