In the midst of analyzing and celebrating President Obama’s reelection last night, Chris “thrill up my leg” Matthews issued an odd and insensitive statement in which he expressed gratefulness for last week’s devastating storm. “I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things,” the liberal MSNBC talking head said. “No, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.”
While he clarified that he didn’t mean he appreciated the storm “in terms of hurting people,” his qualifier doesn’t change the fact that his statement was politically motivated and grossly insensitive. Viewers could hear co-host Rachel Maddow off screen issue an “ooooh” when Matthews said he was glad for the storm.