Leadership sources, for their part, are startled by Cruz’s attempt to shape House strategy and work against the speaker. They knew he’d oppose Boehner’s playbook, but they didn’t expect him to huddle with conservatives and ask them to ignore it. So, Cruz’s meetings have made him a key House player, but they’ve worsened his already-fraught relationship with the leadership.
We’ve reached an existential point: the fight itself is the thing, win or lose.
Yes, and the fight is to take over the leadership of the GOP and replace the outgoing corruptocrats with liberty minded conservative like Cruz and Lee.
And, in fact, what you are looking at is them leading the battle against the entrenched elites, whether in the Senate, the House, or any other parts of the Party regime.