Wednesday, October 2, 2013


  • a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.
  • b. An occurrence, result, or circumstance notable for such incongruity.

A Tea Party Republican senator, while engaging in a desperate 21-hour long "look at me, pay attention to me" bid for attention, read into the Congressional Record the literary work of a liberal writer. Not just any literary work but one that's all about trying something new and finding out that it's good.

In Green Eggs and Ham the protagonist (Conservatives) refused to try the green eggs and ham (Obamacare), utterly positive they'd be horrible despite never having given them a chance. After numerous absurd rhetorical situations were presented the protagonist finally gives in and finds that indeed green eggs and ham are indeed good.

This occurred during an utterly pointless "filibuster" that technically wasn't even a filibuster. Cruz's speech had to end, by Senate rule, before todays Senate vote which had been previously scheduled without any possibility of delay. True filibusters can continue indefinitely which is why they are so often used to delay or even prevent a vote. Neither a delay nor prevention were ever possible outcomes of Mr. Cruz's waste of the Senate's time.

All of this in a useless attempt to defund the law of the land, a law that's followed the Constitutionally dictated process governing all laws, and has survived its journey through the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of the federal government. Technically speaking, Obamacare can't be "defunded" and even if it were the law itself would still be on the books and the federal government would be sued and forced by the courts to enforce it.

This, by a man under the false impression that he is the voice of the Republican party, even as ranking members speak out against him increasingly often and with increasingly harsh language.

The real kicker? After all of his effort Mr Cruz suddenly reversed his stance on the cause he spent so much time advancing as did every single Republican supporting him, the entire Senate voted unanimously to move ahead with the spending plan those same Republicans had been dead against just hours previous.

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