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Chris Matthews: "I Don't Understand How People Can Elect Somebody Like Ted Cruz"

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Cynthia Tucker, I really want your thoughts and feelings on this. I don't understand how people can elect somebody like Ted Cruz. Here's a guy so far right, so unlimited in his notion of the second amendment, that anyone should be able to have any kind of gun. And anybody who says you can't have any kind of gun is somehow limiting their rights under his view of the constitution.

In other words, Matt Dillon, Wyatt Earp, anybody who ever said leave your gun out of town on the way into town had to be stopped in their tracks because his view of the constitution is the bad guys, the guys in the gangs, they had a right to carry guns anywhere they wanted and any kind of gun they could get their hands on. And then he challenges a grown-up, again, Dianne Feinstein, who I have enormous respect for, who watched her mayor die right in front of her, who has dealt with criminal matters her whole career. She's an expert on criminality, and have her lectured to by this far-out character, your view on what this has come to, this gun discussion. I think it's so polarized between the middle, reasonable middle, and the far right. It's hopeless.

CYNTHIA TUCKER: Well, Chris, not only is Ted Cruz is an extremist, he's also overbearing, arrogant and condescending. And I can only imagine how Dianne Feinstein felt. How dare he? (Hardball, March 14, 2013)

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