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GOP congressman to Chris Matthews: ‘This is what you do on your show … you bully guests’
The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 07/19/2011 6:30:58 PM PDT by Nachum

Perhaps Chris Matthews hasn’t had a showdown quite this good since his contentious 2004 Republican Convention interview with then Sen. Zell Miller. During that exchange, the Georgia Democrat challenged the MSNBC “Hardball” host to a duel.

But on his Tuesday program, Illinois Republican Freshman Rep. Joe Walsh went head-to-head with Matthews about the debt-ceiling debate. That prompted several interesting exchanges between Walsh and Matthews, including one referencing his 2008 comment that President Barack Obama gave him a “thrill” up his leg:

WALSH: Hey, Chris, what’s the president’s plan? Hey Chris, explain…

MATTHEWS: That’s not the point. I pointed out that your party has said the president doesn’t have a plan. Your plan doesn’t have cuts in it. Can you explain that to me?

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KEYWORDS: chris; congressman; gop; joewalsh; matthews
Joe isn't shy
1 posted on 07/19/2011 6:31:03 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I always thought Chrissy just sat there tingling for an hour.


2 posted on 07/19/2011 6:32:26 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: Nachum

The GOP needs to go to war against the media. Walsh shows how it’s done.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 6:35:54 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Nachum

Good for Walsh.

I sure miss Zell Miller. That was one democrat that I could actually like. I wonder how he’s doing.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 6:40:32 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

I love this guy. He’s the real deal. His district (IL-9th)splits my suburb with IL-10th, so I got to meet him several times at campaign stops. He had a real tough campaign against Melissa Bean and her union thugs, but came out on top. After he was sworn in, he and his wife took the red-eye back home to thank us personally.

We can only wish all the Republicans were like him.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 6:44:19 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: Nachum

Chris Matthews is ridiculous. What a child.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 6:49:19 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Nachum

That’s the ticket. If a public official gets bullied by the likes of Chris Matthews, they don’t deserve to have their job.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 6:51:42 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Nachum

ping


8 posted on 07/19/2011 6:53:35 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: mick

“and you wonder why people don’t come on your show....”

All CM does is filibuster. Nothing is accomplished by going on his show cause they have what, 100,000 viewers a night? It’s a WASTE OF TIME. Let this guy talk in his echo chamber and pretend that he matters. CM is a waste of space.


9 posted on 07/19/2011 6:58:09 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: Nachum

Was that a thrill I just felt up my leg? MSLSD is not an acceptable forum for any conservative but the Congressman did a good job, up until he complained about being bullied. That was not being bullied, it was business as usual from the thrill machine.


10 posted on 07/19/2011 6:59:25 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Nachum

Did anyone see blue square during this segment on the bottom left side of the screen with a Republican elephant and the words, “Cut Cap Deceive?”


11 posted on 07/19/2011 7:00:50 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Nachum

I’m in love.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 7:03:15 PM PDT by AnnGora (For a copy of this tagline, send 19.99 to Copy of Tagline, Pueblo, CO...)
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To: hillarys cankles

It’s a good place to get your feet wet and get experience dealing with this stuff. I salute Mr. Walsh. He did a great job.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 7:06:14 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Auntie Mame

I know Joe Walsh and contributed to his campaign, Best money I have ever contributed!

God Bless Joe Walsh


14 posted on 07/19/2011 7:13:09 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Nachum

Wish Joe would have wrapped it up with this: “And to the few people watching tonight, I would encourage you to change channels.”


15 posted on 07/19/2011 7:15:44 PM PDT by vekzen
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
If a public official gets bullied by the likes of Chris Matthews, they don’t deserve to have their job.

Amen - that ought to be a litmus test - anyone that aspires to leadership in this great nation that can't make a fool out of the likes of this partisan putz does not deserve our support.

16 posted on 07/19/2011 7:17:19 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: All; Auntie Mame
Good eye, Auntie Mame


17 posted on 07/19/2011 7:22:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Coburn is a traitor. Obama loves the Gang of Six.)
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To: Nachum

Joe Walsh calls Obama a liar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPuWUZTYVQ&feature=player_embedded


18 posted on 07/19/2011 7:31:34 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nachum

Joe pimp-slapped Captain Tingle.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 7:39:27 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: hillarys cankles

If my mom stops watching Chris Matthews, his viewership drops 33%.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 7:41:09 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Nachum

He doesn’t bully Democrats, Leftball lets them spew whatever they want to.


