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Matthews: We're Learning Obama Can't Change Things With Just The Power Of His Personality
newsbusters.org ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 02/21/2010 9:48:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Chris Matthews is beginning to realize that Barack Obama can't change things with just the power of his personality.

Such was amazingly discussed during the syndicated talk show bearing his name this weekend as two White House correspondents made some astonishing claims about the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"He feels that he has some ability to bring people together," noted NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

Helene Cooper of the New York Times agreed, "There's this fundamental belief that he can change, that the power of his personality and the power of his oratory can change people... But you can't just do it with the power of your personality."

A seemingly stunned Matthews replied, "Well, we're learning that."

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1 posted on 02/21/2010 9:48:49 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Chris Matthews is beginning to realize that Barack Obama can't change things with just the power of his personality.

Wow, slow learner!

2 posted on 02/21/2010 9:50:08 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Matthews: We’re Learning Obama Can’t Change Things With Just The Power Of His Personality.

English Translation: The suckers are starting not to buy Obama’s endless line of bullsh*t.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 9:51:00 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Well, we're learning that."

so did they think all along that Obama's personality was all he had going for him?

4 posted on 02/21/2010 9:53:59 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Captain Obvious! Paging Captain Obvious!


5 posted on 02/21/2010 9:54:02 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Man, this guy (matthews) is an idiot!


6 posted on 02/21/2010 9:56:36 PM PST by JoSixChip (HOPE = Have Obumber Prove Eligibility)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, Chrissie....not too many of us get the same sort of tingly feelings


7 posted on 02/21/2010 9:57:20 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God for checks and balances.


8 posted on 02/21/2010 9:58:27 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The real test will be his Executive Actions, it appears to be the more he starts pushing the boundary the more resistance he gets, like a force field bubble, when he does nothing, says nothing America starts a healing process.
But Obama is a scab picker, he keeps picking at scabs, the wounds won’t heal.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 9:59:32 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Chrissy, do you still get tingles running down your leg when B. Hussein Obama speaks?


10 posted on 02/21/2010 10:00:44 PM PST by no dems (If you think Obama is a better President than Sarah Palin would be, lay down the crack pipe.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Chrissie, perhaps you should offer him some spittle (that collects in the corner of your piehole) instead of some tingle.

IDIOT


11 posted on 02/21/2010 10:01:39 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That is because they are both buffoons.


12 posted on 02/21/2010 10:01:54 PM PST by microgood
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To: The_Media_never_lie
No, *hit, Sherlock!
13 posted on 02/21/2010 10:02:17 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"acted stupidly"

Oh yeah, Chrissy, that is a phrase that bring 'em together every time. Idiot.

14 posted on 02/21/2010 10:03:40 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: no dems

Nice work. You came in 55 seconds ahead of me. Great mind, no dems. Thanks for your post and screen name!


15 posted on 02/21/2010 10:04:18 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t worry, Chris. That’s what Islam is for.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 10:04:33 PM PST by StopObama2012 (CLICK ME to expose Osaudi)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Helene Cooper

Savannah Guthrie

17 posted on 02/21/2010 10:06:30 PM PST by kcvl
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The bean sprout pushes aside a clump of durt to see its first glimpse of the sun...


18 posted on 02/21/2010 10:07:23 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ain’t shufflin his feet nuf.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 10:09:47 PM PST by Waco (Wanna buy an FBI file,,,See Hillary, she's got 900 of them.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not all of us are meant to be persuaded by the delivery or the style of the message. Some of us will be persuaded once the message is changed. Obama doesn’t get it, and neither do the Liberals who think of him as some wizard.

That is like saying “Oh Obama can give a speech telling people to murder bankers and they will do it”. Well I will not, no matter how much charisma that person has.

Unfortunately so many people are easily manipulated. The same kinds of people probably fell for Hitler in Germany.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 10:10:29 PM PST by Merta (But I May Be Wrong)
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To: StopObama2012
Matthews: We're Learning Obama Can't Change Things With Just The Power Of His Personality

So Chris, the old personallity cult doesn't work?

21 posted on 02/21/2010 10:13:31 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Chrissie, you R-word!


22 posted on 02/21/2010 10:14:18 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He feels that he has some ability to bring people together,"

What a joke. The only people he appeals to are welfare recipients, academics, Hollywood and the mindless drones that make common cause with the muzzies and they're all drinking out of the miscreant Marxist kool-aid jar.

23 posted on 02/21/2010 10:17:40 PM PST by Track9 (The measure of a good education is knowing what truly sets you free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Personality”?? He has major personality defects and I would dread being forced to meet him for even a single minute. He is a narcissistic bloviator, educated far beyond his intelligence, a legend in his own mind, a petulant child with a severe “me” attitude who always got whatever he wanted handed to him without ever engaging in real work. He is a disgusting POS. I still can’t believe that over half of the voters were suckered in by this charlatan.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 10:21:01 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For me, Chrissy, that tingly feeling up my leg was the result of the nerve damage caused by Obozo’s domestic and foreign policy positions that scare the hell out of me.


