Chris Wallace made huge waves on Fox News Sunday morning when he alleged that “top Republicans were feeding him oppo research to “hammer” Cruz with.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said Sunday morning that he’d received opposition research from other Republicans about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in advance of Cruz’s appearance this morning, a serious indication of how upset the GOP is with the Senator leading the risky charge to defund ObamaCare.
“This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington,” Wallace said. “As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz.”
Some folks on Twitter are seeing Karl Rove’s “filthy paw-prints al over this.”
To be sure, Rove has out lived his usefulness on the national stage. Once upon a time – when he was winning elections – “the architect’s” political skills were revered by most of us on the right. But those days are long gone. Now he just seems like a bitter old man who thinks the only way to win these titanic fights is to not rock the boat and be a little less liberal than the Democrats.
And now because Cruz and his compatriots have no use for that, they’re lashing out at him.
David Brooks on Friday’s “NewsHour” on PBS said the GOP leadership will have to show Ted Cruz ‘who’s boss’.
New York Times columnist David Brooks took on Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for the second week in a row, saying he was “really unpopular” with a Republican leadership who will have to show him “who’s boss.”
But as for the reason Cruz has made so many headlines over the past week — the threat of shutting down the government to defund Obamacare — Brooks said he didn’t see that as a possibility.
Sarah Palin called on Wallace to release the names of the “top Republicans” who were trying to “trash” Cruz and some reporters are also doing their best to find out who the RINO turncoats are.
Matthew Boyle of Breitbart News contacted Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign by email to find out if McConnell had anything to do with it. Benton answered, “of course not,” neither McConnell, nor anyone on his Senate staff or campaign staff, shopped any opposition research on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to any members of the media, including Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
“Senator Cruz is a friend and valued member of the Republican caucus.”
Republicans. It’s always the same thing with Republicans - getting them to work together on something is like “herding cats”. They don’t fall in line like Democrats do – those idealogues don’t even need instructions – their playbook only has a few chapters and their plays haven’t changed in years. Say what you will about Democrats – they’re disciplined.
Here’s Ted Cruz’s interview with Chris Wallace, Sunday Morning:
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