A Suffocating Echo Chamber
When Sen. Ted Cruz of La Mancha jumped on his trusty steed and charged the windmills, he explained: "Everyone in America knows Obamacare is destroying the economy." He added that accepting the Affordable Care Act would be like appeasing the Nazis.
Cruz is a smart man, and maybe this is just disingenuous demagoguery. But there's a scarier possibility: After spending too much time in the Republican echo chamber, he may believe what he says.