Workers for the Establishment: While Cruz claims to be anti-establishment, his work history of being a legal counsel for John Boehner, the NRA and an adviser for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, along with clerking for Chief Justice Rehnquist, puts him smack dab in the middle of establishment powers. As for Obama, his career took a similar path but within the left’s establishment. Obama worked as an associate for the high powered firm, Sidley Austin, and a research assistance for Laurence Tribe, who founded the alternative to the Federalist Society.