Senator Ted Cruz may be a lying con artist who has infuriated members of his own party but he’s willing to take down the government, or at least say he is, in order to throw a conservative tantrum over a piece of legislation he doesn’t like. So what’s not to love if you’re bullyboy, “I’ve got my health insurance, why should I worry about yours?” Sean Hannity?
As I have previously posted, Cruz has likened himself to Winston Churchill in his fight to defund Obamacare – while he pretends on television that Americans want him to carry on this self-serving crusade. As Think Progress has noted, Cruz’ filibuster is about as genuine as his pretense at not being part of an elite:
Cruz’s speech is not technically a filibuster, as either way the Senate will vote tomorrow on the continuing resolution to keep the government from shutting down. … Many other Republicans have scoffed at his plan, and even Fox News has tried to tell the Tea Party senator his plan is doomed.
…Throughout the speech, Cruz, who reportedly refused to study in law school with anyone who did not go to Harvard, Yale or Princeton, tried to paint himself as outside the Washington elite. The senator emphasized that he does not attend cocktail parties with “the intelligentsia in the big cities.”
But Hannity – who also likes to pretend he’s just a “regular guy” – thinks that shutting down the government, depriving people of affordable health insurance and nearly every other government service most Americans appreciate, is the greatest idea since the invasion of Iraq.
“The fight is in the Senate now and the real question is whether Senate Republicans are going to unite and stand alongside House Republicans,” Cruz said disingenuously.
But when Hannity asked if Cruz was “confident” Republicans would stand together, Cruz admitted, “Well, I think the votes are fluid right now.”
Still, Hannity slobbered so much over Cruz that I thought he might become dehydrated. First, Hannity described Cruz’ efforts as “just basically helping (Republicans) fulfill their campaign promise” to defund Obamacare.
Hannity cited a Pew poll showing that Americans would blame both Republicans and the Obama administration if the government shut down. So, seeing it as a potential political win for his side, Mr. “Great American” was all for it and the heck with the fact that the same poll showed that most people thought a shutdown would have negative effects.
Cruz called his crusade a “multi stage fight" and said that the first step “was unifying the American people.” As “proof,” he cited the 1.6 million people who have supposedly signed his petition. Given that there are almost 317 million Americans, that’s not anything close to unity. If anything, Americans are united against his idea.
But "I Got Mine" Hannity didn't care. He said:
Senator, I applaud your efforts. I’m with you in this. To me, this is a tipping point for the country. Every Republican ran on this. Why they’re opposing you, I don’t know. But I appreciate you fighting the good fight. And it’s going to be a very interesting and historic week. Thank you for being with us.
Rafael is out for himself. He loves to see himself on television, or hear himself on the radio being interviewed. It’s like an addiction.
The masses needs to oust this bog from office. He is trouble. He can take Princess Palin of Alaska with him.
The Stop Hannity Express is encouraging the masses to find a strong candidate to run against Rafael, if he runs for re-election. Rafael is a waste of tax-payer money.
NOTE TO AILES
Want higher numbers? Replace the Hanman with Rafael. He’s much younger than him and he’s Latino.