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  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/30/14 | Alex Isenstadt
    With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate. Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging...
  • Chris Matthews to interview Obama

    12/03/2013 9:27:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/3/13 | HADAS GOLD
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews will interview President Barack Obama this Thursday, the network announced Tuesday. The interview is part of Matthews' "Hardball College Tour," and will take place at American University in Washington, D.C. According to a news release from MSNBC, Matthews, along with university students, will "discuss a variety of topics with the president including voter suppression, healthcare, the decline of confidence in the government and the overall political dysfunction in Washington."
  • Raul Labrador turns the tables on Chris Matthews, reminds him that his former boss shut down the gov

    09/30/2013 1:54:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | september 29, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador confronted MSNBC “Hardball” anchor Chris Matthews over his insistent claims that Republican “terrorists” were threatening a government shutdown to defund Obamacare. Labrador reminded Matthews that his one-time boss, former Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, was partially responsible for a number of government shutdowns while Ronald Reagan was president — and yet Matthews had never referred to O’Neill as a terrorist as he has with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Chris Matthews: 'Normally' Domestic Terrorists 'Tend to Be on the Far Right'

    04/15/2013 5:49:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | April 15, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    Just hours after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon on Monday, Chris Matthews speculated, "Normally domestic terrorists, people, tend to be on the far right." He then reconsidered and suggested, "...That’s not a good category, just extremists, let’s call them that." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] During live coverage, the Hardball host highlighted a possible explosion at John F. Kennedy's presidential library and thought this could be a personal attack on the Democratic Party: "...But going after the Kennedy Library, not something at Bunker Hill, not something from the Freedom Trail or anything that kind of historic, but a modern...
  • Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The city’s mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives — and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrat’s three-year foray...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again

    03/10/2013 2:47:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews calls Obama the ‘perfect American’ — again MSNBC host Chris Matthews just can’t say enough nice things about President Obama. Already remembered for 2008 remarks about Mr. Obama’s speech sending a “thrill” up his leg, Mr. Matthews has now suggested the president may be “the perfect American.” Mr. Matthews‘ comments on Wednesday’s episode of “Hardball” came in context of discussion of Southern Poverty Law Center findings of a correlation between White House pushes for gun control and a rise in patriot group memberships. “I look at Obama as perfect American,” Mr. Matthews said, according to the show’s...
  • Chris Matthews Offers To Help Hillary’s 2016 Campaign: "We’ll Get You In There"

    02/26/2013 4:04:14 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | February 26, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's Chris Matthews offered his services to Hillary Clinton - along with those of MSNBC contributors Howard Fineman and Joan Walsh - in order to get her elected president in 2016 (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary).
  • MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama

    02/25/2013 6:14:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 25, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    You've surely heard by now that Michelle Obama presented the Academy Award for Best Picture last evening. On Monday, MSNBC host Alex Wagner, appearing on Hardball, said, "Could Laura Bush have done it? No. If she'd appeared at the Oscars, I don't think she would have been greeted with the same amount of warmth" (video follows with transcript and commentary): MSNBC's Alex Wagner: Oscars Wouldn't Have Greeted Laura Bush As Warmly As Michelle Obama CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me ask you about the Obamas. This is the second time politicians have gotten into these awards. Bill Clinton was involved with...
  • Chris Matthews, Who Used the Phrase 'Shuck and Jive,' Now Calls Sarah Palin Racist for Saying [same]

    10/24/2012 5:48:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 24, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal cable anchor Chris Matthews, who in 2010 used the phrase "shuck and jive," on Wednesday assailed Sarah Palin as racist for using the phrase "shuck and jive." Referring to a Facebook post the former Alaska governor wrote about Obama and Libya, Matthews ranted, "You know, a dog whistle is a dog whistle...A trumpet call is another." The MSNBC host insisted that "shuck and jive" has "a particular ethnic connection" and "to throw it at the president as an ethnic shot is pretty blatant." On July 7, 2010, Matthews, while talking to Rachel Maddow and her visit to Afghanistan, wondered,...
  • Oh Chris (Chris Mathews) This One Is For You!

