November 18, 2015

Chris Matthews went on a diatribe at the end of his show tonight, accusing the Syrian refugees of not fighting for their country hard enough.

Because somehow it's fine for Chris to sit in his ivory tower and pass judgment on people who are surrounded by death, destruction, poverty, and want.

What kind of self-professed Catholic defies the head of his church to taunt refugees who have a hard enough life already? Here's what Pope Francis had to say:

“Facing the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees — fleeing death by war and famine, and journeying towards the hope of life — the Gospel calls, asking of us to be close to the smallest and forsaken. To give them a concrete hope,” he said. “And not just to tell them: ‘Have courage, be patient!’ ”

This is no time to play the he-man card. These people are desperate. They're leaving their homes and everything they hold dear to flee unremitting poverty and destruction.

Who does Chris Matthews think he is, exactly?

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