Matthews Compares Cruz to McCarthy and Father Coughlin

‘These guys are hard right-wing guys— They look a lot a like— They have that, we call the Black Irish look to them’

MATTHEWS: “This guy [Senator Ted Cruz] goes pretty far. I think he fits in the tradition of Father Coughlin and [Joe] McCarthy and, of course, maybe to a lesser extent, Pat Buchanan and, of course, [Bill] O’Reilly. These guys are hard right-wing guys. They look a lot a like. They have that, we call the Black Irish look to them. They don’t smile much. It’s quite a tradition here but it does run to the right of the regular Republican party.”

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