    10/04/2012 6:45:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 4, 2012 | annem040359
    Last night’s first United States of America Presidential 2012 national elections for the United States of America Presidential elections between President Barack Hussein Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Last night, Governor Romney came out on top and won the first of three presidential debates. He presented himself and the issues in a very clear, full, and direct manner for all who took part in either the live audience viewing in Denver, Colorado, United States of America and also via tv, radio, and the internet. I watch via internet the C-Span channel. What was the highlight of last night...
  • Chris Matthews Angrily Denies Having Ghostwriter's Help with New JFK Book

    11/02/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ken Shepherd
    "F*** you!" is how MSNBC's Chris Matthews reportedly objected to the notion that he used the services of a ghostwriter for his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." In a November 2 blog post, Forbes.com's Jeff Bercovici detailed the Hardball host's testy reaction to the suggestion that just as Matthews's boyhood hero heavily relied on Ted Sorensen, Matthews had a professional scribe assist him on his latest project (emphasis mine): Matthews’ genial, boyish face darkens. “Forget you,” he says. (Only he doesn’t say “forget you.” Both Matthews and my editor asked me not to print what he actually said, so...
  • Chris Matthews Is Not Playing Hardball With Operation Fast And Furious

    10/25/2011 3:46:25 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | October 25, 2011 | Mary Chastain
    Considering NBC as a collective is ignoring Operation Fast and Furious, I think each show on NBC and MSNBC needs to be examined and called out. The MSNBC website is a complete mess and difficult to navigate. Most websites allow you to sort the results by date or relevance and a certain time period. Not MSNBC! You’re only allowed a keyword. And, for some reason, each article is listed by its latest update rather than its original publishing timestamp (but when you click on the article the date of the last update doesn’t match) so they’re completely out of order....
  • 'Hardball with Chris Matthews' 9/27/2011 (‘Outlaw discrimination based on employment record’)

    09/30/2011 9:55:29 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    tvguideonline video ^ | September 27, 2011 | Matthews/Moore video
    Chris Matthews: And speaking of the president`s jobs plan, there`s one part that hasn`t gotten a great deal of attention, according to "The New York Times." The president is backing a proposal to prohibit employers in this country from discriminating against job applicants who are unemployed, in other words, if you`re out of work, you can`t apply for work. A company can`t discount you based on the fact that you don`t currently have a job. It would also stop job boards and employment agencies from advertising for positions that exclude unemployed workers. I never heard anything like this. Is it...
  • Hardball: Why the Tea Party Loves Rick Perry

    09/17/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 115 replies
    MSNBC Video ^ | September 13, 2011 | CHRIS MATTHEWS
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  • Chris Matthews Slams 'Evil' Rush Limbaugh for Spreading Climate Change 'Lies'

    06/22/2011 4:45:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 22, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    A frothing Chris Matthews on Wednesday excoriated Rush Limbaugh as "evil" for spreading "lies" about global warming. The Hardball host highlighted a new Rolling Stone article by Al Gore that chides Barack Obama for not doing enough on climate change. Matthews, however, chose to attack Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh: "These people are evil in what they're doing. I'm not saying their souls are evil, but what they're doing is really, really wrong and it's not the President." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] The MSNBC host declared no room for debate on global warming, announcing, "But here is a...
  • NJ gov. cuts more than the budget: his poundage

    02/19/2011 9:36:34 AM PST · by freespirited · 16 replies
    TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has cut more than the state budget in his first year in office. The heavyset head-of-state has also dropped a few notches in his belt. Exactly how much he's lost he's isn't saying, but his suits have been getting noticeably baggy. The 48-year-old Republican credits his recent weight loss to eating better and working with a trainer three mornings a week. He started working with a trainer in June 2009, but for the past year says he has been more consistent.
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...
  • Playing Hardball with Bachmann

