MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday compared conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh to the rapist character from the movie "Deliverance" who told his male victim to "squeal like a pig."

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy earlier this week, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had praised President Barack Obama, causing Limbaugh to rip the governor for playing "the role of a Greek column" and expressing "man-love" for the president.

On Thursday, Matthews reviewed the attack on Christie and mocked Limbaugh for sounding like a "walrus under water."

"He reminds me more of the guy from 'Deliverance' -- 'squeal like a pig' -- than anybody," the MSNBC host laughed. "It just seems that he's squealing like a pig essentially. He knows he lost the day and he just wants to complain about it, bromance, suggestions of gay behavior. It's absurdity, it's high school."

During the 1972 movie "Deliverance," the character Bobby encounters a hillbilly while canoeing in the Georgia wilderness. Beatty tries to buy some moonshine from the hillbilly, but he is forced to strip at gunpoint and is raped while being ordered to "squeal like a pig."

Watch this video from MSNBC's Hardball, broadcast Nov. 2, 2012.

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(h/t: Real Clear Politics)