6 reasons real conservatives should defy Republicans and support net neutrality

A tidal wave of partisan politics is about to hit the FCC as it weighs its options for net neutrality regulation. Today, President Obama abandoned his hands-off approach by strongly urging the agency to adopt the most rigorous provisions of the Telecommunications Act, which would regulate internet providers more like the public utilities they actually are. That involvement will come at a cost; Obama’s closeness to the issue has already prompted rebuttals from Republican leaders who thrive on painting anything Obama does as nothing short of a total government takeover.

One of those Republicans is prominent Tea Party member and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who quickly responded to the president’s statement this morning by saying “‘net…

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