Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. Senator of Texas since 2013, is running a one-man show on Capitol Hill in an effort to stop ObamaCare. Whether one considers it a filibuster or merely showboating, one thing is certain; Dr. Seuss would likely not support the Republican senator's use of "Green Eggs and Ham" to waste time on the Senate floor.
During WWII, Seuss (also known by his real name Theodore Giesel) produced political cartoons for the socialist newspaper "PM." He supported the same kind of policies that the Democrats and President Obama are trying to make an American way of life. His support of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal government programs is well known.
Ted Cruz, on the other hand, is doing everything he can to stop the passage of Barack Obama's healthcare initiatives that are set to be voted on by the Senate on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. He read a bedtime story to his children from the Senate floor on Tuesday evening, choosing Dr. Seuss' classic "Green Eggs and Ham." While this particular Seuss book doesn't contain any overt political messages like those in "The Lorax" and "The Butter Battle Book," there is a bit of convincing done by Sam I Am to get the other main character to just "try" the breakfast he presents.
Whether one shares the political views of Ted Cruz, Dr. Seuss or is somewhere in the middle, just about everyone can agree that "Green Eggs and Ham" was a great choice for a dad to read as a bedtime story for his children.