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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:20 PM

Why is Cruz destroying the Republican party?

My take is that he is governed by the hard dominionist view that he is specially chosen by God to Christianize America. Hard dominionism believes that America is or should be not only a nation of Christian values, but that certain people are chosen to take leadership positions in all segments of society to bring about a blessed state that enforces Christian beliefs.

Thus, with his sense of god-given purpose, he knows that whatever he does is the will of God and will lead to the establishment of a theocracy in America.

So he need not worry about compromise or working with others.

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Reply Why is Cruz destroying the Republican party? (Original post)
cheyanne Feb 2014 OP
elleng Feb 2014 #1
AgingAmerican Feb 2014 #8
CJCRANE Feb 2014 #2
Armstead Feb 2014 #5
El_Johns Feb 2014 #12
CJCRANE Feb 2014 #17
El_Johns Feb 2014 #18
Motown_Johnny Feb 2014 #3
mythology Feb 2014 #15
idendoit Feb 2014 #4
Cooley Hurd Feb 2014 #6
RichGirl Feb 2014 #7
demwing Feb 2014 #19
msongs Feb 2014 #9
11 Bravo Feb 2014 #10
CJCRANE Feb 2014 #11
Thinkingabout Feb 2014 #13
Gothmog Feb 2014 #14
Brother Buzz Feb 2014 #16
The Second Stone Feb 2014 #20

Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:25 PM

1. I think I'd call it arrogance.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:36 PM

8. With a generous smattering

 

of just plain stupid

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:26 PM

2. I still find it odd that he's married to the VP of Goldman Sachs.

There's just something not right about a guy who tried to crash the global economy being married to a woman at the top of the most powerful firm on Wall Street. It's just strange that his wife keeps such a low profile despite her position and the MSM for the most part seems uninterested in her.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:30 PM

5. I didn't know that....Its kinda scary

 

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:42 PM

12. Yes, that's a very interesting fact. I've been toying with the idea (after seeing the seemingly

 

inexorable creep of far-right religious in my area, moving into social service organizations and the like) that there's some kind of agreement between the monied & the religious to move the country toward right-wing economics and right-wing religion. And to push religious as social service providers.

George W. as a born-again Christian is another data point, as are the policies he put in place to fund religious as social service providers. Obama opening up Head Start type programs to religious providers is another.

I believe it was Bush that made it possible for charter schools to be run by religious organizations as well.

There was a famous woman writer who wrote a book about a future fundie America some years back -- can't remember the name of the book but it is seeming more plausible all the time.

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Response to El_Johns (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 09:35 AM

17. I think you're right.

It was an undercurrent during the Bush years, but it's more out in the open now.

IIRC the book you mentioned is "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 01:21 PM

18. thanks, that's it.

 

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:28 PM

3. He wants to remake it in his own image

 

Given that a large portion of (R) primary voters are nuts, Cruz is attempting a takeover from within. He also sees himself as the leader of the new Republican Party. He wants moderate Republicans (or those moderate from his point of view) to lose primary challenges to Teabaggers.





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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:24 PM

15. I agree

 

I think he really just wants to have power.

Fortunately, I don't think he's going to have as much luck with that as he thinks.

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:30 PM

4. Because they're letting him.

 

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:32 PM

6. ...because I'm PAYING him to do so!!!!

 

...all part of my diabolical plan! Bwahahahaha!!!

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:36 PM

7. Maybe he's actually a democrat...

...and is trying to take the republican party down from the inside. If so...he's doing an excellent job!!

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 01:57 PM

19. I've often thought that the entire Tea Party movement was a ruse

 

developed by the Dems to destroy the Republican party from within, like some sort of biological political warfare.

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:37 PM

9. he is raking in the $$ from the wingnuts. nt

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:41 PM

10. Because he's an egomaniacal assclown?

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Fri Feb 14, 2014, 08:50 PM

13. Perhaps dictatorship may come to mind.

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:02 PM

14. Carnival Cruz is an idiot

Carnival Cruz is too self centered to think about anyone but himself

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2014, 10:28 PM

16. I'm with Napoleon Bonaparte on this one....

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

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Response to cheyanne (Original post)

Sat Feb 15, 2014, 02:08 PM

20. He is leading the destruction to come out on top of the remains as the

 

new leader. This guy got into Harvard Law School and graduated. Getting in requires serious brains. He is not stupid, he is super dangerous to us and our way of life.

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