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Chris Matthews’ Epiphany: the Left is Obama’s Problem

November 8, 2009


Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman, Michael Steele inadvertently flipped the light on for Obama faithful, Chris Matthews host of MSNBC Hardball. Although it was on, it was too dim for Matthews to see the entire picture.

Matthews’ started his interview with Steele by peppering his questions with insulting statements, calling conservatives “wing-nuts.” It didn’t take long for Steele to stop the questions and address the statement, asking why Matthews kept calling his people “wing-nut?”

Then Steele turned the “wing-nut” to the far left.

Steele: “What about all the left-wing-nuts who won’t let the president get his agenda through? What about all the left-wing-nuts that are the reason we don’t have health care right now? You’ve got 60 votes in the Senate, you’ve got 78 seat majority in the House, and I don’t see anyone talking about the left-wing-nuts who are stifling the health care for my mother and my family and my community. So don’t give me the name calling here.”

That’s when the light came on. Well, at least a flicker.

Matthews: “I understand…it’s so interesting. So the president would be better off if he didn’t have a left and he could push a more moderate health care bill.”

Thinking Steele had a really smart idea he went on:

“You’re saying that the president of the United States has to make a tough discerning decision, to find the kind of bill that will pass, and pass it. Instead of being hung up by his far left.”

President Obama is not merely hung up by his far left. He’s standing on their shoulders.

Matthews is obviously coming from the presupposition that this president is capable of making tough discerning decisions. During his short stint in the Illinois Legislature Obama habitually avoided the tough decisions by voting “present”.

It was a strategic move then, just as it is now. He’s voting “present” on the Afghanistan war and on health care.

Both issues will have its own set of devastating consequences, due to the President’s inability to make definitive decisions on issues that conflict with the interests of the far-left.

  1. November 8, 2009 5:59 am

    That’s the obama style. Avoidance of anything that may cause conflict, say, like chutzpa?

  2. November 8, 2009 7:22 am

    Great post. Unfortunately, I didn’t see it. I can’t stomach any of MSNBC, so I surf right past.

    Do you know the name of the Senator that has promised to have the bill read in it’s entirety on the floor of the Senate? I am trying to find out so I can contact him, as well as my own senators.

    • November 8, 2009 3:01 pm

      No I don’t know of one particular Senator, but I think several have made that pledge. Unfortunately, legislators routinely delegate reading bills to staffers who brief them with mere summaries. Comforting huh?

    • Stan permalink
      November 8, 2009 4:04 pm

      Sen. Coburn MD of Oklahoma.

  3. Brian permalink
    November 8, 2009 7:31 am

    I’m just not thrilled at all with Mr. Steele.

    • November 8, 2009 3:11 pm

      In general, neither am I. You might notice in the above clip, Matthews and Steele were having two different conversations. Steele had a opportunity to pounce on the radicals in the White House, and instead just pontificated the challenges facing the Democrats and Republicans alike. He blew it.

  4. John Davidson permalink
    November 8, 2009 8:23 am

    Well…if Mr. Mathews thinks the left is Obama’s problem, I wonder if he is an American citizen.

  5. John Davidson permalink
    November 8, 2009 8:24 am

    Either way you want to interprit the above statement seems appropiate, too.

  6. iam7545 permalink
    November 8, 2009 3:35 pm

    Why does anyone care about this idiot Mathews? More people watch reruns of Mr Fookin ED than his show on MSLSD.

    Mathews is spaced out, rude and another Obama lap dog. A journalist his is not.

  7. Chesty permalink
    November 8, 2009 4:39 pm

    Matthews is a Obama puppet with msnbc tagging along. He reminds me of McFly

  8. November 8, 2009 4:49 pm

    That chronic tingling in Mr. Matthew’s leg appears to be healing…must have been a rash.

  9. Carole permalink
    November 8, 2009 5:53 pm

    Matthews and MSNBC, and the main stream media are traitors to this nation, They have hitched to the Obama wagon which when the public comes to their senses will throw them all off of the cliff. Matthews is coming out of the closet with his lust for Obama,

    • betty boop permalink
      November 9, 2009 4:54 am

      I sure hope you are right. My guess is the MSM is just shrewd enough to jump track in time to save their own sorry selves. They are the most spoiled, narcissistic, ignorant bunch of blabbermouths since time began. Once the left’s agenda of closing down free-speech begins, one would hope at least a few of these pinheads might start to admit the error of his ways…. but I’m not counting on it.

      • November 9, 2009 6:57 am

        Quit holding back ! It’s bad for your blood pressure!

      • Steve R permalink
        November 9, 2009 7:33 pm

        Don’t count on it, BB — most of them won’t, and won’t aknowledge that they’re clinging to a piece of driftwood. Figuratively speaking, that is. I’m a retired broadcast journalist, and I fully agree with your conclusion. Very bright people, they are — and very shallow. A mile wide and an inch deep.

  10. Abdhul permalink
    November 8, 2009 6:04 pm

    Matthews is the poster boy of what is wrong with the gay movement.

  11. MsHyde permalink
    November 9, 2009 6:18 am

    Obama voted “present” by going to Camp David after the terrorist attack
    on Fort Hood. What do you think he’ll do when we have another 9/11?
    I opt he will crawl under his Oval Office desk into a fetal position, leaving
    every one out to dry.
    We are so toast.

  12. Samuel permalink
    November 9, 2009 8:25 am

    I would be more worried that Matthews would figure out the best approach is to continue the progressive’s incremental method, pass whatever they can and plant the seeds for their full program in what they can pass.

    But when Steele says: “and I don’t see anyone talking about the left-wing-nuts who are stifling the health care for my mother and my family and my community.” Is he implying that the progressives are correct, that the government needs to provide health care for his mother etc.? If so he needs out, we don’t need someone that will compromise with the progressives, so they can have the full enchilada later. What they will do will fail, but they will blame the failure because they didn’t spend enough, or because they didn’t have enough control, or some other excuse.

    I couldn’t watch the whole interview, so maybe Steele was just using the health care for his mother as a parody of the left, if not I’d be worried.

    We can’t give them an inch, bottom line should be that the founders gave those rights to the federal government which they couldn’t do themselves, like defense. If states want health care they can vote it and tax themselves. There is no room for Steele to compromise on that and if he wants health care for his mother he’d best not intend to pass the cost the costs on to federal taxpayers.



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