Chris Matthews was the consumate concern troll today trying to challenge Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner over his support for the public option. The funny thing was how Weiner totally handled the guy and set him straight not allowing him to frame the story. Not only that he basically made Tweety look absurd at time by setting him straight on the facts.
One thing that pissed me off a little more than the rest of the condescending bullshit Matthews was spewing was how he ended the interview by saying something to the effect that they "have to" listen to all sides of the debate as if Congressman Weiner was some kind of fringe kook or some shit. Tweety doesn't even care enough about the policy of health care reform to even learn the nuts and bolts of it but he claims to want it to pass this time. If he could just realize that a public option is central to bringing down premiums enough for everybody to be able to afford them he might actually be an asset. But as long as he keeps just repeating beltway conventional wisdom, he is working against Democratic interests.
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