25 posted on 02/21/2010 10:28:10 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

sounds like the pee that ran down his leg is beginning to dry


26 posted on 02/21/2010 10:29:05 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

LOL - hope it left a really nasty rash.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 10:30:47 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: kcvl

It gags me to look at Guthrie - she needs to buy an upper lip. And a brain.


28 posted on 02/21/2010 10:30:54 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: SoldierDad

;)


29 posted on 02/21/2010 10:32:19 PM PST by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Chris Matthews is beginning to realize that Barack Obama can't change things with just the power of his personality.

This would be laughable if the philosophy was only in practice over domestic policy. But to be so idealistic in how we deal with our adversaries, what were these people thinking? Iran, Venezuela and China have only taken advantage of Obama's naivety in the last year and it has put us in a weaker position.
30 posted on 02/21/2010 10:33:35 PM PST by ATX 1985
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"There's this fundamental belief that he can change, that the power of his personality and the power of his oratory can change people... But you can't just do it with the power of your personality."

Obama changed people. Look at Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virgina. He just didn't change them the way he, his party and his media wanted.

31 posted on 02/21/2010 10:34:32 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
Chris Matthews asks:

Last question here: How can you be a man of, a leader of the progressive movement, really do things that enlarge the role of government in the healthcare field for example, and in financial regulation, and still make the country in this Kumbaya, we all get along mood?

Ha ha, read that again! Chrissy admits Obambi is a progressive and the leader of the progressive movement in America!

And what was it Chrissy was so beside-himself about when "talk radio" calls Obambi a progressive?

32 posted on 02/21/2010 10:37:51 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983))
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To: FormerACLUmember
Matthews: Why can't Obama change things since he's the "leader of the progressive movement"?

English transaltion: Why don't Americans want a Communist nation?

33 posted on 02/21/2010 10:40:18 PM PST by fightinJAG (Behold the Republican Super-Minority !! (h/t ArchAngel1983))
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To: The_Media_never_lie

The first words out of the MSNBC election night anchor Chrissies mouth after Zero was declared the winner were (I can’t quote) My job is to make sure that he is successful. The co anchor I forget was taken aback and questioned Matthews and he repeated the same with all his tinglies.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 10:42:19 PM PST by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Track9

They sound like school kids, only a little less jaded.


35 posted on 02/21/2010 10:50:25 PM PST by des (Without a big tent we lose.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is wrong. We have added 10 trillion to the deficit over ten years. That is a stunning “victory” It is impossible notto make stunning and deeply radical changes with that alone.


36 posted on 02/21/2010 10:52:34 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: kcvl

Savannah, Yes! Helene...Fright night! Nice pockety complexion!


37 posted on 02/21/2010 10:52:46 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: The_Media_never_lie
Pissy! Pissy Mathews! The stem cell that morphed into a newscaster! The dim bulb finally illuminates!
38 posted on 02/21/2010 10:57:09 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BUT THE EXTRAORDINARY THING is that after each failure to persuade, Obama goes on to waste his time appearing exactly the same way at the next lost cause, as if he can still do magic and with no apparent recognition or memory of his previous failures.


39 posted on 02/21/2010 11:41:09 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (IN A SMALL TENT WE JUST STAND CLOSER! * IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What! No more tingle?

The Emperor has no clothes.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 11:49:38 PM PST by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * PALIN * JINDAL * CANTOR 2012)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

An Arab Axel Rose.


41 posted on 02/21/2010 11:49:48 PM PST by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Merta

“Oh Obama can give a speech telling people to murder bankers and they will do it”.

No, you won’t do it, but sadly there are plenty who will.
Stalin found that wasn’t a problem at all. He became,
“Dizzy with success”.


42 posted on 02/22/2010 12:19:14 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What, did Chrissy come out of his drunken stupor long enough to have a brief moment of clarity?
43 posted on 02/22/2010 12:32:56 AM PST by Bullish (Light skinned with no negro dialect (unless I want one))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Duh. Slow learner named Chrissy.


44 posted on 02/22/2010 12:38:56 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Matthews: We're Learning Obama Can't Change Things With Just The Power Of His Personality

Guess they cut the legs out from under themselves.

45 posted on 02/22/2010 3:01:01 AM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenerio at a time.)
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To: JoSixChip

So is Obama it’s a liberal thing.


46 posted on 02/22/2010 4:36:18 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

100%


47 posted on 02/22/2010 4:45:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"He feels that he has some ability to bring people together," noted NBC's Savannah Guthrie.

I suppose that depends on one's concept of "together" means:


48 posted on 02/22/2010 5:41:24 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Chris, here's an idea to help your man-boy.

Maybe you can turn public opinion back in 0bama's favor by more comments like 'I got a thrill up my leg' when you think about him.

49 posted on 02/22/2010 9:47:04 AM PST by SlightOfTongue
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