On the campaign trail Wednesday, Ted Cruz said this:
To which sane people took a deep breath and said, "What the hell, Teddy?" After all, shouldn't he be worrying about the birthers nipping at his heels or something? Does he really imagine the President ordering a bunch of stonemasons out to Arlington to chisel off their religious affiliation from their final resting place?
It's intended to be visceral, but his point wasn't about chiseling gravestones. It was a "what's at stake" comment.
Yes, that’s right. Someone with a better chance of becoming President of the United States than you — unless Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump are reading this post — actually said that. America is just “steps” away from defiling the tombs of its honored dead. And how will this happen? Well, because the Supreme Court is so lousy with atheistic liberal wusses, that’s how:
On second thought, perhaps Cruz should worry more about those birthers nipping at his heels.
After the Canadian-born lawyer bitched about foreign-born lawyers in his latest ad, this new rant has to make one wonder just how much daylight there is between the Senator and the sovereign citizen whackjob explaining to a federal judge how UN black helicopters mean he shouldn’t have to pay his parking tickets.
This country has a lot of problems, but chiseling off religious affiliations at Arlington isn't really one of them.
Driftglass' take is better than anything I could say:
Ted Cruz knows the rotting, raving heart of the GOP perfectly well. From his dentist's drill voice to the transparently concocted, treacly fascism of his style, he has spent his adult life meticulously constructing a public persona to fit the madness of his party hand-in-glove.
And he is not going to let some interloping radioactive Chia-publican sweep in and steal his brownshirt chumps.