Friday, August 31, 2012
VIDEO--Chris Matthews Goes on Anti-Romney Bender: 'Very Anti-Scientific'; 'Know-Nothing'; 'Piggish'
Newsbusters ... MSNBC's Chris Matthews didn't even wait for the balloons and the confetti to stop falling before laying into Mitt Romney. Moments after the former Massachusetts governor finished his Thursday night speech at the Republican National Convention, Matthews slammed the supposedly "very dark, very jingoistic, very anti-scientific, and, really, Know-Nothing" elements of the address.
The left-wing host concluded that "on science, on war and peace...I personally think this was a bad address for the American people." Matthews later went on a tear on how Romney was apparently "narrow-minded...small and insular and piggish...to say, we don't care about the planet we live on, which is getting hotter."
As you might expect, the Obama-cheerleading MSNBC personality reflexively defended the President's foreign policy against Romney's critique during his initial response to the speech: "The President hasn't gone around the world apologizing! That's not true! Why build this indignation against the rest of the world?"
Even as he complimented the more "positive and wonderful" elements of the Republican nominee's address, Matthews had to insert a thin-veiled attack on the Republican Party's pro-life platform by using an anecdote about Romney's mother: "I thought his tribute to his mother, Lenore Romney - who was, by the way, pro-choice, who ran against Phil Hart for the Senate - was wonderful. I thought his tribute to stay-at-home women, who work inside the home was wonderful and very compelling politically."
Almost forty-five minutes after his initial response, the host raised the supposedly
"very anti-scientific" part of Romney's speech with Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and upped the ante with his "narrow-minded" and "piggish" slams of Romney. Fineman replied, in part, that "the, sort of, anti-science sentiment that you just mentioned...is a big theme in the Republican Party of today - the faith-based Republican Party, which often seems to put science in a category next to evil."
The transcript of Chris Matthews's response to Mitt Romney's speech to follow