Chris Matthews – What an Asshole
Chrissy Matthews politicizes the rescue of the Chilean miners to take a cheap and lieful shot at Tea Party Patriots. In a conversation with socialist totalitarian union thug Richard Trumka on Matthews’s show I Like Balls, Matthews spewed:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: The message coming out of the Tea Party people, and lot of them are good people, is every man for himself, basically. “No more taxes, no more government, no more everything. No more safety net. No more health care for everybody. Everybody just get out there, make your buck, save it, screw the government, move on.” Right?… You know these people, if they were every man for himself down in that mine they wouldn’t have gotten out.
First Point: What a load. Aside from a few uber-libertarian nutjobs, no one is saying that there aren’t places where the Government has a legitimate role. We just don’t think that role is everywhere and everything. Certainly not in health care, where Government’s record is one of dismal, expensive failure. Chrissy knows this, but he’s such a lying sack of crap he doesn’t care.
Second Point: The Tea Party Patriots are far more willing to give of themselves and help each other than progressives, who think it’s always someone else’s job to help people in trouble, and that someone else’s money ought to pay for it.
Third Point: The miners were rescued by dedicated people with specialized skills, not the type of bureaucrats Trumka represents who sit around on their fat asses all day deciding which orifice to next jam their finger into. The message of Tea Party reformers is “Cut the bureaucracy,” not cut the necessary functions.
The WSJ makes the salient point: Capitalism Saved the Miners. (HT: Lemon Kitteh) If the miners depended on the bureaucracy, they’d be down in the hole for years while the environmental impact statements were filled in, the permits for the rescue would have to be reviewed by committee, and the rescue teams would have to be approved for their diversity and subjected to six weeks of sensitivity training.