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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Oh for the love of....

I'm a republican!

Peter King calls the Cruz filibuster a form of "Governmental Terrorism." (But I repeat myself. *rim-shot*)
King, who is supposedly considering a run for president, told The New York Times Tuesday afternoon that Cruz, who has been speaking on the Senate floor for nearly a day to protest Obamacare, is “a fraud” 
The former supporter of the Irish Republican Army went on to explain that Cruz’s fight to defund Obamacare, which could theoretically result in a government shutdown, is “just a form of governmental terrorism.”
Look, the cynical among us may think that Cruz is doing this to get his name out there and drum up support for a presidential run. The doe-eyed among us think he is doing God's work and Reid will cave and Obamacare will go the way of the do-do bird. Unicorns will appear riding rainbows and whatnot.

The truth is probably that Cruz is looking ahead at a presidential run but I also believe that he believes in what he is doing. He truly believes that Obamacare is a train wreck and will harm the country. If he can't get it destroyed (defunded, same thing) then as president he can. I don't fault a man for ambitions, as long as he is truthful and honest in how he gets there. I don't think this is some dog and pony show and I believe he really is doing this to get some grassroots support against this monstrosity.

Using this moment to get his message across and increase his chances in 2016? Seems pretty smart to me. I never bought into the idea that do good in this world, you have to sacrifice yourself on the alter somehow. Steve Jobs did a lot of good in this world with his technology and he was pretty well off. What's wrong with that? Political leaders aren't supposed to do that?

What I don't like are the hypocrites. Take a James Cameron making that awful Avatar letting us white people know how bad we are and all we want is money. Box office: $750,000,000. Yeah I bet he donated it all and lives in a modest house in Idaho. We have enough politicians getting rich while decrying the rich.

Cruz is trying to do something good here. He may benefit from it later on, he may not. But at least guys on our side like King could stop with the dumb ass statements like "Governmental Terrorism."

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