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(Politico)   Even Chris Mathews has lost his stiffy. This really IS bad news for Obama   (politico.com) divider line 76
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2013-05-16 08:22:52 AM  
I guess the only time his leg is going to tingle now is when he spends too much time on the toilet.
 
2013-05-16 08:42:03 AM  
I guess the Mayans were off by a few months.
 
2013-05-16 09:07:45 AM  
That's some fine reportin' Politico.

media.salon.com
 
2013-05-16 09:29:49 AM  
he lost his stiffy for bush, too. no surprise here.
 
2013-05-16 09:30:51 AM  
I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon. This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV

Here's something I've never heard a fellow liberal say: "I can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says about this!" or "Did you see Chris Matthews yesterday? He was right on!"

Chris Matthews is the Chris Berman of MSNBC. He's a giant jackass who has been there forever and therefore his superiors think his is untouchable when in reality if he were quietly removed from the air, no one would give a shiat.
 
2013-05-16 09:32:50 AM  

JerseyTim: This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV...


... when Bush landed on the air craft carrier and declared Mission Accomplished.

/not sure how that got cut off.
 
2013-05-16 09:38:22 AM  
Chris Matthews has spent decades riding Tip O'Neills' coattails. It's his only  claim to celebrity.
 
2013-05-16 09:39:01 AM  

JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon. This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV

Here's something I've never heard a fellow liberal say: "I can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says about this!" or "Did you see Chris Matthews yesterday? He was right on!"

Chris Matthews is the Chris Berman of MSNBC. He's a giant jackass who has been there forever and therefore his superiors think his is untouchable when in reality if he were quietly removed from the air, no one would give a shiat.


You don't understand how the lamestream driveby liberal media works.  It's like this:

1. Is it Fox?  Fair and balanced
2. Otherwise, is it critical of Democrats?  Then it just "lost its stiffy"
3. Otherwise, LIBBY LIBZ
 
2013-05-16 09:39:03 AM  
I can't figure out what he's all worked up about. He doesn't think Obama adequately likes his job the way Matthews thinks he should like his job?
 
2013-05-16 09:39:29 AM  
Chris Matthews is such a douche. If ever there was a RL news media host who has a "HAIL ANTS" sign handy, it's this guy.
 
2013-05-16 09:39:36 AM  
I'm sure Chris Matthews is privy to the day to day activities of the president.

Obama has bent over backward to improve relations with Congress and the GOP in particular, but frankly there's nothing on his agenda he can really do, because of the Republican control of the House and the Republican control of the filibuster in the Senate. Even when something he wants gets passed in the House it gets killed in the Senate.

Republicans like it this way, holding the country hostage, because at least taxes can't be raised on their wealthy backers, and the next election they can get more money from their rich backers and go after weak members of Congress at midterms when the voting public tend to be more right wing. Plans for Afghanistan withdrawal are in process. He can't get approval to close Guantanamo. His staff is under fire for a bunch of scandals that are really anything but scandals. Even the IRS thing, which Obama reacted to very quickly, was IMO not a big deal, except that the people flagging these conservative groups for being highly political should have looked equally hard at liberal groups. At least it brings to light the 501c4 tax evasion bullsh*t.

What the 'scandals' do is in fact cover for the fact that THE GOP HAS DONE F*CKING NOTHING LEGISLATIVELY IN YEARS.

Oh but the economy is improving and the budget deficit is shrinking by huge margins, even before you factor in tax hikes and the sequester. Things that started under Obama. Things that Republicans would LOOOVE to take credit for.

So seriously, WTF is the president supposed to do besides going golfing and campaigning against the policies of the legislators in this environment? Congress is made up of a bunch of worthless sacks of sh*t, and I mean on both sides. Reid should kill the filibuster, but he probably knows if he does that, the House will block every piece of legislation in front of them.

Of course when he does go golfing the right-wing and blowhards like Chris Matthews attack him for being a "lame duck" or whatever twisted crap they want to spin. Meanwhile look at the day to day of Congress, outside of the bullsh*t Benghazi hearings. What is being done? NOTHING! NOTHING!

