Skip to comments.Matthews Insists Guest Agree this the Beginning of a "Big, Bad Year for Bush"
Posted on 02/17/2006 6:52:24 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
February 17, 2006
It wasn't enough for Chris Matthews to analogize the Bush administration to a family of Mafia killers. He had to call President Bush "Fredo," the weak brother. Matthews' theory was that Bush was unable to control Cheney's handling of the shooting incident in a manner similar to which Fredo was unable to control his wife.
As he amply demonstrated at his press conference today, Harry Whittington is not on life support, but Matthews was working as feverishly as an EMS on a heart attack victim to keep the Cheney story alive. And in doing so, Matthews managed to be ungracious to perhaps the most gracious man in America, the very same Harry Whittington himself. Said a sneering Matthews:
"They dressed up Mr. Whittington rather well with a lot of make-up he looked great, I'm glad he's back, but he walked right back into the hospital again. What was that? "
Chimed in a 'helpful' Margaret Carlson: "I think he had his PJs on underneath."
Matthews stuck his dagger a little deeper: "He reminded me of Chernenko [the moribund Soviet leader] voting a couple years ago in Russia when the guy goes into a room next door, they made it look like a voting station, and the guy goes right back to bed."
So intent was Matthews on spinning current events into an omen of an impending annus horribilus for President Bush that he wouldn't take 'no' for an answer from his other guest, Mike Allen of Time magazine.
Matthews tried painted a grim picture: "This sixth year [historically for presidents] is the real sixth year problem and here we have it being kicked off with gunfire, the Vice President shoots someone, by accident, and with lots of questions lingering about it. Is this the beginning of the big, bad year for Bush?"
When Allen answered "not necessarily," Matthews cut him off: "don't say that. Help me out here!"
Hardball/NewsBusters ping to Today Show list.
Lots of questions lingering? Only where the rabid left are concerned, the rest of us are too busy watching American Idol and Dancing with The Stars.
All the left-wing crap over a hunting accident.
Don't those people have anything better to talk about?
Big bad year? heh-heh. Guess he missed the President's town hall meet in Florida today. He's never been better!
So intent was Matthews on spinning current events into an omen of an impending annus horribilus for President Bush that he wouldn't take 'no' for an answer from his other guest, Mike Allen of Time magazine
Bet it took some real arm twisting to get TIME to agree !
Who watches this stupid crap?
Surprisingly, as you'll note, the Time guy said that it wouldn't necessarily be a bad year for Bush. That's what caused Matthews to reply: "don't say that - help me out here!"
Chris Matthews gets his paycheck from the DNC, or at least he should be charging the DNC for his services.
He's like a gigolo who adores his job and his DNC bosses.
He's like a lawyer for a mafia... Always making dishonest assertions on behalf of the Family.
He's the hustler who sold Jack, from Jack and the Beanstalk, the so-called magic beans, and took the poor kid's cow that was supposed to be sold at market so he could feed his family. There's no such thing as magic beans.
There are a million bad analogies, but none is worse than Chris Matthews on a bad hair day.
Saw it. These media rats are sad, depressed, sweaty, and pathetic.
Forty frustrated and bitter Liberals.
I'm happy to inform the world that Chris Matthews is not a prophet.
If Chrissy screams in the middle of the forest and nobody hears him, did he make a sound ?
Keep talking Chrissy ... you sound like the loony kos kids
Does anybody take this whacko Matthews seriously? I mean, it seems the only people who watch his show scoff at it and him. Maybe Zell Miller watches it in order to prepare for the duel - that "know your enemy" thing.
I predict this is the beginning of a big, bad year for Matthews.
And I'll bet my prediction is more accurate than Matthews'.
Pretty bad year, getting two justices on the SCOTUS in six months.
They could talk about Able Danger... or not.