Chris Matthews – arguably one of the nastiest talk show hosts on cable news – slammed Texas Governor Rick Perry for being “nasty” against President Obama on his Sunday program.
He then went on to wonder if the Republican Party is a “nasty party.”
Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock reported:
On his self-titled program, Matthews said of the presidential candidate: “Some people like- apparently on the right- the fact that [Perry’s] so nasty against Obama.”
Just in the last week, Matthews has used his other program, Hardball, to compare Perry to segregationist Bull Connor.
He also suggested that the governor would have opposed integration. On Sunday, Matthews wondered if the GOP was the “nasty party.” Matthews certainly knows something about being nasty.
Matthews – who was once called a sexist bully by Jehmu Green, former president of the Women’s Media Center, for his attacks against conservative women – defines the term “nasty” with his daily attacks upon those with whom he disagrees.
During the debt ceiling debate, he called the Tea Party “terrorists,” “muggers,” and claimed they were assaulting poor President Obama.
In June, he called GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich evil, and said he looked like the devil. In the same month, he called rural conservative Christians “backward,” and said he hates objective journalism when it comes to the global warming debate.
According to Matthews’ hate-filled worldview, anyone who does not agree with the theory of evolution and global warming is “anti-science,” as illustrated by a quote captured by Real Clear Politics:
“He [Romney] believes in science. Republicans on the right hate science, remember? Certainly Rush does. That’s ahead. The battle between the college guys and the rubes. You’re watching ‘Hardball,’ only on MSNBC,” Matthews said.
So nasty and vile is Matthews that former Congressman Dick Armey once wondered if the MSNBC host is perhaps losing his grip on reality:
When asked about Matthews comparing the Tea Party to the radical Muslim Brotherhood, Armey, chairman of FreedomWorks, told Fox and Friends’ Brian Kilmeade, “I don’t know whether it’s his age or what, but he just seems to be slipping out of touch with reality.”
Lachlan Markay of Newsbusters writes that in addition to repeatedly implying Republicans are racists, he has called Glenn Beck “absolutely crazy”, compared the Tea Party to “Nazi stuff”, and has done his best to connect Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann to the tragic shooting in Tucson.
Now, Matthews – the poster boy for hate at MSNBC – wonders if Republicans are “nasty” because they disagree with Obama’s policies.
And this just one day after Democratic Representative Maxine Waters said the Tea Party can “go straight to hell.”
For most, this is the living definition of the word, “hypocrite.”
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