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  •  Cruz is an impoverished man's DeMint (3+ / 0-)

    And Republicans have done this sort of thing many times. Dems were doing it a couple of cycles ago targeting guys like Lieberman.

    It is about trying to make a party mirror the grassroots.

    The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

    by Common Cents on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:24:28 AM PST

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    •  No. He's worse than that. I think he aspires (2+ / 0-)
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      To absolute, unquestioned  power.  Just IMO, of course.  I think he's ..hitlerian, in impulse if not in actuality.

      Hard to have a government when one-third of your representatives are insane and the other two-thirds have been sold to the highest bidder.

      by Rikon Snow on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:38:51 AM PST

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      •  Well I always avoid the Nazi comparison. (1+ / 0-)
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        Just because I don't think it ever helps. I think, like DeMint, Cruz thinks the first obstacle for conservatives is the liberals (as he sees it) in his own party.

        This is just the latest stage in the Party's fight that started in the 1912 fight between Taft and TR.

        And there is a compelling argument that both parties need people like that waging an ideological battle to keep the party principled.

        We had guys running against blue dogs that stabbed us in the back.

        On both sides the moderates are always perceived as enablers of the other side by the grassroots and it is fair to look at those candidates and wonder why we donate for them to disappoint.

        The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

        by Common Cents on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:42:27 AM PST

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    •  Except that the "grassroots" of the GOP is (1+ / 0-)
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      batshit crazy and an enemy of the nation.  That is NOT something the party should want.

      •  Most of the DNC think the same of you. (1+ / 0-)
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        True story. The establishment Dems think you are batshit crazy and an enemy of the nation.

        The first rule of government should be "Do no harm." The urge to act can frustrate the desire to help.

        by Common Cents on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:44:47 AM PST

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