Chris Matthews: Limbaugh Will Let Hillary Clinton Win So He Can Be "Government In Exile"
by 2008 Central, Tue Feb 05, 2008 at 01:56:32 PM EST
[Republished from 2008Central.net]
In an exchange with Howard Fineman and Michelle Bernard on today's Hardball, Chris Matthews suggested that Limbaugh would let Hillary Clinton win in order to become the government in exile:
Howard Fineman: McCain is relying on the idea that if he does get the nomination, the prospect of Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will be enough to unite the conservatives. I don't necessarily think that's the case. Sometimes conservative activists get in a mood where they prefer to loose...
Chris Matthews: Right.
Fineman: ...They prefer to lose...
Matthews: Yes! Yes!
Fineman: ...They want to Lose. They love to lose.
Matthews: I just think that's so true. Michelle, I think these guys like Rush Limbaugh, who I think is a great professional at what he does, would love to be the government in exile, have a democrat like Hillary Clinton, especially Hillary Clinton as president. And he would be in heaven for four years, putting her in hell.
Michelle Bernard: No one is going to unify the Republican party more than Hillary Clinton, you know. Let's make that clear. I've got to actually agree with...
Matthews: No, I mean let her win the presidency, so that guys on radio can dance for four years on her grave. I mean, they'll just love it.
This is multidimensional nonsense. It's pretty clear that for the safety of others, going forward, MSNBC should only allow Matthews to use NERF on Hardball.
For context, in the subsequent segment, Matthews reads a letter from former Speaker Tip O'Neil's daughter that praises Barack Obama and states that Tip would support Obama if he were alive. Matthews goes on to talk about the cut of Obama's jib.