Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Schizoid Chris Matthews

Sometimes, Chris Matthews can be utterly brilliant. I vividly remember, from either 2000 or 2004, an interview he did with Ralph Nader. In it, he utterly nailed Nader for his radicalism, asking him if he would try to repeal the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, long on the wish list of union bosses. Nader enthusiastically endorsed the proposition, to the cheers of the audience.

Matthews was aghast. He then explained that such an action would mean that employees could be forced to be formal union members, and that state Right to Work laws would become ineffective.

Suddenly, the cheers turned to boos.

Other times, and more lately, he reminds me of a line from the movie Taps, where the actor playing the father of Timothy Hutton's character confronts his son, and informs him that the retired general who leads the school is "living proof that horse's asses outnumber horses."

This little vignette --- in which Matthews calls the United States Military Academy at West Point "the enemy camp" --- demonstrates that Matthews likewise constitutes such evidence:

On the other hand, for the likes of Matthews and President Barry, perhaps "the enemy camp" is an apt description for any location inhabited with a high percentage of those charged with defending the Constitution of the United States.


William Pace said...

Chris Matthews will call anyone who does not feel a thrill going up their legs at the sight of President Obama as a member of the "enemy camp."
Go Tigers!

Isophorone said...

What a piece of work!