    01/31/2011 4:10:45 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 1/31/11 | Dan Flynn
    Chris Matthews would eliminate much needless confusion if he changed the name of his television program to The Michele Bachmann Report. Such diversions as a State of the Union address, the teetering Egyptian government, and Rahm Emanuel’s Second City soap opera didn’t prevent the Hardball host from fixating last week upon an obscure speech by a not-so obscure Congresswoman on three of his five broadcasts. “We know there was slavery that was still tolerated when the nation began,” Michele Bachmann declared in a speech oft-quoted on MSNBC. “We know that was an evil, and it was a scourge, and a...
  • Hey, Chris Matthews: I Like Big Guns and I Cannot Lie

    01/31/2011 4:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2011 | Doug Giles
    Chris Matthews told his two brothers, Larry Fine and Curly Howard—I mean Larry O’Donnell and Ed Schultz—on air last Tuesday night that BHO is queuing up with a special ‘Presidential Address’ in which he’s going to talk to us bitter, clingy patriots about “gun control.” When I heard Chris say that, I immediately opened up another tab on my Mac and logged onto MidwayUSA.com and bought an additional case of ammo for every caliber and gauge that I own. Y’know, just in case there’s any validity to Matthews’ inside dope on the Hope & Change menu. Oh, in addition to...
  • "This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Chris Matthews"

    01/20/2011 9:22:11 PM PST · by MintyHippo1980 · 11 replies
    The Bloviating Hammerhead Blog ^ | 01/20/11 | Jim Bennett
    In the same program, Matthews questions Congresswoman Bachmann’s civility, and later refers to her as “almost a nutjob.” He has also, at other times, called her “zombie-like” and mocked her appointment to the Intelligence Committee. ”Civility,” indeed.
  • Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the (radical) Tea Party' [VIDEO]

    12/30/2010 7:54:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies · 296+ views
    Observer ^ | 12/29/10 | David Freedlander
    Rangel on Hardball: 'Republicans Are Scared to Death of the Tea Party' [VIDEO]By David Freedlander December 29, 2010 | 3:27 p.m Charlie Rangel appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews this morning and he seemed to think that Republicans will have a hard time fending off some of their more radical Tea Party members. The first test, he noted, would come next spring when Congress must decide whether or not to lift the debt ceiling. If an increase in the current debt limit of $14.3 trillion does not pass, it would suggest the country may not meet its obligations and could...
  • Hollister v Soetoro - DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 14, 2011 (SCOTUS)

    12/29/2010 10:49:16 AM PST · by rxsid · 240 replies · 45+ views
    supremecourt.gov ^ | 12/29/2010 | SCOTUS
    "Gregory S. Hollister, Petitioner v. Barry Soetoro, et al. Docketed: November 23, 2010 Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Case Nos.: (09-5080) Decision Date: March 22, 2010 Rehearing Denied: August 23, 2010 ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nov 22 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 23, 2010) Nov 22 2010 Appendix of Gregory S. Hollister filed. (Volumes I, II, III) Dec 22 2010 Waiver of right of respondents Barry Soetoro, et al. to respond filed.Dec 29 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 14, 2011. Attorneys for Petitioner: John David...
  • Do "Progressives" Have An Intelligence Allergy?

