Recently a participant at a Republican town hall floated the idea of executing President Obama, and on Wednesday night Chris Matthews used that as a jumping point to go after the universally “nasty” treatment the right wing gives Obama. He argued, “The continual statement that gets you where you want to go in right-wing Republican politics… is simply being against the president.”
He brought up the execution line to say the GOP just loves piling on however they can, because “anything that’s nasty about this guy has become the amen chorus of the Republican party!”
Matthews ended up being wistful for the days when John McCain was scolding supporters for going after the president; an example, he said, of Republican fairmindedness.
Watch the video below, via MSNBC:
[h/t The Right Scoop]
[photo via screengrab]
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