In a new segment, “Hardball” host Chris Matthews gives his take on the day’s top political headlines.
McCain getting death threats
John McCain says he’s getting death threats from people who don’t like his liberal approach to illegal immigration. “I have never seen an issue that has inflamed the passions of the American people the way the issue of immigration reform has ever including Iraq. I have never heard such rhetoric. We have never received death threats before … like I received,” McCain said.
Rudy’s illegal immigration solution
Rudy Giuliani is saying he can wipe out “illegal immigration.” His plan, which I support, is to make people carry checkable, uncheatable ID cards. Problem is, he wilts on who has to carry them. He says only people in the country from somewhere else. My question: How in the world does Joe Sixpack decide whether some guy who wants a job is from somewhere else? I am sure the Supreme Court would rule that we either all carry IDs or nobody does. I say I’m right, Rudy’s wrong.
Rudy’s family values
Today a New Hampshire woman asked Rudy Giuliani why voters should be loyal to him if his own children aren’t. Rudy gave the same response he gave to questions about his religion, to mind their own business! “Leave my family alone, just like I’ll leave your family alone.” Not bad.
Cheney’s change up
Finally, an old piece of video has become a new hit on YouTube. Today’s most viewed clip is this 1994 interview with Dick Cheney, in which he says that overthrowing Saddam Hussein is a bad idea.