A "Confidence Game":
It's called a confidence game. Why? Because you give me your confidence? No. Because I give you mine.The brain-caste of the GOP spent a 40 years and billions of dollars grooming an army of reliably angry, paranoid, racists chumps. But being thieves, when harvest time came, the con men could not help bringing the knives out and cutting each other's balls over who gets the lion's share of the boodle.
If fact, the pie fight over who gets to pluck the wingnut pigeons has gotten so screechy and public, for awhile there the pigeons almost figured out that they're pigeons.
...The Des Moines Register reported Friday morning that some Iowa Republicans believe Cruz is the embodiment of the war inside the GOP. They see him as the tip of the spear of anti-establishment rage that is tearing apart the coalition of Republicans that has existed since the Reagan era: fiscal conservatives, social conservatives and national security conservatives.If Cruz were to run for president, his campaign might leave him with only the fiercest tea party defenders, those center-right voters and political strategists say.In a 45-minute speech, Cruz said over and over that working “collectively” is the only way to protect the nation from those who want to impose health insurance mandates, pile on more national debt, assault gun rights and hurt other constitutional rights.It was the GOP’s failure to stand together, he said, that killed the effort to defund Obamacare.“We didn’t accomplish our ultimate policy goal in this battle, and we didn’t because unfortunately a significant number of Senate Republicans chose not to unite and stand side by side with House Republicans,” he said. “Had we stood together I’m convinced the outcome of this fight would be very, very different. But listen, none of us ever thought that taking on the Washington establishment was going to be easy.”He added: “Right now I’m more encouraged than ever.”As Cruz took the stage, the audience greeted him with a 36-second standing ovation....