In early March the Wall Street Journal published an editorial warning Senate Republicans that filibustering a vote on gun control would provide an out for Democrats who might otherwise vote down the bill anyway. The filibuster threat was led by a few insurgent Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
It turned out there was no filibuster and the bill was voted down with the help of four Democrats. Cruz took credit for it while speaking at a tea party rally last weekend. The editors at WSJ called him out for it in an editorial Saturday. (more...)