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Enough, Chris Matthews. Stop Lying About Michele Bachmannís Iowa Speech
BigJournalism ^ | 1/28/2011 | Larry O'Conner

Posted on 01/28/2011 12:48:14 PM PST by GVnana

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has gone on a three-day Bachmann-bashing binge over a speech she gave in Iowa last weekend. In the speech, Rep. Bachmann pointed out that the scourge of slavery was a horrible chapter in our country’s history, but we should give credit to our forebears who worked tirelessly to eradicate slavery. As an example, she offered up John Quincy Adams and his relentless efforts on behalf of the abolitionist movement. Here is an excerpt from her speech and Mr. Matthews’ obnoxious assault on her and his guest:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bachmann; buffoon; chrismatthews; msnbc
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Matthews jonesing for the Olberman seat?
1 posted on 01/28/2011 12:48:16 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

No, I think Chrissy Tingle secretly has the hots for Michelle Bachmann.

;-)


2 posted on 01/28/2011 12:50:52 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: GVnana
There are two inconsequential nobodies I wish we could learn to ignore. The other is Bill Maher.

They exist only because they outrage us - let em both go bark at the moon. Means nothin'.

3 posted on 01/28/2011 12:51:28 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GVnana

The tingle in his leg has now gone up his *ss.


4 posted on 01/28/2011 12:51:37 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GVnana

They go after anyone who dares to dress down their weak leader. They can’t stand anyone - especially a woman - making obama look like the wimpy, inept leader that he is.


5 posted on 01/28/2011 12:53:49 PM PST by jersey117
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To: skeeter

Crissy is the “Howard Stern” of TV. His directives are to shock and agitate. No matter about the truth, just get people talking. I was in radio for 25 years. I can tell.


6 posted on 01/28/2011 12:54:45 PM PST by albie
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To: albie
Exactly. The day his crap is met with a dismissive chuckle instead of purple-faced apoplexy is the day he ceases broadcasting.
7 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:18 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GVnana

I guess we never would have freed the slaves if Chrissie Matthews hadn’t taken charge!

Thank you, Chrissie, you deserve the Nobel Peace Prize for all your efforts on behalf of America’s slaves!

Uh, what’s that you say? Some kind of problem with the time line?


8 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jersey117

Chrissie still has not got over election night when Michelle Bachman made a complete a$$ out of him. He kept asking her if she was in a trance because he could not get her off message. Was really funny.


9 posted on 01/28/2011 1:02:04 PM PST by steve7
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To: Emperor Palpatine
No, I think Chrissy Tingle secretly has the hots for Michelle Bachmann.

I would be shocked to hear he actually swung that way.

Of course, if he did, it would have to be for a strong forceful one (who could kick his a** without breaking a sweat).

10 posted on 01/28/2011 1:03:41 PM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: steve7

Yes, I remember that... Michelle B. gave Crissy a good zinger about the tingly feeling up his leg... He’s been p-o’d ever since...


11 posted on 01/28/2011 1:07:10 PM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: kevkrom

I am trying - without any success - to think of a woman who couldn’t kick his butt.


12 posted on 01/28/2011 1:11:50 PM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: GVnana; skeeter; Nachum; jersey117
I know I am in danger of lending credibility to Matthews and others by making a serious rebuttal to his rant, so please forgive me. However, slavery was a dying institution when the Constitution was ratified, mainly because of all the useless mouths the plantation owner had to take care for. That is right; slavery mandated cradle to grave welfare. For that reason “poor whites” of the South often viewed slavery with envy, because a minimum material security was guaranteed.

One unexamined fact, by him and others who are attracted to attacking our Founding Fathers, is that the cotton gin was invented after the Constitution was ratified. The passage where a slave is counted as 60% of a person is contradicted by everything else found in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Slavery was doomed to extinction in 1788, (making the compromise much more reasonable) because the institution was not economically viable at the time. Eli Whitney made slavery pay and made cotton king.

Consider just two examples of how people rely upon premeditated ignorance of historic fact to denigrate George Washington and others. In Washington's case, he was ostracized by many other plantation owners for treating slaves as human beings, because he always tipped his hat before them and answered their greetings. He also refused to allow the typical plantation owner hospitality of inviting a male guest to review the young women in slave quarters to choose which one he would take to his quarters and rape that evening.

People like Matthews are wrong. George Washington did work tirelessly. Matthews and others demonstrate the comic book understanding of slavery now popular.

13 posted on 01/28/2011 1:13:31 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: skeeter

I never understand why everyone on that damn show turns purple instead of laughing loudly. On the few occasions that it has happened (as when the beautious Ms. Bachmann asked him about his tingle) Matthews goes ballistic and makes more of a fool of himself than ever. And boy, does that creep hold a grudge.

Of course, I don’t understand why anyone goes on that show in the first place, lol!


14 posted on 01/28/2011 1:15:19 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: GVnana

Mr. Tingles has morphed into a caricature of himself. He’s like an over-the-top comic actor like the Ted Baxter newscaster in the old Mary Tyler Moore show or John Cleese (?) in Monty Python and Fawlty Towers. Clown, buffoon, carnival barker. . . . I guess that’s the ticket for Left Wing punditry success.


15 posted on 01/28/2011 1:21:03 PM PST by vekzen
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To: Retain Mike
In Washington's case, he was ostracized by many other plantation owners for treating slaves as human beings, because he always tipped his hat before them and answered their greetings.

I would like some documentation on this. I seriously doubt GW was ostracized by any other plantation owners, at least not after the war. He was far and away the most respected man in the country, and anyone showing him disrespect would have been himself ostracized, if not challenged by the multitude of Washington admirers and shot dead.

He also refused to allow the typical plantation owner hospitality of inviting a male guest to review the young women in slave quarters to choose which one he would take to his quarters and rape that evening.

While this no doubt happened, I doubt it was "typical" or openly practiced. Harriet Beecher Stowe, for instance, appears to have missed it.

You have something resembling evidence.

16 posted on 01/28/2011 1:21:13 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: vekzen

“A little song, a little dance..”


17 posted on 01/28/2011 1:22:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Retain Mike

BTW, you are correct that Washington worked tirelessly against slavery. However, the work he did was to be able to free his own slaves on his death, not to abolish slavery throughout the country or even Virginia.

Michelle used a poor choice of words.


18 posted on 01/28/2011 1:22:49 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I doubt it. Not after his remarks regarding Obama.


19 posted on 01/28/2011 1:23:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pissant

Ping.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 1:27:26 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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