Skip to comments.Charlie Cook Tells Chris Matthews Democrats are in Trouble - Video 9/4/09
Posted on 09/05/2009 2:51:44 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of pollster and political analyst Charlie Cook telling MSNBC's Chris Matthews that things are not looking good for Democrats. He pointed to new polling that shows on "Party Identification," Democrats now have only a 5-point advantage over Republicans, 45%-40%. That's down from a 17-point margin in January, 52%-45%. Cook said Party ID is always a "lagging indicator," meaning things have really gone sour for Obama.
He also warned that Democrats face a real problem in next year's mid-term election because mid-terms are almost always dominated by older voters, whom Cook said Obama is weakest with.
Matthews and Cook also talked with the Washington Post's Anne Kornblut about the Obama "School Speech," which Matthews admitted was a fiasco because of the urging by Obama's people that children write about how they could "support President Obama."
They close with Obama's Speech on Health Care next Wednesday to a Joint Session of Congress. Matthews said this speech is the key moment of Obama's first term. If he cannot "unite his party" and pass something, Matthews said Republicans will run against him as having tried to get "death panels" and destroy Health Care.
Cook said several "swing Democrats" are planning not to attend the speech because they don't want to be seen in the chamber during the speech.
NOTE: This is the most rational I think I've ever seen Chris Matthews be. . . . (VIDEO)
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The 17 point Party ID margin in January was 52%-35%. Typo in article above says 45%.
It is interesting that both Clinton and Bush had ONLY two instances there they spoke to a Joint Session of Congress ... in other cases that was over an 8 yeaar term.
This will be Obama’s second speech to a Joint Session of Congress.
If Chris Matthews was described as “rational” through a discussion such as this you must know that he’s seen internals and they’re even worse than what Zogby and Rasmussen have indicated.
I think that’s exactly right. He was much more sober and somber than I’ve seen him.
Could you possibly find a couple more fawning dems to report the news?
Pray for America
Chrissie was rendered impotent at the news.
Did you catch Chrissie’s Feudian slip? He said “death squads” first instead of “death panels”!
That’s Freudian slip...
Chrissy is easily rendered impotent ~ on the other hand he’s only rarely confronted with the evidence that he supports the Zombie Party.
Interestingly, the State of the Union address is actually a joint session of Congress, as well. It looks a little different because there are other invitees (the President is an invitee), including the Supremes, Cabinet members and the Joint Chiefs.
So, to be technically accurate, both W and Clinton delivered (I believe) eight SotU speeches to joint sessions, with each delivering an additional non-SotU speech to a joint session of Congress during their presidency.
Looks like Chrissy is losing the tingle!
WOW..I can’t believe the mood of Chris.
Drop him a note and remind him that he said Obama was born in Indonesia and he didn’t seem to have a problem with that idea...ahahhahahahaha
And this is with the full support of the msm outside of Fox news. If the media was just even in its support Barry’s support would be about 10%.
I’m trying to remember which pundit it was that quotes the two over 8 years each.
There's been plenty of them. I have heard several describe Bush and Clinton as each giving a speech to a joint session, clearly not realizing that the State of the Union addresses are given to joint sessions as well.
I can easily see not counting State of the Union as those are regular events. As opposed to special convening of Joint Sessions.
How many total? Do you know?
How about a Bumper sticker version(size)?
The rats are truly idiots. Getting opposition? Vilify the doubters!
When opposition ranks swell, vilify them some more.
When their ranks are overwhelming, wake up your leader, bring him back to town to spread some silver tongued lies.
When that doesn’t work, what do you think the rat response will be?
Could it be any more clear that Kornblut sides with the Left?
Check THIS out!
Yes. Apart from the respective SotU addresses, both Clinton and Bush addressed a joint session of Congress one time, each. Bush did in the aftermath of 9/11 and Clinton did in an attempt to launch his insurance take-over scam - how ironic.
OK, so not too far off from my original statement.
O has 2 with no SOTU.
Matthews may have realized that the tingle going up his leg when he listened to Obama was a premonition of the injection from his "end of life counselor" spreading. Matthews isnt getting any younger, you know, and if his life depended on his ratings hed have been interred a long time ago.
The tingle’s gone... the tingle’s gone away...
I love how the Post chickie talks about "unrealistic expectations" regarding the upcoming congressional speech. "Like he didn't have unrealistic expectations when he took office". Gee, I wonder who built up those expectations? Remember all the "halo" photos the press put out? Sheesh, you'd think these reporters forget everything they did and said the second their heads hit the pillow.
Obama is now going to be chairing the UN Security Council meeting... this is going to go off like a bomb...
The fool is about to rip this county in two because the hard left has no clue how the rest of us see this ....
The hard left believes in their own superiority to rule by dictate they thinks they are a new master "race"
Out of power the hard left are just nutty funny, in power they are political psychopaths
I wish the next conservative guest on Matthews would ask him why he keeps protecting BO and why he thinks it’s ok to have a president that surrounds himself with anti-Americans. I would love to see him answer that!
So no tingles?
Compile a database of enemies from social networks, like Facebook, and find ways to intimidate them. Find ways to silence and intimidate talk radio, Fox News, internet blogs. Audit tax returns and find other ways to harass and prosecute opponents. Set up some circuses, like prosecuting CIA agents, John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney. Create more support by removing people from the tax rolls and/or legalizing their immigration status and organize them into goon squads to attack protestors and voters in Republican districts. Imprison protestors. All sorts of things.
When the rats run out of ideas, they can always consult Putin, Chavez, or Ahmadinejad. They know how to handle dissent.
All good ideas. It’ll be interesting to see if they really have the competence to pull it off.
My bet based on watching this bunch is ‘no’.
>>Remember all the “halo” photos the press put out?
There was a thread here in the last 2 days about a pic put out by the White House that looked like a halo had been added via Photoshop. It is still going on, only now it has official government imprimatur.
Leg tingle changing to facial twitch?
Maybe he meant he tinkles down his leg.
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