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Multi-Millionaire Chris Matthews Mocks Mitt Romney By Singing 'If I Were a Rich Man'
NewsBusters.org ^ | September 18, 2012 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 09/18/2012 3:56:16 PM PDT by Kaslin

In a bizarre display, Chris Matthews began his show on Tuesday by singing "If I Were a Rich Man" as a way of mocking Mitt Romney for being wealthy. [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Chris Matthews makes an annual salary of $5 million dollars.

Matthews opened the program by announcing, "Let me start tonight" by singing a selection from Fiddler on the Roof. Highlighting a leaked video of Romney at a private fund-raiser, he then derided, "It's one thing to be rich and have the majority of voters convinced you're out to help the rich. Is there anything dumber to be caught pandering to your fellow rich?" Later, while talking to journalist Joe Klein, Matthews insulted potential GOP voters, comparing them to the racist TV character Archie Bunker.

Chris Matthews Turns To Song To Slam Romney

The Hardball host slimed, "Will Thurston Howell talk like we've been getting from the elite talking to the other elite, will that sell with Archie Bunker?"

It was "conservative" New York Times columnist David Brooks who on Tuesday began calling Romney Thurston Howell.

Using liberal logic, what does the very rich Matthews know about the working man?

A transcript of the September 18 show open can be found below:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me start tonight with, [starts singing] 'If I were a rich man.' Dumb. It's one thing to be rich and have the majority of voters convinced you're out to help the rich. Is there anything dumber to be caught pandering to your fellow rich? "Hey, buddy, give me $50,000. I'll give you dinner and tell you what I really think." And what does Mitt Romney really think about that 47 percent out there, that ones who will never-- you will never catch at a party like this? He called them a bunch of free loaders who want breakfast in bed, who want the people at the $50k dinners to foot the bill. Well, tonight the morning after, and yes, we've got more tapes of that infamous dinner to remember. That tony get together where the Republican nominee for president of the United States shared his deepest beliefs about the two kinds of people in this country, those who give, like him, and those who take and loaf and vote for Obama.

5:20

MATTHEWS: Will Thurston Howell talk like we've been getting from the elite talking to the other elite, will that sell with Archie Bunker? Will that sell with a guy making 20 or 30, killing himself with two jobs to get the income. Is he going to like that talk that everybody who isn't making a lot of money is a bum?



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 47percent

1 posted on 09/18/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Should I see a therapist? I have a strange desire to murder Chris Matthews using a shovel. What a liberal shill POS.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin

Never forget that Chris Williams was successfully replaced by an orange traffic cone.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 4:03:11 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Liberals know they can do things like this because the “news” media will not call them on it, and will cover for them if the “conservative” media try to show the hypocrisy.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 4:03:46 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Kaslin

If Chrissy were Ted Kennedy, and David Brooks were Dodd, they would squeeze Obama between them like a hot dog. Yummy, yummy, yummy, they have love in their tummies, and that’s not all.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Why, Chrissie.....I didn’t know you were a singer! Please sing us your theme song, WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

How much alcohol does this POC consume each day?


7 posted on 09/18/2012 4:05:50 PM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: Kaslin

One of the wealthiest clowns in the world.......net worth 16M, Annual salary 5M. This is what is made public, so you know his worth is much more.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 4:08:43 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Kaslin
...Matthews insulted potential GOP voters, comparing them to the racist TV character Archie Bunker.

Lotsa folks loved Archie. He had a HUGE TV following. Chrissie - not so much.

Chrissie, you're a meathead - dead from the neck up!

9 posted on 09/18/2012 4:09:42 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 09/18/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Kaslin

HE MAKES $5 MILLION A YEAR?!?!?!?!?!


11 posted on 09/18/2012 4:12:19 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Prov1322
http://www.newser.com/story/79565/jon-stewart-mocks-chris-matthews.html

Jon Stewart begins his mockery of Chris Matthews at the 3:48 mark.

12 posted on 09/18/2012 4:16:10 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: jdsteel
HE MAKES $5 MILLION A YEAR?!?!?!?!?!

Drink, drool, drivel and drone. Nice gig if you can get it!

13 posted on 09/18/2012 4:18:40 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: Kaslin

one sick ‘little’ man, very little...


14 posted on 09/18/2012 4:21:20 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Viennacon

nah, I’ll shine the shovel for ya


15 posted on 09/18/2012 4:22:32 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Kaslin
Unhinged_2

16 posted on 09/18/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Kaslin

Dear God,

Please let me meet Chrissy Mathews in an airport hallway someday soon. Please.

Your humble servant,

REAGANÜBERALLES


17 posted on 09/18/2012 4:29:05 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles
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To: Kaslin
Chrissy, did you/do you sing this song whenever you talk about past wealthy presidents, senators, governors, like um.....

DEMOCRAT John F. Kennedy (the Kennedy family estate was worth nearly $1 billion dollars)

DEMOCRAT Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy ($163 million; and see above)

DEMOCRAT John Kerry (Estimated wealth: $193 million)

George Washington (Estimated net worth: $525 million)

DEMOCRAT LBJ (Estimated net worth: $98 million)

Fascist DEMOCRAT Michael Bloomberg (Estimated wealth: $22 billion)

DEMOCRAT Al Gore (Estimated wealth: $100 million)

DEMOCRAT Nelson Rockefeller (Estimated wealth: $1 billion)

DEMOCRAT Samuel Tilden, Gov. NY, Candidate of US President (Estimated wealth: $200 million)

DEMOCRAT James Cox: Gov. of Ohio, Candidate for US President (Estimated wealth $350 million)

DEMOCRAT Jon Corzine (Estimated wealth: $300 million)

Compared to the above, Romney barely competes!

