While not a direct comparison, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews invoked President Trump alongside murderous Iraqi dictator and executed war criminal Saddam Hussein, wondering to former Obama-era U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance if the President “has an escape route” concerning possible legal perils as a result of the Mueller probe.



Remember when Chris Matthews fantasized about the death of Rush Limbaugh? Describing the conservative radio host as a James Bond villain, Matthews on October 13, 2009 fumed, “Rush Limbaugh is looking more and more like Mr. Big, and at some point somebody's going to jam a CO2 pellet into his head and he's going to explode like a giant blimp.” 



Go ahead and criticize President Trump’s Mika tweet, but there’s no denying this was disturbing. On Thursday’s Hardball, MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews compared the President to not only communist Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and a modern-day Romanov but also channel Benito Mussolini having son-in-law Jared Kushner murdered.



Showing that he’s somewhat incapable of shame, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews re-upped and defended on Tuesday night his comparisons of the Trump family to the ultimately-slaughtered Romanovs and Saddam Hussein’s murderous sons Uday and Qusay.



MSNBC’s Chris Matthews was at it again on Monday with his wacky comments, this time comparing President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner to Uday and Qusay Hussein —the murderous adult children working for their ruthless father and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.



Speaking of the hysterical outrage machine being turned up to a 10 after Donald Trump’s birtherism statement Friday morning, the pathetic behavior by the media continued into the afternoon as CNN host Ashleigh Banfield and media reporter Dylan Byers worried that Donald Trump and his supporters could undermine the media to the point that the country would look like Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. 



On Friday's Real Time, HBO host Bill Maher attacked presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as someone who "hates poor people" and "super, super hates gay people," who, because being Catholic "wasn't oppressive enough," "became an evangelical Christian."

He then attacked Donald Trump and his son as "a**holes," and compared Trump's children to the infamous sons of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, calling them "Uday and Qusay."



This week, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump managed to accomplish something else that seemed impossible -- in this case, he actually inspired some liberals to finally start railing against the many evils of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. But liberal CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers had an amusing amount of trouble getting the words "Donald Trump" out of his mind as he was trying to go negative on Saddam Hussein as, four times in less than 20 seconds, Sellers repeatedly substituted the GOP presidential candidate's name in place of that of the former Iraqi dictator.

Making CNN Tonight host Don Lemon repeatedly have to jump in to correct him, Sellers asserted that "Donald Trump" had "killed tens of thousands of his own citizens," and that "Donald Trump," before meeting his "demise," was planning to use chemical weapons against Israel.



Fresh off accusing Ted Cruz of being a political bigamist, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews stated Thursday night that Cruz has put on a “Baghdad Bob performance this week” for failing to concede the Republican presidential nomination to Donald Trump while also displaying  “political narcissism” in responding to former Speaker John Boehner’s Lucifer analogy.



It's easy for people--with the possible exception of Jeb Bush--to say that they would not have supported the invasion of Iraq knowing what we know now about WMD there.

But Chris Matthews took things a foolish step further on this evening's Hardball, actually claiming that "there was no intelligence they had a weapon. Never was."  Really?  So Hillary, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Ted Kennedy et al. were collective fabricators when they issued dire warnings, based on the intelligence they had seen, about Saddam's WMD?



On Tuesday night, Hardball host Chris Matthews decided to use Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) latest campaign ad as the perfect opportunity to mock the Republican’s attempt to add some humor into the Kentucky Senate race. After showing the McConnell ad, which featured the GOPer playing with several bloodhounds, a reference to his famous ad from the 1980s, Matthews disgustingly asked his audience if they “remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting the kid’s head? Anyways you saw that.” 



But hey, give the man credit -- how often do left-wingers ever admit that Saddam Hussein was a socialist?

In the last two decades, the number of times I've heard them acknowledge this comes in somewhere around less than hardly ever. If Saddam had been a right-winger, we'd all have heard that repeated ad infinitum and then some. But because he wasn't -- just the opposite, in fact -- Saddam's big-government political ethos has somehow remained under the radar in so much media discourse about him. (Audio after the jump)