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  • Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Speech a Foreign ‘Takeover Attempt’

    03/03/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/3/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader. “Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly. “He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I...
  • Matthews: Republicans Helping Israel ‘Take Over’ Foreign Policy

    03/03/2015 11:37:54 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies ^ | 03/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews accused Republicans of letting Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu try “to take over US foreign policy” on Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live.” Matthews began by saying that Netanyahu “implied that he would be a better bargainer than the president, but no one believes that.”
  • Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris Matthews (unbelievable)

    10/03/2007 8:37:56 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 104 replies · 6,572+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | October 3, 2007 | Greg Mitchell
    See the video here. Also, see the transcript here. Now for the main story:Jon Stewart Dismantles Chris MathewsIf you have ever bemoaned the turn Matthews -- a former newspaperman -- has taken in recent years, you have to check out what happened on "The Daily Show" on Tuesday night. Matthews called it "the worst interview ever." By Greg Mitchell (October 03, 2007) -- You may find this hard to believe, but there was a time when TV gasbag Chris Matthews was a respectable hard news reporter. He worked in Washington, D.C. for the San Francisco Examiner from 1987 to around...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 9:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Town ^ | 12/14/14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Hardball Panelist: Progressives Don’t Dumb Things Down for Public Consumption, Hence Midterm Loss

    11/08/2014 10:46:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 6, 2014 | 8:48 PM EST | Ken Shepherd
    Appearing as a panelist on the November 6 Hardball, liberal talk show host Joe Madison offered his assessment for why Democrats lost the 2014 midterms: Liberals, being the intellectuals they are, talk above the heads of the average voter, rather than communicating their ideas in an accessible manner for the layman to understand. They need to “put it where the goats can get it,” as Madison’s grandfather would say. …
  • Chris Mathews Likens Mitch McConnell To Saddam Hussein

    10/29/2014 3:21:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | October 29, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Tuesday on MSNBC's "Hardball," host Chris Matthews compared Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to Saddam Hussein by saying, "remember the picture of Saddam Hussein patting that kid's head," after running the Republican minority leaders latest ad in his reelection bid against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
  • In Rush to Condemn Burger King, 'Hardball' Host Makes Whopper of a Factual Error

    08/28/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    newsbusters ^ | august 27, 2014 | ken shepherd
    In his rush to flame-broil Burger King as an unpatriotic fast-food joint looking to skip out on paying its taxes to Uncle Sam, MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews sought to enlist the famously pro-free market, pro-capitalism Wall Street Journal. The only problem is his claim is 100 percent Grade A baloney. "The Wall Street Journal lead editorial today came out against it.... The lead editorial today, surprisingly, attacked this tax scheme," Matthews insisted to guest David Corn of the leftist Mother Jones magazine. In point of fact, the Journal editorial board slammed not corporate "inversion" schemes but the current U.S. tax code, which...
  • (Tipping Point) Chris Matthews Is Not a Fan of This Bowe Bergdahl Deal

    06/05/2014 7:36:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 5, 2014 | David Rutz
    Chris Matthews Is Not a Fan of This Bowe Bergdahl Deal MSNBC’s Chris Matthews doesn’t seem to have gotten the channel’s memo on the Bowe Bergdahl deal. Many liberal pundits on his network have shown nearly lockstep support for the Obama administration’s handling of the trade of five Taliban commanders for Bergdahl, who’s been accused of desertion by many of his fellow soldiers. However, Matthews, usually a huge fan of the president, has sharply criticized the cost of the trade, the national security consequences of releasing dangerous “Johnnies” as he put it, the actions of Bergdahl himself and the legality...
  • Time Mag Editor: Koran Is ‘Directly The Word of God,’ Bible Just a Book ‘Written By Man’

    04/05/2011 8:06:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies ^ | April 5, 2011 | Warner Todd Huston
    In another example of a sort-of cultural suicide where western media types assume that all Muslims are blameless – while all Americans are at fault in this clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West – we have a recent episode of MSNBC’s Hardball with one-time Democratic operative Chuck Todd standing-in for host Chris Matthews. Todd was discussing the riots in Afghanistan sparked by Islamist ire over the burning of a Koran by a Florida pastor. During the interview Todd and a guest stated that the Christian Bible was just a book written by men while the Koran was the...
  • Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

    01/30/2014 9:10:27 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 134 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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,'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
  • Chris Matthews Slams 'Evil' Rush Limbaugh for Spreading Climate Change 'Lies'

    06/22/2011 4:45:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...