Civility From the Left – Chris Matthews Thinks Tea Partiers Are Muggers


The tea partiers are terrible, expecting the government to stop borrowing $120 billion a month from foreigners, mostly enemies.

If the GOP wanted to assault the President over the budget, you’d think they’d at least go for some real money. The Republicans didn’t cut the budget, they slowed the increases and avoided tax increases temporarily. Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC Hardball, likened them to thugs with knives who are mugging and assaulting the President. He has previously described Republicans as Wahhabis and terrorists.

The transcript –
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this bad experience we’ve all just been through. What we saw, what I saw at least, was one guy with a knife and the other trying to avoid being cut. It was a thug attacking a victim. It was a mugging.

Now, the good news, the relief is a better word, I suppose, is that the victim did get through it. The bad news is that the mugger got what he wanted. He got the wallet. I put you the most important question of the week, of the month, of the year, of this presidency, of our time: Is there any doubt that he, the mugger, will try it again? Not a whit.

This morning the Republican leader of the Senate declared his intention to name not a single member of a new special joint committee to make the second cut in the debt, who is open to a tax or even a revenue increase.

So, the mugging continues, again and again and again. The people who perpetrated this assault on the President will come back to do it again. The gang will be back and each time will make new demands, make no concessions, do exactly what they want to get what they want. And what they want is to control the government to their ends without having to win the White House or control the U.S. Congress. They can carry on the Bush economic policy right through the end of this presidency, as long as they’re willing to mug and the President is willing to turn over the wallet.

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