Chris Matthews Articles

The MSNBC host loves Barack Obama and respects Jimmy Carter. What more need be said? His last independent thought occurred during the Clinton impeachment hearings.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has become increasingly erratic since the November elections. That traumatic event seems to have picked him up and tossed him across that fine line that sometimes separates sanity from insanity.

Witness this interview with Michael Steele, the outgoing head of the Republican National Committee.

Matthews: Michael, I watch politics. I’m not an expert on sociology or anything but I’m an expert on watching politics. Like Gene, this what we do. I go to Republican conventions, I go to Democratic and as a white guy one thing I notice about the difference, one thing I notice about black people at different conventions. You go to Democratic a convention with Donna [Edwards] and black folk are hanging together and having a good time. They’re smiling, they’re enjoying themselves. They feel very much at home. You go to a Republican even you get a feeling that you are told, “Individually now, don’t bunch up. Don’t, don’t, don’t get together. Don’t get together, don’t crowd, you’ll scare these people.” Is that true in the Republican Party? Is that still true in your party? Did you fear that if you got together with some other African-Americans white guys might get scared of you?

Steele: (shocked) No! What are you talking about?

So the way we understand Matthews’ bizarre comment, blacks huddle together with other blacks at Democrat conventions, but blend right in at Republican conventions. And in Matthews’ mind, that leads to the obvious conclusion that Republicans are racists.

It’s that kind of insightful analysis that has earned Matthews dozens, maybe even scores of viewers.

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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File this one under “Things That Would Be Called Racism If A Conservative Said Them.” You can’t miss it. It’s that big, bulging file right over there.

Here’s Matthews at his racist (but he’s liberal so the media won’t call it that) best:

“So much of this attack on Obama has been ad hominem — directed at the person, the president. Whether it’s somebody, some cracker out there on the right calling him — some birther type that he’s not an American or it is someone a little more sophisticated, but basically saying he’s a socialist.”

Cracker? Cracker, Chris? That sounds racist to us. But perhaps we’re wrong. Let’s double check the definition of cracker before we make any rash accusations:

Wikipedia says, “Cracker, sometimes white cracker, is a pejorative term for poor white people. It is especially used for the white inhabitants of the U.S. states of Georgia and Florida (Georgia crackers and Florida crackers), but it is also used throughout the Southern United States and more widely in North America.”

Oh, but that’s just Wikipedia and you know it’s not authoritative. So let’s try a more reputable source like Merriam-Webster: “usually disparaging : a poor usually Southern white”

There you have it. Chris Matthews is a liberal racist. Look for Katie Couric to lead off her newscast with this story tonight. Look for Keith Olbermann to name him Worst Person In the World. Look for … nahhh … none of that stuff will happen because Chris is a member in good standing in the Society of Liberal Media.

H/T: Bluegrass Pundit

Source: Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster

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Based on ratings we know that few people watch MSNBC. But are the few trolls that do really listening?

At the 6:00 mark of the clip below (please skip ahead to that point and save six minutes of your life you’ll never get back) MSNBC’s Chris Matthews recalls the good old days in politics when horse racing metaphors like “front runner” and “handicapping the race” were used instead of war metaphors.

But he wasn’t waxing nostalgic without an agenda, he was using it as a setup to launch his daily attack on Sarah Palin, for using bullets and gun metaphors such as “bullseye” and “reloading.”

“Why?” Chris beseeches the gods, “why is Sarah Palin sticking to her guns? Why does she keep talking like this?”

Yes, while criticizing Palin for using gun metaphors Matthews used a gun metaphor.

We give up. At this point, we admit that we can no longer comprehend what’s happening on Hardball.

Is Matthew’s duplicity so ingrained that it spews forth naturally, irrepressibly, without forethought or calculation?

Or has his Palin Derangement Syndrome reached such an advanced stage that it has officially rendered him psychotic?

– Written by Sonny Palermo

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is an objective reporter, damn it. Just ask him.

He went out of his way to prove it after the Fort Hood shootings, looking for the truth, casting absolutely no blame, especially on radical Islam and the shooter who screamed “Allahu Akbar” as he fired round after round at his innocent victims.

We know you’ll be shocked as we were to learn that Chris wasn’t quite as objective after the Tucson massacre.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4hO4Jn3Nyw

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Liberal Chris Matthews has jumped the liberal reservation again. He’s had a moment of clarity and now says he doesn’t trust Democrats to control illegal immigration.

