David Brooks warns Republicans that the last thing they want is another Cruzite like Nelson:
What’s going on in the House, and a bit in the Senate, too, is what you might call the rise of Ted Cruz-ism.... And Ted Cruz, the senator from Canada through Texas, is basically not a legislator in the normal sense, doesn’t have an idea that he’s going to Congress to create coalitions, make alliances, and he is going to pass a lot of legislation. He’s going in more as a media-protest person. And a lot of the House Republicans are in the same mode. They’re not normal members of Congress. They’re not legislators. They want to stop things. And so they’re just being — they just want to obstruct.
...And, remember, what these people, Ted Cruz and some of the tea party people, their object is not to win Obamacare. Their object is to take over the Republican Party. So, they really are running against the Republicans. And for Ted Cruz, it’s potentially to get the nomination. And taking this down, if it can mobilize enough Republicans so he can take over the party and become — really transform the party, then that becomes the object. And one little straw in the wind, the Heritage Foundation, a very prominent conservative think tank, is running against Republicans. And that’s part of the change that is going on here [David Brooks, quoted in Jeff Poor, "David Brooks Warns of ‘The Rise of Ted Cruz-ism,’ Takeover of Republican Party," Daily Caller, 2013.09.14].
That sounds a lot like Stace Nelson to me. But you know, given the folks South Dakota Republicans have elected to Congress, maybe that obstruction is exactly what they are looking for.