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Chris Matthews: If Obama Beats The Right-Wing, They're Finished

MSNBC's Chris Matthews says if President Obama can win the election then the right-wing is "finished."

"The best way to beat the right-wing is to beat them. If he beats them in this election, they're finished," Matthews said.

However, Matthews reveals that strategy isn't his original idea, but it comes from the President himself. "I am talking what the President believes because he's told people that, that he thinks he can win this election and break these people on the right," Matthews said. Transcript below.

Chris Matthews: Look, the only people who haven't had it tough in the last four years are the rich. They've had it easy, and I think that's obvious. And now they're afraid they might somebody in the next four years who might start winning battles.

By the way, the best way to beat the right-wing is to beat them. If he beats them in this election, they're finished. And I think that's the point. And the moderates will come back. And Jeb Bush will come back. And the people like [Charlie Crist] will come back. The moderates will retake the party if you smash the right.

I am talking what the President believes because he's told people that, that he thinks he can win this election and break these people on the right, the moderates will come back and they'll be able to negotiate and the Mitch McConnells will be shut up for a while.

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