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Surprise: Three Out of Four 'Chris Matthews Show' Panelists Say Tea Party a Negative for GOP
Newsbusters ^ | March 28, 2010 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/28/2010 6:41:02 PM PDT by Rufus2007

Perhaps tuning in to NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" isn't high on your list of priorities, outside of wanting the chance to catch Dan Rather suggest something bizarre like President Barack Obama couldn't sell watermelons. However, if you had watched the March 28 broadcast of the program, you would have found the show's roster of panelists think the Tea Party movement is a black mark on the Republican Party, as far as it pertains to unseating the Democratic majority in Congress.

Matthews' show featured NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell, Newsweek's senior Washington correspondent Howard Fineman, CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger and Atlantic senior editor Andrew Sullivan. In the aftermath of the passage of ObamaCare into law, some have suggested this was a defeat for the Tea Party movement. Matthews asked if the mere existence of this movement was a plus or minus for the Republican Party.

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Not a surprise they don't like the tea party movement, but I'm perplexed they're downplaying the threat of this grassroots movement.
1 posted on 03/28/2010 6:41:04 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

I care about what they think because????


2 posted on 03/28/2010 6:44:43 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Rufus2007

Remember, most of those who used to watch CNN and PMSNBC are now tuning in to the Cartoon Network to get their news.


3 posted on 03/28/2010 6:44:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The government is "piggin' out" and getting fatter while it demands that the people go on a diet.)
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To: Rufus2007

Hmmmmm. And the 99% of the MSM and the Democrats are giving the rest a bad name. What’s their point? If they don’t like it, it must be evil because they don’t like it? Wankers.


4 posted on 03/28/2010 6:47:13 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Rufus2007

You were expecting sanity from CNN pundits? Do you expect sanity from Chrissy Matthews, the “Spitter in Chief”?

Why not ask Lawrence O’Donnell why he is now an open socialist, and a crazy one at that?

Is that POS Ed Schulz at CNN or MSNBC? He’s another supremo nutto.

Between CNN and MSNBC, it sounds like Beerfest Night at an insane asylum.


5 posted on 03/28/2010 6:47:50 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Rufus2007
LATEST NUMBERS AVAILABLE:

The Scoreboard: Thursday, Mar. 25
By Chris Ariens on Mar 26, 2010 04:19 PM
25-54 demographic: (L +SD)

Total day: FNC: 418 | CNN: 161 | MSNBC: 150 | HLN: 143

Prime: FNC: 753 | CNN: 199 | MSNBC: 281 | HLN: 185

http://www.mediabistro.com/TVNewser/Ratings/

6 posted on 03/28/2010 6:48:09 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Rufus2007

they dont get it...


7 posted on 03/28/2010 6:48:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Rufus2007

The fact that Chris Matthews’ and his guests think the Tea Party is bad, is proof positive that the Tea Party is the greatest thing that ever happened to the Republican Party.


8 posted on 03/28/2010 6:48:20 PM PDT by Josa
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Remember, most of those who used to watch CNN and PMSNBC are now tuning in to the Cartoon Network to get their news.

More entertaining, better commentary, and a more mature treatment of the subject matter on the cartoon network, imho.

9 posted on 03/28/2010 6:48:46 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Rufus2007

No surprise what so ever coming from this group of left wing buffoons. They are all card carrying dimoKKKRATS.


10 posted on 03/28/2010 6:48:52 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: hstacey

one out of 1000 tea partiers gives a rats rear what Chris Mathews thinks...

Actually, I’m just trying to be nice.
NONE of us gives a crap what he or any one of his “panelists” think.


11 posted on 03/28/2010 6:49:13 PM PDT by a real Sheila (3-21-10 The first shot of the 2nd American Revolution!)
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To: Rufus2007

Yay for Kelly O’Donnell. She is a breath of fresh air over on Nutty News. She is what a professional news reporter should be. Few and far between over there in looneyland.


12 posted on 03/28/2010 6:49:19 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: a real Sheila
LOL..Mathews is sooooo not relevant...
13 posted on 03/28/2010 6:50:28 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Rufus2007

This is part of a letter that I faxed to 100 congressman.

I’m going to push for more sunshine laws. If it takes putting audio and video recording devices in very hook and cranny in every corner of every room in Washington, so be it. There will be so much light it will make the streets of London look like the dark side of the moon.

STOP YOUR OUT CONTROLL SPENDING.


14 posted on 03/28/2010 6:54:46 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: Rufus2007
Chris Matthew has a PANEL discussing what's good/not good for the GOP! SmileyCentral.com
15 posted on 03/28/2010 6:55:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Rufus2007
Matthews' show featured NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Kelly O'Donnell, Newsweek's senior Washington correspondent Howard Fineman, CNN senior political analyst Gloria Borger and Atlantic senior editor Andrew Sullivan. In the aftermath of the passage of ObamaCare into law, some have suggested this was a defeat for the Tea Party movement. Matthews asked if the mere existence of this movement was a plus or minus for the Republican Party.

