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Has Chris Matthews Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’?

November 6, 2009
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“This whole thing is starting to smell like the Clinton era.” -- Chris Matthews

Coming from a man who usually possesses the objectivity of a lovesick puppy when it comes to Obama, Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball sounded out of character when he barked at White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, accusing the president of hanging out with the rich cats, and smelling like a Clinton.

Matthews: “You’re a communications expert, I know it’s tough to have to defend the White House and speak the complete truth… It seems that this president has had to go to a lot of fund raisers lately. He’s played a lot of golf lately, he’s hung around with Geithner, and Summers, and the Paulson crowd. The whole New York rich guy scene; he’s beginning to look like a Clinton. He looks like a typical Democrat now. Hanging out, playing golf, going to rich people’s parties, bringing people in the White House to go bowling. I mean this whole thing is beginning to smell like the Clinton era. What happened to the change we believed in? I’m asking?”

Gibbs seemed slightly off guard when a disenchanted Matthews wanted to know why the president of change had become prince of Wall Street.

Matthews complains to Gibbs,

“People don’t like Goldman Sachs, they don’t like these bailouts…Why are Democrats being put in the position as being seen as the pro-Wall Street party?”

After all, Democrats are for the working man right? That’s what my grandfather used to say.

So have things really changed as Matthews fears? Are the Democrats now in office in the pocket of the rich and powerful? Has the love affair between the White House and Chris Matthews lost its thrill?

The short answer to all three questions is simply–no.

Democrats have always been the rich and powerful. (Hello? Do the names Kennedy, Soros, Rockefeller, or Gates ring any bells?) Nothing has changed in that regard.

What has changed is how Americans support their families and fuel the American economy. We are no longer primarily dependent on manufacturing jobs.

In July of 2007, Inc. reported that small businesses with less than 50 employees accounted for more than half of all jobs created in the private-sector that previous June while large businesses were cutting 4,000 jobs.

Small businesses in the service sector alone added 84,000 new jobs. Again, contrast with the manufacturing businesses which added a mere 7,000. And that was when times were still “good.”

This administration has done little to nothing for the private-sector, therefore has done nothing for real job creation or the economy. This is a concept the left simply refuses to grasp. There is no concentration of power they can easily tap into.

In the beginning, for one fleeting moment, I thought Obama’s faithful lapdog, Chris Matthews, had broke loose and saw this president as the elitist he is. But then, in the end all Gibbs had to do was tickle his ears with promises of health care and it was all over.

Matthews promptly rolled over and wet himself again.

  1. themadjewess permalink
    November 6, 2009 4:33 pm

    Wow, this could be a change we could believe in, Chris Matthews the little Bolshevik slime turning on Obama, too good to even hope for…

  2. TESS permalink
    November 6, 2009 5:02 pm

    Every Democrat/Liberal Representative that claims that he will
    “..NOT VOTE FOR PELOSSI/OBAMA’S healthcare should…”
    have to sign a paper stating that they will not now or in the future
    give their agreeance to that particular HealthCare Bill!

    The whole country is sick and tired of the lying Liberals that say
    one thing to get our vote and turn around and ‘stab us’ with a vote
    against what they said.

    • Judy permalink
      November 7, 2009 5:27 am

      Yep, NY23 just found that out. Owens campaigned on not supporting the public option and as soon as I Will came out of his mouth at the swearing in, he revealed that waaaala! what a great plan that is.
      Lucky for NY23 they can do a pay back come May.

  3. Harmon permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:00 pm

    “Democrats have always been the rich and powerful. (Hello? Do the names Kennedy, Soros, Rockefeller, or Gates ring any bells?) Nothing has changed in that regard.”

    Does the Walton family, Richard Mellon Scaife, the Coors family, Koch family ring any bells?

    • Walt permalink
      November 6, 2009 10:06 pm

      But, which party claims that it is for the working class? Also, the Walton’s were big supporters of the Clintons. Hilary was on the Walmart Board of Directors earlier in her life. Check it out check check it outer.

    • In the Know permalink
      November 7, 2009 6:27 am

      Another tu quoque defense……logically invalid.

  4. Michael van der Galien permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:44 am

    If you look at the income the bases of both parties have, you will notice again that the GOP is ‘the working man’s party.’ And the reason for that is the that the American ‘working man’ isn’t indoctrinated by the leftist ideology prevalent among the self-declared elite. To me, a student of American society, they’re truly American.

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