John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom

by Datechguy | October 27th, 2013

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John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom

Kay: Fif­teen hun­dred years ago every­body knew the Earth was the cen­ter of the uni­verse. Five hun­dred years ago, every­body knew the Earth was flat, and fif­teen min­utes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imag­ine what you’ll know tomorrow.

Men in Black 1997

And so we come to the end of our argu­ment con­cern­ing Ted Cruz and the GOP, let’s review:

In Part 1 the Time Stream I noted a selec­tive re-​writing of his­tory:

Two years after Wis­con­sin sud­denly the same peo­ple who unlike the Tea Party were not anx­ious to stand with Scott Walker because they were con­vinced he was over the line, court­ing dis­as­ter for the GOP, extreme are now invok­ing to the US pub­lic in gen­eral and the view­ers in par­tic­u­lar that same Scott Walker to judge Ted Cruz and the Tea Party as extremists.

I’m sorry I’ve seen the video, I remem­ber Sarah Palin & Andrew Bre­it­bart on the stage fight­ing for Scott Walker, not John McCain or Peter King.

In Part 2 The Con­trary Voice, We explained how Win­ston Churchill’s lonely oppo­si­tion to the Munich Pact, now cel­e­brated in his­tory, was unpop­u­lar with both the House of Com­mons but with the gen­eral pop­u­lace itself:

Yet in the midst of this real­ity Win­ston Churchill stood up in the House of Com­mons, the people’s house and gave this speech:

I will, there­fore, begin by say­ing the most unpop­u­lar and most unwel­come thing. I will begin by say­ing what every­body would like to ignore or for­get but which must nev­er­the­less be stated, namely, that we have sus­tained a total and unmit­i­gated defeat, and that France has suf­fered even more than we have.

That alone is a provoca­tive state­ment to a group of peo­ple in the midst of joy,

Would any­one remem­ber Sir Win­ston if he went with pop­u­lar opin­ion, would there be an Eng­land to remem­ber him?

In Part 3 the Raiders
We high­lighted the Risk/​rewards of the Doolit­tle Raid:

Every ratio­nal cost ben­e­fit analy­sis said that this mis­sion was high risk with lit­tle if any reward at best. Yet the mis­sion was approved, the crews vol­un­teers all, flew.

All of the planes were lost 3 air­men were killed 8 cap­tured the rest even­tu­ally made it to friendly ter­ri­tory. Accord­ing to Wikipedia (granted not the most reli­able source) Doolit­tle thought he would be court mar­shaled for the loss of this plains.

He could not have been more wrong.

Bet­ter not take that chance, it’s not like it will prompt the Japan­ese to attack Mid­way or something.

and in Part 4 Mem­o­ries Ted Cruz reminded the entire coun­try which side opposed Oba­macare and which didn’t as if he read Tip O’Neill’s book

Tip real­ized and Carter for­got that what any par­ent who has told a kid to take out the trash know. Peo­ple need to be reminded of things, par­tic­u­larly truths, reg­u­larly. They are eas­ily for­got­ten or ignored or spun away unless dra­matic reminders are given.

Well the media sure helped peo­ple know which side every­one was on didn’t they?

Now lets con­sider how fleet­ing con­ven­tional wis­dom is, A few years ago the John Edwards case was just the National Enquirer dig­ging phony dirt, a few months ago any­one who thought the IRS was tar­get­ing the Tea Party was crazy and at the begin­ning of the month the idea of delay­ing Oba­macare was a ter­ror­ist act.

My how times change:

Democ­rats Ask to Delay Oba­macare Dead­line
House and Sen­ate Democ­rats call for delay in the dead­line for the indi­vid­ual mandate

Obmacare’s launch has been a dis­mal fail­ure so dan­ger­ous that if you are a Demo­c­rat run­ning for elec­tion in 2014 you’re run­ning away from it, fast!

So lets summarize:

Ted Cruz make a fight that the estab­lish­ment shied away from. He took on a posi­tion for prin­ci­ple not pop­u­lar with the media and pub­lic. He made that fight with lots of risks and lit­tle upside and pushed the media to the point where that media made absolutely sure that the entire coun­try knew which party wanted to stop Oba­macare and which party with one voice was ded­i­cated to pro­tect­ing Oba­macare from repeal and or delay at all costs.…

…right up until they weren’t.

Let me close with this: If Ted Cruz had not made this fight, When the Oba­macare launch came and the prob­lems arose, the media would have talked about how nat­ural such prob­lems were and when Democ­rats asked to delay imple­men­ta­tion it would be sold by the media as not a big deal, the most rea­son­able thing in the world…

…instead of try­ing to explain why it’s nec­es­sary to delay a law passed by con­gress, signed by the pres­i­dent and upheld by the supreme court that they were united in defend­ing as invi­o­late just two weeks ago while come­di­ans across the coun­try laugh at it.

