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Matthews Mad Obama Agreed So Much With McCain
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/26/2008 8:57:13 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

How disappointed was Chris Matthews with Barack Obama's debate performance tonight? How angry was Matthews at Obama for agreeing so much with John McCain? Enough that Matthews unleashed the ultimate Dem insult, saying Obama reminded him of Richard Nixon.

Matthews first vented his frustration at Obama adviser Linda Douglass.

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Linda, my friend, why did your candidate agree so much, openly and relentlessly, with his opponent tonight?

Douglas's answer was to the effect that this is how a bi-partisan Obama would operate as president. After criticizing Obama for mishandling the economic issues in the debate, Matthews turned to Andrea Mitchell, and levelled that supreme Dem slap.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008debates; barackobama; chrismatthews; debates; johnmccain; mccain; mccainpalin; nobama08; obama; obamabiden; richardnixon; thethrillisgone; tingleboy
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1 posted on 09/26/2008 8:57:14 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Matthews mad at Obama for weak performance ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/26/2008 8:57:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When Chris Matthews is disappointed with one of his favorite politicians, he is usually correct.

No leg thrills.


3 posted on 09/26/2008 8:58:23 PM PDT by unspun (Tell the truth about Obama to all you know.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No more tingly feelings?


4 posted on 09/26/2008 8:58:34 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No tingle tonight! LOL!


5 posted on 09/26/2008 8:59:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barack Hussein Osama is a liar.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

UH OH ....NO leg tingle !!!


6 posted on 09/26/2008 8:59:13 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: BigEdLB

In that picture it looks like Matthews is manually consoling Mr Tingle.


7 posted on 09/26/2008 8:59:38 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lost that tingling feeling.


8 posted on 09/26/2008 8:59:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: BigEdLB

The thrill is gone...the thrill is gone away..

Sadly, I used to enjoy Matthew’s show in 2004, this time around...can’t stand it, hell, I can remember Chris Matthews filling in for Rush Limbaugh on the Radio...


9 posted on 09/26/2008 8:59:59 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dag.

Chrissy soft-off.....


10 posted on 09/26/2008 9:00:24 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BS does not get bridges built - the funk you see is the funk you do)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As I see that photo of Chris with Andrea, the only question that Chris needed to ask tonight was (read this in a Matthew’s voice):

“Andrea....why the heck did your husband inflate the money supply beyond God’s green earth for all those years? That’s what caused this mess. What was he THINKING!”


11 posted on 09/26/2008 9:00:39 PM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews is always angry.

By the way, I don’t think Nixon was known for being bi-partisan and humble (if that’s what Matthews criticizes Obmama for).


12 posted on 09/26/2008 9:02:18 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What!!
You mean Matthews really doesn’t like McCain? !
All these years, he’s been faking it? ...Using him?
Noooo!


13 posted on 09/26/2008 9:02:19 PM PDT by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: unspun

Hey if Chrissie Mathews is upset at Obama’s performance, that could be good news. Will be interesting to see the polls in the days ahead to see if there’s any movement.


14 posted on 09/26/2008 9:02:52 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Those “I agree with John McCain” statements should be made into a McCain campaign ad, pronto!


15 posted on 09/26/2008 9:03:56 PM PDT by olddemocrat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama agrees, because that is exactly what he did during the Democrat debates. He has no idea what he is talking about. He agreed with everything Hillary said and than made minor points of difference. Empty suit.


16 posted on 09/26/2008 9:04:01 PM PDT by sox_the_cat
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Matthews called McCain ‘unstable’ and ‘deranged’ this week. This was just after visting with his buddy Ingraham on her show. I see the pic has Laura’s buddy Andrea Mitchell. They’re all of the same cloth!!!


17 posted on 09/26/2008 9:04:02 PM PDT by Doug TX
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I thought this bastard was fired from covering the election during prime time on MSNBC...what is he doing on?


18 posted on 09/26/2008 9:04:53 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (Forget the 3AM phone call. Obama can not even answer the phone at 3PM.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama sounded like Gingrich with all that drilling going on. The greens can’t like that.


19 posted on 09/26/2008 9:05:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obama's Pay Grade: Chump Change)
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To: olddemocrat

They were, before the debate even ended!!


