Chris Matthews Lets Conservative Blowhard Self-Detonate

Here at Daily Intel, we are sometimes a little hard on Chris Matthews. We love the guy, but that relentlessly abrasive voice! It’s like Hillary Clinton’s without the phony accents. Yet yesterday he totally kicked some broadcast ass. During a segment on Hardball, Matthews discussed Bush’s Obama appeasement snipe. His guests were Air America’s Mark Green and conservative radio host Kevin James. James is exactly the kind of hysterical blowhard that makes Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly look like Confucius and Lao Tzu. He is full of bluster about Obama, comparing him to Neville Chamberlain at the dawn of WWII. But as Matthews quickly discovers, the guy has no idea what he is talking about. When pressed on what Chamberlain did in 1938 that many say encouraged Hitler (agreeing to let him annex the Sudetenland in the Munich Agreement), James explodes into evasive tactics. Matthews doesn’t let him off the hook, though, eventually calling him “pathetic.” It’s a little uncomfortable to watch, actually. But if you’re the type that loves the first few episodes of American Idol because it’s full of overconfident people looking like asses, this is the political segment for you.

Chris Matthews Eviscerates Right-Wing Host Kevin James Over Obama “Appeasement” Claims [HuffPo]
Earlier: Obama, Mr. Center of the Universe