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Published On: Thu, Jun 13th, 2013

Chris Matthews compared Ted Cruz to Nazi supporting, anti-Semite Father Coughlin with a ‘black Irish’ look

During a segment discussing the “new generation” of Republican voices in the Senate, MSNBC host Chris Matthews attacked Senator Ted Cruz, saying that the Texas Senator “fits in the tradition” of reviled historical figures like notorious Nazi sympathizer and radio host Father Coughlin and 1950s-era anti-communist Sen. Joe McCarthy.

Senator Ted Cruz Image/Official Facebook Page

Senator Ted Cruz
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After clips of Cruz speaking to conservative audiences, Matthews noted that the junior senator from Texas has said even more inflammatory things off camera.

“In 2010, when he said that [Barack] Obama would make a perfect president of Harvard Law School because, quote, ‘There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than communists,’” Matthews reported. “I’m assuming, of course, that the communists would vote for the president.”

“This guy goes pretty far, but I think he fits in the tradition of Father Coughlin, and [Joe] McCarthy, and of course, maybe to a lesser extent, Pat Buchanan, and [Bill] O’Reilly,” Matthews said.

He noted that all of the people he listed “look a lot alike” as well, and each have “black Irish” features.

“These guys are hard right-wing guys. They look a lot alike. They have what we call the black Irish look to them.” According to Urban Dictionary, black Irish is someone with “dark hair and olive skin.”

“They don’t smile much,” Matthews added.

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  1. Chris Matthews compared Ted Cruz to Nazi supporting, anti-Semite Father Coughlin with a ‘black Irish’ look – The Global Dispatch | rudmang says:

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  2. clinton2016 says:

    I don’t like Cruz, but this name calling is not needed. Matthews, stop acting like Limbaugh!!!

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