Matthews Accuses Another Republican of Being Under 'Hypnosis'

Chris Matthews must be really pleased with himself, after accusing Rep. Michele Bachmann of being under hypnosis, in his now famous election night skirmish with the Minnesota Congresswoman, as he attached that description to yet another Republican on Thursday night's Hardball. After noting that Ben Quayle won his congressional race, Matthews went on to play a clip of one of his ads, after which he blurted: "God. Is he under hypnosis?"

Matthews also took a dig at Ben Quayle's father calling him "infamous" as seen in the following item aired during the "Sideshow" segment from the November 4 Hardball:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Next, meet the freshmen. Republican Ben Quayle, son of the former infamous Vice President Dan Quayle came out with perhaps the most laughable and hyperbolic campaign ad of 2010. Let's remember it now. Here it is.

(Begin ad clip)

BEN QUAYLE: Barack Obama is the worst president in history. Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the Hell out of the place.

(End clip)

MATTHEWS: God. Is he under hypnosis? Anyway Quayle now gets his chance. He won his Arizona House race by 12 points Tuesday night.

- Geoffrey Dickens is the Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here