Matthews on Griffith’s flip: The GOP is sort of the party of the confederacy now, huh?

posted at 10:15 pm on December 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Weasel Zippers. The money line: “Are you going to keep building your party with Dixiecrats, ex-Democrats, who think the Democratic party is too mainstream?” Savor that last word, as it suggests that a party pushing a signature bill that’s now -20 in net approval in some polls is the one that speaks for the great “mainstream.” The idea of a liberal silent majority goes hand in hand with the idea of the GOP as a radical collective, which is where the confederacy meme comes in here. Nothing new for “Hardball”: Kathleen Parker pushed that smear herself back in August during an especially insulting segment on why Palin fares well in the south while Obama doesn’t, but it’s a treat to see it paired this time with a blind assertion that the disintegrating Democrats are the true party o’ the people.

A reminder on the “confederacy” point: According to lefty pollster PPP, the top seven most endangered Senate seats are all held by Democrats and come from the following very much un-confederate states — North Dakota, New York, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, Delaware, and Illinois. (Tenth-most endangered is Pennsylvania, a.k.a. the land of Gettysburg.) Bear that in mind as you watch the first clip. As for the second, in which Matthews salutes one of his ideological heroes of yesteryear, that’s just for fun.

Update: From Politico’s new report on Griffith’s flip, a salute to the “mainstream”:

“There’s a real backlash in the conservative districts against Washington and the president,” said one senior Democratic operative. “In any right-leaning district…you’re going to see the incumbent looking at numbers they’ve never seen before.”

“I just think it really shows the moderates feel they don’t have a voice in the party, they don’t like where we are going as a party, and that should be troubling for Democrats,” said another senior Democratic strategist. “Less than a year into a Washington that is controlled by Democrats, they’ve lost hope, they feel disillusioned, and they don’t think there’s anything to stick around for.”


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Ironically, Sanders and his wife are millionaires, living the good life in Vermont, despite his disheveled appearance and once-a-year haircut. The man has never done a day’s work in his life, but to hear him talk you’d swear he dug the 400 foot quarries in Barre all by himself!

GoldenEagle4444 on December 22, 2009 at 11:32 PM

This is the insanity of the left. They know what’s best for the “little people”. The arrogance is stunning. All of these lefties sure need capitalism when it comes down to it. The hypocrisy is laughable.

marklmail on December 23, 2009 at 8:15 AM

Taking your word on it , Allah.
I WILL NOT watch Spittle.

5u93rm4n on December 23, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Matthews will be cowering in a corner drooling on himself on election day.

Can’t wait.

Good Lt on December 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM

We’ll be seeing Mr. Tingle laying on the anchor desk in a fetal position crying, sucking his thumb and alternately calling for his mommy on election day.

PatriotRider on December 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Confederacy? Meh.

At least the GOP not the party that harbors former members of the KKK hierarchy or pedophiles.

PimFortuynsGhost on December 23, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Starting to think Matthews may just be sick in the head.

Red Cloud on December 23, 2009 at 9:03 AM

States Rights redux.

Fletch54 on December 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM

It’s only gonna get worse, Chris. Better bite down on the cyanide capsule NOW!

joe btfsplk on December 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM

So Saul Alinksy is “his hero from the past”? Have you noticed that the communists are become more and more brazen? They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. Aren’t we the people supposed to defend our country from these DOMESTIC TERRORISTS? Doesn’t the Constitution call for it? I’m not so sure the 2010 elections will be soon enough. Look at all that has been done in the same amount of time since Obama took office. We The People must stand up to this tyrannical oppressive regime. Any ideas?

margretto on December 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM

The South Republicans shall rise again! 2010 baby!!!

WyoMike on December 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM

…..It’s time to destroy these Progressive(ly) Communist talking heads with their own medicine. A conservative comedy news show similar to that other ahole Jon Stewart would be perfect. Go after the youth like the left does……..

adamsmith on December 23, 2009 at 7:53 AM

Have you seen RedEye w Greg Gutfeld? 3 am on Fox News.

http://www.foxnews.com/redeye/

…………………

“Red Eye averaged 432,000 total viewers and 202,000 in the demo. Let’s deal with the demo first – CNN’s 8pmET show, hosted by Campbell Brown, averaged 191,000 in the demo. Let’s just let that one sink in – Fox News had more people in the all important A25-54 demographic watching their channel at three in the morning (east coast time) than CNN had for the show that leads off their prime time. This says as much about Fox News as it does about CNN. Wow.

