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Matthews And Guest Wonder What’s In Romney’s Head When He Looks Down On ‘Hero’ Obama
Mediaite ^ | October 17, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/18/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews and Inside The Actor’s Studio host James Lipton analyzed the debate performances of both Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama on Wednesday. In the course of their analysis, they verged into a psychological deconstruction of Romney – wondering what he may have been thinking when he “looked down on the president.” Matthews said that it was clear Romney had little regard for Obama “as a person,” but declined to speculate on the reasons for Romney’s disdain beyond the fact that he may not “understand the Constitution.” “I don’t want to get into it, but we can all imagine what that was based upon and none of it good,” said Matthews.

Matthews opened the segment by playing a clip of the moment when Romney asked Obama if he had characterized the September 11 attack in Libya as terrorism on the day after the attack. Rather than respond to the question, Obama replied simply “proceed.”

“It was the face off in High Noon. And the President of the United States was Gary Cooper.” said Lipton. “At that moment, he became a hero, I think” Lipton said that Americans would either chose a president or “a boss” in November. “Job creator is a euphemism for profit creator,” Lipton added, noting that, in his estimation, creating profit often requires downsizing employees in the process.

Matthews then played a clip of the confrontation between Obama and Romney over the GOP nominee’s assertion that permits for energy exploration on federal lands is down over the last four years. As crosstalk between the two candidates died down, Romney spoke over the president attempting to get his point across and told Obama “you’ll get your chance” to respond.

“I don’t think he understands the Constitution of the United States,” said Matthews after watching the exchange. “He’s the President of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

“If Mitt Romney were the president and Barack Obama were the challenger, and these roles were reversed, and Obama treated Romney – the president in this construct – the way he was treated, you would have heard an outcry from coast to coast and you would never, ever hear the end of it,” Lipton said, inexplicably. “It is rude. It’s inexcusable. I think it’s a very, very sad day when the presidency, which has been under fire since Nixon — and particular this president — can be treated this way by someone who is an American citizen.”

“I think it’s a lack of deference,” Matthews said in agreement. He said that Romney masked his disregard for Obama in the first debate, “but through it all he looked down at the president.”

“He looked down at him as a person,” said Matthews. Lipton said that he would not go that far, saying that he could not read Romney’s mind. “Is he looking down on the president? I wouldn’t be at all surprised,” Lipton said. “There are reasons for it.”

“Many of them bad,” Matthews concluded.

The pathology of this conversation should be self-evident. When the president becomes iconic – a figure that is deemed by his supporters to be beyond criticism — there is a dangerous dynamic at play.

Watch the segment below via MSNBC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chrissymatthews; debate; debates; media; msm; obama; romney
Beyond belief!
1 posted on 10/18/2012 7:37:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama, you are NO Gary Cooper!


2 posted on 10/18/2012 7:40:19 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I don’t think he understands the Constitution of the United States,” said Matthews after watching the exchange. “He’s the President of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

I don’t think YOU understand the Constitution, jackass.

He’s not “The President” during an election debate.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:29 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am still trying to figure out what the Constitution has to do with it.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 7:46:08 PM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Matthews and Obama can run off to Kenya and live happily ever after. Moochelle gets the mansion in Hawaii.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: HangingTuff

I think he was referring to the 28th Amendment, or may the 57th.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Matthews will realize one day that he is viewed as the ‘useful idiot’ or ‘town clown’ as he supports this loser. I hope that the thrill that Matthews feels up his leg extends to his grandkids because they will surely need it.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!! Are these two idiots for real? Lack of deference? I wonder what Chrissy thought about the treatment President Bush received by the left for eight years (and then some). And, wow, Romney’s telling Obama he’d get his chance demonstrates an unfamiliarity with the Constitution??? Did I miss some new amendment?? Hilarious!!!!!!!


8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:51:57 PM PDT by TXBlair (Don't stop at Hasan's beard; shave off his entire head.)
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To: HangingTuff

Any cudgel or brickbat they can reach for to “hitt Mitt witt” whether it makes sense or not. They could just as easily said it was about Robert’s Rules of Order, the Marquis of Queensbury or the Koran. Their boy is going down hard, and they know it.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 7:53:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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10 posted on 10/18/2012 7:58:56 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
“He’s the President of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

Maybe Mathews is channeling Charles Dickens... "May I have another Sir?"

Mathews is nuts. The guy has a fatal case of Potomac swamp fever.

11 posted on 10/18/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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12 posted on 10/18/2012 8:04:37 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a lot of “new normals” now. Lunacy is one of them.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 8:08:37 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Matthews and Obama can run off to Kenya and live happily ever after.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 8:15:14 PM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
when he looked down on the boy??? he was prolly thinking I could squash your punkass like a bug if I wanted too...
15 posted on 10/18/2012 8:17:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TheCipher

LOL - perfect!


16 posted on 10/18/2012 8:21:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: TheCipher

That picture gets me every time!


17 posted on 10/18/2012 8:22:09 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I get drug tested routinely on my job. I don’t think most of of the obamaites have ever seen a urine specimen cup..


18 posted on 10/18/2012 8:28:45 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: HangingTuff

Yeah, I guess I missed that part.

I though the body language was telling. When Obama was talking, Romney stood straigt up ad looked him in the eye. When Romney was talking Obama sloched on his stool and looked down. Romney looked presidential, and Obama looked like a schoolboy who didn’t turn in his homework. All the talking heads who thought Obama won don’t get that visuals are far more important than debating points.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 8:52:31 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The look had to be another dog whistle to all of the racists in America. What a baboon!

Pray for America


20 posted on 10/18/2012 9:45:03 PM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hero for what?

being born half cracker and half preto?

that is now an accomplishment?

tells a good yarn?

round the firepit?

i mean really


21 posted on 10/18/2012 9:54:43 PM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“He’s not “The President” during an election debate.”

He’s an employee trying to keep his job doing a presentation to the shareholders.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 10:33:01 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the Constitution has a provision anticipating just this situation. Challengers to an historically terrible president are required by the Constitution to look down upon him and visualize an empty chair. The founding fathers were prescient, weren’t they?


23 posted on 10/18/2012 11:05:10 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Both men are interviewing for a job.
One wants to be chairman of an obamanation.
The other wants to be president of the
United States of America.

24 posted on 10/19/2012 1:16:20 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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