There are a lot of things one could say about Democrats, but “too pure” typically isn’t one of them, unless you’re MSNBC host Chris Matthews.
During a Hardball panel discussion on Thursday, Matthews was discussing the various sexual harassment allegations against politicians when he said, “You know, I don’t know how you can avoid the education of this.”
“The worst you could say about the Democrats is that they’re too pure, and that’s a stupid thing to say, but that’s the worse thing you can say about them,” the Hardball host continued. “These guys set too high a standard for public office, how’s that for an argument? My opponents, that party of my opposition, they set too high a standard, you know, come on.”
Matthews was ostensibly referring to the fact that Democratic leadership eventually end up asking their offending members, whether it be long-serving House member John Conyers or Minnesota Senator Al Franken, to resign.
Nevermind the fact that these calls to resign typically come after much waffling and hesitation and they ALWAYS happen in safely Democratic districts where it cost them nothing politically.
Nevermind the fact that some of the most eye-popping cases of corruption have come from members of the “too pure” party, from Corrine Brown to ‘Mr. Freezer Cash’ himself William Jefferson to even Sen. Bob Menendez, who just escaped a seemingly cut and dry corruption conviction.
“I think it’s important that the Democratic Party has at least remained consistent,” responded guest Jason Johnson.
When a Democrat in a ‘Red State’ with a GOP governor is asked to step down due to a decades-old charge that has only just-now surfaced, we’ll talk about “consistent.” Until then, it’s obvious the Democrats are simply playing the game.
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