In total viewers (and demo), Red Eye beat the cable news competition three hours later. All three other morning shows, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN’s American Morning and HLN’s Morning Express had less viewers in September.”

http://www.mediaite.com/online/red-eye-resurgence-more-demo-viewers-watch-fox-at-3am-than-cnn-at-8pm/

poplicola on December 23, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Ironically, Sanders and his wife are millionaires, living the good life in Vermont, despite his disheveled appearance and once-a-year haircut. The man has never done a day’s work in his life, but to hear him talk you’d swear he dug the 400 foot quarries in Barre all by himself!

GoldenEagle4444 on December 22, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Exactly right, as is the case with Noam Chomsky (talk about disheveled appearance), Howard Zinn, and Michael Moore. All are wealthy, all despise capitalism and promote radical–even anarchist–Marxism, yet all try to create an outwardly radical populist “I’m one of you guys” persona.

Pope Linus on December 23, 2009 at 9:49 AM

Mr. Matthews show he blindly follows Alinsky, the American Marx. Could Obama be Stalin in disguise?

If the 2010 elections do not allow Demoncrates to remain in control the like of Mathews will surly fall apart and become a blithering idiot.

MSGTAS on December 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM

AP:

C’mon man.

LOL- You know ‘Confederacy’ is a proper noun and therefore needs to be capitalized. You missed doing it twice. Are we supposed to believe this isn’t more anti-Southern bigotry on your part? Whatever your issue is, you need to let it go, man. The War is over, the Civil Rights Act passed, Jim Crowe is dead, as is the Northern (note proper noun capitalization) system of apartheid and Jim Crowe that existed right up to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I know, I lived in both regions prior to 1964.

Let it go, man. Let it go.

Have a Dixie Day

JimP on December 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Can’t this guy be arrested for hate crimes or something? He keeps ranting about white people, white tribalism and now the Party of the Confederacy. Sounds like he wants to start a civil war.

Something about old white liberals ranting about white people just turns my stomach. Almost as badly as old white creeps getting tingles up their legs at the sight of younger more athletic men. *barf*

joedoe on December 23, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Allah, who watches this guy?

Compliments of HotAir, his YouTube ratings are probably 5-6 times greater than the actual broadcast numbers. And of that number, the majority of viewers are bemoaning the fact they bothered to click the link in the first place.

R Square on December 23, 2009 at 10:49 AM

What country are we talking about here?

My US History suggests that the Democrats were the party of the Klan.

Or is that the Republicans get blamed for everything, including the destruction of the slave economy?

lsheldon on December 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM

FloatingRock

Is it? Maybe so. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, (among others), could have greatly benefited from your wisdom.

Well no, the colonies were ruled by an external monarchy. Like it or not, the mess we are in is because people here voted to elect morons. (Or stayed home because they were duped into thinking that you had to go through Carter to get to Reagan.) Your analogy with the founding fathers is wrong. Think Jeffeson Davis, not George Washington.

If only they had known that struggling for independence from tyranny is crazy and offensive and provides “ammunition to people who want to paint the right wing as kooks.”,

A guy could get the idea that you have no problem with the whole “kook” title. Breaking up the country is kooky. Nuts. Not going to happen without a whole lot of bloodshed.

I’m sure they would have just paid the damn taxes and done something more useful with their wasted lives.

Again, you are missing the difference between being ruled by an external monarchy versus screwed by a Republican Democracy. The problems we have are entirely home grown and due to the neglect and apathy of people who should have known better and the manipulation of the ignorant, corrupt and spoiled rotten by people who couldn’t care less if the country is destroyed as long as they get what they want in the short term.

I suggest to you that the way of combating that is not to join the ranks of those who couldn’t care less if the country is destroyed as long as you get what they want in the short term.

If the caring for your country argument doesn’t reach you try this on for size: I couldn’t think of a better way of wrecking the common sense conservative renaissance then pushing for ridiculous, proven to be unworkable and inherently traitorous ideas. And you wouldn’t want to validate what Chris Matthews is saying, now would you?

Boxy_Brown on December 23, 2009 at 3:09 PM

We have a plantation. It is called the District of Columbia.
And it is not pretty. And Dems have run it for decades.

IlikedAUH2O on December 23, 2009 at 6:02 AM

We have at least two…don’t forget Detroit.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 23, 2009 at 5:31 PM

Breaking up the country is kooky. Nuts. Not going to happen without a whole lot of bloodshed.

Boxy_Brown on December 23, 2009 at 3:09 PM

You bet it’s kooky. The left has been systematically doing just that for decades, dividing us into hostile minorities and stirring the hate. That’s the necessary prelude to the political disintegration that culminates in bloodshed. The butcher’s bill is almost due.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

Venusian Visitor on December 23, 2009 at 9:53 PM

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