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Matthews: Obama Dukakis Redux
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

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:


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; chrismatthews; jeffjohnson; joanwalsh; obama
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1 posted on 08/20/2008 8:08:33 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Dems in da dumps ping to Today show list.

Special hat tip to FReeper hotshu!


2 posted on 08/20/2008 8:09:33 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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3 posted on 08/20/2008 8:10:24 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Uh-oh. Looks like that leg tingle was pretty much what we thought it was. BTT.


4 posted on 08/20/2008 8:10:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The “tingle” must be beginning to fade.


5 posted on 08/20/2008 8:10:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A History and Science Minute.- "Climate change" has been going on for millions of years!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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6 posted on 08/20/2008 8:11:06 PM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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?)


7 posted on 08/20/2008 8:13:05 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


8 posted on 08/20/2008 8:13:40 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama-cons: Trying to fool America, one media dupe at a time!)
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To: Enchante

If Hillary wins the Dems’ nomination, she only has to name Obama as her VP candidate to keep his followers in line.


9 posted on 08/20/2008 8:16:22 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Enchante

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!


10 posted on 08/20/2008 8:16:28 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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


11 posted on 08/20/2008 8:16:35 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


12 posted on 08/20/2008 8:18:51 PM PDT by MartinStyles
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks for watching, Mark. The propagandists are falling apart like a K-Mart shirt.


13 posted on 08/20/2008 8:18:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The MSM will wait until after the conventions to see whether they need to step up their game to try to carry Obambi all the way to the finish line, or abandon him as a total loser.

Interesting to see which way Matthews is currently leaning.

14 posted on 08/20/2008 8:19:18 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No more tingle?


15 posted on 08/20/2008 8:20:16 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: PGalt

Thanks, PG. I can say it truly was a pleasure to watch this crew in meltdown mode ;-)


16 posted on 08/20/2008 8:20:23 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: Tribune7
Nay, oSama is beginning to push up daisies!
17 posted on 08/20/2008 8:21:33 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Southack
If Hillary wins the Dems’ nomination, she only has to name Obama as her VP candidate to keep his followers in line.

Oh I don't think so..lol
18 posted on 08/20/2008 8:22:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama: Dukakis without the gravitas.


19 posted on 08/20/2008 8:22:17 PM PDT by reg45
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To: reg45

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.”


20 posted on 08/20/2008 8:25:59 PM PDT by xc1427 (It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees...Midnight Oil (Power and the Passion))
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To: BunnySlippers

My goodness, Is there something on the mural that’s
making Hill look severely bock toothed?


21 posted on 08/20/2008 8:27:25 PM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: jamndad5

Oops
buck toothed


22 posted on 08/20/2008 8:28:04 PM PDT by jamndad5 ("I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.")
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To: Southack
If Hillary wins the Dems’ nomination, she only has to name Obama as her VP candidate to keep his followers in line.

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.

23 posted on 08/20/2008 8:29:55 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Son House

oh, I miss her so much. The Clinton Administration just wasn’t as much fun after she left.

... brilliant VP choice


24 posted on 08/20/2008 8:34:30 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: TexasNative2000

The way it’s going, McCain could end up winning all 57 states.


25 posted on 08/20/2008 8:35:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The leg tingle is gone.


26 posted on 08/20/2008 8:40:46 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Billthedrill

The tingle turns into a tinkle.


27 posted on 08/20/2008 8:41:23 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did Chwissy have a teardrop running down his leg?


28 posted on 08/20/2008 8:42:57 PM PDT by smedley64 (UHbUHmUH- The incoherent candidate.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It will be interesting to see how BO’s campaign devolves to role of back-bus contender after being used to the drivers seat.

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.

29 posted on 08/20/2008 8:46:38 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Schaedenfreude BUMP!


30 posted on 08/20/2008 8:47:55 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Awww.....poor wittle Chrissy is so sad.

Priceless!


31 posted on 08/20/2008 8:56:34 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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


32 posted on 08/20/2008 9:03:27 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


33 posted on 08/20/2008 9:11:04 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Chris; no tingle down your leg today?


34 posted on 08/20/2008 9:19:37 PM PDT by no dems ("Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice...." Barry Goldwater)
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To: no dems

Dukakis without the cleaning solvent thirsty wife.


35 posted on 08/20/2008 9:27:03 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthew needs some Viagra.


36 posted on 08/20/2008 9:47:38 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Son House

With Her as VP buy Orders are in for Cucumbers Long!!!


37 posted on 08/20/2008 10:06:28 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Kuwait where the Temperature has been above 100 F since Easter Sunday and rain is only in the Movies)
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To: RoseofTexas

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.

Hmm.


38 posted on 08/20/2008 10:41:12 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: reg45

Obama: Dukakis without the tank.


39 posted on 08/20/2008 10:42:20 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Rush was right when he said: "You NEVER win by losing.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dukakis.....

That’s a funny name too!


40 posted on 08/20/2008 10:43:30 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


41 posted on 08/20/2008 11:26:26 PM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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!


42 posted on 08/21/2008 1:50:56 AM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


43 posted on 08/21/2008 1:55:26 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: philly-d-kidder
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44 posted on 08/21/2008 2:34:13 AM PDT by Son House ( [ ]Obama=>LoseBothWars/Raise Taxes [X]McCain=>WinBothWars/CutPorkBarrelSpending)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe Carville will put the bucket over Matthews’ head this time .....


45 posted on 08/21/2008 3:54:36 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Poor libs, they are so depressed. he he


46 posted on 08/21/2008 4:40:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: rfp1234
"Matthew needs some Viagra. "

Kathleen? Is that you?

47 posted on 08/21/2008 4:47:20 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: ChildOfThe60s
didn't chris rock say something like:

"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!"

48 posted on 08/21/2008 5:24:10 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I hope that broad from Salon doesn’t bill herself as an “impartial journalist”.


49 posted on 08/21/2008 5:38:06 AM PDT by csmusaret (McCain and Obama represent the evil of two lessers.)
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To: edzo4

Yeah, good one. And if Barry picks HRC for VP (and gets elected), we won’t see a black president for long.......


50 posted on 08/21/2008 9:31:50 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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