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Matthews slams Brazile
Hardball Transcript ^ | 1/28/2003 | Hardball

Posted on 01/29/2003 5:22:49 PM PST by raptorite

MATTHEWS: Tom DeLay of Texas. Thanks for joining us. Right now, let me go over to one of our panelists who hasn’t had a chance yet. You yielded to Pat Caddell a moment ago. Let me ask you what you think. How does the president-I will go back to the main point of tonight’s discussion. How does president convince you and other people who think, of like mind, that this is going to be a good-a good war? In other words, a necessary war. I think they’re the same. How does he make that case to you?

BRAZILE: I think it’s-Well, I don’t think it takes lot-it doesn’t take a rocket scientist and it clearly doesn’t take a form of pest control man...

MATTHEWS: OK...

BRAZILE: ... like Tom DeLay, who believes that Republicans have the answer because they control the majority now in Congress. I think it takes coalition. It takes allies. I mean, we have the might, but my grandmother used to say might doesn’t make it right. But we also need support. We need allies. This is going to be a huge endeavor to try to dispose and disarm Saddam.

MATTHEWS: But you know, in all fairness, Donna, since you took a shot at a man who was trying to earn a living as a pest controller-he succeeded as a pest controller. (LAUGHTER)

BRAZILE: Absolutely.

MATTHEWS: You failed as a campaign manager. BRAZILE: He succeeded... (CROSSTALK)

MATTHEWS: I mean, there’s a difference between being successful and...

BRAZILE: Absolutely.

MATTHEWS: Anybody who works-to work is to pray, I believe. Never make fun of someone’s occupation, Donna.

BRAZILE: I made fun of his occupation...

MATTHEWS: You shouldn’t do that.

BRAZILE: ... and I will do it again.

MATTHEWS: I don’t think you should. Howard, let’s talk about this...

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brazile; lowlife; matthews; pestcontrol
Anybody else see this? I almost fell out of my chair.
1 posted on 01/29/2003 5:22:49 PM PST by raptorite
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To: raptorite
Do you think Matthews was lurking on Free Republic? We did alot of Matthews bashing.
2 posted on 01/29/2003 5:28:28 PM PST by areafiftyone (The U.N. is now officially irrelevant! The building is for Sale!!!)
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To: areafiftyone
Do you think Matthews was lurking on Free Republic?

No, he was just doing the right thing and sticking up for working people in the face of Brazile's nastiness. Fineman was shocked as well.
3 posted on 01/29/2003 5:31:18 PM PST by mr.pink
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To: raptorite

I saw it! Unfortunatly it was just Matthews setting his bona fides for the unsuspecting viewer. He is a liberal thru and thru. It is his M.O. After establishing(to the unsuspecting viewer) that he was unbiased, the rest of his show was a Bush bash festival. In fact it was down right sickening. What he did to Frank Lutz and his focus group, was beyond the pale. I, as I have stated on other posts, will never watch him again.
4 posted on 01/29/2003 5:38:59 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: raptorite
BRAZILE: ... I think it takes coalition. It takes allies.

And, obviously, Donna, America can't count on the Democrats to be among its allies...

5 posted on 01/29/2003 5:39:39 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE.)
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To: raptorite
Matthews: And what do you do for a profession Mz. Brazille?

Brazille: I'm a terminally nasty liar. I sell my services to Democrats to articulate their one-note Anti-Bush, Anti-American viewpoint. If it weren't for the Democrats, I'd be just another welfare mother.

6 posted on 01/29/2003 5:40:29 PM PST by holyscroller (Why are Liberal female media types always ugly to boot?)
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To: woodyinscc
Even if he was Freeper's side on every issue (i.e., detesting the x42s, against baby murder, for an armed society, for small gummint, etc.) he STILL would be the most annoying host on the air.
7 posted on 01/29/2003 5:43:45 PM PST by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: mr.pink
Matthews is a hard nut to crack, he is a lose cannon, runs his mouth without getting his brain in gear, or does he really believe what he spews? Does he just like to antagonize.
8 posted on 01/29/2003 5:45:06 PM PST by boomop1
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To: raptorite
DeLay could not have been so good at his former job since Brazile is not on her back kicking around her 6 spindly legs while inhaling poison.

Pest control is pest control.

9 posted on 01/29/2003 5:47:54 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: raptorite
I made fun of his occupation...and I will do it again.

This is yet another stellar example of that heartfelt concern for the unwashed masses the party of Clinton professes to have. I'm sure Donna has a couple of real kneeslappers about amputees and blind people that she likes to tell after a few drinks at one of Terry Mac's RAT cock tail parties.

