"strategery" from his apparent personality. And I will admit defeat. I don't see what he's trying to do, here, because it looks like it won't actually defund Obamacare at all, but will cause the Republican party to shoulder the blame for whatever happens. Even if Cruz himself can walk away with the hero songs of Wingnut Valhalla resounding in his ears for trying.
He just seems very much to me a like a lad who went crying to his ma after being picked on, who got told "Well, bunnynose, it's because you are so very special and smart, that they are jealous of you!"
And he believed it. And now thinks being picked on is all the proof of his specialness he'll ever need.
This is a nasty small thing to think and I don't even think it isn't true for a minute.