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Via Think Progress:

Chris Matthews: …but I’m telling you he is very popular among Democrats.

John Heilemann: Chris, have, has the, have the last two days made you think that? And when you hear, when you hear the Democratic left trashing the health care bill and attacking the President [crosstalk]…

Chris Matthews: Well, I don’t consider them Democrats, I consider [laughter] them netroots and they’re different.

John Heilemann: Ah.

Chris Matthews: And if I see that, if I see that they vote in every election or most elections I’ll be worried. But I’m not sure they’re regular grown up Democrats. I think a lot of those people are troublemakers who love to sit in the back seat and complain. They’re not interested in governing this country. They never ran for office, they’re not interested in working for somebody in public office. They get their give, giggles out of sitting in the back seat and bitching, excuse me…

As opposed to what, getting your giggles being an inside the beltway cocktail weenie circuit corporate whore? Must be nice work if you can get it.

Digby, FireDogLake, MediaMatters and OpenLeft are just a tad bit more diplomatic.