Chris Matthews on Hardball: The GOP has a ‘Love Affair with Anger’

138 views

Last night on Hardball, Chris Matthews hit the Republicans as a party that has “this love affair with anger.” In a panel discussion on the 2016 Republican race for the nomination, the MSNBC personality explained that part of Donald Trump’s appeal is that the Republicans are “an angry party.” Matthews thought it unlikely that the party in its current state could nominate an establishment figure like Jeb Bush.

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report disputed Matthews’s contention that the supposed anger coming from the Republican Party is a new phenomenon. She noted: “This isn't new. Trump didn't invent this anger. He didn't unleash it or unearth it. It’s been there since at least 2010. He's connected to it in the same way Marco Rubio connected to it in 2010, Cruz connected in 2012, and then what happened in 2014? The establishment said, uh-oh, we better connect to this.”

MRCTV Reader,

The media are hard at work weaving a web of confusion, misinformation, and conspiracy surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is why MRCTV, a program of the MRC, exists—to broadcast conservative values, culture, politics, expose media bias, and provide entertainment to new and diverse audiences. But we can’t do it alone. We are part of the only organization purely dedicated to this critical

Donate today to help MRCTV continue to produce videos and commentary that are seen far and wide. $25 a month goes a long way.

And now, thanks to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you can make up to a $300 gift to the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of your choice and use it as a tax deduction on your 2020 taxes, even if you take the standard deduction on your returns.

— The MRCTV Team

DONATE

Connect

Sign up for MRCTV Daily newsletter to receive the latest videos and commentary.

MRC Merch