Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chris Matthews Takes Reince Priebus to the Woodshed

You know, Chris Matthews isn't a very popular guy, including among liberals. I can see where they're coming from, but when it comes to eviscerating douchebag right wingers, there's few that can compare:

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Good gravy, did it feel absolutely wonderful to see Priebus get ripped a new asshole for once. Priebus gets away with so much shit when he goes on the cable news shows, that it's a welcome change to see him not able to squirm away.

Of course, he definitely tried to do just that by the end of the video, using the old "I'm too smart to directly refute your arguments" gambit.

One of the things that pleased me the most about this segment was that that Matthews pointed that several presidents had attempted to enact universal health care (This was the point where Priebus realized he was in over his head and would no doubt cry himself to sleep in the hotel room he shares with John Boehner.). It's always infuriated me how very few journalists, including the so-called "liberal" ones, rarely pointed this out during the whole HCR saga, so good on Matthews for pointing this out.

But there is one major point that I was somewhat disappointed (and surprised) that Matthews didn't mention. When Priebus kept mentioning Obama was looking towards "European" influences on things like health care, Matthews had a perfect opportunity to say: "He wasn't looking towards Europe, he was looking towards Massachusetts! You know, the state that was run by the guy running for president in your party that created the plan that Obama copied?".

Still, aside from that, overall brilliant job, Chrissy.

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