"I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment." -- Chris Matthews
For those familiar with Chris Matthews' style, he really outdid his own loony self tonight, accusing Stewart of inventing black helicopter stories, etc. Given the two-on-one character of the fight, Stewart did very well and then delivered this line, or words to this effect:
"We swear an oath to the Constitution, not to a man, even if he makes a thrill run up your leg when he talks."
"OH, THE HUMANITY!"
Matthews blinked hard once and then, now that he was really pissed, took off even harder on Stewart's obvious (to him) paranoia, yada, yada.
Rhodes also took on that lying SPLC castrato Potok and hammered back at him about alleged racism. Stewart did us proud.
The clip will be up on YouTube shortly and you can judge for yourself, but ten will get you twenty by tomorrow that quote will be all over the blogosphere and talk radio.
In fact, once it is, Threepers and Oath Keepers should make sure that Rush, Beck, and all the media watchdog blogs get a copy of that line. Matthews is in for some serious derision. Help him get it.