Sunday, October 6, 2013

“One faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election."—President Barack Obama

"[Cruz] pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away"—Grover Norquist

(Both quotes from Ezra Klein's useful Washington Post article.)

My question is, what's the endgame? With huge amounts of money being spent to  propagandize Tea Party views and specifically attack opponents of the Tea Party Republicans and small turnouts in primary elections, the non-crazy House Republicans can't fight back; anyone who opposes the TP Republicans will be primaried from the right.

Now what?

I keep remembering how the South lost the Civil War yet the Southern white supremacists remained powerful.


Zoe Brain said...

“How do we win?” he asked. “If you trust the media, if you trust the voices in Washington, if you even trust, god forbid, some of the elected Republicans in Washington, they say we can’t win this fight. The only way to win this fight is the way we won every other fight throughout the history of the republic, which is solutions don’t come from Washington, D.C., they come from the people.” - Sen Cruz

A Second Amendment solution, presumably.

I don't see that happening, myself.

Raven Onthill said...

Wow! A comment.

I hope not. Cruz scares me, and I don't think we've seen the last of him.