Skip to comments.MSNBC Hardball 9/1/2010(Matthews:”The unemployed vote Democrat,play up that strength Dems")
Posted on 09/05/2010 7:10:54 PM PDT by sickoflibs
MATTHEWS: And “Let Me Finish” tonight with some advice on Democrats how they can deny Republicans all-out victory this November.
If the Republicans want to roll up the score, they`re on the right path. Energized by the Tea Party grassroots, driven by a nasty economy and by a ferocious propaganda campaign that paints the Democrat in the White House as a terrorist sympathizer, they can just keep doing what they`re doing.
Democrats have a tougher task. How to win when things are so darn bad? Well, the smart, tough, hard-nosed strategy is to play to your strengths.
Democrats have always been trusted first and foremost on the economic basics — bread and butter, looking out for people in trouble. They`re the party you vote for when you`re unemployed, when you`re really need unemployment insurance, when you`re worried about retiring and needing every cent of that Social Security check you spent your life working for.
Democrats are also the people you tend to trust when you see that the grand loudly promised benefits of globalism and greater productivity are going to the boys on Wall Street, when your factory is closing, when you`re being cut from a job you`ve spent decades doing your best at.
Well, look, this is going to be a tough year for the Democrats, but if they`re smart, they`ll start talking about real ways to create jobs, making steel to build rapid rail track and fast-moving trains, bringing big, big heavy, good-paying industrial jobs back to put men and women to work here in our American neighborhoods because of real capital investments and rebuilding our subways and bridges and road systems — real jobs to replace the smell of decay with the healthy smell of construction, of dirty being moved and foundations being laid and real, good old, almost forgotten factory noise.
Oh, you`ll be knocked for talking like this. You`ll be mocked by the smoother, better off critics out there. But the working people will hear you as real, and Mr. And Mrs. Democrat may well end up with a good piece of the political action, even this November — not only that, but one day, sooner than you think, with a place in the sun.
Democrats, did you hear me? Play your strengths: work and wages.
FROM THE START OF THE SHOW, THE UNION FOR THE UNEMPLOYED "WORKING AMERICAN' STRATEGY :
Let`s start with what labor is doing to help the Democrats. Karen Nussbaum`s the national director of Working America, a group affiliated with the AFL-CIO. And Dan Heck is a regional director of Working America in Columbus, Ohio.
Thank you, Karen, for joining us. What exactly is your effort, your strategy nationwide to get, well, working people to vote Democrat or to get involved politically, if you will?
KAREN NUSSBAUM, WORKING AMERICA: Well, it`s simple. It`s that we`re about jobs. We`re here to change this economy, to make sure that it`s working for working people. And it`s what we do all year `round, and now we`re doing it for the election. Working America is a union for folks who don`t have a union on the job. We`ve got three million members and we talk to tens of thousands of them every single week about jobs, the economy, outsourcing, tax cuts for the wealthy, and we know what matters to them.
MATTHEWS: Well, if you listen to that array, Dan, it sounds like people should automatically vote labor or vote Democrat if they`re working people — they don`t have a college degree, for example, and they`re working for a wage. But that`s not the situation, is it, right now.
According to the — let me show you this poll we`ve got from NBC/”Wall Street Journal.” It basically right now shows Republicans winning working class whites by 49 to 33, a 16-point spread, in the congressional ballot. When you ask them about Barack Obama, it`s just as bad. Basically, that`s an overwhelming — here it is. Those without a college degree, 33 percent, just a third of working people like President Obama, 59 percent, three out of ten — or three out of five, rather, disapprove of him. By the way, last year around the summertime, it was 41 disapprove — or 41 approve, 51 disapprove. It was nowhere near the margin it is right now.
How do you explain a 26-point differential negatively against the president among white working class people, Dan?
DAN HECK, OHIO WORKING AMERICA: I mean, I think what I know about it what we`re seeing in communities around Ohio and around the country. And people, you know, are concerned about outsourcing. They`re concerned about what Wall Street did to the economy. And what I know is when we talk to them about those things and we talk to them about what President Obama and what Democrats have done about those things, they`re supportive. We just need to make sure that we`re connecting to enough people with our message because it moves them. And I think working people are smart and they`ll figure out what`s going on.