10 posted on 01/29/2003 5:51:37 PM PST by DaBroasta (Make the retroactive abortion of NARAL members legal)
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To: boomop1

"Matthews is a hard nut to crack, he is a lose cannon, runs his mouth without getting his brain in gear, or does he really believe what he spews? Does he just like to antagonize"

His ratings were good during the impeachment fiasco, because he was against clinton. (and Fox was just developing) He was rewarded with a ten year contract. He and Donohue are competeing for the basement.
11 posted on 01/29/2003 5:58:42 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: raptorite
i saw that, whew! what an undercurrent.
12 posted on 01/29/2003 6:00:52 PM PST by contessa machiaveli
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To: raptorite
I remember, two years back, when Daschle tried to make fun of people who believed in the Missile Defense program. He held a press conference in which he wanted to say they were idiots. He only ended up making himself look like a (babbling) idiot.

Here are his exact words:

Whether or not we want to violate the ABM treaty
especially with a concept that we may not know
...or...
that we do know now does not work
is something that also mystifies me.

I mean
Every aspect of the debate and the consideration
that is given this whole program
is... is troubling to me.
I... I mean... I...there's a disconnect there.
I mean...It just seems common sense....
I mean...there's no brain..
This isn't rocket science here...

Yes it IS rocket science....

that's the problem..

Hadn't thought about that..

As I just think out loud ....
as I meander through here.

(laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh)

That's the problem.
13 posted on 01/29/2003 6:01:18 PM PST by syriacus (Those who attempt to cool the earth would bring freezing death to the poor and homeless)
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To: raptorite
Just what is so wrong with being a bug exterminator? It seems to me that everyone calls one when they get fleas and termites. Has this suddenly become a disreputable job, like soldier, policeman, rancher, logger, entrepreneur, etc.? Lord knows those people aren't as valuable as campaign manangers!
14 posted on 01/29/2003 6:02:10 PM PST by Holden Magroin
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To: Senator Pardek


ROTFLMAO!!!
15 posted on 01/29/2003 6:02:37 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: woodyinscc
My read on Mathews is that he's an old-fashioned union-type democrat, not a socialist. That would explain both his comments re work, his bias against Republicans, and his dislike of Clinton.
16 posted on 01/29/2003 6:06:47 PM PST by expatpat
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B,b,b,but wait?

Mathews is a biased screetching liberal!! I thought we hated him now?

OK...Wait a minute...What way were the lemmings heading again?
17 posted on 01/29/2003 6:17:24 PM PST by The South Park Republican
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To: expatpat


That is where his roots are(he grew up in Philadelphia)
He has a lot of brothers and sisters, who I have heard him say are conservative. I still can't watch him anymore.
18 posted on 01/29/2003 7:04:41 PM PST by woodyinscc
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To: raptorite
With all due respect to the comments so far, what's scary about Brazile is that she is so GOOD at her job. She was hired as Gore's campaign mgr for one reason, IMHO -- to orchestrate the "walking around money", vote-stealin', election-day shenanigans that ALMOST put Gore in the White House.

That's the ONLY reason Gore hired her --she was damaged goods otherwise because her big mouth had put her in trouble in the past. But she is the MASTER at vote-stealin'.

Remember the shock we felt on election night as the Bush margin from days earlier disappeared in state after state. Brazile was the reason.

19 posted on 01/29/2003 7:05:04 PM PST by WL-law
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To: raptorite
I didn't hear the Brazille comment, but I did catch one very incoherent rant by Pat Caddell. I still don't know what the hell he was talking about. I really felt embarrassed for him.
20 posted on 01/29/2003 9:30:51 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: woodyinscc
I saw it! Unfortunatly it was just Matthews setting his bona fides for the unsuspecting viewer. He is a liberal thru and thru. It is his M.O. After establishing(to the unsuspecting viewer) that he was unbiased, the rest of his show was a Bush bash festival. In fact it was down right sickening. What he did to Frank Lutz and his focus group, was beyond the pale. I, as I have stated on other posts, will never watch him again. 4 posted on 01/29/2003 5:38 PM PST by woodyinscc [

DITTO ! He says these things to get people to talk about HIM and HIS Show at the water cooler next morning in hopes of getting more viewers and higher ratings.

21 posted on 01/29/2003 9:38:01 PM PST by timestax
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To: raptorite
He bounces around a lot, but I've always liked Chris Matthews. Comes from a (largely) Republican family, believe it or not. His brother Jim Matthews was (is?) a Republican County Commissioner in suburban Philadelphia's Montgomery County.
22 posted on 01/29/2003 9:48:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: raptorite
LOL.
23 posted on 01/29/2003 9:50:30 PM PST by FReethesheeples
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To: WL-law
But she is the MASTER at vote-stealin'.

Well, don't forget about the other vote-stealer Gore brought on board late in the game. Guy by the name of Dailey.

24 posted on 01/29/2003 9:51:27 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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