You can always count on Rep. Peter King to come up with a stabbing insult against Senator Ted Cruz.
He was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer yesterday discussing a few different topics when John Boehner's name came up.
Blitzer said, "Let's talk about the former House speaker, John Boehner, raising some serious eyebrows today with comments about Senator Ted Cruz, calling him Lucifer in the flesh, adding that he never worked with a more miserable SOB in his life. He didn't say SOB he said the actual words. Here is how Senator Cruz responded. Listen to this."
After playing Cruz' reply to Boehner's insult, King jumped right in with better comedic timing than most of the conservative comics we've ever seen.
Rep. King said, "I fully agree with John Boehner. And maybe he gives Lucifer a bad name by comparing him to Ted Cruz. 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 going to be able to take Obamacare out of the budget or to end Obamacare."
I and many other liberals have called out Ted Cruz' bogus plan to shut down the federal government over Obamacare, that cost this country 24 billion dollars so it was great to see a Republican echo the same sentiments.
Peter King continued, "Ted Cruz knew it would never work -- that it was never going to work but he went ahead and did it anyway. He shut down the government. It cost the government money. It served no purpose whatsoever other than to boost his name identification. So, I agree with John Boehner on that."
For a Dominionist like Ted Cruz, calling him worse than the devil is a pretty high stakes insult to shell out, but it's the feeling that permeates most of the Republican Congress.