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Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/27/2008 3:10:55 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

In the course of offering a tribute to William F. Buckley, Jr. on this afternoon's Hardball, Chris Matthews made a surprising revelation: that he came to political consciousness as a WFB conservative.

You'll find the transcript of the Hardball host's remarks below, but I'd encourage you to view the video, here. See if, like me, you're struck by the heartfelt nature of his comments.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: If you want to influence someone, get to him or her in high school. It's my experience that people at that age are the most impressionable, the most searching for guidance, for example, for purposes. It was in high school that I came under the charm and the influence of William F. Buckley, Jr., the dashing, charismatic young conservative who wrote God and Man at Yale, McCarthy and His Enemies, and founded the wistful, precocious, companionable monthly, National Review. As a high schooler, I could tell you which drugstore got National Review first. I went to hear Bill Buckley at a meeting of the Montgomery County Young Republicans. It was from National Review that I gained my early affection and appetite for political philosophy and argument.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; wfb; williamfbuckley

1 posted on 02/27/2008 3:10:56 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

WFB ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/27/2008 3:11:36 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris is still a pussy.


3 posted on 02/27/2008 3:13:44 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’ll cut you some slack.

That headline is its own barf alert.


4 posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:08 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t believe him!!


5 posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:12 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Mattews learned nothing from William F. Buckley. Buckley was a gentleman.

Matthews is a hack.


6 posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:31 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Did he get a tingle in his leg?
7 posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:34 PM PST by pnh102
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now it is confirmed... He is a sellout...


8 posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:35 PM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chris Matthews’s words DO NOT pass my ‘smell test’..

Plus he trying to ride on WFB’s coattail and that’s a damn shame:-)

9 posted on 02/27/2008 3:15:13 PM PST by geo40xyz ((McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative and then something went terribly, terribly wrong.
10 posted on 02/27/2008 3:17:17 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought he meant a “White F’n B.....d”. That I would believe.


11 posted on 02/27/2008 3:17:27 PM PST by IM2MAD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Something about this “revelation” smells like week old fish.


12 posted on 02/27/2008 3:18:19 PM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry, dont buy it.Chrissy,you have always been a pussy.


13 posted on 02/27/2008 3:20:48 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What went wrong?


14 posted on 02/27/2008 3:22:42 PM PST by popdonnelly (Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yep, that was my first thought.


15 posted on 02/27/2008 3:23:04 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
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To: Thebaddog

And Cap’n Dan, the News Man was a Marine, HRC was a Goldwater gal....


16 posted on 02/27/2008 3:24:15 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: NonValueAdded

and Hillary! started as a Goldwater Girl. Go figure.


17 posted on 02/27/2008 3:24:50 PM PST by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: Thebaddog
Can we say that?

Hardball w/ Spit’n Sissy Matthews is just one big Queef!!

18 posted on 02/27/2008 3:28:52 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Poor Chris.

Unlike many of us who were libs in our mis-guided youth and went on to GROW UP and become conservatives, Chris did it bass-ackwards.


19 posted on 02/27/2008 3:30:09 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: EDINVA
No need to figure...How do I get ahead (no bubba jokes)..what way is the wind blowing (no bubba jokes)..
20 posted on 02/27/2008 3:33:34 PM PST by BilLies
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To: NonValueAdded

“Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative, then I took a lot of drugs and,,,, Dude! Where am I?”


21 posted on 02/27/2008 3:41:08 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I don’t believe him.


22 posted on 02/27/2008 3:42:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (In November, we're going to be able to elect politicians who say they can change the weather. YAY!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well, anything is possible.

I was a Democrat until I wised up at the age of 6.


23 posted on 02/27/2008 3:46:32 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: All

Tough crowd here ;-)


24 posted on 02/27/2008 3:47:27 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Tip O’neal is what happened to little Chrissy.
25 posted on 02/27/2008 3:50:32 PM PST by kublia khan (Absolute war brings total victory)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So Chris, what happened?