20 posted on 09/26/2008 9:05:05 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Thanks because Obama is smarter than Mathews - but that dosen’t say much, does it?

Obama wants to get intot he White House desparately. He KNOWS McCain is viewed as better on foreign plicy than he is. So he agreed with McCain on most issues except Iraq, to pre-empt him in the eyes of independents on that subject.

But an @$$ like Mathews wouldn’t know that.


21 posted on 09/26/2008 9:05:33 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Matthews Mad Obama Agreed So Much With McCain

If I were McCain, my next ad would feature all those "I agree with Senator McCain" statements from Obama.
22 posted on 09/26/2008 9:05:38 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

what? no tingle? aw..


23 posted on 09/26/2008 9:06:26 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: olddemocrat

DONE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec3aC8ZJZTc


24 posted on 09/26/2008 9:07:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Tublecane

“By the way, I don’t think Nixon was known for being bi-partisan and humble (if that’s what Matthews criticizes Obmama for).”

Before my time, but I think Nixon was criticized in that first debate with Kennedy for letting set the tone (well, in addition to the five o’clock shadow problem).

Matthews thinks Obama was too passive and deferential.

I agree. But then I thought McCain, who’s been portrayed by the MSM as an idiot relative to Obama, showed that he’s forgotten more about foreign and defense policy than Obama knows.


25 posted on 09/26/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT by nyc1
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
If I were McCain, my next ad would feature all those "I agree with Senator McCain" statements from Obama.

Where have you been? The McCain campaign had such an ad out about 10 minutes after the debate was over. It is on you tube now but I don't have the link, perhaps someone else does. It has Bozo saying "I agree with McCain" over and over. Great ad.

26 posted on 09/26/2008 9:08:25 PM PDT by calex59
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

That ad is already out.


27 posted on 09/26/2008 9:08:40 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (what part of 'mias gunaikos andra' do Episcopalians not understand?)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Another, they already have an ad on youtube showing the debate and Obama saying numerous times, "I agree with McCain.

It went up about an hour ago.

28 posted on 09/26/2008 9:08:56 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. FReerepublic,com baby)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am sorry but I cannot take Chris seriously on Political Commentary.


29 posted on 09/26/2008 9:12:04 PM PDT by Merta (Who is the only parental unit that California Democrats wish preserved? The Aunt(Aunt War=ANWR))
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To: padre35
I can remember Chris Matthews filling in for Rush Limbaugh on the Radio...

I remember Rush interviewing Chrissy one day, at the height of the "Scandal in the Oral Office". Chrissy really ripped into Clinton, and went into all the reasons Slick had sullied the office of the President. Oh, well, I guess he got over it...

30 posted on 09/26/2008 9:12:54 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

The McCain campaign had precisely such an ad up even before the debate ended!


31 posted on 09/26/2008 9:13:39 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: silverleaf

Oh nasty!!! But you are right!


32 posted on 09/26/2008 9:15:20 PM PDT by nclaurel (I think therefore I vote Republican.)
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To: olddemocrat
It came out within 5 minutes at the end of the debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec3aC8ZJZTc
33 posted on 09/26/2008 9:16:09 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Exactly, he used to be really spot on, now he is just sort of a Obamaton and unwatchable.

“so Andrea, did Obama win huge, win big, or win by enough”


34 posted on 09/26/2008 9:17:17 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: nyc1

There was a really good article in a recent AmSpec to the effect that Nixon’s real boo-boo in the famous televised debate with JFK had nothing to do with his five o’ clock shadow and everything to do with the fact that he pretty much agreed with everything JFK said. Then again, so would most of us back then.

The next time round he did not repeat the mistake (then again, the sixties were on, the dems had radicalized and the game had changed) he came on as the law-and-order candidate and wiped the floor with Eugene McCarthy.

The author also mentioned Wendell Willkie in 1940 (businessman-turned-politician he was really out of his depth) he too, failed to differentiate his platform from FDR’s and paid the penalty, ditto for Thomas E. Dewey vs. Harry Truman who also piddled away his own advantages by politely playing dem lite.

It’s only been 12 years but I can’t even remember what the hell hapless Bob Dole was FOR let alone AGAINST (beyond being a war hero and a dear sweet old guy, etc.).


