"I'm so glad we had that storm last week."
So amazingly said MSNBC's Chris Matthews about Hurricane Sandy Tuesday night following the announcement that Barack Obama had won re-election (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me just close my thoughts tonight. It takes a half a second. I am so proud of the country to re-elect this president and overcoming, not because of the partisanship or any of the, even the policies. Just the fact, here’s an African guy, African-American guy from an unusual background. Part immigrant background, part African-American background with all this assault on him from day one, from Mitch McConnell, from the clowns out there that aren’t elected and never will be to anything. And the way he took it, as somebody said it, with coolness and charm and dignity, and just took it and took it and kept moving forward doing his job. And, and the American people, and I know we look at these percentages, 40 percent of the white vote, fine. That’s about right among Democrats in the last couple of cycles, three cycles or four.
Good work for them, good work for him, a good day for America. I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.
This is the Machiavellian mind of a liberal media member today.
Sandy will go down as one of the worst storms to ever hit America.
Millions are still without power and are battling freezing temperatures.
The lives of tens of thousands of our citizens might never be the same.
But to Chris Matthews, that's okay because the object of his affection was re-elected.
And he has not one but two nationally televised programs from which to spout this staggeringly biased nonsense.
This is America 2012.
It's almost impossible to believe.