CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh said the president cannot be stopped when it comes to getting what he wants. You don’t think this is going to the mainstream of the right? Here’s Rush. Let’s listen.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know, Obama will try anything and has and nobody stops him, by the way. He has trumped the Constitution’s first amendment and religious liberty. He has trumped the Constitution on immigration. He essentially granted amnesty to a million kids without benefit of legislation. He’ll do anything that nobody tries to stop him from doing. Of course an executive order legally doesn’t trump the Constitution. But if he issues an executive order to try to confiscate guns or something along those lines and nobody stops him, does he not get away with it?
MATTHEWS: Well here’s the point: Rush has a brain. He’s a smart guy. He’s a marketer, he knows what he’s doing. He’s many ways, he’s a showman. But how can he honestly believe that a president can issue an executive order confiscating guns?
DAVID CORN, MSNBC ANALYST: You know, to be extreme in reaction to this extremism, I can hear less smart people, I can imagine them listening to this and thinking there is only one way to stop this guy. You know, it’s like, it’s calling for John Wilkes Booth.
MATTHEWS: Well, be careful.
CORN: He’s a tyrant. He’s going to take over. And this is just feeding the worst paranoia, and there are mentally deranged people out there who will listen to this stuff and they’re going to say, “Hey, I know how to stop this.”