MSNBC Hardball 9/1/2010 Full Transcript
In fact Paul 'Nobel Prize winning' Krugman was on ABCs 'This Week with..' today saying he wished the economy was in EVEN WORSE shape than it was last year to give Obama licence to borrow and spend more. (NOT KIDDING)
the bulb burns dimly............
I just decided that I really, really want to see Chris Matthews as chief CommieCrate political strategist!
Go Chris Go!
Except for the fact that the reason most of these people are still unemployed is due to democratic bs.
Decent paying production positions in the plant where I work are going unfilled because qualified applicants are doing better on extended unemployment insurance. Some even tell our HR Manager they are only interviewing so they can keep collecting.
The un employed with families vote for the best chance, That is Conservative Republican short term elected rep’s.WE don’t need career politicians .It’s not rocket science. Say no to expanding, and yes to reducing govt
Lies and promises don't pay the bils. Some of us were never fooled , the others are coming around.
Looks like Chrissy is off the his meds again. I am unemployed and I will NEVER EVER vote Democrat. Democrats in power are the reason why I am unemployed right now
Struggling people right now are rabidly anti-Obama. Matthews is in fantasy land.
If only Barry can ratchet up the ranks of the unemployed to 51% he can hold the Congress. Play to your strenghs for incompetence Barry!
The unemployed are looked upon by the RATS as they use to look on the elderly...
What did we hear for so very long? “The Republicans will cut your social security”, which by the way they never did... details, details...
Now, with many on unemployment for extended periods - the RATs are not using the extension of benefits as a tool.. The mean old Republicans want to cut your unemployment/not extend it. Wha, wha, wha..... all the way to the ballot box.
And there are a lot of folks dumb enough to buy this (just as with the elderly)...
Democrat election suicide Ping!
Democrats like Chris still can’t accept that they are being held responsible, or ‘accountable’ as Pelosi said over and over from 2005-2008, for the economy they run. They wish they could claim Bush or McCain was president while democrats control everything.
What Chrissie? No leg tingle?
The vast majority of RAT voters are on some form of welfare, most are far more likely to have a criminal history than any education beyond whatever grade they dropped out of school at...
The rest are a small sliver of elitist, academics and hollywood limo types who are just as stupid but rich...
The unemployed who vote for Dems want to STAY unemployed.
It seems to me that if you are offered a job and do not take it you could have your benefits cut off. Isn't there a mechanism for reporting this type of activity?
There have been many, many letters to the editor of the Las Vegas Review Journal excoriating Sharron Angle for her comment that as a senator it is not her job to create jobs.
Harry, Dingy Pinky Reid, has been hammering her over it in ads for weeks.
A letter to the editor today takes on those decrying Sharron Angle by asking....
If Harry Reid truly believes that it is his job as a senator to create jobs, then he needs to be fired for doing such a lousy job.
Finally, a great retort to those idiots who support Harry.
Chris Matthews is no doubt totally insane!!! Can you imagine anyone with half a brain paying heed to this unbalanced piece of humanity??? End of story!!!
The vast majority of the unemployed are predominantly men, predominantly young, and with a higher percentage of college graduates than we've seen in earlier major layoffs.
The LVRJ is on our “do not resuscitate” list ~ they’ve sued FR.
All these Democrats are brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
They’re so brilliant, that they can never be understood by those idiots in flyover country because the idiots in flyover country don’t think, they just hang onto their bibles and guns.
Hey Chrissie Matthews, do you do even a modicum of research? Untold millions of people are unemployed because of government. Do you know the the main job killers are government rules and regulations, high taxes and the current anti-American, anti-small business administration? If I was unemployed I would Vote Republican to give Small Businesses a jump start. Small Businesses have had to tighten their belts, lay off people, shut down their R&D, in essence have Gone Galt waiting for the current administration to expire. Chrissie, Businesses hire people, they create a Job - that's what the unemployed want, a Job. Duh. . .
And I think working people are smart and they`ll figure out what`s going on.
fool me once, shame on you
fool me twice, shame on me.
I am just finding out that they are sue happy.
I like getting the paper though, and it is the only local one.
