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  1. Oz in OK says

    Chris Matthews was AWESOME! I saw this on MSNBC this morning and my jaw literally dropped when I saw him tear into that sniveling little worm… THIS is what we need more of in journalism. The GOP has wrapped itself in lie after lie, racism, sexism and bigotry – and too often they go completely unchallenged.

  2. Jazzy Jefferoni says

    Wow, that was refreshing. I respect Chris Matthews for cutting through the BS. It’s great to watch.

  3. StevyD says

    Unfortunately for Chris Matthews but more so for America, most the remaining members of the Republican and Tea Parties see racism, sexism, homophobia, and mendacity as badges of personal honor, something to be proud of and required of in their candidates.

  4. says

    that’s all the GOP can do, though.

    they can’t go to their base and be HONEST about their fiscal policies. they’re policies that screw over 99% of their base.

    so, instead, they say “Hey, dontcha hate that foreign-born liberal who wants to force your daughter to have an abortion while gays make your sons into muslim trannies in church by spreading AIDS?”

    of course they’re playing this card. it’s all they’ve got.

  5. Jacques says

    Well, OF COURSE they will whine indignantly that it was only an attempt at humor. That’s the whole point of a dog whistle. Only the neanderthals on the right wing are supposed to hear it.

  6. Jack says

    Amazing. Rational minds get Matthews’ point and it’s an easy one. Now anytime they hear someone of the GOP alluding to foreign qualities about Obama, they’ll recognize immediately what the GOP is trying to do.

  7. Acronym Jim says

    Here’s the difference between Obama’s birth certificate joke at the correspondents dinner and Romney’s “joke” in Michigan. Obama was trying to make lemonade from lemons, but Romney was just throwing more lemons.

  8. Jim says

    Go Chris Matthews! Thank you for being there.I get so mad when these show host just let these people talk and no body calls them on there lies. Thank you Chris keep it up.

  9. Bad Humor Boy says

    A salute to Chris Matthews. Preibus was talking trash and I’m glad to see him called on it. It should happen more often. It should happen every time anybody talks trash to media and the public!

  10. says

    great…..but not as explosive as I had anticipated when I read the comments first.
    Matthews should have torn the head off that ill informed know-nothing….he approached doing so when he told him about Teddy Roosvelt and FDR and Truman….but that Priebus prick is clearly a racist $hit who wants to denigrate the President at any cost……with his snide sneering leer of a twisted Dorian Gray face…….
    And WTF is wrong with learning from Europe ? the health care system of France is enviable. and Europe does have a bit more experience in social matters than the USA…..as in 3000 years more.
    So Repugs are now anti-foreign, anti immigrant, anti gay, anti women, antiblack anti social programmes,
    they are just for the wealthy and their precious tax cuts.

    Again I raise the issue;
    Is Paul Ryan a member of Opus Dei ? Has he sworn to promote its agenda in politics ?

  11. Tim S says

    Every time anyone says anything about welfare, work programs, or any program targeting the poor, Chris immediately says it’s a race issue.

    Is Chris saying only blacks are poor? He is the only one connecting welfare programs with race.

    Chris is a racist.

  12. says

    every time someone like you, TIM S, makes their always-anonymous comments you prove that you don’t have a pair or an an intellectually honest bone in your body 😀

    so keep it up.

  13. says

    Every time a Republlican says anything about welfare, work programs, or any program targeting the poor they’re attacking African-Americans.

    It’s a “dog whistle” Tim S. — as you should well know.

  14. David says

    Obamacare was based on Romneycare which was based on an idea originated by the Heritage Foundation a right-wing think tank. Who’s European now?

  15. Jeff Kurtti says

    What bothers me is that Joe S and Tom B seem so uncomfortable with the “tone.” That idiot RNC weasel’s attitude of contempt for Matthews’ line of questioning, and inability to simply answer the charge was maddening, and rather than resolve the issue, they all decided to take a “time out.” Mathhews totally missed the grab on Obamacare, though, which should ALWAYS be thrown back to it’s origins with Romney in Mass.

  16. anon says

    I think the real race issue is the 25% of black men than end up in prison. It’s a complete disenfranchisement and no one does anything to try to prevent it. Jesse Jackson used to talk about it, but it almost never comes up in national race debates.

    “Help” from CM is often not the help people need.

  17. ratbastard says

    BOTH Republicans and Democrats play the ‘race’ card, suck up to certain demographics, ethnicities, and so-on. And would be really refreshing to see both main political parties stop doing it. They won’t,of course. Divide and rule is the name of the game for the right and the left.

    And sorry, Matthews is obnoxious. Not because of this interview which doesn’t bother me, but many other things he’s said.

  18. kpo5 says

    “Only the neanderthals on the right wing are supposed to hear it.”

    This couldn’t be more true. The lies are so blatant that it’s truly the only logical response: Republicans are just trying to stir up outrage with the party derps (which unfortunately, are a large percentage, especially of likely voters, just look at those lines at Chick-fil-A).

    In a way, it’s a losing strategy. The Obama haters wouldn’t vote for him under any circumstances and they already have extremely high voter turnouts. If anything, and especially if we can have more journalists with the balls to call them out on their lies, this strategy will not play well with Independents.

  19. Joey says

    Chris is the star of his own “Newsroom” now. How embarrassing Tom Brokaw, Joe and Mich were. If the networks want to understand why nobody likes the media. Those three are perfect examples.

  20. says

    Wow. First Soledad O’Brien puts Christine O’Dennell in her place, and now Chris Matthews tears Prebius a new one.

    We need more journalists to cut through the Republican BS.

