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  •  Not a soon-to-be-released film with Mel Gibson (0+ / 0-)

    Or at least, I'm hoping not.

    I actually think you're wrong here -- I don't think it's just about the grift for this guy.  I think he's sufficiently egomaniacal that he figures he might just get lucky.

    Josh Marshall, of Talking Points Memo, has figured out that he (and Josh's wife as well) went to college with The Cruz.  Josh didn't remember him, but his wife did.  Her take on him seems to fit with both other classmates, folks who went to law school at Harvard Law School (she did as well), and the GOP caucus in the Senate:  extremely arrogant, extremely smart, and a total, flaming asshole.

    Marshall wrote a couple of posts a couple days ago.  Here's the first of them.

    Quote of the week: "They call themselves bipartisan because they're able to buy members of both parties," (R. Eskow, Campaign for America's Future.)

    by mbayrob on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 04:15:34 PM PDT

    •  yeah I read that, but I'm still not buying it (1+ / 0-)
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      If he's really as smart as all that, he knows he doesn't have the numbers and never will. He has to know the people he is appealing to is a distinct minority of the population. Either that or he's not as smart as he claims because he's ignoring the stats and deep inside the GOP noise bubble. It's one or the other. I think he is smart, so there must be something else going on.

      Progress 365 not just a slogan a goal - 300 progressive seats in the House and 65 progressive seats in the Senate.

      by jusjtim35 on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 04:37:13 PM PDT

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      •  justjim - you may be right (1+ / 0-)
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        I hadn't though about your perspective before reading your diary, but I think your analysis has merit.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 04:57:11 PM PDT

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      •  Looking at the world from red-colored glasses (0+ / 0-)

        You can be extremely bright and totally alienated from reality as well.  Which I think sums this guy up well.

        Also:  I'm old enough to remember when people thought Ronald Reagan was not a serious candidate for president.  Look how that turned out.

        I don't think his getting elected is likely.  But if he gets nominated by the GOP, there's always the possibility our candidate will implode, and he'll get in any way.  So it would be best if the guy implodes before a presidential run.

        Quote of the week: "They call themselves bipartisan because they're able to buy members of both parties," (R. Eskow, Campaign for America's Future.)

        by mbayrob on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 04:59:57 PM PDT

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