You’ve got to give Ted Cruz and his gang credit for fast thinking. Stupid, destructive and disingenuous thinking, yes, but really fast.
Just as the Texas senator and his Republican fellow travelers saw failure in their bid to kill Obamacare by taking the entire federal budget hostage, they pivot to a bizarre twist. They propose releasing hostages one at a time – like restoring funds to programs for veterans – and if the Democrats don’t agree (essentially on grounds that they won’t negotiate with terrorists), the Cruz gang accuses them of not supporting veterans.
It’s like terrorists letting one hostage go and if they don’t get what they want, killing all the rest, they say it’s the other side’s fault for not negotiating.
Nobody is really buying this crowd’s quick spins, but they seem to think they’re being so clever. Just like terrorists, they’re so devoted to their own irrational internal logic they think the rest of us are the infidels.