The Piggish Money People

April 7, 2015

MSNBC host Chris Matthews delivered a spitting mad rant on Tuesday, attacking "the piggish money people" behind a new ad attacking Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for supporting President Barack Obama's nuclear negotiations with Iran.

"There's a rotten crowd out there that is very hawkish in the Republican party," said Matthews. "It wants to fight more wars, they want to do more regime change, more nation building."

"I think the Republican voter out there—not the piggish money people—but the regular voter is not going to stand for it," he said.

Matthews explained that the term "piggish money" was one that he used in the 60s to refer to "the hawks."

Matthews said he "salutes Rand Paul for having the guts to take on" the neoconservatives and their "piggish money."

"This is a continual effort to knock countries apart to create instability and chaos and then say we're gonna create Western-style pro-Israeli democracies," he said. "Its all nonsense, its always been nonsense."

Matthews also was critical of MSNBC for even airing "these god damn ads."

"I wouldn't even talk about ads, and I certainly wouldn't put them on for free," he said. "That's what we should stop doing—stop running right-wing ads for free on our network."

Matthews' attack on pro-Israel donors comes just months after Obama blamed the same group of donors for the lack of support amongst Senate Democrats for his nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking during a closed-door meeting, Obama said that he understood that senators were being pressured by donors to "make a move for short-term political gain" and pass tough sanctions legislation.