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!
 
2013-05-16 09:40:45 AM  

JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon.


Well, let's look at his actual, you know, record:

When Matthews first arrived in Washington, D.C., he worked as a police officer with the United States Capitol Police.[8] Subsequently, he served on the staffs of four Democratic members of Congress, including Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie. In 1974, he mounted an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he received about 24% of the vote in the primary.[9] Matthews was a presidential speechwriter during the Carter administration and later worked for six years as a top aide to longtime Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill, playing a direct role in many key political battles with the Reagan administration.

No, you're right.  Because he voted for a Republican once, he's a conservative.
 
2013-05-16 09:41:43 AM  

dittybopper: No, you're right.  Because he voted for a Republican once, he's a conservative.


Yes, that's right. I said he was a conservative. I RETRACT MY STATEMENT!
 
2013-05-16 09:41:48 AM  
Don't know why Fark didn't keep the bold on this part:

presidential speechwriter during the Carter administration
 
2013-05-16 09:42:08 AM  

dittybopper: JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon.

Well, let's look at his actual, you know, record:

When Matthews first arrived in Washington, D.C., he worked as a police officer with the United States Capitol Police.[8] Subsequently, he served on the staffs of four Democratic members of Congress, including Senators Frank Moss and Edmund Muskie. In 1974, he mounted an unsuccessful campaign for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in which he received about 24% of the vote in the primary.[9] Matthews was a presidential speechwriter during the Carter administration and later worked for six years as a top aide to longtime Speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill, playing a direct role in many key political battles with the Reagan administration.

No, you're right.  Because he voted for a Republican once, he's a conservative.


"Not a liberal icon" is not equivalent to "is a conservative".
 
2013-05-16 09:44:57 AM  
Politico Pthursday
 
2013-05-16 09:47:11 AM  

qorkfiend: "Not a liberal icon" is not equivalent to "is a conservative".


No, he's got a point. Liberals hold all former Carter speechwriters up as icons. Now, if you'll excuse me I have to prepare the altar for Saint Gordon Curran Stewart's Day.
 
2013-05-16 09:48:01 AM  
Finally, fake liberals have seen the light and are leaving that Republican behind them.
 
2013-05-16 09:50:23 AM  

JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon. This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV

Here's something I've never heard a fellow liberal say: "I can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says about this!" or "Did you see Chris Matthews yesterday? He was right on!"

Chris Matthews is the Chris Berman of MSNBC. He's a giant jackass who has been there forever and therefore his superiors think his is untouchable when in reality if he were quietly removed from the air, no one would give a shiat.


I also find it amusing that they believe that we all suck on MSNBC's teet they same way they do their precious FoxNews.

I dunno about anyone else, but I never watch that channel, don't much care for it, and Chris Matthews is irrelevant.
 
2013-05-16 09:57:21 AM  
Mathews has always been ambivalent at best about Obama. Also, he's always been a moran.
 
2013-05-16 09:59:02 AM  

make me some tea: JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon. This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV

Here's something I've never heard a fellow liberal say: "I can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says about this!" or "Did you see Chris Matthews yesterday? He was right on!"

Chris Matthews is the Chris Berman of MSNBC. He's a giant jackass who has been there forever and therefore his superiors think his is untouchable when in reality if he were quietly removed from the air, no one would give a shiat.

I also find it amusing that they believe that we all suck on MSNBC's teet they same way they do their precious FoxNews.

I dunno about anyone else, but I never watch that channel, don't much care for it, and Chris Matthews is irrelevant.


Maddow is worth watching.
 
2013-05-16 10:00:31 AM  

BMulligan: Mathews has always been ambivalent at best about Obama. Also, he's always been a moran.


THIS
 
2013-05-16 10:05:02 AM  

make me some tea: JerseyTim: I love when the right thinks Chris Matthews is some liberal icon. This is the same guy who whipped out his junk and jerked it live on TV

Here's something I've never heard a fellow liberal say: "I can't wait to see what Chris Matthews says about this!" or "Did you see Chris Matthews yesterday? He was right on!"

