Since the day of his inauguration, Ted Cruz has been gaining a foul national reputation for each of those qualities. He has voted against everything the Senate has voted for, leading him to his abysmal 1-13 voting record (including votes against confirmed John Kerry for Secretary of State and against the Violence Against Women Act). Cruz is fighting against the bipartisan immigration deal, brought a pistol grip to the floor of the Senate to make a ridiculous point, and claimed that the gun show loophole doesn't exist.
Ted Cruz does not represent Texas interests. He is bad for a Texas that is turning blue and is quickly becoming the most reviled senator in Congress. Even his own party has had enough of him.