Skip to comments.Matthews' Advice to Dems: Point Finger at Bush Like a Prosecutor at a Murderer
Posted on 09/13/2006 5:15:44 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
by Mark Finkelstein
September 13, 2006 - 19:59
Chris Matthews is as frustrated as an able-bodied seaman after six months without shore leave. After 12 long years in the desert of the congressional minority, Matthews clearly senses this is the year for the Dems to snatch back the Speaker's gavel. His frustration is borne of the fear that the Dems will squander the opportunity out of timidity - an unwillingness to attack President Bush on the war in Iraq.
Things boiled over on this evening's Hardball. With guests Howard Fineman of Newsweek and Chuck Todd of the Hotline as witnesses to the meltdown, Matthews first played a hard-hitting Moveon.org ad accusing Republicans of misleading the nation into Iraq and trying to "exploit 9/11" to win elections. Matthews complained that while the Republicans are willing to use the same kind of tactics against the Democrats, Dems "are afraid to run an ad like that."
Really? The party whose surrogate, the NAACP, ran the infamous TV commercial accusing George Bush of being the equivalent of a racist murderer dragging a black man to death behind a truck wouldn't scruple to run an anti-war ad?
Things got very ugly a bit later, when Matthews said this:
"There's a great saying, the prosecutor says you've got to point to the guilty guy in front of the jury and say 'he committed the murder' because if the jury doesn't believe you believe the guy did it and have the guts to face them with it, they won't find him guilty. And I think the Democrats have got to point the finger and say they're right: he's the bad guy."
The image displayed here is of Matthews illustrating just how Democrats should point the accusatory finger at the president.
Remember this the next time your hear a Dem self-righteously decrying the Republicans' harsh tone, as they have at great length over Majority Leader Boehner's recent statement. Chris Matthews, former aide to Dem Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill, and leading MSM light, has counseled them to treat the President of the United States like a murderer in the box.
Hardball/NewsBusters Matthews-says-treat-W-like-murderer ping to Today show list.
Can I point my middle finger at Prissy Chrissy?
They are deranged with hatred. Driving right off the cliff with the rhetoric.
I just hope, hope, hope no one calls them on it and they continue unabated.
Thanks for watching GLGB. I do watch this show sometimes just to keep an eye on the enemy but missed today.
The author refers to Hardball host Chris Matthews as a "leading MSM light." He is a dim bulb. We regret the error.
Howard Fineman was on Imus this morning carrying the same message.
My pleasure, Chuck. This was definitely one for the annals.
Look folks, this is not time to get mad and rant back at these misfits. There is a golden opportunity to destroy the Democrat Party this year. Oh, I know all the stories about the weak and RINO pubbies, and some have good or even great justification. But, we must remember that the key objective is the destruction of the Democrat Party and MSM ilk like Chris Matthews, Howard Fineman, Keith Olberman, Jon Stewart, Al Franken, etc. The way to do that is to unite, regardless of differences for now, send a donation to the RNC and get out and vote in November. If we do these simple tasks, we can rid the USA of a political party (Democrat) that will not only kill your freedoms, but will kill your families and loved ones. I reluctantly, with hesitation, send in a contribution to Ken Mehlman (RNC) because in my heart I believe he he is one smart fellow, and will spend every cent he has to destroy these Democrat, liberal. left-wing fools, traitors and treason mongers that inhabit a once great political party. Go to it, friends and Freepers!!!
As the author of the article posted here, it's obvious I'm not Matthews fan. But I see no justification for your suggestion. Why go there?
Yes, I second doing that from today until the election.
Uh, well, maybe not.
You are exactly right. Thanks for the reasoned response.
I would say "Chris, why are even talking about Iraq? Iraq is not an issue for Congress right now. The Iraq war has been over for years and its a peacekeeping operation. Next question, Chris."
Y'know what frustrates ol' Chris even more?...the realization that the crew in the studio and the guests make up the largest group of viewers of his show nationwide.
The Weather Guy in many local markets has a larger audience. :o)
One other thought: Should...repeat"should," the Democrat Party lose this time around there are going to be many people drinking cyanide Kool-Aid the next morning.
They will realize that without a majority in the House, the will never get the impeachment they want, and Dubya will leave office with an impressive legacy.
Why use a nautical metaphor about a horny sailor?
You had better wake up and get right with the Lord - soon. Eternity awaits you, and right now it does not look good for you.