Chris Matthews: ‘I forgot he was black tonight.’

Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Matthews. Apparently this was his way of saying he liked it. I can sympathize with the risks of talking on national TV for a living, but …. that’s disturbing. Not said with bad intent, perhaps, but strange that he thought he had to go there with so much else to be said.

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Midori

January 27th, 2010
11:00 pm

Good old Tweety – his foot just keep getting stuck in his mouth.

Midori

January 27th, 2010
11:00 pm

er, “keeps”

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:02 pm

Oh, my! Thanks for reminding me, Chris…! Words fail me, no easy task…

cmac

January 27th, 2010
11:04 pm

is this terd actually on the tv? what channel? does ANYBODY watch it?

Ridgerunner

January 27th, 2010
11:04 pm

Headline: “INTIMIDATION: Obama directly condemns Supreme Court; Dems cheer… ”

Just how arrogant can one get ?

Sunshine and Thunder

January 27th, 2010
11:05 pm

Obama’s black?

cmac

January 27th, 2010
11:07 pm

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:12 pm

Oh I get it. What Biden said was okey-dokey, but this comment was raaaaaaaacist and eeeevil.

Get a life, Jay.

Also, the speech sucked. He can make his swipes at the Tea Party all he wants.

But we’re going to get what we want, which is to lop off the criminal federal at the knees, starve them, and defeat them.

They are the REAL enemy.

getalife

January 27th, 2010
11:16 pm

The tea party turning on sister Sarah is funny.

The gop can’t work with Obama or they lose the tea party like Sarah.

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:16 pm

NRB, you have a rich fantasy life. Still pining away about “McVeigh’s heroic effort” are you?

Explain to me what was heroic about it again?

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:19 pm

This comment was neither particularly racist nor evil–it was silly…

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:19 pm

Come on, NRB: What’s “heroic” about blowing up a building of innocent people?

Let’s hear it, plain and simple. Bring what you got.

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:20 pm

Go ahead, tell us how you’re going to “lop off the criminal federal at the knees, starve them, and defeat them,” just like your hero did.

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:22 pm

Jay, are you bringing up that ol’ chestnut again because I called you on the typical liberal hypocrisy and you need to change the subject?

It’s not my fault your lame and you buy into Oblamer’s “government is your friend” crap.

Hate the game, not the playa’…champ.

If you want to know why I think McVeigh was a-ok than I suggest you watch Arlington Road on Blu-Ray.

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:23 pm

Jay, you’re posting too fast. I know I’ve reduced you to a lump of pink Jell-O because I dissed His Highness and his lame speech, but chill out.

It’s all good.

Like I always said, even after the AJC padlocks it’s doors, you’ll make a fine living peddling pencils out of a tin cup off the Highland Ave. exit.

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

So Jay, can you explain why you feel Chris Mathew’s comment was out line, but Biden’s wasn’t?

Kamchak

January 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

That thirty-one seconds is thread worthy?

:roll:

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:25 pm

Whee–Jay and NRB–

As my kids would chant, “Fight! Fight!”

And here I was, gettin’ ready to call it a night… :-)

joe matarotz

January 27th, 2010
11:26 pm

I guess Chris Matthews developed temporary amnesia after seeing Obama kiss Geitner’s a$$ in front of Congress. Or maybe he was distracted by the shrew behind him.

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:30 pm

NRB, I just want to make it clear to folks exactly who you are and where you’re coming from. And nothing makes what McVeigh did “A-OK”

Here’s a partial list of his victims, from the nursery:

Baylee Almon, 1, Oklahoma City

Danielle Nicole Bell, 15 months, Oklahoma City

Zachary Taylor Chavez, 3, Oklahoma City

Anthony Christopher Cooper II, 2, Moore

Antonio Ansara Cooper Jr., 6 months, Midwest City

Aaron M. Coverdale, 5, Oklahoma City

Elijah S. Coverdale, 2, Oklahoma City

Jaci Rae Coyne, 14 months, Moore

Taylor Santoi Eaves, 8 months, Midwest City

Tevin D’Aundrae Garrett, 16 months, Midwest City

Kevin “Lee” Gottshall II, 6 months, Norman

Blake Ryan Kennedy, 1, Amber

Dominique Ravae (Johnson)-London, 2, Oklahoma City

Chase Dalton Smith, 3, Oklahoma City

Colton Wade Smith, 2, Oklahoma City

Sorry, no movie is going to make that “A-OK.” Nor will it lessen my disgust at those who think it is.

jokerman

January 27th, 2010
11:31 pm

Isn’ t it fun to watch as all the miscreants of the party of NO waltz onto center stage, and decry
over Obama’s state of the Union Address.

