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‘So Angry’: Chris Matthews Says Dealing With Rural Americans Is Like ‘Fighting Terrorism’


Former MSNBC host Chris Matthews said that dealing with angry rural Americans is similar to combating terrorism on “Morning Joe” Tuesday.

Matthews highlighted the importance of anger in mobilizing voters during elections as he drew the analogy. He said rural Americans harbor a deep-seated anger toward liberal elites, and then seemed to liken it to the sentiments of terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq following the U.S. military presence there.

“This is rural rage. They are so angry at the liberal establishment, the coastal elite, they look at people on television … ‘They don’t have to worry about us,’” Matthews stated. “And the regular guy in the country goes, ‘there they are snarling and making fun of us again’ and every time we make fun of Trump, we’re making fun of them … It’s a weird thing, but in a way it’s like fighting terrorism.”

“We think we just put the army in, or Israel just puts the IDF in, and they’re going to solve the problem,” Matthews continued. “It never solves the problem because you enrage people. And we did it with Afghanistan and we did it with Iraq. We enraged the enemy to the point where they’re more fiery than ever and they hate us more than ever. Armies don’t make peace.”

President Joe Biden’s Federal Communications Commission recently rescinded a nearly $900 million award to billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide broadband internet for rural Americans to over 640,000 homes and businesses in rural areas in 35 states. The FCC stated it made the decision because SpaceX’s Starlink failed to show its capability to meet the requirements to provide the services.

“The real loser is gonna be rural America,” FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr stated. “Elon Musk is gonna be fine — the $900 million isn’t that big of a deal to him — but we had millions of Americans that were guaranteed to get high-speed service that now the FCC has taken that commitment, vaporized it and replaced it with nothing.”

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  1. And dealing with DemocRats is like dealing with Satan. New York City born and raised btw forced out of my hometown made unlivable by anarchist demwits w. bad policies who steal with three hands! Many rural dwellers still have ethics and love of country. Go pound salt Matthews.

  2. PS and the donkey-show that was Afghanistan was a complete embarrassment and incompetent abandonment of civilians, military and equipment. Your commander n thief should have been impeached then for his behavior, watch-checking as thirteen dead military personnel were brought home. After abandoning 80 billion dollars worth of weapons to the hands of the Taliban he should be hung for treason. Instead he hangs more military out to dry and parks his rash on a beach in St. Croix with his cheater. Satanic …absolutely.

    Matthews is a driveling pie face.

  3. Rural America, the farmers who feed this nation have forever been taken advantage of by keeping the prices of grains and meats so low that smaller farmers had to decide to go big and expand the size of their operations or sell their land and go to work elsewhere…unfortunately, far too many have chosen the later. Gates and other elites are more than happy to buy up their land. This is sadly a move in the wrong direction for America….

  4. Hey Chris,
    The feeling is at minimum equal from us toward you. Hearing you talk on TV and not having any rebuttal is pretty frustrating. You are full of it.
    You are a progessive, liberal, democrat stuffed shirt and empty suit. Rural americans are the lifeblood of this country. They keep the food
    and other essentials coming to you elite city dwelling liberals, that have a minimal connection to reality.
    Can’t wait til the Nov. election is over.

    Rural resident

  5. Now that Mathews has analyzed the rural Americans and their deep anger at liberals maybe he can now analyze all demokrat elites and others and try to find out just what the heck makes them have such deep-seated hatred for President Trump and conservatives – Mathews included. Trump is an America-loving person, more than any demokrat will ever be. He was great as the 45th president though he had to plow thru’ much manure from the demokrat swamp rats to get anything done, but he did just that. Now we need him to continue to make our country great again. After the demokrats have brought us down into the pits of darkness we need President Trump to get us back up to where we belong, into the daylight and back to being a civilized nation.

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