How the Christie and McDonnell Scandals Hurt the GOP, but Help the Tea Party

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Mother Jones DC Bureau Chief David Corn joined Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss the Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell scandals, how the Tea Party benefits when the public loses faith in government, and what happens to the Republican Party when it loses its rising stars.

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