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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:47 PM

Chris Matthews: GOP Using ‘Cold War CIA Tactics’ to Bring Down U.S. Government

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Chris Matthews: GOP using ‘Cold War CIA tactics’ to bring down U.S. government


By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 19:17 EST

MSNBC host Chris Matthews tore into the Republican Party on his show Tuesday night, comparing their anti-government attitude to CIA-led coups during the Cold War.

“If they didn’t like a government somewhere — Guatemala, Iran, the Dominican Republic, Chile — they just brought it down,” he said. “Guess what, Republicans are now using the same tactic here at home. If they don’t like who we’ve elected president, they find some way to undermine the government, discredit its leaders, whatever it takes to destroy it.”

“We are using in this country the same old Cold War CIA tactics to destabilize our own country,” Matthews continued. “Look at the impact of the constant threats to shut down the government on public confidence. It’s all in the ratings. It’s making people forever nervous about the basic ability of America to even have a running government. Is that patriotic? I don’t think so.”

The liberal MSNBC host alleged that while President Barack Obama was attempting to keep the government running, Republicans were hoping to gain political points by refusing to compromise and crash the government.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:50 PM

1. sounds like the scales are falling from Tweety's eyes

Be careful, Chris. Once you see the truth, you can never go back to a state of innocence.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:17 PM

2. Yes. Consider all of that SECRET corporate personhood money out there implementing the GOP will.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:34 PM

3. It's been in clear view since 1/20/2009 nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:38 PM

4. All true up to the "liberal" host part ; )

Been saying this for a while! They're using their old sleazy tactics they've used for decades against *us* now.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:55 PM

5. Its actually more like

GOP Using ‘ALL tactics’ to Bring Down U.S. Government

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Response to Phlem (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:03 PM

15. If you and Tweety are correct, would that not mean the domestic right-wing extremist group

in Congress is, in reality, a group of home-grown terrorists which is committing treason?

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Response to indepat (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 02:28 PM

16. Ah.. and there's the hard to define word "treason"

It's been used in other arguments before to no avail. Although I have "in in my opinion" seen very treasonous things being played out, the governments definition seems to be the same as ours but for some reason it wouldn't play that way in the media and in the courts. This issue has been covered to the n'th degree on the Norman Goldman show.

It's a frustrating thing.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:01 AM

6. Limbaugh's 'Operation Chaos'




Sorry, nothing new here.


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:08 AM

7. Why that sounds positively traitorous Chris.....

...what on earth should we do about it?

- Hey I know!!! We never did close Guantanamo did we?!?!?




K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:10 AM

8. I thought that was an insightful analogy on his part, and I'm glad he said it - late with it or not

I hadn't thought of it being framed like that, but he's right. They're treating more than half the country as a foreign enemy, although they've been our biggest threat for years. It's just so glaringly obvious now.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:13 AM

9. The far right of the GOP most definitely is

In fact, I find it rather funny that the "Chinese military" is suddenly doing an electronic attack. And then I remember who was Chief of the Liaison Office in China ... and who designed those CIA cold war tactics. I believe the old man's name started with a B.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:19 AM

10. Indeed, the GOP of today are basically domestic terrorists to the United States of America

 

I say that in all seriousness. They are trying to ruin this country, and they sure as hell have shown no signs of being patriotic in any way, shape, or form.

The GOP has been a national disgrace for a long time now, a very long time. Now they are looking at new horizons, and embracing treason itself.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:41 AM

11. It really boils down to two things.

 

Fox News and ALEC/Koch Brothers

Fox News gets these dumb shits elected and ALEC gives these incompetent "legislators" their "model" bills to "rubber stamp".

Until that cycle is broken, this country will be completely broken.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:49 AM

12. Chirs Mathews a liberal host?

Oh right, rawstory.

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Response to Rex (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:00 AM

13. What the heck happened to Raw Story, anyway? I missed that (Sorry, off-topic)

It's like a quasi-liberal, half-fluff "news" site.

Definitely a shadow of its former self.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:23 AM

14. This isn't new -- it's just being amplified

The movement conservatives who came out of Young Americans for Freedom back in the 1960s learned those sorts of destabilization tactics by way of CIA officer and YAF founder William Buckley. Just a few years later, the same tactics were finding their way via people in the Nixon reelection campaign (like Buckley's former CIA superior and close pal E. Howard Hunt) to Karl Rove and his buddies at the College Republican National Committee.

What we speak of as GOP dirty tricks are basically CIA methodology -- but up to now, they've been applied mainly to winning elections by undermining the opposition's candidates. The part that's new is extending them past the election season in an attempt to bring down a sitting president.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:28 PM

17. kick nt

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