Yeah, I know, nothing new for Tingles. But Brooks is taking a beating in the other tea-party thread so I thought I’d give him a break by reminding you that accusing tea partiers of having issues with the “educated class” is actually pretty mild compared to the usual insinuations.

Also, in fairness, employees of MSNBC are probably contractually obligated to call them “teabaggers.”

I’m giving you two clips, actually. The second is short, but an essential — and timely — gloss on the first.

Update: Remember, MSNBC’s been known to edit video in order to obscure unhelpful facts that contradict its racial narratives, so maybe Matthews is innocent here. Maybe his problem is simply that he’s getting his info from … MSNBC.

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