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  • The President is 'keeping score' (Chicago thug politics is alive and well in the White House)

    04/01/2009 8:37:16 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 62 replies · 2,959+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 2, 2009 | Karl Rove
    "Don't think we're not keeping score, brother." That's what President Barack Obama said to Rep. Peter DeFazio in a closed-door meeting of the House Democratic Caucus last week, according to the Associated Press. A few weeks ago, Mr. DeFazio voted against the administration's stimulus bill. The comment from Mr. Obama was a presidential rebuke and part of a new, hard-nosed push by the White House to pressure Congress to adopt the president's budget. He has mobilized outside groups and enlisted forces still in place from the Obama campaign. Senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett and her chief of staff, Michael Strautmanis,...
  • Palin, Steele and Other Conservative Christians Not ‘Normal’? More Hypocrisy from ‘Hardball’

    03/27/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    Fox Forum ^ | 3-27-09 | S. E. Cupp
    Chris Matthews, along with Lois Romano of the Washington Post and David Corn of Mother Jones, devoted 10 minutes of last night’s “Hardball” to lamenting the religiosity of Republicans. “Why does everything sound like the 700 Club?” Matthews flippantly probed his like-minded panelists. The criticism came in response to recent sound bites from Sarah Palin and Michael Steele — two very popular go-to targets of the left. [snip] “Suspicious” is a good characterization of the liberal attitude toward Christianity. The media was “suspicious” of Palin throughout the campaign, accusing her of speaking in tongues, and admonishing her for her pro-life...
  • Matthews: Obama v. Limbaugh Like 'Walrus Wrestle,' 'Peeing' with 'Skunk,' 'Snoopy' & 'Red Baron'

    03/05/2009 5:23:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies · 2,076+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 5, 2009 | Goeffrey Dickens
    On Wednesday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews used several different animal references to depict the battle between Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh as he likened the fight to wrestling with "a walrus," and getting into "a peeing match with a skunk," and claimed Limbaugh thinks he is Charlie Brown's dog: "He's Snoopy! He thinks he's taking on the Red Baron." Matthews devoted several segments to the Democratic strategy of attacking Limbaugh and opened the show with the following monologue/diatribe: CHRIS MATTHEWS: Leading off tonight. Pomposity on parade! Not since Snoopy challenged the Red Baron in the Peanuts cartoon have we...
  • Does Chris Matthews fantasize Obama is Captain Kirk (and he’s a sexy green alien girl)?

    02/26/2009 12:17:23 PM PST · by slomark · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    [video of Chris Matthews dancing for Obama] Chris Matthews revealed a little too much about himself on Wednesday night’s Hardball. “The Conservative Political Action Conference begins its three day meeting tomorrow in Washington,” Matthews stammered, “and take a look at some of the panels being offered. ‘Al Franken and ACORN: How Liberals Are Destroying the American Election System. ‘Will Congress Take Your Guns?’ ‘The True Cost of Global Warming Hysteria.’ If you like Star Trek conventions, you’ll love this baby.” Sounds to us like Chris may have attended a Star Trek convention or two in his time. Probably in costume....
  • Throw the Hardball Out...

    02/25/2009 10:29:31 PM PST · by sldghmr300 · 20 replies · 1,498+ views
    2/26/09 | sldghmr300
    Chris Matthews MUST GO!!! Bigotry has no place on MSNBC.
  • Shocker: Hardball Panel Critical of Obama on Stimulus, Leadership, Tim Geithner - Video 2/23/09

    02/23/2009 5:06:03 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 9 replies · 673+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 23, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Is the bloom on the rose starting to fade? Here is video of a Hardball Panel led by none other than Chris Matthews himself actually being critical of the leadership of Barack Obama thus far on the economy! They have typically been as partisan for Obama as possible, but Matthews, along with Howard Fineman and Euguene Robinson, are more than a little critical of the Stimulus Plan and Obama's ability thus far to really convince the nation that he knows what he is doing. NOTE: Matthews calls Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner "Barney Fife" during the discussion, and Eugene Robinson calls...
  • Hardball moderator recalls life in Scouts

