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Chris Matthews: ‘GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government’

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

The GOP gets called a lot of things on MSNBC, the so-called place for politics. But is it fair to call the Republican Party by the name of a religious sect of Islam that is often tied to terrorism?

On Tuesday’s “Hardball” on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews did just that, calling the Republican Party “the Wahhabis of American government.”

“Also, is the Republican Party willing to risk economic Armageddon in the name of religion?” Matthews asked. “That is the religion of no taxes. Well the GOP has become the Wahhabis of American government, willing to bring down the whole country in the service of their anti-tax ideology. This is no phony crisis. If you’re not careful — if we’re not careful, the country risks becoming Greece. Not ancient Greece, by the way, current Greece.”

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  • Bonnie Sweitzer

    Chris has a very nice brother! What happened to Chris?

  • truebearing

    More evidence of the mental instability of Matthews, yet MSNBC keeps the nit wit on the air.

  • erick1740

    Democrats are the “suicide bombers ” of the American economy.

  • RachaelGiddy

    We have a saying where I’m from when we try to explain our crazy uncle Otto at Thanksgiving. “He ain’t right.”

  • Deec

    Chris Matthews why is it all you news people like msnbc,,,cnn know how to do is try to destroy the REPUBLICANS after all we arent the ones that are destroying Our Country YOU AND THE NEWS PEOPLE AT CNN IS DOING THAT…..WHAT I LIKE TO KNOW IS WHEN ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO GET SOME BALLS AND STOP THINKING ABOUT KISSING THE ILLEGAL MUSLIM OBAMA’S ASS………DO YOU THINK THAT JOB YOU HAVE WILL BE THERE AFTER HE GETS WHAT HE WANTS FROM YOU……….GOD BLESS AMERICA

  • dallas yankee

    Is he still on MSNBC? does anyone really watch his show? I guess if you need a good laugh you would watch. I guess his audience is up to about 100 now. He should rename his show “NOBALLS”

    • SpaciousSkies

      The Republicans are the ones seeking to bring spending in line with tax receipts.

      Obama is standing in the doorway, denying the solution to the problem.