Chris Matthews to MSNBC’s Joy Reid: ‘You Still Have Your Hope Poster on Your Wall’
Chris Matthews to MSNBC’s Joy Reid: ‘You Still Have Your Hope Poster on Your Wall’ (RealClearPolitics)
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Joy, I don't want to break your heart, but these guys and women in the United States House of Representatives are not worried about the general electorate, which is still of a mixed mind on healthcare. They're talking about the one-third of their party that votes in primaries. They are certainly not worried about the general elections because of gerrymandering and other factors there are no more general elections for the House. It's very hard to lose a general election for November. So, all you worry about is the primary right-winger in the Republican party and they are playing right to them.
JOY REID, MSNBC HOST: Unless they are in the Senate. Unless they are running for re-election statewide. I think that definitely holds true for House districts that are running for re-election. If you're Mary Landrieu, this is good for you because you're now having another case that you can make to the voters in Louisiana that this is a bad deal. If you got that insurance -- and the south is where uninsured people live. They live in the south. They're in Georgia. They're in Virginia. They're in Arkansas. These are precisely the states where the insurance of people who got it now are in jeopardy. And look at Mississippi. Races can get a whole lot closer when there is an issue on the table of you taking something from people that they've got.
MATTHEWS: Okay, well you still have your hope poster still on the wall, I don't think the Supreme Court does necessarily.