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New York Times columnist David Brooks took on Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for the second week in a row, saying he was “really unpopular” with a Republican leadership who will have to show him “who’s boss.”

But as for the reason Cruz has made so many headlines over the past week — the threat of shutting down the government to defund Obamacare — Brooks said he didn’t see that as a possibility.

“I’m Mr. Pollyanna on this,” Brooks said on Friday’s “NewsHour” on PBS. “I think we’re — it will be fine. I think what happened, there was a minority of House Republicans who upset the majority, upset the leadership. They wanted to have this big thing, we’re going to defund Obamacare, or else shut we’re going to down the government.