    12/15/2010 7:19:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-15-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This is actually worse than Liam Neeson's ridiculous take on his role in the Chronicles of Narnia. See the Hardball video where Richard Wolffe mocks Palin for reading C.S. Lewis embedded at the original post here or at YouTubeI'm not going to get into what a buffoon Matthews is (you all already know), but I'll let Neil Cavuto do it for me. I've been writing/blogging and engaged in political activities off and on for about 7 years now. Part of the job is to know and understand what the other side thinks. I've had a gut feeling about the...
  • Chris Matthews Insists 'Hardball Is Absolutely Nonpartisan'

    12/09/2010 7:05:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/9/10 | Tim Graham
    Patrick Gavin at Politico captured revelations from a Thursday interview Chris Matthews granted at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in DC. On his show: "Obviously, I think I'm the best. But each one of the other people think they're the best, too....I think I'm the best, generally....There's no doubt about it, in fact, but other people have different views....'Hardball' is absolutely nonpartisan." How then, does Matthews explain his Thrill Up My Leg reputation? Is he a journalist? He says yes: "Absolutely. I have to deal with facts every night. I have to cover the news every night."
  • Dem says it’s wrong to celebrate Christmas if unemployment benefits not extended

    12/04/2010 4:24:48 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 84 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 4, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Dem says it’s wrong to celebrate Christmas if unemployment benefits not extended. On Thursday’s magnificent installment of "Hardball" on MSNBC (which is barely watched by anyone…except the hardest of hardcore libs), Congressman Jim McDermott was on with Chris Matthews, making the case about unemployment benefits extension, when he brought Christianity into the mix. According to McDermott, it’s "simply wrong" to celebrate Christmas and some of its themes like caring about the poor…if Americans do not support extending unemployment benefits. This week was a particularly insane week on "Hardball," as earlier in the week, Democrat senator Sherrod Brown blasphemed that unemployment...
  • Chris Matthews: TSA Uproar Meant to Hurt Obama

    11/24/2010 4:53:07 PM PST · by advance_copy · 37 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11/24/2010 | Matt Lewis
    Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews described the recent uproar over the TSA as “the right wing’s ginned up controversy.” This, of course, is a narrative liberals are hoping to push. During his discussion with The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney, Matthews went on to imply that conservatives are only outraged over the TSA’s procedures because they want to hurt President Obama politically.
  • Dem pollster: What Obama really needs is an Oklahoma City moment

    11/05/2010 2:25:06 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 4, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    Occasionally, political pundits get so wrapped up in their analysis that they don’t think through all of the implications of their commentary. That happened to Mark Penn, longtime Democratic pollster, in his appearance on Hardball last night, in the most charitable explanation possible. Eyeblast’s Joe Schoffstall clips this magic moment from the discussion with Chris Matthews on how disconnected Barack Obama has become from the American electorate, and what it will take for him to reconnect, using Bill Clinton as an example:
  • Video- Dem Pollster: Obama Needs Another Oklahoma City Bombing to Reconnect

    Democrat pollster Mark Penn appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball and said that President Clinton reconnected with his speech after the Oklahoma City bombings, and Obama needs a similar situation to do the same. “President Clinton reconnected with Oklahoma. And the President right now he seems removed. And it wasn’t until that speech that he really clicked with the American people. Obama needs a similar kind of, yeah” said Penn.
  • MSNBC Chris Matthews, 10/7/2010 ('Obama did what needed to be done, like FDR')

    10/11/2010 7:13:49 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 47 replies
    lexisNexis/MSNBC TV ^ | 10/7/2010 | Chris Matthews
    MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with President Obama and what he`s done. I say the following because no one else including the president has. It is the hard structure of reality that in the current cacophony so often is overlooked. This president came into the office facing the worst economic outlook since the 1930s. He took action — bold action — the action prescribed by the best economic minds following the best thinking there is in economics since the 1930s.First, even before taking office, he backed up his predecessor in preventing a major collapse in the financial industry. Everyone involved...
  • Chris Matthews: Obama Sends “The Same Thrill Up My Leg, All Over Me”

    09/07/2010 3:05:15 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 09/07/2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    President Obama may be sinking in the polls, looking at big midterm losses in both the House and Senate, and “fiddling while Rome burns” but he hasn’t lost his thrilling touch where Chris Matthews is concerned. On Hardball tonight, following a clip of Obama speaking at a campaign stop in 2008 about his working class upbringing and hope, Matthews had this to say: “You know, I get the same thrill up my leg, all over me, every time I hear those words. I’m sorry, ladies and gentlemen, that’s me.”
  • MSNBC Hardball 9/1/2010(Matthews:”The unemployed vote Democrat,play up that strength Dems")