    02/23/2009 4:47:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies · 872+ views
    The Daily American ^ | February 20, 2009 | DAN DiPAOLO
    JOHNSTOWN - Television news anchor Chris Matthews is a Boy Scout for life, or rather a Life Boy Scout, and he can prove it. “I was Life, I'll be glad to show you my documentation,” he said, holding up a number of merit badges during the press conference for the 39th Annual Greater Johnstown Partners for Scouting Harry E. Mangle Memorial Dinner. Matthews, widely known as the host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on MSNBC, was in Johnstown Thursday as the dinner's keynote speaker. The fundraising event also honored Concurrent Technologies Corp. President and CEO Edward Sheehan Jr. as the...
  • Rush Limbaugh gave Chris Matthews incurable hydrophobia

    02/19/2009 4:31:21 PM PST · by slomark · 22 replies · 994+ views
    Chris Matthews is foaming at the mouth again, driven to a wild-eyed frenzy by Rush Limbaugh. Matthews barraged a recent Republican Hardball guest with these questions about the conservative talk titan: “Would you live in a country where he wrote the Constitution?” “Would you live in a country where he wrote our rights? Listed our rights? Where he listed our rights. Would you live, would you live in that country?” “Is he a sacred cow?” “Say something, say something wrong, say something nasty about Rush Limbaugh!” The Center for Disease Control is expected to issue the following statement: Future Hardball...

    02/09/2009 3:43:12 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 52 replies · 842+ views
    vanity | 2/09/09 | Mamzelle
    I know he probably can't stop the two hens and the old coot from giving cover to the Porkulus.
  • Chris Matthews hates witches. And the Constitution

    01/26/2009 4:51:41 PM PST · by slomark · 20 replies · 974+ views
    (see source article for video of Matthews saying we should do a "witch hunt" against Bush for war crimes) You could fill one of those big, heavy 3-ring binders with a list of nutty comments made by Chris Matthews, host of CNBC’s “Hardball.” But his latest comment may just earn him a ticket straight to the Wacko Wing in the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Matthews was discussing a call by Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) for a war crimes trial for Bush administration officials and terrorist detainee interrogators. “Why,” Matthews asked, “would a show trial or witch hunt be bad?” To...
  • Newsweek's Jonathan Alter Slams 'So Lame,' Sarah Palin

    01/08/2009 5:47:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 71 replies · 2,335+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 1-8-09 | Geoffrey Dickens
    On Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews played several clips from documentarian John Zeigler's interview with Sarah Palin, in which the former GOP VP candidate criticized Katie Couric and the press as a whole for bias against her but his guest, Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, dismissed Palin's charges as "So lame," and called her "a Nixonian Nanook of the North." The following exchanges were aired on the January 8, edition of "Hardball": First up, after Matthews aired a clip of Palin criticizing the McCain campaign for forcing her to conduct continuing interviews with Couric, Alter called the Alaskan governor: "So lame."...
  • Specter shows questionable taste (ethinic jokes)

    12/13/2008 12:44:25 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 62 replies · 2,430+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 13, 2008 | Salena Zito
    While most people will agree that being “politically correct” has gone too far -- Sen. Arlen Specter R-PA reminds us why political correction began in the first place: tasteless ethnic jokes. At the swanky once-a-year Pennsylvania Society (where all politico’s large & small from the Keystone State trek up to NYC to converge on Park Avenue for luxurious power- broking) Specter thought it appropriate to tell “Polish Jokes”. One insider said before Specter gave his speech at the Commonwealth Club he asked the audience if anyone there was Polish. Since only ten or so out of a few hundred raised...
  • Shame on Chris Matthews

    12/11/2008 1:14:17 PM PST · by AJKauf · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 11 | Ron Radosh
    Last night Bill Ayers appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews. One can hardly wait for Matthews to leave MSNBC and run for the Senate. Or, he should at least change the name of his program to “Softball with Chris Matthews.” Because, as the video of his program shows, Matthews allowed Ayers to get away with everything, and to use Ayers’ 10 minutes of air time to repeat his standard litany of lies over and over. Matthews obviously has not done his homework...
  • Matthews Worries About Obama Cabinet: 'Why No Lefties?'

