His own words speak volumes about his intelligence:
In an interview with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Matthews railed against the tea party, saying its central belief is “every man for himself. …No more taxes, no more government, no more everything. No more safety net.”
“You know these people, if they were every man for himself down in that mine, they wouldn’t have gotten out,” Matthews added.
“That’s exactly right,” Trumka chimed in.