It could happen, apparently.
Watch Chris Matthews of MSNBC today in a sudden spasm of lucidity discussing Obama’s rigid immigration stance and his failure as a politician.
An excerpt from Matthews’ remarks follows. But you should watch below as Alex Wagner looks like her head is about to explode while he’s speaking.
The people, if you look at the polling, their problem is illegal immigration . . . I don’t know if there’s a country in the world where people come in and say, “Make me legal.” But that’s what they want. They want to expect it. There’s rights to immigrants now. There’s an interesting concept in the world.
He keeps talking about common ground. Dammit, there’s very little common ground between left and right. But what there is is compromise . . . He never talks about trading and compromise, he always talks about common ground . . . He misses the main point of politics, which is to be a politician, and trade . . . there’s something in this guy that just plays to his constituency, and acts like there’s no other world out there.
Acts like there’s no other world out there. Yup, that’s our Obama.