Thursday, May 15, 2008

Chris Matthews Shames Hannity Wannabe Kevin James

President Bush, in addressing the Israeli Knesset today, made remarks about 'some' (read Barack Obama) wanting to appease terrorists. He was referring to remarks by Obama saying that he would hold talks with Iran. He even drug out the ghosts of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler. The comparison is strange, considering that Hitler had retaken the Rhineland, annexed Austria and was preparing to attack Czechoslovakia. Iran has attacked no one at all. Chamberlain's mistake, as Matthews points out, was in giving in to Hitler's demands that Germany take Czechoslovakia, not in talking to Hitler.
Although holding talks with iran is the same position taken by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, apparently if Obama proposes it then it is appeasement.
John McCain jumped on the bandwagon, saying that it would be an issue in the presidential race. This, in spite of the fact that McCain says he supports Rice & Gates' view on talks.
Then onto Hardball with Chris Matthews comes Kevin James, a talk show host who is a Hannity wannabe, saying that Obama is an appeaser.
Matthews puts him to shame.

6 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Matthews smacked James down all right, but I have to wonder why he gave such an ignorant loudmouth a forum in the first place.

Kenny S said...

Kevin James is an idiot. Room for him on FOX News perhaps?

Jim said...

Mimi, that's why Matthews is different from his counterpoints at Fox: He will allow diverse people and opinions on his show, but he will not let BS like this go unchallenged.

Jim said...

Kenny - he would fit right in, wouldn't he?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Jim, he could have had someone with similar views, but who had some sense. On second thought, perhaps Matthews chose him purposely as a straw man he could easily knock down.

Jim said...

True, Mimi, but the guy is a lawyer. Matthews may have assumed that he had some basic knowledge of history. Hannity today said that it is appeasement to talk to Iran, that there is no legitimate basis for discussions with a holocaust denier.
He failed to mention George Bush holding hands (literally) with the royals from Saudi Arabia.