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Furious Chris Matthews Explodes: Cory Booker 'Betrayed' and 'Sabotaged' Obama
Media Research Center ^ | 5/21/2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 05/21/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his "betrayal" and "sabotage" of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President.

Howling over Booker's break from party loyalty, Matthews snarled, "... I think [this] was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, [Booker] was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer." The Hardball host then played a clip of Obama "trying to defend himself against what looked like something like a betrayal." [MP3 audio here.]

Talking to liberals David Corn and Howard Fineman, Matthews attempted to deride Booker as some sort of heretic: "On comes Cory Booker, supposedly a surrogate for President Obama, comes on the show listed as a surrogate, points out he's got surrogate notes in his hand, said he's been working as a surrogate and then trashes the entire campaign..."

The cable anchor marveled at the "astounding" nature of the mayor's comments, ridiculously asserting, "I never saw anything like this that we saw on Meet the Press yesterday."

Of course, such things happen to Republicans all the time. In fact, MSNBC has a three hour show where Republicans are brought on to trash other Republicans. It's called Morning Joe. The only difference is that Matthews and other journalists applaud those acts of "betrayal."

A transcript of the comments can be found below:

Hardball 05/21/12 5:04

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I want you to just hold while we watch the President now do this very intricate response to what the mayor of Newark said yesterday, which I think was an act of sabotage. Whatever the intention was, he was trashing the entire Obama campaign of the summer in one appearance on Meet the Press. Let's watch the President today trying to defend himself against what looked like something like a betrayal. Let's watch.

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MATTHEWS: Let's recap here for our audience who didn't watch Meet the Press, David, before you come back here. I watched Meet the Press yesterday and I watched Cory Booker, a very impressive fellow with an incredible education, include Stanford behind him. And he went on television and basically said the President's entire campaign, which is to go after Bain Capital, to go after Mitt Romney, his presumed opponent in this election, attacking Romney for destroying jobs as head of Bain Capital. He said he was basically a job destroyer. They've been putting on one ad after another making this point. On comes Cory Booker, supposedly a surrogate for President Obama, comes on the show listed as a surrogate, points out he's got surrogate notes in his hand, said he's been working as a surrogate and then trashes the entire campaign by saying, "There's really nothing wrong with private capital. Nothing wrong with Bain Capital. I fire people. He fires people. So what? This is all good for American capitalism." It was an incredible 180 on everything the President stands for in this campaign. The President just went on and tried to deal with it right now. But, I'll tell you, it was astounding that they have listed this guy as a surrogate when he is intending to go on television and to trash everything Obama is making the case for. Now, your thoughts, David? I never saw anything like this that we saw on Meet the Press yesterday.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: betrayal; booker; chrismatthews; corybooker; democratmedia; democrats; nobama2012; obama; tbone
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No one puts down Chrissy's boyfriend and gets away with it!

Video at link.

1 posted on 05/21/2012 5:49:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
"Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President. "

Uh, 'cause Zer0 IS commie trash?

2 posted on 05/21/2012 5:52:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hunton Peck

The guy’s a swish, no doubt about it.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Booker ran into a burning building last month to save a family from a fire before a fire department could respond. Booker is a decent man IMHO.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Chrissy the Tingler sounds like he might be a racist. He shouldn’t be “dissing” Booker like this.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 5:55:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Hunton Peck

Profits are corruption, success is evil, except if it’s green.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 5:55:43 PM PDT by Red6
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To: blackdog

More Popcorn! What a show!


7 posted on 05/21/2012 5:56:04 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Hunton Peck

Thank God for one honest man. Are there others?


8 posted on 05/21/2012 5:56:07 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Rodm

Popcorn hell! The way Chrissys spittle must be flying...we are gonna need to start sand bagging!


9 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:12 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Hunton Peck

Why is he still on TV?

Does he think the purpose of TV is to stifle criticism of Dear Leader?


10 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ought-six

Amen.....beginning to believe that his “Queen Kathleen” wife is a BEARD!!! WHY do ALL Liberal men go GAYISH???


11 posted on 05/21/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: ought-six

Amen.....beginning to believe that his “Queen Kathleen” wife is a BEARD!!! WHY do ALL Liberal men go GAYISH???


12 posted on 05/21/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Hunton Peck
Sounds like the tingling Chissie been feeling down his legs is turning into something rather wet lately.........Just saying.
13 posted on 05/21/2012 6:02:41 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
EXACTLY!!!!!!

Criticism of a black politician is racism. Pure and simple.

14 posted on 05/21/2012 6:04:09 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: Hunton Peck

Careful racist Mathews, Corey really is a black American.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by Williams (Nobama)
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To: Hunton Peck

Cwissy would never make such an obvious mistake against his divine leader.

Pray for America


16 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:30 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Hunton Peck

A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his “betrayal” and “sabotage” of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn’t understand why the Newark mayor would “trash” the President.


Just another example of how Democrats are all on a Plantation and they had BEST not ever try to escape it.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 6:06:22 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Hunton Peck

Nobody puts Baby (Obammy) in a corner.....


18 posted on 05/21/2012 6:07:12 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: MagUSNRET

How this guy hasn’t already popped an aneurysm I’ll never know.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 6:08:48 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: Hunton Peck

Trying really hard to imagine who is more pathetic than Chris Matthews, but I am having a very difficult time coming up with any names.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 6:11:36 PM PDT by redhead (Libs can't win without cheating--Conservatives don't have to cheat to win)
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To: Hunton Peck

Chrissy is thinking:

Booker, what are you doing going and betraying obama by telling the truth?? Truth is a harmful thing! You KNOW obama can’t stand up to the truth!


