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  •  Ted Cruz is an opportunist (7+ / 0-)

    Everything in his career distills back down to one thing: How is this good for Ted Cruz.  There are no other principles, no overweening ideology, he is not your classic idiot, he is not ignorant, he is selfish, self-centered and greedy, and he is seeking to position himself.  

    I suspect he wants to be President or wants a really good gig making a lot of money which in rich Repub world means you position yourself as far right as possible and then let the offers flood in.  It's not clear to me which kind of Donald Trump this guy is, but he's got no ideological center, he's about Ted Cruz, Center of the Universe.  

    Maybe he thinks if Herman Cain can hit the lights, why not Ted Cruz?  Frankly who should be most afraid of Cruz is Donald Trump - Ted is coming for your hair.

    "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of the United States of America -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:41:33 AM PDT

    •  This (5+ / 0-)

      I don't think he's an idiot at all. He's not making statements to reflect reality, he's making statements to rile up the base.

      Yesterday it was about the massive, unchecked growth of the food stamp program . . . during debate of the bill that cuts $4b from the food stamp program. He knew that very well, but the facts don't play with his audience.

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

      by Joan McCarter on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:54:22 AM PDT

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      •  I think he talks so much that he may rile up his (0+ / 0-)

        base but no one else.  Most are going to tire of listening to his rants and ignore him.  The rest are going to start recording what he is saying for posterity.

        Shorter version, his mouth is gonna get him in trouble.  The man doesn't know when to shut up.

        In the time it took Adam Lanza to reload, eleven children escaped. What if...

        by Sixty Something on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:31:24 PM PDT

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    •  In other words (3+ / 0-)
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      a functioning sociopath.  The kind who usually get their way, and are successful in business.  

    •  GOT reference (0+ / 0-)

      Replace this reference to Little Finger with Ted Cruz:  
      He would burn down the entire realm to be king of the ashes.

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