Remember lapdogs you had 8 years, to do something that would put this country on the right track.

Yet, all Bush and his ship of fools created was a huge ditch…Which is not going to be filled overnight.

Goodnight……………

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:31 pm

I didn’t say it was worse, and I posted about Reid’s comment as well.

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:32 pm

Good, now that we’ve established all that, how exactly is “I forgot he was black” worse than “no negro dialect”…I mean other than the fact that latter oozed out of the lips of a Democrat??

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:34 pm

Also, should I post a list of the names of the kids that Bill Clinton MURDERED at Waco?

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:35 pm

joe m…

The shrew behind him, you say….

“If I be waspish, best beware my sting” :-)

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:35 pm

It’s “threadworthy” as an addendum, Kamchak. It wouldn’t be something I’d start the day off with.

Speaking of which….

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:37 pm

NRB

“Also, should I post a list of the names of the kids that Bill Clinton MURDERED at Waco?”

That was Janet Reno…

NRB2

January 27th, 2010
11:38 pm

Little One Jones, 2,
Serenity Jones, 4,
Chica Jones, 2,
Hollywood Sylvia, 1,
Rachel Sylvia, 12,
Startle Summers, 1,
Mayanah Schneider, 2,
Crystal Martinez, 3,
Isaiah Martinez, 4,
Joseph Martinez, 8,
Abigail Martinez, 11,
Lisa Martin, 13,
Dayland Gent, 3,
Page Gent, 1,
Cyrus Koresh, 8,
Chanel Andrade, 1,

Murdered by Bill Clinton and Janet Reno April 19, 1993!
Star Koresh, 6,

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:42 pm

Waco was wrong. Oklahoma City was wrong.

josef nix

January 27th, 2010
11:44 pm

Oh, well, looks like the fight is off…and so am I…good evening…

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:44 pm

NRB, and how many of those poor children were being sexually abused by your other hero, David Koresh, the guy who named his place “Camp Apocalypse” because he intended to become a martyr there?

Balance Our Budget

January 27th, 2010
11:46 pm

Randy Barnett Professor, Georgetown University Law Center :

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.

Dave R.

January 27th, 2010
11:47 pm

Let’s all remember that it was Chris Matthews who also got a “thrill up his leg” when hearing Hope & Change speak during the campaign.

Ewwwwwwww!

Drain The Swamp (NIF)

January 27th, 2010
11:48 pm

Jay

**your other hero, David Koresh**

Something about a guy who claimed to be Jesus that had to wear glasses. Seems like the Son of God would have better eyes than that.

Mr. Miyagi

January 27th, 2010
11:49 pm

Ralph Macchio is the anti-christ…

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:51 pm

He also mancrushed all over George Bush in his flightsuit on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln.

Drain The Swamp (NIF)

January 27th, 2010
11:52 pm

Mr. Miyagi

Scott Brown

Took Teddy Kennedy’s seat.

The women on The View all have the hots for him.

There’s only one answer. Scott Brown is the anti-Christ.

Ridgerunner

January 27th, 2010
11:53 pm

Balance Our Budget :

Reference is made to my 11:04.

You are indeed correct sir but it is also a very “scary” tone that was used against the Supreme Court ……….. one that wantabe dictators like to start with !

He owes the Supreme Court a public apology.

Drain The Swamp (NIF)

January 27th, 2010
11:53 pm

Jay

I have a flight suit. You should get one for the Missis. The girls like em.

Jay

January 27th, 2010
11:55 pm

Do they come equipped with bananas?

Ridgerunner

January 27th, 2010
11:55 pm

In my opinioin, Americans are farther apart now than they were in 1864. This does not bode well for our future.

Mick

January 27th, 2010
11:56 pm

The lunatic fringe, I know your out there…

Drain The Swamp (NIF)

January 27th, 2010
11:56 pm

Jay

No, but they go crazy when you strap on those big oxygen hoses.

Balance Our Budget

January 27th, 2010
11:57 pm

One thing Obama failed to note is the reason we can pull our troops out of Iraq is because of George Bushe’s successful surge . One other question how long does it take before the problems we are facing now is no longer the former administrations fault.

Dave R.

January 27th, 2010
11:57 pm

They’re called the Democratic leadership in Congress, Mick, and they’ve all gone home for the evening.

