I do not want this blog to be overtly political, but I’m already bending my rule. I have to post this.
I recommend everyone take a gander at this floor speech that Ted Cruz made last week.
Policy aims aside, this speech is from an unhinged person. An unhinged sitting US Senator, that is. My better half suggested that this is just rhetoric to fire up his constituents. But it is more, as it outlines the real strategy his caucus persues.
His caucus’s simple reality is they lack the votes to enact their agenda. So, democracy aside, he’ll just take the whole country hostage, for its long-term benefit, presumably.
I dunno. I find it stunning and extremely un-conservative.
For better or worse, the US has a two-party political system. It won’t work if a faction of one of the parties wants to play global thermonuclear war every time they don’t get their way.