Chris Matthews is the Chris Berman of MSNBC. He's a giant jackass who has been there forever and therefore his superiors think his is untouchable when in reality if he were quietly removed from the air, no one would give a shiat.

I also find it amusing that they believe that we all suck on MSNBC's teet they same way they do their precious FoxNews.

I dunno about anyone else, but I never watch that channel, don't much care for it, and Chris Matthews is irrelevant.


I'm a libby mcliberal and never watch MSNBC.
 
2013-05-16 10:05:32 AM  

enry: Maddow is worth watching.


Maddow is the only news show I consistently watch. I might start watching Chris Hayes sometime, but I don't have time for two hours of news right now. Rachel Maddow does the unheard of by providing [gasp] context for the events of the day, although sometimes she treads the fine line between "providing context" and "rambling".
 
2013-05-16 10:07:58 AM  

RminusQ: enry: Maddow is worth watching.

Maddow is the only news show I consistently watch. I might start watching Chris Hayes sometime, but I don't have time for two hours of news right now. Rachel Maddow does the unheard of by providing [gasp] context for the events of the day, although sometimes she treads the fine line between "providing context" and "rambling".


Sometimes she gets too cute with her "how does this tie in?" lead-ins, but mostly I agree. I think she also gets a little too hyperbolic when talking about how important some news of the day is.
 
2013-05-16 10:11:27 AM  
He also thinks 10-20% of Americans think that the white race must rule, and that's the problem.

I'm wondering who he hangs out with at this point.
 
2013-05-16 10:13:46 AM  

JerseyTim: RminusQ: enry: Maddow is worth watching.

Maddow is the only news show I consistently watch. I might start watching Chris Hayes sometime, but I don't have time for two hours of news right now. Rachel Maddow does the unheard of by providing [gasp] context for the events of the day, although sometimes she treads the fine line between "providing context" and "rambling".

Sometimes she gets too cute with her "how does this tie in?" lead-ins, but mostly I agree. I think she also gets a little too hyperbolic when talking about how important some news of the day is.


It's important to her since she's an admitted politics geek.  It may not be important to the general public, but she's certainly good at covering what is important in politics.
 
2013-05-16 10:21:50 AM  

enry: Maddow is worth watching.


I suppose. I never remember to watch her, though. I see clips online occasionally.
 
2013-05-16 10:24:10 AM  

enry: JerseyTim: RminusQ: enry: Maddow is worth watching.

Maddow is the only news show I consistently watch. I might start watching Chris Hayes sometime, but I don't have time for two hours of news right now. Rachel Maddow does the unheard of by providing [gasp] context for the events of the day, although sometimes she treads the fine line between "providing context" and "rambling".

Sometimes she gets too cute with her "how does this tie in?" lead-ins, but mostly I agree. I think she also gets a little too hyperbolic when talking about how important some news of the day is.

It's important to her since she's an admitted politics geek.  It may not be important to the general public, but she's certainly good at covering what is important in politics.


HA-HA!  You get your news from a woman who has teh ghey and isn't a leggy blonde!

/Somehow, this is considered relevant by the infromed
 
2013-05-16 10:28:18 AM  
You mean the same Chris Matthews that was bending over for Bush's Iraq war?  That Chris Matthews?
 
2013-05-16 10:37:54 AM  

make me some tea: enry: Maddow is worth watching.

I suppose. I never remember to watch her, though. I see clips online occasionally.


itunes podcast, my friend.

JerseyTim: Sometimes she gets too cute with her "how does this tie in?" lead-ins, but mostly I agree. I think she also gets a little too hyperbolic when talking about how important some news of the day is.


If she has one more show lead in with "This is a just incredible day, so many stories, so much to get to, it's unbelievable", I may just scream.
 
2013-05-16 10:38:18 AM  
Now he'll NEVER get elected for a third consecutive term....
 
2013-05-16 10:42:00 AM  
Isn't it good to have a stiffy? Isn't it nice to have one on?
 
2013-05-16 10:53:35 AM  
Matthews is right this time.  Obama would rather be a prince than a president.
 
2013-05-16 10:54:01 AM  

Tenga: Isn't it good to have a stiffy? Isn't it nice to have one on?


