Chris Matthews: The tea party’s playing a role not unlike the Muslim Brotherhood’s, huh?

posted at 7:09 pm on February 1, 2011 by Allahpundit

I know what you’re thinking, but no, his point here isn’t that tea partiers are dangerous regressive fanatics that must never be trusted with power. He’s already made that argument, silly; why would he need to repeat it? No, what he’s after in this clip is an electoral analogy. Just as the tea party represents populist discontent with the impure Republican establishment, so too does the Ikhwan represent populist discontent in Egypt with the infidel Mubarak. I suppose there’s some very, very rough parallel available in any “people vs. the establishment” dynamic, although the same parallel would presumably apply to the netroots vis-a-vis Joe Lieberman and Blanche Lincoln and other squishy Blue Dogs, no? Occasionally they issue a fatwa, and occasionally it’s carried out. Why, Ned Lamont’s victory in ’06 was almost like Khomeini toppling the shah, wasn’t it? Analogies are fun! (Actually, Matthews hates the netroots too, so he might not disagree.)

If this guy thinks the Muslim Brotherhood’s big goal in toppling Mubarak is instituting economic reform or shrinking government or pushing some other people-powered measure, MSNBC’s coverage of Egypt in the weeks ahead will be mighty interesting to watch.

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Time to confront Chris Matthews for his misogynist bigoted ways.

http://www.bluecollarphilosophy.com/2011/02/tell-chris-matthews-to-stop-his-misogynist-attack-on-michele-bachmann-video.html

Clips of his show could be used for the “Two minutes of hate” in Orwell’s 1984.

Blue Collar Todd on February 1, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Chris Mouthspews is and idiot… I can not watch more than 30 seconds of his show…

vulcannomad on February 1, 2011 at 10:55 PM

And there are actually those that what he says is actually relevant?

DL13 on February 2, 2011 at 12:02 AM

The new face of hate at MSNBC.
jdawg on February 1, 2011 at 7:16 PM

FTA:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: When we return — when I return — “Let Me Finish” with a history lesson for Michele Bachmann. You’re watching HARDBALL — she could use one here, she ought to be lucky we still don’t have literacy tests out there. You’re watching HARDBALL, only on MSNBC.

HARDBALL — she could use one here

HARDBALL is slang for .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)

DSchoen on February 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM

He’s turning into a Mupppet.

flataffect on February 2, 2011 at 1:48 AM

This is nothing more than an attempt to take audience share away from John Stewart.

percysunshine on February 2, 2011 at 7:32 AM

HARDBALL is slang for .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)

DSchoen on February 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Hardball actually refers to the ammunition, specifically full metal jacket (FMJ) and can be just about any caliber. That being said, I echo the sentiment. ;>)

prince of dorkness on February 2, 2011 at 7:35 AM

HARDBALL is slang for .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)

DSchoen on February 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM
Hardball actually refers to the ammunition, specifically full metal jacket (FMJ) and can be just about any caliber. That being said, I echo the sentiment. ;>)

prince of dorkness on February 2, 2011 at 7:35 AM

Sorry, that wasn’t very civil.

prince of dorkness on February 2, 2011 at 7:42 AM

Chrissy Matthews is a Madhatter and as tastless as Ms. Jerret.

MSGTAS on February 2, 2011 at 8:21 AM

The left is getting more desperate…just wait a few months and listen to their rhetoric…

right2bright on February 2, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Chrissy Matthews is a Madhatter and as tasteless as Ms. Jerret.

MSGTAS on February 2, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Sorry Chris, but I don’t recall Tea party folks like my self shouting “DEATH TO THE AMERICAN INFIDELS AND THE ZIONIST JEWS!”

Until that happens, stop comparing us to the Muslim Terrorist-hood… err I mean “Brotherhood”

Razgriez on February 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Chrissy boy, if you paid attention to Sr. Chuckie Cheese you would know that Demorats are in charge of all 3 branches of government, House, Senate, and President. Therefore they would have to be upset with Libertarians. This comment makes as much sense as Mathews.

Herb on February 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM

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