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View Diary: Ted Cruz may be in Washington, but he is no Mr. Smith (45 comments)

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  •  His strategery is backfiring on him (1+ / 0-)
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    SueDe

    Does he

    1) Cement his status as an insane ideologue ready, willing and able to blow up the economy in a fit of pique, while simultaneously teaching all of us that no legislation is real and can be derailed by a committed band of fanatics from either party who choose to use this new ad hoc entirely outside the legal process of "de-funding", dooming us to live in everlasting Republican Economic Chaos Groundhog Day?

    OR

    2) Become the "surrender monkey" he has trained his foaming, fanatic followers to revile?

    Since this is a no-win , he should send Harry Reid a thank-you card when he is prevented from choosing either path.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 09:14:20 AM PDT

    •  He won't be able to shake the (0+ / 0-)

      "surrender monkey" designation.  His supporters have already been trained to view anything less than total success as surrender.  He made a bad, bad gambit and will lose this game as well as much of his initial allure.  Couldn't happen to a more deserving teaparty icon.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 11:42:56 AM PDT

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