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View Diary: Ted Cruz: bossy neophyte living in a private reality embarasses himself on the Senate floor. Again. (203 comments)

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    The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
    This a quote from Ron Suskind's book, Faith, Certainty, and the Presidency of George W. Bush. The speaker was later sourced as Karl Rove.
    I call this kind of thinking hubris. And I see Cruz as a prime practitioner of this non-reality based empire thinking. And while they are creating this new so-called reality, the empire is burning.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by deebee on Wed May 22, 2013 at 10:20:19 AM PDT

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