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Charlie Cook Tells Chris Matthews Democrats are in Trouble - Video 9/4/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 5, 2009 | BrianinMO

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)

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


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: charliecook; chrismatthews

1 posted on 09/05/2009 2:51:45 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

The 17 point Party ID margin in January was 52%-35%. Typo in article above says 45%.


2 posted on 09/05/2009 2:53:50 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


3 posted on 09/05/2009 2:57:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Federalist Patriot

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.


4 posted on 09/05/2009 2:58:45 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I think that’s exactly right. He was much more sober and somber than I’ve seen him.


5 posted on 09/05/2009 3:01:10 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

Could you possibly find a couple more fawning dems to report the news?

Pray for America


6 posted on 09/05/2009 3:03:46 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Chrissie was rendered impotent at the news.


7 posted on 09/05/2009 3:03:55 PM PDT by skeeter (Pterocarya fraxinifolia)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Did you catch Chrissie’s Feudian slip? He said “death squads” first instead of “death panels”!


8 posted on 09/05/2009 3:05:43 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

That’s Freudian slip...


9 posted on 09/05/2009 3:06:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: skeeter

Chrissy is easily rendered impotent ~ on the other hand he’s only rarely confronted with the evidence that he supports the Zombie Party.


10 posted on 09/05/2009 3:07:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: BunnySlippers
"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."

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.

11 posted on 09/05/2009 3:09:53 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Looks like Chrissy is losing the tingle!


12 posted on 09/05/2009 3:09:53 PM PDT by Freds2nd
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To: Federalist Patriot

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


13 posted on 09/05/2009 3:18:30 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: BunnySlippers

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%.


14 posted on 09/05/2009 3:22:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m trying to remember which pundit it was that quotes the two over 8 years each.


15 posted on 09/05/2009 3:23:09 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
"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.

16 posted on 09/05/2009 3:33:40 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: BunnySlippers
When all you have to say is you need to say it often.
17 posted on 09/05/2009 3:35:49 PM PDT by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: OldDeckHand

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?


18 posted on 09/05/2009 3:45:28 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: An Old Man

LOL!
How about a Bumper sticker version(size)?


19 posted on 09/05/2009 3:52:23 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Federalist Patriot

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?


20 posted on 09/05/2009 4:00:39 PM PDT by telebob
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To: Federalist Patriot

Could it be any more clear that Kornblut sides with the Left?


21 posted on 09/05/2009 4:08:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cruise_missile
"How about a Bumper sticker version(size)?"

Check THIS out!

22 posted on 09/05/2009 4:14:55 PM PDT by An Old Man (Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.)
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To: BunnySlippers
"How many total? Do you know?"

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.

23 posted on 09/05/2009 4:17:26 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: OldDeckHand

OK, so not too far off from my original statement.

O has 2 with no SOTU.


24 posted on 09/05/2009 4:31:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark
"If Chris Matthews was described as “rational” through a discussion such as this ... "

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 isn’t getting any younger, you know, and if his life depended on his ratings he’d have been interred a long time ago.

Regards

25 posted on 09/05/2009 4:33:38 PM PDT by Rashputin (blif)
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To: Federalist Patriot

The tingle’s gone... the tingle’s gone away...


26 posted on 09/05/2009 4:33:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: bray
Could you possibly find a couple more fawning dems to report the news?

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.

27 posted on 09/05/2009 4:42:35 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: An Old Man

YEAH!!!!


28 posted on 09/05/2009 4:49:00 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Federalist Patriot
On another thread http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2333068/posts

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

29 posted on 09/05/2009 5:06:16 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

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!


30 posted on 09/05/2009 5:39:46 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Federalist Patriot
Tweetie is now calling Death Panels...Death Squads. He has become a caricature of himself.
31 posted on 09/05/2009 6:16:06 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve Qui Peut)
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To: skeeter

So no tingles?


32 posted on 09/05/2009 6:18:30 PM PDT by sissyjane
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To: telebob
When that doesn’t work, what do you think the rat response will be?

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.

33 posted on 09/05/2009 6:40:16 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: BusterBear

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’.


34 posted on 09/05/2009 7:23:09 PM PDT by telebob
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To: randog

>>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.


35 posted on 09/06/2009 3:22:44 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Leg tingle changing to facial twitch?


36 posted on 09/06/2009 7:03:33 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: Freds2nd

Maybe he meant he tinkles down his leg.


37 posted on 09/06/2009 7:16:04 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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