Daily CE Musings of Piob - Page 265
What the implications of that are for the party and America as a whole, I'm not sure.
It's fairly obviously bigger than that. The Republican Party is still functional at the state level, but there's major fragmentation at the national stage. The presidential conflict is one obvious sign, but the internecine battles in Congress are another. There's a serious battle going on about the direction and values of the Republican Party. I wouldn't put a fork in it, not with 31 governors etc, but there's going to be some major upheaval in the next couple years. Half the party seemingly can't stand "establishment" Republicans right now, and that's not a vote of confidence.
Cruz is ahead of any of the "establishment" candidates and he based most of his career around openly defying Senate Republican leadership.
A FB friend, who is a public teacher, is bragging about her genius plan to avoid paying back her student loans. She only has to make 10 years of payments and all will be forgiven. Rather than paying it, she's enrolled in a masters program, and is going as slow as possible, so it is all forgiven after 10 years and she never has to pay a dime.