Ron Paul appeared on Hardball yesterday afternoon and tried with all his might to explain freedom to Chris Matthews. Unfortunately, Matthews seems immune to rational argument:
While it may be just temporary, Chris Matthews, a talking head who has fawned over President Barack Obama like some dewy-eyed school girl, ripped the White House yesterday during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
The cantankerous pundit still made the case for a big government during the nearly 22-minute segment on the show, but he didn’t hide his contempt for President Obama’s very serious leadership failures.
“This President’s responsible for the federal government. He’s responsible even if he didn’t do anything wrong,” said Matthews on the Morning Joe. “He keeps acting like the only problem he’s got — the only real problem he has, viscerally — is the talking points in Benghazi because that gets to Susan Rice, people close to him, and Michelle.”
Matthews said that President Obama needs someone to handle the day-to-day affairs of the White House to deal handle problems like the administration has seen over the last several days. He cited the lack of this leadership as a “real problem.”
Just a day after saying he was glad that Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast because he believed it helped Barack Obama win re-election, Chris Matthews, a host of MSNBC’s Hardball, apologized for his remarks, calling them “not just stupid, but wrong”:
Matthews explained that he was shocked by President Obama’s electoral strength as the election returns came in. He explained that, at 3 a.m. after 10 hours of coverage, he made a mistake by saying he was “glad” that America got hit by Hurricane Sandy.
“Is said something not just stupid but wrong,” Matthews said. “I said something that suggested ends justify means. Something I have never believe din my life and even thinking that way I think is an immoral way to live your life.”
“I intend to take serious steps to show that I am sincere on this,” Matthews added. “Please believe me, I am determined to do what I can to help the people who have already been hurt enough, who are suffering and have suffered enough hardship without hearing stupid stuff from me.”
Here’s the clip:
Via Jim Treacher at The Daily Caller, Chris Matthews is apparently happy about Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath because he believes that it helped President Barack Obama win the election last night:
“I’m so glad we had that storm last week. ‘Cause I think the storm was one of those things. No. Politically, I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.”
Even Scary Larry is shaking his head. You’re not supposed to say it, Chris.
But take heart, victims of Hurricane Sandy. Your lives may be ruined, but try to see the bigger picture: At least President Obama didn’t have to give a concession speech.
Yep. That pain, suffering, and death is all good news because it apparently got Obama re-elected last night. What an ass.
As someone who watches MSNBC on a daily basis, I can confirm this parody from Saturday Night Life is very close to the 24-hour meltdown of hosts on this far-left cable news station:
Has the Tea Party movement taken over the Republican Party? It’s a loaded question, perhaps one that was definitively answered on Saturday when Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan, a conservative favorite, to run along side him this fall.
Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks and author of Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government’s Stranglehold on America, joined Chris Matthews on Hardball last week to discuss the Tea Party movement and its influence on the Republican Party (note that the video below takes a moment to load):
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared on Hardball on Monday and discussed taxes, the debt and spending cuts with Chris Matthews, who demagogues tax cuts, and wound up giving him a lesson on economics:
On this weekend’s Chris Matthews show, Joel Klein said that the anti-government rhetoric coming out of the Tea Party Movement comes close to constituting sedition:
“I did a little bit of research just before this show – it’s on this little napkin here. I looked up the definition of sedition which is conduct or language inciting rebellion against the authority of the state. And a lot of these statements, especially the ones coming from people like Glenn Beck and to a certain extent Sarah Palin, rub right up close to being seditious.”
“And Joe’s right and I’ll name another person, I’ll name Rush Limbaugh who uses this phrase constantly and talks about the Obama administration as a regime,” Heilemann said. “That phrase which has connotations of tyranny. And what’s so interesting about it to me, to get to Norah’s point – what is the focus, what is the cause of this? You think back to 1994, there was Ruby Ridge. There was Waco. There were triggering incidents. There’s been nothing like that. The only thing that’s changed in the last 15 months is the election of Barack Obama. And as far as I can see, in terms of the policies that Obama has implemented, there’s nothing.”
This video is great. Hardball host Chris Matthews schools Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on procedure in the United States Senate. Matthews asks Grayson to name a program created with reconciliation. Grayson says, “the tax cuts for the rich.” Matthews notes that the tax cuts, which were for all Americans, not just the evil rich, were related to the budget and is a legitimate use of reconcilition.
Grayson is visibly irritated with Matthews and looks lost during the exchange, especially when Matthews tells him he isn’t living in reality. See for yourself: