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Chris Matthews: Is challenging Obama unconstitutional?
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | Byron York

Posted on 10/18/2012 1:34:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

On MSNBC’s “Hardball” Wednesday evening, Chris Matthews discussed the theatrics of the presidential debate with James Lipton, longtime host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” Lipton offered some unremarkable observations — he called Mitt Romney “the boss who tells lame jokes and waits for everybody to laugh or else” — but what made the segment remarkable was Matthews’ reaction to a portion of the debate in which Romney in essence silenced President Obama, telling him he would have a chance to speak later.

Matthews played a video clip of the exchange, in which Romney accused Obama of cutting the number of oil and gas permits awarded on federal lands:

ROMNEY: How much did you cut them by?

OBAMA: I’m happy to answer the question.

ROMNEY: All right. And it is — I don’t think anyone really believes that you’re a person who’s going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. [Gestures.] You’ll get your chance in a moment. I’m still speaking.

OBAMA: Well –

ROMNEY: And the answer is I don’t believe people think that`s the case because –

ROMNEY: — that wasn’t the question.

OBAMA: OK.

ROMNEY: That was a statement.

After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. “I don’t think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States,” Matthews said. “He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘You’ll get your chance.’”......

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: media; msnbc; royalobama

1 posted on 10/18/2012 1:35:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Matthews has early onset dementia. All the signs are there and it is no joking matter.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 1:37:34 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Partners. For life.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 1:40:17 AM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Lancey Howard

He’ll be 67 in December so maybe it’s just dementia.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 1:42:18 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What a moron he is.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 1:43:13 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

We know that the left always treated GWB with such respect.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 1:46:16 AM PDT by des
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To: UKrepublican; All

“Liberalism isn’t doing so well lately. In fact I’d go so far as to say that liberalism is becoming downright pathological. The disease is progressive (in more ways than one). Precursors were visible as far back as 1964, and again in the 1980s. Yet this latest uspsurege has been building since 2000, and has never yet spread so widely or threateningly across the body politic.

The chief symptom of liberal distress is an intense form of denial. Liberals now actually deny that conservatives exist. There are, of course, strange, cartoon-like images that liberals call conservative, yet these bear little resemblence to complex conservative human beings with thoughts capable of posing a reasoned challenge to liberal convictions. In psychiatic terms, liberals have split off an all-bad version of conservatism in an effort to defend against the intolerable reality of actual threats to the liberal point of view. I don’t think this denial has quite reached the level of psychosis. Perhaps we could call it high-functioning borderline instead. At any rate, we are now clearly in the realm of pathology.

The problem is visible in the 2012 presidential and vice-presidential debates. If we treat President Obama and the three debate moderators as manifestations of a troubled liberal mind, the progress of the debates makes perfect sense. It is an exercise in the gradual breakdown of denial, accompanied by increasingly frantic efforts to shore that denial up.

The first debate reflected a relatively stable form of denial. It had been going on for years, after all. President Obama and Jim Lehrer simply assumed that no conservative opponent existed. There was thus no need to prepare, no real need to show up, and no need for the moderator to impose time limits or interrupt the conservative with questions. It’s easy enough to crush a stick figure.

Once Romney broke through this first form of denial, more active and less stable attempts at denial were required to hold reality at bay. .........................”

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/330800/debates-2012-exercise-liberal-pathology-stanley-kurtz


7 posted on 10/18/2012 1:46:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Liberalism isn’t doing so well lately.

Sorry, Mr. Kurtz, but it's been a one-way ratchet to socialist hell over the past 80 years.

Bush's medicare drug coverage; No Child Left Behind; Obamacare; rise of the Apparatchik class and crony capitalist "investments" in green energy scams in exchange for campaign money; bankrupting of the US to pay for more liberal voters; EPA assaults on private property rights; violations of centuries of contract law to pay off unions.

Are there any serious conservative wins in the past 80 years? What have we actually conserved?

8 posted on 10/18/2012 1:56:16 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: John W
Matthews has early onset dementia. All the signs are there and it is no joking matter.

Matthews must be getting the very best of dementia treatment because he has suffering from the ailment for at least twenty years and he’s still alive and making stupid comments like this.

I often have to wonder if there is some one off camera on the set with a drool cup and a fresh pair of depends that rushes in between segments to deal with his needs.

“Okay Mr. Matthews let’s clean you up real quick and you can have a cookie. Here’s your sippy cup.”

9 posted on 10/18/2012 1:57:05 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney was very smart to address Obama that way. It helps break the spell and diminish respect for Obama. It throws Obama a bit who is never talked to that way except by his hulking wife.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 2:01:59 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

isn’t there a speeding bus out there somewhere with Matthew’s name on it ?


11 posted on 10/18/2012 2:10:31 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

HOW did Obama KNOW that Crowley had the ROSE GARDEN TRANSCRIPT??? Because he GAVE it to her!!! CHEATERS!


12 posted on 10/18/2012 2:18:07 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You beat me to it. I think it would be best for Chris to retire. He’s really embarassing himself now. He is 69 years old I believe.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 2:25:52 AM PDT by defconw (It's not about a video Dummycrats!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh please. Why print this looney tune crap.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 2:26:12 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These posts always remind me of why I never watch Matthews. Why does anyone even listen to that windbag?


15 posted on 10/18/2012 2:35:34 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When can we go back to the pre-2000 rule and start capitalizing President again?


16 posted on 10/18/2012 2:36:20 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: freekitty; mikey_hates_everything; All

Matthews is the public face of the Left’s private thoughts and inner-circle conversations.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 2:37:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Matthews forgets that the First Amendment hasn’t been abolished by Obama yet. What a biased leftist idiot.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 2:53:12 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We need new legislation introduced which will restrict and prevent the type of presidential abuses of power we have seen in this last presidency. I suggest we call them the NObama Protocols...: )


19 posted on 10/18/2012 3:01:07 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

...”Matthews forgets that the First Amendment hasn’t been abolished by Obama yet. What a biased leftist idiot”...

What people like Matthews do not understand is that, under a dictatorship, like he promotes, he would be the first to go..Even the dictator would see through and loathe him.


20 posted on 10/18/2012 3:04:19 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here are some of the Chris Matthews/Obama base.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2946475/posts


21 posted on 10/18/2012 3:20:26 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Chrissy and his ilk thought challenging Bush was constitutional ... patriotic even.

What’s good for the goose ........


22 posted on 10/18/2012 3:37:04 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let me get this straight...

You're having a DEBATE with the President of the United States...

You are THE candidate selected by the opposition party to run for election against this President...

This President has agreed to debate you in a format you both agreed upon...

And you CAN'T challenge him. Because he's the President?

Is that it, Matthews? Do you realize how moronic that line of thinking is, Chris? EVEN coming from you.

Whatever.

23 posted on 10/18/2012 3:46:52 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Matthews is upset because the Republicans have the gall to run a candidate against Fearless Leader, the Great Spreader, the Grand Redistributionist, The Most Wonderful Hero of All Time, and Champion of All That Is Good And Just. The utter nerve of Pubbies to run a candidate and not simply let Obama run unopposed as all great heroes should be allowed. Like when after Wellstone died in the plane crash, some of his supporters said the Pubbie running for his seat should champion Wellstone’s political philosophy...which was as left-wing as Obama’s.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 3:56:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: freekitty

AMEN


25 posted on 10/18/2012 3:58:41 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

If we didn’t talk about Chris Matthews on FR, he’d have virtually no fan club because most of the brain dead consumers of lamestream MEdia are like, Chris who?

LOL!


26 posted on 10/18/2012 4:11:26 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
But just for the record, there is nothing in the Constitution barring one from saying “You’ll get your chance” to the President of the United States — no matter what his supporters on MSNBC say.

Think of the difficulty Matthews faces each day. His daily goal is to say the most bizarre thing he ever said. He hasn't yet found it, but, somewhere, there has to be a limit.

27 posted on 10/18/2012 4:12:22 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. “I don’t think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States,” Matthews said. “He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘You’ll get your chance.’”......

You don't say that out of respect for the office if not the man. But if disrespect to the president is unconstitutional then the media and the Democrats spent most of 2000 to 2008 violating the Constitution on a daily basis.

But then again Chrissie always was an idiot.

28 posted on 10/18/2012 4:25:40 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: dennisw

“Romney was very smart to address Obama that way. It helps break the spell and diminish respect for Obama. It throws Obama a bit who is never talked to that way except by his hulking wife.”

Yep. Being spoken to dismissively also tweaks his Narcissistic Personality Disorder. If the polls show Romney still leading on Monday, Clinton’s Bellhop will be under enormous pressure to hit a walk-off grand slam in the final debate. One problem: as we’ve seen in the first two debates, he isn’t capable of that.

Every time Romney challenges him face to face in any way he lets a little more gas out of the Obama myth and O’s support among independents shrinks.

Romney 342
Obama 196


29 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT by TheWryFederalist
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That fat pantload Roland Martin made the same assertion yesyerday on CNN—(first time I’ve watched CNN in God knows how long—I lasted 3 min. but that was the topic when I was tuned in.

These are people that have no respect for anything—ESPECIALLY the Constitution or anything good about America—people whose brethren railroaded Nixon, slandered and vilified Reagan and the Bushes, etc etc and they worry about respect for this horrible person they all tingled and drooled over like girls at a Justin Bieber concert in 2008. Yeah right.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:13 AM PDT by mortdecai
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To: dennisw
It throws Obama a bit who is never talked to that way except by his hulking wife.

Where else did he learn that famous attitude of pissiness toward the Republicans in the Obamacare meeting after being anointed? or the phrase "all wee wee'd up"? The Wookie, that's right.

31 posted on 10/18/2012 4:45:00 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: jazzlite
Here are some of the Chris Matthews/Obama base.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2946475/posts

That thread was pulled by the Mod. What did you do?

32 posted on 10/18/2012 4:47:55 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: John W
He’ll be 67 in December so maybe it’s just dementia.

You're being too kind...

33 posted on 10/18/2012 5:00:21 AM PDT by GOPJ (Candy picks ALL questions to ask from the hundreds submitted - Citizens are stage props.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Progressives think they’re the most brilliant people on the face of the earth while they confuse brilliance with an easy propensity to lie and to be deceitful.

They consider Christianity to be a dangerous religion responsible for untold murders yet they deny the millions upon millions of deaths associated with the socialism they love to embrace and deny at the same time.

They will consider dogs in the womb of a bitch to be dogs yet they consider a human in a woman’s womb to be “a non-viable tissue mass” as they declare sex to be recreation rather than procreation.

They consider veterans, as a group, among others, to be more of a terrorist threat than militant Muslim jihadists who never miss an opportunity to murder and torture in the name of their religion.

They have never defined the term “rich” yet they never miss an opportunity to villify “rich” people.

Is there a pattern there?

Just asking.


34 posted on 10/18/2012 5:10:24 AM PDT by ripley
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To: ripley

They hold hard-working, God-fearing, family loving Americans in utter contempt, which makes it alright to lie to them.

The media and pundits marveled openly about Bill Clinton’s ability to sway opinion with lies — they envied his ease and skill.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 5:20:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I recall a school teacher telling her students the same thing.

This thought is mainstream leftist thinking for when they achieve absolute power.

That comment is very telling of what their objective is.

Absolute power.


36 posted on 10/18/2012 5:22:01 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

37 posted on 10/18/2012 5:36:52 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Are there any serious conservative wins in the past 80 years? What have we actually conserved?

All I can think of off the top of my head is the defeat of the ERA and the DC statehood amendments. Reagan's legacy was to some extent negated by GHWB and Sandra Day O'Connor. GWB seemed clueless and confused, a caricature still used on him. As Eisenhower once said of Nixon, "give me a week, and maybe I can think" of some conservative victory.

38 posted on 10/18/2012 5:39:22 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Annoy the Establishment! Vote for Akin!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"A president is of course entitled to some deference"

York is wrong on this one. When a sitting president agrees to a debate, he agrees to share the stage with an equal. Each deserves the same deference. The president is not allowed special rules not allowed for the other. The challenger is entitled to respond to the president in the same manner the president responds to him.

This is one problem with a president accepting the invitation to a debate. He elevates the challenger to the status of an equal.

39 posted on 10/18/2012 6:14:02 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hillary Clinton Dissent Is Patriotic
40 posted on 10/18/2012 6:42:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: norwaypinesavage
This is one problem with a president accepting the invitation to a debate. He elevates the challenger to the status of an equal.

This election, Romney elevates Obama by appearing on the same stage with him....

41 posted on 10/18/2012 6:45:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: dennisw
Romney was very smart to address Obama that way. It helps break the spell and diminish respect for Obama.

Hockey fans will see that Obama is the Eric Lindros of politics. Romney is Ed Jovanovski...

42 posted on 10/18/2012 7:03:44 AM PDT by bankwalker (In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.)
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To: Ann Archy
HOW did Obama KNOW that Crowley had the ROSE GARDEN TRANSCRIPT??? Because he GAVE it to her!!! CHEATERS!

Can you imagine if Romney would have called Obama and Crowley out on that? It would have been possible that the whole debate would have blown up in Obama's face.

43 posted on 10/18/2012 8:34:47 AM PDT by painter (Obamahood,"Steal from the working people and give to the worthless.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Chris Matthews: Is challenging Obama unconstitutional?

Of course it is Tingles.

What you're upset over is BLASPHEMY of your god-King!

44 posted on 10/18/2012 11:06:38 AM PDT by JOAT
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