Oh, for fish sakes…
Is there some kind of arcane Senate rule where you are allowed to have a large muscular man named Sven whack an especially deserving Senate member repeatedly over the head with a dead mackerel on national television? Because that’s what I really want to happen to Ted Cruz right now, having just read his office’s latest press release from just this afternoon:
“It’s time to put the partisan bickering aside and fund the vital services we all support, maintain our credit rating, and continue the debate about the damage Obamacare is doing to the economy. Sen. Cruz has fully supported individual measures to fund essential government services and to take responsible action to reduce our debt. The President and all members of Congress should send an unmistakable signal that the United States will not default on its debt. We should not put our credit ratings in jeopardy over our political disputes.”
Man, after everything he’s done to his party over the past few weeks to try to force them unwillingly over the cliff, and now he throws this turd on them as the clock strikes 11:00? I hope they fishing bury him. Especially with this press release coming on the heels of Cruz’s financial disclosures, which show that his office has pocketed a bonus $400 large thanks to this Cruz-created fiasco.
I didn’t say this in my Bloggy Puttanesca earlier today, but I’ll say it now: That the same Ted Cruz that fights against the elites for the Tea Party is the same Ted Cruz who would only associate with people from Harvard, Yale or Princeton to up his status in law school says pretty much everything you need to know about the sincerity of Ted Cruz’s motivations.
What an asshole.
(h/t: Andrew Sullivan and Josh Marshall’s TPM)