Or words to that effect anyway from Rep. Peter King (RINO) N.Y.
BUZZFEED – “Let me say something about the New York primary: Any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined,” King said on the Joe Piscopo Show on AM 970 The Answer. “Really, here’s a guy who refused to sign onto the 9/11 health care act for the cops and fireman. Here’s a guy who talks about New York values.”
“New York keeps going forward,” King continued, citing the city’s response to 9/11. “We’re tough, and to have some guy like Ted Cruz with cowboy boots walk around criticizing us. Look, I hope he gets the cold shoulder and other things from every New Yorker. Send him back where he belongs. He’s a phony, and that was all off the record by the way. I don’t want anyone listening. That was all off the record.”
“I just can’t stand that guy,” he added.
King is one of the least conservative Republicans, and hates Cruz for, well, being a conservative. H’T The Right Scoop
Apparently, King claims Cruz supporters, or some of them, have been mean to his staff
Via The Hill:
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Friday said his staff have been abused by vulgar fans of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who have made “adolescent” calls to his office.
King said “women and young interns” in his office have had to deal with unspeakable words from callers suffering “from severe cases of arrested development.”
“The puerile language used is what most kids outgrow and move beyond when they reach sophomore year in high school,” King told The Washington Post.
Look, King has a major problem with Cruz, we know that. But he is doing nothing more here than trying to damage Cruz as a candidate by painting his supporters as a bunch of knuckle draggers. Disagree on issues? Fine. Support other potential GOP nominees? Fine. But King sounds like a Liberal when he denigrates Cruz supporters, and thus Cruz himself when he makes snide remarks like this
“Clearly, Cruz has many decent and honorable supporters,” King argued. “At the same time, though, we must ask why he has such an unusual appeal to this low denominator in American politics.”
Ah, yes, there it is, a very thinly veiled smear of Ted Cruz. Frankly, I would bet that the number of calls King’s staff received is very minute. Again, King seems to me to be trying to smear Conservatives, and in the same way Liberals do.
Peter King strikes me as one of those entrenched Republicans that cares more about keeping the status quo than about advancing Conservatism
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he’s open to running for president in 2016 to save the Republican Party and to stop Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. As if Republican primary voters are going to vote for a New York liberal. Talk about delusional.
KING: It would be a good show, it really would. No, seriously, I’m – I mean I – I’m looking at this because I see people like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and, to me, I don’t want the Republican Party going in that direction. Whether it’s me or someone else, I want to do all that I can to make sure that what I call the realistic foreign policy wing and national security wing of the Republican Party does not give into the isolationists. And I don’t want to go back to the 1930s and the days of Charles Lindbergh.
RINO to the rescue!
Well, every field of candidates needs a Mr. Irrelevant, maybe King could fill that role, unless Governor Irrelevant runs again of course
Asshole! I suppose he never noticed when Democrats attacked George W. Bush just because he was from a different party?
Via The Hill:
People are willing to demonize Obama because he’s from a different party, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said.
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Tuesday that there are about 30 to 40 Republicans in Congress who refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Obama’s presidency and are seeking to erase everything that’s happened during his administration.
King made the remarks in a discussion with Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, after the host asked how many Republicans would like to “erase [Obama’s] record as if he was never here.” […]
“This is a very dangerous aspect to our government,” King said. “The fact that we have people who are willing to demonize the president of the United States because he’s from a different party.”
Way to prostate yourself on MSNBS Rep. King. Gutless wonder! I suppose we can expect King to be doing ads for knee pads soon.
Another of my Liberal maladies, Knee Jerk Syndrome, causes politicians to want to pass unneeded and largely useless laws every time sometime a tragedy happens. Chris notes that even Republicans can be afflicted with this malady that seem to strike all the common sense in people!
Common Sense? Meet Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Now please help him stop over-reacting to the Tucson shooting incident. Please, before he does something really stupid.
Although I don’t know what could be more stupid than this: Rep. King plans to introduce legislation making it illegal for someone to knowingly carry a gun within 1,000 feet of certain high-ranking federal officials, including members of Congress.
“It would give law enforcement the weapon they need to protect federal officials and just as importantly, it would provide a large measure of security for those who want to meet with their federal elected officials,” said King, who is chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
Have metal detectors, will travel? And while Petey and his Congressional Bubble are in transit will it emit a constantly updating real-time GPS map so us otherwise law-abiding citizens can detour around the Cone of Insanity?
Good Freaking Grief!!!!!!! Is that law going to stop a deranged man? Or a terrorist who cares not if he dies? NO! Of course not! Be sure to read all of Chris’s post, and check out his update, which features Dan, “I want to be a knee jerk dumb ass too” Burton!
And also take a look at what William Jacobson, and Lance Burri have to say on this!