Incredulous about Michele Bachmann’s bizarre interpretation of American history and calling her a “balloon head,” Chris Matthews could hardly control himself from screaming at Tea Party Express founder Sal Russo last year.
At issue was a tape where Bachman lauds the Founding Fathers for working “tirelessly to end slavery.”
“I don’t know what to make of that, Sal,” Matthews said. “That’s balloon head. That’s not what our history was founded on. We founded on a Constitution which…treated slaves as three-fifths of a person. It went all the way to the Civil War.”
After playing the tape, Matthews tore into Russo and the Tea Party Express for making Bachmann their spokesperson.
“Why do you put someone like this forward who is a balloon head who knows no American history? It’s a ridiculous decision you guys have made. Do you know how little this woman knows about our history?”