Skip to comments.Multi-Millionaire Chris Matthews Mocks Mitt Romney By Singing 'If I Were a Rich Man'
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.
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?
Should I see a therapist? I have a strange desire to murder Chris Matthews using a shovel. What a liberal shill POS.
Never forget that Chris Williams was successfully replaced by an orange traffic cone.
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.
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.
Why, Chrissie.....I didn’t know you were a singer! Please sing us your theme song, WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES.
How much alcohol does this POC consume each day?
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.
Lotsa folks loved Archie. He had a HUGE TV following. Chrissie - not so much.
Chrissie, you're a meathead - dead from the neck up!
HE MAKES $5 MILLION A YEAR?!?!?!?!?!
Jon Stewart begins his mockery of Chris Matthews at the 3:48 mark.
Drink, drool, drivel and drone. Nice gig if you can get it!
one sick ‘little’ man, very little...
nah, I’ll shine the shovel for ya
Please let me meet Chrissy Mathews in an airport hallway someday soon. Please.
Your humble servant,
DEMOCRAT John F. Kennedy (the Kennedy family estate was worth nearly $1 billion dollars)Compared to the above, Romney barely competes!
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)
Mitt Romney: Estimated wealth: $190-250 million
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?
Uh , kind of showing my age, but I remember Rockefeller beng a Republican. A RINO one though
Or on an Acela to or from D.C. or NYC.
Beating the stuffing out of the speed bag even as we speak.
I think it’s time to ignore Chrissy completely.
C.M. One of the chief Scum Bums!
There’s no news on that frickin’ show, Matthews is just there to re-elect the leftists in Washington.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Chrissy knows the words to lots of musicals.
Maybe they could tell you the significance of the shovel.;)
In fact, I get a picture of the therapist handing you a shovel.
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?
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.
Chris Matthews.... hmmm that reminds me. I need to put toilet paper on my shopping list.
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. :)
Who pays Chris Matthews $5 mil. What a waste of money.
A song more apt for this libtard: ‘If I Were a Man’
Did this moron sing Mississippi Mud with its original lyrics when Obama was elected?
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.
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.
What about Nancy Pelosi?
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.
I forgot about her. Nancy Pelosi’s net worth of $35.5 million.
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.
A day doesn’t go by where Tingles doesn’t accuse anyone opposed to obama of being racist.
I think Tingles and other wealthy libs should be taxed at a 99% rate. Then again, Tingles would claim he isn’t wealthy.
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.
I had to look twice before I knew who that was as he was not on his knees with mac daddies ********* in his mouth.
I think I’d rather have a president that got rich before taking office than during and after.