Ted Cruz slithered into Iowa and told the lunatic right that he won. Yes, the shutdown was a success. The New Coke was too. The Edsel was a great car. Then there was Smoot-Hawley. No child left behind. The drug war.
It takes guts to shutdown the government, bring the economy to near disaster, and then claim it was all worth it. Guts, or something worse.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month’s partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success: They got people talking.
“One of the things we accomplished in the fight over Obamacare is we elevated the national debate over what a disaster, what a train wreck, how much Obamacare is hurting millions of Americans across this country,” Cruz told about 600 Iowa Republicans on Friday at the Iowa GOP’s annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines.