Hell has frozen over on MSNBC. Well it has for Chris Matthews. Following the massive political shock wave that was experienced Tuesday night as Tea Party candidate David Brat soundly defeated the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican Congressional Primary. Mr' Brat's stunning upset is one thing, but how he was able to beat Eric Cantor so badly has all the political pundits and commentators complexed in trying to find a logical answer to what happened Tuesday Night. One person I would not have ever expected to even come close to getting it right was Chris Matthews. On something called the Ronan Farrow Daily show on MSNBC, himself. Chris and Chuck Todd were discussing Mr Brat's win, and Chris noted that Mr. Brat is an economics professor and has a grasp on how to articulate his beliefs and that he is more then capable of defending his positions on his or any other show. Well those comments of course made Farrow and Todd laugh in sarcasm. To them and many other liberals, the Tea Party is nothing more then a movement of white, racist, backwoods intellectual knuckledragging, redneck hicks. I never thought I would say this, but to Chris's credit he stated the stereotypes that his fellow liberals have placed on the Tea Party is inaccurate. He further went on to state that liberals should stop acting like intellectual snobs. I don't know, maybe someone spiked Chris's coffee or something or he was off his meds, but for one brief moment, Chris Matthews was the smartest person in the room on MSNBC. The idea that Brat is a Tea Party person and is college educated is a shock to liberals in the first place but for for him to also be a professor just can't gel with their sense of reality of those who oppose them.
How Dave beat Eric so badly is of no surprise to some myself. Eric Cantor has been a supporter of amnesty for awhile. I believe what opened up the flood gates in opposition to Cantor in his district was his constituents watching the flood of teenage illegal aliens into the country over the past few weeks. It's one thing for a candidate to talk about an issue, but when they can visualize it, they become more connected to it. Cantor simply had no way of defending his position on amnesty against the back drop of the children and teenage illegal alien invasion that is currently happening.