Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Default Averted For Now As The Can Is Kicked Down the Road... Call Me A Skeptic Awaiting Feb. 7th 2014

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Questions: Do you trust this man? Do you think this issue is resolved? Is it just me or has the Tea Party left reason for the realm of wishful dreams?

Then there is the following from FDL ... "It would seem that Senator Cruz should be in a more sour mood given that his plan to stop Obamacare is set to be thwarted. Things really seem to be going poorly for Cruz as the Houston Chronicle, one of his home state’s most prominent papers, took back its endorsement of him."

Houston Chronicle - "When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator.

Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem."

And this.

"In three week period following Cruz’s speech — even as GOP’s national approval ratings plummeted — conservatives frantically built their fundraising lists and campaign coffers. In the last quarter, Cruz’s political action committee raised in $797,000, nearly twice what it pulled in the quarter prior, and Heritage Action — which has pressured conservatives to vote against any bill that does not undermine Obamcare — collected $330,000."

And finally, again from FDL, this truth. "So while the country got taken for a bumpy ride and the Republican brand collapsed in national polls – Ted Cruz smashed fundraising goals and posed for the cameras to raise his national profile. A party of one?

No wonder Cruz’s Republican colleagues hate him. His tactics have benefited no one but himself."

Of course there still remains some Senate Republicans trying to at least retain some sense of reason and rational thinking.

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One thing of which we can all be sure. Neither the ugly intra-party republican battle or another partisan battle is yet over. The battle(s) just finished is unlikely to deter the next onslaught by the loonies who believe in their mission to change America back to 1776, 1787, or 1860. The nation has not heard the last of Cruz, Gohmert, Palin, Bachmann, Lee, and legions of complete and utter Malcontents who support them. Via: Reason


  1. A very fair assessment. I promised not to gloat. Do you see me gloating?

  2. I blame Boehner for all this. He let a small group of malcontents in his caucus to run amok with his party's name. If the GOP doesn't clean that up, in 10 years they'll be right back to thold days, when the GOP was in the minority of 40 years.


  3. Nice to hear from McCain. I think he got the last laugh on Gohmert as well.

  4. The fact that Sean Hannity supported this "fool's errand" should have aura enough, for Christ.


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