Matthews Rants Cruz the 'Confederate' Traitor Who 'Fired on Fort Sumter'

October 28, 2013 - 1:32 PM
Matthews Rants Cruz the 'Confederate' Traitor Who 'Fired on Fort Sumter'

“Let me get started tonight with this emerging war in the Republican Party. The insurgent Confederate Party of Ted Cruz and the northern mainstream party personified by Chris Christie. When you look at Cruz, you can see the insurgent right in all its indignant victimhood. He complains of the Washington establishment being mean to him, as if he were an eight-year-old in the recess yard. Like others who have offered themselves up as populist leaders, he presents himself as the one who’s been wronged. He speaks of challenging the bosses even though they’re his party’s elected leaders and he or any other Republican Senator is free to run against them.

“He speaks of folks saying mean things about him as if he wasn’t the one who brought the government to a shutdown and nearly over the fiscal cliff. But who are the people who rallied to the Texas Senator believing what’s so obviously not true: That he’s the innocent, he’s the casual bystander in this civil war when he, Ted Cruz, is the very figure who fired on Fort Sumter, not the other way around. Or is the hard right so dizzy in its anger right now that it can’t tell up from down or north from south or victim from troublemaker?”

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