That gal is wrong in only one sense...her assumption that the word "us" still represents a popular core belief in Constutional-defined individual liberties and limitations on government power. As opposed to a government that "spreads the wealth around". It don't. Times have changed...this place is just under half *Commie*.
The traditional Constitutional "us" demographic to which she alludes, now only represents about 40% of the electorate. Matthews is the point of the Leftist ideological MSM spear which represents the Individual Freedom opposite. Call em Socialist, Progressive, pseudo-semantic Commies...whatever. Don't matter what they call themseleves. What matters is that they desire a form of Statism, a degree of State control that is antithema to our Founding Document. And God-given freedom. NWS whether THEY scoff at that freedom or not.
This political discussion will be moot, as soon as the truth of numbers limit the power of the State to BUY VOTES. Hot air...when Bernacke is forced to shut it down and interest rates go up. Or if the World economy beats us to the collapse.
Like Thatcher said...the Libs always run out of "other people's money to spend".
That woman may freeze up in front of national tv, with a pro slamming her around...but that 40% (Tea Party) knows exactly what is coming down. IRS on their ass, DOJ gunrunning, Homeland Security with open borders and focused on Tea Party types as potential *terrorist* threat.
I'd love to see Matthews stick that microphone in Glenn Beck's face. Won't see that. Matthews picks on simpletons...he's only a step ahead of.
Anybody in the know that still don't believe that Obama is an Authoritarian Statist, who sees the Constitution as "negative liberties" and a LIMIT on his desire for Government power...is far more ignorant or likely deluded than that gal.
Don't worry, though. The Truth of numbers and Mother Nature will come to the rescue, and pop the delusion bubble...soon enough.
Good luck on re-entry.