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MSNBC Chris Matthews, 10/7/2010 ('Obama did what needed to be done, like FDR')
lexisNexis/MSNBC TV ^ | 10/7/2010 | Chris Matthews

Posted on 10/11/2010 7:13:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs

MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with President Obama and what he`s done. I say the following because no one else including the president has. It is the hard structure of reality that in the current cacophony so often is overlooked.

This president came into the office facing the worst economic outlook since the 1930s. He took action — bold action — the action prescribed by the best economic minds following the best thinking there is in economics since the 1930s.First, even before taking office, he backed up his predecessor in preventing a major collapse in the financial industry. Everyone involved said it had to be done to avoid catastrophe, the destruction of our country`s financial spine.

Second, he took the action, again, boldly, to powerful offset the white knuckle drop in consumer spending and business investment. If he hadn`t, no one, including his worst critics, have any idea what would have befallen us. We can argue about the name that was given, the stimulus bill, but the creation of this great boost in economic demand for goods and services was critical to break what was widely seen as an economic free- fall.It`s easy to stand on the sideline, voting against everything, rooting against everything, and deride that bold action for the simple reason that nobody would ever remember if you had a seriously, reliably alternative.

Third, the president achieved what so many presidents from FDR from on have said, needed to be done, and this humiliating dependency of tens of millions of Americans in the emergency room as their only way on get medical attention. He said our society had a responsibility to look out for its members health that individuals should be required to do what they can personally to provide for their care.

For the first time in our country`s history, we are no longer the holdout in the modern world against broadly available, accessible health insurance. It is no time for political high-fiving for bragging, we know that. The economy`s down and people are hurting. But I wonder who`s good it did does for president and those who wish him well to overlook the simple, bold, impressive, gutsy facts of what he`s got done only now approaching two years in office. Someone needs to say it.
That`s HARDBALL for now. Thanks for being with us.

Full Transcript MSNBC : Hardball 10/7/2010


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hardball; matthews; msnbc
This part got me :"He took action — bold action — the action prescribed by the best economic minds following the best thinking there is in economics since the 1930s.
1 posted on 10/11/2010 7:13:52 PM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: sickoflibs

Yup, just like FDR, Emperor Zero took a bad economic situation and made it THAT much worse.


2 posted on 10/11/2010 7:15:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: sickoflibs

Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin also took bold action in the 1930’s, following the best economic minds of their respective countries.


3 posted on 10/11/2010 7:17:01 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; Gilbo_3; ...
So would Obama turn around 2010 with this advise?
“...best economic minds following the best thinking ...”
4 posted on 10/11/2010 7:18:19 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Oh dear. I think there’s a rubber room and a special jacket in store for this man, soon.


5 posted on 10/11/2010 7:18:33 PM PDT by ponygirl (TEA people: First we take out the RINOS. Then we finish off the Socialists.)
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To: sickoflibs

“And the Central Committee’s next five year plan will be even more successful than the last glorious one...”


6 posted on 10/11/2010 7:20:32 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: sickoflibs
Like FDR? Franklin Delano Romanowski??


7 posted on 10/11/2010 7:21:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sickoflibs
Comparisons to FDR are beyond silly. Look, I hate FDR. I hate his domestic agenda start to end. But the guy was a brilliant politician, both on the bully pulpit, and in the smoky backrooms. He has some of the most boffo electoral numbers ever. Imagine Reagan in 84, times four.

Obama isn't anything close to FDR, and thank God for that. His mojo has long since worn off. It's just a matter of crossing the days off the calendar at this point. Hell, he isn't even Bill Clinton.

8 posted on 10/11/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Huck (We need the spirit of '76, not the spirit of '87)
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To: sickoflibs

MSNBC will be must see TV on election night.


9 posted on 10/11/2010 7:22:43 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm a soldier of good fortune, I'm guarding the Yucatan.)
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To: sickoflibs

“For the first time in our country`s history, we are no longer the holdout in the modern world against broadly available, accessible health insurance.”

Well, there goes all of our foreign Health care folks coming to the USA for treatment. Guess we will have to do with second hand care like these other countries...


10 posted on 10/11/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: sickoflibs

He really should have that leg looked at.


11 posted on 10/11/2010 7:22:51 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: ponygirl
RE :”Oh dear. I think there’s a rubber room and a special jacket in store for this man, soon.

