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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.

...

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
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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: 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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