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Chris Matthews: 'Can the President Make Mitt Romney Scary?
News Buster.com ^ | June 3, 2012 | Noel Shepperd

Posted on 06/03/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT by Kaslin

Chris Matthews must be really getting concerned that the man that gives him a thrill up his leg is in serious jeopardy of losing in November.

On this weekend's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, the host asked his panel of perilously liberal journalists, "Can the president make Mitt Romney scary?"

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CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Can he make, with all we know about his allies like Donald Trump and all those connections of the past and cultural conservatism, can the president make Mitt Romney scary?

Are we at the stage where all pretense of impartiality has been dropped and the media are now just flat going to campaign for their guy without even trying to appear neutral?

Apparently so.

And wouldn't it have been nice if Matthews were as concerned in 2008 about Barack Obama's "allies" and "connections of the past" such as the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright, convicted real estate developer Tony Rezko, and domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn?

That would have been too much like journalism for the likes of Chris Matthews.

Let's hear what his colleagues had to say:

ANDREW SULLIVAN, DAILY BEAST/NEWSWEEK: I think he can make the policies scary. I don't think the person. And I think, again, this is why a slight nuance here. I do think Obama should aggressively attack the policy proposals, but not attack the person. I think that’s the key thing because Obama…

MATTHEWS: Katty can he do that, can he make him scary?

KATTY KAY, BBC: I think he could make the vision of what America might be under President Romney seem scary to Hispanics and women, and that would help him a lot in certain sects.

SULLIVAN: Especially because Republicans control the Congress.

And what has Obama done for Hispanics and women since taking office? That never seems to be an issue with these folks:

MATTHEWS: Andrea?

ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC: I do think that Mitt Romney is concerned about being portrayed scarily because that’s why they came out this past week with a new video showing, and it was talking about his wife and her illness and the really touching effectively, you know, emotional parts of him.

Why shouldn't Romney be "concerned about being portrayed scarily?" The media have been doing that for over a year. Shouldn't he defend himself by presenting evidence to the contrary?

Apparently not:

JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE NATIONAL AFFAIRS EDITOR: In the middle of the electorate, people are, if you look at under the independent swing voters in swing states, they think that they are to the right of Barack Obama. They think they are closer to Mitt Romney than are ideologically to Barack Obama, but they think their furthest away from Republican trickledown, the Republican social issues, all of that stuff. So if you can make Mitt Romney own the Republican brand…

MATTHEWS: You think they can do that? Make him a scary right-winger on culture, economics and everything?

KAY: Look at what he did to himself during the primaries.

HEILEMANN: You look at the positions he took during the primaries, they're going to try to freeze him like a bug in amber.

MATTHEWS: I guess they think he can do it.

I guess they do - especially with the help of "journalists" like these.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/03/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Hypothetical reporter: “Can Mitt Romney make President Obama scary?”
Cannot ask that because that is racist.


2 posted on 06/03/2012 11:42:24 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Kaslin

Sad to say.......There is not a meaningful, operating brain among these associated buffoons!!! Get it through your heads, ladies and gentleman......your star player, Obama is toast!!! End of story!!!


3 posted on 06/03/2012 11:44:35 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
...wouldn't it have been nice if Matthews were as concerned in 2008 about Barack Obama's "allies" and "connections of the past" such as the America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright, convicted real estate developer Tony Rezko, and domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn? That would have been too much like journalism for the likes of Chris Matthews.

4 posted on 06/03/2012 11:47:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin

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


5 posted on 06/03/2012 11:51:26 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: ILS21R

Chris Matthews says some stupid things.

He said he gets tingles up the leg, if I recall correctly, about Obama.

At the time of Ted Kennedy’s funeral, he said that Obama is the last Kennedy brother. What is the heck is that supposed to mean?

He once was frustrated about Obama’s efforts on some issue, don’t remember which, but he said that people in the media were waiting for their “marching orders” from the White House. Why would an independent journalist be getting marching orders from anybody in how they cover the news?


6 posted on 06/03/2012 11:56:52 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ILS21R

7 posted on 06/03/2012 11:57:55 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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8 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Chris, can Barry stand on his record? You know, those worthwhile questions reporters used to ask before they became total political whores for the left.


9 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:21 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Kaslin
Obama needs to call Count Floyd


10 posted on 06/03/2012 12:00:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Guillotines, all the way up through the cable networks ... like nuking from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.


