What would the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) be without some sparks? But Cruz vs. McCain again? Snore. So Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzIndiana Gov. Pence to endorse Cruz: report GOP campaign chief: We won’t lose the House Satanists balk at Cruz comparison MORE (R-Texas) has been on some reform streak, trying not to pick fights with his Senate colleagues—right? Wrong. First he made Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellOvernight Finance: House rejects financial adviser rule; Obama rebukes Sanders on big banks Senators roll out changes to criminal justice bill Sanders is most popular senator, according to constituent poll MORE (R-Ky.) and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynSenate confirms Obama's long-stalled ambassador to Mexico Overnight Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill Senate GOP hardening stance against emergency funding for Zika MORE (R-Texas) walk the plank and vote with Democrats on a procedural vote to increase the debt ceiling — in order for it to pass — and now he is inferring that previous GOP presidential nominees former Gov. Mitt Romney (Mass.), Sen. John McCainJohn McCainRussia’s nuclear strategy: It’s a trap! Clinton face-swaps Trump on Snapchat Overnight Defense: House panel approves 0B defense bill MORE (Ariz.) and former Sen. Bob Dole (Kan.) don't stand on principle.
Of course today McCain said that although he doesn't care what Cruz says about him, he expects Cruz to apologize to Dole. "I wonder if he thinks that Bob Dole stood for principle on a hilltop in Italy when he was so gravely wounded," he said.
Someone should tell Cruz that being predictable is boring and that gratuitous swipes are adolescent.
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