I can't think of a single instance since Joe Lieberman. Say what you will about the radical Left, but they do stay in lockstep.
Not so for the Rockefeller-Scranton-Nixon-Bush Wing of the Republican Party. The Beltway Elite are more interested in attacking the Reaganites -- the conservative, Tea Party, Constitutionalists -- than they are in beating Democrats.
Exhibit #4,035: Someone named "Nicolle Wallace", if that is her real name, who asserts that one of the smartest and most accomplished men in Congress is a liar.
Former John McCain campaign aide Nicolle Wallace told Morning Joe guest host Donny Deutsch that Ted Cruz was being “intellectually dishonest” in his mission to shut down the government in order to defund Obamacare, a strategy she felt was tantamount to lying to his supporters at the cost of the GOP’s national ambitions.
“The problem with what Cruz is doing is it’s intellectually dishonest,” Wallace said. “[Cruz] was also asked at that event, ‘Why don’t we impeach President Obama?’ And he said, ‘Because we don’t have the votes.’ The true answer, the intellectually honest answer: ‘Because he’s not committed an impeachable offense.’ Ted Cruz is doing a whole lot of fearmongering and lying to the voters. He’s presenting an untruthful case.”
“The reason we’re going to lose this debate about defunding Obamacare is because we don’t occupy the White House,” Wallace said. “We don’t have the ability to pass laws and then sign them. The best way to win this fight is to elect a Republican president.”
Obama "hasn't committed an impeachable offense"? Really, Nicolle? Tell you what, yenta: peruse the Complete List of Barack Obama's Historic Firsts and tell me which items wouldn't make it into the articles of impeachment.
As for de-funding Obamacare, genius: if the House passed a bill that funded all of the government except for O'BoehnerCare and sent it to the Senate, who would be on the hook for a government shutdown? Would there be a tidal wave of support for the Unaffordable Care Act? Some kind of groundswell for more part-time jobs and economic misery?
Nicolle Wallace: your track record of failure makes you suitable only for comic relief. You dare to tell us who to listen to and who to believe? You, who can't get a gig appearing on anything but a failed network like MSNBC, that has lower Nielsens than airport radar and sonograms?
We're supposed to believe you over Ted Cruz, a cum laude graduate of Princeton, a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law, and a man who has argued and won multiple cases in front of the Supreme Court?
You're a tool of the left and an utter disgrace.
Ted Cruz is the real deal. And that's why the Beltway Elites are running scared.
I'm telling you folks for real: I ain't takin' this crap any more. I'm calling out every single one of these "Ruling Class Elites" who suckle on the teat of government and media -- but I repeat myself -- while attacking patriots who believe in the nation's highest law.
They're the freaks, the miscreants, and the extremists. They're the useful idiots.
For we stand on the shoulders of the Framers. And they stand on the shoulders of Marx and Lenin.
And we know who will win that battle when the chips are all on the table.
Hat tip: Mark Levin and BadBlue News.