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  •  Cruz got a mailing list out of this for 2016 (4+ / 0-)

    That may have been the point all along. The anti-Obamacare petition with 2 million signers that he's been going on about as a win is just a new fundraising list. And he only had to read Green Eggs & Ham (totally missing the point, btw) and sucker a bunch of idiots in the House to creating mayhem for a few weeks.

    He got what he wanted. He's the new Tea Savior and has a shiny new grift list to sucker some more rubes.

    •  This^^^^ (1+ / 0-)
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      all part and parcel of the new face of "face politics", where you run for POTUS in order to extend your Tiffany's credit line (Gingrich), to increase the ratings for your reality show (Trump), or even get a contract for a reality show (Palin).

      It's the entrepreneurial school of politics: if I take this stand, which outcome is in it for me?  

      oncha know???

      Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

      by a gilas girl on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 08:04:28 AM PDT

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      •  he doesn't just want money (0+ / 0-)

        he wants power. This is all about 2016. That and simple narcissism. Sarah Who? indeed. Ted is the new darling of the extremist right.

        •  But there's a whole breed of politician (1+ / 0-)
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          who sees the politics of it not in terms of just political opportunism, but an overall entrepreneurial opportunism, which is a different inflection on a very old tune.

          Ted is one of those.

          Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

          by a gilas girl on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 01:38:02 PM PDT

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