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Chris Matthews: Anti-Gingrich ad blitz ‘equally intensive’ as Dresden bombings

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Jeff Poor
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During the last days of World War II, the U.S. Air Force and the British Royal Air Force firebombed Dresden, Germany, killing tens of thousands.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Tuesday found the destruction of Dresden an appropriate analogy to the current ad blitz launched by a Romney-affiliated political action committee against former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (RELATED: Has Chris Matthews lost his mind?)

“This is Dresden in 1945, following the intensive allied bombing campaign in World War II,” Matthews declared. “And this is Des Moines right now following an equally intensive negative TV campaign. The campaign has been carried out by wealthy contributors to Mitt Romney. The target on the ground is a candidate who was just weeks ago running ahead of him in the polls, here and countrywide, Newt Gingrich.  A month ago, he was at 33 percent, this weekend he was down to 12 percent.”

Matthews observed an irony in that Gingrich, a proponent of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, has now become a victim of it.

“The only justice here is personal, that Gingrich himself has been one thousand percent behind the court decision,” snorted Matthews.

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