Matthews on new Democratic security proposal: "The Democrats pretending that they're G.I. Joe all of a sudden"

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Chris Matthews declared that he found the recently released Democratic national security proposal "almost funny," because it is "a little late." Matthews also suggested that the proposal is evidence of the Democrats "pretending they're G.I. Joe all of a sudden," and that it might be "phony."

On the March 29 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews declared that he found the recently released Democratic national security proposal "almost funny," because it is "a little late." Matthews also suggested that the proposal is evidence of the Democrats "pretending they're G.I. Joe all of a sudden," and that it might be "phony."

As Media Matters for America has noted, Democrats have attempted to implement numerous national security proposals that were blocked or voted down by Republicans.

From the March 29 edition of MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews:

MATTHEWS: Welcome back to Hardball. Today the Democrats tried to out-Bush [President] Bush on national security, saying they'll be tougher on terror but preserve your civil liberties.

Does it sound fierce or phony? Good question. I'm joined by Chris Cillizza, of the washingtonpost.com, political reporter, and Michael Isikoff, Newsweek's top investigative correspondent, maybe the best investigative reporter there is today.

Let me ask you about -- we'll get to that national security thing, because it's kind of, almost funny. Funny they came out with this. I mean, it, it's a little late.

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MATTHEWS: We're back with Chris Cillizza of the washingtonpost.com and Newsweek's Michael Isikoff. Let me ask you about this Democratic plan that's just come out today. You have a smile on your face already. Is this just too little too late? The Democrats pretending that they're G.I. Joe all of a sudden?

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