Ridgerunner

January 27th, 2010
11:58 pm

…………. and I thought I could never be more ashamed of a President than Bill Clinton.

Ridgerunner

January 28th, 2010
12:00 am

Mick:

That’s what the British called Adams, Washington, Madison and Jefferson ……… the lunatic fringe.

Mick

January 28th, 2010
12:00 am

**He owes the Supreme Court a public apology.**

The supremes owe the american people an apology.

**One other question how long does it take before the problems we are facing now is no longer the former administrations fault.**

Try as you might but you can’t erase history.

Mick

January 28th, 2010
12:01 am

**That’s what the British called Adams, Washington, Madison and Jefferson ……… the lunatic fringe.**

I was just quoting the lyrics to a song.

Dave R.

January 28th, 2010
12:02 am

Well, enough fun for one day. Some of us have to work early tomorrow to pay da man!

Drain The Swamp (NIF)

January 28th, 2010
12:03 am

I think Scott Brown probably saved Obama’s second term. He would have been lucky to have not been impeached if the Democrats had been allowed to continue without opposition.

Balance Our Budget

January 28th, 2010
12:05 am

Does anyone else find it hilarious at how close the democrats were to passing healthcare and spending trillions of our hard earned dollars only to have Mass. voters put the brakes on them by replacing Ted Kennedy with a republican.Just goes to show you that even the most liberal states know a train wreck when they see one.

Balance Our Budget

January 28th, 2010
12:05 am

Mick
Try as you might you can’t blame your problems on others forever.Even the Mass. voters figured that out. LOL

Mick

January 28th, 2010
12:10 am

LOL We are only one year removed – I’ll take your point after his term has ended.

Ridgerunner

January 28th, 2010
12:12 am

Mick:

I hope you are not one of those “kept” by better men than yourself.

Freedomwriter

January 28th, 2010
12:13 am

Great speech, let’s hope we can see the parties work together to accomplish health care and financial reform.

Mick

January 28th, 2010
12:18 am

**hope you are not one of those “kept” by better men than yourself.**

What on earth do you mean?

Kurt

January 28th, 2010
12:24 am

I wonder if Chris got got another thrill up is leg, what a moron, guys like him & Keith Oberman have a lot of nerve calling us conservatives racist, what a bunch of elitists

Ridgerunner

January 28th, 2010
12:28 am

Someone who likes to tout their liberty without ever having served in law enforcement and/or the military to help ensure it.

Ridgerunner

January 28th, 2010
12:30 am

P.S. to Mick:

IT IS THE SOLDIER

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.
It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.
It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Scout

January 28th, 2010
12:37 am

des·pot (děs’pət)

n. 1. A ruler with absolute power.

2. A person who wields power oppressively; a tyrant.

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January 28th, 2010
5:51 am

Obama: Employment to become job No. 1.

He implores lawmakers not to abandon goal of health care overhaul. -Urinal

I know one thing, the way this health care bill is going to it’s death kicking and screaming, obozo has made a strong case on behalf of euthanasia.

Now, should we use it on the legislation or the dummycrat party?

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January 28th, 2010
5:54 am

Things are so rotten in the economy, the magpie media celebrates an “increase” in carbon based energy sales-

The recession drove down demand for electricity as well as revenues at Atlanta-based Southern Co. in 2009.

But cost cutting helped Georgia Power’s parent on Wednesday report increased earnings for the fourth quarter, and only a modest decrease in profits for all of 2009.-Urinal

Sounds to me like a loss but whatever….

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
6:27 am

Ever notice how some folks always get up on the wrong side of the bed?

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 28th, 2010
6:32 am

To hear one manipulative Obama speech is to hear them all. Each one is a mish-mash of falsely defined problems and equally sham solutions, with a few phony promises peppered into the mix. Obama promises not to freeze spending but to “propose” it. He promises not to cut the deficit, but to establish a blue-ribbon panel to consider cutting it.-Neumyr, AmSpec

mike

January 28th, 2010
6:43 am

“Not said with bad intent, perhaps”

Of course not. Only conservatives can make a racially-tinged comment with bad intent, right Jay?

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
6:44 am

It’s a great morning. The President did a marvelous job. Americans loved it.

Very bold.

I expect the tone of our :”loyal” opposition to be especially testy today,

Might be popcorn and junior mint entertainment.

jt

January 28th, 2010
6:48 am

He was out of line to address a court decision in this speech with the court sitting there. A first. but not unexpected from a career sleezeball.

