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Chris Matthews Excoriates: Rick Santorum Is a 'Theocrat' and Franklin Graham Is a 'Disgrace'
newsbusters.org ^ | February 09, 2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 02/09/2012 11:01:49 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

Only two days after admitting that Barack Obama has a problem with his "frightening" birth control decision, Chris Matthews on Thursday was back on offense. He berated Rick Santorum as a "theocrat" and knocked Reverend Franklin Graham as a "disgrace."

The Hardball host singled out Family Research Council President Tony Perkins as the representative of all those who would question Obama's faith. Matthews interrogated, "Tony, do you think this president is a Muslim?" He added, "Why [do] your people" make such allegations?

An exasperated Perkins replied, "no" and shot back, "My people?...The things that we have said have always been about the President's policies. That's what we can clearly analyze. I don't know what's in a man's heart."

Matthews sought to draw a distinction between Obama and Santorum, mocking, "Tony, there's a big difference...between being a theocrat and believing a president should impose his religious believes and someone who is anti-religious."

The liberal anchor brought up Santorum's 2005 speech on the Senate floor about the Terri Schiavo: "Don't you think that's verging on more theocracy in this country than the French Revolution?"

Matthews previously smeared Rick Santorumon on January 5, 2012, saying that the former senator wants a "theocracy" that will "trump the Constitution."

A partial transcript can be found below:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Franklin Graham is a disgrace. Okay? I don't think he's the typical Christian minister, do you? With his commentaries on Islam and his comment- his partisanship?

...

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Tony, there's a big difference and a lot of space- and we call it America- between being a theocrat and believing a president should impose his religious believes and someone who is anti-religious. I mean, let's talk about Santorum here. You gotta play defense a little bit here. You think Santorum is legitimate? Santorum, during the Schiavo case, went into the Senate floor with just two other senators and he played chaplain that night when the Senate- [Video of CPAC appears onscreen. Santorum is praying with some people.] Look here. Laying hands or whatever you called it going on here. A religious-style crusade for the President of the United States. He was the guy that brought this session, intervening in the Schiavo case in Florida, which I think cost him his seat by the way, and played chaplain. Don't you think that's overreach? Don't you think that's verging on more theocracy in this country than the French Revolution?

TONY PERKINS: No. When you're actually talking about theocracy, you see this administration using its power to impose this ideology and extract allegiance from the public.

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MATTHEWS: Tony, do you think this president is a Muslim?

PERKINS: No.

MATTHEWS: Why does your people, why do people like Rick Santorum standby-

PERKINS: My people?

MATTHEWS: Well, Rick Santorum stands by while a person, right in front of his face, accuses the President of being a Muslim. And he says nothing about it.

PERKINS: [exasperated]: I don't know. I mean, look, the things that we have said have always been about the President's policies. That's what we can clearly analyze. I don't know what's in a man's heart. I don't know if he's accepted Christ as his savior. If he says he has, that's between him and God.



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catholic; islamophobia; santorum; santorum4romney; terrischiavo; theocracy; wickedevilislam
Rick Santorum: "There was another Constitution....a French Constitution....that revolution was founded on three principles, "Liberty," ....good, "Equality," ....excellent, but the third was different. The third was "Fraternity," Brotherhood, not "Paternity," Fatherhood."
1 posted on 02/09/2012 11:01:55 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More than a few FReepers in the Anti-Santorum crusade can now look affectionately upon Chris Matthews as their leader.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 11:04:00 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Who says that the Anti-Santorum crusaders are all part of the Chris Matthews party to trash Rick ?

No matter...... Hey Crissy ? ACTS 5:39 !! if God is in it ? who can oppose it ? least you find yourself fighting against God himself !!
3 posted on 02/09/2012 11:07:15 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Meanwhile Santorum has picked up endorsements from extremists like Mark Levin, Phylis Schlafly, Tom Tancredo, and James Dobson.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 11:08:02 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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5 posted on 02/09/2012 11:09:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Don’t forget Jerry Boykin. I can’t think of a better, more credible military endorsement for the era we’re in.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 11:11:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I am telling you people, THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN/DNC DO NOT WANT SANTORUM AS THEIR 2012 OPPONENT.
7 posted on 02/09/2012 11:15:59 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I myself would not go that far.

