Ted Cruz is the result not the cause.
So who to blame for a possible Government shutdown. What caused us to get to this point?
How about the ‘main stream media’.
When people like Chuck Todd tell us that ‘it’s not the media’s job’ to correct the misinformation and disinformation on Obamacare, that’s a very good time to place blame.
It IS the media’s job to report….the truth.
But ‘we the people’ have allowed and accepted that out media – that which we rely on to inform us – has changed from ‘news’ to ‘for profit news’.
Ted Cruz didn’t cause the media to change so we can credit and blame people like Chuck Todd for telling us the truth by not believing they have to report the truth.
How about FOX and Conservative Talk Radio?
FOX, Rush, Glenn, Hannity all are making barrels full of money by latching onto Ted’s message of defunding Obamacare.
Now all of them also have the same moral values as Chuck Todd regarding what used to be a very respected field – journalism.
But to make those barrels of money, they have to excite, enrage and daily push weak minded people into just accepting rather then questioning.
Something they have become experts at.
But Ted Cruz didn’t force FOX, Rush, Glenn, Hannity and the rest of Conservative Talk Radio into promoting defunding Obamacare.
The House voted 230 – 189 to fund the Government through December 15th with a CR. Almost strictly along party lines.
Did Ted Cruz ‘force’ the Republicans into voting for this?
In fact many Republican House members after the vote decried Ted Cruz for promoting defunding Obamacare and thereby possibly causing a Government shutdown.
Which begs the question why are Republicans voting for something they don’t want to happen?
But regardless…Ted Cruz didn’t ‘force’ the Republican House members to vote for this.
A combination of a largely apathetic American public, a ‘main stream’ media that is guided by profit not truth, a Conservative media that profits from so keeps exciting a Conservative ‘base’ and Republican legislators too weak to stand up to ‘peer’ pressure.
Ted Cruz is just the latest result of a political party that has bowed to a small minority that hates government rather then do the hard work of governing – compromising.
So either Republicans can come to the table and be adults and join in governing this Nation or wait for the next Ted Cruz to blame.