Matthews: GOP Wants to Destroy All Government

'Are they out to destroy not just the party in power, the right wing, but the power of government?'

MATTHEWS: "Good evening, I'm Chris Matthews in Washington. Let me start tonight with this assault, not just on the President, but on government -- 'guv'ment' itself. Are they out to destroy not just the party in power, the right wing, but the power of government? Is this what people like Ted Cruz and birther types are up to, knocking over not just Barack Obama or Washington but the very institutions to support national authority itself. Listen to Ted Cruz go at it."

CRUZ [CLIP]: "We need to abolish the IRS ... We need to repeal Dodd-Frank ... We need audit the Federal Reserve. We need to repeal every word of ObamaCare."

MATTHEWS: "Abolish. Cruz' brand of blowing up politics right there on display at CPAC is hot stuff on the hard right, which as dedicate years trying to smear, undo, or dismantle President Obama's or Clinton's agendas. But not only that, they're out for the government itself, everything from the IRS to the Federal Reserve to the Department of Justice itself -- every part of the federal government."

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