Late Monday night, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews slammed those handling the Iowa caucuses for the uncertain pending outcome, calling it “chaos and disaster.”
Matthews said it was a bad mark for the Democrats, and it bolstered the political case of Democratic presidential hopeful New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incumbent Republican President Donald Trump.
“I’d start with a language I didn’t grow up with — mishegoss, it’s a Yiddish term for complete chaos and disaster,” he said. “This is making Mike Bloomberg’s night — a man who made his billions in a communication in numbers. This is what he does. This is how he’s become zillionaire … The guy in the White House is chuckling all night here, showing the Democrats can’t even get a three-car funeral organized or whatever you want to call it. I would say to the people of Iowa: Would the last person leaving Des Moines, please turn out the lights. This has not been a success.”
He also argued for government intervention in future election processes.
“It argues the case — Lawrence [O’Donnell] said go back to voting in machines, and the more consistent the machinery in this country, the better. I really think the federal government has got no constitutional right to run elections,” Matthews added. “But we’ve got to find some statutory way of making our elections countable in realtime.”
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