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Chris Matthews Calls GOP Candidates 'Stray Cats and Dogs


"a strange group you never would have predicted a year out"

Chris Matthews had a chance to interview Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today and used a stunning analogy to refer to the GOP's slate of candidates: "stray cats and dogs."

A rush transcript (and video) via Mediaite:

Senator, it is Chris Matthews. I am amazed that you have had a pretty good successful run I think in getting the kind of candidates you wanted this year. The Republicans, on the other hand, has gotten a lot of stray cats an dogs, a strange group you never would have predicted a year out. Look at Mike Lee knocking off the incumbent senator in Utah, 89% conservative rating and they said he wasn’t conservative enough. Joe Miller, coming out of nowhere. Rand Paul, of course, knocking off their favorite, Grayson, and then Ken Buck doing the same thing in Colorado. You are a little better off tonight, even though it looks like a tough night, aren’t you, than if the republican party had been as disciplined a its record would suggest over the years?

Looks like a lot of those strays are about to make Washington their home.

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