Peter King really hates Ted Cruz, so much so that he suggested John Boehner gave the devil a bad name by comparing him to the Texas senator.
In an interview with CNN, the New York Republican congressman told Wolf Blitzer he agreed with the former House speaker, who called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” on Wednesday night.
“Maybe he gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz,” King said. “Listen, what John Boehner was most concerned about was Ted Cruz perpetrated a fraud and a hoax when he brought about the shutdown of the government on some kind of a vague promise that he was gonna be able to take Obamacare out of the budget or to end Obamacare.”
King argued that Cruz knew his strategy would never work, but he did it anyway. He “shut down the government, cost the government money” and “served no purpose whatsoever other than to boost his name identification.”
While other people may be wary of sweeping generalizations, I happen to be a big fan. One of my go-to generalizations is that northeastern Republicans aren’t really Republicans, they’re the only moderate Democrats left in America. I’ll grant that there might be ten or twelve real conservatives in the northeastern United States, but none of them hold elective office.
Peter King is not only weak and a closet leftist, he’s also remarkably stupid, which is why you see him showing up on cable news so often. He’ll say whatever they want him to say. They just put a little peanut butter on his tail and a-chasin’ he goes.
Congressional Republicans who still complain about Cruz and the shutdown are either liars, idiots, or both. King isn’t bright enough to lie, so idiot it is. Obamacare approval ratings actually cratered right after the shutdown, and the GOP then went on to steamroll the Democrats in the midterm elections the following year. The only downside to it was that the squishy GOP elite were exposed for the weaklings that they are.
Let King and his unemployed drunk pal Boehner complain about Ted Cruz all they want. The fact that they hate him is the most ringing endorsement to vote for him for anyone serious about returning the GOP to some sense of conservatism and sanity.