Mediaite reports:

Declaring he doesn’t trust either party on the immigration issue, Matthews stated “Republicans are BS’ing the country” about any plan to deport all illegal immigrants out of the country, and much more surprisingly, he next targeted Democrats. Calling the Democrats “weak,” Matthews said Democrats won’t say “how they will stop illegal immigration . . . I don’t even think they want to stop it . . . they like it.” Watch out because no one is safe from Matthews, especially not Senator Harry Reid who also gets a special mention as someone who is not serious about doing anything about the illegal immigration problem.

Welcome to our world, Chris. We know you won’t stay long, but it’s always nice to have you visit.

A prediction: Sooner or later, Matthews will make one too many of these un-liberal comments and Olbermann will turn on him.

Can’t wait to see that cat fight.

H/T: Mediaite

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Want to hear something slightly disturbing? Something that sounds like it came from NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association?

Tell us we’re wrong. Tell us it’s not just a little creepy to hear Chris Matthews enthusing over Obama’s “cute, wonderful, boyish smile we all love.”

“You know, whatever you say, I want to talk about the subjective president, Gene, your reaction to this. Subjectively, in his heart, he’s a happy man this weekend. That smile, that cute smile we all love in that guy. That wonderful, boyish smile of his he gave us there after he made his little crack about the holiday spirit. I haven’t seen that in months.”

It may be December, but Spring is in the air. Chris is in love. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been repealed and he is free to be himself.

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Mike Huckabee, a former fat man himself, did not take kindly to Chris Matthews’ comments about Chris Christie being too fat to be President. Not kindly at all.

“If Governor Christie somehow decides he wants to lose weight, he can. I’m thinking that talk show host — not matter how much he wants to — can’t change the meanness and the callousness of his own character.

So I’d rather be in Governor Christie’s shoes — an effective governor doing a good job, proving that solid, conservative governing principles really do work even in a state like New Jersey than I can a person whose talk show probably gets about as many viewers as Governor Christie will shake hands with on any given day in New Jersey.”

Huckabee exaggerates. Matthews’ show doesn’t get anywhere near that many viewers.

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Don’t know if we’ve ever seen Neil Cavuto attack a host on another news network. Well, he made up for lost time with this one.

Matthews said Chris Christie couldn’t be president because he was too fat. Matthews points out that if we can have a black president and if both parties can put up creditable female candidates, then the concept of a guy who shops for his suits at Ed’s Big & Tall Shop shouldn’t surprise anyone.

OK, well, he didn’t exactly put it that way, but that’s what we heard.

He also didn’t say, “Chris Matthews is a pathetic schumuck,” but we heard that, too.

Considering the ratings of their respective networks, we assume more people heard Matthews’ comments on Cavuto’s Fox show than heard the original comments on MSNBC.

H/T: HotAir.com

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Liberals, especially those on MSNBC, constantly say conservatives are racists. Yet now we have another example of an MSNBC host who can’t tell one black man from another.

Last year, there was the incident where Contessa Brewer couldn’t tell Jesse Jackson from Al Shaprton. And now Chris Matthews has exhibited the same sort of racism (at least that’s what they’d call it if a conservative did it).

The Hardball host got a bit confused. While introducing Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Matthews called him “Congressman Clyburn,” thinking he was James Clyburn (D-SC).

You know what? We’re going to cut Matthews some slack here and say this wasn’t racism. Instead of thinking all black people look alike, he may just think all Democrats look alike.

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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Our heartiest congratulations to Chris Matthews. It took a week, but he finally noticed that President Obama skipped the country after the elections.

“Where in the world is Barack Obama,” he asked with more than just a little anger in his voice. “Is this any way to treat an electorate? What’s the message here?”

Chris is not happy. This President’s actions are now sending shivers up his spine instead of tingles up his leg.

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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There was a brief moment last week when it appeared that Chris Matthews had regained a bit of his sanity. Never mind. The moment passed.

On Monday night the tremors and hallucinations returned and he told his audience that Fair Game, the new movie about the Valerie Plame scandal, stacks up favorably against Casablanca.

Matthews: Let me finish tonight with a stirring movie I saw last night. I had heard of the first-rate script, the masterful performances by the leads, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. What I was not prepared for in Fair Game was the story itself, the wondrous dramatic courage of it all. This is one fine movie. While there will never be another Casablanca, Fair Game is perfect for our murky time.

On this review, we give Chris two thumbs down. And one finger up.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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Get ready to be surprised. Maybe even shocked. Back in 2005 Glenn Beck appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball to promote his book “The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland.”

This was back in the days when Beck was still relatively unknown, long before his CNN TV show and when he still had relatively few affiliates in his radio network. It was also prior to MSNBC’s hard turn to the left.

The interesting thing about this interview is that Beck was still the same Beck we see today on Fox, but Matthews has changed completely.

