Heck of a job, Cruzzie!

Ted CruzSo, what did all the crazy hostage-taking politics of the last few weeks produce? According to Standard and Poors, the answer is: $24 billion in lost economic activity. For those of you keeping score, that’s a sum greater than the entire annual North Carolina General Fund budget.   

But, at least, the freak show wasn’t a total loss. The new leader of American conservatism, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, bragged in a media interview that he had added two million names to the fundraising list for a right-wing PAC. 

(Photo source: http://thinkprogress.org/.

2 Comments

  1. Alan

    October 17, 2013 at 9:33 am

  2. Jayhawk

    October 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Anyone else disappointed in how this shutdown highlighted and increased some hopelessness amongst our citizens? Far too many Americans grew frustrated and just felt powerless in the face of this radical attack. They wrote off politics or their own parties, over something that was caused by one side. And frankly, it doesn’t seem like there’s going to be any punishment for the extortionists.

    I believe that a minority in congress can become pretty powerful if they make the public grow complacent in the face of politics. Without public interest who is there to hold them accountable and responsible for their bad decisions?

    Since their bad decisions have no repercussions to their job status, I’m not so sure that they lost. They’re still in positions of power and influence. And, I’ll bet this was a just step within a long term besmirching campaign.