Hilarious. And they accuse Fox of being a mouthpiece for the right. What do they think this line up is ? Not even an attempt at balance.

16 posted on 03/28/2010 6:55:58 PM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Rufus2007

Okay, that doesn’t sound right.

With that lineup, I’m surprised it wasn’t unanimous. Including Chris.


17 posted on 03/28/2010 7:00:51 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I tell you what, Pikachu and Tom & Jerry are more reliable then those clowns on CNN and MSDNC


18 posted on 03/28/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Rufus2007

Three out of four Matthews’ panelists can kiss my Aunt Fanny!


19 posted on 03/28/2010 7:02:09 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Josa

Exactly! That routine is SO old - their propaganda is worn out. Who watches them anyway. They count on their audience being dumb but even the dumb are now speaking out at tea parties.


20 posted on 03/28/2010 7:02:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Rufus2007

That is shocking! I would have bet it would have been 4 out of 4.


21 posted on 03/28/2010 7:05:57 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: JaguarXKE

Is that Aunt NAN Pelosi?


22 posted on 03/28/2010 7:06:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Rufus2007

I love it when the commie libs start showing so much concern for the future of the GOP. It means that Americans must be doing something right.


23 posted on 03/28/2010 7:06:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The government is "piggin' out" and getting fatter while it demands that the people go on a diet.)
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To: Rufus2007
"Surprise: Three Out of Four 'Chris Matthews Show' Panelists Say Tea Party a Negative for GOP "

Yeah..but it is a much BIGGER negative for the democrats, and they know it.

And we all know in what high regard Chris Matthews' opinion is held...why, it's right up there with Rosie O'Donnell.

The TEA party movement has rattled them to the core (for obama, that would be 'to the corpse').

They're pulling out all the stops, from planted "threats" to digging into the depths of their bleeding hearts to warn us how bad the TEA party movement is for the GOP....bless their little peapickin' hearts.

What song is it that contains the line, "you can't even run your own life, I'll be damned if you'll run mine..."? Well, there you go, Chrissy ol' boy...go massage your tingling leg and stay clear of things you know nothing about.


24 posted on 03/28/2010 7:06:57 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Rufus2007

One mentally ill Democrat talking to other mentally ill Democrats? Why would I want to watch that?


25 posted on 03/28/2010 7:21:01 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: FrankR

You’re thinking “Sunshine” (Jonathan Edwards, 1972).


26 posted on 03/28/2010 7:27:07 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Rufus2007

Thus proving the great value to the right!


27 posted on 03/28/2010 7:33:55 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: Rufus2007

It’s been my theory for some time now that someone must be spiking the MSNBC water cooler with crazy juice. No one on that network makes a whit of sense, and previously normal people quickly become frothing maniacs shortly after being hired by the network.


28 posted on 03/28/2010 7:34:29 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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How is it a defeat when the Dems had to ram healthcare through with extrordinary measures? It’s like saying someone lost a poker hand to someone holding five aces, two of the same suit.


29 posted on 03/28/2010 7:39:04 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence)
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Three out of four panelists? Dang, he had more panelists than viewers.


30 posted on 03/28/2010 7:42:09 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Category Four
"You’re thinking “Sunshine” (Jonathan Edwards, 1972). "

yeah..that's it...thanks.
31 posted on 03/28/2010 7:50:08 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Rufus2007
"...the show's roster of panelists think the Tea Party movement is a black mark on the Republican Party..."

I hope so. For the most part, there is little difference between many republicans (RINOs) and democrats.

32 posted on 03/28/2010 7:54:10 PM PDT by Cobra64
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My friends, I think I can reveal the Dems secret plan to win in 2010. They have been forwarding among themselves a poll (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/12/tea-party-more-popular-than-republicans-or-democrats.html) showing the Tea Party outpolling Republicans and Democrats. (TP:41%, Dem:35%, Rep:28% favorable) They think that this spells doom for the Pubbies, as in this Chrissie show.

They think the Tea parties will field a third party candidate, like against Dede Scozifozi, or they plan to field a stalking horse 'Tea Party' third party candidate, like against Harry Reid in Nevada. They think they can use this to split the vote and win, even though it failed in Mass, VA and NJ.

We need to let them keep thinking this or they may develop other plans to steal the elections.

33 posted on 03/28/2010 8:18:13 PM PDT by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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“but I’m perplexed they’re downplaying the threat of this grassroots movement.”

They’re downplaying it because it terrifies them, like Sara Palin terrifies them. They’re frightened children whistling past the graveyard.


34 posted on 03/28/2010 8:23:12 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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I care about what they think because????

That is the funny part (from the sane persons point of view) of the communists mental illness.

The communists / liberal / progressive / socialist / Marxist / what the hell ever are firmly convinced that everyone does think they are important and that everyone does want to know what they think.

Now reality clearly indicates that belief is so far removed from the truth that is laughable and the ratings of the various networks absolutely point directly to the winning formula.

