Skip to comments.Matthews: Obama Dukakis Redux
Posted on 08/20/2008 8:08:32 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
H/t FReeper hotshu.
Billed as a roundtable, it played more like a group therapy session for distraught Dems on the verge. Obama's polls dropping. An inchoate sense this might all be slipping away. Chris Matthews and his guests for the show-ending "Politics Fix" on this evening's Hardball were united in bemoaning Barack's plight. The host himself was the ultimate downer, analogizing Obama's campaign to that of . . . Michael Dukakis.
Matthews fellow sufferers were Jeff Johnson, host of The Truth on BET, and Joan Walsh of Salon.com.
View video here.
Excerpts from the sigh-in:
Dems in da dumps ping to Today show list.
Special hat tip to FReeper hotshu!
Uh-oh. Looks like that leg tingle was pretty much what we thought it was. BTT.
The “tingle” must be beginning to fade.
Wow - Chrissy looks like it’s election night and McCain has won 42 states. He’s even wearing black! (That’s not racist, is it?)
Obambi Dukakis, I like the sound of that....
Wonder if the Clintonistas will really try to pull off a switch next week? It would tear the party apart.
If Hillary wins the Dems’ nomination, she only has to name Obama as her VP candidate to keep his followers in line.
No switch only the *ITCH will be his VP...bet on it!! The guy is in trouble and SATAN’S SPAWN will pull oSama’s walnuts from the fire!
This is crushing to them on two counts: first, their guy is losing. Second, with all the MSM have done, with all the Obama talking points they have broadcast, with all their endless praise, with their refusal to report his negatives, the American people STILL reject their choice. This is a big blow for them...after all, they know best, dammit
hussein’s starting to get the ‘wreak of death’ about him now.. Kinda reminds me of the hddvd/Blu-ray war. Close for awhile, but hddvd always a long shot. Then suddenly it came crashing down once Warner jumped away.
It’s almost impossible for any public figure/anything to recover once it’s seen as doomed like this.
Thanks for watching, Mark. The propagandists are falling apart like a K-Mart shirt.
Interesting to see which way Matthews is currently leaning.
No more tingle?
Thanks, PG. I can say it truly was a pleasure to watch this crew in meltdown mode ;-)
Obama: Dukakis without the gravitas.
You’re right. At least Dukakis had the balls to get into a tank. As stupid as he looked, at least he had the “guts.”
My goodness, Is there something on the mural that’s
making Hill look severely bock toothed?
My take is that HRC getting the nomination and then offering the VP slot to Obambi would really tick off many blacks. Their reasoning (as I see it) would be that she stole the nomination from him and put him back on the plantation as VP. IOW, the ultimate of insults.
Who knows what will happen. It guarantees to be entertaining.
oh, I miss her so much. The Clinton Administration just wasn’t as much fun after she left.
... brilliant VP choice
The way it’s going, McCain could end up winning all 57 states.
The leg tingle is gone.
The tingle turns into a tinkle.
Did Chwissy have a teardrop running down his leg?
He was able to present a relatively benign persona as the front runner with a seemingly comfortable lead. Forced to fight his way back to the front, it will strip him of his benevolent facade...now we're gonna see the real BO.
Awww.....poor wittle Chrissy is so sad.
I just love the smell of Napalm in the Morning!! Smells alot like burning Ratflesh.
If you want $10/gal, Vote No Oilbama.
Pray for W and Our Troops
I suspect Chrissie is sad about other things, too. MSNBC announced they are giving Air Amerika commie lesbo Rachel Maddow her own show. Apparently that kid whose Daddy was an important RAT judge got the axe. Things are not good at RATTV.
Hey Chris; no tingle down your leg today?
Dukakis without the cleaning solvent thirsty wife.
Matthew needs some Viagra.
With Her as VP buy Orders are in for Cucumbers Long!!!
I don’t see any other way out for him, either. He’s got to put the Hildabeast on the ticket and figure it out later.
She is the only Rat who can fundamentally change the numbers for him.
I always thought that Operation Chaos, by making the gap between the Beast and Obambi even smaller, could lead to this.
Obama: Dukakis without the tank.
That’s a funny name too!
Here’s my thought - it is nearly impossible for a male democrat running for president to look manly. The belief system and rhetoric in and of itself is indecisive, nuanced (read:weak), and downright effete. Clinton didn’t exactly rack up the votes he had Ross Perot as a lead blocker clearing a path for him. Obama looks like Dukakis looks like Kerry looks like Gore looks like Carter because liberal men are by definition metrosexual sissies.
1988 Dem convention is on the tv.
I am 5 years old. I like the f word.
**** Dukakis was the chant.
Mom didn’t mind for once!
The Dems brought all this on themselves. It’s no secret that Hillary would have been a much better campaigner for prez than Obama. She’s not qualified either, but Obama is abysmally unqualified. Hillary comes close to that, but still has more political savvy than the Anointed One. Just no charisma or good speaking voice.
Maybe Carville will put the bucket over Matthews’ head this time .....
Poor libs, they are so depressed. he he
Kathleen? Is that you?
"We'll never see a black vice-president. A black president, yes, but not a black vice-president. If there is, I'll shoot the white president to get a black president. And if I'm arrested? I'll be a hero in prison until I'm pardoned by the new black president!"
I hope that broad from Salon doesn’t bill herself as an “impartial journalist”.
Yeah, good one. And if Barry picks HRC for VP (and gets elected), we won’t see a black president for long.......