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Chris Matthews: Reagan was a better president than Obama
The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar

Posted on 10/06/2013 10:22:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Chris Matthews appeared on “The Colbert Report” Wednesday night to promote his new book, “Tip and the Gipper,” saying that it’s going to be hard for President Obama to beat Ronald Reagan’s legacy.

“Do you think Reagan was a better president than Obama is?” Stephen Colbert asked the MSNBC host.

“In the end, yes,” Mr. Matthews responded. “In the end. Because he ended the Cold War.

“That’s hard to beat,” he said, adding that he believes the government shutdown “is going to go on weeks.”

The pundit also took a jab at Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. Mr. Colbert asked Mr. Matthews why he didn’t name his book “Killing Tip and the Gipper, referencing O’Reilly’s books “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Jesus.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coldwar; msm; obama; reagan
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So were Warren G. Harding, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce. What's your point?
1 posted on 10/06/2013 10:22:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol


2 posted on 10/06/2013 10:25:26 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

pssst Chrissy. Jimmy Carter was a better President than Obama.


3 posted on 10/06/2013 10:33:15 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, Harding was an excellent President. He’s been viciously maligned by leftist historians. He resolved the Wilson Depression very quickly by cutting spending and taxes and it was Calvin Coolidge who continued the model. I’d swap Zero for Harding in a heartbeat.


4 posted on 10/06/2013 10:33:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, that must have cost him a place or two in the society of liberal Democrats! Being truthful is NOT the way to get in with that crowd.


5 posted on 10/06/2013 10:34:55 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does this mean the tingle has gone from his legs whenever he hears the name Obama? How sad. They made such a cute couple.


6 posted on 10/06/2013 10:35:22 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I’d swap Zero for Harding in a heartbeat.

Actually, I'd swap Zero for any of the past Presidents, including that old communist FDR. At least they were all Americans.

7 posted on 10/06/2013 10:36:03 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Isn't that sacrilege Cwissy?

Pray America is Waking Up

8 posted on 10/06/2013 10:36:25 PM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And don't forget it Chris...

President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Modern era conservative heroes. We'll not soon see their like again.

9 posted on 10/06/2013 10:38:21 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: hsalaw

Compared to today’s Democrats, FDR wasn’t that bad. Reagan admired him. FDR believed in opportunity rather than welfare, and I believe was against public unions.


10 posted on 10/06/2013 10:41:22 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Compare Harry Truman with the Obamanation. Had the guts to A-bomb the Japanese and save lives on both sides, and when the deed was done there wasn’t anybody who doubted the nips had been nuked.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 10:47:27 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am just surprised that Matthews of all people would ever admit to this. The Obama team is coming apart.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 10:49:12 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obumbo and his followers can not be compared to the past presidents. Today, they are Marxist/Leninist thugs.
America has never been in such trouble as today.


13 posted on 10/06/2013 10:49:34 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

EVERY President was better than Obama.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 10:53:03 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never believe what a fool says, good, bad or indifferent. “Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.” Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)


15 posted on 10/06/2013 10:56:38 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t forget the US Grant Administration...


16 posted on 10/06/2013 11:00:15 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"Actually, Harding was an excellent President. He’s been viciously maligned by leftist historians. He resolved the Wilson Depression very quickly by cutting spending and taxes and it was Calvin Coolidge who continued the model."

Wow, that IS impressive.

Especially when you consider neither President (or any President for that matter) has the Constitutional Power to do so.

17 posted on 10/06/2013 11:00:28 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Chris Matthews KNEW Obama would be a terrible president even before he was elected.
18 posted on 10/06/2013 11:04:16 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For those that might not know, Chris Matthews was Tip O’Neill’s chief of staff. Chrissy has very good reason to give a high dose of respect to Reagan. Also, that’s Chrissy’s perspective in writing a book about the two.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 11:17:32 PM PDT by ziravan (Choose Sides.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The thrill is gone.


20 posted on 10/06/2013 11:21:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So were Warren G. Harding, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce. What's your point?

Do you have anything against Millard Fillmore, or Martin Van Buren?

the infowarrior

21 posted on 10/06/2013 11:21:38 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hell... President Dwayne Elizondro Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho hasn't even been born yet and he was a better president than the amateur community organizer we got right now.

22 posted on 10/06/2013 11:22:31 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A crustacean would be a better president as would a three toed sloth, a tsetse fly, or a any of a dozen inanimate objects..


23 posted on 10/06/2013 11:28:16 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Is Obama's caddy considered "essential personnel"?)
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To: Liberty Valance

Great pic. A reminder of what leadership looks like. Thanks for posting..


24 posted on 10/06/2013 11:29:59 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Is Obama's caddy considered "essential personnel"?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So were Warren G. Harding, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson and Franklin Pierce.

You left out Woodrow Wilson and the Doofus on the Dime.

25 posted on 10/06/2013 11:33:05 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What, are there pigs flying in the air these days?