Not at the end of class when you have to stand up.
 
2013-05-16 10:57:21 AM  

SkinnyHead: Matthews is right this time.  Obama would rather be a prince than a president.


Why settle for prince? There are higher positions.
 
2013-05-16 11:03:03 AM  
With IRS in the news, this is just a coincidence.

Chris lost his exuberance when his brother, Jim, was arrested on perjury charges, a few years after being the Republican nominee for Lt Gov of PA.

Apparently Jim and a former PA governor were strong arming municipalities to sign up with their privitized tax collection agency and expecting a big profit.
 
2013-05-16 11:17:07 AM  
I watched part of his show yesterday. He was pissy. What it came down to was "why won't Obama act the way WE want him to act?!?!?"

It's AMAZING that these guys know EXACTLY how Obama should respond, and when he doesn't, how quickly they become petulant.
 
2013-05-16 11:21:48 AM  

BMulligan: Mathews has always been ambivalent at best about Obama. Also, he's always been a moran.


Chris Mathews is a living version of the "interrupting cow" joke. Does he EVER shut up? He can't just ask a question: He has to ask, ramble, ramble some more, then interrupt the guest as he begins his answer.

What an annoying farkwit.
 
2013-05-16 11:24:06 AM  

mediablitz: BMulligan: Mathews has always been ambivalent at best about Obama. Also, he's always been a moran.

Chris Mathews is a living version of the "interrupting cow" joke. Does he EVER shut up? He can't just ask a question: He has to ask, ramble, ramble some more, then interrupt the guest as he begins his answer.

What an annoying farkwit.


There are many others of the same ilk. I don't watch any of them.
 
2013-05-16 11:33:29 AM  
I'm equally flaccid with Obama these days. Get the fark out of Afghanistan already, fight for worker's rights, implement real health care reform that regulates hospital pricing and doesn't fellate insurance companies, end the drug war, fix education costs, shut down Guantanamo Bay, implement tough regulation on banks and the financial industry...What Obama has been great at is maintaining the status quo, and being ever so slightly left of Republicans.
 
2013-05-16 11:35:14 AM  
John Stewart even harshed on Fartbongo in relation to the IRS and API dust-ups
 
2013-05-16 11:41:06 AM  

BMulligan: Mathews has always been ambivalent at best about Obama. Also, he's always been a moran.


Sure, which is why he said he was happy Sandy came along to distract attention away from Romney, putting Obama back into the spotlight with Christie. 'Being presidential'...

Thrill is gone. The thrill is gone away. You know you done me wrong, baby And you'll be sorry someday.
 
2013-05-16 11:44:12 AM  
Wow, you guys really do turn on people fast if they dare say something critical of Obama.
 
2013-05-16 11:46:32 AM  

monoski: John Stewart even harshed on Fartbongo in relation to the IRS and API dust-ups


As a regular viewer, I can assure you that Stewart regularly criticizes Obama.  Unlike Fox News, however, Stewards criticisms typically have some validity and insight.
 
2013-05-16 11:50:16 AM  

And I've just finished my milk: Wow, you guys really do turn on people fast if they dare say something critical of Obama.


i've always wondered what goes on in the inner thoughts of "posters" like this
 
2013-05-16 11:55:58 AM  
Welp, a headline mentioning a penis. Must be a conservative.
 
2013-05-16 11:56:32 AM  

FlashHarry: he lost his stiffy for bush, too. no surprise here.


Chris Matthews could best be described as a "star farker".
 
2013-05-16 11:58:41 AM  

Jackson Herring: And I've just finished my milk: Wow, you guys really do turn on people fast if they dare say something critical of Obama.

i've always wondered what goes on in the inner thoughts of "posters" like this


thedroidyourelookingfor.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-16 12:07:21 PM  

Jackson Herring: And I've just finished my milk: Wow, you guys really do turn on people fast if they dare say something critical of Obama.

i've always wondered what goes on in the inner thoughts of "posters" like this


You make a mistake by assuming they have any. No one has ever sung the praises of Chris Matthews.
 
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