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As The Hill media reporter Joe Concha reported on Sunday, Hardball host Chris Matthews was the latest target of the so-called Bernie Bros as they demanded MSNBC fire him for a comment he made about their dear leader, Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) win in the Nevada caucus. According to Matthews, Sanders’ blitzkrieg through the first three states, and his increased momentum, reminded him of the fall of France to the Nazis and the call the French prime minister made to the U.K. to say “it’s over.”
Speaking of the effectiveness of the Sanders campaign thus far in consolidating the “liberal and very liberal” voters in the Democratic Party, Matthews commended the radical socialist. “Bernie, on the other hand, did his job. He got more than a majority, more than a majority of that 67 percent. That is the name of the game. It is pretty much over, unless that changes,” he said.
That seemed to trigger Matthews’ memory regarding recently reading about the fall of France:
I was reading last night—Brian [Williams], I know, you’re a history guy too. I’m reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940. And the [Prime Minister] Reynaud calls up Churchill and says, “it's over.” And Churchill says, “How can it be, you got the greatest army in Europe? How can it be over?” He said, “It’s over.”