Everyone seems to be blaming Poor Ted Cruz for the government shutdown. And goodness knows, he put his face everywhere encouraging it. But he is just one poor, stupid, foolish man with a big mouth.
If you want to blame anyone, blame all the folks who put Poor Ted Cruz in a powerful place in our government with their votes. And blame all the stupid, pathetic, mindless sheep in the House of Representatives who followed Poor Ted Cruz down an unnecessary path. And blame all the sources of huge amounts of money who made these foolish, stupid people confident they could do whatever they wanted without penalty at the ballot box. And blame the Supreme Court, who made that dazzling decision that corporations are people.
And what about the rest of us, who blindly accept candidates without checking them out, letting the local political machinery pick and choose, and not making the effort to find a candidate that will do a good job, and then not supporting that candidate sufficiently.
There’s plenty of blame to go around, folks.