Norquist frustrated by GOP House, Cruz

Include anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist among those baffled and frustrated by the GOP House’s decision to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act. He told the Washington Post that Republicans should have negotiated for entitlement reform in exchange for lifting some of the sequestration cuts, which President Obama and Democrats want to do. Instead, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, demonized any Republican who didn’t support a shutdown showdown, even though he didn’t have the votes in the Senate to block Obamacare. “He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away,” Norquist said.