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‘Morning Joe’ panel calls Ted Cruz ‘completely ignorant’ member of ‘Taliban’

By David Ferguson
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:00 EDT
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Wednesday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough and panel ripped into Texas freshman Sen. Ted Cruz and his intention to shut down the federal government to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Scarborough called Cruz a “train wreck” and “completely ignorant,” while Daily Best editor Tina Brown compared him to a member of the “Taliban.”

“Have you seen what Ted Cruz is doing?” Scarborough asked. “Ted Cruz is attacking anybody who’s not willing to shut down the government over Obamacare. He’s lambasting fellow conservatives like Tom Coburn — Tom Coburn! — and saying that he serves in the ‘surrender caucus.’”

“I need to be very careful about what I’m going to say here,” said the former Florida Republican congressman. “Ted Cruz comes in obviously so completely ignorant about the war that Tom Coburn has been fighting for twenty years, and to say something like this about Tom Coburn — Ted Cruz, he is a total train wreck.”

Former Boston Globe columnist Mike Barnicle said, “If I were little Teddly Cruz, I would be extremely cautious about getting into the ring with Tom Coburn. Ted Cruz would end up being Kid Candle in that fight. One blow, and he will be out against Tom Coburn.”

“Jon Favreau’s written a great piece in the Daily Beast about this whole trend now about not the small government conservative, but the no government conservative,” said Best editor Tina Brown. “That is what Tom Cruz is a member of. This is the Taliban.”

Watch the video, embedded below via YouTube:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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