Some may point out the in-fighting between Michele Bachmann, Ted Cruz and Grover Norquist, and other Tea Party bigots. They are certainly snarky with each other –– but only when each one gets MORE national coverage than the next.
These are vindictive, tiny-minded, narcissists.
They will always behave like vindictive, tiny-minded, narcissists.
Like all diagnosed narcissist they rage at each other when one gets more attention. However, just like little drops of toxic mercury they will snap back together when good things push them around.
If they are not all on the same team, then why did Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann BOTH sign the Norquist Pledge? If you are an enemy to somebody why sign your soul away to them? Well, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Grover Norquist holds the lead-rope on Cruz and Bachmann even if those two are not smart enough to understand that fact. He holds control on the Tea Party Caucus because he holds their ideology. He rebukes them at will, and will ultimately back another Neo-GOP against his minions if necessary, in order to remain in power.
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This isn’t exactly a nice cross section of the nation. Literally, these red areas decided how best to run the WHOLE entire country.
Heck, those Mormons in Utah have a hard time managing all their wives –– who are they to decide the fate of the rest of the nation.
A casual glance at the chart demonstrates that the areas are back-waters, folksy and given to anti-guv-mint hallucinations. I should know I was born in a back-waters village in Michigan and lived in Bastrop Texas. I know my back-waters stomping grounds!
I can also see why Michele Bachmann calls herself the receptacle of this Tea Party Caucus movement. Garbage in. Garbage out. Just like all good receptacles. She speaks in Absolutes about issues she doesn’t understand. Ignorance is its own battle-cry for these people. They don’t want to be right. They just want to win. Michele’s rational for causing a Federal shutdown? In her own words:
“I think the reason is because President Obama can’t wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency on more government health care. Because, once they enroll millions of more individual Americans it will be virtually impossible for us to pull these benefits back from people.”Really? Health care is not ‘crack cocaine’ for the masses. Do you really think a 4 year old with an asthma attack is ‘addicted’ to the crack cocaine of health care? Perhaps the little kid just wants to live. Perhaps his parents want her to live.
Perhaps America is big enough that we ALL want a little kid to survive a night of deathly illness. Perhaps we want to protect society from contagious outbreaks for the safety of the nation. However, to accomplish this rather modest goal of public safety, we need parents to take sick kids for medical care instead of sending them to school because they fear the costs will destroy the family.
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