The mainstreamers need their Ted Cruz to be a monster, the emblem of Republicanism run amok; and his supporters need for the mainstreamers to think of Cruz as a monster, meaning one of theirs, a man the mainstreamers can never corrupt. And Cruz stands happily in the middle, pleasing both sides by advocating measures he knows will never come to pass: defunding Obamacare with a continuing resolution, abolishing the IRS . . .
Ferguson is good.