…and Ted Cruz is definitely nuts.
The father of right wing Texas Senator Ted Cruz, the most visible leader of the now-ended government shutdown, is seen in recently uncovered videos calling for America to be ruled by “kings” who will take money from anyone who is not an evangelical Christian and deliver it into the hands of fundamentalist preachers and their acolytes.
Megachurch preacher Larry Huch suggested that Rafael Cruz’s own son, Ted, is one of those “kings.” And in fact, at a ceremony this past July Ted Cruz was “anointed” by a group of fundamentalist preachers in a special blessing ceremony.
The difference is that in Cruz’s scheme, the transfer will occur through a war against “the wicked” led by Christian preachers who will take the wealth from nonbelievers.
Grab some popcorn, and compare and contrast to:
Remember when Evangelicals were the staple of the Republican coalition? Turn them out and you could win any national election. Well, they are fast becoming the fringe of the GOP, based on recently released research from focus groups conducted by Stan Greenberg, James Carville and Erica Seifert for Democracy Corps.
The GOP is now roughly split into three factions: one-third Evangelical, one-quarter Tea Party and one-quarter moderates. These focus groups, which were purposely assembled homogeneously to encourage participation, were chosen because they comprise the base of the Republican Party.
Now, no one who knows me, or has read anything that I’ve written, is going to think I’d be dismayed if the fundie-nutbag brigade, the bug-fuck nuts teabaggers, AND the GOP went away.
I mean, I honestly believe that opposing points of view in government is a good thing. Just not when one of those points of view either;
A) believes it’s representing God and if you disagree you shouldn’t be compromised with, or;
B) believes it’s “right”, and therefore “compromise” is a dirty word.
But in these two seemingly conflicted stories, one sentence stands out: “Turn them out and you could win any national election.”
With the GOP its all about power. They simply refuse to accept that their ideas are unpopular and they lose elections.
Clinton was impeached over a blowjob. Obama’s been opposed in EVERYTHING he’s tried to do, in the form of more filibusters than ever before in history, and 42 fucking votes to abolish or defund Obamacare.
The GOP are wrong about everything, but I don’t understand why anyone would want to replace them with petulant children (teabaggers) who hold their breath when they don’t get their way.
We will continue to have a 2-party system.
How’s about we find a way to make that second party center-left of the Democrats, for a change?