The sooner the Republican Party dies, the sooner something better can take its place. It is a mess of stinking old corpses at the moment, who have no reason for being there except being there.
Cruz’s intention is to destroy the party so that Democrats control both houses and the White House forever with a tiny but ideologically pure Republican party in opposition.
GOP has chossen dishonor as have the Democrats.
But there are some honorable Americans and the honorable Americans support what Cruz is doing. None of the honorable Americans support either party
I don't mind being considered a wacko bird either.
Excellent obit for the gop.
The position any Republican should take on any issue is relative to the amount of squealing done by Democrats. When Democrats squeal the loudest, it’s means the Republican pol is doing the right thing. They were all squealing very loudly and the biggest Dem pig, Harry Reid, was oinking louder than all the other Dem pigs. The lib media pigs were also doing a tremendous amount of squealing about Cruz. That meant Cruz was absolutely doing the right thing.
Just got this in an email recently. So true.
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.
After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.
Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.
Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been!
This, my friends, is how Congress operates... and this is why, from time to time: ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME
The GOP leaders call this peace.
They will not get one dime from me!
Its a darn good thing that Roosevrelt stayed out of Europe until Gernamy declared war on US.
US was very anti-war up until then.
By waiting Roosevelt had a united American nation against both Germany and Japan and could do almost anything he needed to defeat them.
Imagine if he tried to attack Germany and Japan in 1930s and he had a civil war back here on his hands at the same time,
we saw some of that here in US in the 2000s.
Cruz’s plan won’t work. Both from a practical standpoint (there’s enough GOP squishes to ensure defeat) and from an implementation standpoint. Defunding Obamacare actually does little to no good. Most importantly, it doesn’t stop the subsidies which kick in on January 1, and once those come into play, good luck ever getting them repealed.
That said, I stand with Cruz on this, and want him to push it to the limit. Not because it will work, but because it forces Democrats and squishes to “own” Obamacare.
IIRC, McCain went to the woodshed in his last re-election run saying that he had "learned his lesson" (then on immigration reform). The good people of AZ re-elected him - believing that such a conversion was possible. Many other RINOs used that same tact, and likewise were re-elected.
Some were "primaried" out, but the GOP tactics of scorched earth/attrition against the Tea Party worked perfectly, however.
Seems a grand plan might be: (a) primary-out in 2014 by any/all means possible (e.g., misinformation in "polls", repeatedly refresh memories of past positions,...) as many RINOs as can be got - all would be a good goal, no excuses and no "I promise to do better." and (b) defeat as many Dim-0-crats as possible.
Start yesterday for 2016. Do not go to "winter quarters" after 2014 - learn, refine strategies/tactics for better 2016 results. More targets to be got - some very high-value come to mind.
Words are not actions and actions are not results.
McCain "got" six more years, for example, of "same old, same old" RINOism. Fool me once today is once too many.
Or plan (c): vote all incumbents out - clean, simple, and a step forward.
Cruz vs a bag of mayonnaise.
When you care more about what the other side thinks, it's probably time to switch sides or step down. There is new leadership in the GOP, whether the party wants to admit it or not
l McClique McAinal McQueeg is totally irrelevant with conservative republicans. He is only important to the gay rats, who control our media. These dregs of humanity, spend their smi sober hours in Gay hot tubs, writing bs about their hero while trying to make Ted Cruz look bad. In spite of their trash posing as journalism, we now have the totally irrelevant McAinal McQueeg and a stronger Ted Cruz.
Yo, Mitch, if you can’t grow a spine could you at least grow a chin?