    09/05/2010 7:10:54 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 66 replies
    lexisnexis MSNBC transcript ^ | Sept 1, 2010 | Chris Matthews
    MATTHEWS: And “Let Me Finish” tonight with some advice on Democrats how they can deny Republicans all-out victory this November. If the Republicans want to roll up the score, they`re on the right path. Energized by the Tea Party grassroots, driven by a nasty economy and by a ferocious propaganda campaign that paints the Democrat in the White House as a terrorist sympathizer, they can just keep doing what they`re doing. Democrats have a tougher task. How to win when things are so darn bad? Well, the smart, tough, hard-nosed strategy is to play to your strengths. Democrats have always...
  • Crist/Matthews: Historically Illiterate Love Fest

    08/07/2010 3:28:04 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 6 replies
    NewsReal ^ | August 7, 2010 | David Forsmark
    Chris Matthews and Charlie Crist got so slobbery over each other Friday night that all reason and historical perspective was shed quicker than clothes in a parked car with Sam Cooke singing Don’t Know Much About History on the radio. CRIST: The 14th Amendment should stay the way it is …That’s the way it’s always been. Ummm, Sorry Charlie, if it was the way it had “always been,” it wouldn’t be in an amendment. But aside from the fact that it was passed in 1868, some mention that it was written to include the children of slaves would have been...
  • 'End of The Day' For Sestak

    06/19/2010 5:55:43 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies · 1,283+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Someone—please!!—buy the man another stock phrase . . . Teasing his upcoming interview with Joe Sestak on last evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews admitted that Democrats are worried that Dem PA senatorial candidate Joe Sestak isn't "ready for prime time." When Sestak later appeared, he demonstrated just why Dems are so worried. The leaden, formulaic Sestak used the trite "at the end of the day" cliché not once, not thrice, but no fewer than . . . nine times in the course of his interview! View video here.
  • Hardball looks at (extreme) conservative movement ("Rise of the New Right" MSNBC 6/16 7pm EST)

    06/15/2010 6:15:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 688+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/15/10
    Hardball looks at conservative movement Msnbc’s Chris Matthews takes a hard look at the rise of extreme conservative movements, asking the questions: Who are the new right's people? What do they want, and how do they intend to get it? Watch "Rise of the New Right," a Hardball with Chris Matthews special, on Wednesday, June 16th, at 7 p.m. ET.
  • On Hardball: Worried Next Terror Attack Could Strengthen Tea Party

    05/04/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 986+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/10 | Geoff "don't call me Charles" Dickens
    Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, brought on two former CIA officials to discuss the latest terror attack, and the MSNBC host agreed with Tyler Drumheller that the most recent attacker was motivated by his house being foreclosed on and also agreed with Robert Baer who feared another attack could lead to "The Tea Party being strengthened" which could lead to "people blaming the White House for a situation it didn't create." Baer also hit Matthews' sweet spot of talking points when he went on to warn that the last successful terror attack "got us into a war in Iraq we...
  • Hardball Lib Guest: Dick Cheney Endorsed John McCain in 2008 To Deliberately Hurt Him (Video)

    04/23/2010 4:06:01 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 243+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/23/10 | HAP
    And Cheney hater Chris Matthews goes right along with this outrageous statement. This is from today's MSNBC's hardball, (Video)
  • James Clyburn: Sarah Palin, Republicans 'Aiding and Abetting Terrorism' Against Democrats

