New York Congressman Peter King has long been known for his frequent outbursts and disdain for conservatism. This isn’t the first time that King has taken jabs at fellow party members, either. His open disgust for Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz is legendary.

His ire for new wave conservatism took on a whole new tone when Ted Cruz faced off with President Obama during the government shutdown. King called the shutdown one of the most irresponsible things any conservative could do and proclaimed that Ted Cruz was throwing “a temper tantrum.”

Peter King has been taking the rhetoric up a notch each time Cruz’s popularity rises with grassroots voters, stating that Cruz is unqualified, has no leadership ability, is a “sideshow entertainer” — and that if Cruz was nominated, he would “jump off a bridge.” That quote didn’t seem to fully express just how much King despises Ted Cruz, so in a recent interview with MSNBC he said very succinctly:

“I hate Ted Cruz, and I think Ill take cyanide if he ever got the nomination.”

He also threw a punch at Donald Trump for good measure, saying that Trump needed to:

“…show that he has some comprehension of what’s going on in the world and that he’s not just the guy at the end of the bar throwing in remarks.”

Not long before the MSNBC interview, King went after the supporters of Ted Cruz, suggesting that anyone who supported Cruz “should have their head examined.”

 

King’s hostility reeks of desperation, and it’s easy to see why. He’s one of the last of a dying breed of New England RINOs that have tried desperately to pull the GOP further and further left of center. He has failing grades on almost every conservative scorecard, putting him in the same bracket as many progressive liberals — which is ironic, since his main attack against party outsiders is to call them liberals and fake conservatives.

His main objective seems to act as gatekeeper of allowable opinion within the GOP. He has openly said that one of his top priorities is ensuring that the Republican party isn’t taken over by the “Rand Paul and Ted Cruz types…” One look at his voting record will make you thank God that more Republicans aren’t like Peter King. King’s track record of supporting bad ideas and liberal legislation goes on for miles. King has supported everything from:

* Restrictions on the Second Amendment

* Voting in favor of multiple bailouts

* “Cash for Clunkers”

* Funding for amnesty

* “No Child Left Behind”

* Sending tax dollars to Planned Parenthood…

…and the list goes on and on.

King isn’t the gatekeeper of conservatism, he is the Establishment’s Chief Apologizer. He never misses a chance to get in front of the media and explain just how terribly embarrassed he is of his own party. On a few occasions he has been so upset with the conservative wing of the GOP that he has alluded to switching parties altogether if he didn’t get his way.

That sort of sounds like a temper tantrum, doesn’t it?