“MATTHEWS: Okay I gotta wonder, Chris Cillizza I gotta wonder when people are gonna start wearing uniforms. I mean they’ve got an army out there in Alaska of militia people. You’ve got these guys going around acing like street thugs. I mean it isn’t far from what we saw in the thirties, where all of a sudden, political parties started showing up in uniform.

“CILLIZZA, WASHINGTON POST: Two things, one, take it out of politics a little bit. You can’t do that, right? You don’t do that. You don’t act like that in decent society. So, so put the politics aside. I would say-

“MATTHEWS: You don’t think is right wing by its very nature? Isn’t this extremist politics physically manifested?”

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“And here we go. After trashing Karl Rove (bloodsucker) and Glenn Beck (chicken little) and comparing the Tea Party candidates to ‘moderately talented actors’ at a Comedy Club on Improv night asked to play on the absurd premise of running for congress, Olbermann shouted a rallying cry: ‘Vote backward, vote Tea Party!’ and launched into a highlight reel of Tea Party gaffes, candidate by candidate…

“‘You are willing to let these people run this country?’ he demanded of his audience, angrily. ‘These are the cranks, menaces, mercenaries, and authoritarians you will turn this country over to?'”

“‘The Tea Party, he said, is trying to ‘establish a theocracy for white males.'”