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Chris Matthews Smears John McCain as an 'Angry' Vietnam Vet Having a 'Flashback'
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Posted on 02/01/2013 4:25:49 PM PST by chessplayer

Liberal anchor Chris Matthews on Friday stooped to new low, smearing John McCain as an "angry" Vietnam veteran who is having a "flashback." Resorting to the cheapest of stereotypes, the Hardball host attempted to explain why McCain so aggressively opposed Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense.

Matthews opened the show by sneering, "Why is John McCain so angry? Forty years after the Vietnam POWs came home, the most famous of them is angrier than ever." Regarding Thursday's congressional hearings, the journalist asserted that Vietnam "flashbacks must haunt still the mind and heart of John Sidney McCain." Dredging up the cliches of the unstable Vietnam veteran, Matthews declared, "...But I'm absolutely convinced we're watching a flashback."


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1 posted on 02/01/2013 4:25:52 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Hagel is from the pot smoking class, not McCain

Hagel was not competent to be an officer


2 posted on 02/01/2013 4:28:04 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: chessplayer

..ultimate scumbag


3 posted on 02/01/2013 4:28:56 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

linky?


4 posted on 02/01/2013 4:33:11 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

John Kerry has Christmas in Cambodia burned in his brain. What do you want delusional people or Real people?


5 posted on 02/01/2013 4:34:56 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: chessplayer
I am sure Chrissy loved “Maverick” John McCain when he was backstabbing GW Bush and when McCain came out against “torture” whatever that means. John McCain endured real torture in Vietnam. Our water boarding and psych methods are very humane compared to having joints broken and dislocated and having teeth knocked out. The N-Viets effed up McCains shoulder joints and his teeth rotted there. He has all dentures or implants
6 posted on 02/01/2013 4:36:25 PM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: chessplayer

never mind about the link...it’s already caught fire...*smiles*

https://www.google.com/search?q=Chris+Matthews+Smears+John+McCain+as+an+%27Angry%27+Vietnam+Vet+Having+a+%27Flashback%27+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a


7 posted on 02/01/2013 4:37:02 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: chessplayer

Oh oh. Chrissy’s Barry Tingle thingy is flaring up again.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 4:38:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: chessplayer

Mr. Spittle’s days on MSNBC are numbered with the head of NBC exiting stage left.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 4:40:05 PM PST by AU72
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10 posted on 02/01/2013 4:41:35 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chessplayer

Not a fan of John McCain here by any stretch of the imagination, but Chrissy Matthews is a complete a$$hole for saying such a thing. McCain at least served our country, what has Chrisy “Obama makes my leg tingle” done in comparison?


11 posted on 02/01/2013 4:42:25 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: bert

Actually nobody knows if he was competent enough to be an officer ~ that was the Nam, and as time has demonstrated, there were plenty of people who were assigned duties as officers and they’ve utterly failed ~ think of Calley, Powell, Carey ~ and that’s just for starts.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 4:46:39 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: chessplayer

While I am no fan of McCain, I am SURE no fan of that idiot Matthews. Haven’t seen him in a couple years. I assume he hasn’t improved with age..


13 posted on 02/01/2013 4:52:57 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: musicman

ROFLOL!


14 posted on 02/01/2013 4:53:16 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: chessplayer

I get Nam flashbacks. However, I find the PTSD treatment to be effective. Chrissy Mathews.....you can’t fix stupid. Why is he still on TV????


15 posted on 02/01/2013 5:06:12 PM PST by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: chessplayer

Listening to Chris Plante today and he played idiotic statements from Mathews, he mentions him at least a couple of times a day, mentions Scarborough and his trained puppet way to many times and I got to thinking that if ALL the Conservative talk shows and even THIS site didn’t mention the likes of Mathews, Piers etc they wouldn’t get any publicity at all because the audience they play to is basically nothing.
BTW I notice Leno had Piers on yesterday, so again, a pipsqueak brays like an ass and gets recognition...


16 posted on 02/01/2013 5:21:08 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: chessplayer

If idiots like Matthews ever prayed, they should be eternally grateful that very few veterans have these stereotypical “flashbacks”. Otherwise, there would be very few liberal dingbats in media these days.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 6:28:23 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: bert

“Hagel was not competent to be an officer”

I served in US Army personnel administration during the Vietnam era, and know for a fact that many enlisteds scored high enough to be offered OCS, and declined because it meant a longer commitment.

I did precisely that.

Unless you have/know Hagel’s scores, you don’t know what you are talking about.

I can respect both men for their service, and not agree with their every political stance. I would not vote to confirm Hagel.

A novel thing; holding two ideas simultaneously in one’s own mind.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 6:38:50 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: chessplayer

It is a very good thing that it was pissy Mathews that said these things. Had it been a journalist on a real network someone might have seen it and the word would have gotten out.

That said, I don’t think jaun mc shame made it back fron Nam with all of his wits. He really should have retired 20 years ago.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 7:10:45 PM PST by Big Mack (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat VEGETABLES!)
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To: chessplayer
Matthews uses McCain's middle name and I am reminded that back in 2008 McCain went after Bob Grant (I believe it was Bob) because he used Obama’s middle name when introducing McCain at a Campaign Event.

Coincidence? LOL

20 posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:17 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: RedMDer

Yeah, one can only imagine the kind of “combat” Chrissy has flashbacks to.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 7:47:37 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kickass Conservative
I trust you will not mind my correction. For this has been quite a thing with me for a few years. Genial nice guy Billy Cunningham warmed up the crowd prior to Senator McCain's entry. John was making his bid for the presidency, This was before the election of the then Senator Obama’s successful bid for the presidency.

I writhed as I watched. The fussy and elaborate politically correct John, throw a good man under the bus. I smiled sadly as I saw the absolute relief on John's face, when he lost his bid for the presidency.

Billy Cunningham soldiers on at 10 pm EST on 1100 am on Sundays. Billy Cunningham (a great American) has allowed Dr Corsi, Josef Farrah and other persons re the birth certificate business on his show. Wisely he does not commit himself though.

22 posted on 02/01/2013 7:48:32 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: chessplayer

I’m no fan of McLames but I’d sure love to see him whoop Matthews ass.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 4:53:03 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: chessplayer
I would call John McCain a Chris Matthews in RINO clothing.
24 posted on 02/07/2013 1:43:28 AM PST by tdscpa
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