It is time to just face the facts. Obama is a ridiculous little man. If he was a salesman on a used car lot, he would be in the bottom 10% of performance.

At this point in time, only delusional democrats believe anything he says.

Remember, propaganda is not meant to convince non-believers.
It is used to shore up the falling faith of the delusional followers.

I Report :-) You Whine :-( mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!

January 28th, 2010
6:54 am

Mr. Obama is now calling for a spending freeze to save $15 billion for fiscal year 2011. That’s nice, but it freezes in place a 24% increase in discretionary, nonsecurity domestic spending. The president would also exempt from a freeze the $512 billion that has yet to be spent from last year’s stimulus package. To present such a proposal as a serious attempt at restraining spending is to reveal a low opinion of the intelligence of ordinary Americans.-Rove, WSJ

It’s like we don’t know that obozo lies.

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January 28th, 2010
6:57 am

Those who are impressed more by airy speeches than actual results weigh in from their alternate universe.

Arrange that tea set, duhzilla,

jt

January 28th, 2010
7:02 am

If Schumar and company try to legislate around the constitution concerning free speech,

Then the repubs need to start legislating for a special “Quarter Term” presidency.

No body pays any attention to the constitution anyhow.

Jimmy Carter

January 28th, 2010
7:03 am

Is anyone truly surprised with what Matthews said? I mean, this guy mentioned getting a tingle down his leg when he heard Obama on the campaign trail. This form of “journalism” has hit rock bottom with him.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:06 am

not jimmeh – actually, I am rarely at a loss for words, but CM’s comment left me gobsmacked this morning. (and, before you start in on him being partisan, may I remind you of his 7th-grader-with-a-crush gush-fest when Bush wore his flight suit? “We’re proud of our president. Americans love having a guy as president, a guy who has a little swagger, who’s physical.”)

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:10 am

Mrs G – “Might be popcorn and junior mint entertainment.”

it usually is …

obviously, I wasn’t staying up all hours of the night to watch it, so I read it this morning – very good speech and chastised both sides of the aisle.

and, for the record, Sammy Alito can kiss my fuzzy white butt. corporations are not people, they are NOT endowed with the same rights as individuals.

TaxPayer

January 28th, 2010
7:11 am

Ouch! Those poor ignorant Republicans. The party of No. Obama pulled out, as we would say down in the neck of the woods where I grew up, a big can of whoopa$$ and commenced with applying a heaping helping on those GOPer’s last night. The Dems had better back him. This is their chance to do some good by undoing some of the bad that the GOP did for the last eight-plus years. Chances like this don’t come around every day.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:12 am

Ridgerunner – 12:30 – don’t know who wrote such a lame-a$$ poem, but I suggest he/she goes back and rereads the founding fathers – those rights were endowed by the creator, not the DoD …

TaxPayer

January 28th, 2010
7:16 am

I see Corporal Ridgerunner still has not learned any new lines.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:21 am

Taxpayer – you know what they say about foolish consistencies …

Normal

January 28th, 2010
7:23 am

Granny G.

I got up on the wrong side of the bed once…and fell out the window! :D

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
7:25 am

OH NOES!!!!

President Obama tells SCOTUS to their faces that they screwed up!

What a concept!

Let’s hope all this “don’t pick on Supreme Court rulings” talking point means the anti choice folks will not try to legislatively undermine Roe v. Wade.

SwamiDave

January 28th, 2010
7:26 am

A liar was lying and arrogantly questioning the integrity of others. If he wants to work together, there are a number of market-based historically-effective proposals that always work. He can tell the kook-fringe left to sit down and shut up; collectivism is a historic failure; we are going to focus on supporting and enabling America’ achievers with policy.

Personally, I expect him to continue blaming Bush and complain that everyone is not following his non-existent leadership and failed socialist policies of the kook-liberal bobbleheads: Harry & Nancy.

The newly inaugrated Gov of Virginia made a better case and more sense in 10 min than did PrezBO in over an hour!

-SD

http://www.swamidavesays.com

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
7:26 am

Normal

Try having the gracious Mrs. Normal tuck you in a bit tighter!
We can’t have a stalwart such as yourself injured.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:30 am

Mrs G – tuck him in – and for the love of all that is holy – don’t let him on another ladder … can’t have a repeat of the wreath incident …

ROLLERGIRL

January 28th, 2010
7:31 am

Am I good or WHAT!

