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Surreal: Gingrich Hater Chris Matthews Goes To Iowa To Confront Him (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | January 2, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 01/02/2012 2:53:35 PM PST by i88schwartz

In what seems to becoming a trend, MSNBC's partisan hosts are going on the trail in Iowa not to observe the Republican presidential candidates, but to question them as if they were a campaign embed or a reporter without bias.

Consider the following. Last week MSNBC's liberal stalwart Ed Schultz followed rising candidate Rick Santorum, a strong social conservative, in Iowa for a few days.

Chris Matthews, an admitted Obama supporter and Newt Gingrich hater, caught the candidate off guard in Iowa yesterday to ask him about PAC money among other topics. If you recall, last year Matthews said Gingrich "looks like a car bomber" and had the audacity to say the former Speaker has made politics "nastier and more feral".

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; iowa; newtgingrich; partisanmediashills; pennsylvania; ricksantorum

1 posted on 01/02/2012 2:53:41 PM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz
I forget. Which one is Chris Matthews?

Is she the one who's married to Alan Greenspan?

No, wait. That's Andrea Mitchell.

Well, I'm sure I'd recognize her if I saw her.

2 posted on 01/02/2012 3:00:52 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: i88schwartz

If Chris Mathews caught Newt “off guard” it was not evident in anything I saw linked from this thread....


3 posted on 01/02/2012 3:03:04 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: i88schwartz

Man, I can honestly say I can’t stand this puke.


4 posted on 01/02/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Chris Matthews, Andrea Mitchell... Matthews is the feminine one.


5 posted on 01/02/2012 3:04:08 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: i88schwartz

They are afraid of Newt. He must have better polling than is being published.

That’s why the left is pushing Santuram, *for now*, they think it will take away from Newt. But sorry to say, they cannot choose our candidate like they chose McCain.

GO NEWT !!!


6 posted on 01/02/2012 3:04:35 PM PST by show
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To: i88schwartz

Chris Matthews....hmmmm that reminds me. I need to put toilet paper on my shopping list.


7 posted on 01/02/2012 3:04:41 PM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: i88schwartz

Well, Obama did tell his stormtroopers to “get in their face”....


8 posted on 01/02/2012 3:06:49 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: ILS21R

I have NO love for Romney but Matthews asked him to say “Let them eat cake?” in French??? He’s a fruitcake!


9 posted on 01/02/2012 3:10:46 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: show

You are right. They are scared of Newt.


10 posted on 01/02/2012 3:11:00 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: i88schwartz
Poor Newt.

He's being disassembled by the left (that hate him) and the right (Romney). His image is tarnished by false accusations, mischarachterizations etc. Some of the trash that is being circulated out there on Newt is outright disgusting (wife/divorce stories that are completely twisted and inaccurate but make him look horrible).

Oh well, Romney it is. It was obvious a while back that he would be the guy the GOP places out front for us.

11 posted on 01/02/2012 3:11:30 PM PST by Red6
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To: i88schwartz

12 posted on 01/02/2012 3:12:29 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Texas Eagle

No, he’s the coward who joined the Peace Corps to get out of going to Vietnam. Guess he didn’t have “missionary work” in France to fall back on.


13 posted on 01/02/2012 3:14:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

The MSM has lost every shred of credibility for objective journalism. I hope the rest of America realizes this and wakes up!

The dirt bags make me sick.


14 posted on 01/02/2012 3:14:59 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland
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To: Red6

Romney thinks he has it...... But deep down, he won’t win the Nomination.

Free Republic is one of the largest Conservative websites if not the largest Conservative gathering website. And it’s an ANTI-ROMNEY website.

He won’t have Conservatives support and Zero would only use that to his advantage.

Romney will never have the Conservative or Tea Party Base. He should have run 3rd party or waited to run as a Democrat.

Romney is DONE.


15 posted on 01/02/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by show
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newt would decimate the boy wonder in debate and the socialist media know it.


16 posted on 01/02/2012 3:18:55 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL no kidding.

I forget. When was the last time Chrissie “confronted” Obama about anything?

(it’s a rhetorical question)


17 posted on 01/02/2012 3:21:36 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: show

“That’s why the left is pushing Santuram, *for now*, they think it will take away from Newt.”

That is exactly what is happening. Even CNN had some puff pieces on Santuram. I think they are very afraid on Newt. GO NEWT!


18 posted on 01/02/2012 3:33:59 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: i88schwartz

Hmmmm, it appears that little Chrissy thinks Newt is the one that would give Obama a run for his money. Little Chrissy is out to protect his man. GO NEWT!


19 posted on 01/02/2012 3:41:00 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Texas Eagle
I forget. Which one is Chris Matthews?

