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Matthews' Strange Election Metaphor: Dems Like Bowie's Men At Alamo
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 11/01/2010 2:48:31 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

This could go down as the strangest simile of the election season . . .

Introducing this evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews likened the electoral plight of Democrats to the Battle of the Alamo, "as seen from inside the mission." In other words, Matthews casts the Dems as Jim Bowie's Americans, fighting a hopeless battle against the Mexicans, in which role Chris casts . . . the Republicans!

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alamo; chrismatthews; democrats; republicans
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1 posted on 11/01/2010 2:48:38 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Remember the Alamo ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 11/01/2010 2:49:28 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Naw, they’re more like the crew of the Titanic.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 2:50:24 PM PDT by madison10
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So YOU’RE the one who watches MsNBC.


4 posted on 11/01/2010 2:50:55 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

poor little marxist stooge


5 posted on 11/01/2010 2:51:13 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He just called us savages.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 2:51:38 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey, just got that in the mail from Netflix (the John Wayne version).

Coincidence? I think not!

Colonel, USAFR


7 posted on 11/01/2010 2:51:59 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s more like their Waterloo. Their Kursk. Their Battle of Midway. Their Dien Ben Phu.


8 posted on 11/01/2010 2:52:06 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chrissy, for your own safety I woud advise you to never say that while in Texas.
9 posted on 11/01/2010 2:52:58 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Texas Eagle

More like the ‘DemonRATS’ are Santa Ana and his men and the Republicans are Sam Houston and his men at San Jacinto!


10 posted on 11/01/2010 2:53:01 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The funniest part is that Matthews thinks any of his dozens of viewers actually know something about the Alamo.


11 posted on 11/01/2010 2:53:38 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Actually I think they would have been fighting for Mexico!


12 posted on 11/01/2010 2:53:44 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

1) None of them believe in anything worth dying for.
2) As long as they’re out of the way, I don’t care if they’ve overestimated their role in history.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 2:55:01 PM PDT by G Larry (When you're "RIGHT" you don't look for ways to compromise!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Leftist idiots such as Chris Matthews are on the wrong side of history because they’re on the wrong side of the American people. We don’t want European nanny-state socialism and we won’t tolerate elitist, leftist politicians that consider us bumpkins, sneer at us and then expect to be re-elected. I can’t wait to see little Chrissy Matthews cry on-air Tuesday night.


14 posted on 11/01/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Beyond the bad analogy, Chris needs a lesson in Texas history.

Bowie was not in charge at the Alamo. I know just the Texas history (San Antonio area) homeschool teacher who might be able to give the hapless Matthews a decent education (but since she is a Conservative, it might cost him more than a “Harvard” education).


15 posted on 11/01/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by rod1
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As usual, Matthews has it wrong.

The real Alamo crowd are in fact the congressional conservatives fighting a delaying action since 2008.

The “Battle of San Jacinto” will be tomorrow. And the victory will be every bit as complete.

Texans know what I mean.


16 posted on 11/01/2010 2:57:04 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Shame on him for comparing Dims to heroes of the Alamo.
His ignorance is appalling..and insulting.
DON”T MESS WITH TEXAS


17 posted on 11/01/2010 3:00:33 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nope ... big difference there. The men at the Alamo were men.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey Chrissy - why don’t you, Ed Shultz and Rachael Maddow combine forces? Can you imagine the media powerhouse that would be? Literally dozens of viewers, watching a single show! The poor folks at Nielsen would have a coronary...


19 posted on 11/01/2010 3:02:58 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The Coyote is very Wile E.)
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To: rod1

Exactly. The heirs of William Travis might have a thing or two to discuss with Chrissie. And I’m not even a Texan.


20 posted on 11/01/2010 3:03:28 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: G Larry

The (D) are really more like the guards at Auschwitz as the Allies advance. May want get your exfiltration plans in order. Double knot your running shoes. Break out your civvies. Check the weather, run to the rain.

2012 will likely be even better as the next cycle of Democraps come up for reelelection. The ones not under indictment anyway.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 3:05:15 PM PDT by libertyhoundusnr
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To: rod1

Well, Bowie and Travis shared joint command for a short period until Bowie became deathly ill. Nor did they get along very well. Travis then held sole command until the end.

However, Missy Chrissy was wrong to be sure. And it’s a bad analogy in any event.


22 posted on 11/01/2010 3:07:46 PM PDT by bcsco (It's the teleprompter, stupid!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Frick’ you Chris.

Try not to wet your little panties too much when the GOP hands you your ass tomorrow.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 3:07:52 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: p. henry; rod1

Blame me for the Bowie reference, not Matthews. He never mentioned Bowie by name. He said that “for those on the left, watching tomorrow night’s election returns promises to be like the Battle of the Alamo, as seen from inside the Mission.” I extrapolated to Bowie.

