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Chris Matthews on Michele Bachmann: 'Close to a Nut Case

"I don't know why she's allowed to be an extremist..."

One thing's clear: Michele Bachman does not give Chris Matthews a thrill up his leg.

On his show "Hardball" on Wednesday night, the MSNBC host had two Democratic Reps. on to discuss the repeal of Obamacare. But the topic Matthews really wanted to talk about was Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). He doesn't like her. And he wants other to know it and agree with him.

"This kind of talk from Michele Bachmann. I don't know why she's allowed to be an extremist, and everybody is coaxing on the Right, Republicans saying the President should move to the center and be reasonable and moderate, where she's allowed to be out there as a screamer, and in many cases pretty close to a nut case," he said to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL).

So what kind of "extremist" language was Bachmann fomenting on the House floor? She was talking about how she wants to make Obama a one-term president and usher in a Republican-controlled Senate:

Here's how Matthews responded:

So, it seems, violent, angry rhetoric now includes disagreeing with the president. Got it.

(H/T: NewsBusters)

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