26 posted on 10/06/2013 11:44:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 1035rep

Obama is a president? Of the Choom Gang?


27 posted on 10/06/2013 11:45:08 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This actually means a hell of a lot coming from someone like Matthews. This means it has become too blatantly obvious to deny the disaster that is the One. At this point, I think even a completely impartial observer of the Presidents would be forced to consider Obama at the very least one of the 5 worst presidents in US history. At least.


28 posted on 10/07/2013 12:06:51 AM PDT by freedom462
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To: Moonman62

Where is Andrew Johnson when you need him?!

the worst presidents in our History were not Commie Islamo-Fascists!


29 posted on 10/07/2013 12:13:28 AM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: Rodamala

omfg. best movie. ever


30 posted on 10/07/2013 12:20:49 AM PDT by Brasky (You miss every shot you never take)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So would have been my dog. But this is satire, yes?


31 posted on 10/07/2013 12:21:54 AM PDT by MarMema
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As much as O’Reilly makes us cringe, the libs consider
him to be a conservative. Although we know better,
still, Chrissy’s crack regarding “Killing O’Reilly” would
never be tolerated if a percieved conservative pundit
made it about a liberal even on a lame program like
Colbert’s.


32 posted on 10/07/2013 12:24:23 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: hsalaw

FDR may been born an American, but he was as Red as they come. Read Paul Kengor’s book about Frank Marshall Davis (The Communist). I’ll bet there’s some stuff in there most people have never heard before.


33 posted on 10/07/2013 12:52:50 AM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Rodamala

exactly. Hector Camacho was a porn start too. Buttcrack, on the other hand, is a fag.


34 posted on 10/07/2013 12:53:10 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GeronL

O’Reilly should be starting the book “Killing Ambassador Stevens”!


35 posted on 10/07/2013 12:56:32 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Rodamala

What is Michelle Obama doing holding a gun???


36 posted on 10/07/2013 1:11:41 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jimmy Carter was a better President than Obama...


37 posted on 10/07/2013 1:52:10 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: luvbach1

Can you imagine how long it would have taken Valerie Jarrett to decide to drop The Bomb on Hiroshima?


38 posted on 10/07/2013 1:55:22 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gun Control Haiku: Say "Registration" / And they call you paranoid / So say "Privacy")
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To: Cowboy Bob

Even Jeff Davis was a better president.

:)


39 posted on 10/07/2013 2:16:35 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Jimmy Carter too.


40 posted on 10/07/2013 2:19:32 AM PDT by jmacusa (I don't think so, but I doubt it.)
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Chrissy who? Oh, Crissy ‘tingly leg’ Mathews! Is he still ‘reporting’ news? I thought he retired long ago when he realized that no one ever listened to him! If there ever was a reporter that carried water for Barry, it was/is Chrissy.


41 posted on 10/07/2013 2:45:46 AM PDT by 2010Freeper (Chicago Shooting)
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To: 1035rep
EVERY President was better than Obama

A chimp with a hand grenade would be better.

42 posted on 10/07/2013 2:48:24 AM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t get to enthusiastic about statements made when selling a book. They will say anything to entice you to buy it.


43 posted on 10/07/2013 3:12:19 AM PDT by kempster
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To: freedom462
This actually means a hell of a lot coming from someone like Matthews. This means it has become too blatantly obvious to deny the disaster that is the One.

Except Crissy will turn right around in 2016 and declare Hillary the only person capable of getting the nation out of the mess it is in.

44 posted on 10/07/2013 3:16:30 AM PDT by fso301
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, measuring Obama against prior Presidents is the wrong criteria. It’s not that Obama is a bad President; it is that he is an enemy agent. In that he has been spectacularly successful.


45 posted on 10/07/2013 3:38:17 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Rodamala

If we could get enough people calling Obama “President Camacho....”


46 posted on 10/07/2013 3:57:17 AM PDT by grania
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I’d swap Zero for Harding in a heartbeat.

Or any other president, with the possible exception of FDR, who did more damage because he was in office longer. Obama has about 3 more years to go yet, we'll see if he can match Roosevelt.

Sadly, my 93 year old mother is still a "Roosevelt democrat". There's no reasoning with her, I just go ahead and love her anyway.

47 posted on 10/07/2013 4:33:53 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: KGeorge
FDR may been born an American, but he was as Red as they come. Read Paul Kengor’s book about Frank Marshall Davis (The Communist). I’ll bet there’s some stuff in there most people have never heard before.

Amity Shlaes book, "The Forgotten Man" is also a good book about how The New Dealers were members of the far left.
48 posted on 10/07/2013 4:56:09 AM PDT by Ticonderoga34
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To: kempster

I could care less what opinions Matthews has. He’s a loud-mouth blow-hard and a hater. One small comment about Reagan won’t change anything.


49 posted on 10/07/2013 5:05:54 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

50 posted on 10/07/2013 5:50:49 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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