American Thinker: He was a working-class kid from Philly who parlayed his job on the Capitol Police Force into work for Speaker Tip O’Neill, becoming his chief of staff, and, later, speechwriter for Jimmy Carter before moving into print and later TV journalism. He lives in a world of the power elite but carries his background and lack of an Ivy League diploma proudly.
He is a remnant of the Democratic Party of old, now but a memory, in a world where identity politics reigns supreme on the left. He is not a happy camper, and he said so this weekend at the Miami Book Fair.
Margaret Menge reports in Lifezette:
Chris Matthews gave it to the Democrats on Saturday in a talk at the Miami Book Fair, saying they’ve lost their connection to white working people, and had better try to get it back.
“You know, ever since we started this Archie Bunker thing in the early ’70s, making fun of white working people, we kissed them goodbye,” he said. “You make fun of people, you look down on them? They get the message. You call them deplorables? They hear it. You bet they hear it. You say they cling to their guns and their religion? Oh yeah, I cling to my religion. OK. I’m a little person, and you’re a big person. Thank you, I’ll be voting for the other guy this time.” …