Jay Leno really bashed the Republicans in his monologue on Thursday. Maybe it was because Chris Matthews was his guest and Leno decided to play to MSNBC fans.
If that's the case, that's not too bright. MSNBC's ratings are abysmal. What may have played well in the studio probably didn't play well in the heartland.
JAY LENO: The Nobel prize for chemistry was announced this week. It was awarded to Sen. Ted Cruz for mixing up that batch of Kool-Aid the Republicans seem to be drinking on Capitol Hill. So, there you go. So, congratulations.By the way, the Chris Matthews segment was awful. Suddenly, Matthews thinks of Ronald Reagan as a hero.
Did you see this today? Talking to reporters today about the shutdown, John Boehner said, 'If ands or buts were candy and nuts, everyday would be Christmas.' You know, if they'd get off their butts and quit squeezing our nuts, we could enjoy Christmas. OK? How 'bout that?
As for negotiating with the president, John Boehner said, 'I don't want to put anything on the table. I don't want to take anything off the table.' Of course not, like most congressman, they like to do business under the table.
Georgia Republican Congressman Phil Gingrey, I think that's his name, he said it's time for his party to have a 'Braveheart moment' for the American people. Really? A 'Braveheart moment'? This whole government shutdown feels like another Mel Gibson movie - Ransom.
This is unbelievable. Congress has an approval rating of 5 percent. Is that still technically an approval rating? Isn't that really a 95 percent disapproval rating? That's not an approval rating anymore.
Reagan was vilified by Leftists like Matthews, but that's not stopping him from trying to rewrite history.
Both Matthews and Leno trashed the Tea Party.
Matthews did suggest that Obama should be talking with Republicans and building relationships with them, saying that Reagan and Tip O'Neill socialized, celebrating birthdays and St. Patrick's Day together, etc.