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On Sunday, Chris Wallace, the host of Fox News Sunday, said that Republicans in Washington were savaging Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) behind Cruz's back before Cruz's appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare.
In an appearance on Washington D.C.'s Fox 5 to preview his Sunday show, Wallace said, "I will tell you I have never in my time in Washington seen a party so upset with one of its own members."
He said he had been flooded with opposition research on Cruz--from Republicans. Later on Fox News Sunday, Wallace said these "top Republicans" gave him "unsolicited research and questions" to "hammer" Cruz.
"Since we announced that Ted Cruz was going to be on the show, I've been getting background research and questions going after Cruz not from Democrats but from other Republicans," Wallace said on Fox 5. "They really feel he has put them in this corner that they can't get out of gracefully and they're not very happy with him."
In an exclusive op-ed for Breitbart News on Saturday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has also been savaged by establishment Republicans
On Sunday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called on Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace to release the names of the "top Republicans" that sent him opposition research on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) to "hammer" Cruz before his appearance on the program to discuss defunding Obamacare.
"Keep it TRULY fair & balanced," Palin tweeted. "Release the GOP names encouraging you to trash @SenTedCruz. No more anonymous sources."
Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday warned Senate Republicans that refusing to filibuster a bill that defunds President Barack Obama’s health care reform law “is a vote for Obamacare,” and he also advised House Republicans to “shut down the military” if they had to.
Those of us who hang in there supporting a major political party with our energy, time, and contributions would like to believe that that party would praise principled conservatives like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for following through on campaign promises. We’d like to believe that the GOP establishment would applaud the way these bold leaders have rallied the grassroots to their cause. But, no, such praise would require a commensurate level of guts and leadership, and the permanent political class in D.C. is nothing if not gutless and rudderless.
We’re now, once again, subjected to the “anonymous sources” backstabbing game. The Capitol Hill cowards are rushing to anonymously denounce Senator Cruz to any reporter with a pad and pen.
Welcome to our world, Ted. The same people have been denouncing conservatives like me for years (right after they ask for help fundraising for themselves or endorsing the latest candidate they’ve suckered into paying their exorbitant consulting fees). We can compare shiv marks next time we meet, my friend.
reply to post by buster2010
There is a lot of backstabbing going on in the DNC as well now that Obama is pretty much a lame duck. I've seen Pelosi and Reid complaining about their own members for not unilaterally backing every Democratic bill put forth.
It's always a Soap Opera in DC, but I think we've entered the "Who shot JR?" phase of things. It's only going to get funnier...and worse.
I think the major problem is career politicians or at least it is right up there on the list, and some of them seem to be totally out of touch with reality.
Get rid of corporate lobbyists & donations, PACs, put a limit on ALL personal donations and make those running pay the majority out of their own pocket and you will see more honest people coming forth. After all, if their is no money to be made in running for office, it's not worth the hassle.
Nothing like members of your own party stabbing you in the back. The backstabbing going on between the tea party and the old school Republicans would make great reality show.
reply to post by greencmp
we will arrive at the chambers of corrupt power with pink slips in hand and our salvation at our fingertips
how do we go about becoming a UNITED FORCE?
that's THE TRICK.