Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Chris Matthews: Republicans are using "Cold War CIA tactics to destabilize our own country."
“If they didn’t like a government somewhere — Guatemala, Iran, the Dominican Republic, Chile — they just brought it down,” he said. “Guess what, Republicans are now using the same tactic here at home. If they don’t like who we’ve elected president, they find some way to undermine the government, discredit its leaders, whatever it takes to destroy it.”
“We are using in this country the same old Cold War CIA tactics to destabilize our own country,” Matthews continued. “Look at the impact of the constant threats to shut down the government on public confidence. It’s all in the ratings. It’s making people forever nervous about the basic ability of America to even have a running government. Is that patriotic? I don’t think so.”
You know I think for the most part Matthews and I are on the same side of the ideological fence, but sometimes I am embarrassed by his bombastic approach to journalism or his over the top criticisms, condemnations, or compliments.
But I have to say that THIS time, though it may at first seem like an over the top criticism, sadly he is dead on.
Yes the Republican party is indeed acting as if they are trying to destabilize this country.
Which begs the question, is it possible to put an entire political party on trial for treason?