Who do you believe, your eyes or Democrat's ‘best economic minds’ ?

12 posted on 10/11/2010 7:23:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Tingle Pants has a hard man-love for The Obama Creature.


13 posted on 10/11/2010 7:23:31 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Character is defined by how we treat those who society says have no value.)
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To: sickoflibs

Chris Matthews....that reminds me. I need to put toilet paper on my shopping list.


14 posted on 10/11/2010 7:23:31 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: sickoflibs

Yeah Chrissy he certainly has taken us back to the 30’s.

But this time it will all be repealed and the real greatest minds will correct the problems.

You know the people stopped ole FDR , the only thing they didn’t do was repeal his Progressive CRAP. We won’t make the same mistake this time.


15 posted on 10/11/2010 7:23:56 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: sickoflibs

First, even before taking office, he backed up his predecessor in preventing a major collapse in the financial industry. Everyone involved said it had to be done to avoid catastrophe, the destruction of our country`s financial spine.

So Chris, he was just following President Bush’s lead??
Good thing to know.


16 posted on 10/11/2010 7:24:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Patrick1

RE :”MSNBC will be must see TV on election night.”

I got my DVRs set for it, CNN, MSNBC and FNC. I still have MA Senate special election night MSNBC and FNC on my DVR.


17 posted on 10/11/2010 7:26:23 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Including springing the Lockerbie bomber...?


18 posted on 10/11/2010 7:27:07 PM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: sickoflibs
In other words, "the end justifies the means".

That is what got us in the mess we have now!

19 posted on 10/11/2010 7:29:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: sickoflibs

20 posted on 10/11/2010 7:29:50 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sooth2222

“The best and brightest ...” LOL


21 posted on 10/11/2010 7:32:01 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

Does anyone have any info to refute this “worst economic crisis since the Thirties” crapola? We hear it all the time from Obama and his lickspittles. Seems to me we were in a cyclic recession, which sent Bush into the panic mode and Obama into his despot posture.


22 posted on 10/11/2010 7:33:52 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: sickoflibs

Does anyone have any info to refute this “worst economic crisis since the Thirties” crapola? We hear it all the time from Obama and his lickspittles. Seems to me we were in a cyclic recession, which sent Bush into the panic mode and Obama into his despot posture.


23 posted on 10/11/2010 7:34:07 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: sickoflibs

24 posted on 10/11/2010 7:37:09 PM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: sickoflibs

Lord help us. That ass FDR put the USA through 10 years of depression. And the Democrats still think he’s a great President.

Idiots.


26 posted on 10/11/2010 7:39:06 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: ponygirl

Hopefully both him AND his hero, Zero!


27 posted on 10/11/2010 7:39:37 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: sickoflibs
Chris Matthews and his ilk have reached some kind of strange reality. We could be well into Obama’s second term (God- I hope not) with 25% unemployment, hyperinflation, civil unrest, food riots, and revolution in the air, and clowns like Matthews would still be praising his policies. What problems we have would still be blamed on the Republicans and George Bush.

Matthews is as dumb as a stump. He was no awareness of economics, energy, social policy, etc. His personal philosophy is closer to John Maynard Keynes or even Vladimir Lenin than to that of Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson. In short Matthews is clueless. He's grown up in the Democratic environment and doesn't understand Capitalism and free markets. Matthews isn't an American. Yes he's a US citizen, but he isn't an American in any understanding of what it really takes. He's simply someone who lives here. Without jobs in politics, the guy would starve. He's pathetic.
28 posted on 10/11/2010 7:41:31 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: sickoflibs
Chris, you ignorant slut...


29 posted on 10/11/2010 7:43:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: sickoflibs

The best and brightest are either hateful and malevolent toward America and her people; or they, in spite of a sheepskin from some university, do not actually know their a$$ from a quarry hole!


30 posted on 10/11/2010 7:44:00 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: sickoflibs
So glad nobody watches this tool.
31 posted on 10/11/2010 7:45:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Iron Munro

If that isn’t MUSKRAT-UGLY, I’m a Hatian brain surgeon! That face could make a freight train take a dirt road!