Mitt Romney: Estimated wealth: $190-250 million

18 posted on 09/18/2012 4:40:06 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Kaslin

As opposed to the pauper Obama? Who traveled the world by 18, went to a string of private schools culminating in some sort of free ride at Harvard. And then the wife with a 300k community relations job at a hospital. And now hes worth over 10 million, and buying a house worth 35 million in Hawaii?

That poor guy?


19 posted on 09/18/2012 4:42:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nicmarlo

Uh , kind of showing my age, but I remember Rockefeller beng a Republican. A RINO one though


20 posted on 09/18/2012 4:51:13 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Reagan√úberAlles
"Please let me meet Chrissy Mathews in an airport hallway someday soon. Please."

Or on an Acela to or from D.C. or NYC.

Beating the stuffing out of the speed bag even as we speak.

21 posted on 09/18/2012 5:03:39 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Kaslin

I think it’s time to ignore Chrissy completely.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 5:05:25 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Kaslin

C.M. One of the chief Scum Bums!


23 posted on 09/18/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by Paperdoll (EVERYONE could afford medical care! Get the blankekty blank gubmint out of our private lives!)
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To: Kaslin

There’s no news on that frickin’ show, Matthews is just there to re-elect the leftists in Washington.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:17:59 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t be surprised if Chrissy knows the words to lots of musicals.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by Terry Mross (The Clintons are extremely afraid of obama. Do they owe him their souls?)
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To: Viennacon

Maybe they could tell you the significance of the shovel.;)


26 posted on 09/18/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Viennacon

In fact, I get a picture of the therapist handing you a shovel.


27 posted on 09/18/2012 5:20:58 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: pallis
Oh geez.... thanks for THAT mental picture!

Seriously though -- am I misremembering, or wasn't Matthews one of the semi-coherent, partially critical journalistos during the Clinton impeachment? One of those you'd say, "yeah he's a lib, but...."

What the heck happened to this guy? Did the leg tingle really get that far into his brain?

28 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Kaslin

This summer Joe Biden told an audience that he’s middle class (he said something along the lines of “middle class, like ‘us’!”).

It’s an Orwellian nightmare as the pigs claim to be just like all the other barnyard worker animals they lead in revolt.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 5:27:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Kaslin


Chrissy would do so much better singing "When I Put My Mascara On!" from "La Cage aux Folles"
30 posted on 09/18/2012 5:29:24 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Kaslin

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


31 posted on 09/18/2012 5:30:57 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: catfish1957

you’re right, I got carried away. But, like you said, he was less a republican in his policies and ambitions than he was a democrat. :)


32 posted on 09/18/2012 5:31:06 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Kaslin

Who pays Chris Matthews $5 mil. What a waste of money.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: freedomrings69

bump


34 posted on 09/18/2012 5:34:48 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Kaslin

A song more apt for this libtard: ‘If I Were a Man’


35 posted on 09/18/2012 5:36:16 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Read SCOTUS Castle Rock vs Gonzales before dialing 911!)
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To: timestax


36 posted on 09/18/2012 5:37:38 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Kaslin

Did this moron sing Mississippi Mud with its original lyrics when Obama was elected?


37 posted on 09/18/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Kaslin
If I were a moron
I could get a job on Em Es N Bee Cee
Let's all see how stupid we can be
Here on em Es N Bee Cee.
38 posted on 09/18/2012 5:42:08 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Kaslin

Keep in mind that Obama made $1.7 million last year. The far left fringe doesn’t mind rich, they just mind rich people who disagree with them on whether socialism is good.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

I had a close up encounter with “Chrissy” several months ago in Manhattan. I was stopped at a red light in my classic Cadillac and he was crossing the street. He stopped and bent over to look closely at the grill to see what make the car was. He acted like a real wuss, all giggly.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 6:01:44 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nicmarlo

What about Nancy Pelosi?


41 posted on 09/18/2012 6:02:41 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: freedomrings69
Who pays Chris Matthews $5 mil. What a waste of money.

He works for MSNBC, which is owned by NBCUniversal. NBC Universal is 49% owned by GE, which makes most of it's money through contracts with the US Government, and pays virtually no taxes.

So, you do. And so do I.

42 posted on 09/18/2012 6:03:46 PM PDT by RetroSexual ("Between a strong horse and a weak horse, people will choose the strong horse." ~ Osama bin Laden)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I forgot about her. Nancy Pelosi’s net worth of $35.5 million.


43 posted on 09/18/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: workerbee

I remember when Chris stood in for Rush, and he seemed reasonable on occasions. Maybe getting his own TV spin slot was too much for him. The telltale point I look at to see when certain conservative pundits went daffy for the left is the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act. If memory serves, and it seldom does these days, Chrissy had already flaked out before then, so he may not be a fruit, as I suspect. He may just be a vapid ditz with poor character.


44 posted on 09/18/2012 6:18:27 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

A day doesn’t go by where Tingles doesn’t accuse anyone opposed to obama of being racist.


45 posted on 09/18/2012 6:25:52 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Kaslin

I think Tingles and other wealthy libs should be taxed at a 99% rate. Then again, Tingles would claim he isn’t wealthy.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 6:38:42 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: pallis

Wow! Chris Matthews was once a sub for RUSH??? Seriously? I’ve listened to Rush for (what I thought was) a long time, but I don’t remember that at all.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 6:49:24 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Kaslin

I had to look twice before I knew who that was as he was not on his knees with mac daddies ********* in his mouth.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 11:05:40 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Kaslin

I think I’d rather have a president that got rich before taking office than during and after.


49 posted on 09/19/2012 1:11:35 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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