Last day for my fundraising, and I’ve reached my goal so no pressure, but speaking of fundraising … damn near everything Teaparty Republicans do these days is a scam. Not surprising, the whole movement is a scam, created to appear as a grassroots uprising demanding lower taxes and less regulation on conservative billionaires. So Ted Cruz’s fake filibuster scam, up to and including comparing healthcare to the Nazi Holocaust, is par for the course. It’s still just another scam, but one so clumsy and transparent that even fellow conservative grifters can hardly stand to watch:
WaPo — Sen. Ted Cruz has known since Monday exactly how long he’d be allowed to speak, and that no matter how long he talked, he wouldn’t be able to prevent a vote he had hoped to stop. That’s because, according to a spokesman for Majority Leader Harry Reid, Cruz approached Reid privately on the floor requesting the time to talk. And when no other Senator objected, Reid allowed it.
This is not bad. Every dime the Teatards put into this clown is one less they can use to affect a race or fund a commercial, meanwhile he gins up the wingnut base to shrill and is tearing his own party apart in the process. The bozo is effectively working for us at this point.
There is an advantage, sometimes, in a base that’s so stupid they not only don’t realize they’re hurting themselves and helping progressives, they will become apologetic in denial when its carefully explained to them. Not sure if ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’ applies, but at this point I wish there were a few more sociopaths like Cruz out there pathologically obsessed with feathering their own nest at the expense of the Rethug party.