21 posted on 07/19/2011 7:45:00 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Nachum

I am so PLEASED that there is a FIGHTER from the LAND OF LINCOLN!


22 posted on 07/19/2011 7:47:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"The GOP needs to go to war against the media. Walsh shows how it’s done."

I didn't know anyone still watched Chrisy Matthews.

As effective as he was, Joe Walsh only gives Matthews credibility by submitting to his antics.

23 posted on 07/19/2011 7:49:06 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: newzjunkey

Oh, good. I’m glad you got a screen grab.

They do this kind of subliminal stuff because it works. This is pretty blatant, don’t you think? It’s usually more subtle. They must be getting desperate.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 7:57:18 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Nachum

no one watches this show......who cares what Mathews says he only demeans himself....


25 posted on 07/19/2011 7:58:53 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Auntie Mame; newzjunkey

Bookmark

good catch & good capture.


26 posted on 07/19/2011 8:18:32 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Redbob

“As effective as he was, Joe Walsh only gives Matthews credibility by submitting to his antics.”
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I guess you also feel the same way about Palin or Bachmann defending themselves. Sheesh.


27 posted on 07/19/2011 8:22:55 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: discipler
Chris Matthews is ridiculous.

How big is the US economy? - The old trip 'em up ploy.

Might have just as well asked what his favorite color was.

28 posted on 07/19/2011 8:55:51 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Nachum

Chrissy is from the Tip O’Neill school of Journalism.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 8:56:57 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Last Dakotan

Actually, the question posed if answered in any fashion can be countered by some stats where certain aspects of the economy are added or subtracted in order to make it appear the answerter is not knowledgeable. MSNBC knows this and Hissy Matthews knows what to add or subtract regardless of the answer. It is the typical setup to embarrass the guest approach bullies at NBC affiliated networks use daily. ... We passed guillotine time long ago.


30 posted on 07/19/2011 8:59:52 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
Joe Walsh went head-to-head with Matthews about the debt-ceiling debate. That prompted several interesting exchanges between Walsh and Matthews, including one referencing his 2008 comment that President Barack Obama gave him a "thrill" up his leg:
Speaking of making cuts, people who go on the show should carry a knife.

Y'know, in case there are rolls with butter or something.


31 posted on 07/19/2011 9:05:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum
good for Joe...

I'd love to see him tell Matthews that G.E. doesn't pay their "fair share" of taxes and that G.E. closed down their incandescent light bulb plants in the USA and built new factories for the CFL bulbs in China and ask Chrissy... "How can you work for a company that ships jobs overseas and doesn't pay its' fair share?"

32 posted on 07/19/2011 9:07:02 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Nachum

That was as bad a whuppin as there has been since Buster Douglas took out Tyson.

Pray for America


33 posted on 07/19/2011 9:18:55 PM PDT by bray (Palin is the DC Nightmare)
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To: Last Dakotan

I wish he would have reminded Chris that BO has spent more than all presidents combined. They need to say that every night.


34 posted on 07/19/2011 9:33:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Nachum

July 1, 2011

Some top talkers like Chris Matthews and Joy Behar — infamous for making news as often as reporting it — draw in a surprisingly small number of viewers. Matthews, whose program ranked 20th, has just 698,000 viewers, while “The Joy Behar Show,” which ranked 30th, attracts a thin 488,000. Compare that to O’Reilly’s 2.824 million viewers (add another 1.246 million for his repeat) or Hannity’s 2.043 million.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/01/cable-viewers-love-them-some-fox/


35 posted on 07/19/2011 9:46:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum

Joe Walsh FB page. Facebook FReepers, give him some hits:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/RepJoeWalsh


36 posted on 07/19/2011 10:22:42 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Nachum

Shoulda asked Chrissy if he bleaches his hair.


37 posted on 07/19/2011 10:27:33 PM PDT by pankot
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To: SunkenCiv
Y'know, in case there are rolls with butter or something.

Niiiice save there, Civ'. [admires your bloodthirsty cleverness]

38 posted on 07/20/2011 5:45:05 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady



39 posted on 07/20/2011 4:14:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for all the gif!


40 posted on 07/20/2011 4:42:52 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Last Dakotan

I think maybe Matthews should quit for the crappy job he does.


41 posted on 07/20/2011 9:38:17 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Last Dakotan

I think maybe Matthews should quit for the crappy job he does.


42 posted on 07/20/2011 9:38:29 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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