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MSNBC's Chris Matthews speculates Democrats may be better off with Trump as president than Sanders
Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2020 05:34 PM | Mike Brest

Posted on 02/22/2020 3:16:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum

MSNBC host Chris Matthews wondered if the Democratic Party would be better off if President Trump wins reelection rather than if Sen. Bernie Sanders takes over the White House.

Matthews, 74, brought up the possibility that centrist Democrats may prefer Trump over the socialist Sanders during the network's Saturday afternoon coverage of the Nevada caucuses. The host of Hardball with Chris Matthews was leading a conversation about how centrist candidates were splitting the vote, likely a detriment to one another but a benefit for Sanders.

"I’m wondering whether the Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be president," he said. "That’s maybe too exciting a question to raise. They don’t like Trump at all. Do they want Bernie Sanders to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? I mean, he takes it over, he sets the direction of the future of the party — maybe they’d rather wait four years and put in a Democrat that they like."

"I mean, that’s the big question, right?" Adrienne Elrod, a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, responded. "And you know, the narrative that you’re starting to see play out, Chris, is that there are people that are concerned, strategists that are concerned that Bernie Sanders being at the top of the ticket will force us to lose the House. I don’t necessarily think that’s the case."

Matthews has frequently disparaged the Vermont senator in recent days, accusing Sanders of being "full of it" and arguing that he'd be a "miserable president" if he got elected. He has also predicted that Sanders would lose 49 states if he went up against Trump in the general election.

The network host also warned his viewers about candidates who support socialism.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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Christine is skeert.
1 posted on 02/22/2020 3:16:49 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

i got a tingle up my leg when I heard it..


2 posted on 02/22/2020 3:17:43 PM PST by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy them crying)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Tingles is a Rooskie Ass[et].


3 posted on 02/22/2020 3:17:51 PM PST by Paladin2 (have a pipeline to the sewer)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Uh, Chrissie. What about the democrat party is “moderate?”


4 posted on 02/22/2020 3:18:22 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

We WILL be better off with Trump as President than ANY dimdulbcRat.


5 posted on 02/22/2020 3:19:57 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

The last moderate Dem either died or left the party long ago.


6 posted on 02/22/2020 3:20:01 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (A socalist is someone that wants everything you have except your job.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Go Bernie then. I so want a rout of socialism and the left.


7 posted on 02/22/2020 3:21:18 PM PST by RubinBoomer (Please be nice. I am new here. I'm open to doing things the FR way, just need to know.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There are no centrist Democrats running.


8 posted on 02/22/2020 3:21:30 PM PST by arthurus (o0)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He’ll certainly cost them the House. He will win the youth vote, but lose the “American” vote.


9 posted on 02/22/2020 3:21:54 PM PST by babble-on
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Ooooh, the fat lady just jumped the singing shark.

Or something.


10 posted on 02/22/2020 3:22:41 PM PST by sevlex
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“MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speculates Democrats may be better off with Trump as president than Sanders”

Well, he is right. Under Trump 2.0, they’ll have GREAT JOBS (although it may mean having to wash grease off their hands, ehhh, after work). And that would even apply to the Anti-American Majors at today’s universities.

Under Bernie, they’ll be Bowing Down to him and is surrogates, and if they don’t bow low enough, their entire life changes, for the worse, the far worse. Same for their families.

The only ‘downside’ for them is that they won’t get to exact REVENGE on conservatives, until 2025, at the earliest.


11 posted on 02/22/2020 3:24:05 PM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Rat party falling apart. Though they’re still assassinating people. We got a long way to go still but we’re on the right track


12 posted on 02/22/2020 3:24:40 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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Why is never what is best for the country, rather than what is best for some political party?
13 posted on 02/22/2020 3:24:56 PM PST by Rio
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Joe Lieberman


14 posted on 02/22/2020 3:25:17 PM PST by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Interesting how wealthy Dems like Chris are all for the whacky ideas of their party (GND, etc) until they realize that it will probably hit their OWN pocketbook..


15 posted on 02/22/2020 3:25:50 PM PST by jstolzen
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Remember Chris Matthews and the MSM are corportist driven. They would lose everything under socialism that they’re almost identical to


16 posted on 02/22/2020 3:26:02 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: arthurus

I keep seeing people saying this, as though there would be no difference in the way a Bloomberg would govern as opposed to how a Sanders would govern. I mean they may both be to the left of anyone on FreeRepublic, but certainly there are significant distinctions between them.


17 posted on 02/22/2020 3:26:11 PM PST by babble-on
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That Boom you just heard was the Democrat ballot down ballot exploding...


18 posted on 02/22/2020 3:27:04 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (AOC the bartender would have had to work on the second floor at Miss Kitty’s saloon...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“You’ve lost that tingling feeling
Whoa oh that tingling feeling
You’ve lost that tingling feeling
And it’s gone, gone, gone, whoa oh oh”


19 posted on 02/22/2020 3:29:43 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Where pigs flying over New York City when Matthews made these comments?

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews speculates Democrats may be better off with Trump as president than Sanders
Washington Examiner ^ | February 22, 2020 05:34 PM | Mike Brest
Posted on 2/22/2020, 3:16:49 PM by E. Pluribus Unum

MSNBC host Chris Matthews wondered if the Democratic Party would be better off if President Trump wins reelection rather than if Sen. Bernie Sanders takes over the White House.

Matthews, 74, brought up the possibility that centrist Democrats may prefer Trump over the socialist Sanders during the network’s Saturday afternoon coverage of the Nevada caucuses. The host of Hardball with Chris Matthews was leading a conversation about how centrist candidates were splitting the vote, likely a detriment to one another but a benefit for Sanders.

“I’m wondering whether the Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be president,” he said. “That’s maybe too exciting a question to raise. They don’t like Trump at all. Do they want Bernie Sanders to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? I mean, he takes it over, he sets the direction of the future of the party — maybe they’d rather wait four years and put in a Democrat that they like.”

“I mean, that’s the big question, right?” Adrienne Elrod, a former senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, responded. “And you know, the narrative that you’re starting to see play out, Chris, is that there are people that are concerned, strategists that are concerned that Bernie Sanders being at the top of the ticket will force us to lose the House. I don’t necessarily think that’s the case.”

Matthews has frequently disparaged the Vermont senator in recent days, accusing Sanders of being “full of it” and arguing that he’d be a “miserable president” if he got elected. He has also predicted that Sanders would lose 49 states if he went up against Trump in the general election.

The network host also warned his viewers about candidates who support socialism.


20 posted on 02/22/2020 3:30:20 PM PST by Grampa Dave ( May every person dissing Roger Stone, suffer the same nightmare BS justice in a liberal court room.)
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