One thing about the Sunday Talkers, more often than not it's the same old players singing that same old song. Once in while, you get an Alan Grayson who speaks his mind or a Todd Akin who speaks lacking a mind.
Then you get the next kind of chatterbox, the one who says things you really don't expect to hear -- at least from them. This past Sunday it was the human political piñata , Karl Rove. He was criticizing the GOP, or at least their most public mouthpiece of late, Rafael Cruz.
Rove, who despite having very little to work with, singlehandedly gave this country 8 years of George Bush. What he did with that Texas rube GW was best described in the lyrics of a song from Fiddler on the Roof--, "...and out of a worthless lump of clay, God has made a man, today." That was Karl at his best.
Well, that miracle worker is seeing crisis right here in the Capital City that starts with "C" which stands for Cruz. Rafael 'Ted' has raised more than eyebrows with his shut down the government banter. He's caused some deep ire among the faithful.
For Cruz, it's not just what he's saying, it's how he's going about it. He's not taking orders, he's giving them.
And for arch-conservative strategists, like Rove and the Koch Brothers, he's proven more rogue that their former poster boy, John McCain. With McCain they knew they had a loose cannon, but they had such a need to keep a Black man out of the White House that they felt encumbered to get behind him because to the Republicans, the alternative was untenable. Something they could never live or work with. And the last five years have proven that to be true.
Now comes another rogue. And his crazy side is identical to the minority tea party which is what the GOP has become ruled by. Rove, the Koch's and Adelson don't like it. This guy won't listen to the money men. He's Pinocchio come to life without any strings.
So, there's a plan -- destroy the monster before he becomes too powerful and usurps their control. So they've sent out hatchet man Rove to start felling the old Canadian oak tree. The first chop has begun. Ax man Rove has taken to the airwaves and the press corps and has fired an anti-Cruz missile hoping to take out some branches, if not totally remove the stump from that smirky adolescent.
Here's Karl Rove setting up the clearer thinking, yet still rightwing of the Republican party.