Newt Gingrich would make a very good president over what idiocy we have going on in the White House right now.

I am sure Chris Matthews cannot stand Gingrich as well, truth be told. He despises both Santorum AND Gingrich.

8 posted on 02/09/2012 11:17:31 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Making people pray to Jesus or keep kosher is theocracy.

Saving lives and railing against sexual deviancy is not theocracy but basic ethics and morality that is self evident to anyone.


9 posted on 02/09/2012 11:17:53 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“He despises both Santorum AND Gingrich.”

And I’ll be happy with either.


10 posted on 02/09/2012 11:19:47 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe

11 posted on 02/09/2012 11:21:57 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“More than a few FReepers in the Anti-Santorum crusade can now look affectionately upon Chris Matthews as their leader.”

Bull shit.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 11:28:12 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Matthews interrogated, “Tony, do you think this president is a Muslim?”

I interrogated, Matthews, was Obama raised a muslim? Did Obama attend muslim schooling? Has OBama ever renounced that training and schooling?


13 posted on 02/09/2012 11:28:12 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When did Levin endorse Santorum?


14 posted on 02/09/2012 11:31:50 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Hardball host singled out Family Research Council President Tony Perkins as the representative of all those who would question Obama’s faith

Tony Perkins does not represent me. I represent and speak for myself.
I have no question about Obama’s faith. I know that it is not Christian. His steadfast support for killing the innocent and his current attacks on the Catholic Church in trying to force them to abandon their beliefs are not the actions of a Christian


15 posted on 02/09/2012 11:32:10 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Chris Matthews is rather boring.


16 posted on 02/09/2012 11:32:46 PM PST by U-238
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To: Joe 6-pack
Of course a patriot like General Boykin would support Rick Santorum for President because Rick knows that this Christian Nation was founded on the idea that our rights come from God and not from government.
“Not any creator, but the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. ....Where do you think this concept of equality comes from? It doesn’t come from Islam. It doesn’t come from the East.” - Rick Santorum

17 posted on 02/09/2012 11:33:10 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

(Santorum is praying with some people.] Look here)
And exactly what is wrong with that Mr Matthews? Have you never read any history? Do you not know that our founders as they wrote and after the wrote the Constitution often prayed before during and after their deliberations? That they opened and closed meetings with prayer? That they called on God for guideance often? It is Mr Santorum that has the essence of America, its founding and its Constitution, not Barack Obama or for that matter you..........


18 posted on 02/09/2012 11:37:15 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Big deal, Matthews is and will be spitting angry at anyone who threatens the supremacy of the The ONE! He’s going after Santorum now, but he’ll be just as bad if Newt or (God forbid) Mittens gets nominated.

Why anyone would give him the time of day is beyond me.


19 posted on 02/09/2012 11:38:20 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: Chunga
Mark Levin: "I'm not looking for a businessman, I'm looking for a Constitutionalist. ....I'd vote for Santorum.... Ronald Reagan wasn't a businessman." - VIDEO AT LINK
20 posted on 02/09/2012 11:45:05 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: SECURE AMERICA

He’s not Christian or Muslim but he often sides with the muslims just like lots of other secular leftists.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 11:45:47 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I'd vote for Santorum"

Levin has stated that he'll vote for the Republican nominee. After ripping Myth a new asshole tonight, he even said that Romney possesses a compelling quality...that "he's not Obama."

LOL

22 posted on 02/09/2012 11:55:06 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
But this sends a thrill up this winos leg...


23 posted on 02/10/2012 12:05:59 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Matthews well, he’s Matthews- Rick will lose women voters.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 12:10:12 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Isn’t 0bama the one currently trying to force his theology on Christian churches through the law? Matthews is a terribly unstable guy.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 12:18:12 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Chunga

Van Jones isn’t Obama, either.


26 posted on 02/10/2012 12:35:18 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Chunga
Rick needs more vetting like the others got. Yeah, Mark goes back and forth, like Rush.

In the end, I say vote your own conscience. To heck with these talkers. Me, I vote for Newt. If Newt goes down, I will do a write in. RS's far right religion scares me. He cannot beat Obama. The media will crust him. Newt has already went thru the vetting ringer. Imo.

27 posted on 02/10/2012 12:37:52 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Chris Matthews DESPISES ANYTHING GOOD and GODLY!!! He is a pathetic little man.


