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Chris Matthews Impressed by 'Purity' of Astroturfed #MarchForOurLives

MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews arrives for the 2017 White House Correspondents Association Annual Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

The March for Our Lives rallies might not have captured the nation’s attention, but they definitely captured the media’s attention. For the majority of Americans, the marches was nothing more than another exploitation of a tragedy by people who don’t know anything about firearms. It was no spontaneous movement, but more astroturfing from activists like the anti-Semitic leaders of the Women’s March.

However, none of that dissuaded Chris Matthews, who failed to notice the obvious orchestration.

“What grabbed me and held fairly consistently throughout the day was its purity,” Matthews argued. “It’s what powered the day both in real-time and perhaps down the road. There wasn’t a lot of piggybackers out there, people with political causes who tried leaping on the backs of the March for Our Lives.”

“But I will always recall the optimism of that early protest against Vietnam. It was in my mind on Saturday as I saw the same optimism in the faces of those hoping to end this country’s fidelity to gun power,” he added. “Let’s hope the young people of Saturday are not moved to bitterness by the same putting off of action on gun safety.”

Purity, huh.

Pretty much every liberal activist in the game jumped in to get a piece of this. Billionaire ex- mayor Michael Bloomberg is “pure”? A quick look at the signs showed plenty of causes piggybacking on gun control, like pro-abortion groups.

Further, several Parkland students and family members were not allowed a platform at the event. Why? They don’t believe banning guns will keep schools safe.

Maybe that’s what Matthews was thinking: when you exclude anyone who might disagree with you, the message from the marchers suddenly seems “pure.”

Frankly, that kind of purity is something we should all be terrified of. That’s why we see the “Oppression Olympics” occurring in the social justice jihadi ranks. When the Left talks about purity, it means “shut up.”

The only thing that appears pure about this is Matthews having the gullible naivete of a child.