I’ve gone back and changed the headline at NewsBusters to read: “Matthews’ Strange Election Metaphor: Dems Like Americans At Alamo”


24 posted on 11/01/2010 3:09:38 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think he’s planning a cruse ship from Kansas to Texas.

His fondest wish is to travel in a time machine back to the 1920’s and visit President Lincoln.

;-)
The guy needs to go back to grade school….


25 posted on 11/01/2010 3:11:15 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How a propos. We just finished watching liberal historians “explain” why defending The Alamo to the death was a foolish thing to do. Mr. Matthews, being the liberal that he is, may want to consider the implications of his statement given the liberal view of the battle at The Alamo.


26 posted on 11/01/2010 3:11:43 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

cruise ^


27 posted on 11/01/2010 3:11:54 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whenever the A-clown use retarded references like this to describe politics, it denegrates and degrades real hroes. real men who gave it their all.
Panty-waste politicians have no business even being mentioned in the same sentence as our real American heroes.


28 posted on 11/01/2010 3:13:38 PM PDT by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. No problem, I have my Saviour.)
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To: saganite
Their San Jacinto
29 posted on 11/01/2010 3:14:20 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Here’s a better analogy for these losers. They’re like Cornwallis, bottled up at Yorktown by George Washington’s patriot army, and tomorrow the band will be playing “The World Turned Upside Down”.


30 posted on 11/01/2010 3:16:37 PM PDT by Argus
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To: G Larry
Right. If they were like the men at the Alamo they would have ran on Obamacare, Stimulus and repealing don't ask don't tell as well as amnesty.

Not that the men at the Alamo would have ever been for such things but the men at the Alamo were fighting and willing to die for what they believed in.

31 posted on 11/01/2010 3:18:24 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: madison10

Video of them rearranging the deck chairs here:

http://www.wearesooutoftouchweallgonnadiebutstillgetourjuicypensions.lol


32 posted on 11/01/2010 3:24:14 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Dear Governs,
Please contact us ASAP so we can add you to our viewer panel for our currently vacant NBC slot.
Thank you,
Arbitron


33 posted on 11/01/2010 3:26:54 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey, Chrissie, dontcha know that all the people defending the Alamo were massacred by General Santa Anna’s army? We can only hope the results tomorrow are that thorough.


34 posted on 11/01/2010 3:28:31 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Dick Bachert

LOL: I know, I know. If I stopped watching, he’d lose half his audience ;-)


35 posted on 11/01/2010 3:33:49 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Can't be true, Chrissy. The men at the Alamo were fighting against Mexican invaders.
36 posted on 11/01/2010 3:34:07 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: jagusafr; governsleastgovernsbest
John Wayne as Davy Crockett, sound quotes from the Alamo:

"Republic. I like the sound of that word."

"There's right and there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other."

Sure doesn't sound like a Democrat to me.


37 posted on 11/01/2010 4:03:01 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So the Dims are the Good Guys and the pubbies are the Bad Guys but the Dims are gonna lose, in his opinion.


38 posted on 11/01/2010 4:12:32 PM PDT by tiki
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I would not object, in the least, if the congressional Democrats were wiped out...to a man.

Maybe it's a better simile than Chrissie thought...

39 posted on 11/01/2010 4:14:36 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL!

I like British General Cornwallis and his men at Yorktown much better.


40 posted on 11/01/2010 4:17:41 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: saganite

Their Somme. Their Verdun.


41 posted on 11/01/2010 4:20:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

"Chris Matthews hates Mexican people."

42 posted on 11/01/2010 4:23:30 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The men at the Alamo were fighting for freedom from an oppressive government. Chrissie has got to go find another analogy. Democrats are anything but freedom and a non oppressive government.


43 posted on 11/01/2010 4:53:22 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: All

Soon, Crissy will figure out the tingle running down his leg was Obama pissing on him. The big question is will he care.


44 posted on 11/01/2010 4:55:31 PM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does this mean the bitches, witches, whores and ‘enemies’, have a chance???


45 posted on 11/01/2010 4:56:29 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
[ Matthews' Strange Election Metaphor: Dems Like Bowie's Men At Alamo ]

What a concept.. A GAY ALAMO STORY... transvestites and everything..

46 posted on 11/01/2010 5:10:12 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: madison10
Naw, they’re more like the crew of the Titanic.

The Tea Party is the iceberg.
47 posted on 11/01/2010 5:25:35 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Another great rock and roll band name: Zombie Junk DNA.)
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To: saganite
Their Poltava. Their Berezina. Their Hattin. Their Sadowa. Their Bulge.
48 posted on 11/01/2010 5:45:54 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Another great rock and roll band name: Zombie Junk DNA.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Famous last words:

Colonel Travis, you order any landscaping work to be done today????


49 posted on 11/01/2010 7:18:35 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Missy will be a slobbering mess tomorrow night and I cant wait to see it - it will be the first time I have intentionally tuned into him in quite awhile.


50 posted on 11/01/2010 7:19:49 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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