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Matthews: Tea Party Activists Are Like Nazi SS, When Will They Start Wearing Uniforms?

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MSNBC host Chris Matthews yesterday compared Tea Party activists to the Nazi SS thugs of the 1930s and wondered when they will start wearing uniforms.

His comments were made during a “Hardball” segment concerning on the activist who was stomped on by a Rand Paul supporter earlier this week.

This is the “kind of stuff we saw from hoodlums in the ’30s in another country I will not mention,” he said. “What is this behavior by American political activists where they now arrest people, stomp them? These are supposed to be people who are just good old American tea partiers.”

Matthews also talked about what happened in Alaska when security for GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller briefly detained a blogger.

“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 acting 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.”

Here is the AP video:
@ Yahoo!7 Video

Conservatives have said that eyewitness reported Valle was lunging at Rand Paul, trying to shove a sign in his face and start trouble. They have pointed to this video for their evidence.


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October 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Chris Matthews: I’ll Do Everything I Can to Make Sure Obama Succeeds as President

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Chris Matthews announced today that it’s his job as a commentator to make sure president-elect Barack Obama succeed as president.

“Well you know what, I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work,” he told Joe Scarborourgh on air on MSNBC. “That’s my job. My job is to help my country. … to make this work successfully because this country needs a successful presidency.”

Most commentators and journalists like to think of themselves as watchdogs of the government and advocates for the common man. This is a unique prospective from Matthews, the ideal that it is his role to do everything he can to make the presidency work for the good of the country. He certainly didn’t have that view during the presidency of George Bush.

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November 6, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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