You won’t believe it until you see it for yourself, and you may not even believe it then, but Matthews gushes over Beck. Repeatedly.

Going into a commercial break he says, “This guy’s a great guy, Glenn Beck. When I come to work really late I listen to the guy coming in to work. Glenn Beck.”

Later Matthews ends the interview by saying, “You’re great. I listen to your show all the time. I think you’re about 30 years older than you are. You’re amazingly smart for such a young guy.”

As Yid With Lid said, “The video below teaches us a little bit about who really has the courage of his convictions, versus who adapts his opinions to please management.”

H/T: Yid With Lid

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We ran a story this week about a new Chinese-manufactured “Blow-Up Barack Presidential Love Doll” and one about another Obama Blow Up Doll back in August.

obama-sex-doll

Give Chris Matthews the merriest Christmas ever. Send him an Obama sex doll.

When MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said Obama gave him a thrill up his leg, we didn’t realize initially that he meant his middle leg, but that’s become apparent over the course of the last two years.

So we’re starting a new campaign and calling on all conservatives to join us in sending as many of these love dolls to Chris Matthews as possible.

Just imagine the Hardball studio filled to the rafters with hundreds, maybe thousands of these things. That image alone is definitely worth $25.03 you’ll spend on the doll.

Click here. Order now to make sure Chris gets yours in time for Christmas. And make sure you include a note that says, “Merry Christmas from IHateTheMedia.com and (your name).

Here’s Chris’ address:

Chris Matthews
Hardball
MSNBC
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10112

C’mon, conservatives. Give Chris Matthews the Obama love he fantasizes about.

Order now!

Bonus Points: Record a video of yourself hand-delivering an inflated Obama Love Doll to Chris or his receptionist and we’ll give you your 15 minutes of fame on the internet.

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We were way off base in our analysis of President Obama’s political philosophy. Turns out Barry Obama was virtually indistinguishable from Barry Goldwater until those dastardly Republicans forced him – against his will, apparently – to become a lefty.

At least that’s Chris Matthews’ new theory:

Matthews: The Republican strategy over last two years has been to force Obama over to the left so that he could only pass left-wing legislation without the grace of bipartisan support, they won, they made him into a lefty.”

By the way, we love the way Townhall.com now tags all their videos with Will Smith’s ludicrous comment that “Obama as an idea marks an evolutionary flashpoint for humanity.”

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Chris Matthews really is schizophrenic these days. One day he still feels that special tingle up his leg at the merest mention of Obama’s name and the next day he lurches into brief moments of clarity.

Monday was a clarity day. He told Andrea Mitchell that America voted for the patriotic and inclusive Obama and now he’s become an elitist.

And Mitchell just sits there looking as if this liberal blasphemy is going to give her a major stroke.

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Jimmy Carter demonstrates his dementia

by editor on October 28, 2010

Jimmy Carter and Hardball. Just reading those words is enough to let you know something odd is about to happen.

In this case, the former President told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, “Ronald Reagan only had less than 51% of the vote, but he won because of a third-party candidate.”

We’re not even quite sure what that means, but since Carter is in the middle of his 30th Annual Carter Presidency Rehabilitation Tour, you knew he’d say something stupid.

For a few years people were saying, “Jimmy Carter is the best former president we’ve ever had.” Now they’re just saying, “Who is that crazy old coot?”

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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As the election continues to slip away from Democrats, Chris Matthews’ pleas are getting increasingly more desperate. This one works about as well as all the others.

Matthews is beginning to remind us of Obama, the IHTM office cat. We look at both of them and think, “I wonder what’s going on in that little pea brain.”

H/T: TheBlaze.com

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is, in horrible jerks and starts, coming to terms with the mortality of the Democratic majority.

One day he’s giving the Republicans, conservatives and the Tea Party hell. The next day, he’s realistic about what the political landscape is going to look like on Wednesday, November 3.

This time it was the latter. And we don’t feel at all bad about taking pleasure in his pain.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Salon editor Joan Walsh should get down on her knees and say a prayer of thanks to whatever God she worships, for He, in his wisdom, endowed her with a blessed ignorance that protects her from seeing what a moron she is. Surely, if she had any degree of self-awareness she would never venture beyond the confines of her own home again, much less attempt to speak in public.

Walsh guested on Hardball, where despite video proof offered by host Chris Matthews that senate candidate Richard Blumenthal blatantly lied about serving in Vietnam, she said, “They’re distorting his words. It’s very difficult to say he lied.” In addition to being ignorant, she also made herself asinine by making those little finger quote motions around the word “lied.”

Save yourself the trouble of watching the entire clip. Go straight to the 6:58 mark of the video. (You owe us one.)

