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Chris Matthews: If Obama's 'Getting Beaten Again' in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game
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Posted on 10/16/2012 4:13:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Chris Matthews: If Obama's 'Getting Beaten Again' in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game By Noel Sheppard Created 10/16/2012 - 5:53pm

By Noel Sheppard | October 16, 2012 | 17:53 A A Noel Sheppard's picture

MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday made a rather startling prediction about viewers of the upcoming presidential debate.

"If it looks like [Obama's] getting beaten again, they’re going back to the fourth inning" of the Yankees-Tigers American League Championship game (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: I say it’s the first two minutes. People are watching the Yankees game from eight to nine. They’re going to tune this in at nine. They’re going to be a little late, but they’re going to be looking to see the tone of it. If it looks like the guy’s getting beaten again, they’re going back to the fourth inning.

JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Well, that’s true.

MATTHEWS: Anyway, thank you John Heilemann, thank you Joan Walsh, and David Corn. The guys agree: it’s baseball first if this guy blows it.

Yes, the liberals on set agree. However, moderates and conservatives around the country will likely stay with the debate if Mitt Romney is winning because they know this is far more important than baseball.

We'll learn the truth when the ratings come out.

Stay tuned.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; msnbc
Go Tigers!
1 posted on 10/16/2012 4:13:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Putting Hughes on the mound against Verlander in his own house makes me think the Yankees want to get this season over with.

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2 posted on 10/16/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was thinking if the Yankees were getting beat, they’d switch over and watch Obama get what little brains he has bashed in again.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Sub-Driver
I can't wait to watch A-rod strike out again.
4 posted on 10/16/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t worry Chris, take your Zoloft and read the script MSNBC got from the administration.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 4:18:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
Sorry Chris. Folks will switch to the Yankee game. People will enjoy the tingle going up both legs watching the affirmative action empty chair implode for the full 90 minutes.
6 posted on 10/16/2012 4:20:29 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: mojito

You might have to wait awhile on that. A-rod is benched.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 4:23:58 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Senator Goldwater

I’m watching the Tigers and voting for Romney


8 posted on 10/16/2012 4:24:19 PM PDT by Rodm
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9 posted on 10/16/2012 4:25:26 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Senator Goldwater

I’m watching the Tigers and voting for Romney


10 posted on 10/16/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Sub-Driver

Obviously he can’t do it tonight but I think Romney would help himself a little in Michigan if he were to make an appearance at Comerica park. He doesn’t need to speak, just get a shot of him on camera watching.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 4:26:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Rodm

Hopefully so are enough of your fellow Michiganders.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 4:29:04 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t know about watching any Yankees game, but the Detroit Tigers are playing somebody for the ALCS. Can’t think of who.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 4:32:17 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Sub-Driver
That tingle seems to be turning into an uncontrollable shake.
14 posted on 10/16/2012 4:32:54 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: cripplecreek
As Charles Barkley might say, "The Yankees have one foot in Cancun."
15 posted on 10/16/2012 4:33:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m watching the TIGERS game tonight, not the Yankees. I already voted, anyway.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 4:34:05 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, people will stay and watch the fun and carnage, moonbats will switch. .


17 posted on 10/16/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Darren McCarty

During the first Romney / Obama debate, Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown.

During the Ryan / Biden debate, Verlander pitched a complete game shutout and eliminated the A’s. (122 pitches)

Seems that good things happen for the Tigers on Debate nights.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 4:39:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

It doesn’t seem to occure to Chris Matthews that conservatives are ‘people’ too. Everything out of Matthews mouth is an insult.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 4:39:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: cripplecreek

I would love to see a rematch of the ‘68 World Series.
One for the history books.

Mickey Lolich and Bob Gibson in game 7. Dang, that was great.

OH yeah, ‘lil Crissy M. will have a ‘tinkle’ down his leg this time.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:12 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Sub-Driver

With the exception of maybe one or two percent I’ll bet that most minds are made up already. The “debate” won’t change much if anything. Now the Marxist forces are mustering to STEAL the election. They know from their internals that they can’t ‘win’ it.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:12 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver
It doesn't seem to occur to Chris Matthews that conservatives are ‘people’ too. Everything out of Matthews mouth is an insult.
22 posted on 10/16/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Matthews may be be half right. They will continue watching the game, forget the debate and let the first debate results drive their opinion.

Time to worry Crissy.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 4:41:30 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: redshawk

Verlander is going to pitch a post season no hitter soon.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll be watching MSLSD to see Tingles the Town Drunk’s head explode when the emperor is proven to have no clothes for a second time.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 4:49:45 PM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: YankeeReb

I’ll be checking in on the debate between innings.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 4:52:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I hope he pitches it tonight. (Because, when the Tigers play the Cards, I want his no hitter over and done with) I’m a transplanted Tiger to STL. Geography and and stuff like that. I’m torn between two worlds.

In a strange way, Verlander reminds me of Denny McLain. When he is on his game, NoBody can hit him.

I’ll be watching the game, yet listening and throwing TV bricks every time the 0pansy speaks tonight.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:27 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: Sub-Driver

then again... everyone loves to see an asshole get his butt kicked repeatedly

everyone


28 posted on 10/16/2012 4:58:36 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: redshawk

I think Scherzer comes up in the rotation before they leave Detroit as well. He’s second in AL strikeouts after Verlander.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 5:01:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think most Americans - other than desperate Dems looking for vindication and hope - will skip the debate anyway. The first debate left an impression that made King Kong jealous!


30 posted on 10/16/2012 5:06:42 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d love it if both Obummer and the Skankees were handed stunning defeats tonight. That would be a worthwhile doubleheader.

Both spend an extraordinary amount of money to pretend they’re the best that ever was.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: cripplecreek

There it is. Tigers strike first with a home run from Delmon Young.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: redshawk

As long as Verlander doesn’t emulate Denny McLain later career (and post career - in and out of jail since).


33 posted on 10/16/2012 9:23:27 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: cripplecreek; Perdogg

Yankee game? There wasn’t one.

THERE WAS HOWEVER THE ALCS game.


34 posted on 10/17/2012 3:34:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Maybe the final ALCS game tonight. Max Scherzer pitching for the Tigers and CC Sabathia on the mound for the Yankees.

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35 posted on 10/17/2012 3:40:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sub-Driver
If Obama's 'Getting Beaten Again' in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game.

It's even money on which I would have enjoyed watching getting beaten more.

36 posted on 10/17/2012 3:42:55 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: Darren McCarty
I pray that Verlander dose not go that route. McLain was a Quasar....a shiny bright star that burns hot but burns out quickly. Too bad. Too sad.

hey, Tigers just swept NY.

See you guys in The Big One. GoCards Tonight.

Weather: Cloudy, chilly, possible rain.

37 posted on 10/18/2012 5:00:41 PM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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