Chris Matthews: Hate groups must be big fans of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, right?

posted at 9:01 pm on March 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters. I realize that demonizing tea partiers is his shtick, that opposing unsustainably huge government is supposedly per se proof of nascent domestic terrorism, but maybe it’s worth laying off on an afternoon when both of the guys he names are busy arguing against the president’s power to kill U.S. citizens without due process. Right? If Obama were a Republican, Matthews would have no difficulty grasping which party to the “liquidating Americans on suspicion of terrorism” debate is more dangerous potentially. A suggested rule of thumb for MSNBC: You don’t need to agree with Paul and Cruz on this. You’re free to continue to defend Obama’s right to give the royal thumbs down to someone on John Brennan’s list, even if the target holds an American passport. But maybe, just for the sake of appearances, slow down on comparing the opposition to Nazis at a moment when they’re trying to limit the leader’s authority to summarily execute enemies of the state.

By the way, note that the expert on hate groups here actually tries to disabuse Matthews of the notion that hardcore anti-government nuts care much about Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or any other mainstream Republican. Matthews, naturally, is having none of it. The point of having this guy on isn’t to educate the viewer about real domestic terrorists, it’s to demagogue conservative politicians who stand in the way of Obama’s agenda via guilt by phantom association. Levin, the expert, simply doesn’t understand what he’s there for.

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You can only hope that when this all goes down you’ll be in your little gated community being protected by people that actually have morals and stones.

However, remember this you little weasel scumbag. Those protectors probably also have homes and families. Think you’ll take precedence over them?

You are a libtard so you might actually be deluded enough to think so. However, they may just shoot you and dump you out the window and bring their own family inside the gates.

acyl72 on March 7, 2013 at 6:25 PM

A disappointing but true headline.

HotAirLib on March 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM

What is it about Rand Paul and/or Ted Cruz that would appeal to “hate groups?”

listens2glenn on March 6, 2013 at 9:15 PM

( “whistling” … “yelling” … “jumping up and down waving my arms” )

Hey HAL ! It’s almost twenty-four hours later . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . you and Chrissy STILL owe us an explanation for that sorry-assed remark.

listens2glenn on March 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Oh … HAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
You let it disappear off the homepage . . . . . . . . . . : (

listens2glenn on March 8, 2013 at 1:14 AM

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