  21. Dback says

    Matthews was helpful, but it was just a start against the right-wing fusillade that’s been going on lately (see: Sununu, John). Let’s break down the GOP’s lines of attack and insinuations for the “special learners” in class who may not have been paying attention recently:

    1) Obama has “questions” about his birth certificate=he’s not a “real” American, he’s a foreigner, he’s a secret Muslim plotter
    2)Obama wants to relax standards for welfare=Obama wants to help lazy black people.
    3)Obama “cut” 750 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare= Obama is going to cut care for older, hard-working Americans so he can fund it for lazy good for nothings (see above).
    4) Obama takes his cues from Europe=Obama is a Socialist.
    5) Obama tried to encourage green jobs= Obama only wants to reward his friends.
    6) Obama wants to raise taxes on the richest Americans= Obama wants to raise everyone’s taxes, especially YOURS.
    7) Obama wants to encourage bullet trains= Obama wants to end your choice to drive.
    8) Gas is up right now due to refinery fires and Hurricane Isaac fears= Obama is controlling the weather to raise gas prices, again to get us to stop driving.
    9) Obama supports state decisions on gay marriage and upholding Roe vs. Wade= Obama is anti-Christianity, otherwise, he’d do what fundamentalists want all the time.
    10) Obama hasn’t been able to get a jobs bill through a Republican-led Congress that wanted him to be a “1-term” president= Obama either doesn’t care about working people, or is intentionally trying to destroy America from within.

    Feel free to add on.

  22. D.R.H. says

    So what if he were trying to mirror European healthcare systems! These xenophobic (add that to their list of phobias) a**holes are so convinced of American exceptionalism that they refuse to see facts for fact. Most importantly, that American healthcare ranks last out of western democratic countries and theirs is the only for-profit system. We should be looking to Europe for example.

  23. Zlick says

    This was a nice thing to wake up non-typically early for. I fell asleep watching Newsroom, so I have no idea why MSNBC was on when I woke up … but it’s like I never fell asleep, heheh. Matthews was awesome.

    I don’t see how it’s somehow a badge of honor to be wink-wink racist for Republicans, otherwise wouldn’t Mr. Bean, er sorry, Rince Repeat Priebus would not have tried to play it off as a harmless joke on Romney’s part. Nope, denying it shows they at least know well enough to be ashamed of it in mixed company. While the rest of the crew was trying to do a puff-piece to placate the Republicans at their convention, I don’t think anyone in the audience came away with anything other than Chris Matthews’ righteous rant. Huzzah.

  24. say what says

    Yes anon

    the huge incarceration rate amongst AA males is a scandal…..the majority of whom are in jail for what we would consider extremely minor issues with possession of pot

    the “war on drugs” was never about drugs….it has been an excuse to war on AA males

    Our country is sick to its core simply by throwing young men in jail for possessing small amounts of pot while banksters that destroyed pension funds of the elderly, CEOs that poison us with their toxic wastes, etc all walk free

  25. Mike says

    That is how you do it call them out on their lies and propaganda and expose them for the loony people they are.

  26. I wont grow up says

    Chris Matthews is NOT in any way a journalist. He is an attack dog for the far left socialist democrat party. He has NO idea what an honest DEBATE is and never has. Most of the comments on here will now come down on me spewing hatred and bile. No one EVER gets their point across by not letting the other party speak or express a different point of view. I don’t support the republican party platform but we must allow the “other” guys to answer valid questions. The media is out of control and is now calling opinion, news. It makes every side of the debate look like raving lunatics, for example Mr Matthews.

  27. I wont grow up says

    Chris Matthews is NOT in any way a journalist. He is an attack dog for the far left socialist democrat party. He has NO idea what an honest DEBATE is and never has. Most of the comments on here will now come down on me spewing hatred and bile. No one EVER gets their point across by not letting the other party speak or express a different point of view. I don’t support the republican party platform but we must allow the “other” guys to answer valid questions. The media is out of control and is now calling opinion, news. It makes every side of the debate look like raving lunatics, for example Mr Matthews.

  28. PAUL B. says

    Yeah Chris!!! It’s difficult staying calm when lies are being spewed and nobody has the balls to call it. Chris did just that. Why does anyone expect calm & reasoned discussion when all they offer us is lies? They hand us all sorts of twisted logic…insinuate it’s true…and spread it around like manure. Oh, that’s right, stay calm & professional while I “f” you up the arse. I don’t think so…not any more. They want us quiet & polite like in days of old…hidden away, timid, ashamed. Good for Chris…call it like it is !!

  29. codyj says

    priebus…what a A@#$%$@, so typically repub and fundie, he shuld become a cardinal (he’d fit rite in ,lol)

  30. says

    As a British citizen,Watching American politics through the American media is a joke. That woman and the Joe guy are the most useless twits on this planet and are the writ large example of what’s wrong with America. Chris Mathews was putting forward the questions that would be brought fourth in any British political debate even on a tea-time-chat type setting. Part of me actually thinks let Romney win, let America have a Republican leader for 5 terms and after experiencing true republican policies America will be the most leftist country on this planet.

  31. andrew says

    There is a lot of love on this site tonight for Chris Matthews. I have seen a lot of hate thrown at him on this site when he dared to differ with the leftist ideologues. Yep, if you are not 100% with a lot of the ideologues,like little kiwi on the left, you will be accused of having no balls because that is where he thinks courage lies. If you say anything at all sane then Ratbastard, Jason, Liz, Rick and all of the wingnuts will hurl every charge they can at you. This site would be better off without them all.

  32. Kári Emil says

    And what is wrong with comparing policies with and modelling them after other countries? Everyone does it! Except America. Because America is so much better than everyone else. Drives me nuts this attitude.