28 posted on 02/10/2012 1:05:21 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Christie at the beach

“RS’s far right religion scares me. “

He’s a Catholic, just like Newt. Scary isn’t it?


29 posted on 02/10/2012 2:33:28 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Obama and many of his fellow travelers are theocrats. It's just that their religion is socialism.
30 posted on 02/10/2012 2:42:21 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Christie at the beach

RS’s far right religion scares me...Catholics are far right? When the hell did that happen? Sure weren’t when I was in high school, college.


31 posted on 02/10/2012 3:35:51 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Matthews is a disgrace.

Franklin Graham has fed more people than Matthews can possibly imagine. I have nothing but contempt for those that criticize people that have totally devoted their lives for the good of others. Chris Matthews should look at the following link and weep in shame.

http://master.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/In_Pictures/


32 posted on 02/10/2012 3:38:22 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ari-freedom

I am Catholic... I don’t push my beliefs on others...


33 posted on 02/10/2012 3:59:24 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach

I’m Jewish. I have no problem with Catholics who want to save the lives of babies. I do have a problem with those who want to do nothing.


34 posted on 02/10/2012 4:14:11 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Christie at the beach

I have been a Newt supporter but I don’t wish to be associated with you. If you will not vote for Sen Santorum, if he’s the nominee, than you are a loser. In fact you’re a disgrace to all conservatives.

If you think that Sen. Santorum will lose more women voters than Newt will, than you’re just plain nuts.


35 posted on 02/10/2012 4:14:58 AM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

HIs name is now officially **** chris matthews.

LLS


36 posted on 02/10/2012 4:32:36 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: ari-freedom

Saving lives and railing against sexual deviancy is not theocracy but basic ethics and morality that is self evident to anyone.

It’s self evident to anyone who is not an immoral deviant.


37 posted on 02/10/2012 4:48:16 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: ari-freedom

ari-freedom wrote:

“Making people pray to Jesus or keep kosher is theocracy.

Saving lives and railing against sexual deviancy is not theocracy but basic ethics and morality that is self evident to anyone.”

BUMP!


38 posted on 02/10/2012 4:58:22 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: freedomfiter2

“It’s self evident to anyone who is not an immoral deviant.”

Even the secular Russians in Brooklyn, once shown examples of Weprin’s support for gays, understood that this was disgusting and not normal.


39 posted on 02/10/2012 5:00:22 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I believe Chris Matthews is a severe diabetic who is approaching age 70.

I recommend he take a good long look at the provisions for people with his condition within the Obamacare law.

40 posted on 02/10/2012 5:10:45 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m sure Franklin Graham grieves for Chrissie’s lost eternal soul.


41 posted on 02/10/2012 6:11:42 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Interesting, isn't it? If being a Muslim is "no thang," all religions being equal (excepting their own religion of non-religion) and 'all that' to these big thinkers why should someone correct someone who accuses this president of being a Muslim?

It's madness to try to unravel Chris Matthews' worldview, because it is madness. He appears to have hardened over at some point, maybe when he was working for Tim O'Neill, and he can't approach any subject with humility or respect because it threatens his idolatry of Liberal icons.

There's not a "dime's worth of difference" between accusing Rick Santorum of being "a theocrat" and the anti-Catholic bigotry, particularly of the late 18th to early 20th century.

And accusing Franklin Graham of being "a disgrace" is demonic. The very heart of the man's preaching, like his father before him, is grace, itself, the gift of the unmerited favor of God through the finished work of Christ.

Matthews may be the aging and slightly mad dog of the Democrat junkyard, one of the most fearful-sounding among them, and almost guaranteed to be among the first to bark, obeying the slightest impulse to warn his social circle about his fears, regardless of the real danger. Barking at every little noise in the night, miles away.

42 posted on 02/10/2012 6:20:00 AM PST by Prospero
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Always remember that Chris Matthews was replaced by an orange traffic cone.


43 posted on 02/10/2012 7:00:39 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Christie at the beach
RS's far right religion scares me.

He's a ROMAN CATHOLIC. If that scares you you should probably stay home on primary day. Bears might attack you on your way into the polling booth.

44 posted on 02/10/2012 12:06:56 PM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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