The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof wasn’t the only one deeply troubled by Mitt Romney’s calling out of The One and his miraculous-yet-undemonstrated power to slow the alleged rise of the oceans. MSNBC’s “fact-checkers” will deny tomorrow that an overheated Chris Matthews called Mitt Romney a “pig” over the remark, but that’s pretty much what he did.

Matthews, venting his rage with the help of Howard Fineman, quickly gave himself an out — Romney’s not a pig, of course, but that’s what he would have called people like him back in the ’60s for talking like that.

What would you call people who talk like Chris Matthews in 2012?

Here’s a tip for Matthews; the laughter wasn’t about climate change.