After years of calling Tea Party activists “racists,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews, oddly enough, is singing a different tune about the Tea Party.
During an interview with MSNBC host Ronan Farrow, Matthews was asked about the recent primary win of GOP grassroots candidate and political unknown Dave Brat. Surprisingly, Matthews didn’t respond with his usual banter (comments approx. 1:22 into the interview):
“I was listening to Brat last night, and today. I think he’s very sophisticated for a politician. He’s certainly up to the ranks of most politicians I’ve ever dealt with. He speaks in a speculative manner and an intellectual manner. He can handle any debate on this program or my program.”
“This looking down our noses at tea party people has got to stop,” Matthews added. “They have a message, they’re as American as any liberal is, and they’re really angry of the failure of the system.”
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