Taking Crazy to Its Illogical Conclusion

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Born and raised in Texas I’ve watched our politics devolve into a miasma that only gets worse over time.  The lunatic fringe that is the Tea Party in this state is essentially nothing more than a vitriolic minority.  Like most people around the country few people acknowledge being a part of the Tea Party and yet their extremist views seem to be everywhere.

People who call themselves conservatives seem to be supportive of these insane political and economic philosophies presented by TeaParty zealots simply because they are under the illusion that even bad Republicans are better than any qualified Democrat.  Score one for the linguistic engineers within the GOP that have convinced too many of our citizens that all Democrats are “socialists” and want to institute “death panels” through “socialized medicine” while generating more revenue for “welfare queens” by engineering a “death tax”.

It is perhaps the worst thing that can happen to a democracy when people don’t take the time to look beyond the veil of outrageous claims or who haven’t developed basic critical thinking skills.  Blind loyalty to a one-Party system replaces a democracy with an oligarchy.

Senator Ted Cruz, like a strutting peacock, appears to believe in his own delusional self assessment. He mindlessly prattles on about his righteous indignation concerning Obamacare and entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, insisting that we should damage our own economy by shutting down the government just so he can score points with TeaParty extremists.   How quickly he and other near-sighted Republicans discovered that many of their own constituents were angered by such callous disregard for veterans, tourists and our own national security.

But if it was attention he wants, Cruz can rest assured that the world is indeed now watching, but not in the favorable terms he might imagine.  Those extreme right values of the Ted Cruz’s who now dominate a once admirable Republican Party have become a laughable and discreditable set of values as viewed not only by most Americans but by our friends and allies around the world.

Fearing that the uncompromising GOP will fail to raise the debt ceiling to allow the treasury to pay its bills, global leaders have now joined Americans’ condemnation of the U.S. Congress, having one Australian editorial even suggesting that “lunatics have taken charge of the asylum in Washington.”   China has even called on world leaders to seek a “de-Americanized” economic model, since clearly the constant worries about the U.S.’s credit worthiness is a destabilizing factor for the global economy.

Ted Cruz has led us to believe that we must abandon a ship that is in no danger of sinking but merely one that isn’t painted the color he prefers.  Holding our economy hostage with government shutdowns and refusing to pay our bills are not sane solutions to our problem but simply taking crazy to its illogical conclusion.

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15 responses to “Taking Crazy to Its Illogical Conclusion

  1. I’ve reached the point in this miserable display of pettiness and self-absorbed stupidity that I now wish actual harm on the uncompromising, disgusting Tea Party members and the Republicans. I hope they suffer mightily because of their childishness. The tail is wagging the dog. Insanity prevails in the land of the free. Even here in Idaho, where thousands of federal employees who contribute to our economy, are out of work. We have a small, very vocal bunch of lunatic Tea Party folks who appear to have convinced our legislators that they speak for the majority. It is beyond vile.

    • ” I hope they suffer mightily because of their childishness.”

      I certainly understand that sentiment Jean but any ill-will that befalls them will never be viewed from their own misguided actions but will somehow be seen as even further proof that the “socialist” in the White House is dragging them all down to ruin. Even worse, those like Cruz and their funding partners the Koch brothers are so well financially insulated from any harm that the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis will create that they feel safe that they are out of harms way.

      “We have a small, very vocal bunch of lunatic Tea Party folks who appear to have convinced our legislators that they speak for the majority.”

      Yes, I have been reading how your governor is channeling the likes of Ted Cruz. It is the Mountain states and the South that seem to keep this ship wreck afloat.

  2. Last night on CNN Gloria Borger pretty much called Cruz functionally delusional, unable to understand what economists, commentators and even his own party is telling him. A dangerous man who it appears is following the Palin/Bachmann method of “Wave = $$$$$’s”

    Wayne Swan (then Treasurer in Australia) said in 2012: “The biggest threat to the world’s biggest economy are the cranks and crazies that have taken over a part of the Republican Party.” Is none of this filtering through to the Teabillies? Are they not aware that the world thinks them insane?

    • ” Is none of this filtering through to the Teabillies? Are they not aware that the world thinks them insane?”

      Sadly John it appears that the crazies dismiss all this criticism because they believe principle is more important than practicality. They are delusional ideologues much like the religious fundamentalist that will never back down from an ideal they created themselves but somehow believe to be anointed by some higher power

  3. I continue to be amazed at the blindness of these people. One tea party GOPer when asked wasn’t he concerned that 74% of the American public were disgusted with the GOP and their shutdown, stated proudly that those polls were simply wrong–taken from those people in San Francisco and other places like that. Go into the districts where these Representatives are from and ask them–you’ll find those polls are very different. Well…duh…yeah, what don’t you get about national numbers? And what they forebode for the future in terms of the presidency and in Congress. I note that Houston Chronicle has withdrawn it’s endorsement of Cruz as being a mistake. I think for all the rhetoric that in the end, the great unread middle senses the truth and votes accordingly in the end. They are not on board with the tea people, and cruz nationally is polling at 14% favorable. While they continue to drive us insane, ultimately they lose.

    • “stated proudly that those polls were simply wrong–taken from those people in San Francisco and other places like that.”

      Yep. Denial is an innate characteristic of the typical TPer

  4. well, we got through,,,,, Palin….Bachmann, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Allen West, Wayne LaPierre, Ted ‘fucking-nuts’ Nugent… and we lived. What I wanna know is…. who is making this crazies and can we send them back to the Wal-Mart whence they sprang?

    • “who is making this crazies and can we send them back to the Wal-Mart whence they sprang?”

      Boy, if I knew the answer to that Jim I’d be all over them with that stuff they’re spraying down here for West Nile virus. Not much difference between the carriers of both of these diseases.

  5. Have I apologized to America for allowing this Canadian born imbecile to leave my nation and help ruin yours yet?

    All of America is getting tea-bagged by these ass-clowns! It’s time they get punched in the nuts. Seriously, they all need to be shot because, thanks to gerrymandering, that’s the only way they’re going anywhere.

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