Cruz and Miley-1

Turns out the flash of an idea I had of Ted Cruz as the Miley Cyrus of politics has popped up in other people’s minds as well (Bill Maher made the same comparison on Real Time last night).

They do make quite a pair and suggest the perfect name for their duo act, “Jerking and Twerking”.

The comparison is pretty accurate though, when it comes to being unprincipled narcissists who see only their own greed for fame and influence as a “value” and are willing to exploit the most base instincts of their supporters to gratify their obsession.

Of course being a mercenary egoist in the music world is like being another donut in the bakery but being a diva in politics is a newer trend that’s all the rage in the Bagger set. They may claim to oppose deficits in government spending but when it comes to humility and decency, the Baggers produce new record deficits weekly.

What do Baggers like Ted Cruz and Madonna-mutants like Miley Cyrus have in common?

Mediocre talents with massively hungry egos, they can grab the spotlight for a while by constantly shocking the majority but eventually, the majority becomes annoyed with the constant premeditated manipulations…and look for someone new to do the same thing. While such hacks often remain in the sideshow (see: Sarah Palin) for sometime they never return to the center ring.

So, thanks to the similar shallowness of our media that wallpapers the images of these types while inauthentically shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at them as bad examples for the public to see, we will be repeatedly force fed hollow egotists who try to outdo the shock and outrage of those who came before them.

The only good thing about this cycle of public egotism is watching their inevitable fall from the top of the mountain and knowing that they will live the rest of their lives in frustration and resentment, fruitlessly trying to get back to the heights they will never see again.

So, one day, Ted Cruz will join the ranks of the Joseph McCarthys and the Joe Walshes trying to dredge up some good deed to tell Satan as he taps his foot impatiently, Miley Cyrus will be doing reality shows requiring her to eat disgusting things and be a spokeswoman in commercials for Depends and somehow, humanity will continue on without them…with new and more crass and in-your-face narcissists that the media can bemoan as they plaster their faces everywhere.

As they say, “That’s Entertainment!”

 

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agrippa
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On Huffington Post today:
Ginger Gibson tweeted that some House members smelled of drink.
I do not doubt that GOP members took some “Dutch courage”.

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I think that Cruz is a bad entertainer and a worse Senator. He may disappear soon; just as Rand Paul has disappeared.

I rate the odds of a shutdown at 75%. I see nothing to stop it. The GOP wants to pitch a conniption fit and the Democrats want to watch them pitch it. I think that the GOP should go ahead.

The hype will be hilarious; as the media will be milking this for all that it is worth.
What will be the political consequences? The election is Nov 2014; and, most of the GOP hotheads are in safe seats. People vote their party no matter what. The main consequence will be the entertainment value.

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Kalima
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Don’t know the girl or her music but have read about all the fuss. Personally I think that politicians ripping off the poor, the sick and the elderly is much more newsworthy. She might have a huge ego trip, but I found what she had to say here very true, and it gives her much more insight, street smarts and a bit more integrity than “sillibuster” Teddy Cruz could ever have because at least she admits that what she did on stage was outrageous.

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America is just so weird in what they think is right and wrong….Like, I was watching Breaking Bad the other day, and they were cooking meth. I could literally cook meth because of that show. It’s a how-to. And they bleeped out the word “fuck”. And I’m like, really? They killed a guy, and disintergrated his body in acid, but you’re not allowed to say “fuck”?It’s like when they bleeped “molly” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Look what I’m doing up here right now, and you’re going to bleep out “molly”?”

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choicelady
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I can forgive Miley – she’s PAID to perform silly stuff. Cruz is not. He is paid to legislate and develop good policies for us not make an ass of himself. Ego is one thing in the world of entertainment. It is unforgiveable in the world of statesmanship.

I don’t have to care about Miley. I cannot avoid caring about Cruz.

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Nirek
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CL, I wish I had written that. You make perfect sense. Miley is an entertainer (not great, IMO) while Cruz has a very important job that he is screwing up badly. He has made a farce of himself.

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