This is one of those weeks that puts a smile on my face, a song in my heart and a spring in my step. The GOP are crushed and humiliated; Cory Booker wins his Senate race; hostilities break out between Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter; and The Houston Chronicle suffers buyers remorse over Calgary Ted. Could it possibly get even better?
Why, yes...yes, it could.
In an interview with capitalnewyork.com entitled Pete King calls for a Republican war on Ted Cruz, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) vented his feelings about Sen. Ted 'Cruise To Nowhere' Cruz and his thoughtless, irresponsible, preening narcissism.
King complains that the GOP could have bargained for much more than they're getting, if only the House had kept the government open in September.
"Instead we look like the crazies...Shutting down the government, throwing barricades against the White House, and having Ted Cruz reading Dr. Seuss, this is like the theater of the absurd."
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King lays the blame for the GOP's humiliation and nose-dive in the polls at the feet of the freshman senator from Texas, who King believes Republicans need to start targetting.
"I don't mean this in an egotistical way, I'm the only one who's been going after Cruz by name," King told me. "And there's a purpose for that, because this is going to come back again in two or three months, whether it's January 15 or February 7 or whatever, there's going to be a threat of another shutdown.King is eager to dump the GOP's inept, spiteful and ultimately pointless buffoonery entirely into the lap of Sen. Cruz:
"And he's going to be coming back, rewriting history, saying, 'We were on the verge of victory back in October, and we could have won if we'd just stayed in there another week.' And he's going to have phone calls being made, and he's going to have town hall meetings. And he's going to have all those support groups out there, threatening to downgrade people on their scorecards and all that stuff."
"It was one person who was able to steamroll Congress and unless we target him for what he is, he's going to do it again. So I'm hoping other Republicans will join me and start going after this guy, and say we're not going to let it happen again."King was unhappy that while GOP leaders like Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush had criticized the GOP's dysfunction, none of them had singled out Cruz for special criticism.
King said the "business community, other people, guys running for president, governors around the country, retired members of Congress, elder statesmen, whoever considers himself to be a leader in the Republican Party should be out there" making the case against Cruz.The War on Ted Cruz! Yes! Finally: a war I can wholeheartedly support! Please proceed, GOPers...
I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a good year for us. Stock up on popcorn and watch the GOP destroy itself from within and, with any luck, lose the House.