Matthews and Buchanan both seriously need to get a room here...ugh. They both were just gushing over Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin and their appearance together at a rally to raise money for Bachmann.
At least Ron Reagan Jr. was there to point out their wingnuttery and add a little sanity to Matthews and Buchanan's fawning.
Reagan: Well they're very entertaining and you're right, they've got a certain glamor appeal to them but they're also more than a few McNuggets shy of a Happy Meal, both of them.
He also reminds them that they're in league with Glenn Beck.
Matthews and Buchanan go on to describe the Palin and Bachmann rally and their featured speakers as...
an amazing event
very fascinating political figures
very good on the stump
much more exciting than Mitch McConnell or John Boehner
the new "star power" of the Republican Party
extremely attractive women
women of the west
Spare me. They also make light of the insane rhetoric coming out of these two and Matthews thinks that Bachmann could actually campaign as a presidential candidate. This is the same Chris Matthews that watched Bachmann say this on his show. "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America?"
Then Buchanan makes out Palin to be a legitimate presidential candidate as well. Matthews praises both of them for "grabbing the stage" in Republican politics and Pat thinks that if Palin wins Iowa she's going to win the Republican nomination. Ron Reagan again being the only voice of reason here reminds Matthews that even though Palin gets her base whipped up (and apparently Matthews and Buchanan as well) she's going to be lucky if she gets 20% support among the general electorate, which is a huge problem for the Republican Party.
Matthews ignores him and laughs it off with a comment about how much McCain needed Sarah Palin to campaign for him. If Matthews and Buchanan think Palin and Bachmann are the saviors of the Republican Party, I say bring it on. Reagan is right and they do not represent the middle of the American electorate.
I'm still not quite sure what I found the most offensive about this segment; the fact that both of these men were fawning over these two wingnuts purely for their looks or that they were willing to gloss over how extremely dangerous and hateful the rhetoric coming out of their mouths has been because of it when they know better.
The DNC apparently shares the same view of these two as I do -- DNC VIDEO- Palin, Bachmann: The Loon Rangers!