    03/24/2010 2:44:57 PM PDT · by kristinn · 86 replies · 2,435+ views
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | Kristinn
    Speaking on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) accused former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Republican Congressmen of aiding and abetting what he called "terrorism" against Democrats for their support of the enslavement of the American people through the government takeover of healthcare.Clyburn singled out Palin for using "crosshair" symbols on a map of Democrats targeted for defeat on her Facebook page.The Anchorage Daily News reports liberals everywhere are hitting the fainting couches over Palin's rhetoric on Twitter where she urged supporters, "Don't Retreat, Instead-RELOAD!".Clyburn accused his Republican colleagues of aiding and abetting terrorism...
  • Surprise! Dems Who Run From Obama Agenda Poll Well (Video)

    03/01/2010 5:30:02 PM PST · by careyb · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Lardball ^ | 3/1/10 | Charlie Cook
    Democratic Rep. Bob Bright (D-AL), votes against ObamaCare, against Cap & Tax, against the stimulus, and he's 20 points ahead.
  • MSNBC's Matthews On Obama: "I Forgot He Was Black Tonight"

    01/28/2010 7:20:39 AM PST · by NMEwithin · 75 replies · 1,656+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/28/2010 | Real Clear Politics
    MSNBC's Chris Matthews: "He is post-racial by all appearances. You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. [VIDEO LINK]
  • On MSNBC Hardball: "McCain and the Conservative re-education Camp for RINOS"

    01/07/2010 7:29:08 PM PST · by sickoflibs · 9 replies · 790+ views
    sickoflibs/no link yet | 1/7/2010 | sickoflibs
    Chris Matthews loves O but he still has his moments. Tonight on Thursdays show (1/7/09) Matthews has Pat Buchanan on and they were discussing McCain's primary problems. Matthews asked Pat: "What is McCain going to do when democrats bring up Immigration Reform this year?" And Pat replied: "He will take a stand against 'path to citizenship'”. So Matthews asks “What about after the Republican primary?” and Pat replies: ”He will keep to that position” and so Chris asks: “What are conservatives going to do, put him in a Cambodian re-education camp to get him to change all his positions?” Then...
  • Matthews Attacks Politico for Printing Cheney's Comments, Says "He's Feeding You This Crap" - Video

    01/04/2010 4:48:52 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 676+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 4, 2010 | Michael
    Here is video of Chris Matthews attacking Politico for publishing Dick Cheney's commentary...(Video)Chris Matthews asked Politico's Jonathan Martin, "does he have a thing with Politico? Does he have like a hot-line to you guys?" Matthews said to Martin "he uses you like you'd use Drudge or somebody, why does he go to you guys?" Martin responded to Matthews saying "you'd have to ask the Vice President, Chris, I'm not sure, we aggressively report on both sides." Chris Matthews then told Martin "it's not reporting, he feeds you this stuff, I like Politico but he's feeding you guys this crap."
  • Hardball: Joan Walsh Calls Republican Critics of Obama 'Un-American' and 'Traitorous'

    01/01/2010 9:21:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 64 replies · 2,562+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 1, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when dissent was supposed to be patriotic? Well, it seems that only applies when a Republican is president. Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, criticism of him is "un-American" and "traitorous." This new "tolerant" view of dissent comes from Joan Walsh of Salon.Com as you can see in this Hardball video from Wednesday. Below is the Walsh money quote but please be sure to also watch the video since it is important to watch as she drops any facade of liberal tolerance and lets her true dogmatic soul reveal itself in both her face and voice...
  • Democrats Mary Landrieu and Howard Dean In Heated Argument on MSNBC's "Hardball" - Video

    12/16/2009 6:36:56 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1,265+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 16, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean getting into a heated argument on MSNBC's "Hardball." (Video)Landrieu defended Joe Lieberman's concerns over the "health care reform," she said that Lieberman "just has a little different view than many in the party, but actually I understand his view..there are governors like Gov. Dean who wants to eliminate the insurance companies in America." Howard Dean replied "that's obviously not true" and asked Landrieu "Mary I'd like to know why you deny my people the choice to sign up for an alternative, you are forcing us into...
  • Chris Matthews Mocked on Family Guy (Video)