32 posted on 10/11/2010 7:46:17 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: November 2010
Lord help us. That ass FDR put the USA through 10 years of depression. And the Democrats still think he’s a great President.
Idiots


Yes you are correct. But it isn't surprising that so many people believe FDR was a great man and his policies helped the country. We have documentary after documentary on PBS and the History Channel saying in essence that FDR saved the country in the 1930's. It's taught in high schools and colleges around the country. I even believed it until I started seriously studying economics and started read Friedman and Hayek. So it's awfully hard to fight the Roosevelt bandwagon. You have to reach a higher understanding of economics to understand that what FDR did really didn't improve things at all and almost certainly made the Depression longer than it would otherwise have been.
33 posted on 10/11/2010 7:48:18 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: sickoflibs
He took action — bold action — the action prescribed by the best economic minds following the best thinking there is in economics since the 1930s.

By Chrissy's own logic he has to defend the invasion of Iraq as Bush acted on the information not only from our intelligence agencies, but foreign ones and such brilliant minds as Kerry, Clinton, and on and on.

What an utterly foolish person.

34 posted on 10/11/2010 7:50:19 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War Room!--Dr. Strangelove)
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To: mylife

Like FDR? Franklin Delano Romanowski??

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Obama could use his end of the wishbone. The rest of us are just plain boned.


35 posted on 10/11/2010 7:53:05 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Patrick1

Hopefully the anchors and liberal talking heads will be pale and tearful.


36 posted on 10/11/2010 7:53:35 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: truthguy
...But it isn't surprising that so many people believe FDR was a great man and his policies helped the country.

So true.

My Dad grew up dirt poor and starving on a small, rural, farm in Northern Michigan (There were weeks where they had ketchup sandwiches as their only meal).

He and is older brother got jobs with the CCC and sent their money to their Mother (Their Father was dead). That CCC job bought my Dad's vote for his entire life and he NEVER once voted for a Republican.

That was the entire purpose of FDR's policies, and it worked.

37 posted on 10/11/2010 8:00:59 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: o-n-money
I don't like the sound of that...


38 posted on 10/11/2010 8:03:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: truthguy
Shine the light of common sense on the matter. 10% to 25% unemployment for 11 straight years is abject failure. This chart includes 1940 and 1941:
39 posted on 10/11/2010 8:17:51 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: Darkwolf377
RE :”By Chrissy's own logic he has to defend the invasion of Iraq as Bush acted on the information not only from our intelligence agencies, but foreign ones and such brilliant minds as Kerry, Clinton, and on and on.

Good catch.

Night after night for years Matthews claimed Bush twisted and Cherry picked the intelligence to get the result he wanted, Iraq. But in the case of the stimulus, he acts if Obama never twisted and picked the economic advise he got to sell a pork-welfare-payback stimulus bill. There is an eree parallel between these two situations. Matthews is a phony.

Imagine if Bush claimed he stopped Saddam from creating 3 million WMDS, Matthews and others would have crucified him. Bush admitted there were no WMds found, Obama lies about imaginary jobs.

40 posted on 10/11/2010 8:20:59 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs

There is no doubt that Chris Matthews has a major Man Crush on Obama.

Pathetic.


41 posted on 10/11/2010 8:22:17 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: truthguy

No matter how bad things get, the libidiots will always reply “yes, but think how bad it would be if he wasn’t president!”
Liberals truly are the dumbest people on the planet.


42 posted on 10/11/2010 8:22:19 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (Liberals are drooling buffoons backed by satanic goons.)
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To: Patrick1
" MSNBC will be must see TV on election night. "

Amen, it will be comedy hour.
43 posted on 10/11/2010 8:26:30 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: sickoflibs

44 posted on 10/11/2010 8:32:20 PM PDT by GloriaJane (http://www.last.fm/music/Gloria+Jane)
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To: sickoflibs
Someone needs to say it . . .

Someone needs to pay it . . .!

Would you tell us, matthews, how much it took to line your pockets for that doozie!?

45 posted on 10/11/2010 10:53:10 PM PDT by parisa
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Would you tell us, matthews, how much it took to line your pockets for that doozie!?

GE, which owns NBC, got more than $20 million in stimulus money.

46 posted on 10/11/2010 10:59:28 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: sickoflibs

“So would Obama turn around 2010 with this advise?
“...best economic minds following the best thinking ...”

That big talk is exactly what got us here.


47 posted on 10/12/2010 12:35:24 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: sickoflibs

Epic Fail. He made it tons worse.


48 posted on 10/12/2010 7:27:31 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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