Remember Chris Matthews and that infamous tingle he felt when Obama was elected? Even though he was unceremoniously ousted from MSNBC, he’s still around, making absurd statements. His latest remarks really take the cake, showcasing a severe case of what I’d call Stage 5 Trump Derangement Syndrome. This time, Chris has outdone himself by comparing rural Americans to terrorists.
In case you missed it, it seems ‘terrorist’ is the new ‘Nazi.
Former MSNBC host Chris Matthews said that dealing with angry rural Americans is similar to combating terrorism on “Morning Joe” Tuesday.
Matthews highlighted the importance of anger in mobilizing voters during elections as he drew the analogy. He said rural Americans harbor a deep-seated anger toward liberal elites, and then seemed to liken it to the sentiments of terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq following the U.S. military presence there.
“This is rural rage. They are so angry at the liberal establishment, the coastal elite, they look at people on television … ‘They don’t have to worry about us,’” Matthews stated. “And the regular guy in the country goes, ‘there they are snarling and making fun of us again’ and every time we make fun of Trump, we’re making fun of them … It’s a weird thing, but in a way it’s like fighting terrorism.”
“We think we just put the army in, or Israel just puts the IDF in, and they’re going to solve the problem,” Matthews continued. “It never solves the problem because you enrage people. And we did it with Afghanistan and we did it with Iraq. We enraged the enemy to the point where they’re more fiery than ever and they hate us more than ever. Armies don’t make peace.”
Well, I’ve got to hand it to Chris for choosing ‘Morning Joe’ as the ideal platform to unleash his half-baked ideas. That show seems tailor-made for spewing complete nonsense. His words will likely be lapped up as gospel by his audience, further muddying the waters and dividing our nation — a goal the left seems all too keen on achieving. And as we edge closer to 2024, I fear this will only intensify.