I told you last tuesday , Watch for Hillary to distance herself from chocolate the clown, because , like a shark, Hillary smelled blood after the historic defeat in MA.

The 2012 dem presidential primary started last night, folks.

mmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I still hate that b*stard

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:33 am

GoingBroke

January 28th, 2010
7:33 am

USinUK – lame a$$ poem???

I guess the “creator” was there and fought in the Revolutionary War?
I guess the “creator” was there and fought in World War I?
I guess the “creator” was there and fought in World War II?

People have died and die to defend what MOST take for granted.

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2010
7:33 am

Those who are impressed more by airy speeches than actual results

…think Reagan didn’t suck as a Preznit, Andy.

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
7:34 am

USinUK

Was always a cat person till Joe came into my life….

for dog loving bookmaniacs

God and Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2010
7:34 am

Watch for Hillary to distance herself from chocolate the clown

Bet RW is real proud of his bit in advancing this particular wingnut meme right now.

Mick

January 28th, 2010
7:35 am

ridgerunner

Yes, I served for six years but what of it? It was an important time in my life but it doesn’t define me, there are many ways to serve this country along with military service.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:36 am

Roller – I’ll vote “or what” …

hillary was in London to discuss the Yemen situation – if she wasn’t there, you’d be accusing the administration of being soft on terror and not taking a leadership role … she is there and you pull “she’s distancing herself” out of your posterior???

man … talk about weak …

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
7:37 am

On a scale of 1 to 10…..

Scorecards up.

7:31 Average vitriol at best.

CynthiasAnIdiot

January 28th, 2010
7:38 am

I think it’s funny that Jay is about as classless as Cynthia Tucker. I have seen a pattern here: when the liberal blog writers (Cynthia and Jay) are disagreed with, they comment back with name calling and stupid, immature comments that have nothing to do with the topic at hand. BUT, on the conservative blogs, when the writers are disagreed with or the topic diverges into something else, the writer either comments back, without name calling, and usually tries to engage people with more questions or they tell the person in question to get back on topic. I see that the liberals are easily baited into fights, especially when people are disagreeing with them. Maybe some anger management classes would help, or in Cynthia’s case some racist comment management.

Lord Help Us

January 28th, 2010
7:38 am

I believe the stategy was, ‘the best defense is a good offense.’

By setting the record straight on the big pile of dogpoop GWBush left on the Whitehouse steps AND chastising the Republicans in Congress for requiring 60 votes to pass ANYTHING, Obama sent a shot across the bow of the GOP leadership.

I am hoping we will see the 59 seat Senate majority assert itself as aggressively as the House of Reps. Obama mentioned at least 3 bills passed in the House that he wants the Senate to pass ASAP. Let’s see if the Dems in the Senate get the message.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:40 am

going broke – yes, people died to defend it – but, more importantly, more people everyday LIVE to defend and continue those principals … people who are parents, teachers, nurses, middle managers, girl scouts, writers, musicians, bus drivers …

I respect the military and the men and women who serve, but they did not GIVE us these rights – we were born with them and ALL of us have a duty to uphold these rights on a daily basis.

Granny Godzilla

January 28th, 2010
7:40 am

7:38 also average

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January 28th, 2010
7:41 am

“The President’s swipe at the Supreme Court was a breach of decorum, and represents the worst of Washington politics — scapegoating ‘special interest’ bogeymen for all that ails Washington in attempt to silence the diverse range of speakers in our democracy,” said Bradley A. Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics

Especially considering the preferential treatment the dummycrats give to their special interests, unions, trial lawyers and abortion doctors, federal tax dollar handouts that go directly to funding their kkkampaigns.

USinUK

January 28th, 2010
7:41 am

cynthiasanidiot – your 7:38 would carry more weight if you didn’t have the moniker you do … just sayin

stands for decibels

January 28th, 2010
7:42 am

ridgerunner, it is the soldier, not the philosopher, who allows a tinpot dictator to commit genocide.

it is the soldier, not the civil engineer, who provides the muscle to commit war crimes.

If you want to play that dumb-@ss game, go ahead. Play it.

Southern Comfort

January 28th, 2010
7:43 am

Dang!! Some of y’all could find a reason to gripe about winning a record MegaMillions drawing. If you don’t like what the president is doing, then get off your butt and do something yourself. If you like what the president is doing, then support him by getting off your butt and doing something.

Orrrr….. As the old folks say, piss or get off the pot!!