Chris Matthews' obsession with birthers didn't take a break on the day after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Only
43 seconds into Monday's show on the terrorist, the Hardball anchor
connected, "Barack Obama. The cool hand directs the operation step by
step. All this time, the crazies were talking birth certificates, he was
Politicizing the death of the man who murdered 3000 people, Matthews berated, "Will this make the Republicans look for someone who can do what Obama can do? Or will they keep on celebrating the clown show?"
The liberal cable host jeered, "Will they stop enjoying their passion and go from cheering their buffoon parade to finding a real pick to put up against a proven master and commander?" [MP3 audio here. ]
Later, Matthews interviewed Politico's John Harris and Major Garrett of National Journal.
Garrett paraphrased Obama from 2008 on fighting terrorism and opined, "'I'm going to fight it hard. I'm going to think about it new and prosecute that war more aggressively than the current president,' which he has done."
A transcript of the relevant sections from the May 2 segment can be found below:
- Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here  to follow him on Twitter.