Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: Is challenging Obama unconstitutional?
Posted on 10/18/2012 1:34:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
On MSNBCs Hardball Wednesday evening, Chris Matthews discussed the theatrics of the presidential debate with James Lipton, longtime host of Inside the Actors 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: Im happy to answer the question.
ROMNEY: All right. And it is I dont think anyone really believes that youre a person whos going to be pushing for oil and gas and coal. [Gestures.] Youll get your chance in a moment. Im still speaking.
ROMNEY: And the answer is I dont believe people think that`s the case because
ROMNEY: that wasnt the question.
ROMNEY: That was a statement.
After the clip ended, Matthews seemed appalled. I dont think [Romney] understands the Constitution of the United States, Matthews said. Hes the president of the United States. You dont say, Youll get your chance.......
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Matthews has early onset dementia. All the signs are there and it is no joking matter.
He’ll be 67 in December so maybe it’s just dementia.
What a moron he is.
We know that the left always treated GWB with such respect.
“Liberalism isnt doing so well lately. In fact Id 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 dont 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. Its 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. .........................”
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?
Matthews must be getting the very best of dementia treatment because he has suffering from the ailment for at least twenty years and hes 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 lets clean you up real quick and you can have a cookie. Heres your sippy cup.
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.
isn’t there a speeding bus out there somewhere with Matthew’s name on it ?
HOW did Obama KNOW that Crowley had the ROSE GARDEN TRANSCRIPT??? Because he GAVE it to her!!! CHEATERS!
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.
Oh please. Why print this looney tune crap.
These posts always remind me of why I never watch Matthews. Why does anyone even listen to that windbag?
When can we go back to the pre-2000 rule and start capitalizing President again?
Matthews is the public face of the Left’s private thoughts and inner-circle conversations.
Matthews forgets that the First Amendment hasn’t been abolished by Obama yet. What a biased leftist idiot.
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...: )
...”Matthews forgets that the First Amendment hasnt 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.
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