By ann summers
Ted Cruz as creepy Uncle ‘Bagger – the victory of Tea Party forces seeking to unseat House Speaker John Boehner got what they wished for and the guy behind the curtain has now forced all the Klinghoffers to flee the Carnival Cruz of Fools. In the GOP House’s case the ‘baggers got what they wanted, but now they cannot stomach the Pyrrhic victory of getting Boehner to sacrifice himself for the good of a party that lives for false consciousness. Cruz’s shop stewardship of House members may be as close as he ever gets to an executive relationship with legislative branch authority in 2016.
Another school argues that the incest prohibition is a cultural construct which arises as a side effect of a general human preference for group exogamy, which arises because intermarriage between groups construct valuable alliances that improve the ability for both groups to thrive.
And House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who is part of Boehner’s close-knit circle, attempted to turn the tables on members of the conservative Freedom Caucus, denouncing them as “right-wing Marxists” who have empowered House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by undermining Boehner.
“The right-wing Marxists have teamed up with Pelosi. They’re the ones who always team up with Pelosi. They are the Pelosi Republicans,” an infuriated Nunes said in an interview. “The Freedom Caucus is an arm of Pelosi.”
That Congress represents some morality rearmament play seems more consistently incestuous than any conference or cloakroom as GOP sibling revelry now seeks the dysfunctional in the oncoming election season.
(2013) Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., joins Martin Bashir to discuss his new piece online for The New Yorker which satirizes the GOP’s position on the debt ceiling fight – and then explains how Ted Cruz, and not John Boehner, has become the de facto Speaker of the House.
(2014) But there’s one big exception: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who doesn’t seem to get along with other senators, but who spends an inordinate amount of time huddling with House Republicans.
Last September, for example, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) presented a plan to avoid a government shutdown. Cruz met directly with House Republicans, urged them to ignore their own leader’s plan, and GOP House members followed his advice. A month later, Cruz held another meeting with House Republicans, this time in a private room at a Capitol Hill restaurant.