We have been having great fun mocking Senator Ted Cruz. We have dismissed him, ignored him, and certainly underestimated him and what he represents. We didn't need Jon Stewartor Stephen Colbert give Ted Cruz star role as a punchline of yet another joke, it was so easy for us to hold him in contempt and and roll our eyes at his windbaggery. We didn't take his insanologues serious. We believed him to be posturing, a rooster strutting around showing off his stuff.
We misjudged; not because we fell asleep at the switch, but we didn't realize that logic, facts and rational DO NOT APPLY to individuals or the tea-bagging collective that has led us to the edge of the abyss. You see my friend, Ted Cruz and his supporters are much more "enlightened" than the average bear, they transcend rational thought and logic and have the key to the fundamental, essential truth. They are capable of magical thinking. Our folly was not borne from a lack of effort in pointing out the distortions, historical revisions, selective narratives and outright lies so effortlessly spun. Our folly was our belief that reason and truth would trump fantasy. We failed to realize that rational discussions can not prevail against magical thought.
We didn't think anyone would be crazy enough to actually intentionally push the American economy over the cliff. We thought Senator Cruz and his lieutenants and captains were show boating, playing a reckless game of chicken fully believing that they would blink. We believed the collapse of the American economy and the global economic instability that surely will follow is something any sane, rational person would avoid at any cost. In reality, the collapse of America is something they welcome.