In a rare occurrence, MSNBC host Chris Matthews went off on a Democratic operative on Monday for "wasting" his time with "flackery" when discussing a number of key elections and their potential impact on the GOP.
In fact, Matthews got so annoyed with Guy Cecil, the executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, he lost his cool and yelled: "I don’t want a Democratic flack who can’t think beyond his job description!"
When Matthews speculated that a Chris Christie victory in the New Jersey governor's race may signal a "resurgence" in "establishment Republicanism," Cecil argued it would have "zero" impact.
"Wait a minute, stop right here. If you are just gonna flack guy, you have no value to this show," Matthews interrupted. "You are telling me that a victory in a big, headline-dominating race in New Jersey doesn't matter?"
When Cecil answered in the affirmative, Matthews said he wanted to move on to another guest.
"You have no value to this show if you are going to talk like that. That's insane talk," Matthews said, later adding, "You're wasting my time with flackery! I don't want a Democratic flack who can't think beyond his job description!"
Cecil argued that Christie's victory will not be significant because other congressional and gubernatorial races involve Tea Party Republicans, not moderates like Christie.
Watch the entire segment via MSNBC: