Sen. Ted Cruz in yet another stupid an inappropriate analogy, compared people who are skeptical about the prospects of defunding The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) to Nazi appeasers.Â This is probably just about the stupidest thing I’ve heard come of his mouth so far.Â And that isn’t saying much, when you look back at some of the other things he has said since he came to Washington.Â This time, he may have come close to outdoing himself.
By making such an ignorant remark, Cruz shows himself not only prone to overstatement, but also very insensitive.Â He does a huge disservice to the millions of people who suffered horribly during the Nazi regime.Â Even though he probably doesn’t even realize it, he only makes himself look stupid by going to such extremes in rhetoric. However, since Ted Cruz has shown himself to have an enormous ego, I doubt if there is any possible way to make him realize just what a buffoon he really is.Â He has one of the worst cases of what I call the “Emperor’s new clothes syndrome.”Â It would be really nice if one of his fellow Tea Party conservatives would take him aside and explain just how exposed and ugly he is.
In his ridiculous analogy, Cruz makes reference to the late Neville Chamberlain, the former Prime Minister of Great Britain at the time of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi parties rise to power.Â If Cruz truly had any type of understanding of the historical circumstances during the 1930s, he would be ashamed of himself for his ignorance and obvious lack of education.Â Neville Chamberlain was indeed shortsighted and lacking in vision when he underestimated Nazi Germany’s intentions of conquering Europe and their ability to do so.Â Unfortunately, as those of us who know more about true history than Ted Cruz know, Neville Chamberlain’s signing of the Munich agreement and proclaiming “peace for our time” didn’t solve anything, but only delayed it.Â He was merely just another politician who made a horrible mistake that cost millions of people their lives.Â This particular analogy and the scenario depicted by it is nothing at all like what is happening in Washington today.
In his half-assed attempt to filibuster the debate about whether or not to defund Obamacare,Â Senator Ted Cruz earned not only the scorn of Democrats, but also of his fellow Republicans.Â Sen. John McCain was particularly angry at Cruz’s thoughtless and insensitive analogy, saying that it did a great disservice to World War II veterans.Â In that I agree with him 100%; one of the few times you will ever hear me say that.
In a public statement, Sen. McCain said,
“I think it’s wrong and I think it’s a disservice to those who stood up and shouted at the top of their lungs that we cannot appease and that we must act,”
The thing about this entire incident that really pisses me off is that Sen. Cruz really isn’t doing this because he is so against Obamacare, but that he has ulterior motives for his abuse of the Senate process.Â That ulterior motive is nothing more than his own self-promotion.Â It’s a known fact that Ted Cruz plans on running for President in 2016.Â This attempt at a filibuster was nothing more than him grandstanding to earn some points with the ultra-conservatives and Tea Party radicals; people who he stupidly think will actually be able to garner enough votes to put him in the White House.
Ted Cruz actually seems to be naÃ¯ve or misguided enough to think that the Tea Party radicals whose asses he is trying to kiss, only represent a very small majority of Republicans.Â Even though most of them are adamantly opposed to The Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), none of them are stupid enough to not see that these types of antics will only heap on the GOP the disrespect and disapproval of the average American citizen, who polls show really like Obamacare.
Personally, the more of this infighting I see taking place among the members of the GOP, the more I like it.Â It somehow makes me hopeful that something that I have long thought would be a good thing for this country might actually happen; the Republican Party losing all of his support and dying on the vine.Â As far as I’m concerned, that will be a good first step toward dismantling the capitalist system in the United States.
I attended my first four years of school at Bear Lake school.It was a one-room schoolhouse with four grades, and one teacher.After finishing school in Bear Lake, I went to school in Columbus, PA for fifth and sixth grade.I then went on to high school in Corry, PA, at Corry Area High School, where I graduated from as an honors student, in 1973.
I attended college atEdinboro State College from 1977 until 1979.After two years of college, I moved to Berkeley, California in 1980.I have lived there for over thirty-two years, and I really like it here.Berkeley is a great place to live.
In 2006, I received an Associate Degree in English, from Berkeley City College.I also received an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts.
Currently, I am an activist in the disability rights movement, and a member of ADAPT.I describe myself as a socialist/anarchist and have been involved in radical/progressive politics for many years.I am a member of the Green party.
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