Ted Cruz FIRST! To Declare Candidacy For Also-Ran Loser Of 2016The 2016 race to lose the White House to Hillary Clinton (or a Pet Rock or a pile of dust bunnies or basically any person or thing that is not a Republican) officially begins TODAY:Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will become the first major candidate for president when he launches his campaign Monday, kicking off what’s expected to be a rush over the next few weeks of more than a dozen White House hopefuls into the 2016 campaign. ...
Life forms like Ted Cruz are the inevitable price the country is paying for the sin of Lee Atwater and the Southern Strategy -- the day the GOP decided to go went all-in the crazies, and all the respectable people in town reacted by looking the other way and/or finding a hippie to punish, Of course, fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of raving idiots running the Party of Lincoln may speedily pass away.
But I don't see that happening anytime soon.
The amount of time and money plutocrats have sunk into turning America's yokels and snake handlers and dimwits and bigots into a Great Big Fucking Hammer has been mind-blowing, and what they have built with their money and influence is really a political engineering marvel: a self-contained, proudly ignorant, red-white-and-blue fascism, assembled right out in the open while being conspicuously ignored by virtually our entire elite American political media persons.
So that happened.