MSNBC’s Matthews says he’s ‘glad we had that storm last week’

Last night on MSNBC, Chris Matthews took a moment to deliver a lofty summation of election night. He professed to be “proud of the country.” He credited President Obama for overcoming “all this assault on him.” “A good day for America,” said Matthews. And continuing on the high road, Matthews said:

I’m so glad we had that storm last week, because I think that storm was one of those things — [Rachel Maddow makes a disapproving sound]. No, politically, I should say, not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.

*The storm also brought in possibilities for death.

*The storm also brought in possibilities for homelessness.

*The storm also brought in possibilities for billions of dollars of damage.

*The storm also brought in possibilities for a transpo-meltdown.

But it was good for politics. Win-win, then! As Matthews prattled on about the storm, Maddow is seen trying to get him to end his monologue. Too bad she wasn’t more forceful.

Matthews later clarified what he was saying:

Obviously I wasn’t talking about the horror of the storm. I grew up on the Jersey shore.

— Chris Matthews (@hardball_chris) November 7, 2012

To clarify - I was thrilled at the cooperation between the President and state officials that made the country proud. Great bipartisanship.

— Chris Matthews (@hardball_chris) November 7, 2012

(h/t NewsBusters)

Updated: Nov. 7, 11:46 a.m.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.

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