    11/30/2009 7:17:14 PM PST · by Ruby Slippers · 4 replies · 887+ views
    Ruby Slippers ^ | 11/30/09 | Mary Sue
    Matthews showed this clip on tonight's episode of Hardball. The show used Matthews voice and dialogue from a previous episode of Hardball and created an exchange between Harry Reid and Matthews. Matthews comment after showing the clip, "am I really that bad?" Watch the clip and you will see why Matthews was not flattered by the portrayal, though he never seems to mind the attention:
  • 'Hardball' host gives 'insulting lecture' during interview with Bishop Tobin

    11/24/2009 1:34:17 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 2,091+ views
    cna ^ | November 24, 2009
    Chris Matthews / Bishop Thomas Tobin Washington D.C., Nov 24, 2009 / 03:06 pm (CNA).- On Monday Bishop Thomas Tobin tangled with television pundit Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” about the relation between religion and politics as well as the legal status of abortion. Matthews’ comments, which charged that the bishop has overstepped his authority, were criticized as a “rant” and an “extended lecture.”Bishop Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence has been critical of Rhode Island U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s attacks on the Church for opposing abortion. Rep. Kennedy recently revealed that the bishop had asked him to refrain...
  • Daily Gut: Sarah Palin’s Books Sales Prove We’re All Racists (Again)

    11/22/2009 8:08:08 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies · 669+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11.20.09 | Greg Gutfeld
    So apparently Sarah Palin sold over three hundred thousand copies of her book in one day – and as you can guess – they were all purchased by racists. At least, that’s what the sociology professors over at MSNBC Community College believe. Check out Hardball guest Norah O’Donnell, impersonating a talking puffin…
  • Daily Gut: Sarah Palin’s Books Sales Prove We’re All Racists (Again)

    11/22/2009 8:08:10 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 33 replies · 1,182+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 11.20.09 | Greg Gutfeld
    So apparently Sarah Palin sold over three hundred thousand copies of her book in one day – and as you can guess – they were all purchased by racists. At least, that’s what the sociology professors over at MSNBC Community College believe. Check out Hardball guest Norah O’Donnell, impersonating a talking puffin…
  • Palin Crush Finally Revealed

    11/16/2009 11:03:51 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies · 1,352+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 16, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Does Chris "Mr.Tingley Legs" Mathews have a "crush" on Sarah Palin? You decide! I knew it, you knew it … now we all know it. Chris Matthews last night discussing the Oprah/Palin interview, strangely hammers her for going after Katie Couric (which she does not) and then proceeds to not only praise her amazing political acumen, but then suggests she may implode once she gets the nomination. This bite reveals two things: his obvious crush on the girl, and what he fears most, a Palin nomination.
  • Michael Wolff on "Hardball" Says Fox News "Extreme Presence in US" and "Not Very Popular" - Video

    10/26/2009 4:50:21 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 1,156+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 26, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Michael Wolff talking with Chris Matthews about Fox News. Michael Wolff said "the truth is Fox is not very popular in this country, it may have great ratings but still we're talking under two million people, it's a really marginal somewhat extreme presence in the United States." (Video)
  • Chris Matthews refuses hardball question

    10/22/2009 6:55:00 PM PDT · by Saije · 22 replies · 1,320+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/22/2009 | Jessica Heslam
    A petulant Chris Matthews wouldn’t talk about MSNBC’s recent ratings dip during an interview flogging his fawning essay on the late Sen. Edward Kennedy that’s in the November issue of Boston magazine. “Let’s just drop all the conversation about my network,” the “Hardball” host huffed the other day. “I’m not a media critic.” It could be that Matthews got a little hot under the collar because his left-leaning network has been losing viewers. During the recent third-quarter ratings period, Fox News averaged about 2.26 million total viewers in prime time and was up 2 percent from the same time last...