11 posted on 06/03/2012 12:06:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kaslin

"Mitt Romney will eat your children. I will only eat your dogs."

12 posted on 06/03/2012 12:14:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why would an independent journalist be getting marching orders from anybody in how they cover the news?

They wouldn't and Chris Matthews is not one.

13 posted on 06/03/2012 12:18:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Kaslin

Are there any heterosexuals left in journalism?


14 posted on 06/03/2012 12:22:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Kaslin
You mean, THIS Chris Matthews?


15 posted on 06/03/2012 12:33:24 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: ILS21R

Chris Matthews should STFU!! He is nothing but a buffoon.


16 posted on 06/03/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Kaslin

Excuse me, but when has Chris Mathews ever showed any pretense of impartiality?


17 posted on 06/03/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

“can the president make Mitt Romney scary?”

Chrissie is suggesting a campaign strategy to his floundering icon.


18 posted on 06/03/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: Kaslin
Better juke up the cheerleading-

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19 posted on 06/03/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT by mikrofon (Reprise ;)
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To: Kaslin

This is why hanging Romney’s primary positions on him won’t work:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2891062/posts

Everyone knows he’s the MA ‘moderate’ who had to play a little conservative and overwhelm the rest of the field with his campaign spending in order to get the nomination. Reminding anyone of that will only remind them that he’s at best a pretend conservative anyway.


20 posted on 06/03/2012 12:53:38 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Who is this “Matthews”, and why do we keep changing the topic from the presidential nomination?

We’ve got one choice.

The marxist, or the conservative. Choose well.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 12:56:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Calling Romney a conservative is a real knee-slapper, but I agree—the choice is easy for me.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
obama-romney
23 posted on 06/03/2012 1:09:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Which one is the marxist & which one is the conservative?


24 posted on 06/03/2012 1:10:58 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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related:

Poll - Romney seen as more ‘mainstream’ than Obama
The Washington Times | June 3, 2012 | Kerry Picket
Posted on 06/03/2012 12:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/gop/2891062/posts


25 posted on 06/03/2012 1:20:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kaslin
[Article's author] Why shouldn't Romney be "concerned about being portrayed scarily?" The media have been doing that for over a year.

Hold the phone, dude. You think the MSM treated Romney harshly? They treated him with kid gloves! Or didn't you notice that that was Rick Perry's and Herman Cain's and Michele Bachmann's hair, teeth, and eyeballs splattered all over the landscape, when the MSM mediabots were setting up Bishop Willard the Bomb for their god-king-manchild, Obozo I?

This is all dumbshow for the stupid proles. These Mediabots know what they're going to do, and they know it'll work. They aren't "worried" about a damned thing, mark me.

26 posted on 06/04/2012 3:55:27 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Are there any heterosexuals left in journalism?

Might not be as many as people think. One of their number (I have a link somewhere) went public that three-quarters of the Page One editors of The New York Times were homosexual or bisexual, and that was four or five years ago. Fair odds that Pinch's personnel policy has got rid of the remaining few straight men by now.

They'll let the straight women with good shoes stay.

27 posted on 06/04/2012 3:59:36 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
Hold the phone, dude. You think the MSM treated Romney harshly? They treated him with kid gloves

What do you call the attack on him by the Washington Compost who brought up an alleged 50 year old prank when he was a High school teenager and which he doesn't ever remember having been at the event? And what about the attack on his wife who that nitwit said never worked a day in her life. Raising 5 kids is no job according to her? And what about the attack on his wife for riding horses?

28 posted on 06/04/2012 4:38:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: SMGFan
KATTY KAY, BBC: I think he could make the vision of what America might be under President Romney seem scary to Hispanics and women, and that would help him a lot in certain sects.


“Can Mitt Romney make President Obama scary?”


Well, well.

Two sides; one coin.

The past of one 'candidate' has the Reverend Wright (for 20 years), and the other 'candidate' has, for 31 years...






"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.

This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the 'servant of servants', and they will be, until that curse is removed."

Brigham Young-President and second 'Prophet' of the Mormon Church, 1844-1877- Extract from Journal of Discourses.



Here are two examples from their 'other testament', the Book of Mormon.

2 Nephi 5: 21 'And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.'

Alma 3: 6 'And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men.'



