For Texas Democrats, national Democrats and Senate Democrats, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Finance: GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few no votes | Highlights from day two of markup | House votes to overturn joint-employer rule | Senate panel approves North Korean banking sanctions GOP criticism of tax bill grows, but few ready to vote against it Anti-gay marriage county clerk Kim Davis to seek reelection in Kentucky MORE (R-Texas) is a dream come true, and the gift that keeps on giving. Now the talkative and ubiquitous Cruz has denounced the entire Republican leadership, presumably including Sen. John CornynJohn CornynAfter Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Overnight Defense: Lawmakers question military's lapse after Texas shooting | Trump asks North Korea to 'make a deal' | Senate panel approves Army pick Overnight Regulation: House passes bill to overturn joint-employer rule | Trump officials to allow work requirements for Medicaid | Lawmakers 'alarmed' by EPA's science board changes MORE (R-Texas), as being untrustworthy. Should Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidTop Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor GOP in uncharted territory rolling back rules through resolutions MORE (D-Nev.), the former boxer, land another blow to the political chin of Cruz, or send him thank-you notes for doing his part to make Republicans look so radical and weird that more Democrats will be elected to the Senate in 2014?

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Now that Cruz has been fighting to obstruct efforts to have a conference committee to finalize a budget, he has (a) proven Reid's point that it is Republican obstruction that creates dysfunction on the budget and countless other matters, (b) put more terror into the heart of Cornyn, who dreads the thought of a Texas GOP primary in his 2014 Senate reelection bid and must move even further to the right — which could draw a major Democratic Senate candidate into the race with a better chance of winning — and (c) forced Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Cybersecurity: What we learned from Carter Page's House Intel testimony | House to mark up foreign intel reform law | FBI can't access Texas shooter's phone | Sessions to testify at hearing amid Russia scrutiny Cornyn: Senate GOP tax plan to be released Thursday This week: GOP seeks to advance tax overhaul MORE (R-Fla.) even further to the right for his potential 2016 presidential campaign, a humongous windfall for former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE, whose odds of carrying Texas and winning an epic landslide in 2016 look better with every breath Ted Cruz takes, and every move Ted Cruz makes.

Now, as Sarah Palin competes with Cruz, who competes with Rubio, who competes with Kentucky Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senator asks to be taken off Moore fundraising appeals Red state lawmakers find blue state piggy bank Prosecutors tell Paul to expect federal charges against attacker: report MORE (R), who competes with the Austrian economists of his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R), who competes with the Social Darwinist atheists of Ayn Rand, to define the Grand Old Party as weird and extremist obstructionists, the big winners are Reid, Senate Democrats, Clinton and several very prominent Texas Democrats whose odds look better of defeating Gov. Rick Perry and John Cornyn, who competes with Cruz while he also competes with Texas Democrats, in 2014.

Didn't Jack Nicholson once make a move about internal politics of the GOP today? Something about flying over a cuckoo's nest, I believe.