Recently on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews stated his opinion about Senator Al Franken’s (D-MN) resignation by expressing that the worst thing that could be said about the Democrats is that “they’re too pure”.
Matthews stated, “I don’t know how you can avoid the education in this. The worst you can say about Democrats is they’re too pure. And that’s a stupid thing to say. But that’s the worst thing you can say about them. These guys set too high a standard for public office. How’s that for an argument? My opponents, the party of my opposition, they set too high a standard.”
He continued: “On the other hand, we all know that the Republicans are corrupt and evil.”
Virginia State Sen. Barbara Favola had a similar statement saying that Republicans, “Are evil, we’re the good guys” at a rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial applicant Ralph Northam.
At the rally in Arlington, Virginia, last Wednesday Favola stated:
“My colleagues didn’t really tell you how dangerous it will be if the other side wins. They’re evil, we’re the good guys.”
The democrats that were present there responded with thunderous praise.
Journalists asked Virginia gubernatorial applicant Ralph Northam about the latest argument and whether Northam bolsters this troublesome rethoric. Northam stated:
“I put stock in bringing individuals from the two sides of the passageway to the table, doing things the Virginia way.”