Eager to Prove Neither Understands How Government Works, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Plan “Defund Obamacare” Rally

cruz-paulIn an apparent joint attempt to prove that neither of these men understand how our government works, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are planning an anti-Obamacare rally for the first day when Congress returns from their August recess.

What’s the main focus going to be?  You guessed it — defunding the Constitutionally-upheld law.

Two of the biggest names in the “let’s shutdown the government if we don’t get our way” cheerleading squad, Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, are apparently aiming to capitalize on the first day Congress returns from recess to make fools of themselves — which, of course, right-wing voters will eat right up.

But make no mistake, this little event which is being organized by ForAmerica and the Tea Party Patriots is just the beginning of what we can all expect to be a fall filled with right-wing nonsense; and conservative politicians falling all over themselves to prove that they don’t understand how our government works.

But it does promise to make for good drama considering there are quite a few Republicans who strongly oppose these “shutdown the government” conservatives, and the infighting which I’m sure will commence should make for some quality entertainment.  Because that’s what politics is about, right?  Entertaining the voters with outright stupidity rather than doing anything constructive to help the country.

And even though I know a government shutdown would be disastrous for many Americans, I’m almost hoping they get enough support to do it.  Because I know one thing, it won’t be President Obama or Democrats that get blamed — Republicans will be the only ones the vast majority of Americans place the blame on.

So go right ahead, let these clowns hold their rally and get their far-right radicals standing in unison cheering to shut the government down.

It’ll be like every time these tea party supported Republicans get the national stage to themselves.  After all the dust settles they come out looking like out of touch radicals who are pandering to a far-right base, while President Obama and Democrats enjoy a popularity bump in the polls.

After all, this was the “big political movement” that swept through the 2010 midterms promising a “brand new direction for the Republican party” in “strong opposition to Obamacare” by…

Selecting Mitt Romney as their Presidential candidate!  (A man who, while governor, signed nearly an identical version of Obamacare into law in Massachusetts.)  Simply because every tea party candidate that ran, once given attention on the national stage, came off looking like some out of touch wacko that didn’t know what the heck they were talking about.

So while I know the insane comments that come from the likes of Senators Paul and Cruz over the next few weeks (heck–years) will infuriate me, I will just have to try and remind myself — the more attention they get, the better it is for moderates, independents and Democrats in 2014.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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