GOP Ted Cruz did this for you, even while you were try­ing to destroy him.

My exit ques­tion for Karl Rove & Com­pany: How many mil­lions of dol­lars from Big money donors would you have paid to put Democ­rats up for elec­tion in 2014 in such a spot?

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A new week has started. I’m seek­ing a new $305 pay­check and and the end of the month is almost here.

Because lastweek’s pay­check was short October’s Goal/​Mortgage pay­ment remains short as well.

But if 15 peo­ple hit DaTip­Jar today for $20 not only will the pay week be full and these solic­i­ta­tions be gone till next Sun­day but the Mort­gage goal we be solid as Octo­ber ends.

All it takes if your hit of DaTip­Jar below..

Kay: Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.

Men in Black 1997

And so we come to the end of our argument concerning Ted Cruz and the GOP, let’s review:

In Part 1 the Time Stream I noted a selective re-writing of history:

Two years after Wisconsin suddenly the same people who unlike the Tea Party were not anxious to stand with Scott Walker because they were convinced he was over the line, courting disaster for the GOP, extreme are now invoking to the US public in general and the viewers in particular that same Scott Walker to judge Ted Cruz and the Tea Party as extremists.

I’m sorry I’ve seen the video, I remember Sarah Palin & Andrew Breitbart on the stage fighting for Scott Walker, not John McCain or Peter King.

In Part 2 The Contrary Voice, We explained how Winston Churchill’s lonely opposition to the Munich Pact, now celebrated in history, was unpopular with both the House of Commons but with the general populace itself:

Yet in the midst of this reality Winston Churchill stood up in the House of Commons, the people’s house and gave this speech:

I will, therefore, begin by saying the most unpopular and most unwelcome thing. I will begin by saying what everybody would like to ignore or forget but which must nevertheless be stated, namely, that we have sustained a total and unmitigated defeat, and that France has suffered even more than we have.

That alone is a provocative statement to a group of people in the midst of joy,

Would anyone remember Sir Winston if he went with popular opinion, would there be an England to remember him?

In Part 3 the Raiders
We highlighted the Risk/rewards of the Doolittle Raid:

Every rational cost benefit analysis said that this mission was high risk with little if any reward at best. Yet the mission was approved, the crews volunteers all, flew.

All of the planes were lost 3 airmen were killed 8 captured the rest eventually made it to friendly territory. According to Wikipedia (granted not the most reliable source) Doolittle thought he would be court marshaled for the loss of this plains.

He could not have been more wrong.

Better not take that chance, it’s not like it will prompt the Japanese to attack Midway or something.

and in Part 4 Memories Ted Cruz reminded the entire country which side opposed Obamacare and which didn’t as if he read Tip O’Neill’s book

Tip realized and Carter forgot that what any parent who has told a kid to take out the trash know. People need to be reminded of things, particularly truths, regularly. They are easily forgotten or ignored or spun away unless dramatic reminders are given.

Well the media sure helped people know which side everyone was on didn’t they?

Now lets consider how fleeting conventional wisdom is, A few years ago the John Edwards case was just the National Enquirer digging phony dirt, a few months ago anyone who thought the IRS was targeting the Tea Party was crazy and at the beginning of the month the idea of delaying Obamacare was a terrorist act.

My how times change:

Democrats Ask to Delay Obamacare Deadline
House and Senate Democrats call for delay in the deadline for the individual mandate

Obmacare’s launch has been a dismal failure so dangerous that if you are a Democrat running for election in 2014 you’re running away from it, fast!

So lets summarize:

Ted Cruz make a fight that the establishment shied away from. He took on a position for principle not popular with the media and public. He made that fight with lots of risks and little upside and pushed the media to the point where that media made absolutely sure that the entire country knew which party wanted to stop Obamacare and which party with one voice was dedicated to protecting Obamacare from repeal and or delay at all costs….

…right up until they weren’t.

Let me close with this: If Ted Cruz had not made this fight, When the Obamacare launch came and the problems arose, the media would have talked about how natural such problems were and when Democrats asked to delay implementation it would be sold by the media as not a big deal, the most reasonable thing in the world…

…instead of trying to explain why it’s necessary to delay a law passed by congress, signed by the president and upheld by the supreme court that they were united in defending as inviolate just two weeks ago while comedians across the country laugh at it.

GOP Ted Cruz did this for you, even while you were trying to destroy him.

My exit question for Karl Rove & Company: How many millions of dollars from Big money donors would you have paid to put Democrats up for election in 2014 in such a spot?

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A new week has started. I’m seeking a new $305 paycheck and and the end of the month is almost here.

Because lastweek’s paycheck was short October’s Goal/Mortgage payment remains short as well.

But if 15 people hit DaTipJar today for $20 not only will the pay week be full and these solicitations be gone till next Sunday but the Mortgage goal we be solid as October ends.

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