BUT THEY ARE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE COMMUNISTS and they are in the right damn it! Just ask them. They will be more than happy to prattle on about how right they are and how wrong all the rest of the world is and all those horrid non-believers are simply not educated enough OR they have not explained their communism either clearly enough or enough times to convince everyone else they are right about their “progressive liberalism.”

Such is the depth of their delusion.

Unfortunately, the darker forces acting against the united States have infected the education system to such a degree as to prevent a student at college entrance age from being able to coherently READ. Therefore we now have a large portion of the population that are dumb as river rocks and actually believed the bull$hit from the little bammy crew.

And what with human nature being what it is the narcissist Talking Head “journalist” or creepy politician will totally ignore the fact that their constituents actually believe the gubbermnt is going to buy their gas or pay the mortgage so long as there are crowds of said clueless twits to cheer and applaud adoringly when promised a chicken in every pot.

The education coming to the clueless crowd will be hard, cruel, not swift and very painful. Also, there is a clear possibility they will lash out against the very ones that liberate them from their mentally delusional overlords. They will cling to the fantasy that “things were good” when they were non-thinking sheep and the ones that ripped open the gate of the slaughterhouse pens are the evildoers that must be eliminated.

Presto. The Øbama New World Order Corps.

35 posted on 03/28/2010 8:40:38 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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The fact that Chris Matthews’ and his guests think the Tea Party is bad, is proof positive that the Tea Party is the greatest thing that ever happened to the Republican Party.

BUMP!

36 posted on 03/28/2010 9:00:59 PM PDT by A message
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To: Rufus2007

Take a peek at the “Ed” show, he and Olberman make Chrissie look sane.


37 posted on 03/28/2010 11:53:29 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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We are seeing an all out assault on the Tea Party people, if it is successful and the TP people are marginalized, we are in big trouble here in the USA.


38 posted on 03/29/2010 12:36:58 AM PDT by jpsb
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Convincing Proof That the Tea Party is the Most effective and Threatening group to the Left Wing Communists ruining the Country. Keep up the Good work Tea Partiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 03/29/2010 3:02:48 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Between CNN and MSNBC, it sounds like Beerfest Night at an insane asylum.”
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So many great taglines waiting to be stolen and I can only use one at a time.


40 posted on 03/29/2010 4:34:22 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Atchafalaya

“Take a peek at the “Ed” show, he and Olberman make Chrissie look sane.”
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I agree, Chris Matthews seems very calm and almost reasonable after a few seconds of “Ed”! I watched “Ed” for about two minutes one time and swore off that kind of self torture. In the fifties we would have had to go to the insane asylum on Bull street in Columbia,SC to see someone even close to being as deranged as “Ed”. The three people who comprise his audience must be some kind of fruitcakes for sure.


41 posted on 03/29/2010 5:08:35 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Rufus2007

Three out of four MSLSD viewers have leg tingle whenever Obama’s visage appears on the telescreen.

The one in four who don’t will be arrested.


42 posted on 03/29/2010 5:17:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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The title of this thread suggest the Tea Party is doing a great job . Code Pink and Cindy Sheehan type groups are suffering from lack of interest ,, while radicalized seniors , their children and grandchildren have waged a war of dissatisfaction on an out of control congress and tyrannical prez.
43 posted on 03/29/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Rufus2007

Who is Chris Matthews?


44 posted on 03/29/2010 8:19:59 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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It is a negative in the sense that the Republican Party can no longer go about business as usual: taking conservatives for granted and shifting to the left to gain moderate votes.


45 posted on 03/29/2010 8:40:15 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: Josa
Thanks for this great summary and clarification of the hatred of the Tea Party by the Mediots in love with 0HAHA:

The fact that Chris Matthews’ and his guests think the Tea Party is bad, is proof positive that the Tea Party is the greatest thing that ever happened to the Republican Party.

46 posted on 03/29/2010 12:29:28 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Use your $'s as weapons! Boycott Gay Frisco, since they keep Pelosi in congress.)
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To: Atchafalaya
Take a peek at the “Ed” show, he and Olberman make Chrissie look sane.

I got a load of Schulz's act a few years ago on Houston AM radio; he was on here for a while (haven't heard him recently). He basically impersonates a Milwaukee union organizer, that's where he's coming from.

You imagine 18" arms and a 25" neck and a flattop haircut, and photos of FDR, JFK, and Walter Reuther on the wall. That's about he picture I got.

47 posted on 03/29/2010 5:37:23 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: jpsb
We are seeing an all out assault on the Tea Party people, if it is successful and the TP people are marginalized, we are in big trouble here in the USA.

That's why I wish someone would open a mike at that table for about 10 min. before air time and save a file of the pre-airtime chitchat. I think it would be fascinating, and even more revealing.

48 posted on 03/29/2010 5:41:15 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Rufus2007

And four out of four Crissy Matthews show panelists (and Crissy herself) thinks Zer0’s butthole tastes - mmm mmm good - yummy.


49 posted on 03/29/2010 5:43:41 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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A negative for the GOP? I think they’ve got that backward.


50 posted on 03/29/2010 5:45:07 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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