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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Maureen Dowd, "A Mad Tea Party": How About a Mad World?

Indeed, Ted Cruz and friends are bringing the US to its knees and threatening to destroy the world economic order. But then none of this would have been possible without the inept management of America's economy by a community organizer, leading to an unsustainable national debt of just a whisker under $17 trillion, equivalent to some $148,000 per taxpayer.

Moreover, the bungled rollout of Obamacare, the president's signature legislation, has not added to the nation's confidence.

In her latest New York Times op-ed entitled "A Mad Tea Party" (, Maureen Dowd writes:

"HOW awful are Ted Cruz and his Cruzettes?

With 78 percent of Americans feeling blue about the country being on the wrong track, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, many consider the G.O.P.’s imperialistic unilaterists less loco than the narcissistic anarchists. As grandiose delusions go, global domination makes more sense than self-annihilation.

'If I was in the Senate now, I’d kill myself,' Chris Christie said on Friday."

Yup, Ted Cruz and friends are pretty awful, but there would be no place for them in Washington if government had not gotten so far out of control.

If he was in the Senate, Christie would kill himself? Cute. Yet his decision to separate the US Senate and gubernatorial elections is costing New Jersey $24 million (see:, which it can hardly afford.

A "mad tea party"? In fact, it's a mad world.

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