Tonight on “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews went full cuckoo’s nest once again and proved that no dots are too distant to connect to the Republicans. Matthews tied the Capitol Hill car chase that ended after police shot the driver to Republican anti-Obamacare efforts:

Video with transcript below. It’s as insane as everything you’re imagining:

But let me start tonight with this, the government shutdown was shattered just hours ago by the death of a woman who just minutes before that had crashed her car into the White House gate.

A city already tensed up with a compound of unpaid salaries, required essential services, and an uncertain future was shaken by the crash at the White House gate. A televised car chase, the violent death of a woman driver, a young child in that vehicle witnessing the horrible end.

The death will no doubt become an iconic tragedy in this period of government shutdown driven by the hatred of the President’s Affordable Care Act and the compulsion of his critics on the hard right to punish him politically.

Whatever mix of causes drove the woman to this day, the event is now a vivid tragedy played out in the streets of the nation’s capital.

Pointing out the obvious:

That happened a long time ago. The real story will be if he ever finds it again.