August 27, 1954 in an address at Brigham Young University (BYU), Mormon Elder, Mark E Peterson, in speaking to a convention of teachers of religion at the college level, said:

"The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe. They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent.I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after."

"He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people. From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage."

"That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin, 'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'...."

(Rosa Parks would have probably told Petersen under which wheel of the bus he should go sit.)



1967, (then) Mormon President Ezra Taft Benson said,

"The Communist program for revolution in America has been in progress for many years and is far advanced. First of all, we must not place the blame upon Negroes. They are merely the unfortunate group that has been selected by professional Communist agitators to be used as the primary source of cannon fodder."



We are told that on June 8, 1978, it was 'revealed' to the then president, Spencer Kimball, that people of color could now gain entry into the priesthood.

According to the church, Kimball spent many long hours petitioning God, begging him to give worthy black people the priesthood. God finally relented.



Sometime before the 'revelation' came to chief 'Prophet' Spencer Kimball in June 1978, General Authority, Bruce R McConkie had said:

"The Blacks are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.

The Negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin, it is the Lord's doings."

(Mormon Doctrine, pp. 526-527).



When Mormon 'Apostle' Mark E Petersen spoke on 'Race Problems- As they affect the Church' at the BYU campus in 1954, the following was also said:

"...if the negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory."



When Mormon 'Prophet' and second President of the Church, Brigham Young, spoke in 1863 the following was also said:

"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God is death on the spot. This will always be so."

(Journal of Discourses, Vo. 10, p. 110)





Yeah; Native Americans are althroughout the Book of MORMON; too.

 

“I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today ... they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people.... For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised.... The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl-sixteen-sitting between the dark father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents—on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather.... These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness.

One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.

 

(Improvement Era, December 1960, pp.922-23). (p. 209)

 



 

29 posted on 06/04/2012 4:45:45 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

Official Declaration—2

 

To Whom It May Concern:

On 30 September 1978, at the 148th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the following was presented by President N. Eldon Tanner, First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church:

In early June of this year, the First Presidency announced that a revelation had been received by President Spencer W. Kimball extending priesthood and temple blessings to all worthy male members of the Church. President Kimball has asked that I advise the conference that after he had received this revelation, which came to him after extended meditation and prayer in the sacred rooms of the holy temple, he presented it to his counselors, who accepted it and approved it. It was then presented to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who unanimously approved it, and was subsequently presented to all other General Authorities, who likewise approved it unanimously.

President Kimball has asked that I now read this letter:

June 8, 1978
To all general and local priesthood officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world:
Dear Brethren:

As we have witnessed the expansion of the work of the Lord over the earth, we have been grateful that people of many nations have responded to the message of the restored gospel, and have joined the Church in ever-increasing numbers. This, in turn, has inspired us with a desire to extend to every worthy member of the Church all of the privileges and blessings which the gospel affords.

Aware of the promises made by the prophets and presidents of the Church who have preceded us that at some time, in God’s eternal plan, all of our brethren who are worthy may receive the priesthood, and witnessing the faithfulness of those from whom the priesthood has been withheld, we have pleaded long and earnestly in behalf of these, our faithful brethren, spending many hours in the Upper Room of the Temple supplicating the Lord for divine guidance.

He has heard our prayers, and by revelation has confirmed that the long-promised day has come when every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color. Priesthood leaders are instructed to follow the policy of carefully interviewing all candidates for ordination to either the Aaronic or the Melchizedek Priesthood to insure that they meet the established standards for worthiness.

We declare with soberness that the Lord has now made known his will for the blessing of all his children throughout the earth who will hearken to the voice of his authorized servants, and prepare themselves to receive every blessing of the gospel.

Sincerely yours,
Spencer W. Kimball
N. Eldon Tanner
Marion G. Romney
The First Presidency

Recognizing Spencer W. Kimball as the prophet, seer, and revelator, and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is proposed that we as a constituent assembly accept this revelation as the word and will of the Lord. All in favor please signify by raising your right hand. Any opposed by the same sign.

The vote to sustain the foregoing motion was unanimous in the affirmative.

Salt Lake City, Utah, September 30, 1978.
 
 

30 posted on 06/04/2012 4:55:38 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Elsie

authors Richard and Joan Ostling have written variously that the Romneys are "an LDS political dynasty"[11] and that "The Romneys are LDS royalty

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romney_family

31 posted on 06/04/2012 5:05:52 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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