Thursday, October 28, 2010
Matthews: Tea Party Activists Are Like Nazi SS, When Will They Start Wearing Uniforms?
MSNBC host Chris Matthews yesterday compared Tea Party activists to the Nazi SS thugs of the 1930s and wondered when they will start wearing uniforms.
His comments were made during a "Hardball" segment concerning on the MoveOn.org activist who was stomped on by a Rand Paul supporter earlier this week.
This is the “kind of stuff we saw from hoodlums in the '30s in another country I will not mention,” he said. “What is this behavior by American political activists where they now arrest people, stomp them? These are supposed to be people who are just good old American tea partiers.”
Matthews also talked about what happened in Alaska when security for GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller briefly detained a blogger.
“I gotta wonder when people are gonna start wearing uniforms. I mean they've got an army out there in Alaska of militia people. You've got these guys going around acting like street thugs. I mean it isn't far from what we saw in the thirties, where all of a sudden, political parties started showing up in uniform.”
Here is the AP video:
Conservatives have said that eyewitness reported Valle was lunging at Rand Paul, trying to shove a sign in his face and start trouble. They have pointed to this video for their evidence.