Chris Matthews: If South Africa’s apartheid government could see the error of its ways, why can’t the GOP? « Hot Air: "Vintage MSNBC here — hyperbolic, in analogizing post-apartheid national reconciliation to partisan politics; demagogic, in treating congressional Republicans as a step down from racial segregationists; and exploitative, using Mandela’s death to accuse the Senate minority leader, who’s brokered more than one deal to end a debt-ceiling standoff, of wanting to destroy the country because he said defeating Obama was his top goal. (This isn’t the first time an MSNBC host has treated the death of a beloved public figure as a pretext to attack Republicans.) Remember as you watch that this guy, for whom all of this is par for the course, was handpicked by the White House to the emcee the president’s ObamaCare infomercial on MSNBC last night. They didn’t choose him because of his habit of smearing the right — more than anything, they wanted someone whom they knew would play pattycake with Obama at a low moment in his presidency when more self-respecting journalists wouldn’t — but it was no obstacle."
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