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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, March 18, 2013

Cruz Control

Yeah, why would someone support a resolution about MS?

Ted Cruz is quickly becoming the Ur Teatard of the Senate.  He's left poor Rand Paul in the dust and Ron Johnson choking on his fumes.

Cruz is - by all accounts - "intelligent".  Of course they said that about Newt Gingrich, and I have been saying for years that Newt Gingrich is not actually a smart man.  He is an attention deficit concern troll who filters other people's good ideas through his enormous melon and occasionally stumbles upon a nugget of gold.

But Cruz went to Harvard and stuff, so he must be "bright".  Of course, you can be "bright" and a huge, flaming sociopathic asshole.

And that's kind of Cruz's schtick.  He basically seems to bask in being a huge dick.

The Senate as an institution likes to talk about "comity" and the traditions of the Senate.  But Cruz - if he serves any positive purpose - will destroy what's left of that.  Cruz will be the guy who gets Dianne Feinstein to support filibuster reform.  Cruz will be the guy who gets Harry Reid to stop trusting Mitch McConnell.

Of course, the other positive purpose of Ted Cruz would be to win the 2016 GOP nomination.

That would be AWESOME!

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