This unemployed won’t vote ‘Rat. Never. Never. NEVER.
The tingle in Chrissy’s leg must have take permanent root in his head.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
The unemployed voting Democrat this November is classic masochism and Stockholm Syndrome.
You see what sex(tingle)-starvation is doing to Chrissy’s brain?
Chrissie says, “Vote for the guys who threw you out of your job.”
Hey, Chrissie. Would you vote for me if I threw you out of YOUR job?
Yes, business doesn't want to hire them back either.
I can't believe they are using a NEGATIVE like THIS to get votes. It's Obama and the Demoncrats that helped get you unemployed and the economy is still in the toiled. How bad does it have to get for even the dumbest Demoncrapper to get it?
That was not the comment she made that hurt her the most. She made a comment about the unemployed being spoiled. I don't care if many freepers think this is true. It was a very stupid thing to say in a state NV where the unemployment rate is 15%, and she needs their votes. Las Vegas very high unemployment is mostly due to housing over-development not laziness. She gave democrats endless political ammunition with this statement, they use it all the time.
Harry Reid has so many weaknesses, all Angle has to do is play clips of him talking but I dont see it, Do you ? .
This is what passed for sound political strategy in Democratic circles.
They just don’t understand the American dream is not growing old on the dole.
The old anti-drug commercial where nobody dreams of growing up a junkie, should be, nobody dreams of growing up Bolshecrat.
Oh goody ... more "shovel ready" jobs!
Never ceases to amaze me how completely out-of-touch these people really are.
Did anyone tell Chrissy that people are now getting unemployment insurance benefits for 93 WEEKS. They need JOBS.
That's right Chrissy. Tell grandma she won't get her check if Republicans get elected. They'll steal that gold-plated retirement Democrats have given her. (Never mind that deep inside she knows she's been ripped-off.)
There are a multitude of ways to game the system, and those ways are written into the system by bureaucrats who took those actions with eyes wide open.
I.e, the system is meant to be self perpetuating, not to seek out & stop individuals from the type of activity that you mention, but to keep the system truckin, to use the vernacular.
So why aren’t they watching your show Cwissy?
Pray for America
can’t listen to Chrissy; makes me wanna shoot the TV something fierce.
Amen Chrissy! Why that unemployment rate keeps dropp...err...ummm...
I will enjoy watching MSNBC, on November 3...very, very much...
Republican campaign message:
“If you vote for the democrat, s/he wil vote for SPEAKER PELOSI”
Excellent point and on Fox Business News, it was pointed out that within 2 weeks of unemployment benefits running out, qualified workers find employment.
Chrissy forgot one factoid.
Unemployment stands at 9.6% and everyone knows it’s higher, so why would people want to elect the very party that put them out of work?
This is great news. Matthews is freaking out over the coming washout for Dems. He has appointed himself defacto advisor-at-large to Dem candidates and is spewing idiotic ‘helpful hints’ as to how the Dems can save themselves and the country from the ravages of (gasp) conservatives (shudder) who are massing at the gates with guns, God and hate.
I’m lovin’ this...
Well no one ever said that Chris Matthews had anything going on upstairs LOL
We believe in one spender,
The Government, the Almighty,
Stimulator in times of great distress.
We Believe in Obama,
The only son of a Kansas girl.
He was conceived out of wedlock
By the power of young love
And Born nearly fifty years ago.
He can do no wrong.
We believe in the Holy Congress,
The giver of all life,
From whom all good things come.
With the power of the Federal Reserve,
And the eminences of the Supreme Court, The Congress is worshiped and glorified.
They shall spend us to prosperity now and forever.
What kind of DUMB ASS do you have to be that you would TRUST a DEMOCRAT??? IDIOCY!!
AMEN!! The Democrat Party is EXACTLY that.
hey sally up your alley
Not in this universe, TingleBoy.
Reagan managed to trash that shibboleth long ago.
Put a jobs and economy guy on the GOP ticket and see the donkeys squeal.
The Zombie Admins small business pittance is too little, too late and unbelievable in the face of the healthcare regulations that will kill it.
It’s the ECONOMY, STUPID!
Make that “broken” promises and you nailed it!
Angle should be 10 points ahead, but has “foot in mouth” disease