“I thought it was Tinkertoys,” Mr. Matthews said.
He also blamed the senator for being hypocritical in saying he’s for smaller government and yet pointing out all the positives of big government.
“First of all, he went after government as some kind evil, then he admitted he had gone to school on student loans,” the “Hardball” host said. “Well, I went to school on student loans. My dad went to school on the GI Bill. Most of us have benefited from good government. Government’s worked for us. I got in the Peace Corps, changed my life. I mean, I’m very pro-government. And he admit he was, too. He said, I love Medicare because of how it takes care of my mother, how it took care of my father with dignity. He said, I went the student loan route, I got my education.”
“Where was the consistency here?” Mr. Matthews continued. “I didn’t get it. He was saying he was a product of solid government and positive programs, and then he just trashed the whole thing.”
“It was a kid’s presentation of a philosophy reduced to maybe the ninth grade level,” the host concluded. “I’m sorry, that’s what it was.”
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at email@example.com.
By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
What does the middle-class conservative think about everything? Find out here.
The cold hard truth about politics in America today and the state of this once great nation.
World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Spelling Bee finale
Marines train Afghan soldiers
Rolling Thunder 2013
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal