Chris Matthews compares Bernie victory to the fall of France to Germany in 1940
“Bernie Sanders is hard to beat right now … it is pretty much over”
Chris Matthews on MSNBC is not taking Bernie’s victory in the Nevada caucuses well. It signals to him that Bernie is unstoppable in the Democrat primaries. Such a result would be the end of the Democrat Party as a viable force, a result so serious that he compared it to the fall of France in 1940 to Germany.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews likens Sanders victory in Nevada to Nazi Germany overrunning France in 1940: “It’s too late to stop him … it’s over” pic.twitter.com/6GJetLoDkq
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 22, 2020
Mediaite has some of the trancript:
Matthews came on after Democratic strategist James Carville went on a diatribe against Sanders, and as the MSNBC host made reference to that, he invoked the historical episode when the Germans overran the Maginot Line and forced France to surrender in the middle of World War II.
“It looks like Bernie Sanders is hard to beat right now,” Matthews said. “I’m with Carville all the way in terms of the dangers of what lies ahead in November. They’re sitting on so much oppo research on Bernie.”
But Bernie “did his job” in Nevada, Matthews said, adding “it is pretty much over.”
Matthews continued with a comment on those who haven’t yet understood Sanders’s grip of the race:
I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940, and the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over.’ And Churchill says ‘How can it be? You’ve got the greatest army in Europe. How can it be over?’ He said, ‘It’s over.’
Don’t like the analogy? Perhaps this is a better one:
I completely agree — a far better analogy is to say Sanders has stormed the Democratic Party like the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace. https://t.co/hmt3Tlbids
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) February 22, 2020
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