Backstabbing Republicans


Mediaite:

Fox’s Wallace Stunned: GOP Leaders Sent Me Opposition Research on Ted Cruz

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.”


Now Sarah Palin and others are demanding that Wallace divulge whodunnit, with Turdblossom named as the most likely suspect. Whoever it was they had the blessing of the GOP establishment.

This could get really interesting.


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60 Responses to Backstabbing Republicans

  1. The Klown says:

    Stuff like this is why I belong to NO PARTY

  2. t says:

    Obamacare is a travesty. One of the few good points of the next wave of policies is that at least if they’re going to balloon premiums, they’re going to help us pay the skyrocketing prices. Then Ted wants to squelch that, with no promise to eliminate mandates.

    All I have is my popcorn and my laughter at the whole group of jokers in Washington. They should ALL be fired and replaced.

  3. The Klown says:

    It kinda makes you wonder if the GOP establishment really wants to repeal Obamacare, don’t it?

    • angienc says:

      Why else do you think they sat on their hands and allowed Obama to “win” VA, OH, FL & NH last November?

      • DeniseVB says:

        The VA governor’s race is currently pond scum-sucking the low infos. Our Virginia Beach (GOP) Mayor just endorsed McAulliffe (lower than pond scum). Terry promised him a billion dollars to extend light rail to the oceanfront from Norfolk for that endorsement. Wouldn’t you? Oh, and our Mayor’s daytime job is a developer, He’ll privately make brazillions off that sweet deal 😦

    • Constance says:

      Clearly they don’t.

    • Carmelo Clandestine says:

      I reckon insurance companies give lots of money to members of both the Dinocratic and the Reptilian factions of the Imperial Property Party.

  4. DeniseVB says:

    F**k ’em. And thanks to Chris Wallace for outting the Gopsobs <—the older, richer, whiter version of vile progs. 😉

    Was just bringing this over, I believe Sept 2012 was when the Dems jumped their final shark with me:

    http://thelookingspoon.com/106-jared-mca/photos/photo.html?albumid=12&photoid=2005

    • Constance says:

      Yeah, new respect for Chris Wallace! I would have guessed it was Rove so who do you all think it was? I guess just a bunch of Republican establishment thugs who are upset their power fiefdom is being usurped.

  5. wmcb says:

    I think from here on out I will pretty much mostly vote for whoever gets the 2 legacy parties and the media’s panties in a wad.

    Sounds like a plan. Good as any.

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  7. insanelysane says:

    I call Bullshit !
    To my mind, Obamacare resembles the Heritage Plan that old Bob Dole brought forth as a way to smack Hillarycare from the mid 90’s. IT shovels gadzillions of private consumer moneys to profit making companies under duress of law. That has never been something establishment GOP would ever oppose.

    In that joke in the thread below, it was assumed the anti-Obamacare was a Republican, but I oppose it because Insurance companies are in it to make profits, and I am NOT A REPUBLICAN.

    I oppose O-care because of big profits from the mandates going to big business Pharma, Insurance.
    I oppose Obamacare because it pays for exorbitant CEO salaries and bonuses. It pays dividends to stock holders and wastes mega bucks on advertising.
    All money spent on all that will not be spent on health care or wellness.

    The GOP doesn’t really want to end O care.

    • DeniseVB says:

      That sure explains the kabuki theater and the GOP “acting” like they’re against it :

      http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303848104576385922449922958.html

      Here’s a snip:

      Economists have a particular fondness for studying what Democrats and Republicans have become: the longest-lived duopoly in American history. The Nobel Prize-winning economist John Forbes Nash (the subject of the book and movie “A Beautiful Mind”) was all about duopolies. He showed that two powerful competitors frequently end up locked in a stable, mutually beneficial dance of tit-for-tat—they collude, in short, to carve up a captive market.

      It’s from 2011.

      • 1539days says:

        Some Republicans think they can control Obamacare. The law has proven to be silly putty, malleable to the whims of whoever can pass the rules to change it. Right now, Obamacare is written as an insurance plan, like Romneycare. The House wanted to make it a universal plan, like Canada. Both will increase costs and reduce services because if someone NEEDS something and a politician doesn’t provide it, they lose every time.

        Personally, people need to pay for their own damn health care. If it’s unaffordable, all the hospitals and doctors start going out of business. Then they lower their profits and costs go down. That’s called the free market.

