There is a fledgling 'meme' brewing, and I for one suggest we make the most of it.
To pivot off the GOP's incompetence and lies -- and turn the tables to make them own their own failure of the last few weeks.
It all started here with the Ted Cruz 'Train Wreck' Facebook Page.
Want to stop the Obamacare train wreck? Here's how we do it:
Today John Boehner is conceding -- but he's STILL not letting go of the Cruz "train wreck" meme:
by Tom Cohen, CNN -- October 16, 2013
"Blocking the bipartisan agreement reached today by the members of the Senate will not be a tactic for us," Boehner said in a statement. "Our drive to stop the train wreck that is the president's health care law will continue."
Meanwhile today, Ted Cruz is conceding nothing ... (except his own arrogance, perhaps.)
Houston Chronicle: Ted Cruz Is 'Part Of The Problem,' Regrets Endorsement
With a vote expected soon, Sen.Ted Cruz asserted Wednesday that he had no designs on similarly derailing a Senate vote to end the current government shutdown.
"I have nothing to gain from delaying this vote by one or two days," said Cruz.
Of course Cruz has 'nothing to gain' from further delay -- especially now that he's got John Boehner channeling his "train wreck" message for him ...
[ File: Steam train - 561513.jpg -- From Wikimedia Commons ]
All Aboard, Welcome to the GOP Express!
Well, other conservative commentators have varying opinions on who is the "train" and who is the "wreck" in this semi-suicidal rightwing parade.
"Have you seen what Ted Cruz is doing?" Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday morning. "Ted Cruz is attacking anybody who's not willing to shut down the government over the government over Obamacare. He's lambasting fellow conservatives like Tom Coburn -- Tom Coburn! -- and saying that he serves in the surrender caucus."
"I need to be very careful about what I'm going to say here," Scarborough continued. "Ted Cruz comes in obviously so completely ignorant about the war that Tom Coburn has been fighting for twenty years, and to say something like this about Tom Coburn -- Ted Cruz, he is a total train wreck. [...]"
OPINION: Remember the 'train wreck' GOP kept promising?
by Kathleen Parker, Columnist, news.cincinnati.com -- Oct. 12, 2013
Great job, Teddy! That would be Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who grabbed headlines by filibustering for 21 hours against Obamacare. Cruz is neither Michael nor Sonny, but is the star of his own movie. He's Ted bin Laden -- the guy who hands out suicide vests and then goes to lunch.
A GOP train wreck
Allen Johnson, news-record.com; Greensboro, NC 27401 -- October 11, 2013
To use the over-boiled rhetoric of the day, the Ted Cruz-led GOP attack on Obamacare has been a train wreck.
There's a lot more bad news for the GOP:
The party's popularity has faded to its lowest level. Ever.
Only 24 percent of respondents expressed favorable opinions about the GOP.
Only 21 percent view the tea party favorably, another lowest low ever.
Voters say they prefer a Democrat-controlled Congress to a Republican-controlled one (47 percent to 39 percent).
[The most recent NBC-Wall Street Journal poll.]
Here are some good "GOP Train Wreck" cartoons, that might be worth a tweet or two:
SO by trying to hold the Country hostage to their irrational demands, the GOP following the direction of Ted Cruz, just may have "wrecked" their own futures, by exposing to all of America, just how dysfunctional they really are. That they truly are a Party without a Plan.
That's what happens Republicans, when you decide to Put your Party on Cruz-Control,
[ File: Train wreck at Montparnasse 1895.jpg -- From Wikimedia Commons ]
-- Because you never know what might happen GOP, when you decide to throw away the brakes, and just go full steam ahead.
Nobody could've ever predicted ...