Matthews: Ya know you tea party people remind me of … nazis?

Typical … Matthews is commenting on the Rand Paul supporter who stepped on the MoveOn member before a debate in Kentucky. That video is below as well. The money line, “When has a liberal politician had a thug step on someone?” Hmmm, don’t know .. let me ask Kenneth Gladney.

The back story … Lauren Valley shows up to present Paul with a phony award. The professional agitator first charges Paul’s car as it arrives and then after he gets out of the car. I would have tried to stop her too … but slam a foot down on her. Really disgusting. But is it enough the brand the entire Tea Party?


Well Chris Matthews uses it as an opportunity last night to call T Party folks … Nazis.


That would make this two days in a row he’s used the Nazi theme. But what grabs me is the question at the end. When has a liberal had thugs line up and do this … cue Kenneth Gladney who got the tar beat of of him at a Russ Carnahan rally last summer. Remember Chris?


Then there’s the New Black Panther Party … and the Tea Party Protestor who has his finger bitten off in California by a MoveOner?

That enough Chris, or do you need more?

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Tim-in-Alabama on October 28, 2010 at 7:29 am

    After watching all three videos, I can say I would find it appropriate if someone stepped on Chris Matthews's head.

  2. Anne-EH on October 28, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Jim, as soon as your blog entry got posted over at Free Republic, there was a BIG RESPONSE in postings. Any time you post anything involving Chris Mathews, it gets responses. Here is the URL:

  3. winnie888 on October 28, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Yes, Matthews is right…We are Cambodian-Chilean Miner Nazis in Calcutta.  If I had more time I might be able to string together all of Matthews' ridiculous comparisons of Americans to dysfunctional or 3rd world peoples.  But now I just laugh off his insane rhetoric and chalk it up to the new liberal gene that's been found.

  4. Dimsdale on October 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Is it just me, or do Democrats and other lefties seem particularly sensitive to Nazism?  As in, methinks they doth protest too much….?


    I wonder what his thoughts are about the SEIU Purple People Beaters?  Or the New Black Panther "poll watchers"?

  5. RoBrDona on October 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    "It's not surprising then, they get bitter, they cling to Marx or atheism, or antipathy to people who aren't like them, or open borders sentiment or American colonialist sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."


  6. Jim Vicevich on October 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    @ RoBr … OK, I'm using that tomorrow and pretending I was smart enough to think it up myself. Ha. No, I'll grudgingly give you credit. Too much. Thanks.

  7. Dimsdale on October 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    LOL, Rob!

  8. Wind on October 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    More and more, Matthews reminds me of one of those old Muppet Guys up in the Balcony.

  9. PatRiot on October 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Wind – they would be Statler and Waldorf.  At least they were entertaining and intended no harm.

    This woman appeared to be a threat.  As any law enforcement person would tell you – use only the level of action necessary to stop the threat.  Not being trained, the fellow with the foot did what he thought was right. The left will see it otherwise, just as alot of America did with the Rodney King / police incident.  By showing only a portion of Rodney's video, the media yelled "Fire" in a theater and got away with it.  The price was riots and mayhem.  Chris Matthews risks the same thing by labeling folks "Nazi".  At least if he yelled Nazi when the Feds took over car companies, banks, mortgages and student loans, he would have been accurate.   

    I wonder if he is protected under "Journalistic immunity" seeing as he is a commentator / talk show host.

    I wonder if Janet Napolitano is interested in considering him radical or extreme? 

  10. RoBrDona on October 29, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Thanks Jim – Glad if I can add a smile to someone's day.

    PatRiot – you are so right. Eventually Matthews and his ilk will choke on his on regurgitated bile. In the mean time we must resist being painted as racists, Nazis, etc. while not taking the same low road.

  11. winnie888 on October 29, 2010 at 2:52 am

    Obama official:  "We have our boots on their necks" (referring to BP)…and wasn't it Obama that was looking for someone's ass to kick @ BP?  And didn't he & and his admin. get a pass on both of those comments (except on your show, Jim…)?

  12. Wayne SW on October 29, 2010 at 3:56 am

    When has whatever Chris Mathews said been meaningful or relevant?  I have to go pay my sewer bill.  it keeps going up because of people like Chris…..more and more waste every day.

  13. gillie28 on October 29, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Jim, ya know I love you, but WHY on earth do you waste space with this matthews idiot!

  14. Lynn on October 29, 2010 at 8:42 am

    gillie28, I think matthews adds comedy, ya know, like the 3 Stooges all rolled in one!

  15. VictimsRevenge on October 30, 2010 at 8:49 am

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    The Tea Party is a direct response to the many activists groups organized by the left to cause trouble for the Republicans. Some of these left wing activists groups are among the nastiest groups you’ll encounter. Rush Limbaugh was a single voice that echoed a very popular sentiment that was suppressed by the DNC, the media and all of these other left wing activist groups that put this country in a strangle hold using anything at there disposal in order to accomplish this underground high jacking of America, including dealing with our country’s worst enemies. So anyone that speaks out against the left to expose them for what they are as Rush does, they are automatically held to a different standard and their name will be dragged through the mud, demonized, and destroyed. The ones that actively set out to ruin these people are the same ones that high jacked this country by using the networks and the media to control the thinking of the masses. If you ever ask any of these people that are controlled by this socialist propaganda machine, they will say something like, “Isn’t this right wing by its very nature? Name the last liberal progressive candidate that hired a private army.”

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