September 25, 2013
(Random House)
(Random House)

That Cruz-I-am
That Cruz-I-am
I do not like
That Cruz-I-am.

Do you like Obamacare?
I do not like it, Cruz-I-am.
I do not like Obamacare.

I will not fund it, here or there.
I will not fund it anywhere.
I run against Obamacare.
I run against it, Cruz-I-am.

Would you fund it in the House?
Run against Bill Clinton’s spouse?
I would not fund it in the House.
Bring it on, Bill Clinton’s spouse.

Filibuster with Mike Lee?
Bring down the economy?
I’ll be POTUS — You will see.
Come and join my Tea Party.

Not with Mike Lee.
Not my GOP.
Not with this House.
Not while I grouse.

I put the Senate in a box.
Mitch McConnell — he’s out-foxed.
I’m ready for that big White House.
I’ll decimate Bill Clinton’s spouse.
I do not like Dems here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.

A train wreck! A train wreck!
Could you, would you, wreck this train?
Mr. Harvard Law School brain?

Watch me! Watch me!
Wreck this train.
Obamacare will be my gain!
My colleagues hate me — I don’t care.
Harry Reid — tear out your hair.
I will stand there all night long.
Watch me, I am never wrong.

You do not like it.
So you say.
Try it, try it,
And you may.

Say!
I like Obamacare!
I do, I like it, Cruz-I-am.
It will get me out of Texas!
So I’ll argue that it wrecks us.
I do so like Obamacare.
It will get me everywhere!
Thank you.
Thank you,
Cruz-I-am.

Ruth Marcus is a columnist and editorial writer for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy.