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Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative
| 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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WFB ping to Today show list.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:13:44 PM PST
(Dog breath? I don't think so.)
I’ll cut you some slack.
That headline is its own barf alert.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:08 PM PST
(Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:12 PM PST
("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
Chris Mattews learned nothing from William F. Buckley. Buckley was a gentleman.
Matthews is a hack.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:31 PM PST
Did he get a tingle in his leg?
posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:34 PM PST
Now it is confirmed... He is a sellout...
posted on 02/27/2008 3:14:35 PM PST
(Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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:-)
posted on 02/27/2008 3:15:13 PM PST
((McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?))
Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative and then something went terribly, terribly wrong.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:17:17 PM PST
(Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
I thought he meant a “White F’n B.....d”. That I would believe.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:17:27 PM PST
Something about this “revelation” smells like week old fish.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:18:19 PM PST
(NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
Sorry, dont buy it.Chrissy,you have always been a pussy.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:20:48 PM PST
by HANG THE EXPENSE
(Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
posted on 02/27/2008 3:22:42 PM PST
(Get Reid. Salazar, and Harkin out of the Senate.)
Yep, that was my first thought.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:23:04 PM PST
(Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triangle of death)
And Cap’n Dan, the News Man was a Marine, HRC was a Goldwater gal....
and Hillary! started as a Goldwater Girl. Go figure.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:24:50 PM PST
(Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
Can we say that?
Hardball w/ Spit’n Sissy Matthews is just one big Queef!!
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.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:30:09 PM PST
by SE Mom
(Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
No need to figure...How do I get ahead (no bubba jokes)..what way is the wind blowing (no bubba jokes)..
posted on 02/27/2008 3:33:34 PM PST
“Matthews: I Began as a WFB Conservative, then I took a lot of drugs and,,,, Dude! Where am I?”
posted on 02/27/2008 3:42:58 PM PST
(In November, we're going to be able to elect politicians who say they can change the weather. YAY!)
Well, anything is possible.
I was a Democrat until I wised up at the age of 6.
Tip O’neal is what happened to little Chrissy.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:50:32 PM PST
by kublia khan
(Absolute war brings total victory)
How do you know a Liberal is Lying...
Pray for W and Our Troops
posted on 02/27/2008 3:56:33 PM PST
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.)
posted on 02/27/2008 3:58:54 PM PST
by SE Mom
(Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
Then he stopped taking his meds...
posted on 02/27/2008 3:59:30 PM PST
by Who is John Galt?
( "Next thing you know, he'll be counting strawberries.")
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.
posted on 02/27/2008 3:59:39 PM PST
(If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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.
posted on 02/27/2008 4:07:09 PM PST
by fish hawk
(The religion of Darwinism = Monkey Intellect)
Maybe he did start off life as a conservative, and then he looked at his profession and saw which side the money was on.
posted on 02/27/2008 4:11:09 PM PST
both legs must be tingling now
posted on 02/27/2008 4:12:54 PM PST
posted on 02/27/2008 4:36:15 PM PST
(Dog breath? I don't think so.)
posted on 02/27/2008 4:44:10 PM PST
(And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
This, of course, begs the question: did he do a lot of drugs in college or something?
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?
posted on 02/27/2008 5:10:47 PM PST
(editor and publisher)
No, he is a draft dodging pussy.
posted on 02/27/2008 5:24:20 PM PST
by MSF BU
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.
When did the aliens beam you up, Chrissie? Or did you wake up one morning with a pod next to you?
posted on 02/28/2008 9:32:40 AM PST
(Jingoism is no vice.)
His wife turned him into a lib.
Sane folks get more conservative as they gain life experiences and mature.
Matthews is getting more liberal.
posted on 02/28/2008 9:48:02 AM PST
by Mr. Mojo
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.
posted on 02/28/2008 9:52:22 AM PST
(I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
Very heartfelt sentiments from Crissy. Did you know he voted for GWB in 2000.
posted on 02/28/2008 12:55:18 PM PST
“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!
But when did brain-death occur for Matthews?
posted on 02/28/2008 1:10:49 PM PST
(Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. - Alexander Hamilton)
Then him balls where removed.
posted on 02/29/2008 2:44:59 PM PST
(I am the watchman on the tower sounding the alarm.)
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