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Chris Matthews Calls Limbaugh “Walrus,” Argues Against Use Of Word “Regime”

After Pres. Barack Obama called out Rush Limbaugh in an interview with CBS News that aired this morning, Limbaugh responded today, calling the current administration a “regime.”

That didn’t sit well with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who railed against the use of the word on Hardball today. You know who else used that word? His colleague, Keith Olbermann.

Here’s part of Limbaugh’s response today to the Washington Examiner:

Never in my life have I seen a regime like this, governing against the will of the people, purposely. I have never seen the media so supportive of a regime amassing so much power.

Matthews was fired up over the quote. “I’ve never seen language like this in the American press,” he said, before calling Limbaugh a “walrus underwater.” “We know that word regime, it was used by recent President George Bush, regime change. You go to war with regimes.”

Later:

The use of the word regimes in American political parlance is unacceptable and someone should tell the walrus to stop using it…I don’t even think Joe McCarthy called this government a regime.

Here’s the clip today. But below, who else used the word “regime”? Take a guess…


Keith Olbermann, talking about the “current regime” in September 11, 2006. What was that about “unacceptable” and “never seen language like this”? Take a look:


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