Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: GOP debt ceiling stand is like apartheid-era South Africa
Posted on 07/26/2011 8:14:19 AM PDT by markomalley
South Africa and apartheid, Custers Last Stand those are not exactly great moments in world history. But Chris Matthews says that todays Tea Party-influenced Republican Party fits in the same category.
On his Monday MSNBC program, Matthews asked the Huffington Posts Howard Fineman why he thought the GOP was taking a tough stand on the debt ceiling negotiations.
Whats going on here as I see it is a kind of slow-motion secession, Fineman said. This is an ending of the social compact. This is two, three generations worth of agreement about Social Security, about Medicare, about the role of the federal government.
The Tea Party people are saying, We want to secede from that society. And the way to do it is to draw the line on spending and taxes, to starve the federal government so that it loses power, so that we arent part of the social compact anymore. And thats the real argument thats going on, and the Congress as an institution is incapable of dealing with that kind of fundamental argument, which given the entitlement age and welfare state age, which is why you have the super committees and super-duper committees and the smaller and smaller ring of people attempting to decide something, Fineman said.
That evokes images of South Africa during apartheid, Matthews said.
This sounds like I spent two years in southern Africa [it] sounds like what the whites talked about doing, Matthews said. Eventually going into some circle, like Custers Last Stand against the United States.
Fineman didnt go along with the apartheid analogy, but he did say the pushback has materialized because some of the current plans on the table in Congress dont go far enough in the Tea Partys view.
I wouldnt put a racial tone on it, but I would say that the Congress is not dealing with the fundamental question here, Fineman said. They refuse to do it. And theyre not dealing with it now, because both bills, both plans both the Boehner plan and the Reid plan dont deal with either entitlements or taxes.
Chris Matthews will do or say anything to keep Obama in office. Matthews wants to keep those leg tingles coming.
I can’t stand that mindless twit.
Ok, seems like Matthew's gets it - he's not as dumb as I thought he was.
What's the problem with that? - and don't say it's "racist" - ooops, there he goes, he said it.............
So, Chrissy, does that mean if we raise it, we wind up just like the Utopia that is South Africa today?
That alone says, "WHOA NELLY! Shut the front door! We won't be going there."
“Mathews wants to keep those leg tingles coming.”
Maybe that’s where his brain is located.
(One never knows.)
Maybe Ms. Chrissy should put on her finest silk stockings, her finest silk panties and her finest silk dress and go see her lover in person.
I think Fineman is right. That is an apt description..
That man has constipation of the brain and diarrhea of the mouth.
Chrissy is just following Dear Reader's lead -- the TOTUS told him to compare his role in the debt ceiling fiasco to Lincoln freeing the slaves.
Much like the media whore he is Matthews is trying to defend his pimp!
Keep chirping DimLibbies, your idiotic rants are falling on deaf voter ears...
Chrissie sounds just like Jesse Jr on another thread. Could it be that Crissie’s maiden name was Jackson?
There’s a whole other subject for debate, the state of South Africa today.
While the legal structure of apartheid is gone, that country is in bad shape. A growing number of productive (mostly white) citizens are emigrating. Crime is rampant. The economy of the counry is arguably worse off than when South Africa faced international sanctions due to apartheid.
South Africa has NOT evolved into a peaceful, multi-racial capitalist country as a result of the end of apartheid.
Why was it okay for SENATOR BARACK OBAMA to oppose raising the debt ceiling in 2006?????? Among other things, he called the need to raise the debt ceiling a failure of presidential leadership.
We have expected politicians to lie to get elected, and allowed them to get away with it for so long, that we’re surprised when one goes to D.C. and votes the way he promised he’d vote while campaigning. And the democrats really cannot understand nor accept it.
Chris Matthews is very possibly the BIGGEST @$$ on the left - and that takes in a LOT of territory!
Everytime he opens his mouth the TV should post a “Donkey Breath” alert.
Things to do today:
1- Find another deranged, whacked out way to disparage the Tea Party and Republicans so that people on Free Republic will talk about me. Lord knows that having just the WH as an audience has my ratings in the toilet.
2- Get drunk off my a$$ because I am an irrelevant hack.