Friday, October 25, 2013

Never Forget Why They Call It

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.


Anonymous said...

At what point is the neocon threat going to be taken seriously?


Anonymous said...

if you're paying attention to Iowa, you might have noticed that a Republican state senator recently resigned. His sin? taking pay from the Bachmann campaign in violation of Senate rules. How did it come out? Well, after he dumped MB just before the Iowa caucuses for Ron Paul, her people complained to the Senate Ethics committee (hey, we paid him in violation of the rules! and now the Paul people are doing the same!) And the source of much of this information from for the independent counsel? Republican bloggers

JerryB said...

That's the important part of the con. The mark can never admit he's the mark because of the personal embarrassment. To admit that you are the victim of the con is to admit gullibility. The con man counts on this not only to pull the con but to get away with it as well.

For a masters class in the con watch the movie "The Flim-Flam man" with George C Scott.

steeve said...

I keep hearing about "extreme" republicans and "moderate" republicans, but I have yet to hear about what policies they actually disagree on. It's like a bunch of drunks brawling in a bar over whether the best football team is the Packers or the Packers.

Every single republican is extreme and stupid. Even the rich ones, because rich people need a middle class to buy their stuff. (And if someone is making enough money to last 500 years, they're going to need the planet to still be there.)

One Fly said...

Many think the repugs and baggers are severely hurt. I don't agree. If that's the case why is the our country's agenda controlled by them?

Until the "damage" they have set upon themselves becomes reality we don't have shit no matter how much is written about how bad they are hurt.

Like it or no this is where we're at. Many want this kinda shit they bring to the table. We are really in deep shit.

Lawrence said...

Steeve, you are correct that the republican policy constellation is not sustainable. But do they value sustainable? Isn't it always IBGYBG with these people?

steeve said...

The rich statistically do better under democrats than under republicans. And being rich like Sam Walton is better than being rich like a feudal lord.

Maybe we'll get better policy if we convince the rich of the singularity. Soon, they won't be gone. Hope the fox news viewers are dead by then.