Last week on MSNBC’s “Hardball” I watched Chris Matthews go feral on conservative talk show host Kevin James. James, like many people, was tossing around a historical term, “appeasement,” without actually knowing the etymology and historical significance of said term.
Matthews, who obviously laid the trap that James pounced right into, pulled out his club and commenced to beating James about the head. Matthews enjoys doing this to people (which I probably why Hillary Clinton won’t go on his show … that and he’s a huge sexist who totally hates her.)
This most recent fracas was akin to a “douche off” he had with former Democratic Chairman Terry McAuliffe and a savage impaling of Obama supporter Kirk Watson. But this latest attack was over recent veiled statements President Bush made in Israel about Barack Obama, accusing individuals like him of being naive for wanting to talk to our enemies. James used the magic word, “appeasement,” and the beatdown commenced.
If you’re pro-Obama, it was good to see an anti-Obama dude get a torn a new one. And if you’re pro-historical accuracy, it was funny to see someone get forcefully corrected.
And if you just enjoy watching Chris Matthews act like Chris Matthews, it’s a hilarious clip.
“When you’re in a hole, stop digging!”