All of you “The GOP Let Us Down, Why Should We Ever Support Them Again?” types: To quote LTCDR Montgomery Scott, “you can’t change the laws of physics”. Or the Constitution, in this case. The Republicans – RINOs, Tea Partiers, Cruzes and Boehners alike – control one chamber of the Congress. The Dems have the other one, and the Presidency. No law is going to be changed while we are the minority. The best we can hope for is to stall some of the Dems’ plans until, hopefully, somehow, someday, we get majorities in both chambers and the Presidency. Someday.
All of you “What has Ted Cruz gotten us?” folks: Hopefully, a sense from the base that there are some people on Capitol Hill who aren’t cowed by the system, and among independents that someone is publicly bucking against the insurance plan that’s jacking their rates up through the ceiling.
Remember the 2012 election? When the GOP base and not a whole lot else came out to vote, tepidly, for Mitt Romney and the guy who should have been the candidate? That’s what going along and being polite and playing the Beltway’s game the beltway’s way gets us.
To Both Of You: Not a single concession? After all that? Are you kidding me?