This article gives me nonstop happyfeels. I shouldn't be happy - our country and economy are in turmoil. But I feel like the Republicans have really fucked themselves terribly in all of this, come out on bottom, and next time this happens, the Democrats will not be afraid of the fight.

A true cynic about American politics would, at this point, be forced to one conclusion: Sen. Ted Cruz is a Democratic sleeper agent.

Literally, Ted Cruz achieved one thing: the Democrats basically ceding nothing to the Republicans, and the Republicans looking like idiots.

Doing a small, cynical, schadenfreude-y dance in my head.