Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, which along with FreedomWorks, Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck supported Texan Ted Cruz's candidacy, had this to say about the future United States senator:
Ted Cruz won because he clearly articulated the pro-growth message that Republican voters across the country have responded to.
Anybody know what in hell Chris Chocola is talking about? Nationwide, Republican pols and especially tea-party agitators have clearly articulated the message of austerity--the grinding, contractionary Hooverism of New World Europe and the Old World Republican House which is sabotaging the public treasury's future, thwarting a safe infrastructure, plaguing millions of idle hands, terrorizing state and local governments, and casting Dickensian grief on widows and orphans.
Ah, but the future senator himself explains this pro-growth anti-ism:
Millions of Texans, millions of Americans are rising up to reclaim our country, defend liberty and restore the Constitution.
Ok, so that's a trifle vague. Let's hear instead from one of Cruz's supporters, one retired Ken Yowell:
We need some conservative Christians in office.
Oh dear, we seem to be losing ground in the clarity battle. Let's try one more Cruz supporter, a certain Maggie Wright, "a self-described retired housewife and grandmother," says the Times:
We don’t want a go-along, get-along senator. We want a fighter who will draw a line in the sand.
Now we're getting somewhere. And "growth" has nothing to do with it.
What the Cruz fanatics and tea-party agitators and far-right firebrands want is a fight. They want a catharsis of blood--metaphorical or not--and the exultation of riotous disorder; they want a siege of Capitol Hill; a parliamentary conflagration replete with orgiastic enabling acts; assaults on the Bastille and Winter Palace--the mustering of a rabble-roused mob of intoxicated indignation united against modernity's vexations and the effete compromises of civilization.
They'll do all the line-drawing in the sand, thank you very much--multiple lines which may shift at will, since in their mental possession there is less ideological coherence than an ungovernable passion for nihilism, which they've confused, as Ted Cruz puts it, with a defense of "liberty."
And if they can't have their uncrossable lines in their infantile sandbox? Well, they'll opt for just watching the world burn.