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Here we go…

Ted Cruz. Still getting the hang.

Pretty sure I’m on Team Cruz in this thing. I can’t predict how this Mexican standoff will turn out — likely badly for the GOP, but that’s true of every single option that I can see. The media will make sure of it.

So, what the hell? Why not look like bomb throwing maniacs. My mother told me, first promote the notion that you’re a little bit crazy, then people will always be a little bit careful around you.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: September 30, 2013, 10:29 pm

Beer drinkin’ maniacs. That’s me.

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: September 30, 2013, 10:49 pm

He’s my senator now, which is cool. It used to be the aptly named Dick Durbin, that commie spitbag. I like Cruz because John McCain HATES him, for one. McCain doesn’t even hate Upchuck Schumer. On the contrary. So that alone is enough to make me warm up to Cruz. I can’t really evaluate how practical Cruz’s methods are procedurally, but he appears to have principles, and I’ll take a man with principles and a snowball’s chance over pragmatist douches like McCain and Boehner any day. But in general I think that men who will fight for their principles can win in the long run. People act like what goes on in Congress is inevitable, the way a mountain or hurricane is inevitable, and it’s not. Those degenerates have free will just like the rest of us, and if Cruz can lend some spine to a few of them by setting a good example, maybe the momentum will turn in the right direction for once.

Comment from gromulin
Time: September 30, 2013, 10:59 pm

Makes me pine for good ol’ B-1 Bob Dornan. They said he was nuts, but he certainly was a burr in their saddle. I used to stay up late just to watch him rant to the TV cameras in the empty chamber.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: September 30, 2013, 11:30 pm

@gromulin – Dornan was a hoot to listen to, but my favorite was Jim “Beam Me Up” Traficant.

As for current events, I just wish they really meant it when they say “govt shutdown.” I mean, really-really meant it!

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: September 30, 2013, 11:37 pm

If I were in charge of the GOP I’d just say “go for broke, nothing we do ends with positive press, so ignore them and pile it on. Who cares?”

I’m in the “rip the band-aid off and get it over with faster” camp though. Its over with for the Republic, its just a matter of how soon we get to the rebuilding at this point.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: September 30, 2013, 11:49 pm

OMGOMG, Stoaty you need one of these!!!!


and me too!!!

Comment from CrabbyOldBat
Time: September 30, 2013, 11:50 pm

” My mother told me, first promote the notion that you’re a little bit crazy, then people will always be a little bit careful around you.”

Or, convince them you are batsh!t crazy, and they will be a very careful around you: http://www.imao.us/docs/NukeTheMoon.htm

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: October 1, 2013, 12:55 am

The first time I rode the New York City subway the car seemed incredibly crowded to me (well, it was my first day in the City, see), but I noticed that there was one clear space. Yup–two people-widths on either side of the batshit-crazy guy. I just never quite got up the nerve to sit in a subway car trying to beat imaginary dirt off one hand by whisking it with the other while muttering to myself.

Comment from Nina
Time: October 1, 2013, 4:29 am

I have to take BART into San Francisco tomorrow. Speaking of crazies.

Comment from mojo
Time: October 1, 2013, 5:33 am

Driving a crappy old car whilst wearing a crash helmet works too. People will stay well away.

Comment from Mike C.
Time: October 1, 2013, 7:42 am

Maybe Cruz is a crazy, or just the typical PR-addicted politician. The only possibility his opponents and the media will absolutely not discuss is that he may in fact believe he needs to deliver on those promises he made to get elected. That’s such a quaint, old-fashioned concept that it simply doesn’t require consideration. After all, if things worked that way, given what we now know of the effects of O-care, Obama himself would be leading the charge to delay or defund it.

Comment from Oceania
Time: October 1, 2013, 10:20 am


You called?


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 1, 2013, 10:57 am

Mrs C, do I strike you as the handbag type? Particularly a formidable handbag as carried by Magon and her Maj. I’m more of the hemp shoulder bag type, conservative cred notwithstanding.

You know, even if Cruz turns out to be pure, 100% publicity hound — it’s such a goddamned relief to have a politician pretend to care about my opinion and act accordingly.

Drudge says Ryan is using this distraction to push amnesty through. Paul Ryan. It’s like they get to DC and take crazy pills.

Comment from dissent555
Time: October 1, 2013, 1:21 pm

Yeah. Term limits. All political offices. No pensions. You wanna do some public service? Fine, then go and get a real job (if you can find one).

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: October 1, 2013, 1:59 pm

My representative in the state legislature has never had any job except being representative. He’s like 187 years old and has always been in office, and keeps running. His logo in the ads is a cute rollerskating bunnyrabbit, to seem young I guess. And he’s a screaming hardcore leftist that people don’t really even know.

Comment from Deborah
Time: October 1, 2013, 2:48 pm

I’ve been watching Ted Cruz since 2000, and the reason the liberals, leftists, Democrats, and the press (yeah, I know) are rabidly panicked is because Cruz is genuine. Cruz actually believes in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Moreover, he memorized them when he was in high school.
Obviously that makes him a zealot 😉

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: October 1, 2013, 2:57 pm

It’s a 5 dollar tote!!! And yes, you could pull it off!!

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