Chris Matthews Schools Kevin James

Posted in Opinion by yliza on May 16, 2008

I don’t usually watch Hardball, but last night I was treated to the following smackdown of radio host Kevin James. (video courtesy of Huffington Post)

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You know you’ve really screwed up when Chris Matthews is the one takes you behind the woodshed. I can’t blame him for getting so disgusted with his guest, though. Kevin James was out of control, almost literally foaming at the mouth, and he clearly had no idea what he was being asked. He seemed to think shouting the word “appeasement” repeatedly was a sufficient response to every question. To quote Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think that means what you think it means”.

The greatest irony, though, is that the US Senators and Congressmen who counseled appeasement with the Nazis back in the late 1930’s were Republicans. Their floor speeches were published in The Illustrious Dunderheads, by Rex Stout. The book is described as

a collection of some of the silliest, stupidest, and most dangerous statements that have ever ben made by men laying claim to being leaders of the American people. . .The quotations in this book are only a sampling of the speeches delivered in the halls of Congress and elsewhere by U.S. Senators and Congressmen who have given currency to Nazi propaganda which is designed to bring about the defeat of the United States, the creation of a fascist America subservient to Hitler’s Germany.

Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.


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  1. trollfighter said, on May 16, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Wow. This guy makes Rush Limbaugh look normal.

  2. yliza said, on May 16, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Isn’t he something? I’m hoping they trot him out more often >:-)

  3. mark nelson said, on November 14, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    at their height, the Nazi’s ran upwards of 70 % of the economy. Looks like we’re headed in the same direction. Bigger is not better. ESPECIALLY when talking government.

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