June 19, 2014

"For the Annals of Narcissism: "Actually, I feel sorry for him... Maybe, if he had a taken the time to listen to me over the years, maybe he’d be a little smarter than he is..."

"... and be a little less ignorant and maybe he’d have a few more friends. He likes to live in his own little bubble. In all seriousness, what I’ve heard about Cruz is that he knows himself and nobody else, basically."

It takes one to know one, they say.

The quote is from Representative Peter King.

25 comments:

Mark said...

I guess King has found his ticket onto the Good Republican lecture circuit.

cubanbob said...

Only a state as blue as NY could a Peter King be a Republican. Cruz just isn't playing the RINO games and that irritates King.

MadisonMan said...

I know you are but what am I?

Nice to see that Cruz won't be baited.

damikesc said...

What a thoroughly loathesome shit Peter King is.

I love hearing the establishment Republicans saying that "Tea Party" should fall in and stop attacking them...while they do little else themselves.

lemondog said...

Narcissism....so what else is new. Endemic in DC.

From Inwood said...

Sigh. The things one has to do & say to run as a Republican in the NYC area.

Hate Ted Cruz.

Hate Ted Cruz....

Michael The Magnificent said...

Mr. Smith, the ignorant stupid head that no one likes, goes to Washington.

uffda said...

"In all seriousness, what I’ve heard about Cruz is that he knows himself and nobody else, basically."

King does a fine Harry Reid impression.

Tank said...

King is the kind of guy who is often unintentionally funny.

richard mcenroe said...

Peter King, our go-to guy for political leadership. Why do I suspect he has an "I-love-me" wall as big as John McCain's?

Bob Boyd said...

So in Washington,a nest of vipers, Ted Cruz just doesn't seem to fit in?
Got it.

BDNYC said...

And Cruz is the one who's been exhibiting "smug arrogance"? Peter King is a funny dude.

Heyooyeh said...

Kind of can't wait for Althouse to go full anti-Cruz when his cult if personality goes up against Scott Walker's cult of personality in 2016.

Skeptical Voter said...

Good gracious. Attacks of narcissism seem to be all the rage in Washington these days. I'd argue that the plague of narcissism starts in the Oval Office, but in reality, that disease has been endemic on the banks of the Potomac for many years.

Thoughts about people who live in glass houses are hardly in a position to throw stones come to mind.

AJ Lynch said...

That is funny since I view King as a prototypical smug New Yorker who thinks he is way smarter than he really is.

damikesc said...

Given most Congresspeople's personalities, I wouldn't want to know them either.

An IRA apologist doesn't seem like somebody I'd want to know.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ted Cruz, saying he doesn't know who Peter King is, is revealing - everybody into politics knows who Peter King is. He's the loud guy who's been deserving of a dunce cap more times than we can count. You could say he's a fool.

But Cruz, a truly loathsome creature, plays us for fools.

The Right's Dr. Oz., he's just trying to bring a little hope. False hope, cynically hidden behind admirable concepts, like "principles" - you can't lose those. But you can lose everything else. Look around. How's it going? There's sirens outside my door.

Until that stops, it'll be a slow drip, drip, drip, but white supremacy will give - it always has. And Ted Cruz's promises, that the stewardship he'd bring to the party (that began as "Lincoln and his Black Republicans") would result in anything but catastrophe, will be laughable. Face palm stuff.

Anyway, I give this one to King. They both suck, but at least, in his own mind, King thinks Cruz has a right to exist,...



mccullough said...

Both Cruz and King are unlikeable personalities.

Freeman Hunt said...

Maybe, if he had a taken the time to listen to me over the years, maybe he’d be a little smarter than he is and be a little less ignorant and maybe he’d have a few more friends.

If you tried to have a narcissistic character in a movie say this, some people would accuse you of writing too on the nose.

n.n said...

Professional... or perhaps it's political... envy.

gadfly said...

In case you haven't noticed, our least conservative comment writer on the Althouse blog (with a website of his very own) doesn't like Ted Cruz - a politician from the largest minority in America.

So the question before the house is: "Does a minority's hatred of another minority represent racism?"

Larry J said...

mccullough said...
Both Cruz and King are unlikeable personalities.


Likeability is over rated. Superficially, Obama is likeable. He's incompetent as hell but people seem to like him. I'd rather have a president that's competent and has a Press that isn't sucking up to him to keep him honest.

Christy said...

Are either Cruz or King as disliked as John Adams was?

Besides, hasn't Obama taught us to expect that relentlessly likeable politicians are worthless?

hombre said...

“Whether you like somebody or dislike somebody, you want to know who the players are,” King said.

King is a player? Who knew? What's he playing at here?

As for Cruz acknowledging him in a restaurant, when I was a politician I acknowledged everyone whether I knew them or not. It's good politics. Attacking a member of your own party is not, unless you are a Republicrat, apparently.

Cruz is doing what he was elected to do: make waves.

King is doing what beltway hacks do: fight for the status quo.

Drago said...

crack: "You could say he's a fool."

LOL

I wonder if Peter King ever wondered aloud that increasing the population of Guam could tip it over?

Which rocket scientist said that?

Well, it wouldn't take too many guesses to come up with answer. Still, to help you out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7XXVLKWd3Q

2 minutes and 48 seconds of pure pain.

I especially love the response of the Admiral who has to listen to this lunatic.

And yet...compared to crack, ol Hank comes off as a modern day Gallileo!

To paraphrase Animal House: "Congratulations, Johnson. You're at the top of the Congressional Black Caucus class?

Johnson is still smarter than Boxer though. I'll give him that much.