    12/08/2008 6:30:34 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 37 replies · 1,525+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 8, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    Looks like Chris Matthews is actually disappointed in Barack Obama, but only in the sense that he's worried Obama isn't moving to the left fast enough. Throughout Monday night's "Hardball," after reciting recent appointments like Robert Gates, Jim Jones and yes even Hillary Clinton, Matthews repeatedly asked his guests questions like: "What happened to the victory of change, and I hate to use the phrase, the Left? Who won this election?" and "Why do we have no lefties in this cabinet?" Matthews even invited on two "lefties," Tim Carpenter of Progressive Democrats of America and David Corn of The Nation,...
  • Western PA Dem leader confirms Matthews inquisitive

    12/03/2008 11:21:53 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 8 replies · 576+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | December 3, 2008 | Salena Zito
    The chair of the Allegheny County Dems, Jim Burn, has confirmed that “Hardballer” Chris Matthews has kept in touch with him about where things stand in "the west” since the weeks leading up to the Pennsylvania primary. “Chris was very inquisitive about the dynamic here in the west,” said Burn, “but equally as coy regarding whether or not he would actually run for the U.S. Senate.” Burn said before this year's primary that he and Matthews mostly discussed the presidential race between Senators Clinton and Obama. “In fact,
  • 'Final Daze': New Hardball Feature Taunts W

    11/24/2008 4:29:29 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 44 replies · 1,084+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President and Mrs. Bush couldn't be handling the transition more graciously. But rather than celebrating the peaceful transfer of power that is the hallmark of our democracy, Hardball has announced a new feature, "Final Daze," intended to mock W as we count down his last weeks in office. Mike Barnicle, sitting in for Chris Matthews, announced the new segment on this evening's show. MIKE BARNICLE: And that brings us to a new, regular item we're starting tonight called "Final Daze." President Bush has 57 days left in office, and many are asking "where's Dubya?" With the economy tanking and the...
  • Hillary plays hardball

    11/23/2008 5:25:08 PM PST · by Oyarsa · 10 replies · 1,668+ views ^ | 11/23/08 | Leonard Doyle
    Hillary plays hardball The first sign of friction in the Obama camp as Mrs Clinton demands - and gets - a purge of her critics before accepting Secretary of State role By Leonard Doyle in Washington Sunday, 23 November 2008 Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama's top foreign policy team has begun. The advisers who helped trash the former First Lady's foreign policy credentials on the campaign trail are being brutally shunted aside, as the price of her accepting the job of being the public face of America...
  • MSNBC Hardball Video: Will the GOP Back Palin? (RGA Conference)[Discussion gets heated]

    11/14/2008 11:56:03 PM PST · by flattorney · 68 replies · 3,196+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 13, 2008 | Chris Matthews/Transcript Staff
    11.13.08 MSNBC Hardball Video - Will the GOP Back Palin? (11:33 minutes) - - Is Palin the future of the Republican Party, or does the somewhat chilly reception she's received from her fellow governors at the Republican Governors Association Conference in Miami suggest tougher times ahead for her? Discussion by moderator Chris Matthews, Pat Buchanan, and Republican strategist Mike Paul. They also discuss what GOP changes are necessary. The conversation becomes heated between Buchanan and Paul. Watch how RGA Chairman Gov. Rick Perry of Texas jumps in and rudely cutoffs off press questions to Gov. Palin. Transcript
  • MSNBC Hardball: Ex-RNC Chairman Gov. Haley Barbour RGA Conference Interview (5 Stars)

    11/13/2008 11:09:54 PM PST · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,836+ views
    MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews ^ | November 12, 2008 | Staff – Transcript Service
    CHRIS MATTHEWS: We begin with the Republican Governors Association meeting in Miami today. And with us now, a guest we like to have on the show, Mississippi governor Haley Barbour. Governor Barbour, let me ask you about the South and the Republican Party. You helped build the South as a bastion of Republican strength all these years, but if you look at the map that was put out by "The New York Times" - and I think it's an accurate map - it shows that the only places in the country, the only counties where the Republicans picked up strength...
  • Matthews: Palin 'Talking About God,' is 'Troubling'

    11/11/2008 4:43:54 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 161 replies · 1,130+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | November 11, 2008 | Geoffrey Dickens
    After airing an interview clip of Sarah Palin telling Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that she was looking for guidance from God about running for national office again, an appalled Chris Matthews called it "troubling," when he let loose this rant on Tuesday's "Hardball": Is, is this commentary about theocracy and going to God for approval? We've been through that with President Bush who said he, "didn't take advice from his father, he got it from another father." And we've been through this sort of Joan of Arc period. Are we gonna get another piece of this where God's leading...