Matthews is the one whose head looks like a canned ham gone bad.

20 posted on 01/02/2012 3:42:29 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: i88schwartz

How did a Chris Matthews thread get turned into an I-love-Newt tread?

Are there a lot of illegal aliens out there now Freeping?


21 posted on 01/02/2012 3:43:19 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Texas Eagle

“Well, I’m sure I’d recognize her if I saw her”

She’s the one with the knee pads and bad hair.

Oh wait, that’s Rachel Madcow.


22 posted on 01/02/2012 3:44:55 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Mose Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: oldbill
How did a Chris Matthews thread get turned into an I-love-Newt tread?

Are there a lot of illegal aliens out there now Freeping?

Don't you know that everyone is really (((scared))) of 4th place Newt?

23 posted on 01/02/2012 3:49:27 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: i88schwartz

No one really cares what Chris has to say


24 posted on 01/02/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by onthegulf
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To: i88schwartz

I need to ask Newt if he stopped beating his wife.
Someone out there will believe me. Do you have a quarter?

25 posted on 01/02/2012 4:17:24 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: Texas Eagle

Matthews is the leftist reporter that said he felt a tingle run down his legs when Obama won the election. In otherwords he peed all over himself.


26 posted on 01/02/2012 5:46:00 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: i88schwartz
Chris Matthews is certifiably bugnutz crazy but I liked what Gingrich said in reference to Romney...

"Anyone who will lie to you to become president will lie to you when they are president."

27 posted on 01/02/2012 6:25:08 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Partisan media shills ping. Thanks i88schwartz.


28 posted on 01/02/2012 6:37:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: show
We'll see.

Gingrich, Perry, Cain, Santorum all sound OK based on their real positions and resume (not the horse dung I'm fed by the media). But Romney is unacceptable.

Guns, taxes, health care, amnesty, abortion, jumping on the global warming fad... Not really sure why he's in the Republican party, frankly. The “only” issue where he's seemed to hold his ground was with gays, and that's literally about it.

No candidate will ever be 100% because in real life, at least those candidates that have a political past, they will have had to make alliances and compromises etc. I take that into account and even Reagan falls into this catagory. However, an 80% answer is good and a reasonable person will tell themselves that a resume albeit not perfect, is better than no resume at all, i.e. the dark-horse candidate that is simply created by savvy campaigns and their advertising.

Romney is a “no go” because of the issues and his positions on them. If his past is indicative of his future, it's one I don't share his vision on. Furthermore, the way he ran his campaign is disgusting. While it was successful to bringing people down like Perry, Cain, and Gingrich, it's not inspired me to support him. I have no partiality to any specific candidate and Perry, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum all had me excited when they were in the lead or as they begin to gain momentum (i.e. Santorum), but Romney and his violations of the 11th Commandment, his political pandering and evasiveness on hot topic issues makes him unpalatable. His mantra is “the last man standing.” I would rather have Palin, someone not even in the race right now be brought onto the ticket!

Really, I'm not even picky: Perry, Santorum, Gingrich, Cain... Anyone except Paul, an unrealistic demagogue that sings sweet lullabies that sound appealing to the libertarians (Yeah, we're going to build a cocoon and as a nation crawl into it and pretend the rest of the world don't exist); or Romney, the Democrat with an R behind his name that is running his entire campaign based on deconstructing his opponents.

29 posted on 01/02/2012 7:10:31 PM PST by Red6
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To: MaxMax

He’s the epitome of the New England liberal with a fluff degree where he has accumulated all the pedigree stamps of culture, education, and intellectual prowess. In reality a fast and loud talking buffoon that simply lives in the world of contemporary issues and pop culture while contributing absolutely nothing other than a poor narration of events. If this man died tomorrow, nothing would change and no one would care, except MSNBC. I assure you, 12 years after his death if you you mention his name to college freshman that will ask “who?”


30 posted on 01/02/2012 7:23:10 PM PST by Red6
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To: i88schwartz

LOL! Chris Matthews is neither a reporter or journalist. He is a political prostitute.


31 posted on 01/02/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: i88schwartz

Matthews going to confront newt in Iowa is great news. I never believe polls and it looks like Chrissy doesn’t either. If newt wins, the MSM will expose themselves even more than they already have because constant attempts to prop up Obama with his pitiful record will make them a laughing stock. Obama will be toast along with the MSM. GO NEWT


32 posted on 01/02/2012 8:57:45 PM PST by cnsmom (csmom)
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To: i88schwartz

Yea Chris had some time on his hand while mac daddy was on vacation and he was able to get up off his knees, wipe is mouth and do more stupid things.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 2:22:30 AM PST by chiefqc
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