The Corner

Re: No, Ted Cruz Is Not a Terrorist

Mike: It helps me sleep at night to think that Chris Matthews is in a tingly legged class of his own, but, alas, his calling Ted Cruz a “terrorist” seems to have been derivative. On Morning Joe yesterday, Daily Beast editor Tina Brown beat Matthews to labeling Cruz a traitor:

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. That is what Cruz is a member of. This is the Taliban.

Perhaps I am old-fashioned, but I think you can make the argument that a politician is extreme without calling him John Walker Lindh. Which, I suppose, means I will never have a show on MSNBC. Dream dashed.