Screaming Matthews unglued again: Racist hate groups must love Ted Cruz

While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was helping Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) make history in an epic filibuster on the Senate floor, Chris Matthews called them out as heroes to hate groups.

Matthews declared the “crazies” are on the rise, referring to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center which found the number of anti-government patriot groups has exploded over the last four years. Matthews referred to the patriot groups as “right wing hysteria” and “hate groups”.

“I look at Obama as a perfect American. I don’t mean politically. We can disagree left and right on him,” Matthews said. “But as a citizen, the guy went to school, he never broke a law. He did everything right. He raised a wonderful family. He’s a good husband, a good father. My God I don’t think he’s ever gotten a speeding ticket.”

Matthews asks what had “sparked this explosion of right-wing organizing” and said, “I don’t know what they’re so afraid of, except that he happens to be black.” He suggests guns, immigration and gays are the stimuli to people organizing “these hate groups.”

“The folklore of the far right – and I’m not talking about Mitt Romney supporters,” Brian Levin, Center for Study of Hate and Extremism explains. “I’m talking about people who have opted out of our political process and that’s what’s problematic. These people see the terra firma under them as shifting. Something that anchored them before, they no longer see as anchoring them”

“Who do they root for?! Who do they root for?!” Matthews yelled out. “They don’t root for Rand Paul? Pat Buchanan? I mean who? They must like this new guy Ted Cruz. They must love Ted Cruz, c’mon!”

See the Hardball exchange here:


Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.


  • chrisdj614

    Chris Matthews is a cartoon.

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  • SideshowJon

    Never broke a law? Does the phrase "Choom Gang" ring a bell?

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  • kdcarr

    "never broke a law"…. Matthews must be talking about BEFORE Obama got into community organizing and then politics. Come to think of it, I think doing drugs was against the law back then too.

  • kdcarr

    Good ole "tingles" Chris Matthews..the Jerry Springer of TV News.

  • JHL3rd

    This guy's mouth ought to be in a circus.

  • Howard Wyer

    Chris Matthews is an IDIOT!!!! With all of the evidence, even on video, how can he NOT see that Obama is liar with socialist views. Obama has SAID he is in favor of wealth redistribution. He's trying to spend this country into bankruptcy. Everything bad he said about the sequestration was a lie. The evidence is so overwhelming, you don't have to a CSI to see it. Patriot Americans like myself will NOT set back and let him ruin our country. If nothing else, Obama should Impeached, arrested and tried for the Benghazi Cover-up. He is NOT above the law, and he is NOT a KING!!!! God bless our Troops!! God bless America!!!

  • David Tavernier

    Never broke a law? There are photos of Obama smoking a joint at a time when smoking a joint was a felony.

  • Bill

    There was a time when these "Right wing extremest groups" were call Patriots.

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