Spare me the image, but talk about strange bedfellows! Canadian Cruz and AOC join forces in much-needed swamp-draining initiative


[This story was written by Thomas Madison, and originally appeared at PowderedWigSociety.com.  It has been reprinted with permission.]

“True it is,” wrote Charles Dudley Warner in 1850, “that politics makes strange bedfellows.”

Indeed!

Trending: Ocasio-Cortez: We Must Nationalize American Society So We Can Have More Freedom

It follows, then, of course, that politicians make strange bedfellows. The oddity is magnified when two politicians find themselves in the same bed. And, if those politicians represent the extreme opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, then the dalliance is off-the-charts weird!

take our poll - story continues below

Has Adam Schiff committed fraud and treason concerning the Trump probe?

  • Has Adam Schiff committed fraud and treason concerning the Trump probe?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Godfather Politics updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Dems are now stretching the law to the breaking point to remove President Trump after Mueller’s statement further implicates the president

So it is with Ted Cruz and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, arguably the most conservative and liberal members of Congress, respectively. Despite being the least likely confederates in Washington, the two are teaming up to co-sponsor a bill prohibiting members of Congress from becoming lobbyists after leaving Capitol Hill.

In a tweet she may come to regret one day, AOC bemoaned the pipeline from Capitol Hill to K Street. “If you are a member of Congress and leave, you shouldn’t be allowed to turn right around and leverage your service for a lobbyist check. I don’t think it should be legal at ALL to become a corporate lobbyist if you’ve served in Congress. At minimum there should be a long wait period.”

Ted Cruz, long an advocate of derailing the gravy train from Capitol Hill to K Street, welcomed Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-lobbyist position.

“Here’s something I don’t say often,” declared Canadian Cruz. “On this point, I AGREE with AOC. Indeed, I have long called for a LIFETIME BAN on former Members of Congress becoming lobbyists. The Swamp would hate it, but perhaps a chance for some bipartisan cooperation?”

Cortez followed up, “If you’re serious about a clean bill, then I’m down. Let’s make a deal. If we can agree on a bill with no partisan snuck-in clauses, no poison pills, etc – just a straight, clean ban on members of Congress becoming paid lobbyists – then I’ll co-lead the bill with you.”

“You’re on,” replied Cruz.

It may only be a one-night stand, but whatever it takes to drain the swamp, right? I don’t think we should look a gift horse in the mouth…. so to speak.

Stay tuned for the sequel, “A Cuban And A Puerto Rican Walk Into A Bar”

H/T BizPac Review

Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.

You Might Like
Previous Bill Maher blasts Joe Biden over age - says former VP belongs 'on a coin'
Next You asked for it, liberals. Now, you own it! Women’s NCAA 400-meter track champion is really fast…. because she’s a man!

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon to the right of the comment, and report it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.