In this video, Chris Matthews tries to bait a Dallas organizer of the Tea Party movement into saying something crazy and fails mightily. It's a bit funny to watch his desperation in jumping from topic to topic, looking for a hole - birtherism, Texas secessionism, etc.
At one point he demands that the gentleman, Philip Dennis, own up to who he voted for in 2000 and 2004. He then goes on to try a game of gotcha, suggesting that this man is a hypocrite (a mortal sin of the Left) because he voted for the man who doubled the deficit. Let me help you out here, Chrissy.
The Right voted for W in 2000 because they believed he was a good conservative who would limit spending, cut taxes, etc. That was in 2000. When he became POTUS, he began to show that he was truly a big government conservative. And then 9/11 happened and a war followed. Contrary to Chris Matthews, there's no such thing as a deficit neutral war unless we begin stealing money from the countries we invade, something we do not do.
In 2004, in the middle of a very hot war, conservatives had a choice between a big government conservative who was leading the nation during wartime and a Europhile, leftist who had never demonstrated any desire to cut deficits, taxes or anything else except defense spending. Who were conservatives supposed to vote for?
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