Leftist blogger Andrew Sullivan appeared on the final episode of "The Chris Matthews Show" this weekend (his weekday show "Hardball" will continue) to wish for the end of America's reign as the world's "superpower."
Matthews began the conversation by asking: "Are we still going to use that word 'superpower'? I don't even like it very much, 'the lone superpower,' are we going to be that twenty years from now?"
"With any luck we won't be," Sullivan responded to the audible laughter of Matthews fellow guests, all journalists or members of the media.
Sullivan continued: "[Within twenty years] We will understand what the founders understood. When you leave America and you go back and you look...and you see this giant continent with two vast oceans in between it, and it feels it's paranoid and terrified of the rest of the world and wants to have this enormous military industrial complex to control it - you just scratch your head after a while and realize that Eisenhower was on to something. So was Washington, so was Jefferson."
"I think the transition to a post-imperial America is coming," Sullivan added. "I think it’s overdue, and I welcome it."
Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard commented: "I bet he and many in the studio do...Says a lot about the state of journalism today, doesn't it?"
Watch the entire video courtesy of MRC-TV, below: