MSNBC’s Chris Matthews ended his show last night by suggesting that the American public doesn’t have the intelligence to grasp the greatness of his tingle-inducing muse, President Obama.
I want President Obama to focus on something between now and November. What I’d like him to do is speak simply and clearly to this country about what he’s accomplished. I said simply and clearly. Remember Denzel Washington in the movie Philadelphia? He played the lawyer who told prospective clients to “explain this to me like I’m a two-year old.”. . . He needs to sell his auto-rescue plan, his jobs act, his health-care act as if he were talking to a two-year old. And he can do it.
This comes on the heels of Matthews gushing about the President being “the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American”.
“Everything he’s done is clean as a whistle. He’s never not only broken any law, he’s never done anything wrong. He’s the perfect father, the perfect husband, the perfect American. And all they do is trash the guy. And it’s impossible for me to believe they would have said the same thing about a Walter Mondale or a Jimmy Carter or a Bill Clinton. There’s an ethnic piece to this. It’s very hard to nail it down because they always cover it in ideology. But I’ve never heard anybody in this country call its opponent regularly anti-American or non-American.”
Shorter version for those with the intellect of a two-year-old:
President Obama is perfect, and if you can’t see that, you’re racist.