35 posted on 09/26/2008 9:21:43 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

I have a bracelet too!

Ahhhh errh aahh what’s his name:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r_jTgGeVU4


36 posted on 09/26/2008 9:22:35 PM PDT by cruise_missile (''Edward-Jones -> Outrageous commissions for lousy investment advice!)
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To: sox_the_cat

Yeah I felt that way when he “agreed” with McCain on Russia. He’s fought EVERYTHING McCain stands for on Foreign Policy but when it comes to Russia he “agrees”. He was too busy on the campaign trail to pay much attention to that situation.

It’s also funny watching him say he wants a troop increase in Afghanistan when he was against the one in Iraq saying that it wouldn’t work.


37 posted on 09/26/2008 9:24:01 PM PDT by CommieCutter (THE BIAS OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAS FINALLY HIT THE MAINSTREAM!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No suprise, both candidates are pathetic liberals. They make GWB look like George Washington.


38 posted on 09/26/2008 9:27:48 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Palin is sugar on a turd ... No mas Juan "Traitor Rat" McAmnesty)
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To: kingattax

more like schpincter tingle, as in butt puckering knowing his favorite thrill maker got pushed around tonight.


39 posted on 09/26/2008 9:29:59 PM PDT by phatus maximus (John 6:29...Learn it, love it, live it...)
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To: sinanju

Uh Nixon ran against Hubert Humphrey and the election of 68 was no wiping the floor. With George wallace in the race the election was about 45 not 50 states. The results went into the night, not quite as long as 60 but long enough to make it interesting. Nixon won the popular vote by .7%.


40 posted on 09/26/2008 9:36:11 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Freedom is purchased not with gold, but with steel.)
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To: phatus maximus

lol


41 posted on 09/26/2008 9:41:16 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: unspun

Then why is Matthews speaking on Obamessiah’s behlf in Bristol, VA this weekend at Virginia Intermont College?


42 posted on 09/26/2008 9:44:09 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Then why is Matthews speaking on Obamessiah’s behlf in Bristol, VA this weekend at Virginia Intermont College?

I don't understand the nature of your question, MGH. Matthews is very much for Barack Obama. That is one reason why his misgivings over Obama's performance tonight would appear significant.

43 posted on 09/26/2008 9:47:03 PM PDT by unspun (Tell the truth about Obama to all you know.)
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To: cruise_missile

Needs to beccome an ad or campaign joke in it self:

I got a bracelet, too

Maybe we should have a million rubber bracelets printed with that phrase!
and then hold them up at his rallies.


44 posted on 09/26/2008 10:00:31 PM PDT by Gemsbok (Pledge to fight voter FRAUD (Acorn & Obama) be a poll worker, watcher, observer:Get in their face.)
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To: Gemsbok
McCain camp noticed too and already have an ad!
45 posted on 09/26/2008 10:28:35 PM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: Gemsbok
Yeesh. Bracelets, lipsticks, tire guages... We'll need to have a yard sale after this campaign.
46 posted on 09/26/2008 10:29:20 PM PDT by milemark (allegedly.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Poooor Chris. He don’t get no spect.


47 posted on 09/26/2008 10:31:32 PM PDT by Waco ( G00d bye 0'bomber)
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To: SteveAustin

[As I see that photo of Chris with Andrea, the only question that Chris needed to ask tonight was (read this in a Matthew’s voice):

“Andrea....why the heck did your husband inflate the money supply beyond God’s green earth for all those years? That’s what caused this mess. What was he THINKING!”]

Ha! Ha! You put into words exactly what I was thinking, only better!


48 posted on 09/26/2008 10:33:23 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: kingattax

No leg tingle....but probably a leg “tinkle” :)


49 posted on 09/26/2008 10:39:03 PM PDT by ak267
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

McCain, “You know Barack, Chris Mathews leg tingles when he sees you.” Obama, “Ah, which one? Hah hah hah, I couldn’t resist? Once again John, you’re right! And by the way, what’s up with that thumb pointing thing? Is he related to the Kennedy’s?”


50 posted on 09/26/2008 10:59:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain, the Ipecac president... Obama the strychnine president...)
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