MSNBC host Chris Matthews is on a roll, unfavorably comparing the reaction of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to President Obama’s election to that of South African apartheid-era president F.W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela’s election Friday on Now with Alex Wagner.
“For him to recognize his role in history as a patriot at that point is so different than the way Mitch McConnell handled the election of Obama,” he said. “So different. To set it up that way, the juxtaposition, they were willing, the McConnell people onto the far right were willing to destroy the country in order to destroy Obama, whereas to succeed in a country he loved, F.W. de Klerk was willing to see it transformed to black rule so that it could be done successfully so he would have his country have a better future.”
He was set up for the comment by the not-so-reverend Al Sharpton. Having both Sharpton and Matthews on a panel is the intellectual equivalent of putting two puppies on brand new carpet until their diarrhea is better.
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