21 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:12 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Priceless. I just want to know what will finally make Matthew’s head literally explode. That would be some good TV there.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Paladin2

tingle turned to runny diarrhea


23 posted on 05/21/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: GeronL
Why is he still on TV?

Because TOO many conservatives watch which keeps his ratings viable

If conservatives quit watching his ratings would be so low that his show would be cancelled
24 posted on 05/21/2012 6:16:00 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Hunton Peck

Hey tingle legs,do you swa#low or sp$t?


25 posted on 05/21/2012 6:18:10 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: bray

The entire adventure is just so hilarious. As I keep saying I just love it when the rats begin to unravel and self-destruct.It’s soooo great to watch.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: redhead
Trying really hard to imagine who is more pathetic than Chris Matthews, but I am having a very difficult time coming up with any names.

Try that high school teacher who chastised a student for "disrespecting president Obama"?

Apparently, her liberal indoctrination wasn't working too well on that student. Cory Booker, also a product of that liberal indoctrination, will have to be sent to "re-education camp".
27 posted on 05/21/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by adorno
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To: uncbob

If Rush would stop mentioning commie Chris his numbers would dry up on their own.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 6:24:24 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: MagUSNRET

We could put a drool cup under his chin to catch the spittle he cannot control. Or better yet, he should wear a face mask like a surgeon does...


29 posted on 05/21/2012 6:31:50 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Hunton Peck

Booker is the real thing. He may become the first real black president


30 posted on 05/21/2012 6:33:40 PM PDT by hecht (Murray use your coaster)
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To: rodguy911

Glenn Beck gave a funny reply to Booker’s YouTube mia culpa.

“It looked like Booker was giving a hostage confession video.”


31 posted on 05/21/2012 6:36:45 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Hunton Peck

For once Matthews told the truth. He said Booker came out and defended capitalism and betrayed everything Obama stands for. In other words Obama is against capitalism. So why is Matthews hystrionic? Like Rush said, in order to win the liberal has to lie. Here Matthews tells the truth and gets apoplectic that Booker would let the cat out of the bag.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: Hunton Peck

I think it would be hilarious is someone could cajole Matthews into promising to do something stupid if Obama loses the election. It could be anything from an Alec Baldwin-like threat to leave the US, to a stupid gamble in which he had to do something publicly humiliating if Obama loses.

Hmmm. Even a rumor might be good, say that Matthews has bet that if Obama loses, he will wear women’s underwear beneath his suit for a year. Maybe a bet with Bill O’Reilly, but if O’Reilly loses, he has to wear an Obama t-shirt under his suit for a year. This will make it more plausible, saying that Matthews challenged O’Reilly to the bet, then, absolutely sure that Obama will be reelected, agreed to O’Reilly’s terms about women’s underwear.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 6:55:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Notice how he felled compelled to point out that Booker has a great education, including Stanford. He wants everyone to know that this guy isn’t your typical .....


34 posted on 05/21/2012 7:02:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Matthews likely DOES wear women’s lingerie.
He sure whines/screeches/shrieks like a liberal woman.


35 posted on 05/21/2012 7:05:57 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Chris Matthews...the “WET LEG WARRIOR”


36 posted on 05/21/2012 7:06:50 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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37 posted on 05/21/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hunton Peck

I can spell their fear....


38 posted on 05/21/2012 7:14:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: hecht
Booker is a real hero.

His TV dissing of Zer0's strategery just confirms it on the intellectual side..

39 posted on 05/21/2012 7:15:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Chrissy should just do his show with a trash can over his head.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 7:17:41 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hunton Peck
Don't ya just love it when they resort to cannibalism
41 posted on 05/21/2012 7:23:19 PM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: ak267

Some claim that zero has pissed so many off even in the rat party that the wheels are starting to come off the bus,we shall see.


42 posted on 05/21/2012 7:27:17 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Rodm
I'll second that! More popcorn!!!!

Liberats getting hysterical as the end inches closer. This is starting to get really fun to watch...

43 posted on 05/21/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by Gargantua ("All men ARE 'created' equal--but 21 years later... well, 'nuff said...")
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To: Hunton Peck

Now Booker, a decent person but unfortunately a liberal, understands the difference between consensus seeking democracy and a Maoist state.


44 posted on 05/21/2012 7:35:18 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Hunton Peck

Booker let him off light. Down here he’s not called trash ... boot scrapings, yes.


45 posted on 05/21/2012 7:47:41 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: JimSEA

Yeah...maybe Mit can pick him as VP


46 posted on 05/21/2012 7:54:32 PM PDT by spokeshave (If Obama is Lenin....and Van Jones is Trotsky.....where are Stalin....Mao....Pol Pot?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

There is nothing more fun to do than to watch the liberal “news” politicans melt down after they lose an election. It’s the only time I watch the alphabets.

I love it when they console one another that the public is just “stupid” and “doesn’t know what is good for them.” LOLOLOLOLOLOL

But with today’s Repugs, it is not long before I am cryin’ in my beer from a kick in the teeth from the slow road to socialist globalism. :)


47 posted on 05/21/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Hunton Peck

It is hard to comprehend Prissy removing his lips from the One’s anus long enough to make this racist slur.


48 posted on 05/21/2012 8:13:07 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: GeronL

All four people watching this show and network saw Chrissy-poo breakdown


49 posted on 05/21/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by madrastex
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To: Hunton Peck

“I’ll take “losers” for $200, Alex...”


50 posted on 05/21/2012 8:40:14 PM PDT by Road Glide
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