Matthews: ‘Michael the Archangel’ Boehner ‘Never Looked This Good,’ Cruz ‘The One In The Tail And The Cloven Hooves’

On Thursday, MSNBC’s “Hardball” host Chris Matthews argued that former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is “Michael the Archangel” and “never looked this good” while commenting on Boehner’s statement that Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz is “Lucifer in the flesh.”

Matthews said that Boehner’s remark “comes after all these years of hellish behavior from the Tea Party, all these years stretching back to the election of 2010, when the Republican right erupted in this country, beginning its taunting, tormenting, and terrifying of the GOP establishment. And the man leading that torture is the man John Boehner just branded Beelzebub, because it was Ted Cruz who raced over to the House, to undermine the leadership there, to make governing the House impossible, to stymie government by the People’s House, every hour of every day, and this is the divide right now in the Republican Party.”

Matthews concluded, “Grossly put, it’s between those who believe in conservative government and those who believe in conservative opposition to government. John Boehner is the angel with wings and sword. It’s — he’s Michael the Archangel in this picture. Cruz is the one in the tail and the cloven hooves. Boehner, let’s agree, never looked this good.”

(h/t NewsBusters)

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