By Erick Erickson, The Resurgent, January 26, 2016
This is a fascinating article that shows just how much contempt for Ted Cruz the Republican Establishment has. They absolutely hate the guy.
In fact, Henry Barbour, who helped scuttle conservatives in Mississippi in the race between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran, tried to raise money for a Mike Huckabee supporting super PAC for the sole purpose of attacking Ted Cruz.
Mr. Barbour was so exasperated by the intra-establishment combat that this month he sought to raise money for the super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee that would have been spent to attack Mr. Cruz in Iowa. But Mr. Barbour found few donors willing to intervene in such a volatile race.
Think about that for a minute. Republican Establishment fat cats poured their time, talent, and treasure into stopping conservatives from taking Mississippi’s Senate seat because they have a puppet in the seat they’ve been using for quite some time.
These very same people are now intent on stopping Ted Cruz. It is more and more obvious that it has nothing to do with Cruz’s electability or lack thereof and everything to do with their inability to profit from Washington if Cruz gets elected.