26 posted on 02/27/2008 3:53:49 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How do you know a Liberal is Lying...

Pray for W and Our Troops


27 posted on 02/27/2008 3:56:33 PM PST by bray (Go InSain)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

We are, aren’t we?

It was a lovely moment, I’ll give you that:)

It would be a significant moment- if he was moved enough by it to stop, to think, to ponder.

Interestingly- I used to enjoy listening to Matthews- 10 plus years ago. He seemed fair, while providing humor and insight. Sadly, he’s become a hateful man- his anger infects his thinking to the point that I’m simply not interested in him anymore.

Damn shame. I miss the loyal opposition. (i.e. Daniel Patrick Moynihan etc.)


28 posted on 02/27/2008 3:58:54 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Then he stopped taking his meds...


29 posted on 02/27/2008 3:59:30 PM PST by Who is John Galt? ( "Next thing you know, he'll be counting strawberries.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I suspect that Mr. Matthews is a liar:

“It was in high school that I came under the charm and the influence of William F. Buckley, Jr., the dashing, charismatic young conservative who wrote God and Man at Yale, McCarthy and His Enemies, and founded the wistful, precocious, companionable monthly, National Review. As a high schooler, I could tell you which drugstore got National Review first.”

I believe that National Review was originally a WEEKLY publication, eventually moving to the current bi-weekly publication. I don’t believe that it was ever a MONTHLY.

30 posted on 02/27/2008 3:59:39 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
He started with WFB but with his IQ he felt more at home with Liberal Democrats. He is right at home with Michael Moore, Kusinich , Code Pink , Fidel Castro, need I go on and on.
31 posted on 02/27/2008 4:07:09 PM PST by fish hawk (The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe he did start off life as a conservative, and then he looked at his profession and saw which side the money was on.


32 posted on 02/27/2008 4:11:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

both legs must be tingling now


33 posted on 02/27/2008 4:12:54 PM PST by Soliton
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To: TexasCajun

Say what?


34 posted on 02/27/2008 4:36:15 PM PST by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Dementia?


35 posted on 02/27/2008 4:44:10 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This, of course, begs the question: did he do a lot of drugs in college or something?


36 posted on 02/27/2008 4:52:11 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched this fool last night ask the mob if they liked the war. Now I never met anyone who liked war. You are left to wonder what in that mind?


37 posted on 02/27/2008 5:10:47 PM PST by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: Thebaddog

No, he is a draft dodging pussy.


38 posted on 02/27/2008 5:24:20 PM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He may have begun as a WFB conservative (which is dusbious in its own right), but he’s ended up a liberal, commie pansy, if that thing he passes of as a news program is any indication.


39 posted on 02/28/2008 9:26:22 AM PST by Politics4Fun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When did the aliens beam you up, Chrissie? Or did you wake up one morning with a pod next to you?


40 posted on 02/28/2008 9:32:40 AM PST by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

His wife turned him into a lib.


41 posted on 02/28/2008 9:43:38 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Sane folks get more conservative as they gain life experiences and mature.

Matthews is getting more liberal.

42 posted on 02/28/2008 9:48:02 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Thebaddog
You have to care before you can think, think before you can change your mind, and in my case, not stop changing your mind.

I think this is the problem with Matthews.

43 posted on 02/28/2008 9:52:22 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Very heartfelt sentiments from Crissy. Did you know he voted for GWB in 2000.


44 posted on 02/28/2008 12:55:18 PM PST by StarFan
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To: StarFan

“Did you know he voted for GWB in 2000.”

Glad you mentioned that. I had actually included it in my first draft, thinking I recalled him having said that, but took it out because I wasn’t 100% sure and was too lazy to check!


45 posted on 02/28/2008 1:10:10 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

But when did brain-death occur for Matthews?


46 posted on 02/28/2008 1:10:49 PM PST by MortMan (Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Then him balls where removed.


47 posted on 02/29/2008 2:44:59 PM PST by bmwcyle (I am the watchman on the tower sounding the alarm.)
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