It gets even better at the 7:29 mark when Mathews, painful as it must have been for him, had no choice but to point out that Walsh was wrong, causing her to revert to an expression that one imagines monopolizes most of her face time – the confused dog/tilted head look.

Of course the true depth of Walsh’s “intelligence” was forever memorialized in an earlier video that went viral – her classic exchange with Mika Mxyzptlk, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show.

Mika, the very model of vapidity, openly mocks Walsh right to her face. And let’s face it, when someone as dense as Mika finds you mockworthy, you must begin to realize just how low you reside on the evolutionary scale.

– Written by Sonny Palermo

H/T: Eyeblast.tv

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The decimation liberals are about to suffer at the ballot box has driven some of them beyond the fine line separating sanity and insanity. Chris Matthew, for example.

The MSNBC host interviewed AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and the two lunatics came to the conclusion that the Tea Party’s “every man for himself” philosophy would have doomed the Chilean miners.

Why stop there? Why not claim the Tea Partiers would have danced on the miners’ graves? That they would have worn their Nazi uniforms to the mine site and goose stepped to the air shaft and covered it with a giant, golden swastika. That they would have chanted witches’ incantations as the cold, dead bodies were brought to the surface.

C’mon, Chris, put a little more creativity into your lunacy.

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Rich Iott is a Republican running for Congress in Ohio. He’s a history nut and into historical reenactments. He’s done the Civil War, the American Revolution and for all we know, the Boer War. But photos have been leaked showing him dressed as a Nazi while doing a World War II reenactment. And Chris Matthews cannot comprehend it.

“Is this some kind of homoerotic thing,” Matthews asked. “Do they put on these uniforms and dance around?”

No, Chris, and they don’t get a tingle up their leg when they reenact history. It’s like cowboys and Indians, Chris. Some people have to be the cowboys and some people have to be the Indians. But that doesn’t mean the Indians cover themselves with Crisco and dance around the campfire.

Of course, liberals like Chris Matthews don’t understand that in games, just like in real life, there are good guys and bad guys. White hats and black hats. Without the Axis, there wouldn’t have been any Allies. Without losers, there are no winners. That’s why they promote self-esteem curicullum instead of real world experience. And that’s why liberals don’t keep score in Little League games.

But don’t forget, it’s the conservatives who are called homophobes. Always the conservatives.

But it does raise an interesting question:

Mr. Matthews, sir, when you refer to conservatives as tea baggers, is that a homoerotic thing?

Just wondering.

Source: TheBlaze.com

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Do you think maybe it’s possible that Chris Matthews sometimes says stupid crap (highly-technical economist terminology with which you rank amateurs may not be familiar) just so he’ll get a little attention from bloggers?

Seriously. No one smart enough to get a national cable TV show could possibly be stupid enough to say some of the stuff he says.

We would like to enter the following quote into evidence:

Matthews: You know, a great question, Charles, that wasn’t on my list to ask, but I’m going to ask you because you seem like a sophisticated guy of many parts. You think business can sit on those billions and trillions of dollars for two more years after they screw Obama this time? Are they going to keep sitting on their money so they don’t invest and help the economy for two long years to get Mr. Excitement Mitt Romney elected president? Will they do that to the country?

Sorry, Chris. There’s only one guy intentionally screwing the economy. Hint: His middle name is Hussein.

H/T: NewsBusters.org

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Carly Fiorina’s new commercial is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Minimalism at its most minimal. Chris Matthews calls it “brutal,” which is libspeak for, “Damn, that son of a bitch is going to be effective.”

But the highlight of this short clip is when Matthews reveals that he was shocked that women didn’t rally around Barbara Boxer’s original “Call me Senator” comment and that even female MSNBC producers thought it was over the top.


H/T: National Review

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Poor Chris Matthews is nearly apoplectic. The man he loves is disappointing him again.

In this clip, he again implores President Obama to (a) get rid of his trusty Teleprompter, (b) try being less scripted, (c) try getting in touch with the common man, and (d) start talking plainly.

“I think the teleprompter ought to be sent to, I don’t know where, let’s send it to the furthest place from America, get rid of all the Teleprompters and make him talk to people.”

Watching Chris Matthews these days is like watching a soap opera. You know you’d be embarrassed to have your friends find out you watch, but you do it anyway.

H/T: HotAir.com

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“Stop saying that giving people tax cuts is giving people money. It’s their money!”

If this were a quiz and you had to guess what TV commentator said those words, Chris Matthews wouldn’t be in your first 100 guesses.

Was it a moment of clarity? A stroke? An attempt to begin repositioning himself as a conservative so he can move to Fox News after the election?

Got any other ideas?

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