  8. Lulu says:

    The oppo was almost certainly sent by Rove and his minions. Cruz is essentially from the anti-Rove hive of the Texas Repubs . Rove hates TP because they aren’t his corporate cronies and won’t do what he tells them. At the end of Bush II Rove lost a lot of influence because it was such a mess and a lot of state party people did not appreciate his sneaky ass stunts. Dewhurst (who is somewhat moderate) lost big to Cruz because people like Rove said Cruz was nobody and can’t win so they didn’t organize. The king of the dirty tricks is going to help the Dems sink Cruz. Rove lost against him once already. Think of him and Brazile working together. Gag. The Democrats AND ossified corporate Repubs are terrified of Cruz. It is most interesting.

  9. DeniseVB says:

    Sidebar: Official Emmy t.v. schedule for myiq tonight:

    The 65th Annual Emmy Awards will be televised on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on ABC.

    I may start an open thread about 6PM ET/3PM PT for the red carpet and stuff. If that’s okay? Well, now that I know it won’t be “spoiling” anything. Not sure about the CT and MT times. Math is hard 🙂

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  13. votermom says:

    Recap:
    Obama will negotiate with Putin but not with Republicans.
    Republicans will attack Ted Cruz but not Obama.

  14. wmcb says:

    This lady deserves a follow on Twitter if you are not already.

    https://twitter.com/FormerDeminTX/status/381869915038162944

  15. The Klown says:

    That sound you just heard was Dandy Tiger screaming.

  16. The Klown says:

    Raider Nation is having a blood drive. If you don’t donate, they’ll come by and take a few quarts from you anyway.

    • wmcb says:

      Yep. They are making out like bandits. I will note, though, that the sharp rise did not occur until 2007. So evidently the R’s aren’t as much a govt crony piggy as the D’s. The R’s problem is on the corporate side of things.

      So…. when R’s in office, corporations get fat. When D’s in office corporations AND bureaucrats get fat.

  17. 1539days says:

    I have two words for any poll Karl Rove quotes for the rest of eternity:
    President Romney.

  18. Constance says:

    The Republican party doesn’t care about The People or represent us. I like Cruz even if he is Ivy indoctrinated. F the Republican establishment. And so what if Obama Care goes down, do you really think there will be zero health care in that event? And Obama care isn’t about health care it’s about getting multinational corporations who are in the health industry on the government gravy train.

    • wmcb says:

      The existing insurance companies have a captured market, and colluded with govt to protect that market from usurpers and expand it via fiat.

      I have no prob w/insurance companies per se. But if there are newer ones who can do it better, and cheaper, and more efficiently, they are locked out of competing against the Big Boyz by our govt.

      Make any insurance able to compete across state lines, nationwide, with whatever kind of policies people desire to buy. Maybe I WANT to pay for routine care out of pocket, and save insurance for catastrophic costs. You know, like I do with my car. Give us MORE choices, not less. The problem isn’t insurance itself, the problem is collusion to prop up premiums and corner the market for a few well-connected companies. To write the exchanges so that no one’s plans qualify except theirs.

      Will that solve all of the problem? Nope. But it will solve a big chunk of it.

  19. foxyladi14 says:

    Fat as Hogs in the trough. 😦

  20. helenk3 says:

    my favorite judge

  21. wmcb says:

    This guy pretty much hits the nail on the head regarding where the political battle lines are shaping up in the USA. (Hint: it is not where the tired old media, whether “right” or “left” tells you they are.)

    And this is precisely why I am not a member of, nor do I owe any loyalty whatsoever to any political party or their associated social tribes.

    http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2013/09/the-hipster-fascists-enemies-of-open-source-society/

    • wmcb says:

      One example of this would be the laughable financial “reform” of Dodd Frank. My financial regulation plan is simple: Make it law that no bank can own/control more than .001% of the economy. Break them up.

      But the powers don’t want a simple plan, because there’s nowhere to hide favors and corruption. Simple, easily understood, fair laws don’t hand the politicians any power or control or plum regulatory board/agency jobs. All those reams of “regulation” are quite profitable if you know how to have them written to favor yourself, take out your competition, consolidate your monopolies.

      Wash, rinse, repeat for all kinds of industries. They hide in the cracks. They hide in the tomes and tomes and tomes of legalese and convoluted govt “oversight”. Get rid of it.

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  23. 49erDweet says:

    So does anyone else think Kaepernick is in over his head and Harbaugh may have seriously misjudged, and bought the farm?

  24. 49erDweet